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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Just entered all my current weights, height and all that stuff, here's to seeing the numbers go down, not up!

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PEACAN 3/25/2014 6:22AM

    Thank you for all the support, I have had a bit of a headache of a few months and I'm now at my heaviest ever so I am determined to kick this into gear right now. I could kick myself!

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LOVESLIFE48 11/26/2013 8:13PM


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GAYLLYNNE 11/13/2013 7:09AM

    I'm rooting for you to win at losing!!

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ALICIALYNNE 11/12/2013 10:11AM

    You can do it!

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BTRX71 11/11/2013 8:45AM

    emoticon The saying is "A journey begins with a single step" You've taken the first step. Good luck! emoticon emoticon

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MCJULIEO 11/10/2013 11:09PM

    Chinese proverb:
Fall down eight times, get up nine!

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TONEITUPSARA 11/10/2013 9:10PM

    i hope everything works out for you If you ever need someone to talk to or any advice im always here. good luck!

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STEVEN_D 11/10/2013 9:07PM

    Good luck on your new journey. Let's make this happen!

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Hey everyone!

Once again I managed to lose track of time and Sparkpeople in 2013 but the pregnancy was a little rough and my blog has been gaining some momentum, so between the kids, the blog, the pregnancy and life itself it has been a little hectic!


My son was born on Sept 18th, 2013, weighing in at a big old 8lb 14oz! He was put in the NICU for a week cause he has some fluid on his lungs and they kept him in or a week on antibiotics. It sucked but he came home ad he's doing well!

My son's name is Bronson Walter and I love it! Bronson is after the actor Charles Bronson and Walter is after my dad! He's a good, chilled out baby and I love it!

My mother visited from England just after Bronson came home from the hospital an that was a great couple of weeks because I hadn't seen her in 4 years! Those 2 weeks sure flew by though and then I had to start learning how to juggle these kids on my own while my husband is a work and all! That has been a fun learning curve I can tell you!

We are now a family of 6! My two youngest are 2.5 and the newborn, then there is my 10 yr old step son and my 17 yr old son, so they're all at vastly different stages in life and need different things but I am definitely being kept n my toes by the little'ns!

I am desperate to get my body back into some kind of shape now that doesn't resemble a sack of potatoes!! I reached my highest weight ever during this last pregnancy because I was in so much pain the last half of it that I barely moved!!

It is now or never, as they say...

I hope you are all well, and sill sticking around!

Hugs xxx

P.S I put pics of my son on my main page, if you were curious to see the kids I spawn :) xx

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LOVESLIFE48 11/26/2013 8:17PM

    I love the name Bronson!!! Congratulations!!! I know I'm late, better late than never!! LOL!! emoticon

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BARB4HEALTH 10/28/2013 8:16PM

emoticon that your Mom was able to visit!

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PEACAN 10/28/2013 5:21PM

    Woop woop! Thanks :) xx emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 10/28/2013 1:29PM

    Congrats on the birth of you son.

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Here we go...AGAIN! On to number FOUR!!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Well, I haven't been here in a while because I have been lying in bed feeling like death for quite some time over January and February and some of March then started to come back to life a few weeks ago and here we are again - feeling pretty good!

I am happy to announce that we're EXPECTING out 4th child AND it is a BOY! It has been a huge shock to the system as we were not planning on any more and had only just started talking about the possibility of 1 more when low and behold we were already pregnant and didn't know it!!!

We are now 18 weeks in and due September 21st, which is the day after my oldest son's birthday and 3 days before my step son's birthday so September is going to be fun!!


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ANNE-ELIZ 4/28/2013 11:06PM

    Couldn't find an emoticon with bunches of confetti, but I figured I'd paint a word picture for you...So, confetti all around, with sparklers,too to welcome a new little one...

So glad to read a post from you again!

Sorry that just before this you hadn't been feeling too well. Sounds like that's past for now.

Congratulations! emoticon

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LEASIM1231 4/24/2013 4:51PM

    I added you as a friend to have a pregnant buddy...I am 12 weeks, so you are ahead of me...

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PEACAN 4/21/2013 1:09PM

    Thanks so much!! I can barely believe it!!

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DANIELWIFEY 4/18/2013 8:14PM

    Congrats! emoticon

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ALICIALYNNE 4/18/2013 8:30AM

    Wooohooo, congrats!

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BIGPAWSUP 4/18/2013 8:30AM

    Congrats and best of luck!

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LOVESLIFE48 4/18/2013 8:00AM

    emoticon Hope you are feeling better!! I just love babies!!! emoticon

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Off to the Dr. we shall go!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

I finally took myself to the Dr. yesterday as I have an ongoing issue with nasal polyps. They have been removed twice but they came back, again, and they were causing me some discomfort and now an infection. My copay is high and I had to use some of our gas money to get the prescriptions but it is time I looked after me for once. I am no good to anyone if I'm not feeling my best!

Anyway, the Dr. weighed me and I have put on almost 20 lbs since the last time about a yr ago! SHAMEFUL! But MOTIVATING! This is a good starting block for me. I am finally getting myself together and our situation is improving slightly and so hopefully the stars will align it all in my favor and push us all forward instead of sideways! Anything is better than going backwards! :)

I spoke to my Dr. about my eyes, too, which I have been having issues with. Vision loss and flashy lights but no headaches. They are really debilitating when they happen and I was scared that it might be a retina issue as both my brother and my dad had retina replacement/repairs in their lifetimes and I hear it can be hereditary. The Dr. thinks it might be silent migraines - the vision loss and wavy lines without the headache. She said it would be more like lightning bolts if it were the retina but it is still best to get checked out (if I can ever afford the $40 copay, which is the only thing holding me up!).

The Dr. reckons the polyps actually might be pressing on my nerve, which might be causing the optical issues, which means I should benefit from the meds they gave me to shrink the polyps in more ways than one. I would also love to have my sense of smell back!

All in all, I don't feel too well today, which is either because all of these pills have made me feel sickly or because I picked up something at the Dr's office - I always feel crap coming home from the Dr. Always a fun germ party!

I really have to set some new goals now with this weight loss. I am not back to my heaviest, thank goodness, but I have to get on it now before I am!!!

Alright guys, Happy Saturday!!!

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BIGPAWSUP 1/12/2013 9:52PM

    I truly hope the doctors are able to help you. Can't imagine the difficulties you are having.

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MARYELLEN301 1/12/2013 7:25PM

    I have optical migraines. They come and go. I get them several times a year and they last about 45-60 minutes. No pain, nausea or anything. I had optic neuritis many years ago and I have permanent damage to my left eye from lack of diagnosis by a quack-y eye doc, so when these migraines started I panicked as I thought the ON was back. Interesting about your sense of smell...during the extensive testing by the good eye doc, many neurological tests were done and they found I have no sense of smell in my left nostril! They never did find the cause of that one! Fortunately with one good eye and one good nostril I'm doing fine! I hope your problems will clear up with the new meds.

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NEELIXNKES 1/12/2013 2:29PM

    Hope the meds kick in fast and that the eye issues are just an extension of the nasal issues. emoticon

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ALIHIKES 1/12/2013 11:26AM

    Wow that is a shame about your polyps and vision. I hope you feel better soon. Glad you are motivated to lose weight emoticon

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ARMATTHAEI 1/12/2013 11:06AM

    I am glad that you are taking care of yourself. I hope only the best for not only your personal health but your financial health here in 2013.

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NELLJONES 1/12/2013 8:36AM

    Some people respond to a doctor's recommendation about weight loss more than their own opinion. Hopefully you will lose weight and feel better about everything!

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Let us look back at 2012

Thursday, January 03, 2013

2012 started off for us as a GREAT year and we really thought things were going to come full circle and put us where we want to be but as the year went on and we brought a car, which then died on us, and then spent most of the rest of the year without a car again and missed summer and adventures with the kids and all sorts of other stuff - money worries got worse, the hubs was working his ass off and barely at home because of the car situation - he had to spend hours sitting around at work after everyone went home cause his ride home finished 3 hours after he did!

We had a few close calls with paying rent and we actually were a day late last month! Things have just been crazy. We finally opened up to a few people about how bad the situation was and how we just can't seem to fix it - I mean, we don't owe a ton of money to anyone, anywhere, and we only have things like basic cable and the cheapest internet service and we don't go out or spend frivolously and we don't have credit cards yet I'm a stay at home mother and we live on half a paycheck cause most of the check goes to child support - it is nuts. I am eternally optimistic though and dragging my husband's butt with me because he is the pessimist in the family so it is hard sometimes but we're getting there.

Over Christmas a guy who works with my husband donated a ton of canned goods to us, like literally 10 or so boxes worth and boxed goods like potatoes, rice, pasta, cereal and that kind of thing. I have not had a stocked pantry for a good couple of years and so this has been a really, really wonderful thing and it might only look like peas and carrots to some people but I don't have to worry about where food is coming from for a while, which is a wonderful feeling!

Also, over Christmas, one of my husband's friends sent our family a HUGE box with a gift for each of us in it, which was SO lovely, really! I did give all of my family a gift this year but most of it came from blogging and didn't cost anything or I got it really cheap over the year on Amazon sales, but it wasn't much and they were happy with that because I have raised them to be grateful of the little things. Well, this box arrived and it was like an exta Xmas! They had sent my husband a graphics tablet that used to be his friends but his friend got a new one and thought my husband (who is a bit of an artist) could use it and we can't afford to buy things like that ourselves right now and so that was fabulous! They sent the kids toys and they sent me a gift card for Target! Usually I end up spending all of my gift cards or cash on food or the kids and so this year I took advantage of the card and got something purely for me. I managed to get 2 bags, a pair of sandals and a wallet for the $25, plus $1 out of pocket give or take a few pennies and total before sales would have been over $77 including shipping! Target had a big sale, extra discounts and free shipping that one day and so I felt incredibly lucky - and incredibly guilty for spending the money on myself!!! (I don't think "mom guilt" ever really goes away!).

My mother in law has been a real peach this year, she has really tried hard to get involved and be a better person, she has taken my boy to soccer and we've been over for lunches which didn't end in an argument! She gave them a ton of fabulous gifts for Christmas, which she got at Goodwill, with her savvy-ness and so didn't spend a lot out of pocket but really found some GREAT things the kids just LOVE. I am so greatful for the effort she puts in to Christmas for them. It has been a nice one for the kids this year and I am just thankful all around!

We recently reconnected with my husband's dad after 9 years and he is at our house now trying to help out where he can even though he is in a worse situation than us since his wife left him and took all the money and house and everything else. Maybe pooling our resources will help, which is the plan, but we're only on week 1 of that and so we have to see how it goes. Fingers crossed.

Other than that, my blog is doing really well, my butt is probably suffering from all the time I spend sitting online though!

I really seem to have lost myself a bit lately and need to get back to me again, which is what brings me here - this is actually probably the only community that has kept me motivated over the years and so this is where it needs to be! :D

I hope you are all well!? Come chat with me! I could do with some new conversation, for real!

Onwards and upwards!!

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PEACAN 1/12/2013 7:16AM

    Thanks, yeh, we are really quite fortunate - still not out of the woods yet but at least there is a light now! :)

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MCJULIEO 1/3/2013 10:28PM

    I know this may seem hard to believe, but we have never had cable TV... ever... we get pretty much everything we need on our internet connection.....

I'm so glad that I don't have that bill

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CRAFTINWIFE 1/3/2013 3:08PM

    emoticon Sounds like you have a wonderful support system/ community!

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BIGPAWSUP 1/3/2013 9:04AM

    Sorry about the financial crunch - that is so difficult to deal with. But it sounds like you have some wonderful people around you trying to help.

emoticon sending you good luck for 2013

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