Friday, March 12, 2010

I know I just blogged, BUT.....

This is a quickie post giving the love to my husband.  We are going on a "couple's retreat"  of sorts, and I'm tellin  ya it's needed lol.....just to get away and spend some quality time together.  That's right....quality time.  I think sometimes in the midst of trying to figure out who I really am on a daily basis, I forget that I need to also pay attention to who my husband is.  Yes, he is cantankerous, awnry, stubborn, beligerent, and a bit aggrivating......but more than that he is funny, kind, masculine (rar!), generous beyond measure, patient-ish, and sincere.  (notice how I didn't place my faults in there....I'm trying to keep this one short, kids)

It's hard to admit, but a lot of the time I tend to overlook his amazing qualities not only as a husband and strong provider, but as a man.  A man's man.  Someone who is able to kill a spider, change my oil, build ANYthing, and still be able to melt my heart just by holding my hand.  He is quietly compassionate and overtly my he-man.  I love him....for all the things he does, and for all the things he brings out in me.  It's sad that I don't always acknowledge it on a daily basis as he is always the in and day out.  Maybe that's it.....I take him for granted......but don't we all? 

3-12-06.......4 years ago I let him call me his girlfriend for the first time after 2 years of me asking about him, and the previous 2 weeks of him asking me, "are you my girlfriend yet?!"  I saw in him then so many amazing things that made my head spin.....and I see all of those things and so much more today.

I love you, meme.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

how YOU doin?!

I feel like I should report at least a little bit!

If you are keeping up on the facebook page, you will know that in two weeks I lost 5.6lbs, of which I am very proud! Well, hopping on the scale this morning (because getting on the scales before I am really supposed to is a sickness of mine), I am down 7.2lbs which means......I am in the 170's! 179.6 (remember I 'fessed up to binging a little before the start date and put on a few....disasterous) to be exact and it feels good to not see an "8" anymore (and hopefully never again!). 12.8 more pounds to get to my goal weight....and then maybe, just maybe, I'll try to get 10 more off. Or maybe I have other plans.......we'll have to wait and see! ;) Either way, this is the best I have felt in a long time and I am suuuuuuuper happy about it!

This weekend is going to be my first real test, though. My husband and I are going with some friends out of town, and many of the plans include specific restaurants they want to eat at....."oh! we HAVE to eat breakfast here!" and "we MUST get dinner there!" and "those pancakes are to DIE for" Oh my. Oh my oh my. Oh my thighs oh my. It's ok, though. I have really been watching my intake this week and when I have cleaned I have done so with such vigor as to make Richard Simmons proud. I am going to be packing a bag full of my healthy snacks so as not to over-eat at dinner (or breakfast, for that matter) Wish me luck! My scales are coming with so I can do my official Sunday morning weigh-in.....and then I can relax a little since Sunday is my cheat day......and I am ready for that, Lord knows!

If you haven't yet, join the facebook event! The only thing you have to lose is the weight! 15 weeks left til summer! Share your recipes and tips, and get encouragement from all the foxes!

And as if the fb event and the a fox blog weren't plugs enough.....I now present you with my entry to Progressive Insurance's Help Flo audition......that's right!  I entered!  Right now, I am just trying to get a lot of hits on their site, and get a LOT of positive comments to try and ensure that the judges notice me.  The top ten are decided by judges, then it goes to public vote.  SO, there is nothing to "vote on" right now, but check it out and leave me some LOVE!  After the public votes on the top 10, the top 3 are flown to L.A. for an audition, and whoever wins that gets to be in a commercial with Flo.  Amazing?!  I think so!  So here ya go!


Monday, March 1, 2010

Week one, a summary

So.....I hope your week was great!  I did surprisingly well other than the fact I literally did not exercise once.  I can partially blame it on the fact Chris did not bring home his playstation that he took up to church, so I didn't have anything to play my dvds on for a while (the dvd players we have are in smaller, non-leg-lifting-friendly rooms).....but I can only use that excuse til about Wednesday.  So.  However, my diet was stellar.  I had a few nights where I raided the kitchen, but I still stayed within my weekly points when I did that (hello, spoonful of peanut I love thee).  The big weigh-in was yesterday as Sunday is my day when I dive head-first into saved weekly points, so I was officially down exactly 4 whopping pounds!  YAY!  I am really hoping for 2 more this week, and then I will be fine to just go down a pound a week after that. 

I have a slightly busy day ahead of me today: I have to mail off a knitting care package (it's a surprise, so I can't say who-to), go to a meeting at work, take pictures for that website, go get my tattoo (I will post pics's an add-on to my one for my Luke), come home, EXERCISE, clean house and do laundry....and maybe have dinner cooked for when Chris gets home from work around 5:30.  We'll see how I do.....I think I am late, already........