the abc's of roo

7:18 PM Posted by Roo

{idea from Jen at Jen In Real Life}

Age - 34

Bed size - King

Chore you hate - Bathrooms

Dogs - None. Oldest has allergies to 'em. :(

Essential start of your day - Hugs & Kisses from my little people.

Favorite color - Purple

Gold or silver - Both

Height - 5’4″

Instruments I play (or have played) - Piano

Job title - Mommy & Virtual Assistant

Kids - 2

Live - Pennsylvania

Mom’s name - Diana

Nickname - Roo, of course!

Overnight hospital stays - Babies

Pet peeve - People that are nice to your face and mean behind your back.

Quote from a movie - I'm drawing a blank right now. Can't think of one. Except a few from Forrest Gump. Ha!

Right or left handed - Lefty

Siblings - 1 Sister

Time you wake up - I don't think I ever fully wake up.

Underwear - Optional

Vegetable you dislike - brussel sprouts

What makes you run late - my husband. For real. He takes longer to get ready then any girl I know.

X-rays you have had done - I can't even begin to remember them all.

Yummy food you make - Most everything. Chicken Taco Chili and Banana Walnut Pancakes are the 2 favorites in the house right now.

Zoo animal - Giraffes and Pandas

i'm in a funk

5:56 PM Posted by Roo

Mentally and emotionally I am drained. Personal stuff. Family stuff. Marriage stuff. All of it is sucking the life out of me. When this happens I pull away, I don't write and I don't interact like I normally do. I'm sorry guys. I'll be back. Just not sure when.

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test post

3:09 PM Posted by Roo

Hola! This is just a test. There is no real post. Please resume your regularly scheduled blog reading.

I know. I'm a dork.

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spring in2 action challenge kick-off

5:32 PM Posted by Roo

Spring In2 Action

Spring is coming and the Sisterhood is kicking it off with a new challenge - Spring In2 Action! It's a buddy challenge and I've teamed up with Kate aka @northdakotamom on Twitter. We're calling ourselves the Crazy Brownies.

As I posted yesterday
, I'm currently (or was) at my highest weight in a while of *whispers* 202.2. Cue tears. Lots of tears and internally beating myself up. Enough. Ice cream never solved anything. Can I get an AMEN? That being said:

Weight at last check-in: 202.2
Challenge Starting Weight: 202.2
Change This Week: -1.7 (200.5)
Change for Spring In2 Action Challenge: -1.7
Total Pounds Gone since 3/1/2011: -1.7

My goals for this challenge:
  • Watch the scale go down (and not just because I'm seeing the number when one of my kids is on the scale playing). Seriously give it my all and work on losing weight. How will I do this? Weight Watchers (went back yesterday) and water.
  • Ah, water. My body needs it but I have a bad habit of filling it with caffeine (i.e. coffee and Diet Coke). Daily goal (because I'm hardly drinking any) is 64 ounces. I should probably aim for more but baby steps, right?
  • Complete the 100 push-up challenge. Because I want smokin' hawt arms. It's true. I also want a strong core and this will help towards achieving that goal as well. Push-ups are done 3 times a week. I will walk the other 3 days for at least 30 minutes (or restart C25K if my back allows) and rest one day a week.
Speaking of push-ups, I decided to go with real push-ups (on my toes and not my knees). I was able to do a whopping 3 for my initial test. But I will get better and I will get stronger. You can count on it. (Pssst: Day 1 complete!)

I keep reminding myself "baby steps" because I tend to go full force into something and give up within a week or two because I've done too much. I'm truly working on changing that this time around and can't wait to see where I am at the end of this 6 week challenge!

confession time: it's ugly

5:00 AM Posted by Roo

True Confessions

It's not pretty friends. As I look back over the last few months I am nowhere near where I honestly thought I would be. I've been spiraling out of control and am at my highest weight in quite a while. The sucky part? I haven't really cared. I mean, yes I care but I haven't cared enough to do anything. Hop on the scale? Hell to the no. I don't want to know the number. But I now know the number and am headed back to Weight Watchers first thing this morning. I can't do this on my own. I don't know why; I just can't.

My name is Roo and I'm addicted to food. Happy? give me food. Sad? Give me food. Depressed? Give me food. Celebrating? Give me food. I seriously need to break this cycle. ASAP.