Sunday, May 31, 2009


I took the girls to see UP today. We watched the 3D version of the movie. I was really impressed with this one. Pixar has done it again. Even Mantha, who usually gets antsy the last 30 minutes or so, watched this one to the end. It was colorful and it moved quickly. No boring scenes at all. Kati Durkee suggested I take a box of Kleenex, and she was right. I cried no less than three times.

Friday, May 29, 2009

The Biggest Loser

I was really inspired by the group on The Biggest Loser Couples this season. They gave me a reason to get off my rump and start working out. I would not allow myself to watch any of the shows I taped on the DVR, especially that one, unless I was on the treadmill...or had already walked for the day. My back has really been hurting for a week or so and I haven't really felt like walking much, but I haven't given up. I hope I'm only getting started.

A couple of months ago, I posted my weight on the wall in the warehouse at work. It looked like this.

Bobbie Tingle
March 17, 2009

216 lbs

That means that the 150 people that I work with every single day, knew exactly how much I weighed. It makes me accountable to a whole bunch of people who are cheering me on and encouraging me to keep going.

I've been weighing in on Tuesdays and Fridays, on the big FREIGHT scale in the middle of the warehouse. About a month into the process, Bill Diephof joined me. A couple of weeks ago, Sharon Leon added her name to the wall. We are three strong at the moment and I hope a couple of others will join us.

Today, my entry looked like this:

Bobbie Tingle
May 29, 2009
197 lbs

I've lost 19 pounds since the middle of March. I hope I can keep up these healthy eating habits forever. The kids are now eating brown rice, whole wheat breads, whole wheat/low carb tortillas, 1% milk(down from 2%), and sugar free snacks (chocolate syrup, ice cream, cookies). They still have junk food, but it isn't nearly what it used to be. We haven't bought sodas in two months. I'm so proud of us.


I watched the local high school graduation tonight and was really hoping to get Michael and Destiny excited about the concept. They don't care. Even Michael, who is getting so close doesn't seem to understand how much work he needs to put into school these next couple of years. I keep hoping that he'll get excited about it. If I can pin him down long enough, I'll put up a new picture. He doesn't really like the camera. He'll be 16 in less than two months. He's at least two inches taller than I am, and his hair is really getting long. It's crazy!!! How do I have a kid whose bigger than I am.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Crying Wolf

Destiny didn't want to do an assignment in school a couple of months ago. She went to the nurses office with a tummy ache instead. My child who NEVER misses school, discovered that she can come home on school days and play with her little sisters if she says she threw up. She has been picked up at school three times in the past two months. I believe she was only a little sick the first day and pretending the others. I told Peyton on Tuesday morning that Destiny was going get come home from school sick. She left the house excited about getting her yearbook. Since Destiny never brought an order form home from school this year, we didn't order one. Peyton sent a check in on Tuesday morning. As soon as I realized it was a check..I knew we were in trouble. They won't take checks the last week of school, you have to send cash. make it worse, when Peyton called to tell them he would bring cash, they told him the yearbooks were all sold out. All of the extras were gone. Within an hour of that phone call, the school nurse called to tell us that Destiny was sick and needed to come home. Her Daddy picked her up. She wasn't too happy when she had to spend the whole day in the bed..."getting better." She also wasn't happy that she missed her ice cream party at school on Tuesday afternoon. She was so mad that she didn't have a yearbook that she FORGOT her ice cream party was Tuesday afternoon when she decided she was too sick to stay in school.

Monday, May 25, 2009

May 2009

I am disappointed that I haven't posted in a while. The month of May was long and full of fantastic surprises. We celebrated Mother's Day. I was completely spoiled by Peyton and the kids. Flowers delivered to at cards (I Tunes)...bath and body works massage oils and bath treats....and just when I thought it was all over, Peyt took the kids out for the day and they detailed my van for me. It's completely clean still!! I ordered two beautiful sets of pearls for my mom and Peyton's mom.

We spent May 17th at the Varsity and then Turner Field. Jace got to play on the MLB field. He had three rows of supporters. The Braves did not have a good game. We left at the 7th inning stretch and they were down by 6 runs. I was hoping for an exciting game for the kids. Just being with their cousins is more than enough for them, though. Dippin dots, cotton candy, name it, they all had it.
Blake came by the house this week in his TRUCK. I remember the night he was born like it was yesterday....and now he's driving!! Wow...I really am getting old. Jessica Taylor is getting married in less than a month. I just don't know where it ends....they keep growing up...

Things continue to change at work as I take a more commercial approach to our business. I spent last Tuesday evening at PF Chang's with Al and Wade (my senior VPs), dicussing the plans and direction that we are taking. The recession has been tough on us, but we (the ATL office) remains in the product as a whole has not been so luck. We just have to keep pushing.

The kids got a new trampoline today. It was the first big project that Peyt and Michael have really taken on together. It looked like they were actually having a good time working on it. I am really proud of them. The girls and I made twice baked potatoes, steak and salad for dinner tonight. We're having a very special dessert....chocolate cake and ice cream. It's our holiday treat.

I am so proud that I've managed to lose 17 lbs in the past couple of months. I posted my weight at work on St Patty's Day. 216 lbs. It's in big numbers on the dock for everyone to see. (I needed something to push me in the right direction). I weighed in on Friday and I was 199!!! I finally made it below 200...haven't been there since right after the girls were born. It feels great to be in 14's again. Not all 14's, but I'm getting there. We'll talk again after this monster dinner we planned for tonight is over....

Sabrina is turning into the little Mommy more and more each day. She has gotten onto Samantha several times today. We're working on "not tattling and not telling" her sisters what to do. She's really cute.

Samantha talks very quickly...she has a lot to say and she likes to say it fast. The problem is, I find myself smiling and agreeing....if I ask her what she said, she gets really frustrated that I didn't understand her the first time.

Michael is looking foward to getting his learners in the next couple of weeks. I'm looking forward to him getting passing grades so he can get his learners. I bought us tickets to Aerosmith. Me, Peyton, Michael, plus 1....(still haven't decided which of his friends we'll invite.)

Destiny had field day last week and is having a huge ice cream party at school this week. Four more days to go...!! Everyone is really excited that the school year is coming to an end....especially Daddy...he doesn't have to get up early for months now.....

We rented a cabin on Talking Rock Creek in North Georgia for the second week in June. We'll celebrate Destiny's 9th birthday on the river complete with a campfire and marshmellows. We all need a break. Seven nights in the middle of nowhere....20 miles to the nearest restaurant. 3 miles to the nearest tubs in and outside....wish we were going tomorrow. Only 9 more work days.