Amy . . .

What would you like to know? I am fun, but crazy. I have a most perfect husband, and 2 cats named Samson and Delilah. We are presently working on adopting a little girl from China and have a separate blog for that. I am a Christian and am working on a better relationship with him. I live in the Atlanta area and love sharing stories with people. I am also a pediatric nurse and I love it! I love to talk and meet new people and I love Disney Cruising

Friday, April 30, 2010

A Distant Melody Book revie

Below is some info the publishing gave me. I am so thankful to be given the opportunity to read and review some of the best Christian Fiction out there. I am pretty late with my review so I apologize.

A Distant Melody is a great read with awesome dialogue among characters and a creative story line. I will be honest. Historical fiction is not my favorite but you have to read this. She takes you right back to WW2. I cant wait to read more Sarah Sundin!! Shes being added to my list of favorite authors and this is only the first book of hers that I have read.

This book has a great story line, the main character has to be make a big choice. I am not spoiling it for you but if you want other reviews you need to go visit others on the blog tour!



Never pretty enough to please her gorgeous mother, Allie will do anything to gain her approval--even marry a man she doesn't love.

Lt. Walter Novak--fearless in the cockpit but hopeless with women--takes his last furlough at home in California before being shipped overseas. Walt and Allie meet at a wedding and their love of music draws them together, prompting them to begin a correspondence that will change their lives.

As letters fly between Walt's muddy bomber base in England and Allie's mansion in an orange grove, their friendship binds them together. But can they untangle the secrets, commitments, and expectations that keep them apart?

A Distant Melody is the first book in the WINGS OF GLORY series, which follows the three Novak brothers, B-17 bomber pilots with the US Eighth Air Force stationed in England during World War II.


Sarah Sundin is an on-call hospital pharmacist and holds a BS in chemistry from UCLA and a doctorate in pharmacy from UC San Francisco. Her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force in England during WWII. Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children. This is her first novel.

For more info please visit her website at!


Don't forget to post a review on Amazon, CBD or B&N!


Link to the blog tour on your blog:


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*A jar of homemade strawberry jam
*A Big Band music CD
*A Mini B-17 Model airplane
*Vintage stationery and pen
*British specialty tea
*WWII style playing cards

Stay tuned for a link to the form that we will send out later this week!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Beaching on

Im still South Beaching. Friday will be 3 weeks and this is totally doable. Love it. I have tried to do a walking video 1-2 times a week but hope to find time to do more. I do laps at work with friends and my other coworkers do lunges. My next goal is to 10,000 steps a day. I'm lucky that my work provided awesome pedometers that actually downloads it to a website.

So if you have any favorite no carb recipes or favorite exercises or videos let me know. I'm always looking for books to read as well or movies too.

Feel free to leave any suggestions!!

Rock on!

Friday, April 23, 2010

phase 1 not ending quite yet

So technically phase 1 is over and I can start bringing back carbs one at a time. After reading words from the South Beach author, I may stay on a bit longer. He says those with a high BMI can and should stay on for an additional week or 2! we will see

13 pounds is what I have lost since starting the diet 2 weeks ago. This might be the time that I lose all this weight..Could it be? I love the discipline that has gone with it..

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Phase 1 almost over

Phase 1 of South Beach will be over tomorrow which means Fri I can start to have good carbs.. Im not sure I want to because I feel comfortable on this part of the diet..But I know the weight loss will stop if I do. LynnMarie and I went to the zoo and had a packed lunch today. I had turkey wrapped around string cheese..

I wanted to share a website with you. I used it when I was on WW and they have info on any diet including message boards and diet recipes..Head over to and prepare to hang out for a while.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Carb free 9 days later

The scale showed a 10 pound loss today and I am loving that. Not that I can feel it yet, because I cant but because I have been disciplined for almost 10 days. This could work. And I haven't reached phase 2 of the diet yet. Next Friday I will be having a sweet potato. Staying away from then bad carbs but adding one a day I think!!

Work gave us pedometers and an opportunity to track our steps online which is awesome. Lots of us are competing for the most steps. Oh I have a long way to go!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Carb Free 7 days later

You know what that means? That means in 7 days I can start slowly having carbs. I'm thinking we will start with a sweet potato.

All in all, this has not been bad. But I can not wait to eat healthy carbs. I have done the Leslie Sansone Walking video twice and it was fun!!

Tomorrow, I am hoping I will be awake enough to go to the park with LynnMarie!

What have I been eating? Lots of eggs, cheese and meat at breakfast. Ive had turkey burgers and veggies for lunch and tonight I had squash and a breadless burger for dinner. I find that cheese and nuts are the best snack for me right now. I love string cheese and the Lite Mini-Cow wedges!!

So thats my update. currently 8 pounds lighter!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Day 5

Yesterday included eggs and bacon for breakfast and left over chicken and beans for lunch. Snacks included cheese, nuts and sugar free desserts.

Last night we did the Sweet Tomato thing and it was great..had a great salad, a sugar free mouse and a bake potato without the potato. I just mixed the toppings which fixed that craving.

Today I made a ham, cheese, egg, mushroom omelets and hope to drink lots of water today.
I also bought a great walking DVD and hope to try that out during LM's nap time!


Monday, April 12, 2010

Day 3

Well today is day 3 of no carbs and so far so good. Yesterday, LynnMarie and I hit the grocery store for some staples like cottage cheese, chicken, hamburgers veggies, tomato sauce and stuff.

Dinner last night was green beans, chicken breast sprinkled with taco seasoning, and then added mozzarella cheese and salsa..Ok that was good and then dessert, oh dessert!

I would not have believed this was diet food. I melted a sugar free fudgsicle for 10 seconds and the added 2 tbsp p butter ( the kind thats just peanuts and oil) and 2 tbsp and FF Cool Whip (you do got 100 cal of free carbs)..This was sooooo good.

This morning, we had scrambled eggs with cheese and bacon and will have left overs for lunch and then back to work.

I will weigh on Friday and am hoping for at least a 5 pound loss. We will see!

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Has it really been 2 months since I have posted? Crazy! Its now Spring in Atlanta, everyone is healthy at the time and I have thankful for that.

Not much has been going on. Still working night, still married to my Michael and still in love with the sweetest 2yo ever!!!

I have decided to go South Beach. Seriously, I am going to try. I have A LOT of fatness to lose and I want to be here for a very long time so I need to get my act together. This day 1.5 for me and I am still doing research to make sure I am doing what I should. My problem is I get too hungry and then I fail. Just had a handful of almonds so hopefully that will last.

DO you have any good carb free meals that you want to share? I just eliminated 200 blogs from my bloglines but I am ready to start reading again so if you have a blog that you update frequently, share it with me or share a blog that is a must read! So that's if for today. I am hoping some of my new readers will also be on the weight loss journey and can help me feel accountable

Today we woke up late so we literally skipped breakfast but for lunch I had a large amount of cooked broccoli and sliced turkey! I have had cheese and almonds for snacks and for dinner (I'm working night shift) I will have a Cobb Salad that my husband bought me!!!