Wednesday, June 5, 2013

It Works! ~ Or Does It??

Sooooo we all have a trouble area, right? Mine is my tummy, my thighs, my calves, my arm fat, yada yada yada... When mama gains weight, I gain it all over... Nice and even like. Which I actually don't mind, I find that better than having any one body area stick out in particular so people don't find it necessary to stare like I have a third arm or some shit. No really though, I'm happy with my arms, my legs are looking good, not much I can do about my damned calves, so really my only "i cant wear a bikini" issue right now is my stomach. My upper stomach looks fine, but I have a pooch of fat at bottom that makes me look 5 months pregnant. Not fucking cool. People could think "oh look at that cute pregnant girl whose confidence is so high she's wearing a bikini" except when I sit down I get the Beyonce squishy belly. 
So what's a girl to do when she's T-9 days till the beach is here and my stomach isn't where I'd like it to be??? Well a quick fix of course! And my quick fix is the It Works! Body applicator. 

Basically, you wash and dry any area south of your neck, wrap this applicator on and wrap with plastic wrap or something equally as tight and wait 45 minutes. You discard the wrap and rub in the left over lotion. Take before and after photos and measurements and take a photo 72 hours later. Oh and drink a crap ton of water too.

So I did this last night:
Before waist 36 3/4"
After waist 35 1/2"

I took two other measurements, one right under my chest and one lower on my tummy, but the differences were so little I don't remember them. 

Here's the cold, hard, photos

I don't see a damn bit of difference, you!?

Monday, June 3, 2013

AdvoCare 10 Day Cleanse

Hello again to all my friends, I'm glad you came to play. That fucking dinosaur's song is stuck in my head, but here's what I'd like to say :)

My Florida trip to Destin is in 12 days and is going to look something like this
And also a little like this

(all these photos are courtesy of Google, isn't this a law or something?)
While my boys do a little of this

But unfortunately, my scale this morning said this

So today I will be starting this
This is the second time I've done the cleanse. There really is nothing to it, you drink a fiber drink in the AM, and pop a few pills throughout the day, eat healthy, workout, and wam bam, you lose some weight (or not). Last time I lost 5 lbs and I'm hoping for the same results this time.
The first time I did the cleanse, I had the citrus fiber drink and let me tell you, it tasted like busted ass. I was worried the Peaches n Crème would be the same, but hot damn, it was actually good! It tastes identical to peaches n crème oatmeal. It was like I was drinking some damned oatmeal! Umm... why do they even offer the shit one, when you can get peaches n fricken crème??
I'm going to bust my butt at the gym, do the cleanse and well see how I look after 12 days. In all so far I've already lost 24lbs. I'm okay with how I look in a two piece. It is what it is. As long as I don't look worse than I do now, its a win! This is my family's first family vacation and its to the beach, so I'd like to be able to look back on photos and not cringe :/
Anybody ever been to Destin? What did you do there? We are planning to go the beach obviously, our condo is right on it. We are going to let the boys deep sea fish while we go to the spa. We want to see a swamp tour, and we are also celebrating two birthday, father's day, and my husbands graduation :) Lucky for us we'll be there for 6 days!


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Pretty Muddy

Ran/walked our first 5K today... The Pretty Muddy all women's mud run at Skyline Ranch in Dallas.

Sarah and I

I got to meet SkinnyMeg & Mama Laughlin, who are really Megan and Brandi, they were really sweet. I signed up for this in the first place because of Megan posting about it on her blog. They were both really nice, down to earth and just seemed like good girlfriends! For none of us really knowing each other, they made us feel like a team. Even though I'm sure they could have run faster, they kept pace with all of us and waited for the whole team to catch up before crossing the finish line. We had about five minutes waiting for some of the group and Megan got us doing drills, burpees, and squats :) 

The course was okay. It definitely didn't feel like 3.1 miles. The obstacles weren't hard, but the terrain was crap! Very uneven, lots of rocks and hills. I'm surprised I didn't sprain my ankle! 

It was cloudy all morning and wouldn't you fucking know it, right as our wave started the clouds disappeared and the sun came out. After drinking last night and only two hours of sleep, the sun was making me feel sick. Right when I wanted to throw up or pass out, a glorious stream became the route we had to take and I laid down in that mother fucker. It felt so good and cooled me off, just what I needed! 

I liked the obstacles, the 5K was a piece of cake, but I don't see anymore mud runs in my future.  The mud didn't add anything to the run for me, except dirtiness. Nothing like rubbing sweat out if your eyes with a handful of mud! 

All cleaned up and ready to go home 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Remember That Time ~ Link Up


 Because doing link ups is easier than writing my own post, and I'm home sick today with a sinus infection. fun stuff!

 Here we go:

Remember that one time, my brother lent me his plasma screen TV. I was watching my nephew and my two boys and they came to me and said that the TV wasn't working, that someone had thrown something at it. (Plasma TV's are very delicate and cannot be hit with anything otherwise the plasma leaks out and the TV is broke). I didn't know who did it. My dad then went out and bought us a beautiful 3D plasma TV, 55'', all the bells and whistles, the $100 HD cord, the 3D DVD player, the $100 glasses x4, you name it. Plus a 5yr warranty. No less than 5 months later, Austin comes to me and says Abram threw a battery at the TV
(in his defense, he said he was throwing it at a bad guy on the TV). Mother Fucker. So we replaced it with the same one. And guess what? That was in January and the TV is still sitting in its box in the corner of the living room until someone matures a bit more and learns not to throw things at TVs.
Yes, he is adorable. But don't turn your back on him... he kills. Mostly TVs though. Your children are still safe.
Remember that one time, My husband said he was going to get a bird dog. You know a lab that will go retrieve the ducks he shoots while hunting. His friends' wife helps with a local shelter and had a black "lab" and wanted to know if we wanted him. I specifically remember my response being "Do we have to take him if we don't want him?". I HATE DOGS. But we got there and it was a cute big puppy and we just kinda took him home no questions asked. I don't think I'm the only woman who thinks puppies are cute, okay. Who wouldn't want to take a puppy home? So remember we took the dog hunting? And he's fucking afraid of the water... and the fucking shotgun blasts. So now we have a dog who serves no purpose. And remember how I HATE DOGS?? My husband wanted to call the dog Twitty. Umm Fuck No, am I calling anything "Twitty". How about Conway? Cool. Who walks the dog? Who feeds the dog? Who lets the dog out? (Woof Woof) I FUCKING DO!!!! Why the fuck do we have a dog I hate but have to take care of anyways?? Moving on...
And guess what?? He's not even a fucking lab! HA

Remember the time, I was busy in the backyard  and Adam answered the front door to someone selling Home Security Systems. He brought him to me and told me to tell the guy about the system we already have, while he was nonchalantly winking at me because we didn't have a damn system my neighbor just gave me a sign to put in my yard. So here I look like an idiot "no I don't know where the current panel is" "no I don't know how much i pay" "No I haven't seen any cameras or door sensors" "Oh we don't currently have a system? Okay then" I could of fucking told you that had my husband not lied to you then brought you inside anyways. So we signed up for the fricken system. It's not the worst $54 I spend a month.

Remember the few times, I was trying to get used to this alarm system and would forget to set the motion sensor AND forget to put the dog in his kennel on the same fucking day? Yeah I wish I could forget too. I remember how the damn dog scratched the shit out of my brand new wooden table and clawed the crap out of my $1,000 leather couch, and chewed up a brand new Thirty One bag my mom had just bought Austin, and chewed holes in the pillows of the other couch, and chewed the edges of my wooden stairs. I also remember setting the motion alarm but FORGETTING to put the dog away so that when he sets the motion alarm off, the police come. Do that 3 times and watch your ass get fined $50. no joke.

Remember that one time, my husband said "Let's get a tortoise" and I said "Shit, why not get two?" Why Karyn, Why?? Who takes care of these bastards? That's right. I do. But I DON'T change their bedding. No sirree. Adam does that :) 
Oogway (from some Disney movie, Kung Fu Panda maybe?) and Sasha (a Russian whore, these tortoises are Russian)

Remember that one time, my kids found a dead squirrel and I let them play with it?

I kid.I kid.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Squat Challenge ~ Skinny Meg Link Up

This is what I will be doing this month. Why? Because I have hundreds of dollars worth of Vickis bikinis that I've never worn, a Destin FL beach vacation in 44 days, and I want my ass to look like that. Granted she probably didn't get that ass from squats. I was gifted with an ass and no boobies, so I gotta make due with what I got. Plus my husband is an ass man : )
On top of the squat challenge, I'm "training" for the Pretty Muddy 5K. I say training because I have never ran a race before. So lately I've been running 5K's as my cardio. When I do it on the treadmill, I can run between 5.6-5.8 mph and bust it out in about 36 minutes. But when I take it to the streets, I'm barely "running" at 5mph. WTF is up with that?
When I go to the gym, I'll do the cardio and then I use an app on my iPhone called "Body Fate" for the weights portion. You type in what equipment you have available and how long you want to work out. It gives you moves back to back (allows you to take breaks and skip a few moves) I like this because it takes the guess work out of figuring out what to do.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Celebrate Your True Beauty ~ Link Up

Linking up with some ladies today
 because its easier than writing a post I've had in my head for days but am too lazy to finish 
I'm seriously horrible at this blogging business.
Three things about myself I think are beautiful or awesome 

  1. My hair ~ WHEN I actually blow dry it and curl the ends. It really is beautiful. Long, thick, shiny, healthy hair. That's probably the thing I get complimented on the most.
  2. I'm a pretty damned good wife ~ If I was a man, I'd wife me :)
  3. If I had to be completely honest ~ I think I am beautiful. I am not saying I have a great body. But when I put on make-up and do my hair, and look in the mirror. I pretty fucking please with what I see.
That being said. I am not photogenic... like at all. EVER. I don't do selfies (except for transformation purposes) and since I am the photo taker in my family there are not that many photos of me. Though lately, as my kids are growing, I have been taking more selfies of me with one or both of my kids. I want to be able to look back and have pictures of us together. 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Aledo Ride for Heroes

This is what I am doing tomorrow.
My dad started riding bikes about a year ago to lose weight. Once he was down to a normal size, he started to enjoy bike riding, and really getting into the sport of it. Last summer, I rode with him some. I really enjoy riding bikes outside when it is beautiful. In January when I set out to lose weight, I decided to start riding with Dad again, once a week on Saturdays.
Dad eventually graduated from a hybrid road/mountain bike to a really nice (Moots) road bike. Once he had a taste of the road bike, he decided I needed one too, so he bought me a road bike. Once we both had road bikes, he decided we were ready to start training for some long distance bike rides.
He had bigger plans than I did. Ultimately he wanted to ride the last leg a the PBP 900 bike ride in France, in 2015. He also wanted to ride the RAGBRAI, a six day ride across the state of Iowa. We literally were talking about doing this the day before he died. We had decided we'd wait until next year so we could build up to riding 50-80 miles a day. Thanks for fucking that up pops ;)
There were four smaller long distance bike rides we were talking about doing this summer together.
We only registered for the Aledo Ride for Heroes before he died... less than one month before the ride. So naturally I still felt like I had to do the ride. Luckily my brother Jared can ride with me. We are doing the 64 mile ride and praying for beautiful weather, no wind, and a nice tan :) This broke girl can't afford the tanning bed and I don't want to be pasty white in 55 days when I go to Destin, thankyouverymuch!
Dad, Mom & Jared
I went ahead and signed up for the Possum Pedal. My family loves going out to Possum Kingdom lake and I figured we could go camp out, I could do the ride, then we could rent a boat and have some fun on the lake.
I'm still up in the air about whether to sign up for the last two rides. Jared doesn't mind riding, but I know he's hella busy and it doesn't really fit in his schedule. And as much as I enjoy riding, its not the same without my dad there. In fact it's really fucking boring by myself.
Anybody in the DFW area wanna come ride some rides with me??? Its really cheap! 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Finish the Sentence

1. I laughed so hard I cried when... I cry anytime I laugh just a little hard, so there are really too many times to count, or remember for that matter.
2. My high school... was there, but I wasn't. I went for probably a total of 1/2 a year. Otherwise I was at juvenile alternative education camp where we literally ran miles, did push ups, wore gray t-shirts and sweats and ate bologna sandwiches daily. We did get to go home every day though so that was a plus. I skipped most of my sophomore year and then my mom just withdrew me all together. I ended up getting a GED :)
3. It really pisses me off... when I get charged a $35 over the limit fee on my checking account.
4. In ten years... I'll be 37, live in a nicer house, have less debt and more money.
5. If I could erase one thing... I would bring my dad back :)
6. In 1999...  Who remembers that long ago? Maybe the year I got my first cell phone.
7. Honestly... I don't remember that long ago!
8. To me, Sushi... is the! I love it! But damn it doesn't fit my broke girl budget.
9. Someone really needs to invent... nothing comes to mind :(

10. The first time I drank alcohol... I was a teenager, and it was off wine coolers and I had a massive headache the next morning while my brothers and I were helping my mom's boss move... so I slept on the couch in the moving van most of the time.
11. The one question I would ask God is... Why? that would be my question.
12. Lindsay Lohan... probably still has more money than I do. Damn

Welcome Back

I set out on January 1st to lose 43lbs before my family vacation to a Florida beach in June. I was 16lbs down and doing great! I felt good, had a ton of energy, was eating perfect and training for four long distance bike rides during the summer. When I look back now, I'd say my life was pretty perfect.

My dad and I

Then on sunday, March 24th, I got the call that I never really thought would ever come. My brother called me and told me my dad died in his sleep... At 58. "What? You're kidding right? Are you laughing? It really sounds like you're laughing" (mental note: hysterical crying can be mistaken for hysterical laughing)

My dad, who I just saw yesterday. Who I went on a bike ride with yesterday. Who I talked to yesterday, hugged and kissed and just fucking saw yesterday, is dead.
This is the last photo taken of dad, about 10 hours before he died. On our last bike ride together.

Let me just say, this is the first person I've ever lost and it fucking sucks. More than anything else in the world. You will be two people in your lifetime. The person you are before you lose someone, and the person you become after you've lost one of the closest people in your life. At least that's how I see it right now. Dear God, this fucking sucks. Part of me wants to die too.

I was planning on writing a post about my dad's incredible (Read:190lbs lost in 10 months) weight loss, and the old man went and fucking died on me before I could. We had so many plans together and he's fucking dead. It is very surreal to me still. It's been almost a month, and I still don't feel like doing anything, living, being a mom, anything.

 Sadly, it helps a lot not to think about him. When I do think of him, I either want to cry or just end up crying anyways. But thinking of him is all I have left, so I find myself really trying to think of him. Trying to remember situations we were in together and trying to remember exactly what we were saying. Trying to burn those memories into my brain so I can have more of him.

I feel like he's just gone on a business trip or something. I feel like he's going to be coming back soon. Even though I saw him in the casket. Even though I went to the funeral home to braid his hair one last time and I saw him laying there on the cold, metal table. I don't feel like he's really gone.

I saw my dad probably 5-6 times a week. I rode bikes with my dad 3-4 times a week. I went shopping with my dad, the whole family would often go to dinner together. He came to my son's baseball practice and games. He watched Austin anytime he was home sick, or didn't have school. It's not like I lost an old, ill, parent who lived in another state. I lost my daddy. Who was losing weight so he could be here for us longer. My kids lost their papa. I just don't get it. There is a huge piece of me gone, and my life will never be the same.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Cleanse -> Challenge Update

This started as a 10 day cleanse and it's turned into the 24 day challenge.
Today is day 2 or 12 depending on how you look at it. The first 10 days were the "cleanse" portion and the last two days have been the "max phase", which is plagued with sucking down copious amounts of horse pills.
I HATE taking big pills. When I take vitamins, I get the gummy kind. Cause, Hello! It's like I'm eating candy :) So this part of the challenge is unwelcome.
 Each day I take one strip of pills. There are four packets. One for 30 minutes before breakfast, one for 30 minutes before lunch, and two to consume with either lunch or breakfast.
I keep the packet for 30 minutes before breakfast on my nightstand with a bottle of water. Literally my alarm goes off and the first thing I do is take the am pills.
As for the packets you're supposed to take with breakfast or lunch, I take them both at lunch. I want to get that shit out of the way. So far, it hasn't been a problem, no upset stomach or crazy high feelings. Then I take the last packet 30 minutes before lunch, like you're supposed to.
The part I like about this phase is having everything over with by lunch time. I don't have to remember to take pills before bed like during the cleanse.
I ordered a canister of the AdvoCare Spark in mango strawberry, because dammit the last two days I've had an afternoon Spark drink, and I've had the energy to clean my house when I normally would have headed for bed. And when I do go to bed, I feel like I could be doing more.
I also ordered the meal replacement shakes and plan to have those for breakfast in the am. It takes the guess work out of planning me a breakfast meal when I'm trying to get little humans ready for their day.
My AdvoCare distributor said during this phase "the weight melts off". I'm totally looking forward to this! I know it's probably not going to happen by some miracle though which is why I'm taking my ass to the gym, daily. I have a 30 mile bike ride planned for Saturday am and a yoga class on Sunday... I'm keeping it going through the weekend and hopefully the scale will show it on Monday morning since this is what I've seen the last few days...
Hope y'all have a great weekend! I'm headed to the Ft. Worth Stockyards with my fam and some friends !
Peace, Love & Horse Pills

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Don't Forget To Eat Your Brussels Sprouts

And also don't forget that Brussels is ALWAYS capitalized. And it also always has an s on the end and I learned that from spell check thankyouverymuch. Apparently aside from being a veggie, its also a city in Belgium. Fun fact for your day there.
On to the point of the post... Who here likes Brussels sprouts? I had never even had them till earlier this year, I started eating healthy and thought I'd give them a try. I like to roast a lot of my veggies (sweet potatoes, green beans, asparagus, etc.) so when I picked these up I figured I'd roast them.
I Googled a recipe on how long to roast them and how to prep them.
I've always heard that Brussels sprouts are ewww so I went ahead and made up my own recipe and just followed the prepping/cooking directions.
1. Get yourself some good old, strait off the pigs ass, BACON!!! Because dammit kids, bacon makes everything good. Can I get an amen? I use two strips, and cut the strips into pieces. Then fry that shit, but don't burn it, it's still gotta cook in the oven. You can remove the bacon from the pan but DO NOT discard the grease... you're gonna need it to rub all over your sprouts.
2. I don't even wash these puppies. Start by cutting the stem stub off. Layers of leaves may fall off, this is okay. Discard the top layer that falls off and keep the rest.
3. Depending on the size of the sprout, I halve (small ones) or quarter (large ones) them.
4. Spread the sprouts on a pan lined with foil or just sprayed with Pam, your choice. I use peppered bacon, but if I happened to use plain bacon then this is where I'd pepper the shit outta the sprouts. Stir in the bacon, and then add bacon grease. I start with 1 T and mix it all together until sprouts are lightly coated. You are using bacon grease in place of the olive oil you would usually use when roasting veggies.
5. Pop em in the oven at 450 for 20 minutes and stir them half way through. Wa Lah... enjoy. And now try to refrain from making them every night :)
Some of you health nuts might be screaming right now about the bacon, and the bacon fat. The way I see it, this is not the worst thing I can shovel into my pie hole. The saturated fat content of what you will eat is not going to kill you. I eat healthy most of the time, so I'm not trippin over the little bit of bacon here. Like I said I use two slices, and the amount I make feeds four people. That's like half a slice of bacon per person for all the non-mathematicians out there.
If you try this recipe, come back and tell me what you thought. And how did you change it?
Until then,
Peace, Love, & Brussels sprouts!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

AdvoCare 10 Day Cleanse recap

Well, the 10 day cleanse comes to an end today. Let me just say... I heard a lot of crap about this cleanse before hand. "It's so hard", "You're going to feel crappy and be pissed off" etc, etc. I don't know what these people did differently than me, but this cleanse was easy for me. Like recockulously easy. Because so, I've decided to stay on the train and go right along with MamaL & Skinny Meg (and all the others) and continue on to the 24 day challenge.
All you need is the MNS Max 3, which is a whole bunch more supplements and meal replacement shakes. Check out Skinny Meg's blog to get info on how to order or go HERE. This is the sweet lady I get my goods from. I ordered the Max and a canister of mango strawberry Spark.
The Spark is supposed to be a coffee/soda/caffeine replacement. It's an energy drink that promises to sharpen mental focus and produce long-lasting energy with no "high" and no "crash". I haven't really noticed an increase in energy after I drink this, not to say there hasn't been one.  I don't drink coffee, and lately I've rarely been drinking soda. I suppose the only reason I'm sticking with the spark is to put some flavor in my water filled drinking days.
As far as how I feel on day 10 of the cleanse? I feel awesome! I definitely notice I have more energy overall. I've been waking up 15 minutes earlier than usual, and some days I even wake up and clean!!!!! Something I've never done before, since I have two other humans, plus pets, plus me to take care of in the am. I have been biking or hitting up the gym everyday. I even did yoga on my off day on Sunday. This past weekend, I cleaned my house. It needed it bad, but I was actually looking forward to it. LOL Who looks forward to cleaning their house??
I started the cleanse weighing 170.6... I've never been a daily weigher, but I figured since I was doing a cleanse I would weigh myself everyday. A) just to get an idea of what a lying whore the scale is how my weight fluctuates daily anyhow and B) to see how much I would lose in the end. My weight went down, then up, then down then back up... it was really pissing me off and making me look forward to going back to once a week weighing. Ultimately this is what the scale said on Day 10:
AND......... I should have taken a better photo...but you get the gist, right?

It looks like I lost 5lbs even : ) I'll take it! I already eat clean/healthy 95% of the time. So I was doing this cleanse to rid my body of all the junk food/cigarettes/alcohol I used to have and to lose weight. Period. I'll take a five pound weightloss in ten days any week. Watch my fat ass get on the scale tomorrow and it says 167! lol , I wouldn't be surprised.
Starting weight on 1/1/13 181.0 lbs
Weight on 3/13/13 165.6
Weight lost 16 lbs
Goal weight 138 lbs
Lbs to lose till goal 27
Days until my Destin, FL vacay where my ass will be in a bikini come hell or high water 91
I will have updates on how the 24 day challenge goes for me.
Until then happy hump day homies!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I Heart Thirty One

Have you ever heard of Thirty One? I'm kind of addicted... I'll show you my goods but first let me give you some back ground info, yo...

Thirty One is a direct sales company that was started in 2003 in a women's (Cindy Monroe~ she's the owner) Tennessee basement with one sewing machine and one embroidery machine. Today it has grow to over 100,000 consultants and a home office in Ohio on 31acres!

Thirty One is purses, shopping totes, lunch totes, beach totes, wicker baskets, wallets, coin purses, accessories, gifts, stationary, and more. The products are so versatile, as you'll see in a moment when I show you how I use them. The best part is, over 80% of the products can be personalized! Even better, they come out with three new catalogs a year, always introducing new products and patterns!

Every month Thirty One has a monthly special, this is a really good way to get lots of product on the cheap...

Let's take a look at an episode of Thirty One Hoarders some of the products I use in my home...

                              We like to hunt. Ducks, if you couldn't all ready tell. So of course I had to have a camo LUT. I use it when we... take a guess??  I put ammo, beer, food, blankets, etc. in it and take it down to the hunting spot... we take a lot of crap down there and this carries it all for me :) (Large Utility Tote $35 + $7 embroidery) 

I have several of these totes, they are good for EVERYTHING! Seriously, I have one for gardening tools, my coupons, junk in my trunk... It's cray cray. This one is for summertime and I have a picnic thermal that matches it to take to the pool. I'm currently using this to haul all my stuff to work in the am. (Organizing Utility Tote $30 + $7 embroidery)

Hello, you had to know my kids would have a bazillion Thirty One bags... LOL On the left you see Abram's, well Austin has the same exact things with his name on 'em... and on the right you see Austin's and obviously Abram has the same things... I'm telling you addiction is a disease and I'm sick! (Cinch Sak $20 + $7 embroidery, Medium Utility Tote is retired)

Here is the Keep It Caddy holding our DVDS and Wii games, I'm not sure what the one with the animals is called, it's retired... we have two of these. Shocking I know. They hold toys in the playroom.
 The Square Utility Bin is retired as well, but I use mine for video games obviously. I also have one to hold my newspapers & coupons. The two robot SUT's hold the boys' toys and there is another Keep It Caddy in there too... (Keep It Caddy $20)

Hang Up Home Organizer, hangs in my dining room, it keeps the mail and the boy's papers off my teeny tiny kitchen counters. I super heart adore this pattern too!!
The Medium Utility Bins on the right hold my rags (you can barely see it says "Rags" on it, and also hold my bras, and hats on the dryer. (Organizer $45, MUB $25)

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this adorable pattern!!! This is a small lunch tote, neither it nor the pattern are any longer available. If I know my office is providing lunch, I take this to work with a couple snacks in it. I think this was the first Thirty One product I ever bought! Still a fav!

My Wicker Basket (retired) holds my fruits and veggies on the counter.
 The Picnic Thermal Tote on the right can hold 6 bottles of wine, yessiree :) Or 3 2 liters if you're not a drunk like me some people. I have three of these. One of them has Austin's name on it with a baseball Icon and we use it for his baseball games, the other I use to take to the pool.  (Picnic Thermal $35)

Here is the purse I'm currently carrying. Its an Organizing Shoulder Bag, I stuff the Coupon Clutch, Mini Zipper Pouch, Timeless Wallet, and Lil Expressions notepad... and guess what it all fits!! Can I get a woo hoo! (OSB $45, Coupon Clutch $25, Mini Zipper Pouch $12, Wallet $35, Notepad $20)

I earned this Cindy Tote for frizzle... that FREE folks :) Just for doing my job!
Here is yet another one of my Organizing Utility Totes. They are everywhere... I use this one to take to parties and keep my files/orderforms/catalogs nice and neat! (Cindy Tote $70, OUT $30)

Aww... I think this set is so super cute! Which is why I own it, duh! I carry this Retro Metro Tote with matchingadorableIcan'tlivewithoutit Scarf in the fall :)
The Little Carry All Caddy is at work and holds my tissue box... I also order one of these for Austin's teachers. Either for Christmas, their B-Day, or Teacher Appreciation, and I wrap a little hand sanitizer from B&BW to it. Super Cute ! And they love it ( Retro Metro $55, Scarf $10, Little Carry All $12)

Hello?? Doesn't errrbody need a cute wrap for their camera strap?? This wrap comes in an even cuter pattern now, I'm surprised myself that I don't have it already... Maybe because this camera isn't even mine, it's my broski's so I don't think he likes me decking it out in girly 31 wear.
And the Inspiration Case has my favorite Bible verse on it... It just seemed fitting to carry a Bible in, right? (Strap Wrap $10, Inspiration Case $15 when you host a party, otherwise unavailable)

Umm my house is ghetto really small... like I don't even have a master bathroom small. Like two people cannot comfortably fit in the bathroom I have, small. So naturally when your house is so damn small, you would not expect there to be a toilet paper holder installed. Like, who the fuck doesn't think to install one of these when building a house? The peeps who built my house, that's who. No worries, Thirty One has a product for me... sigh of relief :) This Medium basket does this trick! (Basket $35)
I use this on the daily... and I have to be honest, it's not big enough for all the food I take. Luckily, Thirty One just came out with a larger lunch box! Oh snap... mama's gonna have to go buy me one! (Thermal Tote $18)
Another Large Utility Tote, yes. Just be glad I'm not taking a picture of ALL of them! I probably have about five more that aren't pictured. It's sick I know. I use this one to carry clean folded laundry up the stairs. Then it folds up nicely to fit behind my washer when I'm not using it. This way I don't have to have ugly plastic clothes hampers all over the place. Though I don't know who I'm trying to kid... I still have those ugly hampers, but only 2! (LUT $35, Wallet $35)
Wells Ladies and Gents, that be all the photos I will show you as not to freak you out anymore! If you have any questions about Thirty One... give me a shout. I'd be happy to answer them for you.
I will be writing more posts about Thirty One when there are recruiting incentives, monthly specials, outlet sales  etc.
I sell Thirty One as in I am an Independent Senior Consultant for the company, but I don't like to sell Thirty One. I hate talking to strangers about it, it's outside my comfort zone. Really unless you talk to me about it first, I'm probably not going to say anything to you about it. That being said I would never push Thirty One on anybody. If you like it great, if not, oh well. These posts will be purely for you to know what's up with the company.
That pretty much sums up my life

Monday, March 11, 2013

It's Monday, Monday, Monday oh...

Monday's at work, we bust our butts to post 5-8 million in cash without taking a lunch break. But we gotta eat right? So we order in. Mmm... Yummy. Mmm... Not healthy. We choose from a handful or places. Usually Jason's Deli ( who ALWAYS manage to fuck something up, it happens every.single.time) Jimmy Johns, Italian Villa, Taste of Asia, or Chipotle. Otherwise the office has ordered in Olive Garden, pizza, BBQ, or Anemias.

Let me now demonstrate how I eat out, and order/alter something to eat healthy...

Today was Jason's Deli... I order the Wild Salmon-Wich ... this buckaroo has 670 kcalories :( and looks something like this
I had to find this photo on the interwebs... I wouldnt know what this sandwich looks like because I never order it this way.
I take off the gaucamole, tomato, some olive oil spread, oh and the lucious bread they serve it on. By the time I get my order it looks more like this...
It comes with a side of fruit, chips or steamed veggies.

Sometimes I'll add low fat mayo... According to MFP, this revised meal is only 379 kcal :) Win!!!

And now I'm at the gym on the treadmill, so I'm going to leave you with that...