Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tuesday tidbits

Yesterday I had my weekly weigh-in. As expected, this week's results were not nearly as dramatic as last week's 9 lb loss. In fact, I was a little surprised that I only lost 2 lbs this past week.
For being week 2, I expected more like 4 or 5 lbs. Oh well. I can't let myself get discouraged. However, this week is probably not going to be a great one for weight loss either. Yesterday Spouse & I had lunch out and I ate french fries. Plus tonight we're going to a potluck where I will want to taste everything. I guess that is the key: taste. I don't need to eat an entire helping of everything as long as I just have a taste. I am determined to continue loosing weight for a few more weeks!!!

Yesterday we had intermittent snow throughout the day. Oddly though the temperature seemed to fluctuate, causing the snow to stick on the ground for awhile, then melt, then stick again, then melt again. It was really just enough to cover most of the grass and street and make the trees look pretty. Although enough snow to sled ride and close schools is fun, I prefer this type of snow where you get the beauty of it without the shoveling and treacherous traffic conditions.
This evening we're going to an Inauguration potluck at our friends' Paul & Steve's. They are liberal Democrats like us, and last year during the presidential campaign they promised to have an Inauguration party if a Democratic president were elected. To add to our already happy spirits over Obama's election, Paul & Steve suggested that we give our potluck dishes political names. Steve is making hot 'left' wings. I'm bringing pork 'barrel' barbecue. Get it??? Obama's swearing in happens at noon ET, but I'm quite sure there will still be Inauguration coverage on TV this evening while we eat and talk. I think Inauguration day should be a national holiday so that all Americans can attend in person or watch it on TV.

A friend sent me this video which made me smile. What the duck???

While poking around on other people's blogs I came across this great idea. I'm not sure I have the balls to do it, but I think it could be a useful way of helping those who've never experienced non-recognition of their relationship to feel what GLBT people experience everyday. Please let me know if any of you are doing/have done this!

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr day, and happy Inauguration day!
Crush du Jour: Victor Banda


RAD said...

happy Inauguration day too! And keep it up on the weight loss! Great job! xo

Joy said...

I like that plan and think we should all do it. I'll let you know how it goes since I'll pick and choose carefully when I first try it.

Congratulations on losing more weight. You're doing it!

I'm so thrilled and excited today with hope and pride!!

Joy said...

Is that your house? It's pretty.

Mistress Maddie said...

Thats great news about your weight loss! Keep going. When I have dieted in the past I still always ate what I normally would, but just cut back on the amount in one sitting and cut out soda. I was alawys successful. Of coarse I also have a very physical job. Did I ever tell you your hosue looks familair? I wonder if we didn't pass it once while strolling on of our trips to Lewes and Rehoboth! You guys were probably the hot guys we saw in front!

Rick said...

Congrats on the weight loss as well. Dam it's already January 22 and I've made no attempt. :(
I'm jealous of the snow. Just beautiful!

The Pansy Bastard™ said...

I love that idea. "Oh, I no longer recognize marriage." LOVE IT!