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So I was recently under 200lbs. Boy was a stoked!

But, I was almost to close and kind of relaxed a bit. It was insanely hot, I had 2 ear infections in 2 weeks and then went on vacation

I went on vacation. I drank wine and beer. I ate bread. I had cheese burgers. I ate desserts. I didn’t work out for a month.

I hoped on the scale after all of this and it said 202.6. Yup, I had gained about 4 pounds in a month. Eeep. I’ve been to 2 Weight Watchers meetings since I came home on the 14th.

Back to reality… I’m eating my normal everyday fare and walking my 2.5 miles about every other day, pushing myself twice this week to do 5 miles.

As of this moment in time I am back at 199.6.

This feels good and I’m staying back on track. I can’t wait to be at 195, 5 pounds away from 200 will make me feel safer.

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August 30, 2009 at 11:20 am

Love list 8.26.09

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Wow. So I took a small break. I went on vacation. I turned 31. I gained 4 pounds. And I really need a trim job. But, life is fantastic.


  • the man in my life
  • the black dog who rules the yard
  • our bed
  • my normal everyday life
  • beer samples
  • great wines
  • wine caves
  • tasting whole hops
  • feet with crazy tan lines
  • cooler weather
  • Seward Park
  • good cover songs
  • Dean and Deluca‘s basil olive oil truffles?! They have a Dean and Deluca in Kansas and not Seattle? Come here please!!
  • cheese burgers
  • other people’s beer samples
  • the fine folks at Lagunitas!
  • Deschutes Brewery & Public House and their great food and bread!
  • Amy Butler Fabric
  • getting back on track with weight loss
  • hand written thank you notes
  • any coffee not from Starbucks
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife.. I read it the week before the movie came out and couldn’t put it down. I’ve yet to see the movie but hear it isn’t nearly as great.
  • chopping vegetables
  • getting along with people I previously didn’t see eye to eye with
  • hydrangeas
  • Powell’s Books Who wouldn’t love a department store of new and used books.
  • Tori Amos’ version of Happiness is a Warm Gun
  • figs
  • ending my love affair with Hollywood gossip
  • The New Yorker
  • being 31
  • old friends returning to my life
  • Lucky Charms
  • agriculture
  • fields of cows
  • buttes

This list could go one for a while, I’ll save some for next week.

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August 26, 2009 at 3:21 pm

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Thank you.

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In a world of high tech… emails, texts, voice mails and wall postings…

I truly believe that writing out a hand written thank you shows so much more appreciation.

After going on vacation and going on wonderful trade tours and tastings, I’m sending out thank you notes. Cute little cards with hard written babble in each one. I’m very grateful for anything people are willing to show, teach or offer me. I also believe that a small little jester made by a small little person like me shows that the company/group I work for really does care and appreciates the businesses we work with.

Speaking of this, I need to plan the little Christmas cards I plan on giving to my vendors and the people I work directly with. A crazy little stamping project with papers is rattling around in my head.

Thank you can be the greatest thing to come out of anyone’s mouth, yet I feel it isn’t used enough.

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August 26, 2009 at 1:45 pm

Right ear done, left ear start?

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2 ear infections in 2 week?

And I only went swimming once this summer.

What on earth is causing this?

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August 1, 2009 at 7:40 pm

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