Tuesday, May 24, 2011

To exercise or to exercise? That is MY question!

I recently joined Weight Watchers- like a month and a half ago. I had decided enough is enough!! I need to lose weight and I need to start yesterday, er um, now! So I joined for free-savings of about $30. I now pay $39.99 a month so I can have online access (which you can do alone and save more money) AND I get to go to the weekly meetings. I know, I'm a dork! I don't know anyone there and few are younger than my mom, but there's just something to be said about being accountable to those people! I mean even Lulu gets on the scale!
 I used to go to the meetings in the town we just moved from, but it us now an hour and 15 minute drive-one way! We have had to cut back on that- even though I went and stayed up that way all day (sewing at Shenandoah), but whew!! That took lots of money and we just don't have it here lately. Know what I mean, jelly bean?!? So, Lulu and I went to our first meeting in the next town over- they have a SUPER Wal-Mart (I'm not bitter, I'm not bitter) and a Home Depot and a Lowe's, but alas after driving around in a circle a couple of times (thanks to my 2010 garmin) NO Wendy's-boo!! {{side note: Lulu and I have come to really like Wendy's and we can eat well (not to mention cheap-hello!) on weight watchers,even. Yum yum!}}  Oh well, we're getting a new travel center exxon in our little town and it is supposed to come with a 'major food chain' restaurant so we're praying it'll be Wendy's (agree with us, would ya?!?).
Well, since I have been on WW, I have lost a total of 8 pounds in 5 short weeks - and one of those weeks the hubs took me to Cheesecake Factory for our 5th anniversary! (and I didn't even use all my points for the week!!)  
This week, I started a new program with some women at the church I go to called C25K-the program, not the church! It stands for "couch potato to 5K". It trains you to be able to jog/run a 5K (3.1 miles) in 9 weeks-3 days a week. To check it out, go here.  Come on, get off the couch and train with me!!
Yesterday was fine!  I jogged and walked with not much problem.  I woke up today and was great except a little soreness when I moved or stretched a certain way.  Today was difficult - especially the running/jogging part.  Now, I'm SORE all over, but that just means it's working...right?!?  So, ibuprofen tonight for me!!  But, I will not stop, oh, no, not me!  I'm doing this!!!
A big shout out to my pastor's wife, Mrs Diane, for keeping Lulu (along with her 2 yr old grandson too) so Tiah (Leo's mama) and I could walk with the "big people" - I mean that by maturity, not age or weight!!  And a big shout out to Luc (Leo's daddy) for keeping the kiddos tonight.  Starting next week, we're all gonna be one big happy family out there walking and running!!!  woo hoo!
I'll keep ya posted!!  Nite y'all!!

PS-Oh, pray for my friend Tiah, she needs some heavy healing in her family.  Also, a coworker of the hubs, Tony, asked for prayer for an unspoken.  And for us, as we're trying our best to give Lulu a little brother or sister! :)


Monday, May 23, 2011

Free (to me) Craft

Hey y'all!
I am going to start posting my crafts and ideas and web links...hope you're inspired!

This craft requires:
rocks - flat preferable, any size you wish
spray on shellac or polyurethane
your imagination or a picture you'd like to steal (like me!)

I saw these great flag rocks on a friend's facebook picture:

So, I decided I had to have one of my own!  I'm proud to live in the great state of TEXAS!

So, I walked around and found the rocks (craft supply AND exercise - gotta work it in when you can!) I wanted to use and brought them in and washed them.  They looked like this:
I know - they don't make rocks like this where you are, huh?  HAHAHA!!  Anyhoo... I let them dry and got out my paints and brushes.  I made this one:
and then this one for Lulu's room:

and then finally this one for our porch (too):
When I got thru painting, I let it dry for a couple of days and sprayed a couple of coats of shellac on them!
So easy, and FREE (to me)!!


Thursday, May 19, 2011

4 months? REALLY??

Ok, has it seriously been four months since I've actually blogged? Seems like I'm in blogland WAY more often than that.  However, I have cut way back on the time I spend on the internet.  It's sooo easy to lose like 3 hours if you're not careful... I'm not the only one, right?  Oh dear, tell me I don't have a hump on my back too....  haha!  So, I've been really busy - making lists, first-of-all.  Of course, to those who know me, know I am QUEEN OF LIST MAKING!!  (Only coming in second to the QUEEN MOTHER!! haha - love you, Mama!)  I mean, I make lists of lists, for heaven's sake!  I've actually found myself many nights here lately thinking to myself while looking around my house....what did I do today??  I mean, I know I played with the "baby" (who is 19 months now, holycow!), but geez....  So, I decided that I would search out others like me and see if I could find some self-help out there in blogland.  Actually, my Mama and I helped a blog friend, Kelly, out editing a LIFE notebook.  {You should check her out - She has some super cool paper products}
I've also found several other sites with cool ideas: [I know I'm an OCD dork, but what's your point?]

* Stephanie @ Full of Great Ideas made a reusable freezer inventory:

* Jessica @ Love From Texas wrote a 2011 goal list and her 101 goals in 1001 days list.

* Jenni @ Simply Savvy made a summer schedule list.