Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Tuesday. bullet points.

*the picture really has nothing to do with this post but they are my kids and i think they are cute :)
*i am ok. good in fact. i know my last few posts have been a leeeettle bit heavy and depressing and negative. we'll just call that The Dark Period. and it is over. nothing a little bit of sunshine couldn't fix.
*it's still been raining here. a lot. but luckily it feels a tiny bit more spring like simply because the days/hours in between the rain have been dotted with sunshine. like liquid gold, i tell ya! fog is just depressing and oppressing, man.
*i have been focused. very, very focused (obsessive almost) the last 15 days. part of the 'slap in the face reality check' i got in my last post was the scale. ugh. i finally bought a bathroom scale. i got on it. and it was not pretty. like, i almost fainted when i saw the number. i probably threw up in my mouth a little bit. it was bad. i mean, i knew things were fitting a little tight....but seeing the actual number about brought me to my knees. it did bring me to tears.
*i went straight out and joined weight watchers and bought the 30 day shred dvd. I've been hitting my points, and 'shredding it' for the past 15 days. Sometimes i do the shred dvd 2ce a day and pilates in between. i'm insane, aren't i?? i think it's called desperate.
*i've lost 6lbs so far. many, many more to go. i'm not telling how many. but i'll let you know when i get there.
*we went to a really fun super bowl party on sunday. i kinda didn't really want to go. well, i did. i just thought i wasn't going to want to stay the whole time. turns out my social anxiety lost out and i had lots of fun. and didn't want to go when the game was over. :)
*there were a couple people there that i knew of, but didn't really know personally. and i will totally admit my judging a book by it's cover. i am soooo guilty of doing that. you know how women can be. turns out things aren't always what they seem. (DUH!) and i met two really nice people.
*during the game the kids were outside playing and riding motorcycles. (it's still light here when games come on!)
*right before Christmas we were at a friends house riding motorcycles and while Jake really liked it, he was super scared to do it on his own. sunday i was sitting in the house watching the game. i knew the kids were ridding, but i had no idea what Jake was doing. (i'm a great mother!) anyway, i stepped out onto the front porch to watch and all of a sudden i see my kid blazing sown the street all by himself! i could not believe it! it looked like he'd been doing it his whole life.
*now for the past 2 days he has talked about nothing except riding motorcycles. and when is he going to get his own motorcycle? and when can he go back to auntie kim's to ride the motorcycle?
*i think we've created a monster.

And that's about it. well, there is more..but i'm thinking it may require it's own post and i need to gather my thoughts on it a little more before writing.
Happy Tuesday.


Melissa said...

don't be hard on yourself. you can do it when it comes to exercise and losing weight.... :)

Kimberly White said...

I'm impressed with your intensity and focus. I made up my mind last week I would walk our dog every day (it lasted for 2 days ... but I'm getting back on the wagon!) Glad the sun is shining ....

CAmport said...

We must be getting all of your rain. It has been pouring for like a week straight! Today was okay, but it's supposed to start again tonight. It IS depressing.

I hope things are working out for you. I know you've got a lot on your plate. Call or write if you need to get anything off your chest!


Allison said...

Yay yay yay for sunshine! We had a bit of it here yesterday. Amazing what a difference it makes. Huge congrats on sticking with the shred thing - that's awesome!!

Kelly DaCosta said...

I am glad you are back! Think positive even when things seem gloomy.. eating right is half the battle and working out is the other. It is our age..we are falling into the age where we have to work at looking/feeling good! It is not easy!!
I cannot wait to read your accomplishments.. It seems like an up hill battle right now but it will change and you will feel great about yourself in no time. And the best part is shopping..When you feel great about yourself and buying cute clothes for yourself.

nicole said...

ok, first sorry it has taken me all week to comment...

but just have to say i got that same slap in the face in november - somehow even though i was working out i had gained almost 20!!!! pounds - thankfully i am now back down to my 'normal' weight but i hated that feeling that i had let it slip so badly...just wanted to share with you because i know that time was hard for me too....
sounds like you are right on it though ;)