Monday, January 31, 2011

Losing the weight I need Thinspiration real bad!

I’ve done it, you’ve done it, we’ve all done it… Envied the girl who was back in her size 2 jeans right after a baby (I can think of a couple, those lucky hookers). Also, I feel like there are constant eyes on me looking to see if I will be one of “those” girls who lose the weight quickly. I wanted to be that girl but turns out I’m not. I knew when I got preggers that I would not be that girl. I do not lose weight very easily. Mainly, do to my love for pizza, cheese and anything that has 1200 carbs and the fact that I’m not good about working out.
The only comfort I’ve had is knowing a friend of mine that had a baby 10 days after me is pretty much in the same boat. Her weight is not dropping off like wet water. But on the flip side of that I’m not sure that either one of us are making drastic changes to make it happen in a quick fashion.
I wanted to give myself time to heal, I did have a c-section, and it is a lot for your body to go through.( I mean it took me 9 months to gain 35 pounds so I can take my time to loose it, right?) No, wrong I’m over it. I have been going to the gym at least 4 times a week going on 5 weeks now, and I have not lost one pound! So, now I know it’s due to what I eat, UGHHH the dreaded word DIET. Again, I wish I was one of those girls who can skip lunch or eat lettuce, but I’m just not.
I’ve even thought of joining the Kardashians with a Quick Trim diet, what are your thoughts??? I’ve also thought of trying weight watchers.
Does anyone out there have the secret to success? I know working out will be a main ingredient but I want to eat too.
Happy Monday!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Random Friday List

1. Ella still doesn't sleep through the night

2. I've had quite a few Pookie Posh orders this week - Valentines onesies, which I've enjoyed more than Christmas designs for whatever reason

3. We have friends coming over for dinner this weekend:)

4. I want to go ice skating and my husband refuses -- he never learned how to skate, "SAY WHAT"

5. I wish I could fit into my old jeans - pronto

6. My 10 year high school reunion is this year and I'm already planning my outfit!

7. I need a girls night with lots of margaritas

8. Still planning on running the Nashville 1/2 marathon, and I'm up to about 3 miles-- Yay for me, but I haven't lost any weight, boooo

9. I really like my new job and the people I work with

10. My dad is recovering and getting healthier everyday - thank you Lord I know you hear my prayers:)

And I've decided to take on some random questions - Five Random Questions.

1. Where did you meet your spouse and did you instantly know it was love?
We meet a Chilis, I thought he was very bossy (which he still is, but a total teddy bear). I can't say it was love at first sight, but my love for him grew stronger and stronger and still does. Love his heart.

2. What is your favorite room in your house?
I love the dinner room area. It's probably the only room that is actually decorated. We still have a lot to do.

3. Can you wiggle your ears?
 I think so...

4. What is your evening ritual?

home from gym by 6:30. Start dinner. Feed Ella cereal. Give Ella a bath by 8:00. Read Ella a book or five. Feed Ella a bottle. Put Ella down for bed. Catch up on my DRV'd shows. Get in bed. Read. Sleep

5. How many hours of sleep do you need to function?

Well it used to be like 8-10 now I have found out I can actually function on about 4-6.

Have a great weekend!!! 


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Are you a true lover of bacon? you will be tested!

I love bacon for breakfast or on a sandwich. I even love the bacon aroma when it's cooking in a skillet right before I sit down to eat it.
However, Im not so sure I love it so much that I would create a bacon candle to light up before guests arrive. Would you?
If so, here are some DIY directions for a bacon candle. Yummy, enjoy!

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Friday, January 14, 2011

My life has been a lie... the truth is I'm not really who I thought I was!

If you ever felt like your zodiac sign was off this might be why, the stars have realigned and you are not who you thought you were!
"What's your sign"-- Don't have an identity crisis, you are still who you say you are. The new year 2011 is shaping up to be a year of excitement especially now that some professor said we have left off the constellation Octopus, oh I mean Ophiuchus!
Here's the scoop, have you changed...
The Old Zodiac Signs
Aquarius: Jan 20 – Feb 18
Pisces: Feb 19 – March 20
Aries: March 21 – April 19
Taurus: April 20 – May 20
Gemini: May 21 – June 20
Cancer: June 21 – July 22
Leo: July 23 – August 22
Virgo: August 23 – Sept 22
Libra: Sept 23 – Oct 22
Scorpio: Oct 23 – Nov 21
Sagittarius: Nov 22 – Dec 21
Capricorn: Dec 22 – Jan 19

The New Zodiac Sign Dates:
Capricorn: Jan. 20 – Feb. 16
Aquarius: Feb. 16 – March 11
Pisces: March 11- April 18
Aries: April 18- May 13
Taurus: May 13- June 21
Gemini: June 21- July 20
Cancer: July 20- Aug. 10
Leo: Aug. 10- Sept. 16
Virgo: Sept. 16- Oct. 30
Libra: Oct. 30- Nov. 23
Scorpio: Nov. 23- Nov. 29
Ophiuchus: Nov. 29- Dec. 17
Sagittarius: Dec. 17- Jan. 20

Okay, now breathe... CNN reportedly says this is not accurate and things have not changed. I guess you get to decide who you are:)
I'm still a Leo which I believe runs true to my personality. I am lion hear my ROAR!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Fitness Toning Shoes... Do you believe?

It's the beginning of a new year and some of you may have made a resolution to get in better shape or lose weight. Now you might be thinking of the necessary shoes and workout gear you will need. Should you or should or not invest in those toning shoes you keep seeing Kim Kardashian wear... that is the question?
you decide...
Toning Shoes

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Reflection on 2010

I want to take a moment to reflect on 2010 and the memories that have made it one crazy, tearful, yet amazing year!

In 2010, My husband and I celebrated 2 years of marriage.
In 2010, I turned 28. Not very exciting but a memory none the less.
In 2010, I found out I was blessed with the most amazing gift from God, a little girl. This wasn't on my planner or really even a thought for the near future. BUT... It has been the best thing to happen this year! I love just watching her and I live for the moments when she smiles when she sees my face. Ella is all awesomness! (I'm tearing up a little now)
In 2010, my relationship with my sister changed. This is something I haven't really dealt with I guess for selfish reasons - so much going on in my life. She is on the wrong path and no road sign can lead her in the right direction. I'm not the type to sit back and watch a train wreck just happen. I have to voice my opinion even though at times it does not come off in the form of sparkles, rainbows and butterflies. I'm okay with not being the "cool" sister if one piece of my advice gets heard. Although, on the other hand I hate this. I love her so much and just want to laugh and cut up like we used to. I hate it even more that she is not a big part of Ella's life. This is definitely something that has come as a big surprise to me. I figured a baby might change things. I feel like things will get better though, I know she is a very strong willed person and will eventually figure her life out.
In 2010 I got a new car. Needed something bigger to carry the little one around in:)
In 2010 I lost my job. This was probably right up there with the most shocking of the year. There isn't much to say about this besides I do regret not saying goodbye to all of my co-workers.  I had built relationships with the people I had worked with and it was sad to go. I just had to move on and I wish them much success.
In 2010 I started making more crafts and expressing my creative side in ways I had never been able to before.
In 2010 I started Pookie Posh, my official  Etsy store for my cute handmade items:)
In 2010 I starting designing baby shower invites and learned Adobe CS4 - Im not a school trained designer however I know my way around the programs now.
In 2010 I got to stay home with Ella longer than expected:)
In 2010 my Dad was in a very bad motorcycle accident. He broke almost every bone in his body. He was wearing a helmet so he was lucky not to have endured any head injuries. He is very lucky to be alive today. Life can be gone in an instant and when something bad like this happens it makes you stop and count your blessings. I would not have been able to visit my dad on a regular basis if I had not lost my job. Family is priority above all things. I hate that this has happened to my dad but can see the positive effects that it has had on my family. Everyone around my dad has been there since day one. He has not spent a day or a night alone. The amazing support my family has showed makes me very proud.
In 2010 I got a new job!!! Different than what I have been doing in the past but all around a better position and organization for me. I am very proud and excited for the new challenges!
In 2010 a handful of my close friends became pregnant or had a baby. It is definitely the year for girls!!! I am very excited about the memories our little ones will make together.
In 2010 we survived the great Nashville flood.
In 2010 I was able to help out others effected by the floods
In 2010 my mom became a grandmother, she now calls herself YaYa :)
In 2010 my mother in law became a grandmother, she now calls herself Oma:)
In 2010 my dad became a grandfather, he calls himself Papaw.
In 2010 my father in law became a grandfather, he calls himself Papa Steve.

Gosh, Im sure Im missing some of the highs and lows of 2010 but all around it was a great year.  I had a lot of self reflection this year and learned a lot about my self. God dealt me a rough hand at times but I always stayed in the game. I am very lucky to have an amazing husband, healthy daughter, supportive family and wonderful in-laws. Life has been good in 2010 and I know 2011 will be even better!!!!