Saturday, December 30, 2006

Last Party Tonight!

Tonight is my last real party of the season. And I think I am prepared. I'm carrying a bottle of water, and a WW muffin. And I might even carry some fruit just to be safe. I have 15 points left, and most of my WA. So I should be more than fine.

Unfortuantely the weather is sucky today. So I didn't get a walk in. And with my husband still having a monitor sitting in the middle of the floor I couldn't do a video either. I'll make him move that tonight though.

Well, I'm off to get ready for my party. Everyone have a Happy New Year, and if you haven't signed up yet, check out the 2007 challenge in the sidebar!

Friday, December 29, 2006

Movie Time

With the time off the hubby and I have watched some movies.

At my parents' house we watched The Descent. It was actually pretty good, but they screwed up the ending. Definitely a renter though.

Last night we watched Talladega Nights. Very funny movie. Should be watched once.

Tonight we are watching Superman Returns. This is a movie for the Lex Luther fans. He is just the way he should always have been. AND he is Kevin Spacey. We haven't finished the movie yet, but it has been kinda awesome so far. Although it isn't wonderful.

Tomorrow I plan to watch The Devil Wears Prada. It'll let you know if it is worth watching.

On a different note, I have done well tonght. I got 2 activity points for my walk today. I have been on program food wise. I am down to just my milk intake. That will require a couple of WA points, but that is okay. I'm still good. Hopefully tomorrow will be just as good, if not better.

Just a little exercise...

I got up this morning intending to start the Couch to 5K. I'm not up to that. I walked over to the outside track on campus and tried my best. I couldn't make it through the second jogging interval on day one. I barely pulled myself back to the bnch where I left my stuff to sit down. So, I won't be doing that this month. BUT, I will be working towards it. With a little work, I might be ready in February. And I know that everyone says it is easier to do indoors, but I hate treadmills. I've just always preferred to walk outdoors.

On another front, I have actually had breakfast today. This is something that I seriously need to work on. Since I'm challenging myself to workouts in January, I might challenge myself to breakfast in February. We'll just see where the next month puts me.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Thursday After Thanksgiving...

Meeting was wonderful. The topic was "All I Know About Weight Loss I Learned From Noah's Ark". I really like that it had a slightly spiritual theme. I think that for those of us that are religious, it is important to include that in our weight loss attempts. Studies know show that it will help you to loss more weight and keep it off longer. As far as the meeting, Noah's Ark was as close to spiritual as it got. God was not mentioned at all. But, that makes since. And if I stepped on anyone's toes with these comments, get over it! I love you all, and am who I am.

But, to get off that note, the total group lost 34.5 pounds, which was fantastic. 1.5 pounds of that was ALL ME! I am so happy. I stared at the display for a minute before asking my leader if it said what I think it did. She laughed at me and said it did.

So, now I am off to finish some shopping.

I'm having so much trouble getting started today. And I KINDA know why. I stayed up until 2:30 last night. But I wasn't sleepy after having slept during more than half of the drive home yesterday. But tomorrow I will start waking up on schedule. That's the only way I will be able to do it come Jan. 2.

I actually had to work this morning. And I felt REALLY bad that I didn't get to it until 1:30ish. I have to check the work voicemail and respond if required. And there were a couple of semi-important messages left this morning. But the people didn't seem upset. And I still got to them in plenty of time for them to make their deadlines. But that is another facotr to making me get up with my work schedule come tomorrow morning. Although those two messages well hopefully be the only ones I get.

I'm actually starting to feel nervous in reagards to my minisession course starting Jan. 2. And I don't know why. It's Intro to Computers. I work in tech support, why should I feel nervous about this???

I feel nervous about my weigh in tonight too. But it will what it will be, and that is it. I was actually down a little when I weighed in last night at home. I think that's what might have be nervous. I should SO not do that. But, getting week 3 of the new material is kinda exciting. So I will definitely not miss.

Well, off to start on a little housework now. I HAVE to get started on that to do list!

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Thank Goodness I'm Home!

The hubby and I got back from my parents' house this afternoon. And the diet was SO not on while I was gone. But those three days can't have doen more than 3 pounds damage, right? AND, I'll find out the extent of the damage tomorrow night.

I've joined Michelle's challenge, 12 Months of Health, Fitness & Fun. If anyone else is interested, she is taking challengers until Jan 1. This month I will be exercising. That has been my biggest hurdle recently.

I'm going to avoid any resolutions this year, but I will make a list of things that I have to work on this year. With any luck I will manage to be successful.

Saturday, December 23, 2006


Josh and I had lunch over at his Uncle Donald's house. I feel sorry for UNcle Donald and Aunt Molly. They have their three kids and the four grandkids living with them. It's a good thing that he works offshore. It keeps his sanity, and keeps all the mouths fed. Anyway, that was with the whole Williams family, minus his cousin Lacey and his cousin Anna's boyfriend. And it was fun.

When we got back to Josh's parents' house, we exchanged our Christmas presents. With Josh being an only child, they spend a little bit more money. On top of all the regular stuff they got us (all requested items) we got a Samsung 30" widescreen HDTV. We don't have anything with HD, but it is awsome to get a new tv. Ms. Cindy got a 42" HDTV, an HD Dish box, and a new tv stand. After setting up her new tv, we brought ours to the apartment. It is set up now, and it looks GOOD!

Now, I just have to keep Josh away from it long enough to see how my new Billy Blanks DVDs look on it!

I may not be posting again until after Christmas, so Merry Christmas everyone! Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!

Holiday Update

So far, the holiday is going well. The living room is mostly clean. I will finish it after visiting with my folks next week.

Josh and I exchanged Christmas presents yesterday. He loved his DS, game, desktop darts, zen meditation balls, and magic cards. I'm really glad he liked everything. I bought him a copy of Brain Age, and he picked up the New Super Mario Bros. last night at GameStop. I received a 2.3" 60 gig hard drive, which I have already put my wedding pictures on. A regular wall power adapter for my zen micro, and three books: A Morning Cup of Massage, A Morning Cup of Meditation, and A Morning Cup of Balance. I just love this series. AND I got a huggable Mumble plush, from the movie Happy Feet. He also told me that he wasn't able to get a couple of the things he wanted to buy me, so he will get those as soon as he is able to find them.

We ate out last night and I think I did really well. I have half a steak in my fridge to eat later. Although I honestly don't know when I will eat it with everything going on. I'm seriously considering it for breakfast though. I would hate for it to go to waste because it was cooked PERFECTLY!

Last night we also went to see Happy Feet. I've wanted to see it since the documentary came out. And it was good! Definitely worth seeing on the big screen because some of the scenes are just AWESOME. And the voices are really good too. All I'm going to say about it, a different baby penguin strikes out on his own for his dream. I would love to say more, but I don't want to ruin the movie for anyone who hasn't seen it.

Well, Merry Christmas all!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Day 1...

Of keeping in touch over the holiday. I think I might be doing ok. I didn't comment, but I did check everyone's blogs.

I slept entirely too late this morning. But I don't care!!!!

I went to eat with my hubby and our friend's Joe and Lynn. That was fun. Got to see the baby Raegan. Although I might have to stop calling her baby, she's 14 or so months old now, and getting BIG!

I went to do some shopping and ran into my friend Dee. Between work and school (for both of us) we don't see each other often enough. I hope she can get the job at the Univ that she applied for. More Dee time!!!!!

And I finished up with the hubby's Christmas stuff. I just needed to pick him up a game, and that is done. And I'm happy to be home out of the rain.

I've also gotten to see my friend Donna this week. She is finally divorced, and so happy about it. We went to see Eragon last night. Good movie, but leave the book behind when you watch it. Now I'm making copies of the wedding pics for her. So I get to see her again before she heads home to Colorado. Which is unfortunately this weekend....

Merry Christmas everyone!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Cool Day

Today is kinda awesome, kinda strange, and kinda off.

Today is the last working day for the university. I'm off!!!!!!! I just have to survive until noon. 2 hours left. The university technically closes at 2, but I'm leaving early.

I slept a little late this morning. I had all kinds of awesome plans for my morning alone time, but I had forgot to reset the alarm clock, so I didn't get up until 6. There went my free time. But I was ready to go on time. Unfortunately, I haven't seen the end of the Angel episode that was on this morning. And now I still haven't seen it. Oh well!

I got to William's to pick him up at about the same time as usual. I knocked and waited. Knocked and waited. I could hear him moving around. SOO, I knocked again. And he answered in a towel. He didn't get up until 6:10. And that's only because his cat was freaking out for some reason. But, I still got him to his ride on time. No problems. And I got to play with the cat. Poor Panda isn't going to know what to do without me showing up for two weeks. Because she DEFINITELY knows when it is time for me to show up.

And now, I will let you figure out for yourself what is awesome, what is strange, and what is off!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Just In Case You Didn't Know...

I hate my university. I've decided to set the dear hubby and myself up as memebers of the Univ. Gym, The Payne Center. Well, I decided to wait until the end of the semester because we wouldn't have a chance to really use it this time (by the time I decided to do it). Well, when I called today they told me the rates were going up, but I would get the old rate if I signed up today or tomorrow. Well, NOT THE CASE when I get there.

I know I shouldn't complain because it will still only be $32 a month for the two of us, with lockers, but I hate being lied to. It seriously sucks. AND, had I known this, I would have went ahead and signed up earlier in the semester.

But it's ok. We will be members and hopefully we can get moving. I want to take the Belly Dancing classes, if they offer them again. And a girl from work wants to do that with me. And hopefully I can get my husband in there somehow. A couple of our friends have memberships.

SO, that's the end of that. I'll try not to complain about it again.

Geek Factor!

I found this on Dr. Anonymous's blog. I thought I would check out the quiz for myself, and found that I am in fact a geek. Why don't you try it out?

Your Geek Profile:

Fashion Geekiness: High
Gamer Geekiness: High
Movie Geekiness: High
SciFi Geekiness: High
Academic Geekiness: Moderate
Music Geekiness: Moderate
Geekiness in Love: Low
General Geekiness: Low
Internet Geekiness: Low


I didn't lose any, but I didn't gain any either. So it was a complete surprise to my husband that my mood wasn't ruined. But getting As in both my classes can defintely counteract not losing any weight this week. Especially considering I expected a gain. AND, I'm going to have a loss when I go back on the 28th to weigh in.

Oh, and I updated my tracker too...


I didn't lose any, but I didn't gain any either. So it was a complete surprise to my husband that my mood wasn't ruined. But getting As in both my classes can defintely counteract not losing any weight this week. Especially considering I expected a gain. AND, I'm going to have a loss when I go back on the 28th to weigh in.

Oh, and I updated my tracker too...

Monday, December 18, 2006

Grades OUT!

Grades have been posted at Southern for the Fall 2006 semester. I got 2 As. I'm so proud. That brings my cumulative GPA up to a 3.606.

In my Accounting course an A was guaranteed.

In Visual Basic, it was dicey. I accidentally clicked a wrong button and submitted a test with 9 unanswered questioned. That cost me a letter grade on the final. Only a program clitch in his grade averaging allowed me the A. I reported that to him, but I guess he decided not to fix it. Which is fine with me.

I might have to go get myself some sort of happy tonight to celebrate, although I don't know what I would get...

Christmas To Do List

I have posted in the sidebar my five MUST DO items for the Christmas break. I also made a point to not bog myself down too much with it, which I tend to do. I think this should be manageable. And if I can get other things done, well...More power to me!

Cleaning the living room will involve A LOT. Including cleaning the kitchen WELL. Our apartment is kinda small, so there is a lot of stuff in the living room that can find a home in other places. BUT, it had to find a home. Not just get dropped in another place.

With any luck, I won't find it a problem to keep up with everyone over the holiday. I hope to keep my schedule fairly regular. However, I will admit upfront that I might not be online between the 24th and the 27th. I will be out of town then I may not get online.

I have been having trouble doing a regular work out lately. I think it is important to use my time off to try and get back into the habit. And I think it should come fairly easily.

Make a meal plan - Possibly one of the most important. I will spend time going through all my cooking magazines and cookbooks to pick out meals. This should keep the hubby and myself eating well.

Read a good NONFICTION book. I love to read, but mostly read fiction. SO, I want to venture into new horizons. So I need a little help here. Can y'all suggest something good to pick up?

A New Week

Well, it's the start of the week, and I think I am doing ok. I have thus far refused my craving for a mocha. I'm proud. I just hope I can do that all day long.

The weather here kinda sucks today. It's so foggy out that you get wet walking around. Hopefully it will clear up this afternoon.

I'm not really looking forward to weigh in tonight. I expect another bad week, but that's ok. All I can do is move forward, right?

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Up and About!

I'm actually up and about like I'm supposed to be on a Sunday. I'm proud of myself for that this morning, even though I didn't sleep very well. The hubby and I haven't been to church in a while. But we plan to get back in the swing of things. And we are starting this morning. So, I have already showered and will soon be getting up to get ready.
I'm actually excited to go to church this morning because the new sanctuary opened a couple of weeks ago. No more gymnasium services for Temple West! The new sanctuary seats 3,000 people, counting the choir loft. I'm going to have to get Josh out of the door early so we can find a place to park since the have dropped down to one service now.

Anyway, I actually wanted to post about something that came to mind this morning. I think I know one of the reasons I ended up as fat as I have. Well, it's an excuse, but aren't they all? When I was in high school I tried to lose weight several times. I would lose a few pounds, plateau, then give up. Well, I wouldn't get any comments about my weight loss until I have started gaining weight back. If I actually GAINED a few pounds, people would comment about the pounds I had lost. And this was people that saw me EVERY WEEK. Kinda strange. AND this happened whether I had just gotten off a weight loss streak or not. BUT, my aunt (probably the most guilty) actually commented on my weight loss at Thanksgiving. So maybe I will actually be getting all that support this time.

Michelle has a great idea over on her blog that I can't wait for. It will be awesome. AND, on top of that, There is going to be a team based Biggest Winner competition at Southern this Spring. I've put my name in for a team from my department. That's going to be fun. I should have lots of motivation to do well this coming year.

Well, I think that is all for this morning. Hope everyone has had a good week, and has a great week leading up to Christmas!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Yesterday went fairly well. I'm still on target.

I have a Christmas dinner at one of the local steak houses tonight. I'll have left overs for tomorrow.

I have finished the important Christmas shopping now. All I have left is to pick up some stuff for a few friends, and those gifts can be gift cards. And, actually, some of them WILL be gift cards.

Hope everyone else is having a good start to the holiday season!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Good start

Ok, I'm doing good on the eating this week. I'm not up to par on the exercise, but I'm getting there. It's just been a bit hectic. But have gotten in a decent amount of walking around everything else.

AND, I'm making a bit of progress on my to do list. Nothing major, but a start on some of the items. I think that is pretty good considering I'm not off yet.

AND, if I can ever get my camera and laptop to agree, I'll post a pic of my Christmas tree. I think it looks pretty good.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Weigh In

Well, like I expected this was another not so great weigh in. Up another pound. But that's ok. I am going to do this. It's just not easy. Then again, nothing worth having is ever easy.

What sucks is that I wasn't able to stay for the meeting. And the new program comes out this week. BUT, I looked over the materials last night and not much has changed. Basically, the change is in how you determine you daily points target. It uses more than your current weight. It factors in sex, weight, height, age, and basic activity level (ie, activity related to profession). I actually get more points now. I thought that was interesting.

Anyway, I plan to lose weight this week. It will be done.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Feeling Sorry.....

I haven't been keeping up with blogging here recently. I feel bad about it too. I just haven't been feeling all that wonderful myself, and haven't kept up with the comments. Sorry to everyone. I promise it's not personal if I haven't commented. It's just me feeling funky lately.

On that note, with the close of the semester and Christmas upcoming, I PROMISE to do better. I plan to get in gear. I'm going to do a lot of working out, and eating planning, in the upcoming break. My last day at work is Dec. 20th, and then I'm off until Jan 2nd. I'm also going to keep up with my blogging while I'm off. I'll admit that it might not be daily, especially the few days I go to my parents' house, but I will be consistant. And I plan to figure out my holiday goals and seriously keep track of them.

Preliminary Goals
1. Get in a GOOD workout at least every other day.
2. I plan to get the apartment (with the husband's help) to very liveable conditions. While it isn't filthy, it is very messy. I'll admit that some of it is mine, but there is an entire room that is his. And he never straightens up. I would LOVE to have the apartment looking the way I have wanted it to look since we moved in. IE, not so many boxes.
3. I plan to PLAN my food. I will attempt to make a plan that will go at least through the middle of January. That should get me throught the back to school rush.
4. I plan to keep up with all my blogging friends over the holiday. I have a tendancy to avoid everyone over the holiday. It's a bad habit that I intend to remedy this year.
5. I'm POSITIVE that there is something I'm forgetting right now. And I will remember it by the Christmas break!

I'll be putting these in the sidebar as soon as I think I might have them in stone.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Blog Problems

BIG Thanks to Arlene for alerting me to the fact that there have been problems with my blog. Apparently the word verification is having issues. When I checked, it would not show the picture box for that. So I have turned that feature off and was able to post a comment myself.

If anyone continues to notice a problem with this, PLEASE e-mail me at

Why I Hate Neighbors

I had to work until 10 last night. (That's 12 hours on the clock, one hour lunch, one hour supper.) Needless to say I was REALLY tired and sleepy when I got home. I was paying more attention to finding a parking space outside my apartment than watching the ground in front of the car. Opps!!! I ran over someone's not empty wine bottle. BYE BYE TIRE!!!!

I cleaned it up this morning and one of the maintenance workers at the complex helped me change the tire because I couldn't break the lug nuts loose. Neither could the hubby.... And my donut was low. They guys were convinced that I could make it to the Jr Food Mart to air it up. I made it to the end of the street. So I now have a ruined tire and I ruined spare.

The hubby and I took the regular tire to the tire shop so they could tell us they would have to order a new one. $90 for the one tire. Why can't I ever just get a flat that can be patched or plugged?

Anyway, that was my night and morning. It was a lot tougher than it seems here though. I promise.

And, I have been recently informed that my father-in-law has found me a new spare. So I should be able to take the car in Monday or Tuesday to get the new tire. That is the upside to my day.

OH! On a WW note, one of the professors brought my office a BIG tin of cookies this morning. And I've been a good girl!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Friday's Feast

Which language would you like to learn and why?

Japanese. It's a beautiful language that belongs to a beautiful culture.

What's the funniest thing you've heard or read so far this week?
Order of the Stick

Which movie was so bad you couldn't watch the whole thing?
The Dungeonmaster

Main Course
If there were a holiday in your honor that didn't use your actual name, what would the day be called?
Dragon's Celebration

Name one movie which is coming out soon that you would like to see.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Trip to Georgia

I don't have a lot to say about this trip. We drove from Hattiesburg, MS, to Atlanta, GA. It was not an incredibly fun trip. Josh and I do not like Atlanta traffic. We stayed at the Marriot. We ate at Olive Garden and walked around the mall. It sucked. We only stayed one night. And I never want to do that again. Although, chances are I will. Because I won't make Josh drive out there by himself if he is ever sent back.


The Renn Fest on Saturday was AWESOME! I spent at least 5 hours on my feet, but that's what sneakers are for!

As our large group slowly made its rounds we gradually broke apart. I ever lost my husband for a few hours!

We all started out by throwing axes, knives, and stars. I sucked! Then I ended up with Shay, Dee, and their boys for a few hours after the hubby disappeared. We saw the Royal Tigers (White Bengals) and had our picture taken. We also saw the Joust. It was a pretty good show, but Dee said she had seen much better.

After a lot of wandering around, and buying an ale bottle ($1 refills forever and eternity), we eventually found my husband again. We watched the Duelists (a very funny show) and then saw Jameson the juggler. He was awesome too.

Then the hubby and I wandered around on our own for a while. We checked out different jewelry and clothing booths. And he checked out the sword shop. I also went to see the tigers again with Josh, but we didn't do a picture.

Then we meet up with several other group memebers and watched a short version of the Pirates show. It was Shantyman and Bonnie Lass. They were really funny too.

Then, the entire group meet up as the festival was closing and watched a fire breather perform.

We didn't carry nearly enough money (then again, didn't know too!). I got a bottle to take back next year, a dragon tote bag, a dragon cedar box (a christmas present from Josh), and we both bought food. A lot of our money went to tips for performers though. I can not wait to go again next year. We'll be going in costume then!

Weigh In

Well, I went and weighed in tonight. I gained a pound. I dont think that is too bad considering I went to a Renn Fest on Saturday, rode to Atlanta Monday and back on Tuesday, and weighed in three days late this week. I'm not sure I'll necessarily get it off by my Monday WI, but I should by the next one. I'm just glad it was that small.

I know I am fighting the same pounds over and over, but the overall trend is down. That's enough to make me proud. (That AND my aunt asking if I had lost weight when I went home for Thanksgiving!)

Four Things About Me

Tigerlilly, I DID finish this meme. Sorry it took so long to post it!

-4 jobs I've had
Helpdesk Technician
Network Technician
Library Assistant
Teacher's Aid

-4 movies I watch over and over
The Cutting Edge
The Librarian

-4 places I've lived
USM Campus

-4 TV shows I watch
Without A Trace
The Closer

-4 places I've been on vacation
Gulf Shores, AL
Eureka Springs, AK
Tula, MS
Deluth, GA

-4 websites I visit every day
Loserz (Checking for updates, and they've been coming lately)
Order of the Stick (Although it only updates MWF)

-4 favorite foods
Green Bean Casserole

-4 places I'd rather be right now
As I'm at work currently....
The Beach
The Mountains

-4 favorite bands/singers
The Eagles
Michael W. Smith
Steve Conte
Yoko Kanno

-4 bloggers I'll tag

Missing In Action

I feel so bad for not having been reading and posting the last few days. Life has been a whirlwind of activity around here lately.

The end of the work week was a bit busy. And there was the schoolwork to do to. And that isn't finished yet, but I'll be done come Monday night.

Saturday we went to the Louisianna Renniasance Festival. That was SUPER awesome. I'll write about it later. I PROMISE!

The hubby and I drove to Georgia on Monday. He had a half day seminar on Tuesday, and we drove back afterwards. That was fun and not fun at the same time.

And then yesterday I stayed home sick. And then did some light Christmas shopping last night along with a few groceries.

And I have Tigerlilly's meme finished.


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