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My day's excuses and what REALLY happened

Friday, May 31, 2013      6 comments

Here's the excuses I gave myself today. I overate lunch, so it doesn't matter if I screw up the rest of the day. we're gonna be here for a while, so I may as well have some more soda. We'll be getting some exercise, so I can have the ... Read more

Don't know what to write about

Wednesday, May 29, 2013      8 comments

Been a few days since I blogged cause I'm forgetting what to blog about. I've had some ups and downs in the last few days. I'm doing great with the fitness stuff. Calories have been both good and bad, depending on the day, but at least for t... Read more

And a not so great food day

Monday, May 27, 2013      5 comments

I enjoyed the Memorial day cookout. Too much, food wise. I didn't WANT to make a choice between the chicken sandwich, and the hotdog. I wanted both. So I had both. I Wanted the cookie. And then succomed to the"Well, I already blew it" mind... Read more

Reaction to Trying to be More Confident

Friday, May 24, 2013      13 comments

First of all - Oh my goodness, I can't believe I had a featured blog! Thank you all! That was just amazing! :) So I wore the blouse yesterday. I got a compliment from hubby, and when we were eating out with a couple of friends, I went ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Confidence

Thursday, May 23, 2013      151 comments

One of the things I'm working on right now is my confidence. Confidence in my body, confidence in my abilities, and confidence in being a mom. I have a hard time being confidence in my own skin. And because of that, I have trouble having con... Read more

Eating at McD's and trying to not overstress.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013      12 comments

Ok, I know McDonald's is one of the worst places to try to eat well, but it's one of the cheapest, and with what's going on, hubby and I NEED some out and alone time. So please - before you comment - realize I know McD's is crappy food. Th... Read more

My Day

Monday, May 20, 2013      11 comments

Simple title for a not so simple day. Hubby came home today around noon, carrying a box. He'd gotten fired. I've spent the rest of the day trying to hold it together for us, job hunting, hand holding, and trying to be brave. My husband is... Read more

A letter to myself.

Monday, May 20, 2013      8 comments

I realized after my hard day that I was a lot harder on myself that I would be on any of my friends having the same day. In light of this, I'm going to write myself a letter as tho I were talking to my friends. Read more

Annoyed with myself and what to do about it

Sunday, May 19, 2013      5 comments

Well, I goofed. I got up late- baby has my sleep schedule all whacked. As a result, I didn't get up for breakfast as I normally do. (And it's a weekend - my schedule is also goofy on weekends.) Morning meal was 2 glasses of chocolate soy and my ... Read more

Recent Goals and how I'm Doing

Sunday, May 19, 2013      8 comments

Well, I set my goals yesterday. I didn't quite manage it. As a recap, my goals were as follows: 1. I'm going to drink my 8 glasses of water a day. 2. Plan all 3 meals to fit into my calorie range (Dinner especially!) 3. Do my AM yoga f... Read more

Today's discovery

Saturday, May 18, 2013      10 comments

I was going through some spark articles today, and came across this one: http://www.sparkpeople.com/r
esource/wellness_articles.
asp?id=697 It lists a bunch of things to help you figure out if you're treating this journey as a d... Read more

Warning - this is a rant

Wednesday, May 15, 2013      7 comments

My dad is driving me crazy. I needed a place to vent about this, and he won't see it here and it's relevent. So dad was on his way home on the bus today. Chicago busses, in case you're not familiar - have lots of 3 seaters - 3 seats all sm... Read more

A poem about my eating issues

Tuesday, May 14, 2013      5 comments

I'm not sure when I wrote this, but it was at least a couple years ago. I was cleaning out my old computer, and I thought some people might relate and help them feel a lot less alone. So here it is! Enjoy! Ghost in My Head There a... Read more

A poem about my eating issues

Tuesday, May 14, 2013      1 comments

I'm not sure when I wrote this, but it was at least a couple years ago. I was cleaning out my old computer, and I thought some people might relate and help them feel a lot less alone. So here it is! Enjoy! Ghost in My Head There a... Read more

In honor of the little guy that made me Mommy :)

Monday, May 13, 2013      6 comments

I haven't posted too much about my baby yet, so this is honor of him! His name is Nathaniael Christopher. He weighed 6 lbs, 15 oz and was 20 inches long. :) He tried to lift his head on day 2 of his life, and at 6 weeks, has it pretty well... Read more


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