Thursday, February 26, 2009

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Has anyone besides me noticed a trend I've got going? Every time I do a post about Hayden I go for several days before I post again. Why is that? Maybe posting about him is like raising him. It's exhausting. The kid's got ADHD with an emphasis on the "H". (Although he has made HUGE strides. Is LEAPS and BOUNDS ahead of where he was 3 years ago when he was diagnosed. In fact he doesn't take meds anymore.)

So anyway, I have nothing of real importance to blog about today. I just wanted to post something as to avoid leaving another "Hayden" post up for a week.

I've been so freakin' bored this week. I am proof that one cannot die of boredom. I know this because I still have a pulse.

Tavis brought home the buggy yesterday. It's so dang cute! I took some pix of the kids in it and I'll get 'em posted. It's bright red, just for me. I can't wait til spring really gets here (for that entire 2 days before it turns to full-fledged summer which is how we roll here in Utah) so we can take it out. It's street legal so I can take the kids to school in it and they'll be so cute and everyone will look at them with "oh man, I wish I had one of those" looks. Not that I like to be the center of attention...I'm just sayin'.

I've been mentally preparing to start my HCG diet. Tomorrow I start the binge process. I've been practicing that part all week, though. I'm not good when it comes to no carbs and thinking about what I'm going to eat. I'm hoping these next 3 weeks will show me that I really can live without Crunch Berries every single night. I've tried to go an entire day without carbs or at least very few and I didn't make it past the two eggs I had for breakfast. And 500 calories a day? Please! I burn through that many calories in a single bowl of Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch. But, I've paid the money and gotten in a fight with Tavis over it so I'd better do my very best to make it all worth while. I'm really tired of never wanting to go outside because I HATE the way I look. I saw all the pix of the lunch on Saturday (thanks TWSS!!) and I hardly recognized myself. In my mind I'm still thin and have a thin face. (kinda like the reverse of anorexic girls, right?) Then I see pictures and YIKES!!! So I'm actually really excited to get this done. To see just what I can accomplish. And when I've got a smokin' hot body again, let's just see if Tav's complaining then!

OH! Great news! My former boss at the restaurant where I used to work said I could come back to work next week! I'm really excited! (Notice all the "!") It's probably only going to be an extra $100 a week but getting out of the house and bringing home yummy food and having some spending money that's not coming out of the house-hold account is going to be great! YIPPPEEEEE!!!! Plus, I really loved waiting tables. I love to meet people that are out doing my same exact favorite past time...eating out. People are usually in a good mood when they're out to dinner so you rarely get grumpy, grumps. I do wish, though, that when people came to dinner with their little ones they would just automatically double their tip since their waitress is going to be on all fours picking up french fries and crayons (and other squishy things) when they leave.

Well, this has turned into a pretty freakin' random post. And it's not even Tuesday! It is, however, "Earl, Kath & Kim, The Office and Grey's Anatomy" day so yee-haw!!!

And the sun is out and it's supposed to be in the 50's today! (Zip it, DeNae!)

K, well, have a great Thursday! I love Thursday. It such a nice day to have right before the weekend. It's got a good "feel" to it.

19 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I think you look great! I've been hearing about this diet, and frankly, it sounds a bit scary.

GOod luck!

Kristina P. said...

Oh, and I just wanted to tell DeNae to suck on it since I was first again. I mean, my robot was first again.

Amber said...

BAAAAA HA HA HA!! That's funny!

Laurel said...

Clucking my tongue over here about the HCG diet. I thought you were smarter than that. Go ahead and just limit your calories don't go paying someone to tell you to do it! Oh wait I just told you, I could so be a dietitian.
Good luck, hope it works for you. 2 of my neighbors did and I know thier stories so I'm excited to hear yours.

Melissa said...

LOVE the random posting.....
But what the hell is a HCG diet? Must provide me with more details.

Aaaaannnnd, I might come stalking you at the restaurant. American Fork or Sandy location?

DeNae said...

Well goodness, I've never been sassed so much on someone else's blog! And I will NOT suck on anything, Miss Kristina, nor will I ZIP it, Miss Amber!

In fact, I'm UN-zipping it to let you know that it is, in fact, a Celestial Kingdomy 72 degrees in Las Vegas right now. Suck on THAT, sassy blogger friends and sisters!!

I thought you looked cute in the pix from the meet n' greet, little sis. I particularly loved that you wore your U of U sweatshirt to meet and greet a bunch of Mormon bloggers! Such the Rebel!

(Oh, wait, the REBELS are the ones who beat BYU last week. Where are they from again? Oh, yeah: LAS VEGAS!! Where, did I mention, it is currently a glorious 72 degrees?)

DeNae said...

Oh, and did you see that Steph nominated me for - well, now I don't really know WHAT she nominated me for - but whatever it was she did it over at MMB? It's an honor just to be nominated, unless it turns out it's not! Perhaps I should stop feeling flattered until I know what the nominations are for...

Vanessa said...

I've been thinking about the HCG thing, but 500 calories a day??? I'm having my drug dealer husband look into it. Good luck, you'll have to keep us posted.

Amber said...

BTW...The Rib City I'll be at is in American Fork. If you like ribs then you MUST come eat here. Seriously, I've NEVER tasted better ribs. Ever.

Amberlie said...

Yes, our girls are in the same dance class. Are you doing the HCG shots or pills? Good luck, my old neighbor did it she looks great!

wendy said...

I didn't know that tip was on SURVIVOR -- I learned it from my son. THEY FREAKING STOLE IT FROM MY SON--I want copy fees (or whatever you'd call it---you'd think I would know since I work at the court -duh)
500 freaking calories a day --ARE YOU SERIOUS?? (whoops, I seem to be saying freaking alot) But I know you can do it ---Sure you can, I'll pray for you (tee,hee) I too am bored out of my skull--must be spring fever. Maybe I'll go knock off a bank --

Casey said...

Good luck with the diet and more importantly, giving up Captain Crunch. Now I'm craving it. Damn.

DeNae said...

Thanks for the shout out on MMB, little sis! Cute Helen said something, too. I feel like it's a siren song, and if I allow myself to feel flattered, I'll be dashed on the rocks of my own ego.

I don't know why I'm uncomfortable with self-promotion, but I sure appreciate your kind encouragement!

Love you!

mrsbear said...

500 calories a day?! Wow...wow! I think I'd blow through that by breakfast too. Although I'd imagine that you would shed some pounds cause of the starving and all...Seriously best of luck with it all. And congrats on the getting back to work. Sounds like it's something you enjoy. I love eating out too.

Jessica said...

Amber, I love the music on your blog. I just put the blog on and let it play while I dance. I don't see anything wrong with Capt. Crunch for all 3 meals a day...just a thought.

wendy said...

Hey, I am a follower ---see me little box right there--well, actually, it is "left" there. I don't want to cut into my foot Amber---they say foot surgery is Pa-IN-ful. Also, interesting that your hubby's name is Tavis --I keep thinking it as Travis (I have a Travis---love the name, named him after Travis in the show Old Yeller --yup I did) So WHY am I rambling on your blog??

So said...

Hey it was cool to run into you down at the school! It made a freaky day a little brighter. I'll be stalking you! (Well here in the blogosphere no here in town. Just want clarify so as to ease any of your worries.)

Michael, Dlaina & Ethan Lindsay said...

So my mom has wanted to do the HCG diet, was it alot? And you really only eat 500 cals a day that is not very much! P.S. you are going back to Rib City? When? Call me sometime, I need to hear details!

tiburon said...

That diet freaks me out. GOod luck with it though. Keep us posted on your progress!