Saturday, August 27, 2011

PREPARING FOR HURRICANE IRENE


HERE'S HOW


MY HOUSE HAS SOOO MANY WINDOWS! SO FOR THE MOST PART HOW I PREPARED WAS PRAYING ASKING GOD TO LET THE STORM JUST PASS BY. ITS TOO HOT TO GO WITHOUT AN AC AND THE BASEMENT ISN'T MY FAVORITE PLACE, ITS BEEN UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND GOING THROUGH THE PROCESS OF BEING FINISHED FOR YEARS. SO I'M HOPING TO STAY IN MY ROOM.


FOOD! IS COVERED I HAVE MY CANS OF NON PERISHABLES MY RAVIOLI! MY FAVORITE CANNED FOOD BESIDES TUNA! SO I FEEL SET WITH THAT. I HAVE MY FAVORITE WATER! AND MY BABY HAS HER BABY FOOD STOCKED!!! SO WE ARE GOOD. I EVEN HAVE EXTRA WATER TO BATHE IN IF IT COMES TO THAT. FLASHLIGHT HANDY! HURRICANE YOU SAY? WE ARE READY SET GO!!











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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

SKINNY JEANS









I love Skinny jeans! They feel so good on your skin, showing off your shape and/or little booty. It perfectly outlines your whole pretty picture, plus you can wear it with anything. Dress it up with a fancy blouse and some sexy shoes/boots or be edgy with a vintage graphic T-Shirt and some funky sneakers however or whenever you wear your skinny jeans, you wearing those skinny jeans girl!.......unless they are wearing you! That's what you don't want and that's why I haven't wore any since my baby shower. I found some maternity ones that were hot from Target, but still not the same.  


I went shopping with my mother today for a wedding we are going to this week. I got a nice black dress and some nice comfortable shoes with pearls and rhinestones on them to match the rhinestones on the shoulders of the dress. I was sad I needed a size 16 but it was wwaaaaaay better than needing a size 20 like I needed last time we went shopping. I have been slimming down a little and it feels good however, I only get to hear praises for my results from people I haven't seen in a while. So those I see everyday are still adding comments to the ones I already make about myself, sooooo much pressure. Anywhoooo while shopping today my mom picked up a few things for my sister at some stores I use to shop in. It felt good to be in the stores I wasn't sad like I was a month ago, today I was excited to see what they had because I know I will be back getting stuff for myself in no time. I felt right at home. Rather than feeling like, show me the way to Lane Bryant lol.


Once I got home I was planning on walking off some Cold Stone I couldn't help but eat while I was shopping, before I got ready to leave my sister walks in. She, my friend Corrine and I had a convo for a bit I was feeling kinda hot so I asked....Is it hot in here? Corrine said Yes! my sister said , "well I'm not hot, it could be because I'm a lot smaller" so I say "am I fucking obese?" she says "well when I was big I was always hot, I had to keep my coat open in the winter." and Corrine is pregnant and you are pretty big. I was left confused I forgot if I asked am I a fat sweaty hog that is so big I cant tell if I'm honestly hot or not or if I just asked a simple yes or no question...."is it hot in here?" 


My mind went back to the time I was in the mall hours ago looking for her size 11 skinny jeans thinking to myself how I cannot wait til I'm back here picking out jeans for me. The store goes to size 15 however, I will not be outlining this work of art! So I am now challenging myself and speeding up my weight loss! CHALLENGE I will be in a size 11- 12 skinny jeans by October 25th  two months from today. I will keep you posted on my progress and what I will be eating and my plans on how to sweat it off. I just came back from walking several laps up and down the hill near my house. So I'm on a roll to get rid of these rolls lol. I miss shopping I miss decorating my body with new clothes I just love and love how I look in them. Fashion is a way of expression and I've been needing to express myself for waaaaaay to long now. So look out skinny Jeans here I come!


Baby & me weight here you go!
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Monday, August 22, 2011

ARE YOU BREASTFEEDING?

                        NUTRITION TIPS FOR BREASTFEEDING MOMS


The recommended daily calorie intake for nursing women is about 330 calories (or roughly 1/4) more than what they consumed before pregnancy. Here are our tips for getting those calories the smart way.

  •   SIMPLE SNACKS                                                                      
 Keep snacks in your baby's room so you can stay energized throughout the day. Some easy ones that   don't require two hands to eat: grapes, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, squeezable yogurt packs.



  • KEEP FOOD PANTRY STOCKED 
Stock your pantry full of healthy, easy-to-eat, and prepared foods. High-fiber cereal, instant oatmeal, microwaveable veggies, low-fat yogurt, bananas, and low-fat popcorn all make nutritious snacks. Another good idea: Keep smoothie ingredients around so you can whip up a filling, good-for-you snack. 

  • BUSY? YOU STILL CANT SKIP MEALS 
Don't skip meals even with your busy schedule. Try making healthy dinners in bulk to freeze the leftovers for later. Vegetable (carrots,celery), salads and soups can easily be made in large portions and put to use as future lunches or dinners. Our Tortilla Soup will take you only 15 minutes to prepare.



  • DRINK PLENTY OF WATER  
It's important to stay hydrated throughout breastfeeding so keep a water bottle with you. To cut back on liquid calories, limit the amount of sweetened beverages you drink. Nursing mothers can have a little bit of caffeine -- but stick to less than 5 ounces per day so Baby doesn't become jittery or irritable.   
MY FAVORITE WATER


  • MAKE TIME FOR BREAKFAST 
Breakfast might seem like the one meal you just don't have time for00+, but the word breakfast is clear break-fast your fasting while you sleep so when you wake its important to eat. There are a few quick, healthy options. Add berries to cereal or oatmeal, top a bagel with cottage cheese, add chopped peppers and carrots to your standard cream cheese bagel, or sprinkle dried fruit and granola into nonfat yogurt. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

MOMMY +

YAY! I FINALLY GOT MY "TO DO LIST" IN ORDER. STILL FEELING BUSY AS EVER BUT, IT IS A GOOD FEELING TO BE BUSY AND ORGANIZED. MY LIL LADY IS GETTING BIGGER AND BUSIER RIGHT ALONG WITH ME. SHE IS INTO EVERYTHING. SHE WANTS THE CELL PHONES THE LAP TOPS MY FOOD HER FOOD LOL SHE WANTS IT ALL, AND IM SO HAPPY ABOUT IT.


 ALONG WITH MY DAILY "TO DO'S" I WILL BE ADDING BEING A FULL TIME STUDENT TO THE MIX STARTING NEXT MONTH. I WILL BE COMPLETING MY PARALEGAL STUDIES AND ENHANCING MY RESUME! CUS MOMMA NEEDS A NEW PAIR OF SHOES....AND SO DOES BABY : )


AT HOME THERE IS PLENTY TO DO, I HAVE A SCHEDULE FOR NEVAEH, MY GRANDMA, MY PROJECTS AND SOMETIMES I SQUEEZE IN SOME ME TIME WHERE I TAKE CARE OF MY HAIR, NAILS, CLEAN AND IRON. MY DAYS START AT 7AM, FIRST FEW HOURS ARE WITH NEVAEH AND THEN I GO A HEAD AND TAKE CARE OF MY GRANDMA WHICH I LOVE TO DO, SHES GREAT TO HAVE AROUND, ONE OF MY FAV "TO DO'S " SHE WAS RECENTLY VERY ILL BUT MADE A FULL RECOVERY THAT I CAN ONLY THANK GOD FOR, SO NOW HER BEING HOME IS A BLESSING TO ME. 


DURING DOWN TIME I HAVE BEEN RESEARCHING FOR DEALS AND COUPONS ONLINE, TRYING TO FIND THE BEST BARGAINS FOR DIAPERS, FOOD AND MORE. I LOVE TO SAVE MONEY! MORE THAN SPENDING IT LOL. YESTERDAY I CHANGED OVER TO A CONTRACT FREE PHONE AND LEFT MY TMOBILE PHONE IN THE WIND. I WILL BE SAVING 65 BUCKS! A MONTH..NOW THAT IS A GREAT THING FOR A WAAAY BETTER PHONE THAT DOES WHAT MINES DID AND MORE. SO IM HAPPY ABOUT THAT. 


ONE OF MY PROJECTS THAT REALLY LOVE IS MY JEWELRY LINE. I DESIGN HAND MADE JEWELRY AND EACH PIECE THAT IS HAND MADE IS VERY UNIQUE HERE IS ONE OF MY PIECES I RECENTLY MADE. ITS A HAND BRACELET, I WILL BE ADDING TO THE WEBSITE VERY SOON :: ) SOO CLASSY!
CHECK OUT MORE DESIGNS AT http://www.nevaehgemsandstones.com GREAT PRICES! HOT FASHION!


SOME DAYS IM SUPER MOM TAKING CARE OF BABY & GRANDMA WORKING ON JEWELRY WRITING PROJECTS, STUDIES COOKING CLEANING ETC AND OTHER DAYS IM JUST GOOD OLD MOMMY! JUST SITTING BACK AND SHOWING LOVE LOVE LOVE TO MY BABY GIRL ::GOOD TIMES:: 



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Sunday, August 7, 2011

STILL CANT SLEEP WITHOUT HER

SOME PEOPLE THINK BRINGING THERE KIDS EVERYWHERE IS  HASSLE OR SOME MAY EXPRESS HOW WRONG THAT IS TO BRING YOUR KID EVERYWHERE. I BELIEVE I CAN BRING MY BABY ANYWHERE I AM AND ITS WRONG TO DROP HER ANYWHERE JUST SO I CAN GO SOMEWHERE. UNLESS IM HEADED TO AN EVENT THATS 21 AND OLDER, AN ADULT ENVIRONMENT OR SOMEWHERE WHERE THERES ALOT OF CIGARETTE SMOKE LOL, I WILL LEAVE HER WITH MY MOTHER. BUT,I STILL CANT SLEEP WITHOUT HER, SO NO MATTER WHERE I GO OR WHAT TIME I GET BACK..I GOTTA PICK UP MY LADY BABY, SO WHEN SHE WAKES UP SHE WILL WAKE UP TO HER MOMMY. I NEED THAT SMILE SHE GIVES WHEN SHE WAKES UP AND SEES ME...ITS THE BEST!