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Friday, October 7, 2011

A Few Fantastic Things and FAF

Fantastic thing #1:

Yesterday I donated blood!  I always get nervous about donating blood.  Not the needle or the process itself, I don't care about that, but being accepted to donate.  I'm always afraid my iron will be too low or I'll have a fever or something.  Luckily today I did not have that issue.  I was exhausted today so I was embracing the bed and trying to squeeze in a nap while donating.  Of course just as I was drifting off a girl came over and asked if I was ok - she thought I had passed out, ha.

I walked away with a lot of SWAG!  A free ticket to the Halloween thing that they do at the theme park, a $12.99 oil change and some other coupons.  Oh and I took an extra bag of Cheez-Its as they're a weakness of mine.  I'll be eligible to donate again on December 1st.


Fantastic thing #2:

Tuesday this gorgeous flower arrangement was delivered to my desk at work!


The picture doesn't do it justice.  The roses are huge and are so vibrant, that lily on top is GINORMOUS!  And it's all arranged in a ceramic pumpkin which is kind of hard to see.

They were delivered to me courtesy of my guy friend because he was kind of in the dog house (and for realsy deserved to be).  I couldn't keep him there after receiving these. :)

Fantastic thing #3:

I got around to decorating my porch for fall.  I don't do a whole lot of decorating because I don't have the money to do it most of the time, but I love mums so it seems that every year I feel the need to buy some.  I have to say I'm pretty pleased with the end result, although they are already looking a little worn because we've had frost a couple of times this week.  In particular the white ones which came from WalMart (don't ask) - the red ones are gorgeous though (got those from the local nursery).  I especially love the little girl scarecrow. :)


Kind of Fantastic thing #4:

Checking in for Fat Ass Friday

Starting weight: 192
Last weigh in: 166.4
Current weight: 166.6
Weight +GAIN / -LOSS this week: +.2
Total weight lost: 25.4 lbs

I actually did really well with my diet and exercise this week, and was quite a bit down at the beginning of the week, but I use donating blood as an excuse to eat normally and I did.  Since I'm always afraid of being denied because of low iron I eat a lot of pasta and steak and beef the night before and the day of my donating.  I also didn't go to the gym when I probably could've at least walked on the treadmill last night, but I was really exhausted.

Excuses much?

At least I basically stayed the same which I'll take over a serious gain any day.


14 comments:

Johanson Family said...

Love the flowers--- sucks that mr. was bein' a dawg though.... LOVE the front door deco! Good job.. proud of your weight loss too!!! I need to jump on that band wagon to lose weight!
Also proud of ya for donating blood and qualifying to give it!!

Johanson Family said...

Love the flowers--- sucks that mr. was bein' a dawg though.... LOVE the front door deco! Good job.. proud of your weight loss too!!! I need to jump on that band wagon to lose weight!
Also proud of ya for donating blood and qualifying to give it!!

Connie said...

Those flowers are beautiful!!

The good thing about your guy friend is that he knows when he's wrong and he SENDS FLOWERS!!

Have a great weekend!!

Ashley said...

The flowers are so pretty! I love flowers!

YAY! You decorated!! I love the mums and scarecrow. And I also love the hay bale! I always have one on my porch too!

Go you on donating blood! And I love steak. I had some Monday night
(I made) and it turned out delish!

Miss Angie said...

Such cute decorations and LOVELY flowers.

.2 is nothing. You rock!

Can't wait for Swapoween!

Lauren said...

I'm jealous all I've ever gotten for donated blood is a cookie and an oversized Tshirt with cheesy donation slogans.

I do love donating though because I use it as my excuse to eat whatever I want before hand so I don't pass out.

Good work on the flowers.

Stacie said...

Those flowers are stunning! And your porch looks so cute.

sarajo said...

Yay for flowers!! You've gotten more flowers than me, this year. lol!

I miss giving blood. I haven't done it in forever. So kudos for you!

Meh on the excuses. We all do it.

Impulsive Addict said...

Look at you doing good deeds and getting the hook up with beautiful flowers! You just keep doing what you're doing and don't be so hard on yourself for gaining .000002 pounds. You should have pooped or peed first and you would have had a loss! ;)

PS. Your porch is adorable!

Kristine said...

Ewww, blood :/ Haha.

What a gorg flower arrangement! Love when the boys send flowers after getting in trouble :)

Beth said...

You are a ROCK STAR for donating blood. Thank you! :D

Those flowers are gorgeous! So Fall, and pretty. And your porch decoration is like something out of Sunset magazine- I love it! Go you! :)

stephanie said...

cute porch! and gorge flowers!! how sweet!!

Jill said...

Love your list of Fantastic Things!! That flower arrangement is gorgeous...did Mr. Guy Friend get the forgiveness he was seeking?! ;)
And kudos on giving blood! I've never done it, but it's on my 101 List...

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Nice swag--you earned it! And I love the flowers. Hopefully he it out of the doghouse, if he deserves to be.
And congratulations on your weight loss--that's awesome!!!