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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 singers....so much fun.  


Babs & Tessie....in 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!
T

12 comments:

Dawnya said...

You look amazing!!! Congrats on your success with WW. I love their plans. Keep up the good work. I'm so glad you got your mojo back.

Angela said...

I joined WW last week and LOVE it. 7 lbs down in one week! Woot! Like I said on facebook, you look awesome! Keep it up!

Sandy said...

What an experience! But you trooped on and looked adorable. I think WW is one of the best online systems. Keeps one accountable. Good luck.

adorkbl said...

Oh no!! How scary. Glad no one was seriously injured.

Maria said...

Yay for mojo!

RockBand Barbie said...

I hate storms. My house has been hit by a tornado while we were sleeping...very scary. You look amazing!

Jacquie said...

Holy crap! That is some crazy shit weather! Very scary but I'm glad no one was more seriously hurt!

And a great bit WOO HOO for you rocking WW! I always look at it like its a game; whether its just tracking on MFP or plugging in foods to a WW App...I want the most food for the least calories/points!

I can't wait for the onderland post....its coming!

FitBy40 said...

You are looking so skinny! Love the outfit. So cute.

Andrea said...

Good job with WW!

Ronnie said...

Love that you got your mojo back!

dede said...

YOU LOOK AMAZING!!! My hubby is a theatre director here, and i manage his costumes for him...yours are to die for!!!

Steph said...

Ok...I'm a little late to post her, but DAMN mama...You look hot in that dress and seriously, is it totally weird that I think you can totally pull off that hairdo! ? Weight watchers, in conjunction with the band is something that we all can do. Much continued success to you! Big hugs!