My favorite quote of the night was when what's-his-name (the cowboy) said: "Whining and complaining wasn't going to get my puzzle done." We seriously need some more kind-hearted, hard-working, positive, ethical, and mature people in this world. I hope these cowboys win! They are simply wonderful. And my fondness of them may or may not have to do with the fact that I'm from southern Idaho. And dated cowboys back in the day. Maybe.
Shania Twain is awesome. I loved this night because I think the contestants did really well. Okay, sort of. I mean, Crystal didn't have the best night (which was a shame, because that was one of my favorite Shania Twain songs, ever), but at least she kind of knew it. Siobhan, though? Egads, batman! I thought the judges were going to rip her apart for being so completely contradictory and weird. But they didn't. Here was my thought process as I listened to her: "Why does she start out so quiet and low? It's like she's trying to breathe the song. Holy cow, she can't sing and walk at the same time --at least sing in tune and walk at the same time. How is this happening? Holy crap, what is up with the big notes at the end? Give us something at the beginning. Don't save all of it for one big note at the end. A little melodramatic, girl. Why couldn't you have made the ENTIRE song fun, instead of saving it for the last ten seconds? I don't get it." Which is sad. Because I used to like her a lot.
My favorite of the night: Casey, hands down.
The Biggest Loser:
I don't have a picture because I forgot to get the camera from the basement. Which would have taken me at least 30 seconds to get!
Anyway, I still weighed myself, and it wasn't pretty. I've gained 1 1/2 pounds. Eek! But I know why: New York City. Curse you, Magnolia's and beautiful French Food!
Thoughts on the Show:
The Texas 5K thing took me back to when I ran my very first 5K. It was incredible! I still remember thinking how crazy it was that I could run that far without stopping. And when Darius ran his in 21 minutes, I thought, "Dang! My best time is 31 minutes!" But I haven't been running in a long time. I don't know if I could go out and even do 1/2 a mile at this point. But that's okay! It'll just have to be the next goal.
Btw, I cannot wait for make-over week next week! It's my favorite, by far. I adore before-and-afters. But only if the after is better than the before. Of course.
Thoughts on Weight loss:
I'm so close to my goal, and yet my body doesn't look like it. This is because my exercise efforts are not what they should be. I remember, when I first lost 40 pounds, and was doing intense weight-training twice a week, I lost a whole dress size in a month, but only lost 3 pounds. How could I lose an entire size, but only 3 pounds? Easy --lean muscles. See, I know this, and yet I'm slacking on the intensity.
The irony is that women need weight-training more than men. We need lean, hard muscles because they help protect our bones from developing osteoporosis. We ESPECIALLY need it in our 30's and 40's. Crazy, eh? So if you haven't already thrown weight-training into your exercise regimen, do it!
How did you do?