Friday, October 22, 2010

Foto Friday 20

I hope you are all having swell weeks & fantastic weekends ahead!  Be strong & smile! :)

It's Foto Friday, but not just any FF... it's my 20th FF!  I kinda liked how I did a theme sorta a couple weeks ago based on stuff I saw in Target, so I thought I might do theme-like FF's from time to time.  I am doing one this week, as well as posting more than I usually do.  It is in celebration of my 20th FF AND having gotten (over)100 followers!  All of the pictures except the chart (screen capture) & last one (camera) were taken with my phone (which is typical for my pics since they load faster & stuff) so that is why the quality may not be the best.  These pictures are a little more personal than a lot that I post, I suppose, as they are all very related to me.  I might take them down (or at least some) at some point because, well, the personal nature of them, like if by some random chance someone I knew came across them or whatever.  Anyways, I hope you enjoy them! <3

This is one of my favorite necklaces, I've had it for a while.  I believe I got it at Aeropostale.

This is my journal/diary of sorts.  Except really all I use it for is to keep track of stuff.  What I ate, any exercise I might have done, places I went, pills I took, etc each day.

This is a pink football that was on the t-shirt I wore today.  I thought it was cute, plus since it's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month & there seems to be pink all over (including the NFL), it's fitting, lol.  It looks like an old shirt, but it's really not.  It pretty much came that way, you know, the distressed style, I guess.

Toast with spray butter (0 cals) & a touch of raspberry jam.  My fave is strawberry, but it was either raspberry or orange marmalade (which I've yet to try).  This was my Thursday night dinner.

Another one of my favorite necklaces, even though I don't wear it much.  Sometimes I put the smaller one on the chain instead of the bigger one which is supposed to be on it.

I use Microsoft Excel to keep track of my weight.  I have it set up to automatically chart it as well.  It also finds my average, lowest, & highest weights for the month as I enter each day.  [I'm thinking I *might* start posting these after each month is complete, maybe, to possibly motivate myself.]

This is my favorite picture frame.  As you can prolly tell, I blocked the pic that is in it.  It is a black & white picture I took of me & my lil man on his 2nd birthday.  I think this frame was like $5 @ Target!

And yes, this is me (I am a ginger, lol).  And if you notice, I am wearing the first necklace I posted.  Not a great pic, but better than a lot I have, lol.  I don't like to be in pictures, I prefer to take them (which I did take this one, but I'm in it so...).  Sorry about the sideways glance & it being cropped (my lil man was in this pic originally too).

<3 & :) to you all!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


I have no idea what I am going to blog about, but I felt like blogging.  I suppose I could start with a little progress update.  As of Tuesday morning, I am -0.2 from my last met goal.  May have messed that up a little today, not sure.  I expect either a small gain or tiny loss or maintain in the morning.  I would obviously prefer the loss (actually, I would prefer a magical huge loss, but I'll take what I can get).  I did another whole half mile on the elliptical today!  Looking back at that last sentence sounds funny... saying "whole half" I mean.

Hmmm... I wish I had more fun stuff to talk about, but I don't.  I had an uneventful day, I only left the house to take my son to/from school & stopped by the gas station on the way to picking him up (for a fountain Sprite, which is bad, I know, but fountain soda sounded so good & like I've said before, it's better for me to give in to some cravings before they grow into a binge from being ignored).  There are lots of pretty leaves!  Last week they really started falling, it was raining colored leaves.  I do like fall, I just hate that it means winter is on it's way.  I only hate winter because it gets super cold sometimes & the roads can be nasty.  I do enjoy having a white Christmas, it is a nice benefit of living somewhere with a colder climate for winter.

I have a class reunion coming up, right after Thanksgiving.  Can't believe it's been so long.  Yeah, I'm an old fogey kinda, lol.  It will be my 10 year.  I am hoping to go, but it will depend on what else is going on & if I have the money (it's in my hometown, which is a 2 hour drive).  We had a 5 year, but I didn't go.  I hadn't planned on going because it was only a few days before my due date & it ended up being the same evening I got out of the hospital after having my baby.

Ho hum.  I guess that's all for now, think I am going to go catch up on my blog reading.  I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far & rather you are or not, I hope the rest of the week goes splendidly for you. <3


Kristina: Teen Mom is like a spin-off.  It follows Maci, Farrah, Catelynn, & Amber (girls from season 1 of 16 & Pregnant) as teen moms.

Almost.Skinny: Thanks!  I try not to question it too much, it's just weird, lol.  I've learned that weight/loss/etc can be tricky/weird like that though.  Glad it's in my favor this time!

Sarah: I'd like to give up job hunting for a while because I won the lottery.  But since I am screwing that up by not playing the lottery or entering sweepstakes, I guess I'll keep trying for the job thing. ;) Thanks!

Gracile: Thank you!  I wish weight would just magically disappear no matter what I ate or when I didn't exercise, that would be the best gift ever!

Sunday, October 17, 2010


I'm sitting here, watching the season finale of Teen Mom.  I haven't seen it yet.  I haven't seen the episode before this either, but oh well.

So, as of this morning, I am at only .2lb above my previously met goal.  Somehow I lost .8lb at weigh-in this morning & yesterday.  I haven't been eating too carefully (unfortunately) but I guess something is working in my body properly or something.  Only hope it doesn't go back up.  It might tomorrow morning, but as long as it isn't too much, it'll be okay.  I would love to meet my next goal by Halloween or the week immediately following.  It's only 3.2 away from this morning's weight, so it's not crazy unless I do have a bigger gain in the morning or some other day(s).

I actually got on the elliptical yesterday.  Shocking, I know.  I only did a half mile but I guess it's better than nothing.  And Friday afternoon I went on about a mile bike ride, but it was slow pace because I was with kiddos.  I'd like to start getting on the elliptical more, even if it's only occasional & it's small amounts, because it's better than what I've been doing these days.

I wish I had a job.  I hate being broke & hate being bored.  I had an interview recently that seemed like it went really well but I am guessing not since it was over a week ago & I didn't hear anything so I called yesterday & they said they sent me a card, which is undoubtedly not good.  Oh well, guess I am meant to find something else.  I'm not even trying to get a job in my field of study because I know it's unlikely since I have no experience for the jobs that are out there.  I do apply to the ones I see usually, just in case someone wants to take a chance.  You never know & it doesn't hurt to try, right?  I had thought maybe if I could get a job, any job, like a cashier or something, then maybe I could do some volunteer work that was field related to help me get some experience (plus the whole getting to volunteer thing is cool).

I think that's all I am going to babble on for right now.  I had an 1.5 hours of sleep around 6am this morning & was sleepy & dozing off quite a bit throughout the day, but of course, now that it is night time & the lil one is in bed & all, I am waking up just a bit to where I won't fall asleep soon.  Ridiculous, but not surprising.  I accepted my weird insomniac issues long ago, because there isn't much other choice.  Over-the-counter stuff doesn't help or any other methods I've tried, & the only prescriptions I can get would be ones that would knock me out which I don't want because of my little one.

I hope you all had fantastic weekends!  And wonderful weeks ahead!  I think I am going to go catch up read all of your lovely blogs from today now.  Ciao! <3

First, I wanted to say thank you to all of you who have left sweet & encouraging comments! <3 I can't even list everyone because there are so many of you lovelies who have done so & it warms my heart to read your comments!  I adore you all for reading & commenting, more than I can say.  Thank you, so much!

Almost.Skinny: Thanks for the recipe for the sprite-type drink! Perhaps I shall have to try it sometime.

Isobel: I'm not a big milk drinker, other than when it is strawberry, sometimes chocolate, vanilla (Nestle made a bottled version, haven't looked for it in a while) & banana would be good too!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Foto Friday 19

I hope you are all having a splendid day (or night)!  And I hope you are doing well with whatever plan/goal you have going on.  I am very slowly moving down the last 2 days, but that's surely better than going up anymore or even staying the same.  Have a wonderful weekend! <3

 I can't take any credit for this picture.  I got it from an application on my phone that has a bunch of pictures you can set as your background.  This is the one I am using right now.  Very fall-ish!

Seagull prints on the beach.

 Overlooking/looking out at Lake Michigan.

I saw these in the grocery store today & they look so yummy!  Anyone tried these?  I didn't check the nutritional info, but I think I might have to so I can try them.  Wish I could just find an individual size pack so I wouldn't have a whole box around.

 Pretty yellow flowers (also at the store) from me to you!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Hello all!  I just finished catching up on reading all of your lovely blogs.  I was about 2 days behind & I read some last night & the rest today.  I didn't have time to comment, but I did read them.  I hope those of you who have been having a rough time, rather it be with binges or life in general or whatever, I hope things have gotten better or do very soon! <3

I am doing crappy.  Well, weight-wise.  Which of course makes me feel guilty & stuff.  But I'm trying to turn it around & not get so bogged down in it that I just give up.  Today has been alright so far.  It is nearly 2pm & I just ate for the first time today.  I had a s'more (160 cals) which may not be the best choice, but sounded so good & I know (for me) it is better to give into a craving (when I can still control it) then to let it linger & get out of control & cause a binge.  Besides, the chocolate is the only part that's bad, really, the way I rationalize it, because graham crackers & marshmallows have little fat.  I am also drinking a Juicy Juice box (orange tangerine, 110 cals), my last one. :(  My weight was up 2.6lbs this morning from my last reached goal.  It's been moving up there for almost a week now (so it wasn't sudden, just day after day of bad choices).  I must get it down because if I reach +3 or my weight stays up too long, I have to reset the goal (& as I've mentioned, I've already reset this goal a few times).  Before I ate/drank I was down 0.6lb already because some stuff finally moved out (ew, I know, but it's true).

I'd like to reach my next goal by the end of the month or very early November.  Which isn't too crazy, it'd be a 5.6 loss from this morning'a weight.  But I seem to have been stuck around the past reached goal (which is part of why it's been reset multiple times, because I get back over & stay over it) for months.  Boo.

I have a few more things from formspring I want to answer & add onto my answer/confession blog then I will post it.  And I have to go back to my comments & answer the couple of suggestions I did get.  If you got anything else to throw at me, have at it & I will add that in too!

I hope you are all having a wonderful Wednesday!  I hope to keep up on blogs so I can comment more, I love to leave comments as much as I love getting them! <3 :)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Foto Friday 18

Again, I just wanted to say thank you to all of my readers & followers for helping me reach 100 (102 now) followers!  You are all awesome (& not just because ya follow me ;) of course).  Also, I wanted to ask once more for any questions or suggestion of things you might wanna know about me/stuff in my blog, as first mentioned in this post here.  I have already started the answers/confessions from the couple of suggestions I did get in comments & from some recent formspring questions.

Today's Foto Friday has a theme, sort of.  All of these pictures are from Target, from Thursday, when I stopped in to wander around.  Enjoy!

 Papa Smurf tote bag.  I used to watch the Smurfs every Saturday morning (on regular tv too, not cable) when I was a wee little girl (yes, I am older)!

 Cute clearance travel/suitcase I came across.  Comes with a little toiletry bag & drawstring bag.  Wish I could justify buying it, but I'm broke & don't travel as much as I wish I did.  Someday I will get me a smaller suitcase like this though (right now I have a huge one I store stuff in & then various size duffel bags for when I do go anywhere).

 There is a huge Halloween sign on the wall, with all Christmas stuff below it.  Confusing holidays?  Prolly not, but I thought it was slightly humorous.  They do have a couple Christmas aisles, but still tons of Halloween ones, just not under this huge sign.

Orange Tangerine Juicy Juice boxes.  So yummy!  110 cals per box.  I admit, one of these really only lasts me a couple minutes or so because I suck them right down, but oh well.

I hope you all had a lovely week & an exciting weekend ahead!  If anyone is having a bad time, please know that it will get better.  I know that can be easy to forget when things are rough & only seem to get rougher, but eventually things have to go back up!  If you ever need to vent or talk to someone, feel free to email me.

I <3 you all!!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Follow 100

As of some time yesterday evening/last night, I have 100 followers!  Wow!  I am just so excited!  I saw them all when I came to catch up on blogs before  bed.  I thought it was neat when I got 10 followers, then 20, & so on.  I never thought I would ever reach the triple digits.  That wasn't my goal at all in having a blog.  Back in May when I started this blog, I thought it would be a place where I could come & say anything I wanted.  I wouldn't have to censor anything like I do in the real world, especially when it came to my 'abnormal' food/weight thoughts & behaviors.

I want you all to know how much I love that I have any followers at all & I absolutely love when I see that I have new comments!  I adore reading the comments you leave for me.  And I love leaving comments on the blogs I read, I wish I could leave one on every post I read, but that would take forever!  But please know, I do read them even when I don't have the chance to leave a comment.

I try to follow everyone who follows me (& then some, I'm sure, lol).  If I am not following you, it's because I couldn't find a link to your blog.  Usually when I get new followers, I go to my follower page & click the icon.  A lot of people don't have their blog linked in the Google Friend Connect profile thingy.  If you want to add it on there, check out this link, that is how I did mine (in step 1, I had to sign into Google FC/Followers on the blog if I wasn't already & in step 2, I clicked 'options' then 'site settings').  If you are following me & I am not following you, let me know/leave me a link.

Also, I added a "reactions" thingy to the bottom of my posts, just in case some of you read a post & want to let me know but you don't have time or anything to say to leave a comment. :)

I really, really can't tell you how excited I am to have reached 100!  It really does surprise me that I've acquired so many.  And not just any followers, but super awesome, sweet ones!  Again, thank you all so much for following/commenting me, I appreciate it so much & I adore getting to read & comment on all of your blogs!  Have a fantastic day/night! <3

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Foto Friday 17

I didn't think I would be able to get in my Foto Friday post until Saturday.  But here I am, squeaking in with it just before midnight, yay!  Thank you all for your lovely comments lately & for reading my blog period!  Still hoping to hit 100 soon & still waiting to see if you all have any more suggestions or questions for me to answer/discuss in my lil diddy blog about that stuff.  Also trying to think of what some stuff on my own.

I hope you are all having a fabulous week & weekend!  I didn't really take any pictures this week, not sure why, guess I've been doing other stuff & not grabbing pics of stuff.  But I made sure to take a few today with my phone (which is actually where a lot of my FF pics come from) so I would have something to share.

These are yummy!  Been eating them all day.  140 calories (0g fat) in 20.  Other than these though all I had was black beans & rice (220 cal in a cup) for dinner.

 Strawberry milk!  My indulgence for the day, been craving it for a couple days.  I drank 3/4 of the bottle.

 Hello!  In magnets.  But on a table not sticking to a fridge or anything utilizing the magnetic property.

 Flinstones on Boomerang!  Yesterday (I think it was) Google had changed their pic to a Flinstone one because it was the 50th anniversary.  The episode I watched tonight was one where Fred thought that Barney was a klepto.