Sunday, January 30, 2011

Cheesy anniversary gift?

Our 9 year anniversary is coming up on Wednesday.  9 years.  I can barely believe it myself.  I have racked my brain for weeks of what to give hubby.  Finally a FB friend of mine gave me an idea.

A love lock.  We take it to a place that is significant to us, put our names and anniversary date on it, lock it and throw away the key.  I tried to be sneaky about this gift just asking hubby where is a special place to us, but I ended up telling him.  We are no good at keeping secrets from each other.  I'm ok with this.  I am excited to see what he comes up with.  I have asked a friend to come along so we will have pictures of the occasion.  I will post the result....stay tuned.  

To thank Myron and his family for this idea, I would like you to watch his video of playing catch.  Remember to click on the ads in the video to help pay for his much needed anti-seizure meds.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A productive member of society....again? looks like my days of watching crappy TV, washing dishes and talking to cats may be coming to a close.  I got the call today that I passed all the background checks (and believe me, it was many) to now be working again.  I am not sure the start date yet, but I think I am excited.  Wait.  I KNOW I am excited.  I am getting kinda lonely talking to only the kittens all day even though I enjoy their company and the fact they don't talk back.  I think I will pass mentioning where I am being employed for now....just know friends, it is awesome.

I am still working toward my getting in shape goal.  I am now up to about 7 mins on the ellipitcal.  I know it isn't much but I will get there.  With my new found exercise, comes trying new things....or I should say things I haven't tried in a looooooong time.  I think the fact I am moving now gives me motivation to be a better me.  Last weekend I did a little dancing at the club for my friend Ruthie's birthday.  It was lots of fun!  Then Sunday, I actually got up and kinda went roller skating with a friend who is a derby fanatic and a friend who just wanted to give it a try.  I have to say, both of those friends are inspirational to me.  They are ok with my lack of skill, but keep nudging me to keep trying.  I kept the skates on for a while, rolled on the carpet, and held up the wall.  I was ok if I wasn't going to be super fantastic wonderful at it....I was braving my fear and going.  I only did 1/2 a lap on the track, but I loved every minute of it.  I really am proud of myself for trying.  I head to the doctor for a visit tomorrow and will let you know if her scale has anything good to say to me.  LOL

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Dead Xbox

I am not completely sure why but I really miss my Xbox.  Hubby won it about 5 years ago from Mountain Dew and sadly about a month ago, it died.  Like red ring of death died.  Ever since then I will randomly hear a song or think of one that is in Rock Band and my heart aches to play.  *sigh*  I think it is because I now have sometime to kill and that is what I like to do.
We took our Rock Band set over to a friends house and never got it out.  We ended up leaving it there....accidentally.  I hear it is going to good use though by my friends son.  I hope he loves it as much as I do.  This is the song that made me miss it today.

I miss you Rock Band.  Please come back soon.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Everyone has to start somewhere....

Well, I figured I would start blogging about the crazy cat lady trying to lose some weight.  When I had my back surgery (and over the past year) I have gained back the 30 pounds I lost in order to get the surgery.  I have enjoyed how much less pain I am in, but it is now time to increase my stamina.  We had the opportunity to buy a 'new to us' elliptical.  Yesterday and today I got on it.  It was only 3 minutes and 30 seconds, but not everyone can start at 20 minutes.  My level of activity hasn't been the highest lately.  3 minutes will be good for me until my body will allow me to go to 4.  

Since I have been unemployed we have been working on the eating in.  It is working for about 4 nights a week.  I enjoy being able to cook for my husband.  It has been fun trying new recipes.  My last favorite we had were Turkey Meatballs with cream of mushroom soup and turkey gravy.  It was tasty!  Well, I will try to keep up on my progress.  I am not going to push my body hard and I am not going to buy a scale.  I don't want to get obsessed....I just want to succeed.

Now to type my new years resolution.  I know it is a week or 2 past but I want to write it down and be held accountable for it.  I don't want to have to tie my shoes on the side of my feet anymore.   When you are overweight, often tying shoes is a challenge.  I am ready to change that part.

We are ready and I would like to keep a journal of monthly pictures, successes and struggles.  Be scared of the first picture, but everyone has to start somewhere.

This is the picture that really started my wanting be continued