Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Weekly update

So I'll get to the news right off the bat. I gained a 1/2lb. That's .5 lb..... I guess considering I didn't journal hardly at all this last week and the fact that I have eaten prolly 15 cupcakes between Sat. and today, a 1/2 lb isn't that bad. I got on the scale today and totally expected a 2 lb gain. My goal for this week is to lose 3 lbs. I know that sounds a little high, but I think I can do it. I've started doing my Namaste Yoga again and I have continued walking with Amy. This sunday we are doing the Breast Cancer Walk. It's 3 miles. No biggy. That's what Amy and I have been walking, but I'm hoping by doing charitable walks I will be able to work up to maybe a run one of these days. I still am loving the WW program. The meetings are totally inspiring and motivational. I can't tell you how amazed I am every week by these women and men that are losing 10, 20, 30 lbs. Alot of these people are a lot older than me too. I figure if they can do it, so can I. There is this older couple probably in their 60s that just started maybe 2 weeks ago and they both have lost about 15 lbs in 2 weeks. Can you believe that??? They said they are following the plan to the letter and just supporting each other and walking. I just think it's GREAT. Stories like that make me want to work that much harder. So that's what I'm going to do! This week I am going to try even harder. Hopefully I have good news to report next week!

On school news, I am starting to feel the effects of being home during the day with The Girl. I have a TON of reading to do with 2 of my classes. My Humanities class has us reading 50-200 page critiques every 2 weeks and writing 5 pg essays on them, and my Sociology class has us reading up on social problems and also writing essays. I'm finding it very difficult to keep up with my regular class reading and all these project readings. The Girl does not give me a second to myself during the day except when she naps. For that 1-2 hrs I usually am cleaning, working out, getting dinner stuff together, reading, working on my math, or whatever. It never seems to be enough time to actually get any real reading done. So I've kind of been in panic mode the last few days. I'm trying not to freak out, but it's hard. I really need A's this semester so I can apply for the nursing program in March. OY!!! Ok well now that I got that off my chest I feel a little bit better.

The Girl and Bitterman are both doing well. It seems that I only write about school and WW these days. Bitterman is back to work finally and I can't wait til Fri. when we have a regular paycheck again! He's been trying to take it easy, but he comes home and is sooo sore, so I know he's not taking it easy. I really wish he would just stop with the family business. I mean he is a college educated man with a great work ethic. He should be able to go out and do anything. We are still waiting on the U.S. Marshals. The gov't is the slowest machine. I swear. He's also started looking at maybe going back to school. The VA will pay for school completely. I think he should do that. We'll find a way to make it all work. I just wish we could wash our hands of the business. His parents, well his Dad, has basically told him that he doesn't think Bitterman can handle the business because of his lack of faith in God. Which is so not true. Bitterman has faith he just doesn't chose to display it like his Dad does. So why keep it going? Because my inlaws just bought a $120,000 RV so that they can take the quadruplets on ATV trips! My mother in law has told them that they can never retire or give up the business. No pressure...Bitterman feels like if he walks away from the business then he is letting them down and that they will be in debt over their heads. I keep telling him that it's not HIS fault THEY bought the damned thing. ARGHHHH! I just wish he would change jobs and maybe we could move. Not far away, but away from the inlaws. Wow that totally turned into a rant....sorry about that. Well that's about as much and I can do for today. I love blogging, it's so therapeutic.....

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

2.5 lbs GONE!

I've started going to the tues. morning WW class, just in case ya'll didn't know or missed that somewhere along the line. I find it's a better fit for me because I can't cheat thru the weekend like with the thurs. class and still have 4 days to get back on track. I have to be good all weekend knowing that tues. will be my weigh in. I am happy to report that as of today I have lost a total of 5.5 lbs. (2.5 lost this last week). So for any of you out there keeping track that is 5.5 lb over 7 weeks. Not to shabby. I also got my 5 lb gold star today. Woohoo!!! I can't even begin to tell ya'll how psyched I am. I literally almost cried after class today. I swear I felt like I was on Biggest Loser or something. LOL! I know, I'm such a dork...
On school stuff, I finally met my sociology teacher. He's very intense and liberal and he moves very quickly thru topics. Which is all well and good, I guess. I found the class very interesting and I hope to do well in it. I really hope that I can keep my big mouth shut though on some of the topics so I don't get my butt kicked after class. He brought up just about every hot topic out there. Abortion, the War in Iraq, taxes, welfare, Mexicans, etc. I think this class will show me just how liberal or conservative I really am. Tonight I had my first math exam. I think I did ok....but my teacher threw in some crazy questions. I'll let you know how I did next week! Well I'm pooped so I'm gonna sign off!
Oh btw, I ran today. Not far, but enough to get me feeling pumped. I haven't gone running in like 10 yrs. Lordy, Lordy, Lordy was I breathing heavy!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


So since beginning back at classes, I have missed my WW meeting. I went to a new one this morning at a different church and it was really pretty good. There was a ton of people and they sold way more WW goodies at this meeting. I have lost a 1/2 lb. Not superb, but I will take it. Considering that I haven't been journaling the last few days and labor day was an eating frenzy and the family reunion on Sun. also consisted of a few of my favorite things, I am very pleased with the 12 lb being gone. I know something is working because I went shopping and had to buy SMALLER jeans. Just one size smaller, but hey, one size is one size. I was equally impressed because my shirts that I bought were larges, not extra larges. This may be a fluke, Old Navy tends to fit me differently than any other store, but I will, for now, accept my smaller sizes and be happy. I also bought a bike over this last week and found that I stink at riding a bike. When we were at the beach a few weeks ago, I rode a bike and it didn't seem that hard, that's what convinced me and Bitterman to buy bikes. Well let me tell you....it is hard. I decided to ride it on a main road by my house and just see how far I could go. Well I think I rode for about 15 mins and just about died. The littlest hill just about killed me. My thighs were burning, my butt was sore, and my calves were screaming at me. I think the bike seats have shrunk since I was kid. too. They just don't feel as good as they used to. So I came back and tried to head the other way with less hills or inclines of any kind. This also just about killed me. I then turned around again and came home. I had to walk my bike up my little hill before my house. Talk about embarrassing. Noone actually saw this, but I knew and I was embarrassed. I walked in the house and Bitterman was like, "So how was your ride?". "Did you go very far?" I only rode total for just under a 1/2 hour and I was dripping with sweat and couldn't complete a sentence and my legs were like jello. He just kind of laughed and reminded me how hard it actually is. He then gently reminded me that he rode 8 miles the day or so before. Showoff.....so my plan is to try and just start getting back into biking at the local park slowly. On straight a ways and what not. Then I'll worry about some hills.
Let's see what else is going on.....The Girl starts pre-k on thurs. This is very exciting. It's only a 2 1/2 hr pre-k program, but it is all state mandated and from what I have heard from a friend whose son was there last yr, it is absolutely fabulous! So I can't wait to see how she does. I hope that any biting, hitting, or bullying of any kind has gotten out of her system over the summer. My mom in law took The Girl shopping today for new school clothes. This is the first yr that she really kind of gets it. She was sooo excited to look at jeans, shirts, hoodies, socks, and sneaks. You name it she wanted it. Meme (my mom in law) probably would have bought it all if I had let her. The Girl ended up with 2 fall/halloween outfits, a pair of jeans, a ballerina dress, a couple of shirts and a hoodie. Not to shabby I guess. That is one thing that my Mom in law is very good for. She loves buying clothes for her grandkids. Thank the Lord up above!

I think that's about as exciting as it gets for now. Hope ya'll had a great labor day weekend and I'll check in next week!