Thursday, September 27, 2012

I'm back!!!

So i took a break from the blogging world. I haven't even read a blog in months!!! Nuts I know but I needed a break from everything. So I've spent my blog time reading and it has been wonderful I forgot how much I truly love getting lost in a good book. So please recommend your favorites to me so I can feel my nook up once again.

But I am now back because to be honest I have missed you all so very much. So I will be back to ranting and raving about all my daily ramblings.

So what is new with all of you? And who are some of the must read blogs?

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Boys of Summer

Today I am driving up to Arlington, TX to watch my boys (the Astros) whoop up on the Texas Rangers.

Yes I know the Rangers are very good and well my Astros have a lot of young guys with a lot of heart are not playing for the chance at the World Series this year. However that does not mean they can not beat the Rangers as I saw them take them down when they were in Houston earlier this season.

Yes I live for baseball and this game is beyond exciting for me, as it is the first time I'll be seeing a game as a visitor. I always see my boys home. So cross your fingers for me as I'm looking forward to a great evening of baseball.

Friday, June 15, 2012

I am an Artist!

Okay well maybe I'm only an artist with supervision and step by step direction (and with the help of Jamie and Amy going over them again with me, again Thanks)

So this month I made it to the H-Town Blogger meet up. (I have been missing them the last few months)

If you are a Houston blogger you really should come and meet the wonderful women, they are amazing individuals.

So this month we met at the all amazing

picture stolen from Jamie
Not going to lie I had no idea what to expect going to a place where I was supposed to paint. I have no artistic ability outside of taking pictures of other pretty things. Drawing, painting way out of my league.

But I was beyond surprised they break everything down for you and give you plenty of time to enjoy what you are doing and not stressing over the fact that it may or may not be perfect. I was so beyond slow but still manage to come out with a painting way above anything I could have imagined me doing. Seriously my husband made fun of me when we painted our kitchen, I'm that bad.

So for a night out and something different I would send you to visit Pinots palette it truly is sooo much fun.

We ladies enjoyed wine and water, snacks and lots of laughs. Pinots is branching out to other city's across the US, so check and see if there is one in your neck of the woods. I promise you won't be disappointed.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Oh Happy Day

So once again I give myself the title of worlds worst blogger. Seriously I just suck at it but oh well it's my little world and if I want to suck at it I guess its okay. ?

I have joined the gym and under the advice of the dear Cecila I have hired a Personal Trainer to get me started. I will begin with him next week. So wish me luck its been 10 years since I have truly had a hard core workout with a trainer. I've taken classes but its just not the same as the one on one pushing you get from PT.

I have lost 22lbs from my heaviest weight so I'm happy with my progress.

A big shot out to my step sister Jenny for losing 89lbs so far this year!!! Girl is working it. She has 111lbs to go till she reaches her goal but I have no doubt she will do it.

I just wanted to update as I have been lacking on this end for a while. I some other things I want to blog about but I will save that for another post.

I hope you all have a wonderful week!


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Is that the sun I see?

So there are two things I truly love in this world my family and BASEBALL.

Yes it is true, and anyone who has ever met me knows it. Yes I am one of those fans. I get pissed when people get up twenty times during a game or walk up and down the rows during at batts. Oh and don't you dare stop and have a chat in front of me. Seriously it is little nuts, but I didn't come here to see you I came to watch the game. I have even been know to be the nerdy person with  score book keeping track of every play.

There is just something about the game that is magical to me. Seriously it's what most likely led to me the husband falling in love. See my husband is a sports almanac... No seriously its scary how much he knows and then makes me wonder why he can't remember to take out the trash but can remember the entire starting line up for pretty much every team since the early 90's. He knows stats like no one I've ever seen. So finding a girl who found that appealing and not anoying was prolly something of a real turn on for him. lol Sometimes it is anoying but goodness I love that man and all his crazy trivia questions.

Anyway this weekend is opening weekend for baseball which means my butt will be at Minute Maid Park all weekend long. So I am beyond happy.

What are your plans for the crazy holiday weekend?

I hope you have a blessed Easter and to all my fellow baseball fans enjoy rooting for your home team.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Moving in the right direction

 Well this past Sunday I cleaned out my closet.... seriously I really should do that more often... so much crap!

anyway I got rid of lots of things, some too big and some too small. I figured as I loose this weight I am going to want new pretty things not old warn out clothes I haven't warn in well way too long.

So now my big ole closet is empty with the exception of my dress clothes from when I worked in a professional field, I hated to get rid of those you never know when you will need a good power suit.

I also pulled out the summer shorts and let me tell you last summer I stayed away from the scale but I feel the difference in my shorts thats for sure. I am down to 242-243 depending on the day. I am hoping to be down to 225 by my husbands birthday June 5. I feel like that is a healthy goal. 20 lbs in 9 weeks thats 2.2 lbs a week. Sooo doable don't you think??

Leave me your best tips for loosing weight. What is your favorite low cal meal??? And how do you keep yourself from getting into a lack luster routine???

I can use any and all help so please let me know how all you awesome ladies do it???
I leave you with a little Fortunate Fool by the wonderful Jack Johnson

Saturday, March 17, 2012

One Big Fat Excuse

So I have had the intention to lose weight my entire life. I mean I've been on a mental diet since well as long as I can remember. (Mental diet meaning that I start diets and fail in a everyday cycle) I remember as a small child I grew faster than the other kids. I mean I was 5'5" in 6th grade  and no I haven't grew an inch since, so with that I just kept eating like normal kids do (crap) but since I was no longer growing up I grew out. In 8th grade I remember weighing 175 lbs. My thought was if I just don't put on any more weight I will be fine. HA who doesn't gain weight in high school and college??? So needless to say I graduated high school staying in that range of 180-190 lbs then in college I jumped to 230 lbs and for five years after that I jumped back in forth from 230-200 then back. Now I sit here typing this at 245 lbs. and just want to cry because that is 10 lbs less then my highest ever but seriously what happened??? and why am I still here. Obviously I could sit here and blame all kinds of stress and events but when it boils down to it. I haven't made me a priority even when I think I am its half ass.

This is seriously one of the hardest things for me to type and even harder to put out there. I feel like I'm standing naked in the middle of time square, but its what I need. Face the truth! See what I have become and fix it. Put me first. Not let life become one big excuse.

I know most of the people who follow my blog workout lots and have their own weight issues weather you just don't feel comfortable with the 5 extra pounds on you. It's about what is comfortable for you and what works for you. I can honestly say its been so long since I've felt good about my body that I don't know what that number or even feeling is looks like, but I will say that today marks a new day. A day to cut the crap and get down to the truth of my issues and not just my weight. This blog will become a complete look into things helping me find me again.  Which is a joke since I think my last post was something similar to this. In the blog thought at least. But I'm going to honest and 100% real. I ask you not to judge me or those whom may comment with their own struggles because this is hard. One of the hardest things again remember I'm standing naked in times square here.

My husband asked me something today and I didn't have an answer so that is goal one.

"What is holding you back? What is keeping you from pushing yourself ?"

I sat there thinking about this for a long time and all excuses set aside I had no real honest answer.

So today I will walk a mile, may not seem like much but it is a starting place. So today is day one and I will check back in here on day 4.

I hope you have a great St.Patrick's day and wear lots of green.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Good Morning Sunshine

Well I have taken time off from the blogging/twitter world to think about if I want to keep up with it all.

People are just getting on my nerves lately and no its not one person in particular and even if it was I wouldn't say. I just think people are getting too moody and particular about things. Seriously my advise is if you don't want someone to copy or use something of yours don't put it up on the Internet. What do you really expect. I'm not saying its right but lets face it If I put a TV in my yard and then leave my house do you really think that just because it isn't right someone will not take it??? HA you bet your ass it will be gone in no time flat. So my advice is if you don't like it go private or don't post it. Seriously you will never stop people from pinning things or stealing. And if someone pin's something of yours take it as a compliment!!!! That is what it is after all. If they steal it well shit happens. I'm sorry but this is how I feel about it. And well the drama surrounding these two things is just sad really. And beyond annoying.

So my blog will continue but in the fashion of sports and my diet mostly. I will talk about baseball and football during the respective seasons and I will track my weight loss journey. If these things are not your thing I take no offence in you unfollowing my blog. I mean no point in cluttering up your feed with crap you don't give a flying pigs butt about. So I will continue to read some of your blogs as well they make me laugh and I enjoy them but I won't be joining in on everything as I used too. I don't have the time between working out, work, and gearing up for our adoption stuff this summer.

So to you guys who stick around I promise I will continue to be my pain in the ass self and to you guys leaving I say farewell and good riddance j/k   It was nice knowing you for a little while.

Thank god baseball season is vast approaching,

Friday, January 27, 2012

Miss me yet?

So I've been missing in action lately in the social networking world.  I  haven't been on twitter, blogger, facebook, nothing. I'm not going to lie its kind of nice. I think we all need a break from the online world just like we need vacations from our day to day lives.

So on my time off I have been attending adoption meetings, training the new puppy (my hubby is going to turn my house into a shelter I just know it), and working on my fitness.

Adoption front: we have an agency and now I'm working on our application, and I get the reason but seriously they should make people having children go through all these hoops. It's nuts! But like I said I get why they have to know all this information but it doesn't make me like it anymore.

The Puppy: Penny Lane is just as sweet as they come. We are working on the potty training and its well it's going. She will become an outside dog here in another week or two. She was just two tiny when we first got her but she is about 12 pounds now. We have also been working on getting rid of her flea's. She had the worst investation I have ever seen. Seriously makes me want to take a bath just thinking about it.

My fitness: Well this week I am down another 3 lbs which means 10lbs are gone!!! WAHOO!! I have been looking into rejoining the gym as I would really love too. But we have also been planning out how to become debt free by the end of the year. So I may just buy a treadmill or bike and use it at home. 3-4 months at the gym would pay it off. But who knows the hubby and I are still discussing this one.

 I promise I will be catching up on all of you guys this weekend, before I head to my darling neices 4 year old birthday party. Wish me luck as it is at a skating ring and I just might break something. :/

I hope you are all well. Till sometime next week
Mrs HappySteak

Friday, January 6, 2012

Let me clear something up about PJ's

Okay now I don't claim to be a sanzy dresser by any means. To be completely honest my wardrobe leaves something to be desired. If you are plus size chances are you understand this issue but that is another subject. Today I have seen not 1 not 2 hell I have seen 4 ladies show up to our yard in their PJ's. Seriously and they weren't even like plain sweat pants kind. We are talking about full on hello Kitty carton types of PJ's on grown women in public. When did this become socialy acceptable????? Seriously? This is not okay. I mean look how low women have come to care about themselves in such a short time. I mean in the 40's women dressed in heels and dresses to clean house and now we are wearing PJ's out in public???? Now I know not all women do this but I ask you out there, WHY? Is it that much work to put on jeans and a t-shirt??? Do you really not care that much? or I guess that little?

Someone please explain this to me???

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Bloggers Biggest Loser-1

Blogger's Biggest Loser

Bloggers Biggest Loser is something that I have seen several people join and I think it's fantastic. Seriously it doesn't matter if its 5lbs or 50lbs that you want to lose its all about motivation and staying positive while reaching your goals.

So my story is simple each year my butt gets a little bigger. Plain and simple, no excuses it gets bigger cause well I let it. So as I said several times on this here blog I am trying to eat a little more clean. Which in return means cutting out the crap.

My biggest weakness is I am married to a guy who eats crap from the moment he wakes up to the moment he goes to bed. Which he can cause one he works outside all day and two he's 6'8 and well needs a lot more fuel than my 5'5 butt does. Plus he burns it all fast while I just store away.

So my goals are simple eat less, more often and get up and MOVE.

I have just started playing golf with my husband and we have been talking about joining a softball leage so thats a start.

Good Luck to all those joining in on this adventure, and I'm here for support to you all.