To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Random Ramblings

A few years back I was singing in my office. This guy I work with, Jonathan, walks by and tells me that there is no way I am ever going to make it on American Idol. And, so I said to him "why, I am really bad?" and his reply was "yes, you are. Plus, you're too old." And, that's why I love working in a male-dominated industry. They keep me humble.

I bring up this little memory because lately I have been thinking about how quickly I would get kicked off the Biggest Loser (assuming they would let me on it). Diz and I used to pour ourselves ginormous bowls of cereal and sit in our workout clothes watching the show, and talk about how we wanted to go on the show for just 1 week. Basically, in support of my theory I would like to point out that in the past 2 1/2 weeks I have run 66 miles and swam 17. Want to know how much weight I lost? 3 pounds. That's it. 3 stinkin' pounds. All I do is exercise!?! Basically, I would be the worst person ever on the Biggest Loser.

Also, I have not had a diet coke (or any other caffeinated beverages) for 33 days. So, I feel as if someone should give me a gold coin. And, if that coin happens to be made of chocolate, I won't be mad.

See, I am pretty sure it's statements like that last one that are keeping me out of the Biggest Loser. Sigh...


Amanda said...

I always feel sad when people go off Diet Coke. Why are you doing this crazy thing? Are you still coming to town soon?

Mandy said...

You look great! That's all that really matters, right?

Btw I ate german chocolate cake for breakfast. Eating cake always makes me think of you. :)

Ali B. said...

Amanda, I am not sure why. Just thought I would try giving up my addiction for a while. And, I am training to run a few races. I figured I would try to do them coke free. Yes, I will be there Friday - Monday morning. Let's plan Saturday at lunch and I will call you with the plan as soon as I know when I can get a car.

Mandy. Bless your heart. And, I LOVE that you ate cake for breakfast. That's one of the reasons I love you!