Progress not perfection

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I am telling you that weight is not my strongest side… No really. I have always been on the chubby, lets be honset, the fat side.

Having four kids and six pregnancies that all added weight to my body did not help. All my pregnancies that went full term I gained between 50-70 lbs. And having being pregnant 6 times in less than 6.5 years does not make losing weight between each baby easy and lets face it… Except from the first child where I did lose all the babyweight, it has all just piled on, and on… and on.

Now my youngest child is 3.5 years and it could not be called babyweight anymore, just weight.

But I have now lost all the babyweight and then some mostly due to stress that has caused me to lose all of my appetite. I am back to my highschool weight but interesting enough 3 jeansizes smaller than I was then… How did that happen?

Anyway, rambling on. I just needed some inspiration today to stick to my goal on reaching my goalweight before my youngest son turns 4 this summer and the scale is not moving at all (only up like 2 lbs lately). It is a bit discouraging but I know I just need to stick to it.

My appetite is coming back now and that is good I guess, but I still want to reach my goal. So just seeing how fare I have come is a good motivation. The before picture is actually NOT at my heaviest weight, but about 20 lbs lighter than fall 2016.

The last pounds is a bitch I heard… well, lets slap her in the face for once. 😉

And how is it that my butt and waist is shrinking but my head is growing? Must be my brain expanding from all the studying. 😛

How did you lose your babyweight or the last stubborn lbs?

 

Pack, steal or borrow

Good morning lovelies! Monays are one of my favourite days. Why? Routines maybe. However there is a serious lack of routines when you are less than 2 weeks from moving houses. The house is a mess and it drives me crazy.

Went to Lidl to pick up some boxes to pack in since we are using a lot more boxes than we planned. Shocker right?! 😛

I also pack everything in the way I want them to be in the new house i.e not just shoving things in to boxes, but planning what goes in what box and what room the box is going in. I color code all the boxes so that come movingday, it is going to be easier knowing what goes where and what is in the boxes.

That also includes not packing any clothes or seasonal clothing that is dirty. So I am currently washing the kids rainsets so I can pack them as I am trying to get some studying done too. Busy bee here!

And I finally got myself a new hat. My darling daughter borrowed the one I decided to buy after years of trying to justify the price. And now it is nowhere to be found. Unless it shows up while moving, I guess I am not the only one who wanted that beanie… It really ticks me off when the childrens clothes get stolen in school. It would not be the first time. Last year my sons winter jacket got stolen and I got furious! How can a parent not notice if their kids come home with a “new” jacket or any kind of clothing labeled with another childs name and phonenumber? And if they do notice, why will they keep it and not bring it back? Any good answers to that?

My daughter and her friends got in the habit of borroing eachothers shoes and jackets after school and I quickly put an end to that since it is a conflict bound to happend. So did I notice her “new” shoes? Yes! Did we return them and got hers back? Heck yes… ok, getting sidetracked here…  I really like my new one. Lets hope I get to keep it.

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Behold the mess… And yes… the tree is still up.

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Never move dirty clothes. The last thing you want is to start of washing everything in your new house.

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Embarrasing Mom Moments

If you have kids you just have to read the title to understand what I am talking about. One day your little angel will start talking and saying the sweetest things that makes your heart grow and overflow. (I rhymed. How cool am I?)

Suddenly that cute little thing will open its mouth and say something that makes you blackout. One of the following thoughts might cross your mind.

  1. Where did you hear that word? And then you realize it was from you… Good job.
  2. How do I get away of this situation?
  3. “That is not my kid.”
  4. If you deny whatever was said, it will make it worse… keep digging or say nothing.
  5. What if someone believes what he/she just said?
  6. All of the above.

I have been there so many times having 4 kids and 2 stepchildren (now adults), I should have gotten an olympic medal for surviving all of this.

So, to make you feel like a better parent I am giving you 5 embarrasing mom moments in this video. Enjoy and remember there is always someone worse than you 😉