Thursday, April 30, 2009

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Where in the world #2

Where in the world can a little girl turn into a fairytale princess?

Where in the world #1

Where in the world it be this sunny in April that Ava Poo needs sunglasses?

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I'm going crazy...tempted to cut!

*did that title scare you?...bwahhhhhhhh!*

I know I asked a LONG time ago...but I am going to ask again...because I am going in..put me in a straight jacket, and lock me in a rubber room coo-coo!

Should I cut...or grow?



Right now it is almost touching my shoulders and I am so sick of it...I actually throw up in my mouth a little just thinking of how much I am sick of my hair right now..SICK..I tell ya'!
SO should I cut or grow?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I guess I'm a thief!

* (The following is irrelevant information...but leads up to my story)This past weekend I went to the What Women Wants expo with my good friend Tabitha. While there I signed up to get eyelash extensions....(I already have long eyelashes...but I am obsessed with making them longer) so I made an appointment there with a company who was doing the extensions to come back the next day. *
Now the real story
So I was off to the South Town Expo center to get my luscious lashes done...and I was already running behind. When I arrived at the large and spacious building of many expositions I found myself in the middle of a war....a parking war. Apparently the Gun Show was at the Expo Center and so was all the ammo craving, mullet wearing, camo loving, gun collecting population. This I was not expecting. I did not come prepared to fight such a parking war. I did not have on my bullet proof armor nor did I have my bazooka...cause I don't own a bazooka, or a gun, or a camo vest.
So here I am defenseless completely vulnerable to the masses of ready to fight drivers. I drove around for a good 30 minutes waiting ever so patiently to find a spot. I even gave up a spot I was going to take to a camo wearing gramps. (Oh I'm so nice).
After 30 minutes of war games...I see it....A spot is going to come available.
*scene set up*
I am behind a white car which is a good 10 car lengths ahead of me...... Grandpa and Son walk out from behind a row of cars about 5 car lengths ahead of me. They walk towards their truck. Only two stalls from where I am. AWESOME. I put on my blinker. Meanwhile...white car...turns around completely (in the middle of the isle...a six point turn around) and drive towards me...puts on her blinker. I see her roll down her window and yell something to the men. Now the truck pulls out, and I look at the lady and said...I was here first that is my spot. I speedily pull my cute little automobile into the briefly vacant the lady is yelling at me saying that this is her spot. Whatever lady I was here before you. Before I even had a chance to get out of my car...the lady seriously came up to my window and knocked on it. (I know you are laughing...I was laughing too) This is what she said "This was my spot....I asked the guys if I could have it." apparently that is what she was yelling when she rolled her window down. I nicely replied "I'm sorry if you asked them if you could have the spot. I was here before you even got here...and you had to turn around to reach this spot....I'm sorry but you'll have to find another." Then she said this (this is really great). "well I hope you have a nice day, and you feel good about what you did. I asked those gentleman if I could have this spot and they said didn't ask...." wait for it..... "this is stealing". BWAHHHHHH! I then told the lady I felt good about myself and I was going to sleep fine.
I'm telling was a war zone! And I stole someones parking space!! Oh the humanity!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Bahahaaa...Dave is a sucker!

Dav-id (must be said with a Spanish accent) is such a sucker for his girls! At this point I can't imagine him being a dad to boys because he is so cute with the girls.

Case in Point.........

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Then don't read it!

So I was thinking about this today....and decided to blog about it. And just "CLEAR" the air. I have been getting A LOT of emails about my blog, most are positive people saying that they find my blog funny, sometimes serious, and even they admit to loving my "rants". Others hate reading my blog...and express it through comments and emails. Then don't read it friends.

I use my blog as an outlet for me to release my frustrations, things I find comical and even I use it in my own recovery and healing. In clearing the air, I wanted to make it known about a few posts.
One thing I get asked over and over is..."do you really shop as much as you say you do?"
Yes I do! and "are those jeans all yours?" Yep every pair!
One post that made a few people mad was my pet peeve posts. For real friends, those things really bug me, and I don't care if they don't bug you. Yes I will really throw a pack of gum in your order if you don't put a black rubber thingy out (I haven't done it yet...I haven't built up the courage...but I really want to)
I received emails about the picture of the bride in the green dress (the post has now been deleted I was tired of the guff from everyone) Just FYI....the bride was nobody I was a picture I saw on a 101 things not to wear at your wedding tutorial. (somebody else was making fun before I was)

The Easter candy post.....No I did not buy all that candy myself. It was accumulated through 4 Easter egg hunts and two Easter baskets. Have I kept the candy? no....most of it was thrown away after the picture was taken.

And lastly the biggest loser post. Holy Cow did I strike a nerve there.... I wrote that post as a challenge. You all know now that I am getting help for an Eating Disorder (ED) (no I no longer care who knows) and in writing this post it has been to help me to come to terms with my own weight loss struggles and what is healthy and what is not.

Now I don't know why I decided that I needed to clear the air, maybe it's because I value my friends opinions, and would hope you would value mine. Love ya'!

Here are a few pictures of my girlies for you to enjoy!

Elle finding the Golden Egg at Grandma and Grandpa Broadheads (it actually is the pink egg)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

It should be called...." Biggest Eating Disorder" instead!

Some of you friends out there are not going to agree with me on this.

There was a point in my life I wanted to be a contestant on the Biggest Loser. (No I have never been large enough to actually be considered....but I sent in a tape once) I thought about how great it would be to lose large amounts of weight in a short time. To have a trainer telling me what to do, and what to eat. To be able to only concentrate on losing weight, and nothing else. How great does that sound? Actually I should ask...How delusional does that sound?

I know some of you out there are so in love with the Biggest Loser...feeling that it is so inspirational. But when I have dissected the Biggest Losers is nothing but UNHEALTHY!

As someone who is currently healing and going through the recovery process of an active eating disorder (ED) I would love to point out...why this show drives many to unhealthy weight loss expectations, eating disorder behaviors and even eating disorders.

*Extreme Weight Loss in an Extremely Short Time Span!

When I first started treatment for my Ed I was told this by my therapist "A quick fix is bound for a quick failure". This is how I look at this show. These contestants are expected to lose an ridiculous amount in a short time. From my understanding most of the contestants gain back half and sometimes all of the weight they have lost after leaving the final show.

I can not remember who it was, there was a gentleman who broke a one week record of 31 pounds lost in one week (I might be off the figure a little). Though this is extraordinary, you have to consider that some of the weight loss is not body fat. There are 3,500 calories per pound of fat. That means he would have had to use more than 108,500 calories in that one week. This kind of fat loss would practically be science fiction, kind of like what you saw in the movie Nutty Professor with Eddie Murphy. Why is this? It goes back to "A quick fix is bound for a quick failure." (in addition to some other factors, which I will state.) That weight is bound to come back. Unrealistic!

Bringing me to the next point...UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS!

Is this kind weight loss is achievable? I must say that it appears that it can be. I remember when I lost an extreme amount of weight when I first aggressively started losing weight a few years back. I was literally eating nothing, less then 1200 calories, and burning an excess of 3000+ calories a day. I was working out at least 4 hours a day. Though it was possible to lose a lot of weight in one week as body fat, it felt like I was exercising from morning to night. I was also limited to a particular diet deplete of any junk-food. This is also the case for the Biggest Loser contestants. In the real world, you have your time filled with work, family, and only Heaven knows what else. They eat minimal calories and purge all of their calories through exercise. Some of you may say..."but you have to burn more calories then you eat to lose weight." But they way they are exercising is unhealthy. Many people think that "purging" is only done by self induced vomiting, however it is not. It is also done by laxative use, and EXCESSIVE EXERCISE! They work out for a minimum of 4 hours a day...that is considered excessive exercise. (sorry to break it to you.) That is not Healthy..I don't care who you are.

FYI...your body needs AT LEAST 1200 Calories a day to even run for a female and 1500 calories for a male (that is just to function) On the biggest loser ranch it is reported that most contestants eat less then 1100 calories a day (you do the math)

Exercising while on such low diet
You are losing tons of muscle, which is what burns the most calories for you. When the calories is too low, then the body is put in a semi-starvation state. As once body’s blood sugar supplies are used up, the body breaks down protein stores–muscle mass and enzymes to help create more blood sugar that the brain and blood cells needs to survive.
Not mentioning extreme exercise or over-exercising, just trying to exercise while on such low calories diet will worsen the situation, as the body’s starvation state is exacerbated because the exercise calls for even more energy.
Massive gain after massive loss
A millions of people shed massive of weight quickly, but they gained it back when they return to normal eating or normal life, because most of the weight loss is due to the muscle and fluid loss. And no one can sustain on 500-1000 calories for the rest of their life, and you cannot get all of the nutrients and vitamins your body needs with only 1000 calories.
In conclusion, stop dieting on such low calories and over-exercising, which is very unhealthy and very dangerous, and stop losing weight so quickly and make changes that you will actually be able to sustain for the long run, that’s how you will be able to maintain your weight and achieve long-term weight loss or fat loss.

Since I have been in treatment for Ed..and before I had Ava I gained 50% of my weight back...why? because I was eating such low calories, purging, and over-exercising. Believe me.....this is why most of the Biggest Loser Contestants gain their weight back. (or parts of it)

When a contestant on the Biggest Loser only loses 1,2,3,4 even 7 pounds they are devastated. just lost 4 pounds in a week AWESOME. Instead they are completely torn up about it...their teammates give them so much guff because of it...then you "fall below the yellow line"... Talk about a downer. This isn't good for their mental health, which can lead to eating disorder lies such as "the more weight you lose the more beautiful you are." or "you didn't lose enough weight you are a week you must eat less and burn more." UNHEALTHY!

Then there is the Humiliation Factor. It is completely degrading to put those people in those outfits to weigh in. As they are not already humiliated enough (yes I know they are the ones that applied for the show) to stand on the scale and let the whole world know they weigh 400 pounds, but they make them weigh no shirt, or sports bra, and tight shorts. Then when they are working out they are constantly yelled at by their skinny trainer who supposedly loves them, and told who pathetic they are. Some say it is tough love, but I don't see an ounce of love.

So now you know how this ED victim feels about the Biggest Loser...I think if you are looking to lose weight, that is wonderful and lovely....but trying it out biggest loser style isn't the way. We are way to quick to jump on the next biggest fad diet. Weight loss should be a lifestyle change and the road isn't fast to get there. "A quick fix is a quick failure."

Monday, April 13, 2009

That Darn BUNNY!

So did the flop ear guy make it to your house? I am SO sorry if he didn't because I think he left all of his candy at our house! For real friends...between the giant rabbit...and egg hunts...we have enough candy to last us till the Second Coming of our Lord.

I hope you enjoyed this Easter...cause next year...I am shooting that big eared friend!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Flash Back Friday

Ahhh Yeah Big Bootie Big Bootie Big Bootie!
This Phrase has been notorious for many-a Clog America Tours. This picture was taken in Germany in 2001 (the "I miss dave tour")
Oh how fun it was to play Big Bootie over and over.
And you guys remember Mafia? And do you remember when I fell over in the bus and hurt my butt..I guess 2001 should have been the "I miss Dave" and "My butt hurts tour!"
So fun!
I loved traveling with CA and I miss it tons!
Love you guys! Miss ya'! oh and Hey Snuts "No Molestar"

Thursday, April 9, 2009

It's called a what?

Yesterday at YW's I was explaining how I hit my elbow...and that it hurt really really bad! And one of my girls said to me "did you know the skin on your elbow is called a weiness?" SAY WHAT? I don't know about you but when I hear "weiness" I think of something else.
So I got curious and decided to look it up...
FOLKS it really is called a WEINESS!
I'm sorry friends..but my elbow now makes me want to blush!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I admit it!

I have decided it is time to officially come out of the blogging closet. I have a problem....I like to stalk blogs. I enjoy reading about peoples random lives....some people I have never personally met...some people I knew in school, or knew through the dancing world. So here is a warning to all you out in the wonderful world of BLOG.....don't be surprised if you find your blog listed as a blog I enjoy reading.

In addition to being a self-proclaimed blog stalker I have decided I that I need to be better about leaving comments on those of you who I admittedly stalk blogs. I am sorry I truly suck at this. I want you to leave comments here on my corner of the web....and so I am going to start being better about telling you what I think of you too. *I mean that as nice as possible*

So come out of the closet.....admit that you love stalking me as much as I love you stalking me. HA! No for real....don't be shy leave me your blog I don't have to pretend I don't know it anymore!

Here I leave you with a cute picture of my Ava....and my Elle too!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I was a Women First!

If this post offends you....sorry...wait no I am not sorry!

I have found that in my efforts in being a good wife and momma I've lost myself. I find defining myself in the tasks that make me good at my job of being a stay at home mom, and homemaker. And in my culture (I say mine..because all of you aren't from Utah, and not all of you are LDS) it seems that unless you completely lose yourself in those two things then you are some how less righteous. As if it is more noble to be overwhelmed, and busy all the time. And if you happen to admit that you aren't busy all the time, or overwhelmed and okay with it...then you are not as righteous.
I am sorry but I think that is a load of honky! I am fine with not making myself run ragged all the time. I am happy that I take time for myself.
Don't get me wrong I adore being a momma and wife....but how can we be good at those things if we aren't good to ourselves. It is okay to say No to things when we are asked. I say no all the time. (Ask Elle...ASK Dave for that matter..hehehe) It's okay to not have dinner on the table right when your hubby gets home...and sometimes it's even okay to tell him you aren't cooking that night because you just don't feel like it.
I was a women before I ever was a mom, and when my kids are grown and raising their children I don't want to have to re-learn how to take care of myself. Or even to not want to take care of myself because I took care of others for so long. Ladies it is okay to be selfish sometimes. There is nothing noble in never taking care of you....where you no longer feel special, loved and wanted. I don't think God would want it that way.
I am tired of hearing friends complain that they have NO time for themselves because they are a mom! For're not more righteous because you go go go all the're not more holy because dinner is on the table at 4:59, and you are certainly not more celestial qualified because you put everyone else's needs before your own. God holds women to the highest of esteems...and you should hold yourself to that as well. Now get off your fanny...go take a shower...brush your teeth...look in the mirror and say "I love you".

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

41 pairs of utter discouragement!

So if you know anything about me you will know two things to be true...I love my family...and I have a sick fascination with shopping. I LOVE shopping! I don't know what it is but when I am shopping I'm happy, and when I'm happy I am so fun! And when I am so fun.....I am happy....and when I'm happy...I am shopping. You see it's this never ending cycle of pure joy! So needless to say I have a lot of clothes....and laundry . The thing I la la LOVE to JEANS. I simply adore jeans. I love the pockets of jeans...and how certain pairs my my tush..cuter. I love the way a nice pair of denim make you feel like you are the hottest thing ever...and I ADORE many what the label may say (vain I know...but you come here for the truth don't you?) HOWEVER I have been in my own little H. people! I own 42 pairs of jeans!
So to my utter dismay only one of them currently fit!
Yes amigos I know I just had a super adorable cutie patottie baby 3 1/2 months ago....but still.....I am super discouraged...and have a perma-frownie. Out of 42 pairs of super cute pantaloons.........only one pair post baby tush!

What do I do? You don't understand friends..this is so difficult for me. Some of you will understand why it is so hard for me....At this point I am ready to seriously give in to "easier" ways. Why? Because Seven, Laguna, R&R, Micheal Kors, Calvin Klein, Lucky, Big Star, Silver and even my comfy buddy Levi are sitting in my closet calling my name...oh so lonely...longing for my tush to join them. I just want to welcome ED back into my world semi-permanently just till I am re-joined with my denim friends again. HOWEVER I will try my dangest to be strong...and join my jean friends again the healthy way. (I am hoping)