Friday, June 08, 2007

Resolutions

I went to aerobics and worked a little bit of my edge off. And now I'm going to get over this melancholy that has been hanging around me all week. I apologize for all the whining.

When I got home, my little man was in such a great mood. Jackson got a new ball to add to his collection and he was loving it. Several times he stopped in the middle of playing and trotted over to me with arms outstretched and mouth wide open. He had in mind a hug and a kiss. It was too, too sweet. The countdown to Mexico is only four days away, so I need to stock up on slobbery toddler kisses. He also enjoyed tossing Beckham his frisbee in the living room. Beckham is just now dealing with Bill's absence, by the way.

It's very possible that this is the first time I've ever made it to June without tossing my New Year's resolutions out the window. Curt and I decided to make some changes in our eating and workout habits and, holy cow, they stuck! Thank You, Lord! I am at the same weight (actually a half-pound below!) I was when I graduated from college. I would call it my wedding weight, but I (stupidly) took diet pills two weeks before my wedding and that doesn't count. I was really tempted to take a shortcut this time, too, but it's just not very safe. Instead, Amanda has eaten a LOT of Lean Cuisines and taken a lot of step aerobics. My poor knees. My poor plantar fasciitis. But bless God, I have a waist!

Have I mentioned before that my gym is located between a Grandy's and a Chick-fil-a? I have? Sorry. Chick-fil-a is not one of my outlawed fast food restaurants. But Grandy's? How long has it been? I have no idea. Grandy's is the kind of place no lady should ever admit to liking, so I'm risking my reputation here. But I promise you that the first time I go to the gym after Mexico, I will be rewarding myself with a nice little chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, fried okra, and a roll with honey. And then I might need to watch Super Size Me again so that I can make it through the next six months.

20 comments:

Kevin and Christie said...

Way to GO Amanda! That is very impressive...I am sure that you will be so thankful when you get all those pictures back from your great trip! I hope that you have fun!! I am so jealous! Have lots of FUN for all of us here in the hot Texas sun!

christie

Big Mama said...

You and I would get along just fine. Grandy's chicken fried steak is one of my love languages. :-)

Patty said...

I hope you have a wonderful time on vacation!!! I know you must be so excited. Way to go on keeping your new year's resolutions!! You have to get an extra crown or something for passing on Chick-fil-A or Grandy's! LOL!! My son quit Chick-Fil-A and so it isn't a temptation like it was. His boss used to give him Moo Money and trays of chicken minis(my weakness). Now, you mentioned fried okra, I have to head off to the Farmer's Market and buy okra and (green tomatoes) and make it this weekend. Have you tried okra with green tomatoes? IT's good! How in the world did I get off talking about food? Anyway, enjoy your time with your husband!! You deserve it!!!

Shelly said...

LOL. I LOVE Grandy's! I grew up with one at home, and am sad (or thankful) to say we don't have one here in Atlanta. Just give me a dozen rolls please!

And if Jesus has given you the strength to last 'til June, I'd say you've created a new habit. Go (teeny) girl!

Sue said...

Thanks Amanda, now I'm hungry!!

Just teasing, have a great time in Mexico!!

Alana said...

I'm so proud of you! My resolution only stuck about 2 1/2 months and I am SOOOOO kicking myself now that it is swimsuit season. In fact, today will be my first official (can't get out of it) event to wear a swimsuit and I am sweatin' it. Positive self talk...

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

There's nothing wrong with a girl liking Grandy's. At least I hope not...since I LOVE it!

RealEstateGirl said...

Okay, do tell, we don't have Grandy's down here in South Alabama or Georgia! But anything covered in a thick milk gravy has my name all over it!

Can't wait to see pictures of the trip to Mexico! You're gonna have so much fun!

kittyhox said...

Yay Amanda! Yay God! That is such an accomplishment. I'm feeling inspired. I would like to have a waist again, too! :)

We don't have Chick-fil-A (although I had some at an airport once, YUM!) or Grandy's. I'm not sure whether I should feel sad about that or relieved!

I hope you have an amazing trip!

Anonymous said...

WHAT???? Girls can't like Grandy's - the rolls alone are enough to love but then the chicken fried steak - yum

WTG on your New Year's Resolution - sounds like you are laying down some healthy habits - PTL!

Anonymous said...

okay i have to ask. otherwise i will just assume i'm losing my mind...did you have a weds post with the pen eating handsome son or not?...It doesn't show up here and then i saw the pictures on the lpm post..so yes? i am losing my mind? ps and you've dropped the hidden number letter game too? maybe it is my computer! Anyway enjoy your day!!!!

Richardsons of HV said...

You go, girl! So proud! Can't wait to see pics of your HOT self in Mexico with your man! Y'all have a super time!
BTW...Chick Fil A could never be on my bad list for a diet...I wouldn't survive!!!

Abby said...

well you are doing better than me with resolutions! i didn't so much keep mine from january...
i work at a summer camp from late may to early august...

free food
free housing
at the BEACH
..and i get paid to sing and teach bible study. does life get any better?!

us girls have decided to cut out sugar and run together every night after worship...we should have known better with the sugar, but so far the running has stuck :)

CrownLaidDown said...

Congratulations, Girl! Have a wonderful trip to Mexico together. I am praying for all the details and loved ones (yes, Bill, too!) as you go...may it be a sweet time for all!

May God go before you and behind you and lift that lovely face of yours and pour out His blessings...
Love in Him,
Holly
PS AT VBS this week we had four in my group ask Jesus in their hearts--Yeah God! Now for a nap

R said...

That's funny...I was just writing something similar to your Grandy's story on my blog. I, too, love Grandy's, and I should have added it to my "forbidden restaurants" list on number 7!

Unfortunately, our local Grandy's is kind of dirty and ghetto, so we won't eat there. (Maybe that's a blessing, though!)

Debra said...

Only 4 days till Mexico??? I am so jealous.

Anonymous said...

okay i'm not going crazy...i found the ink pictures a few days back....so now i can SANELY wish you a Wonderful Vacation...and also ask you if you ever plan to share any insight on "the project" that you turned in?

jen said...

mmmm, Grandy's... I think sometimes I could survive on their rolls alone. :) Have fun in Mexico!!

Lindsee said...

Oh, Grandy's!! How I miss that place. We use to eat there every Monday night when I was in elementary school. Where did it go?!

Give me rolls with honey and I am good to go!! :)

WillBlog said...

MMMM! Chik-fil-A! Have you had their chicken minis for b-fast?? They should be outlawed.

No Grandy's in Birmigham, AL. Guess I'm missing out!