Saturday, February 28, 2009

↑ ↑ ↑ And Away we Go!!

Saturdays are my Weigh-In Days now and I weighed in at 260.4 which is a .4 gain!!! UGH! I no its not alot but,I don't want to settle into a comfort zone and just give up this journey! I've not worked out since A week ago this past Tuesday which is going on 2 weeks and I need to get out of this slump. I got sick It was TOM I had one rough go with TOM this past month but,its been 4-5 months since TOM Visted too! I cramped so bad it made me sick. I've still actually been cramping too. I was so sick though to the point of actually throwing up well almost. But my back hurt like crazy,I had aweful headaches. I NEVER Had these PMS symptoms like I have since having a kid. Actually I never cramp before at all before having a kid. I guess its part of becoming a woman I guess. I am going to try and get in to see the doctor in the next few weeks to make sure nothing has been going on. My older doctor said about 2 years ago said he found some fibroids and that could explain the severe cramping but My OB/GYN claim that I was fine. But they also said I didn't have Post Partum Depression too and I know differently on that. I wonder how they every get things right??? But maybe TOM has made my weight a little off? I've still be cramping this past week and I've been off TOM for a week now. Last night I cramp enough to keep me irritated and not able to go to sleep. We use Wood heat as backup heat and hubby had it SO hot in the house that I felt like I was about to roast. He turned the air on.

My neices came over last night and Of Course Leah had a blast. Its cute how Leah says My Neice, Christinas Name. its more like Cneena. LOL :-) HER BF picked her up then we left to do our laundry and we just got back about an hour ago. I'm still not finished with all of our laundry but,I was ready to come home cook dinner and settle in for the night. Cause,I'm seriously going to crash early tonight! I'm Serious I guess I slept maybe 3 hours so This girl is ready for some ZZZZZ's

So My plan is to Rest tonight and maybe not go to church and Rest And be back in comission by Monday so that I can be back on plan!! I want to start journaling and keeping up with my points no matter how much the damage is. I know I'm on a tight budget but,I got to stick with the plan no matter the cost.
Friday, February 27, 2009
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Thursday, February 26, 2009

No Rest for The Wicked

Some call me wicked not sure if I need to believe that or not :p I decided to change my blog back to its orginal format. I had a few ppl trying to comment on blogs and didn't know how. I guess having a Cute Blog can be confusing. So wanted to have it where anyone could comment.

Yesterday I took a nap with the toddler and hubby got the toddler to sleep and I played on the computer for an hour so around 11pm i went to bed! I was in the middle of getting the 3 Column Layout to working not sure if it was just on my mind and bugging me that I couldn't figure it out or what but,I couldn't sleep. So today i plan on NOT Napping with the Toddler. I really Need To Workout and Get my Workout in. I've not worked out in over a week. I'm loosing,yes but,I want to continue working in the right direction.

I was about to give toddler a bath and Her little shampooing cup fell on my toe. Hurt like the dickens!! Its still sore.

I started a challenge well not started it doesn't Start Till March 1st--this weekend! But a Fellow HYC is doing it. Its something different everyday and I want to try and follow 5 of 7 days will try for 6 but,sometimes I'm not on target with that. I don't like working out on Sundays I really feel thats family time.

I will be so glad when the Cute As a Button Sale is Over so I can try and get everything organized here in my little home office. I hate things being in a mess. I still have books all over the place. I'm suppose to be getting a book shelf designed and painted by my husband for Our Anniversary but,he's still not finished it. I've been staying on him to try and get it finished by this weekend. I told him My office will be the way I want it by Sunday. Aren't I demanding? lol:-)

Not much going on in my world today. Planning on Watching Some Ally McBeal Online cause I am in this mood to watch older shows lately. I thought I would workout while toddler is napping,maybe clean some house and maybe continue to try and get some of these clothes tagged and ready to put in the sale
Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Pay It Forward!

Jenn From Just Jenn is doing this cute little Pay It Forward and I think its a Good Idea! Something that you can do for 3 random people through out the year so,I would like to do the same! Here are they details:

The first 3 people to leave a comment on this post will receive a gift from me during this year. When and what will be a surprise!

There's a small catch though....Post this same thing on your
blog and then come back and leave a comment telling me
you're in. Remember, only the first 3 comments receive the
gift. *Don't forget to post this on your blog first,
then come back and leave a comment on this post!*

Monday, February 23, 2009

A Quickie

I've redone my blog and I hope you like it! If you want to leave me a comment leave me a comment in the little CBox on the Right side of the Blog! Please leave your email or URL so I can respond back. Click on the Shout on the side so you can also see shout outs about stuff too. I will also be posting what I'm currently doing as well in the shouts area.

Been pretty busy today running errands for my husband. I'm also busy with doing the Semi-Annual Cute As a Button Consignment Sale. I'm trying my hardest to get as many things as I can to get the New $50 Credit Voucher they are offering this time. I really need it because I will have no money next week and I really want to buy Leah some new clothes she is growing so much and is close to growing out of everything. I will be making 80% of everything I sell but,Just in case I don't make much money the Voucher will come in handy anyways. I'm hoping to stock up on everything Leah needs for Spring/Summer plus getting rid of some of Leah's stuff as well that is taking up to much room in the storage.
I'm having to get everything cleaned and tagged by next Monday at 5PM I have all sorts of stuff all over my office. I also have a neice that is going to be trying to get the 100 items for the Voucher so she can get her some baby stuff too. She is having a baby and its due Oct 14th a day after Leah's Birthday and she is young the guy doesn't act like he wants to help and the baby will probably be mixed. I'm happy for her and I prayed she wouldn't have an abortion like last time or even give it up. She decided to keep it but,I know she will be okay. I know she won't be the first to go through this. I'm there for her she is my hubbies neice but,she was a friend way before that. She is my girl and Would help her with anything. I'd probably give the shirt off my back for her and I know she'd do the same. She's one of my best friends. I know how hard it is being a parent even with a husband and I know that it will be a rough road but,I really believe she made the right choice. umm.. can you tell I'm PRO LIFE!

I joined HYC-Healthy You Challenge this week. I really don't know much about it really? maybe I will learn as a I go if any of you are checking out my blog from HYC please feel free to give me info. I better go spend time with the family!
Sunday, February 22, 2009

Please Stick with me here

Stick with me here while I redesign my blog. Can you tell I'm ALREADY bored with the new design or errr old one...hehe...I found this site called Blogskins that has ummm lets say DIFFERENT Layouts that are just so me I like being different so go check it out if you want some flare to your blog ohh and something cute!
Friday, February 20, 2009

Please Pray for Allen

I just got an email from one of the Girls I graduated High School with and I really wanted to share this with everyone. I've known Allen forever and went to school with him every since Elementary School and For the last few years he's Been going through one ordeal after another His cancer has spread and all I can ask of you is to PRAY! Here is the email I got from Charity:

Class Of 1998


Below is an email I recieved yesterday from Tim Allen Brown's wife. Please keep him and his family (wife and small children) in your thoughts and prayers for healing,strength and comfort. This is and has been a very long and ongoing battle for them.

"Thank you so much for sending the picture.I know Allen will appreciate it. He is in the hospital right now. He had a biopsy today and is not doing too well. His cancer has spread considerably in the last month or so. He now has tumors in both lungs as well as two tumors in his right hip and on in his third rib. He was scheduled to start a stem cell transplant but that has been postponed indefinitely because at this point they dont think it will help him. We are praying the doctors will be able to give him chemo to shrink the tumors and possibly give him a chance for the stem cell transplant before too long. Just wanted to update you on his cancer and thanks again for the picture it will really mean a lot to him."
Shannon Brown (Allen's wife)
Thursday, February 19, 2009

Leah's Check-Up,Sickness & My workouts

I took Leah for a check-up yesterday. There seemed to be alot of other
children getting CheckUps too and was expecting a long wait. But
Luckily we where able to get in with about a 30 minute wait in the
waiting room. She weighed & got leah's height. She weighed 29.4 lbs.
and she 3ft 3/4 in tall. Her weight was in the 25-50 percentile for
her age bracket and she was in the 75-85 percentile for her height. So
she's pretty tall for her age which I suspected she has taken after
her daddy in that area. Hubby is 6 ft. 10 in tall. They asked how she
was eating which wasn't good when we lived DH's Family. But since
moving and now I cook what we want her eating has gotten better. But,
they really didn't like her eating whole grapes because the risk of
choking but what's the harm if we show her how to eat them safely?

omg you should check this site its a handbag that you can
change the outside shell to your own liking. I love carrying different
bags and I often get bored with a perfectly good handbag so this looks
like something that's right up my alley.

Last Wednesday I got a visitor thats not been around since November.
Yep,auntie Flo came for a visit. No, I'm not pregnant or anything. Not
sure whats going on with my body? I really need to have a check-up
myself. i've been cramping so bad its given me extremely bad
headaches,backaches,nausea to the point of wanting to throw up. I've
never cramped this bad ever since having a period. It seems like they
got worse after having a baby. Like I said I really need a checkup!!!

I've not workout since Monday had done day 1 of Week one of the C25K
but didn't have my Nike+ So, thought I would get a second workout so,
I could get some mileage in on the Nike+ but at around minute 11:00
DH's Nano just froze it wouldn't do anything I was mad cause I was
really motivated. Tuesday I didn't workout cause I got so sick that I
just had to break down & let some family babysit Leah & just get some
rest. I fell asleep around 4pm and didn't wake up till 10 mins till 8
pm when hubby called to say he was on his way home with dinner isn't
that so sweet!!! We stayed up till around 10 am I took more meds &
went back to bed. I felt much Better Wednesday but wanted to take the
day to fully recover. Today I've been at DH's Aunts house washing
Laundry which I hate. While living with them we gave them our washer
AND Dryer and lets not forget our stove too. We didn't give we let
them use as long as we lived there but now DH doesn't want to look bad
for getting the Washer & Dryer DH just wants to get new ones. So until
we have $$ for that we are coming over here to use them.I hate coming
over here especially by myself cause I'm beyond done with them. I've
been here since around 9 am & I'm still here and its almost 2:30 PM I
hate doing laundry especially when you have to do it somewhere else
besides your home.

I couldn't resist the scale so I weighed myself yesterday morning
259.0 so, yeah I've lost even more weight. Yah me so I guess my
walking/running is paying off. DH asked how the workouts where going I
told him I hadn't worked out in 2 days due to the fact of me being
sick. I told him i weighed and the scale is down. He told me he could
tell I've lost more weight. We where getting ready for bed and he put
his arounds around me and snuggled up close and said by the looks
where your loising it is your chest,lower stomache & your hips.I said
good thats where I need to loose it the most. It felt so good for my
husband to actually take notice what I've accomplished because lets be
honest most men don't take much notice in things. Well I'm going to go
I have 2 more loads of laundry to dry then I'm finished. Tonight
Grey's comes on I'm excited to see what happens with Izzie. I hope she
doesn't leave the show I love her. I would like to see her character
evolve more I think izzie deserves to be happy. She can be bitchy but,
she has been through more than they've told of her life. We'll see.
later peeps.
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Monday, February 16, 2009

C25K restart

So I've decided to do the Couch 2 5K Program once again. If any of you listen to podcasts and would like music along with your Couch 2 5K Program do a search on C@%K Podcasts and I'm sure you will find something. I found a Hip-Hop one that really makes you want to groove and get on movin'. Plus there is a christian one too. I know my speed wasn't very fast today but,at least I am doing this!! The program is only 3 days a week so thats doable in any schedule.

I'm Currently trying to get my Office/Workout Room in Order. My husband has yet to finish a bookcase he promise to make me. Just getting everything in order at the new house and some other things have taken priority. Hopefully by this weekend it will be finished. The Toddler came in here yesterday and destroyed some of my books and papers that was yet to be put away. Ugh! I was trying to get my unemployment filed online. I found out yesterday that there is a way to look out how much you owe if you ever was paid too much benefits in the past. I should be able to get about a months worth of unemployment and my sister told me I could resign up for an additional 4 weeks. Once I do I want to stock up on everything we need for the house so things won't be so hard. So maybe,I will be able to stay home till after that. But,We will have to see how my husbands work is doing after that. If his hours don't pick up I'm afraid I will probably have to go back to work somewhere??? In this economy I have no idea where that will be. The last thing I want to do again is leave my daughter with Marty's Aunt & Uncle. I know how they treat little kids and I'm sorry but,I will do everything I can to prevent them from EVER babysitting my child again.

I guess I will get off here and try and make some lead way in my office/workout room. Its a disaster. Why does moving in take so long?
Saturday, February 14, 2009

Working out with Nike+

Here is my run/walk from this morning. I am right at 260 now and hopefully by this next week I will have lost that to be under the 60's. It will be the first time since Giving birth to my 2 year old that I've been that small. So hopefully with the workouts I can accomplish that in the coming weeks. I have to make this quick cause I'm going over to hubbys aunts to wash our laundry. He's already there and has been there for over an hour or more. I wanted to straighten up the house a bit and I snuck in a workout...shhhh don't tell. He'd probably be mad that I took time out to workout instead of coming over there. Oh welll........I tried one of the built in workouts that my treadmill has and its sad to say I couldn't even do that. It had a incline of 6.0 and my speed was 4.0 I done it as long as I could but,I had to lower it cause I couldn't handle it anymore. My treadmill has these built in workouts for weight loss,aerobic,performance and endurance. Plus I can get cards as well. I'm trying to do the weight loss thats built into my treadmill but,so far I can't do it up to its speed but,maybe eventually. I think my run/walk was faster yesterday but,for some reason the nike+ wasn't reading it yesterday??? So it didn't record it. Bummer :-( anyhoo I think it was faster yesterday and I think I got a mile in under 20 mins but,then again I was in control of the incline and speed yesterday. Well G2G Talk to you guys soon. Here is my Data From Todays Workout

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Great Giveaways

The Dirty Shirt is Having alot of Great Giveaways going on so check her out!!! She has a Blush Topless Undershirt Giveaway So check out Blush if you want to go ahead and buy one cause we all know we don't want to be flashing anyone.

She's also giving away these Wett Giggles away here at this giveaway. They look so cute and if you have little ones I know they will probably love them.

One of my fellow Biggest Loser Blog Edition Teammates is giving away A Jillian Michaels 30 Day shred DVD Check out Rebecca's Giveaway here
Monday, February 9, 2009

My Weekend

How was everyone's Weekend? Mine Went Okay I guess. My husband had to work till noon on Saturday. I called my Sister,Crystal while he was at work and asked if she wanted to come on over to my house to hang out and even have dinner that I'd cook her dinner then It turned into inviting my parents and my brother too. My Neice,Christina Text me on my cell and wanted to know if she could spend the night. Then she texted me again an hour later & said she couldn't cause her mother was going clubbing. She has 5 kids and going Clubbing. Sorry but,maybe I'm wrong but,I feel like her place is at home with her kids. My mom made a comment about it and I guess one of my neices went back and told their mom. Anyhoo. Christina wasn't going to be able to because her mom was going to make her stay home and babysit the 2 youngest kids. Umm..something is wrong with that picture. So I told her all of them could stay the night cause there was plenty of room at our new place. But,Leah had a blast since she had someone to play with which is when I hate that she doesn't have a sibling close to her age. I would love to have another child but,At my weight I don't think its too wise. I have too many health issues that I need to resolve by loosing weight. Maybe in a few years. Leah is a handful as it is so right now I guess its best not to even consider it. Later Saturday night my Neice Beth texted me and wanted to know if she could come hang out and maybe play some cards. Our house was packed full of people. It felt good having company to come See us for once. My husband said that was a party sorry to say but,dinner turned into a party that wasn't intended. LOL oh well,it felt good having people to come see us. Beth and her dad stayed till midnight or so. We intended on playing cards but,we ended up playing the Wii instead and we where all yelling each other on. It was fun watching everyone play it.

Sunday my sister,Lori picked up her kids and she stuck around and talked for awhile. She asked leah if she wanted to go with her at the first part of her visit but,she just ignored her. Well,She was about to walk out the door and she ran and got her jacket and put it on??? I was soooooo Shocked!!! She has NEVER wanted to just go with someone like that. She is 2 years old and I'm over-protective cause of things that happened in my own childhood that I would never want to happen to her. She has only spent the night with marty's aunt,Diane and my sister,Lori which is the only person I trust with her. I have a hard time letting her spend the night with anyone else. It just surprised me her wanting to go like that but,I guess she didn't want me neices to go she wanted to spend more time with them. Lori said she had fun and she didn't even have a nap while she was gone with them. Which is what I was afraid of. She went to be at 11 which was sooner than I thought she'd go to sleep last night. They went to see my Nephew,Dewayne and the road they where on was curvy and hilly and the kids acted like she was on a roller coaster. My neice,Natasha took pictures of them. I will post a picture of it. We later went to mom and dads cause he was giving us some wood he had at his house since we are burning wood 75% of the time to cut down on the gas bill. I haven't gotten my treadmill Yet!! Hopefully soon. I can't wait. I expect I will get it by the end of the week but,its not scheduled to arrive till the 17th. I really can't wait. I'm so antious about getting it. I feel so tired and drugged down and I think alot of its cause I'm not doing anything much during the day besides cleaning the house and chasing after leah. I think there comes a point where it just makes you tired when you don't do anything much all day.

I took some over the counter medicine last night before going to sleep. My ears nor my throat is hurting. I plan on taking it again tonight and maybe it will completely knock this thing in the head.

I forgot to mention my Neice brought me a copy of "The Shack" I hear that its a good book. Beth told me its the first book in a long time she has read and she actually was able to get into it. I've heard alot of ppl talk about it.

I'm gonna find a notebook and start posting everything I eat in it during the day. I thought I would try and post a copy of it everyday. I just haven't been journaling what I eat and I really need to if I want to suceed at this. And somedays its hard to get online with my toddler running around and causing I better go get supper started. I'm also going to post a picture of Leah about a month ago we where on Marty's Aunts Porch and Leah was playing with an umbrella
Sunday, February 8, 2009

Update on My Weight Loss

So most of you know I've moved and things have been pretty hectic with the move. I just weighed myself and I'm NOT happy!! I think I've gained 3 lbs since my Last Weigh-In from BLBE but,I won't let that stop me. I ordered a Treadmill and yesterday I got an email saying that it was shipped on Friday so "maybe" one day this week I will get it. I want to start walking/running at least 30 minutes a day maybe while My Toddler,Leah is Taking her nap during the day. I want to finally finish the C25K Program for once and stick with it for once. I've yet to get me a Wii-Fit and I'd really like to have one but,right now I just don't have the money for one. Sooo...maybe soon or maybe someone will give me one *hint*hint lol....

I've been sick on and off since October with this God Aweful Croup I have such a sore throat and my ears ache. I will get rid of it and then get it a few weeks later.I might have to break down and go see the Doctor because I'm just sick of being sick. We where living with my husbands family before moving here and His Aunt wasn't a cleaner by any means she made her beds during the day and washed dishes but thats all. I grew up with parents always expecting us to clean the house and My dad went to Military School in New Jersey and then onto Join the US Air Force. I can remember being about 4 and he was expecting company and we cleaned from top to bottom. I mean actually cleaning too not just a spit and swipe. I'm a firm believer in cleaning everything down and getting rid of all germs. Marty's aunt NEVER done that. I'm not saying I am better than her but,God Woman don't you ever clean. I know you can't always cut down on all the Germs but,I don't know I guess when it comes to Cleaning I have a little bit of OCD. I Made my Chicken Noodle Soup Tonight I will have to post a picture sometime tomorrow. Check out my Recipe Box Blog for The recipe I think you would enjoy it!! Yummo-O. I went to see my mom tonight and she showed me her new Pots. They are Rachael Ray. I love her! I want all her Pots & Pans they are so cute. Maybe I can get one at a time. They are pretty expensive. I currently use T-Fal & wouldn't use much else than that. I better get going. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009

More Blogs within Blogs

Hey everyone. Today my Internet & Cable is SUPPOSE to be hooked up at the new place. We didn't stay at the new place again last night. It was just too cold to stay there and NOW our Gas HEating Unit isn't working right and it was just too cold to even stay there. Hopefully it gets straightened out soon. Ugh kinda makes me mad!! Anyhoo,I have been sitting around trying to think of better ways to organize the blog with my recipes,family stuff,reviews,giveaways,etc. So I made other blogs for that TOPIC so click on the above links and get more. Not much is here Yet But,there will be soon. I hope you all like what I've done and maybe I can get more on these other blogs soon.
Monday, February 2, 2009

Getting there

Hey everyone! We are still not completely moved in yet!! Hopefully tomorrow. Our Water line was busted and had to be completely redone today so Hopefully all will be finished tomorrow so we can get to move in. Our Cable & internet is suppose to be installed Wednesday so,hopefully I won't be without service for too long unless something unexpected happens. I had enough money after our taxes to get me a wii fit well,I've not gotten one yet but,hopefully within the next day or so. I'm so excited about it. I'm trying to get a new treadmill too but,we will have to see. I'm trying to get the Customer pick on HSN

Not too much has happened lately besides the moving I've been so busy with the move its been so crazy. I went Grocery Shopping for the House today and food healthy or not is expensive. Its so hard to eat healthy on a budget so if anyone of you read this feel free to give me tips in that area. I asked Roni on any ideas on grocery shopping within a budget. She said she has actually been thinking of it and will try and cover it in a future podcast if she does this will be the 2nd question she has answered of mine. I feel honored.

I wanted to let everyone know of a Major Giveaway going on in the next couple weeks at Wii Fit Mommies and its just not wii stuff thats being given away there are lots of other cool items up for grabs so please join in on all the fun!!