Sunday, April 19, 2009

Weee are the Champions. . my friends. . .

I'm proud to report that yesterday, April 18, 2009, I finised my first 1/2 marathon!!! It was quite the experience! A shout out to Brynn for getting my ace moving and actually doing this. Thanks girl! The morning began around 4 AM when I rolled out of bed and got myself moving. We headed downtown and took tracks up to the Olympic Bridge. It was freezing out there! We kept getting in the elevator that takes you up the bridge because it was heated. Finally around 6:45 AM we started to migrate toward the starting line. So many people and Brynn kept warning me to stay to the right because the crazies will push you out of the way. I tried to get a good pic of all the people lined up and ready to go, but I'm a bit short.
She wasn't kidding. As soon as that gun went off, it was chaos. I almost got mowed down a few times, but eventually it thinned out. We really got tuckered out about mile 10 when we hit State and were literally "draggin'" State. It was quite the climb up to South Temple and my feet were killing me. Poor thangs had to carry my hefty self all over SLC! The finish line was great and Brynn's fam was so good to come out and make posters for us! Thanks Nancy!

Me and my BFF Brynn in the Hometown Heroes tent having stuffed our faces with yummy sandwiches and cookies. We got cool medals for finishing. I chose to wear purple for the race because a good friend and coworker of mine lost her mom to Pancreatic Cancer last year and her favorite color was purple.
It was an awsome experience and definately one that i'll do again! We are going to be running/walking the Provo Half in August and then next year, I will be joining the "Hometown Heroes" team to raise $ for the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

My name is Miss Pretty and I'm a recovering Binkiaholic. . .

It worked! We have successfully removed the binky. It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be, but still not easy! I've come to this conculsion. . . the hardest part about taking away the binky, was that it was the last thing that made her my lil' baby still. Does that make sense? The first night was rough. She cried for about 45 minutes, talked for 30 minutes and then dosed restlessly for another hour, but then she slept through the night. Naps are harder because it takes her longer to fall asleep, but I think she's getting the hang of it! Thanks for everyone's words of wisdom. They helped me!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

. . . .went hoppin' through the forest. . .

Little Bunny Foo Foo. . .

Easter was a blast! It was wierd to think that it was actually Miss Pretty's 2nd Easter!

Here she was last year! So tiny and sweet!

The Easter Bunny visited us again this year and brought Miss Pretty lots of new books with the touch and feel spots on them. She loves those. She also got spoiled by both sets of Grandparents. It was fun!

We finally had her 12 month Dr appointment last week. Everything is great! Here's her stats:

Weight: 19 lbs, 13 oz. (21%)

Height: 30 1/2 inches (80%) surprising considering her parents are oompa loompa's.

She hasn't gotten her shots yet. They were out of MMR so we have to go back this week to get them. We are also going to attempt to remove the binky this week. She's gotten very attached to it when she sleeps so when she loses it in the night, she screams until I get up to give it back and I find that it's not very healthy for either of us. I'm surprised with all of the controversy that we've gotten about it from both sides of the fence. In my own opinion. . .which really is the one that matters in this case because i'm the parent. . . it's totally up to the parents and what works for them. If it's time, it's time! Okay, i'll get off my soap box now.

Anywhoo. . . she's been doing a lot of funny things these past few weeks! Here are a few:

She knows where her tummy is and when you say "Booda booda booda" she pats her tummy with her hands. It's cute! (no i'm not implying that she's overweight!)

She loves to make a mess. . . give her a bucket of toys and she'll have it emptied in no time and scattered! Also works with laundry (see pic in slide show).

She's found that her finger fits nicely into her nostril and often sticks it up there. Reminds me of her Uncle Ben!

This Saturday is the Salt Lake Half Marathon. I'm proud to be representin' EAst High! I did have a chance to change my race to the 5K, but decided that I needed to stick it out with my BFF Brynn. So I've been doing some last minute training and on Monday was so freakin' proud of myself. While we were in Pocatello, I actually ran/walked 8 miles throughout the streets of Poky. Brynn can vouch for me, she called me while I was in route. While it was hard and the next day, I thought my legs might actually fall off at the hips, it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be and I made it! So this Saturday is the 13.1 miler. I'll post pics if I survive. I will also be posting a new post with my weight loss challenge to myself. It's time guys! I'm tired of being chubby and not having any clothes that fit.

Enjoy the slide show.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Chubby Bunny, Chubby Bunny, Chubby Bunny. . .

So let me just start this post by first letting you all know that this experience i'm about to share is still fresh in my mind and thus I am so peeved and annoyed by it!! Now let me give you all some very good and safe advice. . . . .Never ask someone if they're pregnant unless you are absolutely positive that they are!!

Yesterday I was asked this lovely question by one our ding bat teachers! Talk about a slap in the face! I know my ace is getting big, but did you have to ask me that? BTW I am not!!

Play is safe peeps! If that doesn't motivate me to lose all this weight, I'm not sure what will!