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The Last Supper

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Hey guys- thought I would get this post out a little early for today… today is going to be a rough day. Originally I was going to list some great recipes and the reason behind them, but then I realized that  I am going to be HUN-GA-RY and the last thing I want to do is write about food.

The most important thing going on this week is my husband’s birthday… I want that to be the most important thing, anyways, but life seems to get in the way… I mean, poor guy has been dealing with my ups and down, my CRAY-CRAY mood swings, and my immensely intense schedule. And he handles it so well. I mean, REALLY well.

So this week, I have a series of tests and appointments that I am having done in relation to my weight and (fingers crossed here) procedure to help me lose this weight- I always want to call the weight by name because (insert gasp here) I am overweight by a small child. O-M-G. I am basically carrying a small person around me every minute of every day. Wait- so when I have Stella attached to me in the Ergo, I am technically carrying around TWO people! No wonder I’m tired!

Today’s appointment is in the afternoon and is requiring a small amount of anesthesia- I have never had this in my life! I am freaked out beyond belief! So please pray for me to be strong. Pray for my husband to have patience with the two girls while I am incapacitated. Pray for the docs to take good care of me. And most important, pray that my insurance covers the procedure 100%- sorry, just a little health care humor here since this week seems to be consumed by it.

Have a great day, and thanks for being here.

Romans 5:4 – And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

My Weight Loss Journey: The motivation behind this blog.

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013


I am overweight. I am 4 points from being obese. I am unhappy with myself on the outside. This makes me unhappy with myself on the inside. Does any of this sound familiar?

Alisa 2007

My wedding day, 2007. 

I have been a yo-yo dieter for as long as I can remember. I can remember thinking (at a size 8) in high school, I wish I could fit into a regular sized prom dress. At that time, I can even remember my health-ed teacher commenting on my diet pattern after a week of monitoring what we ate.

I dieted so much that at times, my grandmother asked if I was on drugs, just because I wasn’t overweight. Really? That’s the only reason I wouldn’t be overweight? Weight Watchers, Alli, Jenny Craig, just plain diet and exercise, pills, soup diets… wow. I’m exhausted thinking about it.

Alisa 2009

2009, 3 months after the birth of our first daughter, Olivia. 

I have decided to make a change. And every once in a while, I will post my progress on my weight loss and my journey to be a fit, healthy mamma for my 2 girls (more on my family soon, promise). I am determined to make sure that the same guilt and relationship with food doesn’t get passed onto my girls.

Alisa 2013

August, 2013, 4 months after the birth of our second daughter, Stella.

The cycle ends here: I will be intentional in what I eat.

Monday, September 23rd, 2013


Mission Statement: As The Intentional Housewife, I will strive to be intentional in all I do, and serve as an inspiration for others to do the same.


Here at The Intentional Housewife, I want you to feel inspired. I want to feel inspired by what you have to share too! Life is hard, and it is what we make it. Hopefully, I can share a glimpse into my life to show you the changes I am making, with the help of my family and friends.


Be intentional.