Thursday, February 4, 2010

I'm off to see the wizard....

Phew, things have been really hectic around here. I'm trying to get myself, my three kiddos and my dog ready for me to leave this afternoon. It takes a lot of work! ;-)

Since I will be in AZ tomorrow, I'm doing my perfect 10 challenge update today.

My original goal was to lose 20 pounds in the 10 weeks. I'm a little behind schedule for that, but I was thinking about it this morning and I'm okay with that. It's far better to learn healthy eating habits, not to turn to food in times of stress, begin to have a good workout schedule, etc... than reach a number within a certain amount of time. And the beautiful thing is that eventually I will lose ALL the weight I need to, if I stick to these new found habits.

So the things I continue to work on are:

Drink 85oz of water a day. This one is really tough for me, and it's really slipped these last few days. Hopefully when I get back from AZ I'll be able to start exercising again, because that really helps with getting the water down.

Stay within my calories each day.

Exercise as often as possible. This one has also pretty much crashed and burned this week. I'm not giving up, and will be back in the saddle soon.

Also, hopefully by tomorrow one of the bigger things that have been stressing me out will be resolved and I can start to move on.

Ok, so the interesting fact about me... I am dreadfully, horribly afraid of clowns, mimes and those people who stand on the streets pretending to be robots and what not. TERRIFIED. One time I was in CA and we were walking along the boardwalk. There was a guy painted all silver to look like a robot and he was doing his robot moves. Not the robot dance, but moving all jerky and what not. Well, I gave him a wide berth cuz he freaked me out!

Unfortunately, he zoned right in on me and slowly, mechanically started making his way toward me. I turned around and fled into a nearby shop. He followed me. Right into the store!!!! I am freaking out, bad. He cornered me in the store and then saw I was about to crap my pants from fear, or pass out, or both. Instead of shaking his freaky robot persona and saying, "Aw, man, I'm really sorry!" or something he just turned on his stiff, robotic heel and slowly, jerkily made his way back out to the street.

I stayed in the store for a long time before I could go back outside. That man seriously freaked my freak freak!!! And it sure didn't help my phobia.

When my husband and I were on our honeymoon in Hawaii there was another guy doing his robot thing. Except, we couldn't tell which was the real guy and which was just a prop.

Turns out the real guy is the man siting down, with the fake leg! Although, he was NOT scary because he didn't move. ;-)

Have a great Thursday and Friday everyone!


  1. Hahaha clowns freak me too. I was given a book for Christmas where dozens of celebrities wrote a page or two about why they are scared of clowns.

  2. Ruth Ann, you have given me a new perspective on things. My oldest son has always said he is terrified of clowns. This kid isn't scared of many things, but he has always said that about the clowns. I have always thought he was just pulling my leg, but perhaps he is serious.

    Have a good time in AZ, and don't forget to leave a comment on the update post when you get back.

  3. Ruth Anne! What part of AZ? I live in AZ! How fun!! Hope you have a wonderful wonderful time!

    Girl, what a FREAKY thing for that man to do! That is just plain out cruel... wrong wrong... don't like that kind of stuff either... not at all!! Love the pic of the stationary guy tho! That is doable!! LOL!!

    Hugs.. Amy