Thursday, December 29, 2011


So I have have 4 days off of work this week!!!! I have had this long of a vacation in years!!! Literally! Loving it! We went to see we brought a zoo on Tuesday - great movie - tear jerker at times! We went on a 3 mile bike ride (mya) and walk (me) yesterday then we hit the mall - CROWDED!!!!! Mya had gift cards burning a hole in her pocket..... Hubby went back to work today......We went on a 4 mile hike this morning with some friends! Feeling great missed the workout!!!! Hope all is well out there in blogland!! Hope you all had a happy holiday! :)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Final Skinny Santa Weigh-In

Current Weight - 222.4

Total Loss during challenge - -3.8lbs = FAIL!!!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011


I must admit that I haven't blogged in a while because I have been in a pretty dark place! I am so afraid of failing with weight loss again!  Today, I came home to my secret Santa gift!!!! A beautiful black wrap sweater-which I have been wanting!!! AND this amazingly sweet secret Santa included gifts for Marcus (he was all over the doggie treats already) and something for Mya - she hasn't opened hers yet because she is still at soccer!!! That was so so sweet of you to include them!!!! You are awesome and truly made me feel special!!!! Thank you for helping me remember that I am not alone on this journey!!! Xoxo

Monday, December 12, 2011

Blogland - I need your help!

sorry - this has nothing to do with weight loss!  Is anyone out there a medical biller/coder?  I need to "interview" someone for my health care finance masters class.  Really, I just need the answer to the following question.

What is the process that you go through to make sure that reimbursement requirements are satisfied for billing purposes?

Thank you a million times over for anyone that can help!!!

Friday, December 2, 2011


It’s Friday so it’s time for BYOC – Bring Your Own Crazy! We answer a few questions in order to get to know each other better and to give our blogging brains a break! Copy to your own blog if you wish and ENJOY!

Let’s do a little themed version of where you live and why!

1. Describe the structure you live in. (apartment, condo, house, mansion, cardboard box?)

I live in a 1 story approx 1900 sq. ft house – it has 3 bed rooms and a den.  Open living area.

2. Describe the city you live in. (population, main attractions)

I live in Goodyear – it is a suburb of Phoenix I guess.  Out here everything flows into one gigantic city.  You have anything and everything.

3. Why do you live in the town you live in? (job, to get away from a different town, family, schools?)

We live here because both my family and my husband’s family are here.  I was born and raised here. Now that Mya is almost 10, she is pretty rooted here as well.  I would love to move somewhere with actual seasons.  I really want change but at the same time it scares me.

4. What’s the view like from your backyard?

Pool, desert landscaping and a block fence.

5. Repeat question: How has your week been in blogland and in real life?

I am pretty stressed in real life.  Per usual, I hate my job.  It is not even that I hate the job it is that my boss has no morals or conscience.  I am not like that and I have a really hard time being around those who lack any sort of respect for others.  My daughter has been pretty sick and she went to the allergist/ENT yesterday.  They are sending her for a CT on Monday for her sinuses because they believe that she has a chronic infection.  If she does, they will do a 28 day course of antibiotics.  :(  Other than that, just getting ready for Christmas. 

I am so behind on reading blogs!!  And commenting, I am sorry!!! 


Down 1.2 lbs

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Best NSV Ever and Bullets

I got a hug from my most favorite kiddo ever, my daughter and she said "mommy, I can hug you so much better now, my arms go all the way around you".  I must admit, I teared up!!!  :)

*Thanksgiving was good - I managed to eat okay and in limited portions.  However, the temptation was brutal.

*Emotional eating is becoming a problem.  I think I need to see a counselor. I have been really stressed with work, school, the holidays and ALL I want to do is eat.   I tend to get mad when I know I can't eat anymore....  Sad I know.

*I am getting a fill on Thursday and I am hoping this will curb some of the actual hunger.

* I NEED TO EXERCISE - I have been putting off joining the gym because I don't want to spend the money but I think I need to join so I can go to a place focused on exercise without any distractions.... If that makes any sense!

*In general, I am crabby and need to get out of this funk!

Have a great day all! :)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Skinny Santa Weight-In


Considering all the Thanksgiving yumminess I am not surpirsed! Hope everyone had a great Turkey Day!!!!

Friday, November 18, 2011


It’s Friday and that means it’s time for another installment of BYOC! That’s Bring Your Own Crazy brought to you from the FABULOUS DRAZIL!! We answer 5 questions in an effort to get to know each other better and to give our blogging brains a break! Copy and paste to your own blog if you so desire – and ENJOY!

I’m going to do a Thanksgiving themed BYOC this week (it was Jenny’s idea)!

1. What is your FAVORITE part of Thanksgiving?

Well – I generally dread Thanksgiving so the only part I enjoyed was being able to eat unlimited amounts of food….. I can’t do that now even if I wanted to – so I am going to try to focus on conversation and such…..   

2. How many Thanksgiving family events will you attend?

Three – my mom, my in-laws, and my daughter’s God-parents.   This year I am actually thankful for this because I can just say I ate at the place prior and avoid any awkward “that is all your going to eat” questions.

3. What’s your biggest Thanksgiving tradition?

I really don’t have one.  It is sad; I should really start creating one!

4. Do you Black Friday shop the day after Thanksgiving?

Nope, I HATE crowds – I would rather pay more than fight someone at Wal-Mart.  Plus you can get great deals online.

5. Repeat question: Summarize your week in real life and in blog world.

Real life is a pain right now!  I hate work!  It is very hard to work with people who have no morals or values!

Blog life is great!  I am behind on reading and commenting though!

Skinny Santa Challenge Weigh-In

Today's Weight:  225.6
This Weeks Loss: -.6
Total Challenge Loss: -.6

Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday post # 2 :)

First, I am sad that I did not make it to the support group meeting last night.  I didn't end up leave work until after 6.  I will shoot for next month as I really want to meet some people in person!!

Second, I discovered an amazing snack!  Pineapple Chobaini Greek Yogurt with a bit if toasted coconut and a chopped almond! 



Weigh-In - Still at 226.2 - Obviously I need to kick my own butt on this one :)

Excited for the motivation from the challenge!

Hmmm...  I love to shop!
Old Navy
Movie gift card