Fat Be Gone…For Good!

So, a while ago I promised all of you I would keep you up to date with my weight loss battle.  But I didn’t.  I didn’t continue posting, and I also didn’t lose another pound.  Not. One. More. Pound.  BUT.  And here’s the important part: I am going to lose this fat.  I have changed my mindset.  I am not worried about the scale, I am more concerned with the fat surrounding my middle, top, and bottom.  I have a plan…and I would love if you guys would all come along with me. Continue reading

Muffin Top and Me

Usually, on Tell Us Tuesday, we ask you a question regarding your life, your kids’ lives, or your thoughts on something in particular.  Today, I’m going to Tell YOU.  I’m going to tell you about my struggle with my weight, something that is very personal and has taken me a long time to come to terms with needing help.  When you have a child with special needs you go through a depression that is so hard to pull yourself out of.  It seems the more you see yourself in photos or even in the mirror as the overweight woman you don’t know, the more depressed you become.  At least, for me, that’s how it is.  Now that I’m 36, I’m finding that I like myself a lot more.  My body isn’t all that there is of me.  I’m funny, fairly attractive, and I’ve got a nice rack.  I try to remind myself of that when I’m feeling down about how I look.  With that in mind, I’ve decided to lose weight in a public way.  I’m going to document my weight loss goals and ups and downs right here to share with all of you to hopefully make myself more accountable.  Here is my story: Continue reading

The Happiest Place on Earth

Joel and I took the kids to Disney over the Christmas break.  This doesn’t sound like a major undertaking, but it wasn’t easy, either.  With Jamie’s disabilities, we had to make sure he would be comfortable, warm (even though it’s Florida, it DOES get cold), and wearing dry pants (we’re still in the midst of potty-training).  Not to mention the 750 mile drive to get there in the first place.  I spent weeks planning our trip.  Lists were made, the kids were out of school, Christmas presents were bought and wrapped, lists were rewritten, bags were packed and repacked, the van was serviced and washed and packed, the house was cleaned and all the trash was taken out…we were ready to go. Continue reading

Two hours in the life of this Modified Mama

Sunday night I am lying in bed and thinking to myself, “I need to go to Kroger tomorrow, and to the bank.  Then I need to go get my nails done again because they look like shinola.  Somewhere in there, I need to get gas for the van, take Abby to the groomer’s, and then pick up Sweet Girl at school.  Should I take lunch to Joel at the office?  Nah, no time for that.  I also need to run to Walmart and get new fabric for those gifts I’m making for the MIL for Christmas.”  Then, because I’ve thought of it all, I drift off into a peaceful slumber. Continue reading

I’m drifting.

I’ve been stewing.  Sitting here wondering how to get more readers when what I should be focusing on is venting through my writing.  And enjoying the process of writing.  I don’t know if anyone is reading this, other than my writing partner, Nicole.  At this point, I really just want to talk about my life as a stay at home mom and how it has changed recently. Continue reading