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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Don't forget Earth Hour!

Well, I am sitting here just waiting for Earth Hour 2010.  I am also watching Up In The Air with George Clooney.  He is just too cute.  It is a pretty good movie.  I just hope it is over by 8:30pm so I can just turn off all my electronics and not miss my movie.  This is my first Earth Hour, I guess I'll just sit outside with the girls and enjoy the quietness of small town life.  Sometimes I miss not having everything within a 10-15 minute drive but for the most part I love my life in this small, town.  Well, Earth Hour is in 30 minutes so I guess I'd better log off and finish my movie with George.  Talk to you later 'nite everyone!
Have a Great day!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I love tuna.

Alright, there I said it. I love tuna.  What of it? So what if I choose to eat tuna fish every single day of my life.  It's my life.  I mean I do eat the tuna in water, it's not like I choose the kind in oil. Blech. I do have to say that I have the greatest co-workers ever!  They tolerate my smelly tuna everyday and never complain.  What troopers they are.  I'm not really sure when I came to love tuna so much, I honestly believe it is the desk where I sit.  The girl before me ate tuna most days as well.  I wonder if the desk is wired to encourage tuna eating...something to think about.  Anyway, not much going on with the band.  Just waiting to get mine. Time is passing and I am trying to make better food choices but today a co-worker brought us chocolate.  When it comes to chocolate, I am the weakest link...goodbye!

Have a Great day!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring Fever has hit.

Welcome Spring!  My two favorite dogs and I have spent the entire morning outside.  They hid while I tried to seek them.  What really happened was this, we live in an apartment and we have an area behind the complex (there are only 8 apartments) that has a 6 foot privacy fence.  Well, Maggie and Sassy were having a grand old time running amuck while I played with my cell phone.  You know downloading ringtones and such.  Anyway, the last thing I saw was Maggie crawing under the fence in a place where the fence didn't quite meet the ground.  Did I mention that my dogs are doxie mixes?  That being said, they are low riders so crawling under things isn't a problem.  But I digress.  I let them play in the neighbors yard for a few minutes because I could see them running back and forth and I really didn't think it a problem.  After a bit I noticed they had become interested in something so, like a good mother I walked over to investigate the situtation.  Let me just say that I was not completely aware that my neighbor had a garden and that my dogs would actually try to dig vegetables out of the ground.  So I called my dogs, so much for obediance training.  They both looked at me with dirt on their noses and went back to digging.  I called them a bit more forcefully and they ignored me.  My problem at this point is how am I going to get into my neighbors back yard?  I run up to my apartment, thank God I live on the second floor so I can get an arial view of the situation.  By the time I reach my apartment they have moved on to the next house for more destruction.  From half a block away I can see my two little angels demon dogs rolling around in a pile...is that sand? manure? top soil?  I have no idea but they are rolling in it with gusto.  I yell at my dogs as quietly as possible, did I mention it is 7:30 on a Saturday morning?  Luckily one of them comes to her senses and speeds my way.  Unfortunately by the time I arrive downstairs on the scene she has already left.  I realize I must take drastic action, I'm going to have to drive the car around the block to gather my wayward children.  While I trot downstairs, wait a minute I'm 200 plus pounds I ain't trotting anywhere.  While I head downstairs to get the vehicle ready for wet muddy dogs who should appear in the parking lot?  Missing in action dog #2, she's the ringleader I suspect.  How in the heck did she get here and where is the other one?  I run to the end of the parking lot and find dog #1 munching away on only God knows what and a wrapper.  Luckily I had enough forethought to bring some treats with me.  They fall for it.  So, back upstairs we go.  I have renamed my little girls from Maggie and Sassy to Thelma and Louise.  I think it fits, they have murdered my socks, undies, blankets, their beds, stuffed toys, and various other items.  They have been on the run and avoided capture.  They just have a happier ending.  So we end our memorable morning sitting out on the deck, soaking up the sun, on the second floor...with the door closed of course.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Monday, Monday...

I am loving me some black grapes these days!  I came across them at Walmart this weekend and I am Loving them!  They are so much better than the green grapes.  I am telling you, if you haven't tried them give 'em a whirl.  They are fabo.  Well, I am one step closer to my surgery.  I made my last dr appointment.  My last visit with my regular dr will be...drumroll please...Thursday, April 15! Tax day!  Whoopie! I am sooo excited.  The week before I am going to my support group and hopefully I can set up an appointment with the nutritionalist and see what else I have to do before LB Day.  I can't wait!  I am reading everyone else's blog about restiction and pbing and I want make comments too.  I feel like the fat kid on the playground that wants to play but nobody will let me be on their team.  I'm having flashbacks!  Somebody pick me! Pick me!  I know I'm an easy target for dodgeball but please!  Don't leave me on the sideline with the dorks!  Wait does that make me a dork as well?  Oh no! Am I the fat dorky kid?  I think I'm gonna go eat some grapes.  That's all I can handle today.  I think I made progress dealing with my food/weight issues, don't ya think?  Have a great day!

Friday, March 12, 2010


It's Friday! Hip Hip Hooray!  I am so excited! This has been the week from outerspace.  I have been  so stressed and not sleeping well.  My eating habits have gone from bad to worse and the treadmill has collected dust this week.  I think I might do a colon cleanse this weekend to get things "moving" in the right direction.  Ya'll say a prayer for me.  Yes I said ya'll, in case you forgot I am from the south.  Georgia to be exact, we are purty dern southern down here in the small country town I call home.  Well, today is the day.  I make my appointment for my last doctors visit to wrap up my 7 months of "medically supervised" weight loss.  I have been up and down the whole time.  I didn't try too terribly hard if I'm honest.  I was afraid I might loose too much weight and then not be eligible for surgery.  (Looking back I doubt I was in danger of that happening.)  Anywho, it is what it is.  I am almost there!  I promise that once I get banded my blog will be much more interesting.  At least I hope it will.  I really enjoy blogging, I believe that it will help to keep me accountable.  Well, lunch is over and I gotta run!  In case you haven't figured it out, I work nights so my lunch is in the middle of the night, most of you are snug in bed, dreaming sweet dreams.  Well, I hope everyone has a super-duper weekend!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

New Background!

Hey guys! What do you think of my new background? I spent my lunch hour today tweeking my blog.  This is my first blog so I am constantly finding out new things to do or changes that I can make.  Well on the band news I have my 6th doctors appointment Friday! Whoopie for me!  One more month and a support group meeting and I am ready to be banded!  I am so excited I could wet myself!  Have a great day guys! You really encourage me! 

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Happy Tuesday!

I was feeling kinda blue today so I thought of my favorite happy flower and felt it necessary to share with all of you, the shasta daisy.  I mean look at it, doesn't it just scream happy?  To me it represents beauty and simiplicity all in one.  Awww, happy daisy.  I like daisy's so much I named my best friend's dog Daisy.  Yes, I named someone else's dog.  Long story short, Daisy showed last March actually it was one year ago today.  Anywho, Daisy showed up last March hungry, lonely, flea infested and pregnant.  I told my friend isn't she too cute? She is such a sweet dog if you can't take her I will.  (I have this thing with rescuing abandoned animals.)  Well, I started calling her Daisy and well, it stuck.  She delivered 4 beautiful puppies on March 10, 2009 and one came to live with me. Sassy. We will celebrate her first birthday the 10th.  Well, not much is going on here today just wanted to share a happy flower and a short story with you guys.  Have a great Tuesday!  It's almost humpday!  Humpday...now that is one word that just sounds wrong. 

Friday, March 5, 2010

Welcome new followers!

I just wanted to give a shout out to all my new followers!  I can't believe that eleven people actually read what I write!  I feel like Patrica Cornwell or Nora Roberts.  Now if I could only get the royalities... any takers?  But alas I digress.  Well, Girl Scout Cookie season is here and I am proud to say that I refrained from ordering a single box.  I was however given a box.  Now what are you gonna do when somebody just gives you a box of Girl Scout cookies?  Seriously?  Not eat them?  Now that's just rude.  Anyway I did share them so it wasn't all bad right?  Anyway it's done.  So that's it for the day, again welcome newbies and good luck on your own personal journey!

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Thanks for all the words of encouragement!  I know that I am closer today than I was yesterday but it is taking sooo long!  I feel like a kid on a long car trip that keeps asking "are we there yet?"  I just have to keep plugging along and know that my day is coming and it will be soon.  I am hoping for May.  Late April would be fantastic but I suppose May is more realistic.  I still have to go to a support meeting and I am hoping to catch one next week.  My support meeting and my last two dr visits! Hooray!  I can see the light at the end of the tunnel Whoopie!  I suppose I should get back to work.  Thanks again to everyone who posted a comment to encourage me yesterday, I needed a good boost.  Have a great day everyone! TTFN!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Somebody Help Me!!

Well, I am still here.  I'm just waiting for time to pass.  I need help because I have fallen off the good eating band wagon.  Fallen off, getting drug (or is it dragged?) along behind the wagon is a more accurate statement.  I was doing so good for so long that I'm not exactly sure what happened.  I was eating my cheerios with blueberries (good for the heart and cholestrol) soy milk (did you know that humans are the only mammals that drink other mammals milk?) and sandwich thins with homemade jam.  Sure it wasn't perfect but hey it was better than the chocolate chip pancakes I really wanted to eat!  I was also eating spinach salad with almonds, fruit and tuna for protein.  I was really doing a great job! Today I had 2 rather large slices of sourdough with butter and jam, fried chicken, french fries, mixed veggies (out of guilt) and I'm wondering if there is any chocolate close by??  I think I might need to do a good colon cleanse.  Those really get me inspired to eat better.  Maybe it's the flushing out of the old yucky stuff and not wanting to replace it so quickly that inspires me to eat healthier.  I don't know but something has to give.  I have an apple to eat but I don't think that it will do the trick.  I want need chocolate, it is a biological necessity at this point.