Monday, February 04, 2008

January '08 - Done

So I got through the first month of the year relatively unscathed. Wasn't too hard to do. My "2008 Plan" is in full effect and making good progress. What's the plan, you ask? The "Get Your Ass In Gear" plan, remember?

I'm finally taking the advice of all my BTDT mom friends who told me their biggest regret was not being productive during their wait. They've all said if they could do it over, they'd get in better shape. Apparently, being a mom is pretty exhausting. And babies are heavy! They want to be carried all the time. Back breaking, man.

They also told me to do all the little home improvement projects and new household purchases before the baby is home. Cuz afterwards you won't have the money, the time, the desire or the energy to do it. Remember the part about motherhood being exhausting? So I'm heeding the advice. Every month I plan to knock something else of the "To Do List".

So I'm checking two things off my house list for January. Finished the kitchen stencil and finally finished the sexy bedroom makeover. Awesome!

And my diet is going fabulously. At the end of week four I'm down
..... drumroll please.....
15.5 lbs!

Fan-damn-tastic! Now I just need to do that about 5 more times. LOL! I'm going to start hitting the gym after I get back from a little trip I'm taking in a couple weeks. Yep...so far that's all from a diet. I'm still being a bit lazy about the working out part. But it'll come.

Thanks to all of you who've contributed to the Little Mouse Emergency Fund. Things are still rough over there but with the donations, relief efforts have started. I added a donation button in my sidebar if anyone else wants to give. Thanks to those in my family and non-blogger friends who responded to my e-mail request. I appreciate your concern and your desire to help. You guys rock!

There's some good news to report in adoption land. China has sent out referrals through December 27, 2005. Congratulations to all the new parents! Next month I think we'll FINALLY see the end of 2005 log in dates!! I know I still have a long way to go ...... but bring on 2006 LID's already.

And for those wondering, my best optimistic guess for a referral for me would be sometime towards the end of 2009. But the reality is that it may be 2010. Hope not. But only time will tell.

Right now I'm okay with it. I'm back to my zen place with the wait. At least for 2008. Cuz I have a plan to keep me busy and distracted. Now talk to me again 12 months from now after I've run out of projects to do and I'm all skinny and fabulous. Then I may start to freak out again.

30 comments:

Gracie said...

I love penguins but for some reason I have a hard time pronouncing it

Shannon said...

Hey Beautiful! Way to go on your GYAIG plan!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

Way to go on your new plan...
You might want to help us all out and post what you are doing...
PLEASE...
I need some help..
Hugs to you girly..
Can't wait to see what is next on your list...

Abby's Mom said...

Good for you Krista :) Your bedroom looks awesome too!

Julie said...

Wow! That's awesome Krista. You're inspiring!

I am thinking about doing something starting Wednesday for Lent and hopefully with some success continuing it after that.

i-Con said...

Yeah, that's what happened on my gung ho and why I holding off on the kitchen counters/appliances. It is the last 'major' project and I don't want to run out of stuff to do too soon.

Now, yeah, I could work a little harder on the skinny thang but then again the good things in life have made me a tad too complacent ;0) Nah, I'll get on it or that big chunky 2 year old who comes my way will kill me!

Eliza2006 said...

15.5 lbs? I'm jealous, but obviously not jealous enough to stop eating garbage!
Also, add to your list traveling! you can do it with a kid, but it takes on a whole new meaning and a whole lot of work!
Good for you!!!

Tiffany

Marla said...

Way to go, you're kicking butt already! You have a great attitude and are definitely going to inspire those waiting with you. You go girl! :)

"M" said...

You go girl!!! Good job with all that productivity. I need to follow your lead.

Let me know when you and I-con are ready for a road trip.

Doris & Dan said...

Rock on Ms K! That is great.

Keep smilin!

Liene said...

Congrats on the weight loss!!! I decided a week ago to drop the 35-40 lbs I've wanted to for oh, I don't know abut the past 8 yrs and finally am on my way. Bad thing though, don't start a diet the week of your cycle you ovulate. For me that's when I retain water the most as my body is getting ready to pop that egg into the tube. It goes away but I've been eating like I should be, not what I want to eat and not a freaking pound lost!! I've gained 2 lbs. Thank you water weight!!!

We've got lots of stuff to do around here. Especially if we find out this month or next month we're moving in August. Wishful thinking but could happen. If not then we have at least until August/Sept to get things done in anticipation of leaving here at the end of the year!

They better speed up those damn referrals. I was so hoping they would've gotten through the end of the year. Oh well, they better have Jan LID's in next months batch!

Janet said...

Good for you! I loved your sexy bedroom makeover and your BEAUTIFUL kitchen! NOw on to more important things....like doing MY house....he he he.....

OziMum said...

WOW! 15.5lbs!!! You.are.a.legend!!!

Your friend's are so right. Don't waste your time, make use of every minute! Your house is looking awesome!!!

Rhonda said...

Way to go on the 15.5 pounds! That's great.

Great attitude that you've got...I'm still trying to get there, though I'm having more good days than bad. ;)

Thank dog they're almost out of 2005!

a Tonggu Momma said...

An attitude to emulate! Love the penguin shot, too.

sea star said...

Fan-damn-tastic is right! You rock girly and so does your GYAIG 'tude!

Pug Mama said...

Zen is good mama!!! Good place to be.
Congrats on the weight loss!!
Fan-f&*^ing-tastic!!!! I know you personally, and I know that is what you really wanted to say.

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

Way to go Special K!! That weight loss is awesome. Wanna share your dieting tips?

You're right when you say you need to get things done in advance. Once that sweet Mia gets here, you won't have time for anything!! But it's all good!

Mamacita said...

Damn girrrrrrrrlllllll!!!!

Way to go! Please share your diet secret!

Carla said...

Congrats on the weight loss!! And, just in case you run out of things to do before Mia is home, you can always come redecorate my house. Especially since you got all the darn creative genes.

Love ya,
your little sis, uh, I mean, younger sis

habesha child said...

Girl, you rock!! congrats on all your progress - that is truly impressive.

Plus, that may be the cutest penguin photo I've ever seen.

wzgirl said...

You TOTALLY deserve that drumroll, girl. totally. Awesome attitude that is manifesting itself in ++ things throughout your life.

TBG Happenings said...

way to go chickie..15.5lbs! Your zen place must be for skinny chicks:)

Ummm if for some reason you or Connie run out of things to do around your house I buy you a plane ticket to come decorate Sophie and Hannah's room oh, and Ben's room!

Two Kayaks said...

Fifteen pounds is AMAZING!!! Way to go!!

redmaryjanes said...

Wow!
15 pounds is fabulous!

krj said...

ROCK ON sister with yo bad self and great attitude! And please, send me the secret weight loss plan, I KEEP FAILING miserably!!

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

SO glad that 2008 is going so well for you. Kick arse job on the wieght loss front.
Once you get your referral your nerves will kick your metablolism out through the roof so you will be skinny skinny by the time you travel.

Colleen said...

Wow great job on the diet! Love your attitude about the long wait! I am a BTDT mom and I say do it all now. Once that baby is here forget the work outs. You will be focused on one thing only, your little bundle of love! I used to get manicures every week and now, I'm lucky if I get in once a year LOL Happy to hear you are back to your Zen place...I need some Zen.

M3 said...

Dang, you're doing great already. Standing O. :-)

If I had one thing to do over, I'd do back stretching and strengthening exercises during the wait. My poor little back has been tweaked since day one and it probably won't ever recover...

M3 said...

Oh, and I'd eat more chocolate. Because once you're a mom you either have to sneak it or share it (both are highly inconvenient, hee)