Monday, September 30, 2013

Weekend Recap

This weekend my hubs ran his second half marathon. He and his friend, do it for "fun". Which I totally don't understand. I would not run 13.1 miles for fun, but hey whatev. I'm just not wired that way I guess. 
That's my hubs on the right with the goody thumbs up pose :) 

My moms birthday was the end of last week. We tried to make her day special, even though she was sick. Drew's favorite part was the balloon. Or the "ba" as he calls it. 
On Friday, he took a tumble into the tv stand in the playroom. I thought I was going to have a heart attack. It was awful. I may have cried more than he did! 
He looks much better today, thank goodness!! And I need a picture of Cole on here just for good measure! He was pretending he was Papa, drinking coffee. 
Lifestyle change update: today is day 20. I've lost about 8 pounds. But today was weigh in day, and I have lost nothing in a week! Not happy! This is why I hate the scale! I may break up with it again for a while. I feel like I'm losing, but when I saw that number this morning, I immediately get discouraged. I'll give it one more chance, and if it doesn't's outta here for a while!! 

Happy Monday! 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Week 3

Well it's the beginning of week 3 of my lifestyle change. So far so good! I'm not feeling nearly as hungry as I was the first week. I actually need to work on eating a little more. I have recently learned that eating 1200 calories a day doesn't really work. Who knew? Lol 

I am doing things my own way, and I hope I find some success. I'm eating as "normal" as possible. I'm just watching calories and serving sizes and measuring everything! I may not be eating clean, or super healthy but I am conscious of everything that goes in my mouth! If this ends up not working then I will have to reevaluate but for now.....I believe the key to success for me is to not feel like I "can't " have anything. So far if I've had a craving for something.....I give in to it, within reason....I just make sure I'm accountable for it. I make sure I have enough calories for it. This actually hasn't happened much. Last Friday night I wanted a coke. So I had one! Done. It hit the spot, and it made me happy. :) 

I have been walking/jogging ( I don't even use the word run lol) I do a minimum of 30 min 6 days a week. I'm soooo slow so I still don't burn many calories at this pace. Actually hardly any......but I'm moving. 160 calories for 30 min isn't much but it's better than nothing. I burn around 250 cals when I go 50 min. Still not a lot......but better than sitting on my big butt!! 

I'm finding it easier to say no to foods that I just don't need, and also learning when I'm hungry and when I'm just bored. I'm seeing changes in myself and my attitude. I believe I can do this! 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Weekend recap

This weekend was a busy one! My husband is running for school board, so he's been very busy with all that! This weekend our town has their little festival. So the hubs had a table, and spent most of the weekend talking to potential voters!! 
The kiddos had a good time riding rides all weekend, and staying up past their bedtimes! But then they both caught something. Low grade fevers, and just not feeling good. Poor guys

Saturday night he left his campaigning post to go to his high school reunion. It was fun, until I started feeling very sick! He kept telling me it was anxiety, but here it is two days later and ......yep I STILL don't feel good! Blah. Here is a picture of us BEFORE I started feeling terrible! 
I can't wait till this weight starts coming off. I felt so embarrassed for my hubs. No one wants to be the guy with the fat wife. I feel like I have failed him. Men get better with age, I have just gotten fatter with age! I also forgot to switch purses! Yikes! 

I am heading into week 3 of my lifestyle change.....can't wait to start seeing some results! Down 5 pounds so far. Better than nothing! 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


This weekend is my husbands class reunion. It's kind of fancy! He spoke to two fellow classmates and they are wearing suits!! Which means I have to get something to wear in a hurry! Probably a dress. I do not look good in dresses since I've gained all this weight! 

I'm freaking out! My hair situation is not going well either! I want some dark back in my hair. It's too blonde....
My roots are too light, I need more dark to balance the dark eyebrows! 
I asked my hubs yesterday "why does it feel like I have more to do for this reunion than you do?" His response was....because you do! Ahh this is not even right lol. I have a hair situation to correct, and now a dress to find! Ahhh. I've found a few dresses I like but haven't tried any on yet. 
Now I don't even feel like this is dressy enough! Help!!! 
I looooove this jumpsuit but I know I can't pull that off. I may or may not make it to this reunion!!!! 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Weekend Recap

This weekend we did a whole lotta nothin! It was nice. My hubs was home Saturday and Sunday which never happens! I got a lot of cleaning done, he did some yard work. I finally got the outside of the house decorated for fall. 
We watched some Buckeye football on Saturday night, and went to the neighbors for some corn hole in the culdesac. Always fun to hang out and let the kids play. It's power wheel chaos and tons of fun! 
On Sunday, we watched our Cleveland   fail us again. It's just become a part of life now! It's what they do. But, we watch anyway....and we looked cute doing it! 
It was a good weekend! Ready for another week! 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Guest Post.....anyone?

I want to get some more traffic going on my blog!! I can't sponser at this time, so I'm thinking a guest post ?!? 

I am so thankful for the 4 of you who actually read some of my posts....Holly, Erin, Kimmy, and my hubs guys are awesome for giving my lil ole blog some attention!! Also Rhonda and Meredith sometimes as well.

But I've been stuck at 36 followers for a looooong time! I don't even know how guest posts work! If you would be interested in doing a guest post to help a girl out, please let me know!!  

Maybe more traffic is what I need to get these posts more interesting!! 😉 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

A Big Deal

I  think I had a break through today! I have been struggling for months with trying to workout. I workout one time, feel absolutely awful during and after, and then dread doing it again. So, I usually don't do it again! 

Let me clarify, when I say I feel awful...I must explain that my hips are very uneven, need to be at the chiro all the time!!! But I don't go often. Oh and there is the fact that I'm very much overweight. So you get the normal back pain, knee pain etc. I have been having trouble with what I thought were shin splints. Turns out, I think they are just sore muscles. 

Today, I thought darn it.....everyone else can workout, I can to. I've been having this urge to try  to run lately. It's weird. I decided today I would try. So I get on the treadmill, and start out walking very slow. Then I tried jogging. Usually I can barely make it a minute. Today, I was doing 3-4 min intervals. And pain free!!! I was ecstatic! I totally went at a snails pace, but I went! I wanted to just keep going! It's been so long since I have been pain free! 
So I kept going until Drew woke up from his nap! That says 50 min and 22 seconds!! I cannot tell you how happy this makes me. I feel like I see a light at the end of the tunnel! That maybe I can do this!! It felt goooooood!
And of course a little proof that I was attempting to workout to send to the hubs!! I really can't explain the feeling I had today. I have struggled so much with so many things since I've gained all the weight. Today, I felt on top of the world, to be able to move, and not hurt! 

I could have pushed myself harder. When I was done, I was sweating, but I didn't feel like I was going to fall over. I felt like I could go more! My face wasn't beat red, and my heart wasn't pounding out of my chest. Usually all these things are happening in addition to my not being able to walk because my hip, and shins hurt so bad. 

So, did I work as hard as I could have? No. But I just wanted to feel good!! I haven't been on the treadmill for 50 min in years!! I went soooo slow today, but it made all the difference! 
So, for the first time in years......I can honestly say I think there is hope to lose this weight!!!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Finish This Sentence Link Up

My happy place....My room after my kids go to bed. Watching my shows, painting my nails, and checking fb a million times. Tonight, you know I'll be watching the Honey Boo Boo commitment ceremony. Don't judge!

What ever happened to...That show "Just the 10 of us" I loved that show!

So what if I.....can't get my 18 month old son off the darn bottle!!

E! Needs a reality show about... The modern moms!! C'mon A&E has modern dads! 

My go to fast food meal is.....a number 1 at Wendy's. that's a single w no onions!! Yum!  And a big freaking coke!!!!

You might not know that I..... Am my own worst enemy!  

The hottest quarterback in the NFL is....Tom Brady. Also like Jake Plummer. Where did he even go??

If I could.....I would find a good legit job I can do from home!!!!! Who can help me with this?!? Anyone?? I have a bachelors, help!! 

My personality is awesome because...I have a big heart, and like to laugh a lot. 

Twerking is.....ummm I'm ashamed to say, I don't even know what this means lol

I think it's super gross when....pregnant women take bare belly pics. I know I know pregnancy is a beautiful thing. Take all the belly pics you want with clothes on! But for the love, I cannot look at pregnant women's belly buttons. Omgeee, I gag. I know I'm a minority..,.i didn't take one preggo pic, I just dont get into that lol

Someone needs to tell Miley Cyrus....honey you're name is Destiny Hope. And your hair is a mess just as much as your life!! You are definitely taking a toll on your dads achey breaky heart!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Day 1

Well, I survived day 1 of my new lifestyle change. It wasn't bad. I didn't get super hungry, and kept things healthy. I am happy with that. I didn't workout though. That is a fail, because that was a goal of mine. But, I plan to today! 

I made small changes yesterday, but they were good for me. Instead of left over tacos for lunch...I left out the tortilla, and made a taco salad. I used salsa for dressing, but I did crumble up a few tortilla chips and throw them in. But again, baby steps. Normally, I would have pounded two tacos, and chips! 

For dinner, I had half a turkey sandwich on wheat bread. I did have cheese on it, but no mayo or anything else. But here is the bad part......I had fries on the side. We went out to dinner. Could I have found a better side dish? Probably. Did I try hard enough? No. Fail #2. But, all in all it was a good day. I feel better than I normally do for sure!! I'm proud of myself. 

Some of you are probably thinking that I didn't do that well.....that's ok. From where I have been, it's a great start! I will ease into more drastic changes. 
I would chalk day 1 up as a success. On to better things in day 2! After dinner and before bed are the hardest time of the day for me. After my kids go to bed, I always think lets watch the DVR and eat! That's an excellent idea! Ummm it's not, don't do that! I lived through the temptation of day 1, come on day 2!

21 Day Challenge

Ahhh!! I don't know what I just committed to, but it scares me to death! A friend/neighbor of mine and her coworkers are doing a 21 day challenge. 

Just reading all that blows my mind! To make it even scarier, we are not just doing it for 21 days.....but for as long as it takes! Yikes! I use food as comfort. So to take my comfort away really scares me. But, I know it has to be done. I'm so miserable with the way I look right now. I had Cole take pictures of me from the front and back. OMGEEEE I wanted to cry. I avoid the camera at all costs normally. But, I had to face it! It was not pretty. So really, I have no choice but to do this challenge. 

I've also decided that I want to start running, or at least try. I've got to start making some big changes. This half way, but not really approach hasnt done anything for me. Time to step it up, and suck it up! I am terrified lol. But those pictures my son took yesterday....say it all. I won't share those just yet. But, I will share this scary pic!! I got my hair highlighted again and I don't think it was quite time yet, because I am like white blonde!! 

Look out! Hopefully that fades soon or we will need sunglasses around here! 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Helicopter Mom

I know I'm late to the party with this one but I didn't know the term "helicopter mom". I suppose I've heard it before but never really knew what it meant? Then I was watching Mama Laughlins video where she answered some questions...,and she mentioned it. I think I've come to the conclusion that I may be one of "those moms" ahhhh!!!!

I don't get all bent out of shape if the kids are dirty, clothes aren't perfect, or anything like that. They are boys. They are going to get dirty. Whatev. But, I do hover. Mostly around Drew. I'm sure I did it when Cole was younger too, I just don't remember, or maybe I just wasn't as bad. But, with Drew....I kind of annoy myself! He's still in the weeble wobble stage with walking. He's been walking for a few months, but he's still not what I consider "stable" lol. I am a ball of nerves when he's walking on concrete. Mainly because he doesn't walk, he runs! I'm scared of him falling. Yes, he falls approx 37500 times a day.....but the whole concrete thing scares me! He's also a climber. His new favorite thing is to climb up on the couches or the recliner and try to climb over the back! Our house is open concept. Only one couch is against the wall. If he climbs over, he's falling on hardwood floors! And let me tell you, he's close! Seriously, I need a drink before bed every night because my nerves are shot by then! There is no relaxation with this kid! 

My hubs is always telling me to stop, or to relax. But, I am just afraid with him! He doesn't stop, and certainly doesn't sit still! He makes me a nervous wreck! He will be 18 months old the middle of this month, and he's already close to getting out if his crib! Help!!! Is my worrying for his safety a hellicopter mom trait?? I think  in other areas, I'm pretty laid back. I don't stress about the boys being boys. But, if making sure they are safe is hovering.....then so be it! I realize that I can't protect them from everything. But, I also don't believe letting them get hurt is a good thing. I absolutely hate when my husbands response is "he'll learn" or "that'll teach em" seriously??? Ummm no. Do I wish my anxiety level could go down a few notches?? Sure!! But, as far as me not hovering at all.....not gonna happen! 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

My baby is growing up!

Yesterday was a big day. Cole started Pre-K. I really can't believe it. Next year at this time he will be in Kindergarten! I don't think I'm ready for that. I can handle preschool.....probably because he only goes 3 days a week for 2 hours and 15 minutes! That's alright with me! I'm ready for him to come home by 11:15! But, in our town kindergarten is full I worry that I should have sent him to a longer day Pre-K. The programs that I looked in to have regular class in the morning, lunch, then they have them lay on cots for 2 hours, snack, and go home. I just don't like the idea of having him lay on a cot for 2 hours! He doesn't nap anymore, and I think asking a 4.5 year old to lay on a cot for 2 hours is asking for trouble! Besides, I am at home! That is precious time I could be spending with my boy his last year before Kindergarten!

After I picked Cole up from school, he informed me he hates school and doesn't want to go back. When I asked him why, he said "the kids are too loud" lol. He's had a quiet summer apparently. But, 15 minutes later he decided he liked it. Thank goodness. I really don't know how I will handle him being in Kindergarten next year. All day, everyday. That will be the longest I have EVER been away from him. I guess I'll worry about that when the time comes! Until then, I'm going to cherish every second that I have my little man home with me! He can sometimes stress me out but, he's my whole heart! I don't like him growing up so fast! 

I love that he's such a little man now. He's so smart, the things he comes up with blow my mind. In some ways he's so grown up, and in other ways he's still my baby. I love that. I'm so thankful that I can be at home with him. I'll never get these years back, so I plan to take in every second. 

Things are difficult when you go from a two income household to one income. I'm hoping and praying that we can continue to make it work, so that I can keep staying home with my boys. It's a constant worry I have. That I will have to leave them. I am trying to do the best I can to cut out unnecessary spending, and make sure money goes where it's supposed to go. It's an adjustment for sure. I feel myself always thinking that if I had an income things wouldn't be this tight....I could help with this, or I could help with that. But, I'm trying to constantly remind myself....that day will come. Right now, my boys need me to be their Mom. If we can swing it financially, until they are in school....then that's what I'm going to do. I wouldn't trade these crazy, stressful days with them for all the money in the world.