Monday, April 11, 2011

I'm a Hero to a Special Needs Dog, Blisters=Ninja Moves, & Eye of the Tiger::.

Okay, hey! So I didn't make posting a daily deal like I thought I might, but I'm here now! And what a week it has been. I'm so bleeping proud of myself! Seriously, I kicked ass this week. I ran/jogged/walked/crawled/cried 4 days this week. There were moments that I thought I was seriously going to die (and some moments I wished I would), but I did at least 3 miles 2 of those 4 days, 2 miles the first day and FOUR miles the last day. I rubbed a freakin blister on my foot; ya, that's how hard I worked. Aside from the running/walking, I did weight training, crunches and squats those four nights with some light yoga. I was a nazi with my food portions and calories, too. I seriously did awesome. I know I've said that, but I'm shocked--and proud, but mostly shocked.

I lost a little over 3lbs this week. I didn't get a picture of my restarting weight, but it was 164.something.This week:













I weighed in at 161.8. I don't know why I bothered putting this worthless picture up, but here ya  go--I'm playing by the rules and all that. I took it with my phone and it just didn't work out all that well.

So anyways, I'm feeling like an ugly stripper who just found a blind sugar daddy! Because, folks, let me tell you---I worked muther-spanking-hard for those lbs. Fighting through my fear of snakes and my neighbor's ignorant SEVEN dogs was challenging alone. I don't do snakes and I don't do big, stupid dogs--especially when you're running, they take that as an invite to chase you. That's not my thing. I would run the highway, which would be TONS easier, but that goes back to the whole fear of being kidnapped, tortured, used as a sex slave, and murdered. It happens. Don't you people watch John Walsh on Saturday nights? Knowledge is power, geesh. So I'll stick to our acreage perimeter with man-eating snakes and the pack of Cujos.

Oh and after almost 3 years of living here, I met another neighbor. 3 down, 2 to go. I was running, and I came to the corner of our property that is pretty much right across from his mailbox. He happened to be there getting his mail. I had to say hi--I didn't want to be that bitch. Of course, he wanted to chat. (Awesome.) So I ran across the road to introduce myself. He's an older gentlemen named Tony, with a very strong Italian accent. I would bet my left boob he's mafia. We have a lot of that around here. They hide out in the sticks from Kansas City and St. Louis. No, I'm not crazy-- this shit is real, people. Anyways, he asked me a million questions (typical mafia) and was pretty nice. I think I passed the test, and I don't anticipate a visit from Vinny and Frankie anytime soon. My dog felt he needed to protect me and ran out in front of a speeding jeep to get to me. I literally had to step in the way to put my hands up to stop the jeep for the challenged bag of fur to laddee-flippin-daaa acrossed the road. Sometimes, I swear Sammy has brain damage. Like maybe his mom sat on his head and he's slow due to oxygen deprivation?? Anyways, I'm now a crazy dog lady to the mafia man. I don't see any dinner parties happening anytime soon.

Alright, so new goals in sight:

1. MORE WATER--I just don't do tap water. Gross. I have a well, but my water is hard (that's what she said.), and the government poisons bottled water--which leaves me with my favorite kitchen item. My Britta water pitcher. I love that thing. I just can't keep it filled. So that slows up the intake. I'm working on not being a lazy whore and refilling it every time I fill up my gigantic glass. I'm a work in progress.

2. 5 DAYS OF EXERCISE--I have 2 midterms this week, so this might be tough, but we shall see how strong my will is.

3. DO THE GROCERY SHOPPING MYSELF THIS WEEK. I have a billion things I have to do, so The Husband usually does the grocery shopping. He gets what's on my list, but also comes back with extra shit that has no business being in a dieter's house. Jerk. I didn't really have a problem with temptation, but I know it could come. I don't want to screw this up. We have family photos in 2 weeks.

4. ZUMBA. I bought the Zumba game/workout/whatever for the Wii. I have heard awesome things about it, but haven't tried it yet. I hope to start my mornings this way 5, if not 7 days this week. What have you heard about it? Have you tried it?

What are you guys doing to mix it up? Struggles? Successes? Do share!

Go check out the other fattys in the Weigh-In Monday Challenge or whatever Sara calls it. ;)

That's, that. I do have more to talk about, so I REALLY hope I pull 15 minutes out of my ass somehow tomorrow! Good night all, and best of luck to my herd! I hope you all are doing great! By the way, if you want to be cool like us, you can join too...Just let Sara know so she can link you up, yo. Mooooo.

OH! I almost forgot: I want to do a work-out play-list. I need song suggestions....go!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I'm Here For the Gang-Bang.

There's no gang-bang. I haven't blogged in so long, I had to think of something to keep you from skipping over me.

I am the worst blogger EVER, and I can't believe I haven't been dropped by any of my readers! You guys are awesome.

So why do I suck? (Not that...that happens because I make losing bets and Kyle's stakes rarely change.) I'm a sucky blogger mostly because when I have the time to blog I end up either playing Mario with the kids (OBSESSION--theirs...ok, and mine), playing in the sun, or working on my homework. That's right folks, I said HOMEWORK. I FINALLY have begun my college education--for real this time. I'm taking classes online, and full time. I consider myself to be decently intelligent with a small hint of duh, but so far it's been more work that I originally expected. I'm not having problems keeping up, I just imagined it to be near effortless. And bitches, it's not. I had no idea I was so computer dumb until taking this computer class. Seriously, who gets an 85 on a quiz--a computer quiz?! Old people, that's who. And me apparently. I'm picking it up quick though, and I've learned some pretty cool (and useful) shiz. But my psych class?? LOVE IT. Barely into the first chapter I knew I was going in the right direction. So ya, that's exciting. And that is why I suck at blogging. I promise, I'm trying to get better!


Obviously I haven't been around to join in the weight~loss~challenge WITH SARA so commence mooing at me (maybe she will forgive me if link her blog all huge like??). Moooo. It's okay, I can handle the abuse. Really I've been doing okay. Well, to be 100% honest only recently have I been doing ok. For a few weeks, I lost my flipping mind and gained about 5+lbs (I honestly don't know how a person can do that, but I did...probably the ice cream.). Kyle changed the batteries in the scale, so I'm not sure exactly how much I had gained. For like a week I did the whole emotionally abuse myself thing where I didn't feel like going into public and all that...then I got over myself and I've basically just started over. I started fresh Sunday. I went back to counting calories, and holy damn I was taking in more than I thought. I quit measuring, and just ate how much I thought I wanted. Which we can freaking cook around here and sometimes I thought I wanted A LOT. Anyways, after maticulously measuring all day yesterday and comparing that to what I had been doing, ya I was over-eating. By a lot. Shame. But brand new beginnings--new theme, write it down. I downloaded apps for my phone for diet and exercise logs, which has been better than whipped-cream spankings. I love caloriecount.com, but the app for blackberry sucks. I downloaded fatsecret and so far it's flippin fantastic. I also downloaded miCoach for blackberry. It's AWESOME. You can track your running course via GPS....and honestly looking at the distance after  is pretty motivating---whether it be "I need to do more before I can post that shit to facebook," or "Hell yeah. I'm going all Carl Lewis on this shiz!" It also has work-out programs to chose from and it will coach and track The Couch to 5K Program I'm re-starting...so, ya that's been a very recent change in the right direction. Yesterday I did pretty ok. I like to eat between 1200-1400/day, and yesterday I took in 1421. After counting my intake, I burned an extra 853 with weight training (i'm so facking sore today) and an a.m. walk with The Husband, housework and just normal function----I can do more, and I will, but I'm back in the right mind-set. And that feels good. Because for me that's what it is---It's in my head. I'm very capable of looking hot--I have killer hips and legs, I know this. For as shitty as I've been feeling, I'm not sorry for saying I know this. Anyways, right now those said hips house saddle-bags, but under there....under there those hips are rocking and my ass isn't bad either. I have more like 25-30lbs to lose now  instead of 20, but whatever. I will. I'm going to stick to my routines and log my calories---that should work. And if not, I'm sure I'll have a break-down. Stand-by. My current weight is, according to the scale, is 164lbs. Uggh, that hurt to type. I didn't take a picture and if I wait until I do, it'll never get posted. So ya..that puts me at +10 since my starting weight....but I don't think my 154 was accurate. I think my poor scale was in desperate need of batteries. I think my starting weight was really more like 158lbs. Still that's 6lbs. and that is just.....wrong. For lack of a better word. I know this yo-yo shit is something I struggle with and it's over. Right now. Brand new beginnings.....

That's about all that is new. I did get a WHOLE weekend with just The Husband which is super rare. I let the kids go to Branson with my parents this past weekend and The Husband and I laid low at home. Friday night we watched Inception, which I loved, and ate take-out Chili's...fancy, I know. It was awesome. So relaxing to just hang. I'll be honest though, by Saturday night I missed my babies so much. Saturday we painted on a house for his side-job. That's right, this chick has the magic stroke...paint stroke I mean. Anyways, I was bored and he could use the help so I painted windows all day Saturday. And really? It's super relaxing. I could be a painter. And then I got to thinking, I would rather paint canvases. So new goal...I'm going to re-start painting. Yeah, re-start. Noticing a pattern? Because you know my schedule is full of extra time. Ha. And....now I'm rambling. I'm trying to make up for lost time??? I don't know. Anyways, Sunday we hung around the house, did a little housework and homework and then the babies came home. Pretty great weekend.

Have a great day, week, month...depending on when I blog next. I'm hoping to make this a daily thing--don't hold me to it! ;)



Sunday, March 6, 2011

So I've been super productive this week. I've cleaned closets, walls, under couches and other furniture, the kids' rooms are clean--which REALLY needed done. My room is next and actually it's the worst room in the house--it's the catch all room so I have various crap in there. But I'll get to it. My laundry is a massing heap right now too--ughh. The more I write about it, the more I realize I have a shit-ton to do. Let's just not talk about it, ok?

Hmmm..I've worked my ass off this week for the weight loss challange over at Sara's blog (yes, I am pimping her out.). So I'm really hoping to see it on the scale this week. The kids and I have been playing Just Dance like crazy people and I've gotten a lot of stripper video work-outs in. My legs have been so sore, but I'm loving it. I'm just feeling pretty good about life right now.

Work has really picked up-- which is great, because WE NEED THE MONEY. Bad. This year, damnit, I will not be a spening whore and I will save for winter. That's the only thing about having a seasonal business that sucks--little to no income in the off-season. But we will make it--I was just logging properties to better systematize myself (yay for organization) and we've picked up 15-20 new properties through the off-season and March is looking INSANE! I'm excited! I will be turning into that busy summer me very soon. The one that will probably blog even less than I do now. If that's even  possible. 

Today, The Sister is coming over for pedicures and bbq lunch! It's been awhile :)

I hope everyone has a great week!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Post Slacker, Breathing, Choppy & Weird--Oh! & Week 4&5::.

I had this big long rant about why my parents hate me and blah blah blah.....I'll still struggle at the fact that I don't have those parents--the ones that think you're incredible, want you to succeed and want to be around you. It's ok. They don't know what they're missing-- all because they still deem me as that angry teenager they created with their arguing and yelling. I'm not that. She's dead. She was tough to handle, but I killed her. I'm me--funny, energetic, caring, intelligent, knowledge seeking, adventurous, crafty, loving, fucking awesome--and I love me. I'm happy. I have two incredible kids (and I tell them that EVERY DAY) and one overly fantastic husband---who thinks I'm pretty amazing, and smart and funny. I don't need anything else, from anyone else. Boom.

Okay, the weigh-in Monday--ya, I've been slacking on my posts. Any posts for that matter. It's been a crazy couple of weeks and I'm getting it back together. Seriously. I've been taking care of my home again--and I know that sounds weird. Yes, I clean--sorta, but lately I've been doing the bare minimum, and that's not me, yo. I like order and I've been missing it for way too long. So I started cleaning up all sorts of areas in my life. And I've been cooking like crazy. I wish I could say "cooking again" but I can't. I've never really done much cooking, but lately I've taken more initiative in doing so and guess what? I kinda rock at it. Which makes the whole weight loss challenge sorta tough.

Now, before my leader abandons me too, I must post my fatass stats for last week and the week before. I'm behind and you can give me spankings--hold the whip cream, I'm on a diet. I had A LOT (understatement times 5 billion) of stress last week. I won't go into it, because I'm leaving it behind, but basically it has been the worst week of my life. Well, Jonny and my Memaw passing tops that chart but you know what I mean...it sucked, ok? But I did get lots of walks in. Haven and I have been taking walks just her and I. Which is super awesome, because it gives us a chance to girl talk it up. She's so funny and I'm just in love with our new ritual. I also went to a concert 2 Wednesdays ago (I'm behind, remember?)---and concert me?? That bitch is a moving, dancing, crazy seizure patient. So, ya...lots of cardio there. I also got LOTS of cardio that Friday night---we'll call it cardio boxing and not a bar fight--because it wasn't ;) To counter all that, I'm bloated from female duty, but I know I didn't do terrible, so I'm not putting down progress.

Monday 2/22/11:














My camera also took a beer and tequila bath on said Friday, so the lens wasn't really doing it's thing for this picture. (and i still need batteries for the damn scale.) I did salvage it with q-tips and rubbing alcohol though, so it's working semi-normally now. If you don't have super human eyes and can't read this, it says 154.6, which is up 2 oz from last weigh-in. So semi-boo to that. BUT I know my body and a lot of this is bloat. PMS and stress bloat. Because it can't be the ice cream. Nope. I unhooked that shit from my veins and now ingest it like a normal person.

This past Monday, yesterday the 28th--I weighed in at the same. I didn't see a point in snapping another photo. I didn't gain, so yay. I thought I would lose at least a pound--I've been attacking the wii, we road bikes at the park Sunday, and Haven and I got a few walks in. Oh well. This week I've been REALLY focusing on stress relief. Because. I. Need. It. Lately, especially. No excuses though, and next week this number will be different--in a lower kind of a way. It's going to be beautiful this week, so my plan is to move as much as possible. I have that slutty stripper dance cardio dvd--being slutty and exercise?? Sore. So I'm going to hit that 2-3 times this week. I have my shake weight. It's dusted off and I've been using that, too. And the Wii. The wii is my friend this week. AND the kids get to play with me while I jiggle--double score. Work is picking up, and fast! So there's more movement. Sweet. This week should be my week. We shall see....


I wrote half of this a week ago, and half now--so if it's choppy and weird, that's why. Or I'm just choppy and weird. Who knows?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Debbie Downer::.

This should be my weigh in post...I'm just not feeling it. I weighed and took pics Monday though and will get to it tomorrow (probably). I'm feeling a little Debbie Downer tonight...

I had a dream about my little brother last night. He was about 4 or 5...he was sporting the spiked mullet--you know what I'm talking about--spikey on top and super redneck on the back?? Ya. He had the little scab on his forehead he got from running into a pole at a baseball game. What a douche. In my dream we were running around, laughing and playing tag. He hugged me so tight-- it felt real. He thought I was so cool back then and loved me so much. I wish he still did. I miss that little boy.


There's really no point to this...I'm just having a rough night. My heart hurts.....


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Okay, A Litte Less Fat:: Week 3::.
















154.4

 
Okay, my toes need painted, my feet are dry, my scale is dirty and it still needs batteries.....but I'm not a total failure. This week I actually lost a little. This 5'7" chick lost 1lb and 8oz this week from last week's 156.2lbs, so ya! I'll take it. I kept up on my water, which is easy for me--it's really all I've drank for months now. So maybe my water goal was a little too easy. As for work-outs, I didn't do a whole lot of strain there either. I did basic stuff, because 1) I don't have any equipment in home other than an Ab Lounge. 2) STILL too poor to reinstate my gym membership. BUT I DO have some slutty stripper work-out that I do. It's a video and I did it twice last week---the video I mean, pervs. So weight-loss goal for next week: -1lb. I figure a pound a week is a decent goal for someone my size. And if I'm doing it steady, I'm more inclined to KEEP it off this time. So ya, there's my progress.... It's never too late to join in, so go make yourself sweaty and hungry!




Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I'm in Hiding

So I'm confined to mobile internet until my laptop is fixed. I'm not liking this..everything is so small and I can't type as fast. Grrrr. I have new followers to meet and comments to get back to..I'm not being a jerk, promise. I'm just temporarily internet challenged. So until further notice, I'm on the quiet side of life--it's boring here. Someone save me.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

♥My Boii is 4::Holla‼

HAPPY 4th BIRTHDAY TO MY BABY BOII‼



















Ashton Avery, 7lbs 8oz 19&3/4" on 02/08/2007 at 1:38PM

When I found out I was pregnant with my second baby, I wanted a girl so, so, so bad. I always thought it would be so fun to have a sister and I wanted that for Haven. Little did I know this little man had other plans for my ♥heart. I never knew a man could own me the way this little boy does....one smile and I was doomed. We have such a close relationship and I'm so thankful, everyday, for my son and for Haven's little brother. I ♥ U Ashton Avery!

Monday, February 7, 2011

A Little Fatter::Weightloss

So I failed this week. I not only didn't lose, I gained. I feel so freakin bloated right now that my baby seam feels like it could bust right open and expose my guts. I haven't had a csection in 4yrs--4yrs tomorrow to be exact--but I swear I can feel it stretch. And I still didn't get batteries for my scale. So maybe I didn't gain? Ha. Wishful thinking? Ya, probably. I actually think this is weighing me light. I seriously feel puffier. I know that's weird. I also think I'm coming down with something..I'm feeling weird, so excuse any 'out there' thoughts I may have. Anyway, I did stick to my water goal..well pretty much. I did have 1 glass of tea, but other than that--I kept to it. Maybe if I would have met my exercise goals, too--I might see it on the scale. But I'm a big girl (no pun intended) and I know that I didn't put the work in. This week? This week is mine.





















This week: 156.2, 5'7ish"
Last week: 155.8, 5'7ish"

I think organization is my biggest problem. I'm in my off season with the business, so other than getting the kids to school on time, I really have no schedule. (that also means I sit on my ass a lot.) Having a loose schedule, or none at all makes it tough to stick to any sort of routine. I've always been one of those people that if it's not on calendar or note--it's not happening. I will completely forget--intentional or not. So this week, I'm scheduling my meals and my workouts. Thinking about organization I remembered that I used caloriecount.com last year. Fellow Chubsters, this site is amazing--and I can't believe I'm JUST NOW thinking of it. It's FREE, number 1. You hear that? Sing up is free. You can keep track of EVERYTHING you eat--down to the calorie. They have a huge database, but if you can't find your food, you can manually enter the stats based on the nutrition information on the package. Awesome, right? So it keeps track of what you put in your face, and it also keeps track of what you burn. It has archived activities--and yes Sara, sex counts as cardio! For instance, vigorous sexual activity--because that's how I get down--you burn 102 calories/hour. And it calculates down to the minute for those of you that get in there and get it done. Aint no shame in that. Anyways, I know this tool is really going to help me, so I wanted to pass along to all of you! Here's hoping we all do better next week...and congrats to those who met their goals! I hate you.

It's never too late to join in. Don't be a weenie about posting your weight, and if you are, I hear Sara is excepting photos of progress via email. Chickens. I'm using the shame for motivation.... just a thought. 



Sunday, February 6, 2011

Meet Me On Monday::.




1.  Did you watch the Superbowl?


 

















We did watch. I played around on the internet looking up at important parts, but The Husband did watch. Haven wanted Green-Bay to win, so she was a happy fan.


2.  What is the last book that you read?
 



















The last book I had the chance to read was Breaking Dawn. 


3.  What is your favorite kind of cake?
 







I seriously love ALL cake. I had a really tough time choosing, but I decided on Red Velvet Cream Cheese Cake. I feel like I've shamed Chocolate on Chocolate Cake, Peanut-butter Chocolate Cake, Chocolate on Vanilla Cake...seriously, I like cake. 

4.  Do you snore?















Actually, I'm the only one in this house who doesn't snore. I plug The Husband's nose for a few seconds sometimes in hopes to mute the torture. It doesn't really work long enough to be effective. Most nights I just hope to go to sleep first.
 
5.  Do you play an instrument?








This one time, at band camp.....

I most definelty did play the flute in high school.  

Go link up with Java!

 

Paper Mama Photo Challenge::Self Portrait



















 I'm linking up with Chelsea for this week's challenge: self portrait.



The Paper Mama




Scavenger Hunt Sunday::.


1. Water














I went to the archives for this one. This is Haven and I after a day on the lake. 

2. Quote



















"The moments we share are the memories we keep."
This is hanging is my living-room, and I just love it. 

3. Window

 

















I'll be thankful when this scene looks a little more green, but how can you not fall in love with the amazement she has watching the white landscape? 

4. Activity









 This is Olivia modeling for the camera. I wanted to get her and Angel sun bathing, but they weren't having it. Angel hid and Olivia started striking poses like Kate Moss--without the coke.

5. Page 25 of a magazine

  

















This is page 25 of our hometown profile magazine.

Go visit Ashley and check out the other scavenger hunters.


Color☼Splash☼Sunday::Hippie♥Haven















Haven is my mini-me, and we are cool chicks..obviously ;) I love her bedding so much, I offered to trade her my chocolate brown set....she didn't see the logic in that deal I guess.





Head over to visit Amy at Artistically Amy and link up for Color Splash Sunday!


Saturday, February 5, 2011