Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Day 3

I'm about to fall asleep, but I need to make my list. I can't get lazy on the third day!
and I need to add to last night: a slice of carrot cake that was a leftover from the family christmas party. It was soooo good...and it's got carrots in it! Doesn't that make it a little healthy? ;)

*2 texas shaped waffles with sugar free syrup
*2 glasses of milk
*lg grilled chicken salad with spinach and light italian dressing
*6 fish sticks with tartar sauce
*lg side of green beans
*half size corn on cob
*2 bottles of water
*glass of sunny d
*strawberry and light cool whip parfait-that was so good! the kids didn't seem to think so though

didn't do any exercise today but i did well with the food. I didn't feel the need to snack all day and when I got something for Leslie at Sonic, I didn't get anything for myself. That right there is a major accomplishment!

Monday, December 29, 2008

zoo day!

Ok....today was a long day, but a fun one! I love going to the zoo and I love watching my kids get excited about seeing their favorite animals. Charlotte liked seeing the really big kitty, Leslie thought the white alligator was pretty neat, and Sophie liked watching us on the carousel. I ate more than I should have, but I did a lot of walking today so I think it might have made up for it.

*2 peanut sweet and salty bars
*2 diet pepsi
*2 glasses of sunny d
*ham/cheese/mayo sandwich on white bread
*handful of goldfish crackers
*about a dozen little vanilla cookies
*a yummy 6 inch meatball sub
*small bag of pretzels

that really doesn't seem like a whole lot when I look at it, but i'm full!
oh yeah, last night I need to add that I ate the last bit of some incredibly good chicken salad that my mom made for me. I don't know how much I weigh because the scale refuses to tell me so I don't have a starting point in that area to compare to later on, but i'll be able to tell by how my clothes fit if anything is working.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Here goes...

I better do this before I chicken out..
My new year's resolution is a bit of a cliche, but I need to lose some weight. One way that I plan on keeping up with this is by writing down everything thing that I eat each day. And to make sure that I keep up with this, I'm going to put in the blog. If I know that somebody somewhere is expecting me to keep up with it, then I will actually do it. So today I ate: ( in no particular order)
*a bowl maple brown sugar shredded wheat cereal with a small amount of milk
*a large grilled chicken salad with spinach and light italian dressing
*2 med glasses of Sunny D
*1/2 bottle of water
*3 Peanut Sweet and Salty bars
*3 long skinny pieces of thin crust cheese pizza
*handful of air popped popcorn
*and I will probably have a diet mountain dew before I go to bed, which I hope is soon.

Hopefully I will think to myself, If I eat something bad, then I have to let the whole world know, and that will deter me from doing it. I'll let myself have something yummy every now and then so I don't go completely insane. If anybody actually does read this, I would love some encouraging comments! That would make my day!

On to more fun things: Tomorrow we are going to the zoo in Houston. I love going there! I can remember when it only cost a couple of dollars to go there. I have more to say, but I have to go corral the kiddos. They are watching a movie and Charlotte is feeling the need to be louder and more entertaining than the movie.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like christmas!

I finally have all the christmas lights up! I put up more lights this year than I ever have before. I love how trees look when they are wrapped in white lights and I finally got around to doing that. We have three trees in our front yard and they are all lit up now. I can't wait to go around and look at everybody else's lights. That's one of my favorite things to do around this time. My other favorite thing to do is to go to the tree farm to cut down our christmas tree. We are doing that tomorrow morning. There is a place called millhollow tree farm about 10 mins from our house that has about a bazillion trees to cut and some neat things for the kids to do. Leslie's friend Will is spending the night and helping us decorate the tree. And then we are going to bake gingerbread cookies and load them up with icing. We'll make Martha Steward proud!
Other random news around the house:
Leslie lost her first tooth a couple of days ago! And there is a second one about to fall out any day now. Charlotte can almost count to 20. She leaves out a couple of numbers and usually has to be prompted to do it. Also, when she counts, she feels the need to go stand in the corner to do it. Leslie likes to play hide and go seek and Charlotte hears us say go count and we head to the corner to do it. So she counts good, but it's usually with her face in the corner and it's followed by here I come! Also she can now tell us what Santa says. She says ho ho ho ho ho. Before when we would ask her, she would say Mooooooo! We will be going to see Santa sometime in the next couple of weeks. Hopefully she'll be excited to see him. Last year she was not a big fan of him. I'm not sure what Sophie will think. Tonight we went to the christmas parade in town and all of the kids had a blast. Leslie got to ride on the first float with my mom with the american legion ladies auxillory. They were going much faster than normal floats and I turned around to get Sophie closer and completely missed them. Charlotte enjoyed waving at all the people and seeing all the lit up floats. And I thought Sophie might be a little scared when the fire trucks and police cars came by with the loud sirens, but she thought those were hilarious! And a little while later she fell asleep with all the noise going on around her.
I also found out recently that my brother is going to be able to join us for christmas. We didn't really grow up together and I don't have any memory of a christmas that my brother, sister and I spent together. So this will be a first for me and everyone, especially my mom is ecstatic about him being able to drive down. He'll be able to stay about 5 days and might get a chance to make an appearance at the big family party the weekend after christmas. That is when we get together with all the aunts and uncles and cousins on my dad's side of the family. I look forward to that party all year long. I love having a big family and wish we could get everybody together more often.

The pillow is calling my name. Gotta get some sleep before the baby wakes up!!