Jun 5, 2010

A little break

I know I have been MIA lately but I felt that I needed a little break from the computer. Every once in a while I go through periods where I get a little burnt out. I was getting to the point to where all of my spare time was spent in front of the computer and I just felt that I needed a change! Since summer is here, we plan to spend more time outside and at the pool so it looks like my poor blog will suffer even more.

Last week was spent getting ready for our subdivision garage sale. Ayla had a ton of fun. She was my little helper, she wanted to take and give out the money! We also baked cookies and sold them, so she was in charge of that. She had plenty of toys to keep her occupied, I was pleasantly surprised that she did not get upset when we sold her toys! Of course I did tell her that we would take the money and buy her "bigger" toys, so that may have had something to do with it!

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We have also spent many days doing this. The weather has been beautiful lately so we take advantage of it as much as we can!

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My mom just retired from her job of 20 years (maybe more) so I am very happy for her! She has worked hard all her life raising her children as a single mother and she deserves to relax now and not worry about working. She only lives a few minutes from us, so I am sure we will be seeing a lot of her this Summer! Her work had a retirement lunch for her a couple of weeks ago so my sister and I were able to go and be there with her. We love you and are so proud of you! Of course Ayla had to open all of her gifts!

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I guess that's it for now. Oh and I started a diet, it will be two weeks on Tuesday. I lost four pounds last week but have not weighed myself for several days. I was weighing myself everyday and getting upset because it was not changing so I just decided to put the scale away..lol. I am on a 1200 calorie a day diet and I have been going to kickboxing 2-3 nights a week as well as walking 2-3 miles every night. I am really determined this time and I hope I can lose at least 25 pounds by the end of August when we go to the beach. I put on an extra 20 pounds since Ayla and Brennan and It has been very depressing for me. I am hardly in any pictures with the kids because I hate seeing how terrible I look. Anyway, hopefully this will all change....SOON!! I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

9 comments:

Kimberly said...

good luck with the diet!! :>) congratulations to your MOM!

thelumberjackswife said...

Good luck with the new diet plan! Your kids are really cute!

Amy said...

Good luck with the new diet! I know how depressing it can be to not be comfortable in your own skin. I bet you look awesome by beach time! :)

Maria Lane said...

Good luck with your diet!!!!! Ive lost alot and cant wait to lose more!! I think you look great though! And little miss ayla is always so gorgeous!!!! Love that outfit shes wearng!!! Ive missed you!

Heather said...

I know what you mean about getting burned out, I have been there and am there a little now!!

Nikki said...

Good luck with the diet. I need to lose a few kilos... so hard to lose weight in winter... so easy to over the flab!
I had nearly a month of blogging... I was burnt out and too busy.
Welcome back :)

Ashley said...

Good luck with the diet!! I understand what you mean by being burnt out!

I think its healthy to get away from it for a while....its pathetic when our computer was getting fixed and my husband and I were bored.....HELLO we have 2 kids HA! We just need to learn what our priorities are....the computer is only for when the kids are napping or after bedtime!

Welcome back!
-Ashley-

wife.mom.nurse said...

I hear you on the need for a break sometimes...I am on one now :)

It has been nice just to go by my fav blogs and comment gradually :)

I would love to lose 25 pound more by the end of the year...are you weak from the low calories. I don't know if I could take it!

Good luck...you are on the right track :)

Looks like there is a lot of summer fun going around at your house.

How exciting for your mom!

~Julie

Claire said...

I hope your summer is going really well! Good luck with the healthkick!

Cxx