Saturday, January 29, 2011

Test this Morning

I am going in to take that test this morning.  I am SO nervous!!  I hope I do good, I really do!! 

Well I need to go shower and get the kids up.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Weighing in this week and I need everyone to send me some good mojo

I was going through another one of those narcoleptic type phases were I was falling asleep all the time.  After discussing it with my sister, we figured it was because I wasn't doing that much.  The weather has been unusually warm so I have been able to go out and get on the old Gazelle and go for a few walks, and amazingly, the first day I really moved, no bouts of extreme sleepiness.  I find it completely amazing that the body responds SO quickly to these changes.  Really amazing!!!

So I got on the scale yesterday morning and I was 244.  That is another 2 pounds down, so that is always exciting.  I have to say that I am really proud of myself for actually doing this.  It is an amazing feeling every time I get on the scale and see that I lose.  I think at this point, if I stepped on the scale and hadn't lost anything but still hadn't gained anything, I would still have that feeling of achievement since I had let my weight get so out of control for so long.  However, there are a few undesirable physical changes that I have to admit I find kind of gross.  34 pounds ago, I didn't feel so loose and flabby but had a more plump feeling.  Now, I have very loose skin that hangs and sags everywhere making me think that when I reach my goal, I will have to have a whole Spanx type wardrobe to contain the flabulosity of my new body.  I keep trying to push those thoughts out of my head because I am afraid those kinds of thoughts might cause me to self sabotage but they still creep in every now and then.  Maybe I can just wish for some type of TLC reality show and someone will 'donate' a body lift for me...lol. Yeah, I know, keep wishing, right?

Onto the good mojo!  I am applying for this awesome job with great pay and hours and benefits (eventually), and I want everyone to send me all their good wishes, prayers, good mojo, or whatever your belief system allows.  I will take all well wishes.  I have to take a test on Saturday morning which my grade on that can end up being the make me or break me event in this hiring process. Since I do live in Nevada where the unemployment is one of the highest in the nation, for every good job posted, there are literally thousands that apply to that one job.  Oh heck, any time there is a job posting of any kind, that happens.  There is some pretty stiff competition for jobs here so I need all the help I can get.  If I get this job, the money that I make alone from it will double our yearly income.  That is how great it is.  Another cool thing, it requires lots of moving and if you have read my blog for some time, you know how big I am on just being able to move and how good it is for the body.  So PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE send me all the love you can and hopefully I will get this job.  Of course I will keep everyone posted through the process. 

So I have not been able to get the Kinect game that I wanted due to lack of fundage.  They have ran out of work at my husbands job and he is again collecting unemployment for the next month or so.  I hate this time of year.  See, I need that job because then this would never again.  We all have been playing the adventure game more though.  The kids get a kick out of the pics it takes of me because it always seems to get a pic when I am jumping and my boobs are flying up around neck.  The kids starting laughing so hard, little turds...lol. 

Lots to do today, I will I check back later.  I hope everyone has a great day and gets to do that little extra moving around!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Yes, I am still alive!

Okay, so I haven't been blogging, but I have been still losing.  I got really busy through the holidays and was feeling wiped of creativity and didn't blog.  I am proud to announce that I weigh 246 pounds though.  That is a total lose of 32 pounds for me.  I am patting myself on my back right now.  That is a BMI of  38.5 for those keeping track of numbers, because numbers are important to me. That also bumps me out of the morbidly obese range which is VERY exciting to me.  I am now only obese.  The overweight range is still really far away so that will be a long term goal at this point and I am not going to be focusing much on that until I get closer to the 200 mark.

I am unable to use my Gazelle at this point.  It is in the garage and it is getting way to cold at night.  I can't get the arms to swing well enough to be a good workout.  I have been trying to stay busy with cleaning and what not though.  I did get really sick after Christmas with an allergy of some sort.  I haven't been able to pinpoint what it is exactly that I am allergic to but I have been able to narrow it down a bit.  I have noticed that the itching seems to get worse when the heater is on.  It was time for the filter to be changed and it was also a brand that we had not used before.  We have changed the filter and things seem to be getting better. I don't know if this will continue to be a problem or not, but I hope so.  I was so miserable for a while there.  My hands swelled up so bad that I couldn't use them.  My feet hurt to walk on them.  I was so itchy, painfully itchy and was getting big welts that would bruise, but it seems to be getting better.  I am taking allergy pills for the first time in my life on a daily basis or else all the itching starts again.  So anyways, now the house is a complete disaster since I wasn't feeling well and couldn't use my hands.  Everyone tried to keep up with the cleaning, but I guess that even if combine the husband, my mom, and the kids together it does not equal me.  All of them together could not do the job that one of me does.  I do appreciate everyone trying to come together while I was sick though and they did do a wonderful job considering they were all working out of their scope of practice...lol. 

So the current plan is this, we bought the kids an Xbox and a Kinect for Christmas and I am going to buy one of those Kinect work out games this month.  I think I have decided I want the EA Active 2.  My sister has been using the Biggest Loser one and says she gets a really good workout with it but at EA Active 2 comes with really good reviews too and it has a heart monitor that feeds information to the machine.  So, I want to buy that game instead of the Biggest loser one, but maybe I will just eventually get both.  Also, the weather will be warming up here soon and I will start taking walks with the little ones again.  It is just too cold for me to feel comfortable with having the baby outside for a long time.

Oh and speaking of the baby, we celebrated her 1st birthday last month.  She was so cute with the cake.  She apparently thought it was too good to smear all over herself and ate it instead.  So I don't have any cute pictures of her with cake smeared on her face.  She even got really mad when I took the plate away.  I was like oh boy, we are going to have to really limit the sweets with her because she seemed hopelessly hooked to that sugar right away.  She does love her veggies too though.  She is also walked, EVERYWHERE!  She falls down, a lot, but gets right back up and walks until she drops again.  I can't wait for warmer weather because she is going to love going out there and running.


Well, as I mentioned earlier, the house is a MESS and I need to get busy cleaning it since I am feeling normal again.  I will be posting more though, I promise.  I got a laptop for Christmas and it will be easier to use the computer since I can have it in any room now (and easier to use now that my hands aren't swollen..lol).  I also plan on doing pictures again here soon.  The plan is when I reach 240, I will post up more pictures and then I think I will do pictures every 20 pounds.  Thanks everyone for stopping by in my absence and worrying.  Sorry about that too.