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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Today is Thursday

So today is Thursday. I am on my first full week of vacation. Yes I am enjoying it. I got to sleep in three days in a row now. I don't know if I actually like that or not because I feel like half the day is gone by the time I get up. I have been getting up by like 9:00 am each day. And for me that is so very very late. So I have been able to get caught up with things that I need to do around the house. I did a bunch of errands yesterday and had lunch with one of my friends, that was really nice. Today I am going to take the boys bowling and out to lunch. Just me and my boys. That is going to be fun. I don't get the chance to do those kinds of things too much because I am always busy and we never have any money to do anything. But because they each were on the honor roll and did really well in school this year, I promised them that I would treat them to lunch and bowling one day this summer and they were all excited about that. So that is what we are going to do today.

I have pictures of myself on my camera of my 1 year anniversary. I just have to get the pictures off my camera and I really don't have too much time to do that today. It has been exactly 1 year since I have had my surgery. But I will post pictures on here by this weekend. I PROMISE. I know some people are waiting to see them.

Well that is about all that is going on here with me and my boys. We are all building a deck this weekend and I can't wait for that one. I have only been asking Sam to build a deck for like 6 years. So now we are finally going to be getting one. YEAH. I will definitely take pictures of that because I am excited about that one.

Everyone have a Wonderful Thursday Afternoon.
Enjoy your Summer day!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Pictures from Niagara Falls

So much to get caught up with!!

Ok so it has been like forever since I have been on here again. NOT intentionally mind you, just very busy. And now I am enjoying MY VACATION!!!!!

Ok so where do I begin?????

First of all, I am done working summer school and I am now off of work for 4 weeks vacation. Loving it. But you know in like a week or so I will be on here complaining that I miss my kids. It is always like that. I look forward to the vacation and then when it happens, I miss my kids too much. Today is the very FIRST DAY I am able to stay home all day and chill and do nothing but what I wanted to do. I don't have any meetings, appointments, or errands or anything and I am staying HOME ALL DAY. Which if you know me, that is something that RARELY EVER HAPPENS. So I am catching up on all my emails, blogs, websites that I visit, etc. Doing laundry, still in my PJ's (which that is very rare for me too). Just enjoying the day off and doing nothing.

This Saturday was my 1 year anniversary of having my surgery. I have to post pictures on here. I will on my next post. I have them in my camera and I have to get them out to my computer. SO in this years time. I have lost a total of 139 lbs. AND FEELING ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!!!! Doing Wonderful and Happier then I have ever been in my life. This has been the absolutely BEST Thing I could have ever done for myself in terms of being a happier, healthier person. Now I am a lot more active then I ever was and again if you know me, that is next to impossible to be EVEN MORE ACTIVE. I swear I must have ADHD. LOL. No but I am working out so much lately. Not only am I loosing weight and doing fantastic on what I eat and how I eat, I am doing my treadmill for over 45 minutes 3 x a week, going up an incline on the end of the time and running for the last 2 minutes of my work out. I am also lifting small dumbbell weights 3 x a week for 30 minutes prior to the treadmill. And I am swimming 2 x a week both at work and at my friends house this summer. And when I am swimming, I am running in the water and doing all kinds of water aerobics type of things. So I am working my ass off literally!!!!! I have gone from a size 32w pants and a 30-32w or 4x top in plus size women's clothes to a size 20w pants and 18-20w or XL shirts UNBELIEVABLE!!!! And I am constantly going through my clothes having to get rid of things that are just falling off of me. Thank God for friends who have given me clothes and also the goodwill stores. LOL!!

And I have been traveling A LOT LATELY!!! I just got back on Sunday night from Niagara Falls!!! It was AMAZING!!! If you ever have the chance to go see Niagara FALLS I would definitely recommend it. I went up there for a family reunion on my fathers side of the family. Sam and the boys stayed home. Which my dad didn't go to because he had too many things going on at home. LET me just tell you DRAMA, DRAMA, DRAMA!!! I am so glad I don't hang out with all of these people on an every day basis. I would go stir crazy. It was such a mess. I was not so ever glad to be home before in my life. I was not so ever glad to see Sam and my boys in my life. THANK GOD we don't spend time with these people. NO need to go into details just know that I did not have a very good time EXCEPT the Falls itself and I would never go on another family reunion on that side of the family again. Most of them are all crazy and full of drama. So I took some absolutely beautiful pictures of Niagara Falls and they are in my camera too, so I will post some on here soon.

So now that I am off of work for a few weeks I am planning on spending some time with my boys. I am planning on taking them bowling and out to lunch, just me and my boys. Saturday or Sunday we are going to take them to the State Fair that is going on here in Delaware. Next week, I am going to take them to the beach one day. And we are planning on going to my friends house and go swimming one day. And one day I would like to take them to the movies.

I am going to VA beach on Wednesday and staying overnight with my friends. She has a beach house down there and few of us girlfriends are spending a couple days at the beach. Then in two weeks me and Sam are taking the boys and we are going to visit my cousin Marleen and her husband in Pittsburgh. I can't wait for that trip it is going to be so much fun. So that in a nutshell is my 4 weeks of vacation. LOTS of fun, family time. I hope to have the chance to go camping too but don't know if we will have time or money for that one. OH yeah and next weekend we are building a little deck on the front of our house. Not a big one just a deck to get out the door and down the stairs. Our current stairs are in sorry shape and we need to do something about it. Sam got all this wood given to him for free and all we need to buy is the screws for it and the spindles for the deck. We can handle that. So next weekend we will have a deck on the front of our house. I will definitely take pictures of that cus that is something I have been wanting for YEARS since we have lived here and we have lived here for over 8 years already.

Well I am going to unload all the pictures off my camera now so I will post more on here later and look for pictures too. Have a great day!!!!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sunday Newsflash!!!!

Hey Two days in a row again that I am posting on my blog. You know how it is when you get busy and you don't get the chance to get on here much. So I am excited to be actually posting another day in a row on here.
So you know today is Sunday the day I do my weigh in and I have been doing really really good. I went back to exercising and lifting weights again. So I have been feeling wonderful. I lost 3 lbs this week. So now my total weight loss is now up to 139 lbs. Almost 140 lbs I can not believe it. I can not, first of all, believe that I was carrying that much weight to begin with and I can believe that I have lost that much weight already. It will be exactly 1 year next weekend since I have had my surgery and it has truly been the best thing I have ever done for myself. I feel fantastic and wonderful!!! I will put pictures of me on here before and after so you can see the difference 1 year makes. It is a huge difference.

I am going to Niagara Falls next weekend and I am really looking forward to it. I am looking forward to the scenery and seeing all of my father's side of the family that I have not seen in like forever. I think it has been like over 10 years that I have seen half of my family. So that should be interesting.

Last night it was a great summer night. I went to my friend's house and we had a wonderful time. We barbecued all kinds of food. There was so much food there. They went all out. Then after we ate, we played all kinds of games and things. They have a rec room in their basement so we play pool, foosball, ping/pong, air hockey, wii, and we played yard games outside too. It was just all kinds of fun with friends on a summer night. It was a great time.

Today we actually got to sleep in some. It has been a really long time I have been able to sleep in and not have to get right up and go somewhere or do anything. Then I made a late breakfast/lunch type of thing. We ate at like 12:00. It was cool. Then I had everyone in this house cleaning up today. We cleaned every room in our house. Now it is all cleaned, laundry is done, and I am chilling out. Just what a Sunday should be like. LOL.

This is the last week of work for me for summer school. Then I will be off of work for a month. I am so looking forward to the break. I love my job but I would love to just have a break for a while. Unwind, chill out, get things together in the house and all kinds of things. And spend some time with my boys and do things with them.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Weekend upon us!

So it is finally the weekend. And I am still busy even though we are supposed to be off of work. This morning, I had another yard sale with my friend Donna. Everything went well. I didn't get rid of everything like I wanted to but we did ok. I came home with $23 more then what I went with so that was ok. It was so dam HOT out there and we were supposed to stay till 2:00. But there was no way we could of did that. We stayed till only 12:00. But everything was ok.

This afternoon I am going to one of my friends house and have a nice summer hang out bbq. She wants an excuse to have people over her house so she is getting a bushel of crabs. YUK. but her husband is making other things on the grill too so that will be fun. Sam and the boys don't want to go so I am going by myself. Looking forward to that one. I am bringing Brownies. YUM.

Tomorrow, I am staying HOME. It feels like I have not stayed home one entire day in like over a month or longer. So tomorrow I am not leaving the house at all. I am going to do my weigh in and then I may even start on a new book.

Next weekend I am going to Niagara Falls. My father's side of the family is going to have a family reunion and I have not seen them in like YEARS. So I am going to go there. I am going with one of my aunts and my cousin who live in Delaware so that will be fun. We are just staying Friday and Saturday night. I am looking forward to the scenery of Niagara Falls more then the family reunion Honestly. But it should be fun. We can't afford for all of us to go there, so Sam and the boys are going to stay home. They wanted to go but it would be very very expensive.

Other then that I am going to get off of here and make those brownies. Everyone enjoy your Sunny Saturday Afternoon. AND I look forward to posting my SUNDAY'S Newsflash again.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


I know I went to California and then I have not been on here since. You all must think I stayed out there and decided to not come home or something. WELL I'm HOME safe and sound. And Yes I have not been on here in like forever. Sorry to worry you all. I have just been very very busy and I had computer Plug problems. This is a laptop and my plug for it FRIED in my hand one day and I have not had the chance to get on here in like a week. I had to buy a new plug for it and they are NOT CHEAP. It cost me over $80 for just a DAM PLUG WIRE THINGY for my laptop. Anyway it is on, plugged in, and charged. And I am on here now so it is all good.

YES I WENT TO CALIFORNIA. And man did I have a GREAT TIME. WE worked Hard and Partied HARDER!!!!! I don't drink but man did we PARTY!!! Each day we had to be in the convention center (there were like 15,000 people there). And then in the evenings we were on our own.
So one night we went on a tour with our whole group from Delaware and we went on a Double Decker Tour bus around the area and city of San Diego. IT was gorgeous. They showed us the beautiful houses, neighborhoods, historical places, etc. Then we went on the FREEWAY on this Double Decker Tour bus (yes I was on top) and we went over this LONG huge bridge that looked like it didn't have any sides to it at all, over this large body of water to an the Island of Coronado. It was absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! It is this little island that connects California to Mexico. The scenery was just absolutely breath taking. That tour was just awesome.
Then another night we went to a Professional Baseball game. I don't follow baseball but it was so exciting to actually be at a REAL BASEBALL GAME. We saw the LA Dodgers vs the San Diego Padres. It was so cool. Lots of fun.
Then we had 4 nights that we just PARTIED our ASSES off. We went to a few bars and hotels and DANCED our ASSES off. There was like 6 or 7 of us that went out each night. And Man did we have fun. We were out till past 1-2:00 am and then we had to be in our meetings at 7:00 am. Yeah we were tired, BUT WE WERE IN CALIFORNIA BABY!!! Oh my GOD We had so much fun.

Yes we got a lot of work done. We didn't just go to Party. LOL!!

Anyway, things are great here. No money but what the hell you only live once right.

I will post more on here this weekend and get everyone up to date as to what has been going on with me and my weight loss. I have been doing FANTASTIC!!! Yes I have more energy to Dance more now. LOL!!!