Okay, let’s start out with the links today! Some different things to read in case you want to explore some of the weight loss blogosphere.
15 Sneaky Sodium Foods that Sabotage Your Healthy Diet from No Meat Athlete shows you 15 foods that might be messing with your diet. Most Americans get TWICE what they need for sodium, so watch out for these foods and adding extra salt.
Brooke ran a freaking mile! I remember how excited and awesome I felt running my first mile, so I definitely understand her excitement. Congrats!
Jen just discovered kickboxing, which is quite possibly my favorite workout of all time. Seriously, I love kickboxing. I miss it sooo much and can’t wait to eventually start again. I’m glad Jen is enjoying it now!
Weight loss superstars! from Self Magazine. No, not people. (Because honestly, losing weight doesn’t make you worthy of fame.) This list is the 20 best FOODS for weight loss.
Tyler from 344pounds.com hit 199.8 pounds the other day. Congrats on reaching your goal Tyler!
ART AND LIFE
Last night I went to support my friend at his senior graphic design art show event. It was all the seniors showing off their final project. He did advertisements and a bike map for Shelby Farms here in Memphis. It made me want to go for a bike ride and today I want to even more! It’s such a beautiful day and that sign he made is taunting me because I’m packing and doing less fun stuff today to get ready to leave tomorrow morning.
Can you read the last sign? It says “Why don’t bison ride bicycles?” Then the next says “They don’t look good in spandex.” Hehe. Shelby Farms is home to some bison in addition to be the home of many lakes, walking paths, and bike paths. It’s a great place to be active. Remember when I met up with JackSh*t? That’s where we went to walk.
There were a lot of good projects last night that I enjoyed. One girl created a cookbook with kid friendly recipes. Another did the graphic design for a cupcake place she would like to open. She even made tiny cupcakes in packages to hand out to people! It was such a good idea. I would totally visit her shop if she opened up because her cupcakes were awesome.
I loved the ones that involved the things I love: exercise/being outside and food. That makes sense, right? I appreciated some of the other projects because they were beautifully designed pieces, but they weren’t as interesting to me because I wasn’t as interested in what they were about. (Like the baby magazine one? Sorry, I wasn’t in the least bit interested.) I like the blending of art into life and on the projects I liked I could see how that worked.
I’M SO LAST MINUTE
I’m always on time. I don’t do late if I can absolutely help it. I don’t like “making an entrance” and I’d rather be 20 minutes early than 2 minutes late. But I am very last minute about the things I do sometimes.
Like this whole road trip thing. I’m supposed to leave early tomorrow morning so I can get to Nebraska at a relatively normal time to meet Erin for dinner. But because everything is happening at the last minute I might leave late, meaning I will be late to my first stop. I don’t want to be late, but I don’t want to rush.
And I can’t help being last minute with something that I only decided to do on Tuesday!
The plan for today is to try to gather up my stuff making sure I don’t leave anything I need behind. I’m getting my car tonight around 10 pm and then need to pack it up tonight or early tomorrow morning (because I’m not really a morning person). For me that’s cutting it so close! I have to do a lot within just a few hours. I know it’s forced rushing, but really I don’t want to make this trip last forever. I’m ready to be on the other side of the country all ready. I’m really, really excited about this experience. It’s going to be good for me on many different levels.
But it’s almost noon and I haven’t done any of the stuff I should be doing today. I’m leaving even more things to the last possible minute! Like printing out directions. Where am I going? I have no idea at the moment. ;) So I’m off for a while to take care of last minute details and get everything together.
My weekend is going to be full of driving. Hurray! I also need to download new music today to keep me occupied for the weekend. Good thing I got music suggestions from yall a while ago!
A FEW QUESTIONS FOR THE ROAD:
1) Where is your favorite place to drive to? Mine is Cincinnati where some of my family lives. I love driving through the Nashville area and then through Kentucky.
2) What kind of car do you drive? I drive a Mustang (well, that’s my car even though I haven’t been driving it for months). I also ride a scooter. I was told last night I should ride my scooter to Oregon, but I don’t think that would work out. ;)