Monday, January 5, 2009

It's a good day for so many reasons

let's start with a confession--I did not wake up before the rest of the house.

Scott woke up super early to go the gym before his final weigh in for his Biggest Loser contest at work. I haven't mentioned the contest lately because Scott didn't want anyone at work to know how hard he was working, hoping it would discourage the competition. That being said, that contest has been the center of our world for the past few weeks. Anyway, he went to the gym this morning for one last work out, and I was so fast asleep I didn't even hear him leave. He told me that he reset the alarm for 6 am, but I did not hear it go off. It is entirely possible that I turned it off without even realizing it. At 6:30, Ada woke me up, and so the day began. Needless to say, the day didn't start out as planned, but that's okay, there is always tomorrow.

Back to the contest, though. All the hard work was oh so worth it because SCOTT WON. HE WON. We are going to the beach for our anniversary, and we could not be more excited. I have found this cute little studio condo right outside of Rosemary Beach that costs next to nothing, and with gasoline prices down, we are going to do this thing the right way--on a budget. We plan to not spend one dime other than the prize money. We were talking about it today, and all we could talk about was how much sleep we are going to get. And how relaxed we are going to be when we come back. We plan to go away for three nights, and I think that will be just enough to come back very refreshed. Again, we are so stinkin' excited.

I am very proud of Scott. He stuck to this thing through Thanksgiving and Christmas, and I rewarded him with a very yummy pasta meal tonight and brownies for dessert. He hasn't had a single carb all week, so he was very excited about the meal. My hubby is the same weight he was when we got married. He's looking good, if I do say so myself;) I don't think he has big plans to actually keep the weight off, but we'll see. With no money to motivate him, the old eating habits may come right back.

Anyway...that's our big news of the day. I did wake up to a shiny sink, and I made my bed as soon as I got out of it. Now, if the alarm would actually wake me up, I might be able to complete the week's baby steps.

Tomorrow I will be back with all of my grocery shopping plans for the week. I feel like a kid in a candy shop with all the deals that are out there. I am slightly blown away. It's going to be a record week, I think. I'll keep you posted.

8 comments:

Stephanie said...

How much weight did he lose? That is awesome! Also, LOVE THE NEW BLOG BACKGROUND!!!! Thanks for sharing your life with us and Happy New Year from the Christensen's :)

jane said...

yay for Scott! i'm thrilled that y'all get to go on your trip!

Jessica Harman said...

That is SO great Laura Beth! I'm so excited for ya'll!!!

The Noonan's said...

I think we have Office season 3 I'll get Jeremy to bring it tonight to your meeting. I wisked into walmart yesterday for some diapers (Samuel had a meltdown so all I got was diapers) but they have great deals on Kelloggs stuff at Walmart - to go with those coupons AND if you are into the Campbells Select soups to go with the coupons this week - they are only 1.26 or .36 (I think that is what I saw) and with the coupon they would be even less - they are usually 2.29 or more. I'll let you know about the expired coupons - and CONGRATS to you and Scott on the healthier him and the wonderful break awaiting you!!

Amanda said...

Wow congrats Scott!!! I want to see him bust through a poster of his "old self" like they do on B.L. finale :) And SOOOOOO fun you are going on an anniversary trip. I hope you guys have the best time ever and get in some major relaxation!

Rachel said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!! I am so, so excited for you both. You deserve a vacation, and I can't WAIT to hear all about it. I would be super stoked too. That is just AWESOME!!

Lindsay said...

Congrats to Scott! He definitely has to do a post about the challenge now that it's over. And yay that y'all get go to the beach! I want to see pics of the cute little place y'all are staying!

Milla said...

Oh sooo fun! Scott, way to go! It must have been SO hard to stick to it during the holidays - so kudos! Amazing!