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What a week! It’s been super busy, and this weekend is packed with all sorts of activities.

Weigh in: Going down.
Down another 1.4 pounds this week, bringing my three-week total to 5.4 pounds. A year ago I was within three pounds of my pre-pregnancy weight. After going through all these changes this past year, I gained more than my fair share. So I’m happy to be in the groove, and gaining control again. I’ll get back to where I was and then get to where I want to be.

I know the weeks I prep ahead I do better, so much better. I made two changes three weeks ago; I stopped drinking Diet Coke and I cut out alcohol. I’ve never been a big drinker, but had been drinking more than normal at various parties etc. Diet Coke in the other hand…I could drink all the time. It’s been a difficult change, but I feel a lot better. I like water, but I get bored. I’ve been brewing my own decaf iced tea, I’ll add lemon to my water etc. it’s been working so I’m going with it.

Working out: Getting aggressive.

Today I met up with a new trainer and to see what we can set up for home workouts, pretty excited about that! As soon as I’ve got that set up, I’ll post some pics.
I ran on Monday, it was so gorgeous out! I’ve been paying for it all week though; I sometimes have some issues with my joints. Hasn’t happened in a while but since my run Monday, my hip and knee have been killing me. Just keep stretching!  Monday will start some crazy ass workouts…stay tuned!

Mom life: Bedtime issues.

I need more bedrooms! Ugh. The girls (10 and 1-year-old) are currently sharing a room. It’s not an issue until bedtime. Every. Single. Night. The baby is tired by 7pm, the big kids are up til 8:30/9pm. No matter what we do, how quiet we are when Emily goes in to go to sleep, the baby wakes up. Then I spend the next hour (or hours) trying to get her back down. Between this and teething, I’m so ready to throw in the towel. I’m at a loss.


It’s been a long, crazy, crazy week…and then I get this from my little guy:


my life by matt

when I was born my mom made me swell up whith ters  happy ones because

she was butefull   when I opend my eyes.

she is the best mom  ever. I  never thot that I would get a mom so nice


The spelling mistakes make it even better. He’s such a sweet kid, and it’s exactly what I needed to hear this afternoon.


Being able to spend time with the people I care about, combating my struggles all week long, and mom life; it’s ALL so worth it.