Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I've LOST it!!!!

ONE yr ago I had my life changing event, and can not think of WHY I didn't do it sooner.  For as long as I could remember I had been the husky girl, then the chunky one, then flat out the FAT chick, it was just the way it was.  No matter how hard I tried, or what I did, nothing much changed.  I would diet, exercise, get motivated, lose some weight get excited, and then?  I would stop losing, and we all know what happens next...

The cycle of DOOM!!!!  I would get depressed, then eat because I was depressed, gain weight because I binged, then be depressed because I gained, and ate because I was depressed, and so on and so on..
I was addicted to my food, quite frankly I would plan meals days in advance, and EVERYTHING revolved around when and WHAT I was going to eat... AND BOY did I LOVE to eat.  I had a special relationship with food, I called it being a "Picky " eater, but NAH!!! That's not really it... The way I always had a "Special" way of eating the things I really enjoyed.  To be honest, I still stand by the fact that I didn't eat large portions, it was more the things I chose to eat, and how often I ate.  I could chow like it was my last meal, and eat again 15 minutes later, not even being hungry, but being completely unable to say "NO".  It was food, I KNEW it was going to be delicious, so I HAD to eat it... and if it was junk food, it was ON!!!
My husband was always trying to lose weight, eat healthy, and I admired his will power, but I think I also hated him for it.  I was his saboteur.. My poor enabling hubby, I would be a totally BITCH when he was dieting and miserable (you'd think it was ME  NOT eating). 

Then one day two summers ago, my gremlins (1 1/2 then) started saying "I'm Hungry" or "French fries" EVERY time we passed those golden arches, and it HIT me... Like a HUGE ton of bricks...
I'm miserable being fat, and I'm taking them down my miserable path WITH me? I KNOW misery loves company, but my love for them was greater, I had to access my direction, divert my path or RUIN them forever.  I could not live with myself, if I broke the gremlins..
It was time to do SOMETHING, for them , for my beaten husband, for ME!!!!


NOW?


I've lost 110lbs (that's like TWO super models right??)

can cross my legs
don't fit in my clothes
down 6 sizes
weigh less than 200lbs
weigh less than my husband
smile more
cook everyday
can go a whole day without a nap
make health decisions
have energy
don't mind pictures so much
Eat veggies
don't yell as much
can keep up with TWO 3 year olds
don't miss the Big Mac
STILL LOVE FOOD, but have a MUCH healthier relationship with it..
AND I LOVE IT!!!!

This my before... I'm the one on the left... bwahahaha (In case there was a doubt)


and this is me one month ago.. I'm the one in the middle.. (WISH I could say I was as skinny as the birthday girl on the right.. bwahahahaha)


Always,

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Monday, November 29, 2010

**Menu Plan Monday **

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Although I have been a big meal planner for years, never thought to actually blog about it... and why the heck not right..

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  • Tuesday.....................Fajitas (Using the left over Sirloin from Monday) W/ homemade Pico De Gallo and Guacamole
  • Thursday................. Crock Pot Chili (With my left over hamburger from Wednesday)W/ Homemade Tortilla Chips
  • Sunday..................... Potato Soup (With all leftovers from Saturday)


This should take the guessing out of cooking, save us some money when it comes to groceries shopping, and help me keep to the meals I CAN eat...

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

S.O.S. Sunday OH! SNAP! // "Holiday"

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Friday, November 26, 2010

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

natual bridge va

Funny how all those years we lived in Virginia and I've wanted to go to Natural Bridge Virgina and we never went.  Now that we've moved over 700 miles away, I FINALLY get a chance to check it out.

On this last trip home, we decided to take a detour and check out Natural Bridge, Virginia.  I was totally impressed.  We LOVED it, and DEFINITELY need to go back,  (and spend more than just one day) we didn't even scratch the surface of all the things this town has to offer. 
 We drove through the Safari Zoo, and fed the animals...

As soon as you get in the ATTACK your car looking for food.. The looks on the gremlins' faces was priceless..
The Llamas we the MOST pushy.. lol






 This one wouldn't leave us alone till I posed in a picture with her.. GO FIGURE!!!
 This Guy was a little intimidating.. would SOOOO hate to piss him off, and I'm sure my van would not have appreciated it either..
 and then, there was the camel... after that llama, I had refused to open the window on MY side, but my mother felt sorry for this little (he was huge) guy and wanted me to give him a little feed...

 BIG mistake...

 Eventually he was almost ALL in.. eating the snacks off the console... he ate two water bottles... till I FINALLY got him out.. hahahahaha
 The girls really liked this guy... I think it must have been the horns...
 So glad he was too lazy to get up.. not sure I wanted to feed HIM..
 and THESE guys... Ultra ALPHA... the were FIGHTING to get up to the window..

 and there were tons of ostriches too.. had to be careful with these guys.. They pecked so hard you almost lost your bucket.. hahahaha

He was one of the last ones.. we were already out of feed by then... but not sure I would have opened my window for them either..


We explored the caverns,


 and saw a few bats...


and couldn't leave without seeing THE natural bridge... It was breath taking...





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3 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge!!!

DAY 21 of 21~ Family Traditions


There was never a doubt in my mind that I wanted to continue some traditions and start some of our own.  I believe they are very important in molding our little critters..  Traditions bind families and are an important part of family life. Traditions bind families together and facilitate intimacy.  Research suggests that families gain greater feelings of closeness, belonging and connection between generations as family traditions are acted out and passed on. In having set customs, rituals, or time together as a family, the family unit grows stronger. 
Today, I am grateful for our family traditions.. Those formed and those yet to be...


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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

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True or False?

True or false?

I had my first drink at 15.

True or false?

I wreak of envy.

True or false?

I believe in the occult.

True or false?


I am psychic.

True or false?

My FIRST kiss was with a "Frog".

True or false?

I'd rather be barefoot all the time.

True or false?

If impatience was a disease, I would have to be committed.

True or false?

I am obsessed with crafting, but NEVER get any done.

True or false?

I still want more children but I'm afraid.

True or false?

I watch 90210 (the new one).

True or false?

A woman once offered her WOMB to my husband.

True of false?

If I could, I would be covered head to toe in piercings and tattoos.

True or false?

I DO care what people think about me.

True or false?

I regret not being as educated as I could have been and fought harder to breastfeed.

True or false?

I am obsessed with Zombies, Vampires, and Werewolves.

True or false?

The idea of failing one of my spawn is punishable by death in my book.

True or false?

I procrastinate obsessively, should be my trademark.

True or false?

I am ashamed of my weight, and it controls me.

True or false?

I wish I was a better mother.

True or false?

I have a hard time separating the twins, although I FEEL I HAVE to.

True or false?

I have let the gremlins BACK into our bed, and I LIKE it.

True or false?

I have a HUGE list of shit I KNOW I need to be doing, and keep putting it off.

True or false?

I miss school, and could honestly just STUDY instead of work for the rest of my life (I'm a GEEK).

True or false?

I don't like cooked veggies.

True or false?

I find myself having full conversations with myself during the day.

True or false?

If I wasn't myself, I don't think I would be my friend.

True or false?

My first live concert was Vanilla Ice.

True or false?

My daughters never slept in a crib.

True or false?

I could iron, clean toilets, and do dishes for days, but HATE dusting.

True or false? 

I don't have any true girlfriends.

True or false?

I don't get more than 6 hours of sleep a night.

True or false?

I love bagels and cream cheese with doritos.

True or false?

I love my Camera.

True or false?

I love the freaks of the week TV... Seinfeld, Maury, Sally Jesse, etc..

True or false?

I am always hungry or thirsty.

True or false?

I miss being in the Navy.


True or false?

I miss reading more than anything else since having the twins.

True or false?

My favorite movie EVER is Alien.

True or false?
I can sit in a tub of rats, worm, ant, ANYTHING, but can NOT be in the same room with ONE roach.
True or false?

I love cooking, but REFUSE to follow a recipe.

True or false?

I hate unpacking, and have not finished (we've been here 5 months).

True or false?

I feel guilty that I can not afford to feed my gremlins organic.

True or false?

I love that we recycle.

True or false?

I was diagnosed with mild schizophrenia.

True or false?

I have been to almost every major American airport.

True or false?

I would love to be more frugal.

True of false?

I have no expectations for my children.. Yet.

True or false?

I hate my first tattoo.

True or false?

Blogging is my outlet.

True or false?

I stole this from Carrie who stole it from Brittany .

True.

Everything on this list.


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