Wednesday, July 25, 2012

There's no business like show business...

Well I survived the Variety Show! It was fun, it was a great success and there were some really strange things that happened as well. The show runs for two nights, Friday and Saturday.  The Friday night show was going along pretty well, we were more than halfway through, when the weather started getting really bad.  I got a text from the State Police advising people to seek shelter due to high winds and heavy rain.  Well, soon after that, I was in the dressing room getting ready for my next scene when I heard a loud whistling sound.  I could also hear the weather outside.  All of a sudden, the ceiling tiles sucked up into the ceiling and then came down and did it again.  I heard people screaming and everyone was running about.  I tried to calm the ones who were in the dressing room who were upset and then I went to see what had happened.  A giant gust of wind had blown in the really big bay door and it hit a cast mate. By the time I got out there, about 25 men were holding the door in place and people were gathered around my friend who was hurt, they had already called 911.  The winds had collapsed part of our stage and blown over the giant screens and the curtains on the wings.  It was bizarre, scary and surreal.  We had about 5 scenes to go, but were unable to finish the show that night, due to the shape of the stage and the cast members who were hurt.  My friend (V) who was injured the worst, was released early the next morning from the hospital, she had a concussion and was very badly bruised.  The other injuries were minor.  V was unable to do the show on Saturday because of her injuries.  But we put things back together and put on another show the next day. The storm did a lot of damage in town too.  My neighbors had a tree on their house and we were without power for about 15 hours total.  Crazy!  Here is a picture of me and my partner Babs....we've been a regular in the show for about 10 years with this particular act, we are tacky lounge much fun.  

Babs & our Lounge Singer Outfits!
In other news.  I've done 2 weeks so far on the Weight Watchers plan and it's going really well.  I'm back down to my lowest weight. I find that it's easier for me to stick with WW than it is to do the Paleo diet, because when I'm having a tight band day...I have lots of options and am still able to stay on track. I'd been tracking calories for so long that it was a bit of a challenge to have to give up so many points for foods that were staples for me before.  Again....good to reevaluate and good to see the scale move. My hubby John is doing amazing on the Paleo diet!!! He is down at least 20 pounds and he now weighs less than me again.  Pisser! But....not for long!!! I have my mojo back folks, and it feels good.  I plan to be in onederland in the next 2 weeks! I did not go over my points at all in the last 2 weeks, even with wine drinking during the weekend.  I had forgotten how much I enjoyed WW, and it has really encouraged me to stick to a healthier diet, fruits and veggies are no points.  Also....I haven't had candy or chocolate since I started and feel like my cravings are much more under control.  I hope all of you are doing okay.  I've been reading your blogs and commenting when I can.  Take care....and happy hump day!
Big Hugs!

Monday, July 2, 2012

The weekend in review

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a nice relaxing weekend.  I sure did. I thought I'd share it with you.  First of all, on Friday, my boys came home!! Yay!  I had rehearsal Friday night and then I came home and my sweet hubby had grilled steaks and veggies for us.  We had a wonderful dinner and enjoyed ourselves catching up.  Saturday I just cleaned house and chilled, then that evening John and I had date night.  We went to our old haunt, the place that we used to go at least once a week when we started seeing each other.  We had cocktails and appetizers and then went to a neighbors for drinks. 

Here's John enjoying his drink and shrimp cocktail....he's still rocking the Paleo diet!

John and I on the way home, we had fun!

Then on Sunday we just chilled out and that afternoon we went to see "Rock of Ages."  We both loved it.  I'm a huge sucker for a musical and the 80's music really was fun.  It was a really relaxing and wonderful weekend. 

John is still doing so great on the Paleo diet.  I'm doing my modified version of it and we're both feeling great.  My band has been at the perfect level of restriction for a couple of weeks now, but on Saturday, I got stuck and PB'd, it happened again last night.  Today I'm being very careful.  It's hard to eat Paleo when you're tight, that's for sure.  But I've really noticed a difference in the way I feel since I've eliminated bread and pasta from my diet.  This morning, my weight was still at 206, which I'm okay with, I'm really feeling confident that I will get the rest of my weight off.  I hope you guys have a great week.  I'll be busy with rehearsals and I'm looking forward to the day off for the 4th. 

Big Hugs!

PS -- My spell check won't work on blogger...and trust me I need it.  So please forgive any mistakes!