Monday, October 29, 2007

You Know You Make Me Wanna SHOUT!!!!

I took a shower this morning... and washed my hair... BY MYSELF. Now, this may not seem like a big deal to any of you and you should thank the deity of your choice for that, but for ME... Holy! Hell! It was YOOGE! Imagine being 38 and your mother having to help you wash your hair every time it needed washed.... yeah. It Sucks big, hairy, bawls!!! Its embarrassing as hell and its just... demoralizing. Really. TRUST ME.

My parents have a very small shower. I couldn't FIT in the damn thing when I first got here. The Shower Door was too small, I was too big.. take your pick. I haven't been able to use that shower for 2 years... and now I can! ::Does Dance of Joy::

I just had to share!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

10% Off!!!!

That's right my friends. I have finally lost 10% of myself! Today's weigh in shows a loss of 3.4 lbs for a total of 48.2 lbs. I hit my 10% goal at 46.3 lbs!!!!! I will have hit a 50 lbs loss in another 1.8 lbs. 14 lbs after that... My friends... I will be BELOW 400 lbs. I'm so STOKED!!!!! ::bounces in chair::

How was YOUR weekend?

Friday, October 26, 2007

Halloween Carnival Fun

I have baked more cakes today than I ever wanted to in a short span of time...

4... count them... 4 Halloween cakes, baked, iced, and decorated today. Mom and I are running the Cake Walk tomorrow night at the Carnival. It should be great fun watching all the kiddies in their costumes running around trying to win MORE sugar lol. If I can figure out how to post more than one picture per post on here I'll put some up Sunday. Here's to hoping you all have a fun filled weekend.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Tell me you din' REALLY just end the episode like that. It didn't so much end... as it just.. STOPPED! Grrrrrrr

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

For Your Consideration

Recommendation Day!!!

Bo Bice's new CD See The Light -- Its really, really good. Its what his FIRST CD after American Idol SHOULD have been. I'm really enjoying it. I've listened to it 3 or 4 times today. I bought it at 10am. You can only get it on CD at Walmart or purchase it as a download online from several other sources. Its worth it! Go! Listen!

1408 -- Starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. Scary frickin' movie. It's suspenseful and a complete mind fuck at the end. Check it OUT! Its the perfect time of year to rent it or buy it on DVD!

Switching Time: A Doctor's Harrowing Story of Treating a Woman with 17 Personalities -- by Richard Baer This book is an accounting by the doctor that treated this woman for 15 or more years. Its sounds phenomenal. I haven't read it yet but when I read the Newsweek article on it I was very, very intrigued and ordered it! I can't WAIT to sink my brain into it!

Monday, October 22, 2007

A Sigh Of Relief

My folks are out of town visiting my grandmother and aunt. Husband is here, Shecky is thrilled and I'm getting a chance to just... be. Ahhhhhhhhhh.

I lost 3 lbs this week!!!

I'm going to experiment and not exercise this week. It seems the more I exercise the less I loose. I just wanna see what happens.

I've been reading a lil bit more lately. It helps me relax.

I seem to be having trouble relaxing lately... not sure if its from living with my folks and always feeling like I'm under scrutiny or...

Its raining here. its chilly here. Perfect weather for napping, relaxing and reading... YEAH!

Friday, October 19, 2007

"Catch As Catch Can" or "Sleep Deprivation Makes Me Cry"

Sorry for the lack of post yesterday folks. Shecky, my darling, adorable, loving, light of my life, woke my butt up at 4:30 AM yesterday... by making his bed. WTF?

He was WIDE awake and ready to rock! I was ready for more sleep. I tried to get him to lay back down but... yeah... that wasn't happening. We got up, got him ready for school, goofed off a bit and I tried desperately to cat nap between sentences. Yeah... THAT wasn't happening either! I would have gladly knocked his lil butt out! (When my Nanny heard about his antics she suggested a nightly dose of Tylenol to do just that lol... She was only kidding.. RIGHT?)

The rest of the day was, basically, a sleep deprived blur. We went to town and spent the morning shopping at The Big Evil Wally-World. I got one of Shecky's Christmas presents. Its a YOOGE Black Pearl Toy Ship. He's STILL obsessed with Pirates of the Caribbean and he was drooling over it at his last trip through the toy aisle. Its not hiding in the trailer.

I also spent a crap ton of money on Halloween Themed Candy to make goody bags out of. A week from Saturday we're having a HUGE Halloween Celebration for the kids. We're doing a "Haunted Woods" ride. The adults are going to create a haunted trail that the kids will be taken through on a hay ride. We're going to have Trick-or-Treating (hence the goody bags) and we're going to have a Halloween Carnival. The carnival should be a blast for the kids. We'll have everything from bobbing for apples to a cake walk to face painting to any number of other things. I'll be spending next Friday baking and decorating 4 cakes for the cake walk. Mom and I will be running it so I figured, yanno, I MIGHT should make some cakes for it. Mom and I will both be in costumes and if I can figure out how to get more than one picture on my blog at a time I'll put some of em up here. :)

But, I digress. After shopping we came back here, unloaded and unpacked all the stuff we'd bought and then kinda just... well... we were much like slugs that have scuttled through a pile of salt. Heh. We just kinda sat around and did not much till it was time to go get Shecky from School.

I helped him study and do homework. We had dinner. Shecky and I snuggled up in my bed and watched Survivor (STOOPID STOOPID PG AND WHATS HER FACE THROWING TEH CHALLENGE!!!) and CSI:The Original (GRISSOM AND SARAH... ENGAGED!!! FISH WITH BOTH MALE AND FEMALE SEX ORGANS!!! CORY'S DAD FROM BOY MEETS WORLD!!!). Shecky went to bed, I read a while then passed. the. hell. OUT!

It wasn't a terribly BUSY day but the lack of sleep had me kinda... disoriented. (Yeah I know... not really all THAT different than usual but it DID make it worse.)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Who IS This Kid?

Shecky confuses me sometimes. This morning he popped out of bed, got dressed, made his bed, brushed his teeth... all without my having to say a WORD to him. Usually, I have to threaten him with bodily harm to get him out of bed much LESS moving! WTF?

THEN... he decides to take it upon himself to make his own lunch... ON PIZZA DAY at school. (Pizza is the only food group according to him.) When I asked him why he said, "I'll have Pizza on the 31st. Pizza isn't good for you anyway, Mom." WTF?

THEN, he is SO determined to take the test over the library book he checked out that he reads the book to me and answers all the questions without pausing. He paid full attention to what I was asking and didn't get distracted ... or... anything. WTF? WTF?

I have no clue who this child is but I kinda like him... and I'm kinda... Scared of him! heh.

(My Dad SWEARS all this HAS to be due to some lil girl he's crushin' on... Who loves to read... and prolly makes her own lunches... groan... Gawd Help Me! He's ONLY 7!!!!!)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

I Suck....

Unintentionally hurting someone you love sucks... especially when you can't really fix what was done.

I'm sorry.

Friday, October 12, 2007

The Mom Song Sung to William Tell Overture with Lyrics

Ok... this is my day with Shecky in a nut shell. SO ON POINT!!! LOL... cute, creative and TRUE you can't beat that!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Daily Menu for Thursday 10-11-2007

  • 1 C Oatmeal 2 points
  • 1 C Skim Milk 2 points
  • 1 C Diced Sliced Peaches 2 points (6 Total Points)


  • 3 oz Braunshwager 6 points
  • 12 Saltine Crackers 2 points
  • 2 C Green Seedless Grapes 2 points (10 Total Points)


  • 6 oz Mom's Meatloaf 6 points
  • 1 C Cous Cous 4 points
  • 1/2 C Corn 1 point
  • 1/2 C Green Beans 0 points (11 total Points)


  • 8 Sugar Free Shortbread Cookies 4 points
  • 1 C Skim Milk 2 points (6 Total Points)


Total Points for the Day 33

Three Cheers for Shecky!!!

Today... was report card day! Shecky brought home 6 A's and 6 B's!!!! I am SO proud of him! (Could I use more exclamation points? Why, YES! YES! I! COULD! heheh)

He finally made the leap between studying and good grades. He GETS it now! WHOO HOO!!!! He got 3 things out of the prize bag and the promise of the Transformers Movie next week when it hits stores. Grandpa promised him $10.00 for every B and $20.00 for every A... Ummm that would have been $180.00. Needless to say Shecky forgot the amounts promised and Grandpa got away with giving him a cool $20.00. lol.

WTG Kiddo! I'm so freakin' proud of you I could bust!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Daily Menu for Weds 10-10-2007


  • 1 C Oatmeal 2 points
  • 1 C Skim Milk 2 points
  • 1 C Diced Canned Pears 2 points (6 Total Points)


  • 1 Novrosky's Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich 13 points (13 Total Points)


  • 1 Taco Bell Take Home Santa Fe Beef Bowl 7 points (This was actually VERY Tasty!)
  • 1 Slice 2 % Pepper Jack Cheese 1 points (8 Total Points)


  • 2 Cups Green Seedless Grapes 2 points
  • 1 Starbucks Frapp Dark Chocolate Peppermint Drink 4 points (6 Total Points)


Total Daily Points 33

I did NOT have the Frapp last night so I only had 27 points yesterday!

They Are TRYING To Kill Me...

It's the ONLY viable explanation. They, refers to my Doctor's Office and my Insurance Company.

Let me explain... I am in the midst of going from using my local pharmacy to using a mail order pharmacy. I'm doing this for two reasons. First and foremost... the local pharmacy here is staffed by idiots. During the almost 4 months I've been here they have not ONCE filled or refilled my prescriptions without making NUMEROUS mistakes. Jack-Holes... sigh. I've them do everything from telling me my insurance says I have no coverage (Which, um... NO! Hello, when I called the insurance company they said they paid claims for all the meds I tried to fill that day.. ) to trying to fill medications I didn't ask for. HATE THEM. Second, my insurance company has decided that all maintenance drugs have to be handled through mail order.

So, during this little saga of switching over I've had a few... problems. First, the mail order pharmacy claims they never got the fax of my meds from my Doctors Office. The Doctors office SWEARS they faxed it. They finally re-sent it ... 2 weeks later. THEN, the Doctors Office has the wrong strength on one of my medications. They put 50 mg... it should have been 500 mg. That particular drug doesn't even COME in 50 mg... Anyway, the pharmacy had to wait for new orders from the Doctors Office confirming the correct dosage. That took another week. So.. yeah. I'm RAPIDLY running out of ALL my meds. I've purchased most of them locally for the last time. (You can do it twice per drug and have the insurance pay for it. After that you have to pay full price for it.) Unfortunately, one of my meds, the one that keeps me from being in EXCRUCIATING pain due to ... ummm... "elimination issues"... was filled twice already, due to a change in direction. I ran out... completely. I've been out for 2 days. Last night I did not sleep because of the pain I was in. I've called the Doctors Office 3 times now, including this morning, to get them to call in a script to the local pharmacy so I can PAY CASH for the med. They FINALLY called it in this afternoon. ::does a little jig::

Unfortunately, that caused other issues. Shecky gets out of school at 3:30pm. We were in town... 30 min away. I called the pharmacy at 2:30 pm to see if my meds were ready. The LOVELY young lady *cough* who was so PLEASANT *cough* and HELPFUL *choke* told me it would be another 30 minutes before the medication would be ready. We figured we could make it to the school JUST in time to pick up Shecky from school. We would have been right... IF it had taken only 30 minutes. It ended up taking over an hour. Shecky FINALLY got picked up from school at 4:00 pm after my father borrowed a friends truck to go get him. We got home the same time they did....


Anyone else have days like this?

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Daily Menu for Weds 10-9-2007


  • 1 Frozen Biscuit 4 points
  • 3 Slices Bacon 3 points
  • I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray 0 points
  • 1 Small Banana 1 points (8 Total Points)


  • 2 Slices Delightfully Wheat Bread 1 point
  • 2 Slices Lean Turkey Breast Lunch Meat 2 points
  • 1 Slice 2% Pepper Jack Cheese 1 point
  • Dijon Mustard 0 points
  • 2tsp FF Mayo 0 points
  • 1 oz Doritos 3 points (7 Total Points)


  • 1 Sunbeam Hamburger Bun 3 points
  • 7 oz Super Lean Hamburger Patty 7 points
  • 6 oz Oven Fries 2 points (12 Total Points)


  • Starbucks Frapp. Dark Chocolate and Peppermint 4 points (4 Total Points)

Total Daily Points 31

Get Thee Behind me...

Temptation! Holy CRAP I'm having a tough time today. I'm not hungry yet I want to snack... on... everything. I'm not sure what the reason is though.

I'm mildly stressed about a couple of things going on but no so much that I should be having snack attacks. Its too soon for PMS. WTF?

I'm trying hard to fight the temptation but man... if I let my guard down for just a moment its gonna be BAD. Looks like a long day today.

Anyone have suggestions or hints for dealing with this? Please?

Monday, October 8, 2007

Daily Menu for Monday 10-8-07


  • 2 Soft Boiled Eggs 4 points
  • 1 Package Instant Grits 2 points
  • I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray 0 points
  • 1 Slice 2% American Cheese 1 point (7 Total Points)


  • 1 Can Honey Mustard Chicken Vienna Sausages 7 points
  • 1 100 Calorie Pack Hostess Cupcakes- Yellow 2 points (9 Total Points)


  • 10 oz Oven Fried Pork Chops 10 points
  • 1/2 C Peas and Carrots 0 points
  • 1/2 C Lima Beans 1 points (11 Total Points)


  • 1 Piece Core Cornbread 2 points
  • 2 T Steens Syrup 2 points
  • I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray 0 points (4 Total Points)


Total Points Today 31

I was really craving protein today for some reason. I did horrible on my fruits and veggies and milk. ALL I WANTED was protein. How weird is THAT? I'll do bettah tomorrow....

Update and Links I'd Like You To Visit

Good Morning! Happy Columbus Day! I have some things I wanna talk about today but its nothing terribly important.

Here's a quick update on the weight loss scene. I lost 5.2 lbs this week. I'm at my lowest weight in AGES. I now weigh 420 lbs. I'm getting so close to breaking the 400 lb mark I can freaking TASTE it. AIIIIIIGH. I found out last week I actually only gained 3 lbs not 5. Mom rounded up when she told me verbally. I yelled a long time about THAT one. Heh.

My walk today was really good. I managed 7 minute cycles of walking rather than 5 and I got in 10 laps per cycle rather than 7. It was sort of a power walk... for me. LOL. A REAL power walked would have looked and said... "Ummm... lady... yer CRAWLING" but I feel good about having managed to increase my time, speed and number of laps. Gonna aim for the same for the rest of the week.

My friend Jess over at Oh, The Joys is having a rough time. Her grandmother passed away very suddenly this weekend. She's got a very moving tribute to her up on her site. Please go by and check it out. Give her some support and love from the Blogaverse!

Another friend of mine, Wendy, over at One Day At A Time... is asking the Blog Community to stand up and help her support a really great cause. If you can afford to donate I encourage you to do so. If you can't, like me, perhaps linking to her and giving her more exposure for the cause would be a nice way to help out. Her email to me follows and it contains a link:


Hunger is an issue that has become very important to me and I have decided to get involved! I am walking in the CROP Hunger Walk and I need your help. Please consider making a donation to my efforts. Your donation supports programs that work to solve this world-wide challenge.You can help me by making a donation online. Click on the link below and you will be taken to my personal donation page where you can make a secure online credit card donation. Thank you,Follow This Link to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support Church World Service.


That's it for now. I'll be back tonight with today's Menu.

OH! Shecky is FINALLY off restriction and can go play. PRAISE JEBUS I made it through! errr HE MADE IT THROUGH... heh.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Daily Menu for Friday 10-05-2007


  • 1 C Oatmeal 2 points
  • 1 C Skim Milk 2 points
  • 1 Ham Steak 2 points
  • 2 Servings Diced Pear 2 points (8 Total Points)

  • 1 Fat Free Cranberry Apple Muffin 2 points (2 Total Points)


  • 1 Lean Cuisine Chicken Club Panini Sandwich 7 points
  • 1 100 Cal Pack Carrot Cake Cupcakes by Hostess 2 points (9 Total Points)


  • 1 Cup Cous Cous 4 points
  • 4 oz Chicken w/ Lite Spaghetti Sauce 4 points
  • Squash and Zucchini 0 points
  • 1/2 C Green Beans 0 points
  • 1 C Skim Milk 2 points (10 Total Points)


  • 1 Dark Chocolate and Peppermint Frappiccino 4 points
  • 2 Slices Delightful White Bread 2 points
  • I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray 0 points (6 Total Points)


Total Points for the Day 35

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Daily Menu for Thursday 10-04-2007


  • 2 Scrambled Eggs 4 points
  • 2 Slices Bacon 2 points
  • 2 Slices Delightful White Bread 1 point
  • 1 Slice 2% Pepper Jack Cheese 1 point (8 Total Points)


  • 2C Green Seedless Grapes 2 points (2 Total Points)


  • 1 Piece Core Cornbread 2 points
  • 1 C Black Eyed Peas 3 points
  • 8 oz Venison and Pork Smoked Sausage 10 points (15 Total Points)


  • 1 WW Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar 2 points
  • 1 Starbucks Peppermint and Dark Chocolate Frappaccino Drink 4 points (6 total Points)


Total Points for the Day 31

Writers Guild

Here is a 7 year olds attempt at creative writing. How can you NOT love this kid?

The Amazon by Shecky Bo Becky

Me and Ray and Martina goes to the Amazon and see the animals and lions. I see a rose. I pick it up for Marina. The End.

I do believe my child has a crush. She's an adorable lil girl and he talks about her ALL the time. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Daily Menu for Weds 10-03-2007


  • 3 Pieces Bacon 3 points

  • 1 C Cheerio's Cereal 2 points

  • 1/2 C Skim Milk 1 point

  • 1 Small Banana 1 point (7 Total Points)


  • Salad (Iceberg Lettuce, Carrot, Cabbage) 0 points

  • 2T Lite Honey Dijon Dressing 1 point

  • 2 Slices Delightful White Bread 1 point

  • 2 Slices 2% Pepper Jack Cheese 3 points

  • I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray 0 points (5 Total Points)


  • 6oz Super Lean Ground Meat Hamburger 6 points
  • 1 Slice 2% American Cheese 1 point
  • 1 Sunbeam Hamburger Bun 3 points
  • 4oz Oven Fries 2 points (12 Total Points)


  • 1 WW Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar 2 points
  • 1 Starbucks Peppermint and Dark Chocolate Frappachino Drink 4 points (6 Total Points)


Total Points for the Day 30

Calling ALL Lurkers!

Today is The Great MOFO Delurk! The Blogaverse is asking all our lurkers and regular commenters to talk to us! (So we know we're not talking to ourselves... but... ummmmm... I kinda do that ANYWAY... but... *cough* Yeah...)

Please let us know you're out there. ALL of you... talk ... to... ALL... Of.. US! WOOT!

Just so you don't feel like a doof with nothing to say, here's a question for ya.

"What is your dream job and why?"

My dream job is to be a professional singer. When I sing for other people its the ONE TIME I feel like I "belong" ... yanno?

Daily Menu for Tuesday 10-02-2007

Sorry I'm late with this.


  • 2 Eggs 4 points

  • 1 package Instant Grits 2 points

  • 1 Slice 2% Pepper Jack Cheese 2 points (8 Points Total)


  • 2 oz Turkey Breast Lunch Meat 2 points

  • 1 Slice 2% American Cheese 2 points

  • 2 Slices Delightfully White Bread 1 point

  • 1 WW Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Bar 2 points

  • 1 oz Doritos 3 points (10 Points Total)


  • 2 C Green Seedless Grapes 2 points (2 Points Total)


  • 6 oz Chicken Breast 6 points

  • 1/2 C Cous Cous 2 points

  • 1/2 C Lima Beans 1 point

  • 1/2 C Corn 1 points (10 Points Total)


  • 1 Small Banana 1 point (1 Point Total)


Total Points 31

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

God Bless Those Who Have Gone Before...

I have a favor to ask of you. Jenn over at Serving the Queens has had a terrible loss. One of her family was serving in Afghanistan. He was killed in the line of duty. You can read about it at the link above. She is creating an online card from her most recent post. You can find that post here. Please, Please, go comment and give this family your support, your thanks, your prayers, whatever you care to offer. Even if you don't support this war or believe in the reasons for it, this family lost someone they love... lend them a shoulder.

If you are a blogger please, pass these links along to your readers and encourage them to participate as well.

The email I received from Jenn follows:

"I've never asked for site visits before, but I'd like your help with this.

I'd like to make this link a card for Matt's parents. I'd like to get as many comments as possible for them over the next couple of days and then give it to them. The funeral is Thursday; would like to have it finalized at that point.

Can you please post this link to your blog and direct commenters to it?
It is for Terry & Cheryl Blaskowski, parents of Sgt. Matthew Blaskowski.

Comments will be moderated; no anti-war messages will be posted.

Please, please, do your magic friends, and pass this link along to your friends, who can pass it along to their friends.....
Jenn "

Monday, October 1, 2007

Daily Menu for Monday 10-01-2007


1 C Oatmeal 2 points
1 C Diced Peaches 2 points
1 C Skim Milk 2 points
1 Ham Steak 2 points


2 C Green Seedless Grapes 2 Points


5 oz Chicken Breast 5 points
1 C Cous Cous 4 points
1/2 C Sweet Peas 1 point
1/2 C Cooked Carrots 0 points


1 Can Vienna Sausages 10 points
1 C Green Seedless Grapes 2 points
Total Points 32 points

The Missing Blogger Has Returned

I apologize for my silence of the last 4 or 5 days. We lost our Internet connection, got it back, spent Friday in town shopping, picked Shecky up from school and promptly headed to Houston for the weekend where we were very busy doing family stuffs.

A few items I want to address:

  • The Game Plan is THE perfect family movie. The frickin' ROCK had me tearing up and laughing my butt off all at the same time.
  • Today was weigh in day. I gained 3 lbs. I'm pissed. I'm frustrated. I'm depressed. Nothing really NEW there but I thought I'd just kinda... let ya know. Meh.
  • We are going to a meeting tonight to sign Shecky up to play in a "Lil Dribblers" basketball league. I'm going to volunteer to be a scorekeeper or a time keeper... Pray For Me.
  • The Game Plan is THE perfect family movie... WHUT? I know I'm repeating myself :P Its THAT dang enjoyable.
  • I'll post a menu for today later after I have eaten everything I'm gonna. (Its 5pm here and I've eaten all of 9 points... NOT a good food day)

Hope you all are having a great day.