Friday, April 9, 2010


I have been thinking a lot about how different I am lately then what I use to be. I have struggled my whole life with my weight and hated myself. It wasn't easy being teased and made fun of especially by family members. Its been a difficult road and I have gone up and down back and forth with weight. I am at the highest weight I have ever been and I am not proud of that. After watching the biggest loser season after season I have come to realize a few things. 1.You have to change whats wrong inside before you change the outside. 2.You have to come to love yourself and make the change for you not anyone else. 3.You have to learn to eat right and be willing to keep excercising even when you reach your goal weight. There are lots more but those are the top ones. I have tried and failed a number of times with different things. I have lost lots of weight but because of the things mentioned above the weight came back. It has been harder to deal with then I could ever tell you. I am once again trying something new to see if I can get it to work. I have lost 3 pounds so far and I seem to be in a different mind set. I am hoping this is the time that I will finally make it and be happy with myself.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter fun

Growing up my mom always made the cutest bunny cake on Easter. I guess I am keeping that tradition going. I made this cake and then had to do the little nest cupcakes too:) I also remember sitting around my grandma's kitchen table dying eggs. It was such a fun time as she got out the same old mugs that have been stained through the years with the dye. We would write our names in crayon and then have the hard choice of what color to dye it. My grandparents were the best basket hiders in the world. It would take most of the day looking in the acre and a half of yard they owned. After my grandpa passed away I got to take on the project of putting the baskets together and hiding them. I can see why they had so much fun! There are so many hiding spots out there! I am so thankful for family traditions that have so many memories etched in my mind.