Weight Watchers: Week 2

Result: -2
Total: -4.4

I was a little bummed about being 0.6 pounds from my first 5 pound sticker, but I was still really happy with a 2 pound loss. I really didn’t feel good about last week. Plus, the night before my weigh-in was the New Kids on the Block concert, and even though I watched what I ate for dinner and counted into my points for the day I was still nervous. I think I’ll continue to be nervous and apprehensive for a while, but I’m sure that’s normal.

I hope this 2 pound a week weight loss continues. At that rate, I’ll be around 12 pounds lost by Thanksgiving. However, I’m sure it will slow. I’ll be happy with even 1 pound a week. Anything 1 pound and more is good in my book, though I have to keep telling myself that any loss, no matter how small, is a loss.

Partying like it’s 1990

In 1990, all the girls at the New Kids on the Block concert were accompanied by their parents. Last night, all the girls were drunk.

What a difference 20 years makes.

That was pretty much the only difference between my first New Kids concert (which happened to be my first concert) and last night’s concert. Well, that and the fact that the guys are now much hotter. 🙂

My sil and I headed over to the Gwinnett Arena after dinner, and we were surprised at how packed it was. We had to park over by the arts center where she got married, which is a nice little walk to the arena. I figured it would be sold out, but I didn’t think we’d have to park *that* far away. It was a nice bit of exercise, though.

After we found our fabulous seats on the club level, we headed back downstairs to get shirts and new buttons, though Rachel wore her 1988 button rather than her new one. I wish I’d been able to find my old buttons!

nkotb concert

nkotb concert

The show was amazing. It was probably one of the best I’ve been to. The guys are really talented, and it was so much fun to sing along. It’s funny how quickly the words to all those old songs I haven’t heard in 20 years came back to me. It was also great to see that they still used all those awesome dance moves from the 1980s.

nkotb concert

nkotb concert

They ended the regular set with their new single, Summertime, which is one of my favorite songs, and then did an encore of Step by Step and Hangin’ Tough.

Last night’s concert also brought back a lot of memories. The last time I saw the New Kids, my dad was with me. He took me as a reward for getting straight As. He probably should have thought that through more since I always got straight As, but as much as he mocks it, I know he enjoyed it. In fact, he called me last night on my way to the arena and after I had arrived to ask me to call him during one of the songs so he could hear it. I think he was wishing he was there. At least that’s what I like to think.

So even though I’m hoarse and partially deaf, last night was definitely one of the most fun nights I’ve had in a while. It was a lot of fun hanging out with my sil (and it was her first New Kids concert, which made it even more fun!) and reverting back to my 10-year-old self. Here’s to hoping they stay together for a while and tour again next year.

Cartersville’s Newest Morning Show Hosts

It’s going to be a Schulman overload on my station’s morning show on Friday. Our morning show host will be gone, so Joe and I are doing the show for the first hour. I was a little hesitant to do it on my own because, well, I’m not nearly as funny and witty as Kevin is, but I figured I’d be fine doing it with Joe. He’s funny enough for the both of us. Here’s the promo we made for it, which will run tomorrow.


In other news, I’m leaving here in about 30 minutes to head to Duluth to meet up with my sister-in-law for the New Kids on the Block concert. I cannot even tell you how excited I am. It’s going to be a fun night — a long night, but most definitely a fun one. At least I have something to cover tomorrow night so I will be able to come in to work late. Now, I just hope I can roll out of bed in time for my weigh in.

Parrot Suit Up!*

Joe set a new record Saturday night: he was the first *parrot* to cross the finish line at the Southern Shuffle.


Yes, my husband and my brother wore parrot costumes for the race. Randy found the suits he had bought for a date auction he and Ryan were in a couple of years ago in the back of his Jeep Saturday afternoon and asked Joe if he’d be up for wearing them for fun. How could Joe turn that offer down?

They were a hit! Several girls had their pictures taken with them, and numerous people approached us to ask why in the world they were wearing parrot costumes. Did they lose a dare? No, it was just for fun, the parrots responded.

As the runners took off, Joe passed a bunch of people and said he heard comments like, “Wow, the parrots really *can* run,” and, “I can’t be beat by a parrot!” The guys ended up doing pretty well, and Joe broke a personal record for one of his miles despite being in a hot costume.

While Joe and Randy ran the 3k, my mom; Randy’s girlfriend, Tina; and I did the 1-mile walk. We had a blast, and I pushed ahead of them at the very end to cross the non-finish line first. I say that because the walkers weren’t allowed to actually cross the finish line. We just walked to the side of it. It was actually quite disappointing, since it was my first race, but hopefully the organizers will make some changes next year.


After the race, we headed to the Haunted Barn. In the more than 10 years that it’s been around, I had never been, despite how close it is to my parents’ house.



It was pretty good. It was more startling than scary, but it was fun. At the end, we had to make our way through a maze in complete darkness to get outside. I thought there would be some light creeping in, but it was pitch black. It was really weird. It took us a while, but we finally got through. I was just glad I had made Joe go first!

Now, Joe wants to find more races that I can walk in. It was a lot of fun and made me feel like I was actually accomplishing something even though I can’t run.

*”Suit up!” is a saying from How I Met Your Mother. If you haven’t watched it, do so. There you have my recommendation for the day.

Weekly Winners — 10/19/08-10/25/08

Hot soup is a perfect meal on a cold day.

“Why are you leaving me??”

Running is more fun when you’re a parrot.

Check out more Weekly Winners over at Lotus’ site.

Dancing King

Today, the “Hustle” song played on our station. Every time I hear that now, I can’t help but think back to Jon and Michelle’s wedding and the fabulous wedding party dance to that song. During rehearsal the night before the wedding, none of us thought they would be able to pull it off! Check out the video. Sorry for the bad quality; I took it with my cell phone.

And, of course, the fabulous wedding party wowing everyone at the reception.


Naturally, I had to call Joe to mock him. I don’t think I’ll ever let him live this down.