Saturday, February 28, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mardi Gras

Happy Fat Tuesday Everyone!

I am looking forward to a day full of indulgencies, mostly in the form of sugar and diet pop =)

Enjoy your day!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Life Changing

For a smart girl, I often wonder why can't I lose that pesky ten lbs,which has alarming hit close to 20lbs in the last few years. I know what to eat. I like to run. Should be easy. Calories in, calories out. I've considered things like fear of failure, no self control, my sugar addiction etc, but still end up back at why is this so hard?

Then I happened to stumble across this book recently. Below is an excerpt from a review

It all starts with how you think. With other programs, you think about nothing but food: counting, weighing, and worst of all, food you can't have. This way of thinking inevitably contributes to diet failure. The Beck Diet Solution is the only program that helps dieters use Cognitive Therapy methods, based on research to forever change those treacherous thought patterns that lead to overeating, cheating, excuses, and other dieting downfalls.
What do you mean my thinking has something to do with it? This has been a big eye opener. Concepts such as Eat Sitting Down. This in itself has been life changing. I was amazed at how rarely I eat sitting down. Not just meals, but snacks, a taste here, a taste there. I can't believe the amount times I caught myself putting food in my mouth and realized I was standing.

Another concept Pratice Hunger Tolerance, hunger is not an emergency. Some of you fit and trim girls maybe laughing but it always felt like an emergency to me. Where I got this feeling I have no clue but I sure become one cranky girl if I get hungry.
This is the first thing I've read about weight loss that hasn't made me feel that it takes some kind of magical combination of what you eat, when you eat, and the moon and stars aligning to be successful and it has nothing to do with low carbs, counting points, or having food delivered to my door.

Many, many, many years ago I made an easy decision to be a "happy person", to stop focusing on the negative and just be happy.I will be completely floored if all years of weight struggle, many when I was a perfect size but could not see it, could have been averted if I just chose to be a thin person. Make that a happy thin person.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Header Giveaway

Chance to win a free header at A Southern Accent . What a great giveaway! Who wouldn't love a chance to win that?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Happy Birthday Mister!
You're the Johnny to my June
and the John to my Yoko.

Friday, February 6, 2009

I am Just Saying

I know he was handing out hope but did anyone catch a deadline for when everything would be fixed?

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Anyone Seen My Motivation?

This is what I should be doing a lot If we are going to get the current House of Fowler on the market in order to return to the original house of fowler so that we can some day be living on the Land of Fowler, I need to get a move on. Between Mister, Lolly, 2 very large dogs and 2 fighting cats I am feeling very unmotivated...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


If this wasn't my pretend husband
I am quite certain this would have to be.
I've had a growing fondness for Bob Harper over the many season's of Biggest Loser but it wasn't love until he went off on Joelle “WHAT IS IT?” “WHAT THE F—, JOELLE?” “YOU STOP AT 20 SECONDS EVERY F—ING TIME!”. Let's just say he had me F-. Until that point he was "too nice". But that right there showed me there's a whole other side to Zen Bob. And I think I like it.