Join Me For Another 10 Weeks! This is the first week of ten weeks starting October 22, 2012

Hi folks! I'm at it again. I'm going for another 20 pound loss in ten weeks. I've recently had another baby, a little girl, she is now five months old and I'm ready to drop some weight.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Thursday!!

Hello! I am actually alive! Somebody said something to me tonight that brought a smile to my face and made me laugh. So, I thought I'd share it with you.

A few days ago, I went to the local gas/convenience store to pick up some bananas. Whenever I buy bananas it is always at least four or five good sized bunches because all of our kids eat them, plus we use them in protein shakes. So, I was at the counter when this guy behind me who was observing my banana purchase says to me, "You must have some monkeys at home."

I said, "Yes, we have six kids."

Then he goes, "Do you work out at the gym? You must have had your baby, you used to be pregnant. I don't even remember you getting that big!"

I respond, "yes, I had him and he's doing great. He's five months old." fast forward to tonight at the gym. I had just gotten done telling our 16-year-old daughter about this guy who saw me buying five bunches of bananas. Then I look...and there he is in the gym. Tonight.

Then, several minutes later as I'm getting a few dumbbells, he sees me nearby and gives me a little nod of recognition and says... get this...

"Banana Lady".

Yes, he called me banana lady. Nice. It cracked me up.

Well, other than that, I will make it to the gym for a fourth day this week tomorrow. So, that's good. And I still plan on telling you my "tornado/hail run" story. Also, I tried "re-starting" my diet this week, but fell a little short. I did buy a notebook to start counting calories. The good thing in all of this is despite all the stress that has really pushed back some of my fitness goals, I really have pretty much stayed the same weight. I'm still at about a ten pound drop.

Well, I hope you are all doing well!

Sunshine Mama


  1. Those are amazing feats for a Mom of six kids and a new baby at that! You amaze me Sunshine Mama. I seriously can't believe you have six're bananas alright!

  2. Hey there banana lady! Great story today. Way to go with 4 workouts last week and your steady 10 pound drop. I hope things are easing up on you a bit and that you are not too stressed. Keep on breathing and enjoying all your "flowers." It's like you always say - "You are doing better than you think you are." Miss you!

  3. You are an amazing mom!!! I would never believe that you have that many kids looking at you! Glad to hear you are still going to the gym!