Saturday, February 28, 2009

I'm shrinking!

It's Saturday! So you know I had my weigh in this morning. I lost an additional 3.2 pounds for a total loss of 11.6 pounds!!! Yay me! I feel so good. I have been eating less because I feel full quicker and I've been eating healthier. It felt good to lose this week especially since it was my birthday and I didn't count points that day. We ate at a pizza buffet two nights and I enjoyed cake and a small brownie on my bday. The cake was excellent! Beth, one of my co-workers, made a WW cake that was very low point, but delicious with fresh strawberries!
I guess that's all I have for today. Take care! Toodles.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Happy birthday to me! Special little me!
I don't have anything special planned, but I wanted to tell myself to have a great day! I did get a dozen roses at school today. They made me feel special, even if they are a joke from one of Ronnie's friends.
Nina, one of the teachers I work with, told me this morning that I was "shrinking." That made me feel really good. I'm glad others are starting to notice. I haven't done such a great job this week, but I think I'll still show a loss.
Also, we picked out the colors for our house on Monday. I hope it all looks good together. I know the outside will be cute because we saw another house on the lot with the exact same colors. I really hope that the flooring and countertops are ok, though. It's just hard to tell how something will look from a mini sample that looks pretty rough. For the kitchen counter I used the color that they had a sample of in the color room. It looked a lot better on a larger surface.
I guess that's all I have today to offer in my mindless ramblings. Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I work at a school!

So I had to go to the DMV today to get my license renewed. Fun stuff. What was once an infamously long wait in our area has been whittled down to less than 10 minutes. Not too bad. I always hate telling what the road signs I really have to say that the white and red triangle that says "YIELD" does indeed mean that one has to yield? Or do I need to prove that I know what yield means by saying "you have to wait and let the other people go first?" Whichever way I was on a roll until I got to the 3rd blank sign. It is yellow and has five sides, kinda pointing up. I said I didn't know what it was. The lady asked me if I was sure. I was thinking to myself that it really sucked and prayed that I would still get my license. Once I told the lady that I really didn't know she informed me that it was a sign for a school. What? Are you serious? I immediately laughed and informed her that I, the one who didn't recognize this sign, am a school employee and drive by these signs at least 3 times a day! Ironic, huh? So now I have until 2017 to forget this sign before my next sign test.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


This is my nerdy son wearing his Pa-Paw's glasses.

This is a cake I decorated today.

Weigh-In Day

I did pretty well this week, but excercise has been difficult. My legs kill me everytime I do anything! It has been a struggle to get motivated to walk at a decent pace this week, let alone get any jogging done. However, a loss is still a loss and I'm glad to report that I did lose this week. I lost .4 of a pound. That brings my total to 8.4 lost. Yay for me!

Well, I have to decorate a cake and go pick out the colors for my house!! Later!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Weird Days

First of all, I'll update on Ronnie. He went in to work yesterday, but since he can't lift more than 15 pounds they told him to stay home until March 17. Ugh! At least he can still draw disability. So a few more weeks of boredom for my baby.

My mom got laid off work last night. The recession has hit our area. We're just praying that she can find something else.

Ronnie and I have discussed rewards for acheiving my weight loss goals, but we hadn't decided on anything for sure. I wanted to do a little something for every 5 pounds I lose...hey, I need a lot of motivation! Tonight I was looking at Cricut cartridges on eBay and I won the Zooballo cart! And it costs less than any of the carts I've bought before! I'm very excited! Can't wait til it gets here since I've been feeling crafty lately.

I guess that's all for now. I'll be back Saturday with my weigh-in results. Ta-ta for now!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Girl Scout Cookies

It's that time of year again! Cookies are here! I got all 8, yes 8, of my boxes today. I love these cookies and I know that the money raised goes to a good cause. I remember going to summer camp on all the cookies I sold! Those are some good memories. So go out and support a some cookies!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Saturday Weigh-In

I've been very good this week. I've watched the foods and portions that I ate and I excercised 5 days! I was very proud of myself. I was even good when we went out for Ronnie's birthday last night...the food was delicious! So I wasn't too worried about weighing in this morning. I was shocked to see that I had lost 3 more pounds! I am really excited and can't wait to be in the 180s again...the first time in 2 1/2 years.

Meanwhile, Ronnie is over at our land with a representative from our modular home company. He will tell Ronnie what we have to do to get the land prepped for our house! I'm really super excited about that!!!

Have a great weekend! Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Home Sweet Home...Soon Anyways

So, I hear that someone has been reading my blog. Now she knows our little secret and she told her mother. :) Hehe. We haven't told everyone, but Ronnie has told me that it is okay to publish info on my blog. So I guess if you read it then you'll know what's going on.

We are getting a house...finally!!!! We received the information in the mail yesterday. We are very excited. We are fortunate in that our interest rate is going to be LOW! Lower than we thought we could get, but we'll take it. Our payments won't be that bad and we'll be in our own place...with much more space than we presently have. We're not only excited about the house, but about where we're going to be. We've been paying on this land for a year and a half and now we finally get to live there, we get to mow the grass, we get to put up fences and have some animals, we get to have little gardens! That won't happen all at once, but they are goals that we've had in mind for years.

So, what is this house like, you ask. I'll tell you. It's going to have 3 bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen and dining room, and two bathrooms on the bottom floor. Right now the upstairs will be unfinished so we'll have plenty of storage. We'll finish it when we have more'll be a few years anyway. I have included the floorplan and a picture of what it will look like one day below.

Since this home is going to be constructed we won't be moving this month or next, but we'll have to wait a while. We have to get our permits, dig a well and put in a septic tank. The home will have to be built, delivered and put together. Then we'll wait on the inside work to be done. We have a lot to do! Right now the tentative close date on our loan is July 20. Needless to say, we'll be counting down the days as we go through the steps.

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Back on the wagon...

I re-joined Weight Watchers this weekend and counted points yesterday and today. I did very well yesterday, but I struggled today and finished with 0 points left. I know it will be difficult, but I really need to lose some weight and be a healthier person. My official weigh-in day is Saturday so I will try not to weigh until then. Also, I was excited because WW recognized my weight from Jan. 12 as my beginning weight and I got a star for losing 5 pounds so far! I am also proud because I was able to convince myself to get out of bed at a decent hour this weekend to walk in the beautiful weather we enjoyed. I feel good, but I'm sore. Wish me luck for this week!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Rough Week

So this week has been a rough one. I was really stressed, I didn't walk (for exercise anyway) and my family has issues. I take that back...I did walk this morning...a couple of miles, outside, in the fresh sunshine, but my family still has issues. I'm missing the Beta Club Convention with my kiddos as I write this...I'm just too depressed to go. On a positive note, Ronnie is healing very nicely, although he still has a week and a half before he can return to work. We also got a pre-approval on a mortgage for a home we're hoping to build. YAY!!! We're not telling anyone and since no one reads this I guess it's okay for me to post it. Also, I'm thinking I may go back on WW. I haven't lost any weight this week...due to no exercise and the fact that I pig out when my little friend visits each month. Anyways...WW sent me an email and they'll waive the sign up fee so it will only cost me like $17 each month...that's not too bad and I can cancel when I feel like I am able to monitor myself a little better. I guess that's all I have today. I'll be back later.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Another Pound

I was dreading my weigh-in this morning. I actually forgot about it until I was almost done in the shower. When I remembered, I just knew it wouldn't be good. I've got girlie issues right now and I feel huge. When I got on the scale I was suprised to find that I lost 1.2 pounds! Yay for me! At least I'm not gaining. I am going to try to be better this week...I'll try to eat less and I've got to start walking again to get my energy levels up. We'll see how I do.