Sunday, November 30, 2008

Quick Sunday Post

Just a quick little Sunday post. I'm heading to work at noon. It is cold and snowing here today. Not a whole lot on the ground b/c it was so wet yesterday it just melted, but overnight some of it stuck. We got all of the Christmas stuff put together, I didn't put some stuff out this year, not sure why, just didn't feel like trying to "figure out" where things should go. The kids each have a tree for their rooms, but neither of them have asked about putting them up, so not sure if that'll get done either. You'd think I'd be excited and wanting to decorate b/c my mom and brother will be here, but I'm just not in the decorating mood I guess. I crashed Friday night about 9:30. Jacob had a friend over so we decorated the tree then they played video games. Yesterday I worked all day, it was pretty busy so the day went by rather fast. I came home and b/c of the weather we didn't go visit my grandparents like we normally do on Saturday, so we just bummed around the house. Finished up with getting Christmas stuff out then I was in bed by 10:30, so needless to say I've gotten 2 good nights of sleep! Anyways, nothing new to post about really, going to boost up protein today with a protein powder in my water and maybe a protein bar later today.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Shopping Addict!

I really think I love shopping! So, my sister got here at 4:45 and off we went. The outside mall is like a mile down the street, so here's where we went.....

5am doors open, we walkin Old Navy. I got jeans jeans jeans....3 pair for Jacob, 4 for Athena, 2 for me, 2 for Steven, a T-shirt and a sweatshirt jacket....$130! WOW! All the jeans were 1/2 off!

Next stop...Khols, Target, Starbucks, Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Dollar General

We were home by noon...I'm shopped out! Got a lot of good deals and really lines weren't too bad, worst was Khols and Toys R Us....we had to wait about an hour at each to check out.

Came home and put all the Thanksgiving decor away and drug out all the Christmas stuff. Steven put the tree together, so tonight the kids and I are going to put the ornaments on. I'll probably crash by 10! Have to work tomorrow, should be really busy hopefully, so the day will fly by! :O)

Happy "Green" Friday.....Green b/c I spent lots o' money today

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Gobble Gobble

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

So let's see, a day of cleaning, cooking, eating, family, football, and shopping!

My honey went into work super early today so he could get home for early dinner. My day started around 8am and was non-stop. I got up, got breakfast for the kids, brought in wood for a fire later, cleaned out the fireplace, swept the kitchen floor, vaccumed around the fireplace, then started cooking. We had a super yummy dinner. I made all but 2 things. We had turkey, gravy, cornbread stuffing, bread stuffing(compliments of my Pop-Pop), sweet potatos (compliments of my sister), mashed potatos, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls. YUMMY! I love all of that food, however I skipped the mashed potatos and rolls and endulged in a little more stuffing than I normally would have. For dessert we had 2 pumpkin pies, and apple pie, and some pumpkin spice bread. After a big yummy dinner, my sister and I went through the ads to figure out where we were shopping tomorrow. We realized Michael's was open tonight, so we grabbed the 20% off your entire purchase coupon and went to Micahel's. I really didn't need anything, but I ended up buying a ginger bread house kit, a card shop for our Christmas Village, some Christmas stickers for my scrapbook, a Christmas gift for one of my husband's employees, and "Make Your Own Golden Book" for Jacob to make Athena for Christmas. Then the lady at the check out said Wal-Mart was open, so we headed over there to see if they had any of the Thanksgiving decor marked down. The had NOTHING left! Not even paperplates! So, I bought some cinnamon rolls and a frozen pizza for Steven to cook tomorrow since I'll be out hitting the sales!

Anyways, fixing to take my contacts out and rest b/c my sister will be here at 4:45 tomorrow....are we nuts or what?!?!? First Stop......OLD NAVY for some jeans! After that....I have no clue!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Answer to Lisa's Questions

I'm not sure if this was really for me b/c it was addressed to Susy, but in any case I figured I'd answer anyways.

How long has it been now? It will be 2 years on December 12! (Wow, hard to believe it's been 2 years already) How much can you eat at one sitting now? It scares me because I can eat so much more than I could a year ago. The best way to sum up what I can eat sizewise is a McDonalds Cheeseburger with only the bottom bun and about 10 french fries. What is a typical daily diet for you? Breakfast, usually a breakfast taco with 1/2 the tortilla thrown away (egg, sausage, hashbrowns, cheese, salsa) Lunch, 2 thin slices of turkey, 2 thin slices of ham 2 slices of salomi, 1 slice of swiss cheese, mustard. (I Take one of each and 1/2 a slice of cheese, and roll it up then dip in mustard. Yummy and no carbs from bread!) Dinner depends on what we're having. I still struggle with snacking at night, which is totally mental. I try to just have nuts or seasalt bagel chips, or pretzles, but I do have stuff I shouldn't sometimes. Have you gained any weight back? Thank God so far I've been stable between 137-142. When I get to 141ish I freak out and usually eat protein bars/shakes for the next day to get back down to about 139. I jumped on Monday and was at 138. I'd still love to see 135 but I've let that pass, if it happens it happens, I'm not goingn to stress over it, it's just a stupid number and not a clothing size. Dropping down to 135 isn't going to put me in a smaller size, and I DON'T want to be in a smaller size....I'll NEVER BE A SIZE 2.....NO THANK YOU!!!!!!!

Just A Quick Nothing Post

Well, let's see, I'm being lazy this afternoon, watching Season 2 of Grey's. I really need to clean the living room but I'm just not in the cleaning mood, I'll do it tomorrow since everyone will be over Thursday for Thanksgiving. Athena and I did a lot of running this morning. We went to Khols, PetCo, Michaels, Post Office, Toys R Us, Walmart. I actually parked at PetCo and we walked to Michaels. It wasn't a super far walk, but far enough and the funny thing is I would have never done that 2 years ago! It's cold outside, but sunny, you'd think by the looks of it it's about 75 ouside, but it's not, it's 50 outside, which for me is cold. Heck 70 is cold for me these days. No more body fat to keep me toasty! I came across a Turkey Analogy on Kristy's blog. It said American's turkey's for Thanksgiving are an average of 22lbs, so when putting that on me, I've lost almost 8 turkeys. I really can't imagine lugging around 8 turkeys. Just picking up the one at the store is heavy. I really tortured my body, you just don't realized how much weight that actually is until you try and lift it. There is ABSOLUTELY NOOOOOOOO way I could carry around 170lbs on my back. I'd die, it would just never happen, so how in the world did I do that 2 years ago? Anyways, guess I'm going to work on my Christmas cards. I have about 60 I have to do, then I'm making individual cups of candy for all of Steven's staff (about 75) so I need to work on those too. They're taking way more time than I planned. Filling with candy then wrapping with that celephane and putting a ribbon. Lots to do! :)

Monday, November 24, 2008

10lbs and A Year Later

Man I've gotten old! We went and did family pictures tonight and gosh my face has aged since we did pics last year. I'm only 10lbs lighter than I was a year ago, but I have so many more wrinkles when I smile. Yikes what happened to my smooth young face! So, now instead of being fat and looking my age, I'm skinny and look 10 years older...nice! There's always something isn't there...why can't I just be happy with the way I look.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Close Up

A quick upclose snapshot of me and the princess! See below for a full body pic! :)

Photo Update-FINALLY!

OK, so it's not the most flattering picture, but hey, it's a picture. I look much better and thinner in Jeans. These are a size 4 pants and a medium shirt. I love that I can wear stripes now and not feel like a fat cow! Anyways, nothing new to report on my end. Gotta get eating right, I've slipped for like a month now. No protein bars, no shakes, just nuts, at least I've been eating those. Working out tomorrow, hadn't worked out at all this week, running like crazy shopping for Christmas, doctors appts, etc etc, always something. I swear I should live at Target, I've been 6 times in 3 day and not once have I walked in and only gotten what I went for!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Note To Self

OK, so I decided this morning to make my protein shake using strawberry jello mix. Yea, not such a good idea. I was like drinking liquid jello before it gels. GAG! Plus I don't know what Jello does, but I had 6 ounces of water and when I mixed it in it's like I ended up with 9 ounces! Crazy, anyways, when mixing protein shakes, stick to pudding mix! Nothing really new on this end. Been working out and working in the yard. Sunday we raked and picked up 15 yard bags of leaves, then today another 7. I still have 2 large piles, but ran out of bags. Going to get more tomorrow so I can pick them up at least. Then there is still the remainder of the front yard and side yard, then starting all over again with the back yard. It's like a never ending cycle. Rake, pick up, leaves fall, start again. It's suppose to rain Friday so I want to get the front finished. We have a tierd yard so the leaves pile up when the wind blows. Going to try and remember to post a new pic when I'm dressed Saturday. That's all the excitement here. I'm super sore from working out. I've been doing a mile and a half cardio then lifting weights.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Sill Questions

I snagged this from Susy today! I normally don't do these things, but I'm in a typing mood today! Have fun reading and have a wonderful weekend!

What are your nicknames?
Mom, Babe, Have a couple specific friends that call me Ber (in HS it was "Bouncy")

What was the first movie VHS/DVD you bought?
Yea, OK, as if I'd remember that. The most recent was Grey's Season 4

What TV game show or reality show would you like to be on?
Crazy as it sounds, I think I'd love to go on Survivor. Just going through that for a couple days would be amazing!

What is your favorite scent?
Vanilla or Apple or Pumpkin

If you had one million dollars only to spend on yourself, what would you spend it on?
Shop Shop Shop! Pay off all my bills and cars, then get a boat and do some remodeling to our house, I'd have to come up with something because I pretty much love my house how it is. Could redo some things in the yard though!

What is one place you've visited, can't forget and want to go back to?
Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean. It was just an amazing vacation and so so beautiful! I think I'd enjoy it even more now that I'm 170lbs lighter!Vegas.

Do you generally think before you act, or act before you think?
I think before I act.

Do you have a good body image?
I've gotten better. I can look at myself clothed and think dang I look hot and I love the way my boobs look in these new padded push up bras! It looks like I had a boob job!

What is your favorite fruit?

What websites do you visit daily?
All the blogs I follow and the soap cheat page.

What have you been seriously addicted to lately?
Breakfast Tacos & Lunchmeat (not together)

What's the last song that got stuck in your head?
Striped Sweater (it's a Spongebob song, that is like 30 seconds long so every time we get in the car we crank it up and sing at the top of our lungs. Athena just laughs and laughs when it's over)

What is your favorite thing to wear?
I love my dark blue Calvin Klein Jeans, a fitted sweater, and some boots.

Do you think Rice Krispies are yummy?
Mixed with butter and marshmellows and turned into treats they're great, but I'm not a big cereal eater.

What would you do if you saw $100 lying on the ground?
Pick it up and go spend it!

What should you be doing right now?
Laundry, my month end financials for clients, instead I'm watching the last episode of Grey's season 3! I love this show!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Amber Lost & Found

I'm still here! I apologize for not posting in 2 weeks! Life had been crazy! Let's see, my Vegas trip was good, a little boring and sad because I was alone, but all in all it was good. It was an exhausting trip, but I did get to go shopping at the outlet malls with a friend. The only bad this was I didn't have much room to pack things in so I was very limited with my purchases! Let's see, that was the weekend of the 24th, also, how pathetic am I, my birthday was the 25 and I spent it alone in my hotel room and was asleep by 10! Let's see, last weekend was Halloween. The kids got a TON of candy. Jacob went with a friend and they ended up at 96 houses. Athena lasted about an hour. Other than that there really isn't anything new going on. Same ol' Same ol'. I've been working out. Everyone in Vegas said I look healthier. Maybe it's the weight lifting and working out. I feel "buffer". LOL. Anyways, my life is boring as always. The weather is starting to really change here now. We cleaned up all the leaves on Monday and today, you can't even see the grass because of all the leaves. We went shopping at the mall yesterday with my grandparents. They wanted to get Christmas gifts, so I shopped for clothes and they'll keep them until Christmas. I ended up with 2 cute tops and 2 pairs of pants/jeans. It's fun to shop on someone else's dime and my grandparents don't look at price tags, while I totally do. They were like if you like it just get it and I was like, yea OK, $60 for a sweater, I'd never let anyone pay that much for a sweater for me! LOL. Anyways, I voted yesterday! I was surprised with the outcome, but it's a pretty amazing thing!