Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Weight Loss Pictures, Images and Photos

Do you diet? Do you think diets work? Yo-yo dieter? Crash diets? Fad diets?

Personally, I do not believe that diets work. I think that making healthy food choices and paying attention to what you eat is what leads to weight loss. Easier said than done. Might be why I have a few pounds to lose. But you will never catch me eating cabbage soup in the hopes of dropping a few pounds quickly.

I recently started paying attention to what I was putting into my body. I figured this was the first step to changing my behavior and making healthier choices. Before I could change, I first needed to figure out what I was doing wrong.

After paying attention for a few days, I realized something. I fed my children such healthy well balanced meals, yet I would eat junk. I would never allow my kids to eat dessert before eating a healthy meal. Yet yesterday I made them yogurt, half a sandwich, carrots and raisin for lunch while I hid in the living room and ate a slice of cake.

I love my kids and want the best for them. Therefore I insure that they have healthy yummy foods for every meal. But I do not do the same for myself.

I think as moms, a lot of us do this. Not just with food but with everything. We bend over backwards to give our kids the best, and then we settle for the scraps. We are so busy taking care of our kids that we forget to take care of ourselves.

What will it take for me (and all moms) to look out for myself anf start taking care of me?

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Father's Day Blog Carnival

In honor of Father's Day -- my Ode to the Fathers in my life...


My father.... I try to describe him and I am at a lost for words. Growing up, I was always asked if he was my grandfather and I would laugh and say -- no, he is my dad. But he wasn't just my dad. He became the dad to my friends as well. My best friend growing up didn't have a father in her life. She lived with her Aunt and Uncle. When she needed help to pay for her cheerleading costs -- my dad was there volunteering to raise money for her. My dad want the best for everyone. To the point of neglecting himself. I cannot wait to see him in a few weeks. I miss him.


My husband, the father of my children.... I knew Paul would be a great father when he was the father he didn't have to be. He loves Madilynn. He always has. She is his daughter, at least in his heart. I remember our first trip to the coast, just Paul, Madilynn and me. He didn't have to love her. He didn't have to care for her. But he did. That was when I realized that I was going to marry him.


Not to mention the fact that Paul didn't pass out or have a heart attack when he found out we were having twins.. That shows a great father too...