Wednesday, November 28, 2012

So yeah.. I am fat

And honestly, it isn't something I just discovered.


I am fat. Not a little fat, not pleasantly plump, I am fat. If I can say it why can't anyone else? I know it isnt my outfit making me look fat, it is my fat that makes me look fat. I know it's the hamburger and fries I stuffed in my mouth today that make me fat, not some unseen force that while I sleep says " BAM 10 more pounds on her ass!"

And although, I am completely on the omg fat scale, I have done a 5k. I want to do more. I am for the most part healthy, I have not killed any chairs and I still can wear clothes from the fat lady store.

So, why am I typing this all now? Because I think I need to break up with food. Don't get me wrong, food and I have a long love/hate relationship behind us and I think its just that time where I say " enough is enough" Do I continue to eat all my yummy foods and die so fat I need two coffins? My family can't afford that shit. And I need to break up with my addictions. (at least the unhealthy ones!)

So here I am, setting goals for myself, each goal has a different time frame and no expectations to omg do it NOW.

1. Break up with soda completely. Back to 100% water.
2. Walk at least three times a week.
3. Weight Watchers? Low carb? Starvation? I must decide, play with my options and decide which works the best for my body.
3. Take my damn vitamins!
4. Healthy breakfast this means no more cookies. (RIP White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies in my belly)
5. Get on the scale ONCE for a starting weight then not again for 3 months.
6. Measure body inches lost NOT POUNDS.
7. Get to a healthy BMI
8. Treat myself but don't go overboard once every few weeks.
9. Make my own salsa more. Yum.
10. Shop in the skinny bitch section.
11. Remember that I am human and I have had this fat a long time. It isnt going to fall off in a day.
12. Wish the fat would fall off in a day.
13. It is ok to eat different on holidays. It is not a failure.
14.Take picture progress.
15. WALK.. you like it remember? Maybe you can talk G into a Nike+
16. Dance more with the kids.. they love it and it is good for you.
17. No more eating at the laptop.
18. Put some damn makeup on, you are not as old and frumpy as you look.
19. Love life this is it!
20. Moar goals. You needz them.
21. MOVE MY ASS. The internet will still be there when I get back.
22. Buy myself a cute cup again since Liam broke mine :(
23. Run a 5k

I hope G will come with me on my journey, but I am ok if his fat ass wants to stay fat. ;)
My reward if I can do this all? Life. Running, walking, living. Dirty things that I will not mention here because I am convinced my mom is the only one who reads this. Tattoos. Hiking. Yes, I want to go on a hike. Camping, I want to camp with my kids in the backyard.

I can and will do this.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Updating my list..

  • Christmas cards arrived SENT
  • Christmas pictures done
  • Make a wreath done
  • Buy lights done
  • Make stockings
  • Girls big gift done
  • Decide how to decorate the house
  • Find Christmas stuff done
  • Order big girls present done
  • Figure something out for boys
  • Sell train table
  • Liam's gift done
  • Christmas Pajamas done 

     I am thrilled that most of my Christmas hoobaloo is done and it isn't even December yet. I need a few more stocking stuffers for all involved and the kids books and BAM. I am done. There are a few things I want to do before Christmas that really were not on my TO DO list but now are on their own special " I finished everything else so now I get to do fun shit" List.
    • Make decorations with the kids
    • make garland with the kids
    • Make present tags with the kids
    • Hang pictures that need to be hung
    • FINISH STOCKINGS

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I did it.

I have had the same phone number for at least 7 years, but today I changed all that and got a local phone number. This means no more whining from the school that my number is long distance, this means no more texts from Red Box and JC Penney trying to get me to use them. This means a lot of people do not have my number anymore.
                                              I actually have this very phone in my kitchen.

It feels weird having a new number, and I need to text/call people to update them. And I need to update my other things that have to have my phone number. (like the GBF etc) My in-laws will maybe stop saying now I was intentionally keeping a long distance number to annoy them (mayyybe)



Thanksgiving is this week and I thought it would be cool to ask the kids what they are thankful for:

Eleanor: I am thankful for my family, tigers and my e-reader (at least we were first!)
Lola: My pets, my friends and I guess my family (thanks kid, glad we made the list)
Liam: THE CAR ONE, SCOOBY DOO , What you want Mom? I am hiding from you. I drink alll the sodas.
Um.. ok kid.

G and I are thankful for our health, the health of our kids and that we have great friends and family. We hope you all have a fabulous Thanksgiving except you weird Canadians who already had your Thanksgiving. 

<3

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Step is an ugly word

I am going to get on my soap box and complain about the word step. Step Brother, step Dad, step Sister.. step step step. Family is family in our house.


If you want to be technical my brother is my "step" brother. In my heart he is my Brother. no step involved. He loves me like a brother loves his sister so why should he have "step" in front of brother? Just because only half of his blood is my blood does not make us any less as siblings.
edited to add:
He reminded me today he is my HALF brother not my step. I let him know.. SAME THING. Oh and he is an asshat. :D
I don't feel like any less of an Aunt because those boys are my "step" nephews. I am Titi to those boys.. not their STEP Titi.

Why does our society place such importance in naming family?

To be technical again my husband is my older girls step Father. He hasnt loved them any less than a real Father in fact he has loved them more than their biological Dad. I watched this man with such pride in his eyes as OUR daughter walked down the aisle that I probably would have kicked anyone who said that was just her "step" Father.

Tell me that isn't a man with pride and love on his face.

 Maybe I am sensitive because I grew up in a home where we were all kinds of people, adopted, step, etc etc all we knew was love. But wouldnt it be a nicer world if everyone dropped the descriptions? Why does anyone need to know if my brother is my STEP brother or G is their STEP Dad? Why can't they just be my Brother and their Dad?

And while I am on my soap box:

IT IS NOT THEIR ADOPTED DAUGHTER/SON. Just because they went through adoption does not mean you get to put adopted in front of the kids name. Seriously, can you imagine how it feels when someone introduces you as " X and Y's ADOPTED child"? STOP WITH THE LABELS!

end rant

Friday, November 16, 2012

Oops on the Friday Photodump.

I deleted the pictures off my phone so instead of a phone dump you get an Instagram dump which cannot be fun for anyone who has already seen those pictures.

There was booze. ( I did not partake)

I took a 3 dollar wreath from Goodwill and made it pretty again.

My girl turned 17.

And I bought fabric to get all crafty and make new stockings for everyone.



I am so ready to decorate for Christmas.




Sunday, November 11, 2012

This week while I flipped out my daughter was getting married, I also flipped out thinking " holy shit Christmas is in a month"
So, I got busy. But I still have a very long to do list.

  • Christmas cards arrived
  • Christmas pictures
  • Make a wreath done
  • Buy lights
  • Make stockings
  • Girls big gift done
  • Decide how to decorate the house
  • Find Christmas stuff
  • Order big girls present done
  • Figure something out for boys
  • Sell train table
  • Liam's gift done
  • Christmas Pajamas

I am hoping my cards get here by Thanksgiving. I had them made by the cardstore and they are supposed to ship by the 16th but who knows. Littles presents are all here and the big girls presents should be here this week. I am on the BALL! Lets just hope my stockings come out as I hope they will and that I can find a wreath to make in the next week or so that I really like.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Friday phone dump.

Insane week that ended with our oldest getting married.






Friday, November 2, 2012

Friday Phone Dump

On Friday's I am going to try and remember to dump the pictures from my phone.




Thursday, November 1, 2012

My Goal for November.

No eating out. I would say PERIOD END OF STORY. Except with our daughter getting married next week I am sure that one meal will be eaten out. I menu plan but get too lazy to cook sometimes so this week I have tried to plan meals that are easy to make.

November Week 1 Menu
(in no order)
Teryiaki chicken, asparagus and rice
Homemade french bread pizza and salad
Chicken Tortilla Soup,chips and beans
Roast, potatoes and salad
Chili, garlic bread, salad
Baked Potatoes and salad
Chicken salad and garlic bread

I am a boring cook because I am a lazy cook. I love my crock pot and most of these are crock pot things (yes, even the baked potatoes!)

We are apart of a group on FB for recipes and other householdish stuff
Feel free to join us! Getting our LIFE on.

We here at TCO6 would like everyone who reads the blog (if anyone does) to say a prayer for a special little girl having a scary surgery tomorrow. So if you could spread your prayers to cover R and her family, that would be awesome.



until then...