Monday, April 06, 2009

MAJOR Grocery Savings, weight loss and other stuff

[I apologize for the lack of photos. I have been experiencing technical difficulties.]

I went to the grocery store last week and bought $344.00 worth of groceries for only $124. That is a savings of over $220 thanks to the Grocery Game!! Everything was name brand and I didn't buy anything that we didn't need. You naysayers have no idea what you could be saving. It is insane to pay full price for food when you don't have to. If you are interested in learning more, do a search on my blog (at the top of the page) for "grocery game" and you will find several posts from me on the topic.

I am about to reveal a very sensitive thing about myself-my weight. I normally would never do this, especially here on my blog, but I am totally amazed. Today marks 1 month since giving birth to my surrobabe and I am at...............124 pounds!!! It is incredible to have my body bounce back so quickly and I am eternally grateful to my genes for that. After having my 1st baby it took me about 8 months to get back to my normal weight, it took about 3 months after the second, 1 month after the third and 3 weeks after the fourth. How can it have gotten easier after each baby? I thought that it would be harder with each child. If I wasn't wired this way then I seriously wouldn't have considered being a surrogate.

Speaking of surrogacy, baby girl is doing fabulously. She is getting big and her parents are so in love. Ahhhh, isn't that sweet? It makes me feel so good to know that I played a part in helping create their family. What an honor that was! I just shipped out another cooler full of milk for her today. I love being able to continue helping them even after she was born.

Spring break is finally over, thank the Lord! My kiddos drove me nutso all week long as they were continually consumed with sheer boredom. It didn't help that we got hit with 2 different snow storms either.

Are you in the mood for a delicious treat? If so, you must try this recipe-Bliss Layer Bars. They are sinfully delicious. We found them to be best straight out of the fridge. If you let them warm up, the chocolate seems to overwhelm the peanut butter goodness on the bottom. I got this recipe from the Sunday Baker. Her yummy blog is listed on my right sidebar.

Here's another personal topic for ya-boob jobs. Have any of you gals ever considered plastic surgery? Right now I love that I am a 36C but I know that will change as soon as I stop lactating. Ugh. Why can't I just keep the ones I have now? They are perfectly shaped and full. To keep that appearance I will have to undergo surgery. Fullness is just something that I don't possess when they aren't full of milk. Have any of you undergone an augmentation or know someone who has? I would love opinions. I already have a surgery scheduled for July 10th but I don't know if I will actually go through with it. I may chicken out, lol.


Sara Neeves-Botelho said...

My best friend had it done, and she LOVES her decision. It was not too bad of a recovery for her (of course, she was in pain initially). She doesn't regret it at all!

Do you get to post pics of surrobabe 2 like you did with your first? :)

Nicole said...

LOL I love the boob comment! I know exactly how you feel. I have 2 girlfriends that have had them done and they both LOVE their new girls. Tasha at the housewife diaries got hers about a year ago I think. There is a link to her blog in my sidebar, go check her out.
I cant imagine how you were able to carry a baby and have the stregnth to give her away. I just couldnt do it. You are a wonderful persone for being able to give such a gift.

Laurie said...

Hi there! I just took a look at your blog after not looking for I think close to a year. Congratulations on your 2nd surro baby and getting your figure back so quickly. Woohoo! Good to see you and see what is happening in your life. Zacky is a big boy now after turning 2 in December and 35 inches, 30 pounds and in the 80th percentile. I always think of you at his check ups and your gift of liquid gold you worked so hard to get to him after he came home from Guatemala. Good luck on the boob job!

COsurromommy said...

Hi Brandy, just wanted to say I am with you on the boob fullness thing. Problem is, I had one done about 5 years ago (before I ever even got pregnant) and I have to say it was so worth it. If you want to talk more e-mail me at Missed you at the last SMO GTG. You are lucky with the weight issue - I'm strugling with the last 12 lbs.