Saturday, June 30, 2012

Flew By!

    WOW! This day flew by and I forgot to post. Thank you husband for reminding me. I would have been upset at myself. I'm doing really good diet wise. Well, I should say calorie wise. I have been under my goal these last couple days and I HAVE NOT weighed and will not until Fridays. Those are my weigh days. I may cheat and look but won't update myfitnesspal until Friday with my weight. Mom got Lexi a walker today and she LOVES IT!!!!! SHE LAUGHED FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I got tears in my eyes! My little girl is growing up! She's so beautiful and I couldn't be a more proud mama! Well, that's all for now. I'm tired and haven't eaten dinner yet. Goodnight all!

Friday, June 29, 2012


    The day is here. I start my diet full force. Kinda nervous, not gonna lie. Mom and I are going grocery shopping today. We are going to hit up lone pine so we can get some veggies. Also I'm getting veggies for Lexi so I can make baby food for her! In 2 weeks we start introducing veggies!!! YAY!!! Happy mama! She tried apple juice for the first time yesterday to help her constipation. That was a new experience and soooo funny! It helped though because she slept from 9pm to 7am! I was soooooo happy! I haven't done my desk yet :( It will happen at some point I guess. Well, I better get ready for the day while Lexi is still asleep. HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Horrible Wednesday

    Yesterday was HORRIBLE!!! I had a super fussy baby all day long. She would scream bloody murder when I would put her down for a nap. I believe one time took an hour to get her down for only 30 minutes. Needless to say I was ready for daddy to come home which didn't help because most of the time she would only go down for me. We fought to get her down until midnight. We started at 8pm. She woke up every half an hour from 8 to 12 and would take at least 20 minutes to get her down each time. We were exhausted and thinking of taking shifts of getting up with her but thankfully she slept from midnight to 7am. Hopefully today is better because I have to get out bridal shower invitations and finish some wedding decorations. It feels like its going to be a long day. Hopefully Lexi cooperates today!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

It's funny how things change

    Its funny how things change. I used to have menus on my fridge from different places and they weren't all bad, but now I have nutrition guides on my fridge from 2 different places so far. Make sure you ask for them so you know what you're eating. Friday is the day I go full force into this diet. Its nice that carrying a baby around helps burn calories! I LOVE IT!!!! I don't know if I have talked about it before but I think I'm going to put our own cookbook together. There's all these healthy recipes out there that taste super nasty! If you want a copy once it's done let me know and I will just charge for the supplies. Also, if you have any GOOD healthy recipes let me know. None of the rice cake crap lol.
    I will be starting veggies with Lexi in just a couple weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am soooooo excited and I will be making my own baby food unless I go out of town or something! Can you tell I'm excited??? Also, be sure to drink your water! It seems pointless to waste calories on pop. Every once in a while I will get tired of water, but its rare. Have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Like a MAD WOMAN!!!!

    Yesterday after dreading doing housework, something hit me and I cleaned like a mad woman. I cleaned so much I forgot to eat breakfast and lunch. Then mom and I went to run errands which burned calories (and so did the housework) which made it able for mom and I to split a small bbq chicken pizza at bj's and split a pizookie! YA! What kind of diet let's you have a pizookie??? This one! I earned it! I still had 1200+ calories to go at the end of my night! I felt very good!
    I'm going all out on my diet on Friday. I had to wait till I get paid to get some healthier things in the house. I apologize for any misspelled words, Joey is helping me write today's blog, or rather blocking the screen so I can't see what I'm writing. Gotta love him! He has to be in the middle of everything. I wouldn't have it any other way. Right now he's playing with stuff on my desk. That's another reason I should clean it off lol.
    For those of you who know Joey or have seen him, his is a BIG cat. Sometimes when I hold him he crawls up onto my shoulder and I go forward and SOMEHOW he ends up sitting on my back. Ask my mom, she witnessed this! Also he has this thing where he doesn't like any doors closed except the one to the garage. So if you come over and see doors to closets open, you will know why! He's weird, but I wouldn't have it any other way. He keeps my life interesting! Have a good Tuesday!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Just not ready yet....

    My husband is just not ready to cook on his own yet. I just got a new waffle maker and he comes to find me yesterday to ask, "Can I put chili in the waffle maker to make a chili waffle?" "NO!!! No you can't!" "What? Why not?" "Josh, it doesn't work like that!" "Oh, okay." I just rolled my eyes and thought to myself, "What the heck? Who in their right mind would make a chili waffle???" I can see making a waffle with corn bread mix for your chili, but a chili waffle?! Seriously??? And he WAS serious. You can tell by the look on his face!
    Well, I believe my first task of organization should be my desk. I don't want to do this because it seems like a horrible task but at the same time I will be proud of the finished product. My next task shall be to organize myself a nice scrap booking area. I NEED to start scrap booking Lexi. I NEED TO!!! If you talk to me, you must ask me how I'm coming along on my desk and scrap booking to keep me accountable, otherwise I will push it to the back of my mind where I have a lot of stuff hidden. Speaking of tasks, I'm drowning in laundry because I didn't do any this weekend. Yes, I had a lazy weekend and I'm paying for it now. :( It feels so good to be lazy in the moment and then you look back and say, "Man, that SO wasn't worth it!" I'm definitely paying for it now. I think that's why I keep writing about it because I'm procrastinating! :)
    Husband is off to Portland, and already had his appointment. I'm glad I stayed home especially with all the laundry and housework to be done. Speaking of, I DON'T WANT TO DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh well, I must get to it or it will get worse. That's all for now! Wish me luck...

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Out of town....

    First of all, I hate the messiness of getting into a car accident when it's not your fault. My husband is dealing with that right now and will have to be going to Portland for a doctor's visit on Monday and Tuesday.  He has to go for the insurance company, which we all know is a load of crap. I will be on my own on Monday and however long on Tuesday. Not fun. We were going to take Lexi to the pool today, but I just want to be lazy. I have been go go go for the past few days. Anyway in the spirit of being lazy, that's all for today :)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Julie and Julia

    Julie and Julia is one of my favorite movies. I'm inspired to cook whenever I watch it, but of course she they don't cook things that are healthy, LOL. Speaking of healthy, I came in 464 calories under my goal yesterday!
    I can't wait to take Lex swimming! She has a super cute swimmy that I can't wait to put her in, and we just found out that the cloth diapers I put her in can also be used as swim diapers! Hooray! LOVE THEM!
    I got my waffle maker and used it this morning! Mmmm Mmmm good! Josh even let me make him one even though he doesn't like waffles very much. Well, I have to get to my duties before I can go to my parents today. Ta ta for now :)

Friday, June 22, 2012

Rolling over!!!!

My life got even more exciting yesterday! Lex HATES tummy time! HATES HATES HATES it!!! I put her on her tummy yesterday just to try it again and she surprised me with lifting her head up more than she usually does! I got soooooo excited just about that! I know, now super little things make me excited but I guess that's what happens when you become a mom. This is the video of her with her head up and she did something to surprise me even more!
    YES! She started to try to roll over! I have NEVER seen her do that before! I was so excited I called my mom all frantic and excited about what was happening before my very eyes! She didn't answer so we left a message! Then I decided to try it just one more time, and guess what she did??????? Here's the video.
I scared her because I was soooooooo happy! I am such a proud mama of this beautiful baby! Short of throwing her a party or giving her ice cream (which, yes, I know I'm not allowed to do that), celebrating was all I could do. She looked at me like I was so weird and to her I definitely was. She definitely made my day. My daughter is GROWING UP before my eyes. Yes, I want to keep her little for as long as I can but I'm so  happy for her little accomplishments! I love her soooooooooooooo much!

Thursday, June 21, 2012


    Well, yesterday I didn't get to go for a walk in the beautiful weather yesterday. As I said, she was SUPER FUSSY! When I went to put her in her car seat to put it in the stroller she screamed bloody murder and I wasn't going to have people staring at me because I couldn't get my kid to stop crying. Today we will attempt again in the beautiful weather. She is tons better today so far. She woke up at 7 and I fed her and put her down expecting that she not let me sleep much more. She let me sleep till 11! I don't remember the last time I slept till 11 even during and before I was pregnant! It was lovely. She had a good amount of awake time and even had some good tummy time which if you know me, tummy time has been miserable! It wasn't very long but she's lifting her head a lot more than before! She even went down for a nap without a fight today which is night and day from yesterday!
    I need to get back into scrap booking, especially of Lex. I found some amazing space saving ideas on pinterest! Love that site!
    I realize I need to get better at stating how I feel. Yesterday, Josh (my husband) let me go to the store for a couple of things we needed and after yesterday I NEEDED to get out of the house to keep from going crazy. Everything was great, I was enjoying my few minutes out and was headed out to my car to put the groceries in and head back home. As I was putting the groceries in, a man stopped me. He was about my age and made it clear that he was Italian. He started off with "Hey can I ask you a few questions? You don't look stuck up or anything." Red flag went up because I had my purse sitting in the cart. I think maybe he noticed that I was probably thinking that. He said, "I'm not a creeper or anything I'm in a broadcasting class and I have to give a schpeal (or however you spell it) to help me with public speaking. A half an hour later he wanted me to buy a magazine or a book to help his team earn points. I kept saying I didn't have the money and that my husband was in charge of finances to which he replied, "Just do it and tell him later." I said I don't have that kind of money (and I wanted to say and if I did I wouldn't spend it on someone who came up to me in a parking lot) and I can't do it today. He's like, "You don't have $20?" I said no I don't and he then told me I could go get $20 from the ATM. I then said, "I don't have any money until payday." Then he finally left me alone. I just wanted a small outing out of the house to get some "me" time. People irritate me. Why can't I just speak my mind?????? If you have any tips, please let me know! I need help in this area. Well, I think that's all for today.
    Oh, here's a pic of my beautiful cat! Love him! I know you're jealous!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fussy, Fussy, Fussy

    Its going to be one of those days, unfortunately. Lex has been super fussy the last few days. All I can say is I HATE TEETHING!!!! I didn't manage to squeeze in my exercise yesterday but I'm determined to today. I don't think I will ever be in a bikini, but I'm okay with that. I haven't been in a bikini before now so I'm pretty much fine. Maybe sometime I will share my birth story but I don't know. 
    I'm just going to come out and say it, DIETING SUCKS!!! I wish we could eat whatever we wanted and not gain a single pound. That's a dream world though I guess. 
    One of my posts will be a bucket list. I don't care if they all get accomplished, but I would like a majority of them accomplished in my lifetime if I can. 
    Well, this seems to be all that my brain can conjure up for now. I have dishes, laundry, cleaning up the house, and if it happens a shower somewhere in the day. Hmmmm, there's something else. I want to get my house organized with totes in the garage and have my house look like a magazine! Ha ha ha maybe I'm just dreaming but I would like to get it organized. Any tips? Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

For Starters...

    Well, for starters, I'm a new mom. Big surprise I know. I am 23 and will be 24 soon. I have a beautiful daughter, an amazing husband, and a perfect cat. My little girl is 3 months old and she has my heart. I'm not the best mom but I give it all I have. My husband has made it possible for me to be a stay at home mom. I will be forever grateful for that. 
    I'm starting this blog to not only document my daily life but to also keep myself accountable. I NEED to lose some weight. Unlike a good chunk of women, I actually weighed less during my pregnancy than before I got pregnant. I lost 50 pounds during the pregnancy and after have gained 20 pounds back. :( Not so happy about that, but I know its my food choices and a lack of exercise. Time to start dieting. Boooo. Oh well. I plan on posting good healthy recipes in my blog because I LOVE to cook. That's another one of my issues. I now will take on the task of making healthy things taste good... Many people have tried but SOOOOOO many have failed! :D Therefore it is my mission to get healthy but enjoy it! 
    My husband. Sometimes he gets on my nerves and I want to scream. Sometimes he does the most amazing things for me such as being the bread winner so I can raise our daughter. He's a nerd lol. He's also the most amazing dad and husband I could ever ask for. My next mission is to teach him how to cook. The first meal he ever made for me was a mix of canned chili, canned black olives, nacho cheese, canned clam chowder and fettuccine noodles. ICK! We then had an agreement that until he learned how to cook he could only cook from a box or from a recipe and NOT to deviate. Needless to say he hasn't done much cooking. 
    My daughter. I love her soooooooo much! She looks almost exactly like me when I was her age. She's beautiful and fun and just started sleeping in her crib. Happy momma to say the least. She had a rough start in the beginning but she is a fighter just like me and to say "I'm proud" is a major understatement. She is smiling and trying to talk in her own language. She's on the verge of laughing which I'm very excited for. I can't wait to experience "firsts" with her. :)
    My cat, Joey. He's not like most cats. Most cats have a mind of their own and only want attention on their terms. Joey is quite the opposite. He's so affectionate and gets his feelings hurt if he's not greeted when we get home. He's definitely a snuggler and purrs SO loud. His purr was one of the reasons we chose him. He's our first child and our daughter is our second. :D 
    That's all for now. My goal is to post everyday, but with a baby, cat, laundry, dishes, and cleaning who knows if that will happen. I couldn't be happier with my life. :)