Tuesday, February 28, 2012


March 6th makes 3 months! I have lost 48 pounds so far. Could I possibly drop another 50 pounds in the next 3 months and lose 100!?!?!?!? What if...

I wouldn't know what to do with myself! June 6th would be 6 months. I gotz to stay motivated! Okay, you got this...

Challenge accepted!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

"what's working for me?"

I have been overweight my whole life, with diet "sprints" that I can remember dating back to the 3rd grade. This time the biggest change is that I am viewing this as more of a lifelong "marathon"! I know I can't do what it takes to drop the weight, only to gain it all back. I would be devastated. So, instead I am changing the way I think of food, what I eat, and actually how much I'm eating. It's just food!

It's just food...it's just food...it's just food...

So, what's the big deal? Why is this so hard?

Food was my thing. I could eat it when I was happy, sad, mad, bored, etc. I could eat with company or without! It is always around to hang out! It's so easy to get it wherever and whenever. Food is so very available!

On the flip side of that, healthy food is also so very available. If you are prepared and put some effort into having stuff thats good for you, then you can make it happen. It may not be as convenient as going through the drive thru for a Big Mac, but no one promised it was going to be easy...just that you can do it if you want.

I do!

Friday, February 24, 2012

"bob and weave"

I have found since I have been conscious of all things "going in my mouth", that calories add up fast and the world is ready to shovel them in with both hands! The very first day my sister and I were venturing out on this new calorie/carb counting adventure, we were asked to try samples by 3 people at the grocery store THAT DAY! At work one morning, I had the opportunity to munch on a bagel and a brownie all before 8 o'clock in the morning! Before, I would have had both and thought nothing of it...hence the need for a new lifestyle!

Choices, choices, choices...thats what its all about!

Thursday, February 23, 2012


I am changing my blog today.
Its still going to be all about things that are me:
healthy living...WHAT?

Thats right, things have been changing in my life for a few months now, and its time I start documenting it!
I have lost between 40-45 pounds since December 6, 2011 and I have a long way to go. I realize as I am now reaching month 3, I need something to keep me engaged and motivated. Sure, the weight loss is exciting and I am wearing things I held on to, but haven't worn in years. But, there needs to be more. Can I be someone who gets someone else over that "low" moment when they are about to throw all efforts to the wind? Why not! I have found inspiration on "success" blogs, so why can't one of my goals be to become that for someone else?

Let the fun begin...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

"you can't have it!"

i wish everyone would stop trying to steal my Christmas spirit.

i am in my new house, Christmas decorations have been up since right before Thanksgiving.  we had some snow flurries last week.  went to some fun parties.  kids are great and i've finished all of my shopping for them.  i've been listening to Christmas music like nobody's business.  it just seems like a perfect Christmas season this year.

but, little things just keep trying to get me down.  had a bad few days at work, one of my old highschool teachers passed away yesterday, and i can already feel Christmas passing by.

i'm going to push through and get out of this mood that work has put me into and look forward to the rest of the week.

Merry Christmas one and all!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

"beach bum"

We are leaving for the beach in the morning. 6 o'clock AM if my dad has anything to do with it, but we'll see about that.  All he has to do is jump out of bed and throw on some clothes.  I gotta get me and my two dressed, loaded, and all of our stuff packed tight in the 12 passenger van.  I'll just leave it to Tiff and Mikey to push that time back...let's see, there are 5 of them to get up and going...6AM will come early for them too! 

My aspirations for this beach trip are pure and simple.  I want it to be relaxing.  I know that may be a tall order with a preschooler and a toddler, but thats it. I just want to feel rested when we come back home. 

I'm going to need all of my rest because when we get home it should be time to move into our new house!  I can't wait to move in and get the rest of my furniture out of storage and start decorating! 

Here's to the last hoorah of this summer...lets make it count!

Friday, September 3, 2010


This is just a post about "how I'm feeling, not something I"m going to act on!"

Why does God give me the urge to want more babies?  I mean seriously, I already pushed the envelope with Archer, isn't that enough?  Why, if He isn't going to give me a man to have a family with, won't he take away the desire of my heart to have more babies?

Talk amongst yourselves...