Sunday, May 29, 2011

What if?

I spent the weekend with my sister! My parents are out of town (Texas) and my brothers were both on the mountain (different mountains with different groups of friends. We also went to church together, and during a testimony someone spoke to my spirit and said "I realized with was 75% committed to the church, that I had become complacent, and that I needed to renew my vigor." After church My sister and I decided that we were going to drive up the mountain and see our Older brother and his family. So we did! We had a great time (stick with me this has a point). And as we cruised down the mountainI had a thought occur to me... what if... just what if I took one year and took care of me, my physical needs... what if, I swore to take one year and not fall in love with anyone? What if I was just me? I just took care of my physical needs? Also, my spiritual needs? What if, for just 365 days I became a better Mormon, a more in shape kind of girl... That I changed my life?

So I guess when all the fluff is taken away, what I'm saying is... for 365 days from birthday number 24 to a quarter of century old (25), I'm going to take care of me. I'm vowing the following:
1. To not fall in love.
2. To commit, 100% to a healthy lifestyle
3. No tangled matters of the heart... none!
4. To grow spirtually. (This means activities, institute, and church on Sundays, visiting teaching... also full force with the calling).

Here's to putting all the energy I have wasted searching for love into Myself... into spiritual and physical growth!

Cheers~ Lorie

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ode to Pepsi

The last supper was much like you would expect it to have been... or maybe not, since you don't know me! but here is how it went down!
Bacon Cheeseburger
French Fries
Chocolate cake
MY LAST PEPSI EVER! Yep, I said goodbye to my long time friend and comforter! It was weird as I sucked icy goodness through that straw to think that it was the last PEPSI I would ever drink! I'm afraid of who will be there for me?! (Lines like that is exactly why this blog is private).

So, it was adios! Without even a by-your-leave, or a false promise of "i'll text or call." This was goodbye for real, the best kind of breakup! What I'm loving about the gastric band so far (even though i don't have it yet) is that I can't do something's. The choice isn't left up to me... i just can't do "that" thing that has been hurting me so much!

~Because today life isn't beginning, but it is starting to kick some butt!


End of year CRAZY!

The school is year is over... well tomorrow, and I'm excited! I know that i will miss the kids in just a couple of weeks, but I'm excited for the break now! Miss Lorie needs to find her happy place!
I didn't realize that it had been so long since I posted! My only excuse is that it has been crazy with the 12 puppies and the end of the school year! I have been following the pre-opt diet since May 18th and the first few days were killer. Now, it just seems normal! I've lost 7 pounds, and I never have to put those pounds on again! YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! Surgery is next Wednesday! Here we go! I haven't really said this out loud to anyone, so I will write it here but I really want to lose 100 pounds in a year! By the end of next school year I really want to be down 100... this will still put me 20 pounds over goal weight... but I'll give myself some extra time for the 20 pounds! lol
Oh, and I think that I want to take "before" pictures... this has a total yuck factor, but I think I'll do it anyway. Have I mentioned that I will be going to Vegas for a work conference the week after? Yep, typical "Lorie style." Taking on more than I can chew! Here it goes...

Oh... and no second date, dang it! Dang it! Dang it!
I probably won't post again until after the surgery... so until then!

Sunday, May 8, 2011


I have my consultation with the nutritionist this Wednesday! I'm getting really, really, really, excited! Can't even tell you how emotionally ready (I think) that I am. I just am relieved and excited to get this change underway. I start the diet on May 18th... this is also the day that "payment in full is due." Everything is in order... and I'm excited! Here we go:)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Dating advice from the current Queen of Miss Lorie's room

So, I told one of my students that I had a date and she was so excited. She frequently tells me that she is worried that I don't have a man and that she doesn't know what to do with me! I don't think women In her family live with out getting married.
She was very diplomatic about her attempt to impart her wisdom on me. First she said make sure I wear a dress "men love that." then she is working on her math for a few minutes and she says; "it wouldn't hurt if you did your makeup." and her last piece of advice was that I wear perfume, "men love it when a woman smells good." I think this girl has been schooled in the art of dating and romance! She told it to me straight!
The morning after the date she comes running up to me and asks me how it was. I told her that it was wonderful, that we had a really good time. Then the questions start again, as you can imagine and she asks me..... I KID you'd not; "did you stay the night" I'm sure the look on my face was priceless but I did get gather up enough dignity to exclaim NO! Then she smiles that smile of hers and says; "did you at least kiss?"I once again stated no. Then she looks me dead in the face And says , like a veteran investigator, "what else is there to do then?.... I guess the idea of dinner and chatting was no fun to her. Oh my gosh I have laughed about this for days! She is so fun!

I have the best job in the world.
*miss lorie

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Great date! :D

Last night was AWESOME! I'm going to tell you this entire story!

This is the story... and if you are someone that doesn't want to hear the nitty-gritty details of a story, then you should probably stop now.
He called at 6:50 (yes I know the time) to make sure that 7:30 was ok, and to tell me that he was probably going to be a little bit late. I was glad that he would be late, because I was running late. He also wanted to know; "just there at your house?" Didn't say "wanna meet somewhere, or what is the plan" just "I'll be at your house. He came to the door, immediately apologized for being late.. the whole she-bang! Opened truck door, asked me where I want to go to dinner... I did that thing I do when I panic about "making the choice" so he pulled a special ed move on me (which he wasn't aware of) and gave me choices! AWESOMENESS! :) Then we went to Don Pedro's (one truck in the parking lot) walk in, and he knows the driver of said truck. So he visits and I sit down. He automatically apologizes for talking, and then explains that him and that guy had a disagreement (which he hung up on him for) and so they were just chatting. (I think he was just trying to smooth things over with that guy, and make sure there were no hard feelings, you know, business man stuff. It wasn't more then a few minutes, that he was visiting.)
Then we had dinner, and we visited about everything... horses, religion, people we know, cows, special ed stuff, family... An entire compilation of topics.
Then towards the end, I said; "shoulda wore my muck boots, I'm cold." He said "gosh, i'm sorry that you are cold. I wish you would've told me. You've been cold the entire time?" So we left, because I was cold! What? A gentleman? Where did this come from.
We got to my house. Walks me to the door (yep, walks me to the door) tells me how great of a time he had, thanks for inviting me... YIPPEEE! Then, I show him my process of getting into the house with my car lights; asks if I have a light bulb... he gets on a chair and proceeds to change the bulb, which didn't go as easily as planned... we laughed... It was perfect. I'm telling you (whoever you are, since my blog is private and really only for me at this point) that I have never been on a date like that ever. Will he call again? I don't know. Do we have plans to go out again? No, not at this point. Did he enjoy himself? I'd say yes, was it a connection for him? I don't have a clue. A girl can hope, but if nothing else... WE went out, we dined, we had fun, I enjoyed myself:) And I'd love to do it again... so here is to praying he calls.

Because I have to believe... I refuse to not believe!

Once in awhile,
Right in the middle of an ordinary life,
Love gives us a fairy tale.
~ by Anonymous ~

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Fat girls gotta date!

Well, I have a date tonight… yep, I said it a date. It isn’t even a date with some loser creeper; I think this is a normal one for once. But there I go counting my chickens before the eggs have hatched.
I have known him as an acquaintance for multiple years, so I’ve been out with men with a lot less of a recommendation… and he is hot! I mean good-looking cowboy (Like a young John Wayne)… yummy!
I just called him up on Sunday and asked him if he wanted to go do something this week, he said yes, I said wow, he said when, then I said how about right now. (K- I didn’t say how about right now, he actually said how about Wednesday but heck, Hollywood can’t get everything right.)
I am actually so excited/ anxious about this one that I have almost made myself sick. I have to keep telling myself “he puts his pants on one leg at a time, just like everyone else.” It isn’t necessarily working.
Man I hope I don’t screw this up to much… I know that I am a lot to take and that I really have to watch what I say until someone gets to know me. I’m gonna do this, and I’m not going to SUCK at this.

I'll have to write later about one of my students and the convorsation her and I had as she "prepped me for this date!" So funny!

Well- I'm covered in all sorts of farm paraphernalia so I'm off to shower and hopefully become "plus size" presentable... which i'm assuming is much more difficult then "regular size" presentable.

Miss Lorie