The Weigh-in After Thanksgiving and a Teatox Giveaway


Who the heck actually weighs themselves the morning after Thanksgiving?!

This girl, apparently.

To be honest, if I didn’t have a weight loss blog I probably wouldn’t have weighed myself because that just seems like a mean thing to do to yourself. But I did and I weighed in at 184.6.

To add insult to injury I also looked through the unflattering pictures that were taken of me yesterday. Let me tell you, it’s not easy coming from a huge Viking bloodline and marrying into a petite family. When I stand in the pictures it looks I could lean over and take a bite out of each of their heads.  I wouldn’t actually do that because that would be weird.

Since it’s technically the end of the month I should post my monthly pictures. However, I love myself just enough not to do that while I still had a food baby in my belly. Plus, I have a tiny house full of in-laws so it would be really awkward taking these photos with an audience. 


We were so glad to have family in town for the holidays. It had been so long since we had Thanksgiving plans that actually took place on Thanksgiving. We all woke up yesterday and enjoyed hot coffee, cinnamon rolls and breakfast casserole while we watched the Thanksgiving parade.

Shortly after we hit the trails near my house to get some fresh air and work off the breakfast we had. We also wanted to do something that made us feel better about the meal we were going to have.


We knew what was about to go down so we thought it best to burn some calories ahead of time…


Brent felt like this wasn’t hard enough of a workout for him so he had to wear a weight vest during the walk. I kind of wanted to punch him in the face because the weight vest weighs about the same amount that I still have to lose. So, basically he was pretending to be me… The only difference is that my weight vest jiggles.

Once we got home I popped the turkey in the oven and the culinary show down began!



While we cooked dinner Bridget made her obligatory head dresses and pilgrim hats. Only she wasn’t as excited about this little task as she used to be… I’m pretty sure this was her last year. (Give me a moment, I think I need to cry about that… Okay, I’m good.)


We had so much fun dressing up according to our parts and playing with the photo booth on my computer while we waited for everything to bake…

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We laughed until we peed a little cried. Before we knew it, it was time to eat!


The turkey was perfect! The whole meal was a success… maybe a little too successful.

Now that Thanksgiving is over I’ve got to get back into the swing of things before Christmas rolls around.

A few months ago Swami Mami Teas selected me to be on their list of top weight loss bloggers. I was flattered of course, so when they asked me if I would like to try one of their teatoxes I decided to give it a shot. I love tea and they use quality ingredients so I thought “Why not?”


I was super excited when I got my package in the mail but since I knew I would need a little extra help after Thanksgiving I decided to wait to use it. Now, don’t get me wrong… when I say “teatox” I’m not talking about only drinking tea. (This girl’s gotta eat!) What I mean is that I’ll be jumping right in with eating clean substantial meals and just adding these two teas with it.


You drink the “Get Lean” tea twice a day and you drink the “Get Clean” tea at night.

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To be honest the “Get Lean” tea isn’t my favorite but it’s not undrinkable. It tastes better with lemon and a drizzle of honey in it. However, I love the “Get Clean” tea. It’s so relaxing! I love snuggling up in my bed with a book and a nice warm mug of this stuff.

Every time I get offers from a company to review their product I always ask them if they would be willing to share with my readers as well. I just feel rude talking about the stuff I get and not sharing. I feel like you guys deserve something for reading my random musings.

That being said, one of my readers will be a lucky winner of a two week teatox kit of their own. Just leave a comment on the blog or go to my Facebook page and leave a comment on there.

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I think this will be a great motivator for not going over board on cookies while you wait for the next round of holidays to arrive. You won’t want to do anything to take away from the goodness you are putting into your body.

You can either take advantage of this break between the holidays to get back on to a healthy track or cry over how fat you look in the photo of you waiting to eat your Thanksgiving meal.

Maybe that’s just me…


I didn’t realize how morbid it was to have Penelope dress up like a turkey until just now. It looks like we are all waiting to devour her… awkward.

15 thoughts on “The Weigh-in After Thanksgiving and a Teatox Giveaway

  1. I’m so glad you were able to share about the teatox because it was debating on whether or not I should try it! I hope you pick me to get the free teatox kit 🙂

  2. Not only did I weigh myself this morning, I did it yesterday, too, so I’d have an actual number to castigate myself with. It was not pretty, no sir. But did that stop me from stuffing myself all day today, too? Nope. I’m nothing if not committed.

  3. Oooh, I want to teatox. Today I decided not to eat anything at all and then I got that burned hole in my stomach feeling so I went in to the pantry and ate the smallest thing I could find which happened to be a chocolate chip cookie. What has two thumbs and needs help with her diet? This girl.

  4. I’ve never heard of teatox but it sounds interesting!
    Can’t use it yet but come 11 weeks from now I can use all the help I can get losing this baby weight. 😉

  5. I live up in Canada (so please take me out of the giveaway if only open to US), but I spent all weekend watching the season series of Gossip Girl [not the entire thing] but talk about a big hit to the esteem! I know they are actresses, get paid a lot to look a certain way, and have stylists but man I felt really depressed about how I look. I still have a lot to go in the series and I want to know how it ends (aka who is Gossip girl) but I have to think a bit better about myself!

    • Thank you so much for the review! We love that you love our teas! We put a huge amount of work expertly formulating our blends to benefit you as much as possible. We are excited to send one of your fabulous readers a 2 Week Skinny Mami teatox kit! By the way, we think you look fabulous Nina, and your photobooth pics are hilarious!! My family uses and loves that program, it is quite a good babysitter! Ha!

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