Saturday, March 28, 2015

I Can't Even

I’ve been seeing a lot of Scary Mommy posts lately and one that stood out to me was a mom’s I Can’t Even’s. After reading it I felt like I could add some of my own.
 I can’t even…walk in the door without being bombarded by someone asking me for something. It’s usually the kids and their dad is right there. WHY?!
 I can’t even…go to the bathroom in peace. Ok…so that was on their list too but come one. I just want to pee without someone barging in. Or taking a shower without someone having to drop a deuce. I seriously only take a 5-7 minute shower. You can hold it.
 I can’t even…go to the store to buy a new top or something fancy without worrying about how much money we have. This one can be blamed on my kids because of all of the money I spend on them. All. The. Time.
 I can’t even…change my clothes without being interrupted. And it’s always when I’ve dropped trou that the boys seem to come in. And then it’s all hilarious because they see mom’s booty. Very funny.
I can’t even…cook a meal without someone complaining about something. They don’t like this or that. I don’t care. Eat it!
I can’t even…plan a vacation without thinking “Will we all enjoy this? Will the 3yo be able to keep up with doing all this? Is my husband going to want to tag along to all these children related events?” It’s so overwhelming!
I can’t even…try to exercise in the house without one of the boys asking me a) if I’m exercising and b) why I don’t look like/doing exactly what the girl on the video is doing.
I can’t even…remember what my life was like without kids without feeling slightly guilty. I’ll see a post of a friend’s awesome vacation, or just remember the days when I could take a nap when I got off work and get up at 8 and not worry about anything else. But then I feel guilty.
I can’t even…imagine what my life would be like if I didn’t have my two little devils. I love those boys so dang much and would give up all my “I can’t evens” to be their mom!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Weight Watchers Update

Week 2:

Week 2 actually went pretty well. We are having a group competition at work where you need to eat 5 fruits and/or veggies a day and exercise for 30 minutes to get points. So since I’m on a team I am motivated not to let them down! So I’ve been able to eat more because fruits and veggies don’t count for points. Woot woot! I also decided that I was going to start drinking less pop starting with trying not to drink a pop at work. So this week I had a pop on Sunday and then didn’t have one again until Wednesday for lunch when I went out with the hubby. Then I had one last night at home but no others. I’m pretty proud of myself. Pop is a hard thing to give up! I also started a spin class on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. So all in all a pretty good week. So here are my stats:


Starting weight: 160

Last week: 158.2

This week: 157


So down another pound! Yay!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Weight Watchers (Again)

Weight. It’s a touchy subject. But one I want to get out there so I can hold myself accountable. And you all can help! My weight has been a struggle since high school. I was heavier than the other girls but looking back…I would love to look like that again! After high school and the constant moving due to cheerleading the weight started to come on. Gradually of course, but it came on none the less. Then I got married, was still in college and working full-time. I felt like there was no time. Looking back I had nothing but time!  Then came the first kid and on came the pounds. I ballooned up over 200 pounds when I was 38 weeks pregnant. On a 5’2” frame that’s a lot of weight. Thankfully the baby weight came off pretty quickly after Leo but I was still left with the original weight. I had tried fad diets and then decided to really try Weight Watchers when it became available through work to get reimbursed. I did really well on it and lost the rest of my baby weight and got down to about 150 pounds. Then came baby number 2. I didn’t gain near as much weight and since I didn’t have as much to begin with it didn’t quite add up as much. Again, thankfully with nursing and 2 little guys the baby weight came back off but then still left with more than I needed. So I decided I needed to rejoin Weight Watchers. I lost almost 30 pounds and weighed what I did in high school! It was awesome. That was 1 year and 3 months ago. I have now managed to gain all the weight I had originally lost back. It was gradual but they discontinued the WW program at work and I was lazy. No more than that. I didn’t change my eating habits terribly, but with the small change plus not working out as I needed to it all came back. So there I was. Back at 160 pounds. It seems like that’s my number. But this time, the weight has settled in my stomach, butt and thighs. And I. Don’t. Like. It. At all. And I had to do something about it. So 5 weeks ago I signed back up for WW. And for 4 weeks I did nothing. Except waste my money. And then last week I was like, ok. This is the week. So I really started back up last Thursday. And in the last week I have already lost 2 pounds! So. Thus begins another weight loss journey. Thursdays is my designated weigh-in day so I will try to update as I go along weekly. I will give you my tips I’ve managed from the week and I will relate my troubles. So here’s to 2015 being the year of the loss!


Starting weight: 160

Today’s weight: 158


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

RTT: Tuesday Tee Hees, sickness and mouthy kids

Hello Tuesday randomers! I’m so ready for Friday it’s not even funny. But it’s only Tuesday so let’s get random.


Jacoby has been quite the class clown lately. The two best things he’s said in the past two days:

Me: Jacoby, it’s time for bed.

Jacoby: I don’t want to go to bed. I just want to shoot the bad guys.

Me: Well it’s time for bed. Let’s go.

J: Hold on mom. Let me shoot this last one (aims Star Wars gun at wall and shoots said bad guy…then gets in bed.)


Driving to work in the car:

Jacoby: *mumble mumble mumble*

Me: What did you say?

J: What did you say mommy?

Me: No, you said something. Did you need something.

J: I just said Gangnam Style (and proceeds to sing the song)


He is such a knucklehead!


The sickness has been all around our family. I had what I self-diagnosed as a sinus infection about two weeks ago but I used my mommy immune system and was able to kick it. The hubs and Jacoby weren’t so lucky and had to go to the doctor. Both are finished with their medicine and I got hit like a truck on Sunday and now feel like crap. Again. But I am refusing to go to the doctor. The unfortunate part is that I use my sick leave for when the kids get sick (or have a ridiculous amount of surgeries between the two) so I hate missing work for myself. So then it’s a vicious cycle since it’s not like I get to go home at night and rest/relax. Thankfully my mom took the boys for a few hours on Sunday to get them out of my hair and a I got a nap in. But it didn’t reverse the sickness. Ugh.


Leo has a case of the mouthies. You know, when a kid just won’t shut his mouth. And argues with everyone/everything in sight. He thinks the world is against him and if he doesn’t get his way it’s the end of the world. Yeah. It’s super awesome. He has lost all forms of electronics, including his TV, and can only watch TV if it is something we are watching as a family. I’m hoping this week he’s doing without will help him realize that he needs to talk to people nicer. If not, it’s going to continue to be long days for him without electronics. Especially coming up on Spring Break. Lucky him!


Ok that’s all. Go visit Stacy and the other randomers. See you next week!