Thursday, August 30, 2012

Good in Goodbye

First thing first.
Happy 1st Birthday to my future son-in-law, Henry George!
Oh, those baby blues. melt my heart every single time!
Can't wait to party with you on Sunday!!
I've had a lot of questions asked about my diet. I have managed to keep off 6 of the 7 pounds.
Even after eating a quarter pounder one day this week.
But my boss is treating me to Crown Candy today and I'm flying to Lambert's tonight for dinner.
Yes, I said flying. I love my job.
but we'll see how the scale looks tomorrow.
Last night we had Lay's 1 year pictures at Creative Bent. Of course they are going to be amazing. Anna is FAB!
sorry again for the crappy iphone picture. it's still ADORABLE.
She tore into her cake. Unlike her brother who refused to even TOUCH IT!!!!
She probably would have sat there all night and ate the entire cake. she polished off about half of it.and whatever was left on her hands, she rubbed in like lotion. Oh Lay.
And she had a SUGAR RUSH. The girl who normally doesn't make it past 9pm was still up going strong after 11pm!!
Cannot believe she will be 1 in 2 weeks!!! ahhh!!!
Why didn't anyone warn me that sibling fights started so early?
I cannot wait until Lay is walking. Landon had better watch it. She can hold her own just fine!!!
Have you ever had one of those days where NOTHING goes right? Well that was my day yesterday. And on the way home from work, a song came on and i had a good cry. a cry I've needed for so long. Then i wondered if someone had drove by me and was like "WTF, that chick is singing and crying".
yep, I was that girl.
have a listen, maybe it's just what you need!!! ;)

No video, just listen and stare at her legs the entire time.
thats what I did. Bahaha!
Happy Thursday Everyone!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

And my results are.....

As some of you know, I had a piece of pizza for dinner instead of the tuna, banana and ice cream I was supposed to have.
Whoops. I couldn't resist.

Anyways. Today is finally Saturday so I can share my results with you..
Thank you pinterest for this god awful diet. OK , it wasn't tooooo bad. But if I could suggest 1 thing to you while doing it, do it Mon-Wed or Tues-Thurs because if you're anything like me, you like to pig out on the weekends!

Here we go.

If you don't remember my before...............

That's a total of 7.4 pounds people!!!!!!!!

Freaking awesome. 
and makes me wonder if I would have lost more without that pizza. Hmm. we'll see next week!
But I am happy as hell with 7.4
Momma will be sporting a bikini out on the river today. Sorry for those of you who see me... Don't Currrr! :)

Happy Saturday!!!!

and for those wanting to ya go:

I have posted this hub for information purposes only! I am not responsible for anything! Please check with your doctor before starting this diet.

DAY 1:
Breakfast--1/2 Grapefruit, 1 Slice Toast, 2 Tablespoons of Peanut Butter, and Coffee or Tea
Lunch--1/2 Cup of Tuna, 1 Slice of Toast, and Coffee or Tea
Dinner--2 Slices of any type meat (About 3 ounces) 1 Cup of Green Beans, 1/2 Banana, 1 Small Apple, and 1 Cup of Vanilla Ice Cream (YUM)!!! 
Tip to Try: Warm the apple and/or banana and eat them over the ice cream. Delicious!

DAY 2: 
Breakfast--1 egg, 1 Slice of Toast, and 1/2 Banana
Lunch--1 Cup of Cottage Cheese (Or 1 Slice of Cheddar Cheese, 1 Hard Boiled Egg, and 5 Saltine Crackers
Dinner--2 Hot Dogs, (no buns), 1 Cup of Broccoli, 1/2 Cup of Carrots, 1/2 Banana, and 1/2 Cup of Vanilla Ice Cream

DAY 3:
Breakfast--5 Saltine Crackers, 1 Slice of Cheddar Cheese, and 1 Small Apple
Lunch-1 Hard-Boiled Egg, and 1 Slice of Toast
Dinner--1 Cup of Tuna, 1/2 of a Banana, and 1 Cup of Vanilla Ice Cream

This diet works on chemical breakdown and is proven. Do not vary or substitute any of the above foods. salt and pepper may be used, but do not use any other seasoning. diet is to be used three days at a time.
In three days you should lose 10 pounds. After three days of dieting, you can eat your normal foods, but do not over do it. After four days of normal eating, you may start back on the three day diet. You can lose up to 40 pounds in a month if this diet is followed precisely.
This is a safe diet.
REMEMBER: Do not eat/snack between any of the meals!
NOTE: Coffee or tea for the first two meals of Day 1 only. Water only from then on. Water intake is unlimited.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Day 3. It's the final countdown

Day 3
Ok, a hallelujah isn't really necessary because this isn't near as bad as I thought it was going to be.
Last night around 4pm was the hardest. Landon wanted cookies. Which meant Layla wanted cookies.. so I have to feed her. Holding the cookie. breaking it in half.. ahhh. lol but I didn't take a bite. that my friend is some willpower!

I did cheat though.
No, I didn't eat anything I wasn't supposed to.
I got on the scale this morning. I won't tell you how much I've lost yet, but I will tell you I am in the 130s.. :)
Today is the final day, and I definitely think it is going to be the most difficult.
My 4 nephews are spending the night with us tonight.
Ordering pizza, baking cookies, eating candy, etc, etc, etc.

I will be having tuna............................

I can do this... I can do this.... I can do this!!!!!!!!

Day 3
Breakfast--5 Saltine Crackers, 1 Slice of Cheddar Cheese, and 1 Small Apple
Lunch-1 Hard-Boiled Egg, and 1 Slice of Toast
Dinner--1 Cup of Tuna, 1/2 of a Banana, and 1 Cup of Vanilla Ice Cream
Breakfast done. 2 meals to go.
The hardest part of it all. No monster. I get a headache every afternoon around 1.
Definitely missing my monster!!!!
Tomorrow you will find me on the river with my 2 bff's with a drink in each hand. and probably a cheeseburger...
Hope everyone has a great weekend!!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Day 2. I got this!!

I'm here to report day 2!
Therefore I survived the grapefruit and the tuna.
Lets just say I absolutely HATE grapefruit. I was allowed 1/2. I think I actually ate 1/8. and I put the peanut butter on it. Otherwise that 1/8 wouldn't have went down. Disgusting, right.
Whatever it takes.
I bought the tuna that had jalapenos in it. omdelish!! I could have done a cartwheel in our lobby yesterday I was so excited that I actually LIKED IT!!
And it didn't smell bad. Normally the smell of tuna makes me gag.
Maybe I was just STARVING by time I got to eat my lunch that it didn't matter what it was, it was going in.
And dessert last night. Amazeballs.
I'm normally only a pregnant ice cream eater, but whoa, it hit the spot last night!!!!
I am the type of person who likes to weigh themselves EVERY MORNING. It was hard to look at the scale this morning and not get on it. Not until Saturday morning. No matter what my results are, I am pigging out on Saturday!!!!

DAY 2:
Breakfast--1 egg, 1 Slice of Toast, and 1/2 Banana
Lunch--1 Cup of Cottage Cheese (Or 1 Slice of Cheddar Cheese, 1 Hard Boiled Egg, and 5 Saltine Crackers
Dinner--2 Hot Dogs, (no buns), 1 Cup of Broccoli, 1/2 Cup of Carrots, 1/2 Banana, and 1/2 Cup of Vanilla Ice Cream

Lunch I'm going with the egg, cheese and crackers. Although 1 cup of cottage cheese sounds amazing and is a lot, I will feel like I'm eating more with the other because I have more of a variety.
So here's to day 2. and 2 meals with eggs.
This should be fun.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Day 1. I can do this....

Today starts DAY 1 of my 3 day diet challenge.
I found this diet though Pinterest.
It's a STRICT diet, that says if you follow it religiously, you will lose 10 pounds in those 3 days.
10 pounds???
I think it's worth a shot. and I hate about 50% of the foods that in the meal plan, BUT you are not allowed to substitute any of the foods.
Even losing 5 pounds in the 3 days would be amazing!
(momma has to wear a swimsuit with my
skinny ass bffs on Saturday. beotch.
DAY 1.
Don't worry. The only before and after pictures I will show you is of the scale.
Don't judge, I've had 2 baybees! ;)

Breakfast: 1/2 grapefruit (yuck), 1 slice of toast, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, and coffee or tea.
Lunch: 1/2 cup of tuna, (YUCK!!!!), 1 slice of toast, coffee or tea.
Dinner: 2 slices of any type of meat (about 3 ounces), 1 cup green beans, 1/2 banana, 1 small apple, and 1 cup of vanilla ice cream (YUM!!)
salt and pepper may be used, but NO OTHER seasonings.
The only thing that is getting me through the grapefruit and tuna, is the ice cream at the end of the day. Seriously the smell of tuna makes me gag. This is going to be interesting........
Has anyone ever done a ridiclous diet challenge like this?
Anyone want to join me?! I could use the motivation!

Monday, August 20, 2012


Happy Monday!
Eeerr. (screeching breaks)
It's Monday. I have PMS.
I'm doing a lot of this.
Don't judge. I'm in pain.

So, Lets back it up a bit to the better days..

Linking up with these ladies for the weekend update.

Friday night I got free Cardinals tickets from my boss. AND a free hotel stay from Drury hotel..
So Dane & I asked The Thorns to join us.
Clearly I don't get away enough because It felt like I was going on vacation. Just 20 minutes from home.
We enjoyed FREE happy hour at the hotel then headed to the game.
I think I watched maybe 2 innings of the entire game.

 We had a blast!!!!!!
And only 2 of the 4 got sick. and I wasn't one of them.
Bahah. I felt like CRAP the next morning though, let me tell ya!

Saturday morning bright and early I was up and off to get my kiddos, and Dane was off to work for a 12 hour shift! Sucky!
So me and the kiddos were off to the winery for a bridal shower. We pretty much took up the back corner. Between myself, Cassie, Kendra & Charlotte, we had 6 babies! All 3 and under!
We've been busy since High School. Bahah.
But all of the babies were SOOOOO good.
And of course, Landon and Stella just can't get enough of each other!
True love people, true love!
Landon told us it was time to go after about 2 hours so we headed home for a 2 hour nap.
Much needed for this momma!
Then took about 34928374 laps around the backyard before bath time and bed.
And to my surprise our hot water heater went out. So I had to boil water to make the kids bath water warm. Landon looked at me like I was cray!

Sunday the babies and I were up bright and early and headed to Old Navy & Target for a little shopping. My kids are in desperate need for fall clothes. Hand-Me-Downs are welcome. 12-18 months girls and 3T boys. Not kidding. Lol
Then headed to good ole' BK for lunch. Of course Landon's pick.
We ended our weekend with a relaxing dinner out on the patio.
My kids can throw down some chini! 
aka fettuccine!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I'm still exhausted from Friday. I could have used another day off to regroup!
Stay tuned for some changes on the blog. I THINK I have a name.. just need to get started on the design! Get excited! ;)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Birthday wrap up & your help is needed!!!!

Hey Hey! 
Where has the past week gone?
Work has been busy, life has been crazy, babies have been under the weather, I'm another year older but we survived another Monday!
Lets catch up!

Let's start with my birthday.
One of the best holidays of the year.
We spent the entire day at the winery with some of our closest friends and family.
Momma, Me, Brandi & Kendra 
Kendra & I.
One of my closest friends.
My sister Brandi & I doing the cupid shuffle at 3 in the afternoon..
 with the 70+ crowd at the winery.
How did all the old ladies know how to do the cupid shuffle??? C'mon! 
 Dane & I
(thank you Dane for making my day perfect!!!!)
And everyone remember those TOM wedges I wanted??
Got em! and I didn't have to buy them for myself! ;)
We even look good after 8 hours of drinking!! ;)

Turning 25 isn't so bad! :)
and since I've had 20 messages about my dress.. it's from Apricot Lane Peoria- check out their website. Add them on facebook- sometimes they give a outfit away!

ps. don't hate on the poor quality of every.single.picture. blame the iPhone.

I need your help!
I've been considering make some changes with the blog lately. I want something more fun, a catchy name, my own button. I want it all!
So first thing first. Coming up with a name for my blog. It has never had one. It's just been the Luke family on everything. I blog about my family a lot- but that's not all. I need something that is ME. that is US!
I also want a entire new look. I need help with this ladies...
Any ideas?! Shoot them my way in a comment- or a email!
/\ retarded right. but I HATE SPAM MAIL! so deal with it.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Do you really know me...?

I’ve been following a lot of new blogs lately, and it seems like everyone has done the “If you really knew me..” post.
Well, after wondering for weeks if I really knew what I would say about myself, I figured I’d give it a shot! 

Here goes nothin’…

If you really knew me, you would know that 2012 has been the hardest year of my life. Praying that from today on, I am able to turn it around and make the end of the year the best year.

If you really knew me, you would know If I could get away with it, I would have a bloody mary every morning for breakfast. I don’t know what it is about them, but I wake up every day wanting one.
Baha- not an alcoholic, I swear! ;)

If you really knew me, you would know I don’t open up to many people. There are less than a hand full of people that really do know me.
What people don’t really understand is, you only know what I want you to know…….

If you really knew me, you would know I am obsessed with shopping online, filling my cart up and imagining where I would wear the outfits to. Then X’ing out because I don’t have any money. How depressing right!?!? Bahaha. But I do it, almost every day!!! 

If you really knew me, you would know my best friend and & weren’t always best friends. I swear we were separated at birth. We were friends in grade school & high school, but weren’t that close until after HS. God, I have no idea what I would do without her today!!!!!!

If you really knew me, you would know I have had my license for ALMOST 9 years and I am on my 10th vehicle. 

If you really knew me, you would know I am ready for a new vehicle already- and I’ve made 2 payments on my car.

If you really knew me, you would know I cuss like a sailor. I really can’t help it. And my 3 year old is constantly tell me “mommy, you can’t say that, that’s a bad word”. At least he’s a good boy and doesn’t pick up on it! Definitely on my list to stop doing.. ekk.

 If you really knew me, you would know I speed. Everywhere I go. Even when I’m early. It can be 5 over or 20. I don’t even realize I’m doing it. And my hubby is a cop. Whoops.

If you really knew me, you know I have the absolute biggest fear of losing my LEO. Things being on the rocks or not, he is the father to my kids, and every single day he works, I have a fear of getting a phone call that he has been hurt.

If you really knew me, you would know I really wanted to name Landon, Dexter. Yes after the serial killer tv show. I love that show. And love the name. Wouldn’t he make a cute Dex?!? But Dane said no. Boo. Maybe next baby.

If you really knew you, you would know that last comment was complete bullshit. I am DONE having babies. No Dexter for me. Maybe a dog.

If you really knew me, you would know that I LOVE my job, but want to do something different with it. Maybe some new changes in the future..?!

If you really knew me, you would know I have an obsession with Justin Bieber. And after a few beers I have no problem belting out “baby baby baby Ohhhhhhhhhh” over the karaoke speakers in a bar. Ashamed? Maybe a little.

Alright-That’s all I have for now! Thanks for getting to know me a little better!!
It’s almost the weekend! Whoop!
Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

So What!

Hey Errbody!
Link up with Life After I Dew for So What!

SO WHAT if I spent a hour of my evening looking at ecards.
true dat!

SO WHAT if your child chooses to sleep on the floor. I couldn't bribe Landon to sleep in bed last night. Once he fell asleep I picked him up and put him to bed. He wakes up MAD AS HELL. back on the floor he went. But he slept all night. and so did momma. not so bad after all!

SO WHAT if your child is 3 years old and has never had chocolate milk. I'm afraid if I give it to him once, he will never want regular milk again. Am I a mean mom?

SO WHAT if you have to drop some people without notice. My kids are so happy at their new daycare. Landon wakes up every morning excited to go!!!!!!!!! Thank GOD!

SO WHAT if your BFF is going on vacation on YOUR BIRTHDAY. Wah. You better make up for it when you get home. k?!? K!

SO WHAT if you have used a entire box of Kleenex during one 8 hour shift at work. Summer colds are the WORST. I can't wait to feel better!

Happy Hump Day! It's almost the freakin weekend!