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Preschool

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The kids had a blast at their 1st day of preschool walked in like a champ took off without a goodbye. Had to hunt them down to give them a kiss goodbye.
Went to pick them up and when I finally got micahs attention and told him we had to go now he said “aw man!!!” But when I told him ge can come back tomorrow he was OK with that. ๐Ÿ™‚
I asked trin what she learned today and she told me “I learned the letter l is for lion and the letter c is for turtle” trin I don’t think that’s right. “No I promise” lol she tells me “the letter c was next to the turtle.” But trin that doesn’t mean turtle starts with c. She’s thinking “hmm…CA CA cake…cake… hmm” She’s also very excited cause she was “the only good listener…well and the other kids but not all of them” she also got to be @ the front if the line “the teacher told everyone to line up behind me!!!”
The teacher said they both did GREAT for their 1st day. I’m so glad they are enjoying themselves.

P.S. we found out last night trin has a loose tooth. Micah is almost more excited about it then trin. He’s yelling “the tooth fairy’s coming!!!! She’s gonna bring sissy a present!!!! I have a loose tooth too!!” He doesn’t like the idea that he has at least 2 more yrs till he gets a loose tooth. Lol

Thrilling Thursday in the ghetto

Its been awhile since I blogged last and figured now is a good a time as any to fill u all in. So here we go with yesterdays excitement.

Yesterday started off normal, I thought about taking the kids to story time at the library but then remembered that trin still has a fever so we just stayed home. Normal nothingness for the rest of the day. Daniel gets home and the kids go down for a nap.

All Normal until I notice shadow had been barking for a longer then normal amount of time so I got up to go check. I see a group of high school kids sitting on the wall by my house. I watch them through the window cause I know the people in my neighborhood suck butt. I hear 1 kid say “yea look there’s a brick over there” he hoops the wall into the parking lot beside my house so I go over and swing that door up “to shush my dog” which scares the crap out of the boy and his friend heading over to grab a “weapon”. Needless to say they didn’t get the brick and I stood in the door way starring at them for a bit then came inside.

Called 911 after that to let them know a group of 20 minors and at least 2 adults were sanding outside my house who look like they are up to no good. Yes I’m a paranoid old person but with obvious good reason. I went and woke daniel up letting him know what was going on and I had just called the cops. Asked if could get up while we wait for them to show up. 1st 911 call at a little after 3pm.

I went out front “to check the mail” really I wanted to see what they were up to from a different angle. Then I wrote my mom and told her that daniel could go get her from work after the kids left or the cops showed up. A few more kids showed up and hung out for a while. Then at about 4pm 3 cars full of people showed up. I noticed the group get agitated so I called 911 while moving to the front yard. Its Kinda easy to “blend in” when they are all in fight mode cause they kinda get tunnel vision. So I’m standing in my drive way telling dispatch the situation has now changed cause 3 cars just pulled up with people that have bats and a machete. Once the machete dude lunges at a guy who goes and stands behind daniel on the porch while I start yelling. Don’t quote me I don’t remember exactly what was said ย I just know it had some profanity in it and it startled them all enough to stop for a moment. They “regrouped” and started again. This happens a few more times. The 911 operator asks “ma’am who are you yelling at” to which I replied “the ‘effing’ kids trying to stab people in my front yard!” Bla Bla Bla I yell at a few more kids when 1 says “why don’t you call the cops then!!!!” So I waved my phone at him and said “who the ‘eff’ do you think I’m talking to!!!” Thats when they all try and reassure me that nothings going on and that everything and everyone is OK.

They hop in their cars and drive off. I let dispatch know the vehicles that are being driven and in what direction they are headed. The kid that almost got stabbed along with his group of friends went just 3 doors down from us. Yay for living so close to such awesome people!

While I was yelling I noticed a small trickle of fluids running down my leg. ***warning TMI approaching*** probably wouldn’t have noticed if I wasn’t in a dress without underwear on. Sorry you were warned. I remember thinking (while yelling) ‘holy cow did I just pee a little while yelling… (which I was doing at the top of my lungs and if you know me at all you know that is pretty freaking loud) ‘or did my water just break?’ After everyone left and I finally got off the phone with 911 daniel and I stayed outside waiting for the cops (which never showed) and watching to see what else happens. While standing outside I start getting some pretty awesome contractions so I go inside to go pee cause I feel pressure, but don’t actually pee. Check what liquid is on my leg no oder so I think “maybe that was my water”. I go tell daniel what’s going on then run a bath, call my mom to let her know a. What just happened outside the house b. I think my water broke and c. We will come get her in a sec. I call my obs office to see what they want me to do and the conversation goes something like this “so funny question there was a near stabbing in my front yard and I think my water may have broke while I was yelling at them…” she butts in “you need to go to the hospital” oh alright. All i wanted to do was soak in the tub. So now I have to sit in the tub while my brother gets home to pick up my kids and go get my mom from work. I then txt some family and let them know what’s going on. All the while the contractions have let up enough I don’t feel like I’m being ripped in half but still close and uncomfortable. My brother shows up; daniel and I leave for the hospital. ย while parking the RPD calls me to ask if im still in the area. I informed her that no i was not cause i think my water broke and im having contractions. I let them know once again that a group of the people involved are just 3 doors down from where I live. She asks if I was hurt I told her no then she wanted to know if I was already at the hospital. like she’s gonna send out an ambulance or something. Ha no thanks I see how fast you guys responded to my 1st 2 calls I’ll handle this one on my own just like I did the other 2.

I get there and have NO CLUE where I’m to go. I’ve only been to Parkview a handful of times and that was when my sister was pregnant 7 yrs ago!!! Good place to start is the ER. they send me to admitting where I wait about 20-30 mins to get that handled. Lame!!! Do you know how hard it is to fill out paperwork and answer question while in pain. Grrr. By the time they get a bed cleaned and me all hooked up I’m now only having mild contractions and slight pressure. she swabs for fluids; did you know amniotic fluid makesย a fern leaf pattern when it dries on a microscope slide. I love odd info. Anywho after that dries we know it wasn’t my water that broke just my fat broke body unable to “contain” it self under “pressure”. Lol gotta love being pregnant. Had to wait to get a second opinion on the fluids and then wait for a doc to check my out. By the time that happened @ 9ish I was only having braxton hicks type contractions and pretty much no more pressure so I told him I feel fine I’m ready to go home. (Oh p.s. there was a nurse shift change while I was there and when she came in to introduce herself and see how I was going I started to tell her “well you see what happened was…” she said “oh I heard all about the excitement”. Lol so did the doc, maybe they over heard me telling my dad when he showed up. I let them know I had a Ob appointment scheduled for Friday which they thought was great so home I went after stopping to get Carl’s Jr cause I was STARVING!!!!

so I hope you enjoyed the exciting tales of the ghetto S.A.H.M. Love you all and thanks for all your prayers and concerns.

weight loss

so i’ve had a few people ask me about this “4 hour body” thing daniel and i have been doing. (also my sister michelle and her hubby jeff. they got us started)

so here i go with my cliff notes version of the 4 hour body diet.

getting started

  • start on sunday or monday so you have a full week before your cheat day
  • measure both arms mid bicep, waist at navel hips widest point below navel and both thighs
  • weigh yourself
  • get an accurate body fat percentage
  1. eat 30 grams of protein within 30 minutes of waking up. we accomplish that by drinking some “protein 7” protein mix in either h2o or a cup of coffee. we get it at the nutrishop down the street. we add some cinnamon to it to help keep our blood sugar level. you should eat some beans and veggie at this point too but i dont have time in the morning so its just the drink then i’m off.
  2. drink ice water. and lots of it. in fact he advocates ice baths 3-4 times a week. the body burns more calories trying to warm back up then if you stayed at the pleasant 98.6 degrees we all are all day. but if you cant do the ice baths he says start small with ice packs on your chest and upper back 30 mins a day and then cold showers then ice baths. he only takes 10-15 min ice baths i think.
  3. eat about 3-4 times a day. heres where the most questions come in. the dos and donts. do eat protein, beans, and veggies at every meal. dont eat any carbs (other then the beans) all you have to do is ask yourself is this carb a bean/legume? if the answer is no then DONT EAT IT! NO dairy. soy milk is included (soy bean are ok to eat) NO fruits, sweeteners real or artificial. but he says he enjoys about 16 oz of diet coke once a day or so and it doesnt affect anything. so no rice, bread, potatoes or yams, tortillas, chips or anything else you can think of. In the fruit exceptions category tomatoes are ok.
  4. condiments. avocados are good and oil and vinegar are great. you can use some butter on veggies and stuff. you can use “lite salt” and lots of other dry seasonings as long as the sodium is low. katchup is not ok cause of the sugar content. unless you make it yourself dont eat it. but i use ranch or fatty dressings on my salads and that seems to be ok.
  5. test it out. be your own test dummy. bend the rules if it works for you.
  6. red wine. not a must but a can do 1 glass a night if you so wish of a Merlot or something like that. something thats low in sugar.

food list

Proteins

eggs, chicken breast or thighs, beef (preferably grass feed), fish, & pork

legumes

lentils (aka dal or daal), black beans, pinto beans, red beans, soybeans

veggies

spinach, mixed veggies including broccoli cauliflower, or any other cruciferous veggie, sauergraut, kimchee, asparagus, peas and breen beans

somebody also did very well doing the chipotle diet. burrito stuff in a bowl. he even did sour cream and cheese. experiment.

setbacks

  • not eating enough protein upon waking.
  • not drinking enough water
  • not eating enough protein throughout the day
  • skipping the beans. they are a slow burning carb and help maintain the full feeling between meals.
  • counting calories. dont do it. just eat till you’re full. no worries
  • only looking at the scale for results. this diet helps build lean muscle super easy so you will be losing inches like crazy but not so much in the lbs department. women who’ve had two or more kids and/or are over 40 will have slow results wait 4-6 weeks and it’ll pick up.

cheat day

once a week (normally sat) go completely nuts eat your heart out. all the nos now become yes’s. with a few rules

  • grapefruit juice take a shot glass size amount of it before you go nuts. then do some air squats, wall presses (standing up push ups against a wall) or get some resistance bands with in the hour of pigging out. the juice helps open up some special things in your muscles and helps burn things off faster when added with a little exercise.
  • drink caffeine. it helps move the food along so it doesnt spend much time getting soaked up into the body thus turning it into fat.
  • dont forget your cold therapy.
  • i think he says add cinnamon too but im not sure. hey what could it hurt though level blood sugar is great.

all that being said i think thats it for the diet part of it.

now for some of my results. now Im not as brave as some people out there and you will never catch me posting my weight on anything that others can see. I’d just die if that every came out. I don’t even let daniel take my measurements cause I don’t want him to have an actual number in his head of how fat his wife is. anyways. we had been farting around half heatedly with this diet for a week or so before we started doing it right. we did that for a week then took our measurements. NERDS I KNOW. so we finally did that on feb 15th. (great day to do that right after pig out vday. hehe) then i measured myself again on the 15th only change was an inch off my thighs. and about 8 lbs. then i measured again today and lost .5″ off my left arm, 1″ off my waist 1″ off my hips, and another 1″ off both thighs 3″ off my chest (sad times) and 2″ off my ribcage! grand total: 9.5″ YIKES!!!!!! ive been pushing the boundary’s too much and haven’t been losing but i havent been gaining so I’m ok with that. ๐Ÿ™‚

his book is in laymens terms but has sections of all the nitty gritty science details of why this works. he’s tested on himself and a few hundred others with just as many awesome results if not better. i strongly suggest getting the book. we have it for the kindle on our android phones and our ipods. i wanna say it was like $10. or get the hard back for like $30.

I’ve also “liked” 4 hour body recipes on facebook and I follow tim ferriss on twitter and i “liked” him on facebook.

I’m ba-ak

So the last time I posted what in July and man have things changed.

For starters I got a job! Oct 4th was my 1st day on the job. It took a few weeks before I no longer wanted to blow everything and everyone up that ever had anything shipped to them or that lived on a dirt road. Dont worry Lossings my love for you stayed true. ๐Ÿ™‚ I work at GSO “the best overnight package delivery company in the west” (its what our claim is call 8003225555 and hear for yourself lol) the hours are pretty short and the pay is good I just hate being a working mom. I love my job its fasted paced, always changing, and a lot like race whats the fastest and most efficient way to get this done and I don’t a boss breathing down my neck I use my own car and when I’m done I just head home its great. But I HATE not being with my kids. I’m not the mom who needs to have a job to get a break from kids. Do I need breaks? YES!! but not a 20 hr a week break that gets me up at 6 am.ย  I hate not being with them when they 1st wake up when they are sweet calm and cuddly. lol I dont know how career moms do it the long hours at work, the school/practice pick ups and drop offs, the school projects, family fun activities, house work and cooking. I just dont have it in me.

second I cant remember if I blogged about this before but Daniel got laid off in about may-ish (idk anything anymore my brain is goo) anywhoo daniel now also works for GSO doing a pm pick up route so I get home anywhere from 1pm -230pm and he leave at 230pm-3pm and gets home around 8pm. when of course we are all getting ready for bed. not much FAMILY time anymore. This is also something I dont know people do. I know of tons of people who have the alternating parenting/employee schedule as their spouse and its horrible in my opinion. Daniel works Mon-Fri and I work Tue-Sat we have 1 day together that doesnt involve one of us heading to work. Also we only have one vehicle now. When daniel got laid off we had to have my brother in law take over the payments on daniels truck. hopefully we will get a little beater when we get our tax refund. fingers crossed its not too much of a beater and is actually helpful. ๐Ÿ™‚

In sept our roommates moved to Oregon when he got a job up there after a long and hard search in cali with no luck.ย  Our lease is up in March and unless we get better paying jobs we will be moving. I dreed moving and lord help me if the kids beds give me any trouble I’m burning them and the kids can just sleep with us!

which brings me to my next point (no I’m not pregnant thank God) Daniel worked on a damage for HCI right before Christmas it was as he was hired by some other company tella something cuase if he was to work for HCI again it would take 6 weeks for paperwork and all that good stuff and they needed him just 2 hours so he “got a job” with tella something and off he went 24 hours of work and done. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ but it was SOO helpful! we are hoping for more work to come in like this or to get rehired with HCI or EVEN BETTER get the ATT job he applied for on friday. Hes applied with them before and never got further then the “thanks for contacting us we’ll keep your resume on file” point but he got one step further this time and we are waiting to hear back. I think he should call or contact them in a few days just to keep himself at the top of the “list” so to say.ย  If he did get the job with ATT it would just be temporary like 4-6 months but it would be$36 an hour which is almost twice what he made with HCI (i know taboo to talk about how much you make but poo on taboo I’m excited!) And hey you never know sometimes temp becomes perm so lots of praying going on over here.

If/when we move we will be staying in or near elsinore. we like it out here and its not really added much travel time to our normal everyday fun and stuff with our peeps in riverside. UNLESS of course its during rush hour then we are SCREWED but luckily most things dont happen around then so we are good. lol

Christmas was so much fun this year nothing too big or wild and crazy but just plan fun and heart warming. like I said before daniel was working right before christmas he worked christmas eves eve and christmas eve but they were from 6pm to 6am so he made it home just before the kids woke up and we had a WONDERFUL family christmas in our own place for the 1st time it was AWESOME! the kids were so grateful and joyful. we had to remind the kids a few times that they needed to open more presents. I’m sure this will change as the kids get older but I really enjoyed it. side note my desire for next yr is to do that 3 gifts thing its 1 gift they want 1 thing they need and 1 thing for them to share. and thats it. I will not accept anything else. LOL we just have so much stuff and I’m almost a hoarder so I have a hard time getting rid of things cause “hey look they still play with it” and also why spoil them take the money you have spent on them and put it in your savings account lord knows this countries going down the toilet.ย  but seriously if I could get the extended family to obey this life would be golden. Trin kept saying “its gonna snow then its gonna be christmas” we had to keep reminding her we dont get snow in SoCal but we’ve been having surprisingly cold weather so secretly we were praying it would snow on christmas even if it didnt stay as long as it feel from the sky but allas it didnt. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

It was fun having the kids birthdays in our own home this yr made things so much easier.

I got a new phone cause the tmobile guy sucks and didnt try to get my “broken” working again. after buying a new phone outright (nice commision for mr tmobile) daniel did a quick hard restart and got it working again. LAME SAUCE!

ok I’m just rambling the kids are up from their naps now so my attention is elsewhere.

my fatness

So since I had micah I’ve yo yo’d back a forth in my weight but never going past my heaviest while still pregnant with him. Since that weight I’ve lost 38 lbs. 20 of that in the past month. (HCG diet) I have 20 still to go before I reach my previous fattest weight and 20 to go after that before I reach my pre pregnancy weight. what makes me the saddest is I’ve lost those 20 lbs and I still feel discusting. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I’m happy though that the last time I weighed this much I was just over mid way through my pregnancy with trin. so it’s been a while. still fat and nasty but just slightly less fat and nasty.

Man its been awhile

ok so it’s been a while since I blogged last so let me fill you in on what I think I’ve wanted to post about but kept forgetting.

1. the biggest thing is we have made the decision that in the year two thousand and nine we will become fully bonafide adults and buy a house. We just made the decision like 3 weeks ago and we are not even going around lookin at houses yet. We are gonna wait till we get a down payment saved up. But by the end of the year we will have a house. *gulp* excited and freaked out at the same time! It’s a great time to buy. Its sad but true with so many repos and foreclosures it really is a buyers market right now. it’s bitter sweet seeing all the houses for sale. Sweet for us bitter for the ones losin their homes.

2. Trinity is a full blown 2 year old!! So much tude! It doesn’t help that for about 16 days straight daniel was on the grave yard shift. He worked from 6 pm till 6 am. So he was coming home to go to sleep when we were just waking up. and then he’d get up no earlier then 2 pm and then shower get dressed and then find out if he needs to pick up something before going in to work then he’s out the door about 5 pm. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ but on average we would get about 1.5 to 2 hours with him each day. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ It was really hard on trinity! he’s back to normal now and when he goes back to that job site it’ll be normal hours during the day. yay!

3. We had a great time in Vegas for Valentines day and we are gonna go back with the whole fam for my birthday. The house we stayed in was beautiful! It has a pool so that’ll be so fun in May. If you wanna come join us for any length of the trip let me know. It’ll be fun.

4. Cant wait for our Camping Trip this summer. Trinity can’t wait to see cousin abby again. she talks about her almost everyday. It’s so cute. Her imaginary friend is named abby too so it takes some thinking to figure out if its cousin abby or imaginary friend abby but I can always tell which is which.

I’m sure there was more but I can’t think of them right now. Hopefully when they come to me I’ll actually blog about it shortly after the thought and not weeks and weeks later.

Sugar Cookies

it’s been awhile since I blogged last but thats really wordpress’s problem. If It had mobile capabilities then I would blog from my phone just as much as I facebook and myspace. Anyways today Trinity and I made sugar cookies. I am not the greatest baker in the world so my cookies ended up jinormous. I had no idea how much those suckers would spreed out. None the less trinity had fun patting the dough with the wooden spoon and pressing the cookie cutter into it. She would say “I press it” then scream “yay I make it!!” it was so cute. once they were done cooking I got out our food dye pens and colored on the cookies. You can definitely see her handy work.