The Dukan Diet

On Dr. Oz last week their was a section on a new diet in the US called the Dukan Diet. My mom and I discussed it and it began to peak my interest. I have two kids and one I had 13 months ago and cannot seem to lose the extra weight I gained. I began exploring on the internet and thought that it sounded very interesting and something I could possible do. With this diet I can eat as much as I would like since their are no calorie restrictions, as long as it is in my approved foods. This is a big help because it seems that as soon as I have to start counting calories I become more and more hungry. So last Friday I stocked up on all of the essentials that I needed. My lean protein, yogurts, cottage cheese and of course the oat bran. I began my diet and thought I would keep a record of how it goes for everyone to see. I used the free calculator on http://www.dukandiet.com/ and it tells you the goal weight and how long to stay on each phase. I am beginning phase 1, attack phase, today and will be on it for the next 5 days. I will make notes and jot down what I ate and what my day was like as well as my weight loss then will log it on my blog at the end of my 5 days. I hope it works!

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Mother’s Day Gift

I cherish these times when my kids are young. Friday my 7 year old son’s class did an entire afternoon dedicated to their mom’s. It was so cute. The afternoon was filled with little skits, poems and songs. They even designed a cake for us to go with snacks and punch. After the skits and such they each came to us and showed us a letter that they wrote just for us. The teacher explained that the kids had written these letters completly by themselves. When Devon began to read his I almost began to cry. His little face was full of excitment because he knew that in that moment I was proud of him and happy. He just became more and more excited as he started showing me all of the things that he had made for me. Showing me a portrait he painted of myself and plants he had planted. The joy he was getting out of making me happy was incredible and the best Mother’s Day gift I could have asked for. I know it will not be this way forever and the enthusiasm for the day will fade away as he gets older so I just held onto it for as long as I could and will always have that memory. Even when he becomes a withdrawn teenager who would rather hang out with his friends than to spend a Mother’s Day with me, I will still have the memory of my little boy.

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Mothers

Since Mothers Day is this weekend I wanted to share this message with everyone. 
I just read an email about being a mother and how it is okay to be surronded by the chaos that comes along with it. You should just embrace it instead of fighting it. It is amazing that something inspiring like that finds you just when you need it. People have preconceived notions on women that stay at home with their children. Homes should be clean, supper should be cooked, everything in their lives so neat and tidy. It is absolutely not that way. Television makes it looks to glamorous and my life is not even close to that. In the email/poem it reminds you that the important things are that your children are happy and healthy and that life as a mother tends to be organized chaos. As frustrating as it can be to find artwork colored on the wall with crayons or food spilled on the carpet, you just have to laugh. If you let all the little things of the every day get to you then you AND the rest of the family end up a stressed out mess. Your kids will love you even when the laundry needs to folded. And when they are older they are not going to remember that the dishes needed to be done but they will remember all the time you spent with them.  Have fun with life and as the saying goes… Don’t sweat the small stuff.

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Welcome to my Blog!

Hello to all out there! I want to welcome you to my blog. Blogging is a new experience for me, but one that I have grown to love. I have been reading some blogs and decided it was something I would love to try. I hope all of you get as much out of this as I will putting into it. This blog is entitled mommyzone and for good reason. Here I will include content about everything from motherhood to Hollywood news. I have many passions and loves and I just want to have somewhere to write it all down for all the other parents and especially mothers out there who need some sort of outlet. Thanks for visiting and I hope you come back soon.

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