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Friday, February 18, 2011

Slacking

That is exactly what I have been doing. I have been the biggest slacker lately. Honestly, I've been avoiding my blog. Want to know why? .... I'm kind of embarrassed to say... I have been SLACKING so hard with my work outs. :( I haven't been to the gym in weeks and I'm back to drinking 3+ pops a day. *sigh*

Anyway, enough of the depressing stuff. On with some good news! My financial aid for school has worked itself out and I am able to start cosmetology classes in April! I am so excited for this next step in life!

In about a year I will be able to cut Cody's hair myself so he won't ever have an excuse for looking like this again.
Thank goodness, right? LOL

Good news #2: ETHAN IS WALKING!! Yep! I have a walking baby! I am so happy and so proud of him. He took his first official steps as a walker just a few days after he turned 11 months old. Yay! I have no pictures yet, but as soon as I upload my pictures from my camera I will get them on here. :)

I really hope to keep updating now that I have let out my dirty secret about not sticking with my diet. Woops!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Counting Calories

It just might be the death of me. Or at least that is what I thought on Saturday when I started it. I totally cheated and ate a huge bowl of ice cream Saturday night before bed. I was SOOO hungry! Since then, however, I feel like I have been doing AWESOME! I am only eating 1200 calories or less each day. I only went over on Saturday and the past 2 days have been way easier. I am so happy. Also, my vitamins should be in the mail tomorrow so that should help keep my energy and metabolism up.

I can't even begin to explain how proud I am of myself. I know that it has only been 3 days, but I do not do well with dieting and losing weight. This is big for me. According to my calorie counting app, if I keep it up I should lose 2 lbs. a week! Awww yeahhh! That means I will be down 40 lbs. by June. Perfect timing to bust out the bikini!

I'm going to make this shirt a true statement!
(My shirt says "Future MILF". Picture was taken when I was 17 weeks pregnant with Ethan).

Saturday, January 22, 2011

WARNING: Not intended for those with weak stomachs.

Many of you know that I have a handsome little boy in my life that I absolutely love to pieces. I couldn't imagine my life without my son. However, I could have lived without the stretch marks and extra flab he blessed me with. He is approaching 11 months here in a few weeks, so I am really struggling with the fact that I still have not lost all of my baby weight. :/ Not cool.

This is why I am going to work hard to lose my extra weight and get to a point where I am happy with my body again. I want to lose about 40 pounds, but really any amount would be nice. I am super nervous to publish this post (in fact, I've been putting it off for the past 3 days LOL), but I know that it will be the encouragement that I need. Right now I am at 168 lbs and I am not happy to show you the time line of my body, but here it goes!

Me and Cody at our senior prom. This was about 2 months before I got pregnant.
I believe this was taken at about 8 weeks pregnant.
This was 2 weeks before I had Ethan. 




(Grab your barf bags, this next image is not going to be pretty).









And now, almost 11 months after pregnancy. Absolutely disgusting.

I am in serious need of some ego boost and self esteem repair. My goal is to be able to wear a bikini this summer without looking like a beached whale. I started using a calorie counter today and I have been going to the gym a few times a week. I plan on starting some vitamins and eating much healthier. I am desperately trying to cut back my pop intake, but I am finding that to be more difficult than I expected. It is a work in progress. I can do this! I will do this!

Monday, January 17, 2011

I'm Addicted

to late night blogging (or should I say early morning blogging?). Lately I have been finding myself scrolling through my google reader around 2 or 3 in the morning. Normally this would not be a very good thing since I should be getting all of my rest in while Ethan is sleeping peacefully, however, as I was reading through my daily list of blogs last night (this morning) I came across the most fantastic thing ever. A GIVEAWAY TO WIN A SILHOUETTE SD MACHINE! Ahhhh!! If any of you know me, I have been dying for a Cricut or a Silhouette for so long, but I just cannot bring myself to spend the money on them.

If I win this thing, you will probably see nothing but vinyl and paper projects on my blog for at least 3 months straight. Yeah, I'm PUMPED! Check out the Keeping it Simple blog to find out how to enter!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Buttons!

I had a huge bag of buttons that kept getting spilled so I decided to dress up an empty can of formula to give them a new home. I just wrapped some decorative paper around the base and glued it on with adhesive dots. For the lid, I covered it with a pink paper that accented the base. Then I hot glued a few strips of ribbon and a couple cute buttons that I had laying around.


The whole project took me about 10-15 minutes. It was really simple. Not to mention that it looks much better than an Enfamil wrapper! :)

I'm getting way too confused.

Okay, I know that some people think that you shouldn't put your child's name on the internet, but I cannot keep up with the fake names. While I do call my son Bubba on a daily basis, I keep accidentally typing Ethan instead! I am also finding it hard to post a lot of my crafts because they are personalized with his name. So I am dropping the fake names and from now on we will be known as Momma Meg (or Megan), Cody (He can continue being Duglokk if you play WoW with him. ;) ), and Ethan. Sorry fellow mommy bloggers, I just couldn't follow that rule! :P

On a different note, Ethan has been so funny lately! Check out this video of him being a goof while eating.

video

Hahaha, isn't he a riot!?

Craft Corner

I finally got our desks switched around and got my craft area a little more organized. It may be small and in the corner of my little living room, but it is all mine! :)

I am using some painted baby food jars to hold my pens and markers, and that formula can is holding my buttons. Since this picture was taken, I have decorated the can. Check out my post about that here!
 That picture frame holds Bubba's very first piece of artwork. I am such a proud momma!