I feel so alone.
Reblog if you are so we can become friends. :]
I was over 300 when I started my journey originally :D
220! Close enough. (:
Started at 297 on April 4, 2011
SW was 327, CW 271
Started at 261 on January 1, 2011. CW is 230ish. *Will*
I’m feeling a little better each day. I don’t think I’m quite ready to beat the pavement yet, but I’m getting there. Overall, it hasn’t been that bad of an experience, and as Amy eluded to it was much less risky and invasive than it would have been for her to get her tubes tied. I will be the first to admit I was terrified to have it done, but they assured me that 10 mg of Valium would take care of that and it did not fail to do so. Thanks for all the well wishes. See you on the streets soon.
Sorry we’ve been absent lately, here at W&ADL…had a few new developments this past week. Let’s see…well, Ally finally lost that tooth that’s been hanging there for months. So that’s good. She looks cute with that 8 year old awkward in between teeth thing she’s got going on.
And..well, let’s see, what else? Oh yeah:
Will had a vasectomy on Friday…(Look I know he doesn’t mind me telling ya’ll. For goodness gracious sakes, he told you about dropping trou in the cemetary.)
So. Yeah. I’m wondering should we change the title of this blog to “Will and Amy Won’t Be Doing Anymore Life”? Nah, that’s a little long and cumbersome.
But seriously. We talked it over, we’re getting older (One of us is pushing 40 with a quickness) and we are so extremely blessed with the two fabulous girls we have. After my horrible migraine experience in early April, which was attributed to hormonal mess from my birth control, Will totally MTFU and said he would get a vasectomy. Ya’ll, I got to go back there and watch. Seriously, for realz I did! (Not sure I recommend this approach, btw) After seeing that, I have no doubt that my man loves me to do this for me/us. I’ve always said what a good man he is, but this definitely defined it for me. He knew that for me to have anything “done” would consist of a more invasive procedure.
This is for all you young whippersnappers out there—who haven’t found love yet, or are bemoaning the lack of the “right” one. Wait for one like mine. One that will do anything for you. One that treats you like you should be treated. Don’t settle. Don’t be unhappy. The right one is out there waiting. I’m thankful that I found mine early and I do love him so.
Thanks for taking a knife (well scalpel-like instrument) for me, babe.
Hit the cemetary with Will, Usher, and a lil Miranda Cosgrove (shut up) yesterday for 5 miles on the bike. It was about 7:00 and still in the 90’s in good ol’ NC. It felt good to be back in the saddle again though. I know it’s been a good 2 weeks since I’ve done any sort of productive exercise. I finally feel so much better from being sick, like a new person almost!!
It was a little sad though, earlier in the day, they buried a 21 year old man that was killed in a car wreck in our area. While we were out there, his wife, little girl, and dad (I’m assuming) came out there and were just sitting by the pond. I didnt know this man but from all accounts, he was a great person, taken way too soon. I said a little prayer that they will have peace and comfort in the days to come while I was riding. I didn’t really know what else to do, but I know that my little prayer can’t hurt.
We really just don’t know how lucky and blessed we are to have every day. I’m trying to make the most of mine. I know I whine and complain at times, but I am so, so, blessed to have the family and friends that I do. That definitely overshadows the crap. ;)
Hope everyone is having a great Tuesday!
pageant…can’t help myself. But LHMJ these girls are insanely perfect. I should probably make the girls turn it. They are funny though, they are judging them by their hair and dresses. Since they both have blonde hair, all the blondes are getting their vote…lol! Poor Miss NC didn’t make it to the top 15, totally got hosed. Apparently long princess-y dresses will get a vote from my two. I guess this is probably not a way to enhance body image issues and all that…but heck it’s funny to hear what their comments are. Ps—I love her but Guiliana needs to eat a pork chop. Too damn skinny. Holla for SC, she’s in the semi finals. We are officially rooting for her now.
Ok enough about the pageant. I so dread work tomorrow. Being off for 4 days unexpectedly is sure to have created a mess for me to go back to. I’m getting a mini panic attack just thinking about it. It is sure to be horrible.
I’m still exhausted from being sick but I’m gonna try to force some kind of exercise tomorrow afternoon, I think that is the only way to push through this mess and feel better. Hopefully anyway.
Hope everybody’s Monday doesn’t suck as bad as mine is going to..
If I don’t get up early and let my “system” get to going it isn’t pretty, so I got up at 5:30 am to get things going. I ate what has become my pre-race breakfast; half a bagel thin with peanut butter and a few sips of water. Got everybody else up and we made it to the venue around 7:00, found somewhere to park, and made my way over to the staging area.
Hung with my family and friends until they called us to the line at 7:25. After a pleasant rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, the gun went off. According to my brand new and flashy Garmin Forerunner 305, I started out at a 9:25-9:45 pace. For those of you who keep up with me know, that’s faster than my normal pace. I was good for the first mile and a half, before I had to slow down or there was no way I’d get a respectable finish, because I’d end up having to finish it walking (I actually did walk a couple times). The rest of the way I did my best to hold a 10:45-11:15 pace.
In the end I came across the line at 35:52. I bettered my previous time by 1:38. That was in April, so overall I happy with the improvement.
A big shout goes out to Amy and my girls for their support. I do it all for them. A second shout goes out to my buddies Curt, Vera, Wayne, and Jay. You guys (and girl) rocked it out. I’m glad Amy and I have surrounded ourselves with people who aspire to be physically fit. It truly does keep us motivated.
Crossing the starting line.
Crossing the finish line.
Hollla for Friday!!!
I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!
Got on the scale this morning and I was up .2 At first I was all:
Then I remembered I haven’t done one bit of exercise in over a week.
So then I was all:
And now I’m all:
I promise to put a little more effort in this next week so maybe I wont have to resort to silly pictures to take your minds off the fact I gained. Holla!
Hope everyone has a fab Thursday!
SW - 261
Last week - 230
CW - 230.2
I’ve been hovering around the 230 mark for a couple of weeks now, so I decided to publicly break-up with 230 here on my blog:
I’m sorry to have to do this online for the world to see, but I’m ready to move on now. We’ve had our fair share of celebrations, and I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve loved you much more than 261, but for real, get. the. hell. out. of. my. life. Don’t worry about coming here to pick up your shit because I’ve already boxed it up and am shipping it to you. Don’t be too hard on yourself though; I’m sure there are others who will gladly take you in and celebrate you, but I have just found myself to be OVER you.
With Warmest Regards,
Now, whoever takes 230 in please treat it with respect, but try to be clear up front that your relationship is not a permanent thing, because given half a chance it will stick around and you don’t really want that to happen.
But then again, when am I not? LOL!
Not much going on, exercise is non existent for me the past week. I have no energy, I’m not sure what the problem is. It’s bad tho. I need to work in some biking this week. I guess I will just have to force myself to do it. It just sucks when it’s 90 degrees still at 5:00 when I get home. I dont feel like doing jack. Wah, wah, wah, poor me, I know.
In other news, I have a product I’d like to share with ya’ll that has changed my life. (Not really but that just sounds dramatic and shit)….My good friend Vera turned me on to the flylady (www.flylady.net). She sells these awesome water bottles, and Will and I broke bad and ordered us one. It is seriously the best thing ever. It doesn’t sweat. At all. And I can put ice in it in the morning and it stays frozen all day long. How do it work? I dont know. But I like it. I just thought I’d share a little H2O love with ya’ll today. I’ve definitely been drinking more water since I got mine. I can’t stand lukewarm water. This thing rocks. (and no I’m not getting free shit and/or paid to say that)
Looking forward to the weekend because for once when I look over at my calendar, there is NOTHING on it. How nice!! To have a weekend with nothing planned. Looking forward to hanging out with my girls and my boy. Maybe a little pool time, maybe a beach trip one day? Who knows? The possiblities are endlessss… :) We only live 30 mins from the beach and we rarely go. Been promising the girls a trip though, so maybe this will be the weekend.
Anyway, I’ve rambled long enough. I hope you guys have a great Tuesday!!
Laying on the couch with Daisy, watching Parking Wars.
I know ya’ll are jealous. Don’t hate.
Nice to meet you too!! Looking forward to keeping up with your blog, it looks very interesting! Have a fabulous weekend!
Amy and Will
Why do short weeks seem so long? It seems like today ought to be Friday. Srsly. Went to awards day for Ally today. She got a science award, citizenship award, and honor roll for the whole year. I’m incredibly proud of my girl! Can’t believe I have a third grader on my hands. Time flies when you have kids.
Weigh in today wasn’t bad: I was down .8 again. At least the scale is still moving in the right direction. I really need to ramp up the exercise, I know this. It has been in the high 90’s all week here. That does not equal outdoor exercise for the Amester. I need to make use of my gym membership. Maybe next week will be better.
Ok it’s late and I’m boring. I hope y’all have a happy Friday!
Busted out 3.1 in 33:00 flat yesterday evening in celebration. I really, really had all intentions of going at least 3.5 or even 4, but my mind gave out before my legs did. I’m come to a wall with this running thing. It seems all I can muster is 3.1. I know I’m capable of doing more, but when I get to that point, I just quit. Maybe I need a different playlist. LOL Oh well, I’ve only been back in the running game for 6 months now. I’ll give it another shot on Friday.