Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Mid-week Ramblings

I have a confession to make...

I LOVE Toaster Strudels!!! Hehe...

Especially the Boston Cream Pie:)I know this is not a healthy breakfast, but I am addicted;)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Trying to stay the course

I am currently reading a book by Chantel Hobbs. She talks about at the end of her book some thing called "bye week". A bye week is basically a scheduled/essential break from your wellness routine. Giving you and your body time to refocus on your goals without the pressure of "having to do something" like weighing in. She goes on to talk about how many people quit doing something they are succeeding at, simply because of the pressure to maintain momentum. People who never take a break lose focus and failure takes over and they give up.

I do not want to give up, and I won't!

Basically the off week would be used for Prayer, reading, listening to music..doing the things you love without the added pressure of "weighing in". Giving yourself a boost to recharge your body and mind.

I love this idea! Devoting more time to God and thanking him for the results he has given me on this amazing journey:)
Everyone hits roadblocks it's how you repond to them...that will choose your path.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Enjoying some family time

Despite the snow storm yesterday, our plans were not canceled. My daughter and I still attended our mother/daughter night, sent my oldest off to a youth retreat and my husband and son had a father/son bowling and pizza night. Everyone had some one on on bonding time:-)

Tonight we are going to Boatwerks for dinner as a family, I can't wait! I love an excuse to get dressed up:) I am thinking my cute gray dress and tall black boots:)

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Weigh in week #22

Here are todays results:

-1.2 lbs!! :)

over the 45 pound mark!!

At least my weigh in is good because the weather is horrible here! School was canceled due to all the snow we got last night and it just keeps on snowing. My middle daughter and I were going to a fashion/dessert night tonight but that also might be canceled. I am also busy cleaning the house because we were supposed to be getting new leather furniture today, I hope the weather doesn't change there minds about still delivering them!

I will try to post some pics soon:)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Local/Fresh Produce

I am really big on buying seasonal berries and freezing them so I can enjoy them year round. How about you? I also love stopping by the area apple orchard and picking peaches and apples and canning them for the year.
I froze blueberries this past summer and we are on the last of them. I am also on the last few jars of applesauce and peaches:( Summer needs to arrive so I can go to the farmers market and local farms to purchase more. There is just something about going and picking fresh fruit that I just love!

I had a wonderful treat tonight. Greek yogurt with fresh blueberries. YUM-O

Monday, February 20, 2012

Snack time:)

I guess I am all about showing you my snack choices lately!

Now which one to choose?? :)

Talking Cereal

I am many of you are cereal eaters? A while back I posted about needing to make sure I didn't skip breakfast, as that is a bad habit of mine. It is a daily struggle to eat in the morning and not wait until 10/11:00 to finally eat something.
What are some of your favorite choices for breakfast?
I am really enjoying this cereal choice for breakfast lately:)
*picture taken from my phone, so its not the best

Haha....sorry the pic is not the right way:D

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Snack Time

I wanted to quick share with you my new favorite snack:)

1 WW point:-) Yes that is nail polish behind it;) I am getting ready to paint my nails:D lol

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sometimes our bodies just need a break

Yesterday was such a beautiful day. The sun was out and I couldn't wait to get outside in the afternoon and go for a run/walk. I put my little guy on the bus at noon and went to the bank, when I got back I changed my clothes, grabbed my ipod and off I went. I started running and got about halfway down the street and felt totally exhausted:( I knew I couldn't quit so I walked the 3 miles. I was disappointed:( I was really hoping to run more...I just couldn't do it. I have been very tired the last few days. I am hoping that I am not going to get sick.
I have noticed the last few times I have just went for a walk(usually 3-4 miles) I feel more rewarded by my workout than I do when I run?! Does anyone feel the same? My friend who has lost weight recently says 'not everyone is a runner" just because you can run doesn't mean you "have to ". A lot of info out there actually says walking is better! What do you think?

Friday, February 17, 2012

Week #21 Weigh In

Here are today's results:
-.5 lbs.

Half a pound is a loss and I will take it:) I know it is getting harder and I am probably not going to see huge numbers to much anymore and that's ok:-) I am reconsidering my weight goal of 65 pounds though that would put me at an unhealthy weight and not realistic to maintain. I am changing my goal to 55 pounds overall.
Have a great rest of the day everyone!

Thursday, February 16, 2012


As some of you know Lent begins on the 22nd of February. I usually am pretty open about what I will be giving up for Lent, but this year I have decided to do things differently. I am keeping it between my family and God. It's not about boasting if you "stuck with your choice" or "made it", its about sacrifice and for that reason I am keeping my decision a secret. It is big I will give that away:)
Do any of you "give up" something for Lent?
I love Palm Sunday and Easter. Every Easter morning church service I always bring lots of tissues...I am always so moved by the meaning Easter:-)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Skinny Doll: Drum roll please....

The Skinny Doll: Drum roll please....: And the winner, thanks to RANDOM.ORG, is.... MOM ON A MISSION!!! Drop me an email with your postal address and I'll get it out to you ...

I won!!! I can't wait to get this cookbook and add it to my collection!

Valentines Day

We had the best time last night with friends of ours:) The dinner at the Olive Garden was amazing! I had the Cheese Ravioli and a glass of Moscoto, my favorite! My husband was begging for me to share an appetizer but I didn't give in. He still ordered one but ate some of it and took the rest home. I am a picky eater so I had two bites of salad and didn't like it and passed on the breadsticks...NSV! Overall I did very well at dinner.
But....around 11:45pm last night my little guy came by my side of the bed crying that his ears hurt, so it has been a long night:( Looks like we may be headed to the doctor today to get checked for an ear infection.
Now this mom needs to get her other kids ready for school.

Hoping the day gets better as it goes on:-)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Fun Weekend

We had a busy weekend. How about you? I can't believe that it is Monday already!
Saturday we went out as a family. It was so much fun:) We also purchased a few new movies, so yesterday we watched the first 3 and 1/2 of the 4th Star Wars husband and little guy have quite the obsession;) hehe.
Today me and the girls are watching Breaking Dawn. I can't wait! We went to see it at the theatre and now purchased it:) Are any of you Twilight fans???
Looking forward to tomorrow, Valentines Day. We are going out with another couple for dinner at the Olive Garden:) What are your plans?

Have a great day everyone!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Family Time

So what is everyone up to this weekend? My husband has his Cadet derby this afternoon and then we are taking the kids out to dinner and we are thinking some bowling or a movie:-) I love when I have my Saturday off from work and we can do something as a family:)

The kids already said they want to go to Steak and Shake for dinner. So I Googled the nutritional info and points values for their menu so I am prepared;)

Have a fun weekend friends!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Hello Sunshine:)

Good Morning friends! The sun is out this morning and it's going to be a great day:)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wednesday's NSV

I had a NSV that is huge for me!!

I haven't checked my weight all week:) Not even once have I steped on the scale to take a peek;0) Yet, I am hoping for a loss this week...keep your fingers crossed! I feel good and will be happy with whatever happens at Fridays weigh in.

Not sure about any of you but I am am addicted to Pinterest!!! I am finding I love it more than Facebook...Is that possible?!

Have a great rest of the day:)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Ok I need some recommendations please:)
Ever since I started dieting well....I am not regular(sounds like an Activia commercial) lol:D I am eating plenty of fiber ?! This morning my stomach is bloated and puffy:( I know its not from anything else except for this reason. I have been sticking to my points etc..and really need to get this problem resolved;)

Any suggestions?

Monday, February 6, 2012

"Momdays" Ramblings

Good afternoon everyone! I hope everyone is starting there week off well:)
I am:)

I have been doing really well with tracking as I said yesterday. I am looking to see a really good number on the scale on Friday:-) I can feel that things are going well so far. Does anyone else feel like you can just tell when your body is losing? I feel less "puffy" is the word I will use;) hehe....:D
I am sorry for the negative post last week:( I felt bad after, but blogs are for honesty right!?

Live, Laugh, Love,

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sunday's Thoughts

Quick post here as the Super Bowl is on;)

The switch back to WW is going great!!:) I have been tracking and exercising and I am excited to see the results at the weigh in on Friday:)

Have a wonderful night everyone!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

God is always aware of me

Yesterday was a rough day for me, but with lots of Prayer and some special people, today is a new day:) Weight loss is never easy. Don't let anyone tell you different! Sometimes God puts roadblocks in our path so we stop and refocus on the task that lies ahead. Yesterday was one of those days for me. I felt like I was at a fork in the road and now needed to decide whether to go left or right.

I decided to take out my WW info and read it over and Pray! This morning I got out of bed and with an answer..Weight Watchers is the path I need to take:)

I know some of you are thinking, "man this girl needs to make up her mind already!!" If you are honest with yourself, I am sure we have all been here at some point. It doesn't make us bad people. Some of us are still trying to find our way on this journey:)

Lord, I thank you for listening me. You answer my Prayers more than I realize...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


I am seriously in tears right now:'( I happen to come upon a podcast from July from a blog I occasionally follow called Roni's Weigh.

She was answering questions she received from followers emails. It was like she was speaking to me...

One of the questions in particular was about switching from low carb to WW. that not what I have done and back again! I am that person she talks about. Can't go out to restaurants or go to peoples houses because you are afraid of what you will be able to eat. Going through your life with tunnel vision, only concentrating on one goal "lose weight". While everything moves on around you and you are "missing it".

"Carbophobic"..that sums it all up!

I do not want to be this person. I want to enjoy everything, food included. I know that life is short. Having lost so many close people to me recently. As Roni says she decided to switch to WW and it was the best decision she ever made. Roni also speaks of going back and forth with different diets, but this is and was the best choice for her(WW).

I have some thinking to do, but I am pretty sure I have come to a decision. I own my life and want to make the best choices for me. Sometimes it takes a few "signs" for you to realize what the path is....

February 1st

Can you believe that it is February already!!!???


I am ready for Spring. Warmer weather, being able to walk outside more often and sitting out on our deck soaking up some rays:-) Oh..sorry kind of lost myself for a minute day dreaming of warm Spring days/nights;)

I have to be honest, this week has been tough eating wise for me. I am pretty sure there will not be a loss this week for me. I am ok with that though. I am owning up to my choices, but do not regret them. I spent some wonderful time this weekend going out with my husband and children. Doing some shopping, enjoying coffee shops, and we ate out a few times...not always making the best choices, but I am owning up to them and will be able to handle the consequences whatever they may be on Friday at my weigh in.

February is going to be great month. I can just feel it:-) Just maybe not the first weigh in;)