Monday, January 30, 2012

Mirror Mirror

The Munchkin changes her future profession like most people change their underwear, almost daily.

Lately she's been stuck on being a singer and recently proclaimed:

"Mom, You know, I was born to be a singer..."

When I inquired as to how she knew this, she replied:

"Well, because I have a great voice and you know, I'm beautiful."

Self confidence is not going to be a problem for this child.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Diet Hiatus

I haven't done so well on the diet front this past week, it's so hard for me to get back on track when I've been out of town drinking, eating bad and missing sleep.

Tomorrow I'm back on it hard core. The birthday celebrations are over and I have no more excuses for false starts. I haven't weighed this week, I'm a little scared, to be honest. Maybe I'll get on the right track for a few days and then weigh in.. I so don't want to see a 5lb gain!!

Hooked up with an old friend that has started going back to spin classes so I'm planning to go with her this week, I've missed spin so much! It's the only exercise that I actually get lost in. LOVE. IT.

Goal this week:

Maintain my 6lb loss by the end of this week
Work out 6 days

Here we go!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Recovery.

It's no secret that at the ripe old age of 37, I can't party like I used to. Well, let's rephrase. I actually can party like I used to (there are pictures to prove it,) it's the recovery that gets me.

The girls and I headed north to Nashville this past weekend for 2 days filled with drinking, shopping, eating, drinking and well, more drinking. We got home at a decent time on Sunday yet I'm still struggling to catch up on my beauty sleep.

The weekend was absolutely perfect, we had some great food, we were able to sleep in, we got hit on by dudes, we made fun of dudes, we made up stories that dudes were so stupid they believed. The beer flowed like wine and the live music provided a great soundtrack for our weekend.

Thanks to the ladies that called in favors and left their little one's behind to celebrate my Birthday Month!

Now, who's next and where are we going?

Yummy Dinner at Rose Pepper Cantina. Best margarita I've ever had. Seriously. 
When they turn on the house lights, it's time to go.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Nashville, Here We Come!

Since it is still my birthday month - some girlfriends and I are leaving for a girls weekend in Nash-Vegas. Yip Yip Yippee!

It's been a week of snot, coughing, missed school, cancelled appointments, incredibly long waits at the Doctors office and massive ear infections leading to cranky not feeling well kids. 

I can't even begin to explain how excited I am about getting away for 36 hours.

Diet be damned. I will eat yummy food and drink yummy adult beverages until I'm good and drunk, because I don't have to get up with kids at 6am the next morning.

Yip Yip Yippee!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

14 Days does not a Diet Make

So this is the point in each and every diet where I get frustrated that I haven't lost every single pound I've set out to lose. It may have taken 2 years to put on, but 2 weeks should be more than enough time to lose it all back right? Of course!

If only it were that easy.

I know, I know. It takes time and 2 weeks is just barely scratching the surface.

I had lost 7 pounds, gained back 2 and lost 1 more for a net loss of 6 pounds in two weeks. Not shabby when you average that out to 3 pounds per week. In a month that would be 12 pounds and would put me under my first goal of 140, I don't think I'll maintain that pace but putting it in perspective helps motivate me  to keep going.

I'm eating healthier than I have in a long time and have been working out regularly for a solid week (baby steps, people.) So, I know that losing this weight the healthy, slooooooow way will be better in the long run. No gimmicks.


P.S. These PINK Method workouts rock! I *heart* them immensely!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Mortification: The Definition Of...

I'm about to tell you a story. The events that took place are all true, no embellishment or exaggeration needed.

A Mommy walks into a Verzion store with two, 3 year olds in tow. She asks, begs, warns, bribes them to be on their best behavior while the Sales Guy switches out Mommy's old pee'd on phone for her brand new shiny one.

The promise of lunch and play time at a Chick-fil-a playplace hung in the balance, and the girls behaved swimmingly for the entire 45 minutes they were in the store. After a quick run by the bank the happy trio were on their way to claim their reward. For the children, playtime in a climate controlled, let's say for all intents and purposes, clean play area. For the Mommy, fairly uninterrupted time to eat and play with her new phone. Everyone would win.


10 minutes into playtime one of the 3 year old's shit her pants, diarrhea style in the middle of the playroom.

One might think that's mortifying enough, not this family! This family likes to take it one step further, they like to push the boundaries, because a kid shitting their pants in an indoor playroom is not exactly new or original.

While many 3 year old's would be content to poop their pants and go on about their merry way, this 3 year old is nothing if not thorough by feeling the need to check and make sure that she did indeed make a mess of her pants in front of a room full of her peers. How? You might ask. By pulling her pants down in front of the glass windows (ass facing the entire restaurant) to check. How else, silly?

Once confirmed, she pulled her pants back up, like a champ, and met her already mortified, couldn't- get-to-her-child-fast-enough-when-she-saw-what-was-happening-Mom at the door with "Mommy..... I pooped in my pants, but I don't want to go home now... Do we have to leave?"

Needless to say the Mom in this story who may or may not have hidden out in the bathroom for approximately 30 minutes before making her walk of shame through the restaurant, will never be able to show her face in this undisclosed Chick-fil-a again for a very, very long time.

On the bright side, the new tortilla soup is actually pretty tasty.

The End.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Party Hard, Crash Harder

After: The only thing missing was her "blow"

Monday, January 09, 2012

Day One, Phase One

I made it through the "Reset" phase, 5lbs lost. I was hoping for 7 but since my Birthday was last Friday and I cheated a bit (no alcohol, or sweets) I can't be too picky.

I thought about staying on the reset for a couple of extra days to try and get those 2 pounds but honestly, I was ready to start exercising so I forged on. It's nice now because we get to add more calories into our day and have an actual breakfast rather than just a smoothie.

I did my first workout today and one of the reasons I picked this program was because the workouts are short and intense and BOY! is it intense. I had to take a water break during the warm up! I love it!

I can feel the fatigue in my muscles and it feels great! I've missed working out and it's nice that in the amount of time it would take me to load up the kids and drive to the gym I can get in a great cardio session and bit of yoga or ab work.

Looking forward to seeing this work pay off! Hopefully, sooner rather than later.

Saturday, January 07, 2012


Yesterday while getting ready to walk out of the house for my birthday lunch, I hear "Mary Kate" yell from another room... "Mommy, I accidentally pee pee'd on your phone" while trying for a few seconds to process what I heard, she yelled again, "MOMMY!, I pee pee'd on your phone!"  Still not sure that I was hearing her correctly, I yelled back:

"You, What?"
"I pee pee'd"
"You, Pee'd?"
"On My Phone?"
"I don't know"


*Scream lots of 4 letter words in my head*

At that point I decided having this conversation while yelling across the house was counterproductive, there is no way that while sitting on the sofa playing Angry Birds (which is where I left her) could she have literally pee'd on my phone. Right?

Well, kind of right.

When I found her she was in the bathroom sitting on the potty and sure enough, there sat my phone... on the floor... in a puddle of pee. She obviously was so caught up in destroying the pigs that she failed to make it to the potty on time.


So after a very good cleaning, I'm happy to say that the phone does still work (Eww, I know,) luckily I already had my iphone 4S on order.

Anyone want to buy an iphone, I'll have an extra!

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Might as well be a Crack Addict

Yesterday was a tough, tough day. I never knew how dependent my body had become on complete and total shit food. If detoxing from sugar and crap is even a tenth of what a drug addict goes through, then no thank you.

In addition to a massive migraine that lasted all. day. long. I was dizzy, tired and ravenous. I've never thought so much about food in my entire life. I'm not typically one to think that food looks good on those fast food commercials, in fact mostly I'm completely appalled by those ads because they never really look that appetizing (cue the Milos Grilled Chicken Sandwich) but yesterday I swear those burgers were calling my name. It's like they were willing me to get up, get my keys and drive myself to the nearest drive thru. They promised to make me feel better. Maybe in addition to dizzy, tired and starving I was also delusional?

I suffered through the day with only 1 slip up of cheese crackers (they happened to be calling my name as well.) The girls went unbathed in my delusional state and my house is still a complete wreck from holidays and traveling, but I was able to pull it together long enough to throw some waffles, clif bars and cheese crackers out for them to eat. Priorities, right?

I went to bed with the vice grip squeezing my head and woke up this morning with it dulled slightly. After a short round of nausea while getting the Munchkin ready for school I managed to make my smoothie, down some caffeine and ibuprofen and now I'm feeling much much better.

After 2 days I'm down 4.8lbs. It's a good thing because feeling like shit and having a scale that isn't moving downward is a complete and total buzz kill. 

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Hello New Year, Good-Bye Baby Weight!

The time has come. I'm closing the uterus on child bearing and no longer have the excuse of holding on to this baby weight because "What's the point in losing the weight if I'm just going to have another baby..."

Not a very good excuse but an excuse nonetheless.

I recently read somewhere that keeping your dieting a secret makes you more successful in said diet but I kind of feel like if you talk/blog about it, maybe having people know will hold you accountable. So that's what I'm thinking in sharing yet another dieting journey on my blog.

Getting below 140lbs seems to be a lofty goal. I haven't been there in years, I get to 142 and teeter on the edge of that goal but haven't been able to actually break through. So I'm setting that as my first goal, roughly 9lbs.

For Christmas I got the PINK Method Fitness program so that's what I'll be following. It's nothing extreme, mostly just healthy eating options with moderate exercise and it's broken down into 3 phases plus a reset.

I'm on day 2 of the "Reset Phase" and I'm down 2lbs, nothing major since I'm certain it's all water weight. I am however incredibly results oriented and tend to get a boost when I see weight coming off quickly, one of the reasons I chose this program.

In addition to losing some lbs, I'm hoping to gain some healthier eating habits for me and the entire family, I've gotten lazy when it comes to meal times and we had been eating out almost daily.

So.. Off we go! No fast food and definitely no more sodas!!

If your goal for the New Year is to lose some weight, good luck! Let me know how you're doing it!