Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Another One Bites The Dust

Yeah, I made it another week. I lost another 1.4 for a total loss of 3 lbs. I managed to do all of the baby steps except the exercise. In fact I think I only did it once. Not sure why. Just busy and tired. I worked a lot last week and have just wanted to veg out most mornings.

As you know I have set a date goal of October 4th. This is my 10 year wedding anniversary! I can't even believe it has been 10 years. So, we are hoping to do something to celebrate and right now we are hoping to go to Vegas. I have started looking around at all of the different hotels and getting ideas. We stayed at the Rio which is nice. We usually stay at the Excalibur which is ok but not NICE if you know what I mean. I got prices for the Bellagio, New York, Paris, Caesars Palace, MGM, Mirage, Treasure Island and The Palms. It looks like for four nights the average cost will be about $1000.00. The hard part will be picking a hotel. So, if you have been to Vegas lately please let me know where you have stayed and why you loved/hated it. We need your help!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Weigh In Wednesday!! #1

Hello, today is my official first WI. Basically the last week has been full of stress and boredom eating. The only healthy thing I had was a few salads. Homer did fix the exercise bike for me and I was able to do 20 minutes on it without it breaking again. That being said..I am down 1.6 lbs!! Yeah me. I watched the Oprah from Monday with Bob Greene and his new diet book. After watching it I realized that maybe I should start some baby steps (he calls it revving up to lose weight). I have come up with the next 4 baby steps that I plan to do for the next month before adding a new one. Here they are

1. Water Water Water!! For every soda (diet) I have to have one water too! I have a big water bottle that I will need to finish by the end of each day.
2. Healthy more pancakes or peanut butter toast. Some ideas for this are smoothies (which I had today), eggs or oatmeal.
3. Multi Vitamin..nothing to explain here.
4. plan is that on mon-fri to ride the exercise bike while watching the first 1/2 hour of The View. I will take the weekends off. I can also add in some free weights here and there.

That's it. Nothing scientific...pretty straight forward. Wish me luck!!

Week 1 -1.6
Left until goal 38.4

Friday, January 12, 2007

Yeah for fridays and not having to work

As I have mentioned before, my first job is SAHM to three rugrats. Back in September I started working part time at a local health food store (kinda like Whole Foods) that just opened about 2 miles from home. It's actually just perfect. Her are all the pro's:
* Close to home
* Brand new store so everything is pretty and shiny
* Customers are cool in a sorta hippy/granola way
* The store closes at 9 so I am home early enough to still see husband before bedtime
* Extra money is helping us get by a bit easier

ok, with every pro's there are cons:
* Standing up for hours at a time
* Touching packages of raw meat....not just chicken either...tongue, buffalo, liver, fish heads etc.
* Annoying high school baggers gossip about boyfriends and sneaking out at night
* Weirdo customers

So, we have a few customers that are just so....shall we say...unique. There is one lady who we have nick named the Ice Cream Lady. She will come in almost on a daily basis (which in itself is a bit odd since we are a specialty would be like going to Bed Bath and Beyond everyday...weird) and she guessed cream. But not just a container of ice cream but several containers of ice cream...everyday. So, you may say that she needs a weight watchers intervention...not so...she is skin and bone. That is the part that just baffles us all. What does she do with it? Wash her hair, use it to paint, give it out as party favors..or....(your guess here). She is just one out of many of our favorites. What did you think cashiers did between customers...we gossip about you. I am sure I will tell you about many more in the future. Something for you to look forward to....oh you can't wait. Yeah, I'm a loser.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

38 Weeks....week one

ok, so in 38 weeks it will be my 10 year wedding anniversary. I have decided to combine that along with the desire to get rid of some of this fat to set a goal for myself. It will be an easy goal since I can never seem to meet any of the other ones I have set....My goal is to lose 40 lbs. by Oct. 4th. From this day forward Wednesday here will be Weigh In Wednesday for me. I am really excited by this and hope that having to report it here it will keep me honest! Not sure if I am going to list my starting weight or not. Lets just say that it's more than Kirstey Alleys starting weight!! If she can do it so can I!
I will be following the Weight Watchers plan and will be riding my exercise bike, walking or doing The Firm. If you have any tips or words of encouragement please leave me a comment! I am off to go take my official weigh in. Wish me luck!!

Monday, January 08, 2007


Introducing the is buddy. He is three going on four in March.

Here are boo boo and pookie...we were at my parents house for a holiday tea party. It was so much fun. My mom did a great job and we plan to do it every year.

Well, tonight my husband taught me a few new blog tricks like posting pictures and linking other sites etc. In my world this is big. It's nice when you learn how to do something that you always thought was so difficult only to, that was easy! Like that lame commercial "That was easy".
It's late, I'm tired, goodnight!

Thursday, January 04, 2007


Here is what buddy looks like today.

In the last two weeks all three of my kids have had random barfings. The kind where they wake up in the middle of the night....proceed to barf all over, then go to the bathroom and barf some more....then I come in and have to change all their barfy bedding (at 3 am mind you) and get them back to bed. By then I can't get back to sleep because I am on pins and needles listening for "THAT" sound when you know more barf is coming. They never get sick again, you've been up all night and it's time to get up and get the rest of the family breakfast! UGH!! I hate barf!
Have a nice day!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

My First Meme!!

Here is a meme that I saw at another blog and thought it was great an will help introduce me to the new world of blogging. So, here goes:

1. What is your occupation? I am a SAHM and a cashier at a health food store.
2. What color are your socks right now? Black socks inside of Ugg boots.
3. What are you listening to right now? The View..on tv
4. What was the last thing that you ate? I just ate an english muffin with peanut butter.
5. Can you drive a stick shift? Yes, I used to have a Nissan Sentra...current car is automatic.
6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be today? A green color. My son is home sick today and I am just tired and want to be sleeping
7. Last person you spoke to on the phone? My husband to tell him we have a barfing son.
8. Do you like the person who sent this to you?Honestly I stole it...didn't know it had to be sent to me. I have a lot to learn.
9. How old are you today? 35
10. Favorite drink? Diet Coke
11. What is your favorite sport to watch? Football
12. Have you ever dyed your hair? yes
13. Pets? No, but I would really like to get a new dog soon.
14. Favorite Food? popcorn from Target or the movie theater. I can be totally full but when I smell it I have to have some!
15. What was the last movie you watched? Over the Hedge with the kiddies.
16. What was the last book you read?Found by Karen Kingsbury
17. What do you do to vent anger? Not much, I seem to close up and pout
18. What was your favorite toy as a child? I loved all my Fisher Price toys.
19. What is your favorite fall or spring? I love Fall. I love getting all my cozy clothes out. In So-Cal this is really the only time of year that the weather changes much.
20. Hugs or kisses .... Hugs.
21. Cherries or blueberries or Strawberries? Strawberries
22. Living arrangements?Live in the suburbs with DH, DD (8), DD (5) and DS (3)
23. When was the last time you cried? At my cousins funeral a year ago.
24. What is on the floor of your closet? Shoes
25. Who is the friend you have had the longest and how long has it been? It is a tie between two friends I have had since elementary school...about 25+ years
26. What did you do last night? Drove home from Aunt and Uncles house (2.5 hours) and caught up on bed by 9:30
27. Favorite smells? New Car cousin got a new car on New Years and it was heaven. Also the smell of clean kids!
28. What inspires you? Definitely my kids....they are learning from me so I need to set a good example.
29. What are you afraid of? Currently? Dying young
30. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers? Plain with ketchup
31. Favorite dog breed? golden retriever
32. Number of keys on your key ring ? Three
33. How many years at your current job? Only three months at my Henry's job
34. Favorite day of the week? Sunays
35. How many states have you lived in? two...Virginia and California
36. Favorite holiday? Christmas.

Well, there you have it. Hope you enjoyed reading it.
Happy New Year