Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Steps in the right direction....many steps

Wow! I am a lucky girl. I think. Look at what my husband bought for us today! A brand new, shiny elliptical machine - minus the skinny chick. I will never look like this ab ripped young(er) lady. But, we are both dedicated to losing weight and this is just what we need to do it! No excuses. It will be right here, in our house. It will be delivered on Sunday and we are starting our NEW healthier lifestyle on Monday 12/1/08. Construction just finished in our basement and this lovely new member of our family will be parked right in the EXERCISE ROOM. Yep. We now have an exercise room. I am going to be steppin' my way to a thinner me for 2009.

But, for today, I am looking forward to spending the Thanksgiving Holiday with my family. I am going to control portion size, but enjoy it all! Because Monday is the start of a new me....

Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for all of you.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Join the Challenge

I have decided that I need to lose some weight. This is no secret. Little by little, I have gained a few here and there. Since turning 35 this year, the newly added pounds are distributing themselves in some not so pretty places (*read: arm and back fat, eeewww*). My current weight is probably the heaviest I have been NOT post pregnancy. So, there's no excuse. I just love food.

Last night I had the conversation with my husband that "I am not happy with the way I look" and "I have to do something about it"; you know the drill. I must say
he did reply, "I still like the way you look" ahhh, isn't he sweet?! Then today my friend Beth unveiled her new blog! PERFECT! It is called The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans. It's like it is meant to be....

You have to check out this blog, I have every confidence that it is going to work for me! Look to the right side bar and click on her button to visit! She and some friends are going to host weight loss challenges, post recipes, blog about their weight loss and hold us accountable for losing weight. Amazing, I never knew weight loss could be so fun.

So, join me as I embark on this journey. I am going to blog about it here (for now) and on her site as I support my fellow sisters in their weight loss journey!

Now I'm going to go apple :)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Recycled Buzz

Today it is a cold, windy day with a touch of drizzle to really hammer home the idea that it is November. Megan is home sick from school. And it just looks dreary outside. A.J. came downstairs this afternoon and wanted to know if he could wear his Halloween costume again. Sure, why not? That is why moms toil and stress over finding just the right costume - even though the kids change their minds 12 times before Halloween. Right? And why I go to the Disney Store and pay double what I would at a discount store! Well, here he is in all of his glory! What's with the mouse ears, you ask? Hmmm...not sure. We picked up those lovelies at Disneyland this summer. In his defense, they do have a glow in the dark Buzz patch with Buzz Lightyear green (glow in the dark) ears! So they match, or at least he thinks so! Our little Buzz is going to be around for a long time.....bought it big.