Monday, April 7, 2008

"BUGS" . . . .


I would like to introduce you to my new best friend . . .
my bodybugg. This thing is an answer to my prayers. I have a weight problem. It all started way back when I went on some medicine to help me get pregnant. That totally messed up my hormones and that is when the weight started coming and staying. I have tried a ton of things to lose weight. I have lost lots of weight but have gained it all back and then some. One day about 8 weeks ago Marc brought this home from work. I watch the Biggest Loser on tv and noticed that they wear these things on their arms but really didn't know what they do. It keeps track of the calories that my body burns. Then I go to my bodybugg account page and journal everything I eat and how many calories I consume in a day. So, I want to lose 3 pounds a week, I need to have a 1,000 calorie difference between the calories I burn and the calories I consume every day. I go for a walk every morning and eat about 1,300 - 1,500 calories a day. I don't eat desserts and have stopped drinking soda and I feel AMAZING. So in 8 weeks I have lost 30 pounds. I have a lot more to lose but I think it is a great start. I highly recommend the bodybugg. It will change your life!!

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Any suggestions on how to get rid of little bed "bugs" that sneak in your bed at night and you don't even know how they got there?

Does this "BUG" anyone else or is it just me?

{Please shut all cabinet doors and drawers when you are finished with them. Oh, and turn off the lights too. Thank You !!}

AND . . . .

{need I say more?}


Emily is in a music group called Let's Play Music. It is a 3 year program that teachs children all about music. She is in her first year/ second semester. Each semester has a name and this semester is called BLUE "BUGS." She is really learning a lot about music and is having fun doing it. Her teacher Miss Stephanie is the BEST.

Are you a LITTER "BUG" ? ? ?

lit-ter-bug n. One who litters a public area.

I have been walking every morning now for a while and a few weeks ago I started to really notice how much litter there is just . . . EVERYWHERE. It really "bugs" me to see empty water bottles, candy wrappers, pop cans, Sonic bags, cigarette butts {don't even get me started on that one} all over the steets and sidewalks. So I decided I can kill two birds with one stone and while I walk in the mornings I pick up litter. Yep, you heard that right, I pick up litter. I don't pick it all up because I would be out there all day long but I fill a plastic grocery bag up every day. Chloe comes with me on my walks so I try to teach her that we throw our garbage in the garbage cans and not in the Home Depot bushes and in the gutters. Please teach this concept to someone today. Let's clean up our neighborhoods.


Going to the dentist isn't so scary when you bring your buddy!

{March 2008}

The first time Chloe went to the dentist she cried the whole time. This time she loved it.

Sugar "bugs" are gone but left 1 cavity for Emily and 1 cavity for Chloe.


Alyssa & Darin said...

Your so cute Jeanette!! That post was so fun to read!

brooke martin said...

I LOOOOVE this post. I LOVE YOOOUUU EVEN MORE. What a fun thing to read!! (just like alyssa read) First off- I AM SOOO HAPPY FOR YOU AND YOUR 30 POUND WEIGHT LOSS!!! YOU ARE AMAZZZZZZING. I weighed in this morning and felt a little discouraged when I only lost 2 pounds this week. but hey- i'm trying so hard and i just need to eat less.
I am sooo glad Emily is liking her music class!!! IS THAT NOT THE BEST PROGRAM IN THE WORLD?! love it.
way to go on your trash. remember when you bend over to get the trash, to use your quad muscles so you don't strain your back!! heehee
love ya tons.

Dave & Susie Crandell said...

I also pick up trash when I'm walking the dogs and/or grandkids. I thought I was the ONLY one. Yeah! Someone who hates trash as much as me! And congrats on losing 32 pounds! That is awesome! I love your blog, especially since I know your fam.