Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Holy Merry Microwave Batman!

So ok, y'all read about my near death by lack of microwave post... so my mom got me a brand new one for Christmas! And wow is it ever big! I think big is an understatement... th thing is freaking HUGE.

Here's a pic...

12oo watts and 2.1 cubic sq feet inside. It literally takes up the enitre width of my countertop with maybe an inch to spare lol.

Our previous microwave was only 1000 watts and I thought that was da bomb!

Let's just say that 30 seconds is entirely too long for a quesadilla lol!

Thank you Mommy!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Totally NSBR just need to "out" myself...

I have fallen off the Weight Watcher wagon and I landed with a really hard thud.

I have spent the last 5.5 yrs on and off of Weight Watchers. Mostly the reason for my being "off plan" was due to pregnancy. It seemed that every 20 lbs or so I would get pregnant and have to take a break.

Well, now that my babymaking days are over I have NO reason, scratch that, I have NO EXCUSE for what I have done. It took me quite awhile after my last baby to get back on track. It came very easy to me the time before last, where I was breastfeeding and lost 37 lbs within 6 months and then I got pregnant lol. Even though I was breastfeeding my 5th baby as well, the weight didn't drop off as easily as it had before and I found myself struggling to stay on plan. However, last year (October 18th) I was able to smack myself in the forehead and make myself do this and I was successful. I lost 27 lbs and I was a size 8! I hadn't been a size 8 since before I was pregnant with my FIRST baby! I got down to 15 lbs left to get to my final goal and I lost my way.

Now here I am, a year and 2 months later and I have gained all of my weight, if not more back. I don't know exactly how much I weigh right now and I am afraid to know, however my scale is broken (and no I didn't break it, one of my kids did). So I have to go by my clothes until I can get another scale.

Tonight is already shot but tomorrow is the going to be the first day of the rest of my life. I am so sick and tired of how I have been feeling, wearing baggy clothes, and rarely leaving the house.

I am tired of using food as an escape and a source of comfort.

I want to be a good mom to my kids. I want to feel good about myself and I want to be happy.

I don't need to be told it's ok because it is not ok.

I need to be kicked, I need tough love, & I need support.

My current stats:

Height: 4'11"
Highest Weight (in 2000): 175-180 lbs
Start Weight (10/18/05): 152 lbs
Current Weight: 150-ish
Goal Weight: 110 lbs
Current goal: get back into my size 8 jeans.

So ok, now that I've beared my soul.... lemme have it.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

It's official.. I'm a geek!

Last night, while Christmas shopping for my kids, I went to go look for a pair of headphones for my husband when my little eye spied a 160 gig External Hard Drive. My mom who came up behind me as I said (to myself) " Ooooh 160 gig EHD?!???!!" (Literally almost drooling at the thought) began laughing at me for being such a tekky geek. But in my defense.. it really was a good price for a brand name, hence all the drool. I could have totally justified the purchase.

Now, I have this $150 gift card to best Buy from my DH's boss (to me, he got cash) that I have been planning on saving and putting towards a new camera.. but now.. here I sit contemplating buying that EHD. What do I do??? ACKKKKK!!!!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Kids say the dardest things...

My 2 yr old Greyson, is in the pre-potty training stages. he's started taking off his diapers as soon as he pees and is often seen roaming the house in his birthday suit.

So, this evening he's sitting on top of the dining room table, naked, and I come in and say "Ok ya little nudist, let's get a new diaper on".

He says, in all seriousness, because everyone knows that 2 yr olds have NO sense of humor and can be quite literal, "I not a nuuuuudisssss, I Greyson!"

Had to giggle.. he is too dang cute!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

How in the world did I ever live.......

Without a microwave? I don't think I can even remember not having one, ever! I'm sure my parents didn't have one when I was super little as I don't really remember having one in the house before I was like 7 or so.. but the other day during a LOST marathon, my microwave decided to bite the big one. ACK, No Popcorn???? It's truely a tragedy lol.

Not being able to heat things up on a whim has been really hard, I never realized how much we depend on that thing.. so far I've gotten by with the oven and the stove but I need my instant gratification dagnabbit!

So, Im surfing on Target.com last night to see about finding a replacement.. man things have gotten technologically advanced... I guess I shouldn't be terribly surprised given my line of work and all.

But seriously, does some one really need to have a a nuker with a built in coffeemaker or toaster? Talk about multi-tasking! It does look cool though.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Umm Now what?

Well, It seems I got my mojo back. I've knocked out a few new products this week. I just finished up a new kit that has not been released yet, but soon so watch for it!

Well, now that that is done.. I got the downstairs cleaned up and got dinner started and now I don't know what to do with myself. I checked all my regular hangouts, not much going on there. No email, well incase you count Product Ads and Spam.

Dh will be home soon... there's a hockey game on tonight so I suppose I'll start something new, not sure what yet but then again I never know what Im doing until I do it lol.

Oh Well, I guess I'll sit here and twiddle my thumbs.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

SO Funny!

Ok, let me just give y'all a little background on this toy real quick.

It is the single most OBNOXIOUS toy on the planet. And I have my mother in law to thank for it. She gave it to DH for Christmas a couple years back as sort of a gag gift lol. Anyway, my then 2 yr old Braeden (now 5) was completely afraid of it and my youngest, Greyson had never seen this toy until just yesterday when we "found" it while cleaning out the hall closet.

Well, Greyson thinks this is the FUNNIEST thing ever. I'm about ready to "put it away" again for another 3 yrs lol.

Anyway, I managed to catch Greyson playing with it on video.. he's 2.5 yrs old btw.

Click HERE to watch.