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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Snow day!

So today is now turning into a snow day!

snow day science activities
We are suppose to sleet and ice also! Uggh dreading that. 

There is no snow yet but our school is letting out at 11:30 because we are suppose to get snow. 

So this consist of me getting the boys and going home early.  

Whoo hoo! Right! No.  I have been at home with the boys alot lately.

I need some adult interaction. 
But I am going to suck it up be the cool mom and we are going home early. 

I was going to go get movies but worried I won't be able to get here tomorrow.  So they will just have to watch what we already have. 

In all truth I am dreading about going home due to what I have at home to eat.  

I do better at work with eating. 

I made Amish Friendship Bread and it is delish! I don't know if I have the self control to stay away from it. 
I need to self control. 

It is so frustrating.  I feel like I have all the motivation that I need and then I give in to the junk food.
i can show self control with food...

I guess that means that I am not totally motivated. 

I have to get more self control and remember the Operation Red Bikini...


May 31st will be here before I know it and want the body that looks good in a bikini.

I want my hubs to be proud of me and support me to get there!
And then be like that's my wife!!

But mainly I want confidence that I look good.
I want to look in the mirror and think I look good.
I want this for myself!

I want my kids to grow up healthy.

So I guess that means cutting back for the entire family!

So here is to a great week at getting back on track!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

"I Cant Sleep but I Dream Big" - vaughn fender
I made it through my surgery and we were home by 1:30 pm Thursday. Then our kids came home and I turned to misery. This would of not been bad but the hubby has a cold and doesn't feel the greatest, and we all know how most men  are when they are sick.  So here I am feeling worse than I did after giving birth  and not suppose to do much of anything and he is asleep.  I deal with the kids to the extent that I can.  Our house is a disaster!! In the matter of 15 minutes, Monkey has it destroyed.

Having a 2 year old is like having a blender without a lid.
Sad thing is Monkey is only 18 months! God help me when he hits 2 years!!

So I am on day 6 after surgery and I am finally back to work.  Our weekend was crazy.  I did way more than I should of.  But what do you do? Kinda of a touchy subject with hubs right now.

Now I have a terrible cold on top of everything.  I stayed home yesterday with the oldest and then he is at Grandma's today still sick.  Took him to doctor and they said that he has a lot of drainage which is causing the sore throat.

Monkey went home with Grandma last night and I got to sleep all night in my own bed! I only got up once to go the bathroom this morning.  It was crazy and I am not use to it. But I could be.  Now to just get Monkey to sleep all night in his own bed!!!

Now to the hubs problem! He was sick when I had my surgery and then the next day also.
I was told not to do anything but what do you do when you have 2 kids at home and they need fed and put to bed!
Well I had to do it since the hubs was just too sick to do it.  I told him he was going to have to be Mommy sick which translate to us Mommy's can never be sick! You deal with the pain and go about the day like normal.
Well this is what I did! Thank goodness my mom and sister came down the next couple of days.  It was nice to have their helping hands around!
I will give him the benefit that he did cook supper on Monday night while me and the oldest laid around sick! But I did the dishes of course and of course he wanted praised for cooking the food. Do I ask for praise every other night when I cook!

Ok I am done ranting about that!

On a good note, I weighed in this morning and let me tell you I was nervous, because

1. I cannot workout very much now
2. only treadmill and elliptical
3. Have not been able to breathe, so therefore have not done treadmill or elliptical
4. I have eaten horribly

But I stepped on the scale and decided whatever it told me back, I would make the best of it and guess what

I was down
1.6 lbs!!!

155.4 lbs!!!!!!

I was so excited but still not feeling good enough to dance!

I have now started My Fitness Pal along with weight watchers and we will see how that goes.

As of today, I only have like 250 calories left for the day and 7 daily points left! Not such a good thing.
The Strawberry frozen greek yogurt was great but didn't realize how many servings the entire container was!

Well back to the daily grind called work!


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tone it Up Tuesday!

So it is that time again to link up for:

I have been scoping out the blog scenes and pinterest for new exercise moves...

I have found several I like on Skinny Meg's blog, A leg workout, Sexy Arm Workout and Build those Guns workout.  I need to incorporate all these into my workouts.  How do you keep track of your workouts at the gym? Do you take a notebook or just your phone?

I am incorporating squats (4 sets of 15) everyday.  I do them in the bathroom, at my desk, at the gym, cooking supper.  Wherever, I get those squats in!! I want to lose some of my hips.

I am getting frustrated with my scale..... I need to quit focusing on the number so much but I just want the number to be where I am happy with it and then just maintaining.  I want to rock that bikini this summer and everyone to take a second look!

Food wise today I had a 1/4 of a bisquick waffle - 2 pts WW, grapes and having a salad for lunch!


Monday, February 11, 2013


I am trying to keep up with everything going on in my life.
I feel like I keep on drowning...

I hate that feeling.
Work is swamped.
Home I feel like all I do is pick up and cook and clean.
Realizing my son's 6th birthday is in 3 weeks and have absolutely nothing ready for it!!!!
Weight loss is going very very very slowly with a minor surgery coming up that has me nervous to bits.

I just wish I had something that would help me calm down and relax and know that I will get it all accomplished...

Then my boss was talking to me this morning and told me about the Mayonnaise Jar and 2 cups of coffee story..... click the link.... it is very inspiring story and I believe that I need to let things go and follow this.

Everything will be ok and I will get done and accomplish what I need to when the time comes. There is a plan for my life and it involves all the golf ball items!

On a side note....everyone needs to go check out rockin' Holly's blog today, she is a super witty momma blogger who cracks me up daily when I read her blog that relates to me alot..... She and Kristen (who is also a great blogger and very creative blogger and momma) are having a super awesome giveaway for being a super cool bloggers and reaching 1000 followers.... I hope to be this cool someday! So check 'em out and sign up already!



Thursday, February 7, 2013

Weigh In yesterday.......

I did not link up yesterday because I was disgusted with myself.  I know it could of been water weight or something  but still I should of pushed myself to work out more, instead of saying that I am going to workout, I need to do it! I actually need to get on the treadmill at night or push play on Insanity!

I was up 2 lbs this week.  Back at 158 lbs.  I am more determined today! I have stuck within my daily point range. I have plenty of veggies and fruit to eat!

I have started the C25K and am on Week 1 Day 2 and will keep at until next week when I have surgery and then when I can start again I will!!

I will lose the 5 lbs by St. Patty's Day, a total of 20 lbs by May 31st and a total of 30 lbs by September 28th.

I got this!

DIY New Year's Resolutions - Weigh loss quote - Jewelry, magnet, button
I need to remember this when I want those cookies or ice cream!

Well Monkey is in the 90th percentile for height and 80th for weight and head! I believe that he is going to be tall! 

He is starting to watch big bro go to the bathroom and has kinda been taking an interest in it.  Do not want to jinx it, but maybe he will potty trained before this summer!

Funny quote about beginning to potty train

Jacer has become quite the defiant child.  He thinks he needs to run his own ship and Mommy and Daddy don't get too.  He makes me want to scream at time.  Don't get me wrong, I love him with all my heart but where is my boy that listens to what I say and doesn't talk back! I have told him that every times he mouths or talks back, he is getting a bar of soap in his mouth.  He doesn't like that idea. 

Being a mother is the best thing that has ever happened to me! I love this with my whole heart but there are days when I think what were we thinking...... They are in our lives for a reason and I wouldn't change that for a minute. 


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tone 'em up Tuesdays Link Up

So I am linking up today with Brandi and Karri on a new link up they are doing, talking about what we are doing fitness wise with getting that #milfby30 Body and #Operation Red Bikini

I go to the gym during my lunch hour 5 days a week...
They have 30 minutes classes...
Monday is Lower Body
Tuesday is Upper Body
Wednesday is Abs
Thursday is do whatever I want
Friday is Full Body

Thursday I generally do cardio on elliptical of treadmill

But I am now starting the C25K at home.....
Last night was my first day, so I have knocked Week 1 Day 1 out
But next week I am having a minor surgery and I was told to take it easy only treadmill and elliptical,
not sure if that meant I could run. 

I hope that I can but I can always start over and I will.

Also doing February Fab Abs
February Fab Ab workout

I am going to get to my goal of a size 6 jeans and down to 130 by September 28th!

Also my May goal is 20 lbs for Operation Red Bikini



Monday, February 4, 2013

Weekend overload....


I felt this my glass was full all weekend and just never really caught up. 

I hurt my back on Thursday and it hurt pretty much until today!

It sucked!
I walked on the treadmill about a mile on Saturday.
Had my sister carry my laundry baskets up the stairs before she left.
Threaten my oldest with a punishment but he knew I could barely move and could not follow through!
It was a long weekend to say the least. But still wish is was not Monday.

I made cookies on Saturday for a Super Bowl party and that was a terrible mistake that lead me to eating way to many cookies and more than likely have a weight gain on Wednesday!

Here is the link to the Chocolate Chip Cookies I made, go over to this blog and check them out 
Kelseys  Apple A Day. The hubby loved them! Those I stayed away from! It was the oatmeal raisin cookies, that did the damage I am sure!

I also made Buffalo Chicken Dip that is kinda my staple to take places.....


·         8 ounces, weight Fat-free Cream Cheese
·         ⅓ cups Louisiana Hot Sauce
·         ½ cups Fat Free Ranch
·         2  Large Chicken Breasts, Baked And Shredded
·         2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Divided

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a large bowl, mix the cream cheese, hot sauce and ranch together. Add the chicken and stir to combine. Add 1 cup of cheese and stir. Pour chicken mixture into a 9×13 baking dish and sprinkle remaining cup of cheese on top. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes. Remove and cool slightly before eating.
Serve with chips, pretzels, crackers, celery sticks, or other veggies.

It is so yummy and too unhealthy!!! LOL!

Friday night was movie and pizza night! Jacer wanted to watch the new Batman and the Avengers.
Batman was good but not so much for a 5 year old.  He of course loved it, but I think they are so much more of the darker side than when I was a kid. 
Avengers was good also! He watched it twice. 
My sister came home with us and stayed! She was home for the weekend from College!

It was Pizza Night and Movie Night!
Homemade pizza!

Here is what movie and pizza night did to Jacer

Looks so comfy right!?!

Saturday was a long day at home! I swear with the weather being so cold, it is hard to keep the kids entertained, well I mean Jacer! He wanted to watch tv all day! 

Hubby took Monkey with him to do the cattle chores, so that meant I got to sleep in until 8 a.m.! WHOO HOOO!!! I was so excited. 

It wore Monkey out and he was so hungry!
This is our new way to eat now. Standing in the chair...He will sit in high chair or booster seat!
Drives me crazy! But what do you do? He is just growing up too fast!

Daddy reading to boys!!
Jacer is digging something out of his pocket LOL

They absolutely melt my heart!!