Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 In Review

I have decided to do the 2012 in review link up. As most of you know however I have only been blogging for this past month. So I am going to share a few of my favorite VLOG's from each month of the year. Hope you all enjoy this walk down memory lane as much as I did.

Well, I guess I didn't VLOG in January because my VLOGS go from December to February... oops!


This is a Cook With Me video I made of a casserole dish. I was needing to "get rid" of some stuff and I put it in a delicious casserole

Apparently March wasn't a good month for me either...


Another cook with me video


Surprise, surprise another cooking video: 


Are you curious about my groceries?


July Favorites


Levi got high


Running 1.0


I did a 5k!


Follow me around style of Thanksgiving Eve and Thanksgiving


Covered in Grace

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Weight Loss Thoughts

When I had my weight loss surgery, I never really set a goal weight. My doctor never required me to set one. I figured that when I got to a weight where I felt comfortable I would stop. I would however, like to get to a normal BMI, it isn't a goal though. 
Here's is where everything stands right now:

I started at 286.8, that's a BMI of 29.6
Today I weigh 174.0 which is a BMI of 30.1

To have a normal BMI I would need to weigh 144, which means I would need to lose 30 more pounds.
If I get there, that means I will have lost 142.8 lbs. almost as much as what I weighed. I can't believe I let myself get that big, I'm embarrassed and disgusted at myself and I never want to get there again.

This is me in high school (2003)

This is me now. I posted this bathing suit picture because I am proud of what I have accomplished. I have worked really hard to get where I am and I am beautiful!

And Lastly, a comparison 2003 to 2012. 

Love and Hugs,

Friday, December 28, 2012

Play Dough Anyone?

This year I decided to make play dough for some of the little's in my life. I decided to do pink and purple sparkly for the girls, and blue and green for the boy. I figured I would take pictures step by step so I could share with you. If your having a bad day and just wanna beat the crud out of something, make play dough, it will get all your aggression out (or maybe just some)!

you will need a 1 cup measuring cup, a 1/2 cup measuring cup, 1 TBSP, oil, flour, water, salt, and cream of tartar. Not pictured: A bowl for mixing, and a pot for the water. Optional items: food coloring ( I used Wilton, you don't have too), glitter, a stick to use for the food coloring, and a plastic container (anything airtight would work though)

In a bowl combine 3 cups flour, 1/2 cup salt, and 1 TBSP cream of tartar. mix together well. Here is where you would add the glitter as well.
Boil the water and add 3 TBSP oil, then you will add the water/oil to the flour mixture.
mix, mix, mix, it will start to look like this:
This is where I start to use my hands, I warn you though, it is still very hot and could be to hot for you to handle so use caution! eventually it will look like this, at this point I rinse my hands well and add a tiny bit more water just to smooth it out. 
I split the dough into two balls because I wanted two different colors, if you only want one, then you dont need to do this part.
Now you add the dye and knead knead knead. 

If your cool like me, you will end up rocking some pretty awesome hulk hands:
Store in containers or Ziploc baggies and enjoy!

Have fun!
Love and Hugs,

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas 
to you and yours!

I hope it is everything you want it to be! 

Love, Sara

I am sorry if you don't celebrate Christmas and are offended by this post. I however do celebrate Christmas and therefore I say Merry Christmas  I promise you I wouldn't be offended if you told me happy Kwanzaa or  happy Hanukkah, and I definitely wouldn't be offended if you said nothing at all!

Friday, December 21, 2012

My Grandpa Pikie

8 months ago my life changed forever. I lost the one person who I knew without a doubt loved me and whom I loved back my whole 26 years, my Grandpa Pikie.

 Here he is at his 85th birthday party January of 2010

I guess I should go into detail about my second sentence, the one where I said "The one person who I knew without a doubt love me and whom I loved back my whole 26 years, my Grandpa Pikie". Here's the answer:

I was born to a couple of meth addicts. My grandpa was awesome enough to step in and take me before child protective services did. Eventually he ended up with my baby brother, and eventually a few years later one of my sisters. My grandpa was awesome, He cared about me when my birth parents couldn't. and when he couldn't care for us anymore he made sure to find someone who would take both my brother and I. He was pretty adamant we not be separated. I owe my Grandpa everything, its because of him that I am 1. alive, and 2. where I am today (there where others who helped get me here, but he was the first). I just hope I am making him proud.

Here are a few more pictures of him:
Him and I at 6 months and 1 year
On my wedding day hitting my hubby with his cane.

To this day, I can still hear his name rhyme "Sara, bobeara, fofara, skiddierra, he-legged, hi-legged, ho-legged, bow-legged Sara". The rhymes he made up are one of the things I miss the most about him. I can't wait for the day when I will get to see him again. 

Thanks for reading, sorry this post was kind of heavy.

Love and Hugs,

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Look At The Difference

I wrote that in July of 2010. I was 10 months post op gastric bypass surgery. I had lost almost 107 lbs. 

I decided to give that a face lift, see if I can improve or add to it. Since it is hard to read I will type it out down here.

1. I can walk up a flight of stairs without getting out of breath. (Hello, I can now do 40 minutes on the stair master)
2. I can ride a go-cart with room for someone else.
3. I can run longer then 10 seconds without being out of breath. (Um, how about 10 minutes and 46 seconds)
4. Exercise is exhilarating!
5. Size 26 to a size 14 (Some 10's but mostly 12's now)
6. My husband can wrap his arms around me.
7. I can wear my husbands underwear. (just wait until you see you see 20)
8. I can wear lingerie from Victoria Secret.
9. I can slide down a slide.
10. I fit in tubs.
11. I can wear pretty dresses, and feel confident.
12. I can see my collarbones.
13. I can see my hipbones.
14. I can see my ribs.
15. I can see my wrist bones.
16. I can and do cross my legs.
17. I can put my knees to my chest.
18. I can tie my own shoes.
19. My husband can pull me up.

Today my weight is 175.8 lbs which is a loss of 111 lbs. Since I wrote that I got to a low weight of 164.2 (-122.6 lbs) and gained 50 lbs, and now I have lost 38.2 lbs of that regain. So now lets see if I can add 10 more things to this list.

20. I can fit in my husbands size 31x30 pants!
21. I can complete a 5k in less then 45 minutes.
22. I can shop at "skinny people" Forever 21, Wet Seal and the like.
23. I can wear boots.
24. I can wear knee high socks.
25. People (ahem, guys...) tell me I am beautiful. (Which is super duper awkward, I am not sure I will ever get used to it)
26. My husband can pick me up.( Although, last time he did, he dropped me!)
27. I no longer have active PCOS (poly-cystic ovary syndrome)
28. I am happy.
29. I am proud of myself, and what I have accomplished. I may not be where I am going, but I definitely know how to get there!

Love and Hugs,

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Cards

Lets talk Christmas cards:

I used to have my Christmas cards filled out, stamped, and addressed very early, before Thanksgiving early sometimes or the first week of December. The last 2 years I decided to make my cards, however, that never happened, and here I am just like last year, scrambling at the last minute to fill out, stamp, and mail out cards that I went and bought.

I am sitting here in my craft room, 30 minutes and 4 cards into the process. I am frustrated because the envelopes aren't sealing... My thoughts "Oh, good tape, I'll tape them closed". I do this for a couple cards then think, "Tacky! Oh, holiday stickers! I'll use those!!" So I dig them out, "That's better!".

Now here I am, 3 hours later, they are finished! I just have to pop 'em in a mail box. Christmas cards almost didn't happen this year, unfortunately that was the 2nd set I bought. The first set all the envelopes were sealed.. At least these ones were not!

So glad I'm done, and hopefully there's no procrastination next Christmas.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

First Blog Post

Hello! Welcome to my blog! I have blogged before, but I have never stuck with it. I am more of a vlogger. I have found though that I want somewhere to write down my thoughts am feelings, I figured a blog would be the perfect place.

I wasn't really sure what I should do for my first blog post, so, I decided to do 25 random facts. This blog is titled "A Life a Little Random" right. You're getting a few more then 25 however since some have multiple facts.

Here we go:
1. I used to weigh 286lbs.
2. I was adopted when I was 3 years old.
3. I am a Christian and I love God.
4. I have only ever had 2 boyfriends.
5. I married one of them.
6. I am a housewife.
7. I had RNY gastric bypass surgery about 3 years ago.
8. I am almost always cold, in fact I am laying in bed right now shaking I'm so cold.
9. I don't have a favorite food.
10. I go through phases where all I want to eat is grilled cheese and tomato soup.
11. I love crocheting and journaling.
12. I working really hard to stop saying bad words.
13. I pretty much love everyone, it's to a fault though, I get hurt easily because of it.
14. I haven't drank soda or any other carbonated soda in over 3 years.
15. I have a dream to visit all 50 states.
16. I live to run
17. I used to hate chocolate, but now I'm a total chocoholic.
18. I love frogs and reading.
19. My favorite color I pink.
20. I have struggle with infertility.
21. I only watch about 2 hours of tv a week.
22. I was bullied in jr. High and high school, even nominated for homecoming court as a joke.
23. I'm a major Facebook addict.
24. I'm a major klutz.
25. I have an anxiety disorder.

A bit more about me; I'm 26, my husband and I have been together about 7 years, married 4 and a half.

I am not really sure yet what you all can expect from my blog. It's just me, Sara, a lonely girl trying to find her way through life. Hope you enjoy the ride!

Oh, and I included a picture, not sure where it will end up though since I'm writing this blog on my phone!!!