About Gastric Girl

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Tomball, TX, United States
My name is Laurie. I'm 34 and I live in a suburb of Houston, TX. My life isn't super exciting or ultra dramatic, but I love it! My blogs are just a peek into my life as I know it. I'm quite random and have an opinion on everything, but I love everyone's aspect on things, even if I disagree. The world would be quite boring if not! :-)


Seriously... I'm having issues today.

I'm trying to get a love affair going with dear old H2O... Water, that is... hehe   It has had it's ups and down today.   I'm over halfway done with my 32 oz Weight Watchers mega mug... but a good 2-3 oz. of it is on my shirt... and on my jeans.. because apparently there is a gigantic hole in my mouth today.  
Yep, it's one of those days.    I'm FREEZING now because I love my water to be super duper cold, with lots of ice.       AHH!!!!!

So, beyond freezing and drinking, things are going well.  Work is busy, but not making me insane.  Insanity begins next week!
I only have 11 more work days (not counting today) until my vacation.   Then, I have ELEVEN full days off of work....  7 of which are work days...   I can't wait!  My mom is going to watch the pups and the cats. I hope she can handle Seth.. he's got so much energy that I wonder if I can handle him.   I brought her over on Sunday so she could meet him and he was as calm as could be.   He took a few long naps and was an angel...  SOOO not like him! HA!   So now my mom thinks she has a calming effect on little creatures... I hope she's right! :)

I've never been to Orlando before. Can anyone give me some ideas of things to do, just in case?
I know we're going to the new Harry Potter park at Universal Studios, Disney World.   I've also told his sister that I want to go to H&M and get my shopping fix since we don't have that store here.. boo!    Beyond that, I'm not completely sure what's going on.  John's sister lives there and we're staying with her.  His uncle and family are also coming out so it will be a lot of fun.  I've never met his sister's family but I met his uncle and his family on John's birthday last year.

Anyway, I'm rambling bigtime today!!!!   EEEEK!

Back to work for me...  I'll touch base with you all tomorrow of course!
Laurie :)


POD said...

Water. Yeah, fun stuff. I'm one week post surgery today and at that point where any of those protein mixes that I bought because I thought they sounded so great prior to surgery, make it impossible for me to even get out of bed in the morning. I still enjoy water though.
Your before and after is phenom. You look great. I weighed a lot more and lost it thru dieting for the past years but I just got tired of futzing around the weight thing. I've already noticed preweightloss issues (post nasal drip?? of all things) have stopped. I stopped my asthma meds. I'm pretty sure these things stopped when he fixed the hiatal hernia. thanks for stopping by. That Tricia is a hoot!

Emma said...

I try to drink so many sips at a time and count them. I also make sure I drink a glass every so often (varies depending on what I'm doing and how hot it is). Good luck with it!

Heather said...

I LOVE the rambles! It makes me feel so normal. ;-)

I have to have super duper cold & icy water too. Of course, I don't drink enough of it either - but I try. Do I get bonus points just for trying.

I'm so jealous! I've never been to Florida either. I can't wait to hear about all of the fun, fun things you get to do.

Traci said...

I have heard that there are several water parks there too. Near the Disneyland Resort. You made me just guzzle a bit more water. Thanks!

Traci said...

I have heard that there are several water parks there too. Near the Disneyland Resort. You made me just guzzle a bit more water. Thanks!

Freckle on the Nose said...

Your vacation sounds fabulous! I saw the HP park on The Today Show and it looks pretty cool.

That's awesome that your mom is taking care of your pets. It can be hard to relax on vacation when you're worried about the furbabies but it sounds like they'll be in great hands!

Libby said...

I love WDW and have been 3 times in the past 3 years but I am not sure you could pay me to go in July! Honestly drink as much water as you can.. tap water taste terrible in FL get bottled if you can. Throw a couple of crystal light mix ins in your purse or backpack. By mole skin for blisters... through a cheap pair of flip flops in your bag. FL always have daily storms they don't usually last more that 20-30 minutes but nothing is worse than wearing wet shoes.
Ohh I have so much more including an opinion about HP.... e-mail me if you want more! I am a self proclaimed Orlando expert and I really want to move there... email me if you have more ??? I'd love to chat about it! :) beentherewasthat@gmail.com

Chris H said...

I am sure I have said this before... Water if IKKK, I don't drink a drop.
Still alive too!

Chibi said...

Water is actually my favourite beverage (please don't throw anything at me! lol). However, it's VERY easy for me to get away from it if I'm not careful. That being said, when I'm doing well with drinking my water, nothing else quenches my thirst: in fact, drinking anything else will MAKE me thirsty and crave a glass of water. Long rambling short, you can get used to it!

When I've gotten off track, I basically play a game with myself: I have to have a drink (probably 1/2 a cup or so) every 20-30 minutes, or every time my eyes land on my water bottle, whichever happens first.

As for the spillage? Been there, done that, soaked the T-shirt. Maybe a straw will help? ;)