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Saturday, January 8, 2011

I'm feeling pretty darn good!

The tree is down and all the Christmas stuff is finally all put away in the attic!  That's a huge accomplishment for us.  I'm just glad its done! Check!
This is the star on my tree.  I love how simple it is and how it looks 'sugared' like a gumdrop!
Goodbye ornaments - see you next year!

I just finished dinner - we had some tilapia that my husband and son caught over the summer that we had frozen.  It was delicious - nothing beats good old Italian Dressing plus a little dill and citrus on broiled fish. Its amazing how something so simple always comes out best.  (Use full octane Italian - not fat free).  I also ate 2 dinner rolls which I sat and ate and really enjoyed.  I was thinking about poor Gen and how I'm not going to be able to eat this come Monday since I'll be getting my fill then.  Its the first fill for me in over a year.  I've got a 4cc band and have 2.2 ccs in it.  I want to get rid of the hunger I feel between meals and I'm just hopeful I have a better experience than Gen.  Gosh I feel so bad for her as I know you all do...

I spent 45 mins on the treadmill and I feel great.  Great that I'm continuing to do it and great that I'm enjoying it.  I'm amazed at how empowered I feel when I work out.  Not sure if its the music or the endorphins or what - but I'm writing this now to inspire one of you as well as inspire myself tomorrow when I don't want to do it how great I always feel afterwards.  I even ran for 2 mins straight.  I know that's silly - but I'm enjoying easing into the walk to run program.  I've totally taken the pressure off myself and I'm just following the Nike Plus program.  

I was also thinking of the job I applied for.  In case anyone doesn't remember, I'm getting laid off in about 4 mos.  I've known for about a year now and was tortured trying to decide if I wanted to take severance or relocate.  I decided I didn't want to relocate - but I also decided if I could find a project management job that allowed me to work remotely with 25% travel, it would be worth it for me.  I've inquired to 2 other jobs - both turned out they wanted them in a center - not a remote (work from home) location.  I totally understand that.  We'll see what happens - just bear with me as I give you guys updates on my work/possible lay off in the next 3 months.  My life will change dramatically in the coming months one way or another. :)

We had a strange day of snow again today.  My kids just have never seen snow 2x in year - much less 2 years in a row.  Here's a pic I snapped of this afternoon.  It was just beautiful as I sipped some tea by the fire.  Such a COZY afternoon - just the way I LOVE it!


  1. Looks like you are doing great-- and I wish you luck in the job department. You know I understand drama in that realm. Keep plugging away in every area...

  2. You are doing a great job! I have been easing into running/jogging too. You have a very adorable child! Good luck on the job front.

  3. You are so sweet to think of me. I'm sure your fill will be much better. I've had a million fills and it has to be that at this point I am really sensitive to even small fills.

    I know just how you feel about the exercise. I feel the same way. I am so mad I had to miss my appointment with the trainer, snowshoeing and working out this weekend. Just can't do it on no calories and almost no liquids. :(

    The biggest thing with exercise is to just keep doing it even when you don't feel like it - because you always feel great afterward, and eventually you will come to crave it every day!

    Great job!

  4. Nothing like a nice simple fish dinner! You are doing fab! I also have a 4 cc band and I am probably at my limit with fills...I have 2.7 cc's in and there are times I think of having some taken out, again, but than I get loose and put it off! Good luck with your fill.

  5. I love the star, very pretty! You are doing great!

  6. Good luck with the job stuff my love.

    I have to say, your Christmas decorations are just how I would have them if I celebrated Christmas! xox


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