Halfway To Summer, New Year's Resolution Finally Fades

Neighbors/Brooklyn Park

April 01, 1991|By Phyllis Flowers Phyllis Lucas

Remember that big story we started off with the first of the year?

You know, the one about my New Year's resolution of losing all thatweight and being "cute" this summer on the beach.

Well, I've decided that cute is a goal beyond my reach.

I decided to settle for "pleasant." You know the saying -- "she's heavy butpleasant."

It's not like I didn't try. I've got all the bills. I started with my order of "Deal a Meal," the complete set.

After the first week of living on 1,400 calories a day, I sent my body into total shock and developed an acute case of the flu, which lasted for approximately two weeks.

Well, everyone knows you have to starve a fever and feed the body. One good thing came out of having the flu --I began "Sweatin' to the Oldies" and really got good. So good in fact, that I began to brag, so all my friends decided they wanted to "borrow" my tape. When I finally got it back, it was old news.

So I talked the other half of this Phyllis team into joining an aerobics class. Then on the third class, my back went crack and I spent the nextthree weeks going back and forth to the doctor, who finally concluded that the low-impact class was just not low enough.

Finally, whenI felt like I was getting back to normal, I decided to take my son bowling. I had no intentions of bowling myself, but like water the game drew me to it.

I only threw three balls. If I just would have stopped at two.

I lost my form and another three days from work. No, not my back, my knee.

So that is why I have decided that "pleasant" is nice. Maybe next year.


Now, for all you die-hards who insist you can still be "cute" by this summer, the Department of Recreation and Parks is accepting registrations for its spring session for Bio-Aerobics.

This is a challenging way to tone and strengthen muscle through high- and low-impact aerobics.

If you love to dance and burn calories, this class is for you.

The program will be from7 to 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday nights at Belle Grove Elementary School, 4502 Belle Grove Road, beginning Monday, April 8.

The cost of registration is $42.50 for an eight-week session.

Call 222-3600 for more information or to register.


Belle Grove Elementary news: The Human Relations Committee will be sponsoring a "Book Character Day" on Wednesday.

Teachers and students will pick a favorite character from a book and dress up like that character. See if you canguess who each person is depicting.


Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle/Junior High School: This past Super Bowl season, do you remembera knock at your door? You had to get up out of your favorite chair to find out who was there, and most importantly, why then? You swung open the door, and there the child stood, a Brooklyn Park/Lindale student who very politely asked, "Sir, would you like to buy a Super BowlPizza Kit?"

So you ordered a kit, said thanks and promptly forgotabout it. Then a day or so before the big game, the pizzas were delivered. They looked so delicious, you decided to have one for dinner and freeze the rest.

Everyone who ordered them would probably agreethose pizza kits were scrumptious. So back by popular demand, the PTSA is sponsoring a spring pizza fund-raiser, starting tomorrow and running through April 14.

The pizza kits consist of three large pizza shells, sauce, cheese and toppings. The cheese pizzas cost $11.50, pepperoni $13 and sausage $13.50. Payment is due when you order.

The pizzas will be delivered April 27.

For more information, call the school at 789-8500.

Also, the school is seeking parents of sixth-graders who will enroll next year to get involved with the PTSA or CAC for the 1991-1992 school year.

If you are interested or would like more information, please call Donna Schramek at 789-8667.


North County High School: The Band/Bandfront is sponsoring a free car wash from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday behind Little Caesar's located in the Ritchie Highway Shopping Center. The band members are getting pledges from people for the number of cars washed that day. The money will help defray the cost of their trip to South Carolina.

The PTSA is sponsoring a flea market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the school cafeteria and hallway. Tables are available for $12.

To rent a table, call 761-3935.

Soda, pizza, hot dogs and baked goods will also be available.

The Parents Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the school.


Please remember that local elementary schools will be registering kindergartners this week, beginning tomorrow.

If you have a child who will be attending kindergarten in the fall, registration in the area's elementary schools will take place this week.

In order to register, the legal guardian mustbring the child's birth certificate and current immunization record.

Kindergarten registration is open to all children who will be 5 before Dec. 31.

* Brooklyn Park Elementary, 200 14th Ave., will have registration 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

* Park Elementary, 201 E. 11th Ave., will have registrationfrom 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. all week.

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