Friday, July 27, 2012

So Close!

As of today, I am only 1.4lbs away from my prepregnancy weight. Sure, I have more weight to lose after that, but still...hitting that number will be a big relief for me.
Who thinks I can do it by this time next week?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Why Weight?

So, I am not special. Like many moms out there, I am trying to lose weight. Also like many moms out there, I am not only trying to lose BABY weight (of which I only have about 4 pounds left, thank you very much) but also MARRIAGE weight. Admit it - you know what I mean. I am hoping, that by writing this post, I will hold myself more accountable. I will eat better. I will exercise more. And I will have a better attitude about my body. I WILL fit into my old clothes - even if it takes time. Who else is trying to lose weight? What helps you stay motivated?

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Award Nominations..., even though I am still awaiting more questions for my future Q&A post (see below and please comment) I feel the need to share that I have been nominated for two awards:

So here are the rules (rules are included for both awards):

1. Link back to whoever nominated you.
2. Write 11 random facts about yourself.
3. Nominate 11 bloggers.
The next couple were rules from the Liebster award only:
4. Let everyone know when you nominate them.
5. Make up 11 questions for them to answer.
6. Answer the questions that have been given to you.

Just like Shanny, who nominated me, I am nominating my favourite bloggers for two awards instead of just one. Just follow the 6 rules listed above, and you'll be done!

My Random Facts:

1. I can move my baby toes independently, as well as some others, which makes me very good at picking up objects without bending over
2. My idols are Walt Disney and Jim Henson - and basically anyone else who doesn't lose their childhood imagination
3. I love Christmas - I'm already in the planning stages for the next one!
4. I would love to win the lottery (who wouldn't?!) but I rarely buy tickets
5. I'd love to be a stay-at-home mom forever, but finances won't support that (see above, hee hee)
6. I barely have any eyebrows - I have to draw mine on
7. I rarely get sick
8. I refuse to believe that anyone ACTUALLY likes sushi...
9. I had to be tested for HIV as a child, after a blood transfusion in the 80's
10. I have NO interest in seeing the Hunger Games
11. I am a night owl, for sure. No one told my circadian rhythm about 9-to-5 schedules...

Questions from Shanny for the Liebster award:

1- Do you have a phobia? What is it?
- Flying!
2- What came first, the chicken or the egg?
- Egg. Dinosaurs were laying eggs far before birds came along :P
3- Describe yourself in 3 words.
- Obsessive, Loving, Nutty
4- Are you a night person or a morning person?
- Definitely a night person
5- What is your favorite dessert?
- Chocolate cake, from a box
6- Love at first sight, yay or nay?
- Undecided, honestly!
7- Which one would you choose: books, clothes, or gadgets?
- Clothes.
8- What is your favorite hobby?
- Music, although I don't make time for it like I should. I play the piano and flute, and also the piccolo
9- Where are you right now?
- In the family room
10- Why do you blog?
- To record my thoughts, share my creative/craft projects, to reflect upon my family many reasons!
11- What is your favorite season?
- Summer!

Here are MY questions for everyone:

1. Do you give yourself a bedtime? If so, what time?
2. Do you have any recurring dreams?
3. What is your favourite number?
4. Do you have pets? If so, what?
5. If you could bring one famous person back to life to have a chat with, who would it be?
6. Describe your living quarters
7. Name one thing you love about where you live
8. What was your favourite subject in high school?
9. How long can you hold your breath?
10. What is your favourite holiday?
11. Name your favourite unhealthy food

Here are the Nominees! (For both awards)

1. A Baby, Maybe
2. When Hello Means Goodbye
3. Three Cheers for Babies
4. Homemade By Jill
5. The Busscher Family
6. Our Journey to Embryo Adoption
7. From Gummy Bear to Sweet Baby
8. Jenna's Journey
9. Through Clouded Glass
10. Down at Fraggle Rock
11. Cupcakes and Candy Canes

There you have it!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Challenge = FAIL

Okay, so I had to stop the blogging challenge with two days left. Why? Because I just simply could not make time to even turn on the darned computer! The baby has been a bit fussy, it was my anniversary, then my birthday + mom's birthday + Canada Day yesterday, so I had a lot to do! Please accept these excuses, and my apologies!

(And yes, you read that correctly - I was born on my Mom's birthday, which also happens to be Canada Day. Any other July 1st birthdays out there?)

Anyway, the last two posts I missed involved talking about my hobbies (which I've already touched on in previous posts) and discussing my dream vacation. That would HAVE to be Bora Bora...although I have no idea how I'd handle the plane ride (I'm afraid of flying!) But the thought of those on-water bungalows is just so relaxing...awww...

For my next post, I need your help! I have always loved it when popular blogs do a "Q&A" for the blog author, so, I'm going to attempt one of those (even though my blog doesn't have too many readers yet, hee hee). It will turn into a "getting to know you" type of thing! So, in the comments section on this post, ask me your questions! Any question, and you can ask more than one! It can be about creative stuff, family long as it isn't too personal, I'll answer!

And one last thing...Happy (belated) Canada Day, and Happy (early) Independance Day to my American neighbours!