Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Poor Miss Ivy

Poor Little Miss Ivy has not felt good all day. She woke up with a bad cold. I just took her temperature and it was 103! She, however, isn't too sick to boss me around. You can't tell but she has her computer, channel changer, Spunky to chew on, extra pillow,and her favorite book. She just got done asking for juice and she cries loud enough for me to coming running when she messes up her channel on the TV. She is quite the Princess right now in her sick state. I feel bad for her and have tried to give her lots of "lovies". She might be the Princess but she needs to remember that that makes me the QUEEN!.....That was last night and I didn't get to publish my post. Ivy woke up crying around 5:30am so I put her in bed with us. She is really sick. As she was falling asleep, she came over so she could sleep with my arms around her. As we were sleeping, the Princess wouldn't totally fall asleep until she was holding the Queen's hand.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Weight Loss End of Week 3!

Matt and I rocked it this week in weightloss. I lost 2.5 pounds and Matt broke even. It was his birthday week so give him a break....HE DIDN'T GAIN! He also went to the gym today for the first time in a long time. (Since he hurt his back.) He has had 2 cortisone shots and the Dr. hopes it will have done the trick. He had a little pain after he worked out but he is taking it slow. It was fun to have him there. I put my weight loss tracker on the bottom of my blog to chart my process. It says I have a little over 50 pounds to lose. I am warning you though...if I really lose 50 pounds, you might be getting me mixed up with a model on TV! Hee Hee! I'm in the zone....we'll see what happens this week. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

"Mo Chee"

After an hour at the dinner table because "someone" would not swallow her eggs.....after an hour of dicipline...I mean Biblical Correction......that " someone" needed a bath. As she was having so much fun in the tub, I went and got my camera. She kept saying "Chee Mommy" (Her version of cheese.) After I put my camera away, she kept saying "Mo Chee, Mo Chee Mommy ". So I had to take one "mo chee" once she got her jammies on. In less than one hour we went from tears and total frustration to "chee" bliss. Nigh Night!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Yummy Weight Watchers Jalapeno Guacamole

This recipe is not as hot as you think. It was really yummy! Matt loved it. Only 1 point for 1/4 cup! Don't forget to count your chips or veggies!

3 large, ripe avocados, peeled and seeded
3/4 cup chopped tomato (about 1 small)
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
2 large garlic cloves, pressed
1 jalapeno pepper, minced (to lessen heat, don't add seeds)
1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Mash avocado in a large bowl, add tomato and remaining ingredients, stir gently. Serve immediately or press plastic wrap onto surface of guacamole and chill up to an hour before serving. Yields 11 servings.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Matt!

Happy Birthday to the greatest husband and father! When I was 33 our lives changed forever with the birth of Ivy....I am looking forward to what the Lord has for our family in your 33rd year. I don't know of anyone who is more sacrificial, loving and tenderhearted. Your girls love you!!!!! a funny story. Today after church we went to The Cheesecake Factory for lunch for Matt's birthday. I told the waiter that we were going to take some cheesecake to go because it was Matt's birthday. (Yes we are still on a diet...) While we were waiting for the bill, Ivy started to act up so Matt told me to take her outside and walk around while he was waiting for the bill. After we had left and Matt was sitting at the table by himself, they brought out his cheesecake with a candle and started singing "Happy Birthday". He was all alone and felt stupid and so did the people singing. He wanted to kill me for telling them it was his birthday, they apologized and he left. I laughed all the way home.
Week 2 on the diet. Matt and I both lost 2.5 that is 4.5 pounds lost. Cheesecake today, the gym tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Fun Times at Scooter's Jungle

I didn't quite know what I was getting into when some friends invited me to Scooter's Jungle to play. Wow! It was a whole nother workout. Ivy was fearless going down the big slides. If I couldn't find her, I would look up and she would have a big kid ( a stranger) carry her up the slide so she could go down. When I would carry her up, it was a workout! It didn't help when Gabe Woodward would pull on my pant legs as I was climbing up. I finally had him and others (Thanks Staci and Melissa) carry Ivy up. Fat Mommy had had enough! It was so much fun! (Wendy, we are so doing this this summer!) Girls, Thanks for inviting me! Here are some pics.
P.S. My camera stinks!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

End of Week One

Well....I thought that it would help me if I charted my total body makeover progress. And....I lost 2 pounds this week! I hit my stride with working out and I stayed on my diet plan all but one day. I actually lost a little more than 2 pounds because i got sick and was in bed until this morning. I am only counting two unless some creeps back when I start eating normal.

Matt was such a blessing this weekend. He kept Ivy busy while I stayed in bed. I would hear her yell ,"Bye Mom!"everytime he would take her somewhere. I wish I could have had my camera because she went and got her pink dodger baseball cap to wear becuase her dad was wearing his (Matt's wasn't pink). She is a girl who loves her daddy! He needs to go back to work just to rest. He even did my nursery duty at church today! I love him!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Weight Watchers Antipasto Salad

I made this recipe for dinner tonight and it was so good! Here are the stats.....serves 4, serving size 1 1/4 cups,W.W. points value 4.

1(9oz) package fresh light four cheese ravioli (I got it at Ralphs)

1 (14oz) can quartered artichoke hearts, drained and roughly chopped

2 Tbsp chopped drained oil-packed sun dried tomato halves ( I think this made it!)

1/4 cup sliced ripe olives

1/4 cup torn fresh basil leaves ( I just threw in a little basil)

1/2 cup fat free balsamic vinaigrette

1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt, drain.

2. Combine cooked pasta and all other ingredients in a large bowl. Serve immediately.

(I wish I could put a picture of my reciepe like Tracy but I am not that talented on the computer!) Try it and Enjoy!... Second day.....and going strong in diet and exercise!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Total Body Makeover

Ok....This is really the start date. I am off to a good start. Parents are gone, junk food is out...(pretty much out. I am a big believer of having a little dessert after dinner, even if it is Weight Watchers). I turned to Matt in bed this morning and asked him if he was ready for "body boot camp". He said he was ready too. Matt has lost 50 pounds so I know he isn't really the problem. It is me. I have lost 70 pounds before myself so I know how to do it. I just can't give into all my desires......for chips,etc.
I started this program in my Weight Watchers magazine with walking. I heard about it last year so I started the year program today and it went well. It is really manageable. So....I reintroduced myself to the gym. Ivy went to. She seemed excited to go to Kid's Club until she realized that I wasn't staying with her. She was screaming when I left but was sitting with the worker at the desk when I came to get her. We both have to get used to it again.
I am strictly counting my Weight Watcher points again and I bought a Weight Watcher Magazine cookbook. If there are recipes that I like I will share them with you all. I am making one tomorrow. (An Antipasto salad) that I am making with turkey burgers. I will let you know...
Ok. Now I have to burn some calories cleaning. Love, Fat Mommy (hopefully shrinking everyday!)

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Everett(J.J.), Isaac, and Waiting for a Baby

Philippians 4:6-7 " Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with Thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

My parents left today after being here for 9 days, as I was cleaning, I had alot of time to stop and think. Without getting into the whole story, I was on the internet after Thanksgivng looking at Foster Children up for adoption. There was a little boy that captured my heart. One of the cutest things you have ever seen. His name was Everett. Long story short, because of alot of circumstances (the social worker contacted me today) I don't think Matt and I will pursue him. (It is not just him but he has a sister with alot of problems and they have to go together, among some other things.) I also looked up a boy named Issac that I am waiting on info. ( I haven't told Matt about him yet...Oops! Matt sometimes thinks that I have lost my mind, but he goes with it. It doesn't hurt to look.)

To be honest I am stuggling a little bit today ( I love the blog's my therapy, and my prayer list). When I get weak and doubt what God is doing, my mind quickly turns to Ivy Elliott. The most perfect picture of God's perfect plan, His faithfulness and Love. How can I doubt what God is doing when He has given me such a gift in Ivy? I couldn't have planned her better for my family myself!

As I'm anxious about completeing my family and wondering when that baby will come. I am so thankful for Scripture, That God wants me to lay my burden on Him and let my requests be made known to Him. I am thankful for His peace that passes MY understanding. I know that whatever He decides will be for My family's best interest and I WILL wait for's just sad waiting sometimes. I'm so thankful that He has given me examples in my own life where He has been faithful. Thank you Lord for that! So.....I'm still growing....and waiting.

(picture of the day I met Ivy and held her for the 1st time. She was a couple hours old.)