Friday, April 29, 2011

Fabulous Friday

I'm so far from my last post, it's not even funny....actually, it is really funny. I gave up on ww. I know, I suck at commitments but at least I'll admit it. Here's my true gripe and it really is the truth. As much as I try to be organized...I'm not. My organization stretches as far as my schedule (as it relates to the boys) and beyond that, it's just luck. You need to know the point value of every thing you put in your mouth so a trip at the grocery store takes about 2 hours. I'm sure it would get easier with time, but I'm not organized enough to plan and coordinate and you get it. I gave up.

I follow several blogs and today I am absolutely SMITTEN with The Pioneer Woman. I can't get enough of her...or her recipes. She's pretty friggin awesome. Trust me, you won't regret the countless hours you spend with her!!

My hubby love and I have been busy the last several weekends so we're excited about a low key weekend starting the moment we get home. Since I am the queen of buying things without trying them on, I have several RETURNS to make on my way home, then I'm hitting the couch with force and staying there until I'm peeled from the cushions. I'm pretty stoked about catching up on Housewives of Anywhere, Betheney (my hubby can't stand her jawline) and anything else that doesn't require much thought. Wish me luck!!!

Not to go completely to the other end of emotions (although that is exactly what I AM doing), my heart bleeds for those affected by the tornados in the southeast. I cannot fathom the devastation, the lives sickens me. Say a little prayer ~ they could use all they can get.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Conquering food

Week 1 of Weight Watchers was good. I counted points for every. single. bite. I weighed 9 days after my starting date and had lost 3 pounds. I was excited....but not excited enough. We had a gas leak. plumbing leak. our savings was exhausted to make the repairs. I was exhausted. points didn't make me feel did. so I caved. I ate like there was no tomorrow. I had dr. pepper, chips, candy, and fried chicken, and guess what? It didn't make the gas & plumbing leaks disappear. It didn't replenish our savings. I was hurting no one but myself. Changing a lifelong food addiction / consumption doesn't happen overnight. It doesn't happen in a week, or two, or three. One day at a time. I will make healthy choices. I will let WW help me.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Got Gas?

Why glad you asked. I was so excited to come home yesterday to a brand new hot water heater, repaired gas and plumbing leaks, and a HOT BATH! Those 2 minute showers weren't cutting it. My hubby love has been painting the house this week...I'll post some pics of before & after once the after is done. Weekends are typically busy around our house with errands. Since we have baseball 7 days a week, its the only time I do laundry, clean house, grocery shop, etc. This weekend the boys are with their SD ('sperm donor') so I thought I might be able to fit in a little relaxation, until I realized D has an out of town baseball tournament. he knows I love and support him, so last night I told him I might not go. He really doesn't care. Hubby love suggested maybe we go to San Antonio for the weekend...I know he is ready to get away from the house since he's been there since friday...working. Sounds great, but I'm not very good with last minute getaways, it kinda stresses me out. We shall see...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

No gas

For the past month or so, I've smelled sewer gas in and around my house. I knew I needed to call a plumber, but I also needed to be home so the plumber could make repairs. With D and I both working in Dallas....that's difficult. Maybe I was just in denial that anything was wrong. D took off this week to paint our house so the timing was perfect. Last Friday, he arrived home to Atmos and a fire truck. Atmos had turned off the gas on Thursday, without notifying us. On Friday, they came back with the fire department as a follow up. Okay....seriously, we didn't even know WHY we didn't have hot water, so a follow up was not necessary when we didn't know....UGH. We had a gas leak and needed it repaired. Our plumber came out Saturday and started their mission.....upon inspection, determined that we also had a plumbing leak. Go figure, right? Two more days and $3,000 later the repairs have been made but the city hasn't come to inspect it, nor has Atmos turned back on the gas. I am DYING for a hot bath....holding out hope that it will be on today....otherwise, I'm kicking some ass!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Arts, Crafts and Shoe Porn

I heart shoes. I'd rather buy shoes than clothes, mostly becasue I know they'll always fit regardless of the cheeseburger or ice cream that I've eaten. My shoes are loyal :-) I love a good wedge just like the next girl, but I just read an article "50 Chunky Sandals to Wear this Spring" on and some of the shoes were a little......disturbing~

Ewww.....really? Maybe I'm not trendy enough to appreciate some of these styles and if that's the case, I prefer to opt out of trendiness, if that's even a word.

Over the last few weeks I've felt the urge to be CRAFTY. People put things on etsy and my trip to canton, and I think, "oh, I can make that". Der, der, der. So my mission last week was to make a fabric rose. I had a cotton blend material, I had instructions from 3 different sources so surelyl one would be successful, right? I started working on one didn't look like a rose, more like a cinammon roll. Friday, I tried again, with lots of glue, it kinda resembled a rose. While at Canton, I saw several variations, so I tried another would be fine if it was 1995. So...I've given up my need to be crafty. Luckily I was using scrap material and didn't invest much more than my time in attempting to perfect the fabric rose. So you etsy sellers...keep on making your stuff, I can't compete.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Food Deprived

So it's been 5 days since I started WW. Today.....I'm starving. I've given up my Dr. Pepper addiction (3 per day) and my daily date with Whataburger. I've settled for Carnation Instant Breakfast, fruit, sandwich, fruit, popcorn, fruit and a Diet Coke (bleh) here and there. Yea, I'd say today is pretty much torture! I know it's a lifestyle change and it will take time to adjust, but it really really sucks. really! I got in bed last night because I knew if I was asleep, I wouldn't be hungry. I slept in a little this morning becasue the first thing I want when I get up is a Dr. Pepper. It's just delaying the inevitable, I know I have to come face to face with my addiction to food all day, every day, I just had no idea how stressful it would be. I hope it gets easier.

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