Saturday, March 22, 2014

Please Support?! #teamrileigh

My daughter is competing in the Little Miss Ivy Pageant sponsored by Omicron Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Please support my daughter in bringing home the crown! #teamrileigh

Spring is near and the the winter blues are over.  Join Team Rileigh in a virtual run where you can earn some bling.
Here is how it works.

1. Go to and register for the run.  The registration fee is $35.00.  Registration ends on March 29, 2014.

2. Run a 5k (3.1 miles) anywhere you want between Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 thru Saturday, May 10th, 2014.

3. After you run your 5k take a picture of yourself and upload it to

4.  You will recieve your medal in the mail.

Please pass this along to your family and friends. All proceeds of this race will go to Team Rileigh in her quest to win the Little Miss Ivy Pageant sponsored by Omicron Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

Not in running or walking an just want to give then visit Rileigh's page and leave a donation. The first 11 people to donate $5 will be mailed a raffle ticket that will give them chances to win up to $250. Those purchasing raffle tickets please no anonymous donations. :-)

Thanks in advance for your support of Rileigh.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Semi Rant: We Gotta Problem!

I have heard over and over again the first step to solving or dealing with a problem (I mean addiction)  is admitting that you indeed have a problem....well I have a problem that I have been struggling with for years and it just hit me last night. I am addicted to refined sugar. I am addicted to cookies, cupcake, cakes, pies ice cream and everything that is made of refined sugar. I have had a long standing rule it can't be in my house or else I will eat it.

Over this past school year I noticed that my daughter's teacher always signs her up to bring cupcakes. Being the considerate mother that I am, I always try to make sure I buy just enough cupcakes for her whole class and I let the teach know if there are any left over then please don't send it home. Don't care what you do with it, just don't send it back to my house. Every time, never fails the damn left over cupcakes come back to my home via my child (so disrespectful) *slow blink*.

Normally, it is one or two cupcakes that will come back but this past school party they had she sent back nine cupcakes. Granted these cupcakes were huge and nothing I would ordinarily purchase for children, hell I wouldn't purchase them for a party if I were to throw one. The purchasing of these cupcakes was a; my daughter decided to tell me at the last minute she was assigned to get cupcakes for the Valentine's Day party at school, we were facing the largest snow storm of the year that evening, I did not know if she was going to have school Friday so I wanted to be prepared and I was not going to be caught up in the stores with people preparing for the storm type purchase.

So when I got to Costco I happened upon these monsters...

As you can see these aren't your everyday, regular sized cupcakes. These are we let the new guy bake on his first day and he used the wrong pan so we mine as well ice them and sell them cupcakes. I have nine of these...count one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, NINE of these jokers sitting in my kitchen whispering my name because I am addicted to anything and everything sweet. Lord help me....

When I am faced with a problem I start thinking about prevention for the future and I figured from here on out, I would let my daughter's teachers know not to assign her to bring cupcakes or candy for any event they have. Is that petty? Nope, nope nooo it's survial for my waist line, good for my body and my sanity. 

I have to kind of look at it this way, would I ask a person who struggles with alcohol to go to the liquor store and purchase wine for my gathering? No, I wouldn't. Would that person be petty to ask me not to request that of them? Nope. Soooo yeah I am pretty set on letting them I will send juice boxes and yogurt but I won't be sending cupcakes or candy. 

What would you do?

Ok thanks for following along with my ranting and ramblings. I will have and announcement within the next day or two so keep a look out. Please and blessings to you all. 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Preparing to Conquer My Bike Riding Fear...

I had mentioned in my last video that I experienced an incident which kept me from getting on or  even thinking about a bike for the last 25 years. As I relayed the story in the video I began to feel silly about the whole thing but despite my feeling silly the fear and apprehension I feel about getting back on a bike is real.

I stated in the video that I am going to try to take you all on this biking adventure with me... but I am so rethinking that. I don't want to be caught on camera, crying possibly acting a fool over riding a dang bike. :-/

Have any of you had any embarrassing or semi traumatic childhood accidents that you have gotten over? How did you get past it? I am thinking in my head that if I don't think about it and just do it that I will be ok... check out the video and share your experiences.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Long Awaited Waist Cincher Review!

First off HAPPY NEW YEAR! I finally got around to doing the waist cincher review but there were a few things you all may want to know that I forgot to mention in the video...

Do not, do not, do not exercise in this waist cincher. I have heard/seen waist cinchers that you can work out in but I can't speak on them because I have not used one. The waist cincher can be rather restrictive and it could prevent you from breathing properly during a work out which could put you on the floor (faint and fall out). It does not matter it you fall out all cute like the thing is not to fall out at all. Also working out in the waist cincher can cause it to stretch out of shape and it will no longer be snug around your body which can defeat the purse of what it is meant to do.

I know I may sound like a broken record but I have to say it; nothing replaces eating healthy and regular exercise. Work that 80/20!