2010 November

30 Nov: Nutrisystem Week 4 Update; Slow & Steady wins the race ( The VLOG)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qm5iqiaBR4?hl=en] DISCLOSURE: Nutrisystem is providing their  program to me free of charge in exchange for my participation in the Nutrisystem Nation Blogging Program and weekly updates. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed in this post are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 Sorry, the quality isn’t better but I just wanted to give you all an update! You rock! Thank you for the support!I couldn’t do this without all of your encouragement!Down 7.5 pounds in 28 days, YEY ME!!!! Happy Mothering! I’m cheezy because I lost 7.5 pounds and I get to drink my coffee out of this awesome new mug! Don’t you just love it? My bloggy diva narcissism shining through, once again! For some reason, I keep hearing that song “Don’t you wish your Mug was hot like mine! Don’t cha wish your Mug was a freak like mine?Don’t cha?” I don’t know if I’m giddy about the weight loss or just plain silly.What do you think?

29 Nov: Game of Chicken Anyone?

This month is closing in on me like a Mac truck racing towards my bumper, suffocating me in the process.It started with turkey and family, and now its all a blurred haze of running to and fro, shopping, the Nutcracker is any day now, schools wrapping up, I was just informed that I am to help cook ( must be homemade..wtf?Even my kids don’t get homemade at this time of the year) for the teacher’s breakfast next month and then I got the surprise of a summons for jury duty.I almost fell to the ground in a crumpled pool of tears and assumed the fetal position.How the hell am I to fit jury duty into an already packed schedule with no family here to help? What the fuck am I, the bionic woman? Then there is Christmas. Is it just me or is anyone else feel like they are playing an intense game of chicken with Christmas? In past years ( back when shopping was still fun for me), I’d try and have all my shopping done before the dreaded Black Friday.I thought I was so cool, all aloof and above these crazed housewives trying to save $2 on some […]

29 Nov: Nine Glorious Days

It’s been a glorious nine days but, as all good things, the Big Guy had to return to our regularly scheduled life; him living some place else, me left behind to tend to our life here. When he is gone, all week long,  I have become accustomed to it. Neither of us like it, but both of us accept it. It is our status quo.But nine fabulous days ago, on a Friday in November, the Big Guy came home and surprised me with the news that he would be lingering at home with us for nine glorious days. This was certainly good great news. You don’t feel the full effect of how much you actually miss someone, until you allow yourself to admit it to …yourself. That’s what I did. That’s where I’ve been, soaking in every single, last moment that we were gifted with together these last few days. Seeing my girls happy and smiling in the security of knowing that when they awoke the following day, Daddy would be there to hug and kiss them, to drive Bella to school, to hold Gabi’s hand as they walked back to the car, to look across the table at lunch […]

25 Nov: Thanksgiving~ I am Thankful

Today is one of my favorite holidays of the year.Why ,besides loads of awesome food, is it my absolute favorite,you ask? Because it is the holiday that I host! Yes, me, the Big Guy and our girls host  30 or so of our beloved family members at our house. God bless them, everyone of them live out of town at least an hour and a half drive but its our annual Truthful Mommy & Big Guy celebration and it is amazing. My parents, his parents, our brothers and sisters, their spouses and children, grandparents and any friends or extended family that needs or wants to stop by. It is complete craziness but it is beautiufl and warm. I get fuzzy just thinking about their arrival.So, today in commemoration of these wonderful people and the sentiment behind this holiday, I am listing what I am thankful for! I am thankful for my beautiful little girls, who have made my life worth living. I am thankful for the Big Guy who without his foresight and willingness to follow his heart against his good senses, none of this would have ever been possible. I am thankful for my parents who I love with […]

23 Nov: Nutrisystem;Week 3 Complete

I just finished my third week on Nutrisystem. I am down another pound bringing my grand total in the three weeks to 5.5 pounds lost. This past week consisted of a lot of running around and traveling. I am certain that the results could have been a higher loss if I had not been traveling. It’s difficult to stick to the meal plan when you are going to a place where you don’t have access to a microwave and will be having to dine out for the entire day. I did make much better choices than I would have previously made but not as good as if I had been at home. I am happy with my 1 pound loss for the week. I have also been learning what foods I really love and which ones, not so much. This is helpful to know because its a lot easier to stick to a plan when you actually enjoy what you are eating. I am particularly fond of the beef patties and flat bread pizza. It allows me to not feel deprived when everyone else around me is eating something that I would deem “yummy”. I’ve also found out that Nutrisystem […]

22 Nov: Holiday Season~ The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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17 Nov: Impostor in the House of Mommy

Some days I wonder what am I doing? Who have I become? What have I done to deserve this? Whose life am I leading?Really, whose life am I leading?Someone please tell me and when the hell did I become someones Mommy and wife? We all compare ourselves to other Mothers.They are our gauge. They are who we measure our self against when we are alone in our thoughts.Most likely we feel like we are coming up short.At least I do, on those days when the whole thing feels like its a house of cards and I have sneaked into the game but have absolutely no idea what he hell I am talking about or doing. I feel like I will be discovered for my deceit at any moment and my rouse will be ousted for all the world to laugh at.This is motherhood for me. I do have moments where I feel like damn, I am doing a stellar job.I am kicking ass at this gig and then I remember that I forgot to brush my 3 year olds teeth…again or that I forgot to read my 5 year old’s library book that has to go back today or we […]