Thursday, August 31, 2006



I lost 9 pounds this week. I don't know if I won the competition yet, but I can assure you that I have worked my butt off. Literally. A few personal notes: 1) got a pair of pajama pants from my aunt around July 4th (they're orange, from Old Navy, and way cute), but were entirely too tight! They fell off of my hips Tuesday night. 2) Have a Liz Claiborned red dress that I love but couldn't wear because it's fit to be curvier, haven't been able to zip it up in at least two years, and it fits perfectly today! 3) Bought a really cute dress to wear to camp meeting last year (I was excited to see my friend H.), and it fit well, but was almost too tight earlier this summer. It's too big now!!!!! I realize that nobody cares much about this, but weight loss finally got in my head. It's different foods now, little grease, no Cokes, DP's, or anything carbonated, 100x's more fruit, and a mentality. God is good folks... without him, I wouldn't accomplish anything.

I'll sign on later to tell if I won.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006


So, I got on the scale this morning in preparation for tomorrow’s “Final Weigh-In”. I wanted to see where I stood as far as weight loss goes. There is $600.00 on the chopping block, and while that’s not my motivation (being healthy, looking better, and feeling better are), it is a nice incentive. Back to the point… If you know how much someone has lost, and their total percentage lost, then it’s easy to calculate their starting weight. It’s also feasible to calculate the weight you (or I in this case) need to lose to compete and beat them. So… I did. When I calculated everything out, I needed to lose at least 8 pounds to even tie with the lady in first place. Impossible… right? Well, I got on the scale this morning, and low and behold, I have lost 8 pounds!!! I am freaking out!!! I need to work really hard today to keep that weight off, and lose another pound or two.

Monday, August 28, 2006


So… I should probably tell what’s been going on with me as of late. I thought I had posted a blog last Tuesday, but I must have dreamed that.

Busy… as usual. I’m ready for the reunion… good bad or ugly. I’m sad that more people aren’t coming, but there is nothing I can do about that anymore.

Work… I was out three days last week in a training seminar, and frankly it’s hard to get back in the groove of things. I worked for an hour or so yesterday, just processing emails and voicemails so that I wouldn’t be so swamped today. I definitely believe it helped. I did get to work on time (yay for me!), and am going to make a concerted effort to really prioritize work.

Went to visit a friend in ATL this weekend and finally got to go to the Mall of Georgia. I was expecting something much larger, but it’s nice. Oh, but it doesn’t have a Sephora. :(

This is going to sound crazy, but things are changing, and I’m actually excited. I’m excited for a new season in my life, whatever that may bring. I am thankful for my friendships, and for my family (even though they drive me crazy at times), and my job. God has blessed me so richly!

Sept 2 – Nothing… HALLELUJAH!
Sept 9 – Reunion meeting, final runthrough, etc.
Sept 15-16 – 10 Year High School Reunion
Sept 20 – My hot friend C’s birthday. I can't wait!!!
Sept 30 – Crystal’s birthday.

After that… I really don’t have much else to do! I’m sure I will find something to fill up my time, but I haven’t even begun to think that far in advance.


Tuesday, August 15, 2006


Random things:

1) Got test results back from my doctors visit three weeks ago. These were normal tests (blood, etc), and all the results were normal. PTL.
2) Threw a baby shower this weekend for friends -- don't want to talk about it.
3) Ready for life to be Not so busy.
4) Ready to see my brother. Two days. Halelujah!

Work is work... some days, I feel like I have the Midas touch, other days, I shouldn't touch anything because it all falls apart. Maybe everybody feels like this, maybe I'm just melodramatic, maybe no one feels this way. Oh well. Work... is still work. :) At least I get paid weekly.

Had a reunion meeting this weekend. The entire weekend, I was bombarded with information about classmates. I did not realize how NAIVE I was through high school. While it makes me sad that I missed so much, I am also grateful that I missed so much. No, that sentence is not intended to be paradoxical. I really gave people the benefit of the doubt, you know? Even now... I think of them positively. Wow. It reiterates how much God has blessed me. There are times when I wish God would bless me the way I want him to, but I am thankful that He does things in his own time, not Jennifer's. I would have missed out on so much! The meeting went really well, and we were able to make a lot of final decisions. The next few weeks will definitely be interesting -- seeing if people pay their money and all. Hopefully they will. Please Lord, let them pay their money!!! I am so thankful to be a part of this all though, the planning process that is. I have realized alot about myself, and may not have realized it so quickly were it not for this.

Weight... last night, Kristen and I ran about 3/4 of a mile, and walked almost six miles. It was a BIG deal! I don't think I've done good this week... tonight and tomorrow will be the chance to really make a difference. We'll see.

I'm reading The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman. This book has been around for a long time, but I've never taken the time to read it. Can I tell you how good it is??? I'm not 100% sure what my love languages/dialects are, but I'm getting closer each night. Reading through this book makes me think of other people and what their languages are. I may also read The Five Love Languages of Children to see if I can learn more.

Receive the companion guide to For Women Only and had an extremely interesting discussion with a friend of mine. I still have alot to learn about communication, because last night when I was asking questions, I felt like they weren't received like I intended them, and that frustrates me. I want to be able to be clear on things. I"m still working on explicit emotion, and it's difficult. I'm allowing this reunion stuff to make me digress. Okay... that could be an excuse but there are times that it's just not worth telling everybody how I feel. There is no effect for the greater good. Anyway... still lots more to read!!!

Okay... I've gotta get back to work. Later!

Thursday, August 10, 2006


It's official... 11 pounds, and ... I got Ronald back. I also received a Polly Pocket in my happy meal today (Hamburger and apple dippers w/o the dipping sauce... it's all about portion control!), and decided that she and Ronnie make a nice couple. I'm not normally one to condone tall women/short men relationships, but considering that fact that they are plastic, I chose to make an exception. There's $600.00 up for the prize, so I'm hoping that Ronald decides to stay around for a while. If not, he can kiss his relationship with Polly adios.

Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Holy Cow

That's what my friend's daughter said in the car last night about fifty times. A three year old saying that is rather amusing. I really love walking with Kristen and Riley. Riley is so funny! She's very much in that 'bossy three-year old' stage right now. And she gets really mouthy until she wants to do something, then totally backs down and tries to be sweet. Last night, she was struggling to open her fruit snacks while we were walking and I asked if I could help. She said no, and that I could never have fruit snacks. On the way home, she asked if we were going to my house, and if she could go tell my roommate's dog good night. Since her mom was in a hurry we told her no, then she promptly said, "Jenfur, I will be sweet to you. Promise me. Then let me kiss Harley good night, and I'll love you forever. And be your best friend." Ha ha. I love it.

Oh, ... I did get to see my friends twin little boys. The (fatter) one, who has actually leaned out a lot since he started walking, can sing his ABC's up to L. LMNOP get him everytime, but we figure that's not bad for an 18 month old! I am an official convert to the Baby Einstein series. :)

But... unofficially, I have lost another 5 pounds. That's a grand total of 11 pounds to date. We weigh-in tomorrow and I will be able to tell for sure.


Tuesday, August 8, 2006


I've really been slacking on blogging lately.

Life is not terribly exciting these days. I am trying to keep my head above water at work because things are so busy. I'm feverishly trying to save up to buy the exam materials for the CFE so that I can get those underway. I would love to have taken the test by Christmas, but the odds of that are looking fairly slim. I really need to pursue some secondary education. I wish I had more of a desire to pursue my Masters than I actually do. Maybe it's the heat, but as of late, doing so has been the farthest thing from my mind.

There is still drama with my cousin... Ugghh. She's so _____. There are so many adjectives to insert there, but I just get tired of figuring out what to use. It's not even about being judgmental, you know? It frustrates me because I know she was raised better. Living like she is, in a camper with no water or electricity, is just too bizarre for me to understand.

I'm getting excited for my class reunion, although we still don't have alot of response... and that concerns me.

I am throwing a baby shower this weekend for one of my good friends... and that should be alot of fun. Her husband is more excited about this shower than he is letting on, but he stressed out about invitations and has already emailed me asking if I think it's okay that he's there. He's so funny.

I'm excited to see my bro soon... I want to go visit him, but since he has so many stinkin' weeks of vacation (four, and he's only been there since January!), then he is coming down to see us. Yay!

Yeah... I think that's all for now. Peace out.

Friday, August 4, 2006


So... for those of you who I have told, I have a clarifiation.

I have an incredible desire to move closer to my family. However, I am more content to stay in Cleveland/Dalton and be obedient than move without God's intervention, thus, I am staying put for a while.

Thursday, August 3, 2006


I am very excited to say that...


I still can't believe it. I am so excited.

Wow. Thank you Lord. :)