Sunday, March 30, 2008

Updated Picture

I just posted a new picture for March. I didn't realize the last one I officially did was October. It's funny when I look at the two pictures I look thinner in the one in October, but I'm actually only 10lbs lighter from October. Will think about posting a swim pic Wednesday when we go to lessons.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Just Checking In

Just realized it's been a while since I blogged. There really isn't anything new going on in my world. I did get on the scale this morning and I was sitting at 143.9 so that made me happy.

We still haven't found Athena's marble. We did go for an X-ray yesterday and they didn't see anything, so either she passed it and I missed or she choked it up and I didn't see it.

Let's see, my dad sold his house, so he gets here Thursday to look for a house. Still nothing on ours, wonderful bank is holding up the whole process.

I laughed at the other Amber's blog about a swim suit. I told her I can relate. Athena starts swim lessons Wednesday, and I have to go with her, so I had to get a suit. I looked at Wal-mart, Target, TJ Maxx, Khols and found nothing that gave my flat droopy boobs the support they need. So, my husband was just on me to get one, so we went to the mall. I had a gift card for Dillards so we started there. OMG OMG OMG can you say major expensive! I was like holy shit are you kidding me. Who in their right mind spends over $100 for a swim suit?!?! They had ones that were based on bra size, but the top alone was like $70 then the bottom was like another $50, I mean SERIOUSLY! So, I ended up almost there, I spend $90 on mine. I've NEVER EVER EVER spent that much money on an article of clothing, other than shoes and my wedding dress and maybe a prom dress. My husband was just like who cares it looks good and you're comfortable, so just buy it. So, I really felt like I had no choice, so I got it. It really is cute. It's a tankini with a skirted bottom. If it weren't for my totally gross arms I'd actually really be confident in it. I might post some pics, depending on how I feel once I get it on for real and not in a dressing room.

I also went dress shopping for a dress for my sister's graduation in May. She's graduating from UNLV. I didn't want to spend a lot, but again, now that I'm thin there is much more to choose from. I ended up with this wild pattern wrap dress. I got it at Khols and my grandparents went with on Senior day so I got an additional 15% off, but in the end they insisted on buying it for me. It's cute. Now I need to find some shoes to go with it.

Well, like I said nothing exciting to report. Tomorrow is baseball tryout day for Jacob, so we have to be there at 10 then I have to go grocery shopping at Wal-Mart.

One other thing I've been wanting to post, which will be one of my just being honest and bold posts. Since surgery have any of you had a change in your hair and periods? My hair is curly and frizzy. WTF, I've always had super straight hair. I'm trying that frizz ease, but it just seems to make my hair greasy. It's insane how it curls up in the back. Now period, OMG, could it be any heavier? It is so terrible, no cramping or what not, just super heavy period. Just figured with losing weight it'd make my period lighter, no idea why I thought that, but it seems opposit. Just thought I'd put that out there to see if anyone else is dealing with these two crazy changes.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Swim Suit Purchase

Well, I finally broke down today and bought a swim suit. Athena starts swim lessons on the 2nd so I figured I better get one. I looked at Wal Mart and Target and couldn't find anything that was supportive of the ladies. I ended up at Dillards. I spent way way way too much, more than I've ever spent on any one item of clothing (other than a jacket or shoes). It looks pretty nice though. I wish my arms weren't so gross looking though. Oh well, maybe in a year or so I can get them fixed. I'm thinking of maybe taking a pic of the suit and posting, we'll see. Still no marble.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Mindless Snacking At Night

I read one of the other bloggers comments about late night mindless snacking and boy can I relate. I swear every day I tell myself today I'm not going to have any snacks after dinner and everyday I fail. I don't get it. I'm not bored or depressed or lonely or anything so what is the deal. Not to point fingers, but it seems like the only thing I can figure out is my husband. For the 6 months we were apart I hardly ever snacked at night. I might have a hand full of nuts or something but that was it. And now I eat crackers, cookies, chips, all stuff I know I shouldn't have yet I eat it anyways. I don't know how or if I should say anything to my husband. I'm not blaming him, I am an adult and my own person, but I know that if he wasn't snacking I wouldn't be. What do I do? I've been trying for weeks now to figure out why I'm snacking at night and this is the only thing that makes sense. I have no will power when it comes to having junk around the house and if I keep snacking I'm going to end up where I was which is NOT an option for me. I WILL NOT GO BACK. How do I deal with this? I can't expect everyone in my house to alter their eating because I'm weak. I got on the scale this morning and I was at 146, so it's not like the snacking is causing me to gain, but I know it will eventually. I just don't know what to do to make myself realize I am not a person who can just snack and snack and not have to pay!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Drama In Our House

Well, let's see where to begin. I had to call 911 yesterday. I have a 10 year old son and I've never had to call 911 or even deal with any injuries, but my 2 1/2 year old daughter is breaking me in! I'm telling you. I've never been so scared in my life. We were in the basement yesterday morning. I was cleaning/dusting, rearranging and she was playing. I had disconnected the surround sound and was taking the speakers to the storage room. I got back there and put a load down and I hear Athena coughing and screaming. I go running out and ask her what's wrong. She doesn't stop screaming and coughing. I grab her face and pry open her mouth to find one of those stupid magnetic marbles (the ones that you build things with the magnet sticks) in the back of her throat. I stuck my finger in her mouth to try and get it out but had no luck. She swallowed it and was choking and coughing. She was still screaming and coughing so I knew she was getting air but I freaked. I called 911 and they put me through to the fire department and dispatched someone. The lady kept me on the phone for a few until Athena calmed down and could talk a little. Then she hung up and within a few seconds the ambulance and fire truck were here. 5 guys came in and Athena was having no part of even letting them near her.....that is until they took off their gloves. Odd that she freaked out over the blue gloves. Anyways, the one guy, Chris, was totally awesome with her. They were all super nice and supportive and making sure I was Ok. They were here for about 10 minutes and said there was really no worry because it is round and smooth she should pass it in 1-2 days. She pooped yesterday and today and it still hasn't come out. Anyways, that was my excitement for Tuesday. I mean, seriously she's a girl and only 2 1/2!!! If this is a small showing of what I have to look forward to just kill me now!!! LOL! She's been fine every since, so hopefully it'll come out in a couple days! What an experience. My husband rushed home, the neighbors called, I mean seriously. Maybe I jumped the gun with calling 911 but I was freaking. I'm just glad all is OK. So, about these stupid Cheez-it's. They're totally bad to have around! TOTALLY!!!!!