Wednesday, November 14, 2007

On a Bright Note!

Baby Girl started sitting up on her own last night! yay!!!!! Big kudos to her latest milestone!!!!!

Weigh in wednesday progress, but hey, I'll get there! I finally got back to the gym last night. I think Hubby and I finally figured out a plan! Maybe!
I started coming up with my own workouts because Hubby is way too busy with his own stuff to worry about my fitness. So I devised a way for me to easilly start running. Our track in the gym is 1/10th of a mile. So 10 laps = 1 mile. Yesterday I walked a lap, then ran the next until I reached a mile. Which inevitably got me to run for 1/2 mile and walk the remaining half. I hope to continue this until I can start running more than one lap and decreasing the amount that I walk. Same concept that Hubby was trying to get me to do, but easier for me to visualize.

Weigh in...staying strong at 210!!! no gains, no losses

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Weigh in Wednesday

Last weeks Weigh in: 210lbs

This weeks: 210lbs

Total lost: ZERO.

It's ok, I'm not upset. My family and I are under a HUGE amount of stress at the moment. My exercise routine which got off to such a positive start has already gone by the wayside. So I'm going to try and try to get back on track.

I'm not watching what I'm eating, or the amount of water intake, but with the amount of stress I'm under. I'm not totally concerned about it. If anything I'm probably undereating. Which, if any of you happened to have caught "The Biggest Looser" last night will know, this too can sabotage a diet into plateau.

I would love to make it a point to loose about 15 more lbs by News Years. But with the Holidays coming up, I'm thinking this might be an impossibility? But I'm going to try. If I loose 15 more lbs. Then I'll be sub-200 and I will be heading towards the lower 190s. I think that would be an accomplishment in itself.

Good luck to everyone this week!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

hahaha...I'm such a bad daughter!

My mother called today. Haha...this still has to do with my last post!

She decided to bring up Christmas and the fact that I haven't given her the girls Christmas list. Then proceeded to tell me about the things that she has already gotten for them.

I band her from buying them anymore stuff for this Christmas. She got Gabby 3 toy type things, Baby girl 3 toy type things and both of them are getting a ton of clothes...THAT'S ENOUGH!

Mom's now mad at me! I overruled Grandma!

Oopth...Oh well! muahahahah....

Monday, November 5, 2007

Ahhh, November

I think November is probably my favorite month. Probably because it is the month of my birth...Yep, that's right folks, I was a Butterball baby...I can't even tell you how many times my birthday has actually fallen ON Thanksgiving day!

This year though, I'm not sure why, but I'm just not feeling it! For one thing it's been colder than most Novembers that I can remember. I don't think it helps that this military house is rather drafty!

Also, I think my family is still reeling from all of the excitement from October. We are still getting over Hubby coming back early from training, and then of course the other family riffs that occurred during the last few days, and then of course the hyped up Halloween day. It's all very exciting and at the same time stressful!

Then of course there is the impending doom of the "Christmas Countdown" UGH...

I tried to lift my spirits on Sunday by giving the old College try and going out to the stores and trying to get ready for this pending holiday season that is so quickly coming upon us.

So we went to yea old PX to make "THE LIST." Gabby was THRILLED!!!!! ::rolls eyes::

Surprisingly for Hubby and I however, she only had us write down about 5-10 things (Hubby was doing the writing and I didn't count it up yet) But seriously, the list wasn't that long.

Now you gotta love 5 year olds. They see something absolutely amazing to them on a tv commercial and it's all they can talk about for the next 10 weeks! So given that she's been going insane over every toy, doll, video game, princess accessories (etc) commercials, a scant list is WAY surprising.

It then occurred to my husband and I. Looking around the PX this year, they don't have THAT much of an assortment for Gabby's age. They have ALOT of Leap Frog stuff and the like, but you can't buy a child ALL of that stuff, it gets boring! And even most of those items were more for Baby girl than for Gabby. So I guess we actually have to brave the stores off post this year. I guess we have to go and make another list.

I was honestly hoping to do some shopping around. Take the prices from the PX then go to other stores such as Wal-Mart, Target, Toys R Us...etc... and find the best prices (and of course factor in tax on everything) It is really important for us to do SOMETHING for these two precious girls this year, but we already know that Santa will probably only be able to bring 1 or 2 gifts. Which in all fairness is not a bad thing.

Hubby and I have been trying for YEARS to cut down on Christmas. But every year our two mothers go insane. Luckily, his parents are having just as bad a year as us, so I know their stuff will be cut down. (I just realized I said "Luckily" don't think me cruel, I don't mean for their misfortune, I mean it's luckier for US that they won't over do things).

My mother however...WOW, that's a whole nother story all together. Irregardless of how bad things are, yeah... My mother will ALWAYS spoil the grand kids over having to pay a bill! It's a blessing in some ways. But lately, it's been getting on my nerves.

I've asked her several times now to hold off on buying ANYTHING for Christmas for my two girls until I let her know what we are getting them and what she CAN get them. She doesn't listen to me. The one very special toy that I wanted to get my daughter, Holiday Barbie...SHE ALREADY BOUGHT IT! UGH...True, I'll give her the fact that it was on sale and cheaper than at the PX, but then I realized she had to factor in the tax, and they were about the same price! And this came not even an HOUR after I had the conversation with her that I didn't want her to buy them anything yet! WTF OVER!!!!

I guess in the end it's not us being ungrateful to what my parents and his parents buy our girls. It's the idea that they are outdoing us, and no matter what I say (to my mom) they don't listen. It's hurting US (Hubby and I) and it's not doing the girls any good either. Gabby has grown to expect big Christmas'. Something that Hubby and I have been trying so hard to explain to her "just because you ask Santa, doesn't mean you will get everything you want" or "just because you put this on your list, doesn't mean that you will necessarily get it."

I just totally depressed myself.

The one thing that Gabby REALLY wants is a Baby crib. She wants to be able to put her dolls to bed like I put Baby girl to bed. I don't mind this idea. My mom has already tried twice to get me to allow her to buy ones that she's seen. I want to be the one to pick this out though. I looked at one on Sunday at the Holiday Bazaar our local Officers Spouses club was putting on. It was hand made and absolutely beautiful! And it was $59! I don't know if I can justify spending $59 on a dolls bed? I want something that is not going to be junked the next time her friends walk through the door, but I also don't want to pay that much money just for ONE gift. I wish I knew how to woodwork. I guarantee I could make one myself.

Hmmmmmm....I see a trip to Michael's craft shop in my future! I bet I could find all the pieces there.

Anyone have any other ideas? Let me know! This Christmas, I need all the help I can get!