Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Terrific Tuesday

OK, I've got quite a few things to write about on this Tuesday. Let's begin!

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Weight Loss Challenge: Week 8

I lost a pound this week!! ALL RIGHT!! However, you'll notice that my weight has actually gone UP since last week. Well, it went up, but went down again, so although I have a net gain for the week, I successfully lost one pound from my highest weight of the week until this morning. I refuse to be disappointed that my weight is higher than last week. Instead, I choose to congratulate myself on losing that pound! (I wonder just how many times I've lost that particular pound? Is it just me, or is this whole weight-loss thing a gigantic game of "two steps forward, one step back?") I'm choosing to look at the positive side of things! I would image those four pina coladas from last weekend contributed to the gain, but then Saturday, Sunday, and Monday I worked extra hard and took that pound right off again. So here are the numbers thus far:

Starting weight: 157
Last week: 152.6
Today: 153

Here's hoping for better self control this week!

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I am honored to be the recipient of the Rockin' Girl Blogger award! Thanks, Damselfly!

Hm. Who can I pass this on to?

1. Jessica at Don't Give Him Crackers! She rocks because she gives great tips for things like saving money at CVS and Target without sounding like she's writing an advertisement for them!

Side note: I'm getting real tired of reading blogs that have become gigantic advertisements for products. If you find a great product, sure, share it with us, but come on! I read blogs for the wit and brilliance of my fellow mothers. I want to read their stories and share in their experiences. I want to glean from the wisdom and mistakes of others, and know that I'm not alone in this journey called Motherhood! If I want a product review, I'll go to ePinions.com

Wow. I went totally off-topic there. Oh well, it's my blog and I can digress if I want to! hee hee!

2. Anne at Life in the Ketchup Bottle. How can you NOT rock if you live in a ketchup bottle??!! (Anne, I saw a t-shirt the other day and thought of you...it was a red shirt and said, "I put ketchup on my ketchup." LOL!)

3. Susan at Learning For A Lifetime. She is a teacher, and all teachers rock. Well, not all of them, I've had some pretty bad ones, but being in training to become a teacher and the experiences I have gained from my field studies have given me a MUCH greater appreciation of all my teachers, even the bad ones. Anyway, Susan writes about a plethora of things including her faith, her family, and she always is reading a good book that she's happy to share with us!

This is a caveat to my earlier "I don't like product review blogs." One of the FEW exceptions to this is book reviews. Susan often shares books she has read, and since the title of her blog is "learning for a lifetime," book reviews fit in with her "theme."

4. Horseymama at A Day in the Life of a Stay At Home Mom. She's a real-life friend of mine, and she just rocks!

5. Kelli at Holding the Mirror Up To My Soul. This gal was blogging within DAYS of having her little baby! I was impressed. It took me a couple of months to get back into the swing of things! Her little guy is four months old now. You rock, Kelli!

Those of you who have won the award, please find the "Rockin Girl Blogger" button on my sidebar. It's not a functioning button because the day I received the award from Damselfly, I had a devil of a time trying to snag the code to post it, so I did what any honest person would do. I right-clicked the image on her blog, saved it to my computer, and then posted it as a picture. Since I don't have the code, I can't provide it to you, but I'm happy to let you "lift" your award from my sidebar! (There are a lot of people who have this award already, if you find the code from somewhere else, you could snag it there, too!)


Darlene said...

I'm going to comment on the weight loss stuff since that caught my attention. Do you remember the two fat chicks? Way back--my niece and I had a weight loss blog. You may not remember. Anyhooo every week was one pound up, one down, two up, two up, one down, two down...

Well, within the year, Stephanie lost 90 pounds. It felt so slow, but she kept going and it added up in the end. I lost some too, but not nearly that much. Still it does add up, so you're right to be positive.

Amber said...

Great job on the weight loss stuff! I think I lost about five pounds climbing the mountain but gained them back on the life-sized calzone I downed afterwards. :-)

Jessica said...

Oh Thanks so much for naming me a Rockin' Girl Blogger! I feel so honored!!! :) I am working on my post to pass along the award. THANKS!!!!! You ROCK too girl!

Robin said...

I would have probably lost about 500 lbs. by now if I count the same pounds I keep losing!
Good for you and keep on track!

Mama Bear June said...

If you take two steps forward and one back, you are still one step ahead from where you started, right? Keep at it and we'll all be losers together! :-) Path to Health

Denise said...

Great job on the weight loss, and congrats on winning the award.

Anne/kq said...

I'm gonna have to get rid of my no-award award! Thank you!

And you know what?

I have that t-shirt!!! I wear it all the time, I wore it Saturday! ROFL!

kelli said...

Congrats on the weight loss- I totally know how it goes. Hard. :)

And thanks for the award!! I love it!

Susan said...

Hang in there...you're doing a great job with the weight loss. I love the award...thank you!!

Have a fabulous weekend.

:-) Susan

Beck said...

Congratulations on both the weight loss AND the award!