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I am Steph! I am a 30-something mom and wife. I am Bi-Polar. I am an Autism mom. I work full time outside the home. I overcommit myself every single day. I sometimes wonder how my husband puts up with me on a day to day basis. I have 2 children, one neuro-typical and one not so neuro-typical. I am a hot mess. I am Steph.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Health and Fitness Friday: Being MIA and some more progress!

Happy Friday!!

Today I'm linking up once again to Jen's Health and Fitness Fridays! 

I'll start today by saying that I have been MIA due to my severe clumsiness!  3 weeks ago while carrying Nate downstairs after his nap I slipped on some clothes that I threw down the stairs earlier and fell down the last 5 stairs.  If you have seen my stairs you know that they are pretty much a 90 degree angle up so this isn't the first time I have fallen....because like I said I suffer from a severe case of being too clumsy.  Well, back to my story: so as I was falling I leaned to the side so that Nate wouldn't get hurt and somehow I managed to get my left leg caught between me and the wall going the opposite direction....yes, It hurt like Hell!  I was pretty sure that I broke it, as I was getting pissed at myself just thinking about the bill I would get if I called an ambulance to come and get me I realized that I could get up and somewhat walk.  So, I just sucked it up and because I am a mom and my job is never done I continued to do my everyday activities and dealt with it.  I'm pretty sure I sprained both my knee and ankle and since I put off going to the doctors by the time I went they really couldn't do anything...opps....  So, long story short I had to take 3 weeks off from working out and I'd be lying if I said I enjoyed it!  It was crazy how much I missed working out! SO, I'm finally back!  I started back up with some light workouts on Tuesday and seem to be doing well with minimal pain!  AND I was able to keep my weight in check through no workouts and Thanksgiving!

In light of that really long paragraph that really could have been explained in like two sentences I do have some good news to share!  

*****Drum Roll Please*****

I hit my first weight loss goal yesterday!!  My first goal was to get back in the 250's which is where I was before I started having kids.  Obviously that's not where I want to be but it works for me right now!  

Since August I have lost 23lbs and have finally hit 259!  

I am making progress, I'm hopeful that I will be totally back on track within the next couple of weeks and have given myself a pretty big goal for December!  I want to be in the 240's before the New Year.  I know I can do it if I push myself and get back on track with my eating so what I'm asking you all to do is make sure that I am staying on track!  Keep me accountable! 

To End here is a video for your viewing pleasure! 
If you have never heard of Mike Chang look him up.  I have started doing some of his Ab workouts and they are awesome! 

Until Next Time....

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas is just 25 days away so It's Sale Time!

With Christmas just 25 short days away I have decided to offer a different sale each day until December 17th!  
At CadyMayDesigns we offer many accessories that make the perfect Stocking Stuffers!

From newborn to Adult these hair clips may be small but they make a BIG statement in your hair! 

For TODAY ONLY Buy any Daisy Clip get a coordinating clip set FREE

(Daisy Clips can be custom ordered in different colors if you don't see any you like.)

If you are not into Hair clips we also offer some other items that make great gifts!  

Be sure to head over to CadyMayDesigns  and get a custom one of a kind piece for the special person in your life! 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Thankful Day 4 and 5

Day 4: I am thankful that my hubby has a job that supports our family and allows me to stay home with our kids.  He sacrifices so much for our family and we don't always see each other a lot, however, it will be worth it in the end. 

Day 5: I am thankful for my sisters and brothers and their families.  We are growing on a daily basis, we are not perfect, we argue and fight and hardly agree on anything but I wouldn't have it any other way! 

Until Next Time....

Saturday, November 3, 2012


I'm a couple days behind....but that's not surprising since I am always late....to basically everything... :-)

Day 1: I am thankful for my amazing, understanding, caring and patient husband. 

Day 2: I am thankful for my children. Who on any given day can make me smile and cry at a drop of a hat but I still love them more than I can ever put into words. 

Day 3: I am thankful for my parents. 
For obvious reasons, without them I would not be who I am today. 

Until Next Time....