…you all lure me back with your greatness.  Seriously, you guys, here in the blogosphere…you rock. All of your responses to my last post were amazing.  Thanks gang…really.

I wanted to address a few things in those comments here in this post because I had a thought about every one of them. So here goes:

Ms. Flecha – no, I’m not going to tell you the name of the pills because then you would just try to get them on the black market and instead of an appetite suppressant, the pills would have Drano or something awful in them and you would take them and die, and really I just cannot have that on my conscience.  So just keep on with the healthy eating, mkay?   🙂

Noreen – wow. Your comment really touched me and I feel like you are so right. Quit trying to DIET and just eat healthy foods – that’s all I really want.  Thanks so much for you words – you are awesome.

Debby – I have thought about being content at this weight, and for the most part I am, but since I’m a pear, I have a lot of fat on my hips, thighs, and derrière.  More fat than just “a little” and I really don’t think it’s healthy to have this much fat on my body, so I keep going.  I hope the running will help with this a little bit.

Cindy – Slim Fast? Really? Do they still make that stuff?  Hello, the 90’s called and want their fad diet back!  (Oh, and hello the 2000”s called and want their joke back).  Seriously, you are beautiful the way you are – I don’t think you need Slim Fast!  🙂

Soccer mom – You are right, too. I need some refocus, and some new hobbies. Knitting worked for awhile, and I’ve been sewing a few projects lately, so that helps.  Any other ideas for refocusing?  Oh, and thank you for the nice award!!

Pubsgal – I have been watching my mother’s health decline in the last few years, and a lot of wanting to lose the weight has to do with that.  I don’t want to have my knees replaced when I’m 70 (she goes in on Monday to get the left knee done) or even sooner than that.  I want to be a vivacious, feisty 80 year old!

Lark – oh, the babysteps. So hard for an impatient person such as myself to be content with the babysteps!! I want it NOW!!!  (And I did finally get rid of the Easter candy!!)

MB  – we can’t ever stop trying. Can you imagine the alternative if we did????

Juice – Good luck with the WW. Does this mean the old blog will be coming back??  😉

So if you were reading carefully, you may have noticed that SoccerMom gave my an award (It’s a major award! Name that movie for 5 points) because she is awesome.  Here is the award:

Pretty, huh?! And it’s green like a pear – it’s a win-win!!

And just like all awards, there are strings attached. Here be the strings:

1. Get really excited that you got the coolest award EVER!
2. Choose ONE of the following options of accepting the OMB award:
(a) Get really drunk and blog for 15 minutes straight, or for as long as you can focus.
(b) Write about your most embarrassing moment.
(c) Write a “Soundtrack of your childhood” post.
(d) Make your next blog a ‘vlog’/video blog. Basically, you’re talking to the camera about whatever.
(e) Take a picture of yourself first thing in the morning, before you do anything else (hair, make up, etc)and post it.
3. Pass the award on to at least three, but preferably more, awesome bloggers as yourself. Don’t forget to tell them.


2) I’m gonna go with choice (c) because I had an awesome childhood with some great music to go along with it.  Here’s proof :

Ages 0-5  Think early 70’s here. Abba’s Dancing Queen was my first favorite song.  I thought it was the most beautiful song I had ever heard.

Ages 6-10  In second grade, my bff Susan was really into KISS. Looking back now, who the hell lets their 8 year old listen to KISS? But back then we thought their makeup was really cool.  The only song I really liked was “Beth”. By third grade Susan had moved away and I discovered Olivia. More specifically the movie Grease and it’s double-album soundtrack! From then on everything Olivia Newton-John did was high on my radar.  I wanted to BE Oliva. SO. BAD.  And when Zanadu came out, oh my gosh  – even thought the movie sucked raw eggs, the soundtrack was/is amazing.  Still so good. Dont’ believe me? I don’t care, because I’m right.

Ages 11-12 – Sixth grade was  a good year for me and for music. Some of the songs in regular rotation at Skate World were Centerfold by J Giles Band, Jack and Diane by John Mellencamp (was he Mellencamp then or still Cougar? Idk), Mickey by what’s-her-name (Toni something), and again, anything by Olivia Newton John.  Yes, I was all about the Physical with my head band across my forehead and wrist bands in case I got extra sweaty studying 6th grade geography.

Ages 13-16 – Two Words:  DURAN DURAN.  Oh my gosh, you can’t even imagine the obsession taking place with this glam-rock-synthesizer-saxophone playing group.  My bff Kristy and I were the Duran Duran officianados of West Junior High.  The albums Rio, and Seven and the Ragged Tiger were played again and again on my tiny little walkman cassette player. I used to fall asleep to that music.  Add in there any British New Wave band and you get the general idea of what I was like in the early 80’s.

Ages 17-18 – Alternative music was the big thing with my friends and I. REM, The Cure, The Sundays, The Ocean Blue, are groups that I listened to while sunbathing in the back yard, and dancing to at the winter formal.  Really fun great music for my last year at high school.

3) I’m going to pass this along to some new bloggers and old friends:

a) ready2beme because she and I have so much fun over at iChange. She is awesome!

b) skinnysushi because she is slogging through the Couch to 5K with me.

c) Juice because she needs bloggy love.

d) Debby because she’s one of my bffs (even though we’ve never been formally introduced!).

Okay, so that’s it.  I wanted to give this award to everyone but unfortunately that would take forever.  Just pretend that you all are getting a big wet sloppy virtual kiss from instead, k?  MUWAH!!