Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Mom's are the best

A friend of mine sent this email to me and I had to post it. I was crying by then end of it thinking of my mom and Nana! Thank you Mom for being so great and for teaching me how to be a great Mom. Although my Nana will not read this I thank her for being a strong,beautiful,loving and encouraging women for me to look to and admire.

Real Mothers don't eat quiche;
they don't have time to make it.
Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils
are probably in the sandbox.
Real Mothers often have sticky floors,
filthy ovens and happy kids.
Real Mothers know that dried play dough
doesn't come out of carpets.
Real Mothers don't want to know what
the vacuum just sucked up.
Real Mothers sometimes ask 'Why me?'
and get their answer when a little voice says, 'Because I love you best.'
Real Mothers know that a child's growth
is not measured by height or years or grade...
It is marked by the progression of Mommy to Mom to Mother...

The Images of Mother

4 YEARS OF AGE - My Mommy can do anything!
8 YEARS OF AGE - My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!
12 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother doesn't really know quite everything.
14 YEARS OF AGE - Naturally, Mother doesn't know that, either.
16 YEARS OF AGE - Mother? She's hopelessly old-fashioned..
18 YEARS OF AGE - That old woman? She's way out of date!
25 YEARS OF AGE - Well, she might know a little bit about it!
35 YEARS OF AGE - Before we decide, let's get Mom's opinion .
45 YEARS OF AGE - Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?
65 YEARS OF AGE - Wish I could talk it over with Mom.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.

The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes,
because that is the doorway to her heart,
the place where love resides.

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,
but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.
It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Blah Blah Blah

This past week has been really rough. I am not going to go into the details but for all that happened bad I am hoping that I have lost a ton of weight because each time I worked out it was to get some major aggression out! It was a week of one thing after another and having to face my fears BIG TIME! One thing at the end of the weekend Sammy flushed a big comb down the toilet Nathan is at work and I am home by myself with three kids and the basement is flooding and the plunger is not working. I had to use this snake thing (which was in a closet in the basement surrounded by spiders AHHHHHH) and still did not work. Finally when Nathan got home he fixed my handyman! Then last night I am getting Sammy in the tub and out of no where he throws a ball down the toilet! He is so fast I swear I did not even have my head turned long enough to turn the hot water on. It is funny because he reminds me a lot of how my brother was I guess he is a typical boy. Maybe soon I will have enough guts to tell everyone about the other fears I had to face but not right now! Have a great day!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Weight Loss Update

Hey everyone I just wanted to update everyone on my progress. I am amazing myself really on how determined I am to change my lifestyle from what it was to be healthy. I am working really hard! I have cut out all coffee and pop and seriously I am drinking like 100 Oz's of water a day which really is not that hard because with this weather I am always thirsty. Plus I am working out every night doing an aerobic exercise that is the same as walking 2 miles. So all that has helped me to loose 10 POUNDS since new years day!!!!! I am so excited that I am totally going to not only win this competition but do it in a healthy way and keep the weight off! Thanks for all your prayers and I will keep you all updated!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Little Miss Mya's Giveaway

You all have to check this giveaway out. My friend Lisabeth is giving this great package away. All you need to do is click on the link below and follow the rules on her blog to be entered to win! If you don't have a blog still go check it out and you can spread the word about this new place for little girls. I am entering Mariana to win for a little Birthday party for her.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Calling all Cooks

Ok I am looking for some different (Healthy) recipes. We only eat Chicken and Turkey Meat so please if you have any good and healthy recipes pass them on to me. If we are going to stick to this lifestyle we need variety and I only have so many recipes that I can use. I have gone online and gotten some really good ones but it always better when I know someone else had cooked something that they love too! Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Thanks to everyone that emailed me really nice and encouraging comments about sticking to my diet! I am really excited to say that I have already lost 2lbs! I only weigh myself once a week and I did last night and was so excited. I am really trying hard. I have been doing 2 miles a night with this aerobics workout and I feel really good. So keep praying for us! Nathan is doing good too he is actually eating whole wheat which he swore he never would. Hope everyone has a great week!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

New Year

I have to say that I am excited for this year! I am making a commitment this year that is really hard for me to talk about but here it is..............losing 50lbs! WOW I can not believe I just told everyone that. I am really excited though because I have been carrying this weight for too long. I am not in denial most of it is from my three kids but the other is from bad eating habits. For too long I ate out of convenience. Working and having three kids and keeping up a house was just too hard to cook healthy meals too. My first goal is 30 lbs by April 1st. Nathan and I are doing it together we are competing against a friend of his from work and his fiance. We are going to SMOKE them!! We are working out together and I am cooking healthy meals and watching how much I eat. I have been doing really good and I am so excited. The hard thing for me is sticking to it so I am just giving this to God I want to be healthy for my kids and grand kids. The next big thing is I am going to quit smoking. Some of you might either be surprised that I am smoking again or that I have ever even smoked but I am back to smoking a lot and I need to quit. My goal is in April I will start to quit smoking I can not do both at the same time because right now when I am stressed I either eat or smoke so to cut both out is too much. I am trying to be realistic and not mess my self up. So pray for me that I am able to stick to this and work towards my goal. My plan is once I am back in shape to start running again and participate in the Breast Cancer 5k run in August again. I love running and I am determined to meet these goals.
I hope that you all are having a great New year as well!