Saturday, October 30, 2010

Fun Movie Clip

Just had to share this clip from Despicable Me. Can't help but want to squeeze Agnes when she says "Its so fluffy I could die!" Yep. That was me when I was a kid. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I am borrowing this from my awesome friend and blogger Melissa at Life as I Know it. I think this is a wonderful idea to just reflect for a moment on all that I have to be thankful for instead of all the bad stuff that tends to take all my attention. (Thanks Melissa!)

Today I am Thankful for:
My friends and readers who are there to support me and encourage me on my journey
My husband - that he is levelheaded when I am a wacko and stays calm when I am freaking out.
The car that is actually working. (I really love my Explorer!)
Money in the savings account that will cover the EXPENSIVE cost of getting the other car fixed.
The fact that we actually have 2 vehicles, even if one is not working right now.
My Extra Cat (yes, that is her name) who always seems to crawl in my lap when I am stressing out to calm me down. She must sense my BP rising or something.
Starbucks is close to where my husband works, so when we have to share the car, I get a grande non-fat white mocha (lovelovelove)
My deep freeze well-stocked with various meat. I may not love meat, but at least I'll never starve!

I hope you will take a moment today to think about what you are thankful for and maybe share those things with me!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Weight issues Wednesday

Hello my readers! Welcome to Weight issues Wednesday! Yep, just made that up right off the top of the old noggin.
But seriously. Has anyone else noticed how HARD it is to lose weight? Yes, I know the facts: Eat less than you burn and you will lose weight, but is this magic formula as simple as that? It does not consider any emotional issues you have with food. It assumes that you have the willpower to forgo any sweet treat that passes under your nose. It is a daily struggle for me. Seems like I'll eat normal to well on most days, lose about 2 - 5 pounds (in maybe a week to ten days), have a weekend of eating everything in sight and gain it all back. How frustrating! So I am looking for some simple changes I can start applying to my everyday life to make my lifestyle healthier and happier. For example, one thing I've already changed is eating breakfast every morning. I used to skip this meal since I wasn't hungry, but to maintain your metabolism it is important to kick start your day with breakfast. There are also several things I'd like to change including (but not limited to):
  1. Reducing my sugar intake but replacing with natural sweeteners like honey and stevia (right now I use splenda but will not repurchase if I can find a stevia alternative I can bake with)
  2. Starting to eat cleaner - and I need help with this. If you have any info on this, please please please share! TIA! If you are unfamiliar with this term as far as I understand it it means replacing all the processed crap I eat with healthy stuff. Again, if you know more about this please share!
  3. Eating vegetables. Or maybe I should say finding waysd to incorporate veggies into my life that aren't in a boring old salad - or finding some way to make a salad exciting.
  4. Generally being more aware of food. You know, the emotional and behavioral side of eating. What am I feeling when I sit down and eat an entire pint of Ben and Jerry's and then feel like crap afterward? Did I really need 2 servings of that dinner I made? Knowing the difference between what I need and what I want. That kind of stuff.
I hope that you all have a little insight on this. It is crazy hard to do this alone. My hope is that there is at least one other person struggling like me and that we can help each other. I don't want to eat perfect all the time. I want to ditch the all-or-nothing mentality. I want to feel like I am strong enough to take control of my health and get the most out of this life.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Where have I been?

Oh me oh my - I have been away far too long from blogging and there are SO many things I want to share with everyone. No, nothing huge and life changing has happened. Well, I did get a job (which is a time-suck) but no other real reason for not blogging except that I just feel inadequate. I'm not sure why anyone would want to read about me and my boring life, but one thing I realized while I was away is how therapeutic blogging really is for me. It enables me to gather my thoughts and speak my mind. That is a gift unto itself, just talking about what is going on in my life and letting it all out! If you, my readers, (gosh if there are ANY of you left out there...and I hope you will give me a chance) leave me a comment (some bloggy lurve) it is a huge bonus to my day.

So, I don't want to just spill my guts here in this post because it will be entirely too long for anyone to want to sit and read. So I will summarize some topics that I am sure will be in future discussion.
  • Baby fever: I've got it! Must be that biological clock ticking.
  • Woman issues: goes along with above topic and is thus far keeping me from above goal of having an actual baby, instead of just the fever.
  • Weight/Health issues: I'm a a slacker. I lost my exercise buddy (yes mom, that was you) and then my motivation to go to exercise. My hubby wants to lose weight too and that is a rant in itself. I've got about 30-40 pounds to shed before I'm at a "healthy" weight to procreate. Bummer.
  • Self-esteem: It has wandered off. Where did it go? I wish I knew. I'm hoping that by fixing the weight/health issues I can find it again.
  • Cat issues: As to not mix my blogs, I will post this on the life with 4 purrs. I know not everyone likes cats. There are a few that live in my house right now that I don't like either.
  • Crafty times: I will be posting on any fun things I create. My inspiration comes in spurts so I cannot promise it will be a regular thing nor can I promise the media will be consistent. I love paper, fabric and yarn. So the possibilities are nearly endless!
Well I hope I have not bored you with that. Look for a post at least weekly. I will try and be more on top of things, but I know I can promise at least one post a week to let you in on my little world. Thanks for listening!