Sunday, May 20, 2012

Feeling Good and hopefully starting to look it too!

So as of right now I have honestly lost 15 lbs!! I've never lost more than 6 or 7 lbs in my entire life! It's strange to see the numbers keep going down, I know it's because I'm eating way better than ever before and cutting my calories every day to reach that 1 lb a week goal.. but to see the numbers shrinking on the scale still shocks me ha h! And I finally felt like I may have seen a difference too, today my mom and I went to basket bingo, we didn't win anything, but I felt like I did. Before I left and I was doing the dreaded deciding what to wear process, I was going to a few of my "staple" shirts and almost felt like they were too loose! And the shorts I choose to wear fit! I haven't felt comfortable in those shorts since I bought them. I used to wear them anyways with a flow-y top so it wasn't noticeable that they were tight.. but today it didn't matter! They went on and I could slide a finger between me and the waistband! Let's hope the next 15 come off just as easy as these last 15 have!

Anyways I had said I would write after the boyscout carnival and as I'm sure anyone could have predicted, I did not. But we did do very well this year it was very very exciting! Our take home this year was:

- a doll and basket of homemade doll clothing (Brooke was VERY happy mommy won that for her)
-2 passes to the Children's Museum (sounds like a free summer activity since we aren't vacationing!)
-4 coupons for extra value meals at McDonald's (we get the 20 piece nugget meal and split fries making it worth 4 free dinners for us, add a dollar menu chicken for Brooke and our family eats for a dollar!)
-a Wendy's value meal coupon
-a tee shirt for a local bar
-a hat (my dad snagged that one)
-2 free sundae coupons for valley dairy
-a $25 gift certificate to the Springfield Grille
-my dad won for Brooke a basket with a blanket, baby doll, and 2 outfits that were too small for her
-my dad also won and gave us 2 tickets to learnerville speedway (sounds like a date night!)


- a TV!!! I was so shocked when they said my name for the TV but so very happy! We didn't really have a use for it at our house, so within a week we found a buyer for it and collected 200 dollars instead!

All in all I believe we won around 300-350 dollars worth of prizes!! Not bad considering we only spent around 60-80! It's been too long now for me to remember actual dollar amounts ha ha! Brooke also had a good time playing the children's game's at a quarter a piece and with her tickets brought home..

-a giant coloring book
-a hula hoop
-a hair tie
-a fishing bobber

After all that winning I can't help but feel like I used all my luck there and was why I did not win at the basket bingo today ha ha!

The next few weeks coming up are going to be busy ones so I more than likely won't have time to be writing, we will be going to camp the weekend of memorial day, and the week after that we're going across the state to visit Ed and Lisa for Kevin's college graduation party! I'm VERY excited to be going and visiting them we haven't been to there house since about last year! I'm not as excited for the 5 hour car ride with a year and a half old, so I had my parents dig out there portable DVD player, bought some new crayons and coloring books, and got some new regular books at a yard sale that she hasn't seen. Hopefully all of the combined will keep her happily occupied in her car seat and not sleeping since we wont be driving at night and anyone with children will tell you that sleeping 5 hours in the afternoon will not make for a pleasant night ha ha.

So to close, I wish all of you who are graduating this year luck and success in your futures! And to everyone, I hope your all enjoying the beginning of beautiful weather!


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