Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pictures, Pictures, & More Pictures

The title of this post is exactly how I felt this weekend.  I took hundreds of pictures!  I started out Saturday morning at the Evansville State Hospital grounds.  I met Garvin and Angie and the girls, and then the Whitaker's were there too.  It was my first "real" photo shoot and I was a bit nervous at first, but after the first couple of pictures, I felt like a pro.  HA!  I got some really good pictures and then some good pictures, but some not so good exposures.  Here are a few from the day...







Then I went to Rockport to Mom's.  She was watching Gavin and we decided to take him and Sassy to the park so Sassy could run.  Gavin had fun playing on the slides, the merry-go-round and the swings.  Aunt Stacey even went down the tornado slide.  I'm sure that was a sight!







Then on Sunday, Shawn and I, mom, Tommy, Beth and Gavin all went to Audubon Park in Henderson to try and take some family shots for our Christmas cards this year.  It was fun, but exhausting.  The camera was set on the tripod, so I had to get everyone in the picture posed and ready to go, set the timer, click the button, and run and get in place and look presentable in 10 seconds.  I'm telling you what, 10 seconds goes fast when a fat girl is running.  LOL!!!  We did this about 5 different times. 













Saturday, November 21, 2009

Starting Over Today

I started a diet pill today.  It's called Meridia and it took some pursading from my husband to get it.  Not because he didn't want me to take it, but because of the cost. 

A little history.  A guy my husband works with told me over the summer that he was taking Fastin, which is an appetite suppressent.  I thought I might like to take that but knew that my insurance at work doesn't cover anything weight-related, so I looked at some over the counter diet pills instead.  I tried some, but they didn't work. When Shawn was at his doctor for a check up for his diabetes, he talked to his doctor about the Fastin and got a prescription for it.  It was $35 for a Rx at the Walgreens without insurance.  I thought that was reasonable and when I noticed how it was working for Shawn, I knew I wanted to take it.  I know me being overweight is probably playing a HUGE part on me not being able to get pregnant.  So I thought, well the next time I have to go to the doctor, I'll just talk to him about it then.  Well don't you know about 3 weeks ago, I got sick and had to call the doctor, only my doctor was out on vacation for 2 weeks.  Just my luck!  I decided last week to just go to the doctor to talk about it anyways.  I called to find out how much an office visit would be without insurance, and it was resonable, so I made an appointment for Monday afternoon this week.  I talked to him about my weight and some other things weight-related and told him I wanted to start taking Fastin.  He told me he wasn't a big advocate of Fastin because of their side effects, but talked to me about Meridia and thought that would be better for my situation.  I went out to the car after the visit to call the pharamcy to price the medicine.  Walgreens was $168 for 30 pills.  Instant tears.  Really, Shawn's not going to want to pay that much per month for medicine, I don't want to pay that much per month for medicine.  Yeah, I wanted to take it, but I didn't really push it either when we talked, or rather, argued at about.  Then I guess some people at his work were giving him a hard time about it and what not and he agreed to it.  He said that someone said Sam's was cheaper and that there was a $25 coupon online for it.  So I called some different pharmacies for prices and Sam's was cheaper; they were $142.  The prices from the different pharmacies ranged from $142 to $198.  So long story short, Shawn went and got the Rx filled yesterday and I just started it this morning.  Hopefully it will work as planned, and along with a reduced calorie diet, and hopefully some walking, I'll be able to drop some pounds and have some more energy.

I thought about putting my starting weight out here, but I'm not sure about that yet.   I mean I know what it is, I just don't know if I'm ready to have others know what it is.  I do need to post some before pics...yeah, that's scary too!  Maybe this stuff will be in it's own post.  Maybe I'll start another weight loss blog.  We'll see!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Tuesday Funny

Expressions for Use on High Stress Days


1. You – Off my planet!

2. Not the brightest crayon in the box now, are we?

3. Well, this day was a total waste of makeup.

4. Errors have been made. Others will be blamed.

5. I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a very bad mood for 30 years.

6. Allow me to introduce my selves.

7. Sarcasm is just one more service we offer.

8. Whatever kind of look you were going for, you missed.

9. I’m just working here until a good fast-food job opens up.

10. I’m trying to imagine you with a personality.

11. Stress is when you wake up screaming and you realize you weren’t asleep.

12. I can’t remember if I’m the good twin or the evil one.

13. How many times do I have to flush before you go away?

14. I just want revenge. Is that so wrong?

15. Can I trade this job for what’s behind door #2?

16. Nice perfume. Must you marinate in it?

17. Chaos, panic, and disorder- my work here is done.

18. Earth is full. Go home.

19. Is it time for your medication or mine?

20. How do I set a laser printer to stun?

21. I’m not tense, just terribly, terribly alert.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween 2009

Trick or Treat....smell my feet....give me something good to eat.  I remember being a kid and going trick-or-treating.  I could go all night long, knocking on doors and collecting candy.  Now as an adult, a few hours WORE.ME.OUT!

On Halloween night, Beth, Tommy and Gavin, along with Heather, Bowen and the kids, all came over to TOT in my neighborhood.  Mom was there too, along with Shawn and I, and we all took off for our TOT experience.  Gavin was a cute little green frog and Zoe was a sassy black cat.  The kids got LOTS of candy for the few houses that actually participated in TOTing.  I was actually disappointed in the number of people that weren't home and more disappointed in the number of TOTers that we did, or didn't have.  I bet we only had about a dozen and a half the whole night.  Lots of candy left over....too bad Shawn and I are trying to watch what we are eating now.

Below are a few pictures I took of the evening. 

This is Gavin getting his first treat from Uncle Shawn...


Zoe, the sassy black cat...


Zoe and Gavin.....best buddies for life...


And of course, Aunt Stacey with her Luz Muzzins frog and her girl Zoe...


And last, but not least, Gavin with his one and only girl Mimi...


Happy 1st Halloween Gavin!!  I hope we made it special for you.  Love you more than you'll ever know!