She is why I'm busy

Friday, May 21, 2010

Feeling blue.........

I'm feeling just a bit blue today

My daughter is at her Gramms house. When she is home, I'm usually too busy to even 
think about being blue......but with her gone

I feel alone and a little sad.

I don't even know why?????

Monday, May 3, 2010

My niece and nephews prom

My nephew Greg and his date Julie AND my niece Aysia and her date Colin, double dated to the Bonney Lake prom along with about 10 other couples.  It was adorable.  They looked so cute.  Here are some pictures!!!
From Left to Right: Colin, Aysia, Julie and Greg

Julie and Nephew Greg

Colin and Niece Aysia

Colin and Greg looking lovingly into eachother's eyes

My Nephew Greg and my Niece Aysia (No, they weren't eachothers dates)

Colin and Greg love them some flowers!

Aysia and Julie

Colin, Aysia, Julie and Greg

Julie and Aysia getting gardening tips from random guys

The full prom group

Julie and Aysia are just hanging around while

Colin and Greg go to the bathroom

Saturday, April 10, 2010


I had great intentions this week! I started off with a bang; two days in a row of serious workout followed by great eating. And then, I don't know what the hell happened. I couldn't get enough chocolate to save my life. I ate and ate until I couldn't eat another bite, and then ate some more!!!  It didn't help that the house was full of Easter candy either.  But it wasn't just the candy, I ate ice cream cones and fast food too.  Last night, Taylor and I each made individual pizzas (more like a size small at a pizza joint) and I polished mine off in 5 minutes (Taylor ate a normal portion and left the rest of hers for Auntie Trish to polish off) So, it was no wonder that when I did my weekly weigh in, I was 2 POUNDS HEAVIER!  A whole two pounds. Aaarrrggghh.

When I lose control like that, I stop writing my food down, so I totally lose track of what I'm eating AND why.  I have to make sure I write it down and maybe jot down how I'm feeling. That might help me in the future to prevent the total loss of control I experienced this week.

Now, I not only have to get on track, but I have to lose two pounds that I already lost once before. How quickly they find me again!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Feeling a bit better now!

Well, my face is looking better.  I actually think the whole process helped, but it took some time to see the results.  No one really warned me that my face was going to stay puffy for so long!  My red marks are less noticeable, but they certainly have NOT disappeared.  I don't think my face is any firmer and I don't think my pores look any smaller, but I guess I shouldn't have expected a miracle.

I lost 2/10 of a pound this week :-(, but I guess that is better than the 8/10 of a gain last week. It probably would have been a little more of a loss, but the night before weigh in, my husband and I went to see Clash of the Titans and I ate a large buttered popcorn. (really, what do you expect, I love me some movie theater popcorn!!)

I am starting another program called "Making the cut" by Jillian Michaels.  The food pretty much follows the same guidelines as the "feed your face" program, but there are also body and mind exercises.  You're supposed to be able to lose those last 10 to 20 pounds of stubborn weight on this program, so wish me luck! I have 15 more pounds that I would like to lose, so if I can do it in 30 days, well, that would be golden.  I started the food and exercise program yesterday and I have to tell you, the exercises KICKED MY ASS!  I thought I was working pretty hard before, but apparently I was being a pansy ass, because my workouts have been nothing like yesterdays.  If I maintain my commitment, I think I actually should lose 10 - 15 pounds in 30 days. I took my measurements too, so I could see those improvements also.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My Niece Aysia

This is my adorable niece Aysia.

She is very smart and received an honor roll award magnet that she bestowed upon me for proud display (see below)

My question is...................How can such a smart and beautiful girl be such a dummy sometimes?? (see Don't be dumb!! and upcoming Aysia's Advice on Livingwelldaily.

My poor, sweet niece...............gotta love her!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Suckish appointment

Well, they just totally blew me off through flattery and comforting words.  Pretty much they told me it was still too soon for the swelling to be totally down, that my face is not off center and that it looked good.  I have another follow up appointment on the 30th with the original doctor who will then review the final results and let me know if there is something else that needs to be done.  So, we will still have to wait and see.  SUCKS

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sooooo Saaaadddd, bad results!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, I know I am overdue in my updates, but I have been soooo sooo sad and just couldn't do it.  Clearly, my expectations were WAY TOO HIGH in regards to the results of the hydrafacial.  I don't know exactly what I expected, but it was more than I got.  For all the discomfort of it, you would think I would see some results, but NOOOOOOOOOO!!  I actually think my face looks worse.  Is that possible?  I got a bruise on my left cheek from the procedure, and I still have it.  I totally got swollen and my right side still is.  Wow, really???? One side of my face looks longer and wider than the other.  Not happy at all.  I actually spent yesterday licking my wounds.  It was my first day without my daughter since the procedure, so I finally had the opportunity to mope about it (can't do that when you have an active 5 year old daughter that may not understand!!) So, yesterday, I sat around and ate everything and watched the home and garden channel over and over and over!!  I have four new pimples and my face is splotchier than ever.  I went back on Friday, because I really think the person who did it, did it wrong.  I wanted to speak to her, but she wasn't in and won't be in for two weeks, so I talked to her supervisor.  She was very sympathetic and told me that it was still too soon to be totally back to normal, but she made an appointment for me on Monday with a doctor to check my results.  We'll see.

So, I weighed myself yesterday and I gained almost a pound.  Now if you consider that I was losing an average of  2.1 pounds a week, that is like a 3 pound gain, right??  I blame it on the hydrafacial, totally.  It has me depressed and I think I eat more or crave bad foods when I am.  So sad!!  Hopefully, things will be better after my appointment on Monday.  I am hoping they will fix the problem.  Maybe give me another one for free with a better physician.  hmmmmm.......we'll see.