Its Sunday!! I am back on track... I think

Sunday, January 30, 2011
Wow, what a ride these past few days have been. Not physically, but I think mentally. Trying to keep it together, so that I can carry on is something else. Thankfully, I have an awesome husband and equally awesome kids to keep all of this in perspective. I think that I am just so anxious about May and beyond, this is what is doing it. I am so excited to try and get a possible opportunity, but I just need to get through past TAKS, and it will be all good.

I paid my fee to re-join Weight Watchers Online today. It expired about 2 weeks ago and I thought that I could do it without it... NOT!! But that is ok, I think that I figured out my issues. I have been eating the oatmeal every morning from McDonald's. It is really good, but when I eat breakfast, it is not good because I eat, eat, eat all day long. So that is something that I will no longer do in the future. No more breakfast, so that should help alot in the coming weeks. I keep saying it, but I am so serious about this. If I can drop just 20lbs by June, my job will be done. So that is my short-term (June) goal. I just hope that I can keep my mood stabilized until then. I think that I will be calling a therapist soon LOL. I miss Jennifer during times like this.

Lets see.. I have to talk about Dudie. He is doing soooooo well.!! With the potting situation. He has gone the whole week without pooping or peeing on himself. It was all in the toilet!!!! I am just so proud of him :o). When he turned two he was already a bit behind the other kids Aunt Robbie had, because to be honest, I was not in a rush at all. even though Aunt Robbie starting the process at 18 months. Along the way, he had some stops and starts, because Aunt Robbie had a loss in her family. Which is understandable. Again, I was not 100% on board yet anyway. Well, we got back started around November and he is just flourishing.  Please do not get me wrong, I had nothing to do with it. I did not start enforcing anything until he started saying he had to go potty, so we are so blessed right now. Hes a smart kid overall. I didn't expect anything because he average little boy doesn't do the whole pottying thing (1&2) until they are 3 and something almost 4. But Mr, Man will be ready from the looks of it for the cruise!!! YEA!!!!

Kelsey, so far so good :o). The grades are on point, and I am trying not to be as strict. Don't get me wrong, she still cant watch TV during the week, and I still assign additional homework during the week when she completes her work. But since Soccer is beginning, she wont have much time for anything anymore until the season is over. I think that it is so important to keep them involved in something, because without it they get complacent.  OF course, don't get me wrong, I would rather sit at home on the days  I do not have class an chill, but I have to keep the commitment. She a little soccer star anyway. (Of course she is, I am the MOM). LOL

Big Anthony is doing well. Just a mellow, laid-back guy who truly loves me for who I am. Gotta love a man that lets me make the cool decisions, like vacations LOL :o).

Nothing new on the planning phase of this leg this week, but my plan is to get started back 100% during spring break. Until, I will still frequent the boards and research a bit, but March 4 is when we can start making the real reservations for the cruise, so this will be good.

Ok, I lied!! Here is a link to the purse that I will be purchasing while on board :o)

Disney Dream Dooney Bags

I was going to get the original cruise one, but when I saw that one, I just had to do it.

Anyway, this is all for now!!  Until next time.


What is this week 4 or 5... I have stopped counting :o)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Apparently, I have LOL.

I have lost a WHOPPING... (wait for it )....... 1 pound. SMH. LOL

I do not think that I have been so serious the past week. So much on my mind and I have to admit, I need a vacation. Well not really, but you get the idea. I enjoy all that I do, so that makes it worth the time and patience. If it were not for the additional jobs, I am not sure if we would be able to accomplish what we were able to after Anthony lost his job and eventually made less money. Do not get me wrong..... Him working where he works is a blessing and I feel in my heart that it is preparing him for the job of his dreams. Architecture is so vast, that I just know that he is getting what he needs right now.. until....

I took a leap of faith on yesterday. I contacted a local principal inquiring about a possible Librarian position at a new school here in the district. It was just an inquiry without a resume, but I see that he opened it, so that is good. Hey!! He didn't delete it YET!! LOL. It is MUCH closer to my home and the lesser drive would mean so much. Both kids will be at the same school next year so I will only have one pickup. The thought of it sounds awesome, even though, we will miss Aunt Robbie. Dudie is really doing well with going to the potty. even pooping in the potty. YEA!! He says.. I'm a BIG BOY!.. OH NO!!! At least I know that he will be able to go into the kids club (DCL Oceaneers Club) in peace now, without worry. If I get to move schools, I will be able to be close enough to get them earlier and hopefully get home early enough for Miss Thing to get her homework done. She is just doing so well. Sometimes, I just can not believe how intelligent she is. I don't tell her ... just in case she wants to make a change LOL :o). Matter of fact, she has been pulling 90-100's on her Spelling, Math, and Science exams. All I say it good, because if I make a big deal out of it she might stop. LOL If this continues, she will have a giant surprise in store for her in the coming months.

I just realized that June is not too far away, and getting ready for this trip...attempting to lose weight, etc, will be challenging, but so worth it for that time and beyond. I heard Steve Harvey on the radio this AM and he is on there right now. Depending on what happens, when we get there, I will probably pay the deposit to do the Fantasy in June 2012. That will be 7 days in all (to St. Martin & St. Thomas), so that will be awesome. The deposit is cheaper on board, so we may be taking the leap and this journey of mine will continue even after this next vacation.

I do not think that others understand my love of Disney. This is not something that just came up when I was able to afford to go, but long before that. I try to surround myself with people that have some of the same interests, because others really do their best to take your joy. Its funny, when others go on vacation and have good things happen for them, I am genuinely happy for them and most of the time, feel like it is me going through their journey. Not where I infringe on their joy, but to really just show support. It sucks that my excitement has to be down played with some, just to get them to be cordial to me. I reserve my vacation talks to those that are in other states (GA) and the DIS. Here at home, there is just no real support outside of my home. Who cares if this is always our destination of choice. It is what makes us happy, just like buying cars,etc will make others happy. I work HARD everyday!!!!! I not only have one job but three, just to do what I need to do.  As long as I am not asking for money, then it is none of your business. I am not sure if it is jealousy or what. But all I know is that there is nothing in my life for others to be jealous of. Hopefully, I will continue to be me and love who I am with the help of Anthony and the kids..

I know that I went off a bit, but I am just a bit down today. I will shake myself out of it soon. Its days like this that I need my therapist back. My bff is always there to talk, but she is a single mom and has no time for my drama, even though she assures me that she is always there for me (which she is) LOL :o). I am sure all will be well AFTER this dentist appointment today. YUCK!! Cant stand the dentist. But what can you do. My tooth shattered from not taking care of my teeth.

Until next time.

Ok, Ok, Ok... I cheated a bit LOL...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Ok, today I did do a bit of cheating on this whole dieting thing. For breakfast I tried that new oatmeal at McDonald's and I have to say that it was really good. I will definitely be going for that again!! Two Thumbs up. I did not have time to Lunch because of meeting. Hungry as can be :o)! LOL.. THEN.... I did get 2 scoops of German Chocolate Ice Cream. It was SOOOOO Good too!!! LOL. I will try and do better tomorrow LOL.

Todays good post of the Day!! Its a POV of the Aqua Duck Ride

Not long now!! LOL I am getting ready to get Fully excited :o)

The time is just flying by :o)

Saturday, January 15, 2011
It has been a while, and I can tell you that my eating habits these last two days are not as bad as I thought they were. Anthony had a death in the family so we decided to make a trip to Baton Rouge for the weekend. So far so good. I ate some Gumbo which was really good, and some punch. Problem is I am still hungry LOL.

Lets see what the rest of the weekend holds. LOL

Disney planning still in effect. Got to get going with it!! :o)

I made it to Friday!!

Friday, January 7, 2011
I made it through today with the same meal of BLT and tots and nothing else just yet. Not at all healthy, but better than what I WANTED to eat. Tonight is family night, so I am guessing that we will go to Frys and pick up the MJ Experience for the Wii. I have heard it was awesome. I should have purchased it for Christmas, but I was thinking that it was not worth it.

While I am waiting on Anthony I found a video of the Dream finishing the horn of the Wonder. It "left" on yesterday and  I have to say it is a little sad. That is the only one we have been on and the only one we love!I am sure we will love the Dream just as much, but it is hard to accept change LOL :o).

I have to admit that I did get a bit chocked up a bit.

This is the best video yet!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I am so sure that there is more to come.

Yep!! Still Hungry!! BUT paid cruise off..

I have got to get it together. I know that the last time it took about a week for me to get in the groove, so with history I still have just a couple days left to feel this way. I think that the worst thing is that I have no idea what to eat, but I can t tell you that I am thinking of candy LOL :o). Defeats the whole purpose huh?  I CAN do this !!!

On a another note, I have paid off our cruise.!!!! YEA!!! That is one less thing for me to worry about. Now I can plan in peace and just focus on this diet thing.

Wish me luck!!

Day 2...

Tuesday, January 4, 2011
I forgot how hard it is to diet. I think that I just need to not think about it so much. I am sooo hungry!! But I am sure it will just be another day or two and I will be fine. It is just hard starting over. I did not eat lunch, but I did have the same lunch as yesterday (BLT & Tot). Thankfully, I know how many points those are :o).  Dinner, I am thinking of making myself a sandwich, because, I just can not figure out what to eat. That is a part of the problem most of the time. Because, when I do know, I tend to only eat junk. I am trying hard and I think that I will make it tonight without it. So that is a start right? LOL

Back at work today!!

Monday, January 3, 2011
Back at work today. I have to say that I am pretty happy to get back in the groove of things. Not that I did not have anything to do, but I can focus better when I am working. Don't get me wrong, I love being home, however, I gotta work :o)

Today, I ate pretty well. I did have a BLT and Tea. I did not have time for breakfast, which I seldom eat, but I have to say that I am soooo hungry LOL :o). That is ok, because I have some wings from Chilis coming. LOL.. I figure with just the BLT, tea and wings, my day would be ok and I would not have taken in many calories. Hmmm... Sounds good though LOL. :o). That is ok, I will do better tomorrow.

I did come home to the video below. It is the horn battle between the Dream and The Magic. It is so funny that they both played "When you Wish Upon A Star" for a bit back and forth, and then the Dream Began it "A Dream is a Wish" horn. I love it :o).

The Full Planning wont begin until around the end of February, early March. In the meantime, I will try and stay focused on this weight loss thing.

Last Day of Vacation! Now back to reality... Update on June Vacation

Sunday, January 2, 2011
This little bit of time before it is time to get ready for my days back at work. Not bad. I just need to wash my hair, and then get the Dude hair cut and washed. Other than that Kelsey just needs to get her clothes together for school and we will all be ready to go. I am excited to get back started.

As I was online just now, I thought, let me make my daily check of Airtran now.I did it and low and behold, my flight that I had been waiting on (Non-stop from MCO at 8 PM) came through!!!! $72 per person. Wow. Makes me wonder if I should have held out for our flight going. LOL.. Yea, I have the day room reserved so that we will have somewhere to rest up before hand, but that is ok under the circumstances.

I think that my planning will be done sooner than I thought. :o). Naaa.. not a chance LOL

Happy New Year 2011!!!!!

Saturday, January 1, 2011
Happy New Year!

I start off this year without a resolution, but with a motto.. "Live each day, and be happy". I am going to do the best I can and not muddle the year with promises, I can't keep like losing weight. I do have a goal of losing weight, but I am not considering that a resolution. Just a different way of life.

Last night, we took it easy and did nothing just as we have always done each year. Today and the rest of the weekend, we pretty much are doing the same thing. Besides, I have to go back to work on Monday. :o)

Again, happy new year!!!!