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I am a believer in God, a mom, a wife and a lover of winter!

Monday, March 21, 2011

It's over! or is it??

So I did it.  I did the Special K diet for two whole weeks.  And you know what? It wasn't that hard! And I lost 5.3 pounds in two weeks!! Yeah!! So i made another decision.  I talked it over with mike and decided to continue on the diet. I just bought another two weeks worth of food and I changed the food up a bit to give me some more variety and hopefully I will continue to lose weight.  Plus, now that it's getting nicer outside I can go on walks and get myself moving as well.

So here we go....again!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Day 5

The hunger has gotten so much easier!! I don't seem to notice it as much and it has already become easier to refuse the instant cravings and impulse eating.  It simply shows that it was all in my mind.  I am very proud of myself especially while I was frosting the cake for Luke's birthday party tomorrow! It took every ounce of my will not to lick the knife when I was done! But I didn't!  I also resisted the urge to eat some of the candy that I used to decorate it with.

So here is the report so far: In one week I have lost 3 pounds!!  I know it's not much but it is still a step in the right direction.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Day 3

Today was alittle easier.  The hunger wasn't so bad.  But I still didn't get to work out today.  Mike and I are currently in the process of fixing up and painting the guest room in preparation for the family coming this weekend.  So we have spent every spare moment that last week in the guest room painting.  But the good news is, we are done with the majority of the painting and there is just small things left so I will have time to work out tomorrow.  Hopefully.  Well that's it for now.  It's getting late, for me anyway.  So good night world.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Day 2

Here we are at day two.  So far so good.  I am attempting to get used to the hungry feeling.  Most people don't want a diet that leaves you feeling hungry but when you are in my situation, feeling hungry isn't such a bad thing.

Being on this diet definitely helped me not buy so much extra food at the grocery store.  I kept looking at all this snack food and it was so much easier to say no.  When I tried to do this on my own I knew that I could have small snacks and the such but I always bought too much and then would eat way too much trying to justify that i was allowed snacks.  But with this diet, I already had my snacks and my snacks are already picked out for me.

No working out today though.  My little visitor for the month is here and horrible cramps.

Monday, March 7, 2011


So today is the start of a diet.  I know what you are thinking.  "Ugg. Diets. They suck hard." Yeah I know but I am trying something different.  I am starting the Special K Diet.  Now I know that this is only a two week kind of thing but I am mainly using this as a kick start to losing weight.  I have decided that it is time for me to do something.  I am not unhappy and I am not doing this so people will look at me different but I do understand what a danger to my health it can be.  I also am doing this so when Mike and I decide to have another child I want to be able do a VBAC.  And one thing that can affect that is my weight. So. Today is day one.  And the best part about this diet is you eat alot of cereal.  I love cereal!!

I have been struggling with my weight since I was in middle school.  I have only managed to lose weight once in my life and that was back in highschool so this is going to be fun.  One of my biggest hang ups when it comes to losing weight is because I was always trying to do it for someone else.  And then it turned into not wanting to lose weight because I wanted people to like me because of who I am on the inside.  Not by what I looked like and it was my way of rebelling against the world.  But now, I am doing this for me.  And me alone.  It won't be easy I know but I am determined and hopefully blogging about it will help keep me accountable.

So....here we go!

Friday, February 25, 2011

so happy and so sad

So my beautiful sister is getting married tomorrow! And I can't be there.  Luke is too little drive for 12 hours to Albuquerque, NM and we don't have the funds to fly.  I very much wish I could be there to share in her special day but the good thing is is that my sister is wonderful and understanding.  My sister-in-law is going to be there to take pictures so she had better do a good job! (Hear that Sarah? I am counting on you! lol)

Amy is marrying a man named Marc.  Who is a very fun and wonderful man who knows how to take care of my sister.  I pray that they will be so happy together.

I love you sister!! I miss you and good luck tomorrow!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

common what?

I remember when I found out that I was pregnant.  I was so excited.  And scared.  I was so excited to have a little bundle of joy that I would get to play with and watch grow up.  And then I became scared.  I was going to have another persons life in my hands.  I was going to be responsible for keeping this baby alive.  I was going to be responsible for raising and training this child for when he grew up and went on his own.

I may have only been a mom for 11 months now but in this short amount of time I have come to realize one thing.  It is amazing how often common sense comes into play when it comes to being a parent.  Which then makes me sad when I think about how little common sense there is left in the world.  Like you shouldn't have your baby in Walmart at 11:00 while you do your grocery shopping.  Don't take a toddler to a nice restaurant.  Make sure your child wears a coat to school when they are sick and it's 30 degrees outside.

See. Common sense.