Wednesday, April 29, 2009

First cheat..NOT WORTH IT!

Ok, today I cheated and I hate that I did. I was in another teachers room talking and she offered me some Pringles. I said sure! (It's been a long week for me people) I got half way through the can before I realized what I had done. For real. I was crushed that I hadn't thought about what I was eating! Now, I feel sick. It may be a little mental too, but my stomach hurts. UGH! I am also feeling drained today. I have to do laundry and pack tonight. All I want to do is take a lonnnng nap! Well lots to do. Happy Hump Day!!

*Update: Pringles are baked not fried! Just looked online. hahah Good news!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Busy Week!

Sorry I have not been blogging about progress or much of anything lately. This week is incredibly busy for me! I am administering the TEEG (practice TAKS) test to my second graders today and tomorrow. They want to do well so bad, so hopefully they will. I told all of them I would buy them MacDonald's if they make a 100! On Thursday, I am leaving for Dallas. I am taking my Bridal Portraits on Friday, (Yay!!) Then, I have a job fair on Monday. Say a prayer for me :) The next 2 months are about to get crazy for me, but I love it!!

In challenge news..I lost 2 pounds last week! I am proud of myself for workout out as much as I said I would. This week, I need to work on drinking more water everyday. That's tough for me! Well, I hope everyone had a successful first week and good luck this week beauties!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

What the challenge means to me

I can't believe how well I have done on this challenge. I really am proud of myself. I was really mad that I couldn't go run today because my shin's hurt so bad! haha Matt even had to tell me, calm down I don't want you to hurt yourself. I have pushed myself harder than I ever thought I could and its only day 4! I really do feel better though, physically. The way I used to try and lose weight was I would basically starve myself. I would eat, but they were very small meals and only once a day. I knew it was horrible for my body, but I wanted to lose those few extra pound so bad. When I saw Tanna propose this challenge, I thought it would be great because I would finally LEARN how to eat the right way without having to starve myself. And I am learning. I'm learning to eat small meals throughout the day and I feel so much better. This challenge has really been a blessing for me. I have to tell you once this 42 day challenge is over, I will keep eating this way (maybe a few sweets a week? haha) hopefully forever! No more trying and giving up because it gets too hard. So, here's to making this a forever thing!! :)

By the way, having 49 other women doing this with me has been awesome so far!!!! I love that we can all share everything, it makes this a lot easier!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

On my way to work in the mornings..

First I will start by saying that since 6th grade I have listened to Kidd Kraddick in the Morning. I love them! But, lately I have been listening to a new radio show called Bobby Bones. We just recently got it in Lubbock and their show is hilarious. SO entertaining. I listen to them everyday on my way to work. Today, they had a bit called "Helium Idol". Some of the members of the show inhaled helium and sang random songs. I seriously laughed so hard, I am sure the people in the cars next to me thought I was crazy. They are out of Austin, so I don't think I will get to listen to them on the radio once I move back to DFW. BUT I know I can listen online and that makes me happy. Has anyone else ever listened to them? If you haven't, you should. I always like starting out my day laughing, it just makes the rest of the day a little better!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Day 2

Today was pretty good for me. I'm pretty tired and having no sugar is pretty hard for me. I was craving chocolate ALL day. I have heard many girls say it, but I really think that the fact that I can't have it makes me want it more. That's when I pop in a piece of gum! I got a bunch of different kinds at the store today. My favorite is the cinnamon kind, I feel like it really curbs my hunger. It is sugar free of course! :) I had a bowl of Special K cereal with banana's for breakfast, a hard boiled egg and a cheese stick for lunch, and whole wheat pasta for dinner. I also drank all my water today and one 12 oz. Coke Zero. To everyone who likes Coke or Dr. Pepper, I suggest drinking it. It's not bad at all. I always thought it would be gross until I tried it, and I really like it! I hope all you ladies have had a good second day!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Day 1

I have to say, day one was a little rough on me. I forgot my lunch this morning, so I spent ALL day with no food! I know, that is so horrible. But, Everything at school was either a sweet or fried food. So, I drank my 3 bottles of water (I am going to have my fourth one tonight :) and kept telling myself, do NOT eat those animal crackers!! When I got home, I was telling Matt how hard I think 6 weeks of this will be and he said, "Babe, the first week is going to be the hardest and if you can get through that you are good!" He is so right! Today, when I wanted to eat a sweet I kept thinking about what Tanna said in her blog: One thing I learned a LONG time ago....God NEVER gives up on us. Never. No matter what. Even when we fail, let him down over and over, He is still there waiting for us to get it right. I can't tell you how much this is motivating me. I want to get it right this time. I am about to leave now to go run at the park with Deanna. Day one has been a SUCCESS for me!!! I hope everyone else had a GREAT first day!

Sunday, April 19, 2009


The challenge begins tomorrow! I am so excited and ready! I feel like I am apart of a great group of girls doing this! I cant wait to read how everyone is doing and how we will all keep each other motivated. I'm especially excited because I have a friend here in Lubbock who is doing it with me :) Deanna! Hopefully, we can workout together and keep each other motivated to do it when we are too tired from work. Pray for all of us over the next month and a half, we will need it to stay strong!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

42 Day Challenge

So, Tanna my friend Robin's friend, has proposed a 42 day challenge and I am going to do it! Here are the guidelines:

1. No sweets.
2. Fried foods are out. (they are killers to your workouts)
3. No more than 20 ounces of coke/soda a day. That means NO larges. Even from Sonic. That means you gotta get the medium people.
4. 3-6 workouts a week. The more you do, the more results.

5. Drink at least 4 bottles of water a day.

I think this is going to be great! I will be able to get in shape for the wedding and hopefully train myself after that and make it a "lifestyle" instead of a diet! I'm really excited, we are doing it as a team and Tanna is going to track the results! If you want to join, go to her blog and e-mail her! Do it before tomorrow night, because we start on Monday!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Update on Jared

Just got another e-mail from my mom.

Jared continues to fight for his life and continues to be in serious condition in ICU. He has developed pneumonia, but the doctors are not as concerned about his lungs as they are his brain and heart functions. They expect him to be in ICU at least one more week maybe more. The CAT scan from yesterday does show some decrease in swelling on his brain, which is good. April is very aware that this could be a very long road, but she would easily accept that challenge to have her son, needless to say. Please continue to pray for Jared; that God in His wisdom would heal him. And for their family; that God would put a hedge of protection around this family from Satan.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hail Storm in The LBK

I haven't heard any updates on Jared yet, when I do I will post.

On another note, today I got stuck in the WORST hail storm I have ever seen. It started when I was driving home from work around 4:30. The weather people from the news were all over the radio talking about "funnel clouds". This is when I began to worry. It is about a 25 minute drive for me, so I had a while to anticipate what I was coming in to. About 10 minutes into my drive, I start to see the funnel cloud they were talking about on the radio. Being out in west Texas, you can see for MILES because it is so FLAT! And there it was, looming towards the ground. I freaked out and called Matt. But, at the same time in the very back of my mind I was thinking..How cool would it be to see that? I quickly pushed it back and remembered I was in a car driving toward it, not so fun. So I began to drive a little bit faster. As soon as I hit Lubbock it began pouring! Shortly after, the hail came. TONS OF HAIL, BIG HAIL. I couldn't even see in front of me! I had to pull off under some cover at a business and wait it out. I waited for like 30 minutes and it pretty much stopped hailing, so I thought it was done and started driving home. Wrong. Golf ball size hail soon started coming down, harder this time. The streets were also flooded, and my car at one point started smoking. I can honestly say I was really scared. I called Matt shaking and crying. Now I know what you might be thinking, "What a baby!" I would be thinking the same thing, but it was really scary!! All I could hear on the radio was that there was a tornado lurking over Lubbock and I could barely see out my windshield. I was praying hard that it wouldn't crack any windows. And it didn't! :) I have to say, I might actually miss all this crazy weather in Lubbock when we leave! Well, tonight I am packing. We leave tomorrow for Dallas, I am going to a job fair on Saturday. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I just got an e-mail from my mom about a family friend that I have know since high school. It said:

I just got off the phone with one of my dear friends from Texas, April Leonard. She was at church on Easter Sunday with her family; husband, John, and her 2 sons Jared (22) and Austin (17). Jared collapsed soon after they arrived and was taken by ambulance where he is still in ICU. The doctors are not expecting him to live. Therefore, April called me and asked me to pray for a miracle. All they know at this point is that his heart is only functioning at 10 to 15% so they are not able to do as many tests as they would like to do. He also has a good bit of swelling on his brain. The doctors are not sure if he had a seizure, a stroke, or possibly an aneurysm.

I was in shock when I read the e-mail. I am so sad. I know many of you don't know Jared, but please say a prayer for him. He is so young with so much ahead of him. I hope that God can work this miracle and he can pull through.

Monday, April 13, 2009

7 Years

Happy 7 Year Anniversary Matt!

I cant believe we have been together for so long. I know that this is the last "dating" anniversary we will share and that you say once we get married it wont matter anymore, but it will always be special to me. I love you more than anything in this world and I cant wait for you to be my husband :) Love you babe!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

It was such a pretty day this morning when we left for church. When we got out of church though, the West Texas wind was a blowin! On Thursday, winds got up to 60 miles per hour!! I thought some of my kids were going to get blown away as they were leaving school! It was crazy!
Well, there isn't much to update on in the life of Matt and Laura. Matt hasn't heard anything back from the job situation. I will update when we hear. I have a job fair to go to on Saturday in Carrollton, so please say a prayer for me! Have a good week everyone!

48 days till we move back to DFW and until SUMMER! :)