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So, um, I’m losing my pants

15 Oct

That title should get a lot of hits on the ‘ol google machine!

Let’s do a quick update on my weight loss, shall we? As of last Friday, I’m down 46lbs total. I’m in a size 14 (sometimes a 12) pants and Large shirts. HOLY CRAP! I’m shrinking and I love it. I feel better, my ankles and knees feel better and I feel better about myself. Sure I have “fat” days where I think “man, I’ve lost almost 50lbs and I’m still fat” but I pull up a pic of myself when I started and decide that I’m totally rockin’.

The only downside to all this weight loss is my closet. Thankfully my sis sent me some clothes or else I’d be naked by now. All my old stuff is falling off of me or makes me look like I’m wearing a tent. I totally need to go through my clothes and throw the big stuff in a bag to take to Goodwill. While I’m there I need to shop for smaller clothes. I hate spending money on myself, especially knowing that I’ll be out of the 12/14s soon and then those clothes will be donated back to where I purchased them. I have never shopped at a Goodwill (not bragging or anything, hell, most of my wardrobe came from Walmart/Target) but I do not want to spend a ton of money on clothes right now. Plus I can’t; Christmas is coming up and I want to be able to buy buy buy for my kids.

I mean, seriously, I have one pair of slacks that fit now. The rest are so big they fall off or are so baggy it looks like I poo’d my pants. Not attractive at all, people. And these were the clothes I bought snug and tight so I could wear them longer. They lasted a whole 8 weeks. I put on a pair of jeans this morning. The last time I tried them they were pretty tight. So pulled them out this morning, giving them a “go” and I have to keep pulling them up today.

I know it sounds like I’m complaining and you’re probably thinking I’m nuts and I kinda am. I’m bummed that I have to spend money on me on clothes that hopefully won’t fit by December. Tell me how that makes sense? Plus, when am I going to find the time to go shopping? But I gotta do something. I’m pretty sure sagging and showing my panties are not in dress-code! LOL


Yeah, that was me!

9 Sep

* Note, if you’re looking for the giveaway of Persnickety goodness, go here!

So yeah, that was me at the Wal-Marts in the shirt I wore to bed last night.

Yeah, that was me with the greasy pony tail’d hair that hasn’t been washed since yesterday.

Oh and that was me who kept pulling my panties out of my tush because of the gigantic queen sized matress pad I am wearing today (thanks Auntie Flo).

And you can guarantee that that was me giving gift-giving advice to a woman in the toy isle while MY kid was screaming and had green snot running down his face.

That lady wandering around the Wal-Marts for 4o minutes (because her son’s prescription for a double-ear infection was being filled) talking on the phone about 2 month expired ham…sure that was me too.

If you saw me and didn’t say hi…I don’t blame you. But ya know what? At least I brushed my teeth and put on a bra, thankyouverymuch!


9 Nov

It’s our first Christmas being a family of 4 and I’m totally excited!  I’ve been through the Toys-R-Us Big Book and circled things, made a wish list at toysrus.com and clipped my coupons.  I’ve actually made a pretty good plan.  3-4 shopping trips each time getting a $10 off coupon for the next time. The use of coupons for toys should save me about $50 or so.  Now, that doesn’t sound like much but that’s a free toy basically!  I don’t do Black Friday, that actually scares the bejeezus out of me, so I’m happy to do my shopping in a few chunks.  I just have to figure out where to hide the toys from Kenna!  She’s not a snooper but she goes in just about every closet, so it may have to be the garage!

But I’m stuck…do I get the same number of toys for each kid?  I mean, this is new territory to me.  McKenna’s toys are more expensive, guess it comes with getting older.  Plus it doesn’t help that I have coupons for Jay’s toys which makes them even cheaper.  I think what we’ll probably do is get all the toys for Jay that we have planned (about 5-ish) and not worry about the amount of presents under the tree for each kid, just go budget-wise.  The good thing, Jay doesn’t care and won’t care for a few years.  Kenna may not even care either, she’s a sweet girl and I’m sure the thought hasn’t even crossed her mind to count the presents and compare.  She’ll outnumber him on gifts for a few years and when the time comes that both kids are dividing up the boxes and bags and we’ll hear the first “her/his pile is bigger than mine”, I’ll remember this post I did in November of 2009 and smile a little to myself THEN break up the fight that ensues!

God I can’t wait!