Friday, May 14, 2010


I was a bit shocked when I stepped on my scale this morning. 3 lbs in a couple of days! What the heck? How can you gain 3 lbs in just 2 days? How? Is it water weight? Is it the clothes? Is it the scale? No, it's me. LOL. I've been having sweet tooth lately, among other things. I feel like I want to eat something but I can't really pin point what it is. So I end up eating a bunch of stuff in hopes of finding what it is I crave for. Crazy. I've given up on my diet. No weight loss pills can help me. My metabolism has slowed down quite a bit and no matter what I do, I just can't seem to lose the pounds. SO I might as well just enjoy life. Eat, drink and be merry!!!

Boy talk

I really feel I'm getting old. My daughter is turning 13 this month and she's a lot taller than me now. It still amazes me when I look at her and realize that the big person in front of me is the same person I carried in my belly for nine months. And though I already deal with pre-teen issues with her like mood swings and natural acne treatment, I still feel very fortunate that I have yet to deal with boy issue. I see some of her friends already preoccupied with boy talks. I do think she has crushes, and I try to talk to her about it but I never force the issue. I want her to be comfortable around me whenever we talk about "stuff". I was a teen once and I can remember feeling very very awkward talking about boys, and I don't want her to feel the same.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

vacation time

Summer is almost here! Time for vacation and fun! We booked our trip to Florida as early as April because prices are on it's steady way up. We are visiting Disney, Seaworld, and Universal studios. Alexis is really excited because the HP theme park is opening soon and we'll be there on it's opening date. The gal's a big HP fan. I'm not too keen on flying, I'd rather travel by land on used motorhomes but I agree with my family; We'll save a lot of time and we'll enjoy our vacation more if we fly. Oh well, it's a compromise. Vacation's supposed to be fun and stress free. Can't wait!


My X-ray results came back and the verdict is not too good, but not too bad either. I have degenerative disc disease on my C5 and C6. It wasn't explained to me in full details because we were on the phone and I was at work, but I'll be meeting with my doctor on the 19th. They are recommending therapy, but I'm not quite sure if I want to go through it. I can either try accupuncture or enlist the help of a chiropractor. Right now, I'm not too worried about it. I take muscle relaxants and headache relief pills for my migraine. I'm also trying to do exercises that can help strengthen my neck. And while the disease is not reversible, I'm doing everything in my power to stop it.

Night Cream

I'm turning 37 this year, and while I'm still too young to use deep wrinkle cream, I won't be afraid to use it when the time comes. I'm not going to wait until I have wrinkles before I use wrinkle cream. And while I can't prevent nature's course, I can at least (try to) delay it.

Right now I'm using Olay's night cream. It's mild enough for my sensitive skin and it leaves my skin feeling smooth and supple. I don't break out as easy either. They have a lot of products and most of them are very inexpensive. Just right for my budget.


Alexis' laptop is on it's last leg. It's running really really slow, like molasses.
It takes forever to boot up and load all the applications. I wonder if it's because of all the junk that's been downloaded in it? I want to clean it up and delete unnecessary files, but I'm afraid of deleting something I'm not supposed to delete. My thinking is, since laptops are now disposable, I can just let this one die a natural death and then replace it with a Sony VAIO. I've heard a lot of good reviews about the Vaio, I'm sure I'll like it.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

My Saturday

I woke up to the sound of thunder early this morning. I had left our bedroom window open last night so fresh air can breeze through the room. There's a heavy downpour of rain, far from the beautiful sun shiny days we've had all throughout the week. I didn't want to get out of bed, but I had to be at work. Our door mats were soaking wet I'm glad the water didn't get in my shoes. The work day was busy, as it was the first of the month. We were lined up to the door until after 12. I was tired, but I still managed to smile. I was glad when it was over. I hurried home and ate lunch, then I crashed on the couch. I had a really nice nap.

Will be leaving the house soon. It's going to be a long night again. I love weekends!


Hubs and I, when it comes to big purchases like house and cars, always think long and hard before we do anything. We analyze, we discuss, we look at the long term effect of our purchase. Can we afford it? Can we maintain it? Is it practical? Is it economical? We tend to always move towards a compromise. Our last vehicle purchase proved that. Originally, he wanted to have a Camaro. No, not just a Camaro, he wanted the top of the line Camaro. So we weighed the pros and cons. A Camaro is a summer car, which means we need to keep 3 vehicles in order for him to have one in the winter months. I told him he can get a baseline Camaro, but he won't budge. Then we looked at a Cadillac Escalade, a really nice year-round luxurious SUV. But we thought about how expensive the parts are going to be if it were to break down. Not nearly expensive as Ferrari parts, but still.

So what did we end up with? A Chevy Tahoe LTZ. It's an upgrade from our Trailblazer and it has the same body and features as the Cadillac but not nearly as expensive to maintain. They are made by the same company, GMC. I don't know why they even bother to package the same vehicles differently.

think twice

I've toyed with the idea, but diet pill side effects scares the shit out of me. That's why I don't take them. I see why one can easily get persuaded to take diet pills. It seems very easy and effortless. But I'd rather be a bit on the plump side than suffer from possible side effects. There are other things I hope I can do to lose weight. I just need to make the first step. I'm always too lazy to move my butt and exercise. I'm also not too good with my food choices. I'm trying, but I feel I'm always failing. I don't want to be somebody who just lets go and accept the extra fat rolls. I just need to stay focused.