July 25, 2009

Birthdays and Weightloss

In five weeks and four days, I will be celebrating thirty-five years on this earth. And yes as everyone else does, I think, "What have I done with my life?" and, "What else do I want to do?" I think everyone reflects on the past and envisions the next few years.
But you know what has dominated my mind as far as this milestone approaches? The question that I believe many women ask themselves as they approach another birthday. That is, "How much weight can I lose by my birthday?" Hey, it's an important question!
They (whoever THEY may be) say that a woman is at her peak at 35. Really? 35 huh. So that means that I will be peaking in five weeks and four days. That bothers me. How can I peak, being tired all the time? How can I peak when my pouch says "Good morning friend!" day after day. How can I peak when I pass a shop window and realise..."OMG that's MY ass!?!"
For the last few years, with every approaching birthday, I make a resolution to lose "x" number of pounds by that day. Usually, the birthday comes and goes without a single pound or inch lost. Admittedly I go overboard and choose a ridiculous number of pounds to lose that can only be accomplished by Hollywood stars with their personal trainers, chefs and regular spa treatments. But alas, I'm a work at home wife who hates the gym, am the personal chef to four and I own a foot spa.
So it's time to be realistic. And I have got to be serious this time! After all I am approaching my peak! So, I will lose ten, just ten pounds by my birthday. Only two pounds a week. That should be doable, right? Yes, I have more than ten pounds to lose, but let's begin the peak with reachable goal.
So what's the plan? Just the basics, exercising daily and eating right. I have a beautiful park within walking distance, some 10 pound weights and a skipping rope. Wish me luck!

July 18, 2009

Mandela Day
Happy Birthday Mr. Mandela!
Today, Nelson Mandela turns 91. He has been a great inspiration to us all. Help celebrate by participating in Mandela Day!
Mandela Day celebrates the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world, the ability to make an imprint.
They are asking that each of us spend 67 mins. doing something for our community today. Why 67? That's how many years Mr. Mandela has been working to improve the lives of others.
Please go to to learn more about this great cause. If you cannot participate today, then commit to do something soon.

July 17, 2009

Ahhh Summertime!

sallou Remember playing with the hose in the backyard? I never had a pool growing up, still don't. But who needs a pool when its 95 degrees outside and you have a hose with a sprinkler attachment?
Nothing like honest fun.