Monday, February 22, 2010

{Short but sweet visit to San Diego!}

Ah, we had such a good time in San Diego this past weekend! It sucks, it was only a day and a half, but we sure made the best out of it!

Brandon and I finally saw "Dear John" while Grandmama watched Elora. It was an awesome movie! Definitely a tear jerker, but I loved it! Brandon actually enjoyed it too! Elora did really well with Grandmama & Grandpa. They loved watching her! If only they lived closer=( Maybe one day we can buy them a house out here in AZ!

I also met with my tattoo guy, Bill Kiefer. He is awesome! I LOVE his work. You can check out his website at 
Bill has done two of my tattoos. My appointment is set for June 19th. Gives me more time to shape up!=) 

We went to my little cousin's birthday party on Saturday and we played Bingo and I won $100! We had to get a "black out". We were waiting for O66! Unexpected and exciting all at the same time! YAY!

I just entered Elora into a baby clothing casting call. We're going to need all our friends and family to vote for her once her photo and info is up and going. I will post the link next week! Stay tuned! =)


Mommy A

Friday, February 19, 2010

{Time for another ROAD TRIP!!!}

Sitting here at work waiting for the clock to strike that all too familiar time when I get to leave.  Tonight we will be on the road 5 hours headed to San Diego.

We are excited to see our family, and looking forward to a little alone time movie date so Angela and I can finally see Dear John.

Weather report shows it's going to be raining all weekend so there goes the fun filled walks along the boardwalk or walking around balboa park =\

Until next time folks.
-B -

Monday, February 15, 2010

{Big Bear Weekend Adventures}

What an awesome three-day weekend! Elora did so well in Big Bear this weekend. My friend Summer confirmed for me that Elora is indeed teething. There are no teeth cutting through yet, but the beginning stages are in effect! I'm not really looking forward to her teething. I can only imagine what that must feel like! My poor baby!

We had such a good time in Big Bear. We went hiking in the snow, walked around the village, watched the sunset over the lake and explored as much as possible. For the first time, time didn't go by so fast like it usually does over the weekends. We really enjoyed our time with our friends and their Daughter. 

I got some awesome ideas for my next tattoo=) I don't want to spoil it, so I will just have to post photos later! I am hoping to get it done on Mother's Day weekend *Hint*Hint*. We are going to San Diego this coming up weekend and I'm going to be meeting with my tattoo artist, Bill to discuss ideas. Bill does amazing work! He has done two of my tattoos. You can check out his work here: I'm really excited about it! 

 Our good friends, The Goodans=)

I have been thinking a lot and I have so much to blog about, but I will posts my thoughts gradually and not just in one post =) So stay tuned!


Mommy A

Thursday, February 11, 2010

{Day 5 of the Ultimate Fasting Cleanse, FINAL Day}

My last day of the cleanse! My skin looks and feels fantastic! I've even gotten a few compliments on my skin=) Overall, this fasting cleanse was great! I would definitely recommend it. If you can stand taking lots of pills (vitamins) this cleanse should be easy for you. 

I lost a total of 5 lbs in 5 days. I have a lot more energy and I feel refreshed! We are going to Big Bear, CA this weekend with our friends. I'm excited to take a mini vacation away from Arizona. It should be really nice! There will be lots of snow since it just snowed up there a couple weeks ago. This will be the first time Elora has been to Big Bear. Luckily, our Grandparents own a cabin there so we don't have to spend money on a room=)
I need to keep up on working out and staying on top of eating healthy. It's so easy to fall back on it and I don't want to fail. I love taking long walks with Elora during the day. We have a couple more months before the weather gets too crazy for us to go outside. We have to enjoy it now while we can. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day weekend!

Mommy A

{Day 4 of the Ultimate Fasting Cleanse}

Today was a very productive FUN day! I met with Summer & Autumn at Tempe Marketplace to catch up and talk about our trip to Big Bear tomorrow! We are so excited to have a little getaway with the Goodan's. They are great friends, great company! Elora is SO much bigger then Autumn and Autumn is 3 months older. Elora is just a big chunk of LOVE. 

After visiting with Summer & Autumn, Brandon text me to meet him at work for lunch since I was already in the area. Nice little surprise! After visiting with Brandon, Elora and I went to Chandler Mall to walk around and shop a bit=) (I'll have to tell you what I bought after Valentine's Day in case Brandon reads this LOL

Anyways, I feel really good today! Almost done with this cleanse! So far, I would highly recommend it. I have to admit, I weighed myself this morning before we left for the day and I weighed 205.6 lbs. So I'm down 4 lbs since Monday when I first started the cleanse. I can't wait until I get under 200 lbs! I'm oh so excited!!!

I will keep you posted tomorrow before we leave to Big Bear for the weekend!


Mommy A

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

{Day 3 of the Ultimate Fasting Cleanse}

Day 3! This is the hump! I am doing great and feeling fantastic! I'm getting used the the routine of taking my vitamins morning, afternoon and in the evenings. I had two very good bowel movements today. I feel light as a feather! Haha! Two more days to go!

I didn't get to do my long walk today with Elora because it was starting to rain as I was walking around our neighborhood. I had to haul butt back home because the rain started coming down harder. I barely made it on time before it came down like crazy! Since I didn't get to walk, I did 20 mins on the elliptical. I was aiming for 30 minutes, but Elora needed my attention =)

I have Elora's things packed up for our Big Bear trip this weekend! We are very excited to be spending Valentine's Day weekend in Big Bear with our good friends and their Daughter, Elora's BFF. It will be good times for sure! I will have photos up next week.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

{Day 2 of the Ultimate Fasting Cleanse}

I have noticed that my mouth is constantly dry so that helps me intake more and more water. I've been bad at drinking water daily and I want to make it a habit to drink lots and lots of water. Especially since I live in Arizona, it's very easy to get dehydrated. 

Otherwise, I feel good. Yesterday I walked twice with Elora for an hour each time. That was probably over doing it while I'm on this cleanse. So today, I will walk once with her at 4pm for an hour. Just a brisk pace walk. Nothing crazy. I don't feel hungry, although I am craving a smoothie=) It says that you can drink smoothies and juices while on this cleanse, but I've decided to just drink water and juice diluted with water. I've been peeing like crazy! If you decide to do this cleanse, be prepared to be by a bathroom for the 5 days that you are on it. 

I was tempted to weigh myself today, but I will not. I will wait until Saturday morning. The cleanse will be over for me on Friday night. I can't wait to have a fruit smoothie for breakfast on Saturday morning. I'm really looking forward to it!

Until tomorrow ya'll!...

Monday, February 8, 2010

{Day 1 of the Ultimate Fasting Cleanse}

I decided to buy a cleanse to help me get started on my new diet and workout regimen. I believe it's always good to do a cleanse twice a year to clean out your system (especially after the Holidays!). I did my research and found on on amazon called "Ultimate Fasting Cleanse" by Nature's Secret. I read the reviews and they were very good. It's a 5 day cleanse. This is what I have to do for the next 5 days:

Mix 1 tablespoon of Fiber Fortification with water or juice
Take 1 Colon Clear tablet
Take 1 Liver Clear tablet
Take 2 Appetite Control tablets
and take 15 mini-tablets of Super Nutrition

Mix 1 tablespoon of Fiber Fortification with water or juice
Take 2 Liver Clear tablets
Take 2 Appetite Control tablets
and take 15 mini-tablets of Super Nutrition

Mix 1 tablespoon of Fiber Fortification with water or juice
Take 2 Colon Clear tablets
Take 2 Liver Clear tablets
Take 2 Appetite Control tablets
and take 15 mini-tablets of Super Nutrition

Sound like a lot huh? But it's really not that bad. AND so far I'm not hungry or have any funky symptoms.

Now, I'm going to share my weight with everyone who can read this. I am not one to tell anyone my weight but here it goes...

I weighed in this morning at 209.2 lbs. I started at 219lbs on January 13th. This is the heaviest I have ever been in my entire life. I'm not proud of it, but I want everyone to see my progress and to see me take on this adventure of a better lifestyle. I will weigh myself again on Saturday morning after my cleanse is over.  (Keep in mind, I'm not doing this cleanse to lose weight, it's a detoxification for my body to increase my metabolism over time) But since it is a "fast" I will most likely drop some lbs.

So let's do the math so far:
219 - 209 = - 10 lbs!!  not bad, but not good either=) I need to keep exercising and eat healthy. I want this to become a lifestyle habit. My ultimate goal is to get down to 150lbs. Those of you who know me, know that my body is very dense. I'm not sure if I would be happy at 150. The lowest weight I've been is 160 and even then people thought I looked funny. So we will see how I feel as I go. I will keep you all tuned in!