Thursday, September 28, 2006
So it's been 14 weeks since I started my journey to getting fit and guess what? I'm over half way there! Yes! I've lost 23 lbs total. That's an average of 1.64 lbs per week. I'm really surprised since I ate fried chicken, chocolate cake, french fries, and all my flex points during the last two weeks. Been hungry more than usual, so must be my metabolism working.
Only two more weeks until we hit the road for Mesquite! I will really have to be careful then. It's so easy to fall off the wagon when you are having fun!
Friday, September 22, 2006
There's some pretty cute growing stages going on right now with Savannah...
This one I'm pretty sure she got the idea from the kids she plays with at her babysitter's as it seems our house becomes full of scary monsters when the sun goes down. But she isn't at the sitter's when it's night time so maybe they have just been pretending? Lately when we've been preparing for bed she comes running to me saying, "Scary!" or asks me to come see with her cause she won't go down the hallway to her room to get her blankie even though her night light is on. Two weeks ago she never thought of such a thing and walking in the dark never would have bothered her. So as we walk toward her bedroom I often don't bother to turn the light on since we have such a short hallway, and she attempts to form a spray bottle with the shape of her hand to "spray" the monsters away.
The other day when she and I were getting ready to go somewhere, we had just finished brushing our teeth when Savannah saw her orange juice sitting on the table, leftover from breakfast. She quickly took a swig and the next thing out of her mouth was a loud, "NASTY!!!!" I look over and she's throwing her cup, juice and all, in the sink as if disgusted and mad because of it. Little does she know that it wasn't the juice at all!
Sunday, September 17, 2006
In other news, Michael's studying for the ASVAB to get accepted in the Army, Jake's still in football, and Savannah is in love with Dora. I'm looking forward to going to Mesquite in October! Can't wait to get outta here for a while!
We're having my mom over for dinner today. Mmmm...basil rub roasted chicken. No other food could be as comforting as that tender juicy chicken and mashed tatoes and gravy! I'm willing to sacrifice all of my extra WW points for the week without a blink of the eye for this meal. Can't wait!
Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.
Thursday, September 14, 2006
HOORAY FOR ME!
Monday, September 11, 2006
God bless the families who lost loved ones from horrible death...I know your pain, but the reason for it less comprehensible and without purpose than the reason for mine.
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Savannah has been mimicking me for some time now, but it is funnier than ever. I know babies and toddlers do this as a way to learn, that they follow our behaviors, but sometimes they find out that what we do is not always something they want.
Last night as we were eating dinner, Michael pulled out the Jack Daniels No. 7 Mustard for his burger. He originally bought the mustard for some bratwurst he and his friend were cooking the other night for dinner and now uses it on everything. Well I hadn't ever tried it, so I took a little off the top with my fingertip to taste it. Just as soon as you can imagine, Savannah cries, "I want to try!" So I do the same for her, she tastes it looks up at me and says, "Mmmm," then after a
second she scrunches up her nose pulling a look on her face I will not forget and said, "Ewwww." Yep, "ew" is one of her most frequently used words right now. Wonder if it's a girl thing to think so many things are gross.
The other day Charlie was doing dishes and cleaning the counters. I looked over and saw Savannah wiping down all the kitchen chairs mimicking him. It was so cute. I only hope she stays as helpful and willing as she is now.
Another funny things she's been doing lately is after I get done with walking on the treadmill, I like to stretch and tone. So there she is, on the floor with me following everything I do. She tries to do her sit ups and insists that I count for her. She gives up after the second sit up and decides she's done. It's hilarious to watch!
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Recently I've realized that my goal for losing weight is working and I could apply the same idea on other goals with self talk. I decided I wanted to lose weight and I'm doing it aren't I? I didn't think I could before, but now wish I would have started sooner. As a result, I finally bought a treadmill after wanting one for so many years, and I bought it without feeling guilty for spending the money. (for the most part.) So to help my positive thinking and efforts to keep my self worth up, I need to really treat my needs and wants better than I have in the past.
Being an adult for the last umpteenth years, I've always said I don't want anything or I don't need anything for my birthday. But I've been thinking of how I cheat myself out of so many things by having that attitude, that by not letting myself discover what I want for a simple birthday gift has made me become habitually indecisive about everything in life. Besides, if I can't read my own mind, what makes me think other people can?
So in order to practice identifying what I really do want (not just for my birthday but in life) and to not feel selfish for wanting it, I've made this list. And what I don't get, I will learn to make an honest effort to get myself without feeling guilty about it.
What I want for my birthday...
1. New pajamas, robe, and slippers.
2. Chocolate cake with chocolate icing.
3. A gift certificate to a nice salon to get my hair colored and cut.
4. Money for new clothes.
5. Small radio for my desk at work.