Yesterday was a great day! I made a couple of new recipes. The low fat cheeseburger pie was pretty good. The next time I make it, I will put some spicier seasoning in with the meat. It was just a little bland for my taste. My family liked it, though. The low fat cheesecake was even better than I thought it would be. Very tasty! I don’t usually buy the low fat, no sugar added, sugar substitute ingredients. I have always gone for the ‘real thing’. “…Ain’t nothing like the real thing, baby,…” You know, the song!?
On Christmas day our family began the Guitar Hero habit. If we can spare 30 minutes at the end of the day, the GET band rocks the house!!! My husband came up with our band’s name, using each of our first name’s initials. I LOVE the drums. My husband and son choose who will be lead guitar. Since Christmas, I have moved up a couple of levels to the medium difficulty setting on most songs. My favorites are Heartbreaker, American Woman, No Sleep Til Brooklyn, and Strangehold. It is very challenging, trying to get the notes right and in rhythm. It is so fun, I want to go out and buy a real set of drums!
‘Gone With The Wind’ is my favorite movie of all time. I love the romance of the movie. This video showcases the sparks that fly between Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler. The song in the video is great, too. I found it on YouTube. The song is called ‘I Want To Love You Madly’ by Cake.
I think Clark Gable in this movie is SO charming and lovable! I fell in love with Rhett when I was a teenager and I’m still not over him.
I also love the part in the movie where Scarlett says, “Tomorrow is another day.” She has such spirit and passion to live.
I am interested in music. How can a person live without music? I don’t like to exercise without music. I love music that makes you want to dance. I love music that makes you want to shout for joy. I love music that can take your mind off any matter and soothe.
Here is one video that expresses all those attributes. I ran across it when checking out YouTube. It makes me smile every single time I watch it. The people on the video are clearly having such a great time being silly while dancing.
Here’s my advice for anyone: let some good music shape your day!
Happy New Year! I’ve missed blogging. Alabama was great. I spent the first minutes of the new year on the interstate. I played ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ on my mp3 before going over the Alabama state line. It was such a great feeling to be visiting my family.
This year is the year that I become trim. Hello 125 lbs! Bye bye flab! Here is my inspiration. This model, Adriana Lima is SO beautiful!!!!!
I got some great running shoes from the mall yesterday. I can’t wait to break them in. They were $30 off. I love a good sale.
Alabama is my sweet childhood home. Today I’m leaving Kentucky in hopes of being with my family. I love, love, love my dad and step mom. They are always there for me. They make me feel special every time I talk to them.
I want to say hi to all my new friends here on Word-Press and Happy New Year!
Here’s another one of my favorite songs. I am so ready to sing and come home to Alabama! It has been a long time.”,,,,here I come, Alabama!”
What a great Christmas present! My son got a Guitar Hero World Tour Complete Band for Christmas. I have heard people that I know talk about how fun Guitar Hero is. I know now!
My family has been spending some quality time together since Christmas(thank you, Guitar Hero).
So far, my favorite song to play is ‘Beat It’ by Micheal Jackson. I play the drums when the family plays. I can now play on the Easy setting(I’ve moved up from Beginner).
I’m letting all you bloggers know what I have been up to. Yesterday I worked out for 2 hours, yay! I burned about 600 calories on the treadmill and total gym. I only ate one sweet, too! Today I ate two(Awh!).
Fleetwood Mac-Don’t Stop (Thinking About Tomorrow) LIVE!
Yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone! Yay! I have a vision for what I will become in the near future. I will be a more disciplined person, full of hope and confidence. I’m getting there bit by bit. I splurged a little with the Derby pie and the truffles the last couple of days. Overall, I don’t think I have taken in too many calories this Christmas time.
Pluses Toward My Goal Of 125
+++ One thing I have given up is pop. Now I drink a couple small cups of coffee, a large glass of unsweetened tea, and plenty of water daily.
+++ Also, I have started lifting weights every few days.
+++ I have been walking on my treadmill daily when I can.
+++ The last four workouts on my treadmill, I have incorporated running for about half of the workout. I walk 3.5 mph while listening to my 1st song on the MP3 player, and then I run 5.5 mph with the 2nd song and alternate those two speeds for each new song.
+++I am jotting down for all the world to see when I go overboard and overindulge in food.
+++I have created this blog to keep me focused and more accountable.
+++I have found a buddy to relate to, to share my thoughts, and to keep me on the positive–Madison, thank you!
I love Ray Charles’ song, “That Spirit of Christmas”. It brings happy memories of past Christmases.
One of the best Christmas movies and also the funniest movies of all time ( in my opinion) is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The song, “That Spirit of Christmas” by Ray Charles, begins at 4:15 in this video.
That Spirit Of Christmas by Ray Charles
I hope everybody has a great Christmas day! Let’s make many beautiful memories!
What is your favorite Christmas movie and song? Please comment.
This is another great song by ELO. It keeps me motivated. I love the beat and the lyrics.
Hold On Tight To Your Dreams by ELO
I like all kinds of music. Music makes the world go round.
I weighed this morning before breakfast. I was 140. Good! Yesterday at Shoney’s I didn’t eat any sweets. Can you believe it?
The last couple of days I have burned 250 calories each day on my treadmill. I would walk about 3 mph while listening to a song on my mp3 player, and then run about 5 mph on the next song, etc. I can run longer than I thought I could.
This is my theme song, Don’t Bring Me Down by ELO. I play it on my mp3 at the end of my treadmill exercise. It is upbeat and very inspirational to me. For more inspiration I have pictures of Victoria’s Secret models to keep me focused. I want to be trim all over.
Well, I just weighed. The scale reads 143.5! I can’t believe it. I’m not giving up, though. This only makes me want to do better each day. Today I’m supposed to meet at Shoney’s with my family. My aim is to eat a small amount and no sweets.
I want this blog to be positive. So I’ll continue in that way and say that on my last journal, I put down what I planned to do that day and I kept with 8 of the 10 goals. Yay!!!! I also have been turning down sweets left and right.
If anyone wants to comment on this, feel free. I need a comment, please. I am new to blogging and am waiting for my first comment.