Exactly 4 weeks ago today I restarted Weight Watchers and when I weighed in today I was informed that I lost 5% of my body weight in that time!
When I started WW I decided that I need to give myself some goals to reach with AMAZING rewards! I used to be all lameo with my rewards but I decided that this time my reward would be something I have wanted for a crazy long time... A TRIP TO EUROPE!
at 214 - book 2 weeks off work for my trip (DONE!) at 204 - book my flight to England!!!! at 194 - book a flight from England to Italy! at 184 - book my flight from Italy to Paris
I have until July 6, 2011 to finish these goals. On July 6 I will book my flight back to Regina from whatever location I reach the goals for. Now I just need to convince Kaila to come with me!
I know it's only November but we are ready forChristmas! Okay maybe not ready but preperations are in full swing! We have started our inside Christmas decorating
and finished out outside! Let me tell you a couple things I learned while decorating outside.
1) Decorate before it gets too cold.
2) Things (aka candy cane lights) won't stick into a frozen ground
3) If you do need to decorate when it's cold... wear LOTS of clothing
Let's see what other preperations... We have lots of presents bought and wrapped!!!! One perk? of having a big family is you get to buy TONS of gifts!
Hmm... what else??? We bough a turkey!!! We even got it for a really great price! Okay so we assume we did because the sign said only one per household... they don't say that unless it's a really good deal!
Okay so that's about it when it comes to Christmas prep for now... but Saskatchewan has prepared itself as well... we got snow. I was wanting a green Christmas but like that is ever going to happen here
So for the past month or 2 I havn't been doing so swell on my weight loss... if anything I've been going backwards. I can come up with a million and 1 excuses but really it's just that I'm being LAZY! So today I decided NO MORE! I have been working out again the past couple weeks but unless I'm eatting better I know it's not going to help much so... today I signed up for Weight Watchers online! We'll see how it goes... I'll update you in a week or so and let you know my progress... my goal??? To lose about 2lbs a week... I just want to get under that 200 mark... i've been above it for far too long!
In Saskatchewan there's not a ton to do. So when I have my days off it's always interesting to find things to do. This past Friday my friend and I went to Mortlack for breakfast and to take some pictures.
For the past month or so we have been dealing with Heather's computer. That thing is a piece of crap! She's had it for just under a year and it freezes, the CD rom doesn't work half the time, etc. So we've been in contact with Dell (NOTE: DON'T BUY A DELL!) trying to figure out how we can fix it. Becuase this has been such a frusterating event Heather and I have been sharing making these calls... for that reason and because I had to teach her to be mean to get what she needed!
So here I go I dial the number, I press one for english, then I get sent to India! And let me tell you THESE PEOPLE DO NOT SPEEK ENGLISH! You spent 1/3 of your time asking them to repeat themselves, another third of your time repeating yourself and the other 3rd on hold so they can look into your problem. BAH! Lets just say Heather's computer is still having problems and I won't even accept bribes any more to call them!
I LOVE GLEE! I'm one of those people who has watched every episode more than once, has the music on her computer, and can't miss an episode. As all my fellow Gless lovers would know Glee season 2 started last week. The worst part about Glee would have to be getting songs stuck in my head that I can't sing... you know the ones that you know the first 2 lines and they keep running through your brain... Here is that song from last week!
So I promised you all I would be a better blogger and we can all see that went no where... O well, life is just to busy to sit down and blog... but since I have some time today I'll try to do a couple posts to catch you up on my life!
Wow! I have really neglected blogging the past few months. This is no good... but I promise you today I will make up for that! I'm going to update you on EVERYTHING that has been going on. I was going to do this is a bunch of different blog posts but then I was like hey why not make 1 mega blog post so that is what I'm gonna do!
First things first lets look at the summer to do list
Go camping ~ DONE!
Finish my Quilt ~ Bahaha not even close
Go to a rodeo ~ nope but I have plans to attend the PBR in November
Enter my pictures into a fair! ~ hahah wasn't in town for the entry dates
Go to a fair ~ okay so I did do this with work
Take a trip to the States ~ not yet... maybe once heather gets back???
Go Home ~ done x3!!!
See the Ocean (and I don't mean from the ferry) ~ Done x3!!!!
Read 1 book a week ~ I did lots of reading but since I didn't keep track I'm not sure if I met this one
Write a cookbook (well start one) ~ Ya so too busy traveling to get this done :S
I also feel a need to point out I painted and redecorated 4 rooms this summer, traveled to Tronto twice, and lost over 20lbs! These things weren't on my list but they should have been!
Okay so now it's time for some summer pictures I missed these past few months:
Kaila and I at Jess and Mikes wedding! Between the wedding and reception Kaila and I hung out, we took 100 pics... here's two of them! The ocean on my first trip home! This picture reminds me of Swiss Family Robinson Pictures from our trip to Yohetta... the fun ones to take! I Drove a Quad for the first time this summer!!! I didn't know how much I would enjoy it as I usally don't like "scary, dare devily" things... but I LOVED IT!!! I want one to drive around Caronport now! On our way home from Yohetta we had a few set backs and I ended up arriving at the airport at 7:30pm... my flight left at 7:30pm :( So I got a flight for the next morning. Because mom, Kaila and the kids needed to catch a ferry home I was needing a hotel for the night... mom helped me look but we couldn't find anything... well I was able to find a hotel! I stayed at the Fairmont at the airport! This was hands down the nicest hotel I have ever stayed in! I got a $150 discount and it's still the most I ever paid for a hotel but it was worth it! Chemainus theater is one of my favorite things every summer! This Summer Mom, Heather, Jenn and I went to see Guys and Dolls... I didn't know anything about this play but I was not at all disapointed! We had an amazing dinner with the most perfect desert! And the play was pefect! This was my favorite song in the play!
Another thing I have done for the past few summers is bring Jenn, Karl and Brent Camping. This year Aiden joined us as well. I learned a few things... most important that I need help if I'm going to bring 4 kids camping! However we did have many great times... with a few not so great!