“Didn’t you know you had that much power? You can move mountains. You can do anything.” Bob Ross

I’ve been swamped (it actually took me 4 hours just to get this post completed with all the interruptions) and completely drained of energy over the last week, so I’ll make this post a quickie to simply catch up on my 30-day song challenge…I’ll get deep later, folks…but here, enjoy the only productive thing I did at home all weekend, I hung my new mug rack!

For the 1st, a song I like with a color in the title…”Hot Tequila Brown” by Jamiroquai. This one is from their Dynamite album, I love their combo of modern electric and that’s 70’s funk with a disco flare. This song keeps me moving during workouts!

For the 2nd day, a song I like with a number in the title…”A Lifetime or Two” by Jessica Molaskey. Come on guys, I grew up just outside Kansas City, you know I need some jazz on this list. This one is a favorite because it always reminds me that no matter how much you plan out your life, things will never turn out exactly how you planned — and that’s alright because sometimes it’s much better.

For the 3rd day, a song that reminds me of summertime…how do I narrow this down to just one?! I’m going to go with something a little unexpected, ” Hands to Heaven” by Breathe. My brother and I would always spend the summer days at my Grandma Freda’s house, along with several our cousins. My older cousin, Dawn, would always have MTV on non-stop everyday. I remember waiting for this video to come on and I’d sprint to the “tv room” and watch the girl dancing on her pointe shoes. I mean, I could’ve chosen R. Kelly’s “Happy Summertime” for obvious reasons, but I’ll go with a childhood memory instead.

For the 4th day, a song that reminds you of someone you’d rather forget…ha haaaaaa, oh yes, I have someone I wish I’d never met, I let him get to me and let all those teenage emotions derail all the good things I had going for me in high school. Ben Folds’ “Selfless, Cold and Composed.” To this day, it infuriates me how he could remain so calm and nonchalant when he knew he was destroying me, it was almost like it was fun for him. And he didn’t care, not even a bit, never an apology, couldn’t even have the decency to ever give me a straight answer, or simply speak the truth. I know I don’t swear a lot on here, but I believe this one ‘fuck’ is justified — fuck you, Jeff. You were the worst thing that could’ve happened to me in high school, my life would’ve been infinitely more successful, peaceful, and happy if I’d never met you. You are a terrible person.

For the 5th day, a song that needs to be played loud…um, don’t they all? It has to be “Ain’t It Beautiful” by ZO2. A few years ago, I cut the section where Paulie Z lets loose the most epic wail EVER (at the 3:07 mark) and used that as my ring tone to wake up to… it was fantastic!

For the 6th day, a song that makes you want to dance…at this very moment, I’m really into Bruno Mars’ “Chunky”! 😄 I don’t have any ‘big ol’ hoops’ myself, but this song has me about to go buy some…

And lastly, for the 7th day, a song to drive to…no doubt, Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” If you are driving in your car and this song comes on, if there is anyone in your car who does not channel their inner Freddy Mercury and belt out every last word, pull over and kick them to the side of the road immediately. There’s no room in your life for those kind of people!

I’ll get back to the important topics tonight when (hopefully) I have a spare moment after dinner, parent teacher conferences, tending to sick kids, trying to keep myself from catching the plague…until then…

~~ Amie

Author: lifedeathdieting

My story is the same as most women, all was fine with my health, weight and body -- until I had kids. My metabolism is nearly non-existent, it seems I have to put in 10X more effort as anyone else to loose even 1 pound (yet, I can gain weight almost instantly if I allow myself even a single cheat day), I'm embarrassed to say how many different diets I've tried and bombed, and most days the motivation simply isn't there. I have even met much resistance with people in my life, dieting and loosing weight is such a common topic, I think it is often minimized just because so many people talk about it everyday. Friends and family always brush it off like its something I can do if I just stop whining about it and just do it -- but I can't, I've learned over the last 17 years that it is far more complicated than "just doing it." Exercising is difficult with all the loose skin and fat that sags on my abdomen...but I need to exercise to get all that fat off...but many exercises I can't do because the fat and skin are in the way...it's a loose-loose at the moment. But there is a new dawn on the weight loss horizon, I have finally begin to drop some weight, and I am slowly figuring out where my buggaboos are hiding within my mind and my diet. I am sharing this journey to chronicle the successes and failures on my return to health.

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