Showing posts with label Tampa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tampa. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

A whole new meaning to THIRST!!!

No, seriously, I want water all of the time! I am almost done with my 10 day shred! 

I must say that I am hardly hungry and I am drinking more water then EVER before. I find myself with more energy. I am taking the twins to the mall and park… BY MYSELF! (I know, it's crazy!) I decided that I would show a before and after… I will use this after and make another in a couple of months to see results! Summer is coming QUICK!

This is my in July and again in December!


I would also like to talk about another type of thirst… A thirsty MAN! I DO NOT like being hit on when I am with my children… Story is as follows:

I took my 10 year old daughter, her friend and my 1 1/2 year old girl twin to the movies. The movie was late starting so I took my youngest outside to walk around. The movie was starting so I went back in. Before I could get to my seat, a man tapped my elbow. (I thought I lost Fat Mama's shoe) He told me that I looked good… I said thank you and then proceeded to my seat. There were two empty seats to my right… I put my daughter in one of them beside me. The man sat in the next seat… My little daughter starts to scream so I put her on my lap. The man then reached over and introduced himself to me and said, "You really do look great" Mind you… I am with 3 little girls!!! I am wearing regular clothes, no make up… My hair was a mess… I wasn't "seeking" any attention… Back to the story… So I watched the movie, he said a couple of things to me, I ignored him and kept my eyes straight up at the screen. After 5 minutes or so… He left. ISN'T THAT SUPER CREEPY? How rude! I was with children!

And I would also just like to say to the man who hit on me in WAL-MART in front of my 10 year old while he had his two kids…

YES, I did hear you… And I was ignoring you. Thank You for the kind compliment of me killing my pants and no, it wasn't intentional! LOL

Remember that a woman LOVES her kids… Treat her with respect in front of them! 

Rant complete!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

My First 10 day Shred

After I had the twins, I must admit, I gained a bit of weight. I was about 225 lbs when I was breastfeeding. I lost 25 lbs and then gained a couple back but was a steady 202 lbs.

I plan to go to Vegas with a couple of ladies I know from Tampa in July. We have started a little weight loss competition. The final weigh in will be on July 15th. The winner gets a free dinner! So far I am in the lead, I have lost 5.3 lbs!

I feel like I can't get lower than this 197 lbs! Sadly when I stepped on the scale I was 202 lbs again!!!

So I decided to try this:

10 days of "Balls to the Wall" T30! 

Take your Juice Plus Capsules or Gummies
2 Complete Shakes a Day
Half your bodyweight in ounces of water per day
30-60 minutes of exercise 4x per week
8 full hours of sleep per night
Eat your last meal by 6 pm
Breathing exercises
(DON'T STARVE YOURSELF. Eat if you're hungry!!)

No Gluten
No Dairy
No Caffeine
No Alcohol
No Artificial Preservatives
No Refined Sugar


I am on day one and I feel great! I have been cooking earlier in the day, around 3-4 pm. I had my shake for breakfast which consisted of:
- Chocolate powder
- A handful of almonds
- a tiny bit of coconut oil 
- Rolled oats
- flax meal
- Water

I have Hummus and GF tortilla chips for a snack 

Dinner was amazing!!!



I made teriyaki chicken with multi-grain medley rice!!! SO yummy!

I had another shake around 6 pm! 
- Chocolate powder
- Chocolate Silk Milk
- ice, water
- Flax Meal 

Monday, March 28, 2016

WOW It is 2016 already!

Today I stumbled across my blog and geez… I miss blogging! Chasing twins is a very busy job, but I have to get back to the basics! Doing what I love! I have to be happy to make everyone else happy!

I do not even want to recap the last 4 months of 2015… So moving forward… My New Year has been pretty good! I took the kids to Busch Gardens to celebrate New Years! It was a nice night.

Tomorrow the kids are starting their FSA testing! I pray that they do ok! In the state of Florida, if you fail, You might not be going to your next grade, though they do have a couple of "Just in cases" in place. ***FINGERS CROSSED***

Since I am completely always in MOM MODE… I decided that I would start driving for UBER. So far, I have made some pretty good money and met some interesting people! I will start taking time to write about those "experiences" because I have only driven 5 times, and BOY do I have some stories?!
I will seriously make a tab for that later! 

I will be back! LOL. I will devote some time to this blog again!!!

I hope everyone had an AWESOME Easter! XOXO



Friday, March 13, 2015

No New Friends

Let me tell you about the friends I got! I can really count them on my hands. These are the woman that I most important to me... This is not in any order and I didn't put their real names because the nicknames I gave them are special...

1. Tiner Tot- She is relation... More like a sister. She helped raise me even though she isn't much older than me. She is a Super Woman to me! An inspiration to me. She is selfless and always available. I enjoy talking to her EVERY day. (Known her my whole life)

2. Cathy (Pink n Blue)- I have known her since 5th grade. We evolved together. From sharing lockers and doing hair to clubbing and then to motherhood. I can call her and tell her anything... And not feel bad. She likes her space and I don't mind. (Going on 20 years)

3. Shak- This lady was a co-worker. Everyone expected us to hate each other since we were both so strong minded... But the opposite happened. I spent a lot of time with her in Iraq after work. I haven't seen her in a long time but I sure do miss her and she still holds the title! (Almost 10 years)

4. Moni-  met her on the internet... Not in a freaky way but I was looking to lease an apartment at the complex she worked for. Things fell into place and we became instant friends. (7 years)

5. Yanny- We met when we were pregnant. She was having a boy and I was having Mimi. We were due around the same time. Her brother was my next door neighbor. I talk to her weekly and when we get together, time just flies. I love spending time with her. She is well versed in the Bible and cooking. (10 years)

6. Gabba- She is my newest addition... She is real, she is raw... She is loyal. I like that we are honest with each other. I do not judge her and she doesn't judge me. I can be myself and say crazy things without thinking. I like that.
(Our friendship is 3 years new)

7. My Demanding Dominican!- I used to work with her and do her hair. We always ended up at the same places. It is funny because we are a lot alike but so much different. I think I get to see a side of her that not many other people get to see. She rattles my cage and I rattle hers too. I give it to her straight and she does the same for me. I like that. (6 years)

Now- Understand that none of my friends live too close... So what to do? How do you find quality friends in your 30's? I am still feeling my way around the idea. I will continue trying to figure it out.

Seems like more and more Gustavo is becoming my MVP... He is getting better at being my husband and the man that I need him to be. That is only making me love him again. I guess our life has been a novela but thankfully it's starting to get to the good parts.

 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Amber has been GHOST

Yes, I just spoke of myself in 3rd person... I have not been on the BLOG in a long time. I love love love to blog and I have just let life get in the way. I can't say that things have been good... I can't say that they have been bad either... And that is only because I am trying to be optimistic! I will start writing more soon though!