Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Themommies Hook

I recently opened a store on Etsy to sell some of my crochet items. Well mostly crochet, I might be adding some bows that people can add to my crochet hats and a few other things as i go along. I am so excited and have been doing nothing but crocheting for weeks. The good news is that crocheting is good for weight loss. Who would have guessed that? I mean sitting on your butt crocheting is good for weight loss? Yes, it is true. Because if I am crocheting I cant be eating. It is hard to eat and crochet and the same time, plus you dont want crumbs all over your crochet. Since i have started crocheting constantly probably about 4 weeks i have lost 3.5 more lbs because i am missing my afternoon snack, due to concentrating and being so into my crafts. Here are a few things i have made. Please go to my site and take a look.....just follow the button that says I sell on etsy.....

Saturday, November 24, 2012

WOW OH WOW...maintenance is easier then I thought

Since being in maintenance I have done really well, I have even lost more weight. Now I am at a total loss of 109 lbs or I was before thanksgiving. GRRRrrr. LOL. I have been able to stick with it and most of the time it comes natural now. Of course I do have weeks where I am constantly hungry, don't want to exercise and struggle, but that is life. As long as we eat healthy at least 80% of the time, exercise at least 5xs a week, even if just a 30mins walk and drink lots of water we will be able to stay within maintenance. WE CAN DO THIS. I do really well when I am by myself, but it is when the kids are home wanting to snack constantly. I am invited to dinners or around other people where there is alot of temptation that I struggle. My mom said for her she struggles more when she is by herself and bored. When do you struggle the most with food and eating what you know you should? When you are by yourself and bored or eating out of comfort or when you are invited out to dinner, around the kids and their constant snacking or around family and friends? Just curious as to when others struggle most......


We were all together for thanksgiving, my mom was reading the sale ads. Planning our careful strategy for the black friday sales and all of our great deals where we were going to save TONS of money (yeah I know, save ourselves into the poor house) when all of the sudden she couldnt see anything in her left eye it only lasted for a few minutes but still scary. We insisted that she call the advise nurse and see if she should go into emergency just to be checked out. Well they told her she should come in immediately, that she may have had a stroke. So my SIL took her to emergency, after running several tests, sure enough she had a mild stroke. They put her on blood thinners and sent her home. She told them that she hadn't even had pie yet and needed to get back home before we ate it all. LOL. Anyway they are suppose to call within the next couple of days to set up an appt for surgery to put a stent in. My mom lives about 5 mins from the gate to Yosemite by herself in a gated retirement/vacation community. God was really watching out for her, she could have been all my herself when it happened and she probably wouldnt have gone into emergency because the closest hospital from her house is about 1 1/2 hrs away. God is so good he protects us even when we dont know it. So my mom will be staying with us for awhile until she has the surgery and is stable anyway. Please keep her in your prayers.....thank you

Friday, November 23, 2012


THINGS THAT SUCK NOW I want to make a list of all the little things that make my life harder right now. Then, as I lose the weight, I can look back, and say, "Hey, that got easier!." I am glad that I made this list before I started my weight loss journey, it is so encouraging to look back and see all the ways my life has gotten easier, it helps to keep me ontrack when I want to eat something I probably shouldnt It helps me to see all the ways that it is worth it to stick with my new active healthy lifestyle. If you are just starting out with your weight loss journey think of how good you will feel when you see all these things become easier in your life..... *Painting my toenails *Shaving my legs *Getting romantic (wink, wink) *Sleeping on my stomach *Tying my shoes *Seatbelts *Sitting in chairs that our designed for outdoor use (Please don't break, please don't break) *Movie theater seats (or any audience seats-arena, auditorium, etc) *Sitting up in the chair after I get my eyebrows waxed *When my hairstylist raises the seat (Oh god, what if it won't raise??!!) *Picking things up off the floor *Sitting down on the floor and getting back up *Crossing my legs *Wearing shoes with higher heals *Wearing boots that fit around my calves *Wearing skirts and dresses *Panties that aren't made for grandma *Sexy bras *Eyeshadow (it creases it my eye fat droopage) *Take a photograph without anxiety *Seeing old familiar faces without embarassment This doesn't even include all of the health benefits, fitness, etc. Just everyday things that are more difficult to do when your carrying around an extra person. Can't wait until I can look back and say I can do that now with ease, comfort, and confidence! Have to add: *Wrap a normal size bath towel around my body *Wear my wedding ring, well not really because I have had to put a ring guard on it so I dont lose it until I go get it resized. Puffy sausage fingers be gone!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

day 29 of 30 day shred

WOW .....I am no longer a Shred drop out. I did day 29 of Jullian Michaels 30 day shred and I will finish tomorrow. Every day at the end of her video she says and I will see you tomorrow and I think GRRrrrr yeah. Today I yelled at her "YOU SURE WILL and then I wont see you for awhile" Ok I know you are thinking crazy yelling at Jullian but remember where I was over 2 yrs ago when I started. I was falling asleep in mid-sentence, drifting off in the middle of things all day long, I was having falling spells where my legs would just give out from under me, I was in bed 2-5 days a week. Now a little over 2 yrs later I am AWAKE, ALIVE, LIVING LIFE, walking without falling down, out of bed everyday. I have my life back and I am doing the 30 day shred. Not just able to do it but finish it. This is why i am able to stick to my new lifestyle. Everytime I think about hot fudge sundaes (my indulges before) I think about what my life or lack of life and realize it is not worth it. My life is so much better now. I would highly recommend the 30 day shred to anyone who really wants to see results. I am trying to figure out what exercise program to do next. Does anyone have any suggestions for me? I would like something a little bit easier for now

Sunday, September 2, 2012

30 day shred

I have had the 30 day shred by Jullian Michaels for over a yr, I have yet to do it. I see all the before and after pics and the incredible results and think I really should do that. Then I hear how hard it is and with the fibromyalgia think if I do that I will be in bed. It is just excuses really. Now that I have lost 105 lbs I think it is time to get rid of some of the last excuses. This week Wedsnesday I am going to start the 30 day shred. I will let you know how it goes. I may have to modify it,I may have to stay on level 1 longer then a week. I may have to take a few breaks. It may take me longer then 30 days but I am ready. I am going to do it. Is there anyone else that would like to challenge themselves to do this with me? If I start on weds that will give you a few days to get it. Come on , together WE CAN DO IT......