Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Operation Sexy Dress

So you might have read me mention (kinda like heard me mention but we're in a blog world so I type and you read) about the fact that my hubs is the best man in a wedding that's on NEW YEARS EVE! Well as excited as I am about this, it's been a bit of a source of stress for me. I want to look BANGIN at this wedding. I'm one of the only girls that's not in the wedding (which is totally expected because even though the bride and I are friends we're not bridesmaid asking worthy friends) so therefore I have to pick out my dress. Also I'm one of the larger girls in the group, all the others are the old me, the early college me, the size 4 or smaller me. AND HELLO it's a NEW YEARS EVE wedding, I want to dress up and feel awesome! So I bought this dress

This dress is sooo not something I would have bought in the last say, 5 years. MAYBE 7. It's tight on the bottom. Like see here's my uterus where I birthed two children tight. The top is awesome because I have big girls and so I can wear a decent bra with it. But the bottom... oh and do you see it's short. It doesn't look as short on her as it does me because her legs are about 10 inches longer than mine and about 10 inches smaller but ya know. Currently, when i workout, yeah my thighs clap for me... seriously.

So we're on operation sexy dress! Great time of year for this crap huh? Here's the 411 on what I'm doing. I'm doing a high protein low/no carb diet. I'm drinking 64oz of cucumber/lemon water a day plus more water, etc after that's gone. I'm staying away from artificial sweeteners (or all sugar) since Dr. Oz and everywhere else says it can actually stunt weight loss. I will give myself one cheat day a week, so I don't give up and go crazy. Also I'm doing Insanity 4-5 times a week (lets me realistic here and admit I'm not a 6 days a week kind of girl yet).

Typical day of eating for me looks like:
Coffee with half and half
eggs with mushrooms, bell pepper, onions, Canadian bacon and a half an avocado
string cheese
spinach salad with roasted chicken and olive oil and balsamic vinegar
hard boiled egg
few hand fulls of almonds here and there
dinner will be meat and a veg and a salad.

I eat a carb once a day... it's small and i make it count!

So far I've already lost quite a bit of my belly flab! I'm FAR from dress ready but it's already working!!!

SO here we go on this month long journey to operation sexy dress... don't worry, i have a few ideas for new operations after this one is a mission complete!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Back it up~

So there's a blog I've recently been following... Miss Madison's Charmed Life. Megan is an awesomely funny and sweet person that is a true inspiration to me! She talks about her super cute daughter, all of her awesome DIY projects around her house, and her weight loss journey. Well a while ago she posted about some jeans that she has grown out of:
*Photos courtesy of Miss Madison's Charmed Life

Well she got new ones and didn't know what to do with the old ones and I was all like "I'm a big girl, help me bling out my butt! AND it'll remind me every time I wear them that I can do it too!"

And you know what??? She MAILED THEM TO ME! I'M NOT SHITTING YOU! She's THAT cool!

BAM bling on my butt! They are a little short, not that's nothing a pair of flats can't fix~ I LOVE them and I LOVE what they represent! And I LOVE her for inspiring me!

SO just wait world, I'll be pass these babies along to someone one day when I look like her, but the question is, will you be worthy of THE JEANS?

And my son has a big head

GEZZ what is with these post of mine! HA... Parker is 9 months old... pics to follow... and we had his well visit... even though he is barely well!

Last weekend he had a mild fever but i chucked it up to teething because he's in teething hell right now, complete with a blood blister/abcest in his gum that will crack open and bleed everywhere once the tooth comes through. BUT he wasn't doing great so I took him to the Pedi... they said "Bad Cold". K.

Next day, not getting any better, actually worse so it was after hours and he was throwing up food too so we took him to the ER because you could feel and hear him breathing. They heard crackles in his chest but it all came back fine.

Next day fever spiked to 103.7 so we went back to the pedi and he had an ear infection. Great, FINALLY we'll get meds. Except it's all chalky and gross and he throws up on me almost every time he takes it, yummy.

Fast forward to yesterday, 9 month well visit!~~

18lb 7oz (16%)
28.25" long (81%)
and his head is 19" (98%)

Problem being, his head is growing faster than the rest of him... SOOO now we get to go and get an ultrasound to make sure he doesn't have fluid around his brain, not scary at all...

Luckily my brother-in-law and my dad both have HUGE heads so at least we know they run in the family~

I want to go to Vagina

Yup you read that right... little girl wants to go to Vagina.... except she meant North Carolina! HA

See it all started yesterday when I told her we were going home (while at her daycare) and she insisted that she didn't want to go home she wanted *mumble mumble mumble* vagina... "Um PLEASE repeat that honey" and again, same answer...

She went over to her teacher and repeated what she said to me and the teacher looks up at me with a "WTF" face and I'm all like "THANK YOU that's what I heard too!"

After a few more tries the teacher was able to decifer out that little lady was saying "I want to go to North Carolina" hmmm

She's just ready to see Sasha and Pop Pop. NOT... well... yea

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

hello loves, change is in the making

I've been MIA, I know... i've been in training and well, life has been going on in the evenings, so the blog has suffered. BUT, i haven't stopped reading your blogs and y'all haven't stopped motivating me! That being said, there are some changes a-brewin!

1. Parker is everywhere and crazy
2. I got my MINI-VAN!!!
3. I'm going to start a workout program...
4. I'm starting The Belly Fat Cure by Jorge Cruise

these will all be updates that I will provide you with, today i'll start from the bottom up!

I like to be told yes and no about stuff, i don't do well in the eat whatever you want and track it world.  So as you can guess counting calories or weight watcher points etc are just not helping me. Other problem, I have a serious addiction to sugar. LIKE WHOA! So i've been researching different options and well, i came across this and i like it. i'm doing the 14 day fast track plan, that will take you into a longer plan... but i like fast jump starts, it motivates me.

Here's an example of a daily menu

Breakfast: 2 eggs, scrambled; Avocado; mushrooms; coffee with half and half
Snack: cheese (1 serving)
Lunch: spinach salad with chicken breast and bell peppers with olive oil-and-vinegar dressing
snack; hard boiled egg
dinner: sauteed pork chop, broccoli, mushrooms, salt and pepper to taste
treat: 1 oz dark chocolate and hot beverage with low-sugar whipped cream OR a glass of red wine!

I mean how doable is this?!?! the core of this is really about getting off sugar dependency and starting to eat super carbs. Now it does appear that a lot of this is just a low carb/no carb kind of diet... which for me i think is important because i'm SOOO carb addicted. It's out of control. like for real. So eventually you'll get to add back in carbs but you have to keep a count (dum da dum dum) to make sure you aren't getting too much unwanted sugar... lets see if i can get through these first two weeks, THEN we'll move forward.

what are your plans? what are your favorite menus?