Sunday, December 30, 2007

I'm sick...

I have been fighting this stupid cold for over a week but alas it won! I am not feeling well at all...So we went to Walgreens today after church because I needed Sudafed badly. I can't believe the new rules on buying it either. Dang can't even buy one package without giving my life info. I know we don't want people to make drugs and all but dang I feel bad enough but having to stand in line to pharmacy and then give my id and life story with phone number and sign well OH MY!

I also went to WI today because my center is going to be close again on Tuesday. I lost another 1.6 lbs! So now I am down 48.4 lbs almost 50! So my big goal for the next year is to get to be in Onerland. Which means to weigh in the 100's. I have 72 lbs to lose this next year but I think I can do it.

I am going back to work full time again which is good. I'm glad at least my migraines haven't been present for awhile now.

The SHARKS are doing great on this road tour they're doing. They've won 3 in a row. Tomorrow they play MN & they should win again. I don't know why they can't bring some of that winning to the home ice too. I'd like to see some winning here. Oh well I guess I'll take all wins where I can get them.

MySpace Graphics

Steve and I don't have plans yet for NYE but I guess I'll be here @ home because I am sick. bummer!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

There goes Christmas...

Woo Hoo Christmas is over. Yea! I am celebrating the feasting is over. Um yes the time when everyone tries to make you eat stuff you necessarily don't want or need to eat is done with. Oh my I think some feeling were hurt at Christmas dinner but I tried to be as nice as possible. I am done. Seriously I am. I am truly finished with eating to make anyone happy or to make them feel better. Does that sound mean. I don't mean for it. But if I am going to change my lifestyle and become healthy for myself thats what needs to happen.
No more thinking oh its only 1 day. Obviously that hasn't worked for me in the past. Um ok this post sounds like rant. Seriously my Christmas was good. I didn't over eat. Hhehehehe! I made sure of it. I stayed on WW's plan. I worked out the day after Christmas too. Um yesterday! I was on the elliptical for 45 minutes. I actually need to get a longer play list because my is no longer a long enough. With my workout and cool down and stretching. Plus if I switch over to weights my playlist is over. Yep I am at the gym more than an hour.
WHO AM I? hahahaha!

So now I know your all dying to know what my wonderful hubby got me for Christmas. Well he made me certificates for CHEESE! Yep my own personal cheese of the month club to this awesome cheese store in Carmel, CA. Its called the Cheese Shop.

This is what their store looks like and this is what I have to choose from every month! But only $30 worth which isn't that much. Which is good though with my trying to keep with my WW's lifestyle you can't be eating a lot of cheese.

In other news the Sharks WON! But of course they did they were gone out of town....

They play again tomorrow we'll see how they do but I have a feeling they'll win again. They just don't like to win @ home for us season ticket holding fans. Oh well :)

Only 1 day left of work. I love these short work weeks! Pay day too! Ok well I don't know what else to post about or complain about so bye for now.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas Eve

I want to wish all who come to read my blog a very Merry Christmas! Thanks for coming to find out whats going on in my life.
Oh by the way I lost another 1.4 lbs! WOO HOO! So yeah I so happy I have lost weight so far through the hoildays. So far 4 lbs since Thanksgiving. Crazy with this schedule I've been keeping.

Anyway have a wonderful Christmas & a Happy New Year. God Bless everyone :)

Saturday, December 22, 2007

So yea its been forever

What can I say I've been totally busy! I just am spread too thin and blogging about it isn't going to make my life any easier.
My husband says I should just not plan so many things but then you know there are hockey games mixed in with all this other stuff to that you know that wasn't my scheduling. The only game we sold this month was one that we couldn't make because of a Christmas party.
Ok enough complaining. Its CHRISTMAS! I am truly happy about it and grateful for the many blessings I have. How can I not be Thankful to my Heavenly Father for all the gifts he has already given me this wonderful Season.

Ok we're in down to the final wire of before Christmas. IS your shopping done? Ours is almost. We have a few things left to pick up. Ok usually I don't procrastinate like this and I buy things all year long definitely a few months before. But the last 2 people I have (Steve's Dad & his wife) are so hard this year. With all that happened during the Thanksgiving burglary I just wanted to give them something special. Not necessarily even expensive just I don't know. Maybe you know what I mean though.

There is a hockey game tonight. I can't stand to watch my Sharks lose again. I don't know what's going on but for some reason they can't get it together at home games which sucks because we have all these home game losses that we've been there to see. They're pretty great on the road but then come home and just are so hot. Steve thinks the coach has something to do with it. I guess him and some guys at work have been talking about it and they think that Ron Wilson can't motivate them early enough in the game and keep them motivated to win.

So I've read these articles online about so much controversies about neighbors having huge Christmas displays. Lots of people are complaining because of traffic and the lights and it being tacky. Its kind of like way to ruin other peoples happiness. I guess I understand. If I lived in a nice neighborhood of homes I wouldn't want people driving around my cult de sac from dark till about 10pm at night from Thanksgiving weekend to New Years. But it brings people such joy. Christmas light displays are so wonderful and enjoyable. I would have to say I am guilty of driving around with my friends and going to look for the best houses. We however do not make a mess on other peoples property. And even when they suggested we should get out and walk I said no because this isn't our neighborhood and driving by at night is enough.

Oh update on WW I am still losing. Slow but steady. It wins the race right. Since Thanksgiving. I have lost 2.8lbs combined total! But I am at my Drivers License weight which was a goal for me. So I am just working on not gaining anything over Christmas. There isn't a whole bunch of food like at Thanksgiving to contend with though. I can handle myself. I think I can get back on the exercise wagon now too because after today there aren't as many things planned and I start heading over to the gym again 3 times a week. I have a big goal for next year. I want to get to ONERLAND! Yep I want to get into the 100's by this time next year or hitting WI on 2009. I think I can do it. Its 75lbs which is completely doable, its an average of 6lbs a month.

Ok well I think thats it for now. Oh one last thing. My husband wanted me to post this!

MySpace Comments

Because well he thinks I am most of the time :)

Monday, December 10, 2007

Its the most busiest time of the year....

Well the holidays are in full swing. I am running around like a chicken with my head cut off. I have soooo much to do. I think I have something written on every day this month. How's that for busy. Dang I can't even imagine having children and having to deal with their schedules too. I don't even know how moms do it.

So this week starting tomorrow I have 3 Sharks games. I still have to make WI of course. Wednesday is the HOA board meeting..Oh fun yea! Not. Thursday I have dentist appointment then the Sharks game. Friday I am feeding the Missionaries and going to see Holiday lights at night with some friends. Saturday oh my. I have Sharks game and then Church christmas party.
Sunday of course church and then I have a holiday dinner where I am exchanging gifts with friends. Woo I am already tired just thinking about it.

I love it though, the holidays! Ok I could do without the accidents. Um lately every night on this highway I drive for the past 3 nights there has been a major collision involving multiple cars. Its getting pretty annoying. Its weird because I just don't know what's happened everyones gone psycho or something.

Ok I best be wrapping this up. I need to sleep. Tired need to rest up for my busy life. When am I going to get to the gym with this schedule. No wonder people gain weight during the holidays. They can't get anywhere.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Top Momma

Stephanie wants to be a Top Momma
Click here for Top Momma Stephanie!

Friday, November 30, 2007

A different Christmas Poem

The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.

Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.
The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.

My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.
In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,
So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.

The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near,
But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear.
Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know, Then the
sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.

My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
And I crept to the door just to see who was near.
Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.

A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.

'What are you doing?' I asked without fear,
'Come in this moment, it's freezing out here!
Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!'

For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts..
To the window that danced with a warm fire's light
Then he sighed and he said 'Its really all right,

I'm out here by choice. I'm here every night.'
'It's my duty to stand at the front of the line,
That separates you from the darkest of times.
No one had to ask or beg or implore me,

I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me.
My Gramps died at ' Pearl on a day in December,'
Then he sighed, 'That's a Christmas 'Gram always remembers.'

My dad stood his watch in the jungles of ' Nam ',
And now it is my turn and so, here I am.
I've not seen my own son in more than a while,
But my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got her smile.

Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
The red, white, and blue... an American flag.
I can live through the cold and the being alone,
Away from my family, my house and my home.

I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.
I can carry the weight of killing another,
Or lay down my life with my sister and brother..

Who stand at the front against any and all,
To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall.'
'So go back inside,' he said, 'harbor no fright,
Your family is waiting and I'll be all right.'

'But isn't there something I can do, at the least,
'Give you money,' I asked, 'or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that you've done,
For being away from your wife and your son.'

Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,
'Just tell us you love us, and never forget.
To fight for our rights back at home while we're gone,
To stand your own watch, no matter how long.

For when we come home, either standing or dead,
To know you remember we fought and we bled.
Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
That we mattered to you as you mattered to us.'

PLEASE, Would you do me the kind favor of sending this to as many people as you can? Christmas will be coming soon and some credit is due to our U.S.service men and women for our being able to celebrate these festivities. Let's try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of what we owe. Make people stop and think of our heroes, living and dead, who sacrificed themselves for us.

LCDR Jeff Giles, SC, USN
30t h Naval Construction Regiment
OIC, Logistics Cell One
Al Taqqadum , Iraq.

MySpace Graphics

Thursday, November 29, 2007

So the Sharks lost

MySpace Graphics

In a shoot out! That stupid shoot out again...we need to get better at that!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Happy about somethings...Upset about things too

So I had a pretty great trip in AZ. We did however have something happen while we were there. Jeff's house got broken into. Which totally sucks. I mean Steve's Dad is so wonderful to us. He is so nice to all my friends too. Whenever we have pool parties at his place we can stay till whenever and he never complains. Anyway it just totally hurts when people violate you this way. I mean its not even my stuff that was stolen. I mean not really. Sure there are non-replaceable pictures of me and Steve that Jeff has taken that I don't have. I guess if they were so important to me I should have done more. But like Dad I figured how would every single computer you ever own or ipod or back be taken.

Everyone keeps asking well does he have insurance well sure there's insurance but that doesn't make it right or any better. And I know its just stuff. I get that. Things can be replaced. But what about the things that can't be replaced, the items given to them by the relatives that have since died.
We took them out for dinner the other night to try and take their minds off it. But its hard not to keep going back to it. Then the insurance company is horrible they want pictures and proof of everything. Well I guess because yea not everyone is very honest. Its really too bad though some of the things were never pictured and gifts so those items probably won't be recovered.
The burglars were also kind enough to leave the refrigerator wide open so it ruined all of Jeff's insulin so he had to go and replace it. Plus it was a huge smelly mess. They totally ransacked the place so it was a lot of mess to and time to clean up to get it back to somewhat normal. They stole one of the cars too. Since they had extra sets of keys in the house and they have more then one car. They now have the wonderful task of re-keying all the cars and getting a new garage opener because they stole that out of Madeleine's car. I guess for when they come back.

My niece Sarah was baptized and that was wonderful to be part of. Even though I didn't do anything but sit in the chairs but it was nice all the same. Just nice to be there and get to see her become a part of the church.

In other news I lost 1.4 pounds over Thanksgiving! So I am down 44.6 pounds total!! Give me a Woot WOOT! Yeah I know its been slow and steady lately but I feel like its picking up here. Last week was good with 3.4 & now 1.4 so I am make some progress. I lost a total of 6.8 for the month which isn't too bad. Over Thanksgiving I made a veggie tray and the veggie dip. I did have a bit of cheese counted the points and moved on. Didn't over eat though and didn't even touch any pie.

MySpace Graphics

Wordless Wednesday #3

For other wordless wednesdays Click here

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving day

MySpace Graphics

So we've been here about 24 hours or so. We ran into a bit of traffic when we hit PHX morning commute there starts early 6am. Its crazy. We got our nails done yesterday so Laura will be very happy. Plus now I am sort of Sharks representing. Because I tried to get Sharks color its not dark enough but I'll live!

Last night I baked some Harvest muffins while everyone else was making pies. I made them for my breakfest this morning & for desert tonight. There a my 2 point replacement for anything high point I might be tempted to have.

I also have alot of veggies to eat. I was in charge of the veggie platter. SO I got alot of what I liked. Yea I planned ahead. Anyway I know I said it before. Have a great Thanksgiving! Stay safe and try to be nice to your family.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

So much to say....

So last night at WI I lost again this time its something to celebrate. I lost 3.4! So I am finally down over 40+ pounds. It seemed like it took forever! I mean I was losing only .2 & .4 or 1.2 for a few weeks there. The last 10lbs took me what seemed like FOREVER to lose. Why does it seem like you can gain 10 pounds in 2 weeks but then you have to work so hard to lose it?

Steve & I leave tonight for AZ. We're off for our family's Thanksgiving reunion/baptism. This year Sarah will be getting baptized on Saturday. She'll have the love and support of family around her. Anyway I think this is will be our last reunions for awhile. The patriarch of our family won't even be there. Steve's grandfather & his wife aren't feeling up to par anymore so they don't like to be around crowds of people. I am not sure how that will be. I've been around this family for 10 years and all the family functions I've been to I've personally always seen them there. So I think it will be quite strange and sort of empty without them but the show must go on. They will be sadly & deeply missed from the festivities though.
Steve's aunt cooked up something new just for the women too we're going to have a special girls only meeting that should be kind of fun. There are so many boys in our family. But if you think about it once everyone gets married off there will be just as many boys as there will be girls :)

Drive safely & Don't drink and Drive!
If you go shopping be kind & courtesy to those store employees most work for minimum wage.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Is this whats going on???

Victoria Brescoll, a Yale researcher, found that men who get angry at the office gain stature and clout, even as women who get angry lose stature because they are seen as out of control.

That may be why Obama is trying to get “fired up,” in the words of his fall slogan, while Hillary calmly observes that she can take the heat and stereotypically adds that she likes the kitchen.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Wordless Wednesday #2

South Bay Quake Biggest Since Loma Prieta, The U.S. Geological Survey reports 5.6 earthquake based in the Alum Rock area of San Jose hit at approximately 8:04 p.m. Tuesday

For other wordless wednesdays Click here

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

For other wordless wednesdays Click here

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Walking a Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Run

So I did it again!!! I signed up to walk in Avon walk for Breast Cancer. Yea call me crazy. I have no idea what I am thinking.

Ok maybe I'm thinking it will help keep me on track of my fitness goals. It will help keep me in shape. It will guide me and it will help the many people who are affected by the disease every few minutes. I really did enjoy walking a couple years ago. I just hope I can talk my good friend Jen into walking with me again. Yea she's gone right now at her sisters wedding so I haven't told her I signed up. I don't even know what came over me.

What happened was I got a mailing from Avon saying I could sign up for a discounted registration fee because I was a previous walker. Not that the money is always a factor but something came over me at that moment that made me want to do it again. Yea go through the fundraising and everything. CRAZINESS as its best! So on July 12-13 2008, I'll spend the weekend walking, along with thousands of other people, in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. I will be walking a marathon (26.2 miles). I'm also trying to raise $2500 in donations to the cause. I'll have to spend the next months training, fundraising, and preparing for the event. It's one of the best challenge I've taken on, but I'm very excited about doing it because I know it will make a real difference to the millions of people affected by breast cancer. So don't you want to help me find a cure!!! Click here to help support me!

SO the other thing I signed up for which is pure craziness too.
Nah kidding. Its my goal! I want to do the Rock n Roll 1/2 Marathon run next year in October 2008. Its the 8th of October to be exact. I said I was going to do it in 3 hours...well that was my estimate. I haven't exactly started training. I still technically walk/jog. Mostly walk and jog sometimes. But I have a 11 months to train. Yea its a good goal. Anyway I have high expectations for myself but I know I can over come and complete these goals!!! I will probably do a few trail runs before this long one. I will of course report back and tell you how I do.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

2.2 loss & Another treatment

WI was good I lost 2.2lbs on Tuesday's meeting which was nice. I stuggled with my 6 mile walk on Sunday. I haven't really been exercising that much so it was a lot all at once. I have to just keep up the good work. I plan on hitting the gym this afternoon. The Neurologist seems to think its good for me. Plus I'm paying for a gym membership I am as well use it.
I've have this little turkey hanging on the fridge. I cut off all his feathers and from now until Thanksgiving every pound I lose I get to add a feather. SO I got to add 2 feathers back to my turkey. He's on his way to being a normal turkey again. Yea the small things make me happy.

SO I had another accupunture treatment yesterday. It was different this time. I had only 4 needles in my head this time. I had a few in the tops of my feet. She said (the dr) that there are pressure points in our feet that have to do with our head. I had also 3 needs in my hands/wrist areas. My wrist felt a little sore afterward. I'm no so sure if the treatments are helping too much yet. I have another appointment on Monday @ 1pm. I'm going to give them 4 more tries. If I don't have some type of relief after then. I will have to pursue something else. Just don't know what yet.

SHARKS GAME TONIGHT!!! I'm bringing my earplugs so that I don't get a migraine while I'm there. Sometimes loud noises really bothers me.

Monday, October 15, 2007

New Book is sooo cool

so I am not sure if you know anything about this guy Frank Warren who started this as a community art project a few years ago. & its turned into something that has a life of its own. People send him anonymous secrets on a homemade postcard. He travels around the country with his art exhibit and he also runs which is a blog just like mine. Anyway I bought 2 of his books and their wonderful. I couldn't put them down.

Example of whats inside: (I got photos from Amazon)

Through the weekend...(rest of the week too)

I've stepped up my exercise efforts in hopes that it helps with my weightloss. With 3 weeks & hardly any loss it hard to stay focused. I mean I am still eatting well. Its hard to exercise with a headache but I try. After having treatment on wednesday I've had less headaches though. Isn't that great. Thursday I went to see a movie for the 1st time in weeks. It was the Beatles musical remake Across the Universe. I loved it. Marcella wouldn't stop singing hahahha! Well I sang some too. Jen was probably like dang be quiet....good ting there weren't many people in the theater.

Friday I didn't do much of anything because I wasn't feeling well much of the day. I worked out with Steve at the end of the night on the treadmill. He was on his bike. We were working out together...sort of. I mean its kind of hard to do it together when I have my back to him with headphones with my own music on and him the same thing. But at least we're both exercising. I am totally proud of him for that.

Went to the Sharks game on Saturday night and it was rather depressing. I mean it was exciting being home opener and all but it was a hard defeat. They played against the Boston Bruins and the start of the game was delayed because of a power outage that was unexplained. So all the opening activities like the National Anthem and announcing the starting line up and all of those things never happened. It was so strange. The Bruins scored 1st. We played sooooo hard they were lucky we couldn't connect. We hit the pole of the goal like 5 times. The score could have been 5 to 1 by the 2nd period but wasn't. In the 2nd period the Sharks played to hard they never even let them get a shot on our goal. But in the last 37 seconds we thought it was going to be a tied up game because we scored. But alas only 11 seconds later the Bruins scored the winning goal. It sucked!

Yesterday I went walking with my friends. We went about a 6 mile walk. It took about 2 1/2 hours. I slowed down towards the end I don't know what happened to me. I feel out of shape. Maybe its the last 3 weeks of not doing my Elliptical machine workout. I am so sick of having migraines. I am trying not to let that be an excuse anymore though for exercise...Yea if I sound like I keep typing that it because maybe if I keep saying it I will mean it :)

Thursday, October 11, 2007


Yesterday I got my 1st treatment. It was fine. Different, No I didn't feel the needles. Well I got treated for two things. I mean while I'm there I and since I have to pay out of pocket I may as well have all my ailments taken care of. So I was treated for my migraines and my knee pain. So they first interview me. I had two dr's. One was a student or intern because this is also a teaching facility. So I answered a bunch of questions. They asked about my diet and exercise like normal Western medicane does. They asked about my sex life. They wanted to see my tongue because I guess your tongue gives a more clear picture about your overall health. I did not know this. I was chewing gum. They said for my next appointment no gum at least 1 hour before. Ok! I brought all the medications I was taking for them to see. They asked what I took each for. Next we disscussed what I wanted Acupuncture to accomplish for me.

Then we went into a room it reminded me almost like an exam room but more of spa massage room feel. They told me that I was going to have to take off my jeans since they were going to be working on my knees. I knew I should have wore my yoga workout pants because I was going to tell them about the knee pain but too late now. Next time...I will be prepared. Any they have a hospital gown I only take off the jeans and drape the paper hospital gown. Then they came in disscussed how many needles and where they were going to place them to each other. Next they asked me to me tell them if anything hurt or felt uncomfortable right away. Well I never even felt the one guy putting any of the needles in my left knee. He was that good. I could feel him touch my leg but I never felt even a pinch or anything. The other guy did my forehead like the picture above. I had a few needles put in the side of my face also near my ears. Then he did my right knee. I felt 2 of the needles go into my knee. Not huge like shot or anything but I felt them. No biggie. Then they said they check on me in like 10 minutes but to lay there breathe, relax and just rest. I thought there would be music or something.
I don't I guess from watching Private Practice on Wednesday nights and seeing that Acupuncture room I thought it would be something like that. I guess only in the OC. So maybe if my friend Sabina went to get treatments at some highend place then she would come back and report that it was like that.

Anyway my treatment was over it seemed like fast. The needles coming out didn't hurt either. I did however bleed a small amount from one site. But I didn't feel it. Anyway I have another appointment next week. Oh my knees feel great. SERIOUSLY alot better. So you can say its in my mind or whatever but they do. My head well it feels like they just moved the pain from the side of my head to the front. I need more treatments for a good result I think. Like I said next week I will report back again to let you know.
Till then I will be still following my doctors orders and taking all my meds and keeping up with all these meds. I have started to try and take them earlier in the night to see if that helps so I don't feel so overly drugged when I wake up in the morning. Then I might not feel so groggy and have such a horrible migraine every morning.
Take care

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Still have a headache...

So whats new you say? Nothing much really. Its the sign of the times. Its happening again. & guess what my doctor Neurologist hasn't got a clue. She however has refered me to a Acupuncturist. So tomorrow for the 1st time in my life I will be going to get Acupunture. Yea Steve is like going crazy he said next she will be prescribing a Chiropractor which he so doesn't believe works either. He wants me to be refered to someone else. I also have been mixed a different drug cocktail to combat migraine symptoms. I've up my medications and I now have injectable pain medication that is suppose to help with the onset migraine headache pain.

So I also have paperwork into my Dr. right now too for medical leave and thats complicated too. I almost got in an accident driving to see if she was done filling it out. I don't know why or how. I was feeling ok to drive. My headache pain was at a tolerable level when I left the house and I was just trying to concentrate on the road and I guess I was just paying attention to the wrong signal light. Its the stupidest near miss I have ever had. The left signal was red I thought my was green (which it wasn't) so I went through it. I almost collided with an SUV. The lady came and sort of scolded me telling me I needed to drive more carefully I told her I knew. I shouldn't be driving. I told her I was sorry. All I could do was apologize. I felt really bad. Anyway all that and I still have no paperwork or no idea how long I will be out. Yea a wasted trip. I know insane. I'll call next time.

I have weigh in tonight. If I'm feeling better I will go. Otherwise I will wait and go tomorrow.

Steve and I went camping over the weekend. I had only 1 migraine. I was trying to see if maybe I could get lots of fresh clean air. Out of my normal enviorment maybe that could get me out of this cycle. Hey why not try to self cure this issue. I did a hike on Saturday. Part of it was uphill 2 miles. Yea I was totally working through a huge amount of pain there. My nausea was crazy I didn't want Steve to notice though. I just kept going. All and all it was a good trip.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Donors Choose

SO I want all my friends & family to help me support public schools by making a donation to Donors Choose & click on this challenge! Make a pledge of even just $10 to help me fundraise some money for public school supply for students.

Friday, September 21, 2007

YoU kNoW wHaT I lOvE....

FRIDAYS! Friday's that are paydays & that I have the 1st Sharks game of the season! Woo Hoo its that time of the year time for my boys of Hockey to start playing the game I love!!! I have a game tomorrow too. Crazy huh!

The weather here is craziness. Its cold. I know its CA how can it be cold. I don't know either but it is. Its already snowing in Tahoe. My friends are scheduled to get married their in 6 weeks and wow I wonder if there will be snow on the ground.

So there are so many shows starting next week I am so excited. Survivor started last night. It was interesting. Its in China. The team who I wanted to win did. The other team was whinny.

Oh so while I was in Vegas a Pepsi machine stole $1.25 from me and wouldn't give me a water or soda or my money back. So I totally called into Pepsi and complained because I was super thirsty and mad. Yea I know hello it was only $1 but you know it was the principal. Anyway guess what. Last night in the mail I got 2 coupons one for a free 6 pack of 20 ounce bottles of water and then the other is for a 6 pack of 20 ounce bottles of any brand Pepsi soda. Cool huh. Way for me to complain and get something way better then my water in return.

So anyway have a fabulous weekend! Hug your families as my one friend Janice always says!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

I'm down 10%

So I finally did it. It took 19 weeks on program but I lost 32.6 pounds which is just over 10% loss of my starting weight. Thats the biggest celebrated goal for WW's. Well I mean the 1st big one. They celebrate you a lot at WW's but @ 10% they are so very happy its hard not to get emotional for yourself. I was almost crying. This really is the 1st time in a long time that I felt so very succesful at anything. I know it sounds really dorky. But seriously. I am so happy that this program is so easy for me to follow. It doesn't right now at least seem very hard. & I can eat a little bit of just about anything I want. There are no "bad" foods. I mean for so many years in my continuous struggle over weightloss and gain you can have this or can't have that. It just starts to get SO old. Anyway enough of my ranting and going on and on about my life and weightloss.

You probably want to hear about my Vegas trip huh...
Well it was GREAT! I had a blast. I went to see Price is Right the stage show where I wasn't chosen but it was fun all the same. The cost was $50 but you did have chance to win a car. Crazy huh. It was fun and exciting just like I imagine the real show is. I gambled a lot. Playing blackjack. I WON! I payed for my whole trip and came back with more money then I left with.
I had a wonderful 80 minute massage. I also was one of those crazy people who used the hotel gym. It was really nice by the way. 24 hour fitness could stand to learn a few things from that hotel gym. It was great! But then again our dues aren't the price of the room rates there either.

I will post pics soon as I get some from my friends :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

WI last night had good results...

So I am down 2.6 this week so I FINALLY hit the trimuph of losing over 30lbs. Just over. I am at 30.4! So I only have 1 1/2lbs to go to make it to my goal of losing 10% of my weight since I started this WW's journey. It seems like a long time yet not really. Does that make sense?

I have a huge crazy weekend planned with many challenges ahead. With a lot of tempations. I will see if I can with stand my peers and the presures of my self wanting to eat all the "good" (that aren't so good for you) foods Vegas has to offer. I will not have my husband there to keep me on my toes either. They don't call Vegas "sin" city for nothing. My guilt will be food driven. I will try and be prepared, stick to doing WW at best as I can because this is the lifestyle I am choosing and I do need to learn to stay in control.

Plus nothing tastes any better after the 2nd bite anyway!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Its been 6 years but I still remember...

Last night as I listen to the news they were interviewing people on how they were going to remember those who were lost in the tragic events on September 11th 2001. Some people were really into what they were going to do such as doing some sort of "good deed" while others were just going to brush it off as any other day of the year. I guess that happens. Unless something significantly effects you; then it just isn't as important or doesn't really matter as much anymore.

I guess I am just different. Because I still remember and I'm still affected. I mean I didn't really alter my life, I didn't stop flying or anything like that. But I do think I try not to take my life for granted as much. I try to travel and do all the things I can with my husband & friends. I try to be the best person I can in this life time.
Anyway I guess the point is I just can't believe people can forget. Some even forget what year 2 planes took down the twin towers of World Trade center, 1 plane crashed into the Pentagon & 1 plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Wow work can be pretty boring sometimes...

So I am over working at a different office again. This time not Capitola though. I'm in Cupertino. Just down the road from my husband. We're going to carpool home tonight because I'm coming back tomorrow morning to work here too. Craziness this resource sharing. But I guess its good for me :) Because I get to run around to different places and work. Variety for me. Its the spice of life you know.

OMG I had the biggest dinner ever last night. Since I've started WW I've been really careful not to go this crazy overboard. But it just seemed like I just I don't know had no control over eatting. I was so full. Even until this morning. I couldn't eat any breakfast because I was still stuffed from what I had ate from dinner. Yeah it was that bad. Anyway I need to find that balance. Because that was just crazy. I hope I didn't ruin my WI for this week. Anyway I did exercise a lot for yesterday before going to eat so hopefully I didn't gain a bunch but who knows with this crazy body of mine???

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Only .6 but I'll take it!!!

So its the 1st WI of the month which means that time of the month for women when their the most crabby & retaining water. If you know what I mean. Well I went to WI and I lost. Amazingly it was just over 1/2lb. Yea I know not much but think of this:

This is a 1/2 pound of butter! I lost this!!!!

I can do this! 1 day @ a time!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Wow its September & summer is gone...

Today is already the 4th of September its so CRAZY. As a young child once my birthday had come & gone I knew summer was over. Because that was the mark of school starting. I pretty much always got some school clothes for my birthday but then it was nice because that meant I got extra stuff. Anyway now I am an adult and I can't believe how fast the year just cruises by.

So I guess thats why when people always ask your going here or there I always say HECK YEA. You know how quick our lives go and you never notice. Well I want to have been able to say I did something other then work all of it! Doesn't that saying go work hard but PLAY HARDER!
hahahaha well I hardly classify my job as a work hard kind of that means I can play kind of hard and still get awasy with a fun life...RIGHT?

Well the trip I have scheduled for this month is Vegas. Yep thats right. The lights, money, glitter & cheesy shows! Its not techniquely my trip though its for Laura. Its her bacherolette party. I helped a lot with making it a reality. Raising money (fundraising cooking dinner...we had garage sales too) & then I reserved the rooms but we had the money already for them. I am getting so excited. Because I LOVE VEGAS! I really like gambling, well when I win. I guess everyone loves to win. But I love being in the Casino hanging around the lights & music...its intoxicating. We have massages booked too. I can't wait!!!

So no Disneyland for me this month...not till November. But I will be able to live with just a small trip to Vegas baby!
-Ok well make sure you schedule some vacation & live today because you never know you might not have tomorrow!!!

Hug your families :)

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Unfortunately I have sad news....

My sister had a miscarriage. Its very sad and we're kind of just taking it all in right now asking the typical questions of why? How? What could have been different. I know that everything happens for a reason. I am sure there is a plan here. But for right now I just want to help my sister get through this. She is pretty upset.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

So excited...

I am winning this war! I call it a war because it seems like battle...I went to WI tonight and I lost another 3.2 lbs, I am so close to my 10% and I am just excited. So I've been on program with WW 16 weeks (4 months) I am down 27.4 pounds total!
I am really feeling like I am accomplishing something. I feel like I am really going to lose this weight and keep it off. I am actually enjoying working out and doing more activity.

This weekend Steve goes away for boys camping with his Dad & brother. He'll be gone for like 4 days :( I hate when he leaves me. But I understand he wants boys time. So he must go every year away. I will spend time with my friends and do stuff with them. Movies. play Wii & work out!

16 1/2 inches. So far

Thats how many inches I lost from various parts of my body since I've start this weightloss process. Seems like alot. I can't believe it. So now I am not so upset with only losing 25 pounds so far. I mean 25 pounds is alot but it isn't anywhere near as much weight as I am use to losing on any other weightloss program/diet I've ever done in the past. But then again those have never work. So I don't care about the past anymore. I am only looking onward toward the future. photo taken By J Floor Anthonial cove of Ngaio Rock, Poor Knights Islands, New Zealand

So sometimes when I think I have this whole weightloss thing under control and I can handle all the stress of food challenges you add family pressure into the mix. Now I know I have been dieting more then 85% of the time I have been married to my husband. SO at this point it is problem ridiculous to them that I even contuine to try. But I don't know sometimes I think what does it take. Does it take for me to have diabetes or some other type of REAL illness to get them to let me be very careful and picky about when & what I am eatting. Of course I am not perfect and I am not claiming I will remain as clean, level headed or as in control as I was trying to be this weekend. But everytime it seemed I turned around or at least thats how it felt to me. My family didn't believe I should try to be eatting right. I know they don't understand what points are or how many points this is or that is. & Yes technically I can eat anything I want on WW's but if I can eat 2 cups of food A and be full and only 1/4 of food B for the same points. I want to eat food A. Well most of the time I want to eat food A. Because I don't want to be hungry in 1/2 hour. I want to have energy. I don't know I understand it probably hard for them to. It easy for them they've been realtively the same size since I've know them. I've been gaining & losing the same 100lbs since I've been with there family the last 12 years.
Its just drives me crazy. I have food issues and it doesn't matter to them because they don't have the same issues. Just me.
Anyway I am done with my rant & rave.

I am just lucky I have such a supportive husband who lets me choose where to eat and when & what to eat. Because without him I think I would have totally lost it this weekend. He helped me hold it together. Definitely!