First, I got a facebook message last night from a friend from high school who is starting a 12 week healthy living challenge. Basically, people pay into a pool, and then weekly get points for doing things that are healthy. So it's not just about losing the most weight, but about really getting into healthy habits. I was one bazillion percent SOLD. (Also, if you're interested in doing it, we start on Monday, I can get you in touch with my friend before then.)
Less than 12 hours later and Colleen, one of my favorite twitter friends/heroes/inspirations blogs about the 16 week super-bitchin' rockstar challenge. She wants to lose 37 lbs in 16 weeks before her trip to the Bahamas (lucky!) so now, it's setting a specific amount you want to lose in 16 weeks and trying to get there. My goal is 40 lbs, which is 2.5/week--nothing to sniff at.
These two things were just what I needed to get back off of my ass and going, going, going. I'm done dealing w/ the drama of this past week(end) beyond being supportive to my family, so I am not letting myself be distracted any more.
Album of the Day
The Age of Adz, Sufjan Stevens
If I could carry a musician around in my pocket all the time, it would be Sufjan. So amazingly talented. It's not for everyone, to be sure (Vegs thinks its really self-indulgent), but I think it's perfection. This particular album is a departure from his earlier, folky stuff, which I prefer, but I still think this album is divine.
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