“Comparison is the Thief of Joy”

“Comparison IS the thief of joy,” -Theodore Roosevelt. Teddy was right. Over the last month I’ve been going to the gym 5-6 days a week, eating healthy, and avoiding the junk. The scale and my clothes are proof, down 12 pounds. I’m proud of myself. I feel like I’m slowly getting back to myself. Today,…

What Helped Me Lose 100 Pounds.

There is no magic pill. There is no magic shake, tea, or drink. There is only consistency and work. After losing over 125 lbs in one year I find myself a little on the fluffier side again. Now that baby is 8 months old it’s time to get serious again. I’ve been maintaining my current…

What You Didn’t Expect, When You’re Expecting.

Let’s start this off with a few intros or disclaimers, what ever you want to call the fact that I’m not a doctor, a professional, or anything that has any kind of degree in being perfect. Just a mom. So you’re expecting your first baby? Time to plan a shower, decorate the baby’s room, pick…

What I Got For Christmas 2018

Christmas 2018 has  come and gone, along with an entire year. There were so many big life changes this year for my family. In February I counted down the days until we closed on our home. In March I counted down the days waiting for warm weather. In May I counted down the days until…

10 Years and Counting.

  10 years. In a few days I hit my 10-year anniversary at my job. At the age of 21 I had just moved back home to change colleges and majors. I immediately started working at a local Factory and after a year of busting my butt with very little pay I decided it was…

Why Being A Working Mom Sucks.

Tonight is the first night I won’t put my baby to bed. She is 3 days from being 4 months old and tonight I won’t be there to feed her, put her jammies on, kiss her on the forehead, and lay her in her bed. I hate it. I hate everything about it. Que the…

No Longer A Family of Three!

It’s been almost 9 months since my last blog post! Instead of blogging week by week I wanted to focus on my family, my pregnancy, and just RELAX! Definitely was the best decision. We had a lot going on so there was very little relaxation, but enough to get me through. In the last nine…

New Year, Big Announcements Baby!

2017 may have been one of the best years of my life so far. Aside from 2010, when my daughter entered my life, 2017 was right up there with the best of the best. I left an unhealthy marriage, moved to a new town, continued improving my health even further than I ever thought I…

Halloween Weekend 2017

Halloween has come and gone *insert sad face*. Hopefully your Halloween was full of more treats than tricks like mine was. I was, thankfully, able to take off work from October 26th through October 31st! My Halloween weekend was packed full of fun. Thursday we kicked off the weekend with pumpkin carving! Jeff, Allison, and…

Mom, It’s Okay To Be A Little Selfish.

I’m a year in, over 100 pounds lost, and feeling great. I’ve gotten so much positive response and encouragement, really it’s great. I’ve had a lot of support and hardly any negativity, but there is one question that’s been getting harder and harder to answer. This question has become more about defending myself than simply…