Friday, February 26, 2010

Five Question Friday. February 26, 2010

My Little Life

It has been a couple of weeks since I have been updating my blog. Not much time to sit and type things out. BUT I love to get the time to complete Mama M's 5 questions! Usually I remember when it is... oh... SUNDAY so, I say.. nevermind! BUT I am here, and it is Friday and I am so excited. Gonna type after watching some neighborhood drama play out... including an arrest... AWESOME!
But not really when it involves a 2ish year old child wandering around the neighborhood, crossing roads and what not... in the snow...
so, join the fun and check out everyone's 5 questions on this lovely LAST FRIDAY OF FEBRUARY (can you BELIEVE IT?!)

1. Do you sing karaoke? If so, what is your go to song?
I think I sang some karaoke back in 2006 when we first moved back to RI/CT from Texas. But, that was about it. And I think I had a couple of adult beverages so, it made it a lot easier to join the fun! I think it was a 4th of July thing possibly. I think it was earlier than that though. Hmmm.... wow. But other than that, last time someone tried to get me to sing karaoke was at some weird bar on my birthday in Hawaii back in 1999 when I was pregnant with Ashley. 10 years.... WHOA (Wish I was still in Hawaii)

2. What is your favorite coffee drink?
Dunkin Donuts Hazelnut Iced coffee with granulated sugar and milk! YUM. We got a keurig back at Christmas and it has been AWESOME! so, no more D & D!

3. If you could choose your own name, what would it be?
I honestly dont think I have ever had the urge to change my name. Erin is NOT that common. My last name is pretty "plain"... but, It's ok! No name change for me!

4. Were you ever bullied?
Hmm... I dont think so. But, my brother on the hand.... if you have ever read Jodi Picoult's Nineteen Minutes.... think of my brother.. minus the scary scary drama... how my brother never did that is beyond me. Bullying is HORRIBLE... So, if your kid is a bully... kick their butts.... it is NOT acceptable. IN ANY WAY.

5. How often do you eat fast food?
Too much. Geesh... 4 kids and a busy life and being so darn tired and laze sometimes.... No wonder I am chubby!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wow.... I have neglected my blog!

Well, I guess I just have not had anything fascinating to say! It is now getting to the point that the winter just seems to be dragging on and on. We Have been cooped up for several months now. We have had a couple of snow storms but they have been slushy messes. We are actually experiencing one right now!

I have been doing the biggest loser challenge on the base here. Let me just say it is not going how I want it to. I am not losing weight at a rate I would like. I was down a total of 6lbs in the first 3 weeks. Week 4 is another story. 3 of those pounds came back. I could chalk it up to muscle mass. Or, Valentine's candy (which I didnt get any... I actually got a nice workout outfit including a new sports bra)... but I can't use those excuses. The only excuse I can use is that my diet sucks. Some of that I can chalk up to the fact we live paycheck to paycheck and run out of money to purchase healthier snacks/food for me. It is like making 2 seperate shopping trips to get groceries. The stuff for mommy ( I DO SHARE!) and then the stuff for the other 5 people in this house. I can chalk it up to tiredness so I get impulsive about what I eat without thinking about it until after it has been consumed. I like good food. What can I say? And of course just feeling so down about the fact I gained 3 lbs back. Talk about a couple of days of just NOT CARING. The effort I have been giving has been awesome. The workouts definitely make me feel a whole lot better. I have been working out at least 4 days a week. I need to incorporate some more home exercise though. I have been doing the biggest loser workout on base 2 nights a week and then I have been going to the local gym and utilizing the elliptical, treadmill and recumbent bike while I am there. ( I love it because I can hook up the headphones and watch my favorite TV SHOWS!) I have been upping the "Resistance" on the machines and been really pushing myself to up the workout. I come home a sweaty mess... and gain weight in the process. Geesh. So many people are dropping pounds like crazy and I dont know what I am doing wrong. It has to be the diet. I was doing well... and like I said, this week after the gain... who the heck cares?! I DONT like cottage cheese. I can NOT choke that stuff down. I keep trying with no success. It AINT happening! I feel more put together. But I also in the same note dont notice a change in the clothing size. Could it be the thyroid disease resisting the weight loss? I do not know. I am just frustrated. I am taking a lot of time away from my family to do this (Even though I DESERVE the time away!) With Chris leaving in a short 4 1/2 months, time is precious! I know what the bad foods are.... I know what is better for me... but that doesnt change the fact that comfort food... well, ... It comforts me!

So, I will keep you posted on changes in my weight... or not! LOL!

Ashley's thyroid antibody test came back OK. So, no worries for that! She will be turning 10 in about 10 days. I can NOT believe it. Where does the time go? Oh, and I WISH I was STILL in Hawaii like I was 10 years ago!

I will be having an MRI on my sore "boob" which isnt really my boob. It is more like my chest wall under my left boob. I guess. We will see what they see... IT could be ligaments or something. So, any positive thoughts for the "boob" would be great!

We have been making preparations for our move come July. YES I am going to go to Florida. The winter STINKS. And I won't get the opportunity to be near my parents again. So, I am going to take the opportunity and spend quality time with my parents while Chris is gone. NOW I need to find a place to rent in Florida that will love me and my pets! HAH!

Sydney... waiting to hear from the person who tests for Central Auditory Processing Disorder. I will probably call today and see what the deal is.

CJ... had some antibiotics for a nasty snotty head that he had for over 3 weeks. Seems to have cleared up the issue quite quickly!

Kiley... is Kiley. She likes to whine.

So, that is the quick update! Hope everything is well with everyone! COME ON SPRING!