Saturday, April 28, 2007

Local Celebrities

Today we got a taste of what it is like to be on TV. The Joliet Easter Seals Region had there yearly telethon and Doug was asked to appear on it and talk about the new Autism Clinic that he will be running. The boys and I got to sit in the audience to watch how it's was really quite fun. Doug did a great job, although I think he should have gotten more camera time. When Doug's interview was over we were all in the "green" room doing the meet and greet. At that time, the director pulled Christian aside and asked him to do a bit on camera. It was so much fun watching both of them shine. I think they both had a great time!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

3 hours in a Costco

What do you get when two thirty-somethin's and two fourty-somthin's who have a total of 14 children, 4 husbands, 5 dogs and unlimited credit visit Costco together for the first time....???? Answer: Four extraordinarily full shopping carts, over 40lbs of meat, 12 perennials, a golf bag, a coffee pot, toaster, and lots and lots of chocolate. Ok, we're all on diets...there was no chocolate. The funniest part of the whole trip was watching my girlfriend load 2 Costco size TP packages, perennials, a medium size bush/tree, lots and lots of meat, clothes, and a golf bag into her two door Toyota Celica. It was a great sight only second to watching us try to load 6 suitcases into a PT Cruiser. She actually had a crowd of people gathering to watch the event. 3 hours in Costco can be a lot of fun!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Your Brain is 73% Female, 27% Male

Your brain leans female
You think with your heart, not your head
Sweet and considerate, you are a giver
But you're tough enough not to let anyone take advantage of you!

Good Friends, Good Times

This is a shout out to Tim & Jen. Thanks for having us over last night at such short notice. I called Tim at 1:30 and said, we'd like to come over for pizza and he immediately said yes. Then Jen said they could do better than Pizza and make us steaks. Well, let me tell you Tim made the best steaks I've ever had off someone's grill at home...totally amazing. He makes this "secret receipe" marinade that is out of this world. I'm afraid I went over my WW Point limit, but it was totally worth it!

It couldn't have been any better last night, sitting outside in the warm sun, tall glass of wine, amazing food and good doesn't get much better than that. So thanks Tim & Jen for having us over. We had a great time!

Friday, April 20, 2007

4lbs gone baby!

This is what 4lbs looks's gone baby! Weighed in yesterday and sported a loss...LOVE THAT! Four Pound Fish Four Pound Weights
Four Pound Chicken

Four Pound Dog

Monday, April 16, 2007

A lot of fun, a total waste of time...good luck!

I found this game on a new blog that I've been reading. It's well written, funny and she gets a ton of comments! The game is fun, but difficult on a laptop. So, get your mouse out and try it. My score is horrible...tell me what yours was.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

My first frightful day

Last week Sunday, Easter, I decided it was time to actually join WW. I was excited, I was pumped, I just needed to wait until the Thursday meeting at 5:30 to join. I talked to Doug about it, insisted that he get on board with my new "great" plan for us to get healthy and skinny. On Monday, I told everyone I knew that I was joining WW...on Tuesday I told the lady at the grocery store, Wednesday checked the website again to make sure I had the time right. On Thursday morning, I told Doug, "We need to decided if we are really gonna do this thing." He said, "I thought it had already been decided?" "Ya, well, now I'm not so sure." I said

The thought of actually stepping on a real scale in front of someone else....YUK! I checked the website 4 or 5 more times throughout the day. Called Laura...that phone call sounded something like, "Hi. Know how I said I was joining WW....well, I need some serious friend courage right now. I'm scared to death. I don't know how I'm gonna walk in there. I'll pay for your first meeting if you go with me. I know I'll be ok after the first meeting, but tonight I don't think I can go alone and Doug definitely won't go with me." After much more begging and whining she relented. Thank you Laura!

The first meeting...see I had heard about WW in New Lenox from a friend at church. She and a bunch of other women from our church had joined and were having great success. The only problem was that of the other women that had joined WW, I'm not on their "oh, I'm so glad to see you list." There are two meetings at New Lenox, one at 5:30 and one at 7:00...I chose the 5:30 meeting because I'm a chicken and didn't want to "run" into anyone. So, as we walk into this meeting and I'm already really nervous because I have to step on a scale in front of someone I look and who do I see? That friend who had originally told me about WW and I break into a cold sweat because now I'm totally freaked out about choosing the wrong meeting. Every single time the door squeaked open my head whipped around to see who was coming in the door. Eventually, Laura had to tell me to calm down. I hate being a grown woman and acting like I'm in Jr. High! I hated Jr. High. Anyway, I guess I need to go to a counselor to solve this problem, because WW won't do it.

Here's another total classic moment from Thursday evening: On our way home I promptly picked up the phone to order a "Super-Mia" pizza with 1/2 pepperoni and sausage and 1/2 garlic, mushroom, and tomato. We start tomorrow I said! At least, I ordered veggie right?

So, yesterday was my first full day. I did good. Mini bagel with honey nut cream cheese for Bkfst. Chicken salad, green salad and English muffin. 3 mint melt aways(ya, that was bad), 2 pts bar, coconut chicken, beans and potato for dinner, glass of wine and small cherry cheese danish for dessert. I was 5 pts over my daily allowance because we had company over and I served food and wine. But the new WW gives you an extra 35 pts to play with during the week. I love this idea because it's like having play money in your wallet!

Today, I started out with a yogurt and looks so pretty because Doug and I were competing to see who could make the best breakfast. Tomorrow will be tough because we are having Easter dinner. But one day at a time right?

Friday, April 13, 2007

I'm a weight watcher again

Went to my first official meeting last night. I'm 10lbs heavier than my start weight last time I joined...two kids ago...5 lbs a kid...I guess that's not too bad. I'm really sick of this weight problem bored with it. Well, I think I've peed 40 times today!!! I so badly want to be one of those "I lost 5lbs people next week!" Wish me luck!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Mom My Ride

Watch the video to the right and get ready to laugh! Someday I'll have a sports car...but not any time soon!

Monday, April 09, 2007

By the end of spring break the natives were restless!

Spring Break ended up being a long week of cold weather and lots and lots of TV and computer games since mom was so wrapped up with planning Easter services for church. By the end of the week, Emily and Christian found a whole role of carpet tape and thought it would be a good idea to tape Christian up. It was funny until he tried to get it off...carpet tape doesn't tear, it adheres to anything even skin and you can't cut it unless you have a really good scissors! Needless to say...he was late for dinner...I think it took him a half hour to get loose. = )

Friday, April 06, 2007

Your 80s Heartthrob Is

Kirk Cameron