Thursday, October 29, 2009
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Please keep my family in your prayers. My aunt Cindy is going in bright and early tomorrow morning to have a double mastectomy and reconstruction. She found out a few months ago that she had breast cancer. At one point they said it had not spread, now they are looking at a spot on her ribs. She will be in surgery for eight hours tomorrow. It will be a very long recovery and then she will have to begin chemotherapy.
Posted by Jessica Kirkland at 8:31 AM
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
So today begins week 2 of training at Michael's Fitness. I've really enjoyed my time there so far. Thursday is D-Day. Or actually W-Day. Weigh in to be exact. It's a double whammy! Weigh in for our facebook weight-loss challenge and weigh in at the gym(you know the kind that is going to go on my "chart"). Yes, I am pretty sure there is a chart with my name on it. And I can promise you the stats recorded on my chart rank high on the ugly chart. Even though I am not an Oprah watcher anymore, Oprah likes to talk a lot about going into her "ugly cry." Well, I will try to contain myself and not go into the "ugly cry" over my waist size. Even after today, when he asked me if I wanted to take a before/after picture in my sports bra. Hmmm.... Maybe you heard my laughter. Will the woman whose stomach was stretched to unimaginable proportions like to take a before/after picture with her shirt off? Oh, a resounding HECK NO! So, I took the picture...shirt ON of course!
Posted by Jessica Kirkland at 7:56 PM
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Today I was nominated for "Mother of the Year!" Fine, you're right! Not only was I NOT nominated, but I felt about an inch tall when dropping my kids off at school. We arrive to the classroom door to a sea of turquoise shirts. Turquoise shirts as far as the eye could see, except for the 3 dots of red (being my children) entering the classroom. Now, it's hard for me to believe that I am the "only" mom who has ever forgotten anything in regards to their kids school. Am I? Am I? Well you would have thought that no mother ever in the history of this school has ever (except for me) not read a note that was sent home. Fine! It happened to be a note that apparently went something like:
Posted by Jessica Kirkland at 8:46 PM
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
For two and a half weeks, myself and 15 others have committed to weight-loss. We post our daily food intake on our facebook pages in an effort to stay accountable to one another. So, in an effort to take this a step further for myself...I have hired a PT.
Posted by Jessica Kirkland at 7:43 AM
Sunday, October 18, 2009
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Friday, October 16, 2009
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009
And these boots...well they're made for rodeo time! This week the hustle and bustle of horse trailers and ferris wheels can be heard from our back porch. This week is Liberty's annual Fair & Rodeo. We shall be in attendance.
Posted by Jessica Kirkland at 3:25 PM
Monday, October 12, 2009
I have *wanted* to post something brilliant. I have *wanted* to be able to say that I have, after 1.5 weeks of the facebook weightloss challenge, lost 20 million pounds. I have *wanted* to fill my blog with recipes and health tips that would rival Martha Stewart on her best day. I have *wanted* to do a lot and yet I find that my days speed up and I simply run out of time every time.
Posted by Jessica Kirkland at 9:17 PM
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Don't these gators give you goose bumps? We went to a petting zoo in Arkansas and they were laid out everywhere. They actually looked dead - none of them moved, you couldn't see them breathing really. So nasty, but fascinating at the same time.
These boys used to be terrified of Hootie the Hawk. Hootie is the mascot at Robb's school. My children spent the first football game glued to him, but only because they were afraid "Hootie" might come try to give them five.
This Barbie used to have a face. I'm not sure I have answers for this?
Posted by Jessica Kirkland at 8:05 PM
Monday, October 5, 2009
Can you hear it? Go ahead. Sit there for a second and listen. Do you hear that lion off in the distance? Can you hear it roaring? Oh wait, that is my stomach. That is my stomach...growling. That is my stomach screaming at me actually. It's saying, "1631 calories a day?! Have you lost your mind woman?"
Posted by Jessica Kirkland at 7:57 PM
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Posted by Jessica Kirkland at 8:47 PM
Jessica Kirkland (yes that's me!)
Posted by Jessica Kirkland at 8:50 AM