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I am a girl named Ryan.
Yes, a girl. Always been one... Will ALWAYS be one. I am also a daughter, sister, wife, mother and graphic designer. I blog here to share the stories of how I can some how manage to be all of those titles & SOMEHOW stay sane. If thats what you call it.
If you need me for anything or have a question about something... please email me at ryanikon@gmailDOTcom.
and about rudeness.
and rudeness
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fastlane rudeness.
You know when your schedule is so busy you dont even have time to stop and think? And you cant even remember what day it is? But all you know is you have to be somewhere NOW and you have to go to the store NOW and you have to drop off something NOW and you have to GO NOW AND DO NOW AND BE NOW! And OMG! I am in the fastlane, been stuck here for 3 days and I dont think I'm getting out for a couple more days.
and rudeness.
and old rudeness.
and find rudeness.

OMG yes this is a NEW post!
I am pretty sure that everyone was beginning to think that I was never coming back... hell... I was beginning to think that I was never going to BE ABLE to come back. Blogging among a hundred other things that I would rather be doing in life has been put on the back burner lately. Such is life though... and here I am now. So lets not be all depressed about it... Let me catch you up on what is going on!!

As of October 17th I am up to 51 lbs lost. I am just a little - ONE POUND - over half way to my goal. YAHOO! It has been a very hard, chocolate free, french fry free road but I FINALLY feel just this month the full affects of my diet and what exactly 51 pounds lost really means.

Stats when I started vs. Current
Pant Size: 22 vs. 16
Shirt Size: 2X vs. L
Bra Size: 42DD vs. 38D

And I have chopped off 14 - 16 total inches of my hair.

My engagement and wedding rings dont even fit anymore. I have to wear my engagement ring on my left hand index finger and my wedding ring on my right hand ring finger. My husband is like, "Guess I know what to get you for Christmas."

Which would normally be an awesome thing for a girl to hear but it kinda makes me sad. My rings arent re-sizeable. But nothing to fret over now... I want to wait until I am at my goal weight and figure out what to do about rings then.

In other news... My little Bubba started daycare about 3 weeks ago. DAYCARE! Did you hear me?! DAYCARE! Can I get a woot! woot! My husband has been staying home with her and doing online classes since I went back to work when she was 7 months old. He is currently in his last semester of school and will need to start looking for a job in his field. We knew Bubba would need to start daycare within the next couple months but quite frankly... IT WAS TIME. Why wait any longer?

She took to daycare so well. I was the one that cried all day. I was the one that called and checked up on HER and had the daycare lady asking ME if I was ok. The first morning of daycare Bubba asked me if she could take her Clifford dog and I said absolutely and she wanted a picture with her AND Clifford.

When I asked her if I could get a picture of just her... she THREW Clifford and said WHY NOT?! Stinker.

Then there was the matter of the little guy that was born a couple weeks early. My middle sister gave birth to a beautiful little boy that we got to go visit and Bubba is VERY PROUD to have a cousin. She kept referring to him as "Him in there sleeping." So I am finally an AUNTIE! YAHOO!


And last but not least... Bubba had her first fishing trip. We went with one of my girlfriends from work and had a wonderful afternoon out on the river. There wasnt a cloud in the sky and hardly any wind. Bubba thought it was the COOLEST thing ever. For some reason I didnt think to grab the camera when she kissed the fish that Girlfriend caught but I am sure that we will do it again!



I know that this has been a "quickie" of an update but I atleast wanted to let you guys know that I am still alive and that I am working on a comeback. Hopefully I will have more time now that my evenings are more freed up with the little one in daycare and asleep my 8.

I cant wait to catch up on everyone elses blogs and I thank you for stopping by and not forgetting about me!
Posted by and rudeness on Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 8:11 PM
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RYAN! I almost cried when I saw a new post from you in my Bloglines! You look ADORABLE!!! I have hair envy. So cute! SOOOO CUTE! And 51 pounds? Would it be awkward if I developed a girl crush here? I mean, come on! Smokin'!

Thank you for the update!!!! Please, post more!
Posted by Blogger Adventures in Baby Fat | October 28, 2007 9:57 PM  
Ryan, it's so good to hear from you! Congrats on the weight loss, that is a HUGE accomplishment. Good luck on reaching your goal.

Your hair looks awesome. And those photos of Bubba are TOO cute. The one of her with her cousin? And how do you get her to smile so beautifully in all those photos?? My kids are usually sporting some horrendous contorting grimace that is their attempt at a fake smile.

Anyway, so excited to see a post from you!
Posted by Blogger Heidi | October 29, 2007 6:35 AM  
Hmmm, I meant to say that the one with her cousin is incredibly adorable. Guess I forgot a sentence there.
Posted by Blogger Heidi | October 29, 2007 6:37 AM  
Oh my gosh! You are alive! I've missed you! What else can I say that is exciting enough for an exclamation point! Oh yea! You look amazing! Seriously.....52 pounds lost....congratufreakinlations. That is awesome.
Posted by Anonymous Emily | October 29, 2007 7:57 AM  
So glad you're back! Wow, 51 pounds is amazing, congrats! I'm sure it is so hard, but you look fabulous. The pictures of Bubba are adorable. They grow up so fast. Anywho can't wait for more posts, we've all missed you.
Posted by Anonymous amanda | October 29, 2007 8:33 AM  
RYAN!!!!!! Welcome back! Please say you're sticking around!

You look freakin' FABULOUS! WAY to go!!!
Posted by Blogger sam | October 29, 2007 11:30 AM  
I'm so glad you are back!!!! I have missed you tons!!! I have checked almost everyday for a post. Though I'm one to talk...I haven't updated my blog in quite some time either. Lately I've been more into reading others.
Looks like you've been up to a lot! Congrats on losing the weight! That is awesome!! And Bubba is getting so big!!!! Post more when you can!
Posted by Blogger Brenda | October 29, 2007 12:08 PM  
Ryan, you look GREAT! I am so proud of you!! (for the weight loss and being strong about Bubba going to school):)

I LOVE the hair. Looks wonderful!
Posted by Blogger Claire | October 30, 2007 7:56 PM  
She is sooo cute! What a big girl.
Posted by Blogger Jolynn | October 31, 2007 8:57 AM  
Wow You have Beautiful kids :) Congrats to loosing all that wieght :) And I like the hair do
Posted by Blogger liza3jane | November 01, 2007 5:57 PM  
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