Wednesday, August 31, 2011

9th Work-out Wednesday

Here are my stats:
Height: 5'4
Beginning Measurements
  • Around the Belly: 39 in. (47 in. 38 weeks pregnant with my daughter- I was only 45 in. with my son, but I weighed almost 10 lbs. more)
  • Waist: 38in.
  • Around my bottom: 40.25 in.
  • Upper Arm: 12.25 in.
  • Inner Thigh: 23.5 in
Goal: flatter tummy - 34 in. around my belly (so I don't look pregnant still when I wear my pre-pregnancy shirts), 140 by September 1st. OR to fit into my 7-9 jeans comfortably.

Ideally would love to be 120-125 again and 30-32 in again.


Pre-pregnancy: 131 lbs. Gained 36 lbs. when pregnant:  167 lbs.
Beginning weight: 147 lbs.

Today's Weight: 141.4 so I gained 0.4 lbs. since last week- I had a feeling I might with birthday cake from my husband's birthday!

Today's Measurements:
  • Around the Belly: 37.5 in. - I lost 1/2 inch
  • Waist: 37 in. - lost 1/2 in.
  • Around my bottom: 38.25 in. - lost an inch - not sure if I want to lose their or not....I used to have a fuller bottom before my first pregnancy, but not it's flat - Today my husband said oh no, not your bottom
  • Upper Arm: 11.75 in. - lost 1/2 in.
  • Inner Thigh: 22.25 in - lost 1/4 in.
Making some progress with measurements at least. I did do some swimming on Saturday which was fun. Mostly I've been a slacker though because I'm prepping up to potty train my son - getting the house all clean especially getting all the laundry done. I start Sunday after church! I'm terrified!

This week's goal is to try out the Zumba DVD I borrowed from the library. I'm a little scared I won't be able to finish it!



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Friday, August 26, 2011

61st Fashionable Fridays

Here's what I wore 2 Sundays ago...maybe not the best choice - I look fat.



Here's me in a Mommy outfit.....

Pointing my finger at my son for making a mess....



Here I am after a Mary Kay party. We did skin care and learned some little tricks. I love eyebrow gel! It makes my eyebrows look amazing and really frames my eyes. Plus I love Mary Kay's new foundation, seems much lighter. (my opinions)


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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

8th Work-out Wednesday

Here are my stats:
Height: 5'4
Beginning Measurements
  • Around the Belly: 39 in. (47 in. 38 weeks pregnant with my daughter- I was only 45 in. with my son, but I weighed almost 10 lbs. more)
  • Waist: 38in.
  • Around my bottom: 40.25 in.
  • Upper Arm: 12.25 in.
  • Inner Thigh: 23.5 in
Goal: flatter tummy - 34 in. around my belly (so I don't look pregnant still when I wear my pre-pregnancy shirts), 140 by September 1st. OR to fit into my 7-9 jeans comfortably.

Ideally would love to be 120-125 again and 30-32 in. again.
Pre-pregnancy: 131 lbs. Gained 36 lbs. when pregnant:  167 lbs.
Beginning weight: 147 lbs.

Today's Weight: 141 so a little over 1 pound since last time
Yesterday I weighed 140 because I got sick again, just a major stomach ache (not nausea) in the middle of the night, waking me up so I was careful with what I ate yesterday. I had a little one again last night so I'm not sure what I've been doing/eating to cause it.... I had hot dogs Monday night and I hadn't had them in a long time?? Black beans Sunday night with taco salad?
Next week, I'll share my measurements again because it will be the last day of August. Since I'm pretty sure I'll meet my goal of 140, I rewarded myself and bought this shirt from Old Navy using my $10 Old Navy Rewards that I've had for the last 5 months. Since it's out of stock, probably because it only costed $8.97 this is the only picture I could get of the Asymmetrical Ruffled shirt.



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Monday, August 22, 2011

52nd Mommy Mondays

So I've started thinking about potty training especially since money is tight with my husband's hours being cut for the last 2+ months. I cringed when I had to buy another case of diapers! My goal is to do the 3 Day Method during the 1st week in September. I'm starting to read the whole method and taking notes.

My son woke up dry yesterday morning since I didn't give him anything to drink 2 hours before bedtime and checked his diaper as soon as he woke up.

I'm scared though because he doesn't like to pee in the potty. He'll pee in his diaper, underwear or bathtub. I think I might need to incorporate him just going naked because he was holding his legs waiting for me to put his diaper on so he could go. He's been dying to have a toy motorcycle so I'm hoping this can be his motivation to go on the potty. I have to read the rest of the 3 Day Method though and see what they say about my concerns.

Anyone else use the 3 Day Method? My friend used it on her son last month and he's 2 days younger than my son and it worked amazingly with him! It took a little longer than 3 days, but he's fully trained both day and night - pee and poop, though poop took longer. I have big hopes for this to work, but I'm scared!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

7th Work-out Wednesdays

Here are my stats:
Height: 5'4
Beginning Measurements
  • Around the Belly: 39 in. (47 in. 38 weeks pregnant with my daughter- I was only 45 in. with my son, but I weighed almost 10 lbs. more)
  • Waist: 38in.
  • Around my bottom: 40.25 in.
  • Upper Arm: 12.25 in.
  • Inner Thigh: 23.5 in
Goal: flatter tummy - 34 in. around my belly (so I don't look pregnant still when I wear my pre-pregnancy shirts), 140 by September 1st. OR to fit into my 7-9 jeans comfortably.

Ideally would love to be 120-125 again and 30-32 in again.
Pre-pregnancy: 131 lbs. Gained 36 lbs. when pregnant:  167 lbs.
Beginning weight: 147 lbs.

Today's Weight: 142.2 so a little over 2 pounds since last time

I might just make my 140 goal by September 1st though my husband's birthday is on the 29th so I better not stuff my face then =D. Breastfeeding and not eating so much junk seems to be helping the most! Last night I walked almost 3 miles pushing my kids in the stroller. We did this to walk with my husband after he got home from work since our car was in the shop. We met him more than a little half way and we walked home as a family which was nice. I got a cramp in the middle of it though since I haven't walked that far in a long time.

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Friday, August 12, 2011

60th Fashionable Fridays

A couple week's ago I played around on Cover Girl's virtual makeover. It was pretty cool and helps you pick out what make-up to buy. I mostly played around for the hair. I'm going crazy with my hair or should I say rat's nest. Having 2 kids has been hard for me to find time to do my hair plus it's been so hot! I have so much thick long hair that I might do something drastic. My husband likes it long though, but would he prefer long hair and not done or short hair and done???? I should ask him that too.

Anyway here are cuts that I thought were fun or cool. Vote on your favorite. I'll number them for you. OR there are styles: I should keep my hair long and try to style it like the styles below.

I'll be 27 in a couple months and I want something where I look my age and like a mom. If you really want to help, send me links of styles/cuts that might look good on me.
I have Asian thick hair that's naturally wavy.....


CUTS

CUT #1 - LAYERS



CUT #2 - SHORT AND A-LINE


CUT #3 - SHORT AND SPUNKY


CUT #4 - SHORT AND LONG BANGS
maybe I could just do those bangs?



CUT #5 - MEDIUM LENGTH, STYLED WAVY



STYLES - THE STYLE WITH THE MOST VOTES, I'LL TRY TO DO AND TAKE PICTURE FOR NEXT WEEK'S FASHIONABLE FRIDAY.

STYLE #1 - LOVE, MY FAVE
but I'm not very good at styling my hair - any tips on how to pull this off?


STYLE #2 - HAIRSPRAY UP-DO =D



STYLE #3 - PULLED BACK SOME



STYLE #4 - SIMPLE, PULLED BACK



STYLE #5 - SLEEK AND STRAIGHT, PULLED TO THE SIDE



STYLE #6 - SLIGHT WAVES, LONG BANGS AND A BRAID




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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

6th Work-out Wednesday

Well I didn't work-out. My son got the stomach flu from Wednesday night until Saturday. Then I got it Sunday night until last night. I feel pretty close to better today.

Unfortunately the stomach flu didn't even really help me lose any weight....must have been eating too many cookies again before I got it.

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Friday, August 5, 2011

59th Fashionable Fridays

Paint that Nail!

What you need:
~four shades of purple or a dark & light purple and white then you can just mix shades 
~a detail brush/small paint brush (you can cut a regular paint brush as well)
~glitter- optional 
dont forget you can use whatever colors you want to!

Onto the nails!!
Paint all your nails the lightest color of the bunch.



Sponge your nails the second to lightest color about 3/4 of the way down and if you go down to far dont worry about it we can go back in and fix it later!


Now sponge your third color about 1/3 of the way down just so that the second to lightest color is peeking through.


Sponge the darkest color just at the tips. If you feel like you went a little far down to the bottom of your nail take the lightest color and sponge that from the bottom going up a little bit. Then thats it with the sponge!


If you want you can add glitter I like to because it helps the fading fade better I think. 
You can stop there and you have really cute nails or continue and add a flower!


To do the flower all you have to do is start at the top make a circle (try to mine never come out exactly like a circle no flowers are the same!) then just point it off (the point doesnt have to be perfect the middle is going to cover it) do that in a circle rotating where the point is.



Add a couple dots in the middle or just add a big dot like I did on the other fingers with the smaller flowers. I also put the second to lightest color on the flower just coming out of the middle. You could just make one flower on your ring finger or thumb. 


What I used:
~Revlon- lily (lightest)
~OPI- planks a lot (second to lightest) 
~Orly- charged up mixed with white (third lightest)
~Orly- charged up mixed up a little bit of Rimmel London lasting finish pro- purple rain (darkest)
~Ruby Kisses HD- HDP18 (white)
~NYC long wearing nail enamel- stary silver glitter
~Detail brush: Loew-Cornel 5/0 American Painter 4650 Spotter (can be fond at Micheals and probably online)  

Thanks for reading and just have fun with it!!(:

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What a cool technique! Thanks for sharing!




Wednesday, August 3, 2011

5th Work-out Wednesdays

Here are my stats:
Height: 5'4
Beginning Measurements
  • Around the Belly: 39 in. (47 in. 38 weeks pregnant with my daughter- I was only 45 in. with my son, but I weighed almost 10 lbs. more)
  • Waist: 38in.
  • Around my bottom: 40.25 in.
  • Upper Arm: 12.25 in.
  • Inner Thigh: 23.5 in
Goal: flatter tummy - 34 in. around my belly (so I don't look pregnant still when I wear my pre-pregnancy shirts), 140 by September 1st. OR to fit into my 7-9 jeans comfortably.

 
Ideally would love to be 120-125 again and 30-32 in again.

 

 
Pre-pregnancy: 131 lbs. Gained 36 lbs. when pregnant:  167 lbs.
Beginning weight: 147 lbs.

 
Today's Weight: 144.5 so 1.5 pounds since last time, some progress
Today's Measurements: Since it's been a while, I figured I should see...
  • Around the Belly: 38 in. - I lost an inch!
  • Waist: 37.5 in. - lost 1/2 in.
  • Around my bottom: 39.25 in. - lost an inch - not sure if I want to lose their or not....I used to have a fuller bottom before my first pregnancy, but not it's flat
  • Upper Arm: 12.25 in. - same
  • Inner Thigh: 22.5 in - lost an inch!

 
Seeing that I've lost an inch in a lot of places makes me pleasantly surprised and very happy! If you saw my Mommy Mondays post from this week, I'm trying not to be so harsh on myself about my body. It was all for me beautiful babies, and I would do it all over again.
 
I didn't accomplish my goal to try this exercise plan (I was super stressed trying to get a bunch of things done again). The next goal is to start this exercise plan that I found through Pinterest. If you'd like the other levels to this plan, check out January from the original source. I would love if you tried this exercise plan with me! I made it my desktop to help me to remember to do it!

 

 
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Express Jeans

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Express for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I've been desperate for some new women's jeans. Express jeans have them all.

From boot cut to flare jeans and even the ever so popular jean leggings, Express has the denim essentials you need! For a limited time, enter for a chance to win free jeans! Express will be giving away 50 free pairs that you could possibly be rockin’ on the sidewalk! 

Go enter the Express giveaway on Facebook! I'm hoping to get lucky since I don't have the money to go shopping! But I've definitely been looking a lot.

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These jean leggings look like a great alternative to skinny jeans. I've been having trouble finding skinny jeans that fit....I guess my calves are too fat. I bet these ones would fit better.

EXTREME STRETCH STELLA JEAN LEGGING at Express

 

 

I love these flare jeans in this color. I used to have a pair from Express, but now I'm too big for them. Lots of my friends would comment and rave about the light jean color. I think this color is a great day look.

REROCK FLARE LEG JEAN - LIGHT WASH at Express
 
 
 
New Trend - colored jeans!
When I first heard this trend, I wasn't so sure about it. Looking at their options though I really think I would try them out. I think the red pair would be really fun!

Monday, August 1, 2011

51st Mommy Mondays

This I found this through Pinterest, and it brought tears to my eyes!


Here are past photos of my pregnancies and the stretch marks I had....


1st pregnancy



2nd Pregnancy

battle scar from scraping my tummy across the corner of the dishwasher!

only 36 weeks - you'd think I was 40+


I look back at these photos with new light and perspective. It brings tears to my eyes again. It will help me not be so hard on myself while trying to lose this baby weight. I endured (especially with the 2nd one) and brought life into this world.


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