Sarah update: Well, this week was busy, just like I expected. Lots of errand-running and laundry and a whole ton of cleaning. I got to see my little sis and L last Sunday, she kind of dropped by and stayed the night, and L is just TOO FUNNY. He’s very goofy and laughs a lot, and he also tries to
eat slobber all over your face. So he’s adorable, but also kind of scary.
Tuesday was Election Day! I dragged the honeyman out of bed super early so that we could go vote without waiting in long lines. My older sis Heather came over that night for dinner (which, by the way, I made this and it was kind of awesome, I swear) and we went to the gym and watched lots of election coverage, and I stayed awake long enough for them to call it. I really like election coverage, it’s exciting and also a little nerve-wracking. This must be how guys feel when they watch really intense football games. Obviously I’m happy that Obama got re-elected. And while I don’t want to get all super-political on my blog, I do want to point out some of the assholeness of TV conservatives talking about the election. According to the exit polls, Romney got the most votes from white, suburban men over 65, which was obviously not enough to save his sorry ass. A bunch of guys like Bill O’Reilly and Limbaugh said that this isn’t a “traditional America” anymore – basically because white people aren’t the majority anymore, which means they don’t have the majority of the vote anymore. Obviously they (being rich white men) are distressed by this news, because they’re assholes, but I totally think it’s great. Maybe in the upcoming decades we’ll FINALLY have more diversity in politics and government. Also, two states legalized weed and something like four states legalized same-sex marriage. So all in all - awesome election year. I hope there’s a lot more like it.
On the weight loss front, I’m down about 22 lbs now. Only a few more lbs to go! Which means I’ll be done losing weight in another week or two, and then I’ll switch to trying to maintain a weight of around 165 lbs, and since I’m not going to stop working out I’ll probably switch to more strength training stuff. And I won’t bore you with these updates every week! I know you can’t wait for that!
When I started this a few months ago, I didn’t really take a “before” picture because I kind of just jumped right in. But Heather found a picture of us from June 2010 and then on Tuesday we took a picture together before heading to the gym, so we could compare. In the picture on the right, I was probably around 180 to 185 lbs or so (I was 190 when I started the weight-loss thing). And the picture on the left is me on Tuesday. I know it’s not a lot, but I think there’s a difference there and I’m pretty happy with it.
So hooray for almost being done! I actually think trying to stay at a certain weight will be harder than trying to lose weight… we’ll see.
What else… The Walking Dead was INSANE last week and I can’t wait to see tonight’s episode. Once Upon a Time was a really good episode too, because it’s the first time we see some of Emma’s backstory.
Bookish update: I finished The Fellowship of the Ring! I’ll hopefully be writing my review of it today or tomorrow. It took me a bit longer to finish than I was hoping, but that’s mainly because I was usually really busy or really tired or both. I enjoyed it, overall. And I’m thinking about watching the first LOTR movie, before I go on to the second book.
I’m now reading Medical Apartheid by Harriet A. Washington, apparently because I felt the need to depress the bejeezus out of myself. It’s a book chronicling the history of medical experimentation and abuse on black Americans in the last 200 years or so. It’s really interesting and obviously something people should be aware of, but it’s also nauseating / infuriating / sad / ALL THE EMOTIONS. Because seriously, how could people do crap like that to another person?
And I’m also reading the fifth Nightside book and Manhunting by Jennifer Crusie, just for some happier, fluffier fun. Cause when you want to relax in the tub with a book, you should read something happy and not something that makes you all rage-filled and disgusted with people. OR you can read Discovery magazine, which I happen to have just got in the mail yesterday, because magazines are fun to read in the tub too, even if they’re all science-y.
And on that note, I think I’m going to go read a bit and wish that I was home taking a bubble bath instead of at work. Hope everyone has a wonderful week!