Monday, January 12, 2009

It's not fair!

I feel like I'm being ripped off. I've been doing Wii Fit faithfully for 2 weeks. We walk the dogs for at least 30 minutes a day, sometimes more.....and I haven't lost an ounce. I'm trying to cut down on portions and really be careful about what I'm putting in my mouth but I haven't seen any progress. Not even one stinking ounce? I'm getting screwed by the Wii. Aunt Flo did come for her visit yesterday so maybe that has something to do with it but good gosh...could the scale throw me a bone?

On the other hand, I got up this morning to get ready for work and I knew I didn't have any clean/pressed slacks. I was just too lazy to get them ready. As I was blow drying my hair, I prayed, "Lord, please let those black slacks fit today. I don't have anything to wear and I need those pants to fit." They haven't fit in quite some time. Well, wouldn't you know it, today they fit. Tight, yes. But they're on and they're buckled and zipped. We'll see if I can breathe later today ;)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Day 9

So I'm on day 9 on Wii Fit. I can't believe that I'm actually sticking to it. I don't have to go very far, just into the living room. I can wear whatever I want, do it whenever I want, and watch TV, talk on the phone or whatever..... My point is, I have total control of my workout. I don't have to drive any where or worry about a place being open early or late. I really love it and I HATE working out! I'm hoping this sticks and I can get into a smaller size!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! We have had such an awesome day. The boys stayed busy playing basketball and their new video games. My husband and I have relaxed in front of the TV all day and even took a nap. We don't get to do that very often so it was a real treat. I love having some time of and actually taking advantage of being at home.

My New Year's resolution is to try to get into better shape. I'm not going to over commit myself because I know what my reality is when it comes to spare time. Between work and school, there's no way I can commit to going to a gym. My husband bought me Wii Fit a few days ago and I've been working out with it for the past 3 days. Today I'm sore but I really look forward to getting on it every day. I'm hoping to lose about 15-20 lbs.

Since I didn't post any pictures from Christmas, here they are. Happy 2009 to all!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas 2008

I'm always glad when Christmas has come and gone. This year was particularly nice. We had our shopping done early and didn't feel to terribly stressed out. My husband helped with the shopping this year which made things much easier for me and since the kids wanted some higher priced items, there wasn't much to wrap! Because the economy is tightening, we decided to forgo buying gifts for our entire family. We only got gifts for our parents and each other. Our treat to everyone was an enormous Christmas day feast. They all came over (12 people) that night and I cooked a 20lb turkey and a ton of casseroles and side dishes. A few people brought food and we had a great time. My husband got the Buzz Quiz game for PS3 and we played it for hours. VERY FUN party game! Anyway...I'm so thankful that we had such a nice, low key, Christmas. I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful family.

Pictures to come....Forgot the battery on my camera died last night so I couldn't download.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Our new doggy

This is our new girl, Ethyl. She's the calm one on the right. Allie's on the left, glaring at me, wondering why there's a dog laying on "her" couch. They are getting along pretty well. Allie has some dominance issues but we're working on it. Ethyl is a terrible digger which is why we think she ended up in the pound. She sticks her nose in the ground and digs everywhere. We have a built up vegetable garden that we're not using right now so we're trying to train her that it's OK to dig there and not in the yard. Other than that, she's a sweetie!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Give me an award....

I am officially the worst blogger ever. I've been about a month between every post. I'd like to say I'm going to get better about it but probably wont.

Anyway, school is over for the Christmas holiday. My grades were all A's for the semester and I'm proud of myself for working full time and taking 12 hours. Three more semesters left and I'm so looking forward to graduating.

We have a new family member. Two weeks ago we adopted a beautiful fox terrier mix from a rescue group in Houston. She had been turned into the city pound which has about a 90% kill rate. The rescue group got to her first and now she's ours. They named her Ethyl because they had pulled her out of the pound with another female dog named Lucy. We didn't like the name but now that we know her personality, it suits her well. She's such a sweet, gentle girl and so pretty.

I promise to get better about blogging. I know it's good for me and I really enjoy going back and seeing what I've been up to. Have a very Merry Christmas everyone!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

My new hobby

I had a blast this weekend going to a neighborhood garage sale in a nice, kind of upscale neighborhood. I've never been much for garage sales because I don't like the crowds and I'm never looking for anything in particular. Boy, did I change my mind this weekend!! I bought all of these goodies for way cheap! I want to decorate my house but can't bear to spend full price on things. I am so excited about my finds!