17 August 2014

30 days and counting!



30 days and counting!

No Meat, Sugar or Flour!

Holy Cow it is a miracle! 

It has not been easy!

I made it through a small argument with the hubby without zoning out on food. Same thing happened with my oldest he got in trouble/grounded and he made my life miserable for a week! 
I wanted to eat a BUS but I didn't! 

Our house flooded this week and I came across old pictures of myself when cleaning up the mess in our basement! 



I was probably 130 in this picture! I used to be 132 most of High School! 

 I used to be 5 11 but know I am 5 10! 

Not sure still where I want my weight goal to be! 

I think I will just let God lead me on that one! 

Not weighing myself till Sept 1st! 

But SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Proud of myself! 

Next thing I need to do it start exercising! 

THANK YOU THANK YOU for all the emails, messages and  posts of encouragement etc! 

I think getting the messages from friends on FB that I did not even know followed my posts meant the most! Taking the time to personally message me with ideas and support!
 I LOVE you guys! 

I have always been a VERY open person! 

The LOVE from friends has always been my saving grace! 

I could not have made it through growing up with a family surrounded with Domestic Violence, Alcoholism, Mental Health issues, Suicide, Drugs, Sex abuse etc without my VOICE! 

It has been the only thing that kept ME/MYSELF halfway sane! 

Sooooooooooooooooo from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU for supporting me on this journey and listening to my rambles! 

Until Next time LOVE Jenn








13 August 2014

Boutique Giveaway!











Summerana Photoshop Actions for Photographers
Shop

Winner receives a $100.00 Shopping spree to Summerana's Shop which includes Photoshop actions, textures, templates and more for photographers!




Winner will receive this Amelia Vintage Dress & Anna Coronation Dress!




Corinna Maggy Designs
Shop

Winner receives a $50 store credit with their choice of 
Handmade Jewelry & Accessories - Personalized & Custom Items for all ages!


Tilly and Otto
Shop

Winner receives an Amelie lace baby wrap.
Luxury cottons edged with tilly & otto's signature lace.
Gift Perfection.
Essential Luxury.
rrp$59.95



The Playground Princess
Shop

Winner gets a choice of 3 necklaces or 2 necklace and bracelet sets!





Winner will receive a Secret Garden Belt plus tulle skirt in winners choice of size (girls 2-14) .
This is part of our Secret Garden Special Occasion range - perfect for flower girl outfits, this is a piece that will be treasured forever!
Total prize value RRP $90



Winner will receive a Size 6-12 month harem pants with matching cloud onsie and knitted woolen beanie!



Have a Happy
Shop 

Winner will receive a $50 gift certificate (code) to use on Have a Happy trademarked products or accessories at www.haveahappy.net. Plus free shipping and packed with a little extra happy! Retail value approx $60.





Winner will receive an Elsa inspired dress and tiara and choose one of three sizes: 3-5 years, 5-7 years and 8-10 years.


Red Plum
Shop

Winner will receive a set of royal blue stacking suitcases.
RRP $55.00
Set of 3 suitcases which make ideal decorative storage or super cute carry cases for cars, toys and treasures.Made from an exclusive 100% pcw ( post consumer waste) eco-friendly fiberboard and natural paints.
Toys not included.
Size: LGE - 30 x 21 x9, MED 25 x 18.5 x 8.5, SML 20 x 15.5 x 8cm




Vanilla Flair

Shop

Winner will receive Strapless Sky Princess Maxi offered in Small, Medium or Large!




Winner will receive this peasant dress with matching ruffle pants, made of quality cotton fabrics. A ruffle accented bodice and double ruffle at the hemline. The bodice and skirt are separated by a contrasting band. Perfect for summer and into the fall. Available 6M - 8



Jujo Baby
Shop


Winner receives the softest hand-feel in 100% cotton melange yarn.
The winner can choose from Sky Blue, Blush Pink or fawn subject to availability upon redemption.


Maxi Dress Heaven
Shop

Winner receives ladies harem pants, available in size 8-16



Illahie

Shop

Winner will receive a vintage inspired bohemian cape.



Little Jewels Decor
Shop
Winner will receive a necklace and matching headband with pretty dream wand!




We have  16 GORGEOUS Boutique items  up for grabs for 

16 WINNERS! 


ENTER

1. Like all fan pages below to enter!

2. Please  tell us which item you want to win and why 


EXTRA ENTRIES

1. I will be posting THANK YOU posts for each shop DAILY on my fan page!
If you like the post and leave a THANK YOU comment
on the  post you earn a BONUS entry!

2.  We can NEVER do these GIVEAWAYS without the donations from each SPONSOR! Please  take your time and personally go to their fan pages and THANK them! It will mean so much and earn you BONUS entries! 

3. Follow Forty Toes Photography on Instagram
 HERE 
4. Please like, tag a friend and Repost this picture on Instagram HASH-TAGGING #FORTYTOES HERE! 

5. Follow Tout Mon Amour on PINTEREST HERE! 

6.  Please pin this picture for extra entries! 



7. Referring friends always gets you extra entries! 

Good Luck folks!

Winners will be drawn on August 24th ! They will be

 emailed and posted on my BLOG! They will have 48 

hours to claim! 

BOUTIQUE

03 August 2014

Daily, Weekly, Monthly???



WARNING!!!!!
I told you I would be mastering the SELFIE! 
I have not been one to do SELFIES!
Heck I did not like seeing ANY pics of myself but I have to say getting this out there has been FREEING! 
I guess I have been hiding behind my computer and my kids!
I need to get a full length mirror too!
 I know you can't wait to see the full view! LOL! 
Oh guess who turned 7 yesterday????
My FABULOUS baby girl! 



Yes she dressed herself from HEAD to TOE for her day out on the town! 
Speaking of guess who made it through these


and Pizza without cheating????
But GOD HELP me it was hard! 
SOOOOOOOOOO that question of weighing myself  DAILY, WEEKLY or MONTHLY??
I decided on MONTHLY because the fact is I am obsessing on it! 
Upset when the scale goes up!
I was at 245 on August 1st measurements are Waist 49, Chest 49, Upper thigh 25 and upper arm 15! 
So next weigh in Sept 1! 
Does that sound good????

QUESTION????
Do you use any fitness apps on your phone???









WINNERS!



Did you WIN a spot in our WORKSHOP???

1. Kori Spencer
2. Sarah Beeson
 3. Amy E Owens
4. Brooke Ahart
                  5. Nicole Boardman Benitez

There is still time to book a spot! 

Email me at Fortytoesphotography@yahoo.com 

31 July 2014

#TBT



Throw back Thursday! 

Yes that is me and my Best Friend in College with the flash covering my face! 

See I am not BIG boned! 

I get that a lot lately! Don't worry you are BIG BONED and I just smile! 

When I want to SCREAM no I am NOT! 

OHHHHHHHHH! 

SOOOOOOOOO Day 14 was not EASY!

Kids are still out from School! 

If you did not know I have 4 kids! I had them within 5 years! 

CRAZY! 


The day started off with Ronnie (the baby) and Dylan my second born fighting! 

Like screaming, yelling soooooooooo embarrassing the neighbors must think we are CRAZY fighting! 

I take away their IPADS feed them a smoothie which I enjoy too then head off to swimming lessons! 

Ya things are back on track! 

Well it is PAYDAY so after swimming we head off to Costco to get groceries with 4 kids in tow! 

This time the oldest and Dylan are fighting! 

Soooooooooooooooo embarrassing in public! 

At this point I am in the car the fighting continues I tell them no computers and the oldest looses his marbles CRYING so hard I think I am going to loose my mind! 

I pull the car over and make him get out! 

SERIOUSLY I was LOOSING it! 

And while I wait on the side of the road I crack open the walnuts just PLAIN walnuts the kind for baking but I find myself eating a couple handfuls before I am realizing what I am doing! 

I really think I zone out with food! 

Now I am allowing myself nuts while I try to loose weight but they are fatty right handfuls is not good! 

OHHHHHHHHHH!

SERIOUSLY being a MOM is the HARDEST job I have ever had! And when I am STRESSED I eat! 

Oh well! 

Thanks for listening! 

I know someday I will look back on these days as the BEST DAYS of my life but SERIOUSLY some days it is sooooooooooo HARD to be a SAHM! 

Question????

Those dieting with me when do you weigh yourself???

Daily, Weekly, Monthly!

30 July 2014

Big Mama and her journey to be Healthy Mama!



This is one of the HARDEST Blog posts I have EVER done!

I find it so easy to put myself out there for social media but RARELY do I post pictures of me! 

My weight has grown and grown over the last 15 years! 

I have gained 100 pounds! 

Yep you read that right 100 pounds!!!!

I met my husband I was 152 pounds in Law School and Hot if I do say so myself! 

But 4 kids later and I weighed in at 250.6 

13 Days ago! 

UGGGGGG! 

Just writing that and saying that is sooooooooo HARD for me but I can do this! 

Growing up in utter chaos we had GOOD food! 

The house could be falling down around us but I am telling you we had good food!

I learned very young there is 

nothing Macaroni and Cheese , Fried Chicken and a Red Velvet cake could not fix! 

I was always athletic so weight did not seem to be an issue! 

But as I got older it was not that easy!

Needless to say I have struggled with food! 

Now I am not blaming anyone! 

I did this to myself! 

I was still in denial about my weight and what I looked like till we took a trip to Chicago to see my husband's family in June!

My husband had tagged me in a picture!

I wanted to die! 

I was mortified! 

I was getting groceries at Costco when we got back from the trip and they had a Vita mix demonstration going on! 

I did not have the money but I did it! 

I bought it! 

I called my husband saying don't spend a dime! 

I just spent all our money on a Vita mix, Fruits and Veggies! 

I am eating two shakes a day and a salad!

I have cut out Sugar, Flour and Meat!

I cut out most dairy but am using a little cheese and dressing on my salad! 

Today is Day 13! 

13 days of NOT CHEATING once! 

I am 244 pounds as of today! 

I CAN DO THIS! 

My goal is to fit in Matilda Jane Clothes! 

I know I am funny!

I plan to master selfies! 

So you guys can watch me on this journey! 

But mostly I need you guys to keep me accountable and just LOVE me through this! 

I hope I too HELP someone else just sharing my story! 

Hugs Jennifer


27 July 2014

3000 dollar shopping spree to OneGoodThread.com!!









We have a 3000 dollar shopping spree up for grabs for 

6 WINNERS! 

Each WINNER will have 500 dollars to spend at the FABULOUS

OneGoodThread.com


ENTER

1. Like all fan pages below to enter!

2. Please  tell us why you want to win a Shopping Spree 


EXTRA ENTRIES

1. I will be posting THANK YOU posts for each shop DAILY on my fan page!
If you like the post and leave a THANK YOU comment
on the  post you earn a BONUS entry!

2.  We can NEVER do these GIVEAWAYS without the donations from each SPONSOR! Please  take your time and personally go to their fan pages and THANK them! It will mean so much and earn you BONUS entries! 

3. Follow Forty Toes Photography on Instagram
 HERE 
4. Please like, tag a friend and Repost this picture on Instagram HASH-TAGGING #onegoodthread HERE! 

5. Follow us on PINTEREST HERE! 

6.  Please pin this picture for extra entries! 


7. Referring friends always gets you extra entries! 

Good Luck folks!

Winners will be drawn on August 11th! They will be

 emailed and posted on my BLOG! They will have 48 

hours to claim! 

August
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