Monday, May 10, 2010

Cat Collage

Yesterday evening we finally pulled out our existing stove to check the plug to make sure that we have the proper one when they bring my new stove! T minus 6 days until I have a new stove! Under the stove was about a billion of those cat toys...the bizzy balls. (the plastic balls with a jingle bell inside). Ok, maybe not a million, in reality we counted and there were 16 of them. We didn't think about it and just threw them over our shoulder into the living room. The cats went nuts because toys! We didn't think anything of it until we went to bed shortly thereafter. Lil' Mertz LOVES LOVES LOVES the bizzy balls and can play with the same one for HOURS, or until she loses it under a piece of furniture (or stove haa haa haa). In the past, I've actually had to get up in the middle of the night to remove a bizzy ball from Lil' Mertz' playful attack, simple because she rips through the house like a lunatic, with that stupid little bell jingling merrily. Last night, I didn't even attempt...because she had 15 of them. And she played ALL night. Jingle jingle jingle! In and out of the bedroom, into the bathroom, in the kitchen. The cat was EVERYWHERE. JINGLE JINGLE JINGLE! Finally at around 6AM, she must have succeeded in either losing the last one OR strategically hiding the last one and she was ready to relax. Of course that was when my day started. BOOOOOO

BUT, against the odds of sleepiness, I got on the exercise bike and rode for 60 minutes. It wasn't a fast ride...or even all that strenuous. I did 14.11 miles. January 12, 2009 (134 of 365)

Ohhh so that brings me to my challenge for this week. I am to take an outdoor bike ride for 12.5 miles OR an exercise bike ride for 20-25 miles. If I do not complete one or the other of these tasks, I will need to send my 'penance' to my weight loss buddy. My penance? MOney. Cold hard cash! $20 bucks. Not enough to break me...but I don't like to part with my moldy money!!!!!

The updated stats for my yearly Activity Points goal......487!!! (65 this last week)

Water retention.....tis a funny thing. Sadly enough for women, it happens like clockwork once a month. But even beyond that......I drank diet soda all day yesterday. I may have had one or two sips of water throughout the day.....but mostly soda. By yesterday evening, my rings were so stinkin' tight.....water retention. I didn't weigh myself this morning, but I know that the number would not be a true depiction of my weekend efforts because of my water consumption, or lack thereof. So I'm drinkin' up today! All of these healthy habits really do go hand in hand! :-)


Christine said...

CAT PHOTOS!!! Oh how I love photos of pets. Your furry children are gorgeous.

CC said...

Thanks so much for your kind words on my blog!! They mean the world to me. I'm half scared to death to do this... Admit I'm fat and work to fix the problem.

I've worked hard at ignoring myself but after several consecutive days of waking up and the first thought being,"I'm fat. I'm really, really fat" along with the humilating experiences listed in my blog post I decided the fear was worth the final outcome. The fear will eventually go away. Maybe it'll fade with the pounds. I sure hope so.

Again thanks so much! I'm gonna look around your blog for a bit and make myself at home. lol. :)

Shelley said...

The cat toys under the stove? Too funny! We had a similar thing happen a few years ago when we got a new fridge...and yes, the cats were thrilled to get their "new" toys. Cute, cute pics, and I love your cat's names!

Ooh, having to pay a penance for not exercising is a good idea! Of course, for every week that I didn't have to pay it, I'd spend that $20! Good luck with your biking this week.

Manon~ said...

Dog girl myself - one of mine thinks the red squeaky dinosaur with the big blue bobble on its head is its baby...runs round with it all day every day. Squeak Squeak here, Squeak Squeak there, here a squeak, there a squeak, everywhere a squeak squeak!!

VRaz60 said...

Funny how the underneath area of appliances become storage areas, isn't it? At least you didn't find critters like a friend of mine did when she moved her old dishwasher out. EEK!

WWSuzi said...

Such cute kitties :) Our cat loves those toys and we find them in the strangest places, like the little hole in the subwoofer, yep we found 2 in there!!

dietadventures-currymunchin said...

Hi Maryfran,
I am back to the weight journey and I must say I have stolen the challenges idea from you in my journey and tweaked it to my needs.I came back after a long ankle injury which put a stop to my journey temporarily and I am now in week 2 of my challenge - 3 litres water and writing a food diary. I must say it is a real challenge to keep to the challenge but I also know that having failed my first week I KNOW i will win in week 2. I wish u all the very best in ur challenges and yes hold on to the $$$$.
Best wishes