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My Little Santa...
Tuesday, December 18, 2007      4 comments

Tonight, my son was in a play at school. He was Santa and he was fabulous : ) I'm so proud of him. He absolutely loves being on stage. It was your typical 1st grade play...lots of "hi mom"'s. My son had a wireless mic on and during the son... Read more
Old Mother Hubbard gets a massage....
Monday, December 17, 2007      5 comments

This is what my fridge looked like prior to my latest trip to the grocery...pretty sad for a family of 6!! My hubby called me old mother hubbard all day : ) Tonight was our final vocal/bell choir practice before Christmas. The vocal choir... Read more
Feelin' Good
Sunday, December 16, 2007      5 comments

So the day after we put up our tree, this is how I found the boys in the AM. It was dark in the living room, except for the tree. Don't they look sweet. What happens after the sun comes up? The sun invokes fighting and antagonizing.... ... Read more
What a great way to start the day...
Thursday, December 13, 2007      7 comments

So after my day yesterday, what did I need to perk me back up? I got out of the shower about 6:20 this AM and found my 2 boys sitting in the dark living room. They turned on my piano light. Logan was reading a Clifford book to Ethan and... Read more
Difficult day...
Wednesday, December 12, 2007      8 comments

I had an unpleasant conversation with a co-worker today that really frustrated me. Fortunately, I only see her a couple times a week, but I've never before experienced such friction within a working relationship before - maybe that makes me for... Read more
I'm no longer that person...
Tuesday, December 11, 2007      4 comments

We've all been asked. "How are you losing the weight?" I was asked as recently as this AM at the grocery. It's almost like they think I've found some secret method. My standard answer is watching calories and carbs and Spark People. That's ... Read more
A big step for me....
Saturday, December 08, 2007      8 comments

I'm stepping away from the scales. I think it was great motivation when I had weight to lose. But now I'm concentrating too much on the number - not on what good choices I'm making daily. See...your comments do make a difference for me!! : )... Read more
My issues with patience...
Friday, December 07, 2007      4 comments

For two weeks, I have been following the first week of my eating plan, which has lower calories/carbs. It's meant to jump start you when you begin. I thought that perhaps a couple weeks of doing this would kickstart my body into losing again (... Read more
My day...
Wednesday, December 05, 2007      5 comments

Today was SUCH a busy day. I keep thinking once the kids get older it will get easier....is that the case?? We had my 7yo daughter's cheer pix after school. We skipped her tumbling class. My 3yo had gymnastics and then my 7yo son had gymnast... Read more
tub butt
Monday, December 03, 2007      5 comments

I have a dry erase board on my 'fridge where I write my grocery list. Along with that board are MANY various works of art done by my artistic children and a set of Fridge Phonics letters. So last time I returned my grocery list to the fridge, ... Read more
Wow...he noticed!
Sunday, December 02, 2007      8 comments

I'm kinda with Tessa in the hubby department. He just doesn't notice or verbalize that he notices the healthy improvements I've made. He sees me everyday, so I'm sure it's harder to notice than others who don't see me as frequently. ANYWAY...... Read more
I did good!!! (sorry, I mean well )
Saturday, December 01, 2007      5 comments

Today was a tricky food day - mostly because there was no eating plan. I don't typically do well without a plan. Our church hosted a one day VBS for the kids from 10-4 so parents could go shopping. COOL!! We found that by the time we d... Read more
Happy Napkins...
Thursday, November 29, 2007      3 comments

So this is the first year that I've had to pack lunches for the kids (well, just a couple times a week)...big first-graders now!! I decided to be funny and write little sayings on their napkins everyday. I started out simply with hearts, then ... Read more
Pep talk for myself...
Wednesday, November 28, 2007      8 comments

YOU ARE AWESOME!!!! You have lost nearly 70 pounds. You have gotten your eating habits under control . You have lost weight in a healthy manner that has influenced the eating habits of your children. You are a more confident, happier, health... Read more
Oh...things I'm pondering...
Tuesday, November 27, 2007      6 comments

So I've been wanting to get tile for my kitchen. I currently have very low pile carpet in my kitchen, which is a horrible thing when you got 4 young children!! However, tonight, as I was preparing dinner, I did my strength training exercises..... Read more

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