Rockin' it Out!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Questions stolen from everyone!!

Had a VERY busy weekend as seems to be our usual.  Makes the week come up on us way too quickly.  This Friday I'm seeing my therapist again, finally.  Really looking forward to talking to her about my food journal and see what kinds of things she can offer me.  Also, Friday we're going to see Monster Trucks, lol.  Hubby got free tickets and we got a big group together to go.  Saturday we're going to see RENT!!! YAY, can't wait.  It's my first time seeing it so I'm super excited.. love the theater!

1. What time did you get up this morning? Alarm goes off every weekday at 7:15 am

2. How do you like your steak? Medium

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? The Lovely Bones, good book, good movie!

4. What is your favorite TV show? Biggest Loser, Survivor, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Modern Family... oh my.  I DVR EVERYTHING though.. watch it when I'm free.

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? I suppose I *could* live anywhere in the world but I choose here... Madison, WI.  My family is close enough and far enough away for comfort! :)

6. What did you have for breakfast? Leftover breakfast casserole (sausage and eggs) that we were sent home with from FIL's bday party.

7. What is your favorite cuisine? Japanese!  YAY sushi!!

8. What foods do you dislike? Onions.  BLECH.  I CAN taste them even when you say I can't, too.

9. Favorite place to eat? A good sushi bar or steakhouse, I suppose.

10. Favorite dressing? Raspberry Vinaigrette or French if that's not an option.

11. What kind of vehicle do you drive? Chevy Trailblazer, 2007, Red, mine.  Chrysler 300C, 2008, black, hubby's.

12. What are your favorite clothes? Basic stuff.. jeans with a solid or lightly patterned top.  Cami with a sweater, etc.  I'm a simple girl.

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? I would love to see so many places!!  Australia, Switzerland (been there once, it's beautiful), Mexico, sooo many more!

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? Full

15. Where would you want to retire? I'd love to have a winter home when I retire, somewhere warm.  Then still live in this area spring through fall.

16. Favorite time of day? When the hubby comes home for lunch! :)

17. Where were you born? Racine, WI

18. What is your favorite sport to watch? Baseball

19. Bird watcher? Nope

20. Are you a morning person or a night person? I prefer to see sunlight than dark so I suppose morning but I don't wake up nicely. ;)

21. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? Not at this point.

22. What did you want to be when you were little? A teacher.  Still want to!!

23. What is your best childhood memory? Spending weekends at my cousins' house on the lake.  Swimming, ice skating, 4-wheeling...

24. Are you a cat or dog person? 100% cat person.  Grew up with dogs but I just don't like their smell and maintenance LOL.

25. Are you married? Yuppers!  09/03/05 was our big day!

26. Always wear your seat belt? Always. Always! ALWAYS!

27. Been in a car accident? Once, by myself.  Hit a tree on the first snowy day of the year when I was 18... been scared of snow driving ever since. :(

28. Any pet peeves? Pouty lip self-portraits.  We know you think you're cute, get over it.

29. Favorite Pizza Toppings? hawaiian pizza!  canadian back w/pineapple!

30. Favorite Flower? roses, red :)

31. Favorite ice cream? I'm not a huge ice cream fan but when I get it I like mint chocolate chip.

32. Favorite fast food restaurant? Noodles & CO. or Wendy's

33. How many times did you fail your driver's test? none

34. From whom did you get your last email? Becky :)

35. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Target or a home store where I could remodel my entire home!

36. Do anything spontaneous lately? pfft.. nope.

37. Broccoli? w/cheese please! or plain with dip.

38. What was your favorite vacation? Probably one of the three trips to Las Vegas... I love seeing theater shows and seeing the sights!

39. Last person you went out to dinner with? Chris' brother and his gf

40. What are you listening to right now? SIRIUS Hits on the tv... Cadence turns it on randomly throughout the day to dance for the baby we watch.  Baby loves it, LOL.

41. What is your favorite color? Pink!

42. How many tattoos do you have? 3

43. Coffee drinker? Yes please but it has to be drowned in flavors, can't be "coffee flavored" if you know what I mean.  I like fancy coffees like cappuccino and lattes.

Friday, January 22, 2010

HAHA, I whine for no reason.

I realize now that there are many reasons to be unfollowed.  Perhaps they started a blog or thought about it and then it wasn't for them and deleted the account all together.  I know who my real people are and I follow them closely and I hope not to lose any of you!!!  :) Dumb post... I'm over it!

Anyways, I'm up two extra followers this morning, haha.  YAY!  I loooove my followers!!  If there's anything anyone wants to know, feel free to ask! :)

Things are going well here.  I hurt my back last night somehow.  I had personal training this morning and she basically just helped me stretch my back out and did some light, light exercises that wouldn't hurt it too much.  I'm running like a fiend lately.  Fiend in my definition is WAY more than I ever thought I would be running.  I guess I really never pictured myself running at ALL but I'm so glad I am.

Cadence is going to a water park hotel with her BFF's family tonight.  We are dropping her off after her gymnastics class and then we'll be free! ;)  We're taking advantage and going to dinner with friends tonight.  We have reservations at a great steakhouse.  Tomorrow we'll be relaxing and enjoying our alone time until she gets back.  Then Sunday we'll go to Chris' dad's house to celebrate his birthday, they're cooking us brunch.

Hope all of you have a fabulous weekend!!  I'm planning on it! :)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Eek, I'm being unfollowed! :(

Sorry, to all my blog peeps if I suck at blogging!!!! :(  I try to blog as often as I can about interesting stuff.  I also do my best to read and comment on as many blogs as I can.  I read ALL the blogs I follow and just don't always comment to save time for reading.

Hope I didn't offend someone or any crap like that.  What a poopy feeling to be unfollowed!! LOL... and how ridiculous, too, that I had to make a whole post about it!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

I have been sick again but I have a NSV to share!!

I have been sick with some nasty cold or something.  I have a ton of buildup of post-nasal crap in my throat.  I cough and cough all night trying to sleep and get it out and then during the day my nose drips all the day long, lol.  I'm a disgusting mess!

I did, however, want to share my NSV that I had recently.  I have been taking my daughter to Kindermusik since she was just a couple of months old.  It's a music class that involves the parent/caregiver a whole lot.  This week we did a song where we have the kiddo on our laps and then fall back so the kid's on our chest/stomach and we throw our feet in the air!  Well, we've been doing this in class forever and I could never get back to a sitting position without pushing off the ground with my hands.  Keep in mind my daughter hasn't gotten any smaller.. she's 50 lbs now.  I did it! :)  I rolled back up to a sitting position with Cadence on my lap still and did NOT have to push off the floor!

So what does this say?  I've gotten MUCH stronger!  In the beginning of classes (when C was only a few months old) I would blame my c-section... cuz you know, they cut through those muscles.  That can only go on for so long!  Now, I managed to do this fun thing with my daughter and not just once but THREE times!  I was smiling for a long time after that! :)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Help out a friend?

Hi guys! :)  A wonderful, real-life, friend of mine has a daughter in a photographer's contest over here.. so if you feel so inclined to vote PLEASE do!  You can vote for anyone you'd like but my friend's daughter is number 10 so that would be extra helpful.  I'd love to see her win this!! :)

Thanks for all your help!!  It's a close call right now but she's in the top 3 at the moment!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Way past due!

Good grief I am a slacker!  I haven't even caught up on all of your blogs since Monday but I will get there, I promise!  I wanted to post about my week so far since it's been eventful! :)

I decided to call on Monday to schedule a fill.  I was up to like 225 point something and I was starting to look for food all day long.  I knew it wasn't in my head.  Fancy this, they had an appt available on Tuesday!  I took it!!  I went in a bit ashamed.  My blood pressure was high and they were asking me what was up since they could tell from that that I was nervous.  I explained that I was afraid I was going to be talked about behind my back at the clinic.  How this crazy girl has 9+ cc's in her 9 cc band and she wants more.. HA! What a nutcase!!  Kristen, the NP, reassured me that "nutcase" is not the phrase they use to describe me.  LOL.  She told me that she talked to my surgeon and the only conclusion they can come to is that the very first fill must have been subcutaneous since the first fill is hardest since they can't pull any fluid back to know they're in the port since there's NONE in there to pull back.  I've brought this up before but it's quite reassuring to hear again.  She also said as long as the band is allowing fluid she will put more in.  She said she's had people where the band will physically NOT allow more fluid to be pushed in.  The plunger on the syringe will go back up and fluid goes back into the syringe.  Interesting.  So she said we'd baby step me up from here on and she'd give me a 1/2 cc.  FINE! :)  She does the fill and tells me that the fluid went in very easily and there was no resistance coming back at her.  Then she sits down at the computer and gives me this look... uh oh!  She said, "I actually gave you 1 cc."  I could tell by her look... "accidentally?" I asked.  "Yes.." she said, "we got to talking and I just wasn't thinking and put all of what I had in."  She always has a bit of extra in her syringe so she has some to work with.  We had a serious talk about side effects of being too tight and she sent me off.  I even admitted to her that I was a bit excited to see the results of this fill.

Well... she called me the next morning.  She said after we talked she was worried I wouldn't tell her if I was too tight.  I admitted to wanting to feel some of the side effects of being too tight just because I never have so she was understandably worried about me.  I reassured her that I wasn't holding back and that I was doing fine so far.  I have taken it easy so far and haven't eaten anything too crazy like chicken... although I will consider that today.

I have noticed I'm feeling full sooner and for a longer period of time.  Last night I had 3/4 of a chicken patty (not the same texture as a chicken breast.. I'm sure you know what I'm referring to) and some broccoli and I was STUFFED!  I had tater tots on my plate that had to be saved for another time.  BTW - this is NOT a normal dinner but I worked until 8 and stopped at the store to cook something I could eat pronto since I'm starving when I get home from work.  They only take 15 mins in the oven.  Also, I left the bun off.  I have no problem eating bread but I noticed I was getting full off the broccoli so I figured I'd better take the bun off so I could eat more of the meat.

Not sure if I blogged about my psychologist visit on 1/1/10.  I started seeing a long-term psychologist on Friday, the first.  She is on vacation now (of course! :( ) but she gave me a sheet to track all my food on each day.  It really has kept me accountable to myself.  I go to eat that handful (or bag!) of chips and I'm like, "am I gonna want to write that on my sheet?"  Then I go on to ask myself what else I can snack on why I even need a snack.  It's really great to look back on as well.

I hate making such long blogs because I feel like no one's going to read them but that's what is new with me!  Oh and my weight is back down to 221.2.  Considering it was at 225ish last week that's pretty darn ok with me!  I'm about 8 lbs from my low thus far.  That was when I had the flu too so it's not an "official" low I guess.

Anyways, 8 lbs til I'm at my lowest weight ever! :)