The proof is in what you can SEE! =)

Well I decided I needed to post more before/after pictures since I've lost more weight since the others were posted.... Hope you all enjoy a good laugh (haha kidding!)
These might not be the best before/after pics but I was trying to compare the same "pose" or me in the same situation to show the difference.
BEFORE: Me and my nephew 9/27/08

AFTER: Me and my nephew 12/27/08

BEFORE: My dad, me and my brother

AFTER: My brother, me, my dad

BEFORE: Me April '08

AFTER: Me Dec '08
BEFORE: Me June '08
AFTER: Me Dec '08

(if you click on the pictures they get bigger)

Something you should know

Alright... so I've been a bad blogger lately. I am so very sorry for the lack of posting and updates. So much going on around our house with the holidays and all, but for now, I'm back!! =)

So... there are a few things I need to touch base on. First, I am still taking the diet pills that have helped me to lose this weight. I did remove most of the advertising on my blog due to new articles that have recently been released by the FDA. By no means am I trying to hide the fact that I've used them or that I like them and am still currently taking them, because I'm more than happy to tell anyone about them, but until I figured out all the details I wanted to take things down and make sure all is legit and legal.

Which brings me to the second thing, the FDA articles. Anyone that is or has read this blog and knows about the diet pills I think needs to read these articles.


I then did some research on the substance found in the pills and this is what I came up with


With all that said, I strongly feel everyone should make their own educated decision about taking anything what so ever... which is why I felt the need to share the information I did. I, however, feel that at anytime you take any medicine of any kind you are taking a chance with side effects and risks that come with that medicine in particular. I am not agreeing or disagreeing with anyone that chooses to take or not take these pills. I am not voicing my opinion to sway anyone elses decision about them. I'm just stating how I feel about the situation and why I came to the conclusion to continue taking 2 day diet pills.

Either way, I feel anyone taking these or choosing to purchase these pills needs to understand they are responsbile 100% for their own choices and decisions and they need to make the best and most educated decision for them.

I hope this information has been helpful to those of you who did not know about the latest news and for those of you who are new to the blog. I will continue to update you all with any new information I find out about.


So many words... On to the PROOF!!


(this was taken on 10-4-08)

(this was taken 9-27-08)


(this was taken 12-9-08)

(this was taken 11-27-08)

If that doesn't show you enough.... check this out!


Many ideas and changes coming!!

Well, now that I clarified what the purpose of this blog is about, I also want to share a few ideas I'm having and get some feedback.

I'm hoping to do daily updates on many different things. I plan to reviews products, stores and what not and keep you as updated as I can with current sales going on and new things to do with your children. Places to go and things to see. Try to keep you all updated with changes going on around you (not just in San Antonio) and help you see that the rest of the world is constantly changing and it's okay for you to do the same!!

I also plan to have others post weekly/monthly/bi-monthly about different things. Possibly advertise a product they have or know about, review something from another city that I don't live in, write a story about something that might be going on in their life that they feel people could relate to and learn from, and so much more. If any of you are interested in taking part in any postings, please email me so we can figure out a plan.

I also hope to help you all find ways to save money, save time doing every day tasks, find the best deals for shopping, begin turning your life and house into a more green atmosphere and finding out about the best new thing right now. Eventually I'll get it all figured out and have much to share with you, but for now, I wanted to let you know what direction this is heading in.I really hope you will come back daily and check out what's new and watch all the changes happen as I continue to iron out the details and get the ball rolling!

I'm so excited to share this with you all and really hope you all find it helpful and inspiring. Please, pass this blog along to anyone you know that might need it or even read it for fun.

"Live the life you love, love the life you live"

My meaning and purpose behind having this blog is for women and girls to have a place to come and relate. To read others stories on what might be going on in their life and find a place they feel someone understands.

Being a stay at home mom with a husband who works sometimes up to 70 hours a week means I have very little adult conversation in my life. I get lonely and bored and aggravated and upset just like the rest of you. I get down on myself and feel worthless and question what am I doing here?!? But I also know that I am a person, a woman, a mom, a wife, a daughter and friend and deserve to love myself and feel as important as the next person.

For many years I have wanted to write a book. I have ideas go through my mind all the time and I have started that book over and over again thru the years, but with the rest of my life being my top priority, I always end up abandoning the book I've tried so hard to begin. Now, I feel this is what I'm supposed to do. Of course, I still hope to write a book eventually, but at this moment, this is what feels right.

So taking my ideas for my book, I'm going to apply them here, but instead of it just being from my mouth, it will be from others as well, including you (I hope). I want anyone/everyone to feel comfortable to share their stories, struggles, triumphs, experiences and anything else that they may feel. I want this to be a safe haven for all of us women to feel at ease and comfortable.

Which brings me to why I started this blog. Like I said in a previous post, I feel like doing this has turned my life around in many ways. Now finally feeling like I've succeeded at something (losing weight) and didn't just fall flat on my face like I always do, I feel empowered. I feel able and excited to change all the things I've wanted to for so long now, but have been putting off for fear of once again failing at one more thing. For the first time that I can remember, if not ever, I feel that I'm becoming this person I've always wanted to be, but didn't know how. I feel secure, confident, happy, content and loved. I absolutely can say I love every little thing about my life. Not that I didn't love my life before now, I just feel now I can apprecaite it in a way I didn't before.

I'm a happier mom for my kids, a more pleasant wife for my husband, a better listener and shoulder to cry on for my friends and I hope to be an inspiration to women trying to change something in their own life. I want people to read my story, as simple as it is, and feel urged to follow in my footsteps, or better yet, start a path of their own. Working towards changing whatever it may be that brings them down in their life.

Lil' Bits of Life will be just that... sharing all the little things in life that seems so small people forget that even they matter. The way you look, the way you live, the way you eat, the way you come accross to people, the way you treat others and the way you appreciate the people and things in your life. So many of us get so caught up in the everyday things in life that we forget to "stop and smell the roses." I hope to use this to bring us back to what really matters in life. Faith, Family and Friends.

Once you learn to love and appreciate yourself, everything else starts to fall into place and life becomes easy again. I want to get us all there. I want to be your shoulder to cry on, your ear to listen, your encouraging friend who never gives up on you. Please allow me to do this for you.

I hope you all choose to follow me in this journey and maybe somewhere down the road, you'll find your life is starting to look a little like what you thought it would be. Hopefully you'll rediscover what the true meaning of life and love is and realize how beautiful everyday can be. More than anything, I hope every "lil bit of your life" becomes your dream come true.


Lil' Bits of Life

Wow. I can't believe I'm finally doing this. For years now I've been a stay at home mom to two beautiful little boys, whom I adore more than anything in this world. I love being able to be home with them and watch them grow into tiny little men. Nothing brings me more joy than seeing them change and knowing I have such a big part of who they become. What could be more precious that that?

At the same time, that scares me half to death. I am responsbile for two other people besides myself. Just over five years ago I didn't have to worry about anyone but myself and being selfish was the "norm" for me. Then came marriage. Then came babies. Then life changed. All of a sudden selfish turned into selfless and me as a person became me as a mom and wife who was no longer known as "M" but as "H and J's mom or S's wife." But I will admit, I love it and wouldn't have it any other way!

But there did come a time that I realized that I'm still human and more importantly, I'm still my OWN person. I was a woman who had dreams and goals of her own. I still have a brain (sometimes!) and I still want to make my mark in this world. So here I am.... making my mark and I couldn't be more excited to share it with you all!!!!