I've been gone for a while.
But I swear I have good reasons this time!!!
Namely these two:
OMG! Can you just die from the cuteness?!?!
I spent almost two weeks with them (and their parents and my dad) and had the time of my life. They are SO much fun and it about killed me to leave them.
We did all kinds of things but the best part was just getting to spend time with them.
Once I got back from Texas, where, I must say, it was hotter than Satan's armpit, I went to see my best friend and her family in Ohio.
We had a great, albeit it short time, and I already miss her like crazy. The worst part is not knowing when I will see her again. (In case that wasn't clear, it was a thinly concealed plea for her to come visit me. I'm not proud and I'm not above begging.)
In my quest for "healthiness" I have been a total and complete failure. Mostly. For the last three weeks I have eaten pretty much everything that isn't nailed down. It just dawned on my that maybe that's why my raven girlie has been spending so much time in the bedroom. Poor thing is probably scared to death! Today was no exception. And then the guilt kicked in and kicked in hard.
Over in the corner stood a recumbent exercise bike that my BFF's parents generously gave to me this past weekend. I can not even begin to tell you how thankful I am for it. I got it hauled in to the house and it has been comfortably sitting there for the last two days. And then tonight, after I had gone through the kitchen like a eating tornado, I decided that enough was enough. I pulled the bike over to in front of the TV, got my water close by, turned on Jeopardy, and started pedaling. Thirty minutes and five and a half miles later, and dripping with sweat, I stopped. And I felt good. I'm still fat, but I feel like I have taken a step to fix that. I am planning on getting up tomorrow morning and doing another 30 minutes on the bike. I would like to go for a walk but it is REALLY hot outside, even early in the morning.
Anyway. I am hoping to lose 20 pounds or so before school starts in 6 weeks. I want to start the year off on the right foot and hopefully, by this time next year, I will feel alot better about myself. And maybe I won't mind having my picture taken...