Up at the crack of dawn again. Not sure why I'm not sleeping. I've all but cut out caffeine and there's no real stress keeping me up. My mom's theory is that I'm just so excited to start my day. Who knows.
Before I do my SparkPeople update, I want to rant, just a bit, on something that happened after the death of Whitney Houston yesterday. Whitney Houston was an amazing artist but like so many talented performers, she was troubled. So last night, at a pre-Grammy party, Tony Bennett gets up onstage and gives a little speech. He cites Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, and now Whitney Houston, all gone too soon. I thought what was coming next was a plea to artists to stop using drugs. Well, not quite. Mr Bennett instead urged everyone in the audience to contact their legislators to legalize drugs. He feels that if drugs were legal, people could get them from a licensed professional rather than off the street. Sigh.
With all due respect to Mr Bennett, this is the most asinine thing I have heard in a long time. First of all, Michael Jackson was not using street drugs. He died of an overdose of drugs that were prescribed and administered by a medical doctor. Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning. Alcohol is already legal. And nobody knows, yet, what caused Whitney Houston's death. So, Mr Bennett, your comments hold no weight. In my opinion, they were also inappropriate.
End of rant. =)
On to my weekly Spark Update. Sometime this week I passed the "ten pounds gone" milestone. I'm currently down 10.6 pounds total. I'm happy with that. I'm not sure I'm being realistic with my goal of wearing my daisy Capris on vacation in April, but I'm in "wait and see" mode. I did mark my calendar for the two weekends before we leave in case I need to go shopping. I dread the idea of buying new clothes at this point, but I can't run around Disney in my pajamas. Which, now that I think about it, wouldn't work even if I wanted to try it, because earlier this week I got out of bed and my pajama pants fell off. They are very loose. I have two pair the same, so that pretty much ensures I'll be shopping for new jams, if nothing else.