Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Last Friday we took the girls to Opryland to see the lights - it was fun, but not the WOW I was expecting. We had a good time nonetheless. Saturday was a busy baking/sewing day trying to get things ready for the holidays & then Brock & I left the girls with my parents & went out for dinner for our anniversary (8 years today, by the way). I told him that we finally have been married longer than we dated (only by 3 months - lol). After our normal Sunday church activities, we had Brock's family over for dinner. We had fun, and the kids LOVE playing with their cousins. I wanted everyone to come over while we still had all of our holiday decorations up. Today, my mom & I finished up our Christmas shopping & were gone literally all day. So please don't think that I've given up or don't care about everyone - we're just really, really busy. In case I don't post again before Christmas, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!! I promise, I'll be back on my normal schedule after the new year. Hope each of you have a wonderful, blessed holiday season!!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
I took the girls for Christmas pictures today & by the time we got back into town & paid all the lovely monthly bills - I was out of time, so no rec center today. I am looking forward to Zumba tomorrow!! Hope you all have a wonderful week!!!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
So without further ado, the instructions were as follows:
1. Please put the logo in your blog
2. Place a link from the person, from whom you received the award. (I already did this, overachiever me!)
3. Nominate at least 7 or more
4. Put the links of those on your blog. Leave a message on their blog to let them know
6. Sigh of relief, you earned that award b/c I just made you work for it!
I have decided to keep these awards to my fellow getting healthy friends' blogs. My nominees are:
1. Lana at The Fire Inside, for so many reasons, but heck - she's an Ironman.
2. Mizfit who I'm sure has already been nominated, but gosh I love her.
3. Bethany at Running on a Prayer, because although she's just getting started, she's doing so darn good.
4. Thinking Thin, for so many reasons - hang in there girl, things will start looking up soon.
5. Annette at Annette's Awakening, because she has made such unbelievable progress & is absolutely inspiring.
6. Butterfly at I Can See It In Your Face, because she's such a hoot & another inspiring weight loss story.
7. Runningnan at Running From The Pudge, because no matter what's going on, she seems to push through it.
There are so many of you that I find inspiring!!
By the way, on a quick update. I'm down a little bit more this week for a total of 20lbs lost. My eating has been off the charts & between holiday events/commitments & sick children - I haven't gotten nearly enough work outs, but I haven't given up either. Any progress is more than what I used to get & hopefully after we get through the holidays I can get into full swing again. Hope everyone is having a great week!!!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Now, on to the good news. I did NOT eat until I was sick yesterday. I ate an ample plate, more than I should have, but not as much as I could have. I also stuck to the plan & only had one piece of dessert. I had a standard slice of chess pie. Yes, it was way more calories than I should have eaten, but way less than I typically indulge in during Thanksgiving. Well, I'm off to bed - hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I do have a game plan concerning Thanksgiving & the get together we'll be attending on Saturday. My plan is to eat whatever I want, just not to the point that I'm physically uncomfortable (like usual). The other part of the game plan is concerning dessert - my weakness. Ok, I'll be the first to admit it, I normally eat a plate of dessert that is nearly as big (if not bigger) than my dinner plate. I always get a "taste" (translates to portion) of everything I want to try (translates to all the stuff I got last year + any new ones that look good). Of course, I'm always going to "share" (translates to give them one bite of each item) with the kids. This year, I know skipping dessert is probably not going to happen, but I will choose what I like best & have one portion (normal size) & that's it. Of course, I'll be doing that dvd when my Zumba class isn't meeting. Wish me luck!!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I still am not following any food plan & would like any suggestions from you guys out there in blogland. I'm not a real fan or extremely rigid plans, but I need something to follow & just haven't really seen anything (nor have a looked very hard yet) that I love. Since most of you have probably had some experience with a plan I haven't tried before - I'd love to hear from you. Thanks in advance for your help!!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I don't know that I've addressed this on the blog any so far, but I might as well come clean & tell it like it is. After all, that's why I started this blog - to be honest in my journey to becoming healthy. I have an addiction - to food. For those who have never suffered from this, you will not understand what I'm telling you. My husband, bless his heart, tries to understand - but will admit to me that he just can't imagine what it must be like. He does, however, agree totally that it is something that is chemical with me & I cannot control the addiction. What I can control is, putting myself in situations that I know trigger binges. This is something that I've struggled with since high school. I actually went through a really bad time with it around my junior year & bought & hid food & when my parents, who were into country-western dancing at the time, would leave to go out on a Friday night - I would choose to stay home rather than going out with friends & binge. After the binge, I always felt ashamed & proceeded out to the big outside garbage can with any "evidence" of it & disposed of it carefully so that no one would notice when they took out other trash. There are certain foods that are considered "bad" that I can have around me & have no problem, but others are just off limits. Halloween or small individually wrapped candies are one of my triggers, along with mini powdered donuts, brownies, & cheese bread. These are just a few of the major problem-causers for me. Well anyway, the candy is out of the house & I'm starting to come out of the fog.
On a good note, I was down 1.5 lbs on the local challenge today (my weight was up a little when I weighed last week due to water). I am down 1/2 lb today compared to yesterday's steady hold - I won't officially count anything till next week since I'm such a fluctuater. Thanks to all of you who read this & support me daily. I truly appreciate you!! Have a great day!!
Monday, November 3, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Today I got up & went to an 8am aerobic class. It was called Wacky Wednesday on the schedule, but it absolutely kicked my butt. It was what I would term as a cardio sculpting class. It used free hand weights, a medicine ball, & a step. I hope it doesn't leave me too sore for the Zumba class tomorrow. I think maybe until I get a little more used to working out that I should stick to Zumba & using the machines/track. Well, I've got kiddos to tend to. Have a great day!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Well, I don't know how well I've done on the weight thing this week & I won't bother checking until Monday since I fluctuate so easily, however, I made up for all the lack of exercise in one day! I was at Bell Buckle for 7 hours & literally moved the entire time. I don't think we rested but for maybe 2 - so that's 5 hours of exercise today!! Maybe not the most intense exercise, but it definitely counts - my legs & feet are totally aching tonight. I'm getting pretty excited about the challenge too! I start logging all my food on Monday & the kick off meeting is Tuesday. I'm going to be working hard to earn as many points for my team as I can. I'll keep everyone posted!! I'm heading off to spend a little time with the hubby while the kids are at my mom's. Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Oh well, I couldn't sleep last night & got up in the middle of the night & was watching tv to try to lull back off & caught the Secret Lives of Women - Extreme Weight Loss. I was actually glad to be up at 3am to catch it. There was a girl named Jen that was only 5' that weighed 300lbs & after 2.5 years of diet & exercise now weighs 120lbs & wears a size 4. I read her bio & she said that #1 you have to be mentally committed. I think I'm half way there. I figure if she can do it, so can I & I don't have quite that much to lose. Oh yeah, she's now a PT at Gold's Gym. How inspiring - even if it was 3am - lol.
On another note, I've decided to join a competition here locally called Lose To Win. It is put on by a local pharmacy here & is an 8 week challenge with teams, bi-weekly meetings, a nutrition class, and PRIZES. I tend to try a little harder when there's competition involved, especially if I have a team to help support. I'm going back this afternoon to talk with the woman in charge - I turned in the paperwork today. Today is the deadline to sign-up, so wish me luck!!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
This blog will remain what it was created to be - a weight loss blog. One that gives me accountability with others, serves as inspiration to others on my good days, & serves as support for me on my bad.
My new blog for the day to day stuff is Winging It. BTW, I've adjusted my Blog List to move all blogs I follow that aren't geared towards weight loss or exercise to the new blog.
On the exercise front today, I started the walk & got about 1/2 way done & thought I was going to pee all over myself. I don't understand it - I went right before I walked out the door. My left wrist & elbow felt tight (like not good blood flow), I was sweating profusely & I felt overall weird. I cut it short & came home to use the restroom & rest. I guess all the crap I've consumed in the last couple of days is catching up to me. My plan is to try the walk again in the morning & see what happens. I haven't officially weighed yet, but out of curiosity after the "episode" I jumped on & was up 2.5 lbs (yikes) - I usually weigh in the mornings so I'm hoping some of that is water weight from the day, but I have a feeling the numbers aren't looking good for tomorrow's weigh in. Have a great evening!!
I didn't do the usual walk yesterday since my niece was arriving early & we had plans to go to my Mom's picnic right after she left, however, I did an ok amount of walking at the picnic while pulling the two munchkins in their little red wagon. Between the junk we've eaten in the last couple of days of fun & the lack of real walks - I'm sure the weigh-in won't be great, but the key here is to climb back on that horse & ride again.
My Mom & Dad did get me a Wii Fit for my birthday, so that should help me to incorporate some extra activity during the day while I'm home with the kids. The hula hoop game is a hoot - but it gets me sweating pretty good when I do it over & over. I really like the step game too (they are both under the aerobic portion of the game). My plans to get back on track today include getting my walk in this evening & eating foods that are not so unnatural. I have a hard time getting a walk in on Sunday mornings because of all the hussle to get the kiddos ready for church. I know you all are probably thinking - hmm it's 5:30ish, she could go now, but I'll be honest, I'm a little scared of the dark. I have no problem, most of the time, getting up early, but I'm too chicken to go out there this early. I'm actually looking forward to the time change this fall (for the first time ever) because that means that although it will get dark earlier - it will get light earlier too & that will make getting my walk in before Brock goes to work, much easier. Well, guess it's time to do something productive - have a great day!!!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
And then, there's Alyssa mixing up a cake for my birthday, with Daddy's help of course. It was the cutest thing. I had to get everything out for them because he had no idea where I kept anything.
Of course, Liza couldn't be left out & she got in on the decorating action.
What an awesome day! And just think, I still get a date night with my husband - what more could a girl ask for.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
On the exercise front yesterday, I got my walk in after Brock came home. I didn't eat as well all day, but as I mentioned before - I am not following any plan. I find that if I get my walk in early I naturally eat better all day & feel better all day. Guess I'll have to start getting my butt out of bed & buy a sweatshirt to address the cold weather. Well, if all goes as planned I'm going to get a walk in this morning & hopefully we're all going to head to a pumpkin patch for some family fun. Have a great day!!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
On the excercise front, I was a slug today - didn't get up & Brock didn't get home from football in time for me to get outside before dark tonight. But as always, tomorrow is another day & another opportunity. Next week is Brock's last game, so having time to get it in will get a little better then & I won't have to get up at the butt crack of dawn in the freezing cold to get in my walk. Hope you all had a good day!!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Oh well, tomorrow should get everything basically back to normal. Liza hasn't thrown up anymore - still having gross diapers, but that's to be expected since she really didn't start eating anything solid till last night. Did you know that grape gatorade makes for neon green diapers? I think her skin might actually be stained - lol. Sorry - TMI! I'm back on the task of defunking the house today, so maybe I'll actually get to keep it that way this time.
Thanks Mae for all your support - I appreciate your advertisment on your blog! Good to hear from both Tricia & Lorrie - you guys are also welcome to contact me anytime via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Lorrie, if you ever want to get together for a walk, talk or whatever, shoot me an email & I'll give you my number (we got rid of our land line - so we're no longer listed) - as I get older, I realize how much I miss seeing the folks I went to school with & being too ashamed to see them because of my weight. I hope to change the part that is afraid of seeing people - I really want to go to my 15 year reunion next year; I've missed all the others because I was too ashamed to go, but not next year if I can help it! Well, the girls are napping so this is prime mopping time - sad isn't it (lol). Hope everyone has a great rest of the day!!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
I'm not going to go into details, but I heard some things I wasn't supposed to today & they really hurt me. When it was realized that I heard them, it was explained that they shouldn't have been said & the person didn't mean them - they were just mad. Unfortunately, I'm not one of those people who take things like that lightly. You see, I believe that the thoughts that we have, whether rational or not, have some truth to them. I guess part of the reason I was so hurt is because they hit me with my own thoughts about myself. I'm trying to quit replaying them in my head, but in some ways I'm finding motivation in them. I don't want to be the person described by the ugly words that I heard & maybe I haven't been doing such a great job not being that kind of person. I guess as bad as it all was, it could turn out to be a good thing because it will serve as motivation for me not to be that person & improve in several aspects of my life.
I got my butt back out there today & logged my 2.5 miles again Weigh-in today & I'm down 8lbs. Don't get me wrong, I know that a lot of that is water weight from being sick, but a loss is a loss & I'm happy about it. Hope everyone has a great day!!