Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The coast

Oh, it was wonderful :)
We had such a nice home. My mom rented a house that was just PERFECT for our whole extended family. There was a bed for almost everyone and even a bathroom off our room, so Macy could have her own "bedroom". . which was a huge help. :)
We hung out at the beach, enjoying the sunshine, sand and it fit. And enjoyed each others company, the hot tub, games and movies and food when we were done on the beach. All the kids handled living with lots of others nicely (this was my biggest "concern". But it worked out great :) I will try to post pictures soon.

About my weight, something miraculous happened! :) well, not really a miracle,..but I am not sure why...I weighed 160.2 this morning. That was a super nice surprise. Cuz there was definitely a lot of food..and some alcohol involved in the weekend.

Anyhow, I should go get the kids breakfast now. but I hope you are doing well and have a wonderful day!

Friday, August 26, 2011

taking the time...

I wanted to take the time to say i was the same weight this morning 161.4. But that's all i have time to say, really.
i am off to pack as the kids are napping and then we are supposed to take off for the coast. I am real excited :) :)
hope you have a great weekend. I will be back tuesday night :)
And hope to post wed that we had a wonderful vacation :)

Thursday, August 25, 2011


hey there,
So today we have done, well basically nothing and I feel so much better. Thanks :)
Anyhow, this morning I weighed no loss there. I am just glad I didn't gain after my snack of wheat thins and cheese last night. :o
I better go for now as i promised all the kids a nap in preparation of our beach trip :)
Have a great day today!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

it's debatable

Is that how you spell it? :) really is debatable at this point, ...whether it is worth it to leave the house, alone (i mean me alone being the only adult :)
And i know this stage won't last forever...but it's like by the time we are all finally ready to's time for baby macy to have another nap but if we are just home all day, the "big" kids are bored.
anyways...that about sums up my life currently :)
(we went to our church retreat center again today...just for "the day" we made it there by 12 to swim and made it til 3....seems ok...but it felt just so darn heck stressful and not worth it (seeing as the kids didn't really seem so happy all day! Oh well, such is the life as a mother of a few young ones, i guess.

About my weight, i was down to 161.4 this morning, so even though it's's headed back down. I am hoping to be down to 160. something by friday and stay at that while at the coast, but that will be "lucky" if it happens and I decided today..I just can't stress too much about it. This being a happy mother thing is all about balance, right?

Hope you are well

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


So, today has been a struggle....everyone just seems so grumpy. Then I realized everyone seemed tired, so I put us all to bed and everyone but Brooklyn is still sleeping :) :) SUPER!

Anyhow, on the dieting note,...this morning I was 161.6 as long as that number keeps dropping all is good! ;)
I need to get back into the habit of exercising, the last time I did that was jogging last wednesday (unless you count a 10 min. walk I took the kids on yesterday...barely a walk basically it was crawling on our feet, just as a distraction from our house :)
About exercising, I just plan to keep trying to get a bit in here and there til school which point I plan to go to the gym a few times a week after dropping the kids off at school :)

We are getting settled back in at home here. I just have 4 more loads of laundry to fold and put away and one more load to wash...I should get done just in time for our vacation at the coast with my family :) which starts friday night. We plan to stay for 4 whole days...hubby in tow too :) :)

Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Monday, August 22, 2011

how it happens........

The weight gain. :(
you eat too much...don't pay enough attention, Don't weigh yourself daily and wa-la! You weigh more.
Vacation, its great, but part of the fun tends to be great food.

So, this morning I was up to 162. UNACCEPTABLE!
So, I am going to be calorie counting til I am back under 160.

Anyhow, We had SUCH a great week. We went swimming, a ton. We played on the playground, hung out with friends, celebrated Mia's birthday, stayed up late, ate lots of candy :) We had a blast.

It was SO nice to spend the whole week together (well, if we weren't together (me and DH, it was cuz he was entertaining the older 3 kids.) I feel all readjusted and reconnected to the whole family. It was super nice to be less stressed and just enjoy my family, especially Macy. I realized I have been subconciously viewing her needs as one more thing to take care of, instead of enjoying her.
The kids seem so much happier since having daddy around. I LOVE it.

Anyhow, I should get back to my "stuff". I have been working on doing the laundry, the bills, etc.
I hope you are well, and in case you are wondering...I hope to update more in the future :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I'm alive


I figured at some point someone might (?) :) wonder if I died or something and i didn't ;) so I thought I would post.

We are doing good. Just hanging out and doing our "thang". The kids are still learning to do chores, but getting pretty good at it. :) They still LOVE to swim and constantly beg to go to grandmas, especially, to swim.

I am still mostly single-parenting. . .but the good news is that today "should" be the last day hubby has to do 2 jobs. :) :) :) I will believe it when I see it. . but that's what the plan is.

And best of all, he has the entire next week off. I CAN NOT wait. We are going out to our church retreat center for the week. And since he can join us, I expect it to be a good time! ! :)

Other than that! Not much else is new. This morning I weighed in at 157.2. So I am happy with that. The last time I went running was last sunday evening. But it felt real nice so I expect that I will be doing more of that in the near future (P.S. I am not sure why I say running. I NEVER run, it is more like a slow jog! ) :) :)

Hope you are well! Happy "almost" friday!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Just for fun

Just for fun..I dug up pictures from all my kids at the age (or around the age anyhow) that Macy is now. :) I think Macy and Brooklyn look the most similar. It's a busy but super fun age.. Macy is almost crawling and starting to talk. She says hi and no :) and Ky ky and dada and mama. :)
Enjoy! :)
Macy Grace

Mia Claire

Kyron Jake

Brooklyn Paige

(about my weight, I have been fluctuating between 155 and 160 still. I haven't been able to exercise in recent days, it's just been too darn busy being a mom and hubby working 14 or more hour days. . .Hoping that changes soon :) But for now, I am working on being happy exactly as it is. Cuz my attitude is up to me, right? :)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

can't decide

hey there,

I can't decide if this should be a diet blog or just a blog about my kids or what, so it is just a little of everything (in case you hadn't noticed) :) Some days i think I just want to be fun and enjoy life, and forget about dieting, but it seems if I do that I gain weight, which is unacceptable, so I have to keep that priority too.

Anyhow, so today this is mostly a diet blog to say, Yay me! I was down to 158.0 today, so I am happy about that (last time I saw that number was last thursday, I would like to see that number go down tomorrow :) which means, note to self...don't get started snacking at moms later...I am headed there to take the kids swimming in a bit and ya know how I get while there? There's that "force" pulling toward the snack cupboard :)

Hope you are having a great week!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Good friends.....

...are the best! :)
How is your week going? Mine is all confusing, not bad, but..I feel like it is the end of the week. Like thursday or something. But, alas it is only tuesday :)
We are good though. Just hanging out, playing in the kiddie pool and at the sprinker parks around town :) Today i plan to take the kids to the library for new books and videos then to my moms to swim.
This morning I weighed 158.8 and decided that I want to get back down to 155, so i am going to work on portion sizes and healthy choices. Exercise, I have been doing a bit. I jogged a bit on thursday or maybe it was friday night and then on sunday I did some interval sprints on the treadmill. It felt good but wasn't too hard, so I know I must be in ok shape afterall. So that is nice.
Ok, I should go get kids doing chores and dressed etc . now, so have a good one