Thursday, March 31, 2011

Peanut Butter Jelly Time

What is the food that your body craves the most the first week of cutting back?

Every single time, without a doubt, I want to nibble PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY sandwiches. Not healthy ones, but ones that have probably 3-4 servings of peanut butter and jelly in between fresh white Wonder bread.

During my most successful weight loss adventure allllllllllllll the way back in 2001, I ate pb&j's all of the time. They were much more controlled and disciplined, and not quite as tasty, but they worked....2 slices of 100% wheat bread with one small scoop of reduced fat pb with 1 small scoop of no sugar strawberry preserves.

Well, I am back and still going strong. First week of being back in control, and being focused on staying this way. It has been WAY to easy to go astray lately, so I am working on a list of goals and reasons WHY I am here.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I believe in this community. More than I believe in myself.  : (

So, that is why I am here. Once again. I am a bit ashamed that I have been MIA for so long, but I have been making bad choices with my life & that is not very "blog postable". Maybe one day here and there, but not day after day of hearing about my screw ups. That is no fun at all.

After keeping up with Pam's blog @ Plump Nonfiction, I found a few more very inspiring people that have me believing that maybe....just maybe I can do this too. I love a small loss...oh_mg! I wish I knew how to add your links, but I am kind of an airhead with this stuff~!

I have been back on a healthy eating plan for 6 days strong, and I am very proud to be here.

Here are a few updated pics of me. They are not my faves, but this is what I look like right now. My profile pic on my blog is me like 40 lbs ago back in 2008 and I love it because I had such a nice time on our trip, and it brings back many wonderful memories. So, I do not want to change that photo, but I do want to be honest about who I am right this moment. It is very easy for me to hide behind a cute pic or two, and I am tired of living that way. This picture was taken at the zoo a week ago:
I am the one on the left, and the girl on the right is my sister Rachel.

Here is me and my husband Brian. Not a fan of my arms, or the big face, but hey, this is me, and I have got to learn to love me regardless.

On a much happier, and lighter note, here are my babies on our Brooks Family staycation during spring break:
We had a blast rediscovering our city- Little Rock!

And a quick bonus pic. I recently got a new camera, and I love it! I have no clue how to actually use it, I just point and click, but sometimes I get surprised by these great pictures.

It feels great to be back- I hope everyone is having a great week! :)