Thursday, July 31, 2008

What I Did. . .

Okay before the girls get home, I thought I'd drop a quick line about what I finally decided to do last night with my me time.

I went and grabbed some chocolate from the store--can't have Marci-time without it! Went to Blockbuster and rented Fool's Gold, a movie that Erik and the girls had no desire to see. And I got to start watching it before 8:00 at night! What a treat, I usually have to wait till after the girls go to bed and then I still have to see what Erik is going to be doing before I can even think about watching a "Mommy movie."

By the way, I didn't like the movie as much as I was hoping I would. Not enough umph! The story line was not well thought out and put together.

Okay, that's not the problem there was just one story line, and the one thing I have learned from living with a writer is this, to make a really good story you need more than one well developed thought out story lines that you work together to give the story more umph.

The characters were so cliche and no one did anything out of character, another thing I've learned from Erik is that if you want your characters to fade into the background don't have them do anything outside of the norm for that character. It's when the characters do something extraordinary, or out of character, or something, that's when you remember them and fall in love with them! So I didn't fall in love with or connect with any of the characters.

The story and characters never pulled me in, I sat through the movie thinking "so what." I even got up and got a drink and something to munch on without pausing the movie. Not a good sign!

After the movie I started to reread Body For Life For Women. A much more enjoyable time was had while reading, even though I have already read the book 1 1/2 times before. I am so serious about getting in shape and getting healthy and losing all this extra weight and gaining back all my strength and then some!

I would like to be down to 150 and be in a size 8 by the end of the year. I don't think that I have ever been a size 8, all through high school and college I was a size 12-14, except for when I was so super sick and got down to just over 100 pounds. That was not healthy. And since having kids I've been a size 14-16. But no more! I am going to be healthy, fit, and cute!

So, my evening with me, myself, and I was time spent on me! I think that we all need that once in a while. Just like Erik and I need to go out on regular dates, just the two of us. I think I need some me time too!


Jennifer Flake said...

Hi Marci! Thanks for the comment on my blog!

I saw "Fools Gold" in theater with a friend! We were the ONLY people in the theater...but it was fun because we could talk the whole time!

I think it is AWESOME that you will share your pant size with us all!!! That's too cute! Good luck with the weight'll do great. I have learned that if I can just set a date and make myself eat healthy and excerize for that amount of time then I don't get discouraged. I also found that if I allow myself two days a week to eat whatever I want....then I don't feel so deprived of the goodies! ANYHOW! I am trying to get back on the "work out" band wagon too!
Okay...this is a long post...sorry!

Jennifer Flake said...

Okay...sorry I rambled on and on...I do that sometimes...

Michelle said...

Chocolate is the BEST food group there is!!! I'm so glad that you had a true "me" night. You needed one!

I feel your pain about the weight loss issues, but I know you can do it. I finally stopped fooling myself because seriously I am not going to work out in this heat. I'm going to try and refocus on the diet part now then hit it again hard when it cools down. And the battle goes on...