Friday, January 28, 2011

Feel Better Trifecta

I tried cupcakes and a massive amounts of sugar in candy form to work myself out this work-inflicted funk. Upon good recommendation, I moving on to alcohol, from there shopping.

The trifecta of feel better goodness - sugar, wine, and shopping.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I had a bad day

Thank goodness I thought to leave early to take a conference call from home because the last place you want to bust out crying when a team announcement is made is when you are sitting among your co-workers. So much better to do it in the quiet of your home office with the mute button pressed.

Regardless of today and yesterday, I am a happy person dammit!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


What do you do when everyone and everything is on your nerves? I mean really on your nerves and for no apparent reason. I've taken the counting your blessings approach to no avail.

Do you think it would be a bad idea to go into the boss's office and say " I need to go home, I am in deseparate need of an attitude adjustment and I am certain that it can't happen while I am sitting out here in a cube."

If my performance review wasn't next Monday, I'd do just that. Man, I hope this mood passes before Monday.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Very Happy Person

When I got home today there was two packages waiting for me from Zappos. One was my shoes and compression pants. And can I tell you those pants stinking rock! I tried them on immediately and was so inspired that no I didn't run, it was dark out, but I did the 30 Day Shred. (For those of you who haven't been initiated to the Shred, nobody wants to do the Shred). The pants are that great. I can't wait to get to the gym tomorrow morning so I can run in them.

The second package was notifying me that I was a member of Zappos Very Happy Person (VHP) program for my enthusiastic support of the launch of Delivering Happiness, which is a great book and should be required reading for anyone running a business. How fun is this little package. It included a signed book and t-shirt.
I am off to spread happiness...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ode to Zappos

I love you. I love how easy and worry free you making shopping. If you were a man, I'd marry you.

I just order these and I can't wait for them to arrive tomorrow.

I have heard great things about these compression pants. However in my shopping excitment, I forget to research if they make your butt look smaller. Cause I tend to neglect what I don't see and that hasn't served my back side very well.

But so be it, because if I look scary in them I know I can return them with no problem because I love Zappos and Zappos loves me.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Report for Duty

As most people know Atlanta has been shut down due to ice. Everyday since Sunday I've gotten the very nice automated phone call saying "Don't report to work" (I am paraphrasing) Today's call said "Tomorrow, business as ususal".

Mixed emotions - happy to escape the constant call of the food in the kitchen. Sad - I have to put on work clothes tomorrow. Will said call of the kitchen allow anything to fit tomorrow morning...

Monday, January 10, 2011

National Championship

Is it just me or has there been a stinking bowl game of some kind on almost every single night since Christmas? Honestly, I am not real invested in the game tonight. I'll pull for Auburn for the sake of Lolly and her dad's side of the family.

What I am really invested in is the end of the bowl season. I woke up to this.

the head of Ilya Kovalchuk on the living room floor. My best guess is that poor Ilya was chucked from the office into the living room after Mister checked some score, line or what have you that didn't sit well with him.

What's not sitting well with me right now is Mister.
The amount of snoring that woke me up and kept me up this morning lets me know that Ilya's untimely death probably involved a whole lot of this

I am assuming that Mister's head is going to be feeling awful lot like's Ilyas this morning.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Location, Location, Location

Why is it that these candy bars can sit in a bowl on my desk at work and cause me no harm? I couldn't care less about them. But when they are located in a glass jar with lid shut in my pantry at home they scream my name.

photo credit

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January Reads

For business/knowledge - Social Nation by Barry Libert. I was asked if I'd like to recieve a copy of this book to review and I anxiously awaited its arrival. Unfortunately it hit my door right the day before Thanksgiving. I read a few pages while waiting in the car for Lolly and then the book ended up in my trunk during the holiday season. But now I am ready to dig in to it.

For fun -Sliding Into Home by Kendra Wilkinson. Truth be told, this is just a book of convenience. I was starting to worry because I didn't have a fun book picked out or have I been able to get to the library Lolly bought it with some Christmas money while at her dads' and loved it. So we'll see.

I hope to knock these both out pretty quick so I can get back to reading Thou Shall Prosper by Rabbi Lapin. It's been a slow read for me and I know it's a slim chance I could get the rest read this month.

Monday, January 3, 2011

2011 Goals

Without further ado. Far from original.

  1. Lose about 10 lbs - Starting at 118 or it could be 120. I haven't stepped on the scale in two days. I am shooting for 108 but probably would be happy at 112. It's kind of a moving target. The weight charts say I should weigh in around 100-112 but I am really going by how I look and how my (old) clothes fit.
  2. Stick to a budget.
  3. Read 2books a month. One for fun, one for some sort of learning.

There are other areas and things I would like to focus on through out the year but I didn't want to put them in goal form and over complicate things. My intention is to post at least monthly on my progress - what's working, what's not working, etc.

Just a word or two on the weight goal. I know that to some my goal of 112 is enough to elicit an eye roll but remember I am only 5' and I am rounding up and 3 months ago I was weighing in at 130and starting to feel the effects. My second bit on weight is this, especially if you are younger, learn to eat healthy, to get exercise, and love yourself they way you are. If you do that weight will not be an issue. I promise you the last thing you want to do is spend the next 10, 20, 30 years focusing on your weight because you'll wake up at 44 and think you wasted a hell of a lot time. There's a great big wonderful world out there just waiting for you and it's hard to enjoy when you spend decades making your weight your focus.

I am stepping off my soap box - older and wiser.

Saturday, January 1, 2011


I didn't want the day to go by without saying that I hope 2011 brings you everything you hope for and more!

I'll be back to talk about my goals for 2011. But for now I am working on getting New Year's Day lunch prepared early because I off to the Resolution Run at noon. Let me just add that it's raining. I mention that because running on New Years Day is one thing, but in the rain is a whole another thing. I hope you are impressed because I assure that will be the only thing impressive about this race. It certainly won't be my finishing time. But hey, I have a whole year ahead of me to improve on my time and distance.