Thursday, September 18, 2008

100 Facts About Me

I saw this in a few other blogs that I read and thought it was interesting so I thought I would try it out for myself.

1. I've had my tonsils out--twice. Once in the 4th grade and again in 2006.

2. I kept the tonsils I had taken on in the 4th grade. Back then they let you keep that stuff, they don't anymore.

3. I've had multiple ear surgeries. Too many to count--3 major ones and at least 5 sets of tubes and I have a tube in each ear right now.

4. Because of the ear surgeries, I have permanent hearing loss and I now wear a hearing aid.

5. I will be 30 in October.

6. My first job was at Burger King.

7. I met DH at my first job--he was my manager.

8. I hated him when I first met him.

9. He wasn't too fond of me either.

10. We dated for 6 months before he moved away, then the rest of the time we dated we never lived in the same zip code until we got married.

11. We dated for 4.5 years before we got married.

12. We were engaged twice.

13. The first time was at my high school graduation party. WHAT were we thinking?!?

14. The 2nd time I was getting ready to start my last year of college.

15. I went to 3 proms.

16. DH went with me to 2 of them.

17. I went as a Sophomore with a friend of mine--had more fun at that prom than I did at the ones DH went with me to. Definitely more fun to go with a friend. :)

18. I've only had 3 real jobs in my life (not counting work study type jobs I had in college b/c they always ended when the semester ended)--Burger King, a local grocery store, and my current job. I don't like to job hop.

19. I've been at my current job for 8 years.

20. I'm doing what I always said I wanted to do.

21. I don't know that my job is my dream job, but I like it and it's good for me for this stage of my life.

22. I love to take naps.

23. I am NOT a morning person.

24. Over the past few months, I have developed an addiction to mochas. I have to have one about once a week...sometimes more.

25. My first love broke up with me b/c I would not have sex with him--I was barely 16 when we broke up.

26. I am a loyal friend. If you tell me not to say something or repeat something, I won't.

27. I don't have too many friends, but the ones I do have I have had for a long time.

28. I wish I had more close friends.

29. I am a good listener or at least I try to be. If you ask for my opinion, you will get it.

30. My favorite time of year is spring and fall. I love them both equally.

31. I always wanted to be a mom.

32. When I had my first, I couldn't wait to have another one.

33. Now that I have 2, I want 3. :)

34. Three will be it for me. I can't handle 4.

35. I am the oldest of 4 kids.

36. I have 2 sisters and a brother.

37. I am very close to my sisters.

38. My baby sister is we are almost 10 years apart.

39. My other sister is 26 and we NEVER got along until SHE moved out of the house (I was already married when this happened).

40. I love my brother, but he's a boy and he's young (23) and stupid. :)

41. I am a daddy's girl.

42. I'm also very close to my mom.

43. I am a family oriented person. I love my family and love spending time with them.

44. I am very close to my grandmothers--both of them and they are both still alive.

45. I have been very blessed in my adult life, but we (Dh and I) have also worked VERY hard to get where we are today.

46. I never got to go on family vacations as a kid. I can remember 1 when I was 15. There were 4 of parents couldn't afford to do a vacation every year.

47. This is reason #1 why we bought a time share--it FORCES us to go on vacation every year with our kids. I want my kids to have those memories.

48. I love to pamper myself, but I don't get to do it often enough.

49. In middle school, I always wanted glasses AND braces. I always thought blonde girls with glasses and braces were so pretty. I finally got the glasses, but never the braces.

50. I had LASIK done a few years ago to get rid of the glasses.

51. I didn't have my first cavity until I was 21.

52. I've only had 2 cavities total.

53. My first car was a 1979 Mazda GLC. The body of it had holes in it where it had rustsed out and it didn't have a muffler or very good heat. I didn't care--I just wanted to drive and get me from point A to point B. It did!

54. I know exactly when I got fat as a young girl.

54. It was the summer between my 7th and 8th grade years. I remember sitting all summer and eating potato chips like mad.

55. When I started high school, I went BOY CRAZY!!!!

56. I had so many "loves" that first semester it wasn't even funny. But none of them would date me and I thought it was b/c I was fat.

57. I may have had a slight eating disorder after that. I dropped a ton of weight very quickly and then BOOM--got a boyfriend.

58. I love to plan things--especially baby showers and bridal showers.

59. I played volleyball in high school. I didn't get to play very much but I loved it.

60. I got made fun of in college b/c all I did was study and go to bed early. I had a hard time with some of my classes that required a lot of study time.

61. I hated Anatomy and Physiology in college.

62. I would love to go back and take it again just so I could learn it better.

63. I loved my Medical Terminology class.

64. I did not party in college.

65. I rarely drank in college.

66. I went to a 2 year school and actually made it out of there in 2 years...most people take at least 3--some were on the 4 year plan--at a 2 year school!!!

67. I went to college for a year at another college before I started the 2 year school. :) I wanted to get out of school and get my life started!

68. I LOVED to babysit as a teenager. I babysat for so many families at our church.

69. My parents forced me to church every Sunday as a kid/teen. I swore I'd never do that to my kids...probably the main reason I don't go now.

70. I still believe...I just don't go to church every Sunday.

71. I found out I was pregnant with DS1 on August 28...he was born April 28. DS2 I found out August 26...he was born April 24. DH birthday is September 24, mine is October 21. Our anniversary is June 24. Notice a pattern here? All in the 20s. Funny how life works.

72. I love numbers!

73. 3 is my favorite number.

74. I love the water. I love to swim (pools only though), love to go boating (although it's been years since I've been) love to be on or in the water in the summertime.

75. I've been to Cancun 4 times.

76. We may go back next year, but definitely for our 10 year anniversary.

77. I want to re-new our vows at the 10 year mark. I think it's a huge milestone and needs to be celebrated.

78. If we ever do re-new our vows, I am going to write my own.

79. My dream vacation is Australia.

80. I have a goal to visit all 50 states before I die.

81. I want to go to Rome and Paris.

82. I LOVE football! GO COLTS!!!!

83. I love to bake. Christmas time is my favorite time for baking. I've even got DS1 hooked on making cookies for Santa. :)

84. My favorite color is RED.

85. I am a huge sap. If I see someone else crying, I automatically start crying.

86. I love the smell of gasoline.

87. I hate bugs.

88. I am a city girl--love the city, grew up in the country and hated it!

89. I've had sex on a 4-wheeler. ♥ There are a few advantages to living in the country.

90. I THINK my dream job is an event planner (see # 58), but I may never get to do that, but I would love to at least try it out...someday....

91. I am not a creative person. I WANT to be, I'm just not. I don't have the creative juices flowing through my veins, thus the reason I may never get to do the event planning type job.

92. I am really shocked that I am still nursing DS2. I NEVER in my wildest dreams thought I would last this long. It's very surreal to me.

93. I have the birth of both of my children on video. We're talking the full money shot and all. I wanted it that way...with DS1 I have gone back and watched it every year on his birthday. It totally takes me back to that time and place and I can remember every single detail. Vividly. I will do the same with DS2.

94. I have a memory like you wouldn't believe. I can remember dates, times, and names like nothing else. It's amazing. I can practically memorize a calendar too. It's very odd. DH says I fill my brain with useless information, but I have no idea how to NOT do it.

95. I love shoes.

96. I have a bag obsession as well. I love bags--purses, diaper bags, back packs--you name it!

97. I love bling bling. Dh upgraded my wedding ring at our 5 year anniversary to a 2 carat total weight 3 diamond ring (one of those past, present, future rings) and I love it, but now I want a 3 karat center stone. He thinks I'm crazy (I am, we know that) but I love bling bing! OR he can get me a band to go with this ring and that will add bling to it as well.

98. For some reason--and I don't know what's different this time--I feel like I can attain my weight loss goals. It might take me a while (I fully expect it to take at least a year) but I have this sense of peace about me regarding it. I KNOW I can do it and I will.

99. I will be getting a tummy tuck and breast lift after we are done having kids AND I have been at my goal weight for at least 6 months. I think my goal weight is 140.

100. I got a mini van at the ripe old age of 27. I never thought I would love a mini-van at 27--or even almost 30--but I do. It's a 2002 Honda Odyssey--oh and guess what--it's silver. There are a zillion silver ones out there, but I don't care. I love that van!

THERE! I'm DONE!!!! Seriously, this has taken me WEEKS to write!!! I started it one night and got 20 or 30 done right away. Then the next night, I got to about 80 or so. These last 20+ have taken me FOREVER!!! Try'll be amazed. It sure makes you think about yourself!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Is this cheating?

I decided to WI today since I won't be at home on Monday. I was PRAYING for a 1.3 loss--which would have put me at 179.9. DS2 got up extra early (of course he did, I went to bed extra late!) so I fed him and changed him and he went back to bed. I jump on the scale and it reads 180.0! I about died! You will laugh at what I did next. I went to the bathroom to try and pee out anything I had in there, blew my nose, got down to my skivvies and hopped back on the scale. 180.0 STILL! I took of my ring, got butt naked and got back on--180.0. I got on AGAIN--180.0. I was frustrated, but still THRILLED to see a loss and just since Monday!

So, then I go to take my measurements. I am down 5.75 inches overall. A quarter of an inch at least in every spot I measure. Some places as much as an inch or even more! Of course not the places I want to be (my belly) but I am losing inches! So before I put the scale away I jump on one more time--179.9!

WOO HOO!!!! I was jumping around my bedroom and bathroom!!! DS2 was up by this time (why oh why do they have to get up so early when we DON'T have to be anywhere?!?! they don't do this on school days!) and he was with me in the bathroom. So he starts jumping around with me! :)

So, is that cheating my WI? I got on and off that scale THREE different times and they all said 179.9. I don't care, I'm counting it! And it's only .1 so its not that big of a deal, but it is to me! So I'm down 1.3 for the week and in a new 10 pound range! YAHOO!!!!! This brings my weight loss total to 7.9# so far...and a LOT more to go!

We are heading out tomorrow for Myrtle Beach! I am excited but scared at the same time. I am terrified of this drive with 2 kids. Thankfully my mom is going with us so she will be in the back of the van to keep DS2 entertained. Say a prayer that we have a good trip and cooperative kids!

On a DS2 update--took him to the doctor yesterday. He has an ear infection! His first one, which also means his first round of antibiotics (Amoxicillin) which he hates. I think this one is going to be harder to get meds and food in. He is perfectly happy at the boob! :)

DH will have his laptop on vacation so I will hopefully get to check in at least once while I am there. I do plan on behaving myself while we are gone and sticking to my food plan. I have to show my journals to my trainer when I get back! AND I have to WI with him that Monday morning, so posting a loss after a vacation would be so awesome!!!

I've gotta go pack! Have a great OP day and weekend! :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Here's a picture of my new 'do. I love it. Nice and short! :)

the front

the back

Tuesday morning DS2 got up before DS1. So I fed him and we played, then we ventured downstairs. I laid him on his play mat to practice his rolling skills while I looked something up on the computer. He got awfully quiet so I went in to check on him. This is what I found:

He was passed out, sound asleep. The TV was on and everything. He was tired! I scooped him up and took him upstairs and he slept for 2.5 hours!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Shouting from the rooftops!

I lost 4# this week!!!!!!!!!

FINALLY!!!! Some movement on the scale!!! And boy am I glad it has moved. My morning scale reading was 181.2. I am really hoping to see 179 this coming week!

I'll tell you what though...eating 4 servings of fruits AND veggies every day leaves me no room for anything else! Seriously...I don't have time or room in my belly for any "junk." I may eat a 100 cal pack or bar once a day (but no more than that--and that's a great improvement from before) but that's it! I'm really trying to cut out my night time snacking and so far so good. That wasn't a problem with me before but since DS2 has been born, I've picked it up. Not out of boredom or stress but b/c I was finding that when I didn't eat a snack before bedtime I was almost passing out by morning b/c I'd been through 3 nursing sessions without anything to eat or drink. So I had to fix that problem! But now DS2 is sleeping from 7-7 so I don't need to eat that extra snack or 2. :)

I think I am going to take my measurements on Friday morning. We are leaving for vacation on Saturday and I need to see how things are going other than on the scales. I've had 5 workouts with the trainer. He told me it would take about 6 weeks to see results. I plan to take a few walks while we are on vacation. We aren't right on the beach so I could take a walk to the beach every day. Or DH and I could take a walk every night after the kids go to bed (my mom is going with us so we have a babysitter).

When Superjayman was here, we ate out a LOT!! I don't think I ate at home the whole time she was here! I did once I think.... That's bad! We always go out to eat a lot when she visits. But we had such a good time. I gained that week she was here but "only" 1.2, which I think is pretty darn good considering how much we ate out!

Let's see what else... DS2 rolled over for the first time on Saturday! He's still sick but he's obviously feeling good enough to try new things. :)

I've started journaling everything! And it's really helped me to see what all I'm eating and drinking. I'm getting in 160 ounces of water every day too. That's a LOT!! If I don't get in @ least 100 ounces of water each day, I can really tell a difference in my body.

I got yet another new hair cut and style. I will post pictures ASAP. I don't want to go down stairs right now b/c I'm too darn sore from my workout this morning! LOL!!!!

I have to get back to work! I'll post those pictures this week. Maybe not today b/c we have soccer tonight and I'll probably have to work tonight. Have a great OP day!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Just b/c I haven't blogged...

Doesn't mean I'm off the wagon! Actually, I'm more on than I've been in a LONG time!

I have had a helluva week! First DS2 has been sick, DS1 was throwing up last night, DH and I have some sinus issues going on and I am ready for Calgon to take me away! UGH!!!

I have so much in my head to post, but no time. I may be taking DS2 to the doctor this afternoon. So I'll try to hit some highlights:

* First of all, I saw a number on the scale this morning I haven't seen in a while (182.2) so that has me THRILLED about weighing in on Monday.

* I've been journaling every single bite I take now..this is my 2nd week doing that.

* Things with the trainer are going great! I lost this week (1.2) but it was what I gained while BFF Superjayman was visiting.

* Had a wonderful visit with SuperJ. Can't wait to see her again in December!

* Drinking tons of water (160 ounces at least every day!) and eating tons of fruits and veggies (4 servings of each every day).

I think that's the highlights. I have another post I've been working on for a week now but I've got writer's block at the moment. Or maybe it's lack of sleep? I don't know.

I hope to post a real post this weekend! :)