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Pompla who?

There was a Hyundai commercial that ran on TV this past December.  It featured quircky videography and a catchy version of a Christmas song.  I know many of you have DVRs and no longer have to watch commercials.  However, if you are still in the dark ages like we are, you probably saw it and couldn't help but be drawn in by it's quirky, unique sound and video.  My husband decided to find out more about it and discovered a group called "Pomplamoose".

It's a two person band, Jack & Natalie, and they have recorded many songs, most of which you can see on youtube.  There are several that I love . . . "Mr. Sandman", "Beat it", "September". . . but one song in particular has become a favorite and it's "Lady Gaga's Telephone".  As a musician, I am completely blown away by their creativity and ability to combine an old time organ sound, with a kids piano and xylophone along with an array of other instrument…

What to do when the pants get tight...

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Last November, as the weather turned cold and I started wearing my jeans and corduroy pants, I started noticing an alarming trend. . . they were tight!  As every woman does in these types of situations, I blamed the dryer on shrinking my pants and made sure to air dry them the next laundry day.  The results?  Yep, still tight.  Was I gaining weight?  The scale at the gym seemed to think so . . . but those always weigh "heavy" don't they?  After a few weeks of denial, I finally decided that it was time for me to face reality and get a handle on what was going on.

I decided to measure and calculate calories for everything I was eating and started keeping a journal.  If you've never done this before, it can be quite a shock.  I was able to see all of the areas that I was loading on the calories without realizing it and decided to take action to drop a few pounds. 

My plan consisted of something I had heard Jillian Michaels recommend. . . eat strictly 2 da…