Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pushing Myself

It's been a busy couple of days lately. Yesterday was just plain crazy. I did make it to the 8am class & Brock was kind enough to watch the girls since he had to take off work for our SIL's father's funeral yesterday. My right knee has been swollen since Monday, but I just keep trying to push through. I'm afraid if I don't I will fall off the wagon & quite frankly, that is just not an option for me. I did have to modify a little bit in Zumba today, but I still hung in there for hour-long class. My eating has been a little out of control this week. I think because we've been rushing around so much & being TOM, I'm craving constantly. It's not like I've sat down & eaten ice cream & brownies or anything, but just not as clean. Halloween will be real challenge for me too. I'm not even buying any candy for our house. The girls go trick or treating, so it's not like we'll be home. The key will be not dipping into their candy - I LOVE caramel, nerds, & basically any straight sugar candies. Chocolate is ok - but it's the sugary stuff that I love. I had to bake cookies last night for Alyssa's Halloween party at school today, but cookies aren't the worst for me so it wasn't too hard. Well, I better go ice the knee & recover a little from Zumba before I have to break down & clean up the house. I only have 3 hours before I have to go get Alyssa. Hope everyone has a great day & a Happy Halloween tomorrow!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Getting Easier

Zumba class is getting a little easier now - not that I don't sweat my butt off, but I'm not quite so lost on the steps for each song. I weighed in for my local challenge & was down 2.5lbs from what they had me at last week. I hate it because I was up about 1-1.5lbs this morning compared to yesterday - which is very common for me since I fluctuate A LOT. I knew better than to have that Diet Pepsi last night, they always make me hold water & being TOM I guess it was that much worse. I'm not worrying about it though - I maxed out my points for the team & ultimately the weigh-in is not critical until the end. I know I'm losing fat, because I'm starting to see things fit a little different - not a lot yet, but any difference is good. I know it has to be working; I'm eating cleaner & taking hour long classes 5 days per week. I still could use some help on my nutrition. Maybe I'll see my doctor & ask for a plan or check to see if we have any options for a PT that could help on several levels including nutrition. Oh well, I'm working hard & that's all that matters. Gotta run, Alyssa has dance this afternoon & then we have to go to the funeral home for my SIL's dad. Have a wonderful rest of the day!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008


So I tried the kick butt teacher's Monday morning class today. Today was a cardio step class. Sounds easy enough right? I felt like the uncoordinated 7th grader trying out for cheerleading who IS NOT going to make the squad. Of course, it's the first time I've gone & I don't know the steps & I was OFF the entire hour-long class. I must have looked just pitiful because at one point the teacher swapped with the person beside me to try to help me get the steps. I've never felt so stupid. I used to be coordinated, but apparently - get fat, sit on your butt too much & you lose that ability. Oh well, I tried & next week, it should be easier for me to figure out the steps. To the girl who was behind me at an angle - THANK YOU for being encouraging even though I'm sure you had to think wow, this girl doesn't get it. Well, I'm outta here.

Trying to Get Up & Going

Well, it's a chilly morning & the bed felt soooo good, but I'm getting up & trying to get me & the girls ready in time to get to the 8am class at the rec. It's the kick butt teacher again, but I figure if I can just stick with her I'll eventually not struggle so much. I'll go to Marcrom's for their official weigh-in tomorrow. My official weigh-in was today & I'm down 3lbs from last Monday. I'll report how I did on the challege on this blog, but because scales are different & my weight is different according to what time of the day it is - I'll be sticking with my official weight loss with my Monday morning weigh-ins at home (since that's what I started the blog with). Well, I better run if I'm going to make the class. Have a great day!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Saturday Morning Zumba

I got up & went to Zumba again this morning - they only have it 2 Saturdays per week. My friend, Mae, joined us this morning. It was a good workout. I also took that kick butt teacher yesterday. This week I've gotten in 5 hours of aerobic classes - woo hoo!! I'm eating better & feeling better. Staying sore, but I should be able to work that out some in the next few weeks. Well, I don't have much more to talk about today, but I'll keep you posted. Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Still Going

I made it to Zumba again today. The instructors are different on Tuesdays & Thursdays. The Tuesday class was a good workout, but a little more fun. Today's workout seemed more difficult. I know I was sore, but I think she's a little harder instructor - my SIL mentioned that she thought today's was a harder workout too. I am very sore, but just trying to push through it right now. I haven't decided if I'm going to try the class tomorrow - it's listed as Interval Explosion & is that kick butt teacher I had yesterday - or if I'm going to walk the track/use the eliptical. I'm not sure, but I'll do something. On the challenge, you get 5 points for every minute of exercise - so that's 300 points for every 60 minute class, you can't beat that. It's a great way to build up points for my team. My goal is to hit the max points every week. Max points for weeks without health sessions are 3000 & 3500 if we had a session. We get 500 for going to sessions & getting weighed, 100 points for each day that we journal our food, & 50 points for each challenge goal (like drink 8 glasses of water daily, etc). Well I'm off to shower & let the hot water ease my achy muscles - I know they are under there somewhere (lol). Have a great day!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Working Hard

Well, I went to the meeting last night & met my team. My friend Mae is on my team (YAY!!) and the rest are all people I didn't know. We are an all female 6 person team, the make up is quite varied, but we're up for the challenge. I'm excited about the challenge. Last night was the nutritional meeting & they taught us about how to calculate your body's calorie needs, etc. They also introduced us to some products that we may/may not have heard of.

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

I'm Soaring!

Well the competition officially started yesterday with our kick off meeting tonight. I've been logging all my food & getting the 8 minimum glasses of water daily (which is a BIG change for me). I'm pretty proud of myself so far - I've been eating pretty clean. Our playdate ended up lasting till about 6pm, so I didn't end up getting a workout in yesterday, but I did make it to the 9am Zumba class at the recreation center. It was a great workout. Yes, I looked like a fool. Yes, I was the biggest girl in the class. Yes, I stumbled around trying to figure out how to do the steps correctly some of the time. BUT - I COMPLETED A ONE HOUR WORKOUT. I feel GREAT!! I'm already sore, but so proud of myself. I didn't worry about all the normal things I worry about. I'm taking this bull by the horns & facing this challenge head on. Everyone in the class seemed really nice & I especially appreciated one lady who took the time just before class to tell me, don't worry - we all feel kinda stupid doing the moves. It made it so much easier for me. Instead of stressing about how dumb I probably looked doing, I just made the most of it & sweated my butt off (or at least I hope I did). Well, I got a few things to do before I pick up Alyssa from school - so I'm off. Have a fantastic day!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008


I was so worried that I wouldn't see the scale move this week since I got so little exercise during the week last week, but I guess all that walking on Saturday helped to make up some ground. I'm down 3lbs this morning - granted that really only 2.5 since I gained .5lb last week, but I don't care. I'm stoking the coals this week with the start of the competition - I'm SO EXCITED!! I'm heading out this morning to get all signed up at the Rec Ctr. I probably won't work out this morning since we have a playdate this afternoon & I some things that have to be done around the house before they come, but Brock said he should get home in time for me to get something in tonight. Well, I've got a busy day so I better get going. Hope everyone has a great day!!

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

Turning Up The Heat

Ok, my local challenge officially starts Monday. I've got to turn up the heat & really get moving & being more careful about what I'm eating. I'm not planning on doing any strict big change in diet, but just trying to be more careful & focus on eating healthy, natural foods over the processed, sweet & fatty foods. The exercise is where I really plan on trying to make a big difference - I called our rec center today & found out that it would only be $8 more a month to go from my husband's individual membership to a family version. We get a considerable discount since he teaches in the county school system. I'm really kinda excited because it looks like they offer several options in aerobic & yoga classes, they have spinning classes, a weight room, indoor pool (which it will be a while before I'm comfortable getting in a bathing suit around non-family members), an indoor track (which will be good because I'm having a hard time getting my usual walk in right now - it's still dark early in the morning & it's starting to get dark pretty early in the evening), & I know they have treadmills, ellipticals & the such. There could be more, but honestly I haven't checked it out yet. The best part . . . . . . . . . they have child care. I can actually go during the day with my kiddos & get in a good workout while they have supervised play. I don't have to wait till someone comes home, or get up at the "crack" of dawn to get exercise. I think it will be just what I need. I've hardly done anything this week. Tomorrow I'm heading out early to a large craft show - so I should get a LOT of walking in there. Tuesday night is the kick-off for the challenge - I'm really excited! I just hope I get on a friendly team that I'm not the 6th member & the other 5 all already know each other & planned on doing this together & I'm the big dork without anyone already. Good thoughts.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I'm Shrinking.

I'm shrinking & not in a good way. I went & finished up the paperwork for the competition this afternoon complete with weigh-in, measurements, blood pressure, & measuring my height. I haven't been measured for height since sophomore year in high school (so we're talking about 17 years) & back then they told me I was 5'2", but I always thought it was a little off & I've always called myself 5'1" Well today they told me I was only 5' - are you kidding me?? I know short is short, but 5' is crazy. Then they pulled out the good ol' weight chart, the lady actually said in a shocked voice - it has you around 100lbs (97-128). I told her I realized that those charts are pretty low numbers & I was not going to flip out about it. I guess my BMI just went up again - crap.

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.

Movement - Finally.

Yay -I finally moved. The family (hubby & kids) went for a family walk last night. We all walked my usually tromp, but we did it together (with the kids in their wagon). We even stopped for a minute to feed the horses up the road some hay. I felt a lot better to move around a bit. Hopefully, I will be able to do it again today.

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

Lazy Girl.

Wow - I don't know what is wrong with me, I've been so lazy. I just want to lay around & rest. I totally didn't get a walk in yesterday, much less get an hour in on the Fit. I barely got any housework done without breaking a sweat & being worn out. Maybe I'm coming down with something. TOM should be here anytime, it's a little late now, but that's not that unusual for me, I went 8 weeks between cycles in the spring. Now before you guys all start asking, I took a pg test just to be sure & it was negative, so I'm sure my clock is just out of whack again. Unfortunately, it is like PMS 24/7 around here. Someone shove me out the door this evening & MAKE me walk. I plan to try to get off my butt tonight, but no promises - lol. On a diet note, I've eaten ok for the last couple of days. I tend to get on weird food kicks periodically - wanting to eat the same thing for several days. Lately, it's been baked sweet potatoes, which is strange because until just recently I wouldn't touch any style sweet potatoes with a ten foot pole. I had one Friday night, Sunday night & again last night & bought 3 more at the store today - I must have some deficiency for something that's in them. Oh well, better get to doing something, anything, that requires movement.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Breast Cancer Awareness!

Since this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - I thought I would jump on board & get a new pink background for the occasion. I have two aunts that fought breast cancer - one is a survivor, the other we lost last year, so this is a cause that is somewhat close to my heart. Maybe next year, after getting in better shape, I can be prepared enough to participate in the Breast Cancer Walk. Mark it down - that is one of the few long term goals I am willing to make. Be sure to "feel your boobies" monthly & be aware of any changes that you might should visit your doctor about - early detection makes a world of difference!

Refocus & Try, Try Again.

Well, I guess I earned this so I have to admit it - I gained .5 lb from last week. I knew this would happen because I gave myself a free for all on junk Friday/Saturday for our Family Fun/Birthday celebrations. These things happen & I can accept that I made bad choices & this is what happens when you make bad choices. On a good note, because I was exercising (for the most part) last week - it's only .5 lb. I know that if I refocus & "start over" that I can drop that plus more this week. I guess these are one of the days that I'm looking for support from all of you because this certainly won't make me inspire anyone - lol. Here's to a new day! My plans for today: try to use the Wii Fit for an hour today while the kids are playing/napping & get the walk in this evening when Brock gets home from school (yipee, football season is over for middle school, which means he comes home at a decent time). Hope everyone has a good day!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


So I decided that I am probably boring those of you who come here to know that they aren't alone in weight loss struggles when I continually post about the normal day to day ramblings of my life, therefore, I decided that I would create a separate blog dedicated to the day to day happening in my life as a SAHM.

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!!

Date Night Was a Bust

So date night didn't work out as planned. We dropped the kids off & headed to Murfreesboro to catch the movie. I really wanted to see Fireproof. When we got there & went to get the tickets, we found out that they were sold out - BOO. Being that we RARELY go to the movies & there was nothing else playing that I wanted to see, we came home. I just won't justify spending that much money to watch a movie that I don't really care about. So we drove back home, ordered wings from Freddie's (bad I know, but oh so good) & picked up the kids on the way back. Brock said that we'd try to catch the movie again later - maybe a matinee wouldn't be sold out, besides I just assume go during the day because I'm not much of a night owl.

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

Good Day So Far!!

So, here's the pic of the hay scene that we set up at the end of the driveway. I absolutely LOVE the fall.

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.

Finally, here's the final product.

What an awesome day! And just think, I still get a date night with my husband - what more could a girl ask for.

Happy Birthday to Me!!

Well, today is my birthday & I'm up crazy early. I kinda enjoy when this happens though - the house is quiet & I get to be by myself for a little while. That's one of the reasons I enjoy my walks so much. Don't get me wrong, I ADORE my children, but it's nice to have a little time alone with your own thoughts instead of constantly worrying about everyone else's needs.
Today should be kinda busy. We're watching my niece for a few hours this morning while my SIL runs in a 1/2 marathon (who know, by this time next year - maybe I'll be running with her). After that, my Mom's work is having their family day & she's invited us to go with her. It's usually pretty fun for the kids, they usually have games, blow-up stuff, & a little mini train for the kids. Brock & Alyssa have plans to bake me a birthday cake this morning, so after the family day, my parents will probably come over for some cake (they live next door - which is GREAT).
This evening my SIL is watching the girls so that Brock & I can go out for my birthday. I think we'll probably catch a movie & get some dinner. We had a blast at the pumpkin patch yesterday, except I got stung by a yellow jacket. They had a lot of neat stuff. We couldn't convince Alyssa to go through the straw crawl though - she's a bit of a scardy cat. The girls really enjoyed the petting zoo, I think their favorite was the Shetland (sp?) Pony. The pics I put up are the girls picking their pumpkins from the field that the hayride took us to. This was the last thing we did buying mums & heading home. We did get up our little scarecrow display, but I haven't taken pics yet - I'll post them later. I'm sure this weekend won't be great for my weigh-in on Monday, but it's only your birthday once per year - right.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Fun Day!

So I won't be getting my usual walk in this morning, but I will be doing a lot of walking today. As our last hooray for Fall Break, we're taking the girls to a Pumpkin Patch in Warren County. They're supposed to have hayrides, a petting zoo, corn maze, straw crawl & hay play. Plus you can either buy food there or pack a sack lunch & "picnic by the pond in pumpkin country." I'm really looking forward to this - I think it might turn out to be a really fun tradition for our family. The girls are really excited too. After the patch, I hope to get a fall scene done outside with hay bales, pumpkins, mums, & a scarecrow - my kids love decorating for the holidays (I do too!). Yesterday afternoon, we went out & made a ring of ghosts around a tree in the front yard. This is the view from our front porch. We also have a little area on the front porch with some light up pumpkins & a scarecrow. We have the matching girl scarecrow to go with our hay bale set-up. We were going to make our own scarecrow, but we didn't already have the stuff to make one & even shopping Goodwill for the clothes - it would be cheaper just to buy a ready made one at Walmart, so that's what we ended up doing. No one really uses our front door (most come in off the carport - but we have a couple of decorations there too), but you can see it as you drive down the road.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

So Much Better!

I feel so much better today! I got up & got the walk in. I think starting next week I'm going to need to up the intensity a little - my body is probably getting a little too used to the same old stuff. I guess it's probably a little obvious that I have pretty dramatic mood swings on a regular basis, but I'm finding that when I get the walk in they back down a lot. Yesterday was a really bad day for them - but I didn't get any exercise. Hmm guess I should recognize the connection & let that serve as additional motivation. Lana - thanks for your comments, they mean a lot to me. You are quite an inspiration in the "get up off your butt & do something" category! Those of you who haven't checked out my favorite blog links - be sure to read Lana's blog "The Fire Inside" she is currently traning for the IronMan Triathlon in Florida & believe it or not it all started 5 years ago with walking!! She's from my town (we actually went to school together) & she's kinda well known around town for being such an athlete - she's competed in lots of runs, triathlons, & bike races. Just goes to show that when you are motivated you can do anything!! Hope everyone has a great day!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Feeling Crappy!

Ok, so as I mentioned earlier, it was raining here for a good portion of the day & I chose not to get my walk in due to the rain. I guess I should've found something else physical to do because now I'm sitting here feeling so crappy it's not funny. I'm irritated at everyone & feel so very blah! It's my own fault for not getting up off my butt! I guess my birthday coming up Saturday is not helping anything either - I know 32 is not any milestone, but I'm really starting to feel old. 32 isn't that old & I shouldn't feel that way - but I do. I guess this is just another way all the weight is pulling me down. Now that I'm done with my pity party, I plan to get up early & get that walk in & start feeling better. Hope everyone has a good evening!

Rainy Days & Mondays

As the song says, rainy days & Mondays always get me down. Well not down necessarily, but dulled. Needless to say, I didn't get my walk in this morning - but we did go over & play on the Wii Fit last night. I guess today will be my day of rest, but gotta get back to the grindstone tomorrow. Can't really complain about the rain though - we definitely needed it. Hope everyone is having a great day!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Move It, Move It!

Another good start to the day - got that walk in. I love this time of year - the weather is mild, not too hot, but not too cold; there's usually a gentle breeze; you can totally enjoy being outside & take in your surroundings. My goal today is to get some additional movement going on, whether it be a second walk, or dancing around with the girls, or hopping over to Mom's to use her Wii Fit. I challenge you to Move It, Move It today too! Have a great day!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Renee's Shout Out!

Happy Blogversary Renee!! For those of you who haven't checked out my fave blog list in the right hand column - you need to at least check out my friend Renee' at Life With My Special K's. Renee' is an amazing woman! She is a Christian, an Army wife, a mother of four gorgeous children, an advocate for Down's Syndrome & Childhood Cancer & so much more. Please take the time to check out her blog - I promise you won't be disappointed! BTW, she's also having a great give-away for her blogversary, so go check her out, leave a comment & be entered into the drawing.

Back on Track!

I feel so much better this morning. It is a remarkable difference for me when I start off with a walk, rather than wait till the afternoon. It makes may whole day feel different. When I start with a walk I come back in feeling good about myself, feeling more energized, craving water & not wanting to eat junk. When I wait, I'm sluggish, sit around watching tv a lot longer instead of getting my stuff done, I eat crap all day & then wonder why I feel so bad. When it makes that big of a difference it's hard to believe I ever don't get out there - why do we sometimes make choices that us feel worse? I've maintained on the weight loss this week - no loss, no gain. I'm content with that since I knew that a chunk of the 8lbs last week was water weight from the virus. Well, I've got lots of little jobs to get done. I better get started defunking the house - AGAIN. I sure hope this bug is gone - I'm running out of Lysol (lol). Hope everyone has a good day!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Wii Fit

Has anyone else tried the Wii Fit? My mom got one & to log in some excercise time - I went over there & tried it out. It was fun! There is a lot of balancing activities - which I assume helps to strengthen core muscles & the aerobic activities are pretty fun. I really liked the hula hoop & step activities. I liked it so much that my Mom is getting me the Fit for my birthday (which is Saturday, by the way). I don't plan to eliminate my walks for the Wii, but I would like to use it as an additional way to get exercise & strengthen my core & help my posture. Still a slug on the walk, but it does appear that our household is rid of the stomach bug - AGAIN. Hope everyone had a great day!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Not As Planned

Well, today didn't go as planned. Remember the stomach bug that raised it's ugly head last week? Well, it's baaaaack. Brock ended up sick this morning. So no usual walk, but me & a friend went to the Autumn Street Fair in the next town with all our kiddos - so I got a fair amount of walking in & had some fun anyway. Maybe the pumpkin patch will work out next week.

Plus Size

So I've been thinking - it sucks to be in plus size clothing. First of all, very seldom can you find cute, current styles in plus sizes, unless you go somewhere like Lane Bryant (which is quite expensive). The other thing that I notice a lot of the time is that everything seems to be some neon color or big geometric print that says, "Hey, I'm over here - look at me!" As if my size alone wasn't enough to get your attention, do I really want a flashing neon size saying, hey, big girl coming. So what's next, a beeper to warn others when we back up. Well anyway, this is just one of many reasons that it's so important to me to lose the weight. It has been so long since I was able to shop in just a regular department in any store - I can't wait to get to do that again.

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

Shopping With a Toddler

Since today was Thursday & Alyssa had school, I decided to go over to Murfreesboro to get some blinds at Lowes & pick up some essentials at Sam's. We are finally getting blinds to put up in the sunroom & since 7 of the windows that I needed blinds for had to be custom cut, the Lowes associate told me it would take about 35 minutes. I told her that was fine, I'd run next door to Target to pick up a few things (for those of you who aren't familiar with Manchester - if you can't get it at WalMart, you probably can't get it in Manchester). Anyway, everything was going fine - I had even changed Liza's diaper upon entering the store since I figured she'd pee out if I didn't. I ran into a friend from church & was chatting a bit when Liza got really whiny - I figured she was just tired of sitting still, so I picked her up out of the cart only to find that she had just had an explosive poop diaper - it was coming out down her leg. Keep in mind she is wearing a denim overall jumper dress with a onesie on underneath & cowboy boots. I look down & some had gotten on me too when I picked her up - so my friend tries to help me out with some wipes & I take off to the bathroom to try & clean us up. It was everywhere. It had come up the back & down the leg, her onesie was covered - I just threw it away. I used every wipe in my travel pack & there was still poop. Since Target only has air dryers there were no papertowels, so here I am with a 1 yr old stripped down to nothing but her boots carrying her into a stall to get toilet paper to finish cleaning her up. I was able to put the jumper back on long enough to go back into the store & get a new dress, a box of wipes, antibacterial wipes & febreeze (as I figured that although I got it off my shirt, the odor might very well linger). Of course, we looked like a couple of rednecks since I had her in the overall dress with nothing under & some cowboy boots - it was only about 71 outside, so I'm sure I appeared to be a terrific mother. I got back out to the van & got her cleaned up better & the new dress on & called my MIL to pick up Alyssa since we were now running so late. Funny thing - the girl in Lowes noticed I changed Liza's clothes - lol. Now, for those of you without children - look what you have to look forward to.

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

Lazy Day

Well, I have to admit that I was fairly lazy today. I hit snooze one too many times this morning & did not get my walk in before Brock had to go. I just spent the day hanging out with my girls, snuggling, reading, & just enjoying being able to go with the flow. I did get on the road this evening when Brock came home & got my 2.5 miles logged for the day - so I'm starting October off right anyway. Well, Aliza is crying in my ear because she wants held rather than having me type - so I'm out. Have a good evening!