My Journey To Being Happy Again

Monday, February 28, 2011

just awesome!

Well, it's Monday and I get to post my weigh in today!!!
I am down 5.4lbs in a week!!!!
A WEEK!!!!
Wow, crazy, insane!!!
This excites me alot and shows me what getting in the gym 'almost' daily, drinking lots of water, and no desserts will do!
The best part about friends couldn't go, yet I still pushed myself to go anyways.
And it all paid off!
So this is my last week to kick booty before I go on a week long vacation, so I'm going to hit it hard again and hope for the best!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Droppin it!

On Monday I went with my friend to the gym and they were closing in 6 minutes so we quickly burned 25 calories and then left haha. We decided to weigh ourselves and I had gained 5 a week.
Then it clicked that I had literally just finished my 'cycle' and I was probably fluctuating.
So today I weighed again after my workout 'which isn't the best time to weigh, but the only time I was by the scale that is correct lol' and I had lost 2.6 lbs since Monday!!!
So I made my starting weight higher on here...and am starting over.
The next 12 days I am hitting it hard in the gym!
Working out 5 days a week in the gym and boxing 3 of those days.
Drinking only water, tea on occasion.
NO sweets except on weekend.
Why am I going hard for 12 days you might ask....because I'm leaving for a week and more than likely won't be able to do my workouts as hard, plus I want to look decent for people I haven't seen in forever! Lol!
Today I was friend has been AMAZING at helping me with boxing.
He really knows how to push me harder everytime and encourage me!
Honestly without my friends, this weight probably wouldn't be coming off.
Can't wait to share my next weigh in on Monday!! Woohoo!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I am really trying to avoid going to a doctor...
but it's been 4 days now and getting worse.
Normally going to the clinic is a no brainer since it's free, but last time I went for back pain they said it was all in my head and after 3 years of just being put in physical therapy and told I needed to just lose weight....another hospital found out I had mutiple gallstones and need my gallbladder removed immediately.
Sooooo being back at the clinic and needing to go in for back pain...
isn't something I'm looking forward to.
Try standing up and feeling like you can't straighten your back because the middle of your spin/muscles/mid back is killing you. That's my pain right now for the past 4 days. Every morning I wake up it's worse. This is worse than the pain with the gallbladder.
Makes me nervous.
I tried adjusting it, massage, aleve, stretching, and nothing has made it better.
So I guess tomorrow I will be making a very dreaded phonecall.
Anyone have an idea of what it could be?

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Stylish redo!!!

I recieved an unexpected Blog Award yesterday!!!! Yay!!
Thank you Misty@monkeysandtutus If you don't follow her already you should!! She is a Mom of 2 and a Military Spouse! Since I'm planning on having baby #2 sometime this year her blog prepares me for what I'm in for haha!

Here is how it works:

1. Say thanks and link up to the person who gave you the award.
2. Write 7 things about you
3. Give award to 8 other lovely bloggers!

Okay this is the second time I have posted this and something keeps going wrong because it deletes the whole thing once posted.
So I'm going to keep this short...and not put any links to your pages, sorry ladies.

1. I love being a military wife, it has made me who I am today and very appreciative for what I have!
2. I am terrified of spiders!! Terrified!!!!
3. I LOVE Zebra's anything and everything zebra print! I already have shoes, earings, necklace, shirt, blanket, and bath robe!
4. I love going on vacations, even if it's only 3 hours away but were staying in a hotel!! Anyone want a visitor?!?! Lol
5. I'm allergic to cold, no joke I get a rash then swell up.
6. I'm addicted to Chocolate and Peanut Butter, sad but true. And worst part is my hubby is allergic to Peanuts!!!
7. Umm, I forgot the other one I posted soooo, I like to wear sweats and t-shirts when at the house. Jeans and t-shirt any other time, Dressing up only happens for church or when going to a nice restaurant.

I'm giving this award too:
Let's see If I can remember everyone's names that I had posted..
Adrienne@ Our Journey Of Love
Laura@ Life Happens
Melissa@ Try Try Again
Jessica@ Learning As We Go
Katie@ Third Time's A Charm
Amber@ Goodnight moon
Ginger@ The Neff Family
Jody@ Miss Fancy Pants

Friday, February 18, 2011


Okay......I had a whole entire post about the blog reward I just recieved and I was giving it out to other blogs when it all got deleted once I was finished....
Sooooooo I have no more time today but I will post it tonight or tomorrow.
Just be sure to check it if I sent you a comment earlier!!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Birthday Weekend!

Before I post these pictures I will just warn you, my camera is MIA and so all of these were taken off my phone causing the lighting to be awful and our faces to look very...oily lol.

I have to say, this year my Birthday weekend was excellent!!
Normally there is always someone there to ruin it, or something bad happens. But this year went perfect!
Well, almost.
On Saturday we decided to go to the Cheesecake Factory to eat dinner and then head over to the Crown Center for some outdoor Ice Skating!!!
As the plan sounded great...we got there and because they don't take reservations it ended up being a 3 hour wait until we got seated. We walked around the Plaza for other restaurants but they all had the same wait time. So, we just hung out on the stairs inside the CF...seriously the place was packed, people were standing/sitting everywhere. Finally, the bartender said there were open seats at the bar to go sit and wait. So we did...and oh my, we drank and ordered appetizers! GREAT idea! It took the edge off and noone cared about waiting that long anymore.

Cheesy, I know lol!
Once we were seated the food came fast and was deeeelicious might I add, and then Rees'es Cheesecake was AMAZING!! They even sang to me and put a pink candle in the whip cream! Didn't think to take a picture until it was half eaten lol.
By the time we were done eating the Ice Skating rink was closed so we planned to go cosmic bowling.
We had a blast and all lost to my Hubby on both games lol.

This is what you get when one is going on about 8 drinks, and the other is ur tipsy husband who hates pictures. They kept saying "Our Space" and pushing my hand away when I touched the back of MY SEAT. Hahaha. Crazy guys but love them both!
Once we got home around 3am I went to pick up J at his babysitter's and this is what I walked into..

Sooo cute! Him and his friend M holding hands.

So on my actual Birthday (V-day) I decided to just relax and spend it with the hubby!
I did go to the gym though and get in a good workout!
He made me my favorite dinner and a cake!!!

Says Happy V/B Day 22
(Valentine's/ Birth) Day for those that don't get it lol.
I thought it was cute! AND it was CHERRY!!!!

I bought J a teddy bear for vday that he pulled off the shelf and hugged all through-out the store lol. And J picked out a gumball heart machine to give to his Daddy! Then I recieved Roses!!!

This year I am in a VERY good place with my friends! God has shown me who is in my life for the right reasons and every single one of them has a different personality and understand me in a different way! I Love all of them and am soo blessed! It took 22 years to get to this point, but I'm thankful I learned this early to let go of the one's that don't care!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

wordless wednesday

Tomorrow I will post about my birthday. I'm procrastinating lol.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine Winner!!!

Okay, sorry that took me so long to figure out but I did and can now post who the lovely winner is!!!
That lucky person will be recieving this item from Partylite (if you missed the giveaway or want one yourself feel free to go shop and get ya one or buy one for a friend!!)

Andddd the lucky winner is......
drum roll please....

LAURA!!!! You can visit her blog here! It's so funny because I just recently won one of her last giveaway's haha! I have your address so I will be sending it soon!!
Congratulations and Happy Valentine's Day!!!!!

Tomorrow I will post about my Birthday!!

Last Chance HELP!!!

Okay I wanted to announce a winner....but I need HELP first!!!!!!
When I go to to choose a winner. I can't figure out how to show the picture of the generator on here. So if you know PLEASE let me know asap so I can announce a winner and everyone will believe I didn't cheat haha.
Didn't enter the Valentine's Giveaway???
Last chance...enter NOW!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Don't forget to enter my Valentine's GIVEAWAY the winner will be announced tomorrow so hurry!!!
Yesterday was a blast at my party!
BUT, I now have a huge headache and am having trouble reading this.
So you will just have to wait to hear about it until tomorrow!!
Or, maybe tuesday since I will be celebrating my birthday/vday with the hubby!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine's GIVEAWAY!!!

So even though Valentine's is my birthday ;)
I have decided to do a lovely giveaway!
The winner will be picked randomly on Monday!!

Just be a follower of me
and leave a comment about your favorite part of Valentine's Day!!
The winner will get to choose from this one "Passion Fruit" or a Red one "Apple Allure!"
Be sure to leave that in the comment or pink!
That easy!

Want more to give to friends?? SHOP NOW!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Set back :(

If you haven't noticed yet, my weightloss ticker just jumped from 6 lbs down to 2 lbs down :(
The snow kept me inside for a whole week and then I have gained more muscle with the workouts I have chosen to do the past 2 weeks.
Although, I did weigh in fully clothed and at 6pm which can cause a higher weight.
So I will double check today when in the gym.
But I'm not going to let it bring me down!
Monday two of my friends that box and fight helped me out and said they would train me!!!
No, not to fight or wrestle anyone lol but to spend 30 minutes hitting mits and doing MAJOR cardio!
I'm soooo excited! My arms are killing me just from the practice so I'm sure today is going to be tough but I believe I'm so excited that I won't give up lol.
This is just another step into losing the baby weight and lookin good ;)

Wordless Wednesday (Throwback 5 yrs ago)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine's Birthday!!!

So this is the first year that I am extremely excited for Valentine's Day!!!
For those of you that don't know...that's also my Birthday!
Every year I celebrate my birthday instead of going on a date.
This year...were having my party on Saturday so that on Valentine's Day I can actually go on a date with my hubby!!! Yay!!
On Saturday were going to go out to eat then to an outdoor ice skating rink!
I can't wait!!
I will take alot of pictures! The group I'm taking has either A) Never went Ice Skating before or B) Wants to sit on the side and watch so they don't embarrass themselves when they fall!
Therefore, this is going to be a BLAST!!
I'm going to make everyone try it lol!

This is a picture of a few of my friends from 3 years ago when we went last.
And yes, the guy on the far right busted his butt right after the picture was taken lol.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Misery Snow

So I'm sure I'm not the only one that is sick of snow!
It's beautiful when coming down...but once it sticks, and keeps coming down, then turms to ice and snow's all over's a pain in the rear!
I haven't been able to leave my house in 5 days!
Here in Misery Missouri we got 23in of snow....but with the wind it stacked up around my house about 3-4ft high. 
We took 20 minutes to go out and play and try to catch a few photos...
but I'm not a huge fan of it, especially since we don't have J the proper winter clothes. We just put about 3 layers on him haha.
We weren't supposed to have anymore snow until Sunday....but lastnight when everything finally melted on the roads, it turned to ice and we got another inch (all came in while I was driving, I was terrified!).
So while I sit in my house for another day....might as well show you some pics!!

Out our front door...J was playing the drums on the snow haha

This is what we were greeted with when we opened the garage door. Snow up to my hip!

Front view of our house after we used the snow blower!

He would tap the snow to get just enough on his gloves to eat hahaha.

The hubby dug a whole to have a seat while shoveling the snow, so we used it as a cubby hole to play in!

This was 2 minutes in and he was freezing already lol!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011