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So Much to Say, So much to say…

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I had a movie moment in the car today. It’s been awhile since I posted a journal entry. I’ve been busy, traveled to my moms, had some technical problems and my GreenLiteBites ideas tend to take up my posting time lately. Plus you know, I’m a mom, have clients, a husband and a house to tend. So the first thing that I end up taking of my to do list is a journal post when I get back logged.

Anyway, I was thinking what I would post about and what my title would be. Yes, I actually TRY to be clever although I rarely succeed. So last night when I was going to attempt to post but got too tired, the words So Much to Say popped into my head. You know, the song by Dave Matthew’s Band. I thought I’d use it as my post tittle. Then when I went to write the post I found I didn’t have really anything to say at all. Well, I did have stuff to say but I didn’t know how to say it. This “bloggers” block happens to me sometimes. So I decided to walk away and wait until I was inspired.

Well on my way home from the gym this morning don’t I hear So Much to Say on the radio. It made me laugh out loud, like the blog gods where trying to tell me something.

So here I am, posting with so much to say!

  1. Labour Day weekend was a food fiasco! I had SO much fun but I ate WAY too much. I’m not beating myself up over it. I’m not quite sure why I ate that much but it was the holiday, it’s over and I’m moving on. Oh wait, I DO know why I ate so much, my Uncles from Brooklyn brought Italian Cookies. They are one of my all time favorites. Thankfully I do NOT live near a New York Bakery!
  2. Marathon Relay Training is going well. I ran 5 times last week, 2 – 30 min runs, 2 at boot camp and my first 40 minutes! This week so far I ran one 30 minutes and a boot camp run this morning. I don’t think I’m going to hit my goal of 3 – 40 minute runs this week. I’m shooting for 1 tomorrow and 45 minutes on Saturday. So I guess I’m fine tuning my training schedule taking some of the advice I’ve been getting (all by the well helpful AND appreciated!). I’m still attempting to increase my time 5 minutes a week and I would like to get at least one 60 minute run in before the Marathon. Preferable early in the week. I’m also shooting for 4 weight training sessions and boot camp classes during the week AND I’m going to give Zumba a try this weekend! It’s a dance class. Now that I wrote all that out I have NO idea who has possessed this lazy body of mine! I feel like work-out-aholic girl! LOL but I really love it! It’s totally my outlet now.
  3. I hinted in my 40 Min run post that I had to say goodbye to my “baby”. Well what I meant by that was WeightWatcchen is no longer online. If you try to go there you will be redirected here. In doing so I lost a lot of revenue and some blog posts that didn’t get transferred but it was being severely targeted by Hackers and I just couldn’t keep up anymore. I was sad to see it go but at the same time I really want to focus my energy here (most of my posts are here anyway) on GreenLiteBites and BlogToLose. I don’t have time to manage and debug an archived site. That being said Blogs.WeightWatchen.com is still live and people are still blogging. Please show them some support if you have time. Oh and a note to the hackers…. MY AUDIENCE IS NOT INTERESTED IN VIAGRA!!!
  4. Speaking of focusing my energy I’m working on getting a new chat system in place on BlogToLose so you may see some weird stuff happening over there in the next few days. I am also uploading a new video as I type this so that should be posted by tonight along with the podcast and two additional sessions throughout the week and I’m still pumping out recipes ideas on GreenLiteBites, including a new produce pick, related recipe for okra and this weeks video of Beer Chicken in the Oven. I feel like a “well oiled machine!” But if you can’t tell, I’m loving every minute of it and I TRULY love what I do!
  5. Things I’m working on… 2 new food finds (although they might be old), another quick lunch idea, a new blog contest and I’m still working on a cook book review!
  6. Things I’m behind on, email, blog reading, my cook book and sleep. :~) In all seriousness I’m desperately behind blog reading, I’ve basically conceded to it this week. I just don’t know how I can keep up!

Ok, I think that’s all the updates I had. I guess I really did have so much to say. I’ll be back with a video later! Have a good “hump” day!




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Discussion

There are 8 comments so far.

    Shannan

    September 3, 2008

    I can see why you’d love those cookies! They look delightful.

    Saw the oven beer chicken video. Thanks for the lesson on cutting up the chicken. I don’t normally cook meat in its original form like that, but now I’m less intimidated and might try it. Ryan is cute as ever!

    Sorry you had so much trouble with WeightWatchen. I know how much work can go into a site, and to have that happen stinks. I liked your note to the hackers. So true!

    Anywho, happy running this week! I finished my second workout of the C25K today and I think I’m already getting hooked on running. It’s kind of early to tell, but the fact that I even got onto that treadmill today to do it is quite a feat in my world. :)

    Have a great evening!

    Arlene

    September 3, 2008

    Can’t wait for the new podcast! I need something to listen to on my walk tomorrow (other than the 80s tunes that lurk on my iPod!).

    I still don’t know how you do it all. You’re always so busy.

    Inny

    September 3, 2008

    I’ll miss the Weight Watchen site too! It was a great source of motivation when I first started my weight loss journey.

    patti

    September 3, 2008

    You amaze me Roni. Love your energy and creativity. I’m so appreciative of what you do. thanks for all of this.

    kathy

    September 3, 2008

    Roni –
    Just started running….been walking forever, started adding some strength training…and now I am doing the walk/run…..lol. kind of 2 minutes of each for about 30-40 minutes….
    I was also push up challenged for a long time…fell on my nose as a kid trying to do them, and never could get my arms to bend after that…(ok…you can stop laughing now!!!) I can do two sets of 10 now…:-)))))
    Anyhow…I’ve been working the WW plan for about 2 years now….am about 5 lbs shy of goal for about a year…but happy…the exercise is key.
    Saw some of your music, thought I’d share one of my mixes…some old, some new….some graphic. I am more into the old alternative – you seem to be into the new – but give it a whirl. You may even recognize one of the songs from ‘so you think you can dance’…;-)
    Brass Monkey – Beastie Boys
    Check it Out – Beastie Boys
    Wonderful Night – Fatboy Slim
    Groove is in the Heart – DeeLite
    Stupify – Disturbed
    Suicide Blonde – INXS
    Are you Gonna go my Way – Lenny Kravitz
    American Boy – Estelle
    You can’t, You won’t – Beastie Boys (Great last song for a run)
    Have fun!
    -K

    Kelly

    September 3, 2008

    Not that you do not have enough to do, and we really do appreciate you, but don’t forget about the Aldi list that you were going to make for us. :o) Thank you for posting Roni – you are now added on my list of things to read daily.
    Your biggest cheesehead fan from WI
    Kel

    roni

    September 3, 2008

    Kelly – I’m trying to get a camera so I can record in store. If I don’t make it happen I’ll just write it up the “old fashioned way” I’m not sure why it’s taking me SO LONG! It’s not forgotten, I promise!

    Michelly

    September 4, 2008

    Mmmm, Italian cookies. My Italian family makes their own cookies for every special occasion and Christmas. At least I burn some calories while making them (they take FOREVER and have multiple steps) and I’ve learned to only eat one or two at a time, whereas I used to eat a plateful! We also give most of them away as gifts at Christmas. I know why you couldn’t resist them, though. YUM!