Tuesday, June 24, 2008


So this week brings me another good loss - 3 pounds! I don't know what's going on. Last week's loss after 3 weeks of yo-yo'ing was a shock but I'm glad it got me back on track. I was really good with tracking points and keeping within them last week, until Saturday.

Saturday morning, I got up to head over to Albany. I was picking up my younger nephew to spend a couple of weeks with us and go to day camp at the Arts, Music, and Theater department on campus. I didn't have any time to make breakfast, but figured I'd pick up something on the way. As I left the house, I was looking for my cell phone in my purse and couldn't find it. Went back to the house and looked around, even used Tal's phone to call mine. Nope, wasn't anywhere in the house. SO, I had to drive all the way into Savannah to the college to see if I left it in my office. I was thinking that the bookstore would be open at 10 (we usually aren't open on Sat. but the were having New Freshman Orientation and would be open for that) and it was 11 by the time I got there. I was thinking wrong - the store didn't open until 1:00. SO, I would have to wait until hopefully 12:30 when someone would arrive to get the store ready for opening, and decided I'd just go ahead and get some lunch.

SO, I figured I had not had any breakfast and still had my weekly flex points, and I wanted to try some of that new KFC chipotle chicken. And so I did. A leg and thigh with mashed potatoes and gravy, corn on the cob, a biscuit, and sweet tea. The horrible thing about all this was not the fact that I had fried chicken, but the fact that KFC is right next to The Devil's Living Room. Yeah, you know what I'm talking about - it comes complete with a "HOT NOW" sign. My car, completely on its own with no help from me, crossed over the drive and straight to the Krispy Kreme Drive-Thru. Then a voice that didn't belong to me ordered three chocolate-covered, cream-filled beauties. Then the car drove up to the window and forced my hands to pull out a 5-spot to give to the evil woman in the window. It then drove away from KK with me clutching the change and a wax-coated bag with green polka dots printed on it.

When I regained conciousness, the car was parked in a shady spot in the college parking lot, I was covered in fried chicken crumbs and the waxy, polka-dotted bag was empty. Yet, I didn't feel bad at all. Yeah, I didn't exactly make the best food choices there but I had no regrets - just knowing that while I did just have a lapse in willpower I have the power to get myself back on track again.

I love that watermelon is low in points, but I hate that's so darned expensive! I bought two little seedless "personal" watermelons for $5 today. They'll be gone in no time. It's so good. My nephew ate 1/4 of one just now, slurped it up good.

Well, that's it for now. I just wanted to post this that I've been working on for a couple of days now! Been pretty busy at work lately. End of fiscal year stuff - fun! And it's HOT - outside, in my office. I sure would love it if they could get the air/heat in my office regulated. It's always freezing in winter and boiling in summer in my office. I'll be glad when they get our new building built and we move in. Don't know when that will be - they haven't even broken ground yet.

Good night!

Monday, June 16, 2008


I've got a lot of blogging to catch up on, but I'm too tired tonight. Will do more tomorrow, BUT.......

Last time I posted my weight loss, I had gained 4.4 - well, the next week I lost a couple pounds, then the next weigh-in I gained again. More yo-yo'ing than a Duncan. I was lapsing again, but didn't think I'd done THAT badly. Well, it must have been my body refusing to give up the water because I LOST 9.8 POUNDS THIS WEEK!! Well, I nearly fell off the scale again when I saw the receptionist write down my weight, especially since I'd weighed at home and was expecting their scale to be a BIT different. All I really wanted was to break 25 pounds, and I DID! WOO HOO!

28.6 pounds down.......10.4 pounds to reach my first big goal - 39 by 39!!! Yeah!!

OK, I've hit zombie mode. See you tomorrow!

- Seraphim "I'm too sexy for my blog...." Gleck

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

In the words of Diana Ross.........

.......It's My Turn (or would that be, It's MeMe Turn??)

The rules: Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

What was I doing ten years ago?
I was beginning my wonderful life with Talmadge. June 1998 found me living in Columbus, GA, sharing an apartment with my cousin and his girlfriend. I was working at Columbus State University in the Testing Center. Tal and I were together every other weekend either at my place or his and several humid, mosquito-laden Wednesday evenings watching the sun set over "Ittemdeeow Bluff" at the state park in Eufaula, AL then a romantic dinner over chicken fingers and hamburger steak at Golden Corral.

What are five (non-work) things on my to-do list for today:
1. Finish this me-me
2. Turn off the computer
3. Turn off the TV
4. Kiss Tal goodnight
5. Go to bed

5 Snacks I enjoy:
(pre-Weight Watchers)
1. Cake

2. Cookies

3. Jelly Bellys

4. Gummy bears

5. Cake

To paraphrase Bolivar: I have always said that everyone needs something to believe in... so I believe that I will have another piece of cake!!

(post Weight-Watchers)
1. WW Peanut Butter Bliss mini-bars
2. WW BBQ pretzel thins
3. WW Cookie Dough Sundae
4. yogurt w/ banana and granola
5. popcorn

Things I would do if I were a billionaire:

*Build a nice house, not too big but just the right size, with a huge gourmet kitchen and a big studio/music room for Tal, and a pool w/ jacuzzi.

*Build my parents and sister a nice house of their dreams.

*Buy a big freakin' boat

*Find out exactly how much it would take for a certain person (no, not Tal!) to disappear off the face of the earth. (No...not any of YOU either, but for those who have read my previous posts you probably know exactly WHO I am talking about.)

*Hire every person in the top of their field to come to MY kitchen to teach me every cake decorating, candymaking, and baking technique known to man.

*Open a bakery/cake shop that would put anyone else's to shame.

*OK....I'll also build my closest friends a dream home of their own, too. I'll even let them ride on my boat. Might even make them a cake or two........ :-)

Places I have lived:
Leesburg, GA (July 1969 - to ??? 1972)
Albany, GA (1972 - 1978)
Bainbridge, GA (1978 - 1984)
Albany, GA (1984 - 1996)
Phenix City, AL (1996-1997) - the only time I have EVER lived outside of Georgia, but ONLY 1 mile outside! My apartment was at an exit approximately 1 mile past the state line. I kept my Ga car tag AND drivers' license and worked in GA, so technically I was still a GA resident. :-) I just slept in Alabama.
Columbus, GA (1997 - 2000)
Savannah, GA (2000-2004)
Rincon, GA (2004 - present)

Jobs I have had:
camp counselor
medical transcriptionist
waitress in a BBQ restaurant
daycare worker
video store clerk
grocery store cashier
short order clerk/head bottle and dish washer
secretary to vocational rehab counselors
mail order operator
phone sex operator (just kidding - making sure you were paying attention.....)
staff assistant at a college testing office
registrar at a Girl Scout Council (yep - the flagship council of Savannah)
financial aid assistant
accounting assistant at a college bookstore

Well, since pretty much everyone I know who has a blog has been tagged I'll just say if you are reading my blog and don't think you've been tagged then by all means (me-means?) do this me-me!