Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Weigh In Wednesday

Is back, I guess. I weighed this morning & I'm where I was before Easter so I guess that's good. It could be better though.  Of course it could also be worse. When we did our grocery shopping Sunday I picked these up.
It's a Mmmmmocha Trufle Bar by Skinny Cow. I just saw on their website that this is a limited edition flavor. It figures because I LOVED it! I had one last night. I have to admit that I wanted just plain chocolate but they were out so I just got this. Mocha is chocolate right?? Well, not exactly. It has a coffee taste. That's ok though since now I'm a coffee drinker. In fact, I'm thinking I need to try an iced coffee since this was so good. Years ago, my mom & I were in Barnes & Noble & they were giving samples of iced coffee & I didn't like any of them at all but I'm living proof that your taste change. My friend Vicki only drinks iced coffee. I'll have to ask her for suggestions. Do y'all drink iced coffee?? What do you like?

So far, I've been to Yoglates twice this week. I plan to go again tomorrow. I started week 7 of C25K on Sunday & I did day 2 this morning. It was a 26 minute run this morning & I did it. I knew it was going to be cooler this morning but it was cold! 54 degrees! I know that's not cold for a lot of the country but when it's been in the 80's for the last 2 months, it's cold. Trust me. I had to wear my cold weather running pants. When I started my warm up walk I was wishing I had on long sleeves. That didn't last long though. It's really windy too! I don't like wind when it's cold. I had to fix my head band thingy over my ears. The last thing I need right now is to get sick. Of course with the weather change that's likely to happen anyway. My sinuses & changes in the temp don't go well together.

I've said before that I've never been a run to music person. I decided to change that since I'm doing longer runs now. I know 26 min. isn't that long but it's long enough to get bored. My friends keep telling me how much faster the time goes with music. I only downloaded a few songs because I did it at the last minute before I ran Sunday. Here's my play list:

Anna Begins - Counting Crows: This song is sort of slow for a run but I've always loved it.

Good, In the Blood & Desperately Wanting - all Better Than Ezra: For those of you that don't know, Better Than Ezra was started at LSU. LOVE them & their music! I've seen them in concert several times. Desperately Wanting is a live version from the House of Blues in New Orleans. I like the longer versions because that much more time is passing!

Brass Monkey - Beastie Boys:  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! This song is from way back in the day, like when I was in middle school. I specifically remember me & my mom going to New Generation to buy the cassette. They didn't sell Beastie Boys just anywhere. It wasn't explicit lyrics or anything but you couldn't get it at Walmart.  Of course, buying a cassette for a song about an alcoholic beverage for a 6th or 7th grader may be a little questionable to some but at the time I didn't even know it was a drink. Yes, I know the song talks about "tilt your head back & finish the cup". I was young & naive, what can I say! This song was also part of the mix during our "going out" days. Yes, it's true, I had a friend that was the DJ at one of the bars we frequented in our 20's & he had a mix that he played of all the songs we always requested.

Shimmer - Fuel: I've liked this song for a long time too. Before I even knew who Fuel was. Yes, I know these aren't the typical running songs but I like them.

On the Way Down - Ryan Cabrera: I have no explanation for this one. I just like it.

Hey Jealousy - Gin Blossoms: This one is from their album New Miserable Experience. It too is from sometime in the 90's. It's a great CD. I almost didn't put this in my play list because it's one of those songs that every time it comes on I want to sing it at the top of my lungs. I didn't want to get carried away while running.

It did make the time go faster. I need to download more songs. Any suggestions?



  1. Oh yum! Give yourself a pat on the back for sure.. any holidays are tought to go through while trying to diet. I know I've eaten way too much candy and refuse to get on the scale!

  2. Too funny. I havve that Gin Blossums CD. It was popualr the year I met my hubby. Cool.

    Thanks for the Skinny Cow suggestion. I need all the help I can get. I have been so lazy latey and have started to gain some weight back. Ugh.

  3. Oops. Never mind it was 92'. I think I got them mixed up with Matchbox Twenty. I still have all of them.

  4. hey! denise and blaine are obsessed with iced coffee---they make it an 'iced mocha' by adding chocolate syrup and half and half. even if you don't want the chocolate the half and half is key in an iced coffee---makes it smooth and less offesnive ;)-and you don't have to use much!

  5. hehehe... we won't review my playlist. I am surprised you don't have... let me clear my throat. I have it just for you!. LOL. That's just an example of my running play list.

  6. I like the Vanilla Bean Frappuccino, and so do my boys....($$$$)
    I am really liking the new offerings from Skinny Cow this last year, too!
    The Beastie Boys were arrested in our town once for a 6ft male organ being hoisted on the stage (lol). I bet I still know that whole cassette tape by heart - She's Crafty!
    When I was a 20-something divorcee clubber, my sister and friend Jill and I loved this band that came here often and they played Shimmer in their set - which was one of our favs and which we sang to the top of our lungs. The band began referring to us as the Shimmer Girls and posted our pic on their webpage - ha!
    Hey Jealousy sooooooooooo reminds me of when Doug and I first met and that whole FUN time we had together when he was still playing hockey and we were just wild and free.