Monday, March 3, 2008

Crazy Weather...

ALright, so a breif update on the past week. Jase told me that if I could get a body that looks good in a 2 peice, he would take me to hawaii, but the deadline is August, and I tried on my old two peices, and I'm A LONG ways a way, and yes, I've been losing weight, but I only lose 1-2 pounds a month, and I'm about 20pounds off! Grr! Any advice??? Healthy advice??? Ok, and this may gross some of you out, and yes, some of you will think, Dang, she's soo brave to post that, but I really don't care, it's just numbers, and you've all seen what I look like, but in my REAL journal, I used to post my weight and size every year, so I figured I'd do it on here....be prepared. And don't throw up.....168, size 12, some 10's. Alright, get over it...I'm working on it.
In the meantime, this is the swimming suit I'm going to get for the remainder of my fat days....adorable right??? And again, I'm loving my playlist right now!!! I just love music as most of you know. I've always been the girl turning up the radio, wearing earphones to class (hense the lack of degree), and looking up the concerts. Anyway, I made this cheesy collage while I was bored a few months back and thought I'd just post it. It's my favs. (lisa loeb, john mayer, dave matthews, jack johnson, corrine bailey rae and ben folds)
Alright, and I told you all I was cutting my hair...here is phase I. Only a few inches, Phase II is either taking place tomarrow or Wed, and it's pretty dramatic. It'll be good motivation to drop those lbs though, cause I'm sure I'll look even chubbier with shorter hair. Doesn't this hair look like the usual stay at home mom in her 30's? And what's with the cheesy smile right? Oh, Jaden took this picture.
Anyway, so this past week, B fell asleep twice in his high chair! It was soo adorable! When I go to wash him up, he slightly wakes up and dances with his eyes still closed, and laughing. It's seriously my favorite thing that he's ever done. I was dying laughing. And then he lets me cuddle him for a few minutes before he fully wakes up! I love it!!!
For two days this week we had t shirt and shorts weather, so the kids played at the neighbors for half of the day then they all came and played in our backyard the rest of the day. They had a great time. This is K with her neighbor friend Arimie. (it's a mix between her parents name...Eric and Amy)
And then back to B man. This is his FAVORITE place. He pulls the drawer out to stand on to help me in the kitchen, and if I'm not in there, he just pulls it out and plays with all of the sippy cups and baby spoons in there.
And again, asleep in the high chair. Adorable!
Saturday we went to St. Johns so that my best friend Jana could teach me how to can chicken. She's wonderwoman. In the 3 hours we were there, she took care of her 5 kids (alone), made about 10 loaves of bread, made quesadillas, canned chicken, fed her baby, held her 2 year old, blogged and WANTED to cut us some stickers. When I left, I felt like the most undomestic girl EVER! Anyway we took her 4 year old with us to stay the night. Her and K and J had the best time. They were giggling all day! THe girls let me do a photoshoot with them after church. It was cold and windy, so we just snapped a few quick shots around town. These girls are hilarious together! And little T renamed our dog Barky. Isn't that the cutest dog name?


Last night her family came to pick her up and they brough us their Suburban! They are letting us take it to Cali this week since they know how crappy our Durango is. They are the most thoughtful people ever. Seriously, they are going straight to heaven. They have helped us out SO much over the years and Jana has taught me everything I know. ANything creative I've done...it wasn't my idea, it was either Jana's or Holly's. Jana is the girl that takes meals to someone every night, makes the bread for sacrament, sends you fun crafty things to do if she knows your broke and bored, calls you EVERYDAY for a few years if you're stuck in TExas and depressed, brings you a loaf of bread and a pan of brownies cause she knows you love em both (even if you are on weight watchers...I didn't lose this week...thanks!) and my favorite thing about Jana is her honesty. She never sugar coats anything. She give you her honest opinon, she doesn't fake having a perfect life. (even though she pretty much does now).
Anyway, thanks for the bread, brownies, and suburban Jana! NOw move up here!!!!


13 comments:

Raysha said...

You are doing much better than me in the weight area. I do know something that truly works to lose inches fast. It's pretty boring but it works. It's a video called ChicoMetrics. It tells you to do the video 2 times a week and cardio 3 times a week and you should lose 5-9 inches off the hips and waistline in 2 weeks. If you bump it up and do it more, the inches shed off. Like I said, the video is pretty boring but it works. I just need to make myself do it!!!

Kristal said...

I do plyametrics everyday for 30-60 minutes, and I can tell a difference, and since it sounds like the same word, maybe I should try it. Where did you get it? I seirously have some great muscle tone, I just have tons of fat cause I suck at watching what I eat!!! My arms, abs and butt haven't had this much muscle since we've been married, but I've gotta shed this fat! It was so easy to eat good when I was single...just don't buy food! But now with all of this children all over the place...bah!

Katee said...

Kristal-I've loved your playlists for awhile now! Ha ha. My office is next to my kitchen so I'll put your blog on and turn up the volume for some good tunes! ha ha.

Tamee said...

You are so brave.. I hate being fat right now but I can't get motivated. Your are my inspiration. I'm coming out of the closet. LOVE Bossy!! I want to eat him up! Kam and her friend are soo cute.

Down Home Happiness said...

Boy you can sure make me feel so good! I needed it today. I have you know you've done just as much for me if not more. I really have depended on you for so much. Thanks for staying my friend after all these years. I loved what you said last nught-"where ever there is Krystal there is Jana" It is so fun to have a friend so similar in so many ways-opinions, attitude, etc. And our families love us for what the same reasons. You know!

kAyLa GuTtErY said...

OK where do i go to get that swim suit!!!??? Thats the cutest thing ever!!!!!

Kristal said...

Tamee, yes I'm brave to post such a huge weight...thank you.

Jana, trust me, you've done a heckofa lot more for me...just trust me

Kayla...modbeclothing.com Holly is having a party tomarrow (tuesday) night at her house for it...they have TONS of super cute modest suits...and clothes!

alison said...

Kristal, you are so funny, that weight is awsome, especially with being as tall as you are, I am a shorty and would kill for that weight. I am glad you have a good friend like Jana, she sounds like a robot the way she can multitask, no fair. Her little girl looks exactly like her, I love the picts you took and Bossy is so adorable. Do you ever check out my blog???

Laura said...

Kristal I loved your comment. It makes me so happy that other wives call their husbands sweet names like retard. When Micah and I were dating I had to convince him that dillrod was a term of endearment. Seriously I don't just call anyone that.

Audycamp said...

i could tell that was jana's daughter before reading the post. she definitely is super woman. & what kind of dog was that? That's what I'm looking for...little. They must poop smaller than me of I won't buy it.

Raysha said...

It's chicometrics.com They might have more videos since the one I bought a few years ago. Maybe a more exciting one without elevator music? Let's hope!!!

Alona said...

I'll have to try Raysha's video! I need to join the losing weight ranks. Super cute pics! I love the last one!

Biddle Family said...

Cute suit.. i sell modbe and have been trying to figure out what one to get.. you & I are the same in so many ways!!! same weight, same size, 3 kids... the last one did me in. I can not lose the weight but I am trying, I have a goal to start walking about 5 times a week and when I get good with that I am going to be brave and do what I have ALWAYS dreaded & start running!!!! we'll see how that goes. Love your posts hope you guys had fun in Cali!