Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Well, hello again!

Wow I haven't posted in almost a week! It's been a CRAZY week.  It would take me a series of 10 blog posts to fill you in on all the drama that went down with my family this past week. I will spare you all the details. :) Unfortunately all of the drama/stress caused lots of emotional eating. We had pizza like 3 times, seriously. Yuck.

But it's time to move forward from that! Today I put in an amazing workout in the gym with my sister in law. We even got compliments from the guys with giant muscles on the weights! woohoo!! I've been working out just at home with my treadmill/Wii but I had forgotten had good it feels to be in the actual gym!

Today I took one of my appetite suppresants I got from the doctor.  I haven't been taking them because honestly, they make me feel disconnected and sometimes crazy. I always feel spaced out! Today, though, I am not working and just plan on cleaning house, the perfect time to take them!

I'm going to catch up on my blog reading later this evening, I hope everyone is having a good week!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Friend Making Monday

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: www.alltheweigh.com so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!
FMM: The Last Thing
1) What is the title of the last book you read?  I just finished up "Sister" by A. Manette Ansay.  Although I felt it was a little dry, it was very well written!
2) What is the last movie you saw in a theater? I haven't been to the movies in awhile. I think Transformers 3 might have been the last one.
3) Briefly describe the last person you saw today.  My hubby just left for work.
4) Which store did you most recently shop in?  We are usually Walmart people because it's 1 mile down the road, but last night we went to Aldi to get these french toast bites that I love!!
5) Who’s the last person you spoke to over the phone? My sister, she called this morning to tell me her water heater burst and wasn't going to be able to come hang out today. BOO!
6) Where’s the last place you vacationed? In July we spent an extra long weekend in Hot Springs on Lake Desoto. I want to go back so badly!
7) When was the last time you kissed someone of the opposite sex? 10 minutes ago.
8) What’s the last thing that made you laugh?  Family Guy. :)
9) What’s the latest app that you downloaded on your phone? A recipe app. My poor little phone goes so slow if I download anything now. Hurry up Droid Bionic!!
10)  What’s the last kind thing you did for someone?  Do pep talks count?? I'm good at those when people are feeling down and I can think of at least 2 in the last few days!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011


I have to say, this week was horrible on the exercise front.  I only got 2 good workouts in, and that is definitely changing this week! My loss for this week is 1.2lbs. I'm completely satisfied with that because it reflects the amount of work I put in. Now that my work schedule has slowed down I will have more time to devote to working out. School starts tomorrow, but I'm only taking online classes so no excuses there, I have a treadmill and workout equipment in my house!

Starting Weight: 307.8
Current Weight: 303.4
Total Loss: 4.4lbs

Woohoo if I work hard this week maybe I will be back in the 200's next week!!
I'm feeling under the weather today, yuck! I don't want any of our cousins kiddos to get sick so I am staying home today to rest and get to feeling better. Hope you all have had a good weekend!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Happy Saturdayyy!! (and product review!)

This week seemed to be super long!! I had a lovely day off in the middle of the week and instead of doing something productive I curled up on the couch with my doggies and the remote.  It was relaxing and much needed!!

Tomorrow some cousins are coming down so we get to spend some time with them and their kiddos and then I think we are going to see a baseball game up in NW Arkansas with my husbands best friend, Kevin and his girlfriend. They've been dating for a few months now and we haven't met her yet! Unacceptable. Especially since I'm sort of the reason he met her in the first place.  (I'll save that story for another post :) )

Today, although it was SCORCHING hot, the hubby and I ventured out for a little bit of shopping. My niece is turning 8 next Sunday. *sob* I can't believe how much she has grown up! I got her a super cute outfit at Kohls. We went to a few little shops and I found this super cute shirt for myself on sale for 2.00!!
I'll have to take a pic with it on, this one doesn't do justice. So cute!

I also picked this up:
We are addicted to sushi lately. My husband likes all the different varieties with meat, but I pretty much stick to the vegetarian for now. My favorite is the spring roll and avocado roll. Yummm....we had it for lunch today.

So a few weeks ago Bonnie had a giveaway. She was giving away a black bondiband headband! I didn't win the giveaway, but after browsing their site and following them on Facebook I had to order one for myself. Acutally, I ordered 2.

Of course I had to have both, they both involved Edward!

No I didn't work out in that pretty sparkly tank! I just had to take a picture wearing the bondiband!

So I tried one out for the first time today and I am impressed!! This is the product description:

WICKING FABRIC. Wicking fabrics draw moisture away from the body, pushing to the outside of the fabric, where it evaporates away... leaving you dry. Our wicking fabric is comprised of high-tech polyester, which, unlike cotton, absorbs very little water. (Cotton will absorb roughly 7% of its weight in water, our polyester blend only 0.4%). Try our product and compare!
The wicking fabric is great! I did a 40 minute workout on the treadmill and sweat never dripped down my face. They are not only super comfortable but stylish as well!  They have so many different styles and colors.  They have all kinds of products, not just headbands! You should definitely check them out here!

*This review is my own personal opinion. I am in no way being compensated*

I hope you all are having a fabulous weekend! 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011


This week has been crazy hectic.  It was the last week of our summer program at work, bittersweet! I'm going to miss my little preschoolers who are heading to Kindergarten next week. Dad had surgery to remove his left b big toe this week and so far so good with that.  He was instructed to stay off of the foot and ice it all the time, but of course he can't sit still for more than 30 minutes.

I was a little worried about weighing in today.  My exercise has been good, not great but good.  I am still having a very hard time finding a food balance though! It is definitely a work in progress. I was pleasantly surprised when the scale said 304.6 this morning!! Down 3.2 pounds! I'll take it!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Papa and his grandbabies

In honor of my daddy, who is having to have his toe amputated in the morning! Please keeps us in your thoughts!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

First Official Weigh-In

So Sundays are going to be my weigh-in days, starting with today! On the first Sunday of every month I will also update my inches on the progress page.

Today's weigh-in: 307.8

Boo. This means I have gained 10lbs since May. NO GOOD. Today, I am saying goodbye to that number forever!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Happy Weekend!!

I hope everyone has a GREAT weekend! I just wanted to write a quick post, and then I will be back on Sunday for official weigh in!! I finally bought a scale and so far it seems to be accurate within .2! I hope it stays that way. I tried to take everyone's advice and get a weight watchers scale but of course my tiny Arkansas Target only had  1 WW scale, the cheapest one, and it has a 1 star review on the website.  I decided against it and got one from Walmart.

I wrote out a more structured plan for my blog, (I love structure!) and am going to start implementing it starting on Sunday. This first way weigh in is much worse than I thought, and I've been pretty down about it since I stepped onto the darn scale, but hey you have to start somewhere, and this is my somewhere.

My weekend is going to consist of getting a new bed. Woohoo. We are going from a full to a king. I don't think we are going to know what to do with ourselves! Other than that, LOTS of cleaning. I got a jump start on my list tonight and got a lot done with the help of the hubby. Having a clean house just seems to make me feel better!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Scale HELP!

What kind of scale does everyone use?? I really need a new scale for the house. I got rid of my old one because every time I stood on it it would have a completely different number anywhere from 1-10lbs off.  I know there will always be a SLIGHT error but I want a scale that will be accurate most of the time.

I just got a treadmill and other workout equipment so I won't be at the gym as much to use their scales!

Any ideas?

Monday, August 1, 2011

Friend Making Monday!!

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section at: www.alltheweigh.com so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

1. Do you like to shop? Yes, and no.  It really depends on what I am shopping for.  I like to go out and get new clothes, but not all the time.  I HATE grocery shopping. H..A...T...E. I don't know why, I just do! lol

2. How often do you wear makeup? I used to wear makeup A LOT more than I do now.  I used to be so self conscious about my rosy Irish cheeks and would not leave the house without covering them up with foundation.  Now, I don't really mind.  I work with anywhere from 30-50 preschoolers every day and there is no point in getting all dolled up for them! It would be off in about an hour, especially with temps way about 100 right now!

3. How do you feel about nail polish? I love nail polish and always have to have my toenails painted! I can never get it to stay on very long on my nails so I am constantly repainting them!

4. Do you consider yourself to be a feminist? Eh, Kinda.  I wouldn't say feminist exactly.  I'm definitely independent and believe women can do anything men can do. Girl power!

5. What’s your biggest challenge as a woman? I would probably have to say dealing with insecurities. It's a constant battle.

6. Do you wear skirts and dresses? I used to be such a tom boy and never wore dresses.  Now, I have TONS.  I love wearing dresses.  I only own a couple of skirts though.

7. How do you feel about high heels? Thumbs down!! Flats all the way! lol

8. Do you subscribe to magazines? If so, which ones? Nope, I am not currently!

9. Do you shave your legs/wax/ use depilatory creams or go au naturale?  I shave and use nair. I get my eyebrows waxed, I am a big baby and can't stand tweezing them!

10. What do you like most about being a woman? I This one is hard! Despite the fact that we have to deal with PMS, hormones, and painful child birth, I LOVE being a woman. :)  I love to feel feminine and sexy, it's empowering!

Now it’s your turn to answer the questions! And don’t forget to link up at alltheweigh.com!