Monday, January 31, 2011


This week has been a roller coaster of emotions.  I was sure that I would gain weight.  I'm a stress eater.  (Opposite of my husband, who doesn't eat when he's stressed.)  And in fact, I lost a pound. :)  Not a lot, but enough to reinforce that I'm doing the right thing.  

We're trying to save money to get a house, and go on vacation so we've decided that we'll try and go out as little as possible in February.  This will definitely help with the weight thing.  

Anyway, it's Monday and I worked out twice today.  I can do this.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

I'll Stay Here Thank You!

Five reasons I should stop whining about not having a house of my own:

5. Home cooked meals every night.

4. A lot less cleaning to do.

3. People to hang out with.

2. My bills are minimal.

and the best reason of all

1. When my husband comes home in a bad mood and doesn't want to talk to me, I have my old room to hang out in.

Bah! Men!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

McFatty...Tuesday.... Oops

Well...I forgot to post yesterday.  Crap.  Oh well.  Can I just say... Jillian Michaels is kicking my ass.  I didn't think it was possible to hate a video tape so much.  

Here are three of my successes for this week:

1. I drank a ton of water.
2. I started tracking my food and exercise again.
3. I am still motivated...and that is saying something!  

I have yet to lose any weight, but that's ok!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Glue Gun Envy

So I bought a glue gun.  I figured that I would find reasons to use it all the time.  This is a lie.  I can't think of hardly anything to make with it.  I need some ideas.  I've been looking at craft blogs and stuff as of late.  I just need some inspiration. 

So far I've seen some really cute magnets and hair clips.  I'm also starting to get a little gutsy and planning out how to make a sweet headboard for my bed.  

Wish me luck!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Tearin Off The Muffin Top

Once again it's Monday.  Mondays are always a beginning for me.  I would never consider starting something on any other day of the week.  I don't want to make this blog about weight loss, but I do need a little inspiration.  I read "Heir to Blair," and I love it!  She's so witty and just all around great.  Anyway...she does "McFatty Mondays" where she weighs in and chronicles her weight loss journey.  She challenged her readers to do the same.  I feel like this is something I can do.  Luckily I only have like 6 readers. 


Last January I hit my highest weight ever of 250 lbs.  I freaked out.  That was way too much!  So in February my doctor put me on a medicine called phentermine to help me lose the weight and hopefully get me out of the dangerous weight range.  It was the greatest thing ever!  I basically sat on my ass all day and lost weight.  Supposedly, it blocks the receptors in your brain that tell you that you are hungry.  There were some days that I hardly ate at all.  I lost 35 lbs.  Everyone was like "Wow! You look amazing"  Among the side effects: extreme mood swings, restlessness, pounding heartbeats, anxiety.  It was basically like being on speed.  I didn't know what to do with all the energy.  I could tell that it was affecting me negatively though.  It just didn't feel natural.

It was just so easy that I never even wanted to go to the gym.  Why do that when I had lost 35 lbs doing nothing.  Once I finished my prescription, I thought I could keep it up.  Yeah, that didn't happen.  I was getting married in 2 months and had way too much to do.  I thought it would be just that easy to at least maintain the weight loss.  It took years to gain all that weight, it couldn't possibly get back up that high that quickly.

I got married in June and fell into a post wedding funk.  I couldn't believe all that planning and fun stuff was over.  I spent the majority of my days looking at cute pictures and making decisions.  It was over and that made me sad.  Well for me, funk means food.  Food and I bonded over the last 7 months.  Long story short, I'm basically back where I started out.  I know that it is possible to get my weight back down. I just need to work for it.

Today is McFatty Monday and this is me.  Don't judge. 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Hobby Lobby

Today I went with Natalie to Hobby Lobby.  I love that place!  It always makes me feel so crafty!  Here are a few of the things that I now want to tackle. 


Saturday, January 1, 2011

My 2010

2010 was a year of ups and downs for me.  There were times that I was at my absolute happiest, and times I was at my absolute most sad.  I learned and grew a lot, but felt stuck in a rut a lot.  I made adult decisions, but felt so much like a child.  I made commitments and kept them, but broke a few along the way.  I made some good friends, but also grew apart from others.  I had a lot of fun, but also was scared at times.  It was a roller coaster of a year. 

{Here's to 2011 being a happier, more stable year!}