Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Post It Note Tuesday

I am finally taking part in Post It Note Tuesday...even though I am VERY late!  Ugh!  I had hoped to get these up by lunch, but as you can see by my first post it, that didn't happen.  If you want to read more, just click on the above sticky.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Let's talk about muffins

Muffin Tops to be exact.  Now, I know that I am NOT a perfect size 8 like I used to be, but I do try to wear clothes that fit my body.  I constantly ask people if what I am wearing is alright and if it isn't, I beg them to tell me.  The question I have, however, is when did this become o.k.?

I am seeing more and more girls walking around looking like this or worse.  I just wonder if they really looked in the mirror and said, "I look gooooood!" before leaving the house.  Seriously, why do said females think that this is sexy?  For that matter, do men actually think that this is sexy?  Honestly, it makes me feel bad for them.  Is there no one in their life that can tell them that they really need to just let go and buy a pair of jeans and a shirt that fit? 

If I am completely deluded here, please tell me.  I just think that this trend is so sad.  There are tons of cute and beautiful women out there who are making themselves look bad by doing this.  I know that even when I was thin, I always made sure that my clothes at least fit.  Even if they were a little tight or showed some skin.

I also wonder what this says to our daughters.  Does this trend tell them to be your own person and to not care about what others think?  Or does it tell them that taking care of themselves and projecting a positive self image isn't important any longer?  I truly hope that it is not the latter point.

So, my bloggy friends, this is my promise to you.  I promise that if and when I ever get thin again, I will stay clear of anything that produces a muffin top from this body.  If you happen to see me walking around with one, point it out by throwing a pair of jeans at me that might just fit properly!  It might be embarrassing, but I will love you for it in the long run.  :)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

My accomplishments and a Monkey update

Where has the time gone? It seems like I just blinked and it was Thursday.  Since I haven't posted in a week, I am going to forgo my usual Tell the truth Thursday.  I have some exciting news to share with all of you as well as an update on Monkey. 

So, on to my news.  I haven't really been paying attention to my weight since I have been on-again/off-again exercising.  I haven't noticed a change in my clothes, so I just figured I was staying the same.  Well, I weighed myself Saturday morning and found out that I have lost 6 pounds!  That's right, count them..1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6!!!!!!!!!!  I can't tell you how excited I am about this.  I know that it is just a drop in the bucket compared to what I really need to lose, but it has helped me get a little more motivated.  I even went skating with the huz Saturday night.  I didn't make it the whole session thanks to it being that time of the month, but I held my own. 

Also, I decided to take the girls for a bit of a walk yesterday.  It was absolutely beautiful here yesterday.  Sunny and in the 60-70 degree range.  I also had to go get a prescription for Monkey so I thought that I would just walk to the store and back.  It's not that far, so off we went.  I took a bottle of water and my ipod to keep me going.  The double stroller is a great stroller even if it is a little large.  It was so easy to push on our walk.  The store is all downhill so it was great.  It took about 25 minutes or so to get there.  I got the prescription and then it was time to come back home.  All. up. hill.! 

I only stopped once going up the hill!  The hill is about 5 blocks so I thought that was pretty good.  When we finally got back home, Monkey wanted to walk some more so I decided we could go see her Pop (The huz's dad) and then walk back.  By the time we got to Pop's it had started to get a little chilly so I borrowed a towel for Mouse.  I was afraid that she was getting too cold and I had only brought one blanket for her.  We stopped and visited for about 20 minutes and then we were off again.  When I got home, my legs were jelly.  All in all I walked and pushed the stroller for 2.8 miles!!!  I am pretty proud of myself.  Today, however, my legs are thanking me for the workout by trying to give out when I try to get out of the chair!  I will show them, it is going to be another 3 mile walk tonight.  Unless the weather holds out, then it will be this afternoon with the girls.  I think they liked it yesterday and who am I to deny them what they like?

As for Monkey, we had to take her to the allergist on Tuesday.  We thought that she was going to be allergic to raw eggs.  She's not actually.  We found out that she is allergic to peanuts!  So shocked by that.  Now we are an epi-pen carrying family. *sigh*  For her full update, click here.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Tell the truth Thursday

Another installment of Tell the truth Thursday.....

1. I am so tired today that I can barely keep my eyes open. Monkey woke up at 2a.m., then 2:30a.m., and finally at 3:45a.m. and decided to stay awake after that. After almost an hour of fighting to get her to go back to sleep in the chair with me, we stayed up. *sigh* *yawn*

2. This, my patience meter is at empty an all time low this morning.

3. I am pretty sure that a contributing factor, aside from sleep deprivation, to my patience meter being low is the fact that Aunt Flow is coming to visit. Blargh.

4. I started a new workout DVD two nights ago and it's actually pretty fun. It's called Walk Away Belly Fat. You "walk" three miles and then do some crunches and stretching at the end. It's nice and really doesn't feel like it takes almost an hour to complete. I think I am going to stick with it until my endurance gets up there and then go back to my love/hate relationship with Jillian Michaels.

5. The working out won’t be happening tonight unless there is some serious napping going on this afternoon.

6. I have been failing miserably at the whole Menu planning thing, so I am starting new and fresh with it this weekend. I received a new diet plan from a nutritionist at my insurance for my borderline diabetes so I am going to actively start working on that as well.

7. There are way too many Girl Scout cookies in our house!

What do you have to tell the truth about?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wordless Wednesday.....Sad puppy

These pictures were taken right after we installed our baby gate across the hall/entrance into the kitchen.  I had the furbabies in the kitchen when I saw our little Pit doing this:

Monday, March 1, 2010

I'm a loser baby....

.....so why don't you kill me?  Seriously, just kill me right now. 

As you can probably guess, this is my update of my results from try outs tonight.  Yes, I am a loser.  I didn't make it.

I am going to go sulk now.

Catching up Monday

Since I typically do not get a chance to post anything over the weekends, I thought that I would make Mondays my catch up day.

Over the weekend I learned that another BA baby had been sent to heaven. I did not know this family at all, but it does hit close to home. The little girl was 10 1/2 months old and had just received part of her mother’s liver on Monday. She passed Friday or Saturday I believe. There are no words to express my sadness over this news. If only we could find a cause and then a cure for this disease.

To get the sad news out of the way first, sorry guys, I also learned that some friends of the family lost their 21 year old son on Saturday. It was such a sad circumstance and my heart truly goes out to the family.

Now, on to happier thoughts. Last night we got to meet Jax's dad and sister. I had already met his mom and Jax. The huz got to meet the family though so it was nice. We took Monkey and Mouse over to see them while I delivered some items that I made for them. It was so nice to be able to sit and visit with them. I love talking to other BA families. I think that it helps bring them hope. I also think that we owe it to Monkey's angel and other families to help them through this disease; whatever the outcome. Monkey was upset when we left. She wanted to stay and play with Jax's sister some more. I promised more play dates soon.

I am SO happy that it is March it's not even funny. I hope that it starts to get warmer around here. I am SO tired of the dreary grey and wet. I know that it will probably rain a lot the next few weeks, but it's better than snow. I like snow, but this time around I just seem ready for spring. I think that it is because Monkey needs to get outside and play. Plus, I want to get on my skates at the local park.

We got a crib for Mouse this weekend. Thanks mom and dad! Now we just need to get a mattress and put it together. She is growing out of her basinet SO quickly. Monkey was in her basinet for 7 months almost. I can't believe how different it is to have a healthy little one in the house. Mouse is going to be giving Monkey a run for her money soon. She is going to be rolling in no time. I can't wait to watch them play together. It is going to be so sweet.

And at last, today is the day I fid out if I made the derby league or not. Try outs are today and then they will call us all afterwards, once they have decided, to let us know if we made it. I am actually nervous. I know that I should have been doing something this past week to try to up my chances, but it didn't happen. No one's fault but my own. I have decided that even if I don't make it, I am going to volunteer to help out. Then, in a few months, when try outs open up again I will try again. And keep trying until I make it.