My sister and I are complete opposites! We hardly look anything alike and are built totally different. I’m the athletic one and she’s the model. Yep, no exaggeration there…she literally was a model at one point in her career. I’ve always been jealous of her looks but especially her metabolism. How is it possible to have the same parents and yet have two totally different metabolisms?!! She’s always been the skinny one and I’ve always felt like the fat one. I never could borrow her clothes…NEVER!
See what I mean?
This weekend she gave me a couple pairs of pants because she was cleaning out her closet. In my head I thought, “Psshhht, these will never fit.” But I just took them and said thanks. Never have I been able to wear her size and even after losing 40 pounds, I still didn’t think it was possible.
Guess what? IT WAS! They FIT! They freakin’ FIT! OOHHH-EMM-GEEE!
I am SOOOO ready to kick June's booty! I'm sick and TIRED of losing and gaining the same 3-5 pounds for the last 6 months! THIS is gonna be my month to shine!! No more of this blasted plateau! I'm kicking it into high gear and WILL give this everything I've got!!
Water, water, and then MORE water! CHUG CHUG CHUG!
Get my booty movin'! Exercise, fitness, mileage...ALL of the above!
Keep up the clean eating and push the freggies! I am LOVING my new found taste for vegetables and will make weekly trips to the grocery store for fresh produce!
Try more Spark recipes! I'm totally digging this whole learning to cook thing...it's so much fun to sit down and enjoy something I've prepared myself!
Simple and doable! self!
I'm also participating in my friend's bracelet challenge! We're all buying/making bracelets that symbolize our journey and to remind us of our goals while we're making our daily choices. This bracelet "links" us and also reminds us that we're in this TOGETHER! I love this idea! Please, go check out her blog and join us! www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4266581
Here's a picture of the bracelet I just ordered for myself!
It's a Power Balance bracelet that is described as "performance technology that uses holograms embedded with frequencies that react positively with your body’s natural energy field". I've been eyeing them for a while and thought this challenge was a perfect excuse to get one! If it enhances my performance, great! But if not, it's still pretty! LOL
My baby graduated from kindergarten today!! He was VERY excited this morning!
They had a small ceremony in his classroom and every child was asked what their favorite part of kindergarten was. My son responded, "Everything!" It was too cute!
He was very proud of his diploma and I was VERY proud of HIM!
And here's a picture of my daugther! Can't leave her out! She is such a girly-girl and has been dressing up this week for the last week of school. :) I caught her laughing in this one....
I'm SO proud of her too! I think I forgot to tell you guys about the Mother's Day card she made for me. It said, "We miss daddy but we are HAPPY!" I think that was the best gift I could've asked for!! If you remember our little pep talk, this was EXACTLY the message I was trying to convey!
I just couldn't be more proud of my kiddos and just had to get on here to brag a bit!
Boy, has there been some crazy weather lately! My heart just breaks for all of the tornado victims. I live in Missouri so the devastation in Joplin has really hit home for me. Feels kinda like it's in my own backyard and my heart just goes out to my fellow Missourians. Oklahoma got hit yesterday as well and there were more fatalities overnight. I didn't sleep very well knowing that it was storming and the weather was "capable of producing tornadoes," according to the weather station.
More storms came through today and are currently about 40 miles east of us. We were just cleared from a tornado warning a half hour ago. Sirens were going off and my work actually closed down and sent us to the basement. Craziness!
I was watching the Today Show this morning as they told stories from the Joplin tornado. They talked about a woman who had her child literally ripped from her arms and they were still searching for him. She was injured along with her two other kids who she covered with her body inside her bathtub. I had to walk away from the TV because it upset me so much! So heart wrenching!
So needless to say, I'm on high alert for bad weather and a little jumpy about all of the tornado watches and warnings!! I've got my safe spot ready though and I'm armed with flashlights and batteries, thanks to a surprise visit from the boyfriend!! He specially delivered them last night. How sweet was that?!
To all my friends here in the midwest and in the path of these storms, STAY SAFE!!
Praying for all those affected from the tornadoes. One of my Spark friends was VERY close to that tornado in Joplin and actually her brother lost his home in it! Please keep them in your prayers as well! Her SP name is LOOZINITNOW and I hope she doesn't mind that I mention this. Joplin literally IS her backyard and she has seen this devastation 1st hand! I just can't imagine!