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Coffee with cream, good neighbors with pit bulls

Monday, August 22, 2011

I'm savoring my coffee, with cream, on my diet. I thought I'd have to give up caffeine once I made my lifestyle change. But God must have known the love affair I have with coffee and tea, I might add. And so, God loves me and wants me to have coffee with cream and STILL LOSE WEIGHT!

I haven't worked out yet, though I've tracked 60 minutes worth of cardio. I'm going to do it. I'm excited about doing it. I really am! But I haven't done it yet and here is why.

While savoring my coffee, the phone rings. It's Polly. Polly is my elderly neighbor who loves my kids. And we love Polly, too. But her dog, Boss, is the main reason our love affair even began. Boss is a beautiful pit bull with the shiniest coat you've ever seen. He's a smart dog, a fun dog, a gentle dog - even for a pit bull. So, any chance my kids get, they spend time with Polly and Boss. They knit, they bake, the read, do math, tell time...what's not to love? So, Polly is my reason...ehem, my excuse...my REASON for having not done my workout. She called to take the kids with her on a walk at the Commons. That means I have to stop my regular routine, get the kids ready to go with her and put my one year old to sleep (who would normally be distracted by my older kid's presence) before I can work out in peace.

Is peace even necessary for a workout? I just gotta have things my way, apparently.

Peace Out...
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  • BEACHGIRL76
    Glad you get your coffee with cream! lol I don't like coffee or tea but I do like the smell of it! Your neighbor sounds SO nice! Glad you two get along and she is good with the kids. I'm also glad her pitbull is a sweetie. I used to have a pitbull. He was really sweet but my husband trained him to be aggressive towards strangers so that wasn't too fun to take him for a walk. He wasn't aggressive all the time but he loved to chase cats. lol I think all dogs do though. He was great around our family and friends but if he wanted him to attack, he would. It was not my choice to let him train him that way. I was totally against it. We don't have him anymore but got a new dog...an American Bulldog. She is SO sweet! I lover her more than any dog I've ever had. She's HUGE but just a big ol baby who wants to sit in your lap and she's 80+lbs. lol I'm glad you have planned your workout. It's very important to stick with the plan. I like to have my peace too while I work out so more power to ya! Whatever it takes!! :)-Jennifer
    3110 days ago
  • LIFESGREAT2DAY
    Hahaha, I love my coffee with cream too! What a nice time they must have and the neighbor must really enjoy the company. That's so nice of you to take the time for a neighbor. Sometimes my one year old watches me do an exercise video, but usually 3/4 of the way through she doesn't think it's so amusing any more lol. Best of luck on your weight loss journey!

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