Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Remember when I asked you to list the things you would do if you had: 7 years, 7 months, 7 weeks, 7 days, and 7 minutes to live?

I realized yesterday after visiting Amanda's blog (dated 1/24), that I had forgotten to write my list. is the list of things I would do if my time were running out:
7 years to live – I’d write a letter to each member of my family letting them know how much they mean to me. I’d learn how to swim. I’d take art/pottery/photography classes. I’d like to take the Richard Petty challenge and drive a racecar. I’d read EVERY book I own and find someone to pass them to that loves books/reading as much as I do.

7 months to live – visit all the places I always wanted to see. I’d love to see the following: Great Wall of China, Niagara Falls, Australia, Paris, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Greece. I’d stay at each of these places for a month!

7 weeks to live – Stay someplace on a coast so I can see the ocean every morning and every night.

7 days to live – spend each day with K, K2, H, Dickens, and H’s family. Watch the sunset each night and the sunrise each morning. Spend time at night just looking at the moon (it’s my favorite for some reason)

7 minutes to live – Color my hair a bright pink, blue or purple.

You know what this tells me? This list tells me the things I need to be doing now (especially since no one knows how long they really have on this earth).

Things you Always Wanted to Know About Me.

Welcome to the 2008 edition of getting to know your friends.
What you are supposed to do is change all the answers so they apply to you, and then post it on your own blog. The theory is that you will learn a lot of little things about your friends which you might not have known!

1. What time did you get up this morning? Woke up at 5:45 when my alarm went off but didn’t get out of bed until 6:15. I’m lazy like that.
2. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Alvin and the Chipmunks
4. What is your favorite TV show? I can only choose one, but I have so many? You don’t believe me, check out this entry .
5. What do you usually have for breakfast? Something I can eat in the car on my way to work (cold cereal, a breakfast bar) and on most days, an iced venti skinny caramel latte from Starbucks
6. Favorite Food? Wow! Before Weight Watchers, I would have said Mexican food, anything chocolate, or Italian food. Now, I run to fruit and cooked veggies (like they serve at Cracker Barrel). I’m also a sucker for ice cream (Breyer's Mint Chocolate Chip is my favorite - I also add Hershey's chocolate syrup to it).
7. What food do you dislike? tripe, liver, all that gross stuff….(I got these from Amanda) I also do not like cauliflower
8. What is your Favorite CD at the moment? An eclectic MP3 mix I have in my car. It has songs from EVERY genre. I kid you not.
9. What kind of car do you drive? Red Toyota Corolla
10. Favorite sandwich? The signature Toot’s Burger (that’s a sandwich, right?)
11. What characteristics do you despise? Drivers who don’t know that “merge” means that they have to match the speed of traffic flow instead of thinking they have the right away and everyone else has to give it to them. Hautiness (I’m better than _____)
12. Favorite item of clothing? That’s hard. I don’t really have a favorite item of clothing. Right now, all my clothes look great on me (at least, I think they do). I have a red sweater that I am currently loving except for the fuzz it leaves in its wake.
13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Alaska, Hawaii, France, Niagara Falls, Australia, Italy, a trip around the world (seriously), Scotland, Ireland
14. Favorite brand of clothing? What? I’m supposed to look at labels. If it fits, it’s good enough for me. Seriously, I have no idea what brands I own.
15. Where would you retire? Anywhere by an ocean
16. What was your most recent memorable birthday? My 30th and I’m hoping my 40th this year will be just as memorable. I will be in much better shape than I have the past 10 years, so that has to count for something.
17. Favorite sport to watch? All of them (seriously, I watch sports much more than my husband. Matter of fact, I’m the one that turns them on in our house)
18. Furthest place you are sending this? Around the world wide web
19. Who do you least expect to do this? No one who reads MY blog. Everyone reading this will do it.
20. Person you expect to post it first? YOU!
21. Favorite saying? “No life is so hard, that you cannot make it easier by the way you take it.”
22. When is your birthday? December 15
23. Are you a morning person? Nope. I love my snooze button, but about 20 minutes after my feet hit the floor, I'm as happy as I am any other part of the day
24. Pets? 1 Bichon Frise
25. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share with us? I just finished reading Nora Roberts newest book Blood Brothers and had a VERY hard time putting it down. I'm reading one by Janet Evonovich now. That’s about all the news I have right now.
26. What did you want to be when you were little? Teacher, Nurse, Mother, Secretary
27. How are you today? Doing good. Currently bored.
28. What is your Favorite candy? See’s Truffles. I do have favorite seasonal candy. Valentine’s Day –candy hearts; Easter – Robin Eggs (just like Whoppers); Halloween – candy corn; and Christmas – Fruit Cake (wait, that’s not a candy, but it is one of my favorite seasonal treats so I’m counting it)
29. What is your Favorite flower? Carnation
30. What are you listening to right now? Typing and traffic rolling by outside (mostly traffic)

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Just So You Know...

This has been a pretty good week. Sadly, I have eaten anything and just about everything this week (okay, fine, last week and a half - happy now?). I'm actually pretty okay with that. I know that sounds kind of strange, but hear/read me out. :-)

I am thinking of this whole thing as a "lifestyle change" not a diet. To me, the difference is that this is something I am going to continue doing for the rest of my life (healthy eating, eventually adding weekly exercise - yeah, um, haven't really been doing that part yet but eventually I will) not just until I get down to the size I want to be.

Keeping that in mind, I know that I'm going to have hours, days, a week (maybe a bit longer as is this case) that I will make unhealthy choices or fall back into my old habits. It's inevitable. It's realistic. I'm okay with that. I am still going to weigh in on Tuesday. I know that the scale may show me a bit higher than the last time I weighed in, but I'm okay with that. I made those choices and I need to take responsibility for them and own up to them.

Keep checking back so you'll e sure to know what happens at my weigh in on Tuesday. Have a great week. Play nice, y'all. Q, Ty, that means you. lol

Until later...

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Once Again

I have updated my blog links once again. I noticed that there were some I checked EVERY day from work, but didn't have in my favorites at home. I have now rectified that error and my "favorites" blog list is complete. WooHoo!

By the way, if you'd like to keep track of my weight loss, I have added a ticker at the bottom of the page. I tried putting it on the sidebar, but it was too long and you only saw half of it. On the bottom, you can see how far I've come and what I still want to accomplish.

Hope you all have a great weekend. Until later...

Friday, January 25, 2008


Wow! I had no clue how outdated my "Blogs I Love to Read" was. Please check out all the blogs that I read/stalk/lurk on a daily basis.

These people are my friends so treat them well. Each one is very special to me (okay, the Darwin Awards is just funny; Cute Overload is just that; and Daily Pets is just plain cute, too). All the others are genuine blogs. Even "My Piece of Mind" although it hasn't been updated in almost two years. This is H's space and the blog he ended on is VERY important so I keep his link on my blogroll.

I am so sorry it took me so long to update my links and some of you weren't on my links list. You should have been there a LOOOONG time ago. Please forgive my oversight. I love you all! Play nice with each other.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

My Favorite Things

Here is a list of some of my favorite things (I'm not sure what order I would put them in, this is just the order in which they came to mind once I decided to do this):

1. K2 when she smiles (it lights up her whole face including her eyes)

2. K when he gives me a hug. He ALWAYS puts his head on my shoulder and most of the time will pat my back. I let him stay that way as long as he wants.

3. Dickens when he snuggles up to me on the sofa (not while we’re in bed, though. I can’t sleep when I feel “trapped”) Using the word “trapped” shows me that I still have some lingering issues when it comes to my childhood. I don’t know that those will ever really go away. I do feel trapped. It’s not just that the blankets are tight around me. I actually feel trapped.

4. The family/love/acceptance I have in my life because H is in it and brought his whole family with him

5. The smell of a new book (this happened last night and prompted me to make this list)

6. The smell of pipe tobacco (it reminds me of when I was young and my dad smoked a pipe) – it gives me comfort and I feel safe whenever I smell pipe tobacco. Do they make a candle with that fragrance? I didn’t think so, but I think it might be a bit too strange to use pipe tobacco like potpourri in my house. Then again, who’s to know and who cares if it seems strange to those that visit my home? It’s my house damn it. If I want it to smell like pipe tobacco, I can do that. I may need to run that by H first. haha

7. See’s truffles (they’re even better than Godiva – trust me, much more flavor [to me, anyway])

8. All my bloggy friends and their wonderful webpages (that means YOU!)

9. Reading – I’m a nerd, this is my hobby, don’t judge! It could be worse – I could collect shoes, purses, jewelry, and make-up (wait, I kind of do that, too, just not to the same extent)

10. Breyer’s Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

11. Starbuck's Iced Venti Skinny Caramel Latte

12. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (a bonus when they also have coconut – YUM!)

So…these are quite a few of my favorite things.

A friend of mine is doing the Biggest Loser Million Pound Challenge. You might have seen her. She is half of the couple that was shown at the beginning of last week’s episode losing weight for their daughter. On their webpage for the challenge, she said last night that she was asked to write down (I don’t remember who asked her to do this) what she would do if she had:

7 years to live, 7 months to live, 7 days to live, 7 hours to live, and 7 minutes to live.

Her response to the 7 minutes left to live was – get this – “to get a second serving”. Her husband commented that it wasn’t to be with him or with their daughter. She said that she hopes that her plan “if she had 7 minutes to live” will change by the end of this challenge.

So, my challenge to you (and myself) is: “What would you do if you knew you had only a) 7 years to live, b) 7 months to live, c) 7 days to live, d) 7 hours to live, and e) 7 minutes to live?”

Personally, I have to think about this a bit. Blog about what you would do and leave me a comment that you have so I can check it out. I will do the same before Monday morning so come back and check it out.

Until later...

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Happy Hump Day!!

WooHoo! I remembered ON Hump Day. How miraculous is THAT!?!

Anyway, the things I’m thankful for this week:

1. I took control of the care for my body. By the way, I found another OB/GYN that I will be seeing in March.

2. For the feeling of unity and not being alone (which happens to be one of the main reasons I started this blog). From all the comments left regarding “work being more than just a paycheck” (paraphrased of course, scroll down 2-3 entries to read it) I see that I am not alone in my thought process that quality of life is sometimes more important than a paycheck. WooHoo! Since I’m not the only one that thinks this way, it means we’re right, right? I say YES!!

3. I got my hand caught in the dishwasher yesterday and thought I’d never get it out. Yes, I’m thankful for that because a) there was no damage done to my hand and (this is most important) b) it showed me that I REALLY need to get my rings re-sized SMALLER!!! WooHoo! I have no excuse now to hold off on sizing. I have every reason to get it sized. Lord knows I don’t need anything adding to my clumsiness. By the way - No WWAWP Update this week because I didn’t go to work yesterday [read previous post] but I am still in my smaller sizes and the scales have not gone up, so I feel confident that staying on track will do me well until I can get weighed in next week.

4. H and I have started de-cluttering our home. It’s such a good feeling to get rid of the STUFF that we don’t need/use/like. We have realized that we have too much STUFF. We don’t need stuff to be happy. As a matter of fact, we can be quite content without it. We need to learn to be content with what we have instead of adding to what we already own (hence the reason I am more than happy to live and die in the house we currently own – I’ve realized recently that our home is bigger than the one my grandparents lived for 50 years and brought up 2 boys in, so I definitely don’t need more space for just a small dog. Plus, I LOVE our backyard).

5. Our backyard. I love it! I grew up in Southern California, so we had no backyard. We had a concrete slab. Seriously! When we built our home, we chose the biggest lot available so we would have a nice sized backyard. Our lot is one of the biggest in the subdivision and the homes they’ve built in the past 7 years have MUCH smaller lots. I love our lot! We fenced in the backyard about a year after we got Dickens so I love it even more because of the privacy.

6. I went through my clothes and got rid of everything that was too big or too small (I figured that I will want more current styles when I get back into that size anyway). Hahaha! I also got rid of all the clothes I don’t love to wear or don’t feel comfortable wearing. I did keep one (1) dress that is currently too small. It is a size 8. It’s the dress I wore for the Christmas picture H and I took 10 days after we got engaged. This picture sits on my desk at work and reminds me that I can get back into that dress. You know the saying “If you can dream it, you can achieve it”? That’s what this picture represents for me. Not only can I dream it, I can SEE it on a daily basis. I have that picture (the only picture, I might add) on my desk to show me that I can get down there. I was 28 years old in that picture so there is no reason that I cannot get back to that size. I don’t care what number shows on the scale at that point. As soon as I can fit back into THAT dress, I know I have achieved what I dreamed in regards to my weight loss goals and my healthier lifestyle.

7. Everyone that stumbles upon this haven of mine. You have all touched my heart in one way or another. You have all encouraged me and inspired me. You have all held me up when I felt that I would surely fall. Surprisingly, your numbers are growing and I love you all and appreciate all you do for me. THANK YOU!!!!

Until later...

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Just so you know...

The biopsy that was scheduled for yesterday...did NOT happen. In case you're new or happened to stumble here by accident let me give the background info here.

In November, I went to a female doctor for some spotting problems. I was also supposed to have my yearly exam at the same time. I was not concerned. They did not do the yearly exam because in their office they only want to handle one procedure at a time. HELLO!!! You're in the same spot, I have the same amount of clothes off, and you're ALREADY poking around in that very spot! Stupid doctors. This just smells of scam to me. Let's only do one thing at a time so they have to make another appointment and we'll get more money from them. WHATEVER!

So at this appointment, they checked me out and felt nothing wrong. I told them that both my mom and grandmother started going through perimenopause when they were my age. Did that make a difference? Hell, no! They told me that anytime they think a woman might be going through the change, they do a biopsy of the uterus in order to rule out uterine cancer. Again, this appointment was in November. I made the biopsy appointment for yesterday. Obviously, they really aren't that concerned about cancer or they wouldn't have let me wait two months for the biopsy.

For the past two months, I have been stressing that this doctor just wants extra money from me and my insurance company and are willing to take a biopsy in order to get it. I did a check on the Internet and found out many things regarding this procedure.

1. This procedure does not give any proof that a woman is going through the change. Duh! It's checking for cancer. That wasn't my concern. It's still not my concern.
2. From MedLine Plus: "The symptoms of uterine cancer include:
a. Unusual vaginal bleeding or discharge
b. Trouble urinating
c. Pelvic pain
d. Pain during intercourse

Uterine cancer usually occurs after menopause (emphasis mine)...."

Another website went into detail about the "unusual bleeding or discharge" which showed me that I have NONE OF THESE SYMPTOMS!!! There is no reason for me to have this procedure.

I called the doctor Friday afternoon to cancel my Monday appointment and I got an answering machine because they do not take calls after 4:30. They're open until 5. Whatever! Anyway, I was upset not knowing how I was going to get out of the appointment but knowing that I did not want to go through with it. I haven't felt right about this procedure since they first mentioned it to me 2 months ago.

So, I was worried that I was going to have to cancel the appointment first thing Monday morning and they were going to charge me for an office visit. Actually, the more I thought about it, the more I was okay with paying for the visit instead of having the procedure. It's not like they can charge me for a procedure they don't actually perform.

Not five minutes after all this went through my head, I got a call from the doctors office confirming my appointment. WooHoo! You know I cancelled that bitch. They then asked me when I wanted to reschedule it. I told them that I would be talking with my primary care physician before I called them back. She sounded completely confused. I guess no one has ever questioned them on a procedure before.

Actually, I'm going to talk to my primary about it and see if they can recommend ANOTHER ob/gyn because I no longer feel comfortable going to that doctor if they are willing to cut a person before doing a simple blood test that will tell them if my hormone levels are in the parameters to suggest that I'm going through the change.

Thanks to everyone for all your thoughts and concerns. I just wanted to update you on the fact that I took control of my health in regards to this unneccesary procedure. :-)

Guess what!?! I haven't really slept for the past three weeks. I couldn't figure out what the problem was and sleeping pills weren't helping me sleep either. Friday night, I slept like a baby. This whole time, I haven't been sleeping because I've been stressing about this dumb procedure. It's great to sleep again. I have slept every night since I cancelled the appointment. Amazing what stress does to a person.

By the way, if you feel uncomfortable about a procedure your doctor wants to do, get a second opinion. Please!

In other news, BB's first day back since having the triplets was today. This ought to be an interesting transition. She feels as though no one in our office needs her because we did our jobs without a hitch. MB will have a rough time because she is no longer in charge and will have to wait for BB to make up her mind before we go forward instead of just making decisions. This is not going to be fun.

So glad I'm just the receptionist that also takes reservations. :-) Have a great week. Until later...

Friday, January 18, 2008

For the Record...

You know, my parents keep telling me I have so much more potential. In all honesty, I am smart enough to do anything I choose to do. I know this. I graduated with honors, so I'm no slouch (even though I rarely read any of the material needed for my classes - if I graduated with honors without really reading the materials, maybe I'm smarter than even I think I am. haha) and I'm no dummy.

I love secretarial work. I always have. This is what I have wanted to do since graduating from high school. Even though I could do so much more, it isn't that I don't have the gumption or ambition to do more. I happen to love the fact that my job is 9-5 (now it's actually 8-4:30 so it's even better). I love the fact that I DON'T have to manage people. That means that I don't have to put up with their excuses or attitudes. I love the fact that I can leave my work at work when I go home. I have plenty of family/free time to spend any way I want without having to think about the office. I should be using some of this time to keep my housework up, but there are days (okay weeks) when I choose not to. :-) That's a whole different story.

I used to be a manager and was constantly under stress and pressure from higher ups (so much so that I was frequently sick and dreaded going to work in the morning). In secretarial work, I don't have that stress or, at least, no where near the degree I used to. I no longer dread going to work in the morning.

This doesn't mean that I have no ambition. To me, it means that I have chosen to put my family and my health above the size of my paycheck. I can live with that. My husband can live with that. He has a MUCH happier wife when he gets home from work each day. To me, my health, family, state of mind, and relationships are much more important to me than the size of my paycheck. H and I make enough to live comfortably without many worries. So why add unneccessary stress to my life when I really don't have to?

What are your thoughts about this?
Until later...

Another week

I just realized that I haven't blogged since LAST Friday. That was a week ago, People! WTF!! I guess I really do use this space mostly for bitching and complaining. Without having a problem, I don't seem to have much to blog about. How sad is that? Wait! Not that I don't have anything to bitch about. That's a good thing. That shows me that my life has improved - okay, maybe it's just my outlook on my life that's improved. Either way, I'm pretty pleased with the outcome. Could this actually all be because I am feeling better about myself due to the weight I am losing? Interesting. I'll have to think/ponder that for a bit.

I need to find other things to blog about instead of just using this as an outlet for my bad attitude or feelings. I guess my blog will have to grow with me or be left behind. I have met so many wonderful people in the blogosphere that I am going to make my blog grow with me. I would hate to lose contact with the 5 or so people that actually read my blog. :-) By the way, if you stop by, please leave a comment. Let me know you're here. I'd love to hear from you - even if it's just to tell me to grow up. Tell me what you'd like to know about me. Help me find things to write about. :-) I could always use inspiration.

I found a neat website this week. Such Simple Pleasures. She posted about how her "romantic" husband proposed to her. Since you all know that H and I were married in an appliance store (read that entry here), I thought you might like to know how he proposed. Let me lay the ground work for this...

We met in the middle of August. My divorce wasn't final. I refused to date until my divorce was final even though my "roommate" had moved back to his mom's (in another state) two months prior. The divorce was final the end of August and H asked me out. Another guy we worked with asked me out as well. I was casually dating both of them. I don't know what the other guy expected (maybe a horny divorced woman looking to "get some" but since I never "got any" I didn't know what I was missing). That's another previous blog somewhere here. I invited the other guy to my house for pizza and a movie (and that's what we and watched a movie). I guess he thought that was code for something else because at work the very next day, he mentioned to H that I was "weird". Whatever, you long-haired freak!! Seriously, his hair was past his waist and he probably spent more time in the bathroom each morning than I did.

H being the "romantic" that he is totally agreed with the Freak and said, "Yeah, she really is strange...I'd stop dating her if I were you." The dude did - no skin off my nose. Leaving the door wide open for H. Of course, I didn't find out about this until MUCH later. :-) By the end of September, I had talked H into moving in with me. At the time, he was living with his parents, pulling guard duty each month, and having to drive about 30 minutes each way to see me (longer when he was coming to/from guard duty). He was at my house everytime I was. I told him, "You're here whenever I'm here, you might as well move in and pay half the rent." Since Loser "Roommate" ex-husband was still paying half the rent on the place because his name was on the lease until the new year, H and I each paid half of my half of the rent. Damn I'm good and even impress myself sometimes. :-) He bought it and moved in. WooHoo!

Of course, my parents being who they are were not a bit happy about it. I kept hearing that we were living in sin, how he would never marry me because "why would he buy the cow when he could get the milk for free," and other things that just made me worry. My big comeback to them was that I was going to try this dude out before marrying him because I was not going to get into another marriage that was a roommate situation instead of husband/wife relationship. I even asked them if they blamed me for that and they said they couldn't and that they would probably do the same thing. To them, I was still living in sin, though. And they wonder why I made sure they didn't meet H before we were married. I'm not stupid! Duh!

Anyway, they put doubts and worries in my head. I would cry to H and tell him that I really needed a commitment from him and told him about the cow and the milk theory. He laughed at me, held me, and said he wasn't ready to commit. I understood that, really I did. In the end, I ended up talking him into a commitment. I even told him that I didn't need a diamond engagement ring because I have my grandmother's one carat, round, solitaire. We went looking at rings and I told him that since I already had the diamond, that I wanted the band to be special and a bit different. I really wanted a band that had both of our birthstones in it (Ruby = him, blue topaz = me), but couldn't find anything with rubies and blue topaz and we really couldn't afford to have something specially made. What we found instead was a band with 5 stones - rubies and diamonds. It has 3 rubies and 2 diamonds. I love it! My rings together symbolized me int he form of my grandmother's ring and H in the form of my engagement ring. Everyone who saw my ring thought it was cool. We used that as my engagement ring and I added the solitaire when we said our "I do's". We can't seem to do anything in a traditional sense. I know. We definitely made the whole thing our own. Isn't that what it's all about?

Anyway, he ended up proposing to me on my birthday (which was sweet and what I told him I wanted). I think I took a lot of the joy out of this whole experience for both of us because of my insecurities. I didn't realize that then, I've only realized that in the past few years. I really need to apologize to him again for that. I woke up early that morning and sat on the window seat in the bedroom just looking out the window thinking and stressing. He woke up eventually and (while naked) walked over to me, pulled me off the seat, got down on both knees, and proposed. That was December. We met in August. 4 months, People! I'm sure he felt a little roped into the whole thing because of my insecurities. He might not have been "over the moon" then, but he's a happy man now. I really need to apologize for all of that again.

One day, the diamond solitaire will go to my niece, B. She just turned 4, so it will be a while. When that day comes, I would like to get a second band that has 3 blue topaz stones and 2 diamonds to wear with the ruby/diamond band I already have. I think they will look good together (just those two bands) and will definitely represent "us" and be unique.

Sadly, I really don't like the look of the ruby/diamond band with the solitaire anymore. I coudln't wear the band for the longest time. I had a problem with it causing a rash no matter which finger I wore it on. I now wear it on the middle finger of my other hand. It no longer breaks me out and I'm wondering if I had that problem because of my diet. Now I'm eating healthier and am not having a problem with the ring. Then, I was eating horribly and had a terrible time with rashes every time I wore it.

So, there's my "romantic" proposal. Aren't you glad you know? It's a much better story once you know we got married in an appliance store, went to a casino for our honeymoon (only for the weekend), and have been happily married for almost 11 years. From first meeting to marriage was about 7 months. There were some rocky times at the beginning as there probably are in any relationship - the getting to know you phase, especially after the "love goggles" have been removed, but for the most part, we have always had a great life together. He has been the best thing for me and will tell you that I was for him as well. I swear (and I haven't put him up to it either). :-)

I almost forgot...This past week, I gained .4 pounds. I'm not upset about it. There were a lot of things to factor into it. The week before my last weigh in, I was sick and didn't eat harly anything for 5 days. I knew because of that alone, I would probably gain at least a pound back this week. With everything I ate (a whole bag of "robin egg" malted milk chocolate balls) and eating more during the week because I was feeling better, I was surprised that I only gained .4 pounds. Since last August when I started Weight Watchers, I have only gained twice. Both times it was .4 pounds, so I haven't even gained a full pound in all that time. I'm pretty pleased with that.

Hope y'all have a great weekend. Until later...

Friday, January 11, 2008

Size DOES Matter...

I don't care what ANYone says. Size DOES Matter!!!

Get your minds out of the gutter, People! I'm talking about CLOTHES, but I got your attention. :-)

I went to Wally World (Walmart) during lunch today to buy workout clothes. I took 3 t-shirts (size large), 1 nice blouse (size large), 1 pair of sweats (12-14), and a sports bra (??? - not telling you THAT!) into the dressing room. EVERY article of clothing was too big. I couldn't believe it! When I walked out of the dressing room, the attendant asked if everything worked for me. I told her "Nope! They're all too big. I guess I'm not used to this smaller body yet." WooHoo! She just smiled at me and said that her weight has been going up. I told her if I can lose weight, so could she.

In one way, I was extremely disappointed since in my mind there was NO way I was going to be able to fit the next smallest size of sweats or shirts. Everything I tried on were 12-14. The next size down is 8-10. In regular clothes, I'm between a 12-16 depending on the style and if I don't mind the 16s being a bit baggy. I guess that means I'm really between a 12 and 14, but I've gotten used to wearing clothes that don't cling to my body.

Anyway, imagine my surprise when I take the mediums (8-10 as printed on the clothes) into the dressing room AND THEY ALL FIT!!! All of them. I was so surprised. As I was looking in the mirror with those clothes on, I started to cry - not little tears, but body shaking tears. Happy tears!

I took a sports bra 2 sizes smaller and it fit. Who am I I care if you know. It's not like you can see me. :-) The bra was a 38D.

When I got home tonight, I tried on all the clothes to show H and he was impressed and told me to shake it. You know I did. :-)

In regards to my health, I still have a cough and congestion. I just can't seem to get rid of this crap. It's driving me NUTS! Thanks to everyone for their thoughts and concern.

I have a biopsy scheduled for the 21st. It's of the uterus because the doctors just want more money. This is just to prove to them that I actually AM starting to go through the dreaded change of life. The change doesn't really bother me. Technically, I think it will make my life a whole lot easier. It doesn't matter to them that my mother and grandmother both started when they were my age. Anything for a few more bucks!

Because inquiring minds want to know...Mr. Jones is the friend that H and I have set up with a friend we have met playing WoW. It is so good to see him happy and so whipped. He already loves her, but because he's who he is, he hasn't told her yet. They have mentioned marriage, children, and he's mentioned to her that he will be nervous when he proposes. Yep, the boy is hooked and I couldn't be happier for him. We met her in person a few weeks ago and she is adorable, sweet, perfect for him, and a bit insecure. She's actually a LOT like I was when I first met H. Mr. Jones is going to have it a bit rough at the start, but once she feels secure in herself and in their relationship, it will be smooth sailing for them both. They look so cute together. I have never seen him happier and I've known him for about 8 years now.

That's all the news I have for now. Life is going great! I've gotten over and through a lot since starting this blog. Now most things just don't seem to bother me much. Thankfully! Unfortunately, that leaves me nothing to bitch about online. This has always been my outlet for bitching. I guess I need to write about other things now. :-)

Hope you all have a great weekend. TGIF!!! Until later...

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Happy Hump Day!!!

Things I'm thankful for this week:

1. Lost 5.4 pounds over Christmas and New Year’s
2. Lost a total of 27 pounds!
3. Able to lose 27 pounds with little to no exercise, just changing my eating habits (seriously, I counted exercise as parking a bit further away and walking an extra 15-30 steps and walking around shopping areas)
4. Can now sleep without a pillow between my knees
5. Have much less pain in knees, hips, and back
6. Joined Curves last night (will start exercising tonight!)
7. Do not get winded as easily
8. Have much more energy and self-confidence (self-esteem is improving also)
9. Feeling much better than just a few days ago (still have 2 days on antibiotic)
10.Have gotten over hurt of parents forgetting my birthday
11.No longer feel the need to call parents every day and don’t feel guilty about finally having my own life
12.Having a husband that is so supportive of me in everything I try (even if I quit later)
13.Having a husband that is proud of me because I have stuck with Weight Watchers and he can see the difference it has made in my life
14.Having a husband that has decided he’s going to watch his weight and what he eats because I am watching my weight and trying to make healthier choices
15.That I actually remember to post on Happy Hump Day. WooHoo!
16.That I'm feeling better even if I am still congested and coughing.
17.That NGIO will be joining me in WWAWP starting next Tuesday.

until later...

Tuesday, January 01, 2008


Not a lot has been going on around here lately as you probably guessed by the lack of entries. H and I have been off work since the 21st of December. WooHoo! Since that time, one of us has been sick almost every day.

We ahve seen K and K2 almost every single day an dwe met a new friend (one of the people we play WoW with). She's really sweet. We hooked her up with one of our friends (H works with him). They are getting along GREAT!!! I couldn't be happier for them. They look so cute together.

We spent Christmas day with K and K2 and watched them open presents. Wednesday, we saw National Treasure 2 with a couple of friends. It was amazing and sets itself up for a third. Thursday, we went to dinner with another friend we haven't seen in quite some time.

We did nothing spectacular last night. We did go to a friend's house for dinner (H's co-worker and the girl we set him up with). She's going back home sometime in the next few days. She made too much spaghetti last night so called to see if we wanted to come over. H and I spent the whole day with her yesterday getting to know her and we met H's co-worker for lunch. We had a great day with her.

I hope you're all having a great holiday season and are looking forward to the New Year. I hope it brings nothing but happiness to you and your families.

Until later...