Sunday, May 9, 2010

{First Mother's Day Celebration}

These past few days have been amazing! My parents came into town on Wednesday evening and just left this afternoon. It's my very 1st Mother's Day and I definitely take pride in that. It's a new Holiday added to my list to celebrate!

It felt so weird this morning when Brandon said "Happy Mother's Day Babe!" I loved it though. What an honor to become a new Mom. I have to thank my beautiful Daughter Elora for giving me the best gift of all, the title "Mom".

My Mom has never been pampered before. I have no idea why, she's just never been into getting her hair or nails done. She has never had a professional massage either! So for Mother's Day we took her to get a make-over from La Lou Salon in Scottsdale. I entered her into a make-over contest for Mother's Day and she was one of the three Moms chosen! She received highlights, a hair cut and make-up applied. She loved it! Something she could definitely get used to. We also got her a facial from my school, Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics It was so great because not only did she get her very first facial, but she also got to see my school in action.

Brandon gave me gift certificates from for Mother's Day. I got an hour & a half massage and my hair done! Ah, I LOVE being pampered! I also got a pedicure as well =)

This was such an amazing first Mother's Day for me. I will never forget it!

Monday, May 3, 2010

{Week 1 on HCG Diet} Weigh-in

And the results are in!!! After one whole week on the HCG diet, Brandon and I have learned a lot already. We've learned more about portion control, discipline, and will power. I have to say, I feel GREAT! And it feels awesome to have your Husband say "Wow babe, I can definitely feel that you are losing weight everywhere" haha =) I can actually see it in my face.

So here it is:

227.0 lbs.

Angela: 197.4 lbs.

You can see our starting weight here:

SUCCESS!!! We have both lost a total of 7 lbs. each! We feel great and we're very excited about our results. Looking forward to another two weeks & even more results!
Stay tuned for our progress!

Happy Monday everyone! Make it a wonderful day!

{Team A & B}

Saturday, May 1, 2010

{Day 6 of HCG Diet} "Tough time"

So today was a bit of a rough patch for Brandon. He was craving SO many things and kept talking about tacos, See's Candy, Cinnabon, frozen yogurt, & candy, candy, candy! That's what happens when you walk around a Mall. The temptation was EVERYWHERE. Left and right, everywhere we looked. We could smell the aroma of freshly baked pretzels. I feel like we gained calories just inhaling that stuff!

I had to remind him of the commitment we made to ourselves. We knew this diet was not going to be easy, but we are determined. I'm standing strong to our commitment and I will stand behind Brandon every step of the way. Needless to say, he did NOT splurge by eating any of that crap. Go Team A&B! =)

Our weekly weigh in is on Monday morning. Stay tuned for our progress!


{Lean Life Challenge Casting Call}

This morning we woke up early to get our Saturday started. We drove to Phoenix to Desert Ridge Marketplace and got there at 11am. I auditioned to be part of a new reality TV show called "Lean Life Challenge" by is the third largest website for women. I love reading their articles and checking out their updates.

When we arrived there I was #4 to audition. They were extremely organized, I loved it! First, I filled out the application, went to take my photos, then pre-screening, and finally interview with the panel of judges. Everyone was extremely nice and great to talk to. It was a really good experience for me. If I'm not one of the 4 women chosen for the show, I am still empowered to get in the best shape of my life! I want to be healthy for myself and my family.

I love challenging myself everyday. Whether it's seeing how much I can get done around the house while Elora is napping or getting a workout in during my busy day. Life is about challenges. The question is... How far will you go?

If I don't hear back from them within a few weeks then I'm not a potential candidate. I'll keep my hopes high and fingers crossed in the meantime. =)

{Mommy A}