Thursday, April 30, 2009


I don't know what came over me yesterday but I looked so forward to working out. So much in fact, that I actually exercised twice. It was awesome!!!But I'm paying for it this morning. I'm so sore:( But its a good sore:) I'm hoping today will go similar but with four kids,everyday can be totally different from the other.

Today is my wedding anniversary. I love Clarence so very much:)He's changed my life from the moment I saw him. I just knew the second I looked at him that he was going to be my husband. I know many people say that but I honestly thought that and I was so right:)Here's a picture of us on our wedding day

We won't be celebrating until tomorrow since its a work day for him. We snuggled in bed most of the morning. I didn't want to let him go but he has a deadline to meet at work so back to reality. If I had my way, we would go away to somewhere exotic for a few days. I know it will happen in time though. Its just hard sometimes not having any family nearby. But whats most important is the fact that we have a great marriage and respect each other.

Well the kids are getting rowdy, so I'm going to get them some breakfast and send Malique off to school. Have a good day everyone!


Saturday, April 25, 2009

166.9 lbs. =)

I'm really happy that I now weigh 166.9!!For some strange reason, I was actually EAGER to workout each day this week. I didn't workout on Tuesday because I was just exhausted from mommy stuff and actually took a nap!!So I exercised 4 out of 7. Not too bad, but I prefer to get in at least 5 days a week. I feel as if I'm started to get bored with what I currently eat daily, so I will definitely be looking for some new ideas and recipes for the upcoming week.

Today we took the kids to a Easter party hosted by my mommy group(Prior Lake Moms)
Here's a few pics of my gang:
Saiya Norah
Malique (right)
Daddy(Clarence) helping Ayannia
I think tomorrow is going to be a PJ day. I have been on the road a bit much this week with the kids, so I think we're due for some down time.

I've decided that sometime this week I will try the "Deck of Cards" workout Jillian Michaels suggested as a training tip on Biggest Loser last week. I think its an awesome way to keep me excited about exercising. Those first 10 minutes I have to literally keep saying "you can do this, you want this" until my body wakes up and gets with the program.

Well, I'm off to start my lazy 24 hours in PJs. I hope everyone is having a great weekend!


Monday, April 20, 2009

Weigh-In, Etc. Etc.

Well my period started and I didn't lose any weight this week. I'm still holding steady at 168.2. I don't know if the Wii Fit aided in maintaining or if it helped me lose. I retain a lot of water when its that TOM. So I probably won't really see my actual weight loss until the next weigh in. I'm going to go back to traditional workouts. I just feel that I will see more results that way. I'm posting two pics of myself(can't believe I'm doing this) the first one at 168 an the 2nd at 191.

I've been thinking about what I'm going to do today in regards to exercise and I haven't settled on any yet. I usually have something in mind by the time I get the kids up but not today.

The weather calls for rain all day:(The sun won't be making an appearance today. That's okay with me since I only planned to do laundry today anyway. Time for me to refill my water bottle. Have a great week everyone!


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Long Week; Wii Fit

Sorry I'm so late in posting this but with a big family to look after, my time is not always my own. So the last week has been absolute hell. Everyone has had this nasty bug. I can't begin to tell you how many loads of laundry I've done or how many times we've had to bathe the kids in one day because they ended up puking on themselves among other things. It was one of the moments that made me feel like it was never going to end no matter what. I'm so glad its over. Now its time to get all these germs out of the house an clean up the yard. Still haven't figured out how I'm going to do that with two kids at school and two and home, all at different times of the day.....BLAH!!

I've decided that since I use my Wii Fit on a regular basis that I will give it a go to see if it aids in weight loss. I started yesterday and slept GREAT last night. I did the Super Hula Hoop three times, the free step for 20 minutes, some yoga poses(love the Sun Salutation),and some other exercises I can't think of at the moment. I've been looking online through sources such as you tube and notice that many people have tried this with great success. I did 1 hour and 16 minutes yesterday and I'm very sore this morning. I think it was the hula hoop exercises.

I'm hoping that I can get the kids outside today for some backyard play. Its suppose to reach the mid 60s today!! I didn't think that Minnesota could get temps like this lol. This has been THE longest winter ever. Well I'm off to do some housework before Kaine has to go to preschool.


Friday, April 10, 2009

Exhausted, Frustrated, Tired

So my 6 year old son Malique is not feeling well. Went upstairs this morning to wake him for breakfast but smelled something unreal in the boys' room. Apparently, he vomited last night, didn't bother to tell anyone and also did #2. I actually cried at the sight of my son not only sleeping in that filth but not bothering to tell anyone. I have spent the entire day cleaning up after him along with taking care of his three siblings. I'm TIRED!! Guess what just happened a few minutes ago??? Malique screams and cries(vomited/pooped) yet didn't let anyone know. I'm so pissed and tired. Being a parent is the hardest job I've ever had. So I'm pretty sure our Easter Holiday weekend is shot to hell. How do you go somewhere praying that your kid won't throw up all over himself???I have no clue what to do with the other three yet keep it low key. We were going to surprise them by taking them to the MN Zoo to see the Farm Babies and take pictures with Peter Rabbit:(Man I don't know how the hell I got through this damn day. I hope this stress doesn't affect my weigh-in tomorrow. I really need to get out of this house but I don't think it would be fair to leave Clarence home with the kids and he's still not 100% from his illness that started last week. Going to relax (if that's possible)and watch some TV with hubby.


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Weigh-In(Day Late)

Yesterday we took the kids to the local book fair and then to the Mall of America for lunch then down to the Underwater Adventures Aquarium. It was a LONG day but we had a great time! The kids all passed out on the ride home:)It was an awesome day. I can't believe we woke up to snow this morning. WTF??Its freakin' April...ughhhhhhhh!!Being from Louisiana, this is culture shock for me. I mean they are wearing shorts in my native state right now. Mother Nature is losing her damn mind.

With all of yesterday's events, I didn't get to weigh-in. This morning I weighed in at 168.4!!That works for me:)I was secretly hoping for a little more of a loss but that sure beats gaining weight and beating myself up. Getting to watch the Wild play the Detroit Red Wings in a few minutes. We have GOT to win this on or our chances at the playoffs are pretty much shot to hell.