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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Crash Burn, When Will I Learn?

10 points if you get the title reference.

So I've been missing from pretty much everywhere lately because I've fallen off the wagon. Hard. And got run over with it a few times. It's been ugly around here pretty much since the half. I feel like such a loser coming over and telling y'all about the bad times, but I know it will be therapeutic if I confess my sins. You won't judge my bad decisions, will you? It's been two months of eating out. Living on soda, and not water. Hardly working out. Weight started creeping up, and the inches I lost have found their way back. My inner fat girl took over and silenced the skinny bitch in my head.

No more!

Inner Skinny Bitch is back and ready to take charge. I am recommitting to a healthy lifestyle, and getting back on track. I will be doing Jamie Eason's LiveFit program for exercise, but I just can't give up cardio for the first month. I have been CRAVING runs lately. I know! I NEED to run, so I'm going to. And I will report my progress to all 3 of you still around.

I started LiveFit a few weeks ago, but only got through week 1 and the first day of Week 2 before kids got sick and then Thanksgiving hit. Surprisingly, I loved being in the weight room. It's always been a scary place with torture devices that I don't know how to use. The LiveFit program made it super easy to know what to do each day, and I felt so badass working out with the guys in the weight room. This time, I won't get derailed, and I'm going to go ahead and start back in Week 1 since I didn't change my eating habits at all a few weeks ago. I'm committing to eating more cleanly this time around as well.

Day 1 was yesterday, and it felt so great to be back! I had a great workout, including a 30 minute run, ate well, drank my water, and logged every bite in myfitnesspal. I got this!

Today's food:

Breakfast was old-fashioned oats, milk, cinnamon, and chia seeds. Yum!

I didn't think to take pictures of lunch or my afternoon snack. Lunch was a salad with Spring Mix, 1/2 chicken breast, grape tomatoes, and a bit of Annie's honey mustard dressing. I made a sandwich with the other 1/2 of the chicken, a slice of toast, and a teaspoon of mayo (measured out). Afternoon snack = green protein smoothie with spinach, frozen strawberries, a banana, cottage cheese, and protein powder.

Dinner was amazing! Gracious Pantry's Southwest 2-Bean Chicken Chili. So delicious and filling.

I'm at a great start, and finally feel like I'm in a good place to do this again. I rocked August and most of September, and I'm ready to get there again!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tiny Prints

Not too long ago, I became a Tiny Prints affiliate, so now I get to hear about all their great deals early and pass them on to you. Tiny Prints is a custom card website that makes it easy to upload pictures, and create your own gorgeous holiday cards.

Our card a few years ago. Still my favorite!

They are offering FANTASTIC Black Friday deals that are crazy to pass up! Simply click the banners below starting Friday to snatch them up, and make your own beautiful and unique cards. Your friends and family will be so impressed!

Tiny Prints Cyber Monday

Friday, November 2, 2012

Happy Halloween!

We had such a wonderful time trick-or-treating in my neighborhood with good friends last night! Mom of the Year over here didn't take any pictures of my kids, but us moms did make sure we got pictures of our own costumes. :)

One thing that makes me a little sad is that I definitely still think like a fat girl and want to hide behind my friends. I so wish I would've taken a step back in the above picture to fill the hole a bit between Heather and me, and to show off my Superman shirt!

Someone mentioned that they couldn't picture me fat, so it prompted me to dig up some old pictures and I happened to find one from last year. What a difference a year makes! I don't see a huge difference in size between last year and this year, but I'm definitely much more confident!

Since I was doing some digging, I figured I'd take a little walk down memory lane and expose pictures that I'd been so embarrassed by when I was tagged on Facebook. I can't believe this was me! In the interest of keeping my friends in my life, I've cropped them out of the particularly unflattering photos. I don't want them to kick my ass!

This was only back in APRIL! 

Ok, that last picture really should never see the light of day. Nobody needs to see my Just Dance moves! But man, does it make for a fun girls' night in. :)