Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Suck It!

I sucked big time. Absolutely no surprise. I was very lazy about what I was doing and didn't seem to care this past week.

This week: +2.8 lbs

Total to Date: -17.6 lbs

In good news, Bite Me: A Love Story by Christopher Moore is out today, I have Friday off to take bebe' for her 18 month pictures and a scrapbooking event at the township rec center, and Thursday is lunch at Pita Pita day with Michelle and Hussein. Yippee!

Now, I'm going to say "Suck It Fat...I'm gonna get you!"

Friday, March 19, 2010


Duke, Patty
Dixie Chicks



Gregory, Philippa

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Just for sh!ts and giggles, I made a trip on Travelocity to New Orleans in April from a Tuesday to Saturday. Non-stop flight, hotel in the French Quarter for 2 for $1000. Hmmmm...*sigh* Just wishful thinking I suppose. I wouldn't even be satisfied with that at this point. I need to GO. Somewhere. Immediately.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Bebe's favorite word to try and say is "shoes." It comes out sshhhooes but it's so cute. I say where are your shoes and she looks at her feet!

In other shoe news, with my new Skechers Shape-Ups (which I LOVE!) that I received for my birthday, I have been walking about a mile or more a day. Yippee!

I'm back on track..

This week: -0.8 lbs

Total to Date: -20.4 lbs

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A -B-C

Astin, Sean
action figures


Chinese Food

Encyclopedia of Me

I was recently invited to join in a scrapbooking night in my community by a former high school classmate that I've reconnected with because we are both bridesmaids in our friend's wedding. How cool is it that I have a new scrapping friend? She is amazing! So creative and makes my easy layouts look like the white-trash of scrapbooking LOL She has even attended CKU (that's Creating Keepsakes University)! Whoa!
She showed me the projects she was working on and I fell in love! I'm not that creative but I am hoping to give it a shot. She showed me her "Encyclopedia of Me" album that she is working on. The basic layout of the album is to set it up like and Encyclopedia. You feature journaling regarding several things for each letter of the alphabet that makes up you. Each letter also features two pictures of two of those items. Say you have 5 entries for the letter "A", you would only have 2 pictures though. You can also do cross-referencing so that you can feature more things by using different letters. Erica, oh wise scrapbooking goddess, shared with me the formulas and write-ups of how to assemble this album. For example you could do a feature on "B" titled "Best Friend" but then I would put "see also Danielle" and also have an entry about Danielle under "D". It sounds confusing but if you saw the instructions and such, it would probably make more sense.
I don't typically do albums like this. I usually do yearly albums featuring the major events of the year. Your standard Christmas, Halloween, Birthdays, Vacations type albums. More of a chronological style. I still like that but I think this "Encyclopedia of Me" could be an additional project.
I first need to determine my entries for each letter. I know I am very lazy regarding this blog but I truly am trying to be better. I'll give it a rough start and add to it as we go.
Wish me luck!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Bite Me – The Widget

Bite Me – The Widget

Have I ever told you how much I love Christopher Moore's books? I do. I didn't know I would, but I do. I especially love his Bloodsucking Fiends books. Book one being Bloodsucking Fiends and book two being You Suck. I listened to these on audio although I do own You Suck. Well, the third book is coming out later this month and OMG, I'm so excited. They are wicked funny and the audio versions are a blast. The girl who narrates them is the best narrator I've ever listened to and she's hilarious. I'm not sure I would have liked the books quite as much as I did the audio. Anyway, I'm looking forward to receiving my signed copy of Bite Me. I've ordered a signed, personalized copy from a San Diego bookstore which is doing that for people who are not going to be able to see Christopher Moore on this book tour. Unfortunately, the closest he is coming is either Columbus, OH or Chicago, IL. Boo. Oh well. I cannot wait!

Monday, March 8, 2010


I have taken to walking about 1.5 miles every day (or every other day). Looks like it has helped a little bit. I am also wearing my pimped out Skechers Shape-Ups. They're awesome and I do like that I feel like I'm working a little harder with them.

Lost: -0.4 lbs

Total To Date: -19.6 lbs

Sunday, March 7, 2010

It's Probably Just Me, But....

Lately I have been noticing that people seem to dislike a lot of things about me and I find myself almost lying that I like things when I really don't just so they don't judge me. I feel like certain persons look at me and my taste weird. I asked my bff about this the other day and asked her if I tended to do that to others or to her and she said no. I asked her, "if you say, for example, I like the color purple, do I say "why would you like that??" all disgusted or like she's ignorant." She told me absolutely not. I trust her, I believe that I don't do this to others. However, I have noticed recently that it seems to happen to me a lot.
The prime example? I actually did get a Kindle for my birthday (see: my previous post regarding "extreme wishlist") and what do I hear from several people? "Why'd you do that?" "Why would you get one of those?" "I tried to give her a lecture but she wouldn't listen." Why do I need to justify something that I find interesting and that I would like? Do I judge people who spend money like it's going out of style? In my head, yes. To their faces? No. That's their decisions and I'm not going to put my opinion out there to make them feel bad.
Things like that really, really piss me off. Other things are like the movies or tv shows I watch are insulted or put down like I'm some kind of hillbilly-redneck (which I am but that's another story). Do you hear me insulting American Idol, The Office, Nip/Tuck, Mad Men or other such *crap* that I don't like. No, I may say that I don't watch it or it doesn't interest me but I don't say insulting things that can hurt feelings. Food I like is another thing, I just feel like I have to be someone I'm not, just to fit in. I suppose that's why so many people do try to "fit in."
I guess what I'm saying is that I wish people were more concientious about what they say to others because it can hurt people's feelings - more than you may know.
I sincerely apologize that this blog has turned into a whiny platform but it's pretty much all I've got right now. I wish I could get my act together and take some pictures of things that need to go on here. I'll try. Really... :)

Monday, March 1, 2010


Tonight's weigh-in is likely to be ugly, people. I'm using this time to re-focus and get back on track. It was a hard week. I don't know why but I think the awesomeness that was CA's strawberry cupcakes and strawberry frosting (finally something non-chocolate!) is what did me in. Stay tuned...post to be edited later.

Edited 3/3/10 11:33 a.m.: Ok so I am up +1 lbs. Not good but not as bad as I thought either. I'm definitely regrouped this week and I can already tell I'm doing better. I'm not guaranteeing loss this upcoming week but we'll see...

To date: -19.2 lbs