Feeling: Accomplished!

I threw out the chocolate syrup in the fridge that’s been taunting me for the last few weeks, and I made myself a huge jug of unsweetened peach iced tea to sub out for water when I need a “sweet” fix.

I also finally discovered the wonder that is Lu La Roe leggings and NEED ALL OF THEM IN EVERY COLOR RIGHT NOW! haha

I swear, I could live in these. And for those of you who say leggings are not pants (and yes, I see your point, because I do look kind of weird right now), I reply with this…

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I also deactivated my Facebook and messanger, and asked for no more notifications on anything. I unsubscribed from about 15 junk mailers (I’m looking at you, Zazzle) and cleaned out all of my inboxes.

I’ve decided life is too short to hate everyone over politics, so I’ve asked my husband to start job searching in England. They have some pretty kick ass soccer teams on the eastern side of the globe and who doesn’t love a “cuppa” now and then? I could definitely buy into the 24/7 tea drinker lifestyle! Plus, Harry Potter lives there and that would be amazing.

And even MORE great news!

My mother (the most wonderful woman on the planet … even if she doesn’t know that Mexico is one of our largest trade partners…) ordered me a pair of new running shoes! They are awesome, check ’em out!



I don’t run, or even exercise really, but I could now! Look at those babies! They are the Brooks Glycerin 14. I had to size up ridiculously for them (I usually wear a 7.5W in normal shoes, and the sneaks were a 9W) but these are amazing. So plushy it’s like you’re walking on supportive clouds.

Writing has also been going very well. I imagine that writing would be a lot easier if I was allowed to be drunk for it because I wouldn’t care – I’d give myself tons of leeway to make mistakes and just go for it. Typically I’m way too uptight to be carefree and creative. But I’ve been chipping away at a new concept and it’s been really fun. I love the start I’ve got on it, and I’m hopeful that with the right attitude I can make it something worth reading.

Being positive and upbeat is great because it makes YOU feel great, even when you’d rather … not be. So go for it! What’s going well for you on this lovely Monday?


Countdown to Baby

Right now I’m obsessed with the idea of having another baby.

I know, certifiable.

But I’ll tell you one thing… it’s motivation for me to make great choices, since (hopefully soon!) I will be eating for two!

Markypants had an MRI today and it was an emotionally draining day. Add to that, they had Trump’s inauguration playing in the waiting room. Like, don’t you assholes know that having my baby under anesthesia is enough stress, then you have to add that?!

Anyway, I’m celebrating my (hopefully last) non-pregnant month with digiorno, wine, and way too many selfies. I was miserable and I thought … what the hell. Let’s put on some makeup and filter our life so that people think we’re awesome. Rock on.

Reality: this wine is kind of gross, yep, those are blemishes you see on my face, and the first one where I look crazy is probably the most true to life shot. HAH!!

Filter. filter. filter.

I’m blogging tonight for the first time in a while because, with my upcoming preggo status, I’m going to be needing to get on here and keep myself accountable. I had a really bad pregnancy on my first go-round and — even though the doctors said there’s nothing I could have done to prevent it (which I think they feel like they HAVE to say, because, come on, my baby is 3lbs in effing NICU, I’m a mess… you’d have to be a monster to tell a new mom that) — so, BESIDE that, I am determined that this time I am going to be the absolute perfect pregnant lady. I’m going to take all my prenatal vitamins (started them a week ago, yay fish burps *ugh*) and I am going to eat healthy and get lots of water and basically make my body the best bakery a bun could spend a 9-month cook time in. Soooo that’s the plan. Today is Day 0.5 of Shark Week, so that means I have 2 weeks to get going before we start trying. YAY!

Right now I’m around 211 lbs, maybe a little higher. I’d like to get back into ONEderland before Show Time, so let’s see how well we do! Tomorrow my sis-in-law and MIL are coming to stay, so we’ll do the usual here tomorrow night and Sunday, then Monday we’re in business. This weekend will be spent prepping and cleaning and getting everything ready for DAY 1 OF PREGNANCY DIET. Wish me luck! ❤