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Bikini Body Mommy 3.0 Day 0

Tomorrow is day one of my Bikini Body Mommy 3.0 adventure..

I fail miserably at these programs.. they are too strict.. they deprive too much.. they work you too hard.. they don’t work you hard enough..

I have decided to do BBM 3.0 and have accountability partners.. I’m actually running this BBM journey with a few online friends.. I’ll be the one posting the videos and asking for updates from the people who have joined me..

I am hoping that since they will be depending on me to keep them motivated, that it means I will stay motivated myself..

I have decided that I will not be following her meal plan.. I will take the supplements that she has suggested and do her work outs.. I will be increasing my water intake as well.. but I will eat what I like and practice moderation.

Bright at early tomorrow morning I will weigh myself for the first time in over a month.. which will be horrifying.. and I will post it publicly  which is even more horrifying..

I went though a depression for that month that I didn’t step on a scale.. and I am a comfort eater..so that doesn’t really bode well for me. I’m not sure what I weigh right now, but I can guarantee that it is more than 200 lbs so I am a bundle of nerves tonight because I know I will not be happy with what I see on the scale.

For now.. I will try not to let it get to me too much.. but seeing as I am writing about it.. it’s not easy to not think of.

I am not sure how regularly I will be posting about it here as I will be posting it in the womens group that I am in and posting it on Instagram.. But I will try to keep you updated.. My invisible reader.. who is so invisible that it doesn’t show in the stats that you have read my blog entries.

I get by with a little help from my friends

I love the Beatles.. and I love The Wonder Years..

But this isn’t about either.. this is about me actually needing help..

Ever since I got cut back from 50 hours a week down to 15 it’s been a struggle.. Rent going up again isn’t helping… With full time we barely made ends meet as it was pre-rent hike…

Here is where I use emotional black mail to lure you into donating to my site.

I have 2 kids to take care of..

They are my everything.. I love them dearly and cannot afford where I live anymore..
My issue is that I can’t afford moving expenses either.. So I’m asking for your help..

I’m looking for donations to help us move into a new place. We’ve put in our 2 months notice and have to be out New Years Eve.

Before you start asking what I’m doing to help myself I’ll tell you..

– I work part time at a place that gives tips.. I have stopped spending the tips.. they are going to my moving costs..
– I do secret shopping on the side of my part time work and am saving that money as well.. sadly that only pays $3-5 a job and it costs me $3+ just to go out to said locations
– I do Avon as well to earn extra money but am still struggling to make a profit with that little endeavor.. I know a profit can be made.. I did avon once before and managed to make a profit from it back then.. I only stopped because I had 2 other jobs at the time and chose to quit avon.
– I am selling as much of my stuff as I can before the move.. clothes, electronics, craft supplies, artwork.. anything that isn’t nailed down.. and probably even some stuff that is..

But I have debts to pay off.. I’ve used my credit cards to make ends meet and need to pay those off AND pay for my moving expenses..

Once I live in a cheaper place I will be able to get back on track.. and who knows.. I might get a second part time job in the area I will move to..

Right now I’m spending $1800 a month on rent, hydro & transportation and only making $2200 a month, which leaves me with $400 a month for Groceries, bills & emergency expenses.

I know that I can get a cheaper place, I’m currently looking at a place that is $1100 all inclusive. I’d be able to pay off my debts, save some money for the next move I end up doing, buy my kids nice things again and not kill myself trying to make ends meet for a little while.

As you can see, I have an actual plan to get back on my feet, this won’t be me every single week begging for a handout.

Please.. anything you could donate would be incredible I really would like to change my life and I believe this is the first step to doing so.

Just to make donating easier for you, my entire blog is a link to my donate page.

Thanks so much in advance, you have no idea how much your donation means to me.

Big Mama & family.

Dear Rhinovirus.. Piss off..

I have a cold.. One that kept me up most of the night with sore sinuses and a stuffed nose.. My throat is in fire and I had to have a hot shower and hot soup to clear me enough to attempt to sleep..

It was a beautiful day out today which meant business was slow at work.. And now that I am off.. Of course it is raining..

Where was that when I needed it??

Oh well.. I did better today at work than I did yesterday.. I remembered more things.. Still needed to be reminded about a few obvious things.. But my co-workers seem to be very patient with me.

I must be doing something right.. They want me to fill a temporary fulltime shift from the 7th of November for 2 weeks..

It says: You aren’t screwing up so bad..
Rather than: ack we have no one.. Big mama can’t even get her lunch chores done on time!

So that makes me happy.. As does ye extra money I will be getting for it..

Fingers crossed that my boyfriend has closing shifts so we can make the hours worthwhile.

I can’t wait to get home and hold my baby in my arms.. I need to sit down and relax after the crazy day my body has been putting me through.

All I can think about right now is food.. It is breakfast for dinner tonight.. I am thinking pancakes & scrambled eggs.. Something quick and easy..

I have nothing interesting to add. Perhaps I will after dinnertime.

Question: What is your favourite Breakfast for dinner meal?

Still training

This morning was a panic.. My laundry card ate my money and didn’t add it to the balance.. I had to put more money on the card in order to do laundry..

Which in turn made laundry take longer than planned. My clothes were still in the dryer with 20 minutes to go when I had to head to work.

I grabbed my uniform and went to work 15 minutes before my shift was supposed to start and got there with 3 minutes to spare.. Close call.. But I made it.

Today at work was uneventful.. I haven’t yet learned all of my duties so it kept me thinking. I ended up staying 15 minutes late because I thought I was done 3 times before I was actually done.

Tonights dinner was a stir fry with Asian 5 spice.. I love it.. Plus it has ginger in it and I am fighting a mild cold.. Which is annoying more than anything else..

I blame my family for getting me sick.. My boyfriend got sick at work.. My 11 year old got sick at school.. They gave it to the baby.. All 3 of them finally got me..

I actually had to get tylenol at work because my headache was so bad. 😛


Question: what is your favourite Asian dish to make & can I have the recipe to try it out?

Just Treats..

So.. Now I am down to one job.. And of course being a mom.. I am awake and wishing my stupid laundry card was working..

I put money on the laundry card and the machine gave me an error.. It took my money and didn’t add it to the card l.

I am going to go to the laundry room to check if the card has magically fixed itself and will let me do some laundry..

Phelps said they will fix is.. Swell.. I can’t wait for a month for them to finally mail me $50 via snail mail with an apology note..

This sucks.. All I want is to work.. Spend time with my family and get my god damn laundry..

Now I have a sitter who isn’t available before noon.. And no o e else available for the two days I need someone before noon..

Why isn’t going back to work easier than this?

I knew it wouldn’t be a cake walk.. But it has been an uphill battle since day one..

First I was hired before I find a sitter.. Then promised hours I never got.. Then got yelled at for not wanting the hours I didn’t ask for..

Is it terrible that I am complaining about too much work??

There are people out there unemployed and I am complaining about having two jobs and too much to do..

Perhaps I should be grateful..

What do you think?

Day off…

Wow.. What a day off it has been..

I have barely left the couch.. Except to do dishes & eat..

It has been so nice to do nothing. Neither job needed me today.. The one I put my 2 weeks in with doesn’t need me at all anymore. Well.. At least not the hours I am available anyway.. So I am done there..

From now on I am working from Monday to Friday and am home before my school age daughter is home from school.


On another note..

Tonight is Mexican night.. So I am making hamburger with Mexican spices and veggies and a little bit of tomato paste to make “Mexican sloppy joes” with rice on the side..

It was supposed to be Mexican seasoned hamburgers but the hamburger meat was still too frozen for that.

Lets see how they work out.. I have medium hopes..

Wish me luck!

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