Friday, December 12, 2008

It's Friday Again

Warning, reptile pictures ahead. Ok, you've been warned!

Meet Nancy, so named after the Fancy Nancy books, since she's very colorful. Please, take my parenting advice here, ok? DO NOT GET YOUR CHILDREN REPTILES AS PETS. You see Nancy there - she's really cute. Do I want to hold her? No, I do not. But she's pretty cute to look at. Don't even let her cuteness fool you. Lizards = somewhat cute. Their food = DISGUSTING. I won't even go into it, to spare you the grief, but they eat live insects, ok? It's gross. So gross.
Here I am at the end of Week 1! I lost 4.6 pounds! Hip-hip-awaaaaay! They changed things up this week and now I have fewer points per day than I did last week, but it seems realistic to me and still pretty darn generous. I really did not feel deprived this last week at all, just like I needed to pay attention to what I was eating. I laughed today when I calculated the point value of these cookies I'd been eating all the time before I started WW and they are three points each. Ohhhh my gosh. LOL So ok, I look awful in this picture but there it is, week 1! Thank you for being so supportive of me!!

Last week when I dropped the kids off at enrichment classes, Caris' first period teacher pulled me aside. She was asking questions about her peanut allergy and the more I told her, the more uncomfortable she became. I don't blame her - Caris' allergy is very stressful. Bottom line, she asked if I would keep Caris with me during 1st period because it was a baking class and there was a lot of stuff with nuts. So after I walked her to her second class I grabbed this picture of Canaan with a sleigh on the museum grounds.

But during period 1, Caris, Canaan, Alif & I watched Graham's puppet show. It was so cute!! Here's Graham peeking out before the show started.

Oh - here's Miss Piggy, so named because though she's quite a lot smaller than Nancy, she can really EAT!! And that is all I will say about that. You're welcome.


  1. Ummm yeah there will not be any reptile giving in this household. I think the worst is the snakes and you have to give them the cute little baby mice though.

    You're looking good!

  2. Anonymous10:19 PM

    Good job Emily! And thanks for the photos.
    I'm not great at the comments, but I like reading what's up.
    Love, peace and blessings,

  3. You actually choose to keep geckos? I can send you some... actually if I could catch the little poop machines I wouldnt be sending them anywhere nice. Ours arent pretty like that though.

    Good job on week 1.

  4. Congratulations on your first week! Isn't it crazy how you sometimes don't realize what you're really eating? I need to get back into paying attention to all that goes in my mouth!

  5. cute lizards we have to come over sometime!!


  6. 4.6 -- that's awesome, Emily! So nice that you don't feel like you're starving, too. :)

    We're reptileless again. Did I tell you our poor snake choked on his last meal? You don't want to know what the second little mouse did to him after that...

    Cute kiddos! I'm glad the teacher was honest before it was too late.

  7. way to go with your weight loss!great job!

    and what a funny little name miss piggy is! very cute. when i was in college, i had a fire-belly frog. i used to catch live crickets for him all the time. you should have seen the weird looks i got from students when they asked what i was doing. if that didn't forcast being a mom of boys, i don't know what did!

  8. one more thing...i just remembered...i named my fire-belly frog "Lover-boy". ha! good times.

  9. those geckos are kind of charming : P

    and congrats on the weight loss!! i'm seriously contemplating joining curves there's one 3 blocks from my house

  10. Congratulations on your 4.6 lbs. never to be seen again! My best friend did weight watchers and lost lot of weight. What a great feeling! Keep up the good work!

  11. Hi! Just clicked on over from BlogHer. Congratulations on your weight loss in 1 week! Wow!

    And I will take your advice and never give my children a reptile for a pet. I prefer soft and fluffy anyway.

    Nice to meet you!

  12. Nancy is odd looking.
    Never seen one quite so colorful.