Just got a disturbing email from Viacom tonight letting me know that on January 1, some of my kids’ favorite networks will be dropped from Time Warner Cable. That means no more Sponge Bob, Dora the Explorer, Zoey 101, Drake and Josh, iCarly…holy cow – that means nearly all our (I mean my kids) favorite shows! If you don’t believe me, see this video and if you subscribe to Time Warner Cable, they have a phone number you can call to complain. Hurry up…time is a-wasting!
Well, it’s almost 2009 and I’m facing the same issues I’ve confronted since I was 12 years old. Weight loss. As fate would have it, I’ve yo-yo’d again and am nose to nose with my all time least favorite New Year’s Resolution of the year…take off 10-15 pounds. Why this resolution is on my list every single year is beyond me, but I guess it must have something to do with the pizza, fried dough and glasses of wine I’ve been enjoying this holiday season.
And so, here I am back at square one. Thankfully, I just received a package of goodies from Weight Watchers – they must have been reading my mind – or maybe they saw a recent picture or video of me on the web. Plus, they just launched a new program called Momentum and anything with the word “Mom” in it is right up my alley. Either way, I’ve got my pantry stuffed with diet cookies, cakes, sponge cake and more and I even have my Wii Fit socks on this morning because I’m planning on hopping on my Wii Fit balance board so I can start shedding some lbs.
Recently, I met an amazing mom – Julie over at Cool Mom Guide who managed to take off over 70 pounds thanks to the Wii Fit so this year, I am truly going to make a commitment and hop aboard. Sure, the thing is going to tell me that I gained weight since the last time I stopped on by (it’s been 300 days since my last workout), but better late than never. Julie even started her own fitness group called Wii Fit Mommies that I plan to sign up for too. Maybe I can connect with other chubby Miis (like me) online!
So you heard it here first – I’m going to get back on the Weight Watchers wagon while working out on my Wii Fit. Check back with my on January 30 and I’ll let you know how I’m doing – hey – you never know – maybe I’ll reach my goal by then – or at least my Mii might be a little smaller.
Lately, I’ve been hearing about a lot of moms who are reinventing their lives on their own. After rocky marriages, they are now single and free to figure out what they wanted to do with their lives before they were sidelined by a toxic relationship. So for those of you who are single, or newly single or in the process of becoming single, here are a few of our fave five sites covering all stages of divorce plus a site for those of you ready to re-enter the dating scene.
Single Minded Women – a site for the single mom with tips on managing your life, relationships and more. The site also contains blogs from real moms who have been through divorce or are going through it.
Discover the D-Spot – Divorce counselor and single mom Laura Campbell offers incredible support and advice plus, she features a weekly newsletter which covers the important issues you’ll face while confronting a divorce or separation.
Most Compelling Divorce Blog – our good friend Monica at Rantings of a Creole Princess just brought this incredible site to our attention. Monica writes, “her story is just so compelling right now in that she’s in over her head in her dream home that she thought she and her husband would raise their children in together and that she’s trying to keep.
Why Hasn’t He? – This is a new site from relationship experts Matt Titus and Tamsen Fadal, authors of the book Why Hasn’t He Called? and the soon to be released, Why Hasn’t He Proposed? If you’re finally ready to date again, this is the ideal site for you – you can even submit questions to Matt and Tamsen and they’ll answer them 24/7 on video! Or, if you’re truly serious about starting over, you can sign up for Dating Boot Camp and Matt and Tamsen will give you a relationship makeover so you can find love the second time around.
About.com List of Best Divorce Blogs – For those of you who want all your questions answered on the subject of divorce, from news to blogs, to issues, then click here and get a treasure trove of links to some of About.com’s picks for best divorce blogs on the Internet. Plus, you can also sign up for their divorce support group newsletter as well.