Friday, April 23, 2010

Oh my poor baby!

She fell off the bed on Wednesday night. My husband and I were getting ready for bed when Makenzie decided she was going to get off the bed! She went over head first and landed on her face!! It was so scary. I relive it everytime I look at her poor carpet-burned nose! We rushed her to the hospital but luckily she was okay, no skull fractures or concussions.

Here's a pic of my poor injured baby...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Care of Magical Creatures Homework


Gloves-to feed the Flobberworms
(I don't like worms)


Leash- to take the nifflers for a treasure hunting walk


Kennel-to keep the Blast-Ended Skrewt in


Knife-for cutting wood and leaves off the Bowtruckle tree



Pepper grinder-to feed the salamanders when we have to change the fire
(I need more pepper)


1. Please describe the physical appearance of a house elf.
Large bat-like ears, bulging eyes, short, spindly arms and legs
2. Kreacher is the house elf of which wizarding family?
The Black family, and then later willed to Harry Potter
3. What is Hermione Granger making for the house elves?
Elf sized hats and socks and other clothing items
4. How do you free a house elf?
It's owner must present them with an item of clothing
5. What does S.P.E.W. stand for?
Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare

My orginiality marker is the date in the corner of the picture

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Motivation

So, as I start my weightloss journey, I find that motivation is the key...It's the key to not eating junk, it's the key to not eating outside of my calorie range and it's the key to getting up and going for a walk even though my arthritis is inflamed and it hurts to walk. I decided that my arthritis is not going to get better if I sit around doing nothing. I will only gain more weight, which will make me put more pressure on my joints and make me want to do even less. See the vicious cycle here?

I came across a blog called priorfatgirl.com somehow and it was this woman, Jen from Minneapolis, who has lost almost 100 pounds in 2 years. She suffered a horrible, horrible tragedy the day before her final weigh-in; her mom was hit by a car when she was out walking and passed away. ANYWAY, I added her blog to my Google Reader and preceeded to look for more blogs. On her site is a guy who challenged Jen to do 99 minutes on the stairmaster. He posted the reason why on his blog, It is so incredibly moving, I had to repost it here. I cannot believe how unbelievibly motivated and motivating people can be.

The stairmaster challenge

Friday, April 9, 2010

Sparkpeople

I started tracking what I eat and how much I exercise on Sparkpeople on Monday. I love this site. I also got the free app for my blackberry; which is super nice, because I can look up any food before I eat it.

One of my goals is to drink more water, so I am aim for 10 glasses a day. Luckily we have a water service, so I don't have to drink our nasty tap water or throw 5 plastic bottles away.

If I stick to my plan everyday for two weeks, I get to buy myself a Hydracoach. I am super excited. I wish All my stuff wasn't in storage, so I could have my Plastic Starbucks cup that looks like their cold drink to go cup, complete with green straw and everything.

Okay that's enough rambling. I will try to post some transfiguration homework before tomorrow night as well.