August 12, 2009
Weigh-in Wednesday - The "I <3 JuJu" edition!
What is a JuJu? JuJu is a wonderful lady with a kind and generous heart. And I'm not just saying that because she complimented me this week.
Her real name is Mary Jo. She's watched my niece since she was born and as the Princess has grown, so has Mary Jo's relationship with my sister's family. She started out as a baby sitter, and has now become a 3rd grandmother to the Princess and the Little man.
My niece has her nicknames for everyone - names that were easier for her to say when she was first learning to talk but have since stuck.
Brooke = Boo
Grumps = Baby
Grannie = Gaga
Jay = Jay
Well, okay Jay didn't come along until later and it was easier to say.
And to a 2 year old Princess Mary Jo = JuJu.
But what does that have to do with me or weight loss?
We did the great furniture shuffle this weekend. A friend of mine had a queen bedroom suite that she didn't need anymore and since I have a king bed, I passed it along to my sister.
She had a bedroom suite, but the one my friend was giving away was nicer. So we loaded up the truck and took it north to my sister's house. Then we loaded up her old furniture and took it to JuJu's house. JuJu's daughter was heading off to college and needed the furniture for her apartment at school.
Which leads me to why I <3 JuJu.
The little man and JuJu's daughter were on the front porch swing asleep, and the menfolk were outside trying to load up the UHaul truck, so the rest of us went inside for a drink.
JuJu mentioned something about how similar my mother and I are, and then asked the question that every woman longs to hear...
"Have you lost too much weight?"
In reality, my jawline has never been similar to my mom's. I have my father's long, narrow chin, while my mom and sister have square jawlines.
But I enjoyed hearing her say it. :)
Okay now on to the numbers...
Last week: 127.2
This week: 128.2
That's what 4 whole days without exercise and eating whatever you want will do to you. I started back at it Monday morning, so I'm really pushing for my 10# button next week.
I'm doing okay on my 21 day challenge of no negative self talk, but I'm thinking more negatively then I should be.
How are you doing on your personal challenge? Great, I hope. Don't forget to weigh in and leave your link over at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans.