Wednesday, June 18, 2008

just some stuff

I'm the self proclaimed queen of random here we go:

I'm in the process of downsizing my closet...significantly downsizing my closet. I just got rid of a huge black yard working body bag sized, um...bag, of clothes and I could do more. By "got rid of" I mean "set aside to donate"...don't worry. Usually when I go through my clothes I find myself saying, "well if I lose a bunch of weight and get some of those bony looking shoulders this might look cute" so I keep it. Today I said to myself, "self, you will never have bony looking shoulders, you are a woman of substance and bones will never protrude from any body part that has the ability to be covered by the remnants of mexicana food...rid yourself of this reminder that you will never see bony shoulders". So I got rid of a lot more clothes then usual. Then I felt bad for feeling bad that I'll never have bony shoulders. Ultra skinny is out right?

Speaking of ultra skinny...there is something wrong with me. For the last 6 weeks I have been eating sooooo good and working my butt off every day...and I have not lost one single pound since I left the hospital. Not one. And to show yall I know that a taco salad isn't diet food, I'll give you a run down of a typical day's menu:
breakfast is a Spark (Advocare...see Sabrina) and two whole wheat low fat nutrigrain waffles with a tad of spray butter (which is a total of less than 20o calories)
if I get hungry before lunch, which I rarely do, I'll eat a piece of fruit
lunch is a salad of some sort...most common is just spinach with poppyseed dressing (sometimes I add fruit or nuts to this salad too) or a spicy southwest boca burger chopped up on lettuce with some salsa
snack is almonds or fat free yogurt
dinner I make stir fry a lot with mostly veggies, some chicken and brown rice...or pretty much any lean protein and veggies...if I really want potatoes I eat sweet potatoes.
if I need something sweet it's a skinny cow fudge bar
lots of water...other drinks are diet coke or if I need coffee it's a skinny latte
And exercise I'm so sore I can barely walk up the stairs.
Are yall freakin kidding me? All this torture and not ONE pound I've lost? Plus I still look like I'm pregnant! People ask me when I'm due!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sigh

Tuesday I started my first Bible study. WOOOO HOOOO. Amanda had to make the announcement that "we're going to use the index to find Jude..." which was a shout out to her sister (me) who couldn't find Jude to save her life. Did yall know it's not even a whole page? The entire book of Jude? And those Bible pages are paper thin so Jude is a hard one to just stumble upon if your flipping, like I was. Anways, Amanda (being the glorious friend that she is) took a lot of the pressure off for me to find this one specific page in the mass of tiny paper thing pages in my brand new $7.99 pink Bible. Not that it even mattered. I'm doing this study with some pretty awesome girls...super excited to get to know yall more!!!!

Last week Hunter was in Arizona with my parents visiting my Dad's family so when Amanda called to invite us to come swim with her and Jackson it ended up being just us girls. Since then, Cierra had become obsessed with Jackson. That was until Pastor Chris stopped by to say Hi on Monday. Ever since then it's all about Chris. I think CC just decides that whoever she saw last is her new best it be a stunning two year old or our pastor. Gotta love it.

Speaking of Pastor Chris...Ryland is getting baptised on Sunday. We're Lutherans...we do the infant thing. Sophia is her God-Mother and I'm so excited for that. I LOVE my God-Mother (who I call Aunt Theresa) and I always have, so I'm excited that Ry and Fia will get to have that special bond. Fia is Trevor's (my brother) girlfriend but she's also my friend and she's an amazing person. I love you sister and I'm so excited that you're going to be that special someone for my baby girl!

This post is taking nine and a half years to post because I have to get up every two seconds to stick Ryland's special yellow paci back in her mouth. It's not just that she loves her a good's this one specific yellow pacifier that they gave her at the hospital. We've bought other ones JUST like it and somehow she knows the difference. If anything ever happens to this paci (and it will, that's life) we're all in for it. So the question is, "Ryland, my dear, if you love this yellow paci so much, why do you keep spitting it out? Do you just want me to get off the computer and come hold you? You do? ok..."

Also...lastly...Kevin comes home on Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It'll be seven weeks since we've seen him. That is a ridiculously long amount of time. I'm probably going to do one of those scream and run to hug things at the know, you've seen it on movies. Yes, I'll be THAT woman...but it's all good. Then the following Wednesday, so a week from today, the girls and I are packing our bags for God's Country. We'll spend the month of July in MT with our favorite man. I'm so looking forward to it. He's been commuting since January so I'm super excited to see where he's been living. Maybe it'll snow and I'll get to make a fun post! You laugh now, but it snowed last week!!!!! that was long, tedious, and there were no pictures! My apologies :)

Goodnight blogging world!


The Barfuss Family said...

You crack me up!
I LOVE cleaning out closets. There is something about filling those trash bags that is so energizing - perhaps it is the open room to fill with more new clothes. :)

And, I LOVE your pink bible, and just so you know, I had to look up Jude as well. That little book likes to hide in there.

cece said...

Hey! Loved the blog today. I think you should consider Atkins again. I should remind you of my 15 lb weight loss in 2 weeks. It's pretty well stayed off too. At least it would kick start you in the right direction and make you feel better, then start added the other stuff back in your diet. Just a thought- I hate to see you strugle. :) Have a great day!

KISH said...

i was listening to roula and ryan yesterday and producer eric was saying he wanted to do a coffee table book of pictures of people greeting and leaving each other at the airport. your post reminded me of that. brought a tear to my eye. i love seeing people greet each other at the sirport and i always wonder about the people who don't look or act excited? I can assure you when you run, jump and scream you will bring a smile to someone's face. no one will think you're crazy.

Amanda said...

You're cracking me up with the bony shoulders. Doesn't stress make your body produce a hormone that makes weight loss hard? Maybe that's the culprit. It sounds like you're doing everything right! I hope you have a great reunion with your man today! Love you!
PS - I'm so happy that we're doing the study together!

Heather said...

I love this! It was a great update on you! And YEAH that your hubby is coming home! Enjoy your time together!

OH- and I tagged you for something fun on my blog if you get time!

Love ya!

Linda Vujnov said...

You crack me up Erin, truly! Interruptions are constant around here!!

Keri said...

So here I am all sad that my hubby went back to work today. Then I read your post and I'm reminded that you NEVER have your hubby home! I don't know how you do it!! You're Supermom!!! So tonight at 3:00 a.m. when I'm feeding Piper and wondering how I'm going to make it through another day on hardly any sleep, I'll remember YOU and how you do it all by yourself with THREE kids!

I put myself on a diet today. I hate it!!!