Friday, April 27, 2007

In My Defense:

This is Buddy. I have scratched Aimee in the eye while she slept, just to give her that most horrifying experience of waking up in a startled fashion.

First and foremost, I would like to address the erroneous suggestions that I'm am a "fat cat". I have a lot of long, luxurious and beautiful fur, and it makes me look rotund. I will prove my statement with this picture.

Look at that! I can obviously fit into this miniature bed, even so much as ducking my head in! Over the weight standards? PishPosh! And the size of my paws says a lot as well, but we won't get into that.

As to the matter of fluffiness, I bring forth "Picture B":

Now then. I think the subject can be dropped.

I have written.


Thursday, April 26, 2007


Okay, I didn't post for a little while because of the Big Weigh-In on Sunday. I lost a big .4 lbs. Yes, in case you missed that, it's POINT FOUR POUNDS. I slaved away on my Gazelle and didn't eat fast food for what?!? POINT FOUR POUNDS?!? Oh, the anguish! The inhumanity of it all!!! I think you can just assume that I didn't exactly stick to my diet/exercise this week.

I looked on my camera to see if I can post anything interesting. I think maybe "interesting" is too strong of a word. But whatever. I call my backyard "the park"... because I don't actually have a backyard - it's a park on the other side of the chain link. My area just happens to be where the baseball field is. Occasionally I'm treated to this:

It's actually kind of cute.

I didn't want to take too many pictures though... Somebody might see me taking pictures, look on the internet to see if any "predators" live in the area, and I'm SURE the entire five block radius glows red from all of my wonderful neighbors. So I snuck a couple and left it at that.

I could only find one other thing to post, and it's not very flattering. Somebody was feeling particularly lazy the other day, and did his best impersonation of Homer Simpson:

Then he apparently decided that he didn't care:

He really isn't overweight, he's just fluffy dang it! (Don't call my house when I'm gone and leave a message on the machine telling Buddy that I posted this, either! - It'll just make him mad at me! He'll keep me up at night!)

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

In our Science/Math building at school, we have a couple of aquariums. I know these pictures suck and I apologize.
Here are the two crab. Crabs? Crabi? Whatever.

And a different tank:

Nemo? Is that you?...

I'll try to highlight a couple of the other stuffed animals that are there. Like a beaver that was a long time school resident until it got hit by a car...

My car looks good as new. But I didn't take many pictures of the rental I used while my car was being made new again. But I did take these:

I've decided I really don't like the fake wood trim.

And here is a disgusting cup holder.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Weigh In!

Well, Glory Be! I weighed myself this morning, but first I laid in bed trying to give myself a pep talk. I didn't want to be disappointed if it were only a pound lost. Well... I must have been really bloated last week, or something... Or it's a miracle!!! I even got off the scale and tried it again! 5.4 lbs!! How could that be?!? Anyway, I'm excited. I am sure next week won't be as exciting, but it's really given me a jump start!

Speaking of jumping, I got a mini-trampoline yesterday to add to my workout stuff. I jumped for 15-20 minutes I think. It made me tired! But it was kind of fun and I know it helped to burn calories. :) Yay! I didn't have any fast food at all last week, by the way.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Stinkin' credit cards

I have been paying my credit card bill, only really paying attention to the date due and not being late. Well today I looked at the account online. I am paying HUGE finance charges! In fact, about 75% of my payment goes to the freakin' finance charges! How am I supposed to pay it off if I can't put any money toward it?!? I emailed the bank asking them this and also asking them to lower the finance charge. Also, I was late on a couple of payments (November and December maybe?), so they lowered the credit limit, saying they would raise it back up when I proved to be a good girl. I have been, so I asked them to raise that back up. I didn't know it then, but it dings your credit when you have a large balance in comparison to the limit. It's great to have a large balance, but you can't use most of it or it looks bad. Ding. Since they lowered my limit, Ding. Jerks. They better put it back up! (I was wondering why the total never seemed to go down by much.)

On a totally different subject, I have been eating much better this week. Instead of fast food and fettuccine alfredo, I've been eating sandwiches and these noodle dinners that don't have much fat. I also took the advice of my sister and bought some of those cheap fudge bars for an ice cream treat. I could get more expensive ones that have 100 calories and 2 grams of fat (6 per box), or I could get the fudge bars for about the same amount of money that have only 90 calories and 0 grams of fat (18 per package!!!)! I'm not very good at drinking water yet though... Oh, and I've been using my Gazelle a bit. I've worked out three times this week and I'll probably use it again tomorrow and take Sunday off. I hope to have a bit of weight loss... even just a pound or two. If not, I'll be sorely disappointed!
(I'm weighing in on Sunday morning!)

One more thing: It seems that all the careers I'm interested in take Master's and more or whatnot. So I'm looking for a career that I can start in with just a Bachelor's degree. Those of you who know me... do you have any ideas? I know it's an impossible question because it's up to me, but I'm kind of stumped at the moment. I was thinking about archaeology and zoology... but I would need a lot more schooling and apparently with archaeology, jobs are few and far between. What's a girl to do?!?
Maybe I'll be a vulcanologist.

Oh, that reminds me. I was chatting with some of my classmates in my physics class and one of the guys looked down on me because I told him I was tired of living paycheck to paycheck and was back in school to get a career that actually made money. He said, "Uh, you're doing it for the money???" with a frown and wrinkle of his nose. He looked down his nose at me for that!!! I asked him what his major was and he informed me that he was going to be a gym teacher.

Oh. Well then! I think that's all I need to say about that.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Um... more weight.

After weighing myself, I need to lose 29lbs to get to my goal. I don't care if it takes until August. ARG!

Oh, and a big thanks to Brianna for the cool Ticker link! Yay!!!

Sunday, April 08, 2007


I got up too early this morning and forgot to weigh myself... and I'm changing my weight goal to 20 lbs. I don't want to set too high of goals and get frustrated. I still plan to work out today, I'll just weigh myself tomorrow morning. Dang! This is the shortest post ever!

** Update **

Okay, I really did work out tonight. It wasn't bad - I like how quiet it is. It was very similar to walking at times, and I wanted to keep picking my feet up. All in all, it was okay!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Time to lose weight!!!

I've been gaining weight. It's true, I'll be blunt and honest. It's because I eat fattening foods and don't get ANY exercise. So since my sister, Rayleen, has been working out lately, it made me think. I started doing some research (and I use the term loosely since I won't search for long) to find something cheap, but more than a rubber band. I found this: The Gazelle Edge. It was on sale (as you can see, if you click on the link) for about $85 which isn't horrible. And it's probably the least expensive thing I could find. So today I went to get it (after I ate ice cream believe it or not) and I also found this: MyGym Basic. If you click on the link, scroll down - it's the one advertised for $99. At Walmart it started out at that price, but I got it on clearance for $30!!! I was very pleased. I'll try to remember to tell you how it is later - if it was worth the $30 or not.

I have a goal, somewhat. By this summer - July I think - I want to lose thirty pounds. I don't know if that's totally out of my ability or not, but I really want to do this. I normally lose interest faster than weight, so by posting this I am hoping it will keep me invested. I will weigh myself in the morning and start tomorrow. I will NOT post how much I weigh of course. But I will try to remember to post every Sunday after I weigh myself to post how much, if any, I've lost.

Oh, and if anybody wants to join me, I welcome it! Feel free!