Friday, March 29, 2013

Favorite Things Friday

Happy Friday Yall!! Woohoo we made it and what a week it was! Today I decided to do a Favorite Things Friday post.  I figure it would give me a chance to focus on things that I love and include some pictures as well. I am not techy enough yet to do a link up or anything but yall feel free to grab the idea and post your own.
1.  Shoes-I absolutely love shoes my hubs calls me a shoe whore.  I have more shoes than I have clothes and I just can't resist purchasing them you never know when the right outfit will come along. Here are a pair I plan on getting very soon. Love them.
2. Clothes- Ok I don't have really keen fashion sense but I do love to shop for clothes now whether it is just to spend money or not I don't know but this is the type of clothing I love to shop for (Check out the awesome shoes in this pic)
3. Musician - Ok I love music in general, all kinds from country, to rock, to rap and oldies.  My favorite musician is Aaron Lewis. He is so talented and I have seen him in concert several times.  The hubs and I danced to his song at our wedding Tangled UP in You if you haven't heard it look it up it is awesome!  Plus he is H-O-T!!! Well I think so if you like that bad boy thing.
4. Tattoos- Ok so I absolutely love Tattoos I have 4 and it was something I wanted to do for a long time but I was a little chicken but once I got one it became an obsession. The hubs has quite a few as well.  Here is the first tattoo I got.  I love Fairies and Dragons too.
6. Diet Pepsi - Ok I know this probably isn't very healthy but I LOVE Diet Pepsi I used to have several a day but I have now got it down to 2 one at lunch and 1 at dinner.
Do you think if I drink it in the skinny can I will look like her?!?!
7.  Sushi- I am absolutely obsessed with sushi.  We go to a particular place here in town and they have this awesome roll called a Monster Roll to die for I tell you!
8. Favorite Movie - I don't really have a lot of time to watch movies except children's movies mostly but I absolutely love the movie Tangled (I think I am in love with Flynn Ryder).
9. Halloween - Ok I haven't dressed up in a long time but having kids I absolutely love this time of year planning stuff out parties and figuring out their costumes. I love that my 2 year old wanted to be a pirate this year and when she went to the door she would say AARRRRR give me all your candy. LOL.  She looks like are you talking to me. 
So there you go a little more about me and my favorite things.  Please grab my idea and do a post of your own.  If you don't want to do that please leave me some comments on your favorite things.  We have a pretty busy weekend ahead hopefully I will get a post in tomorrow.
Love Ya Mean It
Heather XOXO

Thursday, March 28, 2013

NSV & Bowling

Happy Thursday Yall! Part of my post today will be Non-Scale Victories Linkup with Lex & Katie and also some bowling fun with the Hubs.  First let me say the Lex & Katie really inspire me and I love reading their post check them out in the links above. 
So Non-Scale Victories hmmmm what exactly have I accomplished that is considered a Non-Scale Victory?  Well I pondered this for a while and came up with increased my will power & was able to say NO!  Ok let me elaborate.  First of all when it comes to food I little ok NO will power but this week I actually said no to this.....
and cupcakes and french fries ok so you get the picture. I didn't dwell on it either I usually get to thinking about it and wonder if there is any left and then I think screw it I am going to eat it anyways but I didn't think week which was in truth a very BIG victory for me.
The other part for me is that I have this in ability to say NO to anyone that asks me to do anything even if I don't want to.  Call it worried about what everybody thinks or call it being too nice but this week that all kinda changed.  Not to get too in depth in the story but someone who intimidates me at work asked me to take on some of her work load and I would normally say OK and just do it (BTW she is always pawning stuff off on people and we don't really ever see her do any work).  This time however I thought you know what I have bucoodles (is that a word it is to me) of stuff of my own to do and very little time to do it so I said NO! Ok I didn't yell it at her and I was polite about it but I still said NO.  So all in all I guess I did have two Non-Scale Victories this week!
Ok so on to last night.... It was bowling league night for me in the hubs.  Called the babysitter and on our way we went.  Ok so most people wouldn't think this is exciting but we really enjoy it and a lot of our friends do it plus it is kinda like a date night for us.  So... here are some pictures to give you some ideas of how our night went.
First we practice.....Gotta throw a few balls and get loosened up!
Ok we have a 5 man team and everyone puts a dollar in the pot and we play poker
(Long story short 1 card for spares 2 cards for strikes and splits best hand wins) so here is the pot that I am hoping to win and skim a few dollas off these hookers.

BTW check out my bad ass bowling shoes!!! Love em.
Hubbs wasn't happy with his ball so he plays with it until he gets it right (twss)
HMMM not sure what the bowlers were using this for?
A little bit of aiming juice as the hubs calls it (none for me though) he swears it works.
Ok this is a tardo pic of me but I took it and I swear I hadn't had any aiming juice.
Guess what I WON woohoo A's & 8's baby gets em everytime.
So all in all it wasn't a bad night I had a 530 serious which is pretty good for me.
So in close it was a good week so far and a good night at the lanes and I leave you with a picture of me in my not so awesome OOTD LOL
Wait no one told me to not but the phone in from of my face.
Love Ya Mean It!
Heather XOXO

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Weigh In Wednesday w/ Erin & Alex

Hey chicas so today I am doing Weigh In Wednesday with Erin & Alex (who are both fab by the way they both really inspire me).  Well I weighed this morning and I believe I have officially hit a plateau.  I am stuck at 178. SMH  I know that at lot of it is my fault and I haven't probably worked as hard as I could have to reach my next goal of 10 lbs.  So I am posting this as sort of a confession.  I have awesome intentions but we all know what that the road to H-E-L-L is paved with good intentions. LOL So needless to say I have been in a bit of a slump and it has been easy to not push myself.  I love reading everyones blog and when I am reading them I get so motivated and I have like all this desire to kick ass in my workout, but when I get home (I am reading most of these at work) I have like no energy. So my question to all of you is how do you push yourselves to keep on keeping on so to speak.  I realy would like some tips and suggestions.  I will say I don't have a lot of time between working and three kids it can be difficult to find time for me.  So any suggestions on effective quicker workouts as well as maybe what days you do what would be awesome.  Thanks to all of you for reading and listening to me rant.
Peace Out!!
Heather XOXO

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Finish the sentence Linkup w/ Jake & Holly

1. If calories didn't count, I would eat... all day, every day!!! Even when I am sleeping.
2. On my Prom night.... went with a bunch of girlfriends and honestly we had the best time no drama.....Now that I typed that it sounds so lame but what can I say I was the Fat Chick.
3. When I go to the store, I always buy... Gum, it's like I am afraid I will be caught by the halitosus fairy and won't have any gum.

4. Family functions typically... are always full of loud talking and chaos and usually end up in a big mess.
5. I think my blog readers... well I don't have any at the moment.  I am fairly new but I would luv sum!!!
6. I'd much rather be..... a SAHM (Stay at home mom) no wait a working mom, no how about a combination of both.  Able to participate in all of my kids activities as well as bring home the bacon.
7. I have an obsession with.... reading, bowling, cleaning & Shoes (lots & lots of Shoes)
8. My work friends.... are really awesome people!  We all truly try to work as a team and make the day as pleasent as possible. 
9. When I created my Facebook account.... I tagged way to many people and posted way to many pictures of everything I did, the kids did, the cat you get the picture.

10. My least favorite word is.... Never......Never say Never.
11. I really don't remember.... when my kids, walked, talked went to the potty.  (Ok this probably makes me a sucky mom I remember them doing it just don't remember when)
12. Justin Bieber.... who...J/K.
Heather XOXO

Monday, March 25, 2013

Weekend at a glance.....

Hey yall, this weekend started out pretty much the same as always.  Friday night the hubs and my dad are on a bowling league so they do the bowling thing.  My middle daughter goes to visit her dad so that just leaves Ms Z (the youngest) & Ms E (the oldest) so after Ms E solicited to every friend that she has to let her stay the night with them she finally made her way back to me and asked please, please please!!! Can I have a Sleepover?!?! After much bargaining and begging I give in.  So Friday night I had three 15 year old girls laughing at anything and everything and not knowing the meaning of quiet to be that age again and think everything and anything is funny!! So that left Ms Z and I to a night of raviolis (for her) and Salad (for me) and Dora, Blues Clues and Tangled.  I passed out early I must be getting old……. Nah just better!!
Saturday my middle daughter is on a kids bowling league so we went to that and she did pretty good check out her score! She got three in a row that is a turkey!!!  Way to go M!
She is the ME..... 
Then after bowling we decided to go to the marina and have lunch.  Don’t know if I mentioned that I live in Florida so the days are pretty awesome all year round every now and then we have what we consider cold (below 70) LOL!! So we went to the river and to a restaurant and hand an awesome lunch with my parents.  Ms Z loved it we seen a manatee and some pelicans and of course it was an absolutely gorgeous day.  Zoe didn’t want to go but she got so tired and started whining so we decided it was time to head home for hermit time.  See the pics of our lunch below.


Then on Sunday I conned my hubs into grocery shopping for me that’s right and it was AWESOME!! Holla!!  So he brought me a yummy salad for lunch and we just vegged out on the couch and watched (well I napped) the race! 
All and all it was a pleasant weekend and of course this week is spring break for the kids so that means that will be home all day and doing what they do which is makin a mess!! Anyways hope to have a more interesting week to report for you all! 
Just a note I want to say how inspired I am by all of those blogs out there that I follow.  I enjoy reading them all and they keep me wanting to blog as well. Thanks so much for allowing me to join in your journey! I hope to some day be as awesome with followers as well.
Heather xoxo

Friday, March 22, 2013

We finally made it!!!

Hey Yall!! We finally made it to Friday! Holla!

So today was virtually uneventful even though I had a slip up with food! Ugh it was awful. I had a long tough day at work and had to go to the store and get the essentials milk, paper towels etc. I decided that I would go by Wendy's and get the kids something and decided on a salad. Ok I know its not the best but I figured it was better than a burger and fries. So that in itself wasn't bad, but ( and you know there is always a but) my oldest Ms. E decided that her and her friends wanted to order pizza. Ok I usually can resist but when it go here it was bacon and cheese and I broke down and at a slice. It was SOOOOO GOOOD!!! But.... after I ate it I felt soooooooo BAD!!! I felt just awful and disgusting. I am so disappointed in myself and normally I would have just said F*&k it and eaten another piece. I mean I already screwed up so who cares right but I didn't I resisted. So even though it was a major cheat it was a minor victory of not stuffing my face.

So I decided that tomorrow I am starting Jillian Michaels Kickbox Fast Fix. I have been looking at it for a while and broke down and bought it. I don't know how I will do or if I will even make it through it but I am damn sure gonna try.

The rest of the weekend will probably be pretty quiet. Kids have bowling in the morning and lunch with the parents and then its hermit time at home. I love hermit time nothing to do and no where to go. It is something that I look forward too no makeup and I don't even fix my hair. So tata for now and stay tuned to see how my kick boxing goes. Peace Out!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

T.G.I.A.F - Thank Goodness It's Almost Friday (My week at a glance)

T.G.I.A.F (Thank God It’s Almost Friday)




Well it has been one hell of a week.  Work has been absolutely insane and my 2 year old Ms. Z has decided that even though she is almost 3 and has been wonderful that she is going to start the TERRIBLE 2’s!!! She has been absolutely impossible!!! Talk about headstrong she must get that from her dad because I am as calm, cool and collected as the come (wink, wink).

So anyways here is my week at a glance…….

Monday started out your typical day get up, exercise, get ready, fix lunches, get the kids ready and off the bus stop or school, drop off Ms Z at BB’s and all before 8!!! Whew!! So the hubs calls me at around 10 and says his sister that he hasn’t seen in years is here from Missouri and she wants to cook us dinner and spend a little time with us.  Well, Hell all I can think of is that my house is an absolute wreck and are there clothes on the bathroom floor?!?! Oh well what can I do? So they are there when I get home we have a pleasant enough visit and they leave about 11:00 which in turn the kids are wired and don’t want to go to bed and I am running on the big E!! So finally all is settled down and I am in bed and can’t go to sleep! UGH! So in short it was a very short night. ZZZZZZZZ
Tuesday starts off about the same way and ends up with my oldest Ms E cooking us dinner and cleaning up!! It was so nice to come home eat and just relax a little bit!!!
Wednesday starts off you got it the same way accept Wednesday night is kinda date night.  We have a babysitter for the kiddos and we go bowling.  We bowl on a league and it is really mostly just for fun but I had a GREAT night.  I don’t know if any of you know but when you bowl on a league you bowl 3 games and you bowl against another team and the highest score wins. My average is about 162.  Which isn’t bad but there are some really really good bowlers.  Long story short I ended up with a 568 series which consisted of a 203, 175 and 190 games!!! HOLLA!!! Woo Woo!!  Had a great night with the hubs and friends drank a few light beers (Bud Select 55 Cals) and then went home to tend to the kiddos.  On the way home I realize I love my time but I miss them greatly while I am away!

Our Lane Lucky Number 13 & 14!!

So today is Thursday and it really is pretty typical except when I weighed this morning I was down another pound (178) woot woot!!! So that started my day off to an excellent start!! Got half way to work (FYI I work about 20 minutes from home) and my daughter calls (Ms. E) and says I forgot my project at home and I need you to bring it to me?!?! WTH…. Which by the way I have like 15 minutes to get to work on time so there is NO way I will get home, get the project, get it to the school and then to work in 15 freaking minutes.  So needless to say my daughter is upset with me I told her I couldn’t go get her project and we had a talk about responsibility and how she needs to pay better attention! So I don’t know if that makes me a bad parent or not but that is the decision I made and hopefully it is a life lesson learned for her. 
That is it so far for the week it is about 4:20 (huh?!?! J ) and I am ready for the day to be over with so I can start my 2nd job as Mom!!

I leave you with a picture of SOCKS the Sock Monkey Love Him!! Peace Out!



Monday, March 18, 2013

Weekend Ins & Outs.........

Well it was a fairly uneventful weekend but a decent one.  It started out on Friday the hubby he bowls on a Friday night league so Friday nights are for me and kiddos.  This Friday Melayna the middle one was staying with her dad, and my oldest was staying the weekend with a friend so that left me and little Ms. Z.  We pretty much vegged out and watched movies, read books and attemted some potty training! Ugh what a chore that is!!! That is a post for another time however.

Zoe with Tebow our Fat Kitty!!!

So then Saturday it was up and going to take Melayna to bowl. She bowls on a Saturday morning kids league. She loves it and does pretty good her average is about a 103.  I am pretty proud of that considering she is only 9.  The hubby worked until 3 and I went home and cleaned and did laundry while the kids played outside.  We decided that on Saturday night we were going to take Zoe to see the Easter Bunny at the mall.  Sounds like a great idea right?! WRONG!! She was terrified and this is a child that seems to be scared of nothing well she was scared of him so we decided to not do that and we walked down to claires and decided on getting her bunny ears that included a crown and she told me that was better than that creepy ol thing with big ears! LOL Gotta love her.

So after the mall we decided to go get sketty this is Zoe's favorite dish she loves it so we ended up going to Olive Garden and I tried not to over eat but Italian is my favorite. I did pretty good had too many breadsticks probably but I tried to make up for it on the treadmill the next day.

Sunday was pretty easy peasy. We went to the grocery store and then came home and watched NASCAR. We are big sports fans so any sports on Sunday we are on it.

That pretty much sums up the ins and outs of my uneventful weekend.  Hope everyone has a great week!!


Thursday, March 14, 2013


Ok so I just sat down to do another post and I read my last post and OMFG!!! I must have been having a really bad day!!! I was on the corner of depressed and AAAAHHHH!!! So if I offended anyone oh well!!

Things have been better the past week. I had a long talk with my husband and told him how I was feeling and there was a lot of crying and upsetness and it might not change a thing but I think we took the first step to trying to fix it.  So enough on that subject. 

This week has been crazy crazy it is Fair week. My daughter is involved in 4H and she grew a citrus tree. I know how redneck right?  Well it was either a tree, pig or cow.  So we decided on the tree. She did really well last night was the judging she didn't win any prizes but got a blue ribbon for participation and it was a good learning experience for her.  I am proud of her she is becoming such a grown up young lady!

Melayna's Blue Ribbon

On the weightloss front. I have been doing the Visalus weightloss program for about 2 1/2 weeks and have had some success with it. I started out at about 186 and am now down to 179.  That's 7 lbs woohoo! Hey it is not a lot but its a lot to me and I am very proud of myself for sticking to it.  I have started doing couch to 5K and have had a little success with that as well. I can feel that I have a lot more energy.  I have only been doing it 4 times a week right now as I have to get up early to do it and that is about 5 am but it will be worth it in the long run.  I need to ramp up my exercise and that will be my goal this week to do the Couch to 5K program and then also work on some weight training as well. 

We also took Zoe to the fair this week. When I was a kid I LOVED the fair. It's not a great big enourmous fair but it is our little piece of amusement.  This was her first year and she had a blast and it also wore her out!! She loved all of the rides and the lights and kept saying Momma lets go again!

                                                             She was Exhausted!!!

I am still new to all this blogging stuff and I realize as I look at a lot of other blogs I have a long long way to go.  It does feel good however to be able to express myself in my own way.  There are so many amazing bloggers out there and I enjoy looking at all of them on a daily basis. 

Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday and I can't wait to veg and do NOTHING!!!

Peace Out,


Monday, March 11, 2013

At the Crossroads of Do Nothing or Go Forward....

I feel very very Hollow inside. It is an awful feeling. I feel like my marriage is on the decline and maybe it is.  Why can’t he just love me the way that is normal for a husband and wife to love each other and be true and faithful?  I hate technology it has made emotional affairs so much easier.  I guess you have to have gone thru that in order to realize how awful of a feeling it is.  I really want to say I want to stay with my husband but I don’t know if I can do it.  He isn’t kind loving or any of those things. He doesn’t care about me truly he cares more about himself and his friends and he cares about his privacy.  Why do you need privacy when you are married?  I think if you aren’t doing anything wrong it doesn’t make sense that you would get so mad at everything.  I guess I just don’t understand.  He could look at anything that I have anything I wouldn’t care it wouldn’t matter to me.  He is unfaithful and he doesn’t worry about losing me because he knows how I am and that I will be there. Maybe he should worry. Maybe he needs to think about what he will or can lose.  I am so mad, hurt and upset right now. My husband is not a husband he is not someone that is going to love me no matter what. All I want from him is to not to talk to women not to flirt on the text and ask them to see things or be sexual talking with them.  I am sure in his mind he thinks I have actually had sex with anyone but you so it is OK. But, it is NOT ok I don’t accept that as being OK.  Those are things that are reserved for us not for others. When it comes to me though he doesn’t know how to be nice and loving and even sexual. It is all about him always has been and always will be.  I just know that I am headed for HUGE heartbreak and it is going to stink it is going to hurt so very much and I am going to feel that emptiness and loneliness and hate every minute of  it but what do I do?  Do I live the rest of my life suffering because I am not happy? Our do I rip the band aid off now?  Do I make it quick because no matter how you look at it it’s going to be painful extremely painful.  This is a man that I gave my everything, my all, my entire world heart and soul and what does he do he treats it like it’s something that he doesn’t have to worry about losing. So all and all I have a decision to make I am not sure I am strong enough right now to make the right one.  I just want to be happy and a little bit worry free. There is enough in life to worry about without having to worry if your husband is going to be faithful or not.  So I am at the crossroads and in short I have to decided which direction I am going to take.  The wide easy path or the rocky narrow one.