Thursday, January 22, 2009

A few pics...

Hello out there in bloggy land...
I thought I would share a few pictures of what is going on in my life.
First we have our new 46" Plasma TV and beautiful TV stand that we purchased a couple of weeks ago.
(Notice the sporty green Ninja motorcycle parked next to it. That is Jaxen's parking lot for all his vehicles)

We were forced to purchase a new TV after we came home from a wonderful night of celebrating New Years and it was making a horrible whining sound. I think Deirek was secretly happy that our old TV died.
So off to the Blue and Yellow store we went. Of course, nothing goes smoothly. We got them to price match with a competitor. Saving us like $400. Woohoo for us. Problem was the TV was going to take like 3 weeks to get here. A week later Deirek checks the receipt...they ordered us the WRONG TV. UGH!! Back to the store we went. Let me just say...I think they have a policy of not answering the phone at this establishment. 3 trips to the store and 5 phone calls later...we FINALLY picked up the correct TV. The verdict is still out on the Blue and Yellow store.
Next subject... (my favorite subject)

My little Angel. I snapped this pic of him sleeping last night. He has all his little stuffed buddies nearby. That is Elmo to the left and he is using "Brown Bear" (that is his name...chosen by Jaxen) as a pillow.

Now...does anyone have any suggestions about how to stop the thumb sucking. It was cute at it has got to stop. I am afraid it will ruin his teeth. He has a callous on the top of his nose as he rubs his finger on it while sucking his thumb.

Any suggestions are welcome.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I'm Back....

This post is to appease my friends Karla and Tricia.

Just announcing that I am pregnant. (18 weeks yesterday)

Maybe I will try to do better and post more often. Maybe not. I guess you will just have to wait and see.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

OSB ~ Weigh In

Another week has passed...

I weighed in today and I have lost 3 lbs this week. My total is up to 5 lbs lost.

Only 41 lbs to go. ONLY!!! Geesh that seems so far away. I just keep thinking about all the cute clothes I will be able to fit into. Hell...if I lose that much weight, I think I may start wearing my bikini again (stetch marks and all!!!). I can't wait to be a Hot MILF...instead of a Meaty MILF.

If you are interested in joining the new sensation that is sweeping the nation. Head on over to Operation Skinny Bitch and drop a line. It is that easy!

Programming note...I haven't posted in a while about my little Jaxen. I think I will take some pictures and dedicate a post to my Angel sent to me from Heaven!! Stay tuned.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Couch to 5 K ~ And they're off...

I did it and I did not collapse.

Deirek and I started the Couch to 5K last night. It totally kicked my ass! Man, am I sore today. I have a feeling that we will be repeat week one. I could only run for the entire minute twice. The rest of the time I could only run for about 45 seconds at a time. It is a work in progress.

Jaxen thought it was great! He rode right along in the jogging stroller. He thought it was funny with Daddy running next to him. I think he thought Daddy was chasing him. (Cause that is usually the only time we run in our household) Maddy only made it one lap around the park. We had to stow her on the bottom of the jogging stroller. You know...the shelving where the diaper bags go. Well...that is where our lazy dog likes to ride and enjoy the show. I will try to take a picture next time. We get a ton of comments on the trail from other dog owners. They can't believe she stays there. Hell...about halfway into the workout...I was wishing I could sit down there with her. She is just like her Momma!!

I think the worst thing about our "run" (I use that word loosely.) was the damn horseflies. They were on a Kamikaze mission to eat us alive. We looked a site. Almost like we were doing some techno dance while trying to jog and push a stroller. I think the horseflies have a taste for aged meat cause they didn't bother my little Jaxen at all.

Tomorrow morning is weigh in....please send me as much skinny dust as possible. I am going to need it after all the fried food I ate last Friday at the State Fair. Check out this glorious, greasy list.

Corn Dog
Bloomin Onion
French Fries
Fried Chocolate Dipped Twinkie (cause the regular Fried Twinkie didn't have enough calories for me, I guess)
Fried Snickers
Fried Oreos
Fried Pickles

I am a little ashamed to post that list...but I need to air my dirty laundry. Now, I didn't eat all of that myself. But I did sample large portions. Oh was my stomach pissed off at me that night!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

OSB - Week One

Hello all my blogging friends...

Well...week one has past on Operation Skinny Bitch. I really was a tad bit worried when I stepped on the scale this morning. I didn't think I had a good week. We had a family reunion then friends over on Saturday. Eat Eat Eat. My sister came over on Sunday and we made Rice Krispie treats...UGH...I think I ate 6.

I did pretty good on the week days. I now take my lunch to work. Not only is this helping to cut lbs, it is also helping to cut expenses. And I am not drinking "fat" Pepsi anymore. Only Diet Mt Dew for me or ice tea. I have been drinking more water at work. It helps that my cube mates and I made a drinking game (water drinking...not beer..haha) out of things certain people do. It is quite comical. I won't mention any names to protect the innocent. I will say that our company's water bill will probably increase drastically from all the water we have been drinking and bathroom breaks that result. One coworker was a little worried that we would get water for the results.....drum roll please.

I lost 2 lbs this week.

It is not too late. If you would like to join Operation Skinny Bitch, head on over and leave a comment. It is as easy as that. ~Great group of biatches~

Friday, August 8, 2008

Operation Skinny Bitch

Okay...I am very proud to be part of an elite group known as Operation Skinny Bitch.
Please head on over to the site and see what we are all about. You are more than welcome to join, if you make it past the grueling initiation. No really, all you do is give your name and how much you want to lose. You can even get a cute little button (like mine to the left) that you can add to your own blog.

I have struggled with my own weight issues since graduating high school. Of course, all through high school I would do fad diets. Looking back now, I wish I had more self esteem because I really was not fat at all. I am a tall woman (not Amazon height or anything) and have been all my life. It has always made me self conscience.

I am 5'8". I am not THAT tall. But, I was always one of the tallest in my class.

There is NO way I am going to reveal how much I weigh. The taller you are...the more weight you can hide...and my hiding places are overstuffed and overflowing.

I am going to take this process 1 day at a time. Really...1 meal at a time. I know I am going to feel like a failure at times...but I will work my way through this.

I plan on taking a full body (clothed) picture of myself this weekend. This will be my before pic. Something to visually track my progress...or deter


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Watch out for those grates...

I got tagged by Tricia from Hippie Family fora meme: Six UN-Spectacular Things About Me.

Here are the rules...

1. Link the person who tagged you

2. Mention the rules on your blog

3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours

4. Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them

5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged

I don't think I will have any issue coming up with 6 Un-Spectacular Things About Me. I may have an issue finding 6 Blogging friends. I guess no time like the present to make new friends.

1. I have a HUGE pet peeve....I hate in when people call the vegetable pumpkin...PUNKIN. What happen to the "M" and the "P"? I don't mind if you call you dear child Punkin....but not the big orange ball that grows in the ground. ....I'm just sayin...

2. I have a sister who is 18 years younger than me. I love her to pieces. Shout out to Kelsey. You make me very proud to be your sister.

3. I have worked with the same person at 3 different jobs. Is that not weird? Of course, I hate his guts. Boy George...enough said. (I think only Karla will get that, unless Angie happens to read my blog)

4. I dated my husband for 10 years before we married. I told him that we automatically get to add ten years on to all of our anniversaries. This year we will be celebrating 13 (actually 3, but you get it). We were married in Jamaica. He says that the Jamaican marriage certificate has an "opt out" clause after 4 years. I then commented that it works both ways. Next year is we will see. LOL.

5. I was the first in my family to graduate with a Bachelor's degree. That is something I am very proud of to this day. Now only if I could find a job that utilizes that degree....hahaha.

6. I am very much afraid of walking on grates. I was not aware of this until about 5 years ago. I was in Chicago with my husband (boyfriend at the time) and another couple. We were walking back from dinner and crossed the road (which was sort of an overpass). We had to walk on a grate to get to the other side. I made it to about the middle and completely froze and started bawling my eyes out. I could see the cars driving on the road under me. I barely made it to the other side. Needless to say...I walk around grates now.
People I am taggin...
1. Karla from Zander and Me - She has already done I am kind cheating. Okay....I am really cheating.
2. Lindsey from The McMeens - Don't know if she will do it...but I am at a loss. I don't know very many people with blogs.
That is it. Every other blog that I go to already did this. So...I am breaking the chain. I so hope I don't get bad news in the next 48 hours or I won't get a call from my one true love in 1 week at 11:00 am. feels good to be bad sometimes.
Okay Karla...are you happy. I posted. I will try to get better. I promise. You just make it so hard, cause your posts are sooooooooooo good.