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Why Can’t I Lose Weight? – Writers Workshop

Why Can't I Lose Weight

This week for the writer’s workshop I am going to be talking about a few reasons why I can’t lose weight. I know there a ton of reasons, but these are the ones that came to my mind first when I was writing this post. I also am well aware of what I am doing will cause me to gain weight or just make is so I can’t lose weight.

I had lost a ton of weight about six years or so ago, but I started a medication that made me put on tons of weight in a short period, and I haven’t lost all of it. Even though at times I have tried harder than other times I can’t see to get the weight off again. Here are a few reasons why I can’t lose weight.

  1. The first one is because I refuse to stop drinking Dr. Pepper. I have had to cut out so many other things out of my diet because of allergies or because of sensitivities to things like gluten. I know I would lose weight if I could do it out, but there is no way that will ever cut it out.
  2. The next reason is that I enjoy eating chips and fried foods. I love salty foods, and I would eat them for every meal if I could get away with it.
  3. Another is that I don’t work out, and I have the desire to start. I always say I can’t work out because of the Multiple Sclerosis, but it is just because I am lazy, and I don’t want to.
  4. I also know that I would lose weight if I had another job where I wasn’t sitting at a desk all day long and rarely leaving my desk. I used to help out in the warehouse when I was bored but because of the job I am training to do I am pretty much stuck at my desk all day.
  5. I also just sit around and watch tv on the weekends or read a book. For example, on Sunday I am lucky if I get over two thousand steps in. Most Sundays I only get about fifteen hundred steps. I know if I were more active I would lose weight. It also gets hard for me to do things because my sleep is terrible so by the time I get off work it is all I can do to go home take a bath and go to bed.

Those are five things that I know if I changed I would lose weight but as you can see I am not highly motivated to do any of them.

What is one reason you aren’t losing weight?

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My Favorite Summer TV Shows- Writers Workshop

My Favorite Summer TV Shows

This week for the writer’s workshop I wanted to share a few of the TV shows that I am currently loving.  I always have the TV on in the background when I am home, and I have found a few good shows that I have been totally enjoying this summer.  Let’s get right to the shows I have been watching lately.

  • The first show that I have found and love watching is called Escaping Polygamy, and it is on A&E.   It airs on Sunday nights and ever since I found it I find myself binge watching it.  A few years ago I read all the books I could find that were written by women who escaped polygamy so I knew once I saw this show that I would love it, and I was right.
  • Another show I have been loving is The First 48 and it is also on A&E.  I am sure I have talked about this show before because I have watched it for years and I will even watch the episodes that I have already seen one hundred times because I find the show so interesting.
  • Another show that I am loving is Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel.   I have watched this show pretty much since I have been blogging, and I can’t get enough of it.  There is another show on the Travel Channel that I enjoy, and that one is called The Dead Files.  I don’t watch it as much because it is at the same time as Lockup, so I usually end up watching Lockup, but I do enjoy it when I watch it.
  • The last one I wanted to talk about isn’t show but a channel.  It is called Investigation Discovery, and I will watch anything that is on that channel.  I can’t pick a favorite because as I am sure you can tell I love cop shows and things like that.

Those are a few of the shows that I am currently loving.  I have it on ID most of the time because I know I will enjoy any show that comes on.  What shows do you love that I should check out?

Here are all the prompts for this week’s writers workshop in case you want to join in.

1. Write a blog post in exactly eight lines.
2. Show us a summer sunset!
3. What five images paint a perfect picture of summer to you?  Put those five images together in a piece of writing.
4. Write a blog post inspired by the word: sticky
5. What are you watching? Share your favorite summer programming so far.
6. Your favorite summer view so far.

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Top 10 Vacations I Want To Take-Writers Workshop

Top 10 Vacations I Want To Take

This week I wanted to write about ten vacations I want to take for the writer’s workshop.  Now when I say that there are places on this list that I don’t know if I will ever make it too because the thought of flying makes me super nervous.  Let’s get on to the list of places I would love to visit.

  1. New York City, New York-The first place I would like to explore is New York City.  I am sure after a few hours I would be overwhelmed by all the people, but I do think it is something that everyone to experience at least once in their life.
  2. Ireland-Six or so years ago I got into Celtic Thunder and because of that, I have wanted to go and explore Ireland.
  3. Yellowstone– I have been to Yellowstone so many times, and it is still one my favorite places to go on vacation.  I can’t get enough of it, and I hope that in the next few years I will be able to go back.  Even though I have been there so much, it changes so each time you go so even though I went a few years back I know will be totally different.
  4. Australia- I do have family that lives in Australia, and it is a place that I hope one day I can go and explore the entire country.
  5. England- I want to explore all of the historical sites and things like that.  There is so much history in Europe, and I hope that I can explore it all one day.
  6. Orlando, Florida-Last week I wrote that I want to go to Orlando so that I can go to all of the amusement parks that they have there.
  7. California- I want to go here because I want to visit all the amusement parks that they have.  I also would love to go to the San Diego zoo again because when we went there when I was younger it was raining so we didn’t get to see much because of the rain.
  8. Hawaii- I have always wanted to go to some place like Hawaii because I would love to live in a tropical environment because it seems nicer than Utah’s weather and I would love to live in a place where it doesn’t snow.
  9. Scotland- The reason I want to go here is the same reason I had for going to Ireland & England.  Europe is full of history and has tons of places I want to explore.
  10. Michigan- Back in 2003 my Grandma and I took a two-week vacation in Michigan and ever since then I have always wanted to go back and see what else I can find and see.  I can’t say enough good things about Michigan.  Everything about that state was amazing, and I hope I can go back one day soon.

Those are the ten places I would love to visit.  I have written a post like this before, and as I was looking back at that post, I realized that the places I wanted to haven’t changed in years.  If you want to check out that post, you can click here to read that post.  Where is one place you could love to visit?

Here are all the prompts for this weeks writer’s workshop in case you want to join.
1. Throwback Thursday: Choose a photo from a previous June and write a poem or a blog post.
2. Create a summer playlist and share it.
3. Share a lesson you learned from your Father that still sticks with you to this day.
4. Write a blog post inspired by the word: won
5. Share a side by side of your child’s first and last days of school. What has changed?
6. List 10 vacations you wouldn’t hate taking.
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Top 6 Places I Would Move Too-Writers Workshop

Top 6 Places I Would Move Too

This week I am going to write about number three which is: top 6 places I would move too if I could.  I chose this one because I have always hoped that I could move out of Utah and go somewhere else in the country.  Some of these are super precise and others I would be happy to live anywhere in the state.

1- San Diego-I have this one on here because it has pretty constant weather, and since I have Multiple Sclerosis it would be nice to be able to plan for what the weather will do from day to day.  In Utah, it is always just a guess and most days everyone is wrong.

2- Hawaii-Who wouldn’t want to live in paradise because it sounds just about perfect for me.

3- Michigan-My Grandma is from Michigan, and she and I went to visit her family, and I fell in love with the state, and it would love to move there and stay forever.

4- Florida-This one is just because of the warm weather but I know that most of the time I would hate living there because of how hot it does get, but I think in the long run I would like it more than here.

5- Chicago-I included this one because when I was in high school, I wanted to move to a huge city and work in the E.R. because I wanted to be a life flight nurse.

6- Colorado-I chose this one because it is super similar to where I grew up so I think I would like it there in the long run but I know I would hate the snow just as much as I do here.

Those are my top 6 places where would you move if you could?  I am sure once I post this I will think of other locations that I would love to move too.

All of the prompts for this week:

1. A moment you realized you were a grown up.
2. Write about something that brought you joy today.
3. You have to move away from your state in one month. List 6 destinations you wouldn’t mind relocating to.
4. Write a blog post inspired by the word: Blossom.
5. Instagram fun! Share a photo you took with Instagram this week and tell us what you love about it.

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Writers Workshop-Best or Worst Gift

Best Or Worst Gifts

This week I chose to write about number four which is: Best or worst gift you have received. When I saw this prompt I knew I wanted to write about it because one of the worst days in my life happened on Christmas and I don’t think I have ever written about it on my blog so I figured now is as good as any time to talk about it.

Now that being said this wasn’t a true gift because I couldn’t hold it or anything like that, but it did happen on Christmas day.  It was about 4 years ago since my now ex-husband thought it would be a great idea to send me a text message on Christmas day telling me that he wanted to get a divorce.  We did end up trying to figure things out after but it didn’t work because he could never understand why telling some that they want a divorce on Christmas was something that I could never forget.  I still have a heard time at Christmas because of what he did but every year I do my best to not let what he did bring me down.

What was your best or worst gift?

Here are all the prompts for this weeks writers workshop in case you want to pick one and write about it.

1. Write a blog post inspired by the last text exchange you responded to.
2. Share a favorite holiday inspired recipe!
3. Create a gift guide.
4. Best or worst gift you ever received.
5. Describe how you would celebrate the holidays if it was totally up to you and money was not a factor.
6. Write a blog post inspired by the word: frozen.

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Favorite Quote-Writers Workshop

Favorite Quote-1272015

This week for the writers workshop I am going to write about number one which is: Share a quote I love.



I have always loved this quote so I am sure that people who have been following my blog for years have seen it before, but I never miss an opportunity to use it.  If you are a lover of quotes like I am then you can click here and check out some of the other quotes I have posted over the years because I try and have a quote every Monday because I think it is a great way to start a new week.

Here are the rest of the prompts for this week in case you want to write about one and then link up here.

1. Share a quote you love.
2. Write a blog post inspired by the word: snowflake
3. Describe what Friday evenings are like at your house.
4. Best or worst gift you ever gave.
5. List the best places to see holiday lights.
6. How old were you when you stopped believing in Santa?
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Writers Workshop-Favorite Quote

QuotesThis weeks for the writers workshop I am going to write about #4 which is a quote that I love.  I am going to list a few that I love because I have so many that I have used for my Quotes Of The Week posts and I can’t just choose one.

strong.jpg StrengthC. S. Lewis Robin Williams

Those are just a few of the quotes that I am loving right now.  What quotes are you loving right now?

Here are the other prompts for this week in case you want to join in:

1. An 8th grade memory.
2. Write a blog post inspired by the word: journey.
3. Book review!
4. Share a quote you love.
5. Spring Cleaning! Share a before and after photo of a room you recently tackled.

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Writers Workshop-Show and Tell

Show & Tell

This week for the writers workshop I am going to write about number 1 which is something I brought for show and tell.  When I saw this prompt I was pissed that I still don’t have the thing I brought to school a few times.  I had kept if for years and years and a few years ago I figured it was time to let them finally go.

I guess I should tell you all what I brought.  If you are squeamish you might want to just skip to the end because I am sure this will gross out some people.  I got my tonsils out the summer before I started the 2nd grade and the doctor let me keep them so I would always bring them because it would gross people out.  I always thought it was so cool to have them and be able to show other people.  I am not one that gets easily grossed out so I thought it was funny when other people did get grossed out.

I also brought my cat a few times as well.  I wasn’t ever a huge fan of show and tell because I hated getting up in front of the class and having to talk to everyone.  To this day I still hate public speaking and getting up in front of people but that is a topic for another post one day.

What is one thing you remember bringing to school for show and tell?

This weeks prompts:

1. Something you brought for show and tell.
2. November 3rd is National Housewife’s Day…how did you celebrate?
3. The meaning of your name…does it suit you?
4. Tell us about something new you learned last month.
5. Share a list of some of your most recent favorite things.
6. What was your favorite song when you were 16 years old…is it still a favorite?

After you write your post make sure you click here so you can link up.

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6 Random Facts~Writers Workshop

Random Facts

One of the prompts from last weeks writers workshop was to list 6 random facts about me.  Since I am not sure what I have shared and what I haven’t shared I decided I was going to ask my grandma to tell me six random things about me from when I was growing up and I would post what she said so here are her answers: (I was hoping to have pictures for most of these but I couldn’t get my scanner at home to work so there won’t be any pictures)

  1. I was probably 3 or so but she put me in a tree and took a picture of me and I wasn’t sure if I liked it or not.  I thought this was funny because I hate heights to this day so this is still so true!
  2. I loved to wash dishes when I was younger.  When she told me this I looked at her and said to bad I am not like that anymore lol
  3. There was one time when my mom dropped me off at my grandparents house that my braids were so tight that they stuck out from the side of my head like Pippi Longstockings did and mine didn’t even need wire in them!
  4. I have loved cats since I was a baby.  There are pictures of me looking at cat books and what not when I was a baby.
  5. I eat strange things such as Avocado’s, Kiwi’s, Pomegranates and things like that.  Now this isn’t weird now but back when I was in elementary school it was super weird because people didn’t eat many things like that.
  6. When I was learning to ride a bike I guess I borrowed a bike of one of the kids that lived behind us at the time.  Well his older sister came to get the bike and I was pissed off because he said I could borrow it.  Well as she was leaving I yelled out this out the door at her “You’re a butt head and your whole family is a butt head!”  I still laugh when she tells me about this because it just so me and who I am.

So those are the 6 random facts about me that my grandma told me!

Mama’s Losin’ It

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March Favorites~ Writers Workshop

March Favorites

I am sure some of you know that I love to watch YouTube videos and every month most of them do videos listing their month favorites.  This week for the writers workshop one of the prompts was to list my March favorites and I thought it would be fun to show everyone the products I loved and used a ton in March.

NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight_AngledFirst I have loved my Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight.  I am sure most of you know that I love to read books and I review a ton of them here on my blog.  I love to read actual books because I am one of the weird people who loves the smell of books but there are times where it is easier  to just throw my nook in my purse and run out the door.

white_iphone_5The second thing I have been loving is my iPhone 5.  I got this at the end of January I believe and I love it.  For those who may not know I love all Apple products so it is surprising that this is the first time I have ever had an iPhone.  I am happy with it but I still do miss my Blackberry but for now I will stick with the iPhone.


I also have been loving my iPod Touch.  My laptop died in February so I lost all of my music but because I have the iPod I will have music until I can afford a new laptop.


 Another favorite of mine for the past few months is a singing group from Ireland called Celtic Thunder.  I own all of their CD’s and I also own most of their DVD’s.  I first heard them a few years ago and just started really listening to them in the past 6 months or so.

Those are just a few of the things that I loved in the month of March.  What did you love last month?

Mama’s Losin’ It

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