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Weight Loss Challenge

I've been low-carbing since December 2003. I started with Atkins--hated that. Moved on to South Beach Diet--love it. I quickly dropped 9lbs in the first week...then nothing! Little ups, little downs for the next 9 weeks. And so-and-so lost 25lbs, and the other one lost 40lbs (Bitch). I need to lose 30lbs...actually 31lbs MORE. In the next 4 weeks, before I put on the bikini in Florida and show off the new belly piercing! (Don't get me wrong--I am no hard-body, even after the 31lbs, but bikinis are the only way to go so you can go to the bathroom without having to take everything off!)(I'm a 36-year-old mother of three--so I've got a little belly bonus (that will probably never go away, even after 31lbs) and a few stretch marks--badges of honor, Baby.)

Anyway. I've decided this is a pivotal week--I'm going to give it my all. Stick to the lo-carb regimen and workout daily for an entire week. Another 9lbs would be nice, but probably not realistic. We'll see--and I'll tell. Honest.
Stay tuned--

Beware, Volunteer!

Busy day--busy week caught up in Book Fair at our elementary school. Beware of volunteering. I volunteered one morning a week in the Media Center (library) at the kid's school to be an involved parent. The library is a great place to volunteer, particularly if you are a writer and you love books, because the children come in with their class, they are quiet and orderly, happy and excited to check out books--and then they all leave! But you know what happens when you volunteer? Last year, it was one pleasant morning a week. Somehow this year, I've ended up as Chief Parent Volunteer ("Media Center Parent Coordinator") and I now do my one long morning into early afternoon each week, another afternoon for a weekly meeting, every day this week for the Book Fair, other assorted tasks as needed on-call, and I'm building a new Kindergarten Library at a satellite facility to open in the Fall (what a nightmare)! How did this happen?!

The Weekly Update

I wish I could tell you that our new website is finally ready, but it's going to take
another week or so to put on the finishing touches--grrrr!
Enjoy the new column, Vicki's "Are You There?"--technology can be funny!
And this week's features:
Spring Reading & Multi-Media For Kids (Review)
Stir-Fried Noodles W/Crispy Chicken (Recipe)

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Sunday, April 25, 2004 at 01:51AM

Funny how this can get away from you--the best of intentions and all that. Working on a major website re-do at Finding it is more challenging to get it done, working with partner across continents and time zones. That will be the goal for this week--up by May 1st!

Tuesday, April 6, 2004 at 08:27AM

Okay, I think one thought a day will be sufficient--
It's Spring Break this week--five long days on my own with my three wonderful children and typically at least one or two friends...make that THREE days, I've made it through two! Fortunately, the weather has been gorgeous, so I've been able to throw them outside to play and I've been sitting outside with them, catching up on my reading and some writing (for, like, two minutes at a time, before I have to go chasing after someone, fix something, get someone something to eat or drink, handle an argument or other crisis, get the first-aid kit, etc.).