Happy New Year!

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Ahhhh we are already 3 days into the new year and I can say that I have stuck with two of my resolutions!! I think that is the longest I have made it 🙂 What are those two resolutions you ask, you didn’t but just play along with me….

#1 Give up Drinking Pop!
For a long time I didn’t consider my self a pop drinker, I rarely bought a 12 pack to keep at the house and usually only drank it when I went out to eat. But then slowly I started drinking more and more and then I would stop at the gas station almost every morning to buy a bottle (or two if we are being honest) and it just got out of control. So to better my body & my wallet I have resolved to give up drinking pop in 2017. I asked a group that I am part of what they suggested to kick my habit and there were lots of good suggestions. I have decided to try an alternative “fizzy” drink, teas and just more water.

#2 Get to ONEderland!
Onederland is the magical place of being in the 100’s on the scale. It has been some time, about 7 years, since I have been there and I can’t wait to be back. For the month of January I have decided to try and get in 200 miles, tracking with my Fitbit I figured I need to do about 13, 000 steps a day (2000 steps = 1 Mile). I recently upgraded to the Fitbit Alta and love it, my favorite feature is that it displays text messages & phone calls. To help me track my miles I have this paper hanging in my office to mark off my miles every day. You can print off one for your home too, just click 200-miles-january

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I am a visual person, so I finally created a vision board. So far I have on there my 200 miles tracker, my spirit animal Skinny Meg and some drawings from my daughter. If you haven’t heard of Skinny Meg I recommend checking her out and ready some of her old blog post, I have been reading her blog for a few years and truly is an inspiration for weight loss, healthy eating and just all around a good person.

I do have a few other New Year’s resolutions and to keep me on track for the year I have assembled the dream team my Vision Planner, Daily Planner & Goal Book, like I said I am a visual person. This is my second year using the Bloom Vision Planner it is like a normal planner with your monthly calendars and weekly views but then they have Monthly Vision Boards. The Daily Planner I use a few times a week, sometimes I just keep a running grocery list on it, but I find that when I just need to write things out and put them into perspective for the day this really helps. And last I have this little Goal Book that I picked up at Michaels, this one is new to me so I will see how it works out pretty much it has a place for your top 10 goals, weekly goal planning and goal motivation. I’ll let you know how helpful this is later on.

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Here is to the New Year and making 2017 one to remember!

Love Always … Tam

Christmas Cards of Years Past

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I never was one to do Christmas cards but ever since having kids it became a thing that I do. Once I had two kids I really started putting some thought into them.

First year was cute, kids waiting for Santa and Viv reading little brother a Christmas story…

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Year two, Declan was obsessed with the Cozy Coup so it made an appearance in the Christmas card…

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Third Year was bitter sweet, we knew that  Belle wouldn’t make it another year so I wanted to have her be part of the card.

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This year we had a new addition to our family, so of course he had to be part of the card. The card pretty much sums up what life it like with him right now!!!

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Merry Christmas … Tam

My first blog post

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My first blog post, what to write….

First let me tell you about myself; I am a Women, Wife to Eric and Mother to Vivian & Declan. I recently celebrated my 31st birthday, I work with my mother at her photography studio, I am overweight.  My filter is broken, my grammar sucks and so does my spelling (so don’t call me out on that stuff I am well aware of it) I like to take lots of pictures of my kids and tell cute stories about them (if that doesn’t interest you, move along) I also love food and crafting!

Why did I start this Blog? I have been contemplating this for quite sometime, Will anyone want to read about my life? What will I write about? Will I have time to write? I finally just decided to go for it. I will be sharing with you my ups and downs in parenting, how to be a good wife, finding myself again and my weight journey. I want this blog to serve as a digital diary of my life, a place to connect with like minded people and to give me a purpose.

So here I going trying my hand at this Blogging thing

Love Always … Tam

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