Saturday, January 17, 2009

Chilly Willy

You know, it must be the Hoosier in me, but all I can do is think of (and complain about) the weather lately. It's been cold, and this weekend, it got colder! Low teens this morning when we woke up, and windy. Yuck! My poor peeps in Indiana are really freezing their rumps off in the negative digits. Yes, I am glad I live in NC. Stay warm, loved ones!

We had a date night tonight...went to see Gran Torino, the new Clint Eastwood movie. It was really good! I must say though, Clint's character, Walt, reminded both Keith and I of my Dad. Several parts of the movie were laugh-out-loud funny, and the ending was a tear-jerker. Fair warning! Definitely worth heading out to see it. We had dinner at a Singaporian place that is co-owned by Keith's old boss. Good food!

I really blew my New Year, New Me Diet today...had lunch with the fam at the Loop, and of course, my will power wasn't enough to resist ordering an Oreo milkshake. I did, however, pass on the fries and ordered the steamed veggies (patting self on back). Then, at dinner, we split fried cheesecake. Yes, it was as good as it sounds. Oh well, tomorrow is another day. I lost 6 lbs my first week of online Weight Watchers, and I'll get back on the wagon again tomorrow. Really trying to make 2009 the year we focus on health as a family. I made appointments with a new primary care doctor for Keith and I, and the office is literally 5 minutes from our house. Our old one left the practice, and it was 30 minutes from home anyway. We both need lab work and physicals. I am baking very yummy banana nut bran muffins, and we are eating them for breakfast each morning. They have flax seeds and bran, in an attempt to lower cholesterol. Family history is not our friend in this regard! (I suppose neither is fried cheescake!)


^..^ Corgi Dog Mama ^..^ said...

First of all, congrats on the 6 lbs. loss. Going off the wagon occasionally keeps it human, and interesting.
Had no idea you guys were getting the cold stuff too.
Fried cheesecake? Hmmm, bet that was a tongue teaser.
You're right, bet Clint and Dad were hard to distinguish in that film!

Lorri said...

Thanks so much for visiting me today. Dont feel bad about the diet. Tomorrow is another day! Good luck this week. im sure you will do fine.