Saturday, February 28, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I have lost 8.8 pounds since Feb. 2! I hope by March 1st to make that a full 10 pounds! YAY! I have a long way to go (see ticker above) but slow and steady wins the race.
Ellie and Camron came into town this past weekend and we were able to eat with them @ Margarita Grill. They are getting married in October, so I got to do a little catching up with them about that. Check out her wedding page here!
I am helping with our school's musical production, "Meet me in St. Louis". Two nights a week I will be vocal coaching main cast and teaching the chorus numbers, too. Should be lots of fun! Has anyone ever seen that musical? I'm familiar with lots of the songs (Skip to my Lou) but have never actually seen the movie.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I recently signed up for Twitter. From what I can see, it's like updating your facebook status, without the other facebook stuff. No picture albums, MyChristmasTree apps, etc. Anyway, I think it's kind of neat. I'm almost one to give up the ol' facebook in favor of Blog and Twitter. Who knows. I love that Dwight Schrute and Kelly Kapoor from the office have them. What can I say, I'm a sucker. You can check it out here:
My parents will be in town this weekend and I am really looking forward to seeing them. I wish they lived lots closer. You know you are officially old when you wish to have your parents close enough to visit when you want to. Also, I wish they went to my church! Nothing against OBC, but most people know what I mean, here.
I love to play Scrabble. and Boggle. Do people play those games in reality (not online) anymore?? I don't think i've ever asked Keith to play. Looks like he'll be having a board game valentines day! Shhh, don't tell.
Does anyone know a good website for cheap airline tickets? I'm not talking the normal ones, like Orbitz and Expedia, but perhaps some sort of gem that isn't publicized and has awesome rates. I'm probably dreaming.
I feel like this blog is now just a bunch of "tweets" (the twitter phrase for entries). It's all perspective!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
This wasn't a "toy" per se, but I did like watching PBS (don't hate!) and especially Square One TV. Little did I know it was math disguised as fun. Too bad I didn't pay close attention. I am not a math person. I do remember being traumatized by an episode where someone was wearing a fake, plastic face that they ripped off in a courtroom after their true identity was exposed.
I think when I have kids, I will be scouring eBay for some goodies for MY kids from MY childhood. Just for nostalgia's sake! Maybe they'll get the Teddy Ruxpin I was denied for my entire childhood! :) I'm kidding. Kind of. I do always remember wanting a TR, but then again- I knew how to read pretty early....but still- Teddy was always high on that list.
OH! how can I forget...I remember watching this game show on TV. It was one of the few times before Lorilyn was born that I can remember wanting a sibling. I had it pretty good- but I loved watching "I'm Telling". Anyone else remember? It was like "The Newlywed Game", but for pre-teen siblings. It probably got cancelled due to that creepy factor alone. However, I remember that "mountain of prizes" and how awesome it looked. I am kinda suprised I remember it- I looked it up and it only ran for about a year, 1987-88, then re-runs til 89. Have a look :)
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Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Today, I begin. numbers aren't important, but since being in Birmingham i've gained about 40 pounds. Yikes! on this 5'5" frame, it ain't pretty.
In looking at the pictures from my friend Cassi's BEAUTIFUL wedding, it is hard for me to ignore the fact that I look like I should have been wearing a jersey and hitting the field for linebacker practice. I don't think that was David Bridal's intent when they offered the dress in my size. All joking aside, I'm not healthy. I could list the various "whiney" reasons I have for being overweight (it's not like I eat all the time, i eat less than lots of skinny people i know, i have the metabolism of a decesased person, etc), but it doesn't do any good.
There are a lot of fantastic reasons to lose weight - to be healthy, to increase energy, etc. The items listed below aren’t my main reasons, but I like to think of them as potential fringe benefits.
1) The ability to become less self concious. I constantly check people's expressions for the "uh oh, here comes the fat girl" look or the "Should she really be sitting on that precariously unstable chair" look or how about the "What is that girl doing with HIM!" look. As a big girl, I know them all. I'm ready to not be constantly scanning for "the look" from people I don't even know! I realize this is mostly a me issue, but all the same...
2) It would be nice if my clothes from a year ago would fit. Ya know, just sayin.
3) Finances. Plus size clothing costs considerably more money than its smaller-sized cousins. Those dollars should be enough to finance a whole tablecloth’s-worth of extra material, I’m smaller than the average dining room furniture and seem to get short-changed when it comes to value per inch of textile.
4) To look my age. I feel like I am in a weird "fat person limbo" age area. Am I 18? 35? who knows!!
Anyway, I'm not sure how much i'll share about this in the coming weeks and months, but for those of you who share my plight, whether it be needing to lost 15 pounds or 100, just keep me in your prayers.
On an unrelated note: I really think Tuesdays should be outlawed. They are yucky.