Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Goodbye 2008 Hello 2009

2008 has been a rough year medically for my husband. I am praying that 2009 will be only preventative medicine, other than my arm surgery that I hope I can get this year!

So, for the start of 2009 I'm faced with the decision of a plea bargin for the guy that hit my husband. The attorney says that we need to "make an offer" if we want, or if we choose he can move forward full what to do. I have never dealt with anything like this and have no clue what is acceptable, so what do we do?!?

I have absolutely no plans for the evening, I'm sure I'll be in bed before midnight. It's funny how 10-12 years ago this night was such a big deal and now it's just another day. Just another thing that makes me realize I'm older. Oh well, I have accomplished quite a bit for a 32 year old!

2009 Goals/Plans

*Maintain my current weight
*Try to get more protein in
*Try to work out more regularly
*Spend more quality time with my family
*Try and budget money better and not shop so much
*Keep my head held high and be proud of my weight loss
*Try and get my family more active

Hope you all have a wonderful, safe New Years Eve and a Happy healthy 2009!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Is It January Yet?!?!?

I am so glad the holidays are over. We had a really nice Christmas this year, but I'm just glad it's all over and done with and I can get my house back to normal and get back into a normal daily routine! My brother and mom came out Monday and left today. We hadn't spent a Christmas together in 11 years, so it was wonderful having my entire family together (husband, kids, sister, brother, mom, dad, grandparents). Let's see, quick overview...they got in late Monday night, Tuesday we did some last minute shopping in the ice and freezing cold, Wednesday, bummed out then had Christmas at my grandparents house, Thursday Christmas and dinner at our house, Friday shopping at the crack of dawn for bargins then Christmas at my dad's house, Saturday, dinner again with all the family then friends over for the UFC fight, Sunday.....nice and quite afternoon!
The other Amber posted about presents for your kids and how they have so much. It was absolutely ridiculous the presents my kids had. I mean just completely crazy! Granted, the were getting from my mom, my dad, my grandparents, my sister, my brother, and us, but even so, it was like Santa's workshop blew up in my living room. They got so much stuff I still don't know where to go with everything! But how do you not give your kids a great Christmas? I love that we can do that for them, just sometimes when I look at it and think of others and what they don't have I feel guilty. Guess that's the way it is with many things in life.
Most of my Christmas stuff is upt away. There are a few ornaments left on the tree and the tree itself, and the lighs outside, but that I have to call the company to come take them down. Other than that and the random toys/gifts laying around, everything is pretty much back to normal, thank goodness.
I got lots of goodies for Christmas, however most of the ones from Steven I bought myself. Ii got some new clothes and jammies, which I was totally excited about, but even those I picked out while shopping with my grandparents. All in all it was a nice holiday. We ended up with a white Christmas. It snowed Christmas Eve and by the end of the day Christmas day it was all melted.
Well, I have to work tomorrow, so I'm off to bed. Not doing anything for NYE, Steven works, as he has every year for the last 10 years. I'm sure I'll be in bed before the ball drops!
Also, had tons of crap around the house and I did graze and eat stuff I know I shouldn't have, but thank goodness I'm sitting at 138. Want to try and get back on my protein bars at least once a day and get in more water and commit to working out at least 4 days a week. Those are my goals for 2009!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Not sure what's going on

I don't know what's up with me, I'm just feeling blah the last few days. Maybe it's PMS or something. I should be excited that my mom and brother will be here in two days and Christmas will be here in less than a week, so I'm not sure what my deal is. One minute I'm in a good mood then the next I'm feeling blah. Anyways...nothing new to report here, Jacob has a friend sleeping over tonight. I have to work all day tomorrow and Sunday and so much enjoying the job anymore, I just don't like having to commit to being somewhere at a certain time! :) I'm spoiled, what can I say! Anyways, that's it for now, just thought I'd post about being in a crummy mood! :)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Seriously, Could it BE any colder

OMG, I'm so ready for summer!!! I don't think it got to 20 today! It is just so cold outside. We got about 4" of snow Monday, so no school Tuesday, which now pushes the last day to the 27th of May. There's a 90% chance of "freezing rain" tomorrow, so we'll see if there's school tomorrow. I'm starting to freak b/c my sister's wedding is on the 30th, so not sure how we're going to do the wedding if Jacob's still in school. Just FYI, I'm one of those parents who does not let my child miss school for anything, unless he was super sick or something. But he's in 5th grade and has never missed a day of school, which he prides himself in! I finally worked out today, just wasn't into it though. Not sure why. I actually started my day doing a few final Christmas purchases, then worked out, then came home and cleaned (my mom and brother get here Monday and I work all weekend). Then I showered, got dressed and went back out with both the kids. I think it was like 15 outside when we finally got home! Anyways, I'm finally going to sit down and relax and watch Y & R. BTW, Susy, I LOVE the video. I've watched it like 3 times already....cracked me up!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Remembering Life 2 Years Ago Today

It is hard to belive it has been 2 years since my surgery. I got on the scale this morning and was at my normal, 142, which made me very happy. So far I'm doing good with maintaining, I just pray I can make that same comment in another 2 years.

I can run
I can run up and down stairs 4-5 times in a row without huffing
I can paint my own toe nails
I can get up off the floor without having to use my hands or bracing myself
I can get in/out of the car like a normal person
I can run errands (we're talking 6-7 stores) and not think twice about it
I can feel confident when walking around
I can smile for no reason at all because I'm proud of myself
I can do anything I put my mind to

2 years ago today I made a choice to change my life and boy oh boy has my life changed!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Working Out

It seems like I'm an "Every Other Week" person. Last week, I went Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri working out, now this week, it's like I have stuff to do so it interfers with working, which is a sad excuse. Actually today, it's super snowing outside, so I was not about to go out in this. So far it looks like we've had about 2" and it's still coming down. It's 27 out but feels like 13 and is windy. I did get a lot accomplished around the house today. I finished up our Christmas cards, finished up cards for all of Steven's employees (84 to be exact) then finished up the presents for his employees (60 of those). I bought coffee mugs last Christmas so I got candy and filled them then wrapped them in celephane. It took FOREVER...I hope they appreciate it. Wish we could do more for them, but even a $5 gift card for each would be over $300 and that just isn't an option for us right now. Anyways, just thought I'd post. Also, went looking for a size 4 dress pants at Sams Club and guess what, they don't carry size 4, smallest they carry is 6...nice, so now I have to go spend more money and buy some at a department store. Maybe Wal Mart or Target will have some. My size 6 literally hang on my hips.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Just to Clarify

OK, so just so we're clear, I LOVE getting comments on my blog. It reminds me that people out there do read it! Also, ZAMY, I tried to comment on your blog, but it said only team members were allowed or something, so not sure what that's about!
Let's see, nothing new going on here, worked all day today. It's a little busier, but nothing great. I just enjoy getting out and being around other adults. OK, before I forget, I got an awesone new bra that makes the ladies look awesome! The Balconette from Lane is amazing! I love this bra. It makes me look great, plus they stay put and don't fall out the top/sides/etc! Anyways, just wanted to share. And they're pretty reasonable price wise, they're like $32 and they're almost always buy one get one 1/2 off! So I ordered 2 more today...I love them! I measure at a 34, but I can totally do the 36 in the first hook! So don't let the sized detur you!
Anyways, that's my big news. We went and saw Santa last night, Athena was not interested at all. Posting a picture for everyone to see...I had to hold her b/c she was ready to take off and wanted to be no where near him! We went to Bass Pro and the picture was free, which was even better. At the mall they want like $25 for 2 pictures, so since Athena wasn't interested, I figured why waste money on a picture that isn't all that great, plus has me in it! :)
Well, I think I'm going to go read for a while and then off to bed. Steven is at work, Athena is crashed, and Jacob is having a sleepover with my grandparents!
Night everyone! :)

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Blah Blah Blah

Nothing really new to blog about, just thought I'd post something. I finally worked out today, it had been over a week! I probably won't be able to move tomorrow! I did a mile on the ellipticle then did upper body! Eating wise I'm not doing too good. I just can't get my protein in and I'm so done with shakes and bars. For breakfast I had a breakfast taco, lunch, a slice of buttered bread and a few bites of apple pie.....nice! Dinner is chicken and rice, so at least I'll get some meat in somewhere today!