Monthly Archives: September 2009

My Weight Watcher Hunger Emergency Life Savers Ideas!!!

This is a short list of some examples of things that I ALWAYS try to keep on hand in case of hunger emergencies!!!

  • Fiber One Chocolate Granola Bar
  • Pre-peeled orange slices
  • Cleaned and cut raw celery with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • A fresh, crisp apple
  • 1/4 of a cup trail mix made with raisins, peanuts, shredded coconut and almonds
  • String cheese
  • 100 Calorie chocolate Jell-O pudding with Lite Cool Whip topping
  • Carrot slices with 2 tablespoons of hummus
  • Fresh sliced strawberries mixed with Lite Cool Whip topping
  • 94% Fat Free Microwave Kettle Corn popcorn

Weigh-In Day Results!

Good morning!
Today is going to be good day!!! Especially for getting the ball rolling on my health & fitness goals!!! I am on my way to a meeting with my health & fitness coach!!! We are going to discuss my fitness goals! Now starting at 320 pounds, I have sooo much work to do – and my fitness goals are numerous!!! But I think I am really focusing on getting to the level of being able to run a mile, and start taking some clasess – which really scares me – I only see thin people in those classes, and I want to be one of them!!!

Later this morning, I have some lab work to have done so that I know all of my numbers, like good/bad cholesteral, triglyceride levels – I found out my blood pressure yesterday, and was surprised to hear that it was a little high. Even though I have been morbidly obese for most of my adulthood, my numbers have ALWAYS been amazing; but now that I am about to turn 34 my lifestyle is working it’s up to catching me!!! That is UNTIL NOW!!!! πŸ˜‰

So my weigh-in day results are I now weigh 316.6, which is down 1.4 pounds from last week!!! YEAH!!! Every little bit just jazzes me!!!

Ok, I am on my way!!! I will talk more later!!!

Megan Night!

This past Friday my husband and I had a BLAST hanging out with our 6-year-old neice Megan!!! I thought I would tell you about what we did through pictures – ENJOY!!!

My sweetie AKA Uncle Jay-Jay dropped us girls off to get a manicure!! Megan hardly said a word – she is such a people watcher (I LOVE THAT ABOUT HER!!!), but she did pick out which color we got our nails painted and SURPRISE, she chose PURPLE! That is her FAVORITE color right now!!! Man, this girl has got S-T-Y-L-E!!!

While Uncle Jay-Jay was patiently waiting for us girls, we decided to walk around downtown and do some SERIOUS window shopping!!! I took her to my FAVORITE little French store downtown called Ma Valise! She had a lot of fun trying on scarves, hats, jewelry, and her FAVE was all of the FUNKY glasses!!
I am VERY PROUD to say that she gets that from me!!!

Well, after we met uncle Jay-Jay at the coffee shop we went home, and Uncle Jay-Jay made Megan’s favorite for dinner – Chicken Parmesan!! What can I say, this girl loves any kind of Italian food that happens to be served with angel hair pasta!!

Later that night, I got to teach her how to crochet a chain, and man was she determined to figure it out!!! The next morning that is all she wanted to do!!

Jason and I had wanted to take her to a place called Wings of Wonder, or what Megan refers to it as – the butterfly zoo! It is this large building that has a mini tropical rainforest inside, but once you get in there yourself it is kind of like a fairy land with hundreds of butterflies, of all different species flying all over the place!! It was pretty magical!! Megan and I wore sparkly glitter eyeshadow and flowers in our hair, which really seemed fitting of the occasion!! The butter flies were drawn to her flower in her hair – she really got a KICK OUT OF THAT!!!
And our favorite butterfly:
After purchasing a couple catterpillar “grow kits” at the Wings of Wonder gift shop (these kits come with 4 caterpillars in a container that has food at the bottom of it and everything you need to be able to watch your caterpillars grow and metemorphasize (is that a word?) into butteflies), Jason had prepared a lovely picnic that we enjoyed while sitting in the zoo’s garden tables.
Finally, after we were finished with lunch, I took what seemed like a thousand more pictures while Megan and Uncle Jay-Jay played, Megan decided it was time to go back on the ferry, which we had taken to get to the butterfly zoo; what Jason and I didn’t realize was that Megan had never been on a ferry nor did she even know what one was. SO, as soon as she got comfortable with the idea – it was like a carnival ride to her!!!
As we driving back home, I asked Megan what her favorite time of our sleepover was, and when there was no answer from behind me…
I realized we had run her ragged, but it was such a GREAT weekend!!! I can’t wait until her little brother gets a little older and we can do something cool with him too!!! We love you, Megan!!! πŸ˜‰

Happy Monday!!!

Well, it has been a FABULOUS weekend, but I am going to have to keep it short until later today, where I will tell you all about my weekend, and even post a ton of pics!!! FUN! FUN! FUN!!!!!!

This is the week that I am going to be on time to EVERTHING!!!! So, no doddling for me!!!!

“Life is not about finding yourself, but creating yourself!”

I have always LOVED that quote, but now maybe for the first time in my entire life, I am LIVING it!!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!!!!


Daily Update!

If I want to be something different, then I have to do something different!!!
I am happy to announce that my sweetie and I FINALLY have gotten our gym membership!!! Whew!!! We have been hemming and hawing about it for so long, that I made him make a left into the parking lot at the last minute just so we could get then dang thing done!!! It was GREAT timing too, because since it is so late in the month – they gave us the rest of the month for free, which means I don’t have to pay for our membership until NEXT month – my birthday to be exact!!! πŸ˜‰

Anyway, I am off to bed so we can get up early and get exercising!!! I am going to download a new fiction book to my i-pod so I have something good to listen to!!!
Good night, and until tomorrow!!!
Christina πŸ˜‰

Daily Update!

Ok, so I know I was all gung-ho about going to this audition on Saturday (tomorrow morning), but I have decided that I needed to step back a little bit and assess the situation:

Night before last, I found my accompaniment music and took it home to practice it and realized I was waaaaay out of vocal shape, plus I had no idea what monologue I was going to do only 2 nights before the audition. Well, I have decided that just because something is on my life list does not mean that I want to half-ass my way through my action just to cross something off. NO! I want to be able to earn what I cross off, and look back at the event with some pride – even if it meant that I never got the part!!! Quality is the only thing that I can settle on; 2nd-best is not enough, and only I am the judge of what that means for me!!

So, as I get my crap together!!! Pick a song that I can belt out like nobody’s business, and pick a monologue that inspires and intrigues me, I am going to keep-on-keepin’-on, as a very good friend of mine used to always say!!!

Ok, now that that has been said! Whew, I feel so much better!!! πŸ˜‰

I just got home from a fun night of dinner and a movie at my best friend’s house!!! She broke both of her arms last week, so I wanted to be able to help her do some of her chores, while hanging out and having fun!!! So Jason and I rushed home from work and put together some homemade lasagna that I could just throw into her oven when I got there (thank you for your help, baby!!!)!! Anyway, we had a lot of fun with her daughter, and sister; they really are such a hoot to watch – and to have that ENERGY??? JEALOUS!!!! Yes, they have become my second family – aren’t friends just such a BLESSING?!?!?!?! I love you D!!! πŸ˜‰

My sweetie stayed home, I didn’t realize he wasn’t feeling too well; he had some major dental work done this week and I guess his mouth has been bothering him more than he has been letting on. So, it sounds like he pretty much slept the whole time while I was at my girlfriend’s. Poor baby, I am going to have to keep this posting short so that I can get upstairs and take care of him, and see if I can’t help make him feel a little bit better!!!

I am off to bed for the night!!! Oh, and I tracked all of my Weight Watcher points for the day – that makes 3 days in a row – and if you knew my habits before, you would know that THAT is a HUGE thing for me!!! So now, I am heading into the weekend, which in the past has been my danger-zone but,


Oh, and ONE MORE THING!!! I just found this quote that I absolutely love, I have seen it before, but I think it is awesome enough that I want to document it here!!!

“A woman’s heart should be so lost in God, that a man should have to seek Him to find her!”

Amen to that sistahs!!!
Good night!
-Christina πŸ˜‰

Daily Update!

Good evening! I have had a pretty productive day today! YEAH!!! Work went well, I got a couple of big assignments completed – that is always exciting!!! I learned something new – thank you, Thomas! I got to have dinner with my adopted grandparents tonight – they are always such a hoot! I know that my mom is smiling down from above knowing that I am being well taken care of!!! Thank you, Willy & Kay!!!

Anyway, I am home now and I think I have made quite a bit of progress in getting closer to my current goals.

Today I have:

  • Made the bed
  • Drank 2 liters of water
  • Tracked my Weight Watchers points all day ( I used all daily plus 5 Flex)
  • Weighed in this morning – up one pound (oops!!!)
  • Flossed my teeth – it is amazing how if I don’t write this down how readily I forget!
  • I’ve listed 5 things I am thankful for
  • I have posted a blog posting (after this is done!)
  • I put $1 extra dollar into my savings account
  • I called the Salvation Army to find out how to go about volunteering
  • I scheduled my goals out for the rest of the month
  • I brainstormed my children’s book idea, and have settled on the basic story/characters/etc.
  • I played a C scale on my cornet (which I hadn’t done in almost 10 years) YEAH!!! πŸ˜‰
  • I read for at least 20 minutes
  • I learned a new word
  • I meditated for 10 minutes
  • I requested an audition appointment for my local community theatre (SCARY!!!)
  • and finally, I planned tomorrow’s to-do list!!!

WHEW!!! I am pooped! I am going to have to go to bed early!!! πŸ˜‰

I hope that someone might get inspired to start their own personal life list (maybe that someone migt be you!!)! Please feel to leave a comment if you have any questions or thoughts that you might like to share.
Have a FABULOUS evening!!!
– Christina πŸ˜‰

Professional Photographs!!!

YEAH! I get to officially mark one of my life goals as completed today – Have professional photographs taken!!! Jason, my sis-in-law, her two kids, and I all walked all over Deepwood estate to have a ton of outdoor photographs done!! It was fun, EXCEPT for my 3-year-old nephew who was completely DONE with the whole thing after only about 10 minutes of shooting!!! WHEW!!! What a handful!!! That is alright, our photographer even managed to get some cute shots of him too – I can’t wait to see the one where little man is hanging from a tree branch like a monkey – I am sure it will turn out GREAT!!!

Anyway, I have a few more things to finish before I go to bed, so I will have to keep this short!!!