Tuesday, September 16, 2014

This blogging thing is weird...

So there is probably about 20-30 blogs that I follow closely...and while I don't "know" these people, I've never met them in real life, I feel like I do know them. I read all the things they post. I have watched their kids grow. And heck, in some cases, I've watched them grow.

Then I go to comment on something and sometimes I feel weird about it. I get excited when I read a pregnancy post...but I don't know this woman. But I am genuinely excited to watch her grow and see this baby. I get sad when I see them struggle and I want to reach out and offer support, but who am I to them?

I realize that these blogs we have are opportunities to grow relationships with people that you have never, and may never meet. But how do you start those relationships out? How do you reach out without looking and/or feeling like a stalker?!?

Monday, September 15, 2014

The signs I'm getting older...

1. So, I won some tickets on the radio to attend a Katy Perry concert....boy oh boy, did I feel like I was old and out of place! The first guy that played was wearing this dress/moo-moo thing that had a collar...and leggings. For the life of me I could not figure out what he was thinking when he got dressed before the concert. INSTA-OLD.

2. There came a time in my life where sleeping started to hurt! I'm not sure at what age, all I know is that when I wake up, I sound like a rice crispy (snap, crackle and pop!) and I hurt in places that make no sense. Have you seen the way children can fall asleep?!? and they wake up bouncy and fine! Geesh.

3. I changed my email address to a serious one! No more coolchickypie2001 hahaha...

4. All of my sports hero's have retired...and sports just aren't the same!

5. You know you're getting old when you're talking to your friends and all the stories start with, "remember when..."

6. I've got to scroll to get to my birth year in a drop down box!

7. I started to like foods that I didn't like before.

8. I started choosing clothes that are comfortable rather than clothes that are stylish.

9. I went to my son's middle school open house and all I could think is, "WOW his teachers are young!"

10. I brag to my friends at work about how early I got to go to bed last night...and they're envious!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Would You be friends with YOU?

    So last week...I get a text from my best friend. It simply said "Just so you know, I'd punch someone in the face for you" HA! That's how I know we're really friends :) Unfortunately our schedules haven't allowed for us to spend a whole lot of time together...and her comment kind of came out of left field, but I didn't put too much into it.

    I ran into her in the grocery store parking lot later in the week and she says, "I have to tell you something, but you have to promise not to keep asking who said it." Of course, I promised...and she proceeded to tell me, "remember when I texted you and said I'd punch someone in the face for you? Weeeellllll, I just lost a friend just then because of you guys." I questioned what happened and she said that she was talking to someone and they told her, "I'm surprised that you and your husband are friends with them. I just didn't think you were the kind of people to hang out with those kind of people." She immediately said, "What do you mean, those kind of people?!? Do you know them? Do you know that her husband would jump in front of a moving vehicle to save my kid? Do you know that she is and has been there for anything I can possibly need? You must not know them!" Who ever she was talking to said, "I see the kind of people that come in and out of their house...I just didn't think you'd be friends with people like that".

    All of this is made more funny, because the house that they're talking about, isn't even mine. I don't live there. My dad lives there. My husband works for my dad....A BUSINESS IS RUN out of the garage. Can you always control what you customers look like? Just check out www.peopleofwalmart.com Of course you can't.

    It's funny how quick people can jump to conclusions...but it definitely made me question if looking from the outside in, would I be friends with me?

p.s. I'm super grateful that I've got a friend who would stand up for me that way :) I love her!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Sargento Ultra Thin Cheese Slices

Alright, I should start this off by saying that I'm a member of Influenster. They provide me opportunity to try things out and share my opinion with my friends, co workers and anyone else who stops by this ol' blog. That being said, Influenster provided me with a coupon for free cheese and a nifty lunch bag in return for my honest opinion.

I am very, very familiar with cheese. Though I am lactose intollerant, cheese doesn't seem to bother my tummy.We've tried just about every type of this Sargento Ultra Thin cheese that we can find. I used my free coupon to pick up the pepper jack variety. It was DELICIOUS, spicy, salty and rich. We made egg salad sandwiches with a slice of pepper jack. Yes, please and may I have another.

These often go on sale at my local Fred Meyer...so if you're hesitant to try them (which you shouldn't be!!) wait until they go on sale and then buy one of each!!

Thanks Influenster for giving me the opportunity to try them out again!!

I'm the 2nd biggest loser...and that's not so bad!

Alright...I could have sworn that I posted this...but apparently, I didn't. I took 2nd place overall in the biggest loser competition! I lost by less than a percent, but I was down 40 pounds over all. I don't call that a loss, I call that a WIN.

It was hard work and I still have a long way to go to be at my goal. This was a heck of a start though :)

Friday, April 4, 2014

One Week Left!

Well...we've been at it for 3 months now...eating right, being active, working HARD. There is only one week left in the Biggest Loser competition at work...and I'm proud to say I'm down 40.8 pounds! As of last week, I was in the lead...but only by less than a percent. I know I will need to continue to work hard...not only through next week, but through the next months and years. I am fully aware that this cannot just be a diet...that it needs to be a lifestyle change.

I can do things now, at 40 pounds lighter, that I couldn't before. Maybe it would be more accurate to say, that I didn't want to before. 40 pounds is a lot to lug around...but now, I play outside with my kid, which I have sat on the sidelines and watched for far too long.

I still have a long ways to go...but I'm getting there!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Two Months In

Hello...anyone out there? Is this thing on??

So I'm two months in to shedding all this extra weight I've got...and I am proud to say that I am down a total of 32.8 pounds! I've been working hard (most of the time...let me be honest.) and it is definetly hard work. It's time to buckle down and work even harder though. I am going to try and start working out two times a day...it's really hard to get up in the morning for me. But I know that if I want to take the competition, and get healthy, I've got to get movin more than I already am.

Well...who ever is reading this...thanks for checking in on me :)