Saturday, June 20, 2015


It's been 3 years since I posted anything! I will post a little more later. But for now I wanted to start sharing about my weight loss! Here is my starting picture, where I am right now.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


I've moved my blog to! :)
I'm keeping this one up though for a little while until I decide whether or not I'll keep the new one. I won't be making any new posts though.

Busy Busy Busy

 I've definitely got ALOT going on! Cairo left, and I got a new job at a children's hematology and oncology office as a medical records technician. I'm beyond super excited for this job!!! It's in the exact field I'm wanting to get into.

On Thursday my mom had a heart attack because her right coronary artery was 95% blocked. Because of her diabetes there were other issues as well. Right now she is still in the hospital but is on the road to recovery! It shouldn't be too much longer until she is well enough to come home.

This is all for right now, I will post some pictures of our pumpkins later!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


*Children, who teach you more than you teach them.
*The time I've had with the people I love.
*Good memories I get to look back on.
*The free time I have because at the moment I don't have a primary job. FOR NOW.
*that I get to look forward to something as great as special meeting. ONE MORE WEEK!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


-The friends
-My sister
-People who are patient with me when I'm not being patient or nice.
-Patients who make me smile and tell me I'm doing a good job, even when I feel like I'm messing everything up.

Friday, October 5, 2012

I Did It!!

30 days of no sugar. It was pretty tough but well worth it. However, I thought that when I finally got to eat something I had been wanting that it would be amazing. WRONG. Ice cream didn't even taste all that great, ICE CREAM. If you know me, that is the one thing I would have always eaten. I could have lived off the stuff. The cream soda I had did taste good though. I'm allowing myself two free days, and then 2 more weeks of no sugar. And then one free day and one week of no sugar, and so on.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

No Sugar Day 28

Still doing good! Sunday was hard because we had a potluck and there was sooo much good food, not to mention I made cupcakes! It was hard to serve something to others that I hadn't tasted yet haha. I've lost 7.5 pounds! Pretty good for 4 weeks :). 2 more days!

Monday, October 1, 2012

No Sugar Days 25,16 & 27

ALMOST THERE!!!! I can't believe I actually made it this far. I'm glad I did it though. And I'm definitely going to keep it up. I'm just going to allow myself a free day or meal a week or every other week, just so that I can keep it going. 3 days!

This Week...

Well I guess I forgot about my thankful post so I'll do it now.
*I'm thankful I get to go to meetings.
*Friends who go out of their way for you.
*Making jam
*Patient teachers and CNA's that don't get mad when I make a mistake.
*Sleeping in
*My job
*Friends who may as well be family.

Friday, September 28, 2012

No Sugar Days 23 & 24

Still going good! The bread I'm able to eat that has no sugar is called Julian Bread! It's really pretty good. And it only has one carb! 6 more days! And I'm going to keep this up, the only change will be that once a week or once every other week I will allow myself a "free meal" meaning I can eat whatever I want! But only if I stick to the good diet the whole week. Now that I've got the sugar thing taken care of I'm going to start working on limiting carbs a little more. I'm glad I decided to do this!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

No Sugar Day 22


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

No Sugar Days 18-21

Still haven't given in! However I have been wanting bread. Not like " oh some bread sounds kinda good." It's more like "I NEED IT NOW!" and lucky for me I can't find any type of bread I can have. Ugh. People kept saying that after three days it would get easier. I'm here to tell you that is not the case at all. This last week has been the most frustrating of all. And part of that isn't so much the food, but anyway. I'm glad I've kept going. 9 days left! I would have never believed I could have made it even this long. :)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

This Week

I'm thankful for...
*The time I get to spend with the people I love.
*Small things that mean alot!
*Unexpected phone calls
*New found interests.
*New and trying experiences that I know I will learn from.
*School and all that I get to learn

I'm not good at good bye.

I found this poem today. My little guy is leaving me in two weeks. He's going to NY! I guess I didn't realize how much I loved having him here. I'm going to miss him so very much. I have NEVER loved a child so much in my entire life. I know it is nothing compared to the love a mother/father has for their child. But for me this is the deepest love I've ever had for a little life. I'm going to cherish these last couple weeks, and make every moment I have left with him count. Every time I think of him leaving, I can't help but get a bit teary eyed...well that might be an understatement. This poem pretty much took the words right out of my mouth. I just can't even express how much I'm going to miss him. Miss his silly little laughs, miss it when he copies me , miss it when he gets that HUGE smile on his face when I sneak up behind him and swing him into the air. These will be memories I keep with me forever. And I know he won't remember me. But I will always remember him. He has taught me so much. How to be a bit more patient. That making a mess is definitely worth the time it takes to clean it up. I'm so glad I got to be a part of his life this last year, and that he has been a part of mine. I hope I've made even a fraction of the impact on his life as he has had on mine. This part of the job is hard, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. 

Friday, September 21, 2012

No Sugar Days 15, 16 & 17

Still doing good! I'm not wanting the sweet stuff as much, but night time is the hardest for me. I've always been a late night snacker...actually a late night dessert eater. So at a little over halfway through I can say there have been no give ins. YET, but I hope to keep going :)


More cards haha

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Apparently I have found a new hobby! Hahaha

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


I finally sat down and started to use my card making stuff! It was soo much fun! I'm now using all of my spare time doing that. It's turned into an escape! However completely lose track of time.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

No Sugar Days 12, 13 & 14

Still doing good! I wanted something chocolate or any type of cookie sooooo bad last night! But I didn't give in! It's pretty hard but it keeps getting easier!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Things I Am Thankful For.

So I'm going to try to post a list of things I was thankful for every week, along with a quote. Hopefully I can keep this up. So here goes!

*Having a job I LOVE
*The friends, who always seem to invite me over or call at exactly the right moment.
*My parents, even if we get on each other's nerves...alot haha.
*Friends I can always talk to
*Things that just seem to work themselves out.

"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough."

No Sugar Days 9, 10 & 11

No slip ups yet! At least on purpose. I did drink some Emergen-C because the little boy I watch was sick, and I CAN NOT miss school. And I drank it not even thinking about it. But that's an honest mistake right? haha. Now I know I need to find something different. It seems to be getting a little easier to turn down sugar, and sugary desserts. I had a hard time a couple days ago because my sister made magic bars (bars of cookie, and coconut deliciousness). And many grape fell a victim that day to keep me out of said magic bars. But I was really proud of myself. And last night I was invited for pizza, which is one of my favorite things to eat, and I didn't touch it! I'm glad it's getting a little easier! And I'm definitely going to keep this up even after the 30 days. I may allow myself a treat a week or something, just because I don't think I could ever give sugar up FOREVER. But I could limit it, that's for sure.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

No Sugar Day 8

No! I didn't give into the cookies and ice cream. BUT I was pleasantly surprised when I stepped on the scale this morning. DOWN 6 POUNDS!!!! Now way!!! I was sooooo excited! All that just because I took out all that sugar. What other motivation do I need?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

No Sugar Days 6&7

I want cookies and ice cream. That is all.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

No Sugar Day 5

Another great day! I was even invited for pizza and cookies after meeting. I went but I just ate salad, fruit and olives! I feel really accomplished haha. It was soooo hard to turn down pizza but I did it!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

No Sugar Day 4

Today went pretty well too! No slip ups or give ins! The only problem I'm having is that it seems like getting rid of all the sugar has kinda made it to where the sugar is being replaced with carbs. Which I'm pretty sure IS NOT the point. So I'm going to learn how to regulate both. However, carbs are much better than plain and processed sugars. Good carbs, that is, are better than the sugar. On the plus side I have more energy. Which means I'm going to continue this after the one month is over, more than likely. I'm so glad I made the decision to do this its been nothing but good.

Friday, September 7, 2012

No Sugar Days 2&3

So far so good! Day two was pretty interesting though, I came home from school starving and my sister had made a fresh batch of home made chocolate chip cookies. I LOVE chocolate chip cookies. But I remained strong. Haha :). And today has so far had no glitches. If I can keep this up I think it will be a very good thing.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

No Sugar: Day One

Today went really well!! I am bending the rules a bit however! I'm allowing myself to have dairy (good dairy though) and rice, I sorta feel like if I can eat bread, I can eat rice. Besides, do you know how hard it is to find things to snack on that don't have rice or something else I'm not supposed to have in it! It's REALLY REALLY hard. BUT I did stay strong with everything else. Did you know that the bread you buy from the store has high fructose corn syrup in it! WHY?! haha. So I will be making my own bread :). So all in all day one went very well. I'm optimistic!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


On facebook one of my friends started a group event for a 30 day no sugar challenge. And I figured I'd give it a shot! What this means is, 30 days of no...

High fructose corn syrup.

Dehydrated cane juice.

Raw sugar.
Turbinado sugar
Maple syrup
Date syrup
Rice syrup
Coconut palm sugar
NONE of these or stevia.
White rice or white rice products.
As well as dextrose, fructose, fruit juice concentrate, glucose, lactose ( with the exception of plain yogurt and cottage cheese), maltodextrin, malt syrup, saccharose, sucrose, sorghum, treacle, xylose, and barley malt.

This will definitely be interesting! I will try to post about the good and not so good days. My goal is to post once a day! So HERE GOES!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Saginaw Trip 2012

The sunset leaving Vegas. 
The sunrise.
Soooo beautiful.


Little lizard!
Marion Berries. I loved this part of the trip. This was right before we headed back to Vegas. I got to pick some berries and go picture crazy. And I absolutely loved every second of it. There wasn't a care or worry in the world, and I truly enjoyed that feeling.




Not quite sure what this guy was riding on...
The trip to Saginaw was wonderful, but my time there was even better. I got some much needed relaxing time and time away from home, that did alot more good than I could have imagined. Every time I go there it's nice, but this time I think it did more for me than any other time before. I came home refreshed, optimistic, hopeful and with a better attitude than I arrived with. And for this I'm grateful. Now if I can just keep this attitude.

The other plus side was that I got to see friends I haven't seen for a long time, and it's nice to see that they are still going on. It's such an encouragement to me, and meant more to me than I could ever express in words.

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