Friday, January 20, 2012

Your 3 Words


Isn't he the cutest! I have been working really hard at getting better with my camera. This little guy was eating bird seeds out in our yard the other day!

We're expecting 3-6 inches of snow tonight! I am pretty excited. Mostly for the kids! 

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Operation Skinny Update!

Things are still going well with my weight loss journey.  I'm feeling great and have started a fun and new workout regimen. Check it out:

Tuesdays: Kettle Bell & Zumba
Thursdays: R.I.P.P.E.D.

For this month, my sister-in-law and I have 9 classes to attend at a local work out studio from a Groupon we bought into a while ago. So in addition to our regular Tuesday and Thursday schedule, our Wednesdays and Fridays are also already planned out and include classes like Turbo Kick, Cardio Scuplt, and Booty Beat.

When I first started this whole weight loss thing, I said my starting weight was 180. But I don't think I am being fair to myself. The week before I started it on here publicly, I went to the doctor and was weighing 183. So after thinking about it, I'm making 183 my starting weight because for that week after my appointment I drank a ton of water and was already on my way to figuring something out to make a change for the better.  So... with that being said, here are my stats!

Starting weight: 183 lbs (As of August 2011)
Current Weight: 167 lbs
Difference:  -16lbs
Pounds to lose to goal: 17 lbs

Down and out!

Blah! Sorry things have been so quiet here lately.  First, the kids had nasty colds that ended up with amoxicillan and breathing treatments. A couple of days into their amoxicillan, Brock got the stomach flu and over this past week it has made its way through all of us.  Its a nasty bug... my poor husband has had it the worst, but thankfully he is feeling much better today. Not much has been happening around here. Here are some pictures of the kiddos. Can't believe how big they are getting. Lilly will be 2 in a few weeks! Yikes! She is a talking machine!  

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Go Lions!!!!

Tonight, our Detroit Lions will be playing in their first Playoff game since 1999! My husband has always been a huge Lions fan. Even when their record was embarrassing at 0-16; first team in NFL history to let that happen since 1978!

When I woke up this morning I was playing around with my camera and took this picture of my husband's autographed Barry Sanders helmet!

So.... GO LIONS!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Hi. My name is...

Larissa, and I am a book nerd.

I know there are plenty of people who are able to read a lot more in a year that I did last year, but I am pretty darn proud that I was able to read as much as I did! Two toddlers, a husband, a household to maintain, and a part-time job wipe me out hardcore. But I made a vow to myself last Christmas (when I got my Kindle) that I was going to "re-kindle" my love of reading. I sure did too! 

Here is a list of all of the books I read in 2011:

Three to Get Deadly {Janet Evanovich}
The Best of Me {Nicholas Sparks}
Before I Go To Sleep: A Novel {S.J. Watson}
Bossypants {Tina Fey}
The Help {Kathryn Stockett}
Vanishing Acts {Jodi Picoult}
Two for the Dough {Janet Evanovich}
Bitter is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered...{Jen Lancaster}
One for the Money {Janet Evanovich}
Delivered with Love {Sherry Kyle}
Water for Elephants {Sara Gruen}
House Rules {Jodi Picoult}
Safe Haven {Nicholas Sparks}

On the right side of the blog is an ongoing list where I will be keeping track of what I am currently reading, as well as what has already been read for the year. I have a ton of new books ready for 2012 in addition to some new releases that I can't wait for from my favorite authors!