Wednesday, March 31, 2010
So I have to say that I have been having a really hard time since I had back surgery. I don't have any motivation. I can make of list of things that I wanted to do or start but still have not done. I really just feel like my life is out of control.
This is the Room I come home to everyday....
I know right.....The sad thing is I clean all the time/well maybe not all the time. But this is what happens when you move from living in a 3 bedroom house to a bedroom.
I just feel like there are gray clouds over my head....
I know that only I can make the change. I need to get control of my life again. I need to get strong again and motivated and artistic again....
So I was reading another blog and every month she writes a month to do list and at the end of bolds what she did so she can look back and see what she is getting done. So that is what I'm going to do...
I'm going to open the windows and let the light back into my life.
To do list to have done by May 1st
1. Get in the Gym
2. Set up time to meet with the personal trainer
3. Get moved up stares and organized
4. Paint 3 paintings
5. Learn something new
6. Get my oil changed
7. Pay off one BIG bill
8. Get my Youth Group Room Set up and Organized
9. Blog 3-5 days a week
10. Read a Book
Please pray that God will get me out of my bed and back to my life. That he will keep me on the road that he has made for me and that my body will heal and get better soon.
Till Next Time.......
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
So I have taken the time to put all...ALL of the pics that I have ever taken on Shutterfly.com. I love going on there and looking at all of the people, places and memory's that I love. That is why I love taking pictures, you get to captor the things in your life that you will always want to remember.
HERE ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITES(I HAD A REALLY HARD TIME PICKING PICTURE'S BECAUSE I HAVE SOME MANY PICTURE'S THAT I LOVE)........
THIS SUMMER WHEN WE TOOK THE KIDS TO THE BEACH
THIS WAS AFTER A WEEKEND OF ME BEING SICK AND WE WERE COOPED UP IN THE HOUSE SO I HAD EVERYONE GO OUT AND PLAY IN THE RAIN. IT WAS SO FUN
THE FIRST TIME LITTLE BIT EVER WENT ICE SKATING
LITTLE BIT WAS SO HAPPY TO GET HIS "UNDERWATER MASK"
MY BROTHER JASON AND I WHEN WE WERE KIDS
JASON AND I THIS CHRISTMAS ON OUR WAY TO BUNKER SIDE OF THE FAM PARTY
ME GETTING READY TO SHOOT GUNS THIS SUMMER
GUNS ARE FUN AND I LOOK GOOD WITH ONE :)
MY CUZ SINA'S WEDDING
WHEN HUBBY AND I MOVED TO SAVANNAH, GA WE WERE NOT ABLE TO SPEND CHRISTMAS WITH OUR FAMILY BECAUSE THEY WERE IN MICHIGAN. SO I WAS SO HAPPY WHEN MY DAD CAME DOWN TO SEE US THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
BOWLING WITH MY WAGNER FAMILY UP IN OSCODA. THIS IS MY CUZ LAURA'S HUBBY MIKE
THIS IS A SAD PIC BUT HAPPY. THIS PIC IS OF MY HUBBY'S BROTHERS AND OUR SISTER IN LAW. THIS WILL BE THE ONE AND ONLY PIC OF US ALL TOGETHER
AMY AND I AT SAVANNAH SMILES ONE OF MY FAV PLACES IN SAVANNAH
ONE YEAR FOR CHRISTMAS HUBBY GOT ME THESE BOOTS AND MUFF LIKED THEM MORE THEN ME LOL
MUFF WAS IN MY CUZ AMY'S WEDDING DOWN IN SAVANNAH THIS IS HIM KISSING THE FLOWER GIRL
WE TOOK MUFF TO THE RODEO THIS YEAR....IT WAS GREAT
I HAVE TO SAY THAT THIS IS MY FAV PIC OF HUBBY AND I. WE HAD TO DO IT LIKE 100 TIMES JUST TO MAKE IT WORK LOL
SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED TO BE A KID
WEDDING DAY MUST I SAY MORE
THIS IS ONE OF MY FAV FAMILY PICS. I THINK ITS FUNNY THAT LITTLE BIT HAS A SIPPY CUP
THIS IS FROM THE FIST TIME WE TOOK THE KIDS BOWLING...IT WAS SO MUCH FUN AND HUBBY WAS SO CUTE HOW HE TOOK SO MUCH TIME TO TEACH THE KIDS HOW TO BOWL AND THEY STILL DID IT BETWEEN THEIR LEGS
I LOVE THIS FAMILY PIC. ITS DIFFRENT AND THERE IS A FUNNY STORY ABOUT US NOT MATCHING. I TOLD HUBBY WHAT THE BOYS WERE WARING FOR THE PIC EVERYONE WAS TO WARE DARK TOPS, JEANS, AND FLIP FLOPS/SANDELS WILL HUBBY AND LTTLE BIT STAYED AT THE IN LAWS HOUSE AND THAT IS HOW THEY SHOWED UP. I JUST ABOUT DIED...THAT IS WHY I PICK OUT HUBBYS CLOTHS.
Till Next Time......
Sunday, March 14, 2010
So this is the week that I'm going to start working on my BODY LIKE KARATE, but I'm finding that my Motivation is very low, I’m a little scared of jumping on the scale. I also always start my "life change" with out telling anyone and then when people find out I always stop. Why I don't know maybe I'm ashamed of my self for looking the way that I do and I don't want people to judge me when the weight dose not come off. So I'm hoping that with my blog and telling everyone about what I'm going through, things I have been eating and photos of my change I will be able to keep a new healthy new life.
So I goggled how to get motivated to lose weight. There is a lot out there this what I found that look like it might help me.
1. Keep on saying "So That"
Ask yourself "Why do I want to lose weight" and after you come up with a reason why... Just keep on saying SO THAT.
For example - Why Do you want to lose weight...
I want to lose weight to look better SO THAT...
~So here is my "So That" list
A. I want to lose weight to look better "so that" I feel better about my self
B. I want to feel good in my skin "so that" I have more confidence
C. I want to lose weight "so that" I can go backpacking
E. I want to lose weight "so that" I can ware a bikini for the first time
F. I want to lose weight "so that" I have a healthier back
G. I want to lose weight "so that" I can be a healthy example to my step kids and Youth Group kids
The more times you say SO THAT = the more and more motivated you'll become to lose weight.
2. Play the "If I Do" and the "If I don't game"
You're going to take 2 sheets of paper and on the top of 1 sheet of paper you're going to write...
"These are all the GOOD things that will start happening to me tomorrow, next week, next month, next year, or even 2,5, or 10 years from now
IF I DO Take action now to lose weight" and...
Then you'll fill up that sheet with every single GOOD thing you can imagine that will happen in the near & distant future If You DO take action now to lose weight so
for example - you'll probably write things like...
I'll be proud of myself for at least trying to lose weight...
On the top of the other sheet of paper - you'll write...
"These are all the bad things that will start happening to me tomorrow, next week, next month, next year, or even 2,5, or 10 years from now
IF I DON'T Take action now to lose weight" and...
Then you'll fill up that sheet with every single BAD thing you can imagine that will happen in the near & distant future If You DON'T take action now to lose weight so for example - you'll probably write things like...
I'll be depressed again for not even trying to lose weight...
When you are done with your list hang it up some place so that you see it all the time. When you are feeling like you need to be motivated read your list...
~I have not made my list. I will be doing that tonight and will post my list, Start weight and Goal weight tomorrow
3. Make a bet with yourself
You can make a bet with yourself or other people to GUARANTEE that you will lose weight & Look Good naked...
The more extreme the bet is or the more you have to lose = the greater chance you'll actually reach your weight loss goal and think about like this...
If there was a chance you could lose your house, your car and all your money if you did not lose 50 pounds in 10 months (which is a reasonable amount of time) then you'll probably end up losing 50 pounds in 7 months or less!
~My Bet is to my parents if I don't loss 80 pounds by my birthday next year I will pay my parents house payment....Now for some of you, you might think that is a funny thing to say but I live off of $600 months and so I would have to save up a lot of money to be able to do this...So mom and dad the bet is on if I have not lost 80 pounds by April 3rd 2011 then I will pay your April house payment
4. Make excuses to win & Don't make excuses to lose
STOP making lame excuses NOT to lose weight like...
"I don't have time to lose weight" or...
"I hate the way these weight loss foods taste" or...
"I can't workout cause I get sweaty" because...
5. Set deadlines and then reward yourself/Set deadlines and then punish yourself
For example... If your big weight loss goal is to lose 100 pounds in 10 months... Then you can set 10 deadlines where you have to lose 10 pounds every month for the next 10 months so...
~My goal is to loss 6-10 pounds a month From now March 15th 2010- April 3rd 2011. If I reach my Goal I will take a vacation to someplace warm and wear a bikini on the beach. Anytime I do not reach my goal I will take my TV out of my room for 1 month to help me get into the gym more.
6. Post a Picture Everywhere
Post a picture of what you want to look like after you lose weight everywhere you can so If you were skinny in high school... Post your old high school pictures everywhere and if you always had a weight problem or if you don't have any pictures then...
~Here are 2 pictures of me when I was in High School....Man I wish I looked like that again
7. Get a magazine and...
Look at the sexy body of the person on the cover.
Get a picture of yourself and cut out just the face. (make sure you're smiling in the picture)
Take your smiling face & place it over the face of the person on the cover.
Then I want you to do something crazy.
Show the magazine cover to everyone you know & tell them this is how you're going to look real soon.
If you're real crazy... Tell the person you have a crush on... This is what they'll miss out on in the future if they don't start going out with you now.
And if anyone gives you that Yeah Right Look when you tell them... Use that as extra motivation to prove them wrong.
Make copies of the magazine cover and post it everywhere in your house and make a special note under it saying...
"I will get a sexy body just like this cover model and when I do... I will laugh in the surprised faces of all the people who said I could never look like This"
~Here is my Magazine cover. Wow I'm going to be Super hot when I get my Body like Karate
I hope that if you are trying to get motivated to lose weight and change your life style that this will help you...Man I hope that it will help me get and stay motivated also...I really don't want to pay my parents house payment on my 31st b-day,I want to be walking on the beach with my hot body.
Till Next Time....
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Now that I'm a former Target employee... I love the store again and I'm super excited to go shop and see all that is new.
I have been super excited for the new Liberty of London for Target line. If you don't know who Liberty of London is, Liberty of London was founded by Arthur Liberty in 1875. Mr. Liberty traveled the world looking for things that would inspire him and he also took out a $2,000 loan from his soon to be father in law to open his first store. Liberty of London is knows for their great floral prints and Pattern designs and they are a true love of London...(The above Necklace is from the UK. Liberty of London Collection $175.00)
That is why I'm so excited to get this great line at Target...For one thing the only way to see this great company is to take a trip across the big pond to London and see it first hand or to shop online..And even if you do this you will be paying TOP designer prices....But because this is a Target Line you get the great vision of Arthur Liberty but for a price that will not kill the bank.
I was so so excited when I went to Target today and the Waterford Target(the one by my house) Had the line out to see... Now the real date to come out is Tomorrow March 14 2010.
My mom and I Walked the store I had to touch everything because I loved just about everything...
So here is my list of things I love the most....Liberty of London is a must check out
1. the Accessories..I loved the Black and white purse with the Hot pink zipper it is super cute and its only $10.00 super great price here is a pic of it below
2. The Home Crates...I loved all the Patterns but I'm a lover of black, white, and hot pink. The pic below is one of the crates. They come in Small and large and also have ones that come with lids. This is one of the other flower prints that you can find(Small and the one with lids are $15.00 the Large is $20.00)
3. All of the Clothing is great. Check out the summer dress's, the sleep ware, the rain boots, Flip Flops, the Men’s and kids line. Some of the men's is a little out there (the men in my house would never ware it) I did not love the men’s line but for all the men in the world that are crazy for flower prints this is the line for you. This is one of my fav kid outfits..Man I wish I had a girl she would have all of it...
(this is $15.00)
4.Next stop over to the home stuff. ALL of the dish ware, teapots, platters, photo Frames, lamps and bedding are great. Here are a few pics of the ones that I liked the best with their prices
(Jar is $20.00)
(tea mug is $6.00)
(teapot is $20.00)
(the Photo Frame is $8.00)
5. Head over to the Garden Area...Your Garden will be in High style with the gloves, Flower pots, Watering cans, Leaf bag, and Garden tools. Out of Garden stuff I loved the Garden Bag. Super cute I would use it for a laundry basket. Sorry I don't have a Pic of this but here is a pic of the watering can that I also loved.
(watering can is $30.00)
6. Last spot to stop is the office stuff....Ok anything you need for your office Liberty of London has it for you. From folders, clip boards, pen holders and much more. So not only can you have this great line at your home you can have it at your office....What a great way to make your day happy. Here is a pic of what the note cards and note cube look like.
(The Note Cards are $8.00)
(the Note Cube is $10.00)
So if you are Lucky to live by the Waterford, MI Target stop by and see this great new line. Comment and let me know what you Favorites were. If not go to your Local Target tomorrow and see Liberty of London for your self....
Till Next Time.....
Sunday, March 7, 2010
I'm so sorry I have not been blogging as much but for the last 10 days I have been dealing with a really bad migraine :(
It has been so bad to the point that the TV is to bright and I have to ware sunglasses to even watch TV.....Crazy Right
So I was so happy because Last night we went to a place called Cottage Inn to celebrate My Aunt and Uncles 30th Wedding Anniversary and I was feeling good because for the fist day in DAYS my head was feeling so much better.
See there I am with Hubby and Muff at the Restaurant Looking HOTTTTT and my head was not hurting :)
But this is Me today.....
Not so HOTTTT why??????Because My head is killing me again...It was so bad that I could not play a game with Muff because my eyes could not even stay open....
So with this Lovely migraine that is happy living in my head I thought I would look up some ways to make my Headache go away. And I found this really great Article from
One of my fav magazine's. About headaches this is what it has to say....
Smart Ways to Stop A Headache
Tension & Migraines
About 45 million people suffer from headaches every year. And women are twice as likely to get them as men. While all headaches are painful, migraines are especially so. "That no one dies of migraine seems to someone deep into an attack an ambiguous blessing," mused the writer Joan Didion. Here we give you the typical symptoms of many types of headaches, including migraines, so you can figure out what makes your head pound. You'll also find out the right remedies, so you'll be pain free in no time. However, anyone who has recurring headaches should see a doctor.
Who gets it: Almost everyone. This most common type of headache has been experienced by up to 90 percent of adults, according to the American Council for Headache Education.
What it feels like: A dull, nonthrobbing ache or a gripping, viselike sensation on both sides of the head. This type of headache is not associated with nausea or vomiting and is usually not disabling.
What it's caused by: For a long time it had been thought that tension headaches were caused by muscle tension. Experts now believe this is not the case. Although they are not sure what causes them, these headaches can be triggered or made worse by stress, anxiety or fatigue.
What it's treated with: OTC analgesics, such as aspirin, ibuprofen or acetaminophen. But be careful: Taking these drugs more than twice a week can cause rebound headaches (which are brought on by overuse of pain medication).
Who gets it: Nearly 28 million Americans (70 percent of whom are women) routinely suffer from this brutal pain.
What it feels like: Stabbing pain, typically on one side of the head (but can also occur on both sides), sometimes accompanied by nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, a runny or stuffy nose and watery eyes. It can last up to 72 hours. About 15 percent of migraine sufferers get an early warning before the headache (called an aura) with visual disturbances like flashing lights or zigzag lines.
Migraines can be extremely debilitating. The National Headache Foundation reports that 53 percent of sufferers go to bed until they're over.
What it's caused by: The latest thinking is that the tendency to get migraines might be inherited. If both your parents had migraines, there's a 75 percent chance that you will as well. Even if a distant relative of yours has migraines, there is a 20 percent chance that you'll get them too. Researchers also believe that migraines might be a brain disorder, similar to epilepsy. Hypersensitive nerves in the brain stem fire inappropriately in response to internal or external stimuli. This prompts a cascade of neurochemicals, including serotonin, that cause inflammation and blood vessel dilation in the brain's covering (called the meninges). Pain messages are sent back to the brain stem (precipitating nausea), then to the cortex (causing light and sound sensitivity).
Practically anything can induce a migraine. While stress is the most common trigger, others include weather changes, perfumes, pollutants, lack of sleep, skipping meals, and even certain foods, like red wine, aged cheese or cured meats. Research suggests that migraines that occur around your period are triggered by estrogen levels dropping at the beginning of menstruation.
Migraines often coexist with depression and anxiety. Generally one condition does not cause the other. Rather, there appears to be an underlying brain condition common to all three, possibly involving changes in the levels of the brain chemical serotonin, according to Stewart J. Tepper, M.D., assistant clinical professor of neurology at Yale University School of Medicine.
What it's treated with: The best treatment is prevention, which is possible if you can sleuth out your migraine trigger and then avoid it. Keep a headache diary, noting the circumstances surrounding each headache to see if a pattern emerges. For instance, note if a migraine strikes every time you drink a glass of red wine.
Lying in a dark room with ice on your head may reduce the pain. Mild migraines often respond to OTC migraine formulations such as Excedrin Migraine. This medication contains aspirin, acetaminophen and caffeine, which constrict blood vessels and reduce pain and inflammation.
For moderate to severe migraines, "triptans are usually the first line of treatment," says Christine Lay, M.D., director of the Women's Comprehensive Headache Center at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. Triptans are prescription medications that reduce inflammatory chemicals in the brain, bringing blood vessels back to normal size, thus alleviating the migraine. Triptans work best at the first sign of pain.
For migraines that don't respond to triptans, preventive medications, taken daily, may help. These include antidepressants (such as Elavil, Celexa, Desyrel), which regulate serotonin levels; beta blockers (such as Inderal) or calcium channel blockers (such as Verapamil), which stabilize blood vessels, making them less apt to dilate; and anticonvulsants (such as Depakote and Topamax), which regulate the activity of the central nervous system.
Sinuses and More
Who gets it:Anyone who has such symptoms as nasal congestion, green or yellow nasal discharge, postnasal drip and sometimes a fever most likely has an acute sinus infection.
What it feels like: Sinus headaches cause mild to severe pain around the forehead, eyes, cheeks, ears and upper teeth that gets worse when you bend over or lie down.
What it's caused by: Swelling or blockage in the sinus and nasal passages traps nasal secretions in the sinus cavity, which becomes infected with bacteria, causing inflammation, pain and pressure. True sinus headaches are caused by bacterial infection, colds, flu or allergies.
What it's treated with: Antibiotics and decongestants.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
Who gets it: The National Institutes of Health estimates roughly 10 million people - about twice as many women as men - experience pain related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which connects the lower jaw to the temporal bone of the head and the surrounding muscles used for chewing. Because headache is part of a constellation of symptoms caused by temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD), it's not known how many people suffer specifically from TMJ-related headaches.
What it feels like: A dull ache in front of the ears, at the back of the head, or at the temples, neck or forehead that's exacerbated by talking, chewing or yawning. Other symptoms can include difficulty opening the mouth, jaw popping or clicking, and soreness in the jaw muscles.
What it's caused by: Experts think TMJD can be caused by one of several things, including clenching or grinding the teeth (which stresses jaw muscles, resulting in spasms and tightness), joint misalignment, or injury or arthritis in the joint (which can result in inflammation and pain).
Magnesium Since some women with migraine, particularly menstrual migraine, are thought to be deficient in magnesium, taking 200 to 800 mg a day of the mineral may help prevent headaches. In a 12-week German study of 81 migraine patients, those given magnesium reported a nearly 42 percent drop in headache attacks along with a slight reduction in intensity and duration. Diarrhea is a common side effect, says Stuart Stark, M.D., medical director at the Neurology and Headache Treatment Center in Alexandria, Virginia, who recommends starting with approximately 200 mg a day of magnesium, then increasing this amount by 100 mg each month (up to a maximum of 800 mg) until you feel better. If you develop unpleasant side effects, stop taking the supplement. High-dose intravenous magnesium administered in the emergency room can also stop full-blown migraines.
Riboflavin Some migraine researchers theorize that low levels of riboflavin may play a role in migraines, so supplementing with this B vitamin may prevent attacks. In a Belgian study of 55 migraine patients, 59 percent of those taking 400 mg of riboflavin a day for three months had fewer and shorter migraines than those given a placebo.
So for all of you out there that have a pain in your head like I have been having for the last few days I hope this helps...And I hope that Your head will feel better....
Till Next Time.....