Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday Fill in...

So, totally just found these today: Friday fill-in!

1. I'd really like a job right now.

2. "I'm okay!" is the word you'd most often hear me say if I stubbed my toe.

3. Possession is the act of having and owning property.

4.I kinda dig Captain Jack Sparrow.

5. Marshmallows and fire go together like macaroni and cheese.

6. The wait goes on and on.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to my friend Sarah coming, tomorrow my plans include sleeping late and Sunday, I want to read a book!

come it know you want to....and link me up if you do! xo

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Random things about Lori...

Ok, so I've seen this several times...thought it was fun...if you read it and want to do it too...knock yourself out! and link me back up to ya so I can find out stuff about you too! ;)

1. My biggest fear is falling down a flight of stairs and knocking my teeth out.

2. I think my nieces and nephews are the cutest kids I've ever seen.

3. I think I am much more athletic than I actually endeavors usually don't end well...

4. I LOVE being in, near, or on seriously could live on a boat...or by the ocean...or a lake...

5. I lived in the former Soviet Union for 2 years and taught missionary kids.

6. I like myself better at 35 than I ever did in my 20's.

7. I feel old when the students I taught when they were in 8th grade are getting married....not to mention the ones I taught in high school!

8. I am a nomad...I've lived in 12 different apartments/houses since graduating from college...and I HATE the process of moving!

9. I am a total can't walk across an empty room without tripping or running into something...but I've never broken a bone.

10. I am a total clutz...but can easily follow choreography in an aerobics class, or dance class, or in a line dance, or twirl a rifle or flag or baseball bat or putt putt golf club....

11. Belly laughs are my favorite thing in the world.

12. My sisters and I can COMMAND the dance floor at weddings...or in the kitchen...or yeah, just about anywhere...we break it DOWN!

13. My ipod has everything from hymns to Def Leppard to Broadway to Journey to Pink to Michael Buble...eclectic, much?

14. In 1999, I took a group of teenagers to NYC for a week....we had a BLAST! until we had to spend 7 hours on the plane on the runway...and then spend the night in O'Hare....

15. I love ellipses...

16. My favorite words include: whimsy, sassy, catastrophe, apropos, vivacious, conglomeration, cacophony, and winsome...

17. I sometimes wish I lived in the 30s and 40s, just because they wore such fabulous clothes...and hats!

18. I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up...

I may think of more later...but that'll do for now...;)

Sunday, January 4, 2009

wish me luck...

My online class starts's one I'm taking to help with motivation, but it's creative too...pretty cool huh?

My battle with weight has been a long one. Started in college, got worse after mom died. Thyroid disease doesn't help....nor does depression, or poor self-esteem...
Done just about everything....Weight Watchers (3 or 4 times, maybe), Jenny Craig, High Protein/Low Carb, Vegan, no dairy, Slim Fast, should I go on? Also done Jazzercise, Curves, the gym, videos, walking outside.......just can't seem to stick to anything for longer than a few months.
In 2008 I worked with a Dr.'s program: virtually no carbs, weekly B12 shots, appetite suppressant, etc. and was fairly successful....down 35 lbs. I've kept off 30....and need to lose another 30+.... we go again! I love that this class lets me have a creative outlet, inspiration, a support group and motivation all in one....PLUS, I know I'm the most successful when I feel GOOD about me, when I'm loving toward myself, and remember all the positive things about me....and love all of who I am and am becoming.
I'm excited! :)