Saturday, December 31, 2011

Monthly Weight Loss with Pictures

First off ... Happy New Year's Eve! :-D I hope everyone has had a wonderful and blessed 2011.

Brad and I just got back from Gulfport last night [I would post a blog about the trip with pictures but I just don't have time. So, check my Facebook page for pictures. If you're not my friend, you should be! :)]

I had a great time visiting my family and friends! It's been crazy since we've been home because my mother-in-law is arriving tomorrow and staying eight days. So, we've been busy running around all day trying to get ready. I still have so much to do tonight. Eeek!

Which brings me to my next point: I look like a complete wreck in the following pictures. So, I'm sorry about that. :-P

I lost 8.4 lbs this month ... for a total of 76.6 lbs lost so far! I'm THRILLED! I've always gained weight in Gulfport -- never lost. It just tells me that I really have changed. Praise God! I wish I could go into detail about this month but I just don't have time tonight.

Oopsie was being a ham for the camera. Lol!

I hope you all have a great 2012!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

New Haircut

Here’s my new haircut. What do you think? I think I like it. Brad loves it. My hairdresser couldn’t get it to look just like Jennifer Aniston’s because my bangs weren’t long enough, so it couldn’t be angled as much and I didn’t want it any shorter in the back (I still need to be able to put it up). Plus, she said my hair is much thicker than Jennifer’s, so it's not going to look as choppy.

[Note: The pictures look really pixelated/weird looking because Blogger compressed them a lot.] 

Well, I have to go. Time to pack for our Gulfport trip. We leave tomorrow morning. I’m so excited to see my family and friends!

Please pray for safe travels for Brad, Oopsie and I. Thank you!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Repurpose Your Old Calendar

I've thought about doing this for a couple of years and finally did it this year. As you know, I ADORE pigs. So, I had a pig calendar for 2011 and I got another pig calendar.

This is what I did with a picture out of my old calendar. I cut three out total so I can change it if I want to. People pay good money for pretty/adorable framed prints. So, if you have a nice old calendar, frame some pages! :)

This is my new calendar ... I wish you could see the words; they totally go with the pictures! So cute!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Should I Get This Haircut?

I really wanted to let my hair grow out for a while but I'm caving in. My hair is so thick, frizzy and hard to manage (I'm thankful for my hair, though!).

It takes me a long time to blowdry and straighten and because of that I wear it up most of the time, which tends to give me headcahes. When it is shorter, I wear it down more because it doesn't take so long to blowdry and straighten and it's not so heavy. I made my appointment for 2:00 on Thursday (the day before we leave for Gulfport).

Do you think this haircut will suit me? I've never had an angled lob (long bob), so I'm a little nervous. I'm not sure it will look good with my face shape and thick hair. I'd love your opinions!
Thank you!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A Beautiful Prayer

I saw this prayer on a blog that I read and it's just too beautiful not to share.

Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Excitement, Pigs & Winter

Excitement: Brad, Oopsie and I will be leaving for Gulfport in 10 days. I'm so excited. I love going to visit my family and friends. :)

Pigs: I absolutely love pigs. They are adroable! I think the reason I love them so much is because Oopsie looks so much like a piglet ... his floppy ears, pink nose and cute tail that curls. Aww. It's no surpise that my favorite Disney character is Piglet. Hehe.

Winter: I love Winter! The beautiful snow, comfy clothes, yummy hot drinks and snuggling with my hunnies. It's great! I especially love all of the beautiful lights that are up this time of year.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Body Pump

I tried a new class tonight called Body Pump. It was probably the most intense workout I've ever had. It's all about weightlifting, core and strength training. My body felt like a wet noodle ... seriously. I felt like my legs were going to give out when I was walking to the car and my arms were shaking so badly (along with my legs).

It was great! I'm looking forward to doing it again. :-D It challenged me and pushed me further than I thought I could go.  I was so happy because I actually talked Brad into trying this class with me. It was the first class he's ever tried and I think it was the most intense workout he's ever had, too. He feels noodley, as well. I'm hoping he'll do it again with me. I'm also hoping we can move our bodies tomorrow.

I'm also going to try a new class on Wednesday: Aqua Zumba. It's Zumba but in the water, of course. I tried the Zumba class about six times and I could physically keep up but not mentally. The steps were just too fast for me; I have two left feet. It was fun, though. So, I'm excited to try this class because people won't know if I mess up. :)

Your noodley friend,