Thursday, February 25, 2010

Today's Attitude of Gratitude

Can you name 5 things you are grateful for today?

I can!
**the world's most amazing baby
**a husband that loves me unconditionally
**baked chocolate
**good coffee

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I am still trying to get my blogging butt in gear. keep the blog going -- Pump it up!!

To be a blog about fat chicks, being a fat chick or being an artistic fat chick. WAIT A MINUTE, SAM! It can be about ALL of those things!! Because I am all of those things.

Tonight we made a pilgrimage out to Cicero to pick up a dining room set off of Freecycle. The man was kind enough to haul it all back here in his truck for us. SWEET! There is a table, 6 chairs, a hutch and tea cart. LOVES IT! Ok, I am not a huge fan of blond pine wood or Danish Modern. But for free!? I LOVE it! And eventually, it will be painted with tender loving care! The table is tucked into a nook in the dining room. The hutch and tea cart is in the kitchen and the chairs are already nestled around the table. DOUBLE SWEET! Tomorrow everything will get a scrubbing with some Murphy's oil soap and I will eventually get to the painting. Pics to follow, I promise. Before and After, of course.

That's the artsy side of the post -- The banded fat chick part --

I think I need a small unfill -- Over the past couple of days my band has gotten tighter -- MUCH -- tighter. I could not eat today - not until later this evening. It always helps to drink something hot before I eat. For whatever the reason it seems to relax the bad some. But that was not even helping today.

My weight has stalled -- Due to not being able to eat enough protein. I am sure. Also - NOT working out at all. I am in lazy winter hibernation mode. All I want to do is eat (if I could) and sleep. The perfect outfit would be comfy seats, big thick socks and some kind of hooded top. Pigtails/ponytail is a must also.

Yeah - that is SO not a skinny chick outfit. That is what fat girls wear to cover the fat.

It does help that before my birthday I had my hair colored, a massage, a pedicure and a facial. So I am not feeling as ugly as I COULD be feeling. But not as pretty as I could be feeling either.

It always goes back to how I am feeling, doesn't it!?

Ok - So now I am feeling sleepy and it is about time for me to give into it.
peace, love and protein shakes!
really fat/not so fat/cute chubby chick

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Oh My!

Has it really been this long since I have written anything??!?!?

What has happened to me? I feel like I have written every day. So much is going on and then at the same time nothing at all is happening!

Let's see.... This past weekend - I turned 40!! 40 -- Me. The girl who could not see life past 30. Well, I made it.

I am a 40 year old mother, wife, lover, accidental blogger and occasional artist.

My amazing younger sister, Carly, came for my party! It was fantastic to see her. 11 of my bestest friends came to celebrate with me. A fabu time was had by all right down to the pipe cleaner tiara (worn by yours truly), rings for the ladies and boutonnieres by the gents!

My weight loss goal was to get down to my 2-teens for my birthday. I didn't make the goal. But I AM down to 224. Not to shabby for the former fat girl of 289. I want to be there by Lilly's birthday. I have until the end of March.

My BFF Ann is preggo, great with child, knocked up, etc. I could not be happier for her. I thought I would take one of my besties getting pregnant before I did pretty hard. But it really wasn't so bad. I have the worlds most amazing baby. Now don't get me wrong - This does NOT mean that I am over baby fever. Not in the least.

My other bestest buddy, Alan, was in ICU with a serious case of Gullian Barre' Syndrome. Google it -- It is S E R I O U S! After that he was in the hospital for a week and then in rehab for a week. Not bad for a disease/syndrome that can kill people. I am very proud of him for making such a recovery.

I spent 2 1/2 days in the hospital. I had a HORRIFIC stomach virus and was suffering from severe dehydration and exhaustion. And a migraine. 2 1/2 days of morphine and zofran was just what the Dr. ordered.

Snow, snow and more snow...That is what is coming down around us. Lots and lots of snow.

And oh yeah -- The Saints WON the SUPERBOWL!! I am not a girl that normally follows football -- But it is the SAINTS!!! And we WON! Didn't just make it -- But actually WON! Crazy stuff I tell you!

For more pics of the worlds most perfect child and my party, check out my facebook page!

Heres to some more weight loss now that life is slowing down a tad!!