Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Be Thankful!

I read this in an article and thought it was pretty much AWESOME! 

Be thankful if you have food on your plate, if you aren't constantly hungry, if you don't lick your lips whenever you spot your neighbor's Chihuahua.

Be thankful if you have an unlimited supply of water, if your plants don't have to be that thirsty, if your children don't have to be that dirty.

Be thankful if you enjoy freedom of speech, if you can write a book portraying the president as a horse's behind, if you don't have to extricate the book from yours.

Be thankful if you have freedom of worship, if you can attend a church, temple or mosque without any fear, if no one stones you when you wear your "Elvis is king" T-shirt.

Be thankful if you're smarter than the average teen, if you can find Oman, Sudan, Kenya and Samoa on a world map, if you don't think they're parts of speech, as in: "Oman, I'm Sudan tired! Kenya give me Samoa water?"

Be thankful if you have health insurance or free health care, if you can see a doctor anytime you wish, if your doctor isn't sitting in front of a web camera in Bangalore.

Be thankful if you don't face discrimination, if the country club doesn't reject you because of the color of your skin, if the attractive musician doesn't reject you because of the color of your teeth.

Be thankful if you have a loving family, if they accept you the way you are, if they're willing to forget the way you were.

Be thankful if you have no serious addictions, if you can survive an entire week without smoking, drinking or gambling, if you show no signs of withdrawal, not even when visiting the bank.

Be thankful if you have a decent job, if it comes with many benefits, if the boss touching you isn't one of them.

Be thankful if you have a roof over your head, if it's wide enough to cover your belongings, if it's long enough to cover your toes.

Be thankful if you have a means of transportation, if you can take your family anywhere they want, if you sometimes feel like a preacher, saving their soles.

Be thankful if you're able to help others, if you can afford to feed or educate a child, if you can do it without a court order.

Be thankful if you're a human being, if you're ready for Thanksgiving dinner, if you're sitting at the table, not on it.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Did I hear you say cupcake?

Most of you know that I joined weight watchers.  It came to the point that if one more person said, "I didn't know you were expecting again?" or "When is your baby due?", I might have just freaked punch them in the face.  In my defense, I did just have a baby 3 months ago.  Oh, and I had three kids in 3 years!  That is never good on a body.  I could go on and on about resons I am the *weigh* that I am.  =)  Truth is, I just got comfortable.  It's not that I am huge but I don't feel pretty anymore and that's a problem because I am GORGEOUS!

I realized it was time to do something different when I was driving home from Enid, one hand was on the steering wheel while the other held tightly to a chicken leg (crispy) from KFC.  A semi passed me and I waved my chicken leg at him.  WHAT!  Who does that!  I bet that had never happened to him before.  I wasn't sure if I should cry or laugh at what I had just done. 

So, last week was my first meeting.  I am not quite ready to put my starting weight for all of you to see, but I will at some point.  I am almost sure that the lady gasped when I got on the scales.  (For the record, this didn't happen) I sat through the meeting looking at all the people around me.  There was one that was , close to my age but she didn't talk, which means she hated me.  As for the rest, they were in the 70's and 80's.  Yep, as if my self esteem wasn't shattered enough due to the semi vs. chicken leg incident, I am the only 20 something in the world that has a weight issue and has joined weight watchers.

When Bryan pulled up last week and dropped me off, I was so nervous to go in.  He said, "have a good time and I'll be back."  I looked at him and said, "I feel like this is the first day of a new school....where is my damn back pack?"  We both just laughed.  I walked up to the door and hoped that no one would notice that I slipt in.  Yeah, right!  The stupid door was locked, I guess I went to the wrong one.  So, guess who had to bang on the glass door and flag the whole group over so that some one could unlock it?  Yep, ME!  Once I got in and looked around and saw all of the elder generation there, I asked, " this the weight watcher class?"  Yeah, pretty sure that when I go in there tonight they will glare me down. 

Anyway, stay tuned because tonight we will see if I have lost anything.  I am not sure how well I will do because my Aunt was ill and she passed away, but while waiting for her to get better I found the vending machine!  I know, there is another excuse.  And, let's face it...I have high anxiety and when I get stressed I eat.  There is a skinny girl inside me, but I can usual shut her up with a cupcake.  =(

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

First Blog

Hey Everyone!

This is my new blog.  Be sure and add it to one of your favorites!  I will share with you what's on my mind, stories about my kids, what's new in my family, retail therapy, recipes and something I have not wanted to weight loss journey.  I think it will help me stay accountable. 

I will make spelling errors, grammar errors and might possibly curse from time to time.  If you don't enjoy reading my blog, STOP!  It's that simple.

For those of you that enjoy it, come back!