Failure Leads to Success

So, I failed.  It happens.  I was talking to my mom the other day and she reminded me that failure is not truly “failing.”  It is a cornerstone to greatness.  It is another chance to do it again and this time, do it differently. As many of you know, I am a teacher.  I have […]

I Failed

I Have Failed… I have gained weight. I have gained most of my weight back that I lost.  It’s embarrassing.  I don’t like to fail. I have successfully lost over 100 pounds and then gained back almost 75 of them.  Yes, I had a baby.  Yes, I had two major life stressors within the last […]

Slippery Slope

This weight loss thing is a slippery slope.  Have you ever tried to climb up a hill with ice or snow or wet grass?  You get going, very carefully and very methodically and then as soon as you ever so slightly go off balance, WHOOSH!  Down the hill you go. That’s how my weight loss […]

2017 Goals

I told you this year is all about Balance.  One thing I didn’t tell you is this year is all about simplifying my life too!  I think when you need balance, the simpler and more organized your life is, the easier it will be to maintain balance. Delaney’s room is my favorite room in the […]

2017 – The Year of Balance

bal·ance noun 1.  an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady. 2.  a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions. verb 1.  keep or put (something) in a steady position so that it does not fall. 2.  offset or compare the value of (one […]

Goodbye 2016!

Happy New Year!  I am having a killer New Year’s Eve watching my baby sleep on the monitor and FINALLY writing a blog post!  I hope your evening is a little more exciting than mine (but secretly, there is nowhere else I would rather be)!!! Let’s talk about 2016 for a minute. It rocked!  Seriously, […]

August 2016 Update

Wow!  How did that happen?  August is gone?  Seriously, August was the LONGEST month I think I have ever lived!  SO much happened in August and I can’t believe it is finally over! I started back to school in August…with kids.  I actually started back to work in the end of July.  Crazy, right?  Us […]

You’re Just {Fill in your name here}

Ok so I have been battling some VERY negative talk lately.  Not from others but from myself.  You see, I have gained quite a bit of weight since having Delaney.  My last doctor’s visit I was right around 249 and then after I delivered her, I went down to 225ish.  I joked and said the […]

Six Months…

Happy July 1st!  I can’t believe I only have three more weeks of summer before I have to go back to work.  I am so loving this summer with this baby: We have gotten into a pretty good routine of sleeping until 8:00, then breakfast, a nap, lunch, a nap, dinner, bath, bottle and bed. […]

Tired, Happy, and Home

I’m back from vacation!  We had a wonderful week in Hilton Head.  I did not stay on the 21DayFix plan while I was gone.  I did try to watch what I ate.  Some days I did better than others but that is life!  Here are a few pics of Delaney’s first trip to the beach! […]