We got our scale battery!! Yay! It was so much cheaper than I thought it would be….as in three times less than the amount I thought it would be. But technically since the pack came with 2 batteries and not just 1 it was six times less expensive, lol.
So I’m down 64 now! Yippee skippee my friends, yippee skippee. I’m still 20 lbs away from where I was when I got married, which GRR on that point, but I’m that much closer. I keep thinking about the fact that by spring I will be in a size I haven’t been in….years. Like 10th grade years.
Thanksgiving is this week, and I’m not all that excited about it. I’m not dreading it by any means but I’m also not jumping for joy over it either. I got a few recipe ideas for the dessert I have to make and am going to do some pumpkin spice chocolate chip cookies, some store bought chocolate ice cream, and a variation of this recipe for the sauce. I don’t have time to make my own ice cream and mom asked me to bring some chocolate to the table since we already have 2 pumpkin desserts…so I had to mix it up a little bit. This dish I am excited about because it’s new and fun and different from the norm, so that’s kind of cool.
What I am super-D-dooper excited for though is Christmas. This will be Autumn’s first Christmas that she is old enough to have fun (still not totally get it, but fun none-the-less) and Brad and I both get work bonus’, which means present purchases will happen this year (as opposed to last year), and I dunno, I’m just really excited to think about the holidays. Maybe it’s just my mood or something, I don’t know. But I’m ready to see everything all decked out in sparkly wonder. And I’m ready for this weather to get wintery! It’s totally in the 70’s all this week and it just feels weird for it to be almost December and still warm weather.
Anyways, Brad and Autumn just got home and she’s howling already (no nap today? Dunno, will have to ask mom) so it’s the end of this one for me!
Next week is Thanksgiving. We pretty much always have the same menu because of picky eaters, but it’s always a lovely menu and for the last week my mouth has been watering at the thought of a delicious pile of mashed potatoes, topped with sauerkraut and some gravy drizzled on top. My mouth is literally FULL of DROOL right now. I KNOW, it’s terrible (I have Jill to thank, her Facebook status was asking everyone what their favorite Thanksgiving dish is).
My brother and his girlfriend and her kids are all coming up for the day and we are going to enjoy a tasty day full of good food and good company. Brad and I watch Food Network pretty much non stop (gluttons for punishment) and we saw this incredible banana pumpkin pie that Tyler Florence made and when Mom asked me to make a dessert (glutton for punishing) I got really excited about making it. Until this very moment, when I went to look for the recipe to link to it, and it’s nowhere to be found. SERIOUSLY?! That’s okay, I found this other website for bariatric eating and they have some straight up drool-inducing recipes there too, so it’s all good…all is not lost (dumb WordPress is not letting me link, it’s actually probably dumb work that’s not letting me link, but whatever it is, is dumb).
The best part about this holiday for me is that it’s on a Thursday, which means because my boss is pretty much awesome…I have Friday off too. Without even having to ask for it. 4 day weekend, woohoo!
So, let’s get some mouths drooling….what is your favorite Thanksgiving staple?
And, what are deals are you planning to splurge on for Black Friday?
Hi, my name is Stephanie, and I am addicted to the scale.
*sigh* I always used to get on Brad for weighing every day because I told him it wasn’t healthy for him and the number would be more satisfying if he would just weigh once a week or once every 2 weeks. And without fail I would hear him slide the scale out of the closet onto the bathroom floor and weigh, every single morning.
And then I had surgery. And I’m just as bad as he is. And I can’t help myself.
The floor upstairs is vinyl (linoleum maybe?) and you can move the scale all across the bathroom floor and get different numbers. So we decided to move the scale downstairs to the kitchen floor instead. This was great for getting consistant numbers, but not great for remembering to weigh in the morning. I mean, it worked out because it helped with my addiction to the scale, but it was frustrating weighing at the wrong time during the day or going a couple of days without weighing, or weighing with a heavy shirt or hoodie on.
Well, 2 weeks in a row the number did not move. That.Is.Not.Cool. You do not have a drastic surgery for weight loss to see the scale not move 1 number in 2 weeks, especially only 4 months post op. Next thing you know, the scale starts giving this error message and it appears that the battery is dead. Well, those batteries cost about as much as buying a new scale…so we have been waiting. And the wait is about killing me. Because for 3 weeks now I have not been able to weigh. My aunt let us borrow her scale, but the weight appears to be about 10-15lbs off and it had me gaining 2lbs from the last time I weighed and Brad seeing numbers he hasn’t seen in…a long time. !!!!! Uh uh, no way girlfriend. So we are done with that scale. But the anticipation is killing me.
The last time I got a successful weight I had lost 54, so I am fully hoping to be at least minus 60 or more by the time I get to weigh again. If that ends up holding true, than I will be 20lbs away from my “marriage weight”. That would totally rock my socks off. I am excited to be wearing clothes that I wore before when mom and I were losing weight 3 years ago. My mom always notices when I’m wearing those clothes too since we went shopping together all the time back in those days and it feels good to have it pointed out. I have a huge trash bag full of clothes sitting in the corner of my room that has a bunch of clothes I wore during the time I dated Brad. I go through the clothes with fond memories of different moments in our relationship and I cannot wait to be able to wear those again.
This journey has been an odd one. I want to say it has been a challenge, but at the same time it feels so effortless that it feels wrong to call it challenging. I would not take back any of this, it has all been worth it and it’s only going to get better. I’m so glad I made this choice.
Now if only me and my scale can right our relationship I’ll be back in Happy Camp!
Does no post on Autumn’s birthday make me a bad mother? I sure hope not. I had good intentions, but with such big plans I just couldn’t make time for everything.
Autumn celebrated her 1st birthday almost an entire week ago, November 5th! The day was spent hanging out at my mom’s house baking over 100 cupcakes for her birthday party. Her party was the next day, Saturday the 6th, and it was an absolute success if for no other reason than Autumn was a star and was in a great mood. We had a full lunch, cupcakes, party favors, and lots of gifts that we let her open after she woke up from her nap that afternoon.
Brian came up from Wilmington and we had a lot of friends and family celebrating with us. I know she didn’t understand what was going on, but Brad and I wanted to celebrate the birthday of our daughter with people we know love and care about her. I know a lot of people thought that such a large invitation list was crazy since she is only 1 and doesn’t understand….but we are allowed to celebrate her birthday, especially since she doesn’t know how to yet. We reserve that right as parents.
She absolutely loved her first cupcake and ate it like a pro. When everyone sang happy birthday to her she squealed and clapped and danced in her seat, and I was so proud. Granted, we had been grooming her for about a month….but 4 adults versus 50 adults singing happy birthday is a huge difference, so there were no guarantees that it was going to be a good situation. But it was, she loved the attention and knew it was all for her. Brian got video of the Happy Birthday and some of the cupcake eating and video of her opening all of her presents…so I’m happy that we will have that to show her once she gets old enough to appreciate seeing herself.
It is unbelievable how much time has flown and how big my little girl has grown to be. She is so smart. She is so smart that I don’t usually like to talk about it because I don’t want people to think I’m bragging or over exaggerating. But she catches on to everything so quick and is sharp as a whip. I can’t wait to see what the next year is going to bring.
Happy Birthday Autumn. You make mommy so proud. I can never say enough about you and how much I love you, because there are just no words with enough meaning.
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For the first time ever, my parents and I celebrated Halloween together in a normal way! It felt so weird to think up costume ideas and then attend a costume party together. I never got to trick or treat growing up and so this was a treat to be able to have fun together. For the record, my childhood was far from wrecked. I have plenty of happy memories and I don’t feel like I missed out on diddly squat by not being able to trick or treat, so there is no need to feel sorry for me.
Dad dressed up like a deer hunter and Mom dressed up like a Doe.
Dad obviously caught his doe. His shirt says “The Doe stops Here”, lol.
Brian and Sherri dressed up too. Brian was a convict and Sherri was the Swine Flu.
Aunt Annette dressed up as Sarah Palin. It can’t get any more perfect than that.
Brad and I dressed up like Tourists. Auntie did our make-up and Brad’s fake tan was incredible!
Pastor Mike and Amy were McDreamy and Meredith
Autumn was Pigs in a Blanket
And there were so many other cute costumes! We went to a costume party at Matt’s house and had a great time. We played games and ate h’orderves and laughed a lot. Mom and Dad and everyone left early, so we caught a ride from Becky and Billy and made a stop at Wal-Mart on the way….Brad and Billy chased poor Alexis around the store embarrassing her. I have to admit, it was pretty funny even if embarrassing. We got home and relieved Brad’s Mom from babysitting duty and had a great night. On actual Halloween night we put Autumn down for bed and stood out front with our neighbors handing out candy to the small amount of trick or treaters that we had. That was a first for me too. We had a great time and we are loving our new neighbors, they are a lot of fun and really nice. Maybe next year I’ll actually get to carve a pumpkin? That will be another first for me.