Sunday, January 31, 2010

Peek a boo

I see you!!!!!!!

-- Post From My iPhone

Friday, January 29, 2010

A Bowhead at the Eye Doctor

-- Post From My iPhone

Thursday, January 28, 2010

What a Mommy's shoe looks like....

When you need an emergency L show and tell.

-- Post From My iPhone

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Dear Texas Weather - again

I guess since my last letter to you was somewhat negative, I should send you a brief thank you.

Thank you for this in January......

So that she can do this (soccer practice) outside in shorts.....

And they can do this as long as they want!

Please do not be surprised if you get another ugly letter next week. I will start being consistent with you web you start being consistent with me!



-- Post From My iPhone

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Yet another mini van essential

-- Post From My iPhone

Monday, January 18, 2010


My kitchen is clean. My children and my husband are safe and happy. I feel peace. I wish all of the world could feel the way that my house feels tonight.

-- Post From My iPhone

Saturday, January 16, 2010

If you are going to brave Costco on a Saturday.....

Then your cart should look like this:

And not this:

In my humble opinion

PS - I love Costco on a Saturday. People watching at it's best - guaranteed!

-- Post From My iPhone

Friday, January 15, 2010

Dear House,

Dear House,
You are clean. I worked very hard to get you that way. Our poor washer and dryer is feeling very tired. They did a lot of loads today and they would also like for me to put in a nice word.......
Is there any way you could just stop getting messy? Could you stop churning out dirty clothes and dirty dishes? Any chance you could just somehow find a way to install a special unit to evaporate the cheerios when they hit the floor? Could you cut me some slack and get that pug to stop chewing crayons? Maybe you could deliver an electrical shock to any child you drops a toy? Ohhh here is a good idea - SELF SCRUBBING TOILETS! Surely you could do that for me.....
Letters of Intent

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Cupcake Update


Well - I gotta tell you people - this Cupcake is IN THE WEEDS!!!!! I am having a little trouble keeping up! I was so excited to get into January and for things to slow down. Well - all I can say about that is - so far - not so much.

I have been making it to the gym and counting my calories and my last weigh in I was sitting happily at 153.1 so I am pretty pleased about that. I really do have a scale post in my head that I am going to put on paper - er computer - sooner than later I promise!

Right now I am having to embrace crock pot cooking and very much looking forward to the kids being off of school for the next 4 days. Tomorrow morning you know where we are going?????

Nowhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yahoo!!!!!!!

Got any good crockpot recipes to share?????? PLEEEEAAAASEEEE???

What happens to your kitchen when.....

Your five year old leans on an already shaky spice rack/ shelf thing and has a terrible pantry experience that, in her words, "scared the half to death out of her!!!!!!!"

-- Post From My iPhone

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Neon Golf

"Daddy, why is it so dark in here???????"
Daddy's Answer:
Well, because this is inside a big warehouse and if Mommy knew how dirty it was in the light - she would never let us come and do this.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Today - quick post

Tired tired tired!!!!!!

Calorie burn - 2786!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Catch your act tomorrow!


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A New Year - A New Cupcake!


OK so feel free to go check out the original cupcake post to get the background on where the cupcakes came from but let me answer some frequently asked questions.

What is a Cupcake?

Anyone that is going to work hard to change THEIR own body. Only you look in the mirror each day. Only you can push yourself to be your best. Not for your husband, not for your family, not for your children, not for your BFF's but for YOU. Cupcakes are strong, powerful, beautiful, love their families and LOVE THEMSELVES! Cupcakes push themselves and push one another because remember - it all started with "Toughen up Cupcake - you're not the only fat chick in the gym!!!!!!"

Can I be a Cupcake?

YES! Being a Cupcake is a lifestyle change, a way of life, a mindset, and a sisterhood.

How is this Cupcake doing?

GREAT! So - Part of the reason that I have decided to post on the blog (for all 76 of my wonderful readers and my Mom to read) is that I think that accountability is really really really important. I started the journey with a BFF Cupcake who has literally changed my life. You need support, you need accountability and you need to REALLY look yourself and your muffin top in the mirror and face up to who you are and what is going on with your body.

I started 2009 170 pounds

I started 2010 155 pounds (after the holidays mind you - the lowest number I saw all year was 148)

My goal is to start 2011 140 pounds.

Attainable, achievable realistic goals.

I can do this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So - long story short (or long story longer as my friend Christine says), in order to get to this next goal, I am going to try as much as possible, to use the blog to help me keep track of how I am doing.

Because this post is so long I am going to just sum up this week so far:

* started using my new heart rate monitor and wearing it all day to see how many calories I really do burn in a day

At this point I will go ahead and confess that I saw a scary number on the scale on January 3rd

* Day 1 - CRT class - in the dictionary under butt kicking there is a picture of me taking this class. :) It was good and I burned 500 calories before my heart rate monitor that I did not have strapped on right fell off - yes - busted off of me with a snap.

* Day 2 - Master Swim - Total Calorie burn for the day 2030 - YUMMY chicken potato dinner. I will ramble on in another post about my "diet".

Saw 155.2 on the scale again at this point - thank goodness!!!!!

* Day 3 - Kickbox Jam - really not my thing. There are many many adjectives that describe me but words like hip, cool, funky are really not some of them. I ws so lost that I was not hitting my calorie burn so we left a little early and I ran on the treadmill for a minute to get my heartrate up. Total calorie burn for the day - 2553!!!!! Yahoooooo!!!!

I am going to try and figure out a good way to update my calorie burns etc without having to post daily updates - or I might post daily updates - I dunno - we will have to see.

Well - time to quit typing now!

More tomorrow!


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