Tuesday, June 7, 2011

9 month update

Hey all! It's been a while, I know!!! Shame on me! I've just been so busy!!! I have done more stuff these past few months than I have done in 3 years, and it feels GREAT! I've been going to the river and cooking out with friends, going to a PUBLIC pool, and cheering for my brother-in-law every weekend at the races. (he races a Late Model dirt track car)

I also have gotten back into riding horses, which I have desperately wanted to do for a while now, but always felt I was too big. I almost cried the first time I got back on one, and I have attached a pic of me. Forgive the helmet, hubby made me wear one "in case I fell off". I swear, that man is going to be an awesome daddy some day....

Anyway, on to my stats. I have lost 85lbs. I currently weigh 248, and I am almost 9 months out. It's not exactly where I wanted to be by now, but hey, I'll take it! I was almost 100lbs heavier this time 2 years ago, so that alone is an accomplishment. I do contribute my slower weight loss to not exercising like I should and not being strict about what I eat. I have gotten better, and went back to grilled chicken and salads for supper. I have also started eating tomatoes, which I am very proud of!!! I have been growing Ryan tomatoes for a couple of years now, and thought I ought to try what I have worked so hard to grow.. and I surprisingly liked it.

My momma said one day I would grow up and not be so picky, and ya know... I think she was right! (imagine that)

Me and Ryan - Easter 2011

First time in 7 years on a horse!!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

7 Things for my 7th Month Update

So, it is now my 7th month, so I decided to do a "7 things" about me. So, I'm still at 252, haven't lost any weight this month, but I was kinda expecting that anyway. I am going to have to start working out more often and get back to basics if I want this to continue to work for me. This month was more about just getting out and enjoying my life! I found a 4 leaf clover last weekend, so I hope that is a sign that good things are coming my way!

So, I stumbled on this on Facebook and thought what the heck, I'll bite.

7 things I have to do before I die:
* See the Grand Canyon
* Fly on an airplane
* Go to a concert
* See Niagara Falls
* Weigh less than 200lbs
* Go on a cruise
* Live life with no regrets

7 things I say all the time:
* Yay!
* I know, right
* whatevz
* Im not even gonna lie
* Oh Em Gee
* why don’t we chug on over to namby-pamby land, ya jackwagon!
* shut up

7 things I'm good at:
* riding a fourwheeler
* doing my nails
* fixing computers
* reading
* researching
* arts and crafts
* shooting hoops

7 flaws:
* Stubborn
* Procrastinator
* Too hard on myself
* Indecisive
* Anti- Social at times
* Hot-headed
* jump to conclusions

7 qualities:
* Great sense of humor
* Generous/giving
* Love easily
* Laid-back
* Stern but loving
* Supportive
* Family oriented

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Is it bathing suit time already?

Oh geesh... is it bathing suit time already??? It appears so, as I was out and about this weekend and every store I went in to had bathing suits out! The last bathing suit I owned I bought at Fashion Bug and was a size 26, so I know it isn't gonna cut it this summer when I'm splashing around at the in-laws.

I decided what the hell, I'm going to try one on, just to see what size I'm in right now. I was at Walmart and all they had was a 2x (18/20) so I grabbed it and off I went - nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs. I mean, who was I kiddin', I hadn't been in an 18/20 since... Hell I can't even remember! (Well I was down to a 20 for a few months in the summer of 2005 but quickly blossomed back up to a 24 - so I dont really count that)

Well, to my suprise, IT FIT!!! And I must say, I was happy with the way it looked on me. I snapped a picture to send to the hubby for his opinion, and I thought I would also share it with you guys. I have no shame!!! I know I'm not perfect, but dammit I'm proud, and it's taken a long time for me realize that.

It's super tight, so that is why I went ahead and got it. That and it was the ONLY one they had, so my panic set in and I was afraid they wouldn't get any more in. I can keep it for 60 days and return it with the receipt - as long as I dont use it, so that is another reason I opted to snatch it up!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

ABCs of Me

I copied this off of Ordinary Girl's blog. Enjoy!

(A) Age: 24
(B) Bed Size: Queen-sized (shared with hubby and 1 dog)
(C) Chore You Hate: Cleaning the shower. It grosses me out for some reason.
(D) Dogs? We have 3. A pug (Buster), lab (Hershey), and collie (Oreo)
(E) Essential Start Your Day Item: Breakfast.
(F) Favorite Color: Purple! I also like pink, too.
(G) Gold or Silver? White gold
(H) Height: 5 ft 4 in
(I) Instruments You Play: Saxophone 5-8th grade
(J) Job Title: Computer Technician Tier 2
(K) Kids: Just my doggies
(L) Live: Tennessee
(M) Mom's Name: Brenda (Toby)
(N) Nicknames: Aimers, Amy Lou, Aimsworth, Spuddums, Pookle Britches, Captn Obvious
(O) Overnight Hospital Stays? One night for WLS, One night for a wreck in 2005.
(P) Pet Peeve: Smacking your lips when you eat
(Q) Quote from a Movie: Just one? Ok then, I'll quote my fav movie: "I'm going to take a pillowcase and fill it full of bars of soap and beat the shit out of you!" - Step Brothers
(R) Right or Left Handed? Right
(S) Siblings: 1 brother (21)
(T) Time You Wake Up? 6:15 am.
(U) Underwear: Lane Bryant printed panties
(V) Vegetable You Dislike: onion
(W) What Makes You Run Late: School Buses picking up children
(X) X-Rays You've Had Done: GI for WLS, Cat Scan for migranes, Broke my pinky finger in second grade, got in a wreck in 2005 so I had a abdominal xray, and mouth xrays when I go to dentist
(Y) Yummy Food You Make: Lasagna
(Z) Zoo, Favorite Animal: Butterfly exhibit

Friday, February 25, 2011

6 Month Update - PICS!!!

Hi all! As promised, here are my 6 months pictures! I can tell in my face and upper body most, but from my belly button down every thing seems the same size to me. I still feel huge! :(