Friday, October 24, 2008

More on Getting Serious

I can’t believe I forgot to blog about this when I blogged about our weight loss plan… duh, hello brain?? So in addition to weighing, we took our measurements the other night… that was a depressing site but at least we’re doing something about it… we’re not just going to rely on the scale to monitor our progress since hopefully we’ll be building muscle in addition to losing fat so we’re measuring inches lost too… and I read somewhere, I think on some “confessions” website about someone using star stickers to help motivate them… so I printed out monthly calendars for October, November, and December and bought some star stickers. For every day that we work out we get a star on the calendar. I like stickers (I know, 5 year old mentality) and seeing those stars on the calendar do motivate me. The more stars the better!!! I know it probably sounds lame saying that but it works for me and I’ll take anything that helps!! When I first contemplated the idea and bringing it up to dc I was like, he is going to make so much fun of me, but surprisingly he didn’t. I said, you’ll probably think this is stupid but… His reply was anything that helps motivate and keep you motivated is not stupid. If you quit exercising or don’t do anything, that’s stupid.
So, now that he knows my measurements and what I weigh I do have to do something to make this better. lol I fought tooth and nail to not have to tell him what I weigh but I gave in. He said, it’s not like me knowing exactly what you weigh is going to change anything between us. He’s such a sweetie and he’s so good to me. It’s so nice to have someone support you in your decisions and not have to go at it alone.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Getting Serious

So last Thursday night, at dinner ironically while eating Mexican food including chips, hot sauce, queso, and drinking beer, dc and I laid down some ground rules regarding our weight loss efforts (that have been less than stellar so far)… but that is changing… some of the rules - we must work out at least 30 minutes a day at least 5 times a week, you can’t use your two free days in a row, and no more fast food (damn!!)… for some reason since I decided to blog about our weight loss my mind went blank regarding the rules… figures! Anyways back to the point, reading ilax’s blog has really motivated me to want to work out and lose weight… between her blog and dc and I’s conversations I am super motivated!!! Plus the other night at walmart I got behind a couple that was so big they had to use the motorized wheelchairs, they couldn’t even walk, and I refuse, yes refuse, to be like that! dc and I have been working out like we agreed too and we have even started running during our walks!! I am really excited about this!!! No one has ever been patient enough to try to run with me… we’ve been going to a high school track to walk/run but the only problem is that there are no lights there. Looking around, there are no lights at any of the tracks at the schools nor are there any lights on the walking/biking trail that the city put in. So, we are going to join the Y so that we can play racquetball, swim, use the weights, track, classes, whatever… the Y offers a couples membership (and you don’t have to be married!) to take advantage of it, YAY!!! I am really excited about this, I can’t wait to have to move my ticker at the top of the page to show my weight loss!!! I can’t wait to bore everyone to tears with my weight loss tales!! So, be prepared, be very prepared because I plan to kick ass and take names!!! Here’s to getting serious!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Vegas Baby!!

Our trip to Vegas was awesome!!! It started out a little on the not-so-good side but it turned out excellent!!! We woke up at 4:15 Saturday morning so that we could be at the airport by 5:45 since our plane left at 6:52… we have an Air Force base in town and apparently the airmen are allowed more luggage than we are so this flight was “weight restricted”… it was dc and I and another girl waiting to be called to board… turns out due to the weight on the plane they only had room for one more person… she went… we caught the next flight, 4 hours later!!! But, we did get to sit by each other on the way to Vegas, if we would have made the 6:52 flight it didn’t look like we were going to have seats together… plus, we got vouchers for money off of our next flight, and dc said, you know we’ll use those vouchers, YAY for another trip!!! We ended up getting to Vegas about 2 hours later than we would have if we would have made the earlier flight, no biggie though… the only reason I was ticked was the fact that I got up at 4:15 on a Saturday morning. After that I was kinda worried that us not making the first plane was an omen of how the trip was to go… turns out I was worried for nothing. We had a phenomenal time. Vegas is awesome and beautiful and I would love to go back. Basically we gambled and ate, walked around, and I took a ton of pictures. Our hotel was beautiful!!! They had a river inside with gondolas floating down them that you could ride if you wanted too. We casino hopped all over the place. Oh yeah, we went to New York New York and rode the rollercoaster, that was so cool!!! I collected $1 chips from all the casinos we went too. There was so much to see and so much to do… we so needed more time and we both didn’t want to leave to come home to “reality”. I think the warmest it got the whole time we were there was about 72, they had a cool front blow in Saturday and it was so nice, we wore jackets the entire time. I only took over 130 pictures but don’t worry, I won’t post all of them, lol. You can find more Vegas pictures here.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


So since I don’t have any Vegas pictures with me at work right now I’ll blog about something not-so-smart that I recently did… well, it’s actually two things but they kinda tie in together… first let me say that I am proud to be a Texan… knowing this, you would think that I would know more about my state if I’m so proud of it… apparently that’s not quite the case… when dc and I were in Vegas, one of the dealers decided we would play a little Texas history (it seems everyone asked where we were from due to our accents)… needless to say I get quite nervous when this subject comes up as history (and geography) are not my strong suite… the dealer reassures me not to worry, the first question is quite easy… what is the capital of Texas? Um, I’m not sure… I know it’s either Austin or Houston but in the middle of the “panic” I don’t really know so I look at dc… he looks at me like, really, seriously, and says we were just there, you don’t remember driving by the capital- in Austin??? Hhhmm, we were just there weren’t we… and then I remembered remarking that the Capital building was so pretty… ok… so then the dealer says, well, ok, I won’t ask you anymore history questions… whew, I was off the hook then!!!
Fast forward to last night… I get a picture message from one of my friends and for the life of me I can’t figure out what in the hell it’s a picture of… I’m turning the phone all kinds of sideways, up and down, no luck…
So this morning I text him back and ask him where are you?
him: do you really have to ask?
me: um, yeah…
him: I was at the Alamo…
me: oh! That’s what that was!!! I thought it was a profile of some guy and spent forever trying to figure out who it was… duh!!!
Sometimes I really wonder about me… does anyone else have this problem… or am I just so special in my own ways???

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Cheese Please

I’ve been missing dc… missing him bad… apparently he’s been missing me too (I’m glad)… anyways, we met in Waco last Friday after I got off work… we spent Friday night in Waco and Saturday morning we got up and drove to Austin… we spent Saturday and Sunday in Austin. I had never been to Austin before and it is absolutely beautiful. We stayed at the Hilton on 4th Street Saturday night and walked around the 6th Street area Saturday afternoon and evening. Sunday we went to Dave & Buster's (oh yeah we did) and we now have over 26,000 tickets. We watched the Cowboys play (read: lose) and then played some more. (When dc booked the room at the Hilton, he got us the romance package, he is so sweet he just kills me!!!) I have never ever had anyone “wine me and dine me” like he is and we’ve talked about this… like how in the beginning of a relationship you’re on your “best behavior” and for the most part you may not be acting like your “true” self… we’ve both agreed that ever since the first night we met for dinner we’ve both been acting like our “true” selves… which would explain the fights and arguments that we had in the beginning but our communication has grown so much better though, I am amazed. (I think that us both being our true selves has a lot to do with us having known each other our whole lives.)
This weekend his parents are going down to see him. It’s also our Autumn Harvest Moon Dinner (Knight of Columbus “thing” that my boss is really active with) at work. Last year at the dinner I won the Grand Prize which was a $750 gift certificate to United (grocery store) AND a $750 gift certificate to Walmart! Woohoo!!! I just wish dc was going to be here to go with me. That’s ok, he’ll be back Tuesday or Wednesday, hopefully Tuesday.
His birthday is Friday the 10th. Last weekend in Waco he decided that he would like to go to Vegas for his birthday. He said that if I could get off work he would pay for everything… SO… I’m off work the 13th and the 14th and we’ll be in Vegas the 11th thru the 14th!! I am so excited!!! I have never been to Vegas before and I can’t wait!!! He’s been once so we’re both really excited to go!!! I’m so excited, we’re staying at the
Venetian (in a luxury suite-omg!!! I have never been exposed to anything so nice before- how sad is that?!?)!!! I can’t even begin to imagine the amount of pictures I’m probably going to take seeing as how I can’t seem to take enough pictures of places around here, lol. Momma is “kitty-sitting” her grandkitties while we’re gone… she’s so sweet!! I don’t know what I would have done lately without her watching her grandkitties while I roam all over the place.
I know I’ve only said this about a million times but it’s so nice to be happy, I could really get used to being happy all the time!!! It's not the "material" things or the places we go that make me so happy, it's just being with him. He is a truly amazing person. (I only wish he didn't live 8 hours away!) Things are good though and I couldn’t be happier.
(Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, on the way home I got a speeding ticket, 81 in a 55, ouch. I need to call on it to see how much it's going to be.)