Cleaning For The Cleaning Lady

I have always had a cleaning lady. Even growing up. Am I rich? No, not at all...even unemployed I would still have one. I'd eat spam before I got rid of her. My favorite day is the day I come home to a clean house, sheets changed, laundry folded. The amount of happiness that one thing gives me is worth any price. I SUCK at cleaning. I will start to put stuff away, then notice the drawer needs cleaning, dump the drawer, then get distracted and walk away leaving an even bigger mess. My ADD is so bad, I honestly have trouble putting away all the papers the kids bring home during the week.  I also don't deal with getting dirty...I have 3 boys in the house, toilets are gross. I don't get why … [Read more...]

My Hair Is My Shield

If anyone ever asked what my favorite feature is about myself, I would have to say it's my hair. Until yesterday, I had VERY long hair for a mom, very similar to the photo above. Almost waist length. It is my shield. I hide behind my hair, hoping people notice my hair first instead of my weight. I never wear it up, NEVER- unless I'm working out (haha, rarely) or sleeping. I also felt that without all that hair, my head would be too small for my body. But it was getting to the point that my hair was actually drawing the eye downward to my belly and hips....a place I certainly don't want eyes! And it was getting too flat on top because of all the weight, effectively making the small head … [Read more...]

New Year’s Resolution Failure

I have a big weekend away that I can't wait for next weekend. I am meeting my idols--14 amazing authors, and 80 other women, many who are fans of my other blog, Ana's Attic Book Blog. I really wanted to look my best. Especially after I just came back from an all inclusive gorge-my-faceathon vacation over New Year's. If I REALLY wanted to, I could have easily lost 20 pounds in the 5 weeks by going on the Smart for Life Cookie diet. It is the one diet that always works for me, because, well, I like cookies! These are pretty good too. I went, paid my money, did the Doctor visit. Then that same day, I strangely lost hearing in one of my ears. (Totally unrelated). The ear doctor put me on large … [Read more...]

Horizontal Stripes. Yay or Nay?

I was going through my mail today and came across the newest Lane Bryant catalog. I shop there a lot, even though I have some trouble fitting into their clothes correctly (my boobs are too small, but the rest of me fits fine). More than 50% of the catalog had horizontal stripes. I don't know about you, but I was brought up thinking horizontal stripes are a major no-no for anyone with a few pounds to lose. But this summer, I figured, since they are all the rage, I will buy some. I bought a pretty striped shirt, then I saw a photo of myself in it. Granted, I hate most photos of myself, but this one was worse. WAY WORSE. I never wore the shirt again. Obviously people are buying these … [Read more...]

Cheese….

This is half of my problem....   If it doesn't come with cheese on it, I add it. Guess who doesn't get cheese on his burger? My skinny-ass husband. … [Read more...]

How Was I Supposed to Resist This?

I was treated for dinner tonight and she insisted on dessert. Yes...I'm trying to lose weight, can you tell?   I took home half of the Reese's pie, and I had a salad for dinner and lunch. Does that count? … [Read more...]

Hangin’ at the BK Lounge

I'm never out in the morning. I tend to be up till around 2:30 am get up at 6:30 with the kids, then sleep from 8:30-11. This morning I had a doctors appointment at 9:30. I passed a Burger King. I haven't had a Burger King breakfast in years. What did I get? Not just the Croissan'wich, but the cheesy tots as well. I came to my senses a bit and threw out a few tots and most of the top bun of the Croissan'wich, but still...Subway, Dunkin Donuts, even McDonalds has better breakfast choices. When I went through the drive through, I was hoping for an egg white sandwich, I thought they had a new, healthier menu. When they didn't, did I drive away? Nope! Stuffed my face with bacon egg and … [Read more...]