Thursday, January 27, 2011


I have a lot of time on my hands to think. And most of you that know me well, know that I have been trying to live a healthy lifestyle for a long time now. Being pregnant hasn't stopped me from continuing to try and progress. Although I have yet to hit my goal weight in any of my diet endeavors, I have come to realize something over the last few months. Diets don't work. Not for me anyway. And probably not for most people. And they may work for a few months, and then gradually we're back where we started. So my thoughts lately have been that the only real thing I can do is to change my lifestyle of how I eat. Which boils down to one thing: CONTROL. Diets have so many restrictions that all have one word in common: CAN'T. You can't eat this or that. Which is why I think mentally diets are so hard for people to stick to. Instead of saying we can't have that, once again, I think we CAN. It just comes down to control. For example; last night I was craving brownies. So I made homemade brownies. I had one square. (Sam had 4 :) This morning while I was preparing Sam's lunch I cut up the rest of the brownies and put them ALL in his lunch. He works with enough guys to get rid of them. My point is that I didn't deny myself, but I didn't gorge myself either, and I got rid of them the next morning before I could tempt myself again. You may be thinking this is the stupidest thing you've ever heard. But really we have to be realistic about the way we "diet". Having control over how we eat will become more of a lifetime change than a 6 month diet. I'm not saying that we can eat french fries and big macs once a week. We have to find that balance. If breads and desserts are your temptation (mine) then cut back. Eat a dessert only once a week.

I know this is all much easier said than done, and like I said this is something I have been thinking about for the past few months. Mainly because I'm pregnant and there isn't anything I can do about my body except have control. I decided if I can get the control thing down now, then when I'm not pregnant it'll be a lot easier.

Thanks for listening to me rant about control! Hope you all have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Women of Today

It seems like a lot of women out there these days are all about creating things. Which is, for some; fulfilling. Most of the women in my life (minus my mother and a select few others) are always making things, or always have this project or that project going on. Its so... silly to me. Call me ridiculously crazy but I'd rather spend my time camping, outdoors, or sweating my butt off on the roads. I don't get this need for women to "make" things. Make them cute, make them simple, make them less expensive, make them on your own. I will admit, there is a need to be clean (anyone that knows me well knows I'm a little clean freak-o!) there is also a need to cook. My kids will probably be the ones running around with their bare butts covered in cow crap and drinking out of horse trough, while I'm out mowing the lawn and walking the cows. Not making crafts.

I feel better now that I have vented about my disapproval of crafts. For all those of you who do cherish craft day... I have nothing against you personally, just your odd need to be... crafty. :)

*Disclaimer: you are probably all thinking, she is just ranting about this because she herself is not a crafty person. Wrong. I am very talented. I just choose not to participate! Once again... Love all you odd nuts out there!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


We've been home almost 3 weeks now since our Christmas vacation and it has been more boring than it was at first. I am finding it hard to stay active and busy! Fatigue has set in and it seems its not ever leaving me. I have continued to run but it gets harder and harder everyday it seems. But I am pushing through it. My next ultrasound is February 9th. I will be 17 weeks along so I am really hoping that they will be able to tell me the sex! We are super excited to find out! And maybe can finally stop arguing about names.(we hope ha ha)

On another note, if anyone can think of ANYTHING for me to do!? Seriously people; send me your pictures I will scrapbook them for you. Send me your kids; I will babysit. SERIOUSLY!