Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thankful Thursdays #77

I am thankful for...

  • Setting new records in my run performance
  • The Captain for loving me
  • Our Britax Frontier Car Seat{affiliate link} for being so easy to install
  • Having fun with nail art
  • Chatting with +Dee Copeland in a hangout
  • Family who is always willing to watch The First Mate when needed

Monday, April 14, 2014

Shedding My Pirate Booty Week Thirty-Three

Before I share my weight loss stats for this week, I thought I'd share some observations. Apparently when you've lost upwards of 50 pounds people choose to do two things. Comment on your weight loss, or act like nothing has changed. 

I find the latter to be very confusing. Not that I'm fishing for complements or anything. It just makes me wonder if they are afraid to mention that yes, I was fat before or if they are just in need of corrective lenses. I lost the weight, so I'm aware I needed to lose it. It's okay to point out the obvious. Promise. 

Can you not SEE that I've lost weight?

I don't really like the big hoopla and fuss though. I like feeling supported and having my efforts recognized, but not crazy compliments and borderline offensive comments. I am very bad with compliments and never know how to respond. As far as the comments, "You're wasting away" comes to mind as the most offensive. No, I am not actually, but thanks for being rude. 

Anyway, I digress. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thankful Thursdays #76

I am thankful for...

  • Cute new workout pants
  • The lettuce in our garden starting to sprout
  • Hitting my pre-pregnancy weight
  • Beautiful weather
  • Getting in some great workouts

Monday, April 7, 2014

Shedding My Pirate Booty Week Thirty-Two

It's been a long time coming, but 3 years and 3 months later, I did it. I am finally back hit my pre-pregnancy weight. I probably should have built a little more suspense, but I'm excited to see this number on the scale. When I was last this weight I felt like I was healthy enough to try and conceive. Apparently I was, because I was pregnant right away and my weight and my belly ballooned from there. I never got to really enjoy losing the thirty plus pounds I lost that time around or to get to my intended goal weight.

Me at the same weight I am at now. I think I look much more fit now that I've been exercising.
Me at my pre-pregnancy weight.
I was actually about 5 days pregnant here, but had no idea!
This is also probably the last soda I drank.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Thankful Thursdays #75

I am thankful for...

  • My friends for getting my weird
  • Starting a garden, let's hope it lives
  • The Captain for taking on new endeavors
  • New shoes
  • Not getting pranked on April Fool's Day

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Shiver Me Timbers Tuesday - April 2014

Shiver Me Timbers Tuesday: This perfectly illustrates life with a toddler.

As we are nearing the halfway point of The First Mate's second year, he is full of questions. It's constantly "What's that?" or "Why?" It got me thinking about who should be asking the questions, here. The toddler, or me?

For example, The First Mate recently told me "I can't get poop in my mouth Mama, I'm a big boy!" Alright, and how does that make any sense? And did you ever get poop in your mouth? Was it on purpose? Never mind, I don't want to ask anymore questions about these one, moving on.

Pirate's Log - March 2014

Pirate's Log March 2014

Welcome to April, no April Fool's jokes from me today. Nope, I've just got a round up of everything I shared in March.

Pirate's Log - February: The first of each month is reserved for these Pirate's Log posts. I actually wrote a decent amount in February, so you should check it out. If you go back through and read every post on every Pirate's Log, you'll find a hidden treasure at the end. (totally not true, but that would be awesome, huh?)

Shiver Me Timbers Tuesday

Shiver Me Timbers Tuesday - March 2014I compile all the crazy and cuteness of The First Mate in this monthly series. It's usually my favorite to write each month. This edition featured some pictures and videos so cute that ovaries may explode, so be warned.

Look at me in my fat pants!

Shedding My Pirate Booty: It's been a long journey to become healthier, and I chronicle it all in this series. This month marked the completion of Bootcamp, and the start of me all on my own. Oh, and also a look at my fat pants!

Shedding My Pirate Booty Week Twenty-Seven Update
Shedding My Pirate Booty Week Twenty-Eight
Shedding My Pirate Booty Week Twenty-Nine
Shedding My Pirate Booty Week Thirty
Shedding My Pirate Booty Week Thirty-One

Recognizing life's daily treasures in this weekly gratitude series.

Thankful Thursdays: They may be short and sweet, but they also keep me grateful. As a sassy pants cynic of sorts, I like this reminder to see what I've got in life and recognize the good things.

Thankful Thursdays #71
Thankful Thursdays #72
Thankful Thursdays #73
Thankful Thursdays #74

My favorite bedtime story was the one my toddler told me.

The Best Bedtime Story Ever: A sweet tale of a conversation with my two year old before bedtime. When you stop to listen to them it's quite endearing, and entertaining too.

Lots of fun by the beach with #smsummit bloggers.

Bloggers by the Beach: I had the pleasure of attending my first blogging conference and hanging with some wonderful peers by the beach. It was also my first post parenthood girls weekend! Check out how it went.

Citrus Lane for March came with all these goodies! The lotion smells like Margaritas too.

Citrus Lane March 2014 Box: Look at the Loot: We are long time subscribers to this monthly children's box. Each month it's a new surprise at our doorstep. This month had some great items, including a lotion that smelled of Margarita's. Yummy.