Sunday, January 29, 2006



I was really in a pissy mood earlier. I guess I don't mean everything I said. I still don't like the OC or SoCal.

Friday, January 27, 2006

She's one year old today.

I just can't believe she is 1. I'm not ready for this.

Here she is right after she was born.

Here she is holding her head and chest up off the blanket, at about 5 weeks old.

This is her at 5 months old.

And here she is on Christmas.

I just hope she knows how loved she is.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

My ticker

Up at the top of my blog are two tickers. One is for Amelia, saying how old she is. The other is my weight loss one. I had someone tell me the other day after looking at my blog, that they were so happy that I was so close to being at my goal weight. My starting weight was my highest weight after having Amelia. I had a lot of weight to lose when I got pregnant, and the 25 pounds I gained while pregnant didn't help. Unfortunately the ticker is for my first major goal, not my goal weight. I will still have quite a bit to lose when I reach that goal. :-)

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

WW information

So a couple of people recently have asked what I'm doing to lose weight. So, I thought I'd answer some of those questions on here. I am doing weight watchers. I don't have time, or interest at this point in going to meetings so I do it online.

Being an online member is cheaper( I think I pay about 15 a month instead of 12 a week ) and gets all sorts of good stuff, like access to recipes, point calculators etc.

The WW message board is also a great tool, it is free to use.

The way WW works is, you get a set number of points to eat per day, based on your weight. Everyone also gets 35 extra points per week, to be used whenever that week. If you don't use them you lose them. I find I have to eat all my points every week to lose. If you exercise, you can earn more points to eat.

At first it seemed hard to me to figure out the points and such. Now I know the points on most of the stuff I eat, and just have to look up what I don't know.

1 point is about 50 calories depending on the amount of fat and fiber. The more fiber something has the higher calories it can be and still be in the 1 pt range. More fat lowers the amount of calories per point. This site
has the formula. THere are other important parts to WW, such as drinking at least 6 glasses of water per day, 5 servings of fruit and veggies, and getting in dairy.

Any more questions? Let me know, or go to the weight watchers website

Monday, January 16, 2006

2 more pounds gone!

I am finally getting back in the groove of my weight loss. I have lost the last two weeks. 2 more pounds gone forever this week. Yay!

Now I just have to stick to it with everyone here and the birthday party this weekend. I can do it. I will do it. I still have a really long way to go but thats okay. 56 pounds in one year isn't bad.

I am SOOO excited for Mom and Sarah to come visit! Jeff is picking them up at the airport Wednesday night, he thinks hes out numbered now, once they are here it will be 6 girls in the house... and Jeff! Lucky for him they are only coming for 5 days. :-)

Thursday, January 12, 2006

6:00 AM

That's what time Amelia decided we should all get up this morning. I heard her in there playing for a little while and finally went to check, she was standing up at the edge of her crib bouncing up and down squealing at me. As soon as I got within her reach, she grabbed on to me trying to hoist herself out of the crib. I should have known then, there was no hope for more sleep, but I decided I'd try and bring her to our bed. She has never really slept with us, and bringing her to our bed usually results in one of us (us being the adults not the baby) getting hurt. Today was no different. She laid down for about .2 seconds before standing up in between us. She wiggled and squirmed around, managing to elicit some yelps from Jeff. I think she poked him in the eye. I tried to convince Jeff that he should get up with her.

So at 6:15 we (we being Amelia and me, daddy was still sleeping) were up, and downstairs playing. Well Amelia was playing, and I was at the table scrapbooking... At least I got something accomplished since I got up so friggin early.