Thursday, December 3, 2009

Weight Loss Journey post 2

Pin It Now! Well here we are I am at week 6 of my weight loss journey and I am overwhelmingly pleased with my results this far
I went to MY WLC group last night and was down another 2.8 lbs for a total 6 week loss of 8.8 lbs , which is not bad BUT  I got excited when we got measured, I a down a total of a combined inch loss of 16 1/2 inches 6 of which are from my waist alone
I was on cloud nine
no wonder my clothes are all hanging on me
I am going to reward myself today by going to FB and buying myself a new outfit for my RHS Xmas luncheon on Saturday
this just motivates me to work out and eat right even more before look out world Here I come

Sunday, November 15, 2009

update my weightloss journey

Pin It Now! UPDATE 11-16-09
I joined curved this morning and I am going back at 4 formy first training appt

well with a new home,came a new start for all of us but for me it meant a serious start on losing all this extra weight from the kids
we have been every week for the last 5 weeks either adding something good in or taking something bad out
I am down 10 pounds in 5 weeks and down 25  from january so I feel I am  on a good path
the bad things out
1. soda in the house
we only drink soda when we are out and even then we are limited to the one glass
2. no added salt the salt shaker has been removed
3.no chips or junk
4. no more MCD sweet tea
 I am sure there is more but I cant think  of any right now

the GOOD things in
1. whole grains snacks,pastas and breads
2. plenty of bottled water and non sweetened tea
3. I have been drinking one cup of warm green tea in the morning with my first meal which is lately been protein shakes made with silk soy milk, protein shake mix and fruit
I also drink one every other day in place of lunch and
a protein snack in between meals
this is usually 3 egg whites,cottage cheese, a meat stick or a protein bar if i am on the run

I have been walking with friends at least 3-4 days a week but try to do something everyday
we got biggest loser for wii a couple weeks ago for $20 at KMART and I love it and so does alyx
alyx has slimmed down so much he is looking great too

I joined and paid for 12 weeks of WW so i have no excuse not to go stephanie joined with me so we are WL buddies
I alsojined the Eastpointe biggest loser weight loss challenge
I have already gained so much from this program that I have  lready decided I am doing level 2when this is over
they will be measuring us this week as this is our 4th week
they also pay money out tohighest percentage of WL to places 1,2 and 3 and to most inches lost places 1,2 and 3
so far I am in the lead and it has really motivated me
well I will check in wednesday night to let you all know how I do
my goal is another 50 lbs by the time kids get out of school for the summer then another 40 by the time school starts next fall and i will be at my goal weight
I know I can do it I just need to stay focused and not let the cold winter weather slow me down

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Pin It Now! Our new 4 legged additions
Kazz (orange Tiger)

Monday, September 21, 2009

I heart Faces Photo contest CANDID

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I am so excited about this weeks theme as I have the perfect photo from our recent trip to a farm
I swear this horse laughed on cue lol

Monday, September 14, 2009

I heart Faces Photo contest entry 2

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This is my 2nd entry this one is for the contemplative photo category
this picture is of my son choosing which color cast to get next

I heart Faces Photo contest

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I am attempting my first Contest entry for the I heart faces Photo Blog
I decided to pick a pet photo to do first
this is our puppy comet when he was really little
we took him to our cabin and he perched himself on the stairs so he could take in all the sights

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Wordless Wednesday First Day of School 09-10

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

wordless wednesday

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

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Monday, August 10, 2009


Pin It Now! This is my first time participating in the Not me Monday so I hope I am doing this all right.

Well for starters we most certainly DID NOT suddenly decide to go away for the weekend half way up to visit my parents at camp, because I most certainly DO NOT do impromptu, I am a plan a head kind of mom. So I most certainly did NOT drive an hour away,stay a few hours and then drive an hour back home to hurredly pack for 5 people and drive back up to camp in the dark, NOT I, I most definitely DID NOT because I hate driving to starnge places on back country roads in the dark, so that must NOT have been me. And I most certainly did NOT leave my hubby home all weekend to work and go camping without him, that would be mean so I did NOT that.

I also did NOT go fishing with my boys because I DONT do ICK like that, I most certainly did NOT suggest live bait to them either and did NOT go and take then to buy live worms, Nope that was definitely NOT ME.

I also did NOT catch a fish on a fishing pole and then refuse to get it off and make some stranger do that for me. Nope that was NOT ME, not at all. I did NOT encourage the children to keep fishing and then watch as my 89 year old Grandma helped the children bait the hook and remove the fish because I was way to chicken to do it. Nope that was NOT ME that must have been someone else.. and Lastly I most definitely did NOT agree to buy a camper so we could do this all the time, noep that definitely was NOT THIS MOM, I am NOT that naturey(is that even a word lol) I most certaily did NOT just try to make up a word to describe how I am NOTt..
Well I know for sure I will definitely NOT be doing this kind of post again so please DO NOT visit me again next Monday looking for a NOT ME post

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama You can head over to to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

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Oh mY crafts project for contest

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We recently used OH My Vinyl for a cricut project
we used red and white Oh mY vinyl and cut different stars from the stand and salute cart for the cricut and then we stuck these red and white stars all over my moms new royal blue walker to give it personality
she is so proud of her unique walker she shows it off to everyone and gets many compiments
Now she wants us to come up with something new (so we will be ordering more vinyl) to decorate her brand new candy apple red motor scooter to give it some Pizazz
thanks Oh my crafts your vinyl rocks

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A brush with the president

Pin It Now! It was a normal tuesday in the neighborhood, we were out and about running errands, took hubby to work, picked up Alyx's new glasses and were on the way to Base to pick up our new military Id Pass because low and behold ours expired last week and we needed a new one for tomorrow night's meeting well here we are driving down the road and I thought to myself and said to the kids do you see how low that plane is flying, we are staring in amazement as I litterly thought it was going to land on the freeway in front of us and realized it was heading towards the base, when I almost peed my pants it was AIRFORCE ONE
Holy Smokes the President is landing at the base while we are there, there was security everywhere, we were questioned as we got of the car if we were actually there for military business, the kids were in AWE, even though we really did not get to see him personally his plane was so close to us it was very exciting
the kids have not stopped talking about how cool it was
too bad I did not have my camera I seriously think I would have pulled over on the freeway zoomed in and snapped a shot OH WHAT A SCRAPBOOK PAGE that would have been

Monday, July 13, 2009


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Saturday night while at my YM staff meeting I get a phone call from my DH freakin out that he is being take with my oldest son Nick to the ER by Nicks friends MOM, DH doesnt drive due to vision impairment. When I asked what on earth was going on he simply said Nick had a skateboarding accident it is bad come quick and hung up. Good grief I about threw up

So I leave the meeting and head to the ER Nick has what he calls "road Rash" on both legs and arms and he needed 17 stitches in and out on his chin

here is what I found upon arriving

if you dont like blood do not look

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cricut tshirt with vinyl and bleach

Pin It Now! Alyx is all about the young marines 24/7 so of course would we expect anything less than a YM Tshirt
using base camp cart we layered the dog tag and letters to make the words young marines
the shirt started out as hunter green and now looks like a grunge green very combat like
we put his design on the back

my son Taylor is obsessed with his pet turtle so he wanted to make a turtle shirt
so we used a red 50/ 50 poly cotton tshirt
50/50 blend of bleach/water in a spray bottle
cricut vinyl
cricut expression
walk in my garden for the turtle and leaves and mickey font for the words
I think for our first attempt it turned out pretty well

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Showing "special Moms" there is Hope

Pin It Now! Alyx was interviewed for the Bay Area Voice they also interviewed me in the process
this made the front page I was SHOCKED, the other cool thing is that it was in the paper on Dave and I's 14th anniversary
I received such positive feedback from friends of special kids that it just had me overwhelmed in tears, we chose to put the Autism factor in the article to give moms and dads of those kids hope that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and to my amazement in 2 days it has done just that, it makes it all so worth it, if Alyx's struggle helps just 1 family then I have accomplished my mission.