What is the deal with my sporadic posting of late? Just been busy living la vida summertime, I guess.

I think most everyone who reads my blog also reads MizFit’s blog as well, so I’m sure you all know about her link to the site Operation Beautiful. If not, go here and check it out. I can’t wait to get out and post some good vibes today!


Gross fact for the day: I haven’t washed my hair in a week.

Weird fact for the day: My hair is surprisingly cooperative – it’s never been so easy to style! I may stop washing my hair altogether. Okay, maybe not. But think of all the money I could save on shampoo! 🙂


I want to post pictures of my garden, but I keep forgetting. It’s coming along nicely and Shawn even put up that fancy shmancy watering system, so no more hauling water from the pond. I was getting used to it and am actually a little disappointed because I was starting to see some nice definition in my shoulders. Oh well, less time spent watering means more time pulling weeds, so maybe my hamstrings will get some definition now! We have tiny baby squash(es?) starting to appear and lots of tiny tomatoes on the vines. The carrots don’t seem to be faring to well, but the okra is shooting up like wildfire (I hate okra so of course it will grow the best). I am anxiously awaiting the cantaloupe – I have an unnatural love of cantaloupe. I crave it, I feel happy when there are big chunks of it cut up and stored in the fridge, just waiting for me to slurp its juice off my fingers. Wow – food porn at it’s finest today!

I hit my mini goal and my short term goal last week! I’m at 159.5 right now, although according to my doctor’s scale, I’m at 162.5. I decided to go with my scale because I weigh in first thing in the morning buck naked right after my morning run to the bathroom. When I weigh in at the doctor’s office, it’s at 4 in the afternoon with all my clothes on (sans shoes, of course), so I don’t like that weight. Shawn and I had an interesting talk about weight the other day: he has been losing weight as well…

*TANGENT AHEAD* I hate him because he has lost 15 pounds in 2 weeks. He did it by skipping breakfast (I know, right?!) and cutting out desserts. Oh, and he works in the 90+ degree heat everyday, but I still hate him for losing weight so quickly! *TANGENT OVER*

…so we have been eating less sweets, and making our dinners smaller. I have to say I like having him do this with me – makes it so much easier. Anyway, we had been watching Oprah (yeah he sometimes watches) and there were a bunch of overweight kids confronting their parents, and one of the exercises was for the teens to say “It makes me angry that…” and the kids filled in the blanks with whatever came into their heads. Shawn was kind of making fun of it, and he turned to me and asked me “what are you angry about?” And I told him, “I’m angry that… I weigh 160 pounds instead of 130 pounds. I’m angry that I let myself go and didn’t lose the weight sooner. I’m angry that you only knew me for 6 months before I got fat.” He said, “Really? That’s what you’re angry about?” He couldn’t believe it. Then later we were talking again, and I said something off hand about my goal weight, and he said “I can’t believe you are so bothered by your weight. I’m not nearly as hung up about your weight as you are. It bothers me that you are so bothered by it.” I didn’t know what to say, because I have been so hung up about it for so long that it is just a natural part of my thought process now. I am relieved that he isn’t hyperfocused on my weight, but I still want to lose it, just for my own self-satisfaction.

I am 99% sure that I am not going to my high school reunion. Thanks for all of your advice – it helped a lot! We are sending our kids to church camp in a couple of weeks, and I know we are going to be spending money on that, so when you weigh the two together: having a couple of drinks with old friends vs. my kids eternal salvation…no contest there! I’d rather let them make new memories instead of spending the money so I can relive old memories, ya know? So unless we get a windfall of an extra $300, I most likely won’t be attending the reunion, and I really am okay with that. We have a family reunion planned for Labor Day weekend and I am way more excited about that!

Well I think I’ve rambled on long enough for today. I’ll try to be better about posting more regularly, and I will, I WILL, post some pictures of my garden and my knitting (which can only be described as a cottony-soft disaster) soon!

Have a great day y’all!

12 thoughts on “ramblerambleramble

  1. YAY! I sure was glad to hear from you. It was getting a little boring out here in blog land without your funny posts!

    Okay, on the hair washing thing. I have read articles by ‘famous women’ who say that one secret to their beautiful hair is not washing it so often! So there, you have joined the ranks of the ‘famous beautiful women.’

    **TANGENT–I don’t exactly hate you, but I am jealous of your great success in weight loss. Really, congrats. And I go by my scale too, which is also exactly 3 pounds less than Vicky’s.

    And, on the sending kids to camp and skipping the class reunion, I immediately thought–wow, great opportunity for a little alone time for you and Shawn. With a little creativity, you could have a lot of fun for very little money. That is, unless your kids all go to different weeks of camp like we did when we were kids…

    1. Well, the two older ones will go to camp, but Mallory is still too little, so we will either a) do nothing different, or b)ship her off to Grandma’s house and have a little vacation of our own. We haven’t really decided yet. Guess we better get on that since camp is only 2 weeks away!

      Hair – who knew it would be my hair that got me into those ranks? I thought sure it would be Oscar-worthy perfomances here on the blog! 😉

  2. Isn’t it totally maddening that men seem to lose weight so much easier than we do. Super frustrating.

    And you are so lucky to be able to go a week w/out washing your hair… mine would be TOTALLY freakishly greasy. I can’t even imagine.

  3. My husband just dropped to his lowest weight in over 10 years this morning… I’m proud of him, but some nagging voice in the back of my mind says, “every time I go on a diet, my husband loses weight!” Not that I’m on a diet, of course, but he just really shows me up!

  4. Glad to hear you’re not going to the reunion – my hubby’s 30th is in August, and I really don’t want to go. They are charging a huge amount of money for the party, and still another (albeit smaller) fee for the next day’s picnic. We’re newlyweds (kinda – 2 years) and I’m sure since Hubby was a geek all of his life, his classmates never thought he’d marry, but … ah geez, this is YOUR blog!

    Hope you can post pix of your garden soon. I love that stuff!

    Vee at http://www.veegettinghealthy.blogspot.com

  5. ahhh men.
    my husband ends the day with reeces or icecream and is the trimmest he has ever been.

    glad you posted as we miss you when yer silent!

  6. My daughter only washes her hair 3 times a week and it is so healthy!

    I’d take whichever weight is the lightest! 😀 I gained 4 pounds in June – oops! so I am up to 164 – I was almost to the 150’s! 😦

  7. I’ve got thin, and GREASY looking hair so I have to wash it everyday – so I am jealous of your hair! I don’t like okra either but I think it is an easy and hardy vegetable to grow.

    My perfect orchard/garden would be: avocado trees, tomatoes, jalapeno peppers and cilantro and some sweet onion and garlic.

  8. I KNOW I’ve been married too long. Our son’s going to overnight camp for the first time this summer and all I can think is, “Wow.. that means I can work and go to the gym every day.” Haven’t even thought of a vacation of our own!

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