Tuesday, October 30, 2012


date: 10.30.12

location: home
eating: lots of delicious Greek yogurt. 
drinking: tons of H2O...and an occassional Iced Chai or Diet Dr Pepper..that's a switch!!
enjoying: learning how to get around on a Mac.
listening: Easton Corbin...oh how I love (looking at) that guy!!!
wishing: nothing new here...that I either worked from home or was a stay-at-home-mom.
thinking: I really need to get caught up a bit on Project Life...at least 3 weeks behind right now!
making: too many projects, but I can't help it. December Daily. Project Life. Halloween mini...the list goes on.
feeling: excited/nervous about girls scrapbooking retreat this weekend. First time leaving E overnight for entire weekend.
loving: time with Ethan and/or time not working.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

random update

Random update posts are my favorite!! Mostly because I'm not good with coming up with catchy titles...so random always works. LOL!

Let's see...what's been going on here...

*my most exciting news is that I have lost 10lbs since 9.14.12 and am on the "edge" of falling into a lower "decade" number...which I have NOT seen since Ethan has been upon this earth. Oh I cannot wait to see THAT number!!!

*i'm losing the weight simply by making better choices and tracking every.single.thing in www.myfitnesspal.com which is my absolute favorite website ever!!!!  I also met with a nutritionist a few weeks prior and despite having been a dieter my entire life (!!) I learned even a few more tips on eating better...and the best part, it's working!!!

*i'm making it to the Y only 2-3 times per week and still the weight is coming off. I'd love to go more often, but let's be real folks, I also want to spend time with Ethan and frankly, the after school hours fly by and before I know it, bedtime is upon us. There just isn't enough time for everything everyday, but we are making do. When I am at the Y, I try to run at least 2 miles, do a few weight machines and some crunches. Preferably, I am there no longer than 1 hour and 15 minutes.

*I've found some great new things to eat...like Vitatops...yum and loaded with fiber!! Bonus!!

*I'm drinking 64-80oz of H2O a day....phew...lots of bathroom trips, but it's working for me. The nutritionist said to aim for 80oz but honestly, I don't get that much everyday, but I do strive for the 64oz & reach it just about every day.

*I don't feel like I'm missing out on foods and I've also felt satisfied everyday and rarely feel hungry. Love that!!

*Ultimately, at the end of the day, it feels great to know I made good choices and the weight is melting off. I'm hoping to lose 20 more pounds & I only hope it comes off as "easily" as this first 10, though I'm sure there will be challenges along the way.

*I am determined to not be a "fat mom"...seriously, that is one of my goals.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Project Life - Weeks 31-32

OK - trying to get back on track with some semi-regular blog posting and more specifically, sharing my PL pages...I was on such a good roll there for a while, but life happened. So here are weeks 31-32...ushering in (not so happily) the new school year.

Ethan and I did a "just for fun" balloon release our last week of summer...
maybe that was our "goodbye" to summer ritual.
E had some good fun with O and the lawn cutting chores,
specifically using the blower.
We did a Home Depot Kids Workshop
and shopped at PetSmart for the cats & picked up a treat for our neighbor's dog.

Ahhh..the week I turned 100K miles on my car.
This was somewhat traumatic for me, 

primarily because I've never owned a car that long before
and I interpret it as just another way that I am NOT successful right now in life. *sigh*
One of our highlights this week...attending the grand opening of a Publix...
only 15 minutes from our house. Hooray!!

Week 32 - back to school/work. Ugh.
Ethan also had his dental check on the very first day of school...
he did fabulous and no issues...thank goodness.
We took in the Ice Age movie on the Monday before heading back to school.
I'm really enjoying including my Nike screen shots with total mileage ran...
of course this is mileage over 2-3 years. I run a little...definitely NOT a hardcore runner. 

Awesome dental checkup report card!

Remember when I said turning 100K miles was traumatic...
yeah, a week later we dumped $1100 into the darn car.
Oh yeah...the first day back to school also happened to be Ethan's 4 1/2 birthday,
so we had to have cake to celebrate & take the edge off the pain of our summer ending.
Publix cakes - delicious!! Try one!

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