Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Dawn of a new era

I know that many have written about the day our new President took office, so I'm not going to say too much.

I have very high expectations for our new President. He made a lot of promises that I'm not sure he can keep. I wouldn't mind being wrong about that.

During the campaign, I had several discussions with friends and coworkers about each candidate. Many were voting for various reasons other than his position on certain issues. I am happy with my vote and my decision, even though I wasn't happy with the outcome.

I am hopeful that he will do a good job. I will continue to pray for him and for our country. May God Bless America.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


First - Happy Birthday Mommy!

I realized the other day that I have to start the registration process for Cooper to attend Kindergarten in the fall. And then the panic attack happened - MY BABY IS GOING TO KINDERGARTEN!!! I'm freaking out. It can't be time for him to go to kindergarten yet. He's probably ready. I don't think that I am.

Lots has changed about kindergarten. It's now a full day - from 8:00 am to 3:10 pm. They don't nap. And they have homework. Is school even fun any more? Are we asking our kids to chose a college by the 5th grade so that they can chose classes geared toward their future?

At the same time - I'm excited because this is such an exciting time for Cooper. I'm excited to watch him learn and grow. I want to be involved, know his teachers, know his classmates and their parents. I want to go on field trips and join him for lunch at his school. I am hopeful that I will have the opportunities to do these things with my one and only son.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

So far, so good.

I just got back from my first Weight Watchers weigh-in. I was a little scared and I prepared myself mentally for a let down. That's why I was pleasantly surprised by my four pound loss! That's four pounds in one week!! I couldn't believe it! If I wasn't so humiliated, I would take pictures of myself and really chronical my weight loss - but I just don't have it in me. I have to look at myself in the mirror every day, I don't want to look at myself on the computer or even on my camera.

I've done this before. In previous posts I've documented a short lived weight loss journey. I get excited at the beginning and I lose momentum when I don't lose as much weight as I do in the beginning. I am hopeful that this time will be different.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Uncomfortable Topic

When you are in an environment daily where you have to share restroom facilities with others, there is an unwritten etiquette that should be followed...until now - I will write them below (these are similiar to ones that I hope people do in their homes, so I'm not sure why these rules aren't followed in public).
  1. If you make a mess, clean it up.
  2. If the toilet paper falls down, pick it up.
  3. Do not talk on the phone while in the restroom.
  4. If you need to poop - please courtesy flush as many times as needed.
  5. If you spinkle a little on the seat - clean it up before you leave.
  6. Don't leave the stall until you are certain all items have been flushed.
  7. Wash your hands before leaving the restroom.

These are just a few guides that I really didn't think needed to be posted, but I was proven wrong by a recent trip to the restroom!!


I just realized that I go for my first weigh-in at WW tomorrow morning. I'm a little panicked about it...what if I didn't lose? I think I have done really good. I even have extra points left over. Which is good I think. There were a couple of occasions where I could have slipped into an old habit - but I think I made good choices.

I really need to figure out the points value of rotel and chips. That is something that I don't want to give up and I need to plan ahead for.

I'll find out my weight soon enough.

I started watching The Biggest Loser on TV the other night. I figure that would be good motivation. I've tried the other approach - watching skinny people on TV - and that just pisses me off and I turn to food. What a vicious cycle.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

First of the Year

Here we are at the beginning of a new year and once again, I resolve to lose weight. And again, I have joined Weight Watchers. Third time is a charm right? I get very aggrivated with myself and wonder why do I need to pay people to track my weight? Why don't I have the willpower to do this on my own? I am not alone in this struggle. At my Saturday morning meeting there is a room full of others that have the same issue.

Today, will be difficult. I have forgotten my lunch. I am really good on WW when I remember my stuff. I was running too late today. I prepared Cooper's lunch - but not mine. Dang it!

Again, I haven't told anyone what I weigh. I know, my Mom knows - and the ladies at WW. That's it. Maybe I'll tell people after I lose LOTS of weight. Maybe I won't. Don't know yet. I am more determined than ever to lose weight for good this year. My 20 year high school reunion is this year. I'm very excited about it and CANNOT believe that it has been 20 years!!