So in addition to our normal craziness around our house we’re having to do something I never thought I’d have to do. Jayson has had delays since 4 months old. Potty-ing has been one of the major ones. He was almost 5 years old when he got out diapers. At one point we even had a parent trainer come to our house to help him understand better. He wasn’t very verbal until about 3.5 years old. Mostly grunted….major signs of Autism. Thanks to the help of some teachers in Keller he progressed very quickly. Then we threw a wrench in our family and moved to Seattle. He regressed a little but quickly caught up. He’s still a little behind on social interactions but we’re getting there (reason we’re out and about a lot!).
So….back to my post about something I never thought we’d have to do. He still wears diapers to bed at 7 years old. Most of the time they leak because well he’s 7 and has a lot of pee! He sleeps so hard he never wakes up at night. He usually can sleep 10-12 hours straight (maybe that’s why the bugger is so happy all the time). The owner at his swimming lessons facility and I were talking and she told me about the potty alarm. I’ve heard of it but never heard feedback first hand from someone. She used it on all 3 of her boys and it worked quickly.
So of course I bought one right away! Me being me I didn’t want to put him in undies because well…you guessed it…the clean up!! I HATE messes and if I can keep them from happening I will. So we started using it with a pull-up. We used it that way for a whole week and it worked! I figured I’d be up all night but turns out he only pee’s twice a night. And one of those times is around 7am so he’s just been staying up for the day. Well all of a sudden the potty alarm quit working…sort of. It was working as in it was constantly beeping. But his pull-up was dry! But it was after a large pee that soaked his pull-up so I thought maybe the sensor wasn’t dry. So I shelf it and email the company. They flat our asked me if I was using undies or a pull-up (uhhh, I haven’t responded to their question yet).
The instructions didn’t come right out and tell me to not use a pull-up but since they asked like that I decided to put him in undies that night. And you know what?! It wasn’t beeping non stop. About 2am it went off. I was still watching tv on the couch (ok ok…and playing Pokemon Go) and heard it so I ran upstairs to assist (you will need to assist your child with this contraption!). The drill is….put dry undies on, attach sensor, alarm goes off when the sensor detects moisture (mom freaks out because of the possible mess….extra laundry), child is to stop pee’ing as soon as the alarm sounds, detach sensor, turn alarm off, go finish peeing in the bathroom, parent helps get clean attire on/clean bedding/etc. So back to that night at 2am. It goes off (I do think the sensor was just too wet btw). I go upstairs. He’s already heading towards the bathroom. He finishes and comes out to his room and his clothes are dry…his bed is dry. I look real close and I see a dot…yes a dot! You know that dot after the man goes and puts it back in his pants…that dot. That dot was enough to set the alarm off and stop him from peeing. He gets new undies on, attaches the sensor and alarm and put him back to bed. I also decide now’s a good time to go to bed myself. I know this could be a fluke so I was prepared to wake up a lot. And because I know this I kept waking up all night long thinking I was hearing that damn alarm. It was like having a baby in the house again, but not.
So fast forward to 7am. I wake up and check the time…no kid coming in my room. So I’m like OMG did he really just sleep the entire night in undies w/out peeing the bed? Well, no. About 30 min later he comes in asking for help to button his shirt up (we call them day clothes). I’m all…did your alarm go off again? He was like yup. I said was there a lot of pee? He’s like well kinda. I’m all here dragging this info out of him so I decide to get my sleepy butt up and go check it out. He did everything he was suppose to do. Detached sensor, turned alarm off, put wet clothes in the wet spot on the bed (so i’m not cleaning multiple wet spots up), cleaned himself up (wipes in closet), and got dressed for the day since it was daylight outside (thank god he didn’t wake up at 6am when it’s daylight outside). I then threw a load of laundry in the washer and went back to sleep for a bit.
So another wrench got thrown at me. The master bathroom shower has to be redone here at our apartment. It’s leaking into the downstairs neighbors apartment and causing electrical issues (knocked their cable out…what’s next..OMG!!!). So we have to stop using it and put 4 people in 1 shower (no, not all at once you weirdo). Luckily we have 3.5 baths in this apartment. So we decide to put all 3 boys in the older kids bathroom and then me and the hubs just use the little boys bathroom. Cause I’m the only girl….let’s face it…I don’t want to shower where my tween is. So at the same time I’m struggling with the trip I was suppose to take out of town. So with all this change and uncertainty the hubs and I decide to hold off on the potty alarm until we know what’s what. I didn’t want to put extra laundry on family and friends that we planned on visiting. So back to my story……instead of putting underwear on and completely stopping the potty alarm I decided to try the pull-up again.
Of course my brain is racing with everything going on right now so I couldn’t sleep. Also because I took a good nap since I didn’t sleep the night before. So yah, i’m stuck in that damn cycle (well until today….3 hours of sleep and appointments all day will cure that for you). ANYWAYS!!!! I put him to bed with the potty alarm on a pull-up and I move into the bedroom from the living room about 2:15am. I’m still playing on my damn phone and at 2:30 Jayson walks in the room asking which bathroom to go potty in (remember the bathroom switcheroo?….this is why I told you). I told him to use the 1/2 bath toilet if someone’s in the shower…but his sleepy self couldn’t remember that. I tell him to use the one upstairs and he goes. I follow….knowing I’ll need to help him change his pull-up. But then I see that the sensor was still attached to the pull-up. But the alarm wasn’t sounding. I asked if he turned it off. He said no, it didn’t go off. I woke up to go pee. OMG OMG OMG!!!! Say that again!!!! So I put him back to bed, I go bed and lay there until I fell asleep and only got 3 hours of sleep. I get up at 6:30am, no kid is up…no pee issues. I shower in their bathroom. I get ready for the day and no kid still. I had to wake him up for swimming lessons at 8:15am. Sensor still attached, not beeping, I check pull-up, NO PEE!!!! He seriously made it an entire night with a dry diaper.
Today I figured out my traveling plans and pushed that out 2 weeks. So we’re going to continue with undies and go with it. You all know I’ll tell you how it ends. But so far I’m quite impressed. Here’s the product we’re using if your interested.
After 17 years of renting homes and apartments we decided it was time. We finally feel like we’re in a place where we’ll stay for years to come. So we decided to BUY A HOUSE!!!! We decided on Pflugerville, Texas. We lived in the Fort Worth, Texas area forever. I actually grew up in Arlington, Tx. Met my hubs in 1999 and from there we went to Keller, Texas where we spent most of life together. We lived in the Frisco, Tx area for a few years but quickly moved back to Keller. In 2013 we had the chance to move to Washington state. We lived there for a miserable 2 years there we started looking to come home. Hubs found out that the company he worked for (Amazon btw) had an office in Austin, Tx. Not home home but 3 hours away was better than 35 hours. So we jumped at it. We’ve actually been back in Texas a whole year now!
We couldn’t find a house to rent before our corporate housing ran out and I just so happen to find an apartment complex in a good area that had 4 bedrooms. Smaller than we’re use to, yes. But doable. So we did it. And we HATE it! We’d been renting houses for so long we haven’t had to deal with maintenance crews coming on their schedule, loud neighbors, smells coming through the walls, etc. Since our lease will expire in August we decided to start looking for rent houses. Then we thought….wonder if we could buy (lots of past job lay-offs have really damaged our credit…reason we jumped at Seattle). So we started looking and getting advice from lenders and BAM! We can actually do it. Never thought we could. We’ve always rented big homes. But we quickly found out that buying a home at the size we want with the upgrades we want was going to be difficult. Especially in the Austin market. So we looked and looked and looked. Yes, we bribed our kids with candy and eating out on the weekends. We brought iPads and iPhones for them to play with too.
We looked at so many areas and so many models we had no idea what we wanted. Some sales guy said when you walk into a home you’ll know if it’s yours. And you know what….that totally happened. Unfortunately not with his builder but the one next to him. We went with Chesmar Homes. Why? Well they have really nice freaking homes! The base price of our home is not bad at all, but of course we have upgrades. But not the kind you’d think. See, the reason we liked Chesmar is the homes sounded solid. By that I mean when we walked into a KB Home you could hear so much outside noise, kids upstairs, etc. This home you couldn’t hear all that. They use a cellulose spray insulation which helps reduce sound. And since we’re in a typical neighborhood where you can practically hear the neighbors in their home next-door you want quiet. And this home offered that. Not only that but wood faux blinds are standard, 12×12 tile is standard, large master shower is standard, huge kitchen island is standard, granite counter tops in the kitchen is standard, garage door opener is standard, full sod and sprinklers front and back is standard!! All those were upgrades in the other homes we were looking at and it was making it to where we wouldn’t be able to buy a home. But not Chesmar. And it’s still all quality brand names that they were selling too. And it was in the same neighborhood we wanted. So yah, why wouldn’t we go with that!
So we picked all of our choices (and upgrades–mostly electrical) out and gave them a check to start the contract!! We are now waiting on our pre-construction meeting. We expect to close on the house in late October for an early November move in!!
Here’s the spot of dirt/rock where our house will go!!
Here’s our choices!! I’m ready! Is it done yet?!?!
At the end of Easter last year I bought a box of fake eggs on clearance for like 25¢ that look like real eggs. I bought them because my kids like to dye eggs but they hate hard boiled eggs. So my thinking was why waste real eggs. Why not buy a box of these every year and let them color them and we get to save them every year. Yah, no. They suck….BIG TIME!!!! But the egg dipper was neat so we saved that!
So here we are ready to start. They were so excited to have 3 dozen eggs to color cause I hate coloring eggs. Actually it’s fun. I hate the set up and the sharing the eggs and colors. So this year with the fake eggs I decided to let them each choose their own coloring kit too. No fussing right! Well that actually worked. Problem is these eggs float. You have to hold them down so they’ll color. Then they don’t hold color that well so every color came out pastel, no matter how long you left it in there. UGH!
End result….SUCK! I do not recommend these for regular coloring. Maybe drawing on them with sharpies would be good but I dunno, I trashed them and will not buy anymore. Back to wasting regular eggs for this family!
I’ve had a wonderful and full season on Etsy this year. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for a wonderful year yet again. Merry Christmas!!
If you haven’t heard of Urban Air Trampoline Park your missing out!!!! This place is so much fun and it’s a great workout too!
So what is it? It’s an indoor trampoline park. There are several different areas in the park. The Apex which is an open jump area. Each person gets a square (and yes you have to yell at the kids that don’t listen and knock you off balance).
Click here for the Apex and Air Pillow video
The Bowl is for ages 7 and under. It’s basically like The Apex but only for the younger kids. Parent’s should really think about using this. No kids over 7 yrs old are allowed in there. That means they won’t get hurt as bad when they bump into someone…..like a teenager or adult.
The Foam Pit or Air Pillow Pit will probably give you the best laugh you’ve EVER had!!! Like seriously. It’s fun to go in and it’s friggin hilarious to get out! I was seriously laughing so hard the first time that I nearly pee’d myself. I think it took me a full 5 minutes to compose myself to get out of there.
Click here for all 3 Kids on the Air Pillow video
Click here for the Amazing Employee (triple flip yo!) video
The Runway is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a long straight runway of trampoline! It’s cool to watch the gymnasts that come in and do all kinds of tricks on there. It’s also fun to just run on it…..it’s funnier than it sounds.
Lastly you have Slam Dunk (basketball) and Dodgeball. The kids love these but they’re usually over run by jerkhole teenage kids that don’t have manners. But of course your welcome to say something to the rude kiddos (I do!).
Anyway, go and have fun!!! Seriously you will. And the next day you’ll be sore and realize just how out of shape you really are.
Click here for more Air Pillow Fun (including me….omg…smh) video
Now that we’re back in Texas I was able to take advantage of Tax Free Weekend (TFW) again. This year it was Aug 7-9. Here are some tips on how we accomplished all of our back to school and supply shopping for two kids (ages 11 & almost 7) in 1.75 hours!!!
Before the TFW go scope out the stores you want to buy clothes from. Try the clothes on. This helps reduce your “day of” frustration. Sure you wind up going out twice but if you wait until TFW you’ll also be waiting in long dressing room lines and with kids that just sucks. So, on August 4th I took both boys to Target, Old Navy, Academy, and Crazy 8. I picked a location of town that had all stores reasonably close to each other. They picked out what they liked and tried on clothes. If they liked them and fit I wrote the store name, style of clothing, and size for each kid. I used the notes app on my phone for convenience.
Day of TFW. I originally decided on getting supplies on Friday then taking the kids and hubbs out on Saturday. Well I got to thinking why not just get it all done in one day. The kids do a good job at keeping up with my pace and the hubbs tends to lag so why not! I asked him if he minded and he was like……ummmm do it all!!
That morning I got up early and made a good filling breakfast. Biscuits (actually made them the night before for a quick reheat), sausage, eggs, and a sugar free red bull for myself. Full bellies mean you won’t be stopping for lunch early or unnecessary snacks. I also took a screen shot of the boys school supply lists. The photos app opens a lot faster than dropbox and safari. Taking a pic of the lists made it easy since I was able to swipe left/right for each kid. I made sure I had my notes app (for the clothes list I made) and the photos app open and we were off! We left the house 20 min earlier than I had planned too (9:20am!)!
First we hit Walmart for school supplies (don’t forget to use the savings catcher app!!). We got almost everything I needed there. I seriously was missing 4 folders and a large pack of glue. Target was our next stop. First we grabbed the 5 school supplies we needed. Then we were off to the clothing section. Grabbed socks and shorts. That was it. Next up Academy. Grabbed the 2 pair of shorts and backpack I needed there and we were off to Old Navy. We spent most of our time at Old Navy. They have so many shirts and picking the “right” ones are always a tuff decision for the boys. Got what we needed there and went to our last destination. We needed 2 pair of shorts, 2 jeans, and 2 shirts at Crazy 8. And of course I wound up buying 2 additional shirts at the register cause….well Star Wars shirts. The boys were so great that I let them pick lunch and they chose Schlotskzy’s, probably cause this location has TCBY and I’m a sucker for their white chocolate mousse and getting mommy to say no to that was gonna be hard.
That was it. Some people say you don’t save much and it’s not worth it but you really do. You just have to plan. Lots of stores will put items on sale so it makes the savings better. I’m not one to buy an entire lot of clothes for school at once. I’d rather the kids go to school and if they see a style they want we can buy then or wait until they need more clothes which is usually around Christmas time. Target also suckers us into buying shirts for the boys year round. In all for school supplies for two kids (1 elementary and 1 middle schooler), 1 backpack, 9 shorts, 18 shirts, 4 jeans, 4 pkgs of socks, 1 pk of undies I spent $446.72. My savings from sales and tax alone bought their school supplies. We’ll get jackets in September when there are more choices in stores. We’re in Texas, it’s 100° and will be for a little longer, not all stores have all their winter wear out.
I hope my tips help you out!
Our kids are not good in the car….well they can be. Problem is they hate being in the car (we like to drive around and explore….a lot). But when we told them we could stay in Washington or move home to Texas they obviously chose to deal with the long road trip….like they had a choice, lol!!!
We have an 11 yr old and a 6 yr old that would be traveling with us. They each have an iPhone (don’t worry…no service is on my 6 yr olds….it’s and old phone of ours and is basically a Nintendo DS but with better games, lol!!) and iPad (and these were handed down so it’s not like we completely spoil our kids with new flashy items). So first things first on a long trip like this is you have to completely give up all rules and allow them to use them…a lot!!!
A few days before we were to leave for our moving adventure I decided I should get some things for the kids to do so they’re not completely bored or on devices all the time.
Since we’d be going through 7 states I went to the Crayola website for some free state color pages. I printed 2 of each state we’d be going to so each kiddo had their own color page. The great thing is it also had state facts on them. I also printed a US map so they could follow our route. That helps eliminate questions.
Since we’d be traveling on July 4th I printed out a color page for that holiday. I also printed out a few miscellaneous color pages I knew the kids would enjoy. I printed out the kids favorite zoo animals since we’d be visiting the San Diego Zoo. I put all the prints in order of travel, in a sheet protector, clipped to their travel clipboards we’d made a few years back. I also added our Surprise destination of LegoLand!!! I took their favorite Lego character from google images and edited it in photoshop. I didn’t edit the photo…I adjusted the size so I could add words to the top. I added Let’s Go to LEGOLAND!! They were ecstatic when we revealed the packets and saw LEGOLAND was one of our destinations!!
Did our kids do all the activities in their packet…no. But they did read them and learn about each state. They also knew where we were going and what we were doing in each state. And that itself was awesome because it lessens the amount of what are we doing here questions.
I hope this helps you plan a long road trip. They barely fought, were not bored much, and overall just had a great trip.
I believe it was the last day of school when we were finally told we’d be moving in one week. In Washington state school didn’t end until June 19th. The movers would be at our house on June 26th. We’d already started to declutter but we didn’t think we’d decluttered enough. The movers arrived at like 8:15 that Friday morning…..three guys. They had almost everything packed by 5pm!!!! The only things they didn’t pack was the bedding so we could sleep that night and the few bathroom things we weren’t letting them pack just yet (shower curtain and towels). They weren’t bothered by it as it’s normal for them I suppose. They had actually started loading the 18 wheeler believe it or not.
The next morning they got there at like 8:30/8:45. They immediately started tagging and loading. They also finished up the packing and were done by like 3pm!!! I was able to clean and let them take the vacuum cleaner and they left. It was definitely a better experience than the move to Seattle. Those movers were slow.
We took up 3/4 of that dang truck!!!
We dropped my husbands car off with friends (for transit pickup in a week). We finally got to our hotel nearby by 10pm and we got a pretty good nights sleep before we headed out the next morning. And since this was a vacation as well as a move we were taking it kinda slow in the mornings. Trying to make sure we were all ready and stuff.
Sunday morning came, we ate the hotel breakfast, loaded the jeep up and we were off for our adventure!!
30 days of clothes and necessities!!
Dog needs, medications, snacks, and of course the ice chest!
The backseat trio! Btw, I recommend a dog seat belt! That was a lifesaver!
So about a month ago the hubs interviewed for a job back home. But it’s still with Amazon just a different department so that’s freaking awesome!
Things are moving slow yet fast. We need to get there the first week of July but the moving company is taking it’s sweet time. So everything might get pushed into the second week of July.
We want to drive home to Texas instead of flying. We plan on taking a vacation through California. The boys want to see the beach. What better place than there right?! We want to go to the San Diego Zoo and try to fit Legoland in (SHHHHH! That’ll be a surprise).
I can’t wait for Texas. Even though we’re moving 3 hours away from “home” it’s still a whole 30 hours closer! So if your in the DFW area don’t worry…we’ll visit a lot!
When I get to Texas I plan on eating as much Mexican Food as I can handle. Drink as many frozen sangria’s as I want. And be in the sun a lot!!! So if your looking for me check in a Mexican restaurant or by a pool.
So after being on a certain diet “skake” for almost 2 weeks I decided it was time to really talk about it. I’ll tell you what it is in a moment but if you follow me on Instagram then you already know what journey I started.
So a little back story. I’m 35, 2 kids, 1 miscarriage & 1 stepson. I’ve always been skinny but when I had my 2nd child I wasn’t able to loose the weight. We had a lot going on so that made it real hard. Hubbs got laid off and I lost my job because people came to work with the flu and I got it while pregnant and I got very sick from it. I needed to work so once I felt better-ish I decided working in daycare was my way to go. I loved working with kids and have a background in childcare (as well as an office background) so I decided to work in daycare. It paid half my kids tuition and I brought home just enough to pay for groceries. When my son was 3 months old he got very sick with bronchitis (cause the heat didn’t work in our house) and had to be on a breathing machine at home for a few weeks. Which made me lose my job. So we decided at that time I’d stay home. Hubbs was doing free lance work and it just wasn’t making ends meet. We were paying an obscene amount of child support and the state doesn’t give a crap about someone being laid off. So then all of a sudden we get a phone call from my stepson that warrants an immediate move into our home. He was 16 at the time. Then we lost our rent house…yep, hard truth right there. We had no where to go but to my Dad’s house…so we did for a month. Put our stuff in storage and sucked it up. Hubbs finally got a steady job, we move out, I start selling Pampered Chef (again) and life is good. We started to notice that Jayson (the baby) wasn’t thriving but figured it’s a phase and we moved on. At the same time my in-laws move in with us because well they lost their jobs. It was a bad job time in 2009 in Texas. Well I pissed them off fairly quickly with my cleaning rituals and they moved out. With the extra people in the house, no child support or inlaws helping we quickly lost that house too. So we find a house we could rent which happened to be a hell of a lot nicer too and we go for it. While living there I was really convinced that Jayson needed the social interaction. So we set up playdates, went to parks, did more than just staying home. He still wanted nothing to do with toys or other people.
At this time I decide to go back to work….in daycare again. During the training that this particular daycare had you take I came across ECI (Early Childhood Intervention) documentation. I was reading some of the milestones that kids should have at certain ages and was like OMG I wonder if Jayson is developmentally delayed. A few months go by and I decide that it was time to contact ECI. They came to my house and evaluated him. They evaluated him at daycare. We came to the conclusion that he was on the Spectrum for Autism. He was approved for the program and we started therapy right away. I also quit my job to help him thrive. He was 2.5 years old. I wish I had done that sooner because at 3 years old he was no longer allowed to be in the program. So he moved into the school district pre-school classes. WOW!!!! That’s where the change came. He started feeding himself, trying new foods, talking more, playing with toys the right way and more!
So during all this time I was stuck in the house with the kiddo that had meltdowns, feeding issues, not playing correctly. I’d given up on me. It wasn’t on purpose. By the time playing was over and kids were in bed all I wanted to do was relax with the hubbs. In Texas my allergies were so bad that being outside all the time just isn’t an option for me. And in the summer time being outside if your not at a pool is extremely miserable. And being on a one income family after a ton of hard times is not easy on the pocket book.
So fast forward 6.5 years and that’s where I’m at now. Over weight. Why?! Honestly because I like snacking rather than eating. And my addiciton for coca cola and red bull is like someone that has a major drug addiction. I was up to 8 cokes a day and 1 red bull…sometimes 2…that’s it. No water…nothing. And with my allergies, lack of $, and being worn out from my kiddo really does a lot to the body.
So now we’re in Washington. My allergies aren’t that bad here. But it rains. Not as much as you’d think but it does. And growing up and living in Texas for 33 years of your life your kinda not use to being outside in the rain. But we’ve almost gotten use to it. I still can’t do rain and mud…so if being outside in the rain doesn’t involve concrete you can count us out!!
But we’ve been out and about more since we moved here. We like exploring our area a lot. So my activity level is higher…but only on the weekends. Why only the weekends you ask? Well during the week the boys are at school. I’m not use to being home solo during the day but me going to work is still out of the question. So I’m doing my home business stuff and starting another chapter in that business too. I’m slowly starting to grow.
I spend a lot of time on social media. Like….a lot!!! I saw a friend selling Thrive and asked her what it was. She sent me a 3 day sample. First day was ok. I had to choke the nasty shake down but my energy level was outta this world! I thought…I can do this. Second day…didn’t feel the energy and the patch made my arm break out like crazy…it was burning and everything. Third day….couldn’t choke the shake down but I put the patch on and the same thing…along with me hitting the bathroom like a thousand times. I realized I can’t do it.
I’d tried Plexus Slim in the past and that was HORRIBLE!!! If you can drink Crystal Light then you can probably do that. But I could not. It was soooooooo sweet it made me sick.
So one evening 2.5 weeks ago I was in an app on my phone called VarageSale. I see this person selling this stuff called Shakeology. She was selling a 7 day supply for $35. Not too much money and I think that’s a great way to try it. I’d already heard of it but didn’t know anything about it. Before we moved to Washington I started following someone on Instagram that used the stuff and her transformation was amazing! But I still didn’t read about her story.
Seeing this lady selling 7 day sample packs made me go read this other lady’s blog about it. She started out slow. She drank the Shakeology and her cravings for sweets and bad food disappeared. She was loosing weight. So much that she gained energy. Energy to exercise. She started exercising with the program you can get from Shakeology. Her weight loss was amazing!! So I tell the hubbs I want to try this stuff. Payday comes and I buy the sample pack. I get all chocolate from her. I’m not a chocolate person so I was already skeptical about doing this but I know I wouldn’t like the vanilla or strawberry so I went with it.
Day 1) I got home that day from getting it and I throw a packet, ice and water in my blender. BLECH!!! It’s so chocolatey I’m not sure I can do this. It’s got that bitter chocolate taste that I hate. I tell this lady and she tells me to try one of the recipes. She also tells me that the vanilla might be the way to go because you can pretty much flavor it any way you want.
Day 2) So the next day I add in frozen strawberries. Pretty darn good…next time I’ll add more strawberries in.
Day 3) I decide to meet up with her for a chocolate/vanilla exchange. By the time I got home from errands it was so late I didn’t want try one that day.
Day 4) I try a vanilla and frozen peaches. OMG YUMMM!!! Only thing is I wish i’d have added more peaches.
Day 5) I finally talk the hubbs into trying one. He had a chocolate and I added almond milk, banana and peanut butter (natural/organic btw). He says he can taste the super foods and wasn’t all that thrilled about it. So when I was making his I thought I’ll try the same mix. OMG that was so friggin good to me I wanted a lot of it!!!
Day 6) I get the hubbs to try one more. This time vanilla shakeology, almond milk, and peanut butter. He loved it!!! I was still craving the chocolate shakeology, almond milk, banana, and peanut butter one that I made that one again. So since we’ve been sharing I’m out…but I already ordered a month supply because with the chocolate, almond milk, banana, and peanut butter mix I knew I could do this!! I’d already dropped from drinking 6 cokes a day to 2 or 3 a day. And I was actually wanting water!!! I’d already lost 3 p0unds, and I could tell my stomach wasn’t as bloated from all that soda!
I finally get my order in. I went basically a week w/out it. During my time w/out it I had one red bull. My son was having surgery at 6am so I had to be up super early and I was tired tired. The first thing I noticed is my face turned red and stayed red and I was hot all day from it. Hmmmm, wonder why I’m hot all the friggin time…..my daily red bull habit!!! So after that day I kicked it. It made me feel like crap. And I wanted nothing to do with it!
I’ve been drinking Shakeology for a week and a half again and I can not express to you how good I feel. Well…I can tell you but believing it will be hard as it’s really shocking to me how great I actually do feel. The first few days kicking cokes were hard. I’m still at 2-3 a day (mostly 2) but I only drink them when I eat. Because that’s when it tastes good to me. If I have 3 a day it’s because the headache of coming off 6-8 a day is killing me so much that I have to drink it. Or I’m a raging bitch.
In the 2.5 weeks I’ve been drinking Shakeology here’s what I’ve noticed. I’ve lost 7 pounds! I’m not as bloated! I’m not taking my heartburn pills….cause I don’t need them! I’m sleeping better at night! I’m actually feeling like a normal person! I’m kicking coke! I’ve already kicked red bull! I don’t want candy at all!! I even tried eating my favorite candy bar (Butterfinger)…couldn’t do it! I actually thought it tasted gross! I’m still hooked on Jersey Mike’s but I tried my favorite sandwich as a sub in a tub and loved it!! So for now I’ll still eat the places I like just try to make better choices.
I plan on continuing this journey. I also plan on becoming a Coach with Shakeology. Which means you’ll able to purchase from me. In becoming a coach I’ll receive a workout dvd (which you can also buy if you don’t want to be a coach). And with my energy and time during the day I’ll be able to do it. So watch out…..I plan on becoming my skinny self again!
Once I feel a little more comfortable with my self I’ll also post pictures of my journey. It was hard as hell talking about it now so pictures will have to come later. 😀