Ugh, for the past week and a half I have not been feeling good at all. As if my crazy cycle wasn't enough I found out some sad news on Friday which made matters worse as I got a migraine that evening. Glad that things are looking better, far better this week! As I hadn't been feeling good and had been trying to catch up with everything, I missed posting yesterday on Halloween which is one of my all time favorite holidays ever! :*(
I'm rather disappointed in myself as last month was both Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month and I didn't mention them once!
While I'm too young for annual mammograms I do frequently check my breasts for any changes. As I get older, I like the idea of mammogram on my birthday as it's a day I'm unlikely to forget. Early detection is key in breast cancer but in the even that cancer is found, it isn't an automatic death sentence as my beautiful and courageous friend Lucia
has talked about her fight against it.
Victims of domestic violence is a huge cause for me. In college, I volunteered at the local women's shelter and came across women of all races, religions, economic backgrounds. It hits close to home as I've had many friends in abusive relationships. Thankfully, a lot of them have since left those relationships. There were times where situations had escalated to the point where we had to notify the authorities.
Nobody ever has the right to abuse you!!! (this was not always the case!) I'm not talking just about physical abuse but abuse of any kind. It would break my heart when my friends would tell me they felt that they deserved it.
Speaking of deserving things I loved yesterday's Oprah where she mentioned that we all deserve good things in our lives and she's trying to convince the world to stage their own reinvention! Everyone deserves to feel fabulous! Preach on Oprah, saving the world a person at a time!
Jumping on the bandwagon of reinvention are my mom and my oldest friend from high school. My mom has been plagued with a series of illnesses and is in really bad shape, I've been trying to convince her for some time now to join me on my journey and change her eating habits and start exercising. I'm happy to report she's on day three of daily exercise!!
As far as my oldest friend from high school, I saw her last month (she lives in a different city and we only see each other once a year) and was concerned as she seemed to be at a very unhappy place with herself, mainly physically but with other things as well. I reached out to her and shared with her my own journey and offered to be her personal motivator and I'm happy to report that today is her first day on joining Curves
Fabulous! Yesterday while on the treadmill I was watching www.mtv.com
and saw the new www.madonna.com
video. Props to Madonna for sampling ABBA's Gimme, Gimme, Gimme! That's my favorite ABBA song ever!
I also saw the video for www.blackeyedpeas.com
video for "My Hump." Some of the lyrics to this song are:
"You love my lady lumps,
My hump, my hump, my hump"
"They say I'm really sexy,
The boys they wanna sex me.
They always standing next to me,
Always dancing next to me,
Tryin' a feel my hump, hump.
Lookin' at my lump, lump."
When I hear "hump" I think of either Quasimoto or Osteoporosis
! And lady lumps sounds so incredibly gross!
I lost 1.2 lbs this week which isn't bad but not exactly the best either. This was the quote WW gave me:
WAY TO GO! Congratulations for losing weight this week. We hope you're thrilled with the result. Here's a quote by Aristotle that we thought might strike a chord with you: "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit." Keep practicing your excellence and have a great week.
They ALWAYS give me that quote! Bastards! I feel so cheated!
Oh well, by the end of today I plan on responding to e-mails from a week ago and including more blog links on this site. I'm so far behind on everything but hope to be caught up by the end of this week. It's a new day, a new month - I'm going to reinvent myself....and my hump!