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22 Dec 2008
Categorized As: CarbKiller

I wanted to post a picture of a chicken with it’s head cut off since my life at the moment makes me feel like I’m running around like the proverbial…

Unfortuantely there are no cute cartoony pictures of the image mentioned above on Google Images. If one of you decide to get creative with Photoshop feel free to hook a sister up. In the meantime, I’ve spent the past weekend chasing dogs. Literally. And making them run. *evil grin*

As I said in my only other sad and lonely blog this weekend (sorry HZ, I know I’m slacking), my friend Dee has two dogs and I’ve been absorbing as much “dog time” as humanly possible.

There is nothing quite as effective as a little dog with pleading eyes standing in front of a basket of toys begging *throw the toy.* My dog died almost two years ago and though I am far too responsible to get a dog now with my crazy-busy lifestyle…

I miss my dog.


So after two days throwing toys for several hours a day I came home two pounds lighter (probably unrelated but who cares!). I also remembered several things I’d conveniently forgotten about dog ownership.

1) You can never take enough walks. And I have no idea why they are called “walks” when it primarily consists of me either chasing the dog as it drags me on the leash or standing there watching her sniff.

2) I’d forgotten that a substantial part of dog ownership involves watching other creature’s poo and then putting that poo in plastic baggies and carrying it home.

3) You can never throw the ball/stuffed animal/chew toy enough times. Ever.

4) No matter how exhausted your dog is the sound of a squeaky toy is like pure adrenaline.

5) There is no better feeling on earth then the look on a dog’s face when you walk in the door after a long day. It makes you feel 10 feet tall and invincible.

6) Even if you have exhausted your dog you will find that the dog will never be tired of you. Her resting place will probably be on your lap, over your laptop if that option is available. You didn’t think you were free did you?

7) Nothing sucks more then returning home to a dogless house.

22 Dec 2008
Categorized As: CarbKiller

Have you heard? Macy’s will donate $1 for every letter written to Santa and dropped off at any Macy’s location in their special Santa mailbox. All you have to do is address your child’s letter to “Santa at the North Pole.” Write one today! It’s fun for the kids and great for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

22 Dec 2008
Categorized As: diet, Hogzilla

I’m bad about rewarding myself. And when I do finally reward myself, it’s usually with food or drink. Which, of course, is a very bad idea if the reward is for weight loss.

Rewards work, but for me, I think they work better coming from other people. If I know that I’m working to get a goody coming from someone else, then I’ll keep working until I get it. But for some reason, it’s easier to slack off when I’m the one giving the reward.

Anyway, I’m resolving to start a non-food/drink reward program. Now. I’ve lost 8 lbs and I deserve a goody. A friend suggested that CDs make great rewards, and I agree. So, do I get one for every 5 lbs or 10 lbs? What’s my goal? Also, I’m buying this shelf to mount by my desk so I can see my progress.

And what CDs are must have? I know the first one I’m going to buy myself is Staind‘s latest album, aptly titled The Illusion of Progress. But I need more to choose from. If I decide to buy one every 5 lbs, that’s a lot of music!