Saturday, October 03, 2009

I'm still at it!

I'm still here! Sorry to have been away for so long. I've been re-evaluating my life. Still watching what I eat, and exercising. I've been looking for work. I have contract work starting on Monday. Don't know how many days I will have since we haven't discussed that, but any days are better than none!

I got my tattoo worked yesterday. And I have pictures. Please see below:

This is my tattoo when I started. I got it 22 years ago.

This is what my tattoo looks like now. Yay!!

Many thanks to Tigerlilly for providing the inspiration that ended up my new tattoo!!

My running is coming along so well. I have moved inside to the treadmill at the club. I have noticed that if I'm at the club, just having people around provides enough social pressure for me to get my stretching in. That is a huge plus! I'm happy with the progress I'm making with my pace.

My shoulder is healing.... sort of. I wish it would go faster.

We have learned 40 seconds of our new routine in my intermediate Belly Dance class. I think it will be lots of fun! When I've learned the routine I'm going to video myself for you all. I'm sure you're all just thrilled! HAHA

What else..... eh... not much. My whole family hit the spin class this morning and then daughter went and did a weights class RIGHT AFTER!!! Can you believe that! I was very proud of her. She has also found a swim class at the club that she can do for free while she is waiting for me to be done belly dancing. She is really enjoying her personal training sessions. The young woman she sees has really inspired her. Can you imagine what it must be like to inspire someone?

We are having company for dinner tonight. I'm making what I hope will be a very yummy supper. Pork tenderloin with a rub, bocconcini salad, pine nut salad and baby potatoes with a dijon sauce. 2 of the recipes are from Eat, Shrink & be Merry. The rub and the bocconcini salad. Mmmmm.

Well, I must away! I have an obscene amount of housework to do before the company comes. I'm such a slob - I don't know how my husband hasn't divorced me!

Have a healthy day bloggers. I will be back to regular posting and reading, although I have deleted many blogs from my bloglines. Some bloggers you just don't connect with, and it is overwhelming to have a bazillion entries to read. I still have some to delete yet. Even doing that takes time!


  1. Wow! The new tatoo looks so much different than the old one. Very pretty.

    You must be so happy that your daughter is so active. I hope my kids grow up like that too!

  2. Yay!! I love the tattoo! They did a great job restoring the old one and making it look all shiny and new.

    Oooooh I can't wait to get mine done. I'm itching for it! LOL

  3. I love the tattoo! It looks great.

    H =)

  4. Fatinah: (lost your email darn it!) Anyways: Simply For Life. They have a website. I know a few people who have lost a lot with them. Its nothing new. Eat whole foods etc. But weekly weigh ins with an assigned person and you hand over your weekly food log. They give you a plan for the week. I am going reluctantly because I wish I could do it myself but this past year I have been sinking further and further. It is not good. So, here's hoping this will be enough of an ass kicking to get me on the right road. It is all up to me and I know that.

  5. I'm so jealous of your tattoo! I want to get one, just small one, but my hub says no way.

    Your dinner sounded delicious...let us know how it went.

  6. Wow, check out your INK!

    I am too chicken still, but maybe one day.