31 Day Blog Challenge

Where have I been?

9/21/2016 04:25:00 PM

So... I am just going to copy all of this from various updates on my Facebook.

Sunday was my birthday, and it was AWESOME!!! Trey took me to Grindhouse Burgers in Atlanta (best burger in Atl BTW).


Anyways. (Click Read more to continue...)

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My blog will return, eventually.

9/19/2016 09:49:00 AM

I'm not sure when but I shall return. I am currently hospitalized for an infection that made its way to my blood stream.
For those of you that have reached out to myself or my family thank you for your kind thoughts.

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Day 19: My worst habits

9/15/2016 07:42:00 AM

1. My car never stays clean
2. I eat entirely too much ChicFilA
3. I talk during movies
4. I'm a backseat driver
5. I start books and don't finish them
6. In the car I turn up the music and, try to talk to people
7. I'm seriously impatient
8. I am OCD which isn't really a bad habit but it generates bad habits
9. I shop online too much
10. I shop in stores way more


There are 10 random bad habits of mine

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Day 18: What am I afraid of

9/14/2016 04:55:00 PM

I have a lot of fears...

I don't like to go in the ocean, I hate driving over bridges, the dark isn't my favorite place to be and clowns are not my most favorite type of people!

I've had those major fears since childhood, I guess they never really go away.

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Too small, too big

9/14/2016 02:00:00 AM

One month ago this shirt was too small, now it is on its way to being too big!
Just for size wise I am wearing a Old Navy workout tank in a size large.


I took this with my iPhone fwd facing camera on self timer so it is not a perfect photo but you get the idea! I will post another one in the same outfit next week and see if there is any difference. 

PS: A few people asked me my current weights and goal weighs and I will say this... I do not weigh myself each week. I have found that that can be discouraging and a set back if I don't see results I like. Instead I weight myself each month! I also do not have a "goal weight" because I am not trying to lose weight. I am trying to tone and feel better... Any weight lost is a plus and as you can see I am losing!

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Workout routine Week of 9/13-9/20

9/13/2016 11:36:00 PM

This is my workout plan for the next week. It was made for me by a friend of mine so hopefully I can keep to it, its a little more than what I have been doing but I think I will be ok!



I will probably hold the planks for a while longer and add in some reverse crunches and scissors.


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Workout: Day 5

9/13/2016 04:04:00 PM

45 Jumping jacks
10 Lunges each leg
5 Squats
10 Donkey kicks each side
10 crunches

ARM WORKOUT

21 Tricep kickbacks
21 Shoulder press
21 Bicep curls
21 Upright Rows
21 Bent over reverse fly's


I have not eaten yet today due to being sick so I will update later

UPDATE: I ate a bowl of left over taco soup, some chips and a dr pepper (Yes, I know I need to cut out soda)!

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Workout: Day 4

9/12/2016 11:00:00 PM

Today I did:
40 jumping jacks (I alternated where I brought my arms to, above and in front of me)
15 crunches
10 arm dips
5 lunges each side
5 donkey kicks each side
10 squats


Today I ate:
Taylor tots with cheddar and feta cheese topped with ketchup
Taco soup with cheese and chips with water to drink

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Day 16: Dream job

9/12/2016 05:38:00 PM

My dream job would be to be a world class chef at a restaurant in Paris! I would absolutely love to travel the world and work in various different countries learning their cuisines. 

I love to cook at home and someday hope to go back to school for it! 

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Day 15: Timeline of my day

9/11/2016 10:42:00 PM

Today was pretty event-less honestly!

Well, I lie... it is my oldest boys 20th birthday but I did not get to see him. He now lives in Tn and I am OK with that, at some point the babies must fly the coop and go be adults. Wait, I'm lying... I hate it. I want him home, here... FOREVER! I.m so proud of him though, hes come a LONG way in a little under a year and while Id love to have him home its is such a proud moment to see him out there living on his own and making money on his own! Hes a grown up now but I will always be his mommy!

Today I woke up kind of late-ish, I've been under the weather and Trey had to work ALL-DAY with a friend so I was lazy. When Trey got home his mom took the kids to go see some family and we went to Walmart to get some things we needed (we also went ahead and nailed down some Christmas gifts)!

Oh yeah, Trey brought me some cake and flowers when he got off work! I love him so!

I got to see one of my "besties" at the Walmart so that made me happy! She lives in Alabama now and we don't get to see each other nearly as much as we used to so it was REALLY nice to run into her and get to see her babies!

Ummm, Came home and the kids were home so we cleaned up their rooms... Let me tell you, it is AMAZING how much of a mess a kid can make in a week! After that Trey made dinner (lasagna) then we fed and bathed the kids. We had to make an emergency late night run to the bank and Walmart and then it was bed time. I did squeeze in a few episodes of Private Practice... I never knew there was a Grey's spin off so I'm enjoying that show.

And that's it. That was my day!

(for some reason this post again hung itself in draft mode instead of publishing)

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Workout: Day 3

9/11/2016 07:38:00 PM

Yesterday was rest day and boy did I need it... My legs were on fire!


Today I just did arms because I REALLY do not feel good!

Today I ate:
A small piece of lasagna for dinner and a coke
Tator tots with cheese and ketchup
(I am sick and cant really stomach anything)

This is the arm exercise I am doing, I am using 5 lbs on each arm:


(for some reason this post again hung itself in draft mode instead of publishing)

Birthday

Happy Birthday Baby J

9/11/2016 10:29:00 AM

Well, you are not my Baby J anymore. I have a new "Baby J!" But, you will always be my FIRST Baby J!


I know you don't read my blog (well, I don't think you do) BUT, if you ever venture here just know that I am so so so proud of you sweetie! You have morphed into such a lovely young man and I am so proud to be your mama! I love you to the ends of the Earth and I will always be here for you!

I wrote this to my boy on Facebook....

"I can remember thinking to myself 20 years ago (at this exact time almost) what he would be like in 20 years! I remember thinking "OMG, I'll be THAT old?" I remember wondering what he will look like, who he will act like and where life would take him... as I look back over the last 20 years I can't say it is anything like I ever thought it would be but, it is our life and it has molded us to whom we are today! I am proud of him, I am proud of what he's done with his life and where he is going. I miss him, I want to shelter him, love him and be his mommy forever... but I can't. My heart is heavy knowing the days of yesterday are long gone, that white headed little boy is all grown up! When they said to enjoy every minute because time flies I had no idea it would go this fast... I have a grown up now, my first born baby Jacob is 20 today!"

I LOVE YOU JACOB


(for some reason this post again hung itself in draft mode instead of publishing)


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Day 14: Whats in my purse

9/10/2016 09:27:00 AM

This is my purse:



In it I have:

3 wallets (one for debit/credit cards, one for checks and money and then one is a coin purse)
Notebook
EOS lip balm
Body Spray
Various receipts
Boden catalog for this season
Tons of paint chip samples from home depot (we are painting soon)
Medication I take
A rock that Lake gave me
Spare pad (hey, dont lie we all carry them)
Letter from our bank
Extra phone charger
Power bank charger for emergencies
Some brochures from the beach

I'm really simple, I don't carry a lot and half the time I don't even carry that.


(for some reason this post again hung itself in draft mode instead of publishing)


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Day 13: Favorite Quote

9/09/2016 03:22:00 PM

"There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs." Luke 12:2-3

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Workout. Day 2

9/09/2016 03:04:00 PM

So, today I actually felt the burn. I am pretty active but, I don't usually do exercises like I've done for the last two days. It isn't bad but whereas yesterday I just did them without feeling it I sure do today!

Today I did:
35 jumping jacks
15 crunches
5 lunges each side
10 squats
15 second full plank (I had to stop because my leg hurt, bad)

The only thing I ate yesterday was a CFA sandwich and fries and some spaghetti and meatballs for dinner (extremely small portion due to the fact I don't feel very good)... I drank tons of water also!

At first I was thinking that jumping jacks wouldn't do shit but I read up on it and they work a ton of muscle groups at once so that is why I decided to start with them. I totally understand I have to work p to a big long work out and I am completely fine with that!

What I ate today: ChiFilA wrap with avocado lime ranch, fries and a sweet tea. I missed breakfast and I probably won't eat dinner because I feel sickly.
Add to that a small mango pineapple smoothie and 3 chicken tenders from popeyes with red beans and rice.

Birthday

Redo.... And an update? I guess.

9/08/2016 11:53:00 PM

I am so mad about my email ordeal... Google is claiming nothing can be done but they are "trying a few more outlets."I went ahead and made a new blog to replace the main one I lost (the one for my babies) and reconnecting all of my social accounts and tv accounts to another email.... I can't believe I didn't even pay attention to which one I was deleting, I guess I got so wrapped up in hitting the same buttons I didn't even realize what I did! Oh well. Like I said it gave me a chance to change some names, use some new ideas and make a fresh start... If I could figure out how to import an XML file I could import all my post. Oh well, it's done.

Anyways, it's September already! That's hard to believe! Hard to believe my oldest baby moved out almost one year ago to pursue being an adult and now today he messaged me to let me know he's gotten a promotion and will be making more at his job! I am so so proud of him! But yes, in a few short days he will be 20! TWENTY! I still don't feel old enough to have a child that old! It's kind of strange actually.

My 16 year old is back in school and doing AMAZING! She makes me so happy! I MEAN SO HAPPY! I mean, not only is she absolutely beautiful she is doing so well! I'm super proud of these fact that if she stays on the right track she will graduate at the end of this year! I can't imagine feeling as young as I do and having two kids NOT in school and living on the "adult world!"

My 15 year old "baby boy" just got his learners... I can't even! I still look at him and see my baby boy! He too is doing awesome in school so I guess when it comes to my older kids I couldn't ask for better!

I just realized I started doing a "Friday Five" on this blog and never followed through... I will have to get on that and keep up with it!

OH MY GAWD YALL... The new iPhone 7 can be ordered in like 20 minutes! I think I am going to get the 7Plus, I've had the regular 6s for so long and I think I may want a bigger screen... I will probably regret that choice but, I'll just steal my husbands phone if so because he's getting a regular one!
We are going to pass our phones to the twins. I'm not sure I am ready for that because we'll, they are only (almost) TEN! I didn't even have a house phone in my room at that age and I'm about to hand my kids a cell phone... Times they are a changing people.

Soccer. That's what Maddox has finally settled on. We tried and put thought into every other sport you could imagine but Soccer won out. I think I'm going to start teaching him the fundamentals of the game so he can jump right in and play, I'm excited and I know he is too!

Anyways, I think that's about it for me for now... I'm missing my husband right about now and I'm bored so I guess I'm going to go watch some 📺! Until next time!

OMG....

9/08/2016 05:41:00 PM

I somehow have deleted my email address!
Google is working with me to get it back and I hope they can! With it it took 3 blogs, countless emails from my doctor, my Google + page, my YouTube and access to so many accounts I had linked to that email that I no longer remember the PW to!
I didn't use the account daily and a few days ago (maybe longer) I went through and deleted all my old unused emails... I make a lot for Hulu and netflix and I guess I accidentally got that one not even realizing! I was only a guest author on this account because I had created it under another!

I HOPE Google can help me!

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Day 12: If I won the lottery...

9/08/2016 12:01:00 PM

Well, I already know for a fact I'd continue living normally. 😉😛

I'd buy some new cars (nothing extravagant), pay off some bills, put away for my children's college days, eat out a lot, go on lots of vacations and get some (more) tattoos! 😉😉😉😉😉


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Workout.

9/08/2016 10:42:00 AM

Today I officially started my daily workout plan. I don't need anything huge so I'm just following one I found on Pinterest along with planks, lunges and arm workouts. I'm not so much trying to lose weight as I want to tone, tighten and feel better!
This won't be some huge follow along thing but I will update! When I get to my goal (not only weight but everything else) I will share photos. I can't wait to actually see my before and after a!

Today I did:

20 jumping jacks
10 crunches
30 second full plank
5 lunges each side
10 squats
60 right arm circles

Can't wait to see where this takes me! Wish me luck! ❤️

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Day 11: Most proud moment

9/07/2016 10:37:00 PM

I have a lot of these throughout life but now as I get older if asked this my answer is watching my children become who they are.

There is nothing more satisfying than to see your child grow into their own person and start to make their own choices. With a man child that is about to turn 20 it is unique to watch him morph into an adult... Even though at times he thinks he still needs his mommy because he cant do it alone it is a proud moment to know that he can (and does).

I love my babies so much! I love to watch them grow (I think I've mentioned that before)! lol

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Day 10: My first celebrity crush

9/06/2016 03:00:00 PM


NO LIE, I was totally in love with Davy from the Monkees!


I would literally sit and watch that show for hours and then listen to their songs! I also got to go see them in concert when I was a kid and I remember being super sad when it was over and done with!





Now, my kids watch the show too and they like it... None of them share my love for Mr. Jones though!

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Day 9: Piercings and tattoos

9/05/2016 05:00:00 AM

I have A LOT of tattoos. One day I will update this post with some of them but for now we will just go with the fact that I have A LOT!
I am working on completing my right arm for a full sleeve and then Im going to start on my left leg!

I only have my ears pierced (now).

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Day 7: 10 Favorite Foods

9/03/2016 09:36:00 PM

So. I guess I will do my 10 favorite eating out foods then my 10 favorite eat at home foods.

Eating Out Top 10

1. Grindhouse Burgers - They have the absolute best burger in Atlanta hands down
2. Zinburger - Again, a good cheeseburger with a nice wine selection
3. The Vortex - Awesome sandwiches of any kind really
4. The Cheesecake Factory - I like this place because they have a good variety of food
5.  Nori Nori - Best japanese anywhere, hands down
6. Popeyes - Can't beat the $5 box and I do love some spicy chicken
7. Moes - I love the nachos they make
8. Subway - My favorite place for a sub sandwich
9. Starbucks cakes - I mean have you had their pumpkin loaf thingy
10. Any salad bar! I love them!

At Home Top 10

1. Pretzel Bagels
2. Cottage cheese
3. Noosa Yogurt
4. Omelettes
5. I'm from the South so we love a good casserole
6. Any type of potatoe
7. Lasagna
8. Homemade pizza
9. French onion pot roast
10. Taco soup


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Day 5: My guilty pleasure

9/01/2016 03:18:00 PM

REALITY TRASH TV! OMG, I cant get enough of it!

I really do love any type of reality show and I don't know why, I always have. Not even one specific type, I like everything from survivor to the bad girls club! I guess (even though some of them are) I like real life over scripted!

One of my favorite programs in the MTV Challenge!

Birthday

Happy early BIRTHDAY to me!

9/01/2016 03:17:00 PM


This morning, after a hectic last two days Trey tells me "I got you something dont go anywhere yet." So I wonder to myself what could possibly be that important he cant just give it to me later on in the day?!?!

Then he hands me this...



He knows the perfect way right into my heart! This thing is awesome not only because its old and I like ok LOVE old cameras but because this particular model was the first camera Annie Leibovitz ever used! I mean how cool is that? One of the most world famous photographers started on this very camera and now I HAVE ONE to add to my collection!

That is all, I just wanted to share this awesomeness with the world!





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