Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Day 170 Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!! I hope the day finds everyone in good spirits and doing well on their first day 2011's journey. I know this, I had a heck of a day. I am glad to have settled down for the day finally, but it was a great day.

I had a heck of a time last night. The Hunters and The Griffins partied down with Wii Just Dance, Just Dance 2 and the Michael Jackson Experience for Wii. We danced our asses off then sang on Rock Band, yelled screamed and hollered and blew our noisemakers at midnight, visited for a bit, then Kathy, Lauren and I came home. In bed around 1:15 up at 7, both of which are minor miracles, just ask my family. I went to my swearing in at 10 o clock. The Quorum Court met for our first meeting to adopt the new Procedural Ordinance and vote on an appropriation ordinance. I expected a quick in and out, but one of the new justices wanted to debate the procedural ordinance and another made a fair point about the issue up for appropriation and we wound up voting to send it to committee after some good debate. The official requesting the appropriation was hacked and made it known in the public comments section of our meeting. I spent the day researching the way to fix the problem and think I have it. I then got out for my walk in the freezing cold because I felt the need for some outside time. I love to do my walking outside when possible, it just makes me happy. Kathy cooked us up some black eyed peas, fried up a little cabbage and made corn bread muffins for supper. I am at 1520 calories for the day, with only yogurt left on my plan, I got 4 good hard miles of walking under my belt, and it looks like Kathy and I may be fixing to tangle on Just Dance so I can try to beat her at least one time dang it!

Hope to see some good first day of 2011 posts from ya'll tomorrow morning! Here I go to the likely slaughter!


  1. Sounds like you guys had a great time. I do not have the just dance program for my wii, but sounds like I need to get it. Happy New Year,,

  2. Sounds like you had a blast bringing in the new year. We are Just Dance/Rock Band fanatics here. I hope Kathy didn't whoop you too bad. :)

  3. What a great way to bring in the new year!

  4. Happy New Year, Shane! You spent your day wisely - moving your body.

  5. Dear Shane,
    I have been off of blog reading for a while, so this comment will count for several of your last posts.

    First: I LOVE the new picture of you at the top of the blog. WOW!! What a difference. You are slim and trim! I know you are proud, as is Kathy, and you should be. Startling transformation. How wonderful to see that “slim” guy in the mirror. It will take a while for you to adjust to your new body size, and others as well. What a model you are for them.

    Second, I think it is so amazing that you ran 3.1 miles!! Congratulations! I know that you really pushed yourself. Your determination is apparent in all you do.

    Third: Love your list of things you hope will happen in 2011. First, I too, can’t wait for you to get that letter about law school. I KNOW you will get it. Certain.

    I hope your family members do try to get healthier. I have some too, in my family that I hope will come aboard. Let Kathy know that if she does decide to blog as she moves toward better health, that I will sign up and follow her!

    Happy New Year, blogger friend, Michele