Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Health Quest

As with each new year, I vow to get myself healthy and....well, I don't. But I am tired of aching backs and roly polying off the couch and getting winded walking to the mailbox. So here goes again. I have literally tried every diet known to man without any lasting success. Shoot, I think diets are set up to make you fail to keep the industry alive and well. In addition to being failure inducing, these fad diets usually come with a price tag too. Sooooo....I have vowed to diet no more!! No more diet cookies, weighing in at meetings, fake food or cabbage soup (thank the good Lord in Heaven). Instead I am just going to eat what I like in moderation, concentrate on more whole foods and less processed, and try to make one wise food decision after the other until it adds up to success. Plus I need to get my patootie in gear and get some exercise! Work, work, work, makes Kimmy a dull girl and a little bit squishy too! Little Chief said last night while sitting on the loveseat and resting his precious angel head on my arm, "Mama, I am so glad you don't work out because your arm is like a comfy pillow". Then I whacked him and told him to get off me! I found a FREE community that I have used this week to keep me on track. Check it out if you are interested. It is really cool!! Here is a blurb from the website:

"SparkPeople is growing into one of the largest free diet and health-related sites in the world.
SparkPeople has received media coverage from: Fox TV, The New York Times, and ABC TV.
SparkPeople was voted best online health site in Business Week's 2006, 2007 and 2008 "Best of the Web" awards."

Here is the addy:

Tell me about your goals for the New Year, I'd love to hear from y'all!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Book List 2009

Hello There! Knock, knock, anybody home? I have obviously been neglecting my blog for a very long time. I guess that is what happens when you work too much. But I have resolved to treat myself better this year and do more of what I enjoy instead of just doing things I am obligated to do. What do you think about that? I hope I can do it. So first on my list was to get back to blogging. I love it. It is a form of creative expression, you meet so many wonderful folks, you learn something almost every day, I mean what's not to love!! I looking forward to chatting YOU up. So to start with I think I'll list the books I read this year. I did not read near as many as I would have liked to (a baker's dozen)...again with the work schedule. So here it is for your literaray pleasure:

Veronika Decides to Die (Oehello)
The Hunger Games (Collins)
The Twentieth Wife (Sundaresan)
The Sari Shop (Raj Bawa)
Vanishing Acts (Piccoult)
Julie/Julia (Powell)
The Tortilla Curtain (Boyle)
Darjeeling (Kirchnea)
Revolutionary Road (Yates)
New Moon (Meyers) (Read out loud to Little Chief, my 2nd time to read it)
The Wizard of Oz (Read out loud to Little Chief)
The Road (McCarthy)
Handling Sin (Malone)

Have you read any of the above titles? Did you especially enjoy any books this year? I am always looking for titles to add to my TBR (To Be Read) pile, although the TBR pile is taking up two book cases in my house right now! I am currently reading "The Help" and I can barely put it down. It grabs a hold in a powerful way. Have you read it? Come on now, let's set a spell and talk books...or anything else you'd like to. It's been way to long, honey!