Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Quickie Update

I'm doing alright still. I lost 1.5 lbs this week. I had to weigh in early because the WW center will be closed Wednesday. It was my usual ladies doing the weigh ins yesterday though. I was happy to hear that they will be open next Wednesday so I can get back to my usual early morning Wednesday weigh in. I had to weigh in at lunch last week.... I had stayed the same. It will be interesting to get back to my normal time so I can see what I have really lost. I'm several pounds heavier at the end of the day than the beginning, like most people.

Last week we went to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra in Jackson. They put on an awesome show. If they come near you, and you can get tickets, it's well worth the money!!!

With the third week of new WW material, I still like the Momentum program. However, I have yet to spend more than two days REALLY following it! Figures, huh??? I'm going to though! I do like the new weigh-in book though. And it is a BOOK! There is a pocket in the front for your daily tracker, an A-Z food list, then a section about goal setting. Then it has 56 weeks of weigh-ins. And your points finder is attached to the back. It's really cool! And there are 10 weeks of new material covering the plan.

So far I'm enjoying my Christmas break. I managed to get all of my Christmas presents early, and got them wrapped without having to buy any Chrsitmas paper. Of ocurse, then we were given my Mother-in-Law's new laptop, Christmas from the FIL, to get updated, install software, etc. So now I have to wrap it. I was talking about going to buy another thing of Christmas paper since I'm out, but I really think I might just use some of the wrapping paper that was left with the apartment when we moved in. I don't really like it, but that will keep me from having to go out for some.

The hubby is off work for the rest of this week. We'll be doing Christmas with his parents tomorrow, then head out to visit my parents a few days. I'm looking forward to spending some time with my parents since we don't see them often. Momma will probably also help me take up all my pants that will probably be too long!

I got my hair cut this past Saturday. It had grown out way past what my last hair style was really designed for. But, five months will do that! It's simple now. Falls to my shoulders with some long layers. I'm planning to put some purple streaks in it over the Christmas break. I'm thinking some in the bottom layer, and then some on the top. But we'll see what I actually do next week! I'll be sure to post a picture...

Well, I think I'll catch up on a couple of blogs and then try and get some actual work done today... Merry Christmas y'all!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Moving Forward with the PLAN...

Last night was all about the shopping...

1st stop: Lane Bryant. Our local store didn't carry the pants I had ordered online. So I guess I'll try to return them on the coast this weekend... Or just wait until after Christmas when I see if anything else needs to be returned.

2nd stop: The Calendar booth in the mall. I had to get a wall calendar for the 2009 fitness plan. And I did. Although I wasn't too happy with their selection.

This is my wall calendar. I think it might be a little motivating picture wise...

I also picked out a daily calendar for my desk at work and mentioned it to Josh. I'm trying to give him enough ideas that I won't actually know what I'll be getting!

3rd Stop: Books-A-Million. I picked up some books to read in the coming weeks. Like I didn't have enough already...

4th stop: Dollar Tree. Didn't need anything there but a big gift sack and tissue paper. Now I have my portion of the Staff Council Fire Family gift wrapped. I'll have to drop it off tomorrow...

5th stop: Sams Club. We picked up Wanted. Awesome movie if you haven't seen it. Also got another bottle of Flintstones and some blank DVDs.

6th stop: Wal-Mart. Needed a few various odds and ends here, but didn't manage to find everything. Leads to...

7th stop: Wal-Mart. Yes, we visited two Wal-Marts last night, only to still be missing an item or two from our shopping list...

Anyway, I had a slightly boring night of it. But the shopping is mostly done. Now I just have to start with the wrapping of Christmas presents and straightening up the living room. That way I'll have room to exercise at home over the holidays!!!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Feeling Good About Myself...

I'm currently 210 lbs, yes that's more than at the beginning of January. But I'm actually feeling ok about this. Sure, it's not a great thing thing, but there is a positive in all this.

I can actually fit in some size 18 pants. Sure, some are still 20s...but, my MIL bought a pair of 18s for me, and the 20s I ordered online are TOO BIG! I'm going to try and hit the mall and see if I can exchange them at the local Lane Bryant instead of sending them in. So, even if I am up for the year, apparently I'm a little tinier.

For me, it's not all about the number on the scale. My journey is about me feeling good about myself. I currently don't, to be honest. I feel kinda icky most of the time. But trying on a pair of pants and finding out they are WAY too big is a major boost to my self-esteem. Using the number on the scale is just the easiest and quickest way to track my progress on a regular basis.

Weight Watchers appears to be releasing the material on their new program this week. So, I'm excited to say that I will be officially starting over on all my tracking this Wednesday. I've been trying to make smart decisions lately, but not pushing myself on tracking and such. I'm going to use a wall calendar to track things like taking my pills (can't forget the Prozac and birth control!), taking vitamins, exercising, etc. And, of course, changing the contacts. I could track that stuff here or at SparkPeople, but it doesn't seem to really work as a daily basis thing for me. At least with the wall calendar I will see it on my way to bed and hoping go "OH! I forgot X! Have to do that before I can go to bed!" I'm sure this won't be perfect, but it's a good start. I'm going to by some cute stickers to use and have a legend for what the stickers mean. Of course, I probably won't start the sticker thing until January. I got an Avon calendar today, but I think I might buy some cute motivating calendar to hang up.

Well, I hope that everyone had a good weekend (at least, the people for whom I haven't seen blog entries about it!) and everyone have a great week! I have my last final (economics!) tomorrow evening, so we know where some of my evening SHOULD be spent!

The Party...

So, I went to my neice's 4th birthday party this year. I was excited to go because I've never made it to her party before. With her party always being a week after Thanksgiving, and 3.5 hour drive, I just can't afford to go for both Thanksgiving AND her birthday.

The theme was dalmations and Jackie went out of her way to make sure it was awesome. There were dalmation sack puppets for the kids to glue dots on, cupcakes with dalamations, bone cookies, and a bowl of dog food. There were even bags of doggie treats to take home! Ashleigh got tons of stuff, and loved all of it. I even helped Jackie put together one (she got two or three) baby doll strollers and the doll house before Josh and I headed home. She also got a Leapster, which was apparently a big hit.

Josh and I even ate at Logan's on our way home. And found a cell phone in their parking lot that we managed to return to its owner.

Of course, all that was Saturday. A day trip up there is a little tiring, so we didn't actually do anything on Sunday.

Friday night was Josh's work Christmas dinner, at one of our local steak houses. It was a fun evening, even if we were the youngest people there by far!!! I even had a new shirt to wear because my Lane Bryant order had been delivered Friday. That had me feeling good about myself because I didn't have a clue what to wear. I went casual in a long-sleeved t-shirt. I wasn't feeling great about wearing anything in the closet, but that new shirt had me feeling all confident in my appearance!!! It's amazing what new clothes will do for you, huh?

Friday, December 05, 2008

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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

It's been a while....

Sorry it's been so long since my last update! It's just been one of those years for me.

My weight has not went well this year, mostly because my exercise has been minimal. But that's ok. I'm not worrying about it. I have managed to lose a tiny bit inch wise. I'm only aware of this because I have bought a couple of pair of pants in 18s. However, it's still mostly a 20 for bottoms, 14/16 for tops. And I'm ok with that.

I know I'll get back on the ball next year, although that's not saying I'm going to just let go for the month of December. It's just me admitting I probably won't go full out on a lot of things. I am going to start tightening up though. And after I get back from my Christmas visit with my parents I'll really be working it.

I have a full two weeks off at Christmas this year. I hope to get some work done in my apartment during that time, but it usually doesn't work out that well. We'll see what happens though...

This semester of school should finish decently. I have finished all my work for my MIS class, and should pull off a B unless I did much worse than expected on the test yesterday. And my Economics final is next Tuesday. I should pull off a B in that class as well without too much trouble. I'll just have to remember to study this weekend!

My husband is getting an XBox 360 for Christmas, from his parents. He's happy because he can pick up some of the games he's been wanting. I'll probably be getting something for the DS myself. Right now I'm hooked on Luminoius Arc 2. It's a somewhat addicting game!

Hmm....I can't think of anything else right now. Guess I'll see about getting something done at work!


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