Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Water Aerobics was awesome last night. Rosie was teaching again (YAY!) and she kicked my ass! I loved every second of it. While I do like that other girl that's been doing it, she teaches a very different class.

I'm going to "Masters Class" tonight. It's supposed to cover Yoga, Stretch, Toning, and Kick Boxing. It's gonna be awesome too! And my friend Brandi is going, so that helps! I'll get to spend some quality laughing time with her.

My friend Dee dropped her new laptop off with me today. She got it in the mail from her parents yesterday, and had to do all kinds of stuff on it. We finally got her Office trial uninstalled, and she left it for me to install her copy of office while she's in class. And she didn't leave the power cord. I hope it isn't going to be very hard to fix. I don't have much knowledge of Windows Vista yet, so it will suck. And while she was here she asked me to lunch. I told her I had plans to go to a class, but I think if she come here right after class I will see if she still wants to go. I don't get to spend much time with her anymore because of her wacky work schedule. While I really wanted to go to that class this week, I'll get over it if I can do lunch with her. Especially since she sounded REALLY disappointed to hear I already had plans.

As for everything else, life is normal. I have a huge bruise on my forearm from hitting a car when I was bringing in groceries the other night. I usually make Josh do that, but it was while he was at his class. And NO ONE knows how to park at our apartment complex. I managed to spend a lot of money and have a freezer full of goodies to cook this week. And I think we will actually have enough money in the bank for all of our bills. That doesn't happen often so I'm really thrilled. I think we will even have money to make some larger payments again next month!!!

Everyone have a wonderful day and Keep Movin'!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

In Other News...

I got the problem with the gym not having a record of my husband fixed. They had him listed under my maiden name. They're getting that taken care of, and we have his member number now so he can get in.

I went to pick up the raffle prize I won from Saturday at the race. It's a $25 gift card to Olive Garden!!! Now Josh and I have to go eat there! He's been trying to put it off because they stay busy. I think I want to go for lunch on Saturday. But we'll just have to wait and see what happens.

Weigh In Day!

Ok, the exclamation point (and my tracker) should clue everyone in to the good news I received last night. I lost 2 pounds! So I finally get to put a star on my bookmark at WW. I was very proud about that.

I didn't stay for the meeting because I had to hit the circuit room and go shopping. I only did one round since I had other stuff to do, but I felt good just having done that. And I saw a friend from home there. I grew up with a guy named Jamie. He's a little over a year older than me, and grew up just a few miles down the road. He ended up moving to Hattiesburg after I did. And amazingly, all these years later, we are both still here. It was cool to see him. We didn't talk other than to say hello and how are you (we were kinda busy) but just that was cool. It made my day!

I spent a lot of money at Wal-Mart on groceries and stuff. They didn't have my conditioner (I've used Thermasilk for a while now) so I had to switch to another one. I got Garenier Fructis length and strength conditioner. My sister said she liked it, so hopefully it will work out well.

My hubby went to his first martial arts class last night. I don't have a clue what martial art it is, but he said he likes it. It's apparently going to be difficult for him, but he's really excited. Expecially since the guy invited him back. (It's an invitation only group and our friend Shaphen got him a one-nighter, with no guarantees.) He'll be going back to that on Wednesday night.

He also had a bad experience at the gym. They couldn't find his records. I'll have to go today and get that straightened out. I'm not happy about it. Especially since they have taken the fees for his memebership out of my check this month. Not happy at all!

Well, I'm off for my day. I'm feeling good about the world and can't wait to go to water aerobics tonight. I hope everyone has a wondeful day, and Keep Movin'!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Monday Mornings...

Always seem to suck at the beginning! I wonder why that is... I think part of the problem today is that my entire weekend was out of whack, and I didn't go to bed until after midnight! But I'm feeling good now!

When I really start walking I still feel just a tad sore in the legs from Saturday. But that's ok. I'm not exercising until after I weigh in tonight so I should be ok on that score. I'll be weighing in, and then heading to the gym to hit the circuit training room. If all goes well, I might even try to get two rounds in there. But to an extent it depends on how busy it is. The room is open until 7, so I should have time. And the hubby's martial arts training starts tonight, so I might even stay until he's finished. And tomorrow is water aerobics again, and I'm really excited!

I think I did alright over the weekend, and I'm nearly finished with my essay for class. I don't really like it, but I don't really care either. The topic just doesn't interest me that much, and the teacher is a bitch. I made a 74 on the second test, giving me a 75 average in the class. I can live with that. I did better on the essay question this time but missed more multiple choice questions. I really do intend to study more this time. REALLY! (As long as it doesn't interfer with my exercise!)

I'm not doing quite as well on my water this morning as I normally do, but I'm sucking it down. Instead of getting regualar 20 oz bottles this morning I decided to try out the Ozarka with the pop-top. I drink a lot slower out of it than an open-top bottle. But that's ok. I kinda like it anyway. And I'll keep the bottles so I can try and save some money this week. I really need to buy a couple more sports bottles and bring my water to work, but that takes money. ;)

I am seriously considering donating plasma to start having extra money. But I'm kinda scared too! I hate needles and still have trouble with them even after all the times I've been stuck the past three years. But I really do want to try. Not only for the money (with will help a lot) but also because it will help lots of people. I just have to get over my fear of the needle, and find out the places hours! It would give me a lot of study time too since it takes over an hour.

Everyone have a wonderful day and Keep Movin'!

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Run for Love 2007

There were a lot of people at the 5K on Saturday morning. And I even ran a short distance of it! A coworker had brought her children (lots of people brought their kids and dogs actually) and her son ran off. She couldn't catch him so I offered to run and catch him before he got too far off. Needless to say, since I'm not a runner I ended up with a cramp that had me limping for most of the walk. It finally went away for the last few hundred feet. There were about 15 or 20 people that didn't finish the race, and I took up the rear for most of it (after people dropped out) but still managed to not finish last. I was kinda proud of that. Once my cramp went away I was able to walk my normal fast pace and pass up a couple of people. It was wonderful!!!! I can't wait to do it again next year. And beat my time of 55 minutes!!

As for everything else, I'm working on my business ethics essay today. That's enough to drive me nuts. I still went a bit overboard yesterday, but not very much! And I had the points for it. I'll be a lot more on-target with everything today. And I'm happy to say that this morning I'm not even feeling the walk anymore!

Everyone have a wondeful Sunday!

Friday, February 23, 2007

All Kinds of Stuff!!!

I want to start with wishing Lisa Jane a late happy birthday! She discovered that she has a waist again, among other fantastic things yesterday. So everyone can feel free to go celebrate that wonderful gift with her.

I discovered that I actually have muscles in my upper abs. I know this because they hurt when I move too much today! After water aerobics, yoga, and water aerboics again in three days I feel those muscles, as well as the ones in my arms and upper legs. It's great. The abs only hurt of a twist too much, and everything else just feels. I LOVE IT!

I'm going to miss lunch with my hubby today so I can go get fitted at the circuit training room. It's either that or be home late again tonight. He hasn't enjoyed me being late three days in a row. So I don't want to do that too him again. Also, I want to spend the evening with him. We currently have NO plans (a rarity for a Friday night) so I'm excited. Of course, that will likely change. But I hope not...

I'm all geared up to be really active for the next week. On Wednesday there is a special activity class at the gym. They are calling it a Masters course and will have Yoga, stretch, toning, and kickboxing all during that hour. It means I will miss beginner yoga, but I really want to try this out. It's supposed to be a big, special class. (And we get extra points for it on the Biggest Winners program. So it will be good for my team!)

I know I've been sounding all hyped and feeling good about myself here lately. But at times I have been feeling real discouraged too. The school pharmacist told me she could really tell I was losing inches yesterday. And I know I have lost one or two because I can fit in that pair of black pants. But that's the only old thing I can fit in again. And it's a little discouraging. Sometimes I wonder if the changes are really there or if people are saying it to make me feel better. I hope they wouldn't, but then again...some of these people don't know me THAT well. They've only known me in passing until the past couple of weeks. But I'm really getting close to some of these people now. So I really don't think they would be doing that. My head just keeps getting in my way! :) I'm really feeling great today though, even with the sore tummy! I have some great energy (although I had trouble getting out of bed!) and I'm excited about the Run for Love tomorrow. I have no plans to run the thing, but I know a lot of people that are participating. It's going to be fun to walk around campus with them and just chit chat. I think it will be a wonderful way for me to start my morning. And my first on-program weekend!

Everyone have a wonderful weekend and keep movin'!!!

Joy's was so great that I had to take the quiz and find out...

In a Past Life...

You Were: A Genius Monk.

Where You Lived: Argentina.

How You Died: Dysentery.


Where on your body do you have a scar, and what caused it?
I have a couple of scars on my right wrist. One is on the inside where I cut my wrist on a broken picture frame when Daddy was showing me our new house (prior to it being fixed up for us to live in) when I was four. It was actually in my bedroom! The other is one the back of my wrist and goes up onto the back of my hand. It's from a brownie pan when I was a preteen. I also have scars on my knees from multiple bicycle and four-wheeler accidents.

What is something that has happened to you that you would consider a miracle?
I found my husband. I honestly didn't think there was anyone out there for me.

Name a television personality who really gets on your nerves.
Which ones don't? I generally hate tv personalities.

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What was a funny word you said as a child (such as "pasketti" for "spaghetti")?
Uhhh, that would require that I actually remember my childhood. Sorry, I don't.

Fill in the blank: I have always thought ______ was ______.
I have always thought that bokd where the coolest kind of entertainment. Then I discovered sex.

If you are interested in participating in Friday's Feast, you can get the questions here!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

I want my morning back!!!

I spent the entire morning in the doctor's office. And there is no telling what the bill is going to be. And all the guy told me was to lose weight and follow a mediterranean diet. And we would check my cholesterol again in a year. That's it. I could have been at work if that's all it was going to be!!!!

Well, I've repaired the damage I did over last weekend. And I'm going to be a good, on-program hot chick this weekend. I'm doing a 5K (Run For Love) on Saturday morning, so I know I'll have a lot of good exercise in that day. And I will do something really light on Sunday. The worry is food, and I intend to do well on that.

Last night I was planning to hit the circuit room at our gym, but got drug into Beginner Yoga instead. It was cool. I'll definitely be doing that agian next Wednesday after work. And if I like it after another visit, I'll go looking for the perfect yoga mat. Because I'm just nutty like that. :) I'll be doing Water Aerobics agian tonight, and hit the circuit room tomorrow.

Well, I want to apologize in advance for not hitting everyone's blogs today. Since I didn't get to work until 1:00 I just don't have the time today. But I should be able to hit everybody tomorrow. And should work decide against that, I will make time for it over the weekend!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

I've been a bit bored at work this afternoon and start prowling around online quizzes. When I saw this particular quiz I just HAD to try it out. I just had to find out if my blog was the right color!!! Crazy, huh? SOOOO...What color is your blog?

OH! And I've actually been thinking about changing the color of this blog to purple. One of my older ones was.... :)

Your Blog Should Be Purple

You're an expressive, offbeat blogger who tends to write about anything and everything.

You tend to set blogging trends, and you're the most likely to write your own meme or survey.

You are a bit distant though. Your blog is all about you - not what anyone else has to say.

Challenge Time!!!

Ok, time to plug Make Yourself A Priority in 2007! We've had a wonderful time so far this year in the Challenge and I think we are all doing wonderful things together. It takes support to really make a change in our lives and I personally think that this is a great place to get support. We set our own challenges each month (because who knows better than you what you need to work on!) and you can make it as hard or as easy as you need to. We're all on different fitness levels, we're all different weights, and we all have different personalities. But we share a dream to be healthier and a desire to help others reach that same goal.

Starting on February 25th we will be taking on challengers for March. So start thinking about if you want to participate in the challenge, and if so, what do you want to work on it March? We are also doing a 40-day challenge in conjunction with Lent. So, if you want to come on board in March, feel free to give up a bad habit as well. Together we can all be as healthy as we want to be. And even make a few new friends along the way.

As for my challenge, I think I have done well this month. I have kept up my exercise routine better than I thought I would. A few days have only consisted of walking, but that's great exercise too. Especially after you put on a 10-lbs. backpack! I plan to work on a different weakness in March. I still have a tendency to go off program on the weekends. In two days I can easily destroy all the good work and progress I've made during the week. My goal is to stay on program during the weekend. Within the next few days I will get a tracker set up for this challenge, and plan to stay on track this weekend, even though it isn't March. It's sad to think that lately my weekends have been more about how much damage I can do to my efforts than about staying on track. And that has to change. And it starts changing now!!!!

I hope that those of you not participating think about joining us for March. And, of course, I hope to see all our previous challengers signing back up (assuming life isn't getting in the way right now!) :)

You Are: 70% Dog, 30% Cat

You and dogs definitely have a lot in common.

You're both goofy, happy, and content with the small things in life.

However, you're definitely not as needy as the average dog. You need your down time occasionally.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Group Challenge!!!

Well, it's Group Challenge Time over at Make Yourself a Priority. And this time we're serious! What are you giving up for Lent!?!

Now, I'm not Catholic and honestly have no desire to be. Nothing against Catholics, but what works for you doesn't for me. I do, however, understand the concept of fasting and think it is of great importance to our spiritual lives. (For those of us that actually have spiritual lives, anyway.) As a matter of fact, my church Temple Baptist undergoes a period of fasting.

But, that is all off topic. The topic is: What Am I Giving Up For The Next 40 Days? I've pondered this for a while now. Although my church doesn't fast during Lent, unless they changed the time this year and I missed it, I do at least every other year. One of my friends has contemplated giving up his friends for Lent (our non-Christian friends who have a tendency to ridicule half our beliefs occassionally), but I know that this is a bit extreme. While it would leave me plenty of time to exercise, I would probably not enjoy it. I wish I could give up work, but I don't have that many personal hours. I could give up school, but can't afford the F that would come up with it. I could give up exercise but that would be against the point of this challenge. I could give up sugary desserts, but there is no reason to set myself up for failure. SOOOO, what do I give up for Lent?

I have decided to give up carbonated beverages for Lent. This should work out well because I will avoid all of those empty calories that just run through your system. I will also avoid the whole rotting your teeth thing too. And since I have been drinking a lot less Pepsi anyway, this should be reasonable.

And just so everyone knows, the next week is going to SUCK!!!!


I, like many bloggers out there this week, am feeling really positive about this week. Even taking into account a gain last week, or maybe in spite of it. I didn't feel positive yesterday. Or, at least, yesterday afternoon. I got hit with a BAD headache around 3 pm. NOT fun. It made my last hour of work miserable. AND then we had to go to the inlaws. The hubby's car has to be fixed, and his dad took care of getting the estimate and everything while we borrowed his car. So we were going to switch cars while we waited for the shop to be ready to fix it. WELL, when we tried to leave in our car we didn't even make it out to the highway before it had a flat. So we ended up taking his dad's car back home with us. And didn't get home until after 8. I went straight to bed. I didn't feel great when I woke up, but I do feel much better today. I feel a lingering headache, but not enough to keep me down. I'll be going to water aerobics tonight. If it's really quiet at work this afternoon I might take off around 3:30 and do two sessions of water aerobics this evening. Then shopping. I think. Maybe not. I should feel GREAT after two sessions of that. Although I might not feel like carrying anything. :) I really hope that works out.

And I hope that everyone has a FANTASTIC day, and a FANTASTIC week!

Monday, February 19, 2007

Weigh In Experience and Others

Well, I sabotaged my own efforts again this weekend. I won't go into much detail, other than to say lots of calories, not lots of activity. I gained a half-pound when I went to weigh in during lunch. I WILL LOSE next week. This is a guarantee. I will be active every day. I will stay on my eating program. I will probably be getting a new eating program when I go to the doctor Thursday morning.

When I did my Biggest Winners weigh in on Thursday morning they had our cholesterol test results for us. Mine was 222. I need it to be lower. So I called this morning and made an appointment to see a doctor so we can decide what to do about it. I know that they are going to basically tell me to watch my diet and exercise, but for the most part I have been doing that. But I am going to have to do a much better job at it. And that's all there is to it. PERIOD. My father has high cholesterol and has had to have some stuff done. I don't want to be where he is in a few years. I want to get this taken care of NOW.

Your Brain is Blue

Of all the brain types, yours is the most mellow.

You tend to be in a meditative state most of the time. You don't try to think away your troubles.

Your thoughts are realistic, fresh, and honest. You truly see things as how they are.

You tend to spend a lot of time thinking about your friends, your surroundings, and your life.

I just saw the above on Denise's blog and just had to take the quiz. It's very accurate for me. I do spend a lot of time thinking about friends and family, including all my blogging friends. If y'all have a minute or two sometime try out the quiz. It doesn't take long at all!

Friday, February 16, 2007

Water Aerobics was a bit different last night. It was much more strength than aerobic. While most of the people in the class didn't like it, I rather enjoyed it. Between some supplement strength training, the class, and walking on campus I managed an amazing 11 activity points yesterday. I was kinda surprised. Of course, I ate those points, so I guess it's a good thing.

I have a test today in my online course so I won't be browsing everyone's blogs this morning. I HAVE to study as much as possible. I'm hoping that since it is the Friday before the Mardi Gras holiday I won't have to worry about us actually having customers.

One of my coworkers drove down to Hammond, LA, last night for a parade. He brought me a ton of beads and four cups. I didn't actually expect him to bring me anything when he said he would on his way out the door. One of the strands of beads actually matches the salmon-colored top I'm wearing today, so I put it on.

I posted Friday's Feast below. It's an interesting weekly meme that lets prople get to know one another. I certainly don't post it every week, but I'm going to try and start doing it on a regular basis. Maybe guaranteed twice a month or something. I want to thank TC for turning me on to this meme.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend, and I'll try to play catchup before Monday rolls around!

Friday's Feast

What sound, other than the normal ringing, would you like your telephone to make?
I think I would like for it to play 'Words that We Couldn't Say'. It's a kinda sad song, but I've always loved it.

Describe your usual disposition in meteorological terms (partly cloudy, sunny, stormy, etc.).
Sunny with a chance of storms. May not make sense, but that's me!

What specific subject do you feel you know better than any other subjects?
Stupidity. There's nothing I know better!

Main Course
Imagine you were given the ability to remember everything you read for one entire day. Which books/magazines/newspapers would you choose to read?
ONLY A DAY!!!! I could never pick which four books to read given such a small time frame! Could we change it to a week???

If a popular candy maker contacted you to create their next confection, what would it be like and what would you name it?
I would create a chocolate with no fat or calories. I would name it Sinless.

If you are interested in Friday's Feast, get the questions here!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

News For All!

I would first like to say that I have repaired my damage since last Thursday and managed to lose another pound on biggest winners. I'm proud of that pound. I hope for something larger next week when I'm not trying to play catchup!!!

My husband is off the hook on the 3 pound dumbells. His parent's picked me up a set for Valentine's Day. They aren't the kind I would pick up (I prefer neoprene so they aren't slick) but they will certianly do the job where I need them too. The holder is a nice touch on them though.
I'm looking forward to Water Aerobics tonight, and to my BW educational class at lunch. I don't have a clue what I'll be eating for lunch since I can't go get something, but that's ok. I'll pick up something on my way. I pass the campus convenience store and they usually have lunchables. They aren't exactly points-friendly, but they are food. :)
I hope that everyone is having a wonderful day, and I will chat with y'all later!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day!!!!!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!! Have a wonderful day, celebrate to your heart's content, but try not to eat TOO many of those chocolates!!!

So, I have two presents that I want to spotlight.
First, the present from Tee, my January cheerleader, that came in yesterday. Brasilian dance workout. I've only had a chance to read the cover, but it sounds exciting. I can't wait to work out to it tonight. I'm thinking that it and my belly dance video will be perfect for working out on the weekends when I would really rather stay home. So, after I have time to work out to this video a couple of times expect to see a reveiw. She asked for suggestions of videos I might like to have, and I'm really happy that she decided to get this one sent to me.

I have been talking for a while that I would love to have some 3 and 5 pound dumbbells for my strength training. While I generally buy the plain neoprene covered ones, the hubby picked me up a set of 5 lb go walking weights. I already had some 1.5 lbs in these, and they aren't bad. You can strap them onto your hand, then you don't have to hold them quite so tight. I think I will really appreciate this. He also gave me a beautiful card, a small box of dove milk chocolates (and I only eat about half the candies in the selection so that was a GREAT choice to keep me from eating too many of them), and an IOU note for a set of 3 lb weights. I'm excited to get to use them. I think I might start to really feel my strength training since I'll have decent weights for it. The weights pictured on the side aren't the EXACT ones he bought me, but there are the same style. I didn't have time to take a picture of them this morning so I stole one from the internet! Another good thing about these weights is that they are fairly safe to use when walking so I can pick them up for a good arm workout when walking if I want too!
Well, I hope that everyone has a fantastic day. I'm heading over to a health fair on campus. It's not so much that I WANT to go, but it's worth five points on my Biggest Winners program. I want to do good by my team, so I'm going to go visit over my lunch break. I'll get some more walking in today if nothing else!!!! (By the way, I went to Water Aerobics last night and I think I lost over a pound just during that session!! LOL)

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Abigail "ABBY" Raven Taylor

As all of my readers know, my new neice was born Thursday, and is HUGE! Below are a few pictures to show her off. She is beautiful!!!!! (Of course, I think the rest of the family is too, but I'm biased..I know)

This is Abby and her momma, just a few hours after she was born. Jackie looks really good to have delivered a baby just that morning!

Grandma and the new grandbaby! My mother doesn't look old enough to have grandkids does she? She's over fifty, and doesn't look a day over forty if you ask me. Of course, you didn't did you?

This is the happy new father. My brother-in-law Kenneth is a big man, but that certianly doesn't dwarf the size of his daughter. They are cute together, aren't they!

Ashleigh loves her little sister, but she sometimes gets a little cranky since Momma can't pick her up right now. But I think she is going to be a great older sister to Abby, and since they are only two years apart I think they will grow up well together. I imagine that they will fight more than Jackie and I did though considering we were nine years apart!

Here's one of me and my new neice before I headed home on Saturday. They had only been home from the hospital a few hours, and Abby certianly does seem to sleep a lot. I know that is normal, but Ashleigh was incredibly alert when she was real young. Of course, Abby seemed to be either wide awake or sound asleep with no inbetween stage.

And I'll leave you with a picture of just Abby, asleep in her carrier after they got home. She already fills that thing out, doesn't she? Momma told us at the hospital Thursday night that she looks more like Jackie and I did when we were born than Ashleigh did. We also think she is going to have hazel eyes and her hair will be lighter than her sister's hair. It's going to be exciting to see how she changes over the next couple of years!!!!
EDIT: Jackie has some better shots up on her blog now, Follow our Bliss.


Ok, I still feel like crap and am sneezing all the time. But at least I'm able to work, even if it's not of wonderful quality.

I weighed in last night but didn't stay for the meeting. I didn't want to be interrupting the room with one of my obnoxiously loud sneezes every minute or so. I had lost 2.5 pounds. (One-tenth of a pound more and she would have put down three pounds instead. But that's ok!)

Even though I felt bad last night I made sure to do a short upper body strength training session. I seriously need it, so I wasn't about to skip doing SOMETHING!

I'm walked to work this morning even though I feel kinda bad and it was raining REALLY bad when I woke up. It wasn't raining at all when I left the apartment, but I will probably get soaked on the way home from water aerobics. Of course, I could just walk home wet, but that is probably a bad idea.

I have downloaded the baby pictures from my camera. I just have to decide which ones I want to put up here for y'all. I took a lot of pictures. :) But I will have that done by the end of the day!

Monday, February 12, 2007


I forgot the cable for my camera today, so no pictures of the new neice just yet. Either tonight or tomorrow. PROMISE!!!!

Abigail Raven Taylor was born 2/12/2007 @ 7:58 am. She weighed an amazing 10 lbs 11.8 oz and was 21 inches long!!!! (And just as a side note to make some of the mothers sick, my sister gained 11, MAYBE 12 pounds during her pregnancy!) She is beautiful and I will post some pictures as soon as I get them downloaded to the laptop.

I was horrible this weekend. I didn't eat all that well (spent most of my time on the road) and didn't get much exercise in (same), but I intend to start fixing that. I hope to have time for my strength training tonight, but no guarantees. I made a 56 on my first Business Ethics test and really need to spend time preparing for the one this Friday. I HAVE to improve that score. I haven't done that bad on a test in a long time. I'm also getting sick, which sucks. The hubby has been sick for a while now, and I'm catching it. I think it's partially the weather going from hot one day, to cold the next, and then hot again. It's made my poor head miserable. And I can't afford to miss any more work, so I have to work through the undesireable from now on. Valentine's day is coming up and I have no idea what to pick up for the hubby. Or what to tell him to get me. I told him I needed some dumbbells.

I have weigh in tonight and I'm not looking forward to it at all. I really don't want to go, but I know I have to. If it hadn't been for the miserable end of the week (eating and exercising wise) I wouldn't care so much. I would probably be looking forward to it. I'm also thinking of changing my Biggest Winner weigh in to Tuesday mornings before work so that I can just get the weighing done and not have to worry towards the end of the week. And I think that might be great motivation for me to work really hard all week long. But I think I will leave the determination on if I actually do that to whether or not I sleep through my alarm clock in the morning. :) I was supposed to try starting a running program this morning, but slept through my alarm.

I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend and has a good week ahead of them.

Thursday, February 08, 2007


I couldn't get my lazy husband out of bed this morning so we STILL haven't left to go visit my sister. I'm a bit upset with him over this.

I weighed in at 226 for th biggest winners program this morning. I'm stumped since that's a 6 pound loss since Wednesday of last week, but my weight watchers weigh in was the same. We'll see how that holds out though.

My new neice is over 10 pounds (I forgot the exact weight) and she is 21 inches long. That's almost as long as I was, and a little heavier!!! We have big babies in this family!

Well, I won't be updating until Sunday, but there will hopefully be pictures up on my sister's blog before then. I'll check up on everyone when I get back!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Well, I didn't make it to the gym yet again due to another migraine. I'm hoping that with a little experimentation I will get them under control again.

I did manage to wear a pair of pants today that I haven't worn since September. Then, they were too tight and I couldn't wear them long. I wore them to work today and they were rather comfortable. I hoping that means a couple of other pants that I have stuck back will fit again. But I will wait until I get back on Sunday to find out.

I'm leaving in the morning to go meet my new niece! I won't have pictures posted her before Sunday (probably Monday) but Jackie is supposed to get someone to post pictures on her blog tomorrow! So everyone feel free to go over there sometime to check things out.

I hope everyone has a wonderful end of the week and a terrific weekend.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Just a quick update!

I did go to water aerobics. I really enjoyed it. I spent nearly twn minutes in the sauna when I was finished and before I took my shower. That gave me a few more minutes with some of the crazy older ladies I like, and gave everyone else in the class time to get their showers. There are only three showers in the fac/staff locker room, and thewre are a few people that RUN back to get those after class. I refuse to be a in a hurry when I'm there. I wouldn't go if there was somewhere I just HAD to be shortly after. Gym time is MY time. However, I again couldn't get in my locker (mis-remembered the combination) and plan to just remove the lock and not leave anything valuable there overnight. Just shower stuff and pony-tail holders. $20 loss max on what I leave.

I plan to do a bit of a strength workout when I finish this, but I probably won't duplicate many exercises from the class. I didn't get to do it last night, and I'm feeling a bit better now so I should take advantage.

I hope I still fel like some gym time tomorrow. I will do 20 minutes minimum on the bike (unless I'm so bad I have to get a ride home) and hit the circuit training room if all is good.

Hope everyone has a wonderful evening and a good day tomorrow!

EDIT: I'm going to have to pick up some heavier dumbbells when I have money. These 2 lb weights just aren't going to cut it!

Life Sucks

Just so everyone knows. I seriously want my money back.

I developed a serious migraine yesterday afternoon. I slept from before 6 last night until after 6 this morning. It was gone, but is now coming back.

The bank that my husband's car loan is through decided to sit on his January car payment for a month. We are overdrawn over $400 now. And I don't get paid until Thursday. We may not like our food options, but at least we have some.

I have water aerobics tonight. And I'm gonna go. But after the bank episode, and the returning migraine it will not be happy fun time. That and the fact tht none of my friends go.

On a slightly happier note, I stayed the same at my weigh in this week. I would have stayed for the meeting if I hadn't felt like my head was going to explode. I just hope the feeling goes away this afternoon.

Well, I hope everyone else is having a better week than I, and I will check in with everyone later!

Monday, February 05, 2007

Monday's Started

I hate starting the week. It's not that I dislike Monday's as much as everyone else does. And when they have problems on Monday they LOVE to take them out on the people in my office. I guess that is just part of being in tech support.

I'm not feeling confident about tonight's weigh in. I don't think I did well, although I've started back to a somewhat regular workout routine. I even got in my first strength training workout on Saturday evening. I'll be doing that again tonight. And I plan to try and do more than I did on Saturday. But I don't think tonight will look good.

I received an e-mail this morning from the lady over the Biggest Winners program. She refused to name names, but someone in my group didn't do their measurements or lipid profile. I can't help but wonder who...But I'll probably never know! I did mine and can't wait to go over the results of it. I'm excited to fine out just how bad a shape I've let my body get into. Strange thing to hear, huh?

I didn't get in a lot of exercise yesterday, although I had planned on it. I did my belly dancing video and then sat down and spent most of the day watching The Closer. I didn't even watch the Superbowl. And then I couldn't sleep last night. It isn't making for a great day today, that's for sure.

I had my yearly appointment with the OB/GYN this morning. He's a sweet old man who greeted me with "So no kiddies yet I see!" It did amuse me. He also started me on Seasonique, so I get to be quarterly instead of monthly again. I'm kinda excited about that!

Well, I think I will leave it at this for now. I'll post either tonight or in the morning about my weigh in. Promise to be honest about it too!!!

Saturday, February 03, 2007

So, I don't have a lot of time for news at the moment. Of course, there isn't much.

SOOOO...I'll just introduce my February Cheerleader. This month Joy (see her wonderful blog here) will be leading everyone in cheering me on. I'm really exciting to be cheering her on this month because she is a really great person and just moved back home to Ireland after living in Dubai for a while.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend!!!! And go wish Meghan a happy birthday on Monday!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Joke for Friday!!!

When you have a "I hate my job" day, try this. On your way home from work, stop at your pharmacy and go to the thermometer section and purchase a rectal thermometer made by Johnson & Johnson. Be very sure you get this brand.
When you get home, lock your doors, draw the curtains and disconnect the phone so you will not be disturbed. Change into very comfortable cothing and sit inyour favorite chair.
Open the package and remove the thermometer. Now, carefully place it on a table or a surface so that it will not become chipped or broken. Now the fun part begins. Take out the literature and read it carefully. You will notice that in small print there is a statement, "Every Rectal Thermometer made by Johnson & Johnson is personally tested".
Now, close your eyes and repeat out loud five times, "I am so glad I do not work in the Thermometer quality control department at Johnson & Johnson."

Thanks to David (a coworker) for sharing this wonderful joke with me.


Feast One Hundred & Twenty Nine


What was one of the fashion fads when you were a teenager? When I was a teenager everyone was wearing two shirts. Even in Mississippi when it was hot as Hades outside!!!! I just never understood...


Name one thing you think people assume about you when they first meet you. A lot of people this I'm strict and don't know how to have fun. I've also been told that I act sophisticated, a work I have never associated with myself. I just happen to be shy.


On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how hard do you work? Definitely a 10. I work my ass off, although I have a tendency to procrastinate a lot too....

Main Course

If you were given a free 30-second commercial during the Super Bowl to sell anything you currently own, what would you advertise? I would advertise my car. I occassionally wonder why I have one, and then I really need it. (Like Weight Watchers meetings on Mondays...)


Fill in the blank: I love to ________ when it is _________. I love to exercise when it is cold.

Get the Friday's Feast code here!!!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Welcome to February!!!

Well, so far I have not started the month on the right foot, but I claim it isn't my fault!!!

I was planning to get up and go to yoga at 6:30 this morning, but woke up with a bad headache instead. The extra sleep didn't help, but I still came to work. I can function, just not very well. I also have a slightly stuffy head, so it might all be sinus related. Oh the joy!

I added the February Challenges blogroll to my sidebar and made a visit to all the new challengers this morning. Of course, since blogger is being stupid I wasn't able to leave comments for everyone. I promise to have a comment left for EVERYONE whose blog I visit by Monday evening. I'm giving myself that long because I have a test tomorrow night that I am not ready for. I'm going to try and get some studying in around actually working, and then I'm not all that great about blogging on the weekends anyway.

We had some not so great excitement at the apartment last night. My husband and a friend of ours are going to be in a two-headed giant Magic tournament that is coming up. So he, his wife, and their daughter came to visit last night so they could be looking at cards and deciding what to play. Of course, there is a new set of cards coming out Friday, so they didn't do much other than look at what Josh and I have so that they can be thinking. Well, to get on with the story, we had to rush to make the apartment baby safe because Raegan is just over a year old and goes everywhere! So, we cleaned up the living room and Josh closed up the laundry room, bedroom, and back room (his personal mess!). Well, he didn't realize that the door had one of those push button locks. And we don't have the key for it. Well, we were trying knives, precision screwdrivers, and wire coat hangers in an attempt to get this door open. It wouldn't have been such a big deal except that our main closet is in that room. And I needed clothes for work!!!! I knew I was hitting the mechanism and pushing it, but the damned door wouldn't unlock. Our friends showed up while we were working on it, and Joe finally got the door unlocked. I taped the door latch so it won't happen again. Because otherwise it would. Luckily there is enough suction on the door so that it will stay closed when pulled too. That might not keep a toddler out, but it makes me feel better about the mess behind the door anyway!!!

Well, I'm off to do some studying, working, and hopefully finish some updating to the sidebar of my blog today. Good luck to everyone in starting their February challenges today. And WELCOME to all the new challengers!!!

One other note: Thank you so much for cheering me on through January Tee!!!! You were a wonderful cheerleader and I couldn't have done it without you. Whoever gets your for February will be very lucky indeed!!!!


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