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Thursday, May 10, 2012

What Mother's Do

Bless me readers for I have forgotten to write. It has been 9 days since my last post. I'd like to say there has been a TON of progress, but not really. On the diet front, I have lost 2lbs since my last blog and 3 TOTAL inches from my waist since I started the diet. Wait, I guess that IS a lot of progress! My bad! I also get to stay on Corey's team for the weight loss challenge!!! That means 30 days for FREE FIT-NASS! Woop woop! I am only on day two, but I feel great, body-wise. Mind wise...yeah, whatev. I'll pull out of that eventually.

On to the blogging. Sunday is Mother's Day. I got THE BEST Mother's Day gift I have ever got from my husband...a ticket to California to see my best friend that moved away before Christmas last year! I am STOKED! I'm not stoked about flying, but I'll take a couple xanax and the world will be ok. :-) Anyway, I have read several times on several blogs, FB posts, news briefs, etc that dudes are pissed that they don't get as much special treatments that moms do. While I totally disagree, my husband gets LOTS on father's day, even if it were true let me give you MY opinion as to WHY Father's Day just might not be as hyped as Mother's Day.

1. Mothers carry a human being, sometimes weighing in excess of 9lbs, for 9 months or longer INSIDE their bodies. Do men do that? No. Some would argue they helped put that human there and I say yes, but that's like letting your kid carry the watermelon all the way to the door then taking it from him and saying YOU did the carrying! Not cool.

2. Mothers push said human being out of their vaginas, some without any medication and some have to be cut open and have the human yanked out of their uterus. Do men do that? No. WOULD a man do that? HELL NO! Now argue about helping put that human there and see just how many curse words your woman can muster up!

3. According to the 2011 US Census Bureau, 5 million moms stay at home with their kids until at least 15! Compare that to the 154,000 dads out there with the cahoonas big enough to let their wifey get a job and do the supporting! ;-)

4. Mothers breast feed, bottle feed, do not hesitate to get up in the middle of the night for anything a baby, toddler or child needs and a father, well, I know MY husband, as awesome as he is, hesitates or sleeps right through the nightmares, crying, puking...all of it.

5. And one more...instinct. Mothers have instinct that cannot be denied. I don't care WHO you are, man or woman, once you have a child, your instincts about shit just skyrockets! Doesn't even matter if it is something as small as it's going to rain even though the sun is shining. If a mom tells you it's going to rain, grab an umbrella guys, cuz it will most likely rain! Dads, you can say you got this all you want, but stop pretending! It's not there!

I don't mean to dis the male species at all, I have a husband, a son, a dad and all 3 are GREAT and I celebrate their lives and give them all the props they deserve but come on, you men out there HAVE to understand WHY Mother's Day is so hyped by now? Right? If not, numbers 1 and 2 should be the only ones needed to convince you otherwise.

That's all I got for today. I must go out and finish staining the deck. Oh, did I hear "that's a man's job?" HAHAHAHAHA!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My Journey to Average...continued

Man has it been a busy 8 days! Baseball and softball really keep this family on the go. I'm not complaining though because all of this running around has been GREAT for the weight loss! I am down UNDER 160lbs! Granted I am only down to 158, but I was so excited to jump on the scale on Wednesday morning and not see a 6 anymore! I am now just sitting at 158 and have been for 4 weigh-ins. I think it is time for some sort of change up in my eating habits. I have 2 months until phase 3 and 20lbs to go so I have to figure this out.

What I Eat/Drink
I am up to 2+qts of water per day, 1 diet soda, 1 10oz cup of coffee black, sweetened with Spenda...those are my liquids.
I eat my 2 tablespoons of oat bran with 5oz of plain greek yogurt sweetened with Splenda in the morning
I also eat 2 pieces of turkey bacon (thinking I am going to cut this out) and the equivalent to 2 egg whites via Egg Beaters. Sometimes I will eat 2 regular eggs, but I am not a fan of the fried egg anymore.
I haven't been hungry at lunch, but I try to slip in a can of tuna or some turkey slices with dijon mustard and on my veggie days I add cucumbers and tomatoes.
At dinner I do fish, steak, chicken, hen or burger. If I am on a veggie day I add cucumbers, tomatoes and salad with homemade dressing from the Dukan book.

My Exercise
The book says basically to keep doing what you were doing before if you were exercising. If you weren't exercising, then walk. I was in physical therapy and doing core training so I came up with a little something for me
AM: Pelvic tilts 3 sets of 10
Crunches 3 sets of 10
Walk 20-30 minutes sometimes with the dog
We also spend a lot of time at the ball field where we are constantly standing and walking from field to field so I add that in to my daily workout. I joined and started a food journal as well as trying to track my exercise as best I can.

I see improvements that others may not see. My pants are looser, my bra isn't as tight (bad thing, but oh well), my love handles are disappearing and I do not crave the carbs I used to. In fact, I tempted myself by eating a few Hardee's fresh cut fries and my body decided it didn't care for them, IF you know what I mean! The one thing I have had to restart taking is a multi-vitamin. I am just too tired and I know it is from not getting enough vitamins. My body is already vitamin deficient as it is so dieting like this is just making it worse. I am taking one specifically for women, fortified with D3, calcium and iron. Hopefully it will give me the boost I need. I also take biotin on a regular basis. It helps your metabolism too.

One thing I am sad to report is that I am probably going to have to give up my spot on Hot 100.5's weight loss team. I am an extremely busy sports mom right now and they want to work out at NIGHT and on the weekends...time that I am the most busy! So, unless Corey decides it is ok for me to work on my own, I will be dropping from the competition. Oh well, I have the base to rely on if I ever get my ass out there!


Monday, April 23, 2012

My Journey to Average Entry 2

Well. Today marks the end of day 8 of the Dukan Diet. I am down 5.2lbs and extremely proud of myself for sticking to a diet plan for 8 days!! It hasn't been TOO rough, but I think I am past the being hungry all the time phase because I find myself eating just 3 meals and 1 snack a day now. I am up to more than 8 glasses of water because I am SO thirsty and I have added the occasional diet soda as Dr. Dukan says it helps curb the sweet craving. I must admit that he is right because it surely has helped. The only REAL reason behind me adding it is because I can't drink my morning coffee anymore. I was used to it every day with a ton of rich, fattening creamer, but now that I cannot have it, skim milk just wasn't cutting it so until I can have my creamer back or can find something that makes my coffee taste good again, the diet soda and tea are going to have to do!

Today I also received a call from the local radio station. I entered a contest of theirs a few weeks back, before I started this diet and when I was 167lbs, for a weight loss challenge and they picked me! I was in the middle of fixing my taxes when she called so it really didn't sink in until later that I WILL BE GETTING A WHOLE MONTH OF FREE EXERCISE AND COMPETING FOR 3 MORE FREE MONTHS!! I need this last little push to boost the weight loss efforts and maybe get to that ultimate goal that much faster. The only catch is that we have to be evaluated by One Life Fitness. Hopefully I can pass their tests and get this party started!

That is about it for the updates on my fit-nass. As soon as I can get some links to the radio station and One Life Fitness, maybe I can link them up here on my blog and increase traffic a bit. Of course I will also be posting a before picture on here before we start working out. GO TEAM COREY!


Friday, April 20, 2012

My Journey to Average Entry 1

I know I said I would write about this another day, but I started a Facebook status and ended up with this:

Learning to adjust, adapt and overcome with my food has been interesting. Tonight I found a new favorite...haters don't hate...non-fat, plain Greek yogurt sweetened with splenda, flavored with a touch of almond extract. Calms my craving for sweets and makes this plain yogurt not taste like sour cream!

I am PROUD of myself for being able to stick with something so strict. Even though we are allowed to eat as much as we want protein-wise, the no fat, no sugar, no carbs can be a kick in the @$$. When I started reading the book I weighed 167lbs. I wanted to start then, but knew I needed to wait until after I got my last back injections. I ended up losing 2lbs just because this last injection made me a bit queasy and not want to eat as much. My starting weight on Monday was 165.2lbs. After only 4 "attack" days, I weighed in this morning at 161.1lbs...4.1lbs lighter! I was skeptical because I have staggered with my weight, and was actually thinking about quitting yesterday because I was sitting at 162 for 3 days!!! When I woke up and jumped on the scale and it hit that 161 I almost screamed with happiness. I didn't change a thing I was doing, kept with the plan and just pushed through that little bit of doubt and I came out of the first phase with success!

Now is the hard part...getting to the ultimate goal. If I stay on track, I should be able to get there by our anniversary!! That would be an awesome gift to myself and my husband. I know he loves me just the way I am, but for me to feel good about myself would make him even more happy. I only have a few obstacles that stand in my way that won't be very hard to overcome or come back from, one of them being Greek Fest that is coming up May 12th. I am IN LOVE with Greek food and I do not think that is on my pure protein or veggie diet. Of course there is room for one day of binging, but do I want to do that for something that I love or can I wait until after I have learned how to control myself? I think I can probably wait! The other obstacle is our HUGE family vacation, one week in OBX with lots of time to have fatty, rich food. I can control what I eat there on MOST of the days...just bring/buy what I can eat and stray away from the no-no foods. I will be really close to my goal by then so it will be super tempting to stray and try things like alcohol, which you cannot have until the last phase, or fried fish, which I LOVE. All of it can be done. If I can pass up clearance Easter candy, I can do a week with family and can skip out on 1 Greek Festival!!

Anyway, I will give periodic updates...mainly on my weight...just for my personal motivation. If you are interested in knowing what this diet is all about, feel free to email me at and I will fill you in a little!

Grades and Teens Oh MY!

I've been out a computer for a whole week because my damn dog got on the table while we were all out and spilled water so my poor MAC sat in water for over an hour. I had to soak it in a bag of rice for a few days and even though it still works, and I am typing on it now, the space bar doesn't work neither do a few other keys so I ended up getting a wireless keyboard and mouse. I kinda like this set up a lot better.

Today is report card day. This is the day that makes me feel either good or like a really horrible parent. Today I feel like an awesome parent! All 3 devilish kiddos did great this time around. 1 C between the 3 of them, the rest A's and B's. I guess we are doing something right with them. At least I HOPE we are doing right. Some days I wonder if I can do more.

We have a teenager. I have been dreading the teenage years since I started having kids 14yrs ago. I remember what I was like and it scares the crap out of me to think about MY kids being like ME. Unfortunately I probably deserve whatever these kids do to me for all the turmoil I put my mother through when I was a sneaky teen. I am already seeing my sneakiness in my oldest. Not the best quality to pass on to your child, but I guess you grow out of it with time! I have nothing to go by here in VA. All of my friends have babies. I am all alone in the teenage world for now. I am hoping if we move that I will be able to find some friend with kids MY kids' ages.

Well, it's time for baseball/softball and dinner. Next time I will have to tell you all (my secret 6) about my new diet and how awesome it is going! I'm pretty excited!


"""Note To Your Teenagers"" Outdoor Sign"
"Spot This is Not a Teenager Wall Decal"

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Let Me Get You an Update...or not

Wow! I let almost a whole year FLY by without a word from my potty mouth! So much has happened in that year that I would have to write a blog about it. Wait...that's why I HAVE a freakin' blog! Duh. Anyway, the time for new orders for our crew is fast THURSDAY of this week we will get our first "peek" at where we might land in January of 2013. I am nervous and excited all at once. We have lived here in VA for the past 8 1/2 years, which is rare for a military family. To move away would be really fun, exciting and nerve wracking. The boy has always lived in this house (except for the month he lived in an apartment before we could move in here) so it may be sad for him. This would be the girls' first time REMEMBERING a move. And for us, well for Balla and I as a couple, it would be our 2nd REAL move together if we have to leave VA. Even if we have to stay we plan on renting out this house and finding a better school district so our oldest can be in a good place for high school.

Besides that excitement, we lost a few friends to military moves. While it is sad, it is part of the life we live. My best friend left in October and it was the first time EVER I cried when a friend left. It was truly one of the hardest things I have had to do being a military WIFE. The military also let a few of our friends "go" and they will have to make a decision in September of this year if they are going to stay here in VA or pack it up and get out of dodge. If I were them, I would be packing it up! I'm ready for a change!

Being a military family can be trying and rewarding all in one great big package. You get 3 years of daddy or mommy being home then 3 years of them constantly being gone. The being gone part can really take it's toll on a child and even a spouse. The best thing to do when your spouse gets deployed is STAY BUSY! The ship should have an FRG...get involved! I know some FRG's are crazy and full of drama, but go to ONE meeting and find out first before you chalk it up as a loss. Get connected with the community and other spouses on the ship, if you can handle other spouses on the ship. I am not speaking negatively, but sometimes women don't get along with other women and vice versa. Get your kids into sports or karate or something that gets you and them out of the house. Staying cooped up will only keep you on the internet reading articles on what is going on out there in the ocean where you have NO CONTROL and freak you out. There are pirates out there and our sailors and soldiers are going to be out there messing with them, that is their job for the time being.

Anyway, I totally got off track and did not update you like I planned, but whatev! I hope this finds all of my 6 followers in good health!