at home mom, weightloss

Losing weight sucks!!!!!

Happy Monday morning! I noticed yesterday that I have earned my first 2 followers!!!!! Yay! Thanks so much y’all. I am glad what I have to say is worth reading.
  Ok, quick update from yesterday, i cleaned 80% of the day and my house now looks about 25% better than it did. 😳 I was starting to get discouraged yesterday afternoon when I looked around and saw that my house actually looked worse than when I started. Then, as if it was sent as a meesage for me, the song “Do Everything” by Steven Curtis Chapman came on the radio. For those of you who may not be familiar with this song, here is a link (Do Everything). The lyrics start of by describing a mom that does basically the same things I do “picking up socks, sweeping up lost cheerios that got away” it goes on to say “I know you wonder sometimes does it matter at all? Let me remind you it all matters just as long as you do everything you do to the glory of the one who made you.” Well let me just go ahead and tell you, God uses my connection to music to speak to me. Not like crazy I can hear God’s voice speak to me. But I do believe he puts messages out there for us. He knew I needed encouragement and there it was! I was able to finish what I was doing and if I can keep my kids out of there all day I might even be able to keep my bedroom clean. There’s no hope for the kitchen though I’m afraid. With all of these kids about to get up and get ready for school it will once again be trashed before 9AM even rolls around.  Oh well, that’s the life of an at home mom. I work all day and it looks like I did nothing.
   Speaking of working all day though…..You would think being on my feet cleaning all day would add up to some major calorie burn right? WRONG! I didn’t even hit my 10k a day step goal on my fitbit. Also frustrating, I told you yesterday I was going to master cleanse for the next 3 days in hopes of losing these last 3lbs by Wednesday so I can win my dietbet. Well I was killing it until dinner time. My husband decided to bring home KFC though. How many times a day can you tell yourself “no you can’t have that” before you give in? I swear, being addicted to food is like having someone wave a bag of cocaine in your face all day everyday. It’s SO hard to say no! I generally walk during the week on a walking trail for about 3 miles a day as my main form of excersize. For the last week or so it had been super cold and rainy and there is no way I am taking my kiddos out in that kind of weather just to sit in a stroller for 45 minutes. So, I haven’t been burning the necessary calories. I cleaned almost all day yesterday and only ate real food once and according to my fitbit (and the scale) I still didn’t burn enough calories to lose any weight :evil:😤👿! So, now I have 3 days if you count today and my weigh in day to lose about 3lbs. It is in fact still freezing outside but if it doesnt rain I am still going to strap the baby (he’s almost 3) in the stroller and hit the road! Im working on training to jog a 5k with the iphone couch25k app and hopefully i can complete a workout today. Well wish me luck!! If you have any advice on how I might be able to drop those stubborn lbs in the next few day please leave me a comment and remember today God has given you a message too through reading this blog post….”It ALL matters just as long as you do everything you do to the glory of the one who made you!” Watch the video and get this song stuck in your head too. You won’t regret it!

Intro into our family

I’m new at this…..please don’t judge me.

Good Sunday morning y’all ! It’s time to get up and get moving! Today on my house there will be lots of chaos! Sundays are special days in my house because they are the only day of the week when my whole family has the entire day off together. My kids are all home from school which makes my youngest son Joey go crazy! He loves playing with his big brothers. They sure of know how to make a terrible mess though! My oldest son David loves to get into things he’s not supposed to. I get wonderful reports from school about how much of a joy he is for the teacher…. This does not transition to his at home behavior. I guess everyone has to have a little bit of time to be mischievous. He is the instigator of trouble. My middle son Tommy is severely Autistic . He doesn’t interact much with my other 2 boys but he still does his fair share of messing! I feel like I need to throw that in just so you can understand the household dynamics. Joey, follows his oldest brother around constantly when they are together . They are like two peas in a pod! Yesterday I cleaned up the same pile of race cars 3 time before my husband came home from work and yet when he walked through the door that night, they were still scattered all over the floor along with about a million action figures and some cracker crumbs. Today, my husband is off work all day. He will probably be spending most of his day in the lower level of our house working on putting in a new bathroom . He is not a sit still and do nothing kind of guy. When he is home he wants to see me working as hard as he does. That’s hard to do. When Alex (that’s his name, thought you might want to know) starts working on something he works hard until he is finished. Today he will be downstairs trying to get as much done on the bathroom as possible. We have family coming into town in about a week and this bathroom is supposed to be for them. We are definitely in a time crunch. I will be spending most of the day trying to keep my kiddos from going downstairs and getting in the way. That’s not going to be easy because they know daddy is the fun one and he will be down there. Also, grandpa will probably be coming over to help. How much more of a draw can you get ?!?! I will be engaged in panic mode all day. Did I mention we have family ( in-laws) coming in about a week and my house constantly looks like a disaster zone? I will be spending the majority of the week preparing my house for their arrival. However, the kids and I are going to Louisiana this weekend to visit family and will be back only the day before the arrival of our company. It’s going to be a busy busy week followed by an even busier week of hosting family, preparing to host Thanksgiving for the first time, and preparing to throw my youngest his 3 year old birthday party! This is also the last 4 days of the diet bet I started last month. In case your not familiar, dietbet is a website where you bet your money with other players and try to lose a certain percentage of your body weight within a certain amount of time. If you lose your goal you get to split the winnings with all of the winners. If you don’t lose the weight, you lose your bet. I placed a $30 bet to see if I can lose 4% of my body weight in 4 weeks. My final weigh in is on the 19-20th and I still have about 3lbs to go! This seems impossible to do but I am going try to master cleanse for the rest of the time to see if I can drop those last few lbs. If you want to see how I’m well I’m doing at juggling it all stay tuned! I will try to update daily.