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Dis, dat, and the other t'ing

So, is it just me, or does it look like Mitt Romney is bucking to be McCain's running mate? In the hopes that, of course, McCain won't make more than one term (at his age), putting Mitt in as incumbent VP?

I have gone back to keeping a food journal, discovering that, as always, I actually CAN lose weight if I keep track of my daily calories. Looking back over successful weight loss bursts, I have always kept a food journal during those times, and the weight loss stopped whenever I did. This is a "duh" moment. So I actually lost two pounds this week, yay, me. Unfortunately that puts me back to where I was before the surgery, so I'm basically at the starting gate again. Let's see if I can keep it up.

Rain! It rained again today, and basically all day. It's been almost like a real winter this year. Totally awesome. With more snow in the high country. This is absolutely of the good. One year of good snowfall won't solve the drought, but it certainly helps.

We had hoped to do something this weekend, since Barb already had President's Day off and I took it off, too, so we could, but we're SO BROKE it probably won't happen. My mom gave me a little money so I could get a plane ticket to join her in Vegas again in a few weeks, and there was some left over, but I splurged on some Valentine gifties rather than saving it. I'm so horrible. But my bonus comes in my third paycheck this month - and I hope I can stretch it out to pay for a) the next surgery, b) taxes, and c) giving some money to pay for the ol' dog surgery. Durned expensive pup. BUT bills are paid, and that's the important thing.

I made Thai fried rice this evening. Came out pretty well, all things considered, and lower in calories than I expected, really. Just a couple tablespoons of oil and eggs, brown rice, lean pork, onions, and I threw in some peas, as well.

I was too tired this morning to get up and go to the gym. Oops. Of course, I asked a great deal of my foot yesterday, walking around in four-inch heels. It was a little sore this morning.

Still waiting on the surgery center to return my money (they were double-paid by me and my insurance) so I can pay the doctor's office. Stupid medical stuff. They better not screw up my credit, I've worked so hard to fix it. Grr.


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Feb. 16th, 2008 06:56 am (UTC)
I'm rooting for McCain to outlive Romney.

And it would be even cooler if he also outlived Huckabee.

Not that I'm rooting for McCain to win, I just think he deserves more time on earth than either of those wingnuts guys.
Feb. 16th, 2008 05:13 pm (UTC)
My many years of life in Arizona have taken me in circles about McCain - yes, he's superior in many ways to those guys, BUT... he lost me big time when he stopped being straight-talking McCain, a man whom I could respectfully disagree with, and started hugging Duhbya. At first you could tell it made his face crack to smile while he was standing next to him, but these days he's actually appearing to enjoy bending to whatever wind that'll win him the oh-so-righteous Republican "base," and he lost my respect long ago.

I'm hoping, of course, that he DOESN'T win (not the nomination, the presidency); but I still think Romney is bucking for a VP spot on the ticket.
Feb. 16th, 2008 11:31 am (UTC)
I really should be keeping a food journal, too...

And I hear you on the being stony-broke thing! May it be a good restful weekend at home for you guys.

Feb. 16th, 2008 05:15 pm (UTC)
The food journal really helps - and it's a big eye-opener when it comes to realizing just how MUCH food we Americans eat (for example, we had a weekend special breakfast - and a bagel is 289 calories!).

We have bougainvillea to chop and laundry to do, so at least we'll be busy. *g*

Feb. 16th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
I think one reason Weight Watchers on line works so well for me is that the main element (at least the way I used it) is basically a food diary. Everything is counted in WW points, rather than calories, fat, etc., but it works. It forces me to be aware of what I eat, and I have to do that to lose the weight and keep it off.

Sorry about the quiet weekend, but there are worse things in life.
Feb. 17th, 2008 12:06 am (UTC)
I thought about Weight Watchers more than once, but I never got around to signing up and spending the money. Being aware of what I eat, points or calorie totals, I think, is the way I manage any kind of success!

Ah, it's not bad. We had a nice day today.
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