Saturday, September 15, 2007

Out of shape

Ok, I think the time has come to back away from the table a little bit. When I came home from Africa in 2002, I weighed 175 lbs. Now, I'm a whopping 215. The way I see it, I've got about 30-40 lbs I could lose comfortably. I've really become more sedentary since I graduated from nursing school. At graduation I was 190 lbs. I haven't gotten any taller that I'm aware of and I'm not exercising like I was when I was in school, so 2+2=4. Genetics are not in my favor either. I look at pictures from just a year or two ago and think, what have I done to myself?? So, my goal is to be down to 200 by year's end. Hard to do with Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up. It's no good to have a goal without objectives to accomplish them so here it goes:

1. Absolutely no fast food.
2. Absolutely no sodas. Water, milk, juice only.
3. Smaller portions (Leah, you're gonna have to fix my plate) and healthier choices.
4. Do that exercise video on nights I'm off work (hey, it's a good workout!!) and run early in the morning.
5. Run stairs each night I'm at work.

I think by following these guidelines I can lose 20 lbs by the end of the year. So, y'all encourage me and make sure I'm on track.

Saturday, September 1, 2007


It's here. Today is the kickoff of Alabama football for the 2007 season. Of course, Western Carolina will be a cakewalk, but after all, this is the first game we will see coached by Nick Saban. We'll get some questions answered, albeit not all of them. I imagine we'll see a lot more against Vanderbilt next weekend. I keep hearing all these analysts talking about Alabama will only win 6 or 7 games this year. They don't think we can handle the likes of Georgia or Auburn and certainly not LSU. Well, we'll see. I know this is a rebuilding year. I know it will not be a perfect year and we will lose some games. Let's be reasonable. But some folks better think again. We will win some games people don't expect us to win. And I'm afraid if LSU thinks they'll come in and have a easy game, they're gonna be a little disappointed. Sure, LSU may win the game, but Alabama will give them a run for their money. Expect Alabama to be in a BCS game in about 2-3 years. Expect us to be in a BCS national title game in 3-4 years. And for all you haters from Miami and everywhere else who think Saban will never win a national championship at Alabama, that's just wishful dreaming, but your nightmare is coming true soon enough. ROLL TIDE!!!!!!!!!