How is it possible?

June 28, 2011

That we don’t all way over 500 pounds??  Andrew, Amanda, Me, Mom and “Aunt Jill” started Lose It this past week and let me tell you it is INCREDIBLY eye opening.  Thank you to Stephanie for your suggestion in the comments section!  We started last Monday and have come to the realization that on any given day we were typically eating an extra 1000 to 2000 calories!  WHAT??? How is that even possible???  Take yesterday for example, I wanted a PB&J for lunch so I measured it all out and for 1/2 of a sandwich with 1 piece of bread, 1 tablespoon of PB and 1 tablespoon of Jelly it was 265 calories.  I used to eat an entire sandwich sometimes after work for a snack, before dinner!  When I texted this revelation to Amanda she responded back letting me know that she used to eat 2 in one sitting!!!  Don’t get me started on the pizza, we are still eating a lot of pizza, but our portion size has reduced drastically.  We used to just split the Digiorno in half (1170 calories per person) now we eat one slice for 390 calories.  I also looked up our standard meals at Chili’s when we get the combo thing with the appetizer, meal and dessert and we were both consuming over 2000 calories in one sitting!  I have been very hungry most of the day and go to bed with a growling tummy every night, but before I go to bed I mentally think “body, eat your own fat.”  It’s working I’ve lost nearly 3 pounds in the matter of about 10 days so that’s a healthy weight loss so far.  If you want to get serious about weight loss and want a very eye opening experience go to the website and sign up.  If you want to friend me my user name is Lauracampbell2008, it’s easier to lose weight when you have a team of encouragers, so get your friends in on it!


Oh Hudson, what an adorable child. He adores my husband, as in, when Andrew is around I’m chop liver, but all other times I totally rock. For Andrew’s Birthday Amanda asked him what he loved about Andrew and here my friends was his response: careful, kick the balls, the ants will bite you, plays trains, go fast, go potty!


If You Say So

June 23, 2011

Amanda and I talk a lot about what “They say” You know like, “They say anti-perspirant leads to breast cancer”  They is always a different random source and we never actually look into if it’s myth or fact.  So I came up with a little list of some things I’ve just always assumed to be true and never bothered to look it up!

1.  If you do not give a child refined white sugar before the age of 5 they do not develop a taste or craving for sugary foods.

2.  Allowing your child to watch television before the age of 2 leads to ADHD because the T.V. images move so fast that it overstimulates them.

3.  If you want to get rid of your pet always sell if for at least $1 because witches cannot do animal sacrifices on anything they have purchased.

4.  If you drive at a speed of 45 MPH or more with your windows down it uses the same amount of gas as if you just have your air conditioning on.

5.  McDonald’s has a special formula of diet coke that makes it so addicting!

If you know any of the actual answers to these leave a comment, or comment something that you take as truth because “they say so.”

Bring On The Rain…

June 21, 2011

PLEASE!!!  I didn’t know what a drought was until we moved here.  We are in full on drought mode and it really stinks.  Before we moved here one of the selling points is that it is “sunny everyday.”  I didn’t really think about what that actually meant.  It is the truth that it really is sunny everyday, however this does mean that it NEVER rains, as in I remember it raining twice in the last 6 months.  As I was driving home tonight it was lightning like crazy so I checked the weather and it’s a 60% chance of rain tonight.  It was the first time I can ever remember being excited at the thought that it might rain.  I’m praying it just pours buckets tonight and tomorrow and I’m really hoping it rains enough that the city will do a fireworks display on the fourth because as of right now it is very illegal to have fireworks.  I’ve actually considered looking up every worship song with the word rain in it and worshiping and praying through them until the drought has passed, then I decided I wouldn’t be a total weirdo and I would just pray about it…

Tipping the Scales

June 15, 2011

I’ve gone back and forth on whether or not to post this, but then I realized if I post it then it’s out there and I will force myself to actually do something about it and change.  Andrew “fixed” the scale while I was gone.  He tells me he didn’t do anything to it, but when I left it said it needed a new battery and when I came home it was working just fine.  So the moment of truth arrived Tuesday morning when I stepped on the dreaded scale after not weighing myself for at least 4 months.  The number shocked me, like jaw on the floor kind of shock.  I knew that I wasn’t at the lightest weight I’ve ever been at, but seriously I did not know my body could produce such a number!  I’ve always had a weight ceiling that I never broke through so even when I would get “really out of control”  I always had the assurance that I wouldn’t go above a certain number because my body just plateaued at a certain weight.  I won’t share what the weight is on here because that just isn’t very lady-like and we all know I epitomize femininity, but if you know what my ceiling is add three pounds to that and that’s where I am.  So now I am 23 pounds away from my goal weight instead of just 15 which is where I thought I was until that dreadful Tuesday morning.  Please don’t hear me complaining, this is not a oh woe is me moment, rather it’s a kick in the butt because the only person who can control my weight is me and it appears I need to exercise a lot of restraint.


June 11, 2011

Ressurect my fashion blog.  It’s a work in progress, but I’m back on track with it.  Click HERE if you want to check it out and don’t forget to follow me 🙂  I’ll be doing a VLOG every Thursday so if you miss seeing me make sure to visit at least every Thursday.  Thoroughly enjoying my time at home, I’ll be back on here Tuesday!

T-7 hours

June 9, 2011

That’s when I’ll be on a plane headed HOME!!!  I can’t wait to spend a long weekend with family and friends.  Here is a rough draft of the plan for this weekend of fun!

Tonight: Dinner in Chicago after I get picked up by the parentals

Friday: Shopping, Legends, Bella, Art Mart Cookies, Girls Night, possibly Jupiters

Saturday: Shopping, Sunning, dinner with BFF, old fashioned slumber party

Sunday: FCC, Lunch, Wedding

Monday: Spend the day with my parents, don’t know what we’ll do, but I’ll enjoy doing whatever with them.

Then I fly home Monday night, short trip, but I’m hoping to soak up as much family and friends as I possibly can to fill up my tank until the next visit.  I’m excited! Oh and at some point in the trip I will be going to 7 Saints to eat cheese curds 🙂

Hide-A-Bed Bliss

June 8, 2011

I have always wanted a T.V. in our room.  I love to lay around and watch movies and such and our couch is just not that comfortable for lounging.  Thankfully I won the battle of the couch and we purchased a hide-a-bed when we moved to Texas.  We pulled it out on Friday and just last night folded it back in.  This is really the best solution for the wanting a T.V. in our bedroom.  Not only do people tell you not to get a T.V. in your room, but you can eat on the Hide-A-Bed all you want and never have to sleep on the crumbs.  In the past 5 days we’ve definitely eaten some dinners on the bed.  We finished 24 season 7 last night and when it was over we discovered that we completely missed season 5.  No wonder some things didn’t make any sense!  I guess we’ll be going back and watching that at some point.  I love low key weekends and week nights with the hubs.  I’m getting as much time with him as possible before I leave tomorrow on my trip HOME!  I.can.not.wait to see people and stay at my parents for a long weekend, but I will miss my sweetie for sure!

So I always feel like I have to get this out of the way before I talk about how much I eat…I’m not pregnant.  There I said it so now you don’t have to wonder.  I eat at minimum every 2 hours throughout the day.  I FORCE myself to wait until the two hour mark to eat again.  My stomach is in a constant state of hunger pretty much until dinner and then after dinner I eat not because I’m hungry, but because I’m used to eating every two hours.  I don’t know if I’m bored or if I’m actually that hungry all the time.  Some people say that you lose weight eating like this…I have not found this to be the case in my life.  It’s not even like I eat any meals either, I eat 100 to 200 calorie snacks all day long.  Is there something wrong with me?  Could I have a tapeworm? OR do I need to just find something to do all day that keeps me more entertained?  Thoughts?

The Book of Eli

June 3, 2011

Tonight Andrew and I watched The Book of Eli.  For the first 3o minutes we couldn’t decide if we liked it, honestly as the credits were rolling I was still trying to figure out if I liked it or not.  If nothing else it really made me think.  I realized how much I take The Bible for granted.  How often to I look at reading the Bible as a chore or something that I feel punished for it I don’t pick it up?  How many Bibles to we own?  How many people don’t own even one?  Do I underestimate the power of the written word of God?  How much would my life change if I really committed His word DEEP in my heart?  I love seeing God use random things in your life to pull you closer to Him.  Never did I think this movie would change the way I view The Bible, but it really did!

WARNING:  The movie was violent, bloody and had some profanity SO I’m by no means saying this is a family friendly movie or something that you should watch.