Sunday, March 07, 2010


Me: What's that thing called, you know, like addicts right before they go into rehab... where you know you're going to start a diet, or a healthy lifestyle, and you just eat everything you can?

E: I don't know.

Me: Well, I'm doing that.


I'm re-starting P90X with E this Monday. I'm actually really excited about it, but I also kinda know in the back of my head (based on very recent experience with the diet plan) that there's nothing like this ice cream sundae in my immediate future. That, or the rib eye I ate last night. Or the twice-baked potatoes from this week. Or the iced venti three pump hazelnut soy latte I downed in the afternoon. Or the froot loops. I made sure I got in my full serving of froot with two OOs. Yes, I'm excited to refocus on my healthy lifestyle, but I was also excited to eat a black and tan sundae last night the size of a small child.

Also exciting? My sister Lis and her husband D are going to start with us on the same day. I'm really glad that this time I'll have some company. The workout was varied enough to keep me interested, but I found myself wishing I had someone to talk to about the everything... workouts, etc. There's something to be said for shared suffering and shared encouragement. I'm looking forward to it. I know E was bummed that he couldn't work out with me when he was studying for the Bar, so this is nice. I'm going to go ahead (or try, at least) and add in the extra cardio that I would have for this month anyway (for the doubles plan) so I can start running again. I miss it so bad and now that the sun's peeking out from time to time I want to be able to get out and go.

So I don't know what you call it (binging?) but last night E, PDawg, Lis, and D (plus their fourteen million children) went to Leatherby's and stocked up on sugar and fat in ice cream form. Well, for E it was dairy-free sorbet form. Poor E. He misses chocolate ice cream so bad. Just not worth it at this point.

This is week #1 OF OUR ENTIRE MARRIAGE where E and I will both be working "normal" daytime hours and be home for dinner and the entire night. Think about that. Ten years (almost) of one or the other of us working nights or being in school at night. No wonder we were such a freaking mess--we never saw each other. This really feels like we're starting the next phase of life: big(ger) kids, peaceful evenings, working out together, having jobs, affording groceries, taking care of business. We were talking in the car on the way home from ice cream and we were a little amazed to realize we just haven't ever had that kind of normalcy, unless one or the other of us was ditching work or school and thus anxious about where he or she should be. Kind of amazing. I'm looking forward to this.


  1. Oh man, there used to be a Leatherby's where I grew up...I forgot how absolutely AMAZING their sundaes are. I almost started drooling when I saw that picture!

    Good luck with P90X! I definitely can't afford those DVDs right now, but maybe one day...

  2. mmmm..I love Leatherby's!!! And congrats on the return to normalcy! I am just starting back on that road, and it is exciting!

  3. Leatherby's oh my, the memories.
    I am starting to make some pretty fun necklaces that I thought we could do a giveaway for, or a head cozy. I'll post a pic of the necklace Tuesday if you want to check it out. But otherwise I will leave all the details up to you; what ever you want to do. talk to you tuesday!

  4. Like, like, like, like, like, like, like.

  5. Wow, I really miss Leatherby's. Sigh. Most of the time I'm fine, but there are definitely times when I feel sad and a little lost living all the way across the country. (Maybe this is exacerbated by the fact that I was just looking up flights to CA AGAIN for the summer, hoping they would be miraculously cheaper than last time I checked, and realizing that will never happen).