Thursday, January 31, 2013

Lack of M.o.t.i.v.a.t.i.o.n

One step forward, ten steps back. The story of my L.I.F.E. I have been in a rut for the last week. I have no motivation to work out. I have no motivation to track my calories. I don't even have an excuse reason why.

 I decided to look up some motivational pics to get my groove back
This is beyond true!!! Time flies. . .

I will get out of this funk, I will step it up, I will get focused.


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I hate the Dentist, but I love doing a GIVEAWAY!! :-)

Ohhhh heyyyy everyone!! I see I have some new followers! Thanks so much for stopping by. If you haven't already noticed I am a newer blogger so I don't have much to look at yet! Just wait though! I'm in the process of following you all back!

Thanks so much to my girl Lindsey for giving me some attention on her blog! I didn't even have to ask beg, plead, bargain her! She is also a nurse that only works on the weekend and a mommy! If you aren't already following her go check her out HERE!


The Dentist - does anyone actually like going to see them? I just have the worse luck with the ones I see. I'm not an anxious person, but I get super anxious when I go. I needed a root canal a few months ago and my tooth ended up cracking pretty bad so I had to see a Dental Surgeon. They wanted to do a tooth implant... I looked into it, but once I realized it was going to be at least a thousand dollars (even with dental insurance) I said hell no this working momma would rather buy diapers, and cute shoes. It's a back tooth, and I still have my wisdom teeth so the dentist said it would give my wisdom tooth room to fill in if I got it pulled. So I went back to my regular Dentist to have her pull it and she just walked up to me and puts something into my mouth without even saying a word to me. I'm sorry but that is very unprofessional. I sat there quiet I didn't get anxious girl crazy on her with a q-tip sticking out of my mouth (it was obviously some sort of numbing medicine before the Novocaine) until she walked back over without saying a word with a big ass needle ready to inject. I am not afraid of needles by any means but she didn't even identify me, let alone say a word to me so I freaked. I think I may have scared her but really... I don't care if you are in a rush - you can explain what the fuck heck you are doing to me!! I ended up with a dry socket (a not so common complication) so I have been in HORRIBLE pain. It's finally starting to feel a little bit better- - - 6 days later!!

Here's my crazy little 13 month old chillin' out before bedtime... if I could only get her to stop sucking that darn thumb!!! :(

As promised, now that I got my 10+ follow here's a giveaway of a few of my favorite things!!

First up is a little photo album entitled "friends and family" I am a picture whore lady, and the best way to see progress in a weight loss journey is through pictures. Snap away!
Next is Carmex Moisture lip balm, it's kind of like chapstick and lip gloss all in one. I love it!!
I never used to be an Essie nail polish fan, but I am now! This is called -Pink Diamond- and it is subtle but girly. This pic doesn't do it justice!
One of my favorite on the go snacks - ALMONDS!!
I still haven't been able to find Think Thin Bars (you know, the ones everyone is talking about these days!!) I am a cliff bar girl =)
Have you ever had a sweet tooth, but didn't want to feel extra guilty? Try skinny cow - it's definitely not a Snickers or a Twix but it helps with cravings!

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Me in a nutshell

Hi :) Thanks for checking out my Blog "The {Not So Secret} Lemne Life"
I'm Stephanie

I'm a twenty something year old
born in the good old 80's.
Ace of Base "The Sign" was my first favorite song
I have struggled with my weight my entire life.
I remember when I 'thought' I was fat, but I would die for the body now.
My family means a lot to me - without them I wouldn't be where I am today
I lost a cousin to Breast Cancer - she was only in her early 30's
I am a huge supporter of the Susan G. Komen RACE FOR THE CURE for Breast Cancer Research
I love kids (even more now that I have my own)
I enrolled in Nursing School right out of High School but had a little too much fun partying instead
I decided to hold off and work as a Nurses Aide first
I have had my fair share of wild and crazy days 
I went down to the club in our hotel in the Bahamas in my leopard nightgown.
I don't got no shame in my game
Wax Museum - Las Vegas, Nevada
I am outspoken but truthful and I don't have a problem telling anyone how I feel
I love the beach!
Outer Banks, North Carolina
I met the love of my life, my best friend, my soulmate where I worked
First date - ice skating
We are both huge Pittsburgh Steelers fans
I re-started Nursing School and graduated in December 2010.
I LOVE being a Nurse.
I have no problem telling a Doctor I think they are wrong, or advocating for the patient.
Luckily, where I work the nurses have a great relationship with the doctors.
Being a Nurse made me realize how precious life is.
I do not take any days for granted, and I speak openly about death
We all are going to end up dead at some point - to me, it's important to know what your loved ones would or would not want during the last moments of life.
I see people at one of the worst points of their life.
If I ever stop being emotional at work, I know I need a new profession.
I'm an Organ Donor! Are you?
My life took a turn when I got pregnant in 2011
Read all about my pregnancy HERE!
I loved every minute of it.
Here is one of my cupcake cakes from my Baby Shower
It says "Ten toes up, ten toes down, that's what you get for fooling around"
Everyone liked the quote on the cake - it was funny because I had my daughter out of wedlock and by surprise shit happens!!
My Daughter is my everything.

Some pics of my daughter:

13 days old

3 months old

3 months old

God Bless our Troops

13 days old

1st Celebrity - Jerome Bettis - Retired Pittsburgh Steeler

1st Halloween Minnie Mouse
First Birthday
Well, that's ME in a nutshell

Thanks for stopping by

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1 follower away from a giveaway!

It seems like the best way to get followers is to host a giveaway!! I am nowhere near Lora's giveaway level where she is hooking up a lucky reader with a SHITLOAD of some awesome stuff from her and all of her followers, but trust me you will not be disapointed with mine ;-). So let your friends know I will be giving away all of my favorite things In my Oprah voice "and you get a car, and you get a car, and you get a car"

I need some advice on running,

I plan on attempting to do the C25K (Couch 2 5K) but I am seriously scared. How the hell do I start running - I have always hated running but I want to change that. I played softball in high school (up until 11th grade) and we did sprints here and there but I have never done long distance running. I am going to try it out starting on Monday Jan. 28th  (weather dependant in this cold ass city) so I will let you know how it goes.I don't own a dreadmill treadmill so I have to run outside. I also never ran with a stroller - this should be interesting.  I am downloading some *hype* songs that I have read on blogs from Mama Laughlin , Miss Madison's Charmed Life , and Elle Noel.

I need to find one of those running stores to find out what kind of running shoes I should buy but in the mean time I chose to be cheap and get a good deal. I went to Dick's Sporting Goods (did you ever google Dick's instead of the full name Dick's Sporting Goods? You will accidently see a lot of man parts if you do_ Whoops) I had a coupon for $15 off  a $50 purchase. I checked out the clearance section and got 2 pairs of shoes for $44 bucks!! That was a steal!
On clearance for $44.97 plus an extra 50% off the clearance price!!

On clearance for $75ish plus an extra 50% off the clearance price!
I am going to try out the pink shoes for running. I just love PUMA's for everyday wear. I have read good and bad things about the Nike Free 5.0 - So far I feel like I am walking on air. These are the lightest shoes I have ever owned. I will let you all know how it goes.

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