Monthly Archives: December 2011

Goodbye 2011

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I wanted to write a farewell post to 2011. It was a pretty great year for me and my new family. The best part of 2011? The birth of Ms. Kennedy Madison on March 10th.

  (not the best picture of me because I am drugged up! lol)

This year has been a great one to watch Kennedy grow and I look forward to 2012 and all the great things ahead of us. Anthony & I’s wedding is October 13th, 2012 and Kennedy turns 1 in March. But I also look forward to the marathons, eating habits changes, and everything positive in my life. So wishing you and yours a happy new year!!

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The New Year

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So as the new year approaches, I am going to make some changes in my life! I think we are usually good about New Year’s Resolutions for about a month (maybe) and then we dwindle back into back habits. I am determined to not let that happen this upcoming year!! So these are my major changes I want to make..

 

1. Swearing. I have the mouth of a sailor and Kennedy is getting older. I want to stop swearing or at least not in front of her. She doesn’t know what I am saying now but soon she will be repeating me. I don’t need her to be saying some of the things I do!!

2.Weight Loss. I am doing the 5 day pouch test starting next Monday with Anthony and I am doing it to get back on track. I don’t eat like I should and I need to get back to the basics of a new weight loss surgery patient!

3.Exercise. Starting next Monday, I begin training for the Denver Rock N’ Roll Marathon as well as the Colorado Colfax Relay Marathon. I am determined to do this and Anthony is my partner in crime. I will keep everyone updated on the progress. It may be slow in January since I just want to get back into running shape. I haven’t run since September.

 

Those are enough changes that I think this next year will bring as well as getting in shape for my wedding!!

 

So what are all of you striving for this upcoming year?

Covering My Tattoos

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Ok So I have been talking about this lately and I want to clear up this whole tattoo thing. Yes, I want to cover my tattoos for our wedding in October 2012. Why? Because honestly, they are distracting. Let me clear up some responses people have given me:

1. I am not ashamed of them or worried about people seeing them. I don’t hide them ever. (I wear tank tops in the summer)

2. Yes, I am getting married in the Catholic church but it is not because of that.

3. Anthony DOES NOT think I should cover them so he has nothing to do with it.

4. I am not worried about being judged. Pfft, really? I could give two shits what people think because the people who matter don’t mind and the people who mind, don’t matter!

So I couldn’t think of any more things that have been asked/said to me. I want to do it because my portrait of Marilyn Monroe is distracting. She will be facing the church I feel like she will take away from me and my dress. It is probably selfish and Anthony says I am overacting…and maybe I am but it is REALLY bothering me. We went to Sephora this weekend for them to try to cover just my one on my wrist. No success but I asked them to just try on Marilyn because she is big. Well it is not going to work…I have freckles everywhere and in order for them to do it, I will have to makeup my whole friggin arm. Yeah, no thanks. Did I almost start to cry? maybe but It is bothering me. Yes I already know a response after people read this…I know I should have waited to get the one on my arm but guess what? I didn’t and I will live with that and show her at my wedding so don’t give me your speech. Now for some of you who don’t know me in person..I have 9 tattoos. 6 are visible in a tank top. My dress is sleeveless.

Daddy’s Little Girl with the Blue’s Brothers on my back, on the left

Family Tree on my right wrist

Marilyn Monroe on my right shoulder

Odi Et Amo (I hate and I love) on my back

Flower on my left collar-bone/shoulder

And no pictured is my four-leaf clover behind my ear. So that’s all my tattoos and they are not offensive, ugly, etc. but I still can dwell on it if I want!

Online Weight Loss Support

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Ok so I have this amazing fellow blogger who is doing something awesome and it’s just kicking off. I wanted to post about it here because the more the merrier!

Tracy aka My Tiny Tank started an online weight loss surgery support group conference call (try to say that twenty times fast!) and I think everybody should know about it! I will explain it but also, please hop over to her site here to find out more and to join in!

Ok so this call is flexible to your schedule. There are currently two different times but she is open to more! Basically, every week, for one hour, you are on a conference call with different people. You don’t have to have had weight loss surgery to join because maybe you are thinking about it but want support or to ask questions..join! You could be 10 years out and want some extra support from people who understand. I think it’s a great thing she is doing and it allows people who connect on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc. on a daily basis to talk and support each other beyond 140 characters or emailing!

I will be joining my first call next week on Tuesday from 12pm-1pm Eastern time so I hope you will join us too! So even if you are not sure or maybe I don’t do it justice…head over here to read more about it and feel free to contact Tracy with questions or if you want to, ask them right here!

Life Lately

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Kennedy turned 9 months old on Saturday the 10th!! Oh man this is going by WAY fast. She is close to crawling (which we didn’t think she would because she would MUCH rather stand) and soon to follow will probably walking. Also, do you see those teeth?!?! We are going to her appointment tomorrow morning so I will let you know how large my 9 month is (the size of at least a 1-year-old) haha. And speaking of, we went to a local mall here on Saturday. The cow was out and about…*side note* I am not a fan because the restaurant is against gay marriage and use profits to fight it (their food also makes me vomit post weight loss surgery), I did think it would be funny to let Kennedy get up close. Her only interest….to feel him up HAHA.

In other news, I have NOT heard from my brothers. I don’t know if they ever check FB or maybe they don’t want to talk, which is fine. They are still younger than me and probably not in the same spot as I am (mom, engaged, etc.) But I will try again later! I won’t lose hope! 🙂

On to other things, can you believe its 13 days until Christmas?! I am so excited! We went to a birthday party tonight ( Happy 40th Birthday Chris!) and saw SO many beautiful homes decorated to the trees! It was so beautiful! I LOVE this time of the year! I hope Kennedy loves it as much as I do :-). Anthony’s dad had me convinced to run a 5k this Saturday and have post race cinnamon rolls that he is going to make (yum!)…it is a Ugly Sweater 5k but he thought it was free to run as long as you had on an ugly sweater (similar to the Turkey Trot where you bring a can of food to run) but its $30…which is not a bad race price but this momma is broke! haha. Maybe next year! BTW, I have NOT run since September but starting in January, Anthony and I are training for the Denver Marathon in October! Woo Hoo! Bring it on 26 miles! I will make you my bitch 🙂