Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wild about the WILDS

Brian took a day off, so decided to take the kids to see some animals.  Isaiah is at the age where he just loves watching animals especially giraffes.  We looked for a close zoo, but most are like 3+ hrs away.  We decided on THE WILDS because it was on 2 hrs away.  It was so cool.  All the animals came up pretty close to the bus.  It was like we were on a safari.  We got off the bus several times to look around.  It was a fun filled time.  The only exception is beware of the cost of something to drink!  It was just completly insane!  Highway robbery..... we were dying of thirst and so we all got a bottle of pop.  There was no price and we figured on $1.50, it costed $14.00 for 5 drinks!  They are trippling their price on pop.  Inflation I tell ya!

After we left "THE WILDS", we headed on down to Hocking Hills.  We stopped to have dinner at
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This was a nice quiet place to eat.  They had a really good salad/buffet bar.  The prices were fairly reasonable.  After we were done eating we went next door to a putt putt golf place and ice cream parlor.  We paid for the boys to play.  It was so hot.  Just standing there watching them play, sweat just rolled off my face and down my neck.  After they were done we each got some ice cream.  Some much deserved coolness!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A hamster on a wheel? Nah that is a big FAT rat!

Well the title says it all.  I have been going to the gym at the "Y" .  This is going on my 3rd week.  As I walking on the treadmill, the thought came to me "these people look like hamster's running on their wheels."  I on the other hand looked like a big FAT rat!

It is a bit discouraging when I have not seen anyone heavy like myself.  I mean, in the water Aerobics class there are, but I am not taking that class, I am doing the Fitness room.  Anyway I look around and all I see is FIT women and men.  I sometimes wonder if they all start working out harder, because the FAT lady has entered the building and this is an incentive for them to keep their fit and trim bodies.  Brian told me "No, they are probably thinking well good for her.  She is doing the right thing."  Hmm not sure about his thoughts.  I know I am DOING the right thing.  I love the gym and the workout that I get.  I LOVE the way I feel afterwards even if my thighs are arms feel like they are on fire.  I LOVE the YMCA!  I just wish there were more people like me.  I feel like a rotten apple in a basket of delicious, beautiful red apples! Bleck!!!

I am NOT giving up, I am just venting.  In the past 2 weeks I have lost 8 lbs.  It is hard work.  I am also watching what I am eating.  And no I am not just watching it go in my mouth.  *smiles*  I really want to be healthy.  I want to be able to chase after my boys.  I want my boys to be proud of me and not embarrassed when I come to their classroom or when I am around their friends.  I don't want to be some skinny minny, but I do want to be a good weight for me.  That is my goal!

So I will keep on going to the gym even if I am the FAT lady. I will become a nice beautiful red apple to add to the basket!