11.16.2015

Recommitting to my Goals!


Thursday night Madison was itching like crazy and we had a small freak out thinking she had lice, omgggggggg. I would die. I'm still traumatized from that one time I got it and the hours I spent with my head on my mom's lap while she pull them out of my long blonde hair. We didn't see anything in her hair and just assumed she was itching from a small reaction to lotion or detergent. Friday she had her school fun run and her 6 year well visit afterwards, Oliver told them about the itching and turns out she has strep. So no school on Friday for her while she started her antibiotics. Friday night we had tickets to go see Peter Pan 360 in Dallas.



First we went to dinner at Meso Maya, all of my Mexican friends are fired from my life. I ordered the pork chops with the plantains and OH EMMMMM GEE I am so mad none of them ever told me how amazing plantains are!!!! So amazing, might be the best Mexican food I've ever had! 


Peter Pan 360 is well worth the money!! The theatre is round and no bad seats in the place, they project onto the tent and it's really so cool!


She absolutely loved it and I highly recommend going to see it if they are coming to your area. 


Saturday morning we woke up early to make cookies for the cookie party I had that afternoon. A baker I am not - I literally effed up the EASIEST recipe, not once, but twice! Ugh. She had 2 soccer games that day before heading off to a birthday party, it was the last games of the season. 

She scored 6 goals between the two games, so proud of her! I'm still working on screaming less, baby steps.  I also finally got a picture of her making a goal, half the time I forget I'm taking a picture because I"m too busy cheering!

I went to my cookie party while Oliver took her to the Princess Tea. My friend Amber hosted this year and I absolutely love that we've turned this into a tradition to kick off the holiday season! Amber had her third child a few weeks after I had Aiden and she's been working HARD to get that baby weight off and she's looking fantastic, so proud of her! 

Dress from Ollie Marie.
Then we all met up for dinner, I love what a great big sister Madison is to Aiden. We have our moments of - Aidens taking my stuff and Aiden's hitting me - but she's really so caring and looks out for him. 


Sunday I had a desire to paint my bedroom. I don't know what's wrong with me, it was a terrible idea with all the other stuff we have going on in my house.


We loaded up early and hit up Home Depot, I really liked this Behr color finder! I ended up making it easy and picking the same color for my bedroom and closet. It's like a light aqua blue, I was over the grey. I called my brother to come and paint it for me, I used to paint my own walls, but gotta delegate when necessary now! 





I prepped my chicken for the week, I tried this new seasoning from TJ's and loved it! I marinated for 2 hours before I cooked. This weekend was a total wash of my diet, I loosely tracked but to be honest my motivation lately has been wayyyyyyy low. Like, way low. Not being able to workout has been a lot harder that I thought and that's spilling over onto my food choices. 

I thought about what my goals are and what my choices are - take off the next few weeks from tracking all together or buckle down and be on top of my nutrition. I know that if I don't keep my food under control I'm going to be really unhappy so I am recommitting today that I will be hitting my macros every day for the next week. My weight loss challenge on FB is doing a no cheating week so this is a perfect time to refocus! 



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  1. I am recommitting too. Again. I have found the same with working out and food choices. The past few weeks have been rough as far as eating right and being active. Moving, starting a new job, unpacking, and life... I have let all of those things get in the way.

    I have to remember what my goals are. I have to start focusing on small and not on what I want life to look like in six months or a year. Looking at the long term makes me discouraged because I have been working at this weight loss thing for so long and should already be where I wanted to be years ago. I am determined to get into a healthy routine while I am in Oregon without the husband. I am determined to be in the best place I can be when my husband gets up here.

    Always a good reminder to know that I am not alone in all of this.

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  2. If TS had strep why is she out and about giving it to all of Dallas? The girl needs to rest.

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    1. her only symptom was itching, we caught it early but thank you for the parenting advice.

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  3. I had lice once growing up and it was terrible. I’m so glad it was just a random itch! That Peter Pan 360 sounds like such an interesting concept. Plus, I love the storyline so I’d be like a little kid completely enveloped in the performance, I am sure.

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  4. Finally bought a scale and trying to count my macros. I've been doing it half-assed for a few weeks now. Set my goal to lose over the coming holiday and not gain.

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  5. I agree with TALLV. If your daughter is sick, she should definitely be at home. I sure hope none of your friends get strep from the cookies she helped you make. I guess your priorities come before the health of your daughter and others around you.

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    1. Apparently you're perfect. Her daughter had seen the doctor and only then they found out she had strep and was more than likely given an antibiotic, which would make her not contagious within 12 hours of having the first dose. . Worry about parenting your own kids. . She seems to be doing just fine without your help..

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  6. I find it very irresponsible of you to let your 6 year old go out anywhere this weekend with a dx of strep on Friday. Isn't this the same child who was taken by ambulance within the last year because she was sick. But I guess it shouldn't be surprising because you put yourself first 99.9% of the time. Someday you're going to wake up, look back and regret all the choices you made just to be "skinny, pretty" meg.

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    1. Thank you UNKNOWN. She wasn't acting sick and we only caught it because of a well visit. She was perfectly fine and we got lucky we caught it early.

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    2. SkinnyMeg,

      You are so much nicer than I would be reading these post. I want to jump in attack mode for you. Way to keep it classy.

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    3. I agree with Julie. I wouldn't be able to bite my tongue with these trolls! You are much nicer than I would be!

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  7. OMG...you people are serious??? Wow, some responses are so hateful. Anyway, Meg - I am sure you are used to these types of comments. I would like to thank you for the update. The blue you picked for your bedroom is adorable. I think I want this color in my house now too!! From one imperfect human to another....you're the best!

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  8. Wow, some people who read your blog are just straight up rude. I would want to throat punch them through the computer.

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    1. And as a side note the one and only time I ever got lice was the day before my freshman year of high school. Mortifying. I went to get my new school haircut and they wouldn't cut it. 😐

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  10. Wow. Everyone's an expert. I'm certain these rude asses could stand a good hard look at their own life. Pay no attention to the judgemental fools Meg! Sending you love and light.

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  11. Can everyone including skinnymeg stop trying to make "rude" happen you aren't Michelle Tanner and this isn't 1989. Just because people are using common sense and telling someone to leave their sick child at home to rest and to not give everyone strep via cookies doesn't make them assholes. Caught early, caught late still why risk it? My concern isn't only for Madison but how about anyone she came into contact with? Someone with a lowered immunity might not just get "itching". JFC

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    1. For your information, it was Stephanie Tanner who said "how rude". Learn your facts. Bye!

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    2. If your thinking is valid, then everyone would need to stay home ALL THE TIME to prevent catching or giving anything. Better yet, why don't you just sit down and shut up and stop spreading your nasty hatefulness to everyone else. #hatekills

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    3. As defined by Merriam-Webster, Rude: not having or showing concern or respect for the rights and feelings of other people : not polite.
      Meg is an amazing Mom. And her daughter had already had antibiotics in her system when she helped make cookies (and memories!)

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  12. My daughter was diagnosed with strep this weekend too. After 24 hours on antibiotics they are no longer contagious and if she isn't coughing, sneezing or licking/spitting on everything in sight there is hardly any chance of spreading it. Breathing doesn't spread strep, droplets do. If she isn't spreading droplets then there is nothing to worry about. You people chastising her need to get off your high horse and explain to all of us other supposedly shitty moms how you are so completely perfect. Way to grow a pair when you're behind a screen. I guarantee you wouldn't say those things to her face. I say good for you Meg, for being such an involved, supportive mom and for also taking care of yourself and your needs at the same time. I know I am a better mom when I take care of myself and I am sure many other moms would say the same.

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  16. I'm assuming Meg must have felt that her daughter was fine if she took her to the movies and to play soccer. I really doubt her daughter would have wanted to play if she wasn't feeling well. So nice of those to provide unwanted advice though. Must have nothing better to do.

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  17. My daughter has had strep 8 times this year! She never had any symptoms besides snoring. No fever. Sometimes not even a sore throat. Don't listen to these haters. If she was on antibiotics and felt fine, I would have let her go too. BTW the only way we have gotten over her strep is by having her adjusted at the chiropractor every month. Good luck!

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  18. We are surprised why?? Skinny Meg doesn't care about everyone else! As long as her precious "Twilight Sparkle" gets to do what she wants and Megan gets to do what she wants! Nevermind her ONLY symptom was just itching..I guess you can't pass a sickness if you have no symptoms.. Really??? Mom of the year award right there! How mad would you be if your kids caught strep, the flu, stomach bug etc...and you had to stay home with them and miss out on doing something you had planned. Who am I kidding...you would just ship them to your mom! What a loser!

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    1. Jennifer, TallV, Taryn, Unknown:
      What exactly is the point of even making these comments? If you disagree with her life, don't read the blog. If you're such a perfect mother, write a blog and share your opinions there. No one but her knows the full extent of her daughters illness (or lack there of).
      Calling her a bad mom for wanting to take care of herself is the biggest load of crap, I've ever heard. From a frazzled, full time working mother of 3 carrying 30 extra lbs after baby #3 5 months ago, I can tell you that putting myself first to get back to "healthy", would be the single best thing I could do for my kids and it's something that as my boy figures out how to sleep through the night, will be a huge priority. I CAN NOT be the best to my kids with the way I am currently feeling run down. I applaud her taking the time to make herself a priority (and really who can argue taking that time when we're talking 5am workouts...is she missing quality time with her sleeping kids?). Don't judge based on the couple minutes of her life that she shares in her blog.

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    2. As a high school teacher who deals with student bullying all day long, it actually breaks my heart to know there are grown adults doing the same thing. It is so easy to be big and tough behind the screen of a computer. It is easy to forget that there is a person - with a spirit, feelings, and a heart on the other side of that screen. Yes Meg puts her life on the computer and I'm sure she understands that people are going to disagree with her decisions; however you can disagree with someone without tearing them apart. For example, I can disagree with Jennifer's comment by saying her words are hurtful, and that I wish she would be a better example for any person who may read her comment. This is disagreeing without tearing her apart. I wish she had done that when she wanted to disagree. Bullying (especially cyber bullying) is way too common in today's world. Students commit suicide because of the words someone typed. Do you really want to add to that phenomenon? Be a leader, be an adult, be a caring individual; just don't be a bully.

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  19. WOW - I never comment but I am shocked at how hateful and criticizing other women/mothers are in their comments. Why do you even read this blog if you don't like it? I hope you don't have to start censoring your personal life that make this blog so relevant because of individuals hiding behind a computer screen that choose to spew hate and criticism.

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    1. My thoughts exactly! These people need to take a seat! Don't read the blog if you SO disagree with her life.

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    2. My thoughts exactly. Why take the time to read about her life when all you're going to do is hate on it. So disrespectful . Thank you Meg for being real.

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    3. My thoughts exactly. Why take the time to read about her life when all you're going to do is hate on it. So disrespectful . Thank you Meg for being real.

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  20. Meg, you're amazing, live for your babies and always do what's right in your heart.
    I'm glad you all had an awesome weekend! *hugs*

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  21. I'm appalled at people's comments today. If you hate her so much, go read someone else's blog. No one is forcing you to read this. I'm glad all you "perfect" moms hide behind your computer screens and make judgments so quickly of others. And who cares if she takes her kids over to her mother's house. She is lucky to have someone who loves her children and can help out. It's not your life, so why do you care so much? Take your unsolicited advice and go elsewhere.

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  22. My kid swam a swim meet when she was about 8/9 with a bad case of strep. She felt great, no fever, swam well, it was only a few days later when her face broke out in spots that we took her in to the doctor and she failed the RST. Strep is weird and not always typical in how it attacks. However, it's also very serious. My friend from high school almost died from sepsis this year after catching a strep that just made her feel tired but not "ill." She finally went in and was rushed from UC to the hospital. Just be careful with strep everyone - it's horribly contagious (yes), she did not know anyone who had it but caught it, and she ended up with both legs amputated and one hand lost as well. Nasty stuff that should be respected. No judgment, just a PSA.

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  23. You're dammed either way Meg. I didn't let my 17 year old play in her last two games of club soccer yesterday bec she has had a respiratory thing that just will not let go and people judged me for not letting her play. I hated it, and I felt bad because they had to pull players from another team, but it wasn't worth her missing more school and they had a sucky season so it wasn't like any advancement was dependent on those games. We make the best decisions we can for ourselves based on the information WE HAVE people!

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  24. For everyone being hateful... get a life. Your keyboard PhD isn't necessary. She was on antibiotics for over 24 hrs which is enough for daycares and schools. Also, as far as making cookies go they were all baked at upwards of 300 degrees and bacteria is killed at 150-200 degrees. So use your awesome keyboard warrior skills and figure that out. Better yet, be a keyboard warrior for an actual cause instead of just being a rude, judgemental person. If you put as much effort into an actual cause instead of judging someone you might really make an impact on this planet.

    Megan, I'm glad you had a good weekend. You guys deserve it ☺

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  25. Meg,
    Yay for recommitting. I got off my plan last week and it impacts everything. I need to motivate myself and be more accountable.
    And I don't want to seem preachy and negative but need to be honest. I realize that she wasn't diagnosed until her dr appt and had no real symptoms, but she's considered contagious for 24 hours from the time she starts antibiotics. Strep can be highly contagious, and you never know who's she's around that has a compromised immune system. So even though she seems fine, please think of others around her. I know it can suck being stuck at home with a sick kid. My youngest was sick a lot and I had to refrain from doing a lot of things to care for her. At times, I felt the walls closing in.
    And I don't look like it, but I'm a person with a compromised immune system and in 2005 even more so due to chemo.

    And to the poster, Taylor. Does the chiro work on strep? If you'll willing, consider taking your child to see an ENT. Snoring is a big sign of blocked airways with tonsils and/or adenoids. My youngest snored and had her huge adenoids removed. He had hoped that she would grow into her tonsils but she didn't and had them removed. They were much bigger than expected but post surgery snoring went away and her overall health was so much better. Just a thought.

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    1. Hey Christi - I misspoke in my post and she was on antibiotics for 2 days before the soccer game and such. I would never let her infect others as I know how serious it could be, but our pediatrician gave us a green light for activities after 24 hours :)

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  26. ����! I'm recommitting too! ...shake these losers.

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  27. SkinnyMeg..Just want you to know how much I love your blog and how you've helped inspire me and others to achieve their weightloss and fitness goals. I learn so much from you! Thank you and don't ever change. You and your family are so amazing! 😊

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    1. Those were supposed to be smiley faces! Lol!

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  28. Megan.... Thank you for sharing your life with us everyday. I admire you and I have been SO motivated by you. I am really sorry you have to deal with people that hide behind there computer and think it is ok to judge you. You are not a perfect parent and neither is anyone else out there. I love your little family and I wish I lived near you! Keep being strong girlfriend��

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  29. I have been SO busy these past few months, like literally the busiest I have EVER been in my entire life. And I have missed you and your blog. I have also totally been feeling like I've been eating everything in the house lately and gaining and not finding the will within me to control myself, and so I came to your blog to get some inspiration. I have actually been thinking "I need to read SkinnyMeg" for the last 2 weeks. Like EVERY DAY and it has taken me this long to finally get here. I'm just on your first post but am going to catch up on the rest. Love your positive smiley face, and you look fantastic by the way.

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  30. Meg, we appreciate you honesty sharing your life and I hope you don't let the "mom shaming" hurt you. It is sad that some women feel the need to attack each other. We are so much stronger when we lift each other up.

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  31. I love that bedroom color. Very spa like and relaxing. Are you going to change your room decor to go with it or leave it as is?

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  32. So much to say Megan your class in handling these bullies has inspired me for months.

    A couple random thoughts: In my experience people who attack others verbally and in a bullying manner in my opinion do so because of a lack of control in their living experience and this act of attacking others mistakingly gives them a sense of control when in reality it is just ripping a piece of their soul away and throwing it in the garbage . Sad really.
    that thought combined with the thought below helps me keep things in perspective
    Random thought two- if they don't sleep with you, help pay your bills, help feed your family or help keep a roof over your head - their opinion doesn't matter!! (<cleaned up version) (dirty version if you don't feed me or fu*k me I don't give a fu*k about your opinion) some one gave me the dirty version 25 years ago and it so helps to keep things in perspective. lol

    Love the new bedroom color
    I am off track also - started with the vacation from heck in late October - and also the food was on track at first what went to heck was the exercise and now finally my food is whacky... so I got on here today to recalculate my macros and recommit to my goals but thought i'd catch up with your blog first... much love to you Megan keep on keeping on

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