Thursday, May 28, 2009

Truth time Thursday

Ok, I've weighed myself and I have lost another 2 pounds. I'm tickled this week because that moves me out of the 150's and into the 140's! Yes, it's still just 149 but it's in the 140's!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I have had a really long weekend and not in a good way...

Just when I think I can't handle one more thing - there it is...
I'm still struggling with the fact that I'm on unemployment, it's still hard to deal with the "not take it personal" that you got laid off from a job that you worked so hard at and loved...
Financially right now is tough and I know it's that way for a lot of people right now..
It still doesn't make it any easier when I have to tell my child no, because I know that we can't afford it.
As far as my husband right now...Lord knows I love him but that's still not taking away the urge I have to run him over with my car...
(Wouldn't really! Just nice to imagine...)
Oh yeah, I'm still hungry...and why do I torture myself to be thin?? Who are "they" that decided I would be a prettier person at a smaller size???

Anyway enough of my pity party...I found this quote on the internet, so I'm going to try to have a better attidude...

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
-- Melody Beattie

Here goes,

I'm thankful that I have a Father in Heaven that I can kneel down to and pray in times of need and KNOW that He is there.

I'm thankful for my husband and my children, that they are all healthy and love me and know how much they are loved by me.

I'm thankful for the home we do have and the payment that we struggled to make but DID make.

I'm thankful that I am struggling with money right now, therefore can't afford to go to get a Chocolate Shake from Chick Fil A that I'll just regret later
Ok...maybe I'm not so thankful for the last one :)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Give away

KK's Kreations is having a give away of 3 of her engraved tiles. They're absolutely beautiful! Be sure to go by her blog and sign up for a chance to win!

Truth time Thursday...

Well, I weighed myself this morning and after a long week of passing up all food good...reading blogs of recipes and daydreaming about eating them...yes people, this girl is hungry
I have lost 3 pounds.
I'm disappointed, I guess I should be glad that I lost something that clearly come out of my elbows because my fat roll is still smiling at me bigger than ever
Oh well, maybe next week I'll be a size 6....
Unrealistic goals you say??? Surely not!
My plan this week (I think) is to get serious on the Atkins diet. I know it works, my friend Mandy did it and has had great results and kept it off.
Will see...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Yard work

Times are hard... so yes, we believe in free child labor...

What's that??

I know what you're, the blade is not on

Like I said, times are I'm willing to rent my "yard help" out for a small fee...

I'm just kidding, I would never do such a thing...

(unless the money was right)

...still kidding for anyone who is gasping right now :)

Afternoon fun

John and Anthony playing with Roxy in the yard last night.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Today is Tiffany's birthday (John's sister, aka Aunt Tiff)

Happy Birthday!

Hope to see you soon!It is also my niece's birthday too...

Happy 2nd birthday Kayli!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Truth time Thursday....

I have been struggling with my baby weight for quite sometime...Ok, maybe you can't call it baby weight when she'll be five in July...
I've been up and down trying to get off 25 pounds, shed 10 - gain back 15...
So, here's truth time...I am about to tell you exactly what I weigh...

Umm, might take me a minute to get this one drivers license still say 120lbs (as if I'm fooling anybody) When I went to get them renewed, the lady at the DMV asked if I'd like to update anything...address??weight?? I boldly looked her straight in the eyes and said - No, everything's correct and waddled my butt out of there

Anyway...I'm telling you all of this hoping that if I post weekly updates, that it will give me some sort of accountability. So every Thursday I'll post my progress - good or bad.
I'm still not sure if I'm ready to tell you exactly how much I weigh...

Ok, here goes..I'm 5'4 (and a half) cause that half makes me feel better about my BMI and 154lbs.
Breathe Jennifer breathe...there I said it. Now please pray for my success and that miracle weight loss shake that taste like chocolate cake that'll make you lose 10 lbs instantly

Monday, May 11, 2009

"Not me!" Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was all started by Mckmama. If you want to see what everyone else is not doing check out her blog.

No, I did not eat everything in sight yesterday in the name of "Mother's day rights"

No, I did not swear off all and anything carb or sugar related this morning to make me feel better about yesterday...and then give my child a Swiss Roll, sit her in front of the TV watching Noggin just so I can get on the computer...not me

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Who knew...

Who knew....

Click here

Happy Mother's Day!

Girls night out

I took the girls to Mandy's for a "Girl's night". They had a ball!

Ok, girls night out plus Seth...but he's too little to know that he's not a girl!

They begged all night to get in...only to stay in for five minutes.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Yucky weather

It's been raining here off and on all day...

So, yes...that's Anthony on his skateboard in the house!!

"NOT ME!" Monday

This is my first "Not me Monday", I'm still relatively new to the blog world and have been following Stellan and McMama's journey. Glad to see Stellan home!!

No, I am not that parent that would take her child to the grocery store in her Little Mermaid outfit just so I could have a peaceful shopping experience...NOT ME!
No, my daughter did not ignore everyone in the store that spoke to her unless they acknowledged her as "Ariel"... and no she did not walk through the store with a wiggle the entire time as if she was walking on land for the first time...NOT HER!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Future photographer

Allison took these pictures of our pets. Our rabbit Peanut and our dogs Roxy and Gret.

Simple forms of entertainment...

Allison making a wish

On the water at my mom's