Guys, this is my theme song right now. I keep walking around singing it because I"m feeling MUCH better after the gastric bypass surgery. I felt like I had turned a corner this past Saturday, but yesterday I realized I turned an even better corner. My tiny meals are staying down, I'm sleeping somewhat better, I'm starting to move more and get more stuff done around the house and -- oh yeah -- I'm down 20 pounds from just a few weeks ago, with my bodyfat percentage going from 52 percent to 45 percent. Boom!
I was discussing carbonated drinks and caffeine with some friends on Facebook earlier today, and how they're off limits for some time after bariatric surgery. While I LOVE coffee and just put a new canister into my Sodastream, I started tapering off on caffeine this past week, getting ready for no caffeine for awhile. And right now, the only fizzy thing I'm drinking is kombucha. I'm hoping I can let it get a bit flat and just drink half a bottle at a time after awhile. I'm not sure what else I'll be eschewing immediately before and after surgery, but I keep humming Imagine Dragons' song "Whatever It Takes," because I know it'll be worth it in the long term.
Hard to believe this song, one of my all-time favorites, is 30 years old. Seems like it could have been written, oh, 6 months ago.
Hey, Tunes for Tuesday returns! I've been (barely) working out at home and listening to sports talk radio so I've been OUT. OF. THE. LOOP. on cool workout songs, but I actually changed the station in my car the other day and was rewarded with this great song from Portugal. The Man. I'm featuring a live version because why not?
I heard this in the gym yesterday morning and it made my cardio a lot more fun. Even the trainers were singing along. I totally wanted a flashmob of singers and dancers to appear but that didn't happen. Maybe next time!
Oh, hi there! I haven't blogged much the past few weeks. I had a killer head cold, then my eyes went all wonky and I got one of them lasered (It's still a little hard to see the computer screen but I'm coming for you next month, left eye!), then I got caught up on writing and am working on other, much bigger "stuff," now it's Thanksgiving week. But this song keeps popping into my head, especially after what happened a few weeks ago.
Sitting here amid lanterns, batteries and glow sticks, this is the first song that popped into my head. Be careful out there, East Coast!
As a former "weird little girl" who preferred roller skating and making forts in the vacant lot to more girly stuff, I just love this video. (h/t to Susana!):
This song is currently making the rounds on a super cool back-to-school ad and it reminded me just how much I miss my De La Soul cassette tape. I need to get this into my iPod.
I listened to this album on the plane ride home Sunday. I also frequently listen to it when working out. It's pretty chill but up-tempo enough for working out. (Why isn't Ingrid Michaelson a superstar?)