December 31, 2007

Holidays are almost over!

So at this time of the holiday season I usually get a little bummed cause people start taking the lights down and this means its just about over for a whole year- BUMMER! My only regret right now is I still havent been snowboarding, but hey moving takes up a lot fo time and money.

I love the new place and everyone is settling in. Last night was a little crazy with both my mom and HL staying over and the place is probably mroe messy than I would like it to be, but I am at work right now so there's nothing I can do. Mom and HL are looking at the aquarium and hanging out while I work and we will all go to lunch soon and then go home to cook and clean and hang out.

Tonight people are coming over for new years, im excited! Having my mom here has been awesome, i do wish she lived closer. but at least she is still here until tomorrow evening!

My diet hasnt been going great, but tonight we are cooking meals from the WW cookbook Danielle gave me, I cant wait, and I cant wait to seeif anyone can tell its diet food!

December 27, 2007

*Yawn*

So yesterday kind of sucked. i was cold all day long and didnt have lunch and it was really hard to get any work done since not many people were here, etc. then i realized that since i am planning on taking tomorrow off, it would have been much better if HL came over to open gifts and hang out on thurs night, esp since i was tired and not feeling well. but i didnt reach anyone until they were already on their way and wes didnt want to take her back. so wes got us dinner and we did have a good time. HL is always a blast to be around, it was hard to stay in abad mood. she loved her gifts, especially the emily stuff and i was very jealous of her nintendo DS and ipod and ipod speakers, etc. she really got spoiled this xmas! she also brought over the monopoly-type game with a cat theme "Cat-Opoly" and we played, but ive decided most all kids cheat at games and she was also very distracted, which made the game not very fun at all. so we eventually made it to bed and i got woken up at 5am when wes had to go to work (he couldnt sleep in the guest room since HL was there) i woke up too, but played dead so as to fall back sleep easier once he was gone, which i did eventually, but the time between me falling back asleep and my alarm going off is so short,it sucks. this for some reason always puts me in a bad mood. I def. am particular about sleeping and carry anxieties with me about getting enough sleep and since i am a light sleeper and cant sleep through snoring its doubly bad.

anyway, enough complaining ihave two nice things to report. okay the first is only kind of nice and kind of gross. i was having cereal and playing solitair this morning when i heard a loud blood-curdling yelp come from my cat, i looked in the hallway and he looked in pain and he was heaving and growling in a painful way. I realized he was going to barf and i grabbed a towel and laid it out in front of him and sure enough he barfed- gross liquid AND some holiday ribbon. this is by no means a happy story, but i saved us from having to clean a nice really long runner, i was very proud of my quick thinking and very proud of my sweet cat for warning me. he then moved halway down the hall and stopped and heaved again, i unwrapped the gross, wet towel enough to catch the secondary spittle, then threw the towel int he washing machine, for a wasteful, yet necessary small load.

all time low temps this morning, but i was prepared today with many layers and hat, gloves and scarf. i am super sleepy, but not in abad mood.

i must also mention that my kickass boyfriend fixed the cable so now we can watch tv in the living room- Yay Wes!

ok, what else? OH- the tiger maulings at the zoo. so at first, im like- OMG, poor boys got mauled and one died. but now they are saying they found a shoe and pinecones and twigs in the moat and they believe the boys taunted the tiger, then, when the boy dangled his leg over the enclosure, the wild animal took the opportunity to attack and use the dangling leg to get himself over the enclosure, then went after the other two, who were already running for it, im sure. poor tiger died cause it was forced to be put on display, then taunted.

i do feel bad for the boys cause that just sucks, but thats my viewpoint as of now.

December 26, 2007

Boxing Day

I think they call the day after Xmas boxing day because people are supposed to put all their holiday things away today. I will leave mine up as long as possible. Xmas eve Wes and I used a gift card from his brother to go see the movie Juno. Really it tied for my favorite movie of '07 with Into the Wild. I mean reallllly good. I don't think I lauged out loud so much to a movie EVER. Knocked up came close, but this movie really made me wish I was more witty and clever in general. You just fall in love with every character, I wish the movie was a tv show just so I could watch mroe of these characters. ANyway, I got all my gifts wrapped and overflowing under our tiny fake, broken tree and on Christmas morning I woke up before Wes, as usual (I am the last to fall asleep and the first o wake up- usually) and even though he HATES christmas and puts a damper on things we got up and he let me put the rendeer ears on him and we had a yummy breakfast and opened presents. I feel like Wes totally paid attention to what I wanted and even surprised me. I got a dvd player, which I sort of needed. Mine was broken, but mine was a dvd player with a VHS tape player as well. I do hate to have more units than needed and anytime I can consolodate is good. We do have like 4 players between the three of us and only one was half broken, but dvd players these days are like cell phones and only last a year or two tops, so it's nice to have a small, compact, chiny new one! Although, we could not get it to work on Wes' old TV in the living room, so I hoooekd it up in the bedroom adn we finally got crackin on our netflix last night. Anyway, I also got this metal bathroom cart, which I know sounds like a sucky gift, but not only did I want it real bad, but I looked for it several times at several stores and online and could not findit, I was very frustrated and PO'ed that it was nowhere to be found after I had seen it at a target a week earlier. Well,. sure enough Wes found ti, bought it, wrapped it and gave it to me for Xmas! It fits perfectly in this inlet in our bathroom and holds all my little bathroom thingies so perfectly, it really pleases me every time I look at it. Next he got me some cedar hangers, which I really needed since I had a moth problem at my old place and already lost one good sweater. Wes said he was mad that I only wanted practical things, but I was very happy with the lot. He did get me one big surprise I didnt ask for that just makes me uber happy. Grey's Anatomy is my favorite show ever and he got me season 1 on dvd! Isnt he an awesome boyfriend? OK it gets better still. The day ro so before I told him I didnt think we should do stockings cause they arent well enforced on the bookshelf and its hard to surprise eachother, and frankly its a kid thing. He was relieved, but it turned out he already got a few little candy and gum thigns to pout in it- all my favs! And last but not least, the weekend before he came home with red roses! I really have the best boyfriend and I'm reallyu stoked with Christmas this year.

In other news we drove to Sacramento to see his family for the big day and that was really nice. His grandparents are super sweet and his cousins are really nice, and man they cook good! We had an awesome meal in a beautiful and festive house and relaxed and ate and hung out. I think my only regret this season was the lack of kids. It never REALLY feels like christmas without little kids running around. But maybe next year I will see some nephews and neices and all will be perfect (plus I am certainly good at being kid-like, especially near the holidays).

Okay, so it isnt over. Today I am mailing a couple gifts that didnt make it out before Xmas, and hopefully today or tomorrow I will meet up with my good friend Danielle and we will exchange gifts. And tonight HL is comign over and she and wes and sophia and gaelen and i will exchange gifts and hang out. I cant wait to see HLs reaction to all that we got her!

So yesterday I really wanted to call in sick and stay home today, but decided to come in and maybe take Friday off instead. I drove today since I have all these gifts to mail and it surprisingly took no time at all and I got into the office before 8:00am, another surprise is I am the only one here ..hence the super long blog.

Oh I also would like to mention how AWESOME our new neighbors are. When I was up early yesterday before Wes I decided to put a little gift together for the guys downstairs and I left it on their doorstep. Well just as we were pulling into the driveway there they all were with a gift in hand for us. I finally met the mysterious Victor, who looked more like a Matt or Joe and Greg, whom I see most often handed us some candies and home baked brownies- Yum! perfect timing too cause none of the desserts at the big Xmas dinner were really my fav and I didnt have any.

Speaking of desserts and eating, I have to admit, I am in pre-diet mode. I am going all out and having lots of my fav. fatty, greasy and sweet foods cause come Jan1- no more! Wes and I both want to diet again and get back to it. I used the hlidays as an excuse, and I admit I am enjoying it. Although, strangely enough last time I checked I HAD lost weight.

Go figure.

ANyway, thanks so much for reading my long and somewhat unexciting blog post today, but happy new year and come back and read more tomorrow!

December 24, 2007

Busy Weekend

Although I would have prefered to see movies, go shopping and wrap gifts all weekend, my weekend was a lot of cleaning and unpacking. I did do a little of the other stuff too (No movies though).

The most notable thing that happened is despite my poor food choices lately, according to my scale at home, I lost 2lbs! This put me in a good mood.

The only better thing that happened is Wes came home form the store with the most beautiful buquet of red roses! Big fat beuatiful red roses! I really was surprised and it was very romantic.

Wes also made a 'riser'/stand for the tv and hung the blinds in the guest room.

I finally got the handles on my dresser screwed on (finding the right screws have been a nightmare).

Our place is really coming together, but I made a big mess in the spare room wrapping gifts, and realized how big of a job it is getting everything together.

Anyway, Merry Christmas and Happy Festivus to all!

December 21, 2007

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Too Tired for words

Last night I slept very well. I still wake up atthe slightest stir though and Wes woke up at 3-something AM and I woke up enough to notice and fell back asleep. I knew he was supposed to be up and out around 5AM so I was confused, but too tired to investigate. Then this morning, my alarm went off at 6:20AM and I don't remember Wes giving me a kiss goodbye or anything, then I noticed a light on down the hall. He was there! He had forgot that he had to go to customer site and got to sleep in. And he was up super early because his toe was throbbing. Poor guy! He will be so tired tonight I know it. I was in a super deep sleep too, dreaming about rolling hills and broken snakes. Very weird.

Last night I volunteered for an event at work, then I was home and eating dinner too late to go to Home Depot to get the drip pans and didnt see any point in picking up the rest of my stuff at the old place since I will be going tonight anyway. So we relaxed a little, it was nice.

I think I am going to cancel our internet service since the gods seem to want us to have free wireless and I will add on the recording feature to our cable, so we can record shows we want to watch and not worry about Wes missing his car shows, or me missing grey's anatomy.

Last night I also went to merge our cell accounts and add HL. I got her a phone too. The only thing we are losing is picture mail and internet. We are gaining unlimited mobile to mobile (in sprint network) and the tracking device for HLs phone. And we still will save a little money- Not bad! What I realize though is it really is very expenssive to have a cell phone and have unlimited access to all its featured. Oh well.

I had a huge lunch yesterday but still feel like I am doing okay with no significant slip ups yet this week.

December 20, 2007

Busy Busy Busy

So yesterday I weighed in a pound over what I was last week, but theres one week out of every month my body tends to hold onto things, so I don't really count this week anyway.

Last ngiht my buddy Kerry came over to help me feng shui my house and she was a big help. I loved her ideas and she helped me move stuff to boot.

We all decided we love my new cookie monster and that's about all I have to report. I am tired this morning, but felt like I got a lot done and am excited about the day.

December 19, 2007

Revival

So I crashed out hard last night and slept through wes' alarm. I felt groggy at first but reall happy to have had a relatively full nights sleep. My right ear was in pain again from the ear plugs, but I didnt care because I slept well. last night we also picked up a cheap ikea wardrobe form someone on criagslist and ilove it!

i am excited to have my buddy Kerry come over and help me decorate a little.

no news on the diet front- been better the past day, but not enough to not worry about weigh-in today!

December 18, 2007

Tired Tuesday . ..again again

I know every tuesday is tired Tuesday, but I had my therapy appt last night after work, then i went home (my honey picked me up from bart!) and I ate and opened my care package from Michelle- Man that was AWESOME. Wes and I put on our reindeer headbands right away and I adored the tree decoration for my window-sill. My favorite item was an heirloom tomato cookbook- YUM! Too bad everyone I live with hates both tomatos and christmas. I just laughed and laughed when I saw the GIGANTIC xmas stockings and I can't wait to play my new Whoonou game! There was so much fun stuff (including cookie cutters and cookie mix!) that I can't wait to go home and play with it all. It was all wrapped really festive and fun too. Oh I got kitchen towels to match the wrapping paper, LOL. So so cute!!! Michelle is the BEST!

So anyway, after all that excitement Wes chilled and I went to the old place, cleaned a couple small things the cleaning lady missed and gathered all the odds and ends left behind, which turned out to be a LOT of stuff. It was raining, but Wes helped me carry stuff up. I was tired then, but no I had to do two loads of laundry and take a bath and continue unpacking!

I'm crazzzzy!

So with all the junk food lately I ended up gaining a pound and a half, which I just know will come back off. My WW leader says trying to maintain your weight over the holidays is a good goal since the average person gains 15lbs from November to January.

December 17, 2007

Moving Weekend officially Over!

So we moved in!
There were a few snafus including Wes getting an extreme case of stubbed toe and our water and cable not working (water now works, cable only works in the master bedroom). But for the most part the place is awesome and I am very excited.

The only major health thing to note is while I did work my ass off and [probably earn a gazillion activity points, I ate like a sumo wrestler in training and can't wait until I have time to stock up on groceries and plan some meals. I expect a small gain this week, but I am not too too worried.

I will put photos on my photo page as soon as I have time. I am having a new year's eve dinner party, let me know ifyou want to come!

December 14, 2007

One more day!

Tomorrow I live with my boyfriend! I'm pretty excited!

I am going home early today to finish packing and cleaning and organizing- lots to do still!

There are so many things we need and I am nervous about the hot water and gas working, but we will figure it all out.

If you are around and want to help out tonight or tomorrow, give me a buzz!

December 13, 2007

Oy Vey

I am officially stressed and overwhelmed. I still have so much to do and so little time. I am very excited, but also a little worried about getting everything done. I might have to take a sick day *cough cough* hehe . . . . . In other good news, my former co-worker/Boss from years ago who I just adore is interviewing for a position at my work today and we are going to lunch- Yay! Oh and I lost another pound! Weight in was awesome yesterday and I got my keychain, which I will use to remind me of my success. Here is my this morning:

December 12, 2007

Almost there

So Almost there describes a few things in my life right now. I did hit my 10% goal at WW, but on my home scale I am still a few pounds off, but getting really close- Almost there!

I am a few days away from moving in with Wes- Almost there!

It's so close to the holidays, and 2008- Almost there!

I am really hopefully and optomistic for 2008, but I am also reflecting on this past year and it sure was a year of change. In late 2006 I moved to the east bay. In 2007 I past the one-year mark in a relationship, I reevaluated some friendships and other relationships. I started therapy again this year, I lost weight, I changed jobs, and who could forget the motorcyle accident, then 11 months later, my first ride since? Lots of big stuff!

Today is weight in and tonight is the walk-through with the new property manager, then back to packing!

December 11, 2007

Tired Tuesday

Again, I feel real sleepy, but I am at work and the week is piping along. My last week at my current place.

I feel like there's a lot to do, but I'm not too anxious.

My therapy sessionw ent well, I will def. see this therapist again and I feel mroe armed for life in general.

The diet was decent yesterday with a smart one for dinner and popcorn for dessert. We will see what today will bring.

December 10, 2007

Big Stuff

So, I don't knwo why, but I have not been sticking to my diet the past few days and I definitely feel anxious about the move and im sure some recent exchanges with a friend have also got me in a funk. I have been thinking about finding another therapist ever since I moved to the East Bay and particularly since I started dieting and I have my first appointment tonight.

Losing weight and dieting and food for me is not just a matter of calculated changes, I have some big emotional attachments to eating, food, weight and body issues and I really need to concentrate on the inside as well as the outside.

Also, while I have never been so sure and so happy in arelationship, I truley believe its good practice to have someone to talk to about potential issues so wes and i can keep on track with our healthy and happy realationship and continue to grow together.

Other important issues I look forward to figuring out are my friendships, relationships with family and coming up with some good long term goals.

I am very excited about this, but a little nervous and anxious too. My number one concern with therapy is the price, but I know it is worth it, as long as I can afford it. . . . more later!

December 7, 2007

Fridays Rock

So I am feeling good about my 10% goal and my move, it will be a busy weekend of packing and cleaning, but I am up for it.

Thats all I got, sorry!

December 5, 2007

10% YESSSSSS

So today was mixed ....I had an upsetting exchange of words with a very dear friend, and it really put me in a mental funk. I don't think having dissagreements with friends was a big deal when I was young, but it happens more rarely now and when it does, it usually holds a lot more value and therefor, is much more upsetting. I hope things will resolve soon.

In other, and much better news- I MADE MY 10% GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's right, I lost 10% of my body weight, according to Weight Watchers. I plan on posting a new photo to show the progress and choose a new goal. So, as you know I am not shy. I lost 26 pounds. So my starting weight (according to WW) was 266. I weighed in today at 240. At home my weight is about two to four pounds less (without clothing). So I will be getting a little keychain from WW to symbolize my 10% loss and I am pretty sure I am now shooting to be under 200lbs. Because my doc says that is where she wants to see me before I consider a breast reduction surgury, that I have wanted for a long time. So ,....26 down, 40 to go! VERY exciting!

Wonderful Wednesday

I don't know if today will actually be wonderful. I certainly could have slept more, but my roommate's cat came crawling up to me this morning and her cuteness wouldnt allow me to sleep more. I do feel tired and sleepy, but it could be the fog.

Anyway, the two pounds I supposedly gained vanished (water retension?) I still do not think I am at my 10%, but I know I will ge there, my progress has slowed down alittle but I don't believe it stopped.

The holiday party last night was a blast. My guests were not into it as much as me, but I was so glad they came. Wes and I got our portraite done by the characiture artist and we played some hoop game that Wes killed at.

More later . ..

December 4, 2007

Tired Tuesday

So I am kind of annoyed that two weeks after we signed our lease I still do not have a copy. I was going to meet up with the porperty manager last night, but he couldnt, and I can't tonight so now we are supposed ot meet Wednesday. So far the communication level is a little sub-par, but I will remain hopeful since he said he too was moving. Although I seem to communicate just as well while moving than I do otherwise, oh well. My spirits were lifted when I came home to an early holiday gift from my dad and step-mom. It was an indoor grill! Wes and I can not wait to use it. I think I will wait until we are at the new place though. I got a fair amount more packing and organizing done last night and tried to go to sleep at a reasonable hour, that was tough. I woke up pretty tired and it was raining.

I was also very dissapointed that dispite my rejuvinated efforts in tracking I gained two pounds again!!!! WTF!!?? I know my choices in foods havent been great, but I am within my points range ...something is weird, or it's that time of month. My WW leader says she goes up a few pounds once a month without fail. Tomorrow's weigh-in will tell the truth I suppose. Tonight's holiday party won't help though.

I had a dream last night about the holiday party, but don't remember it too much. It's going to be a busy day!

December 3, 2007

Another short weekend

Man that went fast. I didn't find time to go to bed, bath and beyond, or get our blinds from home depot. I had ablast at Matt and Haydee's dinner party and Wes and I both got some packing done, I also had a nice visit with cousins and my brother, but thats about it. I really do not have anything to report.

I weighed myself over the weekend and I was down about a half a pound, but who knows if that will translate at WW.

I def. think Igot some packing and cleaning activity points though! I do have photos of the new house up, os e-mail me if you want to see them.