Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Hump Day Hottie

This weeks HDH was born on September 18, 1973 in Stillwater, OK. He has 2 sisters and 2 brothers.

He was a member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity when he attended Oklahoma State University.

He is a former Versace model.

His got his first acting job on the pilot episode of The Nanny.

He also appeared on other shows such as Saved By The Bell and Party of Five.

He lost out to Edward Norton for a role in Primal Fear and turned down the lead role in 54 which late went to Ryan Phillippe.

He has been married to Lisa Linde since 2000 and has 2 children, Jack and Mary James.

His is most famous for his role as Cyclops in the X-Men trilogy and as Lois Lane’s love interest in Superman Returns but many women will recognize him as Lon Hammond Jr. from The Notebook or as Corny Collins in Hairspray.

He is currently starring as Prince Edward in the Disney movie Enchanted.

This weeks Hump Day Hottie is ~ James Marsden

Monday, November 26, 2007

My Brilliance On Display

Friday was a very busy day for me. I was up at 5:30 and out of the house at 5:40 to arrive at Target right when they opened at 6:00 to get some of the early bird specials. I got the items that I went out there to get and continued shopping until around 11:30.
I got home and tried to rest, but couldn’t relax enough so I got up, started a load of laundry and then brought out the Christmas tree and boxes of decorations.
After testing 600 lights, I discovered that only 100 of them worked anymore so I went down to the local Family Dollar and purchased 400 more lights, found the perfect door wreath and a couple of cute decorations and headed home.
While I was out, I went to grab my cell phone to call my room mate Rico, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. I remembered that I had stuck it in my jeans pocket the night before when I was out doing something and I got a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach.
I came home, looked around the house and then headed towards the back room, opened up the washing machine and located my phone in my jeans pocket, soaked and not working.
I took out the battery and left it open overnight to try and dry it out, hoping against hope that the beautiful pink Razr that Hilly from had given me would give me a Christmas miracle and work.
The next morning, I turned on the phone and it worked!!! It came on and although it had a bit of clouding on the screen, the graphics were fine. But the sim card wasn’t. It kept telling me to insert the sim card. I took it out, put it back in and nothing.
So, I headed down to the nearest AT&T (formerly Cingular) store to get a new sim card. When I arrived there, everyone was very nice and I explained what happened. They inserted a new sim card and nothing happened. Apparently, it wasn’t the sim card, but the phone itself. It was pronounced dead, by drowning, on Saturday afternoon.
It was time to get a new phone and I pretty much knew what I wanted, but I had no idea what it would cost or what it entailed. After 30-40 minutes, I walked out of the AT&T store, the happy new owner of the Blackberry Pearl Red. Thankfully it was on sale with a case and car charger included, but it still cost me over $240.00 which put a kink in the rest of my Christmas shopping over the weekend. Thank goodness that I am over 80% done with my shopping and only have about another $150 worth of things to buy.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Poking My Head In To Say Hello

I know it’s been some time since I have posted anything other than Hump Day Hotties and there is actually a good reason. Well, a few good reasons, but that is neither here nor there.

First off, they have severely restricted the time at work that we can go on the internet. Basically breaks and lunches. This of course, cuts into my surfing time and blogging time.
Secondly, I have been waiting until I hit another weight loss milestone before posting and it has taken a bit longer than I expected it to. This month my weight loss slowed down a bit which is quite frustrating considering that I am working out regularly.

For those of you who have followed the whole weight loss thing, you remember that I disclosed my beginning weight of 287.5 pounds and that my total goal is to get to 148 pounds for a weight loss of 139.5 pounds.

Well, I weighed in yesterday and I am officially down 39.5 pounds, which means that I have exactly 100 pounds left to go. My next mini goal is to hit a 50 pound weight loss by Christmas, which gives me 6 weeks to lose 10.5 pounds. Totally doable.

I am now unable to wear the pants that I wore when I started Weight Watchers. I have a co-worker that had gastric bypass and gave her at least 6 pairs of pants so far. I am still able to wear my jeans as long as I wash and dry them on high heat, but even those are getting to the point where I am going to have to replace them. Too bad. I LOVE my jeans.

I decided to change from the treadmill to the elliptical and it has made quite a difference in my workouts. I so far have made it about 23 minutes on the elliptical (originally I made it about 3) at a pace of approximately 110 paces per minute which for my weight burns about 850 calories an hour. Today I burned about 275 in 20 minutes. Then I did some weights for my arms.

I still struggle with the abdomen. I am just not sure what is a good workout and they don’t really have much equipment in the workout room for the abs. While everything else is shrinking, my stomach hasn’t moved that much, which is frustrating. Before I had Devon, I had a flat stomach, even when I was a size 16.

People always think that I am a smaller size than I really am because I always had an hourglass shape even as big as I was. It was a slightly lumpy hourglass, but still. Now, I have a very feminine waistline and it flares out into a pear shaped bottom. It almost looks like two different bodies fused together with the bottom being a larger size than the top (except for my arms, which aren't slimming down as I had hoped)

I can give you a perfect example of my body style. I would post the photo, but as usual, Blogger is being a pain in the ass. So you can see what my body shape is by going here:

I am a perfect version of the one on the right.

I will try my best to be a more regular blogger and will be posting a full length photo as soon as I hit my 50 pound loss. That means that you all might get a really awesome Christmas present. Me!!!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Hump Day Hottie

This weeks HDH was born on March 25, 1979 in Chicasha, OK.

He spent several years in Saudi Arabia as a young child where his father was in the oil business and then later moved to Houston.

In 1997 he was accepted to the Julliard School’s drama division and graduated with a BFA.

He was nominated twice for the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Actor when he performed in some off-Broadway plays.

He first gained recognition for his role in the 2003 film Soldier's Girl. He played the central role of Calpernia Addams, a trans-gendered woman dating Army soldier Barry Winchell (played by Troy Garity). Winchell was subsequently murdered because of his sexuality and his relationship with Addams. Of the role, HDH said:

"Not even my excellent training at Juilliard prepared me for my first movie role, where I played a transsexual who falls in love with a military guy in Soldier's Girl. Here I was, this 6'3" 190-pound lanky kid from Chickasha, Oklahoma, not knowing how to begin being a woman. So I saw documentaries about transsexuals, I lost twenty-five pounds, and I put on prosthetic boobs and hips to become that character. There were times I'd look in the mirror and wonder 'what am I doing to my life here? My dad is going to kill me!' But the reason I went into acting was to be able to play parts as complicated and important as this one. In playing a transsexual, I got the chance to help change people's perspective about other people and that is a powerful thing. I'm playing a swashbuckling bandit in my next film, but I'll always be proud of Soldier's Girl."

He won a Gotham Award for Breakthrough Actor and was nominated for several other awards, including a Golden Globe, for his work in this film.

HDH played Aaron Tyler in the acclaimed, short lived 2004 TV series Wonderfalls, which was co-created by Bryan Fuller. Fuller has cast HDH in the lead role of Ned in his new series, Pushing Daisies.

This weeks Hump Day Hottie is ~ Lee Pace