I’m Not Feeling Creative

I don’t usually blog on days where I can’t come up with a creative title. Today’s an exception. Nothing in particular is going on but it’s good to get things out once in a while!

Things are going well at home. Aidan’s still not walking, despite being 14 months old today. He is healthy as a horse and can stand independently, and walk with a push walker but he won’t take more than a few steps. Veteran moms keep telling me that once he walks I’ll wish he didn’t, so I’ll just roll with the punches on this one and enjoy these last few days and week until he’s officially a “toddler”.

In other news everyone I know is either pregnant or trying to get pregnant and it makes my ute feel painfully empty and lonely. Now isn’t a good time to get pregnant with Mike’s inclement work schedule, but it sure doesn’t stop the urges!

Speaking of Mike, he’s doing well too. He’s still working but only a few days a week (maybe 3 if we’re lucky) and some weeks not at all. We were hoping it would be a temporary slow period at work but it isn’t appearing to be so temporary after all!

Work for me is going well, new girl is finally starting to learn her place and stop giving me an attitude. I had to go to management three times in order to get things situated. I basically had to threaten to cause her bodily harm before my manager would step in and do something! I did her job for 2.5 years, and I have been working here almost 5 years. If I pull you aside and as politely as possible tell you that you’ve made a mistake and point you in the right direction towards fixing it.. do NOT turn around and tell me I’m wrong, I’m bugging you, and you don’t see what the problem is. It will result in management crawling up your ass and pitching a tent until you start doing your job correctly. So yes, maybe you should have listened to me.

Enough of *that* drama! I hope everyone is doing well. I’ve been trying to re-link all my blog buddies but it’s taking more time than expected with my crazy, super cute toddler. Saturday I had to work and he came up to visit me for the last half hour. Here he is camped out in a chair at my desk with a sippy full of apple juice and cheerios, waving to my customers and giggling at them.

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Random Non-Life-Threatening Updates

Aidan is better. Like 100%. It’s awesome to not have to wipe super sticky baby snot every 5 minutes anymore!

I’m still fat but really, really putting in an effort this week and I hope it shows reflected on the scale next week.

Work has been… interesting. I’ve had to fight back urges to kill a coworker, multiple times. She is special, and I just can’t deal with it. Luckily today seems to be going somewhat okay, so I’m hoping that this trend continues.

30DBC – Day 22 – A favorite joke

Honestly I can’t think of one single joke that I can remember! I heard one on nickjr though this morning:

Knock knock!

Who’s there?

Owl!

Owl who?

Yes, that’s right, owls say hoo!

30DBC – Day 21 – A favorite recipe

Chili!

Beans, lots of different types of beans

ground sirloin

onion

garlic

pepper, ground cumin, chili powder, oregano, anything spicy

diced tomatos

Weight

I weighed myself this morning. 206 lb.Less than my suspected 210, but still more than I like or feel comfortable with.

My girls C, and A are joining me in my weight loss journey so it should be a ball!

30DBC – Day 20 – A hobby of mine

Other than playing with my kiddo?

Playing clarinet, flute, and piano.

A Rededication To Losing My Fat

I really, really gotta do something about this ass. And this stomach which makes me look pregnant still. And my thunder thighs (no, really, it’s horrible). Let’s call a spade a spade. I’m roughly 210lbs. I didn’t weigh myself this morning because I didn’t want to see and accept it.  I have a little cute tape measure I used to use years ago to track weight loss measurements.. it’s a 40″ tape. At the skinniest point of my stomach (right at my natural waist) it’s fully extended.

The skinniest part of my stomach is 40 inches.

What?! I’m so depressed about this, but really trying not to let it get me down. I really need to get my butt in gear. This isn’t healthy. To lose 1lb a week I can eat up to 1600 calories a day. That’s plenty! Tonight I’m restarting the 30 Day Shred. I did it all the way up to day 10 not long ago, but I got sick and needless to say Nyquil and sleep won out over the 30 Day Shred.

So I need some help, some motivation, some kind words of encouragement. I can’t let myself be that fat mom who’s kid is ashamed of their own mother. I can’t take that. And I want my kid to be healthy, too. I feel him super healthy! I need to mirror my eating to him.

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