Sunday, April 20, 2008

Convention and getting in shape...


I've been going to the CK convention for the past 12 years. I haven't missed any since they started here in Arizona. I use to take classes, but gave them up a couple of years ago. It got to be a waste of money...for me. So I would just go to shop and browse the vendor faire. Well this weekend it was here again and for the first time I wasn't planning on going at all. Mark had called me Friday morning because he heard from friends that convention was here so he wanted to know why I hadn't mentioned it and if I was going. I told him no because we really didn't have "spending" money right now. The sweet man that he is informed me that he hid some cash and I could have it to go shop the faire. His instructions were to get out and have some fun. :o) I did just that and I got some great deals in the process. The packs of bazzill forz (8"X8") which are normally $5.50 I got for $1.00. With a deal like that I had to get every color combination they had. I also got a box full of 12X12 bazzill for $20. I counted and I crammed 106 sheets in there. There was a new booth there this year that I loved. Stamps by Judith and Heather. So many cute things in there. Later that night I went scrapbook store hopping with a group of friends. It was a lot of fun and something I've never done before. Scrapbooks-Etc is still the best, hands down!
Saturday Mark spent most of the day helping a friend rip off his roof to put on a new one. Some how he ended up with a hunk of wood in his hiney....well technically where the leg meets the hiney. It broke off deep inside and the hole sealed up. It's infected and he's been in pain ever since. There is NO WAY I would be able to cut into him to try to get it out, so he's at Express Care as I type getting it removed. Poor guy! All in the name of service.
Okay to the getting in shape part of my blog title...so Miss Angie is going to start an additional blog for a support group for weight loss/getting in shape. I'm in need of both. After the realization that I could die at girls camp and the fact that I got on the scale and I'm at my heaviest EVER...that includes being full term pregnant!!!! Sick!! I put on a t shirt and a pair of stretchy pants and had Cole take full on front and profile pictures of me. I knew I couldn't wear jeans because they do hold in the tummy a little bit. I wanted true pictures. I uploaded them to my computer and as I sat here looking at them tears started rolling down my face. I couldn't hide from it anymore.My first reaction was to delete the pictures as fast as I could, but right then I printed the horrible profile picture and I made up a weight loss chart, a water intake chart and a daily exercise chart, then I taped them to my bathroom wall. I've decided I'm not going to beat myself up and sit and cry about it. I'm going to do something about in instead. Today is day 4 of my new routine. I haven't had a pepsi in 4 days!!! That is HUGE for me! I'm not saying that I'm giving up my pepsi totally or other things I love because I will never stick to something that deprives me of things I love. It's all about balance and moderation. I think the best thing is that I will be able to go to Angie's blog and get the motivation and support I need to do this. She is setting it up as a "better YOU in 12 weeks." I know I won't meet my goal of 40 pounds in 12 weeks, but I plan to be well on my way down the right path. Anyone else in?

11 comments:

Pam said...

I'm in! I need to lose 20 pounds and so need the help!

Awesome deal on the stuff at the Convention!

Hope Mark is feeling better!

Briana said...

WOW! What great deals you got on that Bazzill!

I've been working out myself for a few weeks now. I feel better, clothes fit a BIT better, but the scale isn't showing it yet. I'm thinking it's muscle!

Jacquie said...

Awww what a sweet husband you have!!

I will totally think abour getting into the weight loss thing. Will check out this blog you linked. I need some motivation and maybe others fighting the battle of the bulge will do it??

Thanks for the info on it.

Marilyn said...

How sweet of your husband to think of you....I hope he is feeling fine now. I totally agree about the convention too. I quit going because in my opinion, we have the BEST SB store anywhere here in Mesa, even better than most in Utah.... I LOVE angie-i'm joining in too to hopefully lose that bit of extra I am still packing around.

Chickenbells said...

I came to the same realization when I was out hiking a trail and could barely scramble up a rock. I was so angry and embarrassed because just mere months before, I would have barely broken a sweat. I joined the gym late Feb. (I have a specific date in mind when I will finally blog about it) and I FEEL better. I know that I am taking steps towards a much healthier me. I still cringe though when I see myself in photos...

I'm working on it though. I am rooting for you girl!!

jackson family said...

ouch wood in the butt...not good! weight loss...oh yes must get into prepregnancy jean and out of sweat pants!
I have a diet analysis program from one of my nutrtition classes if you want to check it out.

familywithfivekids said...

I am going to check out the link you listed for the weight loss. It's so needed here!

Melissa said...

I can tell you from first hand experience - support is the key to losing weight!

Hope Mark is doing better!

Kimberly said...

You go girl! Great on that Brazzil deal and I could use to lose twenty, thirty, forty pounds. Just need that push I guess! Good luck to you! Have a super day!

Anonymous said...

YES! I am in with you...I need to lose 20 lbs. and I've needed to lose 20 lbs. for 20 years, so I am finally going to do it!! Thanks for Angie's website and hopefully that will do it for me! We can do it together...hang in there, you can do it, Jolene! Cathy

Missy's Blog said...

Awwww ... you have the sweetest husband!!

Good luck with the getting in shape ... I definately need to take part in that effort.