Sunday, February 27, 2011

Time for a change!

This is me!

This post is going to be crazy personal so brace yourselves! I am a tad overweight. Now when I say a tad I mean like a bit more than a tad.... okay it is pretty bad everyone. I have decided however, that it is time for a change. I have to break the cycle for my kids. But also for myself. I don't want to yo-yo diet anymore. I don't want to have tears come to my eyes when I try on clothes. The shame spiral I go into when I weigh myself is almost impossible to get out of. It is time to get my confidence back and get my figure back! Or any figure for that matter! I am going to start doing the Body For Life program. You can read more about it here. The book is a good read! It changed most of the ideas I had about losing weight. The program was created by Bill Philips and it is awesome! I will give you the skinny on what the program entails. The program is 12 weeks long. It is a six meal a day plan. With each meal including a lean protein, a quality carb and two meals a day also include a vegetable. A sample meal would be a piece of chicken breast that has been sautéed, a small potato and a serving of broccoli. The best part? The free day! One day a week you can eat whatever you want. You are actually encouraged to literally eat whatever you dang well please. There are pretty specific workouts that go along as well. I am planning on doing my own workouts though.

I am hoping to have some more accountability by posting my progress on my blog. Hopefully everyone will be supportive and keep any mean comments to themselves! Haha! I am planning on posting my weight and the pounds lost every Saturday. I am also wanting to include some pictures and some recipes through out as well. Maybe a workout post or two. I would also like to do some guest posts. Hint hint!!

Now let's get down to the overwhelming scary as hell part, shall we?

Current weight: 230.4 lbs
Height: 5' 0"
Current BMI: 44.9

To get into the normal range on the BMI I have to weigh 115. Yeah I have to lose a whole person! That is the high end of the normal range too. I am not sure if it is possible for me to get that small but it is somewhere to start anyway. I feel like crying! Not only for the embarrassing and incredibly overwhelming facts but also that I am starting the journey. That feels good! My first goal is to lose 10% of my weight. I am looking at 23 pounds. Any advice and comments would be greatly appreciated!

this is the website I used for finding my BMI.

I am not being compensated for doing the Body For Life program. I chose the BFL program because it has worked for me in the past. I am in no way saying that it is the right program for everyone. There are many other ways to become healthy.

Sunday Songs

This weekend has been so wonderful! So relaxed and fun. I wish it didn't have to end ever ever! The White Buffalo has been the soundtrack of the last three days. This song is beautiful!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Dot. Worlds smallest stop motion animation!

I had to share this little video. It is darling. And tiny! I found it over at the Skunkboy Creatures. Which is a fantastic blog if you haven't seen it already!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Boy Baby

Let me introduce you to the sweetest boy alive! This is Nicco or Boy baby. He is my oldest baby. I guess he isn't a baby anymore but I like to pretend he is still a baby who can't escape my embrace! He is three and fabulous. So hilarious, kind, imaginative, smart and stubborn! I just wanted to share some wonderful pictures of my little man! I have so many more pictures to share but I figured I better start small. More will be coming.

These pictures were taken by Jason and Emily Hill. They are so talented! You can contact them from Emily's blog Jandeecrafts. I am in no way being compensated by them. I just enjoyed the whole experience with them!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Unurth is super cool!

Have you heard of the website unurth? Well if not then check it out because it is awesome! It is a website full of pictures of amazing street art. The one above is called pixel pour 2.0. The artist is Kelly Goeller. So rad! And that is just one of the bunches of really amazing work.

Sunday Songs!

I saw these guys live and they put on a pretty fun show. And they are from Utah. Yeah I love that! Please enjoy!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Awesome Esty shop!

I found this great Etsy shop today. It is called

She has great jewelry! I mean check out that vintage inspired sewing machine necklace! It is to die for!

and these sewing machine earrings. They may need to become part of my earring collection.

And this cabochon?! I want! I want! and the greatest thing about her shop is that the stuff is really really affordable. That is right up my alley.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Okay I hate this little video but the song is worth a million listens! I thought with Valentine's Day and Big Papa's birthday being tomorrow I would post our song. It is the song we danced to at our wedding. They first time I heard it I was with Nick. It was a beautiful moment between us. Needless to say it will forever be our song! Nick is all I want and all I need! Oh and just a side note- it is called Everything not you're all I want!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Spring dresses

I can't wait for spring to come! This year is the year of dresses for me. Dresses are cool in the summer and so chic. You always look more put together in a dress. YAY for breezy days and cool nights! Check these wonderful dresses out. I may have to look into re-creating some of them since my checkbook is a little tight. They were found on three of my favorite sites: ruche, modcloth and anthropologie

this yellow dress kills me! It is so June Cleaver but with a modern look.

This orange has got to be my favorite color lately. I love the pattern of this dress.
Look at that rose pattern! Oh how I love it!
This is a darling dress. I particularly like the flutter sleeves.
This dress is beautiful. I really like the red and white and the pleats on the skirt are so unique and fresh.
This is my favorite one out of all of them! The colors are more fall than spring but the fabric and style are so so gorgeous!
That is denim people! How cool is that?

Chocolate Valentine Bowls baby!

Quickie Valentine post! How cute are those chocolate heart bowls? I am in love with them. They are from you are my fave. Cute blog with freaking cute ideas! Some of those heart baking pans are making it on my shopping list for sure. Can you imagine little heart corn breads or cinnamon rolls? I heart that idea!
Check out the chocolate heart bowls here!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sunday Songs!

You could be my punk rock princess! A fun song that reminds of Nicholas and I in when we were in high school for some reason. Anyways.....