Saturday, November 21, 2009

So here it goes....

I took the first pill on Thursday the 18th before I went to sleep, this one you take at night and I guess it works all night so when you wake up yeah you guessed right hehe you go potty and it cleans your stomach. The next morning I took the Size 0 pill which you take 1/2 an hour before you eat breakfast, well I did like I was told and so far..........

48 hours later I have lost   2 lbs :)

So being that I am a big girl to begin with I am staring off with my goal of loosing 10% of my weight. Ofcourse I would love to losse more like 50% BUT I do have to start somewhere no???
So here goes my journey once again.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I will NEVER be a size 0...

Ok ok so I went to far there hehehe. But honestly it's the same if I say size 0
or size 10:( .....
I really believe I will never be able to loose the weight! Even though well when I was gone those 4 months I did manage to loose 50 lbs. BUT well that was easy to do there as jail food is NOT the best and I had nothing better to do all 23 hrs that I was confined so I would excersice, something I haven't done since I've been out, and that my friends is why I gained 30 lbs back ekkkkkkkkkk!!!!
So every Tuesday night I sit & watch the biggest looser and seriously I get all motivated for the whole 2 hrs the show runs and tell myself hey if i lost those 50 lbs in those 4 months, and these people are lossing that and then sum in less time then I sure can do it too. But then here comes Wed. morning and all motivations is gone.
So anywho yesterday I saw a posting on craigglist that offered a free sample for some natural pills to loose weight and so I emailed the posting.
The girl came and dropped off a sample of pills so we will see how it goes.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Still no word yet!

So it is said that no news is good news right??? Well not knowing is the worst ever! It's been 3 weeks already since we went to hubby's court hearing. And the judge had his decision made and said he would mail it to us...

so far nada, zilch, nothing, non niente!!!!

I just wish we knew already so we can either be all relaxed or seriously be all stressed out!!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

So we decided that while we wait for what ever the outcome is we will move out of our home, into a different home where the rent will be less, BUT so will the space. I will need to get rid of a lot of stuff, so thank God for craigslist hehehe! I've been posting like crazy most of the items I will need to get rid of and we've been having sales every weekend for the past 3 weeks. We already got rid of the big items we needed to get rid off like our China Hutch, or Dinner Hutch, a desk, 2 sofa chairs, and lots more. But I still do have lots more to get rid of, we are going from a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, living room, dining room, laundry room, kitchen, and 2 car garage to a 2 bed, 1 bath 1 sm. kitche no car garage place :(. So saying that YES there was a lot to get rid off. Oh and to top it off we are moving upstairs agh!!! the hassle of moving everything upstairs! So let's just hope that we do end up staying here.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Dia de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead

Las culturas prehispánicas de Mesoamérica creyeron que la vida fue un sueño. Al morir se despertaba. La muerte era un escape del sufrimiento diario y de los problemas. Como la muerte era inevitable, no se le temía.

Durante los tiempos precolombinos, se creía que el difunto hacía un viaje largo y peligroso por nueve mundos antes de llegar a la región de Mictlán reinado de Mictlantecuhtli y Mictlancuatl, el rey y la reina. El viaje específio dependía de la profesión que se ocupaba durante la vida. Los guerreros que morían en el combate iban a Tonatihilhuac, el mundo del sol. Las mujeres que morían en el parto iban a Cihuatlampa, la región de las mujeres. El dios de la lluvia Tláloc llamaba a todos que murieron a causa del agua al Tlalocán, el paraíso del dios de la lluvia. Los niños iban a Chichihuacuauhco, el mundo del árbol nodrizo, donde los amamantaban con la dulce leche producida por los árboles mientras esperaban volver a nacer.

El viaje de los muertos duraba cuatro años, durante el cual el alma pasaba por desiertos y montañas. Era imposible cruzar el río al final del viaje sin la ayuda de un perro. Esto explica por que se encuentran los restos de perros en las tumbas. También al poner jade en la boca del muerto aseguraba que el muerto llegara en paz.

El festival de la muerte se deteminó por el calendario solar azteca. Los guerreros eran honrados durante el festival de Quecholli. Este decimocuarto mes coincide con noviembre del Calendario Juliano.

Los conquistadores españoles vinieron por oro y tierra y a establecer el cristianismo. Trajeron con ellos un nuevo concepto de la muerte; el concepto del bien y el mal. Creyeron en el concepto del día del juicio final, el cielo, y el infierno, lo cual era muy diferente del concepto de la muerte a parte de los indígenas. Los españoles se dieron cuenta de esto y permitieron que observaran sus creencias, con el fin de tener una mezcla de lo católico con lo indígena.

El Día de Todos los Santos, el primero de noviembre, es una celebración de la Iglesia Católica Romana. El Día de los Fieles Difuntos, el 2 de noviembre, es un día para rezar por las almas de los cristianos bautizados que están en el purgatorio. Estos dos días ocurren al mismo tiempo de Quecholli. Por eso durante las celebraciones se ve una mezcla de costumbres católicas e indígenas. Se cree que el Día de los Muertos las almas regresan para visitar a sus parientes y amigos en la tierra. Por el mes de octubre se empiezan las preparaciones para darles el bienvenido.

En casi todos los pueblos hay calacas de muchas formas. Panaderías y dulcerías preparan pasteles en forma de calacas y calaveras. El papel picado con diseños de calacas cuelga desde los techos. El amarillo dorado de las flores cempazuchitl está por todas partes como decoración de las ofrendas y tumbas. En cada casa hay ofrendas para que el alma se sienta cómoda en casa. Allí hay juguetes, comida, y bebidas. Además hay fotos y velas. El primero de noviembre regresan las almas de los niños, los angelitos. Las de los adultos regresan el 2 de noviembre.


Pre-Hispanic cultures of Meso-America viewed life as a dream. It was believed that in dying did one awaken. Death offered a release from daily suffering and problems. Since death was inevitable, it was never feared.

In pre-Hispanic times it was believed that the dead made a long and dangerous journey through nine different underworlds before reaching Mictlán which was ruled by Mictlantecuhtli and Mictlancuatl, the god and goddess of the world of death. The afterworld to which a dead person would travel depended on the occupation held during life. Warriors dying in combat went to Tonatihilhuac, the place of the sun. Women dying in childbirth, went to Cihuatlampa, the region of the women. The rain god Tlaloc called anyone whose death involved water to Tlalocán, the paradise of the rain god. Children went to Chichihuacuauhco, the land of the wet-nurse tree, where they suckled from the milk-dripping trees while waiting to be reborn.

The journey of the dead lasted four years, taking the soul across a series of deserts and mountains. It was impossible to pass over the great river at the end of the trek without the aid of a dog. This is why remains of dogs or clay-sculpture relics often were found at burial sites. Also by placing a jade ornament in the mouth of the dead would ensure that the jaguar would allow him to enter in peace.

The festival for celebrating death was governed by the Aztec calendar. Warriors were honored during the fourteenth month at a festival called Quecholli. This fourteenth month coincides with November on the Julian calendar.

The Spanish conquistadores came to the New World looking for gold and land, and to establish Christianity. They brought with them a new concept of death; the concept of good and bad. They believed in a final judgement day, heaven, and hell, which was quite different from the view of death held by the native population. As the Spanish became aware of the native customs honoring death they permitted them to continue thus creating a religion mixed with Catholic beliefs and indigenous practices.

All Saints' Day, November 1, is a celebration of the Roman Catholic church. All Souls' Day, November 2, is a day to pray for the souls of departed baptized Christians believed to be in purgatory. These two dates occur at the same time as the celebration of death during Quecholli. Thus the celebration mixed Catholic and native practices regarding death. It is believed that on the Day of the Dead, the deceased are given divine consent to visit with their relatives and friends on earth. Starting around the middle of October, preparations are made to welcome home the souls of the dead relatives.

In most Mexican towns, skeletons are seen in all shapes and forms. Bakeries, candy shops prepare special treats in shapes of skeletons and skulls. Papel picado is hung from the ceilings with cutouts of skeletons. The golden-orange petals of the cempazuchitl flower, similar to a marigold, are seen everywhere decorating altars and graves.

In most homes altars are setup to welcome home the soul of the dead relative. On the altar are the favorite toys, food, and drinks. Photographs and candles are also included. On November 1, the souls of children are honored. The adult souls return home on November 2.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Dia de todos los Santos/All Saints Day

El Día de Todos Los Santos es una solemnidad cristiana instituida en honor de Todos los Santos, conocidos y desconocidos, para compensar cualquier falta a las fiestas de los santos durante el año por parte de los fieles.

En México, donde se conjuga con el 2 de Noviembre el cual se festeja el día de los muertos, se hacen ofrendas en las tumbas para dar a los fallecidos generalmente comida, bebidas ,flores y cosas que les gusten, que se quitan el día 2 por la noche, permitiendo de esa manera, que los fallecidos disfruten la noche del primero de Noviembre de sus ofrendas.

November 1 is celebrated throughout the Catholic world as Día de Todos Santos, or All Saints Day, to honor all the saints, known and unknown, of the Catholic faithful. Every day of the year has its own saint or saints, but there are more saints than calendar days, and this one major holy day honors them all, including those who had died in a state of grace but had not been canonized.