Friday, November 2, 2012


It feels really good to say that 10% of my body weight is gone! And it's never coming back! I mean never! You might say, but wait what if you get pregnant again? Well I know that it is possible to get pregnant and gain only what the baby weighs. I've heard its been done before and as determined as I am to lose this weight I am determined to keep it off! I won't be having another baby for at least another year or more so I know I will lose a lot more weight and maybe even be at my goal weight before I go for another.
I was at the mall last week and decided to get my wedding and engagement rings resized since they are getting loose. I fully intend on losing a lot more and that will be one more motivation to not gain the weight back.
The key chain is a 10 to celebrate my 10% and the clapping hands with a 16 is my stay and succeed award for sticking with WW for 16 weeks
10%! It sounds so crazy it's like I just cut one tenth of myself off. This is 10% since I started back at weight watchers. If we go back to when I first started WW in 2009 I've lost a little over 20%! Then if you count all the way back to my heaviest I've lost 22.5% :-) If you are good at math and go back and read some of my older posts you can figure out what my past and current weights are.
I can't give all the credit to Weight Watchers, last time around, before babies I was using the original power 90. This time I've been working out with Shawn T and doing Insanity and Hip Hop Abs. I'm feeling good about my health and where I'm heading! Another super accomplishment is that I am now at my lightest since college! Woop Woop! Just wanted to give myself a little pat on the back there.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

DIY Pumpkin Decorating

I had some fun with my little sister today decorating pumpkins.

Glam Pumpkin
This pumpkin was fun and easy. These are stickers that have the stones already on them. It was so easy to just line them up and stick them on. I had to adjust them a few times to make sure it was just the way I wanted it, but it took less than 10 minutes.

Our second pumpkin was a different story. We got the idea from tumblr/pinterest. The original pin was deleted.

Here are the pictures of our masterpiece!

Colorful Crayon Pumpkin
We started by putting a bit of glue on the crayons and lining them up in the order we wanted. We placed it on a cardboard box to help with the mess and hit it with a hairdryer. It helped to have the diffuser on the the dryer so it wouldn't blow the crayons straight off of the pumpkin. We did have some blow off still anyways. We also found that we needed more crayons and kept adding more. If I were to do this again I would buy more crayons and have more of the same colors.

All in all I think it was a smashing success and yay these pumpkins can be used year after year. Love it!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

A little self pampering

Tonight I gave myself a little treat! I used my Mary Kay Satin Hands Pampering kit on myself. I love love love the Satin Hands hand softener. It is extra emollient and feels so good. My hands feel so soft and smooth now. Then I used Sally Hansen Salon Effects nail polish strips. So easy and such a cool effect! They are supposed to last up to 10 days and biggest perk is no dry time. Love it!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Craft insomnia

I just got some new ribbon and clips! Isn't the pink zebra print super cute! I've made dozens of the bows with the single prong clips and finally got a bunch of the snap clips. I love making bows because I get to craft even when I don't have a lot of time. I'm just gonna make one more and then I'll go to sleep! 

Apple cinnamon deliciousness

Found the recipes on Pinterest. All I can say is yum!

Cinnamon sugar tortilla chips, pie crust cookies, and apple pie dip. All made by me! It was like mini apple pies.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Conspiracy Theories

I have craft insomnia! I have the urge to learn how to crochet. Originally I woke up for the same reason that most parents of very young children do. One of them woke up and I had to coax them back to sleep. Now I'm awake and not falling back asleep. I blame pinterest, facebook, and youtube. I shouldn't have looked at the computer. They make me want to be crafty and look at all the amazing crafts I should be doing or want to be doing. They are insomnia enablers. I bet they get paid by the companies that make sleep aids or coffee. I bet the coffee companies are behind pinterest. They make you stay up late pinning and repinning and hoping one day you'll have the time or energy to do or make something fabulous that you saw on pinterest causing you to need a pick me up in the morning. I don't personally drink coffee because it has a weird effect on me. It makes me jittery and my heart feels like it's going to explode and I very quickly get sleepy. If it weren't for the heart exploding thing I'd drink some right now to help me get back to sleep. I just can't do caffeine. I'm a green tea kinda girl.
I just painted my nails. I tried to do the ombre nail design and failed horribly. I guess that's what happens when pinterest strikes in the middle of the night and you don't have all the necessary tools. I'm not discouraged, I will try again and succeed. Pictures to come!

All is quiet for now, let's hope it stays this way! Thank you for listening to my crazy insomnia induced rant. Wish me luck!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

I'm baaack!

Well I have decided that I want to get back at this old writing thing. I'm going to start with blogging more again and hopefully when I feel brave enough I'll write a short story then one wondrous day I'll write a novel. So there's been a lot of changes since I last wrote. I had another baby. So now I have two beautiful daughters!
They are a delightful handful! 14 months apart and I wouldn't change it for the world. It has some challenges as you might imagine, for example, I don't get a lot of uninterrupted time to myself, so if some of the things I write ever seem a little disjointed you'll understand why.

Another great development is that I am back on weight watchers. I started up when one of my friends had her baby and roped me into joining again. I am so thankful and glad she did. I started on July 3rd and have lost a total of 16 pounds so far! Whoot Whoot! I'm also on a new exercise routine. As you may have noticed from some of my past posts my husband (then fiance) and I were doing Power 90 and we had wonderful results. I lost a ton of weight right before I got pregnant. I am so close to being back to that weight, just 2 pounds to go! Anyways I'm now doing Insanity! and it is just that, Insanity! I am pouring sweat by the end of every workout, but boy does it feel great.
I just started incorporating walking into my exercise routine as well. My goal is to eventually run a 5k. I got an app, Couch to 5k, that is supposed to help get me there in 8 weeks! I'm hoping by next year at this time I'll be able to run a half marathon. I really don't like running all that much though. I kinda feel like I have to do it because it is the only form of exercise my kids will let me do while they're awake and that's only because they are strapped down and can't move in their stroller. Silly me, one day I tried to do an insanity workout with both of my children awake and in the room. That lasted about 5 minutes, if that! As I was bending over to do a push up or something my oldest jumps on my back after I calmly remove her from my body she does that thing that kids love to do when you are busy. She proceeds to call me a hundred times in a row and I answer her, but that's not good enough I'm not paying enough attention to her and a full blown tantrum ensues. I could be sitting perfectly still on the floor staring at the wall and she'll just be playing by her merry little self, but If I try to do something anything that requires any kid of concentration she needs my attention instantly. My younger daughter is starting to learn this tactic as well so now I'm getting double teamed by toddlers. 

Clearly I don't have enough to do because I am also the current President of the Antioch Chapter of the MOMS Club (Mothers Offering Mothers Support) and I recently began selling Mary Kay Skin Care Products and Cosmetics. Everyone deserves to look and feel their best. Here's a link to my personal website Feel free to make a purchase! 

I think you all are caught up now... I'm going to bed! Wish me luck!