Saturday, May 16, 2009

I hate trying to pick a title

So, I've been doing ok at keeping up with getting measured. Not so great at eating right, and since I messed up my shoulder, the exercising just hasn't been happening. But, on the bright side, my lean mass continues to increase (a very good thing), but my fat and flabby mass went up a little and has stayed the same. Deep sigh. I miss the skinny me. The nutritionist keeps telling my I've got amazing potential and that it isn't typicall to see lean mass increase so noticibly and I will probably plateau here pretty soon. But I'm trying really hard not to look at the scale weight. I finally got hubby to get measured yesterday, and he is willing to give it a three week crash course with me. He's very skeptical of all diets and so forth. I'm hoping to get him to see the light. Weight loss is truly 80% eating and 20% exercise.

I do love those RedBox things. Yes Man; loved it. The Happening; not so much. The Cake Eaters; too artsy fartsy for my taste, but ok. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button; pretty good, much longer than I anticipated. Marley and Me; loved it, made me cry, and Yuna is the equivilent of Marley in our home, but not quite as destructive. Taken; great movie for snuggling with hubby. Made me feel safe. The movie was good too. In the theater, Star Trek was pretty amazing. I've never been a bit Treky fan, and I told hubby I wasn't even remotley interested in seeing the movie, but we are going to have to go back to the matinee and leave Bug in day care so I can see it again and truly appreciate it. A bouncing, babbling/happy-shrieks/fussing 9mo old isn't a good thing to take the the movies any more. Something I told hubby, but what do I know? I'm just the mom that has had to leave the $2 movies early twice now. (I'm afraid I did rub the whole "Told you" thing for a bit.) Yesterday was Angels & Demons. L.O.V.E.D it. They weren't as hard on the Catholic church in this one as they were in Da Vinci Code. But it was a great movie. Now I have to go to Rome and see all those beautiful buildings for myself. Hubby can come too if he wants.

I was reading a post from Confessions of a Psychotic Housewife (I think that was the one) and I have been inspired to start sticking to a semblence of a schedule. Even though hubby is done with is bachelors, we still don't hardly ever sit down as a family and have a meal. I'm still not exercising to my super dvds and Bug doesn't get to see enough of us as a little family. Neither do I for that matter. So, starting on Monday, I will be getting up at 5*10am to work out, shower, get breakfast started, force hubby out of bed, get Bug up and dressed and we will eat breakfast as a family. I'm feeling pretty excited about this. So many changes I need to make in order to make life for us easier. Especially as we get ready to move. Don't know where we're going yet, but I'm hoping we will have a final destination by the middle of June. Can't wait for our vegas trip either.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Love, Hate and Like

I can honestly say that I don't hate anybody, but there are a lot of people I really don't like. At all. I was talking to Mac and Webb on Wed. at work, just complaining about a caller and how much she bugs me both on the phone and in person (they feel the same way) and I make the comment about how I am a terrible person for being so cinical and cranky anymore. Well, that led into the topic of how nowhere in the sciptures, bom, bible, anything, does it say you have to like everyone. Your supposed to love everyone, but you don't have to like them. So that made me feel a bit better. But I figure, if I don't hate anyone, I am ok to DISLIKE as many as I want.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Good Bye, Diet Coke. Farewell Half & Half...

Today is my last day drinking the best beverage in the world. Diet Coke with a shot (or two) of Half & Half. I love that drink. But, if I am going to suceed in the battle of the bulge(s), I have to change my ways. One of the girls I work with is getting married in a little less than a month, and I have to find something to wear that would qualify under the category of "Cocktail Attire". I have no idea what that is going to entail, but I can tell you this, it won't be at 183 lbs. So, I have five and one half weeks to drop some serious pounds and even more major inches. I'm going in tomorrow to meet with the nutritionist and get measured. And I'm going to have to do this 2x a week as well as Turbo Jam at least once a day and a 1 1/2 mile round trip hike uphill daily with the dogs. No more naughty drinks, no more delicious sugar cookies with the pink frosting, you know the kind. No more Reese's Whipps, best candy bar in the world. Time for getting up early, working out, EATING BREAKFAST (gag, I hate breakfast) and drinking gallons of water. My goal is to fit into the size 9 Tommy Hilfiger jeans I bought durring the pregancy and have yet to wear. Ever. The, all new habits must stay in effect and I want to fit into my sexy dance jeans by the time hubby and I go to Vegas for our second honey moon. I have been promised a massive shopping spree down there if I can fit into those jeans in time. And I'm just tired of being fat. But I CAN and I WILL do this. Go Me!!!

Saturday, May 2, 2009


One of our cats is a major shedder. If you even look at him, its like setting off clouds of fur into the air. And if you touch him, its like you put your hand covered in honey into a bucket of feathers. Very, very gross. The vacumming to try and keep up with it all is insane and I was ready to turn him into an outdoor cat as all other avenues to keep the hair under control had failed. But, hubby was doing some research online to control the mess and stumbled across the Furminator. We bought one on Amazon and it finally arrived Monday. Since then we have "Furminated" the Grouch 3x and it is amazing!!! There is a noticable difference in the amount of shedding. You could stuff a small pillow with all the down we have lossened and removed from that feline. If you are having issues with animal shedding, try out the Furminator. It's awesome. Look it up on YouTube if you don't believe me.