Thursday, April 30, 2009

Book Review - Skinny

Review of Skinny by Laura L. Smith

So I joined a blogger review panel at and here is my review of the first book I've received from them.

Good Read for Teenage Girls

I really liked this book. It was a fast read and very entertaining. It brought me back to my high school years and the trials that a teenage girl goes through - getting good grades, participating in extracurricular activities, having your friends like you, having the cute boy date you – all important things in a teenage girl’s life. And not everything can be controlled. This is a good book for all teenage girls to read with an important message.

The main character - Melissa - is a very likeable girl that most teens will be able to relate to. When things start spiraling out of control, Melissa finds the one thing she can still control – her eating. But that turns out to be detrimental to her life and it impacts her dancing. She finally comes to terms (sort of) with her eating.

I was disappointed in the ending. If you are looking for something that will help a girl that is already anorexic, this is not the book. She is not truly over her issues with food in the end. She has basically identified there is a need to be careful and for her parents to watch but it is a battle she will have to control even after the book ended. This book is good for the upcoming teenager to understand the heartache and trials you will start to endure when entering high school and how NOT to handle the pressure.

I can not believe

how long it has been since I've been on here. Yikes! I am struggling. I did start wogging again on Tuesday. I just need to keep it up. Now if I can get my eating under control. Ugh. But I am really swamped at work so time to play on the computer. But I'm still here. Sort of!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Important News Article to Read

Check out this ARTICLE over at Sparkpeople. I was reading it and thinking to myself what the hey?!?! If you go down to the end, it says April Fool's. It sure got me!

Food Journal - Week of April 1st

April 1st

Apple Fritter Donut - (too much don't ask- let's aprozimate 600 calories)
Lean Cuisine Tortilla Crusted Fish - 330 calories (7pts) YUM!
Pretzels - 50 calories
Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge - 35 calories
100 Calorie Pack Chocolate Chip Cookies - 100 calories (DOH!)

64 ozs of water

2009 Goals Revisited

Can you believe that 1/4 of the year is OVER. O-V-E-R. So why not check to see how I'm doing with my goals?

2009 Goals

1. GET TO GOAL! (serious - no joking this year!) (Em, not doing so hot - Bascially weight wise I'm at what I started on Jan 1st. =( )
2. Run 6 5k's (approximately one every other month) (Done 1, 5 to go)
3. Run a 10K this year. (Still haven't found one to do.)
4. Exercise 4x's a week. (Um, yeah not happening currently)
5. Scrapbook at least once a month. I did in January and haven't since
6. Plan meals every week. Yeah! I am actually doing this!
8. No more diet soda - it's expensive (I can save money) and not great for you. Yeah this fell by the wayside too.
9. Use my crockpot at least once a month. (Used in Jan. but not again since)
10. Watch less TV. Um, I haven't added any shows that I wasn't already watching but I could be better.
11. Organize my home. (one room each month will take me 9 months so I may take two months on like the kitchen which is bigger). Laundry Room DONE Need to get back to this!
12. Read 12 books this year (one a month). (6 down, 6 to go).
Dancing in the Dark by Mary Jane Clark
Double Tap by Steve Martini
Suze Orman's 2009 Action Plan
Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch
Multiple Blessing
Hide in Plain Sight by Marta Perry

Um yeah, thos weight loss markers. Not doing. I need to redo them AGAIN. When, when will I get the motivation and the inkling to keep at this. I like the good for you food, it's just the bad for you food is so much easier to get to. :sigh: It's needs to stop here and NOW. Going to put my soda in the fridge for later and get a bottle of water RIGHT NOW. And I will redo my goals for the LAST TIME!!!

5/4/09 - Goal of 170
6/15/09 - Goal of 160
7/27/09 - Goal of 150
9/28/09 - Goal of 140
11/30/09 - Goal of 130