Thursday, July 29, 2010

My New Thing - Week 29

I’ve been wearing my hair “not straight.” I went in for a haircut and started talking to my stylist about how wavy/curly/kinky/not straight my hair is naturally and how tired I was of fighting it. She worked her magic and taught me the in’s and out’s of using my diffuser and the importance of “product.” I like it, Husband likes it and I have to say it really is easier than fighting it and always having to blow dry it. Not sure I will keep it this way for long but it’s nice to have options and it’s nice to know how to encourage the curl in this yucky, hot, humid deep south summer.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Spell Check, ever heard of it?

It's obvious when I go through my reader and see all of the mistakes in my posts that I really should take advantage of that little thing called "Spell Check."

Forgive me, my "blog time" used to be quiet afternoons while children were sleeping, but now it's a stolen moment while they are supposed to be playing or eating - I get interrupted. A lot.. I get bumped and sat on, and I just don't have the energy or attention span to go back and proof my work. I'm sorry.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Weight Loss Challenge Update!

Let me start by saying, getting old SUCKS! After getting off to a very sloooooow start and 1 pound gain, my body decided to get on board with my plan and started to shed some LB's.

I think it's been just over 2 weeks and I'm down to 144. I don't think that I'll make the 10lb goal before August 1st, but it won't be for lack of trying.

My eating has been really good, I've even cut out sweet tea (Gasp!) I'm exercising regularly but did skip a few days because I didn't get up early enough to beat the heat. I'm a wuss when it comes to heat and giving myself a heatstroke over 6lbs just isn't worth it.

My plan for this week is to kick up the exercise and make it a priority to get up and get in a run or walk. As for eating, the only thing I can really cut out right now is the occasional sweet I've still allowed myself, which honestly hasn't been much. My calorie count is extremely low and having a bite of a chocolate chip cookie or 1/2 of a cupcake has been accounted for.

Seven days and counting...

Saturday, July 24, 2010

My New Thing - Week 28

I went an entire week without eating meat. It’s not like I set out to become a vegetarian, I watched Food, Inc. (watch it, I dare you.) and I can’t shake the images and information from my head. I’m not sure I’ll never eat meat again but I’ve certainly never gone an entire week without it, and right now it’s just too fresh on my mind, so I guess you can call me a “temporary vegetarian.”

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Ask and Ye Shall... Burn

I haven't been in the sun at all this summer - I've been complaining that I could be related to Casper the ghost I'm so white. I don't count the rockin' farmers tan I've been sporting from the minimal outside time I've had with the girls, so when the Munchkin started her swim lessons last Friday I was excited (and slightly appalled) about the opportunity to finally get in my swimsuit and soak up some vitamin D.

Staying true to my Tanorexic Self, I ignored the sunblock (for myself only) and took my chances with the straight glorious rays of sun.. I burned. Bad. We stayed longer than I thought we would and I paid (am still paying) the price.

I know I need to be more careful, but in my head I always think, "It'll be tan by tomorrow" well, not this time. I'm fried, like a crispy critter. I'll spare you a picture, I can't imagine anyone wants to really see sunburned skin (this goes along with food that you have eaten off of, BTW) But trust me when I tell you it's a very odd, indescribable shade of red.

We have swim lessons again tomorrow and this "Tanorexic" will be applying some sunscreen.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

10 Pound Weight Loss Challenge

Here I am again.. facing pool time and a trip to the beach without having lost that 10 pounds I swore I would lose by summer time this year... It's a promise I make to myself every year and fail to follow through on.

I've decided as of 4th of July weekend I'm going to lose 10 pounds before we go to the beach in about a month. I do not plan to use gimmicky diets, starve myself, or cut off my arm. I'm going to lose 10 pounds by watching what I eat and exercising like a maniac.

Since my last weight loss challenge at the end of last year, I've slowly put on the few pounds that I had lost. I think I was somewhere around 141 at the lowest of that challenge. Now I'm sitting at 148.5.....again.

I don't like sharing this information with the world but I figure I need the accountability. So here we go.. I don't plan to make regular updates I just plan to lose 10 pounds before August 1.. I'll update at some point, and if I don't, just assume that I failed to keep my promise yet again and maybe don't rub it in my face?

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

My New Thing - Week 26

I bought new cleaning wipes. I know they aren't the most eco-friendly thing around but I always like to keep a big tub of them sitting in my kitchen. It makes wiping down counter tops and sticky placements easier and faster. I was at Publix looking for my favorite, Greenworks. I like the ginormous tub but they were out, so I tried the Seventh Generation and they flat out stink. Not as in they don't work, they literally stink. I can't stand the smell of them or the smell it leaves on my counters and my hands. Needless to say I won't be buying these again. I would consider this weeks "New Thing" a fail.

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Friday, July 02, 2010


Remember not so long ago when I told you about the dreadful pooptastrophe we had during bathtime? Well today during park time, we had round 2. Only instead of poop, it was puke.

We were meeting some friends to play at the park, yes I know it's hot and no, I didn't plan to stay very long. From the time we pulled in to the time we were in the car on the way home it was almost exactly an hour - I tell you this so you don't think I'm a crazy neglectful Mom who takes her kids out when it's 90+ degrees without expecting there to be consequences. I loaded them up on water and juice so we were prepared for the 30 or so minutes we actually spent playing.

"Ashley" was the first to show signs of weakness, she came over to me while we were on the playground and started laying on me, she was sweaty and saying "Go Go Go." I can take a hint. I gave the Munchkin her 5 minute warning and started loading our snacks and sippys back into the bag.

I grabbed the twins who refused to walk, carried them to the car, Munchkin sulking but following. I loaded "Ashley" into the car, buckled her up and she puked. All over everything, 3 times.

I got her out of the car, she puked some more, all over me, all over my bag more on herself. I stripped her down, wiped her off, cleaned out her seat the best I could and borrowed a towel from a friend who thankfully was there to help me out.

I loaded her in again, then loaded "MaryKate." I turned around to see/hear Munchkin vomit all over the parking lot. She puked 3 times. I felt like I was in a Saturday Night Live skit. There was literally vomit spewing everywhere I turned. Very Linda Blair-esque, only without the spinning head.

I was drenched in sweat, covered in vomit and laughing. K apologized for laughing too, but it was another one of those moments where you just have to laugh. All I could do was laugh and ask "What is happening here?" I have never seen so much vomit in my life, what are the odds that 2 out of 3 kids are going to vomit on me at the park?

On the way home "Mary Kate" verped and I nearly had a panic attack. She laughed, the Munchkin was telling me it was ok because she had a bag to catch her puke. I laughed again.

I cannot even describe to you the odor in my car on this hot summer day. A vomit soaked car seat is worse than a rouge sippy of milk... Trust me on this.

Ain't life grand?