Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Scrapapalooza Part Deux

Chon and I got together this past Saturday for an all day scrapping/shopping day. It was a blast! I met her pretty early so we had a pretty full day of scrapping and shopping fun. We even ate out for breakfast and lunch. It was so nice to just hang out and scrap and shop without the kids around. I was in desperate need of some "alone" time! I can't even remember the last time I did anything without the kids. I managed to finish NINE pages! And I absolutely LOVED every single one of them! I think Chon did 6 and two of the ones she did in her shabby chic style, I just thought were absolutely GORGEOUS! I'll try to upload my pages soon. I'm being lazy about it because it takes so long. But this puts my LO count at 89 pages for the year...YAY! I'm surely going to hit my 100 goal for the year.
Still working out. We hit the gym again today. Did an hour and fifteen minutes of cardio and my usual arm weights and crunches. It was HARD, but good...good work out. That's about all that's going on here. I'm really sleepy so I'm heading to bed "early" for once! Night!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

LOs to share :)

Here are the pages I've done in the last few days. I'm too lazy to put them in order so it goes from most recent to the oldest.

This puts my LO count at 80 for the year :)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Long time coming...

Has it been THAT long since I've blogged? My poor blog is so neglected! I don't know what I do all day, but time just seems to FLY by and then I don't get to come on here an update on my oh so exciting life! :D
Hmm...don't even remember what I last posted about....hmm..well, last week my sis came by on Tuesday...my nephews birthday and we all went to eat lunch at Jim's. Then we went to M's for a little shopping and found that they are reorganizing and adding SO many things to their scrapbook section! I had a couple of things I was going to get, but ahem...my card was DECLINED because a certain someone who will remain nameless forgot to deposit some money into my account....so ~insert sad face~ I left M's empty handed. On Thursday, Chon invited me over to spend a scrappy day so at the last minute, I printed out some pics, threw some stuff in my bag and Mikey and I met her at Crossroads Mall. We went by M's where I bought the stamps I was going to buy earlier in the week (some CUTE monster ones) and this AWESOME new MME pad they just got in called Complete Boy. It's one of those FAT pads with 180 sheets so with a 50% off coupon, I only paid $10..SCORE! I LOVE me some MME! And all the papers in there are so cool and since I do mostly boy pages, this will be used alot I'm sure! Went back to Chon's and I got two pages done. Two pages that I really LOVE! Got to use my new Cosmo Cricket Early Bird and came up with a page myself :D and then lifted another off of the latest Scrapbooks Ect. magazine. I also did a few more pages over the last few days. I've been buying so much paper lately, I feel like I need to be craking out the pages! SIGH!! Why does this never end?? I just LOVE paper so much....SOOO much...there, I said it...and I'm not ashamed of it either...lol And as if I haven't bought enough paper, I placed an order at Stop and Scrap for some of the Collage Press diecut papers, a Collage Press Knave of Hearts embellishment kit, the October Afternoon Night Light collection AND the Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday collection. And yesterday, Miguel took me by M's and I got this cool new American Crafts box of paper (Backyard) and an awesome new K&Co. pad called Lemon Drop. Is it just me or do you all spend more money shopping than actually scrapping? It's not just me, right? Right? lol What else??
Still going to the gym. Last week, I went four days. I am still aiming for 5, but that hasn't happened yet. A friend of mine started going too so a couple of days when Miguel didn't go, I went with her. Been doing my arm weights, crunches, the Elliptical KICKS MY BUTT, but it's such a good workout and I am LOVING the results. I've still only lost the 8 lbs, but my clothes is fitting SO much bigger! Some jeans I had bought back in September or October of last year that were BIG on me when I bought them had been fitting me very tight around the waist. Today I put them on and they were LOOSE around my waist! I can totally see and feel a HUGE difference in my mid section. I'm still dieting too...I'll let myself have a "free day" on Saturdays where I don't stress too much about what I eat, but I also do NOT get out of hand and eat bad all day. I am making much wiser choices and cutting my portions WAY down. It's alot of hard work. I am NOT one of those people who LOVE going to the gym. It sucks, you sweat, and it hurts...lol. I can think of a million things I'd rather do than go to the gym, but I know that if I don't, the blame for not feeling good about my body falls solely on me. So, if I want to feel better about my body and lose the weight I want to, then I have to get my butt to the gym as much as possible and stick to my diet. It's all about motivation and accountability :D

I need to take a pic of a page I just did today, so I'll do that and upload all my other recent LOs tomorrow. It's late and I'm sleepy and if I take a pic now, it won't be very good since it's so dark inside the house. Tomorrow is cleaning day...blah, but hopefully the kids will cooperate and I can knock it out quickly. Chon and I are planning Scrapapalooza Part Deux for next Saturday so I want to get some LOs planned and packed up. Miguel will have the kids so I will have a kid free day of scrapping! YAY!! Haven't had one of those in AGES!! Seriously! AGES!! lol Okay, SOO sleepy...good night! :)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

A Couple of pages to share...

I managed to get two pages done today...some lifts from my BOS on 2 Peas. I really love both of them! This puts my LO count at 75!

I talked to Lij earlier today as well as his dad. He had an appointment today with their family doctor because Lij had been complaining about feeling "something" in his throat and making this noise when he swallowed. Well, wouldn't you know it? He needs his tonsils out too! Yep! Can you believe it? I knew he had really large tonsils just like Mikey because our family doc had pointed that out before and told us that was the reason for his snoring, but they hadn't really bothered him until recently. Or at least I thought they didn't bother him because he never really said anything until recently. So, his dad told me that they did his blood work today and now they need to make him an appointment with an ENT and then schedule his appointment for surgery from there. I'm hoping Lij will get his done before Mikey because I don't know if I could handle BOTH of them recuperating at the same time! I was talking a little bit about the whole surgery thing and the drawing blood to Mikey today just because I don't want him to be in the dark about it and it be total surprise to him and he won't know what's going on. I think I'm dreading the whole drawing blood thing more than the actual surgery. I know how much it can hurt when they do especially when they can't find a good vein. I sure hope that whoever does it knows what they are doing so that it can be as quick and painless as possible for my baby!

Not much else going on here. Miguel has some "church thing" to help out at tomorrow so we'll just be staying home. Chon invited me over, but I know Miguel will be leaving super, duper early and I do NOT want to wake up early when I'm still up so late now. I'll find something to do. Miguel wants to take Mikey to some birthday party in the afternoon at Incredible Pizza, but I don't want to go. So I told him just to take Mikey so I'll have a couple of hours of kid free time in the late afternoon maybe. Okay, sleepy now...nighty night :)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

LAZY days of Summer....

I've been so lazy to update my blog! lol But I'm here now. Not that anything "that" interesting has been going on, but I can't let my followers down! LOL

So, STILL going to the gym...lifting more weight...not getting so tired or out of breath on the elliptical or the treadmill. I'm feeling REALLY good! I see a HUGE difference in the way my body looks...not so blah in the middle...lol...and I lost TWO more pounds! That makes 8 lbs in 20 days! I think that's pretty good! Unfortunately...I still have 35 lbs to lose to get to where I ideally want to be. That would be at my pre Mikey weight and I would be just fine with that....insanely happy with that!

I've done some scrapping....the mojo was high and I finished seven pages! This puts my LO count for the year at 73! The last one I did...with the Wiggles...I'm not really liking. It is too cutesy or something...not sure, but I wasn't "feeling" it. I think the mojo was leaving me at that point! Kind of bummed about that because I really loved those pics of Miguel and Mikey at The Wiggles show at Fiesta Texas. Maybe I'll rescrap them later.
I've gotten SOO much new paper too! I know, I know...I'm bad!! I can't help myself...it's more powerful than me! lol I got like 8 new collections in the past few days. Not necessarily "new" like just released, but new to me because I just got them. At M's I got a pad of Bazzill Dotted Swiss that I just ADORE and can't wait to use! Also got the MM Just Chillin' girl pad. At Big Lots I got two of those 60 sheet AC boxes of paper...the A La Carte and the Metropolitan for $8 each. Pretty good because I think they sell those 60 sheet boxes for $19.99 at M's. Of course those are newer, more recent lines, but whatever. Paper is paper...I don't discriminate...LOL I also got Happy Mail yesterday and today....two Collage Press collections...Knave of Hearts and Sweet Shoppe. And the Cosmo Cricket Early Bird. Also got two Sassafras Lass collections..My Dearest and Pocket Full of Rosies. I love me some Sass!! :) I want to scrap SO badly, but I think I have paper overload! I don't know what to use! lol I guess that's not such a bad thing...having all those paper options. So, that's pretty much all that's been going on. OH, we had Mikey's ENT appointment today...FINALLY..and $365 later, they only confirmed what we already knew...that his tonsils are extremely large and that his adenoids are probably enlarged as well and that is causing him all the trouble with the loud snoring and nasal congestion. So, now we just have to schedule his surgery which I'm not looking forward to because they are going to have to do blood work on him and I don't think that is going to go well. I am definately going to ask them to put that numbing cream on him before they do. I remember that from when Elijah was a baby and in the hospital with Pneumonia. That helped ALOT for drawing blood. I do NOT want to have to hold him down or anything like that. That is just too traumatizing. So we are thinking maybe doing it at the end of August/early September to try to get him on Miguel's insurance at work so that we don't have to pay all this money out of our own pockets. I really just want all this to be done and over with and get back to "normal". Okay, it's late and I'm beat... here's pics of my pages...nighty night.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

I'm PUMPED!! :)

Last night Miguel had decided that he DIDN'T want to get up early and go to the gym today. So I ended up going to bed REALLY late...around 3 a.m. And then this morning around 7:30, he comes to wake me up and asks if I still want to go to the gym. I was really sleepy, but I figured if he was willing to go, I should get up and make the most of it. So I hurried and got dressed as fast as I could. I HAD to flat iron my hair which he wanted me to skip and I was like "NO WAY" am I leaving this house and going to the gym with my jacked up hair! LOL (I went to bed right after I showered and my hair was CRAZY! lol) So, I did 30 minutes on the treadmill (we had other things to do today so we were trying to cut down to an hour instead of an hour and a half). And I ran 10 minutes again...yay! The same...two minutes here...one minute or a minute and half there...I'm building up my endurance though which is good. And I know it's going to take some time, but it's going faster than it took me when I first started running years ago. My ankle was hurting a bit today, but I had to just get my mind off of it and push myself to keep going. I did 10 minutes on the elliptical afterwards then my arm weights and ab exercises. It was an AWESOME workout! I felt really good afterwards :) Oh and guess what?? I lost another 1.2 pounds!! My last weigh in was on Thursday, so in two days I lost that much more! I'm SO psyched about that!! I know it's the dieting...watching what I'm eating, cutting my portions WAY down and cutting out all the carbs. And honestly, I'm not even that hungry. It's made me realize that alot of my eating was simply out of habit or boredom or a thousand other reasons other than hunger. I think that if I keep to my diet and keep losing weight at this rate that I can get back down to my pre Mikey weight in like three months or so. I can't even imagine that. It's like it's been so long that I've been that size, I don't even know how I'd feel you know? It's exciting to think of it....I really,really want to get back there. I have vowed to myself that I am not going to slack off on my diet or exercise and that I WILL fit back into my size 10 jeans by the end of this year. I WILL, I WILL, I WILL :)

I managed to work on a page yesterday. It's a lift off of Kelly Goree's gallery on sb.com. This puts my LO count at 66. I was wanting to scrap today, but I didn't get the chance. After the gym, we came home and had breakfast then Miguel, my mom and Mikey left to Home Depot to pick up a new washer my mom had bought. I stayed home and cleaned up a bit. After Miguel installed the new washer, he fired up the pit and bbq'd. He made me some YUUUUUMMMY grilled squash! I ate it ALL!! At least it wasn't anything bad! I could eat grilled squash every day!! Mikey swam in his little kiddie pool and we just sat outside for a while, but it's just too darned hot!! We started watching Angels and Demons, but Miguel fell asleep so I figured I'd just wait for us to watch it together. Anyway, that's about it. I'm pretty tired so I think I'll hit the sack. Mikey fell asleep on the couch around 9:00, so I should take advantage of this time. Miguel fell asleep on the other couch so I can get the bed all to myself for a while... :) Night!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Music is CRUCIAL...

to my work out! I bought some new songs off of Itunes today and had an AWESOME workout tonight! I did 3.8 miles in an hour on the treadmill AND I ran TEN minutes! WOOHOO!! Not consecutively, but overall. I'm still only up to running 1 and a half to 2 minutes at a time. I know that it's going to take me some time to get back up to where I was before, but I'm just so happy that I'm making progress! And my ankle didn't hurt at all. And it feels okay now too, so that's another good thing! I'm still at only the five pounds lost, but I'm still sticking to my diet! Trying to figure out how/when I'll be going to the gym tomorrow. Miguel doesn't want to go so maybe I'll have him drop me off in the a.m. and get back home on my own or maybe see if my friend wants to go in the afternoon. I know she wasn't feeling well, so we'll see. I really want to do another day since we won't go on the weekend. If I don't, that will only be 3 days working out and right now...I want to do more!

I managed to work on ONE LO yesterday. It wasn't even that complicated or anything, but it literally took me HOURS! The kids have just not been cooperating and I have gotten very little scrappy time :( I need a ME day. I can't remember the last time I had one...must mean I'm due for one!

Not much else to report here....no big plans for the Fourth of July...just hanging out at home and bbqing. Lij will be with his dad so it will just be us. Might go to church...not sure yet. That's all for now...I'm tired and will probably have to get up early with the kids. Night all :)