Thursday, September 27, 2012


In a little over two weeks, I have lost 11 pounds. I have been tracking my calories on My Fitness Pal, and things have been going pretty well. Also, we don't have a lot of food right now- have to go grocery shopping.

Basically my menu looks like this

Spaghetti with whole wheat pasta/no cheese (I KNOW! I'm dying, here)
Baked chicken with rice or baked potato

And that's about it.

I think that what really helps is that I changed my work schedule so I am not awake when Brian is not home. I work until 5 in the morning and sleep until about noon, then we have family time from noon til 4, in which I cook at home, then Drake goes down for a nap at 4, Brian goes to work, and I take a nap. Drake is down for the night by 7 pm, and I sleep from 7 until I work at 11.

Rinse and repeat.

I miss cheese.

But I love being 11 lbs lighter. I successfully hit my secret goal: Be down 10 lbs by my birthday. Now I am going to try for 15. Wish me luck!!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

My Better Half

Me: Don't take your shoes off, we're about to leave!
Him: I have to pee.
Me: What does that have to do with your shoes?
Him: I don't like wearing shoes in the bathroom.
Me: You'd rather just get piss on your foot then?

And this is the man I am raising a child with. LOL

Monday, September 17, 2012

Mount Me.

Who doesn't love being mounted? :)

We recently got a tv mount as the little dragon has been trying to pull on our tv and it makes me (and grandma and great-grandma) nervous, so they kindly purchased it for us. 

Saturday Brian and his brother came over and started up the drill and started putting holes in the wall. It went pretty well. 

And so it's all done now. It even passed the "fatty jumps up and down next to it" test where, yep, you guessed it, I tested its solidity. And I was impressed. 

I've been diligent in my tracking and exercise. Things are going well. :)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Haps

Well I don't get much time to blog and I really don't have much to say anymore. But here's a quick update: I don't get time to read really any one's blog, except I Like Beer and Babies, only because her posts are usually short and child related. Having a slightly older baby than mine helps too- kind of a mini peek into the future (when she writes about him).

I am terrible about e-mailing. I get emails from friends and family and will read it, but won't reply for days. This is probably why I never get emails any more. I am sorry. I am working on that.

I learned how to drive the manual. I'm pretty decent at stick only having driven a grand total of three times, twice of which was this last week. I stalled out only twice so far, both times while parking. So- win.

I went to the doctors for a meds check and it turns out I might still be anemic, because my pills make me REALLY dizzy and light headed, so I have to get some blood drawn for that. Fantastic. BUT! I got a years worth of antidepressants all ready to go, so I'll at least be happy they are withdrawing my life essence. I got a  new shock on the scale: 252.6 lbs. This is WAY up from the last time I was there (238- 6 months ago) so I have started counting calories again. I need a new kitchen scale and more measuring cups. The funny thing is, I don't feel that fat. I still am able to do everything I normally do without a problem, and I swear I am more active, but I guess I do drink a lot of Starbucks and homemade Starbucks ripoffs.

Drake has tooth #7 coming in, a persistent diaper rash that turned out to be a yeast infection, and he has learned to say his first word. Which is... MUHMAH!!! Yay me! I'm important.

We ended up having to go to the doctor for his diaper rash because it wasn't getting any better. My grandma paid for the visit (thanks! otherwise it would have had to wait til I had gotten paid) and it turned out to be a regular ol' yeast infection. I asked what kind of OTC creams we should use and he said either Lotrimin or Monistat (both are anti-fungal; jock itch, athletes foot and vaginal yeast infection medications) so I bought a tube of each. Guys, it was a REALLY persistent infection. We alternated the medications and it's 100000 times better, and 99.56% cleared up. The creases in his leg-groin area are resistant but getting better. It's a high-moisture area anyway. Then we cover him in cream, laying it on thick like he's a cupcake and Momma's got a sweet tooth. Oh yeah. The smell of maximum strength Desitin burns my nose hair, but it helps him so that's all that matters.

He's in size 4 diapers now. He weighs 22.6 lbs and he is 25" tall. He looks at me and goes "Muh-mah" and then he crawls towards me and climbs up my legs and into my lap (with my help) and then smacks me in the face. "muh-mah". He also says it when he is playing with his toys, and when he wakes up in the morning. We are trying to teach him "da-da" now but he just shakes his head and laughs. Poor Brian.

Brian's been really pushing for more commissions and stuff, so if you want a blog redesign, or a family portrait, or any sort of artwork please visit or email him at He has really good stuff and Christmas is coming! So get your family some nice artwork done now so you can cross them off your lists! :D