Friday, April 29, 2011

Somewhere in the cracks...

I am lurking and hovering, reading your posts but neglecting my own.

Why you ask????

Well I know I haven't posted any pics lately of my recent transformation. So let me begin by saying, life is frickin hard and we all have issues and it sucks, blah blah blah, excuse, whine, blah.

This is a recent photo of me.... I don't know what happened. It's disastrous.

Nuff said.....

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter treats

Food port ALERT: I made from scratch cupcakes last night. Orange cake with fresh orange zest baked in and zested cream cheese frosting. I colored the frosting pastel green and then used dark green sprinkles for a grassy look. Jordan almonds make the flower on top! It was so fun to make. I really enjoy baking and bringing them to my friends to try. And they really are delicious.

I don't really have much else to say. I am still going through the whole house-hunting thing and between that and work I am just drained to the point of exhaustion. I have been eating a little better but not enough to make a big impression on my weight. UGH> I'll jump on the train eventually. Who knows!

I appreciate your comments on my last post.

@Manda: I make necklaces, bracelets, and earrings of all sorts. I specialize in stones and beads. I started it at first as a hobby for myself because I love wearing unique jewelry but then once people started asking about all my stuff I realized I could probably make extra money by selling. So that's my current venture. Hope it works out.

Well I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter weekend.

tata for now loves!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Homes and nervous breakdowns

Ok. I know I have been MIA for a while. I have been stellar busy. The hubby and I have been jumping through hoop after hoop trying to buy our first house. It's exciting but kicking my ass all at once. It seems for every door that opens another door slams shut in my face. We have gotten our pre-qualification out of the way. For a moment we thought about possibly building but the first time home buyer program we are in won't allow that. So there goes that option. Now I am back to square one. I have been spending hours every day searching and scouring our local towns for decent homes in our price range! What a frickin nightmare! I knew it would be stressful to start this whole process but geesh. It's like I eat, sleep, and breathe HOUSE!
It really doesn't help that hubby has all these stipulations and preferences that he REFUSES to compromise on. The house MUST be a house and not a mobile home, he says. It MUST be over 2000 sq feet. It MUST be on at least an acre of land, PREFERABLY brick. Yadda yadda yadda. My only rule is it MUST have a nice sized kitchen (I want room to cook. I have never had room to cook really good food that I would like to cook.) And preferably a garden tub in the master bathroom. Just give me a moment to pull my mother*effin hair out!

I'm back.

I have also hit rock bottom weight loss wise. I nearly passed out when I saw last week's weigh-in results for the Spring Challenge. I was literally the ONLY person that GAINED!!!!!! And when I started the challenge I thought it would motivate me to be a star. Well I will be remembered alright....for GAINING!!!! haha geez Louise! I don't think I have exercised in almost 2 months and I just keep gaining and losing the same 5 lbs. UGH!

I have one thing to be proud of today and that's the fact that I have not had a Dr. Pepper in almost 2 days. That is a triumph, believe me when I have been sucking the stuff down like it's the spring of eternal life. I told my friends to just hook me up to my own DP IV drip. That would be great. I started my click shakes back up (for breakfast only) last week. I faltered in that over the weekend but got right back to it yesterday. I did well yesterday for lunch and had grilled flounder fillet and grilled veggies but come dinner time I went wacko and ate spaghetti and about 8 chocolate chip cookies in the span of 2-3 hours. Oh AND 2 slices of lemon sponge cake AND I decided to be brilliant and throw some walnuts into some caramel fruit dip and eat that 5 minutes before bedtime at 1am. Woo hoo for me. I was on a frickin roll people!

But through all of the BS I managed to stear clear from the DP. I'll be honest, I could live off of DP. I LOVE it! It's the Romeo to my Juliet, the sand to my sea, the sun to my flowers. It's DEVINE! Why? oh Why must I be addicted to prune juice???? But I have found that since I have stopped drinking it in this long day and a half I have gone from drinking less than one bottle of water to drinking 8. So I guess I must sacrifice my love for the greater good of water. DAMN!

I made a homemade stir-fry last night with stew meat, bean sprouts, zucchini, squash, portabello mushrooms, and water chestnuts. DELISH!!! I had that for lunch today and I made a big enough batch to last me for a couple of days. I think tonight I might have a bit more of that and possibly some eggs and bacon for dinner. I am trying to slowly go full on Primal Blueprint (similar to Atkins). We'll see.

Aww well life goes on none-the-less.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Too short for comfort...

No time...busy day at work...

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

tata for now!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Wedding Photos

Ok. I know ya'll are dying to hear about the wonderful wedding. It was gorgeous and my SIL was stunning! I am so proud that I was able to be a part of that moment.  Here are some pictures as promised.
My hair

The happy couple and their 2 children


I really love this picture. The guy in the cowboy hat is my hubby :)

The bridal party from Left to Right: Laura, Me, Candace, Kaitlyn, and Danette
My niece Kaitlyn, the flower girl

We had a great time and the reception was lovely. The cakes were DELICIOUS and yes, I had 2 pieces of cake and some BBQ. I was exhausted by the time we left but it was well worth it.

That's all I have for now..

OH and BTW, the cake I had definitely showed on the scale the next day. I weighed in at 184.3!!!! ahhhh!!! I haven't gotten up that high in months! How frickin lovely!

chunk deuce!

Friday, April 1, 2011

In a Jiffy

Well...I've decided to delete my blog. I am just basically over the whole "weight loss" thing. OVER IT! As in I am going to stuff my face tonight until the entire 2 oz I've lost over the last 5 months is back and fatter than ever! Do you think it will distributely evenly into both ass cheeks? Knowing my luck it will be 1.5 oz in the left and .5oz in the right. Yeah.







April Fools!!! Hahaha

So yeah I could never do that. I depend on this thing and ya'll too much to at least "maintain" my weight loss. It's inspiring reading about everyone's journey and even if my journey has slowed to a turtle's pace it's still MY journey. At least I know I CAN get there one day as soon as I decide I must. Until then I will just have to live vicariously through all of you!

My SIL's wedding is tomorrow! EEK!! I am excited and soooo stressed. I have to be up by 7:30am and be at our hair appt at 9am and then it's a long drive to the venue (about an hour) and then time to rehearse and then get all prettied up. I will get as many pics as possible to share. Can't wait.

Have a good weekend!