Saturday, November 05, 2011

I'm moving...

I'm no longer updating this blog. If you want to read more about what's going on with me.. go here: LINK

Special note: The link listed here is a tinyurl because of the descriptive nature of the url its going to. Once you get there, you'll know what I mean. I didn't want a bunch of bots crawling this and seeing it. It IS a valid url though. You can go to to convert it back to it's original form if you are untrusting. ;)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Today's Run...

Three 8-9 minute sets. With walking in between. About 35 minutes or so total. Then shower and get lunch. I've had a busy last hour!

I traced it out on and it was about 2.25 miles. Yay!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Ok, so I'm getting older. I'm 36, and I realize now that time is passing faster as I get older. Stupid routines make days go by in a flash and soon enough I'm going to want to retire. My company isn't sturdy enough to retire from, no pensions or anything cool like that so I'm looking into other ways to make money when I'm old. I think maybe annuities might be the thing for me. Well, at least to start out. I'll let you know when I know more.

PS - I ran today, but didn't yesterday. I got too busy.

Educational note:

What are annuities?
An annuity is a financial product issued by an insurance company. It allows tax-deferred growth of assets. At retirement, an annuity can help to provide a guaranteed income stream for one or more people, in specified amounts, for a specified period or for life.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Icky Sicky

Feeling kinda yucky today. My nose is really irritated. I got this new stuff for my laundry that's supposed to make your clothes stay fresh for a week. Its kinda perfumy and I'm allergic to most perfumes, so I'm having a hard time. My eyes are itchy, and my nose is just short of a sneeze, and stuffy. I'm hoping that my system will get used to it, but if not, I only have to deal with it till I've dirtied all my clothes and can wash them again. heh. I love the way it smells, but it doesn't love me so much.

Going to run today. I've decided that my jumping back in so fast was not so good. The last time I ran, was on a treadmill last Thursday, and I injured myself. My balance isn't so great and I think my gait was off because I was over compensating. I think that instead, I will stick to outside on any day other than Friday, that way if I hurt myself, I have two days to rest up before coming back to work. :)  Anyway, I also decided to start back up the Couch to 5k, just to ease my way back in. Once I get back to 3 miles of straight running (5k) then I will start amping up the miles.  I think I'll add a new mile every week.

The couch to 5k is actually a 6 week program, but I'm already part way there, so I'm going to skip the first 2 weeks of it to lower it down to a 4 week program.  At the end of that I should be able to easily do 3 miles, possibly even 4. (I can already do 1 mile, no problem.)  Then I have 10 more weeks beyond that to get to my goal of 13.1 miles. So that mile per week should do it with a little room to spare, assuming I don't slack too much.  lol

So cross your fingers for me!  Here's to hoping I don't lose my way!

Monday, January 03, 2011

Happy New Year!!

Ok, I was home relaxing on New Years and wasn't thinking about blogging. So here's your new years blog. Yay!!

Well, as far as resolutions or goals are concerned here are the top on my list:

  1. Send cards (i.e.; birthday, holiday, etc) every month
  2. Obtain the last name, birthday's and addresses of all my friends (for the cards, heh)
  3. Lose 20 pounds (or more)
  4. Limit candy/sweets to one day a week - Friday?
  5. Keep $500 or more in savings.
  6. Finish my bankruptcy!! dammit.

One more: Blog more!! XD

Ok, those are the big things. Of course, I have a bunch of other little ones, and one other big one but I don't want to list everything darnit.

Do you have any resolutions or goals for 2011?

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The end of the year

...rather thantrying to look at the greener grass ...I decided, f*ck it.
Well, it's the end of the year. Was it productive? Probably not. Did I enjoy it? Most of it, I guess. The beginning of the year, I was ambiguous about my relationship with Rob. In March I decided to end it. April 1st I actually did the deed. I broke it off. Then we decided to give it a trial.

During the trial, which was definitely trying, there were suspicions and tears. Finally I decided, f*ck it. I don't care. I'm with him now, and rather than trying to look at the greener grass, and rather than worrying every second that he's with someone else, I'm just going to go with the flow. It doesn't always work. I still have my off days, but all in all things got better after that.

A few months down the road, we're still doing ok.

As far as other things in my life...

Well, my son is 17, almost an adult - and I'm experiencing the pangs of the impending departure. I know he's growing up and will be out of the house soon, and I'm sad. I'm happy because he's moving on, and leaving the nest, but sad because I will miss him.

My daughter is 13, almost 14 and is showing all the signs of being a teenager. She's taller than me now, and pushing away from me in an attempt to be more independent. Shopping for her for Christmas this year was harder because her tastes are changing. I kept walking down toy aisles and sighing wistfully for the days gone by when I could just bring her a flashy toy or a doll and she'd be happy.

In the weight area, I've hit a place where I've stayed steadily. I'm still in size 14/16. I could stand to lose back the 15 pounds I gained, but it's hard to get motivated again. I'm trying to eat right, but that doesn't always work out how I plan. I exercise, but only about 2-3 times a week (as opposed to the 4-5 times a week I was doing before).

Life-wise I'm trying to learn to be better at paying my bills on time and I really want to fix my credit in 2011. I don't know how well I'll succeed, but I'm trying to reduce the amount of time I spend with my head in the sand hoping it'll all go away.

2010 turned out to be not-so-bad. Here's to hoping 2011 will be one heckuva year!!

- Angi