11.4.15 BLEH!

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NOT even going to candy code it. I feel drained, overworked, and down in the slums! I decided to take a day for myself tomorrow. Boy do I need a ME DAY! Don’t you ever feel like you’re never good enough? Makes me want to just flip you the BIRD–take that!

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10.25.16 Make it count!

IMG_4617Always make it count!

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10.21.15 Hump Day

 

wednesdayYAY! One day closer to Friday!

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10.20.15 Believe it!

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I can’t help but post about things that are out of our hands. For instance, I went to my local Dollar General store last week. The line to check out was 5+ long. I wait because I needed the cards in my hand, and the little pack of stickers Em kept bugging me to pay for. The person in front of me kept making small conversations with Em. While the line was crawling slowly, the woman in front of me kept thanking me for Em’s mannerisms, and for cheering up her day. She then said she was in line getting pasta because her father wanted it for his last meal. His last mean, I ask? She said he got sick over night and was told he was not going to make it. He was diagnosed with X, Y, and Z and the outcome wasn’t positive. When it was time for her to pay, her box of pasta was a dollar. She took out a $20 bill and I said to her, please let me pay for your pasta. I immediately took out a dollar and gave it tot he cashier. She was in tears, and thanked me again.

Today, I was in line at the store, getting some supplies to cook dinner and I had forgotten my wallet. After being in line for 10 mins, I realized it when it was already too late. I asked to go to the car to get it, and just as I was preparing myself to run to the car, the person behind me offered to pay for my groceries. It was only a $6 bill, but all I could think about was when I paid for the pasta, and that this was what God wanted. I paid it forward, and now someone was doing it to me. The anonymous person said he would do it over again and that $6 will not break his bank. I thanked him, and thanked God for always having my back. My grandma always has stated “Mamita, things always happen for a reason” and that we just have to believe everything will work out the way it was intended to. With that said, I leave you with this: Pay it forward, you never know when it’ll be your turn to get a helping hand.

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10.17.15 Real L-💓-V-E

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I saw this and though of how TRUE it really is. Keep falling in love with your spouses! Keep that flame lit! Have great sex! Have make-out sessions! I want everyone to feel the butterflies in their stomach when your spouses kiss you. You will feel like a kid again,….falling in love for what seems to be the first time again.

I love it!

P.S. 2more days until he’s home!!

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10.11.15 Missing my hubby 💓✈️💖💟

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So my hubby is in the military, and on Friday (10/9/15) he was shipped to Germany for the 2nd time within the past two months. You really don’t know what you have, that tight bond or that cuddle buddy, until you don’t have it any longer. Kiss your loved ones an extra kiss tonight. You never know what tomorrow will bring!!!

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10.01.15 Hello October

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This is my favorite time of year!! Don’t you love snuggling up with your loved ones? The fire pits, s’mores, hot chocolate, and makings of apple pies!! I LOVE LOVE this time of year!!

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9.15.15 I cried last night…😢

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For the first time in forever I cried because of my weight. I know you’re probably thinking how can a little toothpick like me be so upset about adding a couple pounds to her body. Well let me explain. I have been a skinny toothpick for my whole life. I took pride in the way I looked. My friends would always comment on how I did it and my response was always a fast metabolism. Now that I am 30 years old my metabolism is not as fast as it once was. The way I’ve always eaten has never changed and now I see the repercussions of a slower metabolism. One of the biggest changes I’ve experienced was back and body pain. I find myself constantly at the chiropractor’s office because some part of my back or body was blown due to this extra weight. I’m sure the not working-out part also takes part of the blame. I find myself taking naps throughout the weekends or taking a power nap after work just to re-energize my body. I blame all this on myself and only myself.

I never thought I would be the type to not be able to fit into my pants. Now that reality has set in, I find myself laying on my bed trying to squeeze into the pants I want to fit into. It’s come to the point that I wear loose clothing or dresses to work to hide my unwanted weight! I realize the struggles of other overweight people and I sympathize with them. How can we let our bodies get this way?

Do you have a support system?

I would deny feeling like crap and always made excuses for not looking my best. Having a support system helps when you’re down in the slumps like I am. Once I accepted the results of my actions, I went to the closest person to me (my hubby Vic) and asked for help.

My husband has been actively going to the gym and I see great results. He feels happier, more alert, and is now more conscience of what he puts in his body. Last night as he was telling me his schedule for tomorrow, he mentioned that he was going to the gym at 5:30 AM. I asked if I could have a small time-slot before or after he goes, so I can learn to work out the way he was. I struggled with my words but found the courage to tell him how unhappy I am with my body. As any real man would tell his wife he responded “you look beautiful honey”. I confessed to him how unhappy I was about my weight and how I needed help on a game plan to get into my jeans without the assistance of my bed. He chuckled and said he’d help.

Immediately after I explained all of my issues I felt like all the weight was gone and I was normal again. The thought of no longer having to hide it from everyone was gone. The fear of disappointment was gone. Now what I really needed was a plan of action.

I know it’s early and all to say this but I’m excited to see how this all works out. I have to keep telling myself that it will not be an overnight success, and that it took God a week to create earth. Just have to take baby sets in achieving my goal. If you or someone you know is struggling with anything, even the smallest of things… Reach out to them. Sometimes all they need is someone’s ear so they can be heard.

If any of you reading this have any advice in achieving your goals please share it below. I’d love to see how you guys have overcome your struggles and achieved the un-thinkable.

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9.14.15 Sally Hansen AirBrushedPerfectLegs

Influenster logoGood evening readers,

It’s that time again when I have to give you an honest opinion about a product I received free of charge from Influenster. To start off, the sample bottle is petite.

It’s a thicker lotion type paste that needs some kneading when you apply it to your body. I received a color that was a little darker than I needed, so I waited to use it until I already had some color on my legs to use it. I only used it once, and would I use it again? No; it wasn’t my type of product. It took some time to dry, so you wouldn’t be able to put pants on right away. Don’t wear white with this product because you will get it on your outfit. I don’t hate it, but wouldn’t use this on the regular, if you know what I mean. Hope you liked what you read.

#Airbrushperfectlegs #contest @influenster @sally_hansen @sallyhansen

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Good-night!

8.18.15 I Love my pets

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Both of these statements are absolutely correct. I don’t know of any other person who would love me more than my pets do. (Well besides God). Every time I’m sad, they comfort me, when Vic is away, my pets fill in and take up all the bed so I think Vic is there. Or when I get up in the middle of the night because I drank too much and have to pee, I can always count on one of my pets to be up with me. I LOVE THEM (in my minion voice).

Now if I could only say the same about work, or paying bills….

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