Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Have not blogged in awhile

It's been awhile since I have blogged and I apologize for that but I have been busy doing nothing :0)
My little sisters came down for a week July 18th and then my boys came home from their Grandmothers house on the 24th.  It was so good having the kids here and wow did I miss the boys.  Well all good things must come to an end and the boys and girls left me again on Saturday the 26th.  The boys are staying at my Aunts house for a week or two and then they are coming home and staying home for good.  The girls will be going back to Iceland in the next couple of weeks and I know my Mamma is really excited for them to come home as well as the girls being excited to get back home to her.  You see we are all Mammas girls and love to be with her :0)  

As far as what's going on here.....I have now lost a total of 7 lbs on my diet even though I haven't been doing as well with the kids being here.  Now that Dewayne and I are alone again (besides Kobe) we are going out to eat alot more and I am trying to eat good even when we go out to eat and I am proud to say that I am on week three with NO SODA!!!!  I am doing really good at drinking only water and when we go out to eat then I just drink lemonade.  I know the lemonade is not good for me but it is better than drinking the soda :0)

Kobe is sick again....he has a double ear infection and the dr said he had an upper respitory infection but it is clearing out really nicely now.  My poor little guy he is always sick it seems like.  In regards to the daycare...well that has hit a bump in the road right now.  I am down to 3 children during the day, I had 5.  I had to give up one of the babies because the Mom worked until after 6 pm and it was just WAY too late to be working.  I was getting up at 6 am with the first child and working until 6:30 or 6:45 pm every day.  I was just totally wore out.  The other child was a different story and I do not want to get into it on here because I don't want the world to read that drama.  But yeah I am now trying to fill the 2 spots and to be honest I think it will be no problem to fill the spots.  I am going to take my time with filling them and hopefully I will be able to take it easy in August and then by the time school starts I will be ready to go again with a full house and everyone will be happy as can be.  

Ok enough of my blabbing :0)  I am going to get some breakfast and enjoy the quiet in the house...all the kids are taking their morning naps :0)  Have a great day everyone.

Monday, July 21, 2008

One week down....

Amazing that one week of counting calories and watching everything I eat can actually amount to a 6 lb weight loss. I am so excited about SP and I tell everyone I can about it. I was in Wal-Mart the other night and I was telling the cashier about it and she was so excited and could not wait to get home and start her own page. I went to the movies last night with my husband (we saw Dark Night by the way....really good movie) and I did not get soda. That was a huge deal, I have never been to the movies and not drank soda. I am now soda free for over a week and I am so proud to have not drank any. I have a 24 pack in the fridge with only 2 sodas gone and that was before I started SP and I am not even tempted by it anymore. I was at first but now I just get my lemon water and go on my merry way. Well now it is week two and I am excited to see what this week has to offer. Oh one thing I want to mention though,,,,last night I was laying in bed talking to my husband and he asked me how much weight I am trying to loose and I said that I want to loose 28 more lbs and he said "you know I think you look great the way you are" I thought that was so sweet. He is so supportive and so good to me. I told him imagine how good I will look at 150 lbs!!! I think it had alot to do with the fact that I wore a bikini to the pool yesterday and I have not done that since I was pregnant. My stomach has just really gone down in the last week and I felt good enough to wear a bikini so I did. Ok enough of my I can go on forever. 

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Day Four

Today is my fourth day of this diet and I am still doing damn good!!!  I have not lost anymore weight since Tuesday but that is to be expected and I am doing a good job eating veggies and fruit and drinking my 8 cups of water per day.  I bought a bike on Tuesday and a trailer on the back of it for Kobe.  Yesterday Dewayne, Kobe and I went for a bike ride and it was so much harder than I remember it being.  I was really tired and wanted to stop but Dewayne did a good job of encouraging me to keep going.  I know one thing for sure and that is....I need to buy a new seat for the bike cause the one that's there hurts my butt bad!!!!  I am so sore today that it is unreal!!!  I still went bike riding today and went without Dewayne.  I had Kobe and a little boy that I watch at night and we did pretty good.  The back tire rubs so I need to have that checked before something happens to it.  So tomorrow my little sisters are coming to visit me again and this time they will stay with me for a week and when they go back my sons will be back from Florida and they will go with the girls back.  I am so excited to have the girls come again and I am super excited to have my boys back home.  It's funny cause I always worry when they are away, the thing that scares me the most is that something will happen to them on the way home while driving.  It is such a long drive and that scares me.  Oh well they will be here in a week and then gone for another two and then it will be almost time for school to start.  Wow this summer is going by so fast!!!  Ok well I am going to get the boys to bed and get in the shower and eat my dinner.  Goodnight

Monday, July 14, 2008

Day One of Diet

So today is day one on my diet.  I quit drinking soda and I am counting calories.  I am also going to try to walk every day and then eventually I am going to buy a bike and start riding the bike.  I have such a hard time getting to the gym now because Dewayne has football practice Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Frid and then he has a game on Sat...that doesn't leave me very much time to go to the gym because he gets home at 9 or 10 pm.  I don't have anyone to watch Kobe for me while I go so I have to find a way to loose weight with Kobe.  I want to buy a bike and a seat on the back of the bike or even one of those pull cart things for the bike.  I am really excited about the diet though.  I am on my second cup of water this morning and I added lemon slices to the water to break it up and besides it is good for my kidneys for me to have the lemon.  Ok well my weight as of this morning is 184 lbs and my goal weight is 150 lbs by Dec 31, 2008.  That's 34 lbs to loose in over 5 months so I know I can do this.  Ok well off to continue my day...adios amigos!!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

My poor sick baby

Here are some pics of Kobe that I took today.  He is sick with a viral infection which has caused a stomache flu and runny nose with coughing and a high fever.  He woke up this morning and he was so sick so I took him to the doctor and he said there is nothing we can do for him except let the viral infection run it's course.  Poor thing though he is feeling so horrible and he is sooooo miserable.  He woke up about 3 hours ago and he was ok when he got up and then now he is sooooo over it and ready to go back to sleep.  He hasn't wanted to eat much besides animal crackers and he has drank some formula today (his stomache is better today).  I am gonna go take care of him and get him ready for bed.  I also took a picture of Snuggles being lazy on the couch.  She looked so cute sitting there posing for the camera.  Have a great day everyone.

Monday, July 7, 2008

New bedrooms

So this weekend we have been putting the new beds in everyones rooms.  See Kobe used to sleep in our room and last week he got his own room that he is going to share with Jalen when he gets back.  Well the room that Kobe got is Markus's old room so now Markus got Dewayne's old music room and Markus used to have bunk beds but I sold them and got him a new bed that is raised and has a dresser underneath it with a night stand/shelf type thing.  It is really cute and I am so happy with the way it came out.  Tyrique had bunk beds in his room too and I am trying to sell them and he is going to get Dewayne and my old bed.  Since he is getting older we thought it would be good for him to have a big bed so he can use it longer.  We have not set up his room because of the bunk beds still being in soon as they are sold I will set his room up.  So Dewayne and I got a new bedroom set that we bought from my sister and it is so nice.  Our room looks twice the size it looked before and it looks so GROWN  I am so pleased with the way everything looks and can not wait for the boys to come home and see their new rooms.  Also for jalen we bought him DIEGO sheets and a pillow for his bed, we went to Wal-Mart and they had it on clearance so we got it.  We had talked about needing to buy him a bedroom set because when he shared a room with Markus they had everything SPIDERMAN but now he is going to be in the room with Kobe.  Jalen loves DIEGO so I think he will be excited to see his new bedroom set.  Markus said he does not want SPIDERMAN anymore but I am going to see if I can find something else and if not I am going to wait till the boys get back and they can choose their own rooms.  Right now Tyrique has a sports theme and I think he is happy with that but I guess we will see what he says.  Ok well I will post pics of the rooms when my digital cam starts to work...right now it is saying that the memory card is locked and Dewayne is going to try to fix it.  He said that it has said that before and he was able to fix it.  Ok well I am gonna go watch Army wives.  

Thursday, July 3, 2008

My beautiful Boys

  This Handsome Boy is Markus

This of course is Jalen

This is Tyrique when he graduated from the 5th grade

   And last but not least is Kobe

I decided to put some pics of the boys on my blog so you can see how cute they are and how big they are getting.  I also got some good news on Tuesday (day before Jalen left to go back home to his mom).  His mom called to tell us that she is going to let him stay here with us for the school year.  He went home last night like planned and then she is going to get him back to us by the time school starts.  I am so excited about him coming back home....He belongs here with us!!!  Ok well I am really busy so I will try to write again later today or something.  If not then Happy 4th of July tomorrow and everyone be safe.  No drinking and driving!!!!