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Weigh-In Wednesday…It’s Been a Long Time Comin’


I cannot BELIEVE how long it has been since I’ve typed a single word here on this blog.
It’s amazing how quickly time can pass when life gets in the way.
I think it’s way past time to show my poor little blog some long overdue love and attention.

2016 was a rough year for me.
Dealing with my mother’s passing…
Starting a new business in direct sales
Being diagnosed with PCOS…
Having unexpected emergency surgery due to that PCOS diagnosis…
Gaining 60+ lbs thanks to that surgery/recovery and the hormone pills I have to take…

Yeah- it’s been difficult to say the least.

I want to send a BIG thanks to all my readers and followers who have reached out during this time…making su...

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New Year, New Me!



Cue Aerosmith and strains of ‘Back in the Saddle Again’ come floating through the room. I know, I know…a familiar tune seen ’round here on the blog- the on again, off again yo-yo of sticking with a ‘good for us’ eating and exercise plan that competes with the actuality of life with 4 crazy kids, one insane cat, and two stressed to the max parents!

This past year’s attempt was a complete doozy for us. We were…how do you put this nicely…completely unsuccessful. I told you about several of our roadblocks, but I think more than anything, said roadblocks were just excuses to not really be committed to the changes we were attempting to embrace...

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Weigh-In Wednesday-#5 & #6- A Starting All Over Again Twofer…

So, if there are any of you out there who keep up with me and my weigh-ins (and I’m sure you are few and far between), then you probably noticed that I haven’t actually posted the last few Wednesdays. This was not a slip up or oversight on my part- I actually did remember to weigh. I just didn’t post because I was totally embarrassed about the actual amount of weight I managed to gain. I don’t know why it was such a problem for me to post- the whole point of this blog is to be an accounting of EVERYTHING… good, bad, AND ugly. And lemme tell you… the past few weeks’ weight gain has been UUUUUUG-LY!

BUT, I am totally OVER my pity party. I was actually over it last Wednesday when I weighed in at 373.4 and realized I wasn’t just back up to my original starting weight but had actually managed to surpass it! I was so utterly frustrated that I wanted to scream. I jumped back in the saddle that very day- I just haven’t had the time to post about it yet because of being so busy- hence the Weigh-In Wednesday Twofer!

It’s still been a busy time in our lives- my Mom’s been in the midst of buying a new house (yay!), we’re still working on the craziness that is our backyard (a piece of the Amazon Rainforest transplanted in NC), we adopted a new puppy, and we just celebrated a certain 5-year-olds birthday (Hey Ro!). Plus I’ve been feeling uber-crafty (I’m sure you’ll see the posts soon), so I’ve got 400 projects in various stages of completion lying around the house. (Remember that whole 85% girl thing? Yeah, it’s rearing it’s head…)

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Weigh-In Wednesday-#4

Allllllllllllllllllllllright, y’all! I am so totally starting to love Wednesdays! I gotta say, when I stepped on the scale this morning, I really wasn’t prepared for a whole lot. Scratch that- I was actually prepared for the needle digital numbers to creep ever skyward- as this week was, once again, just as bad as the previous two. In fact, if asked to describe it in a modicum of words, ‘less than stellar’ is what I would probably use.

It’s not that we deliberately set out to sabotage ourselves- we seriously don’t! And it’s not even like we did a lot of eating out (we didn’t), had a lot of sweets (nope on that one too), or anything in that arena. Huh-uh, we’re still trying to hurdle the mother of all stumbling blocks right now- the fact that we are stretching ourselves in a zillion directions!

Take my average day for example- between schooling the kids, working on my blog, trying to plan meals/exercise/etc, run a household, plan a neighborhood yard sale and/or block party (not at the same time, mind you), figure out ‘what’s for dinner?’, deal with someone always hollering ‘I’m hungry!’ (even the dang cat!)… whew! I’m exhausted just typing it and it’s obvious there’s just not enough hours in the day. On top of that, my poor mama’s trying to sell her home, buy a new one, and we keep getting bamboozled every time we turn around! By the time I get my morning dose of ‘As NC Real Estate Turns’- it’s already time for lunch and I haven’t even had breakfast yet! :) Thank goodness she and I both have a great sense of humor and get along so well. That way we can laugh our way through most of it!

So, because of living such a busy life I usually just end up grabbing whatever is convenient- and that isn’t always the healthiest or most diet friendly choice. I try to keep easy and healthy stuff on hand, but with 4 men in the house… Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard is quite often bare! So, one of my new goals is to try and stay ahead of my shopping (and their eating) so that I’m not stuck raiding the pantry and fridge or just eating ‘whatever’ because I have to have something.

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Weigh-In Wednesday-#3

Drat! It’s that time again… Weigh-In Wednesday (well, it’s actually Friday now- but it was Wednesday when I started writing this post!). And once again I failed to remember to step on the scale first thing this morning. Luckily, I hadn’t eaten yet, but I had already taken a shower (and it’s common knowledge that short wet hair weighs at least 3 pounds, donchaknow?) so I totally have to account for that. {wink, wink}

But seriously, this week wasn’t such a good week for me either (do I hear the echoes of last week ringing in my ears?) I seriously can’t help it though! See, my {our} biggest problem is we are right in the midst of several HUGE DIY projects on our home...

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