Saturday, February 13, 2010

Project 365 - Week 7

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This was a MUCH better week than last week - probably because I was able to lift my head off the pillow without fear of losing my lunch... Gotta love that!

Thank you Sara, for hosting us yet again! This little project is a BLAST and I love documenting the lives of my children this way!

Here is our week...

Sunday - This girl LOVES a fort. And I love that smile!

Monday - Dancing Queen - Anytime Miss Sophie works out with me, this is the DVD that she picks. She loves the music on this one (she is so much better than I am with the dance moves)!

Tuesday - Snowcream - We had enough snow by late afternoon that I filled a bowl and we made a little snowy treat. Snow, vanilla, sugar and milk all add up to a big ol bowl of YUM!

Wednesday - Happy Birthday Grandma! - It was my mommy's birthday so the girls decided we needed to make her a cake. Did I mention that she lives in Arizona? No matter, we had a party for her anyway!

Thursday - Happy Valentine's - This was the day of Hattie's class party and she brought home all of her goodies in a bag that she decorated. I LOVE the puzzle piece letters that she used for her name.

Friday - Praise Him - I was in a serious funk. Couldn't tell you why, I just was. So, I took the advice of my PBFF Beth Moore and decided to "praise now and feel it later!". I turned on Pandora radio and this was the first song that came on. It's a little old school, but it TOTALLY did the trick. I was singing and dancing along by the end.

PS - I TOTALLY want Christy Nockles' voice when I grow up!

Saturday - Sundays are always crazy around here, especially if one of us has Praise team at church. So, we decided to do our V-day on Saturday instead. Hubs brought me these beauties, some chocolates and a lovely card. I am one Blessed woman, I truly did marry Prince Charming!

So, how was your week?

Friday, February 12, 2010

A List ... Cause I'm All About the Random

** Today is Friday.

** Hattie is on a mid-winter break from school.

** Ummm, excuse me, but where were the mid-winter breaks when I was in school?!

** May have something to do with the fact that I lived in AZ, where there are no "winters" to break from, mid or otherwise.

** This is the second time I've made this list because it somehow disappeared the first time. Which made me not so much the happy camper.

** Our yard is covered in snow. A few inches worth.

** I may or not get brave enough to take the girls out in it later today.

** My girls LOVE to be outside, but HATE to come back in.

** They strategically run in opposite directions when it's time to come in.

** We live on a fairly busy street with an unfenced yard.

** The play stuff is in the back yard but the only (usable) entrances to the house are on the FRONT of the house.

** Can ya see why I have to get "brave" before taking them out on my own?

** Sophie talks alot. I mean a LOT, alot. Like non-stop.

** It really makes me wonder how I missed the fact that Hattie really didn't talk at that age.

** Today, however, Hattie is a MOTOR MOUTH! Not really sure WHY, but good golly, girlfriend is talkin the ears off!

** Wednesday was my mommy's birthday. The girls and I baked a cake and had a little party for her.

** Did I mention that my mommy lives in Arizona, so said birthday party had to be done by phone.

** I have yet to even take a taste of the birthday cake. (feel free to cheer because that, my friends, is a HUGE victory for me!!!)

** I was a bit bummed to learn that the Re-think Your Shrink challenge at the Sisterhood of The Shrinking Jeans ended this week.

** But never fear, a new challenge is under way!!

Shrinking Jeans Olympics

** Oh yeah, Olympics baby! And you can play along too! Head on over to the 'Hood to find out how!!

** I signed up for a stairs challenge on the 21st.

** I have a total of four stairs in my house, which does not constitute a "flight" of stairs.

** I may need to borrow some stairs on that day. Anyone have any stairs that they are not using?

** Somewhere in this house is a hidden stash of energy drinks that only the girls know about.

** Today, I do believe, they have each had triple shots of said drinks.

** Seriously, they are so wired that the Hubs and I just looked at each other shaking our heads this morning ... and then he bolted.

** Thus, the coffee maker is in overdrive today.

** A mama has to keep up, ya know?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Double Digits Baby!!!!!!!!!!!

So it's Wednesday ... and ya know what that means. Time to weigh in with the Sisterhood of The Shrinking Jeans. I was a little nervous going into this weigh in because I have not weighed myself in a WHOLE WEEK! Man, that is new for me. But I stepped up on that scale and found that I have lost ...

I'm Down with the Sisterhood!

And, in truth, I have surpassed the 10 pounds down, but they didn't have a badge for 11.5 POUNDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh yeah, that's right baby, double digits are now OFFICIALLY mine!

Now, it was a challenge to avoid that scale each morning. But I realized that it was just me trying to control the scale, when in fact, it was the scale controlling ME. And that aint good. So, I am taking back control - one day at a time.

I also caught myself this week trying to set long term goals for myself. And because I was able to stop myself I can see what a huge relief it is to NOT have that pressure. I still know how much I have to lose and I still have those clothes I want to fit into, but one day at a time is making those goals seem SO much more attainable.

I feel better and stronger with my workouts. In fact, yesterday I pulled out an old DVD that, in my thin days, was the hardest stinkin workout I had ever done. I remembered that it killed me - and that was a good 50 pounds ago! But when I did it yesterday it was a cakewalk! I actually felt like I needed to do ANOTHER workout in order to accomplish what I wanted for the day. So I did some light weights and danced all around the house with Soph and even did the Sisterhood last chance workout while watching Biggest Loser (wall sits, by the way, are the devil's handywork!).

(speaking of Biggest Loser - do you watch it? If you do, do you think that Melissa was "playing the game" when she didn't lose for those 2 weeks or do you think that she really was trying? I, personally, think she was telling the truth because I am the same way, I bulk up very easily so my weight never shows the truth of what I'm doing if I'm working out along with dieting. Case in point, I lost 11.5 pounds in the last month and a half but have dropped 2 whole pant sizes! Is that right?! I dunno! But I was kinda sad to see her go last night.)

Anyhoo - I am pretty happy with my loss for the week - thrilled in fact!

So, how are YOU doing?