New Diet Plan?

Well, it’s not a huge secret to those that know me that I’ve gained weight since…. I donno, if I say High School that might be too far back, but not entirely wrong since I *have* gained weight since high school…. but who hasn’t right? RIGHT!?

Alright, that’s more like it.

Anyway, I’ve been trying feverishly– cancel that– half-heartedly to lose weight since my return from Canada. Now, when I look in my “good mirrors” which are the ones in my bathroom I don’t feel I look all that bad. Then the harsh reality hits when I venture out in public, and say, catch a glimpse of myself in the hair dresser’s “realistic mirror”… those mudder-feekin’ truth telling mirrors need to be smashed!

Alright, so I know I’m a stress eater, and I eat when I’m really bored. The thing that’s bad about that is that my life is full of stress right now, one of them even being my weight! Every time I get the right mind frame I feel like the people I live with (being my family) submarine my attempts and my will-power.

I read that if I’m weak willed I shouldn’t surround myself with things that will make me fail. In other words, badness sugar-filled foods. Unfortunately, I don’t live alone and my family has less will-power than I do.

So, what does someone in my situation do? I’ve no clue and I’m in a downward spiral here. I don’t want to be one of those ladies I look at when I go out and say to myself… that’s going to be me. So, wish me luck with a new week. This house is going on a diet! Even if I have to steal away in the night and throw the bad things out.

P.S. Bob has been really pissing me off lately. So, to get back… I unscrew the little night-light bulb in the front hallway’s light. Today I’ve unscrewed it a total of 3 times, the third time I actually took the bulb OUT of the socket and set it in the little light fixture to be more bothersome. I know it’s petty, but it makes me feel better.

Saturn, Mercury, & Venus updated!

Facing WNW – on June 7th, at about 30-40 minutes after sunset we’ll have a sliver of a moon with Venus directly to the left of it. Up a little further and to the left you might see Saturn! If you have a clear, unabstructed view of the horizon, like over water, you might be able to see Mercury making it’s appearance.

Same time, same direction, on June 8th the cresent moon will be easier to find because it will have moved up above Venus. It’ll also be slightly larger and according to Jack Stargazer guy, breath-taking.

Same time & direction on June 9th the cresent moon will be parked right along side Saturn.

Now… towards the end of the month on June 24 (same time and direction) Saturn will move way down, and Mercury will move way up in the heavens and be so close together that you should be able to hide them with your little finger at arms length!

Then, for the next 7 nights Mercury and Venus will be less then 1 degree apart from each other. Mercury & Venus will get closer to one another and Saturn will drift further away.

Now for the really kewl night.

On the 27th (same time & direction) Venus and Mercury will be so close they may appear to look like one star! They won’t be this close again until the year 2070! If you have a pair of binoculars, Jack suggests you use them.

And now my good deed for the day is done, enjoy the sky!