Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My plate is full.

But my stomach is not. [more on that in a moment]

To say that I am doing a lot is an understatement. Being home with the girls is a lot on its own. They are at the age where stepping away from them for a minute can mean shampoo on the carpet, hot chocolate mix on the couch, cream of wheat on the dog, and so on. This means that every day chores don't get done like they used to. The girls naps start at different times and I have about an hour from the time Brooke goes down until Molly gets up, which means shower and lunch!

It is fun but busy!

Then we add in the Photography business, which has been great. I love meeting new families and babies and capturing special moments in their life. It has been an awesome experience. Here is a picture from a recent shoot.

Then we add in work. I got a job as a cashier/hostess at a local Amish restaurant. It has been a ton of fun and I really love what I do. I go in around 5pm at night and sometime do not come home until 9:30. I have been working four days a week, plus most of the day Saturday so there goes the rest of my time!

Check out my awesome uniform.

Then we add in my hobbies. I like to read and write and I refuse to give that up! I try to find time for at least one of those each day. It keeps me sane and happy.

So why is my stomach empty? That was a bit of an exaggeration, but I joined Weight Watchers on Friday. I have been in a weight loss slump for the whole year now, and have actually gained some weight. Enough is enough! These 20 pounds are getting kicked out the door. With inspiration from my friend Ashley at The Stauffer Shenanigans and Alyssa at The Heystek Family... I think I can do this!


alyssa said...

You can do it! The first couple weeks are the worst, with the rumbling tummy that wants more food, but once you get into a routine, it will be easy. By the 4th week, I was having trouble eating all my points every day.

How hard is it to be avoid the pies at the restaurant? I would weigh 500 pounds if I lived close enough to go for pie all the time.

But anyway, good for you! Us girls need to have a GTG as soon as we're all hot and skinny looking.

Lori said...

oh my goodness you are BUSY! I really love your photographs btw. Truly talented! Hope you get to relax soon mama! You need it.

lex said...

I can't believe the Amish let you wear that skanky outfit.

I hate to tell you, my friend, age 5 is no better than age 2-3. In fact, it may be worse because they're taller.

ashley said...

You can totally do it! Chips & salsa, Progressive soup, Special K bars, multigrain cheerios, fresh produce, and vanilla light n fit yogurt are my staples.

P.S. come to ohio asap. you're photography is just getting better & better!

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