Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Plantar Fasciitis

Well, yet another evil by product of my fatness. This is a most uncomfortable...well, no, I take that is PAINFUL! Looks like with the many CONS of fatness - I'd stop eating those nice warm chocolate chip cookies from McDonald''s just too easy to get stuff that's bad for you! Of course, then I have to sneak and eat the bad stuff so my kids don't see...I want to give the illusion of a "good example" HA! So, I have a fitness sandwiched between fatness blogs....hmmmmmm

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Ahh Mahh Gahh - the sphere of dreams

who knew there was a WHOLE sphere dedicated to my beloved... check it out!!!

Friday, April 25, 2008

I'm Thinkin Bout STREAKIN'

Read more about it here:

And you thought I was gonna git nekkid....puh-lease!

Monday, April 21, 2008

So THAT'S the problem...

This is my story and I'm stickin' to it!!!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

As pictures

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GAHHH! When did she get to be soooo grown?

Flower Girls Galore

Garrett had a lovely shiner for the festivities!

Sara Beth and her buddy Mike (father of the bride)
She has loved him and he her since she's been in this world.

Check him boy's got the moves AND the ladies!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Chubby is as chubby does...

Welp, it official...I've given in to the FAT that is me! I have gained every flippity floppin (and I do mean FLOPPIN) pound back that I had lost. I'm so tired of fighting the battle of the bulge...and I'm really ticked at all you "high metabolism" individuals who can eat an entire chocolate cake and remain ridiculously slim...GAAAAGGGG ME!!! - course there's a thought...just kidding. I can't figure out how to break the vicious cycle that is my eating! I mean, when I stick to my plan...I lose .5 - at that rate I'll be slim when I'm oh...say....210 years old! By then, who cares that your boobies are doubling as knee pads or worse yet - shin guards...I'm mean seriously I'm already in a "some number that I won't disclose here" with the cup size LONG!!!! Argh! I have my grandmother's boobs - just roll them babies up and stick in a bra!
I hate being LARGE...I'm a much better person when I'm slim - better attitude, more self esteem. ACK, I hate getting dressed - but realize I must...nobody wants "all this" exposed and besides...I don't think you can get chocolate in the pokey.

Then there's the exercise...when does one do that when one already gets up at 5:00 a.m. but can't go to bed before 11:00 most nights - gotta have clean drawers to wear (for those of you non-southern speakers drawers=underwear). I have tried to get up at 4:30 OMGah!!

Well, I can find all kinds of reasons/excuses but I guess the one thing I'm not owning is my lack of motivation to lose the weight. I guess it's kinda like our faith...we can talk about how we want to believe or what should and shouldn't be but then sometimes we don't put shoes on the faith...ya know. I talk about losing the weight, exercising being a better role model for my kids where food is concerned...but my shoes never make it on! Okay - I'm done

p.s. I do realize that I have much for which to be thankful - a wonderful DH, DD, DS and wonderful friends!

Saturday, April 12, 2008


I will NEVER...I mean NEVER put wallpaper in a house! The folks who built our house put wallpaper or a border EVERY stinkin WHERE!!! Kitchen, foyer, bathrooms (yes, all 3), bedrooms...musta had stock in a wallpaper company. And to add insult to injury, they used atomic everlasting wallpaper glue to adhere it to the UNpainted drywall. Now for those of you who have never hung or removed wallpaper...the cardinal rule is NEVER, EVER hang wallpaper on a "nekked" wall because when some poor schlep comes along later and tries to take it down...all religion is lost along with most of the flippin drywall. And then there's the whole "how do you get the wallpaper off that is behind the turlet" scenerio...are you kidding me...I mean c'mon people...if yer detemined to hang wallpaper leave the turlet wall off and just paint it a nice accent color or hang floor length "love the 70's " beads from the ceiling...something...ANYTHING but WALLPAPER. I have been standing on my head and contorting my hands and arms in ways that could very well get me a second job as a carnival side show...SERIOUSLY!

Okay, but other than's all good.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Could that dress BEEEE any shorter?

Okay, this picture was taken when I was 4 1/2 years old - but what makes this a special picture is that it was taken at the wedding of Mike and Beverly Childs (whom my Dad married). These folks are the parents of Candy Childs - whom my Dad married up with Kevin Harbour two weeks ago.

Seeeeee....I was skinny, sweet and oh so cute at one time in my life. Getta load of those BANGS!

How's that workin' out for ya?

Welllllllllllllllllllll, so far, since my last weigh in (which was 2 weeks ago-outta town, blah, blah, blah) I've gained 7 flippin pounds! I HATE THAT!!!!! ARGH! Even when I feel like I'm doing well - OBVIOUSLY I'm NOT! Oooooo, such ugly thoughts going through my mind....feel like giving up - I've gone in REVERSE!!!! UGH!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

More things that make you say hmmmm...

Why, when one is in a public restroom and someone pushes on the stall door or knocks on the door one says, "Someone's in here!" Is the person in the stall not sure who they are? (me included). Whassup wid dat? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....

Friday, April 4, 2008

Same song....different verse

Okay, I really mean it! I'm going to get this weight off (or at least some of it) before my birthday in May (how'd ya like that little plug?) I must, I must, I must DECREASE my bust!!!!! and various other parts.
So today, I make a promise - I promise not to eat the entire world while on spring break next week (hallelujah Friday came ...see "Where for art thou, spring break"). I will free the playroom of all superfluous happy meal toys and other random, tiny, make me crazy toys that no one ever plays with but still seem to finds a home on the playroom floor. I will clean my house from top to bottom (most likely with the help of a courageous professional - they'll have to be brave to come to my house - YIKES). I will work in the yard without almost cutting off any appendages or at least I'll try. I will try to make myself make time to exercise everyday (perhaps it will be habit forming). Welp, that's kinda more than one ain't it?
Seems a bit ambitious I know, but perhaps if I know y'all have read'll keep me accountable.

Thursday, April 3, 2008


Someone in her family must be a classically trained singer...this is too cute.

I'm a Weight Watcher....

Well, the past 2 days, I've walked during my lunch break. I only have to time for a 15 to 20 minute walk but I guess it's better'n nuttin - which is what I've been doing. About 8 weeks ago, I joined Weight Watchers....(Hello, my name is Lesley and I'm FAT) Anyway, I do really well for a week or so and then I fall off the weight loss wagon. This jiggly gut is problem for me not only because my son pats it and says, "You full a lunch, Mommy?" HAAAAAAAATE IT! I also suffer from LPR which is reflux that causes the burning in your larynx and pharynx (lovely - I know) beside that it is also a major hinderance in my singing...too much GUT to pick up with them thar sangin muskles!

Okay back to the walking, so yes, I've walked for the last 2 days and then immediately gone to my AP's office and snarfed down a ga-gillion of those tasty little peanut butter and chocolate eggs - and no, they're not even the reese's eggs...just some ol generic brand...none the less tasty though. I do have that little monthly visitor on which to lay some of the blame. Right before "Aunt Polly" arrives....I could eat my weight and yours too in...well this month it's peanut butter and chocolate. Sometimes it's chips and salsa and sometimes it's SEE Food - ya know I SEE it and I EAT it! All these folks around me seem to have the will power - I used to...long time ago I could sit beside a plate of warm chocolate chip cookies and never eat I eat the plate (after the cookies of course).
Last night, there I was just standing there in front of the pantry....door open...scanning....what can I eat? Was I hungry NOOOOOOOOOO, but alas....I stood there wondering WHY I was standing there. I kept saying...just go to bed, you're tired - you're eating to stay awake. Don't fight it - give in to the sleep monkey. Which I did after a GInormous glass of really chocolatey milk! Curses...foiled again!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Where for art thou, spring break?

Holy cow! Let me just echo the sentiments expressed by Sarah about spring break!
It's like we're in a FULL MOON cycle around here!!! I mean non-stop talking accompanied by "spring-itis" - argh!!! A-NNOY-ING!!!! Seriously! Pulling out of the hair is surely to commence -

The days are long...but FRIDAY'S comin'
The days are LOUD...but FRIDAY'S comin'
The kids are NUTS...but FRIDAY'S comin"
My head is bald...but FRIDAY'S comin'
My nerves are frazzled...but FRIDAY'S comin'

...but not nearly fast enough!!!!

Spring Break, spring break, where for art thou spring break....

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

I want one too!

We were with some friends who have adorable 9 month old twin boys. They are sooooo cute and so at the really fun infant age...
I had always imagined myself having at least 4 kids (of course that was when I also imagined that I'd be married by the time I was 23....which didn't happen). I love children and I adore my own but one more....ahhhh, that'd be soooo sweet! I'd even be okay with a twofer - ya know twins...but I'm the pink zebra at the OB/Gyn office or at least I was when I was preggers with Garrett. They treat you like you just kill over at any minute due to your "advanced maternal age" ARGH! If my body and emotions (and mother) could tolerate another pregnancy....ooooo, I'd sooooo have another little one....but I am so blessed with two wonderful healthy kiddos - lights of my life!