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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Gains... and Losses...

This is just a quickie post, as I'm running around like an idiot today, trying to get out of here (it's my Mom's surprise 70th birthday party this weekend and I'm heading to my brother's, where we're having it, to help with preparations). But I had to share good news before I left...

First, I hit my Booby Walk fundraising goal!!! Whoo hoo!!! Actually, as of right this minute, I'm $100 over the $2,300 target!! I'm planning to raise the goal to $3,000 now, as I'm sure it's do-able. Thank you, thank you to everyone who has donated (some people even donated twice) and/or passed the information on. Your support is appreciated beyond measure! As I said, though, I'm not finished... so if you'd still like to donate, please feel free :). The link to my page on the Susan G Komen site is on my sidebar. Just click on it and then click on the 'Donate to Diane' button on top of the thermometer... easy peasy!

Second, I thought I'd update you on my Weight Watcher's progress. I just finished my second full week on the program and I'm happy to say that I'm just shy of 10 pounds down! 9.6 is my total so far. Of course, it doesn't hurt that my joining coincided with my Booby Walk training! But the program has been easy for me so far (and dare I say it... fun!). I feel great about how it's going and I'm confident I can keep it up.

Last, regarding our late-night viewing of Harry Potter 6... the movie was really good! I'm not sure it was good enough to keep me awake, though... I think I dozed off at one point (shut it, Alan! It was 2am!). We got to theater to find about 1200 people in the parking lot (and that's not an exaggeration). But we got in and seated (with good seats) pretty quickly. However, some nimrod down front accidentally let off pepper spray in the theater and within minutes, the entire place was coughing uncontrollably (though we didn't know what had happened, so it all seemed very bizarre). This was about a half-hour before movie was supposed to start, so they evacuated and relocated us to another theater. Luckily we got good seats again, but the delay caused the movie to start late... at nearly 1am. It was 3:15 when we walked out and 3:30 before we fell into bed. And because I was beyond tired, I couldn't sleep! Needless to say, I was a zombie yesterday. Ryan, on the other hand, was wide awake through the whole movie and quite fine yesterday. Oh, to be young again :). So, was it worth it? Hmmmmm... well, let's just say it's the last midnight showing we'll go to. And I totally don't care if I have to forfeit my 'cool mom' status as a result!

I'm out of here in minutes and won't be back 'til Sunday, so you guys have a wonderful weekend!!! XOXO

18 comments:

A Woman Of No Importance said...

First to post, first to post, first to post!!!

Have a fab, fine weekend, my friend! xo

mo.stoneskin said...

I thought you said this was a quickie post?

;op

Can't believe two weeks has gone by already.

Heather said...

Congrats on your 10 pounds!! That's awesome!

And I'm going to see Harry Potter tonight... I'm hoping it's as good as I've heard. Too bad I'm going with another adult and can't use the excuse of taking a child. Haha.. oh well.

Have a fantastic weekend. I hope your mother's party goes well!

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

WTG on your 9.6 pound loss!!!!
Have a fun filled weekend and Happy Birthday to your mom!!

Shanna said...

Woo hoo for 10 pounds!!!
You're much nicer than me...I'm making my oldest (who is reading book 6 of HP as I type this) wait till the movie comes to the $1 theater. I'm so cheap and mean! LOL :)

blognut said...

Awesome news all around, my friend! I'm smiling for you all the way over here.

And good luck with the party this weekend. I hope it goes off stress-free and without a hitch!

XOX0 :)

sherri said...

10 lbs.! Dang Girl! Sign me up!

Mel said...

Congrats on the 10 pounds! See ya in a couple of days!

Protege said...

Great to read such a positive post from you.;)
Congratulations on reaching or almost reaching your goals.;))
Glad you enjoyed the movie and have a great weekend filled with celebrations.;))
My very best to your mom.;))
xo
Z

Greenfingers said...

Have a great weekend Diane and good luck with everything!!

Sometimes Sophia said...

Congratulations on exceeding your goal! Sounds like you're right on track with the training and weight loss. Well done!!

Jenners said...

YAY! YAY! and THAT SUCKS!

Ladybird World Mother said...

Well done.... ten pounds. Bloomin marvellous!

boneman said...

HOLY CATS! Have you never heard of waiting a week or so, going to a matinee?
So easy to sit in an empty theater and laugh.

Well, for when you want to check it out again, eh?

dianne said...

Congratulations on your weight loss and your fundraising...well done. :-)
I think I would have been dozing off myself if I stayed up that late to watch a movie...way past my bedtime.
I hope the party went or is going well. ♡

hautepocket said...

You've lost ten pounds in two weeks?! HOLY CRAP, lady, that is amazing! Congratulations!

Sam_I_am said...

many congrats. You're awesome!

LMN said...

whoah!!!! 9.6 pounds in 2 weeks! That's amazing. You better slow down, girlie! (But woohoo! good job).

So glad your walking is going well. I hope you really enjoy the event.