Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Biggest Loser Couples Week 8

We are at week 8 and this has been a better week for me. I have not had my mind on food and have stayed active and a more positive attitude. I try to start my day off with a daily scripture reading and it helps to keep me focused. I hope it shows on the scales.
Here goes.....
Drum roll please......
My weight loss this week is 4 lbs............My sister, Diane lost 1.6 lbs. That makes me the biggest loser this week......Hooray......but I am so proud of my sister for being consistant in losing. I lost the 2 lbs I gained last week, which really makes me happy.
This brings our totals to 13.8 for me and 15.6 for Diane.
I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonders. Psalm 9:1
This is last year in Florida....Diane & I. Diane has always been my angel on my shoulder and this picture proves it. Isn't she precious? Love my big sis!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

My 150th post, would be an ideal weight?

I finally made it to my 150th post. I started this Blogging Gig with my co-worker & friend, Amy.

We wanted to explore this Blog world and have enjoyed it so much, blogging on our lunch hour......We are some of the older bloggers but it doesn't matter cause we enjoy reading what everyone has to say. I plan on sticking with this Gig. I've been inspired by reading comments left on my blog and I hope to inspire others too. Thanks for letting me into your world and you are always welcome in mine......

The Biggest Loser Couples Week 7

Week 7 weigh in time....This is the most dreadful weigh in for me cause I haven't been as strict as I was in the beginning. I am not going to beat myself up though cause I have made a lot of changes for the good in my food choices and portion sizes. There are always going to be excuses of why I didn't lose this week, like birthday party & eating out 2 times, (onion rings, french fries, Baskin Robbins Birthday cake).

Here goes the weigh in....
Drum Roll Please.......

I gained 2lbs......My sister lost 1.2 lbs. Yay for Diane, she is AGAIN the Biggest Loser. I admire her dedication and walking on her treadmill faithfully. I need her here for me to crack the whip.
That puts our totals at...Me, 9.8 and Diane 14. I hope I did my math right. Well, I guess all I have to say is, I will give it my best shot again this week. I need all of your prayers. Congrats to Diane....Way to go!

This is my sister, Diane and I last year on our sister vacation in Florida. I wish I were there right now...

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Noah's Birthday Party

Noah's 7th Birthday party was today. We took him out to eat at Red Robin, one of his favorite places. They sang Happy Birthday to him and gave him a chocolate Sundae. Then we went back to his house for his Birthday Party. I baked his favorite cake. Chocolate Cake with Chocolate icing. He also had an ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins. Uncle Nate designed the legos on top of the cake. Noah had a very fun party and got lots of star wars legos and lots of clothes and other neat stuff.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Happy 7th Birthday Noah

Today is Noah's 7th Birthday.
He is such a Blessing and an Angelic child. He always has a smile on his face.
I love this little man so much and wish him the best Birthday. He was my first born Grandson. I can remember the minute he was born. His dad came running out of the delivery room announcing that he has a ball player. I was pacing back and forth not far, down the hall. The Joy I felt is unexplainable. I Thank God for healing Noah. He will be able to Eat Chocolate Cake and that makes me happy.....

Happy Birthday My Handsome Noah.....Mimi Loves you!

Friday, February 15, 2008

New Hair-do Reveal

Alright Blogger Buddies, here is my new do. It is really nothing like I thought I would end up getting. I was planning to go much shorter, like the pictures I posted, but I really wanted to stick to the BoB, but short. I like to tuck my hair behind my ears. I did have her do my color and I love it so much better than when I color it myself. I will experiment and try a flippy style and post next time.
I do need the right kind of hair product though to make it look messier. She told me to get some spritz by Paul Mitchell or Biolage. Thanks to my photographer Amy, she captured some great shots....I am glad our boss didn't walk by during our photo shoot....especially on that last shot.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Abby's Valentine Brownies

Abby stopped by to give Grampa and me a special Valentine. She helped her mommy bake heart shaped brownies. They were delicious! Shh...don't tell my biggest loser trainer, Diane. I can't believe she will be 1 next month. Look at her adorable pig tails.

Happy Valentine's Day

I hope everyone is having a Happy Valentine's Day. These are the roses I received via an email......
My co-worker Amy got the Real Roses from her sweetheart.....
I am overdosing on conversation hearts at my desk....

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Biggest Loser Couples week 6

Here we go with week 6 of our production of The Biggest Loser Sister Style. Is it getting harder or easier you ask? Well, for me it's the exercising part that I have a problem with. By the time I get home from work and eat dinner, I am ready for bed, especially with this cold weather we've been having, it just makes you want to put on your warm flannel p.j.'s and crawl into a warm cozy bed instead of sitting on the stationary bike. By the way, my exercise equipment is at the foot of my bed. I say good morning to it when I wake up in the mornings and goodnight to it before I go to sleep. It has been looking so lonely lately and needs a good dusting......I need to get re-aquainted with it this week. I know, you are thinking, excuses excuses....Jillian would be screaming at me to get back on that bike!

Here goes the weigh-in......
Drum Roll Please................
I lost 0.3 oz's........My sister, Diane lost 1 lb. Way to go Sis....that makes you the Biggest Loser this week. Our totals since starting are....11.8 for me, and 12.8 for Diane......Watch out Diane, this next week is mine girl! Just kidding...NOT....I will catch up, you watch me.
My sister is on the treadmill at our sister vacation in Florida last summer.....As you can see by my picture, on the beach, I hate exercising!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Happy 77th Birthday Dad

Today is my dad's 77th Birthday. My dad is one of a kind. He never meets a stranger. He is the best joke teller.....and loves to tell stories of his past. I guess I am what you can say, a daddy's girl. He calls me his Baby Doll!

We had a family party Saturday night and he really enjoyed it. He had been wanting a blue tooth and a cell phone up-grade. So, I stopped by his house on Saturday morning and took his cell phone off of his computer desk and put it in my coat pocket to surprise him with a new phone. I went to the phone store and did the up-grade cause he is on my plan with my husband and I as a family share plan. I also got a blue tooth for him, it was also from my sister and mom. Well, when I went over to help set up for the party later that afternoon, he was all upset and told me he had bad news.....he lost his cell phone. He said he tore apart his vehicle looking for it and all around the house. I had made the mistake of wrapping his old phone in the same box as his new phone, otherwise, I could have slipped it back where it was and all would have been good until present opening time.
I gave in because I didn't want him fretting over it during dinner. I let him open it before the party and the look on his face was priceless. He said "oh that is just what I wanted". I guess I pulled one over on him. If you know my dad, you would agree that he didn't need to go pick out his own phone....He is a talker and he would have ended up with a complicated phone. The one we got him is perfect for does everything he needs to do. After dinner, my son-in-law Jeff, gave him a lesson on how to use the blue tooth. Jeff is so patient and explained everything so perfectly. It was so funny, during the teaching, my dad's cell phone rang with the blue tooth in his ear and it was my sister from Louisiana calling, so he got to practice. He was amazed at how he didn't have to hold his cell phone. He was shouting though, like she couldn't hear him...we had to tell him not to talk so was funny.
Since my dad is a newly diagnosed diabetic, I found him a sugar free coconut cream pie (his favorite) as his cake. We had other desserts for others. It was a fun night of family.
Abby crawled around hugging on Noah, Carter & Gray. It was precious to see all 4 of my grand-children in one place having a good time playing.

Happy Birthday Dad....I love you.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

New Hairstyle? ...You vote

I am wanting a new short hairstyle....I am calling on all Blogger Buddies to help me decide which one I should pick. I want something that will be easy to fix in the morning and care free and sassy....At my age, I need that. I have a round face, so I don't know what style will suit me best. I have worn the BoB for so many years and now I am ready for a change....
Here are 4 choices.....or if you have a hairstyle you can suggest, I will consider it. My hair appointment is next Tuesday after work, so I will post the winning hairstyle after I get done.

Alright, Now, Did you really think I would like this last style???? I had to get a laugh out of you...and then again, some of you might like this look........I was always told that I look like Carol Burnett.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The Biggest Loser Couples Week 5

Here we are at week 5 already. What a whirlwind week I had to say the least. Lots of detours and bumps in the road but I have Great News.....My weigh in this morning...
Drum Roll Please.......
I lost 3 lbs this week.....My sister Lost 2 lbs. I guess that makes me the Biggest Loser this week....Hooray!!!!! Our totals since starting are, 11.5 for me and 11.8 for Diane. Wow, together we lost a small child...."23.3"
Here we are looking sassy at our sister vacation in Florida last summer. The highlight of my mornings were eating donuts and sitting on our balcony over looking the beach. We did not diet that week but we did share a lot of meals instead of ordering 2 of everything.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

My Precious Abigail

I Abbysat yesterday with my darling grand-daughter. She is almost getting ready to take those first steps. I can't believe she will be 1 next month. Her look here is like "Mimi, will you please stop with the camera".

Her daddy was feeding her a banana. There is nothing this child won't eat....
We have the best time together....She loves books. She will sit and turn the pages and just babble... All of the pictures I took of her smiling were blurry....Mimi needs a new camera.