Thursday, August 20, 2009

WW bound

i'm joining a WW meeting in MD this saturday and i'm really excited about it. i need that stability. wish me luck!

in the mean time, if you know anyone interested in buying my bodybugg, let me know! the price is negotiable!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

still here dancing with the groogrux king...

as of monday morning, i was down 2 lbs from my 5 days of being on the challenge. i don't feel great about some of my choices this week, though. i'm really thinking i want to go back to weight watchers meetings - i liked it better. and frederick has the monthly pass thingy.

i only have 'til friday left working for massey. it seems weird, but i'm excited about the job change.

today is my poppaw's birthday, and also the anniversary of the death of one of DMB's founding members, LeRoi Moore. been thinking about my favorite saxophonist all day.

okay, that's all i've got.

EDIT: my hubby sent me flowers today, just because. he's kinda awesome like that.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Husband Survey

as stolen from julia and ang

1. When is your "engagement" anniversary: February 28, 2009

2. When is your "marriage" anniversary: July 10, 2009

3. How long have you known your spouse: 1 year and 1 day. but we did a lot of texting for about 6 weeks prior to that

4. How long did you date/court before you were engaged: 6 months

5. Where did you meet your spouse for the first time? We met on the internet, and I drove out to Jefferson City, MO to meet him for the first time because that's where he was working at the time. Yes, a 10 hour drive. Yes, I'm probably crazy.

6. What is your spouse's full name: Daniel Lee

7. Do you have any children: Not yet. Who knows what the next year holds, though! :)

8. How many - boys/girls: I'd like one of each, but he wants all girls.

9. Do you have any house pets: Yes, MAP. Also known as Parker the boycat.

10. Do you own a house or rent: rent, rent, rent. We are always renting. We hope to look to buy in the next 6 months - 1 year.

11. Do you live in the country or town/city: town, now!

12. What is one of your favorite activities together: cuddle up on the couch and watch tv. boring, huh? But both of us like to travel. Luckily, he feeds my DMB addiction.

13. Do you have a favorite vacation spot: I think the Elizabeth City, NC will always be special.

14. When did you first kiss? 1st day we met. I kissed him. Ha!

15. What church do you attend? We don't have a home church yet...hope to find one we like in Frederick.

16. Is this the church you were married in: Nope, married outside.

17. What town is your current address at: Frederick, MD

18. Do you work or stay at home: work (i work too much, i drink too much, i eat too much...ooh, sorry...)

19. Where did you go on your honeymoon: Oahu...stayed on Waikiki Beach.

20.What was the funniest gift you gave when dating? I bought him a pig that snores so he could listen to it at night and think i was there with him.

21.How long have you been together? yesterday was 1 year

22. How long did you know each other before you started dating? um, we didn't really - i'd say we were officially dating when i drove out there, even though we'd never really met 'til that day.

23. Who asked who out? he asked me if i'd want to come out there that weekend, so i guess him - but i planted the idea the previous weekend

24. How old are each of you? we're both 26 - i'm 2 months older than him.

25.Where do you each work or go to school? he works for FEMA and currently work for a coal company in WV

26. Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple? long-distance relationship almost the entire time we've been together - but that's all coming to an end! :)

27. Did you go to the same school? nopey

28. Are you from the same home town? nope

29. Who is smarter? i think we're both smarter in different areas, so i think we're pretty even. :)

30. Who is more sensitive? we both are to an extent...but i think he's more tender-hearted than i am.

31.Where do you eat out most as a couple? chipotle, a whole? outback.

32. Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? hawaii!

33.Who has the craziest exes? i don't think either of us have crazy exes...

34. Who has the worse temper? he does, but i can get pretty mouthy

35. Who does the cooking? neither at the moment...but i'm working on it, right, manda?

36. Who is more social? definitely me

37. Who is the neat-freak? him more than me

38. Who is more stubborn? again, me

39. Who hogs the bed? all me

40. Who wakes up earlier? he does for the time being

41. Where was your first date? we ate at a steakhouse that i can not remember the name of, then drove around Jefferson City, and then went back to his apartment and watched napoleon dynamite and drank slushees from sonic.

42.Who had more boyfriends/girlfriends? probably me

43. Do you get flowers often? once!

44. How do you spend the holidays? last year we split them between the fams - i figure it'll be more of the same

45. Who is more jealous? me - why am i always the one with the negatives?

46. How long did it take to get serious? not long. lol.

47. Who eats more? probably pretty even

48. Who does the laundry? both of us

49. Who’s better with the computer? him. he's a dork. :)

50. Leave a piece of advice for the other couples - make your marriage a priority, talk to each other, be friends

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

getting back into the groove..

nothing major to report - just wanted to check in on the challenge and let everyone know that i kicked day 1's butt...and day 2 is going nicely.

challenge update:
day 1
target: 35 points
flex balance: 35
actual points consumed: 39
new flex balance 31

random question for everyone. how do you pronounce chipotle?
is it chipotlay or chipoltay?
i pronounce it with a "lay" on the end, but most of the guys i know put a "tay" on the end.
help me out!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

...and enough was enough

guess what today is? lose-the-weight-you-gained-start-over-day. is that a good title for it? not sure. but somewhere between leesburg and richmond this morning, i decided it was time to rededicate. i have sucked since the honeymoon - and some days weren't as bad as others, but thinking about the coconut cream pie and spaghetti from last night, i know the time for change is now. that just felt very political...but what i'm trying to say is i'm starting over. i have set a small challenge for myself - 10 days without eating over points.

points, you ask? yes, points. i love the bugg - i do. but i do better with weight watchers. and i know it works. trying to decide if i should try to sell the bugg or use it to monitor the calories burned during my workouts. any suggestions? as for my challenge, if anyone would like to join me, feel free. it's only 10 days! surely we can do that.

okay, so as promised, here's a few pics of the new place.

i love the red furniture!

mr. bear looks pretty awesome on the new bedding!

these were one of my wedding gifts from ang. super nice, huh?

i'm trying to decide if i have anything else to catch up on. the last month seriously has been a whirlwind. between the wedding and honeymoon, work travel to richmond, packing up our place in cross lanes, moving to maryland - it's just been one thing after another. i'm happy to report that everything is put away, except a few boxes in the den (aka the computer room). my closet took some major organizing...4 hours of work, to be exact.

i took yesterday as a personal day to finish putting stuff away. daniel was excited i got to "play wife" for the day, and actually be home when he got home from work. haha. i explained that i no longer "play wife" as i am the wife, but we had fun with it. in honor of being married a month yesterday, he even left a card hidden in some papers for me. this is what he wrote in it:

he's cute. :)

okay, i guess i have to get back to work. i'm pleased with my food choices so far - and have a plan for dinner. 10 days. i can do that. i want this...

Monday, August 10, 2009



i just needed to say that.

i hope to update more later - complete with pics of the new place.

and in case anyone was wondering, i get to start my new job on august 31. no more richmond travel, no more nights away from the hubby.

big yays on that.