Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Welcome 2012, Hope We Don't Die This Year...

Okay this is a warning to all your teachers and grammar nazis...this blog is 1)going to be all over the place with topics and thoughts from my brain. 2) grammar is going to suck because parts were written yesterday is sleep haze...to prepare for a 3rd shift...so FYI. 3)have i mentioned how much i love that you take the time to come read my mind....ooooh ca-razy and you aren't ke$hamed to admit it in public! Thanks! So when i become a New York time best seller you'll remember this moment...because WE...you and I...had a moment! :)

On to the real reason you are here! The FIRST blog of 2012! *Cue Happy Music!*

So I've come to small realization, my sleep med haze. that my life right now has come to a boring routine of sorts... but before i go any further so there is no confusion, everything is great with the hubster, family, and friends. But outside of that I'm not really focused on anything but my weight loss which is enough but that is all. I feel as if something is missing. like what is my purpose. why am i struggling with at 28...isn't this like early 20s crap. i know my purpose...to be famous and awesome but I still need to maintain a job and be sort of humble! HA! But outside of that what is Lydia known for. She makes flowers, she is a weight watcher, her parents are freakin crazy, her dad collects coke, she drives a gold car, her husband is HOT, she has furbabies, she is the greatest aunt EVA...you see the list goes on and on about superfial stuff. I want something more, I want to help a cause...or causes. After seeing my wonderful cousin's, Blythe McCuistion...blog http://mormonfeminist.blogspot.com/ check her out!
She stands for something, she has inspired me to want to stand for something outside of my awesomeness! :) Because we all know that saying: "If you stand for something, you'll fall for anything." Can't remember who said but its pretty smart.

So I'm at the moment waiting to Save Veronica Rose. She is this a 2 and half year old little girl from the low country that was taking from her adoptive parents.
From http://www.saveveronica.com/

"Veronica's Story
On December 31, 2011, the Capobianco family was forced to hand their adopted daughter over to her biological father - a man that was absent during the birth mother's pregnancy, informed her that he wanted to sign over his rights and signed a legal document stating he would not contest the adoption. Four months after the baby was born, he changed his mind. At this point Veronica was settled into her home and the Capobiancos were loving raising their daughter - all while still having a wonderful relationship with the birth mother - allowing her to still be a part of Veronica's life. The adoption was an open adoption and everything about this particular story couldn't have been more perfect. Veronica deserves to stay with the only family she has ever known - the family chose for her by her biological mother. Please support us and help bring Veronica home."

Now so please sign the petition

so this is my cause right now! so suck on that one fools! 2012 I'm kicking ass for myself and sweet Veronica! Booyah!

Now that my cause is out of the way.

Weight In 1/3/2012
For the first weigh in of 2012, I had a gain. SHOCKER! Let me tell you this gains are actually pissing me off, so i think its time to take some drastic measures. I'm really considering possibly going back to the meetings. But my only hesitation is I was never able to find a meeting that I connected with, like the ones with my little old ladies in Sumter. I miss them terribly. But I have found a fabulous niche on tweeter! Like @findingchristi @rantsofaloser @whoatemyblog @fitbottomedgirl @lost_it72 @fatgirlvsworld @carbaholicmama @fitfatguy
Among many others! I'm finally figured out tweeter so its becoming easier. But I really feel like I'm connecting with them and I hope its mutual! And many of them are blogger, we pass recipes along like @emilybitesblog.
So I'm really digging the move to use twitter as my source of like minded people.
Its on to another week. Of tracking and counting and gyming...this time I commit myself to going to the gym this week and beyond. I joined a group of twitter called @gothedistance2012. Its a group of people pretty much logging miles or minutes (in my case) of exercise. You set your goal, your prize for half the year and the whole year. So I'm pretty pumped and excited to accomplishing my goals that way! :)
But also of my buddies @rantsofaloser and Weight Watchers posted a mantra.
I'm calling SMART...oh pretty clever if I may say so! :)

S-Specific: What exactly are you going to do? Make it clearly defined and simple.
M-Measurable: How long? How much? What are the milestones you’ll reach along the way?
A-Attainable: Make it reasonable. Don’t expect to lose 50 pounds in 3 months. How about 5 to 8 pounds a month for X amount of months? Or just to attend your meeting every week without fail?
R-Rewarding: You have to stop and reward yourself along the way. Small rewards for reaching modest milestones will keep you motivated and keep you positive.

S - Loss weight
M - 100 pounds for 2012. Halfway to my goal weight.
A - If I lose 2 pounds a week I'll be at 104 pounds by the end of 2012. Attainable yes and also I'm attending the gym 3 times a week.
R - Here are some rewards, shoes, purses, haircut, shopping in my closet, my health, a trip to Disney...maybe.
T - End date: December 31, 2012

All sounds mucho reasonable and attainable! So on to the week and kicking ass. HEY! I'm going to my first Zumba class tomorrow! So pumped! I'll post about that adventure! LOL! Well happy losing! <3 LJ


  1. Two things: Where are you doing zumba/ do you want company??

    Second- my sweet tooth always pulls me down. My sister made smoothies out of Silk coconut milk and frozen fruit that were awesome for the sweet tooth and good for you :)

  2. It is mutual! We can do this. It is going to be awesome and frustrating and one of the best years of our lives :) I'm thinking Disney Princess half marathon in Feb 2013? :)

  3. You can do it!! YOU'RE LYDIA MARSHALL JOHNSTON!! You can accomplish anything you put your mind to. So proud of you.