Thursday, September 27, 2007

I want a new layout

HELP smarty pants bloggers! I want to change my layout, but every time I try to put in a layout I find on the web, it wipes out my pictures, blog links, etc. I don't know how to edit it to keep those elements. I'm pretty computer savvy, but this is driving me nuts!

Monday, September 24, 2007


So I don't know if I'm losing any weight on my new diet, but I sure feel good! I weighed myself this morning and I weigh exactly the same as I remember weighing last year around Christmas time. Either I was really fat then or I'm exagerating this whole weight loss thing.
I've been walking for at least 45 minutes (not strolling either, like sweating it up speed walk/run) everyday and eating very healthy. It helps so much that KK is on the wagon with me, in fact, as we speak he is downstairs on the elliptical trainer.

I love listening to the iPod while I walk. Love it. Like I look forward to it during the day. I speed up and jog when a really good jam song comes on- like Rascal Flatts , Keith Urban or any bootie shakin song. I even turn it up loud, like I"m a kid again. I accidentally turned it up too loud the other day, and my ears rang all night afterwards! Ooops!
I downloaded LimeWire onto our computer this weekend, and I picked out some new grooves to add to "kelli's music" playlist. I'm waiting right now for KK to finish his workout and give me the iPOD so I can go for my walk and jam to my new tunes! (Don't worry- he doesn't listen to my bootie shakin mix- he has his own called "kk's music", which includes Queen, Van Halen, and other hair bands- yuck)

So fellow blogger buddies- give me the names of your favorite workout songs so I can add them to my list! You will feel good knowing you played a part in my weight loss success, I promise.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Season Premiere Week!

It is pathetic that the most exciting part of my upcoming week is that all the TV shows I watch are premiering. I mean, I'm in a serious dilemma about how to handle having The Office and Grey's Anatomy on the same night, at the same time. We used to have a Tivo but canceled it because of under use, and I'm now regretting that decision.
My carefully-thought-out solution is to watch Grey's on Thursday night, and watch The Office the following day on the Internet. It is the only logical solution that I can see- other than going to Goodwill and buying a VCR to record it the old fashioned way on the TV in the basement.
Wow. I never imagined my critical thinking skills could come in so handy.

In fact, what am I doing still on the Internet? I'm going to look through the TV guide that came in Sunday's paper AHORA MISMO and write down my shows and days/times they premiere. I'm packing it in tight this year, because I'm going to try out some of the shows ABC is launching. I'll let you know how my week goes! I'M SO EXCITED!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Whew! that was fun

So I had a fabulous weekend. Fabulous. It was the most fun I've had in a long time. I went down to Moscow, ID for a 10 year anniversary ofmy sorority (Kappa Delta) colonizing on the U of Idaho campus. I saw a good chunk of girls there that I hadn't seen since college, considering I only keep in touch with about two of them on a regular basis. It was really good to see all of them and to see that we have all evolved from girls who partied a lot and wore sweatpants on a regular basis, to contributing members of the working world and society. It was even good to see the weird ones, and to see that yes, they are still weird, even in the adult world.

The part that sucked about the weekend was seeing that I, along with only TWO OTHER GIRLS, am the chunky ones. That's not a good thing. Everyone else has lost the beer bulge and/or junk food habit and become this cute, fit, 20-something woman. GRRRRRR

I try to rationalize it and say that I have been married longer than most of them, (some aren't marred), so they haven't had time to gain the happy newlywed bulge. I also was happy that I haven't gained any weight, which the other two have, since college.

Of course everyone took a billion pictures, so I have proof staring at me in the face every day.
Notice the fat roll. It's like a pony keg. So it's a good think I'm doing Commit2fit, cause I really need to loose weight to compete with my pretty sorority sisters! I forget (being a teacher) that I'm only 25- and that 25 year olds are still supposed to be cute and in style. Great. I'm so bad at that.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Monday, September 10, 2007

Whoa Britney! and some other stuff

I know I'm not the only one who thinks this, but Britney Spears really needs to be done with the singing career. Seriously.
So anyways... this week is going to be awesome! Myself and my dear friend Lynne are going to see Keith Urban on Thursday in his current tour, Love, something, something, and the whole crazy something ( I know I butchered the name of the tour, but I'm too lazy to look it up) . I'm really excited because I love him, his music, and he is cute. I'm also excited because The Wreckers are opening for him, and I love them too! (even though I only know like 2 songs and am too cheap to buy the CD- I'll pretend to sing along with all the other songs)
But the real super fun will come Friday, when I drive 96 miles south to Moscow for my sorority's 10 year anniversary of being on the University of Idaho campus- yeah for Kappa Delta! Needless to say, I've been waiting for this weekend since June. All my sorority sisters are going to be there...without husbands! That means crazy drinking followed by dancing at the clubs, which never happens when the men come along.
I'm also excited to watch WSU beat the crap out of the Vandals at the football game. Yes, I know, I should be more optomistic about my beloved U of I Vandals, but really, WSU is a much better team, so let's live in reality. I love football, but I also love to tailgate, super fun times. And I'm planning on doing both!
This weekend will be a good time for me to unwind, see my friends, and remember that I am still only 25, and that isn't very old. I forgot about that sometimes, in that I am perceived as old because of my profession (teacher) and that I am surrounded by older people in almost every situation (my husband is 7 years my senior, so that makes for almost all older friends).
It will not, however, be a good weekend to stick to the new diet plan I just joined at school/work.
I'm really excited about this diet plan, Commit2fit, because it is not very hard- it is simply healthy living. The plan encourages whole grains and no processed foods- low caffiene and sodium, and no white flour or sugar I don't feel like I am restricted from eating anything that I normally shove in my face, just picking smarter choices when I do it. It also encourages eating every 2 hours, which cannot be bad no matter how you look at it. The plan also teaches 8 healthy living habits over 8 weeks. This week's habit: drink around 1 gallon of water each day. I LOVE water- I love to drink it and buy fancy water bottles to drink it from, HOWEVER, I teach in a portable that does not have a bathroom. Therefore the closest pottie is about a 5-7 minute trip when it's all said and done, with me running from my portable to the building and back. So this should be interesting, to say the least. I'll keep you posted.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

First Week of School

Whew! I made it through the first week of school. I'm feeling very optimistic about this year's students. I have small class sizes, and nice kids that seem ready to learn Spanish. This is the first year that I haven't coached cheer leading, and I AM LOVING THE FREE TIME! Last year was so hectic; it is a great feeling to spend as much time as I need after school to make meaningful, fun lesson plans. My students don't know how lucky they are (ha ha)!

This is my favorite time of year. Fall is in the air, but the sun is still shining and it is pleasant to be outside. Kris starts hunting season next weekend, so it will be nice to have Saturdays to relax and get stuff done around the house, minus one dog and one husband. I love fall sports- we have been watching one of my dearest friends' coach our high school volleyball team, and also watching our reigning state champs football team beat the crap out of everyone! That is what is nice about being a high school teacher- the opportunity to see young, athletic talent. It's a good job, good life, and I'm happy to be living it.

** Come November, I might be singing a different tune- hell, it's only been one week! ;-)

Sunday, September 2, 2007

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