Black Hole

Ok so you know that song Supermassive Black Hole by Muse (also known as that cool song that plays during the baseball scene in Twilight) ?


I love that song. It’s great to run to and drive to. It’s not so great when it is the theme of your day. Supermassive black hole issue number one: There is a ginromous hole in our yard. I have never seen it before and it looks big enough for a badger or something to live in. I keep telling myself maybe its a cuddly rabbit living down in there but we all know the truth. Its a snake or something terrible. So now I am obsessed with this hole. The hubs swears it has “always been there” and “nothing is living in it’ but I know better. 🙂 Next supermassive black hole issue: there is a huge black void on my laptop screen.

Yep. Something has gone horribly wrong with my screen. The lap top is one masters degree plus 2 years old (so like going on 5 years)  and worth less than the cost of the repair so it looks like I am in the market for a new laptop. What kind of laptop do you have? Do you love it? I have been coveting the pink laptops by Dell for a while. How nice would it be to write Running In Pink Project on a pink laptop? I think its meant to be!

Now, my last black hole moment is that I finally seem to be over the big black holes ie: ZEROS that have haunted my weight loss for the last 3 weeks. I lost 3.2 lbs today for a total of 33.6.  This is pretty exciting because I am 1.6 lbs away from a 35 pound loss, 4.8 lbs away from making my May mini challenge and 8lbs away from my first major goal point. So YAY! I am sticking with my scale free living this week. Eat Well, Workout Hard, and Stress Less. That is my mantra!

I started my morning with another “to go” breakfast sandwich from the hubs. He is the best breakfast maker ever. I also took a princess cup of coffee.

Lunch was a whole grain bun with turkey, spinach, lettuce, tomato, onion, bell peppers, banana peppers and pickles. Essentially it was a veggie sandwich with a little turkey. I also had a side of tart green apple slices. I did get the sandwich from Subway. Subway was never on my “naughty list” for the fast food challenge but I avoided it anyway just to see if I could (and I did). I don’t love Subway but I was wanting all of those veggies today. Lately I have been craving grains/protein/veggies in combination. Maybe my body is trying to tell me something.

I also had a Kashi granola bar later in the afternoon. These TLC bars are awesome. Pretty low calorie for a bar and you know me and dried cranberries. I love this!

Dinner tonight was chicken mug soup ala Rachael Ray. I love this because its healthy and comforting. My major substitution is using fat free 1/2 and 1/2 instead of cream. The calories I save in this case are worth the unnaturalness that comes from fat free cream.  Ivery much prefer organic whole foods but sometimes you have to make a sacrifice. This was the perfect meal for a rainy evening in. (That is paprika on the reduced fat crescent rolls).

Tonight I am packing my gym bag (running and body pump tomorrow), catching up on TIVO (2 episodes of Chuck to watch), and sending another card to my papaw ala caring in pink project. Plus I miss him terribly. My heart breaks not getting to see him. I am sending him a card a week until I can get “home”. I think it will help us both feel happier.

What is your favorite rainy day meal?

Be Thankful Each Day in the Month of May: Today I am thankful for my hair stylist Caleb. He is the bees knees and puts up with all of my crazy ideas. <3


  1. Kristen says:

    I have a Dell. It’s red and I LOVE it. I upgraded to the bigger screen and bigger keyboard so it has a number pad on the right. So it’s like a regular keyboard and not all mini and wee. Fabulous!

    Awesome job on the loss! And I love that you’re sending Pawpaw a card every week. That’s the sweetest. I’m sure he loves getting them.

  2. Brandi says:

    I love Dell! I recently bought Studio 15 and added all sorts of upgrades. I’ve had it for 9 months and LOVE it! It happens to be available in pink 😉

  3. Jadielady says:

    Hello! I think I’ve been lurking, this may be my first comment! I love my Acer laptop. I would recommend NOT to get a Dell, unless you get some kind of good discount or something through work. They used to be the best, but now the laptops seem to last until a week or so after the warranty dies.
    I’ve had my Acer for 4 years though!

    Wanted to let you know you’ve really inspired me to work on eating better and get more active! Thanks!!!

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