Friday, September 7, 2012

7 Quick Takes



Thanks, Jen, for hosting!

1. All or nothing blogger

For me, blogging seems to be "feast or famine." I may have a post a day for a week and then not blog for two weeks.  Well, since my hubby is out of town, I wrote  a lot of posts the other night.  So look for many, not too interesting posts, from me in the next several days!

In case you have forgotten, I am hosting a fundraiser for the Little Flower Projects.  They care for orphans with special medical needs in China.  Need a reason to go register?? Think of this cutie getting the medical care she needs and being adopted.



3. Need another reason to donate to the virtual run? 
Check out the really cool giveaway items that have been donated.  If you are registered, you are entered to win.  But, there are MANY wanys to get extra entries, so spread the word and increase your chances of winning! These are just a few of the items . . .
 
 



4.  7
 
 

I am reading 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess right now.  Have any of you read it?  Jen Hatmaker is funny and it is a very easy, thought provoking read.  To give you a brief intro, Jen looked at 7 areas: clothing, shopping, media, stress, food, waste and possessions and limited each for a month.  It makes me want to try the whole experiment.  But I think I would have an issue with clothes  . . . 7 pieces of clothing for a month seems a bit hard . . . could I count workout clothes separately?

5.  The Skinny Rules
 
I just read The Skinny Rules by Bob Harper.  And I liked it. A lot.  It was basic, no nonsense guidelines for eating to help you get and stay thin.  It is balanced and not crazy strict.  Of course I have followed it for a week and have not lost ONE. SINGLE. POUND. I am beginning to think that I will be stuck at the weight I am at forever . . .

6.  Marathon humor
Saw this yesterday and it made me laugh.  Check the origin of the marathon, if you have no idea what this means.

7. Some orphan cuteness to end the week!
 
 

Have a great weekend everyone!

4 comments:

  1. oh...I might have to get that book, 'skinny rules'. WEirdly enough, when I lost some weight before, I found a lot of inspiration and ideas from the 'biggest loser' books. YAY!

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  2. #1: I'm that way too.

    #2: I'm a preemie and I have a preemie. I still have one of Daniel's preemie diapers and it's about the size of the palm of my (tiny) hands.

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  3. Katie- I have contacted all of my runner friends across the U.S. and gave them a link to your blog, so I hope you gain some more entries from them! entries!! Afraid to read B. Harper's book....is he going to tell me no beer?? No homemade bread??? No chocolate?? I think I'd rather carry the muffin top around!! ;) Have a great weekend!!

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  4. Since we just moved, we are financially strapped (actually borrowing money from friends to eat!!) but if you fundraise again, please let us know. I would love to help.

    And I love Bob!! I might have to pick up the book too. Although, you reallllllllyyyy don't have any weight to lose so don't get discouraged if you can't drop them fast. :)

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