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Monday, August 31, 2009

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I now weigh 189, also known as less than I have since, I dunno, early 1991? I moved my ticker again; now my intermediate goal is 180. My long-term goal continues to be 146.

Yesterday, we went to a Red Sox game. It was fun (I always have a super time at Fenway) and I paid attention when the players' weights and heights were revealed, which is during the second run through the line up.

Well. I'm lighter than almost all of the Red Sox now, or at least lighter than the players they fielded on 8/30. Only Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia weigh less, and not by much (185 and 180, respectively). Pitcher Paul Byrd is a pound more than I am. David Ortiz, Jason Varitek, Rocco Baldelli, JD Drew, Kevin Youkilis, Alex Gonzalez and Victor Martinez all weigh more.

Last year, I outweighed all of them, and a lot of them are a good six or so inches taller than I am. Next year I have little doubt that I'd be able to sit on even Dustin Pedroia's lap without squishing him.

This is assuming he'd let me, seeing as he and I are married, and not to each other. Plus if I was on his lap I'd tell him to tidy up his beard. I figure it's gotta be adding at least a pound to his total.

After the game, we walked home from Fenway. My husband thought it would take us up to two hours. It took an hour and a half, for about 9,000 steps, which is close to four miles.

This year, it was a question as to whether we would walk, and Mr. J asked me more than once if I wanted to stop.

Next year, we will walk, and there will be no question.

Even if Dustin Pedroia fails to tidy up his beard.
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  • TELERIE
    Just love your blogs! Keep on hopping down the scale!! I remember when my walks were MUCH shorter than now, and I run "the long round" by my house now. Where will we be next year, eh?
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    Fantasies are strange sometimes when turned into reality, so be careful what you wish for.

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    GO JANET, GO JANET!! You are just all types of awesomeness! And you never know, you may get to sit on his lap. hehe

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    OH and thanks for stopping by my blog. Yeah I am still working on that plan u know? The eating out is a really hard thing for me. And you would think that I don't know how to cook. I guess it's a bad habit I picked up being young & living in the city.

    OH yeah & I just look too. lol These trainers are not my type as I get to know them, but I just admire their muscles! lol
    4072 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/1/2009 9:47:36 AM
  • QUEENOTHEFOREST
    I want to sit in Mike Lowell's lap please.

    Congrats on the new low. Spectacular job.

    Like Carol, I get all your audio at once. Sometimes I try to listen between the words. Quite crazy actually.
    4072 days ago
  • BOOTS
    Congrats on the new low...and on the lap-sitting fantasy...and on the walk...and on the win.

    Here is an odd thing...when I open your blogs, all of your vlogs start to play at once...a mass of gibberish...like a vlog gumbo. Any ideas? If not..no problem. It's kinda fun.
    4072 days ago
  • LIV2RIDE
    That's great that you walked. No traffic headache...no parking headache...and extra steps for the day. Good for you!

    emoticon on the weightloss.
    4073 days ago
  • LAB-LOVER
    Oh, I'd sit in Jacoby's lap before I'd sit in Dustin's! Given the choice that is. Of course Jason would be first in line before all of them!

    You know meeting Jason is on my bucket list. I've actually sat and thought about what I would say to him if I met him. But sitting on his lap... I just can't even think about that!

    But I digress -- congrats on the walk! We usually park at Longwood and in my old days I thought it was a HUGE schlep to the park... I'd be tired by the time we got there and dreading the walk back. Now... it's a skip around the blog.

    Glad you got to see our boys win!
    4073 days ago
  • MS.ELENI
    I always enjoy your blogs.
    4073 days ago
  • GEE-KNEE
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    Nothing like hitting a weight you haven't seen in like 20 years. I bet that feels fantastic. So very very very cool. I am so happy for you. I hope to be there soon myself (i am trailing behind you by 17 pounds), and I haven't been under 200 since high school, so that's..., hmm, 1990 for me.
    4073 days ago
  • WOLFKITTY
    HEheee. Nothing like the feeling of having a CHOICE to do something like that walk. :)
    4073 days ago
  • VEEJAY3
    My husband just went to the Green Day concert here in Denver (my 17-year-old son actually had to miss it because of a high-school sports trip, which was tragic!) and he could NOT stop talking about it. He's a musician, and has gone to literally hundred of concerts -- and he said Green Day was like no other, ever. So much energy that he literally said he would not have been in the least surprised to see the roof literally explode off the arena and the crowd just spontaneously combust.

    He was soooo impressed. are you a fan?
    4073 days ago
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