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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Accidentally On Purpose

So it was an interesting day on Monday :) I got up at 7am, hurriedly got the kids ready for school, and sent them off on their way. Bundled up, because it was SO cold outside. And drizzly. But just a little bit. Not the soaking kind, at least. Or else I would have driven them.

Andrea and I went grocery shopping shortly after that. It's always more fun to shop with friends, even if it's just for food. Or is that especially if it's for food :) LOL! We met up with Laurie 1/2 way through, and stopped to chat for a while in the water/juice isle - hehehe. Really, 7:30am-8am is the PERFECT time to go to the commissary. No one is there :)

So we finished up, and paid, and loaded up her truck, and headed home. It was getting chilly, and sprinkling a bit more. We decided to put our groceries away, and go for a walk. Because did I tell you about our diet goal? I thought I did, but I don't think I did :)

Andrea and Laurie and I decided to go back on my original diet for the next 10 days, until my birthday party on the 11th. We weighted ourselves this morning, and that's our starting weight. We're gonna weigh ourselves on the 11th, and see who loses the most weight. By doing the diet. Not just not eating, cause that's cheating - LOL! We're all 3 of us gonna go to "The Jewelry Box" and pick out 6 things, then put them all in "the pot". The person who loses the most weight gets "the pot". I'm excited!

So, today I weighed, and I was 159.2. Sigh. Just 2 months or so ago, I was 140. See, I can't control my eating. I NEED to be on a program. Lack of self control. But I know that it comes off fast with this eating plan. I've seen it work. I know it works. I just have to keep the food out of my mouth :)

Anyway, Andrea and I wanted to walk. But it was SO cold. And my stroller was getting all wet, cause I'd left it outside. Because we live in El Paso. Sun City. Not rain city. That's Florence, Oregon, where I lived last year - ROLF!

SO, we decided to go to the gym instead. Bleh! I hate the gym. It's hard to stay motivated. I get SO bored.

Anyway, I walked down to Andreas house, and IT WAS SNOWING!!! What? I live WHERE? I thought I left Chicago long ago? It's SO not supposed to snow in El Paso. Super huge flakes, but it wasn't sticking. Good thing we decided to go to the gym. We'd have been snowmen by the time we were done walking :)

I did the treadmill for 10 minutes, and the eliptical for 10 minutes. I know, I suck. But it's better than nothing. I think my legs and butt are gonna be sore on Tuesday, though. If we go again tomorrow, I'm bringing my MP3 player and listening to Twilight: New Moon. That'll make the time fly!

We got home at lunch time, and I fed the gang. I had my cucumbers and cheese, Jake had a hamburger, and Jimmy had a hot dog. With fruit. And I think, some carrots. I don't remember what they ate - LOL! Food. It was definitely food :)

I spent some time on the computer, watching a Scooby Doo movie with Jimmy at the same time. We both almost fell asleep (LOL!), but held off :)

Andrea came to pick me up at 3pm, to go and get the kids. The snow was sticking by this time. Wet, but sticking. It was nasty out there. BIG flakes. I picked up some Speech paperwork from the school, and got the kids. Joe slipped and fell in the muddy snow, and got his pants SUPER trashed, so I made him ride in Ms Andreas truck with no pants. Good thing he was wearing undies - ROFL! My kids know my standing rule. If you get SO dirty that you're gonna mess up my vehicle (or that of my friends), you've gotta go pants-less (or shirt-less). hehehe.

So we get home, and the kids play outside in the little bit of snow that's sticking. Really, it's pretty pathetic, compared to the snow we got in Chicago and Southern Ohio. But it's a lot for El Paso.

I stole some pics from my neighbors facebook account. Beautiful, eh? This is her son and her house. (It looks just like my house, only reversed, and without the pretty decorations)

See my truck and my swing set!!!

Here's the neighborhood
So while it's not what you in the frozen north are used to, it's still snow. It's supposed to be 65 at this time in El Paso. The schools are running on a 2 hour delay on Tuesday. Crazy, eh? When we lived in Chicago, we didn't have a single snow day. Seriously. We had the same snow on the ground for 6 weeks, but they didn't cancel school. Their snow plows rocked. Or sucked, depending on which side of the "cancel school" issue you were . hehehe.

After the kids came in from the "snow", I made homemade hot chocolate for them. It smelled SO good, but I resisted. I must admit, I hid in my room for most of the evening. I can't resist the food this early in my diet, so I have to hide. I took a nice, relaxing bath for a while too. That helped.

I reheated the turkey noodle thing I'd made yesterday, and fed it to the kids. Let me tell you, they were ecstatic -not. They'll be glad that it's gone tomorrow, and they can eat something else. Waste not, right?

I designed 2 WordArt packs, and listened to more New Moon. I played on Facebook, and checked my friends' blogs, and just wasted some time :) I went in and put Jimmy and Joe to bed at 7ish. They both wanted Mommy snuggle time, which was nice. Eme, Jake, and Tom were put to bed at 8:30ish, and Captain America didn't get home till 9:30ish.

I'm hoping that tomorrow is a better "food" day. Not that I didn't eat good today, because I did. But it was hard. And I thought about food a lot. Only a few more days, and I'll be over the hump. Wish me luck, girls!

Dumb computer. It's been having issues lately. Probably because I use it too much. 4-8 hours a day, for almost a year. Yeah, it's getting old. I'm saving up to buy a new one. This one shuts itself off when it gets too hot. I need to get one of those cooling fan things. I saw one at Big Lots for 12 bucks. Maybe I'll go check it out soon...

So while watching TV tonight (I know, I usually don't watch it, but since this diet thing is TOTALLY kicking my butt, I needed more distractions), I saw this new show called "Accidentally On Purpose". Don't know what the show is about, so much, but I thought the title was hilarious. My kids do things "Accidentally on purpose" all the time :)

Click on the links below to go to my account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work.


jmutchler said...

Hey Bethany, can you share your diet? I really need something that works!

Bobbi-Lynn said...

Wow that's a lot of snow for your area! I don't even have that, and I am in Canada! LOL

Thanks for the wordart.

And (((hugs))) on your diet, you can do it ;-)

Lulutoo said...

OMg, did you make this just with my dog in mind? LOL On the diet thing, you really need to concentrate on maintaining for a whole year afterwards to permanently reset your set point. That's the key, but it's so boring! Your will power is amazing, though, so you can do it!

Anonymous said...

Hey Bethany, I like jmutchler, would also like info on your diet. I have 5kids, and am back to 150, finally after my last son was born 14 months ago, and have had a gull bladder and hysterectomy surgery..lol.I have been busy...but this last bit of weight is being stubborn its like I have hit a wall. My hubby use to be in the Air Force, so I remember base housing, but your looks nicer then mine did..haha..love your stories!

Bethany said...

Well, it's Officer housing, so it's better than enlisted. AND, they're brand new, so that helps.

Thanks for the "you can do it"'s, girls!!!`

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 14 post on Dec. 01, 2009. Thanks again.

Rose said...

I live in Northern Alberta Canada, and that's nothing!!! Sucks though if you're used to much warmer lol. Thanks for the WA,lots of brother sister photos that will be good for!

Sally said...

Thanks for the WA. Here in Springfield Ill. we're excepting rain and snow mix for wednesday, Slushy mess. Love reading about your everyday life

Anonymous said...

Thank you for freebies. Link on your post was added to Lori's freebie list

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 01 Dec [LA 02:00pm, NY 05:00pm, UK 10:00pm] - 02 Dec [OZ 09:00am]).

Sharon-shutterbug said...

I can't believe it - you got snow before we did, and we live in MIchigan!! I haven't seen a single flake yet this year!

Breeoxd said...

OK, first of all, thanks for the word art. Second, you REALLY need to get a fan for your puter. Without it you are basically throwing yours in the trash for no reason. Seriously, and dont just get the cheapest fan you can find. For the cost of the computer, you might as well protect it the right way. Third, girl I really thought you were joking on your FB status this am SNOW? really? lol that horrible! lol hope the kids enjoy it at least. good luck on the diet and refeed!