Friday, March 29, 2013

Happy, Happy, Happy

I am happy today. 

Want to know why?
Let's make a list, shall we?

1. I forgot all week that Jonathan has today off... So it's like a long weekend!
2. I have the best. gym. ever (haha Hannah). Every last Friday of the month they do a Date Night for all the parents in the place, where you can drop you kids off and then leave and go on a date. From 5-8:30. 
3. AND even better than my gym is my sweet, sweet friend  had to cancel her son's spot and told me about it so I could call up there right after her to get Hazel in! So YAY for date night with FREE childcare. 
4. I have kept up with my promise to myself to work out 6 days this week so far and we are about to head up there in a little bit for day 5. 
5. I am feeling skinny... probably because of all of you being so sweet on my instagram!
6. We got all the food for Hazel's party last night so today I will spent most of the day food prepping. (I love to cook/ pretend like I'm a professional chef.) 
7. I have the best family and friends in the world and they are all coming to celebrate Hazel's birthday tomorrow. So although there will only be 4 kids, there will be over 20 adults and Hazel will be over the moon excited for all the attention. Also, never plan your child's birthday party the day before Easter... a lot of people travel apparently! 
8. My mom came over last night and took Hazel and I to eat sushi while Jonathan went to play Frisbee. Bad news, it reawakened my love for sushi and now I want it again today! 
I love dates with my mom! 

I hope ya'll have a great Good Friday and remember that God died for you. AND He woke you up today. That should be enough. Rejoice in your blessings. 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Come hear me talk.

Today I'm linking up with Trista to do a "accent vlog" 

Cool pause face, bro. 

Now I'm off to the gym to kick some booty!!!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Weigh-In Wednesday- Week 12

Hey guys! 


I had a great week last week, then the weekend came and I was like a bottomless pit filled with junk food. It was awful, ya'll. On Saturday we had Shane's for lunch then Papa John's pizza for dinner. Sunday we had Moe's for Hazels birthday lunch (she requested that), then Chili's for dinner. I also had half of Hazel's brownie topped with ice-cream she got from Chili's. That thing was AMAZING. 

Anyway, I realized something on Sunday night. I felt like crap. I felt heavy. 

I used to feel that way all the time. I don't miss it. It's a terrible feeling. Junk food does taste good, no one is denying that, but it doesn't feel good. As soon as I was done shoveling it in my face I felt like crap. That's an awful feeling and I don't like it. 

That is why I'm doing this. I love the way I feel when I'm eating healthy and exercising. I love when I look in the mirror and my body has changed. I love having energy and the desire to get up and play with Hazel instead of pretending like I'm too busy. 

There is no getting around it. Eating healthy and exercise make me a better person. There is no magic pill that will give me that same feeling as eating healthy does. 

Now to the weigh-in.

Starting weight (1.2.2013) 230.4
Last week: 212.6
This week: 213.0


When I saw that I was disappointed. BUT I know it's because of my bad choices this past weekend. On Monday I weighed myself and it was 213.8, so I have lost a little since the weekend. I'm going to weigh myself again on Friday. 

This weekend is Hazel's birthday party & Easter. Which meals food galore. 

We are doing all the food for her party and we're going to do hamburgers, hot dogs, and chips. But we're also going to have a veggie tray and fruit skewers. I'm planning on eating a BIG healthy breakfast so that I can make good choices. I never make good choices when I'm hungry. 

This first picture is from Hazel's first birthday party, 2 years ago. 

I have lost 33 pounds since then. And I have gained so much self-confidence. 

I never want to go back to that girl. That girl wasn't happy. Or healthy. That girl didn't know that healthy food can taste good and make you feel good. 

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Liebster Award, part 3

Don't be jealous that I'm super popular and people keep nominating me for this prestigious award. 


I got nominated by Alicia, who is one of my favorite bloggers. She's a MILF mom of 5 and a full-time student. To say she has a lot on her plate is an understatement but she still takes time to workout and eat healthy. She's awesome. 

Her questions for me.

1. What's your dream vacation?
I want to go on a vacation with Jonathan and I. We have never done this (we still haven't been on a honeymoon). I want to go to a beach and have a relaxing/ no stress vacation with just us.

2. What's your favorite childhood memory?
Okay this is going to sound weird but I promise it was so fun and we always loved it. Every once in a while we would have a "no hands dinner." Meaning you couldn't use your hands to eat... just your face. It was so fun and even my parents participated and it was so fun to see my parents acting silly. I am going to carry on this tradition with Hazel. 

3. How you started blogging.
I was bored. And needed an outlet to express my feelings without being judged. Now I love the relationships that have formed from it. 

4. What's your favorite color?
I don't really have a favorite. I like pastels though.

5. First thing you do in the morning? 
Play on my phone till I "wake up", then go downstairs & start coffee, make Hazel and I breakfast and then do the dishes. 

6. Are you a night owl or morning person. 
Neither... but I can rock 11 o'clock like no body's business. 

7. What's you favorite T.V. show? 
This is a hard question because I'm such a tv watcher. I love How I Met Your Mother, The Office, Revenge, The Americans, & The Walking Dead. Just to name a few.

8. What's your ideal night out?
We live near the wineries in North Georgia and I love going up there and then going to dinner. It's relaxing and fun. 

9. Beer or Wine?
Can both be an answer? I love both.

10. What's your job?
I'm a stay at home mom and home-maker. 

11. Favorite season?
Spring or fall! 

Next I got nominated by Natalie. She's a fellow tall girl who's on the track to get healthy. 

Questions from Natalie. 

1. What do you enjoy most about blogging?
The friendships that I've made! 

2. What's your dream vacation?
Answered that ^ there. 

3. Phone call or text?
Text. Definitely. I'm too awkward for phone calls but I can text like no body's business.

4. What songs are you currently in love with?
I'm not a big music person.. It really depends on my mood. I like "indie" music.

5. If you won a million dollars, what would you do with it?
I would buy a new house and car. Give some to charity & church. Give my siblings some. And go on vacation.

6. What's your favorite book or movie?
This is hard one too. I love the Harry Potter movies and books. But I love a lot of books. Too many to name. 

7. What's one thing you never leave home without? 
My phone. 

8. What's 4 words you would use to describe yourself?
Tall. Sarcastic. Friendly. Quiet. 

9. What's your biggest pet peeve?
When people don't clean up after themselves. 

10. What's your favorite post or most viewed post? 
This post is my most viewed.  But I don't know why. It's not that great. I love this post to my little love

11. Would you rather be famous for the rest of your life or be the best friend of someone who is famous?
I'd rather be famous. I'm not the type of person who likes to be in the shadows. 

Thanks for nominating me girls!!!! 

Finish The Sentence. Part II

Today I'm linking up with my BFF who doesn't know she's my BFF, Holly and the hilarious, Jake and the never-land pirates. 

1. If Calories didn't count, I would eat... Cheesecake, steak with butter, and lots and lots of beer. 

2. On my prom night...
I was a bit intoxicated. Can you tell? Also, this wasn't my date. I was so mean to my date and hardly took any pictures with him. Truth be told, I didn't want to go with that particular boy but he had literally asked me to every dance since we had been in school together and my mom made me go with him. I really hope he isn't reading this. :/.

3. When I go to the store, I always buy... milk, eggs, and banana's. We go through these like they are going out of style. Hazel loves banana's and will eat the whole bunch in one day if I would let her. 

4. Family functions typically... are really fun. I have 2 brothers and a sister. 1 brother and my sister are married and my sister has 2 kids. So it's loud and fun! I love my family. Jonathan's family lives farther away but we love going there. They are loud and amazing cooks. We always leave there fat and happy.

Holy chubby face, KellyAnne.

5. I think my blog readers... are my best friends! Honestly, ya'll know me better than most of my friends. I don't usually go around spilling all my thoughts and feelings every day. Ya'll know my struggles, failures, and victories. I love the friendships I have formed through this. And I can't wait to meet some of you in person! Hopefully one day! 

6. I'd much rather be... on the beach with a drink in my hand. I need a vacation like woah and the beach and warm weather is what my soul needs. I can't wait to go to the beach this year with Hazel. She loved it last year and I know this year will be even more fun. 

7. I have an obsession with... cleaning my toilets, making my bed, instagram, and my new thing is the elliptical!

8. My work friends... don't exist. Womp. Womp.

9. When I created a Facebook account... it was back when you had to have a college email address to create an account so I remember the summer after I graduated high school I thought I was the shit because I "got to" make an account. It was only for the cool kids. 

10. My least favorite word is... creamy. VOM.

11. I don't really remember... my first summer and semester of college. It was fun.

No one knows who that guy is. 

12. Justin Bieber... is a baby. But boy can sing my pants off when he sings "boyfriend"... for some reason that makes me all teeny-bopper crazy. I'm just reliving my backstreet boy days. 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Monday blues

I now remember why I want to eat healthy and exercise. I feel like a big, fat, blog. And I look like one too. What is it about a busy weekend that makes me eat whatever the heck I want? I feel like I fell in my old ways. I don't like it. 

I feel tired, bloated, and just yucky for lack of a better word. My brain is filled with pizza, Moe's, and Shane's Rib shack. I'm not lying when I said that we ate out lunch and dinner all weekend. I feel like I gained 7 pounds. I didn't, I only gained a half of a pound. Yes, I checked. 
But goodness, I just feel gross.
And I felt gross about 5 minutes after I got done shoving my face. 

I love when I'm eating healthy and taking care of my body how amazing I feel... even after I eat! I never knew that food could make you feel good. 

AND I don't want to gain back the 18 pounds I've lost. How sad would that be? When people ask me how my weight-loss is going and I have to answer "oh, I gave up and gained all my weight and I feel so gross." How depressing would that be. 

NO. I will NOT say that. I will get back on track and I will eat better and feel better. I'm also planning on exercising every day this week (as long as my back feels good). I need to sweat out all these toxins. 

Now I'm off to the doctor. Why did I plan a doctor appointment for Hazel to get her 3 year old shots on a Monday first thing in the morning. Hello miserable day. 

I hope ya'll have a better Monday then I will!!! 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Happy 3rd Birthday, my love

Dear Hazel,

First of all, I hope you have the best third birthday. I'm sorry that the balloons this morning were not fun like mommy & daddy thought but instead "bonked your head." I think you said "mom! The green balloon bonked my head! SO mean."
Parent fail. But then you enjoyed playing and running through them... I guess surprises aren't your thing?

As I'm writing this you are watching Lion King from your Princess chair, eating your left over Chic-Fil-A icecream, and talking to Winnie the Pooh. 

I am so proud of the little lady you have become. You bring more joy to my life than I ever could have imagined. You can now speak in full and complete sentences and you have the best memory of any 3 year old I know. You love to play with all toys, no matter of the "gender." You love dinosaurs, lions, & tigers and are the best growler around. You love Lego's and blocks and building towers.

I love your little spirit and excitement for life. I learn so much from you. You are quick to say "I'm sorry!!" and you're so incredibly independent. I could not be more proud of you. You rarely pitch fits and when you do I can easily talk to you and you calm down. You are so level headed and understand reason. You are wise beyond your years, little one. You love all animals and think of them as your friends, especially "your sister," Callie. You are a little shy when you first meet someone but quickly warm up. 

I hope you know how much I love and adore you. I am so blessed that God chose me to be your mama and I hope more than anything that I make you and Him proud. The most important job is to teach the next generation and I don't ever want to disappoint you. 

You've grown so much this year it makes me sad. You are no longer in a crib, you're in your "big girl bed" and you are so proud of it that you tell everyone you meet. You also completely feed yourself and clean up your plate by putting it in the sink. You love bath time with daddy and you love to pretend. You just started singing and I just think it's the cutest thing. Hanuka Matata, Jesus Loves Me, Twinkle Star, and "We are never getting back together" are your favorites. You will do almost anything to make people laugh and often do so successfully. Everyone you meet comments on how silly and fun you are. You can completely use the potty and wipe all by yourself (although mama still checks). You love to pray for our family and for the "not nice people." You also pray for things that most people take for granted like toilet paper. You love all foods and eat almost anything. Except Spaghetti Squash... you hate "the crunchy." You love to help me cook and you love even more to steal my ingredients and take them to your kitchen to cook by yourself. 

I keep commenting to your daddy how much I love your age right now. You love pretending, singing, and playing dress-up. It's so fun and I enjoy each day with you. You love going on walks and the fact that you don't have to be in a stroller anymore. 

I hope you have the best birthday, little one. I love you more than words can express. 

Thursday, March 21, 2013


Happy Thursday! 

I woke up in a great mood. Don't you love when that happens? It doesn't matter that my child has been whining non-stop since she woke up (I'm just happy that I have a healthy, happy most of the time, child.) It doesn't matter that I woke up to a sink full of dirty dishes(I'm thankful to have food and dishes for my family.) It doesn't matter that I got woken up by my daughter sticking her finger in my nose. I woke up feeling happy. I'm so thankful for that. 

Also, I'm thankful for all my new followers. I am so happy to get to know each and every one of you. I have met most of you from the Weigh-In Wednesday link-up from Erin and Alex, whom I both adore. 

I thought it would be a good opportunity for all of you to get to know me a bit better. 

Let's start in high-school. I was very active in high school. I played basketball duh, I'm 6'1, I ran track, & I played volleyball. So I was constantly in a sport. In 9th grade I was "bigger", but I quickly lost weight. I never really ate breakfast or lunch and would pig out for dinner. I never learned that the key is a balanced, healthy diet. I didn't know that healthy food could taste good. I just never learned. So I wouldn't eat in order to be skinny. I wouldn't say I was anorexic... I just didn't eat because that was "the cool" thing to do. I honestly don't know how I was so active when I barely ate... If I did that today, I would pass out. Although, I still thought I was "fat" in high school because all my friends were size 2's and I was a size 10. Even when I was very skinny, I was still "big." 

Then in college, I got introduced to beer. Holy calories. Add lots of beer, with no exercise, and eating at 3 am at waffle house and you'll get 30 pounds. Trust me. But, I still wouldn't consider myself "fat." Looking back I still looked pretty good, I think. 
Then I got pregnant. My now-husband and I had been together 2 years when we found out. It may not seem like a long time but we had been living together for about a year and a half and we already shared a bank account. That may seem silly but we just knew. So in my first trimester, I was really, really sick. I couldn't go an hour without going to the bathroom to puke, so I lost about 7 pounds. Then I started packing it on. In the second and third trimester I gained 30 pounds plus the 7 pounds I had lost. I never once exercised during my pregnancy. I thought for sure after I had my 9 pounds 4 oz baby that the weight would just fall off me. I was wrong. I GAINED about 15 pounds WHILE breastfeeding full-time. Who does that? This lady who ate anything and everything and sat on her butt all day. It really hit me when I stepped on the scale and it read 245. 


WHAT IN THE WORLD? So then I started running. It was slow, my husband and/ or I pushing the stroller just up and down our street. But I felt good. I remember when I ran 2 miles straight. I felt like I was on top of the world. After a few 5K's I trained for a half marathon. Even with all that running I never got under 225. For 2 years I stayed between 225-230, regardless of the fact that I was running like a mad woman & told anyone and everyone that I was going to lose weight. The day I ran my half I didn't feel good or "fit." But I did it. 

Something just clicked in January 2013. I knew I didn't want to struggle with my weight the rest of my life. I was tired of telling all my family that we (Jonathan and I) were losing weight and then never seeing any difference. I realized that you can't out exercise a bad diet. Trust me. I worked out daily. Burning at least 1,000 calories a day and then getting home and eating crap. I never saw the scale budge. I was frustrated and would cry to Jonathan not knowing what I was doing wrong. I started reading all of ya'lls blogs about your weight-loss journey's and eating right and something just clicked. 

So I started buying more veggies than I did anything else. We used to LIVE off frozen dinner (that didn't even taste good & were packed with sodium and calories.) I was dumb. So since January I have lost 18 pounds and my husband has lost 33. We aren't stopping anytime soon. Even when I fell down the stairs and broke my back I didn't let it effect my eating (most of the time.) Sure, some days I felt sorry for myself and tried to find happiness in cookies. But guess what? It never made me feel better. I feel better when I eat and serve a healthy and nutritious meal to my husband and daughter and they actually enjoy it. As a southern woman, I love seeing my family enjoying what they're eating and getting joy from their food. That might be wrong but at least now a days its roasted veggies and fish and not a casserole with a stick of butter. 

It feels great to look into the mirror and like what I see. That's a big deal for me. Trying on clothes and not having to cover up all my rolls. It's awesome. I still have a long way to go but I'm proud of my progress.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Weigh-In Wednesday Week 11

Good morning! 
Today is Weigh-In Wednesday. 
I had a great week. We went for a hike on Saturday and then last night I went back to the gym since my fall. 
If you're new around these parts, I fell down the stairs and broke a bone in my back 2 weeks ago. 
So I did 30 minutes on the elliptical. I'll be honest. I've never been on the elliptical! So I didn't really know what to do but I punched up the resistance and just chugged along! I did kind of intervals where I would stay on beat with my legs swings with a certain song and then the next song I would go a bit slower. It was fun, gave me something to do, and I really enjoyed it! After the elliptical I went to the treadmill and "walked up Kilimanjaro" I did it on level 15 so that treadmill got pretty high. I didn't really worry about speed, I worried more about keeping my heart rate high. After that I was feeling good & sweaty so I did some light arm weights. It felt great to lift again. That's the biggest thing I miss... My beloved Body Pump! I will see you again, my love!

Starting weight (1.2.2013) : 230.4 
Last week: 213.6
Today: 212.6
Down 2 pounds since I've had my broken back.
Total Loss: 17.8

I am feeling great about being down a pound considering I haven't been able to exercise. Just goes to show you that weight-loss is in the kitchen, too. I could have made better choices. There might have been some cookie/cookie dough eaten. It was delicious. So this week my goal is no cookies. That may not seem like a lot for you guys but for me it is. I've been eating AT LEAST 1 cookie or a hunk of cookie dough every day. I don't know what it is but every day at nap time I just get this insane craving and can't seem to shake it. 

Still, I'm proud of myself. 
Also, update on the husband. His weight right now is less than I was at my heaviest (I was a whopping 245... he is 239 right now).... He has always been "a big guy." His determination and dedication is amazing to see. I am so inspired by him. Even while I was hurt he never missed a day at the gym I may have tried to convince him to stay home... But... he came home from working all day, got himself and Hazel dressed and took her to the gym so I could get a break and he worked out. He is my biggest motivator right now and I'm excited to be back at the gym with him, even if I can't do the things he's doing. He is only 14 pounds from his goal weight! He started at 272 (he's lost 33 pounds since January 2) and he wants to get around 225 or less. I am so proud of him. Okay... enough about him! :)

I am 2 pounds away from doing another progress picture. I know you guys can't wait. :) Honestly, I am feeling great but since not being able to exercise I don't feel as tight as I did. I just feel a little flabby might be the cookies. But I can say that after the gym last night I slept the best I have since I had my injury. Exercise is amazing! 

On a complete different note I think all women should read this. And quit judging each other. Motherhood is hard enough without being judged for every decision you make. Mothers should unite and not bash each other. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The post I didn't want to write.

I'm hoping if I type this all out that I can make sense of what's in my head. Sorry if this doesn't make sense. 

 So as you all know, on Thanksgiving my sweet puppy, Callie, got an injury that caused her back legs to become paralyzed. Since then she has gained back some of her leg strength but she still can't go up and down stairs or run around like she used to. She can't control her bladder and so it just comes out. Everywhere. She hasn't made any improvements since around January so I think this is as good as it's going to get. My sweet girl can't even play. She can't go outside. And she pees and poops everywhere and then gets embarrassed and tries to eat it so that I don't find it. It's so awful.

I am so torn on what to do. 

She isn't in any pain (that we know of... she doesn't yelp or anything). But our house has 2 flights of stairs and stairs to get down to the backyard, so I literally have to carry her everywhere. She is only 2 years old. Dachshunds live to be to be 14-17 years old so that's a long time for us to have a cripple puppy who can't control her bladder and can't really get around good. We're hopefully going to be expanding our family soon and there is no way I could have a newborn and a cripple puppy. She is basically like a newborn because she needs constant care.  Every time we have company over she pee's either all of the floor or all over them because she gets so excited. So that is a negative. The whole issue here is whether or not we should put her down. Is her quality of life good? I would say no. She can't play, she can't jump up, she can't run around outside like she used to love to do, she can't even sit in her favorite spot on the back of the sofa where the sun hits in the afternoon because she can't get up there. I can't take her anywhere so she never leaves the house. Is that a good life for her? I don't think so. But I am selfish. I love her more than words. She is my soul mate. I have never been so attached to a dog before. I can't imagine coming home and her not being there. So can I be the one who makes the decision to end her life? I don't know. I don't know if I could over come the guilt I am going to feel if that is the decision we have to make. But I also need to think of the future. Hazel loves to play with her and is constantly asking to take her on a walk. We can't do that. And since the injury she has been more ornery than normal. When Hazel tries to play with her Callie just looks up at me and is like "what is this child doing, mom?"  She has no will to play. I don't want to think of her as a burden. I used to love taking her on walks and can I really live the rest of her life and not be able to take her on a walk? What if we get another dog and I take that dog for a walk and can't take Callie? That isn't fair to her! She just doesn't seem as happy as she used to. She isn't as lively and happy like she was... She just seems sad. 

I know that the best decision for Callie is to put her down. She will be in a better place in Heaven where she can run and play and wait for me... But I am selfish and want to keep her here. 

Can you see how torn I am? 
I was hoping that this would make the decision for me but I feel even more confused. 

Monday, March 18, 2013

I have no idea what I'm doing

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What I did this past weekend

I feel like a new person. I love it. I talked about it in this post. But I am ready the book Crazy Love... It's changing me. I love it. God is using that book to wake me up. I have a pretty low-key life. I stay home with Hazel and while that is tough... I have a lot of free time. Especially with her becoming more and more independent. Have I mentioned that I am loving her age? She is at such a fun age and she just has the best personality. 
Anyway, what I'm trying to say is I've been feeling a real pull to use my time more wisely in a way that brings God glory. So I emailed my church to see if I could possibly volunteer there during the day while Hazel goes to preschool. It would be the perfect situation for both of us. More on that later.

Anyway, so this past weekend we went to Amicalola Falls in North GA. It was the most perfect day. It was 70 degrees, not a cloud in the sky, and there was a light breeze. Literally, perfect. So we packed a picnic and headed up there. It was wonderful. Just what I needed after being cooped up for so long because of my back. The hike was about 2 miles up one way and then about a mile on the way back a different way. Hazel did FANTASTIC and hike about 90% of the way. My back felt great during the hike but then on the way home it got sore and tender. 

This is the before! She was so excited! 

Dancing in the park

Taking a break at the top of the mountain.
Independent little spirit.
The waterfall!

Silliest girl.

Sunday, we woke up and went to church. Then met some friends for lunch at Moe's then back to church. Our church just had a "jean drive" where people donated jeans for kids and parents in our county that can't afford jeans and tennis shoes. So we went back to church after lunch to sort all the jeans and shoes into sizes. Hazel loved helping. It touched my heart to see her helping and wanting to help... even if she didn't really understand what we were doing. Then, we went home and Hazel and I rested for an hour while Jonathan worked out in the basement. Then back to church we went for night church where I hold the babies and Jonathan plays the guitar and sings for the kids. This morning when Hazel woke up she said "go to church?" Sweet baby wanted to go back! She loves our church and I am so thankful for that. 

This next Sunday Hazel is turning 3. I can't believe how much she's grown. This past year has been an amazing year for us. 

I am hoping to get back to the gym this week. Today. I spent about 2 hours walking around grocery shopping so my back is hurting, so I won't make it today but I really hope this week I will be able to. Jonathan said that everyone is asking about me at the gym and checking on me every time he goes. That makes me feel so good. I love my gym and the real community that it is! I can't wait to get back! 

In other news I am 2 pounds away  from losing 20 pounds!! I am really hoping to get there by Wednesday. I'm not going to weigh myself till then. 

How was your weekend? 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tangent Thursday

Happy Thursday!

Today Hazel and I are meeting our friends for story time at the library and then a Chic-Fil-A date afterwards. I'm excited to get out of the house and go somewhere other than the grocery store! Let's hope the ol' back cooperates. Hazel is getting on my ever last nerve and I know I'm probably getting hers. We need a break from each other... Being cooped up is not good for either of us. 

In our small group, we are reading the book Crazy Love. Have you read it? It's really awesome. It's really inspiring me in ways I didn't expect. I really encourage you to read it whether you are a Christian or not. It will change your life. Last night, after a great discussion in group, I came home and cracked open the Bible for the first time in almost 3 years. That's embarrassing to say but it's the truth. When I was pregnant when Hazel I wanted to read it cover-to-cover. I got in a couple of books and then gradually just stopped reading. I'm not going to do that this time. So, this time I cracked it open and started with Genesis Chapter 1 Page 1. "In the beginning..." I am really hoping to be able to stay focused and finish it this time. We also decided that we are going to lead a small group next year. It's going to be a big commitment but I am really excited for the opportunity. I need to do more with my time too. God has blessed us so that I can be a stay-at-home mom and I really need to be using that time in a way that He would like. Not watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. So I'm going to try to see if there is somewhere that Hazel and I can serve together so that she can see me serving and learn to serve others herself. She's almost 3.. I know she's still really young but she loves to "help" me so I'm sure I can find something we can do! I am excited to go on this new adventure to get closer with Jesus. I have always been a follower but I haven't been crazy in love with Jesus. And I want to...

Last night in my mid-sleep but still awake brain, I started thinking... What if instead of everyone and their children and grandmothers constant carrying around and always being on their iPhones....what if we were like that with our Bibles? How amazing would our world be in that was the case?

Sorry for the tangent. Just have a lot on my mind. 

Have you read any books (Christian or not) that have changed your life for the better? Some that really inspired you? I'd love to read them! 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Weigh-In Wednesday Week 10


Was it just me or did this week Drag? With a capital D.

I have been in a terrible, no good, very bad mood. I haven't been sleeping well. I've been feeling sorry for myself. I have just been plain ill. I know what is causing it. No exercise. I haven't moved my rump in a week and a half. I am dying for a good sweat session. 

Last Sunday, I was feeling really good. My back felt great and I woke up feeling energized. Monday was the same way.
I'm on the road to recovery... finally!
So on Sunday, I went grocery shopping and it felt great to get out and walk around. On Monday, I did light cleaning and cleaned the bathrooms. On Tuesday, I woke up feeling sore and achy in my back. I did too much. 
Since when did walking around the grocery store and cleaning toilets become too much?
Today I feel the same. Achy, sore, tender back. I was really hoping to get on the treadmill this week but I don't know if that's going to happen. I might try on Friday. It all depends on how the next couple of days go. I just can't believe that this happened right in the middle of this journey. Nothing like a big bump in the road like a broken back bone...

Despite all that I have been doing relatively well eating. For the most part I've been sticking to the plan. The worst part is at nap time when I'm feeling sorry for myself and I go get cookies. Why did I buy those damn things? Its the only junk food in my house... and I can't stop eating them. I have a problem.

Starting weight: 230.4
Last Week: 214.6
Today: 213.6
Down 16.8 in 10 weeks.
-1 pound! SAY WHAT?? I know. I am literally shocked. I really hope I'm not losing all the muscle I had gained.

I am feeling better about my eating choices other than the cookies and know that once I can start exercising again that it's going to be amazing. I just am starting to feel flabby and gross. When I'm exercising I feel unstoppable. I am good at it. I love the way it makes me feel when my legs are shaky and sweat is pouring off my head. I miss it

BUT, I am SO proud of my skinny husband! Holy cow ya'll. He's lost almost 30 pounds!! He is like a machine! Every night when he gets home from work he gets himself and Hazel ready and they go to the gym. He is eating so great and I could not be more proud of him. He's like a new person! I can't get over how good he looks. ;) We have done this weight loss journey before. This is not our first rodeo. But neither of us have ever seen this kind of progress. I can't wait to post both of our before and after pictures! :)

In other news, I have decided to run a half marathon in August! Erin Nelms posted that she wanted to do it & of course I jumped on the bandwagon. Any other Georgia girls out there want to join us? It will be in Roswell, it's called "The Alien Half" because its run at 7 P.M. and you get a glow in the dark shirt! Count me in! I am so excited and it's supposed to be a flat course! Compared to the last one I ran in downtown holyhillville ATL I think it will be awesome! Plus I don't have to wait up early! Score! If anyone else wants to come and run with us it's August 17, email me and I'll send you the link! I can't wait to get my back healed so I can start training!