Friday, December 19, 2008

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

And The Award Goes To

It feels so Great to finally get Some recognition on my little old blog. I've not been on plan lately and I'm really trying to do better. This cold weather has really gotten me off plan. I was walking everyday and even began running. But with it being cold out The last thing I want is to get sick and even passing something along to the Toddler. I've not been getting many comments lately on this blog and I can only wonder why since I've not been blogging very much lately. But, I do have one Faithful Commenter and no matter what I've got to say she always tries her best to comment. I've never have been given an award or even tagged in this blogging world. Who might I be talking about?? Amy from Surfing or Spaghetti of Course!! I've not been taking my thyroid meds lately and I guess thats why I've been so tired lately. I just don't have any motivation. I'm desperately trying to find a Wii Fit and maybe I can get some extra exercise in that way. I've not found one yet but,I'm determined to get one. Anyways Maybe once my daughter starts getting in bed like she needs to maybe I won't be so tired. It was after 1 am before she went to sleep? But her nap was off yesterday and She didn't want to go to bed!! I know I need to do something I just feel awful. The place where I work hasn't called me for work in almost 2 weeks and hubby just wants me to quit and stay home with Leah but,If they can get me some hours I would really love to work and have the extra money! We are looking for a house so we can get out of my husbands family house so pray that I find something soon. Hopefully we can find something we can buy. Here are they bloggers I want to Tagg for this award.

Cranky Fitness
Roni's Weigh
Back to The Fridge
Angie All The Way
All Natural Weight Loss
Happy Beautiful Me
A Merry Life

The Daily Mile

Please If you are a running,walker,cyclist,swimmer or even a triathlete please check out Daily Mile it reminds me of twitter/myspace for fitness. I guess like a social community for all of your fitness. I really like this site and I think its great site to keep up with your workouts. So,if you haven't already go check this site out. They are planning on working on getting nike + working with the site as well as those garmin gadgets so i think the site has great potential.
Friday, December 12, 2008

foxytunes test

Now playing: Cliff Richard - Mistletoe and Wine
via FoxyTunes

sorry for the delay

I'm so sorry I've not been keeping up with this blog lately. I've not been working cause supposedly they can't find me any work! My little girl,Leah has been sick. Last week she got a stomach virus then gave it to me. I never felt so awful in my life. She has had all sorts of sinus issues but,was thinking it was alot due to her cutting her big molars. Well,now I've got this crud for what makes the 3rd time since October!! I've not been in the mood for working out at all lately. I got on Ebay the other day and ordered Leah a Little Rocking Chair. Its unfinished so it will have to be sanded and painted. I try to look for things I know she'll love and she will sit and bounce on her little toddler bed and try and rock her dollies to sleep. So I believe she will love it. I think I will buy her some new Pjs and maybe a new dollie. I don't care as long as she gets something for christmas. I think Christmas is for kiddies anyways. Its all about giving.
Sunday, December 7, 2008

Leah Had a Stomach virus

Leah Had a Stomach virus And she gave it to me. I threw up five times last night and then had Diahrea. We are all sick
~Boo Bear~
Monday, December 1, 2008

Getting back into Action

Lately things have been going crazy in my life. From Getting scammed out of money that could of been used elsewhere to my job. The lady I was caring for was put in the nursing home a few week ago and work hasn't been stable since. The company I work for put me to caring for a patient all the way on top of a nearby mountain and I just can't drive up there during the wintertime. They only had me working a few hours 3 times a week and Its just not paying me to go up there and work. I may live to regret it but,I really need something closer to home and more hours. I have been looking around online for work but,no luck yet. Maybe my husband can pay all of our bills for the next month or so. I know christmas will be next to none anyways and as long as my daughter has something to open on christmas day thats all that matters to me. I'm really needing to start working out again and try and start eating better. I'm lost about 15 lbs since july and It was hard to get it off and I want
Sunday, November 23, 2008


We've been living with my Husbands family and helping them out since my husbands car accident about 6 months ago. Our Christmas Present to ourselves was to get out of here and be on our own. Even if it meant not getting a gift from each other this year. We wanted to do everything we could to get out of here. So,What do I do??? I started looking in the Newspaper and even on LSN which is a similar website to Craigslist. Where people post things they have for Sale,RENT,Free or Trade. I really couldn't find anything in the paper and finally found something on LSN. There was no picture of the house but,there was a good description. The rent was more than I had wanted but,I thought if we worked hard we'd manage. We went to go look at this House this past Wednesday. I really liked the house. The only problem I had with the house was that It only had a walk in shower and having a little girl we really needed a tub. But,still I thought we would still get around that too. It being the end of the month,me not getting many hours at work lately we still wanted the house but,asked if she'd work with us. She seemed a little over eager to help us out. I know we really jumped the gun about getting a place and we really didn't have much money but,I thought if they'd work with us we'd could get things situated and I thought it would eventually all work out for everyone. Well,My brother in law lives up the road from her and I had heard bad things about our future landlord. But,I was being trustworthy and trying to give her a chance. I thought I would paint the living room cause she had it painted a funky purple color and that had to go! She agreeed and even told us she'd pay for the paint. We agreed that we'd prorate the rent and even pay us to paint and for all the supplies. She agreed to even keep the electric,water & Gas on in her name for 60 days which is 2 months or till we got it switched over whichever came first. I don't know but,I felt leary of that she may do something shady. Well,Thursday was my day off but,I thought I'd rest till I returned back to work the next day. She calls at 8am wondering if I'm coming over there? I hadn't planned on it but,I went ahead and told her I'd come over for awhile to paint so I could get it done before Saturday so we could get moved in. I went ahead and got most of the painting done. She kept calling me the whole time I was painting and yapping away. She kept telling me all her problems and even told me about a shed building she had sold for $800 to a man in Knoxville. She later told me he had Stopped Payment on the Check he had written her and she'd wrote checks on it and that her checking account was all messed up. Which,I am sorry isn't my problem. She kept texting and calling us in the early morning hours on our cell phones. She kept texting us saying call me its urgent. I knew something was going on but not sure what? I texted her back and she called within 15-20 mins and this was at 6am she wakes everyone in the house up and even my 2 year old which ticks me off. She said because of her situation she had to have more money. I said we'll I will have to wait and see. She said its Friday I know you and your husband both work and you both probably get paid. I told her I work in Home Health and didn't get paid but 2x's a month but,Marty got paid but,I'd have to talk to him. He said NO we aren't given her anymore money I don't care what's going on with her. Well,I called her back and said no we can't give you anymore money that we just want our money back and we'd return the key and go our separate ways. She said that would be okay. I tried calling her later that day to make arrangements and she wasn't woman enough to answer my phone calls but,she could text me and I think it was because of her thinking that we take her to court or something. Well,I got everything saved she's ever sent me too. We came down our road and was sitting in front of the school and she pulls out in front of us and I had my husband to follow her so we could talk to her. She wouldn't stop so we ended up falling us to her house and she gets out of her branco saying she has no time for us that her son is missing and he's a grown man....whatever! I think he can take care of hisself. It was just something to through us off. So,We went on our merry way. She wasn't woman enough to talk to us face to face or even over the phone but,she could text me? I've been so furious!!! She kept telling me that I breeched the contract?? How? It was her that kept asking for more money? It wasn't in the contract and if anything we where paid up till the 1st Of December. She kept texting me to not go on the property or she'd have me arrested? I called the cops and he said I had paid till the end of the month and I had the right to live there till I was legally evicted. He said it could take up to 90 days to have me thrown out since I actually have a child. We didn't even move not one piece of furniture in this house. I just feel like we where ripped off and I'm furious. Its things like this that makes me not want to trust anyone in this world. I could had used that money to get my child a good christmas for this year but,someone took advantage of me. I went over there last night and she had all the door knobs taken off and I couldn't even get in the house. I was even more furiated! I talked to a neighbor over there and apprently she's been running all sorts of scams. She will tell people all sorts of pitty stories and give her all sorts of free stuff and then turn it around and sell it for a triple price which I think is wrong. There are actual ppl that actually need stuff like that and she lies to get things and flip it? Apparently I am not the first she's scammed. I put an ad up on LSN and told ppl to watch who they deal with on there. I got so many emails from ppl saying that she scammed them and that she took them for money too!! I wished I could warn everyone about her but,I know there will still be ppl that will fall prey to her and I just hope they don't get scammed out of money like I did. so if your online trading or selling things or whatever even if its a rent house please really check out the person your dealing with because they can really take you for your money. If anyone goes on LSN please stay away from anyone with the name of coltenbaby or angel baby or angellynn. I also found out she has all kids or Pitts and Rotti dogs and has even let them loose on kids? what kind of person is that. I really want to take her to court but,is it worth it? should I walk away and count my losses
Monday, November 17, 2008

On the Move

Well,we finally found us a place!! I'm so excited. We've been living with my husband's Family since his car accident cuz,on my paycheck alone we just didn't have enough $$ aka Moolah to afford to even rent a place. My husband's uncle gave us some land that he said we could build on but,We've hit every sort of road block imaginable. So,Hubby finally decided to move into a place out to ourselves. I've been pretty much begging and pleading for him to move out of his families house 4eva it seems!! We found out my 16 Year old Step-Daughter "might" be pregnant we don't know for sure but,its a huge possiblity. She hasn't said anything to her mother yet. I told her to just wait and we will come to that if we have to. I'm gonna take her to the Doctor when she comes in for Thanksgiving. She lives about 3 hours away. Its been around 7 months since she's even seen her dad. I told my husband that her mom lets her do whatever she wants like she is an adult. What's done is done we can't unchange it. She has no stability in her life. She gets mad at one parent for trying to correct her and then goes lives with the other and it just repeats itself. She doesn't have no stabilty like that!!! If she is preggers I just hope she finishes school She now a Junior in School and she has about a Year and a half left to go. It would have to be hard to be a teen-aged mom and trying to finish school. Motherhood is hard enough let alone having to be one as a teenager. I think my husband is thinking that if her mom blows her top that way she will have a place to come to if she needs one. So Hopefully we'll get moved into this new place within the next month or so. I'm just so EXCITED!!!! We have most of our things packed up so we won't have to worry about the packaging part. We just have our dressers and our beds her at martys families house. I finally got placed at another house at work. I'm only working 24 hours a week :( not good!! I need some more work. I need at least 40 hours a week if we are gonna be living out on our own. I will be working Mondays,Wednesdays,Fridays & Saturdays.

I called the Electric and Water to see how much we'd have to pay to get them turned on and surprisingly it wasn't too bad! So hopefully My husband can Pay the 1st months rent and deposit and I can get the Electric & Water paid so we can get moved in. WE have alot of things that we'll have to buy that we threw away when we packed our stuff up in storage. My husband doesn't want me to take this computer to the new place. He said at the end of January when we get our Taxes he was gonna buy me a new computer. So,I decided I would trade with his aunt. She said I could buy her living room set. Love Seat,Sofa,recliner. I believe its an ashley furniture its not the greatest but,I thought I would repay them since I really don't have the cash that I'd give them this computer since I'm buying me a brand new computer. I'm thinking of a New apple laptop or maybe the new HP smarttouch. We'll just have to see when that time comes. The house we are moving into is a 3 Bedroom & 3 Bath. I might just make one of the rooms into a workout room/ computer room. I guess it depends on my Step-Daughters Situation.

On the workout front...there hasn't been any in almost 2 weeks I guess. I've been so sick. I think I had the flu or something then I think it turned into strep Throat. My mouth has never been so sore. I'm gonna try and get back into workout though I promise. ohh yeah I have to tell you what leah done this morning. I got up outta bed to use the bathroom. Leah was waking up and thought it would be awhile before she'd actually get outta bed. One thing about living with family I have Marty's Aunt to help me with Leah. I figured it would be awhile before she'd actually get outta bed. I was using the bathroom and I heard Leah Yelling "Di...Di....Diiiii,DIIIII" it was so cute. Diane which is Marty's Aunt was up waiting for a kid to get here that she babysits. Well,she came into our room and leah was sitting on the side of the bed. Nothing was wrong she just didn't want to get outta bed all on her own. Talk about lazy. I was calling her Lazy bones this morning. So cute though...
Saturday, November 8, 2008

Sephora,EDM & Coastal Scents Haul

I've been shopping on and off all day...I'm so excited!! I've got alot of things thats coming in the mail. Here is a list of some things I got

1. Hope in a Jar
2. Purity made simple
3. My free gift which is a makeup box with lots of samples

New scrubs for work so now I have enough to do me all week
I got some christmas prints and some new iguana med scrubs.

I also ordered some make-up from coastal scents from EDM ( Everyday Minerals) which is mineral make-up. I order 3 foundations 3 blushes,3 concealers,2 brushes- a flat top and the long handled kabuki. I'm really excited to try this mineral make-up. I've wanted to try mineral makeup for a long time plus its so much better on your skin.

From Coastal Scents I got the pink brush set which is so cute!! I also got a 22 neutrel eyeshadow palette which is most of the colors I use on a daily basis. So I got alot of stuff and I will take pictures when I receive it. It was so much fun shopping for me! I love shopping
Thursday, November 6, 2008

I H8T3 my new patient @ work!!

I started sitting with a new patient at work yesterday. The other lady I cared for was put in the hospitial last week. I already miss her. I dislike the new patient. Everything I do isn't right nor good enough! Ugh!! She said I can't keep anyone here. Umm... I wonder why??? I really hope Mrs. Nell gets to come back home cause I hate it here. I guess I just took to my old patient better.
Monday, October 27, 2008

Eating Organic

So as most of you know I've been trying to get back in shape. I'm approaching my 30th birthday in April and I'm not getting any Younger! In my early 20s I would just not eat but,I really think thats unsafe as well as unhealthy. I believe that is why my thyroid and metabolism is the way it is now because of those eating habits. Since July I've lost 14lbs isn't that awesome? I would like that number to be higher but,I'm trying to learn to live a healthy life when I was younger healthy wasn't in my vocabulary I just wanted a smaller pants size but,I guess as you get older you want to be healthier. My husband and myself are wanting more children but,I want to be healthier than I was before my last pregnancy and even what I am now. I had some issues during my pregnancy with leah and I am thankful she's here with me. I so don't want to go through that again. Having an Emergency C-Section as well,as a Staff Infection took its toll on me and I vowed I'd never do that again! I want more kids but,so not going through all that at least I hope so. I want to be healthier before I get pregnant. So,I've been listening to Jillian Michaels again!! I so Love her! How could you go wrong not listening to her podcasts it's very informative. She talks about eating organic and how much more healthy it is for you. I was listening to an older podcast of hers the other day and she was talking about alot of the chemicals that are being used in our foods. Now would you give rat poisoning to your children or even those that are dear to you??? I don't think so! I don't think people realize the chemicals that they are putting in our foods. She was talking about a chemical that was put on our foods that has a Cardigen Level 1 do you realize how dangerous that is? People wonder why they are getting cancer or other diseases its just no wonder. Eating healthier can save you on healthcare. How you might ask? Do you ever see healthy people going to the doctor very much? eating healthy and exercising boosts your immune system. So think about what your eating I know organic is much more expensive but,why not grow a Garden and grow some Fruits & Veggies you love. You can also check out Farmers Markets and I believe their fruits & veggies are cheaper most of the time than going to the Grocery Store. Alot of the these chemically processed foods are putting toxins into our bodies and making us fat! Organic Foods help our bodies rid of toxins.It is linked to ADHD,Cognitive Decline,Alzheimeiers and many other disesases.

Here are a few sites you can check out to read more about eating Organic

And another site to look up Farmers' Markets in your Area. There are several in the MiddleTennessee Area for those of you that live close to me.

Being since Jillian Michaels inspired this post here is a link to her sites
Jillian Michaels
Jillian's Podcast at KFI

Buy A handbag and Support Susan G. Komen

I get emails from Hungry-Girl and I like reading them and finding good food finds. I am always up for a deal and leancuisine has these bags for $9.95 Most of the proceeds are going to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure they are giving $5.00 for each bag that is bought. I really like these They are so cute. I personally like the Floral Swirl the best. So go check these bags out over here at Lean Cuisine.

Down 3lbs and a NS Victory!

I've been weighing 269 and wearing size 26/28W jeans and Yesterday I weighed myself and I weighed in at 266 so thats a -3lb loss. So excited. I went Shopping this week for a new outfit. We are planning on getting our pictures done in a few weeks. I wanted to get all of us something new to wear for a pictures cause God knows I could use more I had my neice,Beth go with me cause I think she has a great sense of style. She helped me pick something really great and I got my really size and they where too BIG! So excited So I got the next smallest size a 22W and thought I wouldn't be able to wear it and it fit perfectly. I'm so excited about it!!! I'm going to start counting Calories I believe. I think I'm going to start out with 2500 Calories a Day and see how I do and go from there. I also want to start eating organically. I know I can grow my own fruits & Veggies but,this year is pretty much gone to grow anything. So,I thought I would start growing my own stuff this coming year and I can save on Fruits and Veggies in the long run that way. I'm going to start cutting out more processed foods too. I was going to find some organic yogurt but my local walmart didn't have much just something from Stoneyfarms and it was plain yogurt. blah!
I Bought me a brita water filter this past week. I still can taste the chlorine in the water though so the water here must be pretty bad. Yuck! But at work its not as bad? not sure why? its only a few miles down the road. So,I can save money that way too. I'm also going to start having a cup of Green or White Tea everyday. I think there are huge health benefits to drinking Green or White Tea. I thought Maybe i could research the benefits of it and blog about it later.
I really need to start working out but,I have no motivation lately. I know what I need to do to loose this weight why don't I do it??
Sunday, October 26, 2008

Gracie's Gear Sportsbra

Roni over at is giving away a Sportsbra given away by Gracie's Gear is giving away a free sportsbra. I really like the look of these and the black and pink one is so mine even if I don't win I might buy one. So please go check out Roni's site and enter now!!

I entered the Gracie Gear Giveaway!

Check out Roni’s Weight Loss Blog for more information.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Portion Control & Calories

As most of you know I love listening to Jillian Michaels podcasts. Go to her site and check her out. Her podcast has been VERY informational. The podcast site is kinda like a blog about her pocasts and it lists all sorts of info she talks about on her podcast. She was talking about how people talk about portion control but she was saying how that's where alot of people mess up. That you need to count calories. Calories in calories out. I believe portion control and calorie counting go hand in hand. Both are equally important. Check out her podcasts and her websites. I'm telling ya you won't be disappointed.

Jillian Michaels Website

Jillian Michaels Podcast

getting outta the funk!

Lately I've been really depressed. My Hubby & I haven't been getting along that great lately. So I've been depressed about that. It's gotten me to where I've became distant and withdrawn from him. My husband has been hiding something from me nothing major just something trivial really but he knew it would make me mad. And he's had people lying for him and covering for him. Just be honest that's all I ask. I've been spending lots of time online I guess cause marty seems preoccupied and in the end result I've been bored. So I've vowed to Not get on the Computer while he's home and even the iPod Touch. If he will work on his issues. There has been times I could of been working out instead I was on the computer doing nothing really!!! I've been listening to Jillian Michaels Podcast lately and she says to loose and see results you should workout 4 hours a week. That's doable now if I'll actually do it that's another question.
Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sprained my ankle....again

I was leaving work yesterday and I was putting some trash in the back of the jeep that needed to be taken off I came around the jeep to get ready to leave when my foot fell in a small hole and it caused me to turn my ankle over and fall. I've repeatedly fell for the last 5-6 years and every time I mess the same ankle up. It irritates me cause I was going to try and get serious about my walking again. It's gonna take at least a week or two before it's any better. I was debating on even coming into work at all today but I figured I would probably have noone else to fill in for me. So I'm bearing with the pain. I might ice while I'm not doing anything here at work. I soaked in warm water last night and added some Epsom salt. It helped for awhile but it's just gonna take awhile to heal. Luckily the lady I care for well, her step-daughter is coming in to take care of her for the weekend. So I'll have the weekend off!!! Yah!! So maybe I can get some rest and it'll heal up.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008


One of the blogs I read on a daily basis is trying to make various things that you need working on a habit in your everyday life. Last week was drinking more water. Since I read the blog late in the week I decided to start the week off by drinking more water. Monday I think I drank a glass or two. Yesterday I drank 3 glasses. Today I'm aiming for 5 glasses while I'm here at work. I really need to quit drinking Sodas cold turkey I've been drinking too many Dr. Pepper's lately. The lady I take care of has a brita water pitcher she never uses so I've been using it at work. I hate tap water. I've not drank tap water since I lived in new York. The water was aweful there. I don't have a Brita pitcher at home but I thought of buying one instead of drinking bottled water while I'm at home. I'm going to start drinking green or white tea because I think there are great benefits to drink green/white tea. I just wonder if there are the same Amount of benefits in the little packets where you just add water?does another brand have better benefits than another? Is it better drink green or white tea cold or warm? I guess I need to do a little research on it. I thought it would be best to drink it after I get off work so as I can sleep at night in case it gives me a little more energy.
Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy 2nd Birthday Leah Josephine

Where has the time gone? My baby turned 2 years old today. I had a rough pregnancy and delivery. I had to be induced and was doing great with the labor pains but I was afraid I couldn't handle the pain later on so I went ahead and took the epidural. I went into labor around 6 am and for the most part everything went along smoothly. My dr. Couldn't be there and sent in the midwife. I only saw her once at that was around 8 am. The only ones I saw was the delivery nurse. I don't understand why they didn't come to check on me? Any hoo I started pushing around 3 pm and was having no luck at all. She was turned to wrong way. Her heart rate was dropping. Finally at 7 pm my doctor showed up and wondered why I still hadn't had her. The delivery nurse had only been on the job a few days and I think she got scared and didn't tell them what was going on. He finally got to her head and tried the sucction but there wasn't much sucess. He said if you don't have her in 30 mins well have to do an emergency C-Section. So 30 mins passed and her heart rate continued to dropped so they asked my husbands permission. He agreeed and at 8:27pm we had our baby girl. But all was not right with our world. She only had a 10% heart rate and her lungs had collapsed. They worked on her and she was on all sorts of machines luckily she pulled through. But I didn't even get to hold her till around 3 am. I really feel it's important for mother and child to bond those first few moments of life. I don't think we bonded like we needed to. She had jaundice for over 3 weeks and I had a god awful staph infection. I literally was dying my Hubby worked 12 hours a day and I was at home unable to do much of anything at all. I got so sick with that staph infection and the worse part the hospitial staff nor my doctors told me!! They sent me home knowing about it! Thank God my sister came by to check on me. I could barely care for her on my own little on myself. But, she was there more ways than I know. After coming home from the hospitial I didn't get out much and I think it resulted into post partum depression. The doctors didn't believe in PPD but I had it and I think it's important to get fresh air. Especially with little ones. At times I feel like I'm raising her myself. But men are men! That can't be helped. I would love to give leah a little brother or sister but I think getting in shape is more important. I've tried going to see my patents and even sisters as much as I can. But, I can count on one hand how many times they've been to see me. It's like if I have to bust my @$$ to keep the relationship. I'm tired of it! I had leah's party yesterday and made it at a time my family could come. Not one person from my family showed up and I've been kinda down about it. My parents go to my dead sisters and brothers grave but can't see the ones that are alive WTF? I go see my parents as much as i can and my sisters too but,I feel like they could care less about me and take me for granted. I'm just tired of bending backwards to make them happy and to keep the relationship open! I'm not even gonna waste my time with my families annual Christmas eve party this year. What's the point? Why put on an act? Why come around when they don't all year around. I'm just tired of it. I hope that me and leah are alot closer as she gets older. I hope I can have more children and Leah is close to them. Happy Birthday baby girl I love you so much!!

I heard this song as soon as i Got in my jeep this morning and It was something I needed to hear. Right now I feel very alone. I guess I'm feeling down about how my family treats me.I feel Like I only have my husband and daughter as my family now. I feel like my family has forgotten me and could care less. This song gave me comfort this morning just when I needed it. I'd like to dedicate this song to leah Happy Birthday Baby Girl I ♥ you!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

My Thoughts about iBlogger

I got paid today and I was so antious to get the new iblogger app from the iTunes App Store. I've waiting for a blog app to blog offline since where I work is in the boondocks and it seems like there isn't much sign of life for miles around. What can I say I love Blogging but I have no Wi-Fi at work so being able to do it offline is Very important. I have various blogs on various subjects. My weight loss blog is on blogspot. Posting on my blogspot via iblogger is okay but I was really looking forward to being able to blog using pictures and right now you can't do that using blogspot. I've read that there was going to be an update soon and you'll be able to using your flickr account but who knows when that'll be?? You can also link posts or even websites but to me that seems just too complicated. Hopefully iBlogger gets better over time.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I'm walking Again Nike+ Again

I've not felt very well the last few days. As some of you know we currently live with my husbands Aunt & Uncle and I hate it with everything within me. But,Marty my husband wants to save money to get a place of our own. Well,Lately I've either been too tired or too depressed to even think of working out. Sometimes I think What's the use of even trying? I tell myself I'll always be fat. But,Yesterday I told myself yeah you'll always be fat maybe even fatter if you don't get off that @$$ so,I thought I'd Start with walking for about 30 minutes everyday. I done that several years ago and I lost weight even if I just had 30 minutes I'd at least walk. So I took my Nike+ Sportsband and try and calibrate it But,I can't figure the thing out. So,I just used my husbands Ipod and used the Nike+ on there. I walked 1.04 miles and I felt so alive I could had actually done more but,My neice Beth Called and I ended up going and hanging out with her for awhile. My Daughter went walking with me as well. My husband was working on the little farm we have here. And past the Goats area we have an empty feild and we walked around in around the perimeter of the property. I work my 2 year old out and I had my husband to come get her she was just too tired to continue. Wow I was getting more energy than her. But,she had a blast walking with me. I have a treadmill and its old and It seems like your constantly walking up a hill and it kills me. I"ve been sick the past few days. I actually got some time off work. The lady I care for has family in from California and The wanted me to wait about coming in till they left which didn't hurt my feelings cause I got some time off!! It sucks cause I've felt aweful I think its a cold?! My husband hasn't worked the last 2 days he said he had a stomach Virus but,I don't know what to believe. I'm sorry but no one else around here as a stomach bug? I really think he eats way too much and he always has a MT. Dew in his hand. I'm sorry but isn't anyone else sick??? My daughter and myself is almost always the first ones sick if there is anything going around. I'm just aggravated because this next Monday is my Daughters 2nd Birthday and I'd would really wanted the extra money. I get paid tomorrow and I'm not doing anything but, getting my daughters gift for her because I'm sorry she's that important to me.

I've added a picture above of my new Lance Armstrong Nike+ Sports band I've not figured it out yet but,Hopefully I will soon! So,if anyone out there has one and knows how to do it please shoot me an email at
Sunday, October 5, 2008

Is cold Season upon us?

I'm not sure when the cold season comes into effect but,everyone here at the house has been sick this past week. If I'm not better by tomorrow I won't be able to go to work. Working in Home Health If I'm sick they don't want us coming in till we are better. Because a little cold could be deadly for an elderly person. Which wouldn't exactly hurt my feelings. But,I've just felt awful so,thats why I've not been around much lately. Today I'm trying to get as much rest as possible and hopefully i will be able to go to work tomorrow. I'm downloading more music for hubby and myself today to put on our ipods.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Fall is Here!

I think this little picture is so adorable! I love Autumn/Fall I know ppl call it differently but,I just love this time of the year here in Tennessee. The weather is getting much bearable. Its cool enough for a jacket in the mornings and even a light jacket when it starts getting dark. The sun shines during the day but,not enough to be a sortcher. I love it. I love how the trees change colors like they've been cast a spell upon them and their colors magically change colors. My hours at work changed today and really I'm relieved. Working all these hours lately has almost gotten the best of me. So now My hours at work are from 8am-2pm which is 6 hours 5 days a week. Thinking of having the office have someone come in and work the 4 hour shift on Saturdays but,I'm still undecided about it. This evening I go the Chance to watch Wind at My Back Today after I got off work I came in the House and I had 2 DVDs from Netflick. I get so Excited when I receive DVDs from them. I watch alot of old shows I never watched before and alot of old shows that I love!! I finished Wind at my back Vol.1 Disk 1 and went to the post office before the mail truck came so Netflicks should be sending me a new DVD Tomorrow! I get stuff I want to watch Chick flicks,tv shows I wanna see or even Workout Videos I wanna try. Today I tried Bob Harper's Biggest Loser Workout DVD it has 2 ways you can workout a 6 week workout with 4 different workouts you do 2 workouts one day and change up to the other 2 thats left the next day. I done 2 of the workouts today and I love it! I wished I had a way to record dvds or something. Bob does alot of boxing moves and I loved that because I need to work on my core muscles badly and I think boxing moves helps in that area. I really love this DVD and would defiantely do it again. The mail Truck doesn't leave till 4pm from my local Post Office and since I get off at 2 I thought I would do the DVD again tomorrow before I sent it back to Netflicks. I've been wanting to find a Diet thats more Stricker than Weight Watchers because I feel that its too leaniate and I need something thats gonna keep me on goal and focused. I'm not sure if there is a Biggest Loser Diet but,planning on trying to find something along those lines. I've seen the show and I've seen some of the stuff they have cooked in the past and it looks pretty healthy! I went to a website to do The Biggest Loser and it Cost around $20.00 a month and you get a full diet plan customized for you and it comes with 3 different books on The Biggest Loser. I think one is a fitness Book,a recipe book and the other probably goes through things on the show. Its called The Biggest Loser Club if anyone is interested. I've not been motivated to do anything lately and I'm not sure why. Our insurance ran out and hubby finally went back to work due to his accident and we are suppose to be getting insurance but have no clue when? I haven't taken my Thyroid Medication in about 2 months now and I can really see the effects of it. I'm always tired,my muscles ache. I just feel awful. I am just hoping my insurance will pay for the blood work.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008

scrubs not the Tv Show

Yesterday I got paid and I'm desperately needing new scrubs. I just started working in home health 6 months ago. With Hubby out of work I was just trying to make do but now that he's back at work I can spend more freely. I stayed up till almost midnight looking around. I got me a pair of the new Grey's Anatomy Scrubs in Royal blue. I love how they feel to me it's almost like a silky texture. I also go me some new iguanamed scrubs I really love how their pants fits me and I got some tooniforms which are cartoon print scrubs. I found seasame street Hopscotch it has elmo and all the seasame street characters. My daughter loves Mo! FYI: Elmo. I also found a really cute fall one but I'm waiting on it not sure about it. So can't wait to receive all my new scrubs in the mail.
Sunday, September 21, 2008

College Road Trip

Tonight we finally made it a movie. Just Leah, my husband, Marty and myself. I've been renting movies from iTunes and I've had the movie "College Road Trip" on my iPod ready to watch! Finally tonight we got around to watching it. Personally I liked it. I thought it was Hilarious. It's about a daughter who wants to go to college across the country and daddy has a bit of a problem of letting go.

Bare Escentuals Giveaway

there is a blog giveaway going on for bare escentuals. I've never used it but I only hear good things about it. Go check it out!

A different approach

I've not walked with my Nike+ in well over a month so, I'm gonna try getting up early of the mornings and walk 3-5 days a week. I'm wanting to do my Firm Dvds at least 3 days a week. I've thought of joining the local YMCA but I just don't know if I'd workout at a gym I just don't feel comfortable with it.

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Running Late

Well I was late for work this morning. I called the lady I take care of as well the office of the company I work through. I had to pay my insurance on my jeep grand Cherokee. It was past due on the 17th with it being late I needed to go into the office. Not to mention I had to go by our local Co-Op to buy feed for the pigs & goats. My husband & his cousin started a little farm. You can actually make some money off them. So Hubby works late and Hubby cousin doesn't have his luscense to pick up the feed so, I'm left to do it and I'm the one to loose money in the process. The lady I take care of didn't like it at all. But it couldn't be helped! I've been working late so what does everyone expect?? I've got things to do besides take care of someone 24/7. My RESP hours end a week from Tuesday and I'm really glad! Not as much money but I've got other things I want to do.

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Fall season TV

This next week starts National Stay At Home Week. I'm just curious what everyone will be watching on the new fall line up. I thought I'd share what I'll be watching.

Criminal Minds
Desperate Housewives
Cold Case
Grey's Anatomy
Ghost Whisper
The Ex-List

I doubt I will watch even half of these shows since I currently don't have TiVo. It will be the ones I can remember comes on. My top shows are:
Grey's Anatomy
Desperate Housewives
Ghost Whisper
Friday, September 19, 2008

Finally Scrobbling With Last.Fm Once Again!

Ever since I updated my ipod Touch to the new software update and downloaded the iTunes 8 I've not been able to sucessfully scrobble my ipod to Last.Fm Which really sicks because I love Music and I love and I love having the ability to scrobble all my music to my account. I think I've listened to over 900 songs since getting my ipod. I don't listen to music on it very much but,thats quite a bit. So I'm VERY happy now that I'm scrobbling with Last.FM once again!!! Not really sure how I done it but,I think I manually scrobbled using the Last.FM program I have on my computer. Now if only iTunes and Last.FM will get with the program and update their app for the iPod Touch/iPhone. Since updating to iTunes 8 I don't think many ppl have gotten any sound when using the Last.FM app hopefully soon
Thursday, September 18, 2008

Seeing results from working out

I've been trying to do my FIRM workouts a few days a week and The FIRM promises you'll see results in just 10 workouts. Well I've been wearing these gray slacks at work today. I love these slacks and they've never really been tight but I can tell they are getting loose on me. They feel good to be in. While I got a moment to myself I sat down I'm not sure why but I looked down at my arms and I noticed they are starting to tone up and get defined. I've always wanted defined arms I might just get them yet!! I've not seen much weight loss but I've had to loose inches cause I can tell it when I put my clothes on.

Hubby asked if I've lost any weight lately. I told him I've lost 0.4 lbs he said that's good considering you've not worked out much. He said it seemed like I was loosing more when I was getting up of the mornings and going walking. My hours was changed around so the last thing I want to do is get up even earlier to workout.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Taking my workouts outside

We got some rain and wind off the hurricane. So, it's been pretty cool in the mornings for the last few days. The evens have been pretty nice with the sun out it's not been too cold or hot either. I had to go to town yesterday so beth & I went by the park and walked about a mile. The track at the park has a few inclines and what I like about this park it tells you how many laps equals a mile and how much of an incline it is. I think the biggest inclune was 17% of an incline. My calf muscles are really sore today. I got my weights and DVDs back from her so I think I'm gonna do them of the evenings after work. I'm gonna aim for 3 days of week. I'm also going to try getting up earlier and go walking about 3 days a week.

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Last night I got an email yesterday about The FIRM's new workout system. It's called WAVE they attached a video of it and it looks like so much fun! Hopefully I can get it soon. It's got this curve looking step that you have to learn to place while doing the workout. It looks like it would really work out the abs. I will try and post the videos later.

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Fwd: The FIRM WAVE Speed Slimming System - exclusive preview for you!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

You need to workout especially the times you don't want to

I woke up with my upper back killing me. Not sure why really. I've not been to Beths to workout in almost a week. I've had alot of stuff going on. She has my FIRM DVDs and my set if weights and I need to go get them just in case she decides to move back to Clevland,Tn. I've been working out with her and it's always late before we finish. I get to her house and always have to wait on her to finish a tv show or something else. Being a mother I have a ton of things to do my days are quite chaotic not to mention I work till 4 or 5 at nite. I like to get mine & Leah's baths by the time my husband gets home. I'm thinking of doing my workouts on my own.

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Monday, September 15, 2008

My first Blog Giveaway

First of all sorry about the Delay in getting this up. My little Girl Leah hasn't really been feeling well for the last few days and she was up this morning before 3 AM and didn't go back to sleep till after 6 and I had to rock her then and she'd wake up every time I left her side. I had once thought of calling into work but,decided against it. So,its been one long day. I fought taking a nap all day. I got home and Leah was over at the Next Door Neighbors with Diane and she ran to the truck And I let her in and I drive up the driveway with her in the truck. Well,She ran around the house and we played on the swing set for awhile. I guess we played for 30 mins then we came into the house and she threw a huge fit cause we came back in. I cleaned my bedroom up and done a load of Laundry and gave Leah a Bath. So,thats my busy day! It's been hectic to say the least. I work in Home Health and My Patients RESP hours rollover 2 weeks from tomorrow so my hours are gonna be cut back but,I truly don't mind since the hubby went back to work this past week. So please understand I work till 5 right now and with a little one my days seem pretty much shot once I get home. I used an Online Random Number Generator and I chose 5 Numbers There was 8 enteries between both of my blogs Boo Bear's Place and Boo's Place I think thats pretty good considering that I'm fairly new to the blogging world. I gave everyone a number based on the comments. So,if you commented 1st you where number 1.But,if anyone is interested in letting other people here have a chance to read the book just let me know and maybe we can do some book swapping because I know I would love to read the book. The Winners Are:

1,2,3,5&8 I thought I would post their blogs (if they have one available) for everyone to view





MartyR who currently has no blog....yet! Maybe soon

Congrats to all of you that one and I will be contacting the lady who is in Charge of sending out the books. Please email me at with your email and mailing address info and I will see that you get your book soon.
Saturday, September 13, 2008

Feeling crummy

The last couple days I felt bad and I think it's really a lack of sleep. I've been in bed by 10 pm since Tuesday night but yet i'm still tired. I ran out of thyroid meds & my insurance ran out which is a story in itself. Which I know is a contributing factor of how I'm feeling lately. I didn't go over to Beths yesterday to workout and was surprised to find she never called to find out where I was?!? I'm gonna call her later to find out how things are with her. I'm gonna try and rest up this weekend and start off fresh Monday. I feel like I'm getting nowhere?!? What should I do? Keep going is my only option I guess. I'm gonna do better with getting in bed earlier. I think that's my downfall. How do others mothers do this?

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Book Giveaway ending soon!

I just wanted to remind everyone that the book giveway ends early monday morning so please enter till your hearts content!
Thursday, September 11, 2008


I'm feeling really good and I think it's due to me exercising almost everyday! I weighed myself this morning and my weight was down it was 266 wow! 6 more pounds and I'll have already met my Christmas Goal. But I can't stop at that goal yes, I will be striving forward. I had a little girl almost 2 years ago. I was around 270 lbs. I had a rough labor & delivery and my daughter and myself both almost died in the process. I never felt so helpless I couldn't even care for my own child. I wonder if my weight played a part in it. I do want another child very badly but I can't be that helpless ever again! So yes I'm loosing this weight to try and have another child. Why oh why do I have the desire to have another child.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Husband returns to work

As some of you may know my Husband was in a car accident back in March and miracuously made it through the whole ordeal. He had major hip surgery. His hip was pretty much crushed. It took 3 months for him to just walk unassisted. It's been almost 6 months since the accident and today was his first day back to work. I'm do excited too!! We are planning on building our own home without borrowing money from anyone even a bank. It may take a couple years but we are doing it on our own as we get the money. In a few weeks I'm finally getting an iPhone 3G. Wow! A real cell phone plan. What's a girl to do?!? None of this high priced pay as you go crap! I'm so excited that I will be getting me an iPhone. I might also buy me a wii and wii fit to have something different to workout to while I'm at home. So excited to have hubby working again. More money that's for sure.

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Too tired to workout

Does anyone out there skip a workout because your just too tired. I know I don't need to let that interfere but, I did. I'm tired even more today or so it seems. But I'm going to workout today regardless of how I feel. I almost fell asleep earlier but I got up and checked Nells mail. Leah hasn't been sleeping well lately. I've been keeping a log of most of my food lately and I'm proud to say I've been drinking more water than usual. I'm planning on working out as soon as I get off work everyday! First thing no waiting till later because later never comes around.

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Christian Fitness

There is a program that comes on Dish Networks Channel WHTN at 2:00 pm CST. It's called Christian Fitness and it's a really great program. They do some exercises while Christian Music is playing in the background. In the show there is fitness facts,healthy nutrition advice and inspirational scripture. There website is:

The quoted a scripture today
Whosoever calls on the lord shall be saved. Are you a whosoever? Whosoever is anyone not a certain race or a certain denomination. Have a great day!

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Checking In

I weighed in on Sunday I was down another pound. As long as I'm down every week that's all that matters. I started working out with my neice this past week. We started on Saturday. We worked out last night it was kinda late & I hate doing that cause it interferes with my little girls sleep pattern. But we had a blast doing our workout. I'm going to go grocery shopping tonight and get some healthy food to eat. That's what it's all about~living a healthy life!!

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I found a really great app at the itunes app store. I really love this app. If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch I highly recommend it. I think you can use it with any Weight-Loss diet that you're on but, I'm on Weight Watchers so I use it for that. You can log food and it saves it and stores it and it's very easy to use that same food later. You can even keep up with the activity points and the extra weekly points that weight watchers gives to use throughout the week. Being a mother and working too I don't have alot of time to get on the computer and log my food journal in every day. I mobile blog alot so it's great someone finally made a program like this.

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Hi testing 123
Sunday, September 7, 2008

My Weigh-in

Starting Weight: 280
07/20/08: 271
07/27/08: 269.4
08/10/08: 270.0
08/17/08: 269.4
08/24/08: 272
08/31/08: 271.4
08/07/08: 268.0
08/14/08: 270.0
09/08/09--268 ( had a bad week!!! been really depressed)


Have yet to post any recipes but will sooonr

Tv & Movies that I've Currently Watched

Dr. Quinn Season 4 Vol 8
Gilmore Girls Season 2
Felicity Season 3
Ally McBeal Season 1
Gossip Girl Season 2
Drop Dead Diva Season 1

Watched 17 again with Zack Efron, in which I thought was a really fun movie. I needed a good laugh!!!I watched it with my daughter and niece gina who was here yesterday too sick to go to school. tryin to think of other movies I've watched recently. I watched Dance Flick about a week ago which was all too similar to Save The Last Dance, which is one of my favorite movies, but I didn't like this movie cause I just thought it was retarded!!!! We also watched Bring it On: Fight to the Finish that even my husband enjoyed and of course my little girl was dancing to the music and the dances they did in the movie. I really need to get my little girl in Dance classes soon, she loves dances around I really think she'd enjoy it!

About Me

Hi! My name is Mary Beth. Most of my friends and family call me Boo Bear. Don't ask me why??? It's a nickname I got when I was really little and its always stuck!I come from a Yours, Mine & Ours Type of family so we are really blended to say in the least. I've lived in Tennessee pretty much my whole life except when I was in my early 20's I lived in NYC, in addition to living in Toronto for a bit as well. I miss the City especially NYC. There is something about the City that I've always loved. But, about 5 years ago I got married to my husband Marty who is an old country boy. He couldn't stand to be away from the farm I don't think. We have a beautiful 3 year old daughter her name is Leah Josephine.

Food & Exercise Journal

I'm going to try and start keeping a food and exercise journal. Not bothering with today since it's labor day so please check back again soon!
Thursday, September 4, 2008

Free Book Giveaway!!!!

Shoot the Moon by B. Letts
B. Letts
I have 5 Copies of the Book "Shoot the Moon" by Billie Letts to giveaway. I've not gotten the chance to read the book but,I love Billies books. I've got a few on my shelf I need to get read. I don't know much about this book so thought I would give you a few reviews from other sites that have reviewed it.

From AudioFileIn 1972, in DeClare, Oklahoma, 10-month-old Nicky Jack Harjo disappears when his single mother is murdered. Thirty years later Mark Albright, Californian veterinarian to the stars, having just learned he was adopted, arrives in DeClare, looking for an explanation from the mother who gave him away. His search for answers to the past turns into a mission of justice for his murdered mother and an explanation of his own mysterious adoption in California. Although the murderer's identity is obvious early, Kathe Mazur's easy-on-the-ears voice makes the story an enjoyable companion on a long road trip. She uses nuances in her voice to move between past and present, giving us a sense of the story's characters, culture, and community. N.E.M. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From BooklistA man's desperate search for his identity drives this riveting offering from the author of best-sellers Where the Heart Is (1995) and The Honk and Holler Opening Soon (1998). No one in sleepy DeClare, Oklahoma, has forgotten the 1972 murder of pretty Cherokee Gaylene Harjo and the abduction of her infant son, Nicky Jack. Hard-nosed deputy sheriff Oliver "O Boy" Daniels pinned the blame on local preacher Joe Dawson, but few in town believed the kindly Joe was capable of such an act. Powerful emotions resurface 30 years later, when Nicky Jack, adopted and raised by a rich couple in Beverly Hills, mysteriously reappears, determined to learn about his mother and the circumstances surrounding her death. Veteran short-story writer Letts peppers her prose with a cast of quirky characters, including a quartet of nosy, domino-playing senior citizens and a perky pool-hall owner who bakes peanut-butter pies. Readers of Sue Miller and Wally Lamb are sure to embrace this memorable tale of love, loss, humanity, and hope. Allison BlockCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Here are the conditions of being qualified.
1. You MUST Leave a Comment in this Post and more than just hello
2. You must write a personal email about Some sort of Cold Case you either personally know about or thats been in your area.Or a short story that you have completely fabricated. Hey after all this is about a murder! email me at ezziriah at gmail dot com.
I will be picking 5 Winners with the best stories. I'm undecided if it will be random or not. The Contest will End on September 15,2008 at 12:00 AM CST. I want to give other people amble time to respond. Good Luck!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Mommy & Punkleknot

This is my daughter Leah & me hanging out at my husband Aunt's House. This was taken sometime this past summer. Not sure when.

Sent from my iPod Touch
Monday, September 1, 2008

On the Road to Sucess

I have one massive headache right now I really think the cause is a combination of lack of sleep and sinus headache! Hubby and I have had little spats all weekend it seems and it doesn't help matters! My neice came over late last night about the time I was headed to bed and she wanted to charge her ipod. I love her but,jeez!! anyways she asked if she paid for the Membership at the Local YMCA if I would go with her to go workout. I said of course!! She said it opens up at 5:30 am and doesn't close till 10:30pm so,I could always get up to workout if i decided to. But,she said she wouldn't. She wants to go in the evenings. :P I'm much more of a morning person for working out. I have tons to do of the evenings. Not,sure If the babysitter would watch the toddler for a few hours more in the evenings. I feel like if I don't do it first thing in the mornings I won't do it at all.

I'm really wanting a Wii & Wii Fit. I've heard great things about it and there is so much you can do with it. I've not walked in about 10 days now. Hopefully I can get with the plan in the next few days. My weight has hovered around 288-272 for the last too much and I so tired of making excuses and not loosing more than I have. I've got to do more. I read a blog today about her son asking her why she sits around all the time on the time in this one seat. I felt like I was her and I related to her so much. Alot of times I'm sitting and spending too much on the computer reading about weight loss and fitness and not enough time doing it. So,I have to do it!! Tonight me is going to bed early so,i can get up to go for a walk. I'm doing lunges 3X's a week and push-ups 3X's a week. I went to the grocery store earlier. I got alot of produce and I'm happy about all I've gotten. I think I done well as far as choices go. I hope everyone is having a great Holiday!
Sunday, August 31, 2008

A loss is my gain!!!

Woohoo!!! I had a loss!! Wasn't earth shattering but,it was a loss so I guess thats all that matters. I always weight myself on Sunday Mornings which,ended up not doing so till after church this morning but,This week I lost 0.4 lbs.
Saturday, August 30, 2008

My Long Weekend Plans

Well,I'm off work today. yipee!!! Hubby and I watched the movie "21" last night and it was a pretty good movie. I really liked it. My little girl kept wanting to play so,we didn't get too into it at first but,overall i think it was a great movie. Its about a College Student who wants to Go to Medical School and really doesn't have the money but,he is really good with numbers. His professor gets him into the "club" of numbers. So, he is the best at it and He gets greedy and wants it all. His teacher is getting a cut of the money and wants to go out on his own but,gets caught anyways I won't tell but,he really shows the teacher a thing or two. Its a good movie.

Today marty,my husband is helping at his brothers house to do some yard work over there for some cash. My husband has made close to $400 of work just for cleaning up at his brothers. Today,I'm doing Laundry and hanging out with my little girl. I'm planning on going to see my parents but,they have a church fuction they have to be at by 3pm so not sure if i will get to make it up there or not? My neice,christina is coming over after 12pm. she was helping with a birthday party and then she is coming over. She is going to go to the White County Fair with us tonight. The Fair Costs $5.00 to get in tonight. They are having the Tractor Pull & Drag Racing @ 7pm that My husband want to see. So,we are mainly going for that. I thought we'd walk around the midway a few times maybe chat with people we know. Thought I would take my camera and take some pictures of leah's First time at the fair.
No plans for tomorrow other than sleeping in. Probably be a late night at the fair so,I know we will all probably sleep in. I have to work monday which is a drag. But,I'm probably only going to work half a day. I think we are planning on cooking out for our supper that night.
Friday, August 29, 2008

Glock the Rock

This is my favorite American Idol Singer EVER!! Its Gina Glocksen. I love her haircut in this. I have something similar now but,my hair is brown so I have strawberry blonde highlights. I think its so cute! I really want to grow my hair out but,what can I say when it gets summer time the last thing I want to do is mess with long locks. Okay enough blogging for now its momma time!!

The Dreaded Pregnant Picture

This is me preggers. I think I was about 8 months pregnant. I was on strick bedrest so,I gained quite a bit of weight. But,my neice,Tequilla Sunrise (yes,that really is her name!) took this she insisted that I would want pics of being pregnant. I think I gained a little more weight but,not much. I was on strick bedrest because of health issues I was having. I had a rough pregnancy and delivery. I had to have an Emergency Cesearen Section and my stomach muscles went to hell!! oh wait they where before that. Anyhoo,this is at my biggest. Hopefully soon I can post some better pictures where I have lost some weight. I want to weight till i loose a little more weight though.

My Favorite

This is my neice Christina whom I've gotten to where I call her "T-Nut" lately. She can act really silly. She's 16 years young and she just had a bday not too long ago. This was taken about 2 years ago at my baby shower. We had a blast that day. Never had so much at a baby shower. Christina is my favorite beside my own daughter. Her mom was a teenager when she got pregnant & had her. I can remember her coming to our parents house and she'd say here hold your neice and I was instantly in love with her. Such a cutie! What happened...ok ok I'm just joking tnut. I love you girl. We've been close ever since and my only hope leah looks up to her as she has me. Christina is over my house almost every weekend. She's my rent a kid as my husband,marty says. We are planning on going to the White County Fair Tomorrow night to see the Tractor Pull. Hopefully my daughter does well with being out late. She may go to bed late. I guess its another Sunday of sleeping in.

Wake-Up Sleepy Girl

This is My Daughter last July. We went to Morristown,TN to get my step-daughters things at her mothers. My step-daughter,Andrea was moving in with us. Although it was short lived. Anyways she got mad at her dad and moved back in with her mother. Drama I tell ya nothing but,Drama! God,Help her! Love her but,get soo sick of all the drama. Anyways,Leah just woke up from a short-lived nap. We hadn't even gotten out of our Hometown of Sparta,TN when she woke up and it was a long 3 hour drive. Looking back now she had no hair. She was bald! To think I actually thought she actually had some hair then. Her hair has really taken off growing. My only wish is to put it up in a bow by her B-Day which is about a month away. I need to start making prepartions for the Party! Any ideas?

My Grandparents

Here is a picture of my Grandparents. Pa and Granny Prater. I miss them. My grandfather was in his 80s and still working when he died. He was on his way home from work and had a vehicle accident in his truck. He was a worker!!! He worked in construction. My grandfather was a very giving person and my granny like to keep what was close to her even closer!! Granny and I didn't always see I to eye but,I am thankful we got closer before she died. I never went to Pa's Funeral cause I was young and had a major fear of funeral homes. I got to go to granny's wake but,never got to go to her funeral because of having to have reconstructive surgery on my arm. I can remember of coming into their house and smelling turnip greens cooking. I can never forget the smell. I also remember sitting on the couch and watching Professional Wrestling with Pa. They are missed and I hope they know that.

Snow Day 2008

This picture was taken Febuary 27,2008. We didn't get much snow as you can tell. We've not had a good snow since winter of 1998. I love a good snow but in Tennesse for the last few years it's been boarderline. It's either rain, snow or a mixture of both. Here is to dreaming of snow this next year.

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Marcia Marcia Marcia

I know this probably isn't a very clear picture but, this is my sister Marcie I think she always spelled it Marcia. I used to tease her and go around calling her Marcia,Marcia,Marcia. She is an old older half sister but thought of her much more than that. She was more like a 2nd mom. She had a daughter who is just 3 months younger than me and we where close too. So we where around alot. I miss her so badly sometimes. There are some things you'll never get answers to and suicide is one of them. My sister shot herself with a sawed off shotgun. I miss her more and more nothing seems to ease that pain. My family is much different now. I only wished we where closer. Almost all families has secrets and ours is no exception. Looking back I wished I could had done more to help her. There has been so much to happen since her death. I try to become closer to my family but it seems impossible. It was like she was our glue. She was the one to organize picnics or campouts. It's sad. I've gotten married and had a child. Who knew??? Lots of people said I was the last they thought to do those things. I only wished my daughter could had known her.

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Cousins Forever!

This is my Neice Carrie. She is married to my nephew Coma. They have 3 kids Dylan,Katie & Josh. Leah, my 22 month old daughter is with her in this picture. This was taken back in Febuary when she came over to help us pack some stuff up. Lately Carrie and I've gotten closer. Maybe it has to do with having a child of my own. Leah loves her children and the last time we visited with them she didn't want to leave.

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Filling up the iPod Touch

Last Night I found out I had extras $$$ so,I bought me an iTunes Card and bought Some Music and some things to Watch on my iPod Touch. Here is what I bought.

"21" Will give a review of it when Hubby and I find the time to watch it. Probably tomorrow or Saturday Night.

Television Shows: Prison Break hubby and I have been watching alot lately we just actually started watching it. And we are hooked.

Music: I bought the rest of Tegan & Sara's "So Jealous" album. I really love their sound. yes,I know they are lesbian but,don't care music isn't about sexuality its about creativty!

I also Bought Barlowgirl "Another Journal Entry" for the 2nd time. First it was on CD someone stole it and I just love them. Those girls can really rock. Saw them in concert about 3 years ago and I loved them the sister that is the drummer was rocking so hard that she broke her drumsticks!!! I also bought a few songs off their newest album.

Also bought MercyMe's "I can only Imagine"

so I now have close to 900 songs in my iTunes Library. wowzer I have a varied taste in music,from classical to contemporary christian to idie music. Love music!!

ohh and I added some more Grey's Anatomy Music to my Playlist. I am trying to get all the music off the show. I love alot of the music on there cause alot of it seems to be indie type music and I love it.

Just one Reason why I love the hubster!

I'm really proud of the husband. Last night at the dinner table he asked if I was going to take a shower? I said yes mostly because of aunt flo. When aunt flo is visiting I have a thing about taking a shower before bed. Anyho my Hubby was like you've not worked out in a week. I was like yeah I know. I was surprised him saying anything. He then said I don't want to see you fail I actually want to see you do this. I don't want to see you start and then quit. I want to see you sucseed at this. You've tried to loose weight for the last 5 years. It made me happy that he's my man! Seeing that he wants this for me too. I've been kinda depressed lately. I'm almost sure it's me not getting enough sleep. I'm suppose to have Saturday off. So I plan on sleeping in. Taking naps with Leah and resting up. Maybe take a walk Saturday afternoon. I really need to get my butt in gear and get back on plan. Food & exercise wise.

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I have this feeling

I have a feeling that I'm the only one that visits this blog but, yours truly. But that's okay. This is for me anyways. I've been blogging through my wordpress blog lately. Most of the time I blog using my iPod touch. I really hope blogger designs a web app for the iPod Touch/iPhone soon!!! Wordpress has one why not blogger?? I work out in the country and I have No Wi-Fi acess so, I have no way of sending messages to my blog or to anyone for that matter till I get home. I wished someone would design an app program because it would be so easier to keep blog post in one central location. Plus I would love the app to be able to take pics or add pics from your albums you have already in your iPhone/iPod Touch. Hopefully someone will design something soon.

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Update: I've not been here in about a week if not more! I really love blogging using my iPod Touch but there are no apps for blogging with blogger. Which,I hate. I have been using wordpress but,Blogger is much simpler for me to use. I've actually had about 3 different people to visit my blog this week and I'm so excited I'm actually getting peeps to visit my little corner of the world.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Random thoughts

Random thoughts

I went online over the weekend and ordered the Nike+iPod. I'm hoping I receive the whole iPod and Nike+ system before next Monday so I can start the whole week off fresh. I really can't wait to use the Nike+ system so I can see & hear how I'm doing. I've heard that it tells you if it's your fastest mile yet. I know there are all sorts of graphs on the site too. I'm just so excited about using it.
I started doing the "Couch To 5K" Monday and I didn't have alot of time but, I done what I could. I done the 5 minute warm up walk and then done 1 round of the walking/running interval and I was so out of breath. I had to stop to catch my breath. I never realized how outta shape I am in. For every workout I don't do completely I want to do it over till I actually finish it. I didn't workout this morning I reset the alarm and just got up with enough time to get ready for work.
I joined the "tweight loss challenge" this week. Everyone is organized on teams and everyone is on twitter to help motivate each other. So excited about having a group if people that is having the same struggles.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Couch 2 5K

This next monday I'm starting the couch to 5k. Its only 3 days in the week so,enough time to recover. Monday is go time!!

Week Workout 1 Workout 2 Workout 3
1 Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes. Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes. Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes.
2 Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 90 seconds of jogging and two minutes of walking for a total of 20 minutes. Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 90 seconds of jogging and two minutes of walking for a total of 20 minutes. Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 90 seconds of jogging and two minutes of walking for a total of 20 minutes.
3 Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then do two repetitions of the following:
Jog 200 yards (or 90 seconds)
Walk 200 yards (or 90 seconds)
Jog 400 yards (or 3 minutes)
Walk 400 yards (or three minutes)
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then do two repetitions of the following:
Jog 200 yards (or 90 seconds)
Walk 200 yards (or 90 seconds)
Jog 400 yards (or 3 minutes)
Walk 400 yards (or three minutes)
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then do two repetitions of the following:
Jog 200 yards (or 90 seconds)
Walk 200 yards (or 90 seconds)
Jog 400 yards (or 3 minutes)
Walk 400 yards (or three minutes)

4 Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:
Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
Walk 1/4 mile (or 2-1/2 minutes)
Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:
Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
Walk 1/4 mile (or 2-1/2 minutes)
Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:
Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
Walk 1/4 mile (or 2-1/2 minutes)
Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)

5 Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:
Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
Walk 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
Walk 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:
Jog 3/4 mile (or 8 minutes)
Walk 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
Jog 3/4 mile (or 8 minutes)
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog two miles (or 20 minutes) with no walking.
6 Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:
Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
Walk 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
Jog 3/4 mile (or 8 minutes)
Walk 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:
Jog 1 mile (or 10 minutes)
Walk 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
Jog 1 mile (or 10 minutes)
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 2-1/4 miles (or 25 minutes) with no walking.
7 Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 2.5 miles (or 25 minutes). Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 2.5 miles (or 25 minutes). Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 2.5 miles (or 25 minutes).
8 Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 2.75 miles (or 28 minutes). Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 2.75 miles (or 28 minutes). Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 2.75 miles (or 28 minutes).
9 Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 3 miles (or 30 minutes). Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 3 miles (or 30 minutes). The final workout! Congratulations! Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog 3 miles (or 30 minutes).
Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Don't try this at work

Don't try this at work

Like I've said in previous post the lady I take care of gave me a treadmill. Yah me!! I'm glad I didn't have to buy one. I don't get paid again till Friday so, we are running low on gas $$. So, I was really wanting to start using my treadmill. So what did me being impatient do?? I loaded it up myself in the back of my jeep. Grrr... I am woman hear me roar. Boy, that thing is HEAVY!!
First of all ladies & gents don't go lifting your treadmill at home thinking it's a great workout. If your not careful you could hurt your back or some other body part you never knew existed.

Just tried my treadmill out & I love it!! My little girl even took a walk. I even took a little jog.

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A new day-- let's clean the slate

A new day-- let's clean the slate

I'm really proud of myself yesterday I went for my morning walk there Is a hughe hill well, I ran up it. It probably only took 30-45 seconds to run up it. But, I done my usual 1/2 mile and had no leg pain that I've been experiencing lately. It goes up my leg and it's in my calf muscle as well as the muscles in my ankles. I wonder if that's shen splints?? I know they can be brought on at time because of weak muscles or even because of shoes. I know I need new shoes. I'm wanting some Nike+ for when I start using the Nike+iPod system. Maybe next time when I get paid. I'm planning on buying an iPod nano when I get paid this week. Planning on buying a refurbished one off the apple website.
Anyways, I can't wait till I get all my stuff for running with Nike+ I'm getting impatient.

I've started doing crunches. I want to do 100 crunches a day. So hopefully I can do at least 500 crunches a week. I want to do various Crunches so that I'm working various muscles in my abs. I really hope I can reduced my stomachs fat. My stomach muscles are horrible. Since having a baby my abs are just aweful. Especially my lower abs. Hopefully the crunches will help improve that area.

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Monday, August 4, 2008

Free Treadmill

Free Treadmill

The lady I take care of has all kinds of stuff that she never uses. I went out in her garage the other day to get something for her. I noticed she had a treadmill. It looks like it hasn't been used very much. So this morning she asked if I still wanted that treadmill. I was like yeah!!! She said I could have it if I didn't charge her for taking her trash off. Yeah!!!! So I don't have to buy one now. I was planning on buying one to start doing my Nike+ walking/running workouts. Now I don't have to. I still need to buy a few things before I can start using Nike+.

•New Nike+ Shoes
•Ipod Nano
•Nike+ Starter Kit

I can't buy all these when I get paid but maybe I could buy the iPod Nano now and then get the Nike+ Software when I get paid again.

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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Ipod Nanos sale

Well,I'm so wanting to start tracking my walking/running using an ipod nano and the nike+ well,I went onto the apple website and found a ipod nano for $99! Depending on how much my check is this week I might buy one. Now it may take another 2 weeks to get the nike+ software and senor that I need. I'm still debating on getting some nike+ shoes. I do need some new shoes And I currently have nikes but they are NOT Nike+. I know right now i'm only walking but,I could track that regardless. Wheather its walking or running. I am wanting to start running not sure when I will start. But, with me the only one working I have to do one thing at a time. So this week its the ipod nano. Still looking around the internet to try and find one cheaper. I would even take the ipod nano 1st generation and i like those better anyways.

The Nike+ Human Race

I'm going to start training for next years Nike+ Human Race. I know there will be one 08/31/08 and I know I'm not in the shape for that but,I have a little over a year to train for the next one. So,with that said I ran across a beginners running schedule on the nike+ website. Im not sure what I will do once it starts getting colder because i know I won't even attempt to get up earlier to go walking/running of the mornings. But,this is my goal to run a 10K not sure how I will do any running yet see as I can barely walk .5 mile. But,I'd really love to get me a treadmill and maybe run that way. i might wait till marty goes back to work and I could almost buy one with one check. I think that is what I will do cause it will be around the time it starts getting cooler. A 10k is probably around 6.5 miles so,I want to be able to run that with no problem so,I have a year to train and get faster. For one to just walk a mile.