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Weekend Update and Linky Thingy

Since Eli was born, Friday nights have become "date-nights-in" for me and Luke. We weren't big movie people before Eli, but now that we are stationed to our house on Friday nights because we have a sleeping baby in his crib, we have found that it is a fun thing to do together.

I make it sound like we were out partying having this crazy time before Eli came. I can assure you that is far from the truth. The craziest we ever got was the night we went through the Braum's drive through on a Friday night and Luke asked what I wanted and I randomly said "A cup of hot fudge" just to see if he would order it and he did and they gave it to us.

For $1.99. A CUP OF HOT FUDGE. For $1.99. That is the deal of a lifetime.

It was probably some teenage kid who had no idea what he was doing or WHY anybody would want hot fudge, and freaked out and hit the $1.99 button real quick. But it totally made my night.

I took about two bites and then threw it away. Who wants to eat a whole cup of hot fudge?

Back to our date-night-in:

Friday we watched the movie Something Borrowed.

I read this book last year on our cruise and I was looking forward to the movie SO MUCH. It came out right after I had Eli and sadly I never made it to the theater to check it out.

I was anxious to see it this weekend, so I begged Luke to let us rent it from the On Demand thing on the tv. He hates spending that much on a movie but made an exception on Friday night since it was our "date night" My Prince Charming.

I don't mind spending that much on a movie because when we order it through the TV it just goes through our bill so it's pretty much like it was free right?

I enjoyed the movie. There were some funny moments and it was your normal cutesy girly chick flick. But as I always am, I was disappointed with the transfer from the book to the movie.

Every single time I see a movie that has been adapted from a book I feel like the character development is lacking. I remember feeling this way with The Notebook and several others. But nonetheless it was a good movie and I watched it again before our reservation was up the next day. I had to get our full $4.99 worth! My man has taught me well.

Sunday I joined Weight Watchers. It is something I've debated doing for awhile and I decided to take the plunge. I've actually already achieved my pre-Eli weight, but my body still doesn't look the same. I know everybody told me it would happen but it's annoying when it really does happen.

So even though I'm back to pre-pregnancy weight, I would like to fit back into pre-pregnancy jeans and pants. I need a little help from the weight and the watchers.

So now my goal is to get back to my wedding weight. We will see.....

That was a whole metabolism lifetime ago. I sure miss that metabolism. She was good to me while she lasted. We even once enjoyed cups of nothing but hot fudge together.

Anyways (I always get off on tangents) all of that to say I know there are a lot of people around here who do Weight Watchers so I am going to host a linky thingy on Wednesday where we can share our favorite low point snacks, meals, or just tips for each other. I need some good lunch and dinner ideas. So if you are doing WW or you have done it in the past get your ideas ready for Wednesday.

I mean it, don't embarrass me! I'm always afraid to do those linky thingys! PROVE MY FEAR WRONG.

No pressure.

Hope everyone had a good weekend!


  1. Im a new mom too. Plan to start WW online Friday! Yikes! But its got to be done. Had a friend that was going to join with me but she's backed out now so I will be following your journey for encouragement.

  2. I'm looking forward to catching that movie. I know what you mean about adaptations though....the film of my favourite book of last year (One Day) comes out this week. I hope they've done it justice!


  3. My husband and I were SO that couple when B was little and had movie night. We would pop popcorn and have M&M's! Ha! It was one of my most favorite things we did and we still do it every now and then.

    And I would so eat hot fudge out of a cup :)

  4. I still haven't seen Something Borrowed. I saw The Help in theaters this week because I was obsessed with the book and it actually delivered... it was SO GOOD!

  5. A cup of hot fudge is always a fantastic choice. ALWAYS.

  6. You liked the book the Notebook more than the movie!? :o HOW!?

  7. I loved Something Borrowed! I do think that Kate Hudson as Darcy was a perfect choice and she nailed the character pretty well. But I understand what you mean about being disappointed when books are transformed into movies...there's always something missing!

  8. Please, do not get obsessed with the size on your label of your clothes.
    Our bodies are not the same our entire lives. Think back to when you were 12 -- did you expect your body to freeze in time and never change? Yet, we think that after we have babies, we need to be exactly the same as before.
    If all your other health indicators are good (blood pressure, cholesterol, etc.), do not beat yourself up over trying to get back into the same size.

  9. I loved both the book and the movie.... so cute!

    And, as an "All My Children" fan, I loved Colin Egglesfield, lol.

    Totally linking up on Wednesday!

  10. I agree with you on the book/movie thing! I loved the book... but the movie was lacking! It was cute and I enjoyed it... but I would rather read the book again! :)

    Good Luck on WW! YOu will do great as long as your dedicated! I did it for a bit... It did work when I actually worked at it! I guess counting points got old after a while for me.

  11. I know what you mean about liking the number on the scale but not necessarily the shape. I'm very thin but until recently had very little muscle strength and definition. Have you ever tried pilates? Up until 14 weeks ago, I hated working out. But I started checking out workout dvds from my library, found several I actually ENJOYED, and am so proud of myself for sticking with it! I'm seeing real change in my body, and the changes I'm seeing in my core are from pilates and they are dramatic! If you've never given it a try, I'd highly recommend it! It's not cardio-intense so you don't get really sweaty (ie I can do it before work, or during lunch or before going out without having to shower), and you can do a few minutes at a time if you need to. I really love MTV Pilates and Crunch Pick Your Spot Pilates (this one is in 10 minute increments). Even without WW or pilates, you look fabulous, mamacita!

  12. WW truly works friend! Best of luck to you! I joined on Jan. 1st and lost 15 lbs in six weeks...only to find I was pregnant in the seventh week. Ooopsie ;)

  13. Can't wait to see these WW posts! I joined in March..I love it!

  14. I've never done WW but I have heard of lots of people having great success with it! Good luck!

  15. I agree that the book is always better than the movie, with ONE exception: The Time Traveler's Wife. I wasn't a huge fan of the book, but I thought the movie was pretty good.

    Best of luck with WW!

  16. So I have my post ready to link up for Wednesday!!


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