Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sometimes and Always

Another week hooking up with Megan for Sometimes and Always!

Sometimes...I make fun of the hubby for stopping at the Disney Channel and watching Shake it Up and Good Luck Charlie.
Always...watch them with him. (And sometimes I watch them without him!)

Sometimes...I yell at Leo.
Always...wonder why since I'm trying to teach him better ways to handle his feelings.

Sometimes...I just want a Diet Dr. Pepper.
Always...lately I've been having a hard time drinking a whole can/cup.

Sometimes... I get so mad watching my teams play so sucky (yeah...I'm talking to you Royals!)
Always...support them!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Weight Watchers Week 2

Starting Weight: 147.2
New weight: 144.6
Down 2.6 pounds!!

This week has been an interesting week in terms of stamina/accountability.  I have exercised quite a bit more...5 out of 7 days.  Not too shabby.  And I did a variety of activities.  I checked out a Biggest Loser DVD from the library so I did that 3 days, I walked with my mom and aunt twice and I bowled once.  And if you're counting at home...I did exercise twice in one day (bowling and walking).  So I can definitely say I've been more active.  I also have been very conscious of what I've been eating and the portion sizes.  And while I feel like I am starving a lot of the time I just need to re-train my body to know what proper portion sizes are.

Biggest success of the week: Other than exercising so much my biggest success was how I ordered when I went out to eat over the weekend.  We went to one of my favorite Mexican restaurants.  At the meeting last week they talked about if our points that we were choosing to eat were worth it.  So instead of ordering queso (my favorite thing ever in the whole history of all eating out establisments) AND getting an entree that was chalk-full of cheese and sour cream I chose to get a small queso and a grilled chicken breast with none of the toppings.  So instead of maxing out all my daily points plus all my "bonus" points in one meal I had leftover bonus points to help me through the rest of the weekend.  Woo hoo!

Worst part of the week: I didn't really have a bad day or feel like I wanted to quit this week.  But we don't have a lot of healthy snacks in our house right now (payday is Friday...haha!) so when I've been hungry after I've eaten dinner I haven't been able to snack on anything to make my stomach feel full.  So thankfully Friday will be here in a few days so I can stock up on fruits and veggies so if I do get hungry I can grab one of those and eat to my hearts content without feeling guilty or feel like I'm wasting points!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Spin Cycle: Words can't describe

Gretchen had this awesome idea to create a picture within a picture with words.  You use a website Tagxedo and it is really cool.  And it actually came at the perfect time.  My aunt passed away on Saturday after a 4 year fight with cancer.  And while she is in a much better place and is feeling no pain it has been a rough week.  So this gave me an opportunity to do something to remember her by. 

This was a picture that I stole from my cousins Facebook page.  It is of her and her mom and sister.  It is so amazing how strong they have been through this whole process and I am amazed at the strength they have shown this past week.  Also, they rock.  I don't think I could have made it through something like this.  But they have proven to be very capable of withstanding the horrible.  So say a prayer or send happy thoughts to them and their dad as they are going through this really hard time. 

Here we go again

Now that I have almost completed a year of breastfeeding and I’m starting to wean the little fella (holy crap he’s already 8 months old!) I figured my figure would start to get fuller since I would no longer be nursing.  And I do not want to go back down that road.  So I re-joined Weight Watchers through work.  Especially now that I work in the main building I am able to attend the weekly meetings on my lunch break and will be able to be reimbursed for part of the payment if I attend 90% of the meetings and meet my goal after 16 weeks.  I think both are attainable.  2 years ago when I lost quite a bit of weight I had a weekly post about my journey and the trials and tribulations.  I also liked the accountability that I was having to stay on point so when I checked in I wouldn’t be letting you all down.  (I obviously put a lot of pressure on myself if I’m worried about the small reading base of my blog.  But still…it works for me!)  So here we go again…


My first official weigh in was on Wednesday.  I weighed in at 147.2 pounds.  I set my goal for 10 pounds.  My 16 weeks is up October 10th.  It’s not an extremely high goal of what I want to lose and to get into the “healthy” range I need to at least get to 132 but since I am still nursing Jacoby a few times a day I still feel like I need a little extra nutrients.  And if I meet my goal sooner than the 16 weeks is up I can set a new one to make myself feel (even) better!


The thing I am having the most difficulty with is the portion size again.  I have a love/hate relationship with portion sizes.  I know what I should be eating but of course over-indulge.  That’s how I got where I am today!  If I knew how to keep in control of my portions without counting points I wouldn’t need to lose weight!  Also, if food wasn’t so dang good then I wouldn’t eat as much! :)  So re-learning what portion sizes are is a killer.  I am making pot roast tonight and a serving size worth 7 points is only 3 ounces.  That is a freaking deck of cards worth of roast.  Also, I’m making mashed potatoes and I will get a ½ of a cup.  With no gravy.  Ugh.  So just changes that I need to be doing all the time but will definitely have to be doing them now. 


And one good thing since I last was a member of weight watchers is that points values have changed.  And how they measure certain things.  My main excitement about this is that fruit is free!  Woo hoo!  So I can eat as much fresh fruit as I want and it doesn’t count against me.  So this will also benefit my family because I will be buying way more fruit than I was before.  One nice thing is that Leo loves fruit as it is but mainly only eats strawberries and grapes.  I’m hoping that since I will be buying a different variety he will be brave and try new things and learn to love other fruit.  But if not, that’s fine too because at least he is eating some fruit!



Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Random musings on a Wednesday


So even though it’s Wednesday and not Tuesday I’m going to throw together a random post.  I saw on another blog (forgive me, because I don’t remember where) that Google has a history and I thought it would be funny to see my Google history.  Here we go…


·         C-diff (Someone I knew had recently been diagnosed with it)

·         Floyd Mayweather (I saw on the ESPN ticker that he was requesting house arrest instead of prison because he had a doctors note saying if he stayed in prison he would have irreparable damage to his body and wouldn’t be able to box ever again)

·         How are birds not electrocuted (I was trying to win an argument with the hubby…and I did!)

·         Movies with Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston (my sister-in-law was talking about a movie with them and couldn’t remember the name)

·         Can birth control cause heartburn

·         Elisabeth Haas

·         What is #oomf (It means one of my followers)

·         Brave (the movie)

·         Multiple Sclerosis

·         What does it mean when your gearshift won’t move from park (my poor car)

·         How to tie a belt (I bought a belt…had no idea how to tie it)

·         How to cut a pineapple (My mom asked me and I googled it.  Because that’s how I roll!)


I pretty much love google because it will tell you anything you want to know.  And I believe everything I read.  So there’s that!  :)


Also, this past weekend I collected all of my birthday funds and went shopping with my mom and grandma.  And I was a bargain queen!  I got 2 dresses, a belt, a sweater, a tank top and a pair of slacks all for $200.  I saved $150.  So savings of 43%.  Not bad!  Especially when I think of how much the regular prices were on some of the things.  Like the slacks were originally $80 and I got them for $35 from Express.  And both dresses were from the Limited and got them for 40% off plus an additional $10 off each one.  So that put them down to $38 and $50.  Also, all of these items I can wear to work and I will be wearing one of the dresses to my reunion.  Score!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sometimes and Always

Sometimes…I see paper towels on the floor of the restroom and wonder why it’s so hard for people to make the trash can.

Always…use my paper towel to pick those up off the floor.


Sometimes…I just want a full night of sleep.

Always…love the kisses and cuddles I get when Jacoby gets up in the middle of the night.


Sometimes…I wish I had more time to blog and let everyone know what was going on.

Always…enjoy the time with my boys playing and sleeping more than I do in front of a computer. (Sorry!)


Sometimes…I wish I could drop a few more pounds.

Always…enjoy that extra cookie or that extra-large piece of cake!


Sometimes…I wonder what life would be like if I won the lottery.

Always…know that things could be (a LOT) worse.


Linking up with Mackey Madness…it’s fun! And I’m getting a blog post out.  Hooray!



Sunday, June 3, 2012


What a weekend! My weekend started Thursday when we decided Jacoby needed to stay home from school due to a rash and a lingering fever. I took him to the doctor and he had another ear infection with hand, foot and mouth on top of it. Apparently it's going around because my doctor said he saw 10 cases alone on Sunday. Then I went to my brothers and was there pretty much through Saturday helping at the garage sale. Mixed in with the garage sale I went to our towns festival and walked a 2 mile race. My mom and I took Leo, Jacoby and my niece and we finished. In last place. Haha! But we had a lot of fun! Sunday was a lazy day. The hubby golfed and I stayed in my Jammie's until 4 when I got ready to go to my friends birthday party. We had a BBQ and tie dyed with the kiddos. This weekend was a blur but seriously amazing. I can only hope the rest of my summer weekends are as awesome as this one was.

Friday, June 1, 2012


Gretchen wanted to wash away all the bad vibes from last weeks spin cycle about hate with this weeks about love.  And I'm all for that!  So here we go...

I love watching Jacoby try to learn how to crawl.  Dude gets up like he's doing a push-up but then flattens back down when his arms get tired.  He normally just pivots (who's with me when they hear the word pivot and think of Ross on Friends in the stairwell?) and gets where he wants to go within a 360 degree radius.

I love watching Leo at t-ball practice.  The games are a little chaotic for my taste but the practices havea a much more controlled feel and I know they only last an hour so it's not an all night thing.

I love that I'm having a garage sale with my sister-in-law and I've already doubled what I wanted to make. I didn't have my expectations too high but a lot of my stuff has sold and people haven't even tried to haggle prices.  And we still have one more day!  Maybe I will get to splurge and get that dress I had my eye on!

I love that Jacoby is getting tubes in his ears next week so that way we (hopefully) won't have any more mid-week phone calls from the daycare saying he's running a fever and tugging at his ears.

I love that my friend Kirby is coming back to visit in a week and will be here for 2 weeks for work and I'll get to visit with her and at the end of the month my friend Camdin from Chicago will be here for almost a week for our reunion!  ALSO, we're having a bbq in a few weeks with a lot of friends so June is going to be a happy month for me!

I love that pop is always on sale in the summer!  I don't have to get the cheap off-brand pop becuase the real (good) stuff is on sale for almost as cheap!

I love that we got a family picture taken for the church directory but that we also got a free 10X13 just for doing it.  And the picture turned out really good if I do say so myself! :)

I love that my list of loves is greater than my list of hates!  That's the way to do it!

Make sure you go visit Gretchen to check out what everyone else is loving!