Saturday, September 29, 2007

Sept. 29, 2007
Good Sat. to everyone.
Shawn had to go to work for a while today so I thought I would post on a Sat. Yesterday I went on a trip to Chino and went shopping at a ceramics warehouse. I had a ton of fun looking at all the junk they sell. $100 later and I have a few tools and 100 lbs of clay to show for it. I got all kinds of tools I have wanted but never have purchased.
Last night we rented Knocked up. Very rude young movie with lots of foul language and not at all appropriate but if you liked Anchor Man, 40 year old, Old School, you will like this movie. Not recommended for young kids, or Our Parents. Sorry Connie and Mom. At the end of the DVD if you go to the special features page don't click on anything and just watch the guys go on dropout for a few times. I laughed so hard I started to cry. Stupid funny.
My Dad got out of the hospital yesterday. They still never found out what was causing him to be there but he started to feel better on his own. He is now home and resting.
I weighed in this morning at 171.0 Gotta love that fairy. I am now at 45.2 pounds lost. Today is also 12 weeks of my diet done. 45 pounds in 3 mo. is ok to me. I told Shawn that I am going to cheat my butt off at Thanksgiving. I am going to eat nothing but stuffing. An entire plate of stuffing. Ok most likely not but that would be so yummy. First I have to make it through Halloween candy. Maybe this year I will be one of those people who pass out apples, or hard boiled eggs J/K. Well have a good weekend.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Sept. 28, 2007
I am so glad that it is Friday. Yippee.
Yesterday was school. I have joined the clay club on campus. All that means is at the end of the quarter I can sell my art and get 80% of the cost. I feel like it also may be a good way to get to know people in my major. I am finding that to get to know people all you have to do is talk about art or cly and they can go on for hours. It is a nice instant bond with people.
I turned in my personal logo yesterday and did my 5 min critique. I did not get any negative feedback at all only positive and everyone seemed to really like the concept and ideas of what it stood for. The the teacher said I did an amazing job and he wouldn't change a thing. I am going to try to scan it in and put it on here if I can. I love the feeling of seeing my art in comparison to others. I actually feel like I can compete at their level. Shawn's first question was were you one of the worst, best, or middle of the road? I told him I am not the best or worst but I am definitly up there with the middle of the road people. Feel good to know they know my level now.
Shawn is doing really well taking my roll over on the nights I am at school. I came home last night to a dusted house with spagetti dinner on the stove. He is trying so hard to make sure that I come home with it in the same order I left it in if not better. He is an awesome guy.
I weighed in thismorning at 172.8 so I am still trying to get back down to 44 lost. I was going to try to not use my Ipod until I got back down to 44 lost again but i can't that thing is awesome. I did make it through 1 class without it yesterday. Oh well. By the way tomorrow is my 12 week mark for the diet can you believe it has been 12 weeks already? Wow, doesn't feel like it.
Another weekend and I am just trying to go down and not up again. Talk again on Monday.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Sept. 27, 2007
I spent the entire day yesterday doing homework. I did some great work though. For my personal logo I did an irish tree of life for the Brenner which is also wood for my maiden name. There are 3 hungry birds in the tree, all the leaves are hearts, on the trunk where the hole would normally be I put 2 wedding rings in an infinity sign, last the tree has really large strong roots to show our family strength. I think it turned out pretty cool but I guess I will find out tonight when I turn it in.
I think I forgot to tell you all about my Taco Bell mishap the other day. I was at school during dinner and I had forgotten to put an ice pack in my lunch. My food did not look eatable. I thought what healthy food could I go get. All of the sudden I am in the drive thru at taco bell ordering a burrito. Opps. In case you do not know taco bell is my favorite fast food. Isn't that sad. Before my diet I ate there at least once a week. I can say that it was yummy but I have been paying for it the last 2 days.
i weighed in this morning at 173.0 so I am up .8 from Tuesday morning. I am still at 43.2 pounds lost in less then 12 weeks.
I am off to school again.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Sept. 26, 2007
I have had a crazy last few days. I have been stressed, out of place, sad, worried.
I got a phone call on Monday that my Dad had been rushed to the hospital and was in CCU. Shawn came home from worka nd I spend the rest of the day in Arcadia at the hospital. It is hard to see anyone sick but when they are someone you have so much unresolved stuff with it makes it seem so important to go there and show them you do love them and care for them. His blood pressure got really low and he is not absorbing any fluids so he is really dehidrated. He spent alot of Mon. and Tues. getting tests done. I am going to call today to get the newest updates. Please keep him in your prayers.
Yesterday I had school. By the end of the day I had to drive home with the music off in the car because my brain literally stopped functioning and I could not take anymore. I got home and Shawn was doing laundy and had the house clean. We spent the hour before bed just talking which is always nice.
I have at least 4 days of homework to do in 1 day. I have several papers, projects, and a ton of reading to do before tomorrow. I guess I am in the big time now. I have to make a personal logo in only black and white and give a 5 min. explenation of what it represents. I have to make alter ego teapots for ceramics where I make 2 that are complete opposites but represent the 2 side to my personality. I have to draw up plans and answer a bunch of questions for that today. I also have to read like 30 pages for my art history class.
I have had the week from H--- so far I am just hoping it gets better. I know there are a few people who have left messages for me and I will call you back as soon as life slows down a bit.
So here is my funny story for the day. Yesterday in ceramics was a just mess around on the wheel day and see what you can make. I got my clay on and got going and I had the hardest time figuring out where my hands went and what I was doing something did not feel right. I tried 4 times. I woul get the clay centered and start to make something and then I kept ripping it right off the wheel . I was getting so upset that I finally told my teacher that today I was going to go draw becasue I just couldn't get the wheel to do anything. She comes over and after 3 hours of torture in my part tells me that for some reason my wheel is going backwards and that is my problem. So one flick of a switch and all fixed. I felt like a total idiot. I knew something was wrong but had no idea the wheels go different directions. I guess you learn something new everyday.
The absolute best part of the last few days is that I hit 44 pounds lost and got to open my 44 pound gift from Matt. It made my week when I got to open it. I am now the proud owner of a little green ipod shuffle. I was just telling Shawn that I really wanted one for school. Thanks a ton Matty. I love it.
Well off to homework .

Monday, September 24, 2007

Sept.24, 2007
So this weeknd was a hang out weekend. Sat. Shawn was gone most of the day so I got a girl movie called Georgia rule. It was ok but when it was over I felt kind of sad and depressed. Needless to day I don't recommend it. The boys and I watched a movie for them called Unaccompenied Minors. They really enjoyed it. For an adult it was cute.
So this week I am looking forward to all my favorite shows coming back for the season. Shawn and I watch Heroes and I watch Grey's Anatomy. I am also going to tivo the new one called Chuck and the one with Addison from Grey's Anatomy. I am also watching biggeat loser. I love tivo becasue I watch 1 maybe 2 a day and I get to enjoy a little me time each day.
I have so much reading to do today. I have 81 pages for 1 class and 30 for another. I am putting it off but I have no choice but to do it today. I also have to take my car in to the dealership. The drivers handle to open the door broke so everytime you have to open it you either have to leave the window down and reach in or do throught the back door to open it. Looks great.
I weighed in this morning at 175 even so I stayed the same over the weekend. Yeah that I did not go up. Well have a good Monday.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Sept. 22, 2007
I normally don't post over the weekend but I had to this morning. I weighed in at 175 even which is the weight it says on my drivers license. Funny thing is I lied about my weight then so it is a real accomplishment. Maybe it is not a guy thing but you girls understand. Well have a good one.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Sept. 21, 2007
I am feeling a little unsure this morning. I went to my last class and wow the supplies list is an entire page long. 90% of the supply list I don't even know what it is. My first project is to make a self logo. I am taking this class to learn how to draw so we shall see what I threw myself into. I feel like maybe I picked the wrong major but I know that as soon as I see that I am just as good as the others in my class I will be just fine. I do this everytime I take an art class but it makes sense when you are puting your own creations out there for people to critique. A few more weeks and I'll fit right in.
In college classes they always make you introduce yourself in a weird sort of way to everyone in the class. My professor had us do 2 truths and a lie. You tell the class 2 true things about yourself and 1 lie and see if they can guess which one is the lie. Mine were I am a biology major, I have 3 boys, and I have been married more then 10 years. Apparently I look young becasue no one can believe that I have been married for as long as I have and apparently it is nearly impossible to have 3 boys. One person even commented that if I had 3 boys I wouldn't look like a girl or be in school. Interesting. I think they have a whole different image of me now like I am a worrior or something.
Funny story for the week-
Our downstairs toilet has been clogged for over a month. We have used plungers, toilet snake, really strong liquids that are guarenteed to unclog it and nothing worked. I took the whole toilet off of the ground a few days ago flipped it over and still couldn't fix it. Yesterday morning I went into the bathroom and here was a white thing in the toilet. I reached down and there was a plastic bottle of contact solution in the toilet. About a month ago Pj had gotten ahold of the solution and we couldn't find it anywhere. I guess now we know where he put it. I was so thrilled I called Shawn just to tell him. It was big news in our house all day and we can actually go to the bathroom downstairs again. Yeah fo us.
I weighed in this morning at 176.8 this morning. SLowly the weight is still going down. This diet is becoming a habit now so it is getting so much easier to eat the way I am supposed to. My weaknesses are still ice cream and sweets. Maybe a burger and fries once in awhile.
Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Sept. 20, 2007
I am officially a University student. I am sitting in the Art building right now using my schools internet. My first class went well. I am a little nervous becasue it is art histury and she expects us to know some history already. Like did youknow that in old pictures if a man has one hand tucked into his robe it shows he is a thinker and not a worker or what is neo classicism? Yeah I don't know either. I am a little lost but the 80 plus pages a week of reading should help. My second class is ceramics. There are a total of 12 students in the class. I am so thrilled that there is amazing equiptment to work with and my teacher Allison seems like the is going to be fun. I am waiting now for my 3rd class to start. I will update you tomorrow on that one.
I packed my lunch so I knew I would eat healthy. Tuna, string cheese, yogurt, and cottage cheese, seems like I am on a soft foods diet. I am happy that I have a 1 hr break in all this craziness of school to eat and then take a campus walk.
I weighed in this morning at 177.2 so 39 pounds again. I have not ran all week becasue I will admit I am lazy. I know that if I do it will drop faster so I will be on the treadmill first thing tomorrow after the kids leave for school.
I am off to my last class. Talk again tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Sept. 19, 2007

Pj's first day of day care went really well. When I went to pick him up he did not want to leave. As a Mom this was the best sign I could have asked for. He did not even notice that I was there. He played, ate, and didn't take a nap. He got away with everything he wants to here but we don't let him J/K.

So the weather is getting a little colder and I thought I would wear jeans yesterday. I pulled our my favorite pair of jeans and put them on. I took them to the beach trip last year and I was sad when I went to put them on before the nightly fire and they wouldn't fit, not even button. I thought they might be a little loose but still look ok. I was so wrong. I showed Shawn last night and he said you cannot wear those they look huge, then pulled lightly on the leg and made them fall down. They are so big they don't even stay on. I put them in my no longer fits pile and then continued to find something to wear. After about 10 pair of pants I finally found one pair that fits just a tiny bit big. The best part is these pants couldn't even slide all the way up my leg a few months ago. I guess I need to go pants shopping before the winter. Sounds good to me.

With Pj at daycare and the boys at school I had nothing to do (laundry doesn"t count) I talked to Shawn and we decided to go to lunch with no kids. We went to a fast food kind of looking place that makes really good sushi for very good prices. We had a house roll with shrimp, avocado, and cream cheese, not the best thing for my diet but really yummy. Shawn and I also love calamari, yes we know it is squid but it is still good. So we had a side of calamari as well. We were able to sit and not chase anyone around. It was a really good relaxing lunch.

I did have a cheat yesterday so not a huge lose but I lost. I weighed in this morning at 177.6 I am going to be super good today so that I get a lose tommorow. I want to feel good at the start of the day so that I am confident for school.

I start back to school tommorow. I am so thrilled that I am going back, especially because from now on all my classes are art related. I have no more math and for me that is awesome. This semester I am taking ceramics, drawing, and art history. Should be fun. I may not post in the morning tommorow becasue I have to be to school kind of early and have alot to do before I even leave the house. I will try to fit you guys in if I can. Now my only question is what to wear!!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Sept. 18, 2007
Pj starts daycare today. With me starting school Pj is starting daycare on Tues. and Thurs. I don't have school today but we decided to take him for a mini day before we throw him in for the whole day on Thurs. I am sad and nervous to leave him but I know it has to happen for me to go to school. He is going to be going to a daycare very close to our house. The lady is a christian woman she has 5 kids that she watches in her home. I think she and Pj are well fitted for each other. I guess we will see when I pick him up today.
I jumped on my treadmill yesterday and as soon as I was done warming up and had just started running it turn off. My first thought is what did the kids do? After resetting all the power in the house it still would not work. I cannot believe that I finally start using the darn thing and it breaks. Shawn says did you unplug it and replug it in duh of course I did, then says pull the plug out and push the prongs closer together so I did and it turns right back on. I sure am glad that I procrastinated and ran in the evening when Shawn was home. So the treadmill is fine and I ran extra because of the whole incident.
I weighed in thi morning at 177.8 I have no idea why the scale went up except that maybe it doesn't like me. J/k. No I am really not sure why I was really good yesterday and did not have anything I was not allowed to. I did have 3 cups of coffee so I will cut back to my normal 1 in the am in 1 around 4 to get me through the evening.
Pj reached on my fireplace yesterday and pulled down my 44 gift and ripped one of the ends. I grabbed it and when I go to fix it I see that matt is really smart. He double wrapped the gift and on the inner layer of paper he has written no peeking. I laughed all day about it. Shawn looked at it later that night and he laughed about it for awhile to. See even when I don't get to open the gifts yet I still get something out of them. Thanks.
Have a good day

Monday, September 17, 2007

Sept. 17, 2007
Good Monday everyone.
The first thing you may notice is I have added music on my blog. Matt told me about a site where you can make a playlist for you myspace and it worked on my blog as well. I have mostly crazy songs from growing up but also a few favorites thrown in. Hope you guys don't mind. You can turn it off it you want to. If it makes your sites run slower let me know and I will take it off.
We had a really good weekend. Sat. we went to my Dad and grandma's house. I still have a hard time going over to their house. I feel like a little kids and get all crazy before we go. Shawn even said thatnks for not acting like that before we went this time. I am trying to be better about going over their, time us what I need. After that we went to my Mom's house to hang out and get to know her boyfriend Bob. We had fun just acting dumb and talking. My family is a bunch of talkers. I wonder where I get it? We had tons of differnt kinds of cheese and dessert. I could have been better about what I ate but I also could have been alot worse. Sun. we did nothing but watch football. I was good all day until the boys wanted ice cram sundaes and a small scoop ended up in a bowl with my name on it. I still have a weakness for hot fudge. I think I had a really successful weekend of sticking to my diet even with the going out and socializing. I did take Matt's famous black bean salsa to both places so I had something I knew I could munch on and not feel bad.
I weighed in this morning at 177.0 so up a tiny bit from Friday. I honestly am so excited I did not gain 3 pounds over the weekend again. I really want to be at 41 pounds lost by Thursday. I start school on Thur. and from the beginning hoped that I would meet this goal by then. I really want to get to 44 this week as well. Matt is pound 44 and he brought over a gift yesterday that is now sitting on my fireplace. What a motivator when it is well wrapped and I cannot even guess what it might be. Well hopefully I am there really soon.
Have a great day and enjoy the music,

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Sept. 15, 2007
Yeah it's Sat. I got to sleep in until 9 am this morning. We are off for a day of fun and food. I am excited about the fun. The food is a little worrysome to me. I have had a great week this week. I decided to revamp and start over. I started the week at 186.0 and ended today with 176.4 for a total this week of 9.6 pounds. My fantastic week brings my total lost to 39.8. I was hoping to be at 40 even today but I think it still counts. I ran on the treadmill again yesterday. I had kind of a strange day exercise wise. I woke up and washed the car and mowed the lawn. My legs were so sore that I decided not to run. At 6 pm I felt so bad that I threw on my shoes and off I went for my 1 mile run. I felt so much better after. I told myself that I would run M-"F and this week I did. Well I am off for a busy day. Enjoy the weekend everyone.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Sept. 14, 2007
Garrett had his first trombone lesson last night. 25 kids all learning to play together, what a sound. Garrett did really well. He learned 4 notes and how to put it together his trombone and care for it. He is really excited. I am just happy that the teacher asked the kids not to practice more then 15 min each day. Yeah for us. J/K.
I ran on the treadmill yesterday again. I was able to go .3 miles in one run and then .2 in the next. With walking part of it I still did 1 mile. I am going to try working it up over time but my legs are like jello so I am not going crazy right away. At this point my legs are sore so everytime I stand up or sit down I remember that I ran that day.
Ahhh the weekend is here. I am thrilled to get to another weekend but I am nervous to go places that I don't control the food. Sat we are going swimming at my Grandma Phon's, Dads, and Corrine's. We are having a BBQ and swimming. After we go to their house we are going to my Mom's to hang out with Bob and have dessert. I am trying to be really good. I have had such a great week I really don't want to screw it up.
I weighed in this morning at 177 even. This brings me to 39.2 pounds lost to date. I got my 38 pound gift from Cody this morning. He gave me a little charm that looks like an o that he found on the ground at school. He was so excited to give it to me. He wants me to wear it on my necklace. Of course I will at least once:)
Well have a great weekend everyone. I might post tommorow but it gets kind of crazy on the weekends around here so for sure on Mon.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Sept. 13, 2007
I decided that I had better start exercising if I ever want this weight to come off. My goal is to get on the bike, treadmill, or something each day mon-Fri. Yesterday I did the treadmill. I blared Sugarland and off I went. I only did 1 mile but I was able to run 1/2 mile of it. When I started this diet I could barely run 30 second without dying. Yesterday I broke up the 1/2 mile so that I could slow down, catch my breath, and get a drink of water. I was very impressed with myself that I was able to actually run any amount at all. My legs are in so much pain today but I know I need to get back on and go again.
Garrett has his first band practice tonight. He has been walking around blowing on his trombone for 3 days with no idea what he is doing. I am glad he will learn even a few notes. He is so excited, it is all he talks about.
Cody did well on hie cherry report. The kids all liked the cherries we sent in and his teacher said he did really well on the verbal part.
I start school in 1 week from today. I am so ready to get my hands back into the ceramics part of it but I am nervous about taking art history. This week I am getting my books and supplies together and I am on the hunt for a backpack. Now all I need is some new shoes and school clothes and I am ready for my 1st day of school. Do you remember doing that when you were a kid. The first day of school was so neat because you got to wear the clothes and shoes that were bought for you a few weeks before but you were not allowed to wear.
I had a fantastic weigh in this morning. I weighed in at 178.6 which brings me to 37.6 pounds lost. I think the whoosh fairy is on a mini vacation in my house. I have been really careful about getting alot of protein and low carbs. It is boring but it works. I was so excited about being below 180 that I called Shawn and my mom to tell them. I warned my mom that I might pass her up. Watch out!!!
Well I am off to exercise. Have a great day.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

I made one little mistake in the recipe I gave you yesterday. I forgot cilantro. I have updated it on here but in case you wrote it down or anything. Sorry about that and thanks Matt for catching it.

Sept. 12, 2007
Good morning people. I have kind of a special request for all of you today. My sis on law Jeanne's Grandma passed away last week and the funeral was yesterday. I know it will be hard for her this week and in the weeks to come. People start to go back to the way it was and she is still mourning. Please pray for her or think of her in the next few weeks. We love you Jeanne.
Yesterday I looked through all of my weight watchers stuff and tried to come up with a mixed plan of still low carb high protein but incorperating fruit, rice, all the extra stuff. I think I am going to find a happy medium.
I have to admit something to all of you. Last year I applied to be on the Biggest loser. This is something I have never shared with anyone. I had gotten to the point where nothing had worked for me and i didn't know what else to do. I also spoke with a doctor about lapband surgery which is where they put a band on your stomach and you cannot eat as much. Can I tell you how glad I am that I am not in that hard place anymore. I finaly fell like I am taking control of my life and so glad that I did not resort to surgery or reality tv, even though I kind of am doing it like a reality Tv show on here with all of you. I did not get accepted to the biggest loser becasue I was not big enough. I did qualify for lapband and my insurance would have covered it. I would have had to do a 6 mo doctor supervised diet before the surgery. I started this diet right after I found out all of this. I needed to prove to myself and Shawn that I could stick with something and not take the easy way out. So now I sit at home with my family watching the biggest loser ( which I am addicted too) crying for those people becasue I know exactly how they feel like there is no way out.
Ok so now that I let all m feelings out lets get onto the good stuff
I weighed in this morning at 181.2 the whoosh fairy came to my house last night! I got to open my 35 pound gift which was a brighton keychain from Ali. She is an awesome person. Thanks Ali. I have not been 181 since right after I had Garrett. I am skinnier now then I have been in 10 years. Ouch!
I have had a few people comment on how I am looking great and how much more do I want to lose. I have an idea in my head of a size that I want to be at when I finish this crazy thing. I would like to be a size 9/10 I was aiming for 132 pounds at the end. Now I still would love to get to that weight but If I get to 150 and am happy I may stop there. I just know I still have at least 30 to go before I am comfy with m weight. Keep cheering me on people.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Sept 11, 2007
I am going to start out today by sharing a yummy recipe that if I have in the house I cannot stay away from, best part is it is diet friendly.
Black Bean salsa - compliments of Matt
2 cans of black beans drained
1/2 of a red onion
1/2 of a red bell pepper
1/2 a bag of frozen corn cooked in a pan with a little olive oil until a little roasted
1/2 a bunch of cilantro chopped
1/2 c. light bbq sauce
1/2 of a lime juice squeezed into mix.
add everything together and stir. It is great on chips, over chicken or fish, over rice, in taco's. I got this recipe and now it is almost always in the fridge because it is so yummy.
So yesterday Cody finished his cherry report and today he presents it to the class. Garrett and I went to his first band meeting yesterday. There are hundreds of kids playing it was crazy. Garrett wanted to play the trumpet but the band teacher asked Garrett if he would be willing to play the trombone becasue he only had a few kids and needed a few more. Garrett being the way he is was so excited to play something different then most of the other kids. So we are now the proud rental owners of a trombone or T-bone as the band teacher likes to call it. Garrett got up early this morning to mess around with it and has his first practice Thurs. night. I can't wait for all the practicing he is going to be doing:) I think I will make that Shawn's job to help out with.
I weighed in this morning at 184.6 so I am on the way back down. I am a little sad becasue the diet I have been doing is under alot of controversy. Apparently the woman who designed it never lost weight and the advice she is giving is horrible. People are staying under 300 calories a day and losing their hair. She is being looked at by all kinds of legal people and has all kinds of law suits against her. I am a little lost as to weather I should continue the diet or not. I never followed it 100% and never stayed that low on calories. So today I am going to look more into the diet health wise and then look at good old Weight watchers and see if I can put the two plans together for a healthier version. If you have any imput let me know.
There are a few people who read this who know I have a myspace but few that do not know. I have a myspace for the purpose of talking to old friends, family, and class mates. If you want to check it out here is the link.
well have a great day everyone.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Sept. 10, 2007
Yikes, after writing the date I realized that I start school in 10 days. Wow, I can't believe that I am finally going to be starting at the University. Whoo hoo for me.
Ok now onto my terrible weekend. So Thursday I had a terrible stomach ache but not like norml like the kind when something is wrong like you need antibiotics. It hurt so bad that on Friday I ate a Peanut butter sandwich and a bowl of cereal it finally felt better after I had messed up we got ribs for dinner and a baked potato. I woke up Sat. and the ache thing was still there so I ate Wendy's for lunch a chicken sandwich. Dinner we had the Brenner end of summer party with enchiladas, taquitoes, dessert, yum all over. So I had a little of evrything. Sun. football started so I didn't eat breakfast but snacked on appetizers all day and had a few alchoholic drinks. I wake up this morning and I feel aweful, the aching crampy thing is gone but now I feel sick like I ate too much and bloated fun! I am going to start over on my diet with the beggining phase where you really are stricked and try to get all the leftover carbs and junk out of your system. I love that so many people are keeping me in check becasue I know I cannot give up like I normally would have by now. The key I am learning is if you have a bad meal, weekend, day just get back on. If you give up who is going to be the most diappointed? I am. I have a ton of support but in the end this is for me and I don't want to be fat.
I weighed in this morning at 186.0 which sucks but I should have it back dwn again soon. If I didn't cheat on the weekends I think I would be down another 15 or so pounds from where I currently am. I really need to treat weekends like weekdays and stop messing up. Good thing is I get to try again next weekend. Have a great Monday everyone.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Sept. 7, 2007
TGIF isn't that the truth this week. It has not been a bad week just an off one. Shawn and I have been staying up later then normal playing gin on the computer. It is our nightly rutine to put the kids to bad and then relax on the couch and play computer games. We sound like an old married couple but we really enjoy doing nothing together.
Cody is working on a report on cherries and has to get up next tues in from of the class and tell them all about cherries. Garrett is joining band. He has decided he want's to play the trumpet. We got the results back from Garrett as to how he did this summer in raising his reading level. Last year when he started at the school he was at a 2.4 which means as a new 4th grader he was reading at a low 2nd grade level by the end of the year with all his reading teachers help he went to a 2.7 so a mid 2nd grade level. Through our summer reading program and home school he is now at a 3.5 so in 9 months of school he went 3 mo up and in 3 mo. of at home stuff he went 8 mo. We are thrilled with his progress. Our goal is to get him to a 5.0 before the end of the year which is a totally realistic goal.
Pj is just loving hanging out with Mommy by himself again. He loves laundry, and to open the windex bottle and dump it on the carpet. Life is good.
This weekend we have a Brenner family party on Sat. at Shawn's parents. Sun is all about football and doing nothing. We love our Sundays!
I weighed in this morning at 183.2 which brings me to 33 pounds and the lowest I have been yet. It was nice to put another X on my sponsor paper. I am at a not taken number but I am getting close to 35. I am hoping to do better this weekend then I sometimes do.
Have a great one,

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Sept. 6, 2007

Our household is up in a roar because tonight is a night we wait for all year long. Tonight is the start of the football season. Shawn and I are in a fantast football league and out of 12 teams we ended up playing each other this week. My favorite player Peyton Manning starts off the season tonight. So if you call our house or cells on Sun and don't gt an answer you know why.

Yesterday I spent most of the day taking it easy. My ankle swelled up quite a bit so I iced it alot, today it is doing much better. I did go meet Shawn for lunch at a burger jaoint by his work where I had a salad. I went to the market and filled some meds for Shawn at the pharmacy. All in all not too eventful. We spent the evening relaxing and playing in the pool. We got fast food dinner because I was being lazy. I had another salad for dinner. Salads are a safe choice but I know I went over in fat, calories and all that from the dressing and toppings like cheese. Today I am going to take it easy and eat things like tuna and chicken to see if I can throw myself back into losing again.

I added a few cute pics today, one is of the boys swimming in the yard, and the other is PJ at his desk complete with coffee and laptop.

I weighed in this morning at 184.2 which brings me to 31 even again. I have had a rough time getting back on 100% I am definitly doing my diet but a few weeks ago I would have scraped the cheese off my salad where yesterday I went ahead and ate it. I just need to refocus on what I was doing at the beggining and go with it again.

Have a good day.


Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Update- I got the camera to work, here are the finished tattoo pictures.
Sept. 5, 2007
Shawn went to the doc yesterday and we are finally hearing some good news. He did break his arm but they are not going to cast it becasue of the location. He will need physical therapy later. His knee is not broken, he does have a fracture but it was done at some other time and is already healed. he is waiting on his MRI referal. The doc said just give it time to heal and it should be ok.
I got my tattoo finished yesterday. I woke up this morning and it is swollen really badly. It looks awesome. I was going to post pics but I realized that my digital camera is broken when I opened it this morning. I am hoping to figure it out soon. Obie the tattoo guy did a great job and I am planning on one more but not anytime soon. :)
I weighed in this morning at 184.0 which brings me to 32.2 pounds gone and I am getting close to being back to my before the weekend weight. I really need to have better weekends. I spend the week trying to get back to where I already have been. Oh well, life throws you weekends sometimes that you can't not go off track a bit. I always get back on and that is the important part. Have a good one.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Sept. 4, 2007
We are back from our mini vacation weekend. We had a ton of fun and went non stop all weekend. Sat. evening we dropped the kids off with my sister and went to a BBQ at the Buchanan's house who is Shawn's boss. We hung out with all the MPM employees and I finally have faces to go with all the names. It was relaxing and fun. After the BBQ we hearded back to the hotel where we went to the bar for a little while and hung out with all the people from the Texas office. I had a few martinis that were actually good.
We woke up on Sun. and ordered room service for breakfast. Our tee time for golf was 10:10 so we went to the range and hit some balls and then off to play golf. We played with Shawn and I, Matty and Scottie Jones. It was so hot I cannot begin to explain. I think it was one of those experiances that you have to be part of to understand. I did really well at golfing. I have only played once before and it was last year. Golf is something I definitly want to get better at and had a great time playing. Shawn putted and did really well with his left hand. Mostly he went along for the experiance. After golf we all felt sick and tired so back to the hotel room to get a cold drink and cold shower. Scott and Matt went with us to Clearmans Northwoods inn for dinner and then off to see the born untimadum. It was a great movie. Sun night we ended up back at the bar for a few more martinis.
Mon. we woke up and just watched TV in bed for a few hours. After packing up we went to lunch and then to see Harry Potter before we picked up thee kids from my Sis and Dirk. Now it is trying to get back in the rutine of laundry and life.
I will admit that I was still careful this weekend but I still ate whatever I wanted. I stuck with diet soda and water and skipped a few meals so I did not feel bad having the bad stuff at the other meals. Golf was like working out all day. All in all I feel like I did the best I could in the situation I was in. I weighed in this morning at 184,8 so I gained like 1.5 pound but it was all worth it. 1.5 should be back off by next weekend. I am still at 31.8 pounds lost.
Shawn goes tot he doc today to get the newest news on his injuries so Ill post that tomnorow. I am going to see Obie the tattoo guy today to get my tattoo finished I am not thrilled with going through the pain again but it will be done forever after today. I'll post pics of that tomorrow also.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Sept. 1, 2007
Can you believe that it is already Sept. This means less then 4 mo. until Christmas. Our company just left for this visit. We had a nice evening last night of bbq hamburgers, swimming, 's and a movie. It was relaxing and fun to hang out and be with the Peelers again. We are dropping the kids off with my sis and Dirk today for our weekend at the hotel with Shawn's company. Tonight we are going to a BBQ at the owners house. Tomorrow I am golfing with Matt and maybe Scooti J. while Shawn drives me around and gives me advice on how to golf. After golf we are going to Northwoods Inn where we are going to share a plate and then for the evening we are going to go see a movie at the theater. I think we are going to see Bourne altimadum. Shawn loves the other movies in this series and really wants to see it. I will not be blogging until Tuesday unless the hotel has internet access but I definitly an not packing the scale on this trip.
I weighed in this morning at 183.4 again. My total for the week was .8 and today was my 2 month mark on the diet bringing me to a total of 32.8 pounds lost. Back strong on Tues. Enjoy the holiday weekend everyone.