Wednesday, May 28, 2014

What Went on This Week

Well, since the last time I posted I feel so much has happened!

Here's the run down:

  • My son broke his toe, at the doctor's office, in front of the doctor. He might need surgery (we have an appointment today at 4 to find out. Please pray for not needed!)
  • I got in several ok runs and one amazing 5 mile run! Wahoo!
  • Kiddos had colds.
  • School ended for my son.
  • My daughter transitioned into a toddler bed and is doing so well!
  • My husband and I decided to turn our dining room into a play room (this will be over several months so I'll post pics as we go along).
  • I decided to go back to work. My daughter is on a waiting list for a two day preschool so with both of the kiddos in school next year I have some time to try and make some extra income. God's will to be done in this!!
I think that's it. I'm sure there's more but that's all my memory is giving me at the moment!


Thursday, May 22, 2014

My Lifestyle Goal for 2014, Part 1

I really don't like making resolutions. I never keep up with them and then I feel like I've failed. I know I'm not alone in this!

So I made one goal for the year. To live a healthier lifestyle. So what does this mean?

Let me give you some background information.

I never struggled with my weight growing up. I was always very active participating in gymnastics, dance, swim team, cheerleading, vollyball, soccer, and track. If anything I was considered too skinny. This was my identity. I found myself saying "at least I'm thin" when I was down. This was not healthy.

Fast forward several years and two babies later. I struggle with my weight.

While I was pregnant with my son I was extremely ill with hyperemesis. While you are supposed to be gaining weight I was down 17 pounds and dropping. I was on a medicine pump and IVs at home to sustain me. When I was finally able to eat I ate whatever I wanted because I had to gain weight. This started some seriously poor eating choices. I was too weak to cook so I ate fast food two or three times a day every single day for about 18 weeks. If I wanted ice cream I ate ice cream.

You know what happened? I gained weight! Go figure!

When I got pregnant with my daughter 9 months later I wasn't at my pre-pregnancy weight. My only exercise during my second pregnancy was chasing my one year old and walking. I didn't gain as much weight as before but I still had very poor eating habits.

My son is now 3 and my daughter is 1 1/2 years old.

I have been on a weight loss journey for a year now.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Such a bummer!

My running partner and I try to run three days a week: one challenging paced shorter run, intervals, and one long easy paced run. She was out of town last week and I have this nagging cold/fever going on so my running is almost nonexistent right now! Bummer!

I have my first 10k in three weeks. The longest I have ever run is 5 miles and that was about two and a half weeks ago.  I'm getting a litter nervous because my training has stopped. I have been doing yoga and some swimming but I've got to get running soon! I'm hoping to run tomorrow night.

Please pray for me! I really want this 10k to be successful!


Friday, May 16, 2014

Happy Birthday

My sweet Mama is celebrating her 61st birthday today. She may be 61 years young but that woman acts not a day over 20! She loves having fun, Snoopy, and playing with her grand kiddos. She was a stay at home mom who always had snacks for my friends and me to eat after school (like fresh baked bread), she is available to call or text day and night, and I can't easily go one day without talking with her about ten times.

She is one of my best friends! Happy birthday Mama!

Thursday, May 15, 2014


Welcome to Sugar To Sugar! My name is Elise and I am a wife to the most amazing man (going on 13 years this year) and the mother of two sweet kiddos who are 3 and 1 1/2 years old. I grew up in a town called Sugar Land and will be moving to the sugary sands of Destin in a few years. 

I really enjoy crafting, sewing, swimming, yoga, and running. I'm training for my first half marathon in November!
Come join me on this blogging journey and let's see where Sugar To Sugar takes us!