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10 pounds down 32 pounds to go!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

"we should build a rocket and find our own planet i swear"

or something like that. i've been watching the prices on kids in the hall seasons on half.com. pretty much i put all this great stuff i would love on my wishlist and then actually buy ridiculous things that i end up re-listing the minute i get them. donavon frankenreiter, i'm talking about you. if i can't get up the gumption to defend you when the boyfriend says "is this 1973?" when he hears your music, on the sale rack you must go.

i've been trying to break out of ye olde patterns lately. i've been listening to the same tired music, adding one cd a year since college. it would be easier if i wasn't so cheap but i have been doing some shopping and i can't say it's all been a success. if ever i was in the loop, i'm now officially out. i don't even have an excuse like having children and only listening to puto mayo. my puto mayo entrenched sister still has a better new music selection than i with three kids and a boyfriend who's still rockin' the bee gees. i really must review my budget before my twenties are gone and all i have is a dubbed copy of the white stripes to show for it.

speaking of patterns, everyone seems to be doing their year in review. since it's not my anniversary i won't be doing one but they've got me thinking. as it stands right now i will be nil closer to goal/skinny/preffered maintenance by january. ten pounds a year is no feat to gloat over. i should be reviewing the patterns of taking half a walk because i'm wearing heels and eating too much ice cream because it's on sale along with the rest of my self analysis. those little things are adding up and impeding progress. time to nip it in the bud before it grows into full on i can't fit out the door of my trailer. else i'll be really depressed at my annual review.

9 comments:

Jennifer said...

I'm with you on the music collection. The only things I ever buy are workout music. A couple of years ago I was on a network at work through which I could pilfer the music of others. That worked okay, but still I mostly got workout songs. My husband gets new stuff, but I don't like his kind of thing. We just nicked a bunch of jazz from a friend and have been liking that, but I have no idea how to go about finding more. Itunes is cool for checking things out and then buying single songs for 99 cents, but I always end up a bit lost in there and waste more time than what I end up with (guess what - work out songs) is worth. Sorry for the long pointless ramble here.

Fluffie Bunnie said...

Hey, losing 10 pounds in a year is better than (a) not losing at all or (b) putting weight on. The tortoise won in the end, remember :-)))

PastaQueen said...

The only reason I'm up with new music is because I listen to Internet radio stations for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week as I sit at my computer at work.

Those little things really do add up. Recently I've experienced it with my budget since I've spent $10 here and $15 there buying stuff to decorate my new apartment and ended up spending over $100 bucks in a month. Eep! Thankfully I'm almost done.

duenneschen said...

i agree, i think 10 lbs are pretty damn awesome!!!

hhmm...or maybe your just awesome...

Amy said...

yes i could easily be topping 206 and i guess if i did the math it's more like 13 pounds lost. i suppose it is better to be a tortoise than lose fiddy* pounds and drown in my own skin.


*sooooo white.

pinky pinkerson said...

music? you want music? I can send you more music than you can ever listen to in this lifetime :-)

Amy said...

we should trade music for cake, and weird hello kitty stuff from japan. you know kanji? you want a calendar? it's cute but i'll be damned if i can figure the thing out.

pinky pinkerson said...

sadly, I am unilingual.

(I am happy to send you hours of music, some of which you might actually like!)

Amy said...

that would be great, even if i can't unload hello kanji calendar.