Saturday, April 28, 2012

Just Another Day

Today was my son's first t-ball game!  So cute!  The best part was that my dad came all the way here from across the state to see him, which is a huge deal.  My dad doesn't come up here for anything.  But he came today and took us out to lunch afterward.  It really meant a lot to me, and to my Ricky.

After lunch my mom took Ricky to this presentation on reptiles, something just for the two of them to do.  So Amber and I had some girl time.  We went to the park and she wanted to ride her bike.  No big deal, she usually rides around the track and I can walk because no matter where I am on the track, I can see her.  She wanted to ride the path through the woods, again not a big deal.  She's done it twice before and because it's loose gravel she goes really slow.  Not today though, today she was hauling ass!  I had to go to jog to keep up with her.  But that was okay, because you know what?  I CAN jog.  A few months ago, never would have happened.  And it reminded me of the number 1 most important reason I want to lose this weight.  So I can keep up with and be here for my kids.

It was horrible when my kids wanted me to play tag and I couldn't.  Just because I could walk doesn't mean I could run, and they couldn't really understand that.  They used to ask me all the time to play with them and I would have to say no.  Not because I didn't want to play, but because I was physically unable to play.  I know some of you can completely relate to that.  And it sucked.  I hated not being the mother that I wanted to be.  I hated not being the mother that I had once been.  But I am getting back to that now and it feels great.  I was able to go on a 40 minute power walk/jog and not feel like I was going to pass out.  I was able to do that and not have to ask her to stop or slow down.  And that was the greatest feeling.  Oh, and I did 30DS today too =)  28 days down, 2 to go!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Nutella Rant

So the makers of Nutella have just settled a law suit for like 3 million dollars.  Apparently they were sued for making false claims that Nutella is healthy.  This is just so insane. I have seen the Nutella commercials, and they NEVER claimed to be healthy. It just said it was made from quality ingredients. And since when are we too stupid/lazy to read nutrition labels?  My kids' dad's mom has bought Nutella for the kids in the past which I let them have sparingly. Why? Because it's CRAP. More calories, saturated fat, carbs, and sugar than peanut butter, an...d less protein, no Vitamin E and no niacin (both found in peanut butter). How do I know this? I READ THE DAMN LABEL, LIKE IT'S HARD PEOPLE. It really pisses me off when parents don't take responsibilty for what they feed their kids (or themselves for that matter) and then start suing companies.
I posted about this on facebook, and I did the same when McDonald's was being sued or people were saying they should take the toys out of the happy meal or whatever was going on.  It's a frickin' fast food company people!!  Of COURSE it's not healthy.  And last time I checked, you, the parent, are in charge of what your child eats.  You don't want them to have a happy meal?  Say no.  I tell my kids no more often than not when it comes to the happy meal.  And when I do buy it, I toss the fries right in the garbage and they have the chicken or burger with the apple slices.   Yes, companies have a responsibilty to the consumer letting them know the facts about their products.  And they have!  They have the nutrition info on the boxes when you buy the nuggets and sandwiches, they have it on the sides of the Happy Meal bags, and guess what?  They have it online.  The companies have done their part, it is up to US to do OUR part and do the research!  If you're either too dumb or too lazy to google that sh*t, that's not the fault of the company.  It's even worse when people are too lazy to read the label on the stuff they buy at the super market.  It takes 2 seconds.  And then people are obese with high blood pressure and sleep apnea and diabetes and it's the companies faults for selling the products.  Nope, sorry, it's YOUR damn fault you didn't do the research AND it's YOUR fault if you had more than 1 serving at a time.  And by serving I mean the recommended serving size, not whatever you glopped on your plate.
I don't blame anyone but me for my being overweight.  It's my fault that I didn't care enough about myself to watch what I was eating.  But I do care enough about my kids to watch what THEY eat and to make sure that they are getting the nutrition they need.  I seriously don't think anything pisses me off more than when people screw up and point the finger somewhere else. Man up! No shame in saying "You know what?  I f*cked up, my bad." Because we're human, we're not perfect, we make mistakes.  But if you make a mistake, own it.  Don't try and lay blame elsewhere.  What do you guys think?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

WI 4/26

Down 1.4!!  And out of the 140's finally!!  Yay!  Obviously I am pretty happy with this.  I went to the mall today after work with the kids to let them run around and play a bit since the weather looked pretty ominous.  And I stopped at this kiosk that sells hair extensions.  I have ALWAYS wanted hair extensions for 2 reasons.  1) My hair never really seems to grow more than an inch or two past my shoulders and I think I would look awesome with long hair and 2) my hair is really thin and it would be nice to have some more body and volume.  So I let the woman put the clips in and OMG I was in love.  It looked so good I was completely 100% sold on my getting these. 

I asked her how much and she said $22/clip and she used like 7 clips in my hair which is a whole box but you can buy more.  So I asked how much for the box figuring it was going to be around $150.  Oh no.  SIX HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS!!!  SAY WHAT???  But it's on special right now for ONLY $450.  How in the HELL does it cost that much when it's only $22/clip?  So I bought a clip and she said she would put the rest of the box on hold for me since it's the last box in my color.  I promised to come back for the rest and I have every intention of doing so.  However, I also have the intention of buying the box 2 or 3 clips at a time so I only spend about $150.  Isn't that insane?  I mean, if I had a money tree or something I would just buy the damn box.  BUT I am a single mother of 2 children and I don't have $450 to spend on hair extensions.  Truthfully I can't even justify $150 on them, but I never do anything for myself (except for my body spray addiction, but that's not like a huge deal) and I felt damn sexy with those extensions.  You seriously can't tell they're fake and she said I can sleep in them, I can swim in them, etc etc.  Freaking SOLD.  Piece by piece, lol.

That's why I hate those damn kiosk things, those people are always trying to rip you off.  Well, I'm going to show them!  So this whole thing lead to me talking to my friend about ways to make money and I think I want to do a Cash 4 Gold party.  A friend of mine did it recently and said she made $700 NOT including what she got for selling her stuff!  So doing this.  I just need to find people who have some gold they're willing to part with.  So my friend said if we can use my house, she probably knows some people and we could split the profits.  Sweet.  So that's about all for now, got to go do 30DS since I didn't do it yet today!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


As of yesterday I have completed 23 consecutive days of 30DS!  Wow, I really can't believe I am doing as well with that as I have been.  Amazing!  the problem with it is, is that I don't really do anything else.  I'm not sure if it's just because I have been doing more stuff with the kids since the weather was cooperating or what.  But I am finding it so difficult to add in an additional workout.  In other news, I did not go over my Points yesterday!  Winning!  I can't even remember the last time I didn't go over, I really need to cut that out.

The weather the last few days has been really nasty and has left me not wanting to do ANYTHING.  I can't stand it.  I hate the cold, wet nastiness.  I took the kids to McDonald's yesterday to play in the play place and we went to the mall for some additional running around in that play area.  I didn't feel like cooking so I picked up a medium pie from Domino's.  I didn't have any!  So that is about it.  I have to get my son ready for the bus and then my daughter and I have some grocery shopping to do.  Oh, that reminds me, I made kale chips the other day.  They weren't bad, but I only got to have  because my 4 year old came up and started eating them!  So glad she loved them, but I kind of wanted to eat those!  Oh well.

Monday, April 23, 2012


If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

FMM: Q & A

1. Share one thing that has changed about you since you began blogging.  I have learned not to be so hard on myself if I'm not "perfectly on plan" and that I shouldn't just give up.  Major stuff there
2. If you were forced to give up chocolate or potato chips for an entire year which one would you choose to live without? Chips, don't even have to think about it.  Honestly, I couldn't give up chocolate for one DAY.  Is that bad?
3. What’s more attractive? A man in a suit, or a man in uniform?  Depends on the man and the suit/uniform
4. If you could be a guest star on a reality show which one would it be? OMG, RHONJ!!!!
5. What is the last meal that you prepared for yourself? I make myself a wrap every day for lunch
6. Is your hair colored, or is it natural?  Au natrual.

7. If you could leave town today and go anywhere, where would you go? To 311's studio out in Cali of course!  Not that I'm trying to stalk them or anything.....
8. Do you prefer to exercise at the gym, at home or outside? I really love working out at the gym, but don't have the $$ for it so at home it is.  Not big on doing it outside
9. Have you ever asked someone out on a date? Not that I can recall
10. How many cups of coffee do you drink on an average day? Two
11. Do you pack lightly, or do you over pack? Overpack.  Would rather pack too much and not need it than to pack light and not have something
12. What color are your nails now? I don't get my nails done anymore =(  If I did though, I would have a french manicure.  I don't get anything else
13. If you could have lunch with one notable (living) person who inspires you who would it be?  I can't pick 311 as the whole band?  I guess P-Nut, the bassist then.  Or maybe Caroline Mazo because I just love her
14. Who is your favorite professional athlete? Ummm.....Patrick Ewing?
15. Gum or mints?  Neither, not a fan
16. Have you ever eaten crawfish? Nope
17. List one or more human characteristics that are a complete turn-off.  Cockiness (which is way different from confidence)
18. What is your favorite season? Summer!
19. Do you prefer to shake hands or hug?  Depends
20. Can you quote lines from Saved by the Bell from memory? If so, what’s your favorite?  "He's so hot, he makes my teeth sweat" -Penny Belding.

Wow…I don’t know if you’ll be entertained by this week’s questions, but I’ve definitely cracked myself up a few times. :) Now it’s your turn! Take a few moments to post your answers, then come back here to link up in the comments!
Happy Monday Friends!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Measurements Update

It's about that time again, so here we go.  Waist - 30 1/4"  Hips- 33"  Thigh- 20'"  So I have lost 1 3/4 in my waist, 3 in my hips, and 1 in my thigh since last month!  Moving right along here.  I am so happy today is going to be a normal day.  I am going to try to get in an additional workout after 30DS to try and offeset yesterday a little bit.  Enjoy your Sunday everyone!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Level of Doom & Weird Day

Today was my 1st day on level 3 as you may have guessed from today's title.  NOW I remember why I always seem to stop at level 2.  Holy Hannah is it hard!  But I did it, now I just have to do it 9 more times lol.  Today I was a bit thrown off.  I had lunch before my son's t-ball practice totally forgetting I had a lunch date with my former step mom.  She texted me a little after 12 asking what time I was meeting her and I was like oh crap.  So I went.  After I had already eaten, AND I had no clue where we were going.

We ended up at Olive Garden.  Great, just great.  A restaurant totally and completely out of my comfort zone.  We had to wait for a table, and Val (former, but totally awesome step mom) said to sit at the bar, we could have a drink.  That was 3 Points right there.  Then we sat down and I looked and looked and looked at the menu.  I finally settled on the Venetian Apricot Chicken.  It looked like the healthiest thing on the menu, so I went with it.  Grilled chicken with an apricot sauce and steamed veggies.  Turns out it was only 7 Points!  Yes!  Victory was mine!  But then I had 2 breadsticks (8 Points, yikes!), and some salad (probably 2 Points with the dressing and stuff). 

Then we had dinner at my mom's.  I didn't eat, I was stuffed.  But then we got to dessert.  She bought a box of eclairs.  And there are 5 eclairs in the box.  My mom had one, and so did my step dad and each of my kids.  That left only 1 eclair.  Well that's not enough for both my mom and step dad to have another one.  It seemed silly to have just one eclair.  So I ate it.  Oops.  That was 7 Points, which puts me 12 over for the day *shrugs*.  And I used 8 yesterday.  It's okay.  For the day being as out of whack as it was, I think I did pretty awesome.  So that's about it.  Hope you're enjoying your weekend.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

WI 4/19

141.0!  Down 2.4lbs, oh yeah!!  I was so happy with my loss that I took the kids and I to Rita's.  Actually, I took us there because my son lost his first tooth today and so today was special.  But I allowed myself to have a small cone since I had done so well. =)  And I just finished my 19th consecutive day of the 30DS!  Tomorrow is the last day of level 2, then the real work begins, lol.  I am feeling so much better, I just have this really nasty cough now.  Otherwise, I am back to normal.  Tonight's meeting was about adding color to your plate.  As I am sure you are all aware of by now, I'm not a fruit/veggie person.  So when my leader asked me how I added color to my plate, I responded that M&M's are very colorful, and I use them often =) Haha.

Non-related story.  I went out shopping the other day, didn't get in until late so it was dark and must have knocked my clutch out of my car.  My clutch is not that small and it is hot pink so it's hard to miss.  It also has my entire life in it (plus a lot of cash!).  Well the next morning when I let my dog outside (I don't leash her, I just let her run), she must have grabbed it.  And she took it up into the woods.  How do I know this?  Because last night I found my liscence, my debit card, and another credit card scattered on the path she takes to the woods.  AND since I found those things, that must mean she got the purse open some how, so I am guessing I am out the $200 cash I had in there.  Just. Freaking. Awesome.  I'm pretty pissed.  I know she's a dog, and she doesn't know any better, but I'm still pissed.  Lesson learned, double check on the ground before letting dog out.  So there you have it, that is all I have to bring to the table today.  Hope you are all enjoying your week.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Still Here

I haven't disappeared, I have just still been under the weather unfortunately.  I have been keeping up with your blogs though, AND  I have been very good about keeping up with my 30DS Challenge, still have not missed a day!  The down side is that since I haven't been feeling well, I haven't really been doing any other workouts on top of that, so I may not see a big loss this week, but that is okay.  I am finally starting to feel a little bit better today, so I am hoping I will be able to do a little more now.  Not just in the workout department, but in the doing stuff around the house department.  Seriously slacking this week, but I have had a legit excuse.  I am very surprised that I have been able to keep up with the 30DS.  Admittedly, I have not exactly put in any kick ass workouts in the last few days, but I did manage to push through and get a decent one in yesterday.  So that's about it, just a quick update.  WI tomorrow, we'll see how I do.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Half Way Point

Today marks the half way point in my 30DS Challenge.  How exciting!  Or at least it would be if my fever hadn't made a return and if I could sit/stand/lay down without being dizzy.  I have come so far in this personal challenge, I do NOT want to miss a day.  Not now.  Not when I'm half way through.  I'm going to just kind of relax for right now, see how I'm feeling a little later.  Even if I kind of half ass it like I did the other day when I wasn't really feeling well, I just want to get it done.  Normally I would say there is no excuse for not giving it your all, and that's true.  And I will be giving in my all when I do it, but my all today will only be at like 60 or 70% of where it is when I feel fine.  Maybe I could even do like 1 circuit at a time.  Like 1 this morning, 1 this afternoon, and the last 1 tonight.  It doesn't matter how I do it as long as I do it, right?

In other news I have used my weeklies both days on my new week, but I am okay with that.  I haven't been going over by much.  Friday I went over by 8 and last night I went over by 5.  As long as I'm being honest about it and tracking, right?  TOM is due to arrive in a day or 2 so I would be guessing that is why I've been going over.  It happens, right ladies?  That's all I have for you guys today, hope you are all enjoying your weekend.  Over here in the north east, it has been gorgeous out!  Tomorrow it' actually supposed to be like 90*!  If I felt better, and my son didn't have school, I would totally head to the beach =)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Still Going Strong

So proud of myself yesterday.  Not only did I do 30DS, but I did FE's C2C, and I took a walk, yay!  I did use 8 weeklies lat night on my last 2 pieces of Easter candy, but that is okay.  Not sure what I am going to do today on top of 30DS, but I will figure it out.  I'm really happy that I seem to have found a nice balance on the plan. and that I am comfortable using my extra points if I want them.  And Thursday nights are my official mini-splurge days after WI.  I know that I probably shouldn't do that because it's not a "healthy" behavior to just throw caution to the wind and eat what I want, but I will work on maybe cutting it down a bit.

The upcoming weather forecast looks amazing.  I wish the kids had spring break this week, it' supposed to be in the 80's on Monday and I have been just itching to go down the shore!  Oh well.  Anyway, hope you all enjoy your Saturday!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Official WI 4/12

Down 1.4!  So happy I decided to stick with it.  AND I made myself do my BBL workout last night.  Such a great decision.  Today I did well staying on track.  Have not done 30DS yet, and I am really not feeling well.  Not like in a funk not feeling well, like my throat is killing me and I'm pretty sure I have a fever not feeling well.  I am going to try and do it anyway, but in case I don't do it, I have a legit excuse here.  I'm not slacking.  So I put Phinius & Ferb on for the kids and now I am going to go lay down.  Hopefully I will be able to push through and do my workout.  Even if I have to modify, the important thing is that I get it done.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wanting To Give Up

I have no idea what's wrong with me today.  I feel like throwing in the towel, eating what I want, not caring.  I want to skip weigh in tomorrow and just be like "to hell with it".  But I know I will probably feel worse if I take that road.  No clue why I'm feeling like this, what's going on.  I went over my Points by 3, which isn't bad, and technically I didn't even go over.  I can eat up to 29 Points before I have to start dipping into my weeklies, but I don't track that way.  I kind of  feel like that's cheating.

I did level 2 30DS, so that was good.  Have yet to do my BBL workout.  I just don't have the energy.  I know I should do it, I know I will feel better if I force myself to start.  Because it's easier once you get going, but I really think I'm just going to lay on my couch in my yoga pants and sweatshirt and watch t.v. until I fall asleep.  Actually I might go upstairs and do that so I'm not next to the kitchen.  *sigh*  So that's it.  Will post tomorrow after WI.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

NSV & The Grocery Store

Well, I have done it!  In the 3 years I have owned (and done on and off) the 30 Day Shred, I have NEVER done it for more than 5 or 6 consecutive days.  Well guess what?  Day 10 bitches!!  10 consecutive days I have worked out to 30DS.  It really feels good.  What a sense of accomplishment and a huge NSV for me!  Tomorrow starts Level 2, really hope I can keep this momentum going!  I have to admit, I almost flaked today.  I didn't get it done first thing, and then right before dinner I forced myself to do it.  Best decision I made today.

Today is Tuesday which means it was time for my weekly trip to the grocery store.  After having read other bloggers talk about Stacy's Pita Chips, I decided to try for myself.  OMG soooo good!  I had a 1/2 serving of those with some baby carrots for afternoon snack.  I also bought Thomas' bagel thins.  I have just been craving bagels like crazy so I figured at only 110 calories and 3 Points these might be the way to go.  I love WW products, I really do, we all know this, but their bagels suck.  They really are no substitute for the real deal.  I also bought Lender's bagels just in case and some Philly 1/3 less fat cream cheese.

I have one more slice of cheesecake in the fridge and as much as I want it, I don't want it.  I let myself have a slice yesterday and so I am going to (try to) leave it at that.  I have also been snacking on the Easter candy a little more than I should, but I have been counting it.  So hopefully it won't be too detrimental to me on the scale.  With summer around the corner I am feeling tremendous pressure from myself to get the rest of this weight off.  Somehow that is just making it harder to stick with the program.  I think I want to try to lose 10-15 more pounds before summer hits (like 2 months from now) and then maybe just work on maintaining through summer.  Summer is crazy, we are always going down the shore, or to the lake, or to bbq's and summer weather is also beer weather which as we all know can pack on the pounds.  I think I won't really enjoy my summer as much if I am so focused on losing, so maybe this plan will work better for me and then I can get back on the losing track some September.  Just a thought for now.  Will check back tomorrow!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Victoria's Secret

It has come to my attention that I might be slightly obsessed with VS.  I know they are crazy expensive, but something about that store and their merchandise just makes me feel awesome.  I love everything they have to offer: unmentionables, shirts, yoga pants, hoodies, and my personal favorite body spray.  I love love love their body sprays.  I just bought 5 in a 24 hour period!  I don't know what it is about their sprays in particular but I can't get enough.  I own probably about 20 VS body sprays/perfumes.  That is not a lie, and that is just the VS brand.  That doesn't include my Coach, Vera, Burberry, or just generic sprays from Wal Mart or Target.  I also know that the next time I am at the mall I will be adding to my collection.  I am starting to think I may have a little bit of a problem, lol.  Anyway I just feel very sexy and confident when I wear their stuff.  Whatever.

Still going strong on my 30DS challenge.  So proud of myself!  Tomorrow is my last day on level 1, yay!  I've also been doing well with BBL this 2nd time around.  Today I also through in FE C2C.  And I saved enough Points for me to have a slice of cheesecake that got sent home yesterday and I only ended up having to use 3 weeklies for it!  Score!  It was totally worth it to me because I absolutely love cheesecake, but I never have it.  I remember when I was pregnant with my son and I drove all the way to TGIFridays (which isn't exactly close to my house) just for their vanilla bean cheesecake.  So delish.

I did great yesterday, stayed on track, used only 1 of my flex points, and got my workouts in.  I still have 29 of my flex points left, so that's pretty good.  Much better than the last 2 weeks, I'm very proud of myself so far this week.  That's about it, hope you all enjoyed your Easter or Passover or whatever you celebrate!

Saturday, April 7, 2012


My 100th post!  What a milestone.  I have been thinking of what I wanted to write for my 100th post, I wanted it to be special.  But I don't really feel like I have anything special to say.  Today I completed my 7th consecutive day of 30DS, and mananged to get in BBL's CA.  I'm supposed to do H&T but it's 8:00 at night so I'm not too hopeful.

I went over my points yesterday by 16 and I am okay with that.  We had an egg hunt at a friend's house and got pizza and such.  The kids had such a great time, it was worth it.  I did 30DS yesterday and BB.  Today I stayed within my points, so that's a good thing.

I think I have made a lot of progress this time around.  I use my weeklies and don't get upset.  I don't cry over the number on the scale.  I feel like I'm living my life, which is fantastic. However I'm still struggling with my body dysmorphia.  It's the worst after I have eaten a little more than I should and am bloated.  I look in the mirror and I see some one who is on the cusp on 200lbs.  I'm 145, a far cry from 200, but I can't see it.  And it's discouraging.  And I hear those voices in my head telling me to not eat so much.  To skip a meal, add a workout.  But I can't do that.  I can't go back down that road.  As much progress as I have made, I still have so far to go and I'm not sure how or even if I will be able to overcome that.

The other thing too is that I should be at goal by now.  The weight is coming off so slow this time (in comparison to how quick I usually lose) that that itself is discouraging.  I get to thinking if I hadn't done this, if I hadn't eaten that, if I had worked out an extra day.  But that doesn't do me any good.  It's all in the past now, I can't change it.  I can only change what I do tomorrow.  It's an uphill battle, I know it won't be easy.  I knew that when I started this (again!), but that still doesn't help!  Oh well, I will get there.  One day, and one pound at a time.....

Thursday, April 5, 2012

WI 4/5

As you all know, I have not had the best OP weeks recently.  Last week and this week have found me using ALL my weeklies, and I haven't been hitting the workouts as hard as I usually do.  Last week I was lucky (and shocked!) to have lost .4 lbs.  This week, I am down another pound!  Yes, one pound even!  Yay!  I can't take a gamble on having another not so good week this week coming up.  I have to re-focus.  For now though, I am VERY happy that I can enjoy myself and not be quite so strict.

I really think that is my problem.  I give myself to wiggle room at all, and then when I get to goal I go nuts.  I have very high hopes that I wil stick with this this time and keep the weight off.  I know this is Easter weekend, but there really aren't any "must have" foods for me.  I do not forsee this being a big deal.  Oh, and before I forget day 5 of 30DS Challenge is complete!  5 days in a row, oh yes it feels good! 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Doing Better

I finally feel back on track with my eating.  I have been doing so much better since Monday and I'm feeling pretty good about it.  I've been passing on the leftover birthday cake, and instead have been having my absolute favorite, Cadbury Caramel Eggs.  I know that these are probably just as bad for you as cake, however it is much easier to have portion control with these things.  And I was really good about only having one a day.  Except for yesterday, I had 2 but I counted it and amazingly still have some weeklies left.

Yesterday I completed day 3 of my 30DS challenge.  Have yet to add to additional workouts, but I WILL do it this week.  Everything was just crazy with the birthday stuff AND to top it all off, I'm just freaking exhausted.  I have no clue why.  I've been getting about 7-8 hours of sleep at night, but I honestly feel like I did when the kids were babies and I was waking up every two hours to feed them.  That is how tired I am.  It was 7:00 last night and I could barely keep my eyes open.  I don't get it.

Tomorrow is WI, and I can't be too mad if the scale doesn't show me any love.  I did use most of my weeklies and I just haven't made too much of an effort workout wise to counteract that.  What will be, will be, and I just gotta keep on going..... 

Monday, April 2, 2012

4/2 Post # 2 FMM

  1. My parents told me…to be proud of who I am
  2. I wanted to grow up to be a… what age are we talking about here?  Lol.  Um, trapeeze artist (my very 1st career aspiration at the age of like 3), vet, nurse....
  3. I refused to eat… cauliflower (and still do refuse!)
  4. My favorite thing to do outside was… clumb trees
  5. I broke my…arm getting out of my grandfather's car in my driveway.  It ws Feb and the driveway was solid ice.  Ouch
  6. I liked to wear… dresses.  When I was like little little, I refused to wear anything but dresses.
  7. My parents always… supported me
  8. I thought that Santa was…real!
  9. My favorite cartoon was...David the Gnome, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, & Garfield!
  10. I was the…oldest.
  11. I got in trouble when… never, I was actually a good kid.  And that's the truth, right Big Mama T?
  12. My bedroom was… again depends on the age.  When I was little it was all about unicorns, by the time I got to be around 11 it was all JTT!  My friends & I LOVED him!
  13. My favorite food was… home made beef a roni, the way my mom makes it.  Soooo good, still love it!
  14. My parents always made me… they didn't really MAKE me do anything really, except go to school..
  15. My first crush was… Ryan Loudenberry in kindergarten.  I thought he was so cute!  Then he moved to Nevada and I was so upset.  Ryan, if you're reading this, call me! ;)  Lo, j/k
  16. My favorite toy was… my Barbies
  17. I thought school was… easy and boring.  Would rather be watching t.v. or reading a book
  18. My biggest fear was… that's a good one.  Not really sure.  I've always been afraid of stuff like snakes and heights....
  19. My favorite story was… Santa Claus and His Elves.  My mom used to read that every Christmas Eve.  And I mean every one.  The last time she read it I was 17, no joke!  And now I read it to my kids.
  20. My favorite memories… the vacations we took.
Now it’s your turn! Don’t forget to answer the questions on your blog and come back to link up in the comments! Happy Monday!

Birthday Post!

Happy bithday to me!  Happy birthday to me!  As a birthday present to myself I gave myself the gift of only going 2 Points over, lol.  Did really well today, especially considering I took my son (and daughter) to lunch at Ihop.  You know, I love that place?  They have the calorie content of EVERYTHING right there on their menu.  It makes it so much easier to make a good choice.  Also for those lazy people like me, it saves the time of googling it, lol. 

I did restart the 30DS Challenge yesterday.  Since yesterday and today were insane I haven't realy settled into a new routine (and haven't done BBL, eek!), but tomorrow should be back to normal, so I will have no excuses.  I want to do 30DS every day, follow the BBL workout plan, AND on certain days to a cardio dvd from FE.  We shall see.

Today was pretty awesome.  I called my son out of school and took my daughter to dance.  Then we had to swing by my mom's work to drop something off and then go to the bank.  After that we did Ihop, went bowling, and went to the park so my son could try out his scooter I got him for his birthday.  After that we came home, had dinner, and then it was off to t-ball practice!  Omg, so cute!  And he loved it, which is the most important thing.  So anyway that's about it.  I have been slacking on my blog reading with everythig going on, so I am going to try and catch up on that.  Hope you all enjoyed your weekend!

Sunday, April 1, 2012


So yesterday was the big party.  I ate lunch at home so I wouldn't over-indulge in pizza and such.  but I caved and had a piece of cake.  Okay, no biggie.  I tracked it.  Then dinner plans changed and I ended up having a 12 Point dinner.  Okay, now with the cake I have used 8 weeklies.  Once I got home I wanted my ice cream, that was another 3 points, and then I had a pretzel and 2 litte bites of cake.  I went over 19 points yesterday.  But I tracked every bite.  Hoping today will go a little better.  Although I don't know if I can say that.  Because last year  I would have had a heavy breakfast, 2 or 3 slices of pizza and 2 or 3 HUGE slices of cake, and not made good choices at dinner.  So I guess yesterday was a win after all.

I have come to realize with situations like these it is unrealistic to think that I won't go over.  So my goal for today is not to use more than 5 weeklies.  I plan on spending those on cornbread at my mom's.  Because I love cornbread and never have it.

My big success yesterday was doing Jillian's BFBM.  I couldn't finish the whole thing, but out of 7 circuits (not including warm up or cool down) I did 5 1/5 circuits.  My face was red.  I was dripping with sweat.  And I felt like I was going to die.  It.  Was.  Awesome.  Today I have decided to re-try the 30 Day Shred Challenge.  I will continue BBL because while my butt is still huge, I am seeing great results.  So that's it.  Hope you're enjoying your weekend!