Don’t Go Away Mad, Just Go Away

Ok I don’t really want you to go away. I would like for you to follow me where I’ll be blogging.


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Weigh In 1-30-13

I have avoided the scale since January 9.  I didn’t need a scale to tell me that I had gained. 

I knew I had gained.

I could feel it.

Not necessarily in my clothes.  But I knew.

Previous weight: 301.4 lbs

Current weight:  305.6 lbs

+/-:  +4.2 lbs

I have some stuff going on right now, and I will let you all know in due time.  Some of it is stressful, but some of it is really freaking exciting.  Either way, I shouldn’t use it as an excuse not to focus on my eating and exercising.

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Non Weigh In Weigh In

I didn’t do my weigh in this week.

I’ve had a pretty crappy week.

I have made poor food choices.

I have made no choice when it comes to exercise.

Mother nature came calling on Monday, and brought the blues with it.

I put my 74 year old mother on a plane to California to be with her sister who has recently been diagnosed with lung cancer and has malignant tumors on her brain and spine.

So all this, and I am fairly certain that I have gained.  At least I feel like I have gained.  At any rate, I decided I would wait until next week to do a weigh in.

My goals to try to salvage this week are to start making better choices about food and exercise.  Today.  Not tomorrow.  Not next week.  Today.


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Weigh In 1-9-13

Just a quick little post. I’m baby sitting for a friend of mine today. Her sweet angel is 2 months old already and really is a great baby.

Previous weight: 301.4 lbs

Current weight: 301.4 lbs

+/-: 0

I’m really not discouraged because I’ve been stuck here for a good month now. I keep telling myself its just a plateau and once I figure out the right thing to mix up the weight should start coming off again. Plus, at least I didn’t gain this week!

A friend of mine has committed to walking with me daily in the evenings, except on days that it is frigid outside or raining. Now I know some of you may say that neither of those things should be an excuse to not walk. But please remember, we do live in west Texas and are not accustomed to either of those weather conditions.

What commitment to your health have you made recently?

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Randomness Extraordinaire

Borrowed from Skinny Emmie

Borrowed from Skinny Emmie

I’ve been thinking about something.  A lot.  The name of this blog is “Finding Christi” but after 2 years of being on this epic quest, something has become clear; I don’t need to be found.  I’ve never been lost.  I’ve been here the whole time.  At times I may have lost my way or been confused about the direction my life was turning.  I have at times lost my voice.  But I’ve always been here.

So what is it that I have been thinking about?  I feel like the name of this blog should be a more appropriate representation of me.  I am considering renaming this blog “Being Christi”.  Kind of just wanted to throw that out there and maybe get some feed back on what my loyal reader thinks.

The next bit of randomness involves me hooking.

No, no.  Not THAT kind of hooking.


If you know me in real life, you know I am obsessed. I always have been.  A couple of my aunts taught me some basic stuff when I was a kid to keep me entertained.  As I get older the more I find myself wanting to do it more.   I have more crochet hooks and yarn than I need.

It really is a terrible affliction.  Your house becomes covered in various crocheted items.  And your friends and family and their kids and friends can only stand to be given so many crocheted things.

So this leaves me in quite the predicament.  What do I do with the pieces I make?

My husband has suggested I sell it.  But I don’t know.  In a way I see his point, at the very least it would cover the cost of the yarn and I would be able to buy more yarn!  On the other hand, who would I sell it to?  Am I good enough to ask someone to give me money?

The one thing I know for sure is I want to make some various pieces, book marks, wash clothes, dish clothes, scarfs, hats, lapgahns etc., to give out at some assisted living homes around here.  I would like to have a few boxes full come December.  I just have to figure out how to fund this project and how to go about actually being allowed in to give these things to the residents.  Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

Here are a few examples of my work:





cowgirl set

On health note.

My food this week has been less than stellar.  It hasn’t been horrible, but could certainly use some improvement.  Something about cold weather makes me crave ice cream.  I don’t know why this is.  I probably have my Daddy to thank for that.  He always had ice cream and it seems like especially in the winter.

I’m getting ready to take the family Paleo.  This should be fun, and I am sure we will all be going through some sugar and carb withdrawals.  Please keep us in your prayers during this time.

Does anyone have a beginners Yoga dvd you would recomend?

‘Til next time!








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Weigh In 1-2-13

Seems like my last weigh in was 11-21-11. I think this one is a little over due. Without further ado, today’s weigh in.

Previous weight (11-21-11): 322.0 lbs

Current weight: 301.4 lbs

+/-: -20.6 lbs

At least I know where I am starting from (again)!


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Oops, Already

I had intended to start 2013 off on a high note, with a recap of 2012 and an official weigh in.

Yea, that didn’t happen.

Monday night as we were getting dressed to go out for New Years Eve I dressed my 3 year old, Camrynn, and was playing around with her. Then I patted her on the bottom and told her to go get her shoes on. When I did she grabbed her bottom and started screaming and crying. Naturally it scared the shit out of me. I grabbed her and asked what was wrong and she just kept saying “my pooper”. I took her pants back off her and had a look.

That’s when I found a golf ball sized knot on her bottom. It was really swollen and red with a tiny black center. I rubbed my finger across it and it was feverish and caused her a lot of pain. My poor baby.

Honestly I thought it was an abscess. Whatever it was, we were going to the emergency room.

At the first ER the wait was approximately 4 hours and at the second they were saying 6 hours but also suggesting people go across town to ER #1.

There was absolutely no way I was going to wait on New Years Eve in an ER with 4 kids, by myself. Especially with a 3 year old who was in so much pain. I elected to drive to a smaller hospital about 30 minutes away.

Once we got to the smaller ER, she was registered and seen by the doctor within 10 minutes of our arrivals.

The doc took one look at Camrynn’s butt and said that it is brown recluse spider bite. OMG. How did I miss that? Naturally she is too young for the medicine they “would like to give”. Camrynn was put on some very strong antibiotics and we are to follow up with her regular doctor today.

Yesterday her bottom was looking better and she seemed to be feeling a lot better as well, until evening. At about 5 pm she kept crying and crying that her “pooper was broke”.

Right now I’m just praying the antibiotics work and there is no or very minimal tissue loss.

The other girls go back to school tomorrow. Hopefully that and getting Camrynn to the doctor will let life slow down a little and I can actually write a blog.

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