Sunday, March 25, 2012


You will not believe how wild my night was last night!  kids for me!

Well....I probably shouldn't tell you what I did with my free time.  I'm not sure you are ready for it.

I was CRAZY with a capital "C."

ok, I will spill the beans.

I went to Go*dwill.  Yep, shopping for pants at Go*dwill.  Now wait a minute....don't judge me....this was not my local Go*dwill.....I drove to another town.   Road trip!  Not quite......wild times in my world here!  

Boring huh!  It was actually good though...I was there for 2 hours and could look to my hearts content.  I got some great finds too!  3 pairs of pants for work.  (1 in size 10 and 2 pairs new with tag, in size 8!  whoo hooo!  NSV I also got a pair of shorts (size 8 but a little snug.) and workout pants (new with tag!) all for 27$.

The rest of the evening was filled with laundry, movie watching, and painting my nails.

Friday, March 23, 2012

10 Things Thursday... a day late.

1.  Busy, busy, week.  Everything is good just no time to relax, eat, or sleep much.

2.  I finally went to the dr. yesterday...the GP not a band dr.  I have this crazy HUGE, swollen and infected blister on my toe.  DISGUSTING huh?!  I kept shoving it into shoes for work and working out --despite the pain-- but was forced to skip both for the last few days.  Flip flops at work...quite the look!

3.  As a result of my ouchy toe, I didn't work out Wed. or Thursday.  I REALLY miss it!  (I know, I am weird but when I don't exercise I feel like I am missing something in my day.)  I am on antibiotics now so hopefully I will be able to work out tomorrow.

4.  Been having some weird tummy issues.  NOT because of the actual tummy.  When I eat, my tummy (under my belly button) hurts.  I keep thinking it's because I haven't eaten much this week....just too busy to eat some days.  (Don't panic, I know I MUST eat my 1200 calories or I won't lose weight but it has been hard to motivate myself to eat.  Who knew I would ever feel this way??????)    I also had one bite too many the other day which ticked off my band so I have been hesitant.

5.  Looking forward to having a "date" with my son tonight!!!  Looks like we will be going to Taco Bell, bike riding, and watching "Adventures of Tin Tin"

6.  both kiddos will be at a sleepover with cousins tomorrow!  FREEDOM.  I love my kids BUT I LOVE free time too.  The only bummer is I have to pick them up at 8 am on Sunday....long story as to why......which means no sleeping in for me!

7.  My hubby said my "hiney was getting so tiny" he doesn't have much to grab.  I took that as a compliment!

8.  Counting the days until Spring Break...not because I am tired of my students....I puffy heart them.  I am just looking forward to going camping over break with several families.

9.  My daughter got the "scholar of the trimester" award today at school.  She was sooooooooooooooooo excited!  I am excited for her...she has seen her brother get it 3 times and thought she wouldn't ever get it!

10.  I will have approximately 16 hours of time to myself this weekend.  Unfortunately, I will have to sleep for 8 of those hours but I am just looking forward to " me time." 

I hope you take some time for yourself this weekend.  Hugs!

Weigh in!

today my scale read 151.8 again!   
Looks like 151ish is here to stay and I really am going to move down to the 140s eventually.

Total loss = 53.2 lbs.

Goal weight = 140

11.2 pounds to go!!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Ten Things, Bring Your Own, Saturday.

sunshineI am combining.  (In case you didn't notice the crazy name for my post!!) 

Yes, I am giving myself permission to not feel guilty because I am behind in blogging.  I will give you a combo of things that have transpired this week

From BYOC   "    (Draz, I couldn't figure it to get the button or link.  I am so lame at computer stuff!)

1.  How do you feel about college?  If you have kids or siblings - will you encourage or require them to go?  How long did you go and what for? 
I think college is great.....but maybe NOT for everyone.  I went to a two-year and then transferred.  I paid my own way, but knew it was expected of me to attend.  I have quite a lot of years in at college!!!

When did our society get so down on people going to trade schools???  Learning a trade/skill is super and much of the time, jobs in those areas are more profitable than those with a Bachelor's.  I will encourage my kids to go on to some kind of post-high school education...they won't have a choice if they are living at home.  If it's cosmetology school fine.  If they choose a 2 year/ 4 year college...also fine.  But they will go to something to better themselves and mature.  (Traveling in Europe is also on the radar for something I will encourage my kids to do post- high school.)

2.  Pink or purple?  Coke or Pepsi?  Pen or pencil?  Cursive or printing?  Ketchup or mustard?

DIET COKE...which I miss soooooo very much.  It takes me all day to sip one b./c the carbonation is tough on my pouch. 

Printing even though my writing is cursive is worse.
3.  What do you sleep in?

tank top and unders unless it is really cold then cozy jammies on top!  my legs get super hot during the night.  damn hormones!

From Ten Thing Thursday (brought to us from the Lilac-scented? Laura) where we get to post by number!

4.  I have been bouncing back and forth between the same 2 lbs. this week.  I did see a new low of 151.6 on Tuesday and was pretty hasn't been back though.

5.  Both of my kids got "perfect attendance" awards for the trimester at school.  I LOVE that they get soooooo excited about it.  (My youngest is getting the scholar award this friday but it's a surprise!!  shhhhhh.  she will be insanely happy!)

6.  I am officially caught up with everything at work.  Lessons are prepped and photocopied for the next few weeks.  ALL papers are graded and input in the computer.  Just need to do some filing and I am good to go!!!!!  What a nice feeling.

7.  I tried some running this week....kind of my own version of C25K.  Some days it feels great, other days it is torture.  I don't really want to be a "runner" I just like the way the "calories burned" total looks after!

8.  I think I am actually in what you all call the "green zone."  I can only eat about 1/2 cup of food as a meal (protein and veg combined) but I feel full and don't get hungry again for a couple of hours.  I just want the pounds to keep coming off!

9.  I tried pizza for the first time last night.  I ate half a slice of cheese pizza VERY SLOWLY and did ok.  (I think this might have been an bad idea b/c I haven't really had bread or pizza dough in 6 months and that was a good thing.)

10.  I have 12.5 more pounds to lose to meet my goal.  I am shooting to lose it in 12 weeks.  Cross your fingers for me.

Have a good weekend!!!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

My Love Affair With Food Is least for now.

Yep.  The title says it all. 

 I am an emotional eater...or at least I was.  I am a "recovering food addict."  That label fits better. 

I would be soothed by putting food in my mouth.  I have a LONG history of this behavior.

I remember as a kid getting a bag of Skittles to mix in Vanilla ice cream and the binge would begin.   Or the time my sister and I ate an entire large bag of Doritos while looking for the "cheesiest chip." 

Stressed?  Eat something.

Bored?  Eat something.

Sad & depressed?  Eat something.

Over the last 16 months I have tried to break this cycle.  I have been quite sucessful....surprising myself daily.

Since getting the band 8 months ago, I haven't been able to binge.  Even if I wanted band wouldn't really let me be a total glutton.

Now that I am in the "green zone,"  I notice that eating isn't nearly as fun, enjoyable, and relaxing as it used to be.  It's just more work to eat and I can't eat the large quantities that used to make me feel temporarily good....of course followed by self-loathing and guilt.

The point is that my band does not make the food choices for me, but it does keep what ever I have chosen in check....I physically CAN NOT binge.  (Happily, I haven't binged on ice cream or sliders...because we all know we can get those down easy enough!)  I have wanted to binge a few times though.

Hopefully, I will continue to deal with my emotions in healthy ways and NEVER go back to food as my crutch. 

Food is my addiction and something I have to deal with every day...some days are easier than others though.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Make a list Monday

Thanks to Robyn For making my Monday a little bit easier.

1. Law & Order (yep, 20 years of it). All variations of the show.
2. Survivor (neighbors get together weekly for dinner.. 12 years running.)
3. Amazing Race
4. Real Housewives of Orange County..embarrassing huh? RHOA, RHOBH, RHONJ, RHONY..I AM HOOKED ON THEM ALL....embarrassing.
5. Suits
6. Breakout Kings
7. The Firm
8. Modern favorite show!
9. Parenthood
10. What Not To Wear

I like tv.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Good Ol Draz comes through again...BYOC

Thanks to Drazil for giving us these interesting, get-to-know-you-better questions.  My tiny brain is tired come friday and I need all the help I can get!

1.  Since I talked about psychics this week - I'm curious....if you could see one for free and you could only ask one question - what would it be?

I'm not sure....I am trying to decide IF I would want to know something that might come true...good or bad.

2.  What's your favorite ice cream flavor and topping?

Chocolate Peanut Butter from 31 flavors.........or Cookie Dough.......or Butter Pecan...........or anything with caramel swirled in........actually, "bug" ice cream would probably be good.  I LOVE ice cream.  I don't think there is actually a flavor I don't like.  It's a sickness people.

3.  What's your preferred method of working out?  DVDs, an external gym, gym inside your home, classes?

Classes at the gym.  I don't push myself as hard as I should.  I need the teacher telling me to do "8 more, 8 more, 8 more.." (until I want to punch her)-------- in order to really get me working!

4.  If you work outside the home or if you ever did or will in the future - do you think it's better/easier to work with men or woman?  Who do you work mostly with now?

I work with both at a high school.  I really don't have any problems with anyone.  I have great ladies that I hang with but plenty of men I love to sit around and talk with.  (The guys like to talk about different topics than the gals so it's interesting.)  
Now if we are talking about my "customer"...i.e. students' parents....I always call mom when it's a compliment on the student and call dad at work, when there is a problem.

5.  Repeat question.  Summarize your week in real life and in blog land.  
Real life:
*spring has sprung = hormonal teens at work  plus grades are due!!  busy busy!
*I have been burping like crazy!  Is this normal??
*Backyard project is moving right along...we hired a crew to come in w/ equipment and cut the main layout for the yard. (Will post pix this weekend) 
*weight has stayed the same for the last few days.  My new favorite goodwill jeans I bought a month ago were FALLING off me though today.  I took them off without unbuttoning or unzipping-- that means something is happening.
blogland:   trying to get back on track w/ my posts.  Kind of bummed about all of the BOOBS talk.  It sounds like so much fun!