Thursday, October 25, 2007

I'm wondering what your thoughts are on the HPV vaccine. Erin's doctor recommended that she get it today but I held off because I want to do a little more research. The pamphlet of information they gave me lists staggering statistics regarding the virus. According to the pamphlet, 50% of Americans have been/are infected with this virus. While not all cases lead to cervical cancer, many do making cervical cancer the second most deadly cancer for women. It kills nearly 4,000 women each year.
Of course, there are some downsides such as, it only protects against the four most common strains of the virus, the vaccine is relatively new so the long term side effects, if any, are unknown.
I'm so torn. I would hate to not give her this and then her suffer later. On the other hand, I'm not one to buy into the practice of over medication that seems to be prevalent in our society.

Monday, October 22, 2007

I haven't lost an ounce, but, haven't gained any either. But, like Sandra, I'm really feeling comfortable with my body. I wore my new Jag Jeans with my new boots to church yesterday. When we got home Levi met us at the door - this is my 20 year old who is hard pressed to ever give anyone a compliment and he said "Wow, don't you look sexy in your new clothes."

you would just have to know Levi to know what a compliment that was

My new make-up, feeling comfortable enough to buy and wear clothes that really fit, a new hair color and confidence enough to wear red lipstick has made a difference in how I look.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

I'm trying again. My fridge is stocked with all the yummy healthful food this time of year has to offer. I'm committed to feeling better. Recently my eating has been less than healthy and I haven't been working out regularly. To help, I've put the entire family on a better eating plan. I want to make sure Erin, who has the metabolism of a humming bird, knows how to make healthy choices and understands that eating healthy is about so much more than being thin. In fact, it has nothing to do with it. I want to make sure that David, whose family has a history of heart disease on both is father and mother's side, stays well out of the danger zone when it come to his heart.
Ideally, I would like to start going for a walk with Erin during our lunch break. I'm going to speak to my boss about extending my break so that we can do this.
One reason I feel different about this time, is that for the first time, I'm not doing it because I feel sick when I look at my body. I am actually feeling very comfortable with my physique which is a new and glorious feeling. I am however feeling lazy and lethargic which is not how I want to feel at all! Any advice or encouragement is appreciated!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Being honest

All I want to do right now is sleep and eat carbs. Between nausea and fatigue, just preparing healthy food seems like too much--and exercise is a distant dream. My spirits aren't down at all; I'm too happy, and I guess this is normal...any thoughts out there, my ladies?

Sunday, October 14, 2007

I have a consumer report for you today.

I bought my first get-started kit of Bare Minerals make-up. It comes with 2 containers of foundation, one of blush, one mineral veil, 3 brushes and a bottle of vitamin moisturizer.

I tell you what - everything they say about this product is true. I played with it a little the first night I got it and was so impressed with how it feels on your face (you can barely tell you have anything on)and how smooth it makes your complexion look.

We are going out this afternoon so I did the whole regime, adding eye make-up and lipstick. My make-up never looked so pretty, even Mark noticed how smooth it looks.

I'm getting bold in my old age - for the first time in my life I'm wearing RED lipstick and loving it.

Friday, October 05, 2007

I'm having one of those weeks...

yesterday I shopped and shopped and shopped. I bought myself another pair of way too expensive jeans. I bought Emily two dresses, one that I've been waiting for them to get back in stock so I could order it that was a really good price but then I had this crazy thought of going over to Nordstrom to look at dresses for Emily.

and, of course, I found the cutest dress ever for her and yes, it was very pricey and yes, I did buy it. ($113.00 ... oh, my, gosh, what was I thinking)

I had put a whole list of stuff in my cart at Old for Seth when the website started screwing up and I got mad and just left (whew!)

I bought Emily (and me) a Nintendo DS so I can play Brain Age (my brain needs all the help I can give it)and Em can play Kim Possible and Hannah Montana.

Speaking of Hannah Montana, I saw yesterday where tickets to her concert in Little Rock Arkansas were selling for as much as $2500.00 each. Whoa!

and now today I have made an appointment to go get my hair colored. I have no idea what I am going to let her do. I'm thinking a brown rinse with maybe some red highlights.

must be the change in the weather

either that or I have finally just gone ahead and let the hormones take over

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

What's new

Truly beautiful, Sandra. Thank you!

I put the latest Dove video on my regular blog, gals. I wanted to make sure you all saw go over there and check it out.

Is the weather changing workouts for you guys? My gym membership is up in two weeks and I'm thinking I am going to try working out at home (stationary bicycle, yoga/Pilates videos, walking/running outside when the weather cooperates) for a few months and if I don't like it/don't do it, I'll renew my membership in January when they have new member discounts.

Monday, October 01, 2007

I love, love, love the new look. Did you do this Sandra?