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I am a wife, mom, photographer and lover of all things funny. Just trying to put my pants on one leg at a time. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Been thinkin'

I am not doing so hot on keeping this blog up. I am beginning to contemplate making it more about life, instead of what I am doing weight loss wise. I haven't been doing to great at the weight loss thing either. I am not gaining, but I am not losing. Need to just jump right back on that horse....

So I guess it's off to the gym I go tonight.

Short post. I am exhausted. Only 4 more months of this dance mom thing. It's bittersweet.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Whoopsieeeee!!! Where did I go?!?!

A lot of my friends and family already know it, but blog followers might not. I had surgery on August 1st. It was very much needed, but it couldn't have come at a worse time. Smack dab in the middle of my weight loss journey was not a convenience.

It seems as though I kind of let everything go while I was healing. Stopped posting on my blog, stopped tracking calories, stopped working out, ate like crap. It was easy to have Matt pick up something instead of trying to cook. For the first 3 weeks, I didn't come out of my room. I had a lot of pain and some serious depression set in. A lot of things were very final after the surgery and it all hit me at once. I filled my face with junk. I ate allllllllll the things!!! It took Matt telling me to snap out of it to finally come out of my room. And for a few weeks after I stayed home and didn't leave. I didn't want to go out and I was wallowing in self pity and pain. But like with everything else in my life, things turned around. I finally felt okay and started doing things again. However, counting calories and eating well wasn't a priority.

8 weeks post-op I went to a Zumba class, and I was hooked immediately. It is such a fun atmosphere. And I have fun with friends that go with. I've started back to my running/walking 5k training and starting back at square one sucks. I will get back to where I was though. I weighed myself this morning. And while I was eating like crap, I was some how able to maintain my weight. So I am excited to say that the scale moved down this morning!! I've lost 2 more pounds! I am 20 pounds away from my first goal weight. I have decided that once I get to my goal, I am setting a new goal for 10 more pounds and then I will maintain.

Onward and upward!!!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Finish The Sentence


Today I am finally doing a Finish the Sentence link up with Holly and her boo thang Jake.  I've always wanted to take part in this linkup but never pulled the trigger. Not afraid now!!

If I had one extra hour in the day...I would hide. All by myself. In a closet. And eat allllll the things.

I wish my name was...not so stripper-esqe. I am not sure what the parents were thinking, but Misty and Mindy? Really? It's almost like they were starting our career on the pole early. They should have just spelled it Miss-Tee.

I think anything chevron is...related to gasoline. For the longest time, when people referred to chevron, I thought they meant the gas station. I always called chevron patterns on clothing zig zags. Now I know what it is. I don't own any. But it sure is cute on my daughter!

My last nightmare...was horr.i.ble. I don't even like trying to remember it. I went through about a 2 week period where every night I was having nightmares. Then I realized falling asleep with Dexter on was probably not helping.

Sometimes...I put all of the clean clothes that have been sitting in my laundry basket, unfolded and wrinkled, for a week back into the wash and rewash it. And that may or may not happen 2 or 3 times before it gets put away. Who am I kidding?? That happens more than sometimes!

My last meal on earth...would be a Mexican Fiesta!! Enchiladas, tacos, burritos, nachos, chips & salsa, guac, queso, tamales. I would eat it all and I would put my middle finger up to My Fitness Pal without any guilt!! And then I would pray that that was truly my last meal because that would be hell on my stomach and bathroom!

I would much rather  ____ than _____....hang out in a small room with a gorilla than go to a circus and risk running into a clown. Don't laugh. I sweat just thinking about clowns.

Mayonnaise...is a necessary evil that smells like eggs and reminds me of the word that I hate most on this planet. Starts with an M and ends with an oist. The sound mayonnaise makes when you put the knife in the jar is dis.gus.ting.

10 years ago, I didn't think...I would be living back in Smallbany, remarried. Thank God destiny changed my path!

Selfishly...when I get Kohl's rewards, I use them before my daughter finds out that I have them. She doesn't need any more clothes anyways. She could clothe a small village from head to toe.

My favorite T.V. show right now is...Big Brother. I am obsessed. Watch the live feeds, after dark, read the blogs, twitter, etc. Aaryn is the debil.

George Zimmerman...has a special place in hell. Nuff' said.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

So close I can taste it

I am 1 pound away from my mini goal mark. I've lost 29 pounds as of this morning. One more pound to go. I can't even believe it. I am in total and complete shock. I've said it before, and I will say it again. I didn't think that I could lose 2 pounds let alone 30. I also hit a non scale victory this week. Several years ago when I started climbing in pants sizes, I packed away some of my favorite jeans and capris. I gave a lot away, but kept about 10 favorites. Some size 12, 10 and 7. (I also kept a pair of size 5's but those are still packed away) I got the box out on Sunday and tried the 12's on. Too BIG!!! The size 10's fit perfectly. I am so excited about that. It's like getting new clothes without having to spend the money!

This dress is a medium!!! I haven't ever been a medium in my life. I was always a small and then went right to a large, x-large. So to be a medium now is exhilarating!! When I put that dress on I almost cried. I didn't look like a busted can of biscuits and I felt great! The hubs said I looked hot! (He's a sweet man)

Tomorrow I am going to link up with on of my favorite bloggers, Holly and do a finish the sentence link up. She is hilarious and we all know that I love to laugh. And even if no one reads my blog, these link ups are fun fun fun! 

Until tomorrow! 
P.S. I really need a signature for my blog. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

If I Won the Lottery.


 I love these fun link ups!! This one is seriously something that I think about often. I mean to the point where if I can't sleep at night, I start thinking about what I would do if I won the lottery and it helps soothe me. (Yep, I'm crazy) So what would I do if I won the lottery....
 1. I would pay off all of our debt and it would feel glorious.

 2. I would go to the DMV and bribe those ladies with thousands upon thousands to give Karlee her license. Just bypass that permit and all of the testing. Ain't nobody got time fo' dat and I am exhausted driving her around all the time. (PS if you know me, or my daughter, you know why I have to bribe them, instead of just having her take the test...again.)

 3. I would hire a good lawyer, who would help get me out of jail for bribing government officials. (see number 2)

 4. I would donate a large sum to the American Cancer Society, to Autism Awareness, and to the Crohn's Colitis Foundation.

 5. I would build a new covered stadium for South Albany High School. Hate watching games in the rain and graduation should be held at the school. More room for errrrbodddddy!!!

 6. I would buy my dream car:

7. And I would buy my husband his:

8. I would pay for college for both of my kids and for my neices and nephews.

 9. I would buy my parents new cars and I would pay off their house. Make them comfy for the rest of their lives.

 10. I would hide out for a year, travelling the world with my family so people couldn't say they were my long lost cousin's brother's uncle and ask for some money.

 11. I could keep going with this list. I told you, I've thought about it often.

 I weigh in every Friday, so I am hoping for a change in the scale tomorrow. I have 10 pounds to lose by August 1st...more on that tomorrow.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Relay Weekend

Let me recap my weekend for you. And by you, I mean the one person that reads my blog. You know who you are ;)

I said before that I was taking most of last week off since I knew I would be toast after Relay for Life. And boy did I make the right choice!! Walked over 18 miles and took over 29k steps!!! Um, my feet were so swollen that they were almost unrecognizable by 8 am. I was sore in places I didn't know was possible to be sore. I ate like crap, and didn't regret it at all. It was SOOOOO worth it. I had a blast.  We stopped on the track at around 12:30 am and danced for nearly an hour. Dance moves that no one has ever heard of, like, "kilting" and "yodeling." We laughed at the most ridiculous things. Things that are only funny at 3 am to delirious walkers. We were loud, and goofy, and we raised a whole heck of a lot of money all for a great cause. A cause that is very near and dear to my heart. The American Cancer Society is such an amazing organization. I will forever be a relayer. Forever!

Some of the dancers lighting the glow sticks to put in the luminaria bags representing each month of the year. 

This was about 2:30 am and my second coffee of the night. 

As you can tell, we had a great time. And I can't wait until next year!!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

It's a nice day for a wedding link up.

I know, I know. I suck at daily blogging. I'll work on it.

I've taken this week off from working out. Before you drop your jaw, or roll your eyes, it's because I am doing Relay for Life tomorrow and I plan on walking 20 miles. 80 laps. Yep, I'm crazeballs. We will see how far I go, but I really feel like I can do it. I plan on bringing 3 pairs of shoes so I can change things up and confuse the heck out of my feet so they don't hurt too awfully bad.

And now for my first link up. Let me see if I can do this right. button
 A few bloggers that I follow on IG and BlogLovin' have a fun link up and I thought I would give it a whirl. You can follow Mel and Holly and laugh your ass off and be inspired just like I do!!! Seriously, they are some funny chicks. Now to my white trash beautiful wedding.

Matt proposed to me on my birthday in 2008 after being together for 7 months. ( I will post our love story one day) This would be the second wedding for me, and the first for him. We discussed a big wedding or a small one, and because it was his first, we started to plan a big one. And then after many, many crazy roadblocks, and 2 postponed dates, we decided to just do it. We were sick of planning. Sick of budgeting. Sick of things getting in the way of our marriage. We just wanted to be married. That's all. The happily ever after. We no longer cared. We were tired and fed up of all things "wedding". So after talking with a friend who got married at the courthouse, I picked up the phone, and made a reservation. 4 weeks later....

I picked up a zebra print dress (cut me some slack, it was 2009) and a button up shirt for us at Macy's. We had my kids and our good friends stand up for us and Wham-Bam-Thank-You-Mam we were hitched. Nope, I wasn't knocked up. Nope, he wasn't leaving for the military. We were just head over heels in love and wanted to sign that piece of paper!! It was quick, and we had family and friends there and that was all that mattered. We left right after for a night at the coast and had a blast. 

My sister, sister-in-law and cousin planned a reception for the day after we got home from the coast. It was supposed to be at my Gram's house since she had a big house, but she got hurt the day before, so change of plans, and it was at our house. We all piled into our 1200 sq ft. home and had a great time. My daughter wrote a beautiful letter to her Step Dad, and I don't think there was a dry eye in the room. 

So would I change anything? Nope. It was perfect for us. I love Matt more than any person I have ever loved before and THAT is all that matters. We have decided to renew our vows at 5 years, and I am going to give him the wedding he deserves (which I just realized is in 1 year and 5 months, THANK GOD for Pinterest) and we are going to do it big. He has said that he wants to see me walk down and aisle, and he wants to dance together to a first dance. So we will be doing it. November of 2014!! 

My adorable, fun, awesome family.