Friday, February 29, 2008

Feb. 29, 2008
Well the drama in our house continues.
Garrett got sent home from school on Wed. and yesterday they called again to let us know he had a fever and needed to go home. As soon as he gets home he is fine. Garrett finally broke down this morning and told us that he is being teased at school during lunch and when he gets back to class he gets a tummy ache. No kidding I would to. He is also still sad about the death of his friend. I jus tthink he needs some time off. Today he is staying home with me. Please pray for him.
Next my verdigo still has not gone away. I don't think I have talked about it in awhile. I don't have it all the time just off and on through the day. It always happens when I bend over or sit and lean a little like when I am working on the wheel in ceramics. I have funny black bracelets I wear that are supposed to help and they do a little but still it is driving me crazy. So please pray for me.
Cody and Pj are totally fine.
Shawn is having just really crazy long days at work with lots to do. So please pray for him as well.
it just seems like we can't keep up with out own lives right now. We need a day to breath.
I chose not to weigh in today. I would rather not get down about my weight right now so no weight loss update today.
We have a fun weekend planned. I am meeting with my good friends Tiana and Danielle tomorrow for breakfast. We are also going to Bass pro shop tomorrow with some family members. Sun we are going to try a new church. We have been looking for a home church since we moved here without to much success. We are going to make a huge effort to find a place to go. Our life seems to be under attach right now and the only way to get relief is giving it all to
Mr. J.C. so last prayer please let us find a home church and feel like it is where we need to be.
As I read back today it looks like I have done a prayer on paper. Well just getting it out makes me feel better.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Feb. 27, 2008
Well school was crazy yesterday and I didn't get 5 min to eat again. I am going to pack a lunch from now on. I got burritoes on the way home for dinner from our favorite place. Yum. So considering I only had the one meal not to bad but I could have done better.
I weighed in at 163. so up a little.
Check out my new pics below. They are of my newest ceramics project.
Well Pj and I are off to take pics for another project today at the nearby gardens.
Have a good one,

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Well here he is. Please meet baby Clayton or Clay for short. He is my newest clay creation. Totally creepy I know. Just wanted to share my newest clay adventure.
Feb. 26, 2008
Making it quick today.
164.2 yeah!!!!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Feb. 25, 2008
What a weekend.
Sat. we got mexican food from our favorite place for lunch after we did some stuff around the house we had been putting off. Shawn went to a poker party with his boss for the night so I rented a bunch of chick flicks. I started the evening with Hairspray. I thought it was only ok just like the original. Next was Sydney White with Amanda Bynes. It was a cute little teenybopper movie. The boys like it too. Last was Waitress. Cute movie about a lady who likes to bake pies and her life.
Sun. we went to Shawn's work in the am to rearrange furniture because they cleaned the carpet and all the desks and computers were all over the place. Cody had a birthday party to go to so we dropped him off and the other 2 boys and I went to Cable airport to watch theplanes. The weather made it a bust and we only saw 1 plane the whole time. We went and picked up Shawn from work and Cody from his b-day party and then off to a little pizza joint for some family birthdays. What a great birthday. I got great gifts (thanks again to those who are reading this) and of course the food was great.
Ok on the weight side it was a horrific weekend. I didn't diet at all. In fact I over did it the entire weekend. I feel terrible now. Ice cream, pie, chicken nuggets, fries, pizza, burritoes, candy, etc....
See what I mean ouch. So this morning I am debating if I feel like weighing in. I have a strange little trick if I move the scale to the carpet it majorly changes your weight so this morning I was 115 pounds according to the carpet scale. WOrks for me. Ok for real I weighed in at 168.2 yuck. That means I am almost back to where I was at the start of last week. makes me very sad to think I went that crazy. So I wake up this morning ready to get back on track. I can only hope that I do better next weekend.
I added a pic from Sea World last weekend of the boys and myself.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Feb. 22, 2008
I think yesterday was the busiest day of my life. I had a cup of coffee before I left for school. I didn't take a break in photography. I went to a clay meeting during my normal lunch break but because I was kind of running it didn't get to eat lunch. I left ceramics at 5pm to go get Pj from the sitter. I got home and had to put together Garrett's science fair display with him while pizza was in the oven for the family. We got the display done about the time dinner was ready. The family ate while I put all the craft supplies away. The kids went to play and I almost ate pizza but decided no and made my dinner. They see these new steam ziplock bags that you throw raw chicken and veggies into and in 5 min. they are tender and yummy so I did that for dinner. So around 7 pm I sat down for the first time all day and got to eat my 1st meal of the day. I did cheat a little after the craziness I had a small brownie bite that has been calling my name all week. What a day.
Today the plan is homework, laundry, clean the house, take Cody to the dentist, karate tonight, and fit in meals and a shower at some point. Oh well I guess that is my life.
I weighed in this morning at 162.0 so down another pound from my not eating. It is funny because I know a few people who have tried this diet and it worked ok for them but not great. I guess I am really lucky to have found a diet that agrees with my body and I see enough results to want to stick with it. I am scared about the weekend but I willl elt you know how it goes on Monday,
Have a good weekend.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Feb. 21, 2008
Whoo hoo 163 even this morning. Off to school.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Feb. 20, 2008
Good Morning.
My potluck went fantastic yesterday. The guest speaker ran over in time so they did the potluck after I had to leave school for the day. How great is that! I decided to go to the mini cafateria yesterday to grab something to eat to keep myself from eating at the potluck. I was hoping they had string cheese but the shelf where they were supposed to be was empty. I decided to go take a look at the salads which usually are terrible for you. BBQ chicken salad, nope terribly high in sugar and carbs. Fried chicken salad, nope again. a few other bad choices. I move one to take a look at it and underneath it was a spinich salad with a harb boiled egg, mushrooms, red bell pepper and red onion with a 1 carb salad dressing. I was so excited to find something I could eat. It was pretty tasty too.
So Monday night we took the boys to get an eye exam for the first time. Both of the boys need reading glasses. Garrett is worse then Cody but they are both not too bad. They both have great vision far away but their eyes strain to read up close. So next adventure will be finding them both glasses.
After my yummy salad I came home and Shawn had to work late. He got home at around 7pm and we were both starving. I had fed the kids pancakes so it was just us I needed to feed. I have needed to go to the market since last Friday but have not had the time to fit it in so no food in the house. I ran to Del Taco and I got a chicken burrito with just a tortilla, grilled chicken, lettace, and a little bit of cheese. It was really yummy. I was still totally hungry when I was done and leaned over and took a few bites of Shawn's nachos. Last I went into the kitchen and ate a tiny brownie bite that Shawn and the boys bought at costco. So not a total success but I still made decent choices. I weighed in this morning at 165.2 so another pound gone.
Today I am going to the market and setting myself up better to be successful.
Please pray a big prayer for garrett we got a note sent home yesterday that one of the boys in his class Nicholas who was also one of the boys he would hang out with on the playground passed away last weekend. He was riding an ATV and it rolled on him and broke his neck. Garrett doesn't seem to be dealing with it at all which makes me a little sad. I don't think he knows what to do just like all of us don't know what to do in the event of a death. So please keep The family of Nicholas as well as Garrett and his fellow student. Thanks Guys.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Feb. 19. 2008
I made it through my first day back on my diet. I woke up this morning with a killer headache like I always do when I go off of sugar. I finished all of the boys projects yesterday. I am off to school today and that means another potluck in ceramics so give me a little prayer on that subject. I weighed in this morning at 166.4 , I love the first week when 3 pounds is not to much to ask over night. Well have a great day and smile for someone to make their day a little better.
Ali :)

Monday, February 18, 2008

Feb. 18, 2008
Well Monday is here and that means the start of my diet is here again. I woke up this morning and jumped on the scale. Ahhhh 169.8 yikes I had a bad weekend.
Friday Shawn and I decided to look into going to Seaworld on Sat. with the boys. We found out that they have a deal if you go for a day you get the rest of the year for free. Sat. we went to Sea world. We had so much fun. We saw all the shows and the older boys went on their first rollercoaster. Garrett is still talking about how he can't believe he actually went on it. To tell you the truth so were we.
Sun. we decided to take the boys over to the racetrack and have a picnic and relax by the playground. What a fun day we had. The weather was great and the boys love to just go play.
Today the boys have the day off from school. We have a report to write for Cody today and a doll to make out of clay. Garrett has a science experiment to do that we have known about for about a month and we still have not started. We have until Friday to get it all done and make a board to take to school. Hopefully we can get a giant chunk done today and finish the rest through the week.
Well please pray I make it through the next few days as far as my diet is concerned. I have gone right back to all my bad habits in the last month. I drink reg. soda and eat whatever I want. I also went back to a bowl of cereal every night as a snack. I am dissapointed in myself that I went right back to all the stuff that got me to 216 pound in the first place. I was 20 pounds from my goal now I am 36 pounds from my goal. Kind of makes me want to throw a little mini fit and get angry at myself but I am not going to. I am going to do good and get to my goal. Period...
Have a good Monday,

Friday, February 15, 2008

Feb. 15, 2008
What a great day we had yesterday. We ordered pizza and hung out as a family. After the kids went to bed Shawn and I watched Martian Child a new movie on video this week. It was a cute movie that kept our interest. It is about a writer (John Cusac) who adopts a little boy who thinks he is from Mars. Wierd but cute.
Our bbq went well yesterday. It was cold so we all hung out inside and talked. I think it is important to get to know these people because I spend more time with them in a week then do my own family sometimes.
Ok so on the weight side I decided to weigh in for the first time in about 2 weeks. When I went off my diet in Dec. I was at 153 ish. This morning I weighed in at 167 ish. Ouch. I knew I had gained through Christmas and the holidays but that is 15 pounds I have put back on. Scary because I worry about continuing to gain and be back where I was. So Monday is still the day to start back on my low carb diet. Enjoy the weekend is all I have to say about that. I am not looking forward to the food I have to eat but I really need to see the results. It took me like 40 min. to find something to wear yesterday because I didn't feel comfy in a tighter shirt. So back to losing it is.
Have a good weekend,

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Feb. 14, 2008
What a fantastic Valentine's Day we are already having. We woke up this morning to 3 kids so excited because they each got chocolate, a stuffed animal, and a frog balloon. They also got a Valentine in the mail from their grandparents and were so thankful they wanted to call them right at that 7:00 moment. Shawn left for work and we were getting ready for the day when Shawn called and told us all to look outside. It was snowing, not sticking but you could see it falling. Once again the boys were thrilled and told me it was their Valentine from God :)
I am off to school today to start my birdbath. We are also having a Valentine bbq for ceramics so I hope it isn't too windy. Anyways I am in a great mood and love to see my kids excited about the little things.
Happy Valentines, we love all of you.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Feb. 13, 2008
I am so sore this morning. Yesterday I worked on the wheel for the entire day. I have not worked on the wheel in like 5 months. You don't realize how many muscles you are using until the next day. Ouch. I have a new project. I have to make anything on the wheel that is wide and tall. I was not to thrilled with having to make something so big but I was looking around and got the idea to make a birdbath. How fun will that be. So now I am excited to get it started.
So on Monday I decided to go shorts shopping. I had no shorts for this awesome weather we have been getting. So while I was there I decided to try on a few bathing suits. Lets just say that I am restarting my diet next Monday. Not a fun experiance. So starting Monday I will be offficially restarting my diet so look for my daily weight and all that good stuff starting Tues. I am actually ready to get back and finish getting the rest of the weight off.
Alright well I am off to get the kids on the bus

Monday, February 11, 2008

Feb. 11, 2008
And finally a very good morning to you all. I am so sorry it has been so long. For the first time in a week I am feeling almost back to normal. The verdigo lasted all week. I did have to go to school on Thursday because I had 2 projects due and if I didn't turn anything in I would have gotten an F. Thursday was also my 30th birthday. I went to school, then came home and Shawn brought home mexican food from our favorite place. I had a great birthday except for the verdigo.
Sun was the first day we really did anything away from the house. We took the boys and went and relaxed in the warm weather at the horse races. We went to my Moms for dinner for my sister in law Brandys birthday and mine. My mom and Bob cooked all evening. We had a great time. I did have a few dizzy spells but they are short and getting less often which is the best feeling ever.
I also dod a midterm last week which was a pain because I couldn't really look at the computer screen or the book for a long amount of time. I ended up with 95 of 100 so Yeah. Last I started looking at my school stuff with Shawn and I will be able to graduate in 1 more year. June of 2009. 1 full year earlier then we were planning. So a major YEAH!
Ok well I am off to play with the boys they are home from school for the holiday.
Have a great one,

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Feb. 6, 2008
Good morning. Well I went to the doctor on Monday morning and I have not left the house or done much since. I have a virus in my inner ear called Verdigo which makes me feel like I am spinning. I can't drive. I can't bend over, I can walk sort of. I didn't go to school yesterday and slpet alot. I fell asleep about 9 pm Mon. night, woke up yesterday at 11 am, ate some cereal and then back to bed at 12:30, I did get up for the day at 3pm just before the kids got home. My house is doing ok, I offered to pay the kids for chores so they have been doing laundry, taking out the trash, just about anything I ask. It has been nice. I am just ready for the world to stop spinning now. I have a 4 pg. midterm paper due by Friday and I can hardly read or type. So please pray that this goes away. I have no choice but to go to the market today and try to get some stuff done around the house.
Now normally I hate going to the doctor but this time I was excited because in June I went to the doctor for a check up and she basically told me I was obese. Isn't that a nice comment to get. She kind of said she wouldn't treat some of the problems I was having because they were caused by weight. I was offended of course but once I started losing the weight I couldn't wait to go back and say in your face lady. So 55 pounds lighter then the last time I had gone in she was much nicer and willing to listen to me this time. I also got my iron check and for like the first time in my life I was not anemic. So all in all I think it was a good doctor visit.
Well I am off to try to get some reading done. The virus is in my left ear so I always feel like I am spinning to the right. I am going to try spinning to the left while reading to see if it helps :)
Just kidding,

Monday, February 4, 2008

Feb. 4, 2008
Hey everyone,
Well what a fun weekend we had. George was amazing as usual. We stayed up late, ate too much, and had alot of fun, but you know what they say what happens in Vegas stays in vegas. Just kidding. In a wrap up we went to the concert, I got asked out by a Texan in the elevator had to tell him no I am married, That was fun. A man died 2 rooms down from us in his sleep. I think that is about it.
I have been sick since Thur. and it dampered my weekend. I am going to the doc today because on top of being sick I am really dizzy. So much so that to do anything I feel like I have to hold on for the ride. It is like when you stand up to fast and get a head rush but all the time. So I am going to go in this morning and see what is up.
well off to get ready for the day.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Feb. 1, 2008
Hooray for Friday. Today we leave for Vegas to go see George Strait. The boys are going to our bro and sis in laws house for the weekend. the boys are excited about hanging out with their cousins. As far as sickness goes everyone is starting to feel a little bit better. Hoping that I don't get it worse then the cough I have right now.
Well have a good weekend.