May 20, 2011

New Blog - Everyday with Mama Green

Please hop on over to my new new URL! This is my new home, let's have a blog warming party!!

May 19, 2011

This Blog

Is less about my writing endeavor and more about my life in general. I'm finding that I'm more motivated to write about myself (who isn't) than about made up worlds with made up people. I think I'm better off writing about the things I know and that's my life. I've decided to start a new blog with a URL and title more fitting of the current theme, something more me. So here's to a revamp, a whole new blog (not really because the content will be the same). So if you follow my blog regularly please stay tuned and as soon as I create my new blog I will let you all know. So for now things are the same but things, they ara changin!! If you have any ideas or opinions about this new venture please let me know. I'm all about my readers and making you happy, one random blog post at a time. :) 

May 17, 2011

Weight Watchers Update

19.4 pounds - hold two 10 pound bags of potatoes and that's pretty much how much weight I've lost. When you feel how heavy those are, can you imagine carrying those around day in and down out, well apparently that's what my body has been doing for years. Yes, I still need to lose a lot more potatoes... uh pounds but this first 20 is a real eye opener. 

I think this first 20 which I will officially hit... HOPEFULLY on Sunday, has really set in place my healthy lifestyle change. Yes it can still be hard but it's not as hard as those first few weeks of change. Now I know what my triggers are, now I know what food works for me and what doesn't, now I know what to do to stay on track and now I have the tools to do so. Everyday I have to be aware of what I'm eating, everyday I need to be accountable, everyday I need to remind myself that this is not a short term fix, this is for life.

So for all those on a healthy lifestyle journey (Diet is a dirty word on this blog) stay strong and remember everyday we get to start all over. We get to set new goals and we get to improve our lives just one spoonful and one pound at a time.    

May 16, 2011


I've been a little out of sorts lately, just kind of getting back into a routine. The last week was super busy, we weren't home till like 9 almost every night and that's been especially tough on my little one (Maria) and my big one (my hubby). Riley has an early morning schedule these days, which he hates because he's a night time fellow. So hopefully his hours will be changing soon for all of our sakes, (grumpy) sorry babe...wink, wink. So the main reason we've been so busy is because we bought a new/used truck on Tuesday night and we weren't done with paperwork till 9:30. It's a 2005 Nissan Titan, extended cab for a car seat. I love it!! It's my hubby's but I did most of the driving this weekend. Anyway, Maria was at my mom's and when we finally got done at the dealership she didn't want me to put her down. She kept saying "will you hold me mama, up me, up me!" Talk about guilt. And that's exactly what I want to discuss today, GUILT.

Why is it that as soon as we become mother's this guilt comes along with it? I'm so tired of questioning if I did a good job as a mama today. Sometimes on my drive home or right before falling to sleep I replay the day. I replay how I handled a situation with Maria, especially if she's being a typical terrible two's 2 year old, which I might add has become less and less over the last month or so. I feel guilty if I get her home late and we have to rush our bedtime routine. I feel guilty if I get her to school late because then she's like the last kiddo eating breakfast, I feel guilty for going to Zumba twice a week, I feel guilty for going to Weight Watcher's meetings on Sunday and I feel guilty for not keeping the house as clean as I should, I feel guilty for EVERYTHING!! Why is this, why do I make myself feel like crap for an otherwise job well done as a mama? Well I've sort of narrowed it down to this whole Super Mom complex and also growing up catholic...hehe just kidding about the Catholic comment. But seriously I think this Super Mom complex is the culprit.

We see mother's on TV doing everything just perfectly. They cook, clean, go to the gym, get their kids to school on time, they still manage to look gorgeous, all this while holding down a job. Mama's this is a falsehood, this is not what we're supposed to compare ourselves to, this is the problem. Society and media tells us we're supposed to do it all and do it all flawlessly. Nope not gonna happen, not in my house.

We can't let them win, me need to just keep doing the best we can and if we have happy, healthy, well adjusted kids, we're doing a great job as mama's.

Yesterday I told myself that I'm doing a great job as a mother if I can make my daughter laugh. Yes she's fed, she's clean, her hair is done up in pigtails everyday, I give her everything I can, everything of me. My time, my smiles, my hugs, my kisses, my love, and really what else does she need? She just needs me. I'm not perfect, I'm not super mom by society's standard, but to her I am super mom and that's the only standard I live by.

So today I'm not gonna feel guilty, today I'm just gonna do my best.

I can't be with her for 8+ hours of the day because I have to work, but of the hours I do have with my Maria tortilla, I will make them the most memorable and happy as I can.

No more guilt mama's, stop being self deprecating, stop judging yourself, just be the mama you know how to be.        

May 15, 2011

Windy Wednesday in Albuquerque

Well it's another windy Wednesday in Albuquerque and I'm super fed up with it! I think the wind confused March with May, then those "April showers" will come in June and the "May flowers" will pop up in July, we're just all screwed up here in the southwest, I want my predictably unpredictable (you Native New Mexicans will understand this) weather back. 

So I know NM can be a bit of a mysterious place to most, so this post is all about my home. Good ol' Nuevo Mexico! I've lived in Albuquerque since I was bout 5 so this is really all I know and I would like to share it with all of you.

Isn't it pretty and majestic!! You can see the Rio Grande River, the Bosque, Downtown Albuquerque, and of course the Sandia (watermelon) Mountains.
This is what Old Town looks like at Christmas Time. We have what's called the Luminaria Tour.

You can see hot air balloons in the sky almost all year round but come October it's Balloon Fiesta Time. Maria loves to look for these on our way to school every morning!

And the Mother Road runs right through the center of Albuquerque.
Albuquerque is one of a kind. It has delicious local cuisine, e.g., green and red chile and it's beautiful in every season. 

So there's just a little, tiny, minuscule glimpse of my home.

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!

May 9, 2011

Plus Size Mama Style - Steppin Out in White for Mother's Day

Nina from Momma Go Round is always inspiring me to try new things and that's exactly what I did on Mother's Day. I wore WHITE CAPRIS!! You see I never wear white pants, never and here are a couple of reasons why
  • I have a 2 year who loves for me to hold her "Up me Mama, up me!"
  • I can never keep a white shirt clean, let alone pants.
  • I'm afraid my undies will show through.
So here I am in all my white glory, let me know what you think. Hopefully I look better than this guy!

P.S. Let me know what you think of the entire outfit, I finally used my Fashion Bug credit card and made a pit stop at Payless.
Capris, top, cardi, bracelet - Fashion Bug
Shoes - Payless

I have a little ride up going on here!

The reason I'm a mama, my Maria tortilla!

Here's where I'm linking up, go visit Nina!
Momma Go Round

May 6, 2011

The Best Mother's Day Gifts

I received a sweet little invitation for a Mom and Me Tea Party from the cutest little girl in the world

So I went to the party and my little one gave me the sweetest Mother's Day Gifts

A Card 

Can I cry now!!

 & Flowers (They're sitting on my desk at work and they're super useful because they're pens!)

I'm such a proud and happy Mama!!

My Maria Tortilla!