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Clean Eating Weeks 2 and 3

So weeks 2 and 3 of P and I’s 6 week clean eating challenge have come and gone.  We are both alive AND I am here to tell you it is not the end of the world if you cut alcohol, sweets and other junk out of your diet.  Boy, it sure seems like the end of the world though. Ugh.

As far as the scale goes, I have lost 6 pounds and P has lost…

18 pounds!!!

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God I hate men!  Why is it so easy for them to lose weight?  Why?!?!

Let me just table my anger about the fact that life isn’t fair and focus on the positive changes I have noticed over the first few weeks.

  • Energy rising.  Like a phoenix from the ashes, I feel like a new lady when it comes to life.  Cooking more, cleaning more, and being nice to my husband…weird.  I feel like a 1950s housewife.  Just one that drops more F bombs.
  • Maybe she’s born with it.  tumblr_mf28lgwIkP1rlyreko1_500My skin feels better and looks better (thanks for noticing Channing). For the first time in I don’t know how long, I didn’t break out into my normal acne ridden face when Aunt Flo came to visit…weird.
  • Tapping into my genius.  If you read this blog even on a semi-regular basis, you know that I am a gal who LOVES mindless TV (i.e., Real Housewives of Insert Any City Here).  Over the last few weeks though, I have recently started watching documentaries and…wait for it…science shows…weird AND WTF!!watch-out-we-got-a-badass-over-here-meme

Yes, P misses his beer and I miss wine and chocolate and pizza and wine (had to list it twice since I miss it so much), but we feel good.  Is this what being sober feels like?

Here is hoping the next 3 weeks run as smooth as my baby soft skin!

Thanks for reading, and have a cocktail for me tonight!

Ang

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Martin Lawrence Randomness

You know how sometimes someone pops into your head that you haven’t thought about in ages?  Then you can’t stop thinking about them and it starts driving you crazy?!

Well that person for me today was Martin Lawrence.  When I was a kid, I was obsessed with his show aptly titled “Martin”.   Today I have been asking everyone I have crossed paths with (all 6 of them) if they used to watch “Martin” too but kept getting the same response of

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Not sure why Mr. Lawrence popped in my head today, but now I am staying up past my bedtime watching old clips of his show on youtube.  Am I crazy or does anyone else remember this hilarious show and Shanaynay and all of the Damn, Ginas?  Anyone?

Ang

 

Friday Night for a Thirtysomething

MjAxMy0zOGE4ZDQ3OGFlZjExODE1_50fa1465a150fMy 20s were spent going out EVERY SINGLE FRIDAY NIGHT. Now that I am in my early 30s, I am thoroughly enjoying spending Friday evenings in.  I opted out of going out tonight and decided to JUST STAY IN.

Instead of dinner at an overpriced trendy restaurant, I am enjoying an “Amy’s” frozen meal.

I am watching “Newlyweds:  Nick and Jessica” season 2 (it’s ok, you can judge) instead of paying $10 to see the latest blockbuster movie.

As I sit here writing this blog, I am enjoying a glass (or two) of modestly priced red wine with my dogs by my side rather than hanging out with my friends at a club where the music is too loud to have a conversation.

At 30, this is what a perfect Friday night consists of for me:

Yep.  Some may think my Friday night is officially “lame”  but I couldn’t be more content.

Hope all of you out there are enjoying your Friday night as much as I am.

Ang

Dreaming about the Emmys…

There is nothing worse than having no TV the night the Emmys are on (obviously there are A LOT of things that are worse than missing the Emmys, but just go with me on this and L”emmy” explain).  television-static-flickr2Since we cut off our cable to save some extra dough, it really has not been all that bad, except for breaking up with Bravo (God, I miss those botoxed bitches).  Tonight though is rough.  I WANT to watch the Emmys, but it is not meant to be.  Must keep my mind busy and I will settle for the highlights tomorrow.

So instead of the Emmys, I decided to bake 4 dozen oatmeal chocolate chip walnut cookies and do day 5 of my 30 day squat challenge I found online.30-Day-Squat-Challenge-1024x784  And yes, I am well aware of the paradox of how I spent my night.

Thanks for peering into my sad Emmyless life but join me back here tomorrow for an all new blog in which I will most likely spew self-hatred for eating a dozen of those aforementioned cookies.

Ang

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This is what happens when you are bored and online…

Last night I found myself going down the dark hole that is the internet.  It always starts off innocently enough.  328927_working_with_laptop_3You google or youtube a song that your friend told you “you have to hear” or an article that is a “must read” and then once we are online to listen to said song or to read said article our fingers start to type what our mind is randomly thinking about at the moment.  Next thing you know you are watching cat videos and your life is officially sad…

Back to last night.  I stumbled upon a way to save time.  Major time.  We all love TV and have oodles of shows that we would love to see but just can’t seem to find the time for.

The solution to this problem:  Just youtube the finale.  You know how the show ends without committing to hours upon hours of binge watching.  Okay, sure you lose the connection to the characters and the storyline, but you get to save an insane amount of time to do more productive things like hang out with your family, friends and write a blog that tens of people read.

Here are a few shows that I would have loved to watch but no longer have to:

Six Feet Under

Dexter

The Sopranos

Some of you make be thinking that this is the worst idea ever, but this is what happens when you are bored and online.

Until tomorrow,

Ang

P.S. What the hell!  I am even going to add a poll to this blog to see if anyone besides me thinks this is a genius idea.

 

A Very Real Love For The Real Housewives

53217536Though it has only been a handful of weeks since we made the decision to cut off our cable in order to save money, it feels like months at times. Especially when I know that one of my Real Housewives shows on Bravo is on and I am now out of the loop when it comes to all of the drama of these ladies.

My husband always asks what it is about these shows that I love? He legitimately gets upset about me watching these women cat fight it up. He says things like “You are such a smart, brilliant woman who is so out of my league on all levels but I can’t understand why you watch these women. Do you idolize them? Do you want to be like them? Why, just why?” 

Why?  Here is my defense for the love I have for these housewives.

It is a way for me to unwind and shut off my smart and brilliant brain.  rs_560x415-140310114344-1024-real-housewives-of-orange-county.ls.31014I work 40 hours a week where I read.  ALL.  DAY.  LONG.  I read code.  I edit.  Find issues/conflicts.  Then read some more.  My brain is fried each night and wants to be done thinking at the end of each workday.  Enter The Real Housewives of Orange County, The Real Housewives of New York, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and The Real Housewives of  New Jersey.  I didn’t mention the Miami housewives because a girl needs to have standards.

All of their drama and materialism makes my tired brain strangely happy.

Do I admire these women?  No and yes.  Let me explain.

The Real Housewives of New York City - Season 6When it comes to money and materialism, no.  If I were ever in the financial position to be able to afford a $12,000 handbag,  I would hope I would find a better way in which to spend that $12,000.  I would never wear furs or snake skin shoes.  It is also very evident that some of these women live far BEYOND their means.  For all of these reasons, it is an affirmative no. I don’t admire the real housewives when it comes to their spending.

When it comes to how some of the housewives use the show as a platform to promote their brand, company, or cause, then yes.  I do admire them.

293.Frankel.tg.083011A good example of one of these housewives is Bethenny Frankel, one of the original housewives of New York.  In seasons 1 and 2 she is constantly hustling and mentioning the Skinnygirl Margarita.  She was the first housewife to realize that the show was a stage for her to strut around and preach to millions about her product.  Fast forward a few years and she ended up selling her Skinnygirl cocktails to Jim Beam for a reported $100 million.  Watching a woman who was one of the “poor” housewives turn herself into a multi-millionaire is something that any person should admire.

Lastly, I  want to make one more argument for why I love the Real Housewives franchise.  Their drama is not mine.  As a woman and an owner of a vagina, I crave drama!  All of us women do, and this is the best case scenario.  We get our drama fix without feeling the need to go out into the world and stir the pot.  So to my husband, you should be so thankful for my addiction to these shows.  Without them, I fear I may  have the urge to start creating drama in my real life.

Andy Cohen, if you could make all of the episodes of the Real Housewives available for free on http://www.bravotv.com that would be just lovely and a real marriage saver!

Thanks for reading and join me back here tomorrow for an all new blog in my #93daysofblogging challenge!

Ang

Three Things I Want This July 2014!

It is officially August but I forgot my three things post for the month of July.  The summer is just going too fast!  So here it is, the three things I want for July 2014!

  • Baby Feet.

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These tired old dogs need a facelift and I would LOVE to try this product out.  It works like this:

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I know it’s gross, but yet oddly ap”peel”ing!

http://www.babyfootusa.com

  • Sex and the City:  The Complete Series.

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Confession time:  I actually already own this but the packaging has some water damage and I think Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte can all agree that everything should come with a perfect “package” (*wink* *wink*).  I loved this show in my 20s but I really LOVE these gals in my 30s.   I can identify with each of these women now.  My love life is reminiscent of Carrie’s (P, you are most definitely my Mr. Big), struggling with fertility issues like Charlotte, unfiltered and inappropriate at times like Samantha, and brutally honest sometimes in the harshest way like Miranda.

http://www.amazon.com

  • LEGO Sunglasses!

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Give your sunglasses a very colorful customization in the funnest way possible:  LEGOS!

http://www.odditymall.com/lego-sunglasses

So there is my wish list for the month of July!

Thanks for reading and see ya back here tomorrow for an all new blog in my #93daysofblogging challenge!

Ang

Signs it is time to clean your house

Found something the other day (actually my husband did) that was horrifying yet oddly hypnotizing but altogether a good reminder that I really, Really, REALLY need to clean out the clutter.

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I actually own not one, not two, BUT three seasons of Newlyweds Nick & Jessica on DVD.  So shameful.  Though I will probably watch the DVDs one last time before they end up right where their marriage did…in the dump (just kidding Mom, I will so take them to Goodwill…but saying Goodwill didn’t really work for my mediocre joke).

Thanks for reading and let me know what the most embarrassing DVDs you own are (besides porn).

Ang