Geek Goals

This year is about getting my sanity back. Getting my health my house and my family into a better place by deliberate incremental changes in all areas of my life.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Peace between your ears.

I found this very interesting. It was a good description of the overall battle with weight, but its on scales of weeks so I have never been able to distance myself enough to see this.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Down under the nasty 00 mark. ;)

Granted, it's only by .5 lbs, but I'm still under it! For the first time in -- 9 months, I'd say!!!


Down 6.5 lbs in a week. Not too shabby for this girl who's pushing 30.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

You asked for it...

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Because we all know about the Peeps neckalce, don't we?

More Peeps Than You Can Shake a Stick At

holy tired batman

I had forgotten how quickly I tire when I'm not eating all of those carbs anymore! I cannot stop yawning! :)

Oh well, this too shall pass. I can totally make it a few weeks doing this, right. And by the time the audition is here, I'll be so used to it that there will be no point in quitting, right?

Someone agree with me, please? :)

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

The dress...

It's the Toilet Paper Wedding Dress contest.

I think that we need to make one of these for you!

Back in the saddle...


So - I'm back in the saddle - on the wagon - towing the line. Whatever you want to call it. :)

I ate so good yesterday! Not even a nibble of anything I wasn't supposed to eat.

Then I went and worked out for 45 minutes... and then there were 'after-hours, adult activites'. I burned a lot of calories, if you know what I mean. ;)

I'm down 2 lbs. Water weight, I'm certain, but it's fun to dream...

Monday, August 21, 2006

Back on the wagon...

I have a HUGE audition coming up in 4 weeks!


I want to drop 15 lbs.

So, needless to say... check out my fitday page...

I'm eating like a bird. TWEET TWEET!

Saturday, August 19, 2006

How in the Heck?

So Friday I gained 4.5 lbs! I weigh myself about 5 mornings a week, and between Friday and Saturday I went up 4.5 lbs!

One pigout alone shouldn't be enough for that much weight, with any luck I gained some muscle ;)

This week I had 2 Jazzercise classes and 2 volleyball nights. Also some gardening and home rearranging has been giving me quite the workout today. All I have to say is books, books, books.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Shoeless Dani..

I confess I was unprepared for my Jazzercise class this week. Tuesday I showed up without shoes!

I tried to make up for it by working out like a banshee yesterday and I have been quite a bit more conscious about what I'm eating, but I couldn't get myself on my treadmill at home when I got there :(

Mel, what's this gym like that you are a member of? What kind of a workout do you do when you go there?

Monday, August 14, 2006

Relationship Secrets

Not the bad kind of secrets. Some of these secrets men keep are really insightful!>1=8461

And of course secrets we like to keep..

And believe it or not, these links came from my boyfriend!

My true list of secrets is a combination of the two...

My Personal “Don’t tell the husband” Secrets!

Secret #3: We're unnerved by the notion of commitment, even after we've made one to you

This is a dicey one, so first things first: We love you to death. We think you're fantastic. Most of the time we're absolutely thrilled that we've made a lifelong vow of fidelity to you in front of our families, our friends and an expensive videographer.

But most of us didn't spend our formative years thinking, "Gosh, I just can't wait to settle down with a nice girl so we can grow old together." Instead we were obsessed with how many women who resembled Britney Spears we could have sex with before we turned 30. Generally it takes us a few years (or decades) to fully perish that thought.

Secret #7: Every year we love you more

Sure, we look like adults. We own a few suits. We can probably order wine without giggling. But although we resemble our father when he was our age, we still feel like that 4-year-old clutching his pant leg.

With that much room left on our emotional-growth charts, we sense we've only begun to admire you in the ways we will when we're 40, 50 and -- God forbid -- 60. We can't explain this to you, because it would probably come out sounding like we don't love you now.

"It took at least a year before I really started to appreciate my wife for something other than just great sex; and I didn't discover her mind fully until the third year we were married," says Newton. "But the older and wiser I get, the more I love my wife." Adds J.P. Neal, 32, of Potomac, Maryland: "The for-richer-or-poorer, for-better-or-worse aspects of marriage don't hit you right away. It's only during those rare times when we take stock of our life that it starts to sink in."

Secret #10: We'll always wish we were 25 again

Granted, when I was 25 I was working 16-hour days and eating shrimp-flavored Ramen noodles six times a week. But as much as we love being with you now, we will always look back fondly on the malnourished freedom of our misguided youth. "Springsteen concerts, the '91 Mets, the Clinton presidency -- most guys reminisce about the days when life was good, easy and free of responsibility," says Rob Aronson, 41, of Livingston, New Jersey, who's been married for 11 years. "At 25 you can get away with things you just can't get away with at 40."

While it doesn't mean we're leaving you to join a rock band, it does explain why we occasionally come home from Pep Boys with a leather steering-wheel cover and a Born to Run CD.

4. We may be modern and independent, but we still want you to be "the man."
We do want you to be sensitive, caring 21st-century males, but even the most ass-kicking, take-no-prisoners woman still wants to feel taken care of by her man somehow. Whether that means you take charge in bed, know how to fix the car and kill spiders, or even just carry the big suitcase when we're on vacation—when you act all manly, even if you're 98 pounds soaking wet, it makes us feel more feminine, more safe.

"I love that my friends and family always comment on how my husband opens the door for me and does all kinds of other chivalrous things—especially when I was pregnant, when he was so protective of me and my belly," says Lorraine, 29, of New Hartford, NY. "At the end of the day, being in his strong arms is definitely a good feeling, no matter how independent I know I am."

5. Our ex-boyfriends were not completely terrible in bed.
You know how we're always telling you things like, "No one does it like you do"? Um, yeah. Well, we may have been stretching the truth just a teensy bit. But we'll never actually tell you that a past lover was a bedroom dynamo—we're smarter than that. Just know that whatever toe-curling orgasms the other guy gave us, sex with you really is a million times better—because it's you, and you're the one we really want.

6. We're scared that we'll turn into our mothers.
We love our mothers, really. We admire them, we're grateful to them, we think they're the most amazing women on the planet. We just don't want to be them. That's why one of the worst insults you can hurl at a woman is, "You're acting just like your mother."

But here's one that's even worse: "You're acting just like my mother." It sends a horrible oedipal shiver down our spines—did he marry me because I'm like his mom? Will he start expecting me to cut the crusts off his PB&J? So please, if you value your sex life, never ever compare your wife to your mother. Out loud, anyway.

7. We want you to be jealous—but just a little bit.
We want you to notice—and care!—when the waiter flirts with us, or when other guys check us out on the street. It makes us feel that we matter to you. But please don't get all Neanderthal and possessive on us. "I'm very loyal, and if my guy can't understand that I would never do anything with anyone else, then that just makes me mad," says Paulina, 22, from Brooklyn. So, to recap: Raising your eyebrows when we introduce you to our cute coworker—good. Punching him out—very, very bad.

8. Yes, we fantasize about hot celebrity guys, but that doesn't mean we want you to be them.
Christian Bale is sexy and all, but can you imagine having to clean that Batcave? (what do you mean clean HIS batcave?)

10. We really do notice and appreciate all the chores you do.
Why don't we say so often enough? Because we can't get over all the things you don't do. My husband, for example, is incredibly diligent about keeping a 6-by-10-foot carpeted patch of our apartment vacuumed and cat hair–free, and I love that. But it kills me that it never occurs to him to dust the furniture sitting on top of that piece of carpet, or to sweep the hardwood floor adjoining it.

Blame our lack of positive feedback on that stubborn female belief that there is Only One Right Way to do any given household task—our way. It's probably the real reason why men don't shoulder a greater share of housekeeping duties; we complain about how you did it wrong, so you never want to do it again. (Sounds familiar, right?) Let's make a deal: You promise to dust the lampshade (or wipe down the kitchen counter after you wash the dishes, or take out the garbage and then put a new liner in the can) once in a while, and we promise to sing your praises. Agreed?

11. We love you with all our hearts, but we still get wistful about the fact that we'll never feel that falling-in-love sizzle and spark again.
I'll just come right out and say it: Most women are love addicts. And while we appreciate the depth and richness of long-time love, there is simply nothing like the giddy, fluttery, crazy feeling we get (or rather, used to get) with a brand-new guy. We know we'll never feel that high again, and there's a little part of us that will always miss it. (Why do you think we watch so many romantic comedies?) But in the end, what we get instead—you, and a lifetime of true devotion—is more than worth the price

Friday, August 11, 2006


Hey where are we at? Life, love, health, friendship...

I had 2 Jazzercise classes and one sweaty game of Volleyball this week, so on that front I am doing well! Almost makes up for the weeks of nothing.... er not.

I plan to dupe the boyfriend into going to a wedding show this Sunday in town, and maybe once and for all we can decide what kind of wedding is best for us.

On the geek font, I am still an employed geek, so YEAHOO!

Talk to me goose...

Monday, August 07, 2006

Food for thought...

Calories calories calories.

Sorry Mel I mixed our drinks with regular coke on Saturday night, even more calories! We both only had the one drink though so not too bad!