Monday, March 22, 2010

March Madness

The last three weeks have been insanely wonderful, so much so, that with all the crud going around the regular world and the interweb world I have felt too guilty to post too much for fear of sounding completely douchey.
  • I got tenure.


  • I ran a half-marathon.


  • I went on a dream vacation with my husband of 21 years.
Any of these things in isolation would have made my month, but all 3? I have it pretty damn good. Plus, when we got home, we got to go play Candyland with a precious pumpkin baby, and I came in FOURTH WINNER!

A few snippets of our trip:


First stop, Grand Caymans, where we went to a turtle farm/conservation center. I choose to believe this little dude is going to be released into the wild, not eaten. The turtles were completely cool, but I left a bit sad about the fate of some of them.



Our last stop was Roatan, Honduras. It was really beautiful, and we snorkeled and snorkeled and then snorkeled some more. All of the gorgeous fish and coral made me even more determined to get to my goal of under 200 pounds so that I feel comfortable enough to get SCUBA certified.

SO, this morning, I weighed in after weeks of debauchery and I am EXACTLY where I was on January 4. So before work this morning, I strapped on my running shoes and went on my first real run since the half. (I ran twice last weekend, but didn't push myself, just sort of cruised around.) I logged back into WeightWatchers. AND so far, I am still within my points for the day. I have given myself a hundred reasons not to stick with the eating right portion of my plan to get healthy, and now that I have had time to reflect on all that is great in my life, I hope to start stacking up the reasons why I should be sticking with the eating plan!

8 comments:

Shelley said...

How nice that you have had such a great month - own it...you've had enough not-so-great times in the past that you were due, my friend.

Tammie said...

you shouldnt feel douchy. you worked really hard for all you've gotten and accomplished lately. you deserve it all. and i agree with shelley, you've paid your dues.

im not a beach lover but i agree that Honduras has some of the prettiest beaches around. the water there is an unbelievable shade of blue. (my dad is Honduran and i traveled there when i was growing up.)

Shelly Overlook said...

I have total turtle envy.

chezjulie said...

Oh, please post when things are insanely wonderful, too! We won't think you're douchy, honest.

Love the pic of you and the turtle. You both look cute.

Sounds like you have some motivation for eating right so roll with it, Lady of the Turtles!

lastchanceivf said...

Blogger is eating my comments. Unless you deleted it, but I swear I didn't say anything offensive :)

What I DID say was: beautiful pics! And you deserve every single good thing that is coming your way, don't feel otherwise. Seriously. YAY HP!

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

You most certainly do have a great life. Amazing list of accomplishments, for sure!

We're heading to Grand Cayman on Saturday for a week. The turtle farm isn't on our list of activities, though ... heard too many mixed reviews of it. Glad to see a photo from it, though. Hope the weather for us is as good as it was for you!

creative kerfuffle said...

i typed a comment and then it disappeared : ( what i said, was that i'm glad to hear good news. it seems most of the things i'm hearing and reading lately (including myself) are downers, so hearing good things is a good thing. i'm sooo happy for your travels (and a wee jealous) and tenure and moving on w/ healthy living. you deserve everything--you've worked so hard.

Nishant said...

Love the pic of you and the turtle. You both look cute.
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