Saturday, April 25, 2015

Quick Bullets

I have a super busy couple of days this weekend, so I just have time for a quick bullet post...

*I am doing awesome being back on Weight Watchers, and it feels really good.

*For the past three days, since I started back on Weight Watchers, I've slept through the night. For the past year or so, I haven't done that! I usually wake up at least 5-7 times during the night. I'm not sure if it's because I feel so much better mentally, or if it's because I've been eating well, but either way, I'm so excited that I can sleep!

*I started crocheting a new afghan to keep my hands busy when I watch TV at night.


*My favorite snack for the past four days has been frozen sweet cherries (not "sweetened"--just the sweet variety). I used to love frozen grapes, and I had a bag of sweet cherries in the freezer for smoothies, so I decided to try them as a snack. Right out of the freezer, they don't have much flavor, but if you let them sit in a bowl for about 5 minutes, they're perfect! And as long as they're just plain old cherries (no other ingredients), they are 0 PointsPlus, which is a bonus.

*I had "Runs for Cookies" put on a sweatshirt today to wear at the Glass City race. It gets cold standing around at all the relay stations, so I was going to wear an orange sweatshirt (our team color), and at the last minute I thought I'd get the lettering. I like it! If you happen to be at the Glass City race tomorrow, and you see me, make sure you say hello :)


*Both of my brothers, my sister, and I are going to the Glass City race. This will be the first time all four of us have been doing a race together!

*I'm SUPER excited to go to Indianapolis on Thursday and see my Sole Mates. A few weeks ago, I asked Caitlin if she'd bring me a piece of the best carrot cake I've ever had from Boston, and she said sure. Yesterday, I asked her to please not bring it, after all. I am doing so well that I don't want to screw up getting back to my goal weight.

*I brought Joey to my parents' house to meet my sister's dogs. She has each a male and female basset hound, and after Joey's temperament test, I was a little worried about him meeting Remy (the male). Jeanie wasn't at all worried. When they met, Joey did bare his teeth like he did during the temperament test, but Jeanie insisted that it was fine. She said dogs do stuff like that all the time at the dog park, and 99.5% of the time, the dogs work things out on their own. And sure enough, Joey and Remy were fine. Joey certainly likes to be the dominant dog, but he never got aggressive or mean. So that was a relief. 

*The decomposed remains of an adult female were found in a wooded area next to some railroad tracks about 10 miles away. It hasn't been confirmed that the remains are of Chelsea Bruck, but we should know in the next day or two. Chelsea is the woman who went missing a couple of miles from my house when she was at a Halloween party. My entire community has been obsessed with this case, because this sort of thing just doesn't happen around here. Everyone has purple ribbons (Chelsea's favorite color) on doors, cars, telephone poles, road signs, windows, etc., to show their support in finding her. 

Well, I've got to head down to Toledo for the expo and dinner. I've already planned out my dinner at the Italian restaurant, so I'm keeping on plan!

7 comments:

  1. I hope you and your siblings have a great time together! I also hope that the remains found are those of the missing girl so that be family, friends and your community get some sense of peace. 7 (hmmm could be 8 now)years ago, a high school girl in our area (Rochester, NY), Brittany Drexel, went to myrtle Beach for spring break without telling her parents (one huge negative of technology is being able to text/call your parents from anywhere) and she disappeared on the last night, never to be found. Our community, like yours, as well as all of the US, has done everything possible to find her but she's not been found yet. It was all over the national news, including CNN and other news outlets, her parents have been on talk shows etc in the hopes of finding her and we pray she's alive but even if she's found dead, her family can have some peace.

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  2. I hope you and your siblings have a great time together! I also hope that the remains found are those of the missing girl so that be family, friends and your community get some sense of peace. 7 (hmmm could be 8 now)years ago, a high school girl in our area (Rochester, NY), Brittany Drexel, went to myrtle Beach for spring break without telling her parents (one huge negative of technology is being able to text/call your parents from anywhere) and she disappeared on the last night, never to be found. Our community, like yours, as well as all of the US, has done everything possible to find her but she's not been found yet. It was all over the national news, including CNN and other news outlets, her parents have been on talk shows etc in the hopes of finding her and we pray she's alive but even if she's found dead, her family can have some peace.

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  3. I just read that the body was confirmed as the remains of Chelsea Bruck. It's such a sad situation, I wish the outcome had been a more positive one, but I'm glad that the family can have some closure. We also have a missing woman case around here, a woman went missing from her job at a gas station 2 years ago. There was no cameras at the gas station, and the only thing they were able to find was a small spot of blood on the sidewalk that was confirmed to be hers. We are coming up on the 2 year anniversary of her missing, and they still have zero leads. It's so sad and scary that stuff like this happens in the world!!!

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  4. Astoria in Greektown has AMAZING carrot cake. It's my favorite place to get it. It's definitely a rare treat. They do usually have mini pieces available, though. Like, maybe 2x2 inches.

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  5. Good for you for skipping the carrot cake. You wouldn't want to mess up your good re-start. Have fun with your siblings. I like your shirt. I am hoping that someday I will see you at one of the events nearby. I am near Windsor, ON. My son and daughter will be in the Detroit/Windsor half marathon in the fall.

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  6. Can you share the pattern for that afghan?

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  7. I'm so glad that you are doing well back on WW! Awesome turning down the cake--sometimes that's just the best thing we can do for ourselves. I bet the change in your diet is helping with the sleep, and you're also less stressed about your weight gain because you're doing something about it. I learned that I sleep much more soundly when I don't eat loads of sugar right before bed. (You'd think with that knowledge, I'd put more effort into not doing it!) Also, I'm going to wish you luck with the race even though I know it's already over--catching up on my blog reading :D

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