Weight Lost!!!

13 pounds down

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Day 94

Sunny warm weather is so much fun!
I have gone jogging the past few days and although I am not running far, I am enjoying the challenge of getting back to it!  I have a long way to go.  It is hard work, but it will pay off.

Now I just need to get my butt out of bed early and get my workout done early.

Not too much to report these days! I am staying super busy!  I have a new PT job with the Census and I have a job interview today!  So, I am excited about that!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Day 92: A little motivation!

Back in the day, I was a runner, I did mainly 5 & 10k runs.  I loved it.  I was in the Army and we had to run 2 miles for our Physical Training (PT) test 2 times a year, so 5k and 10k runs were the best for the Army's PT program.  I really enjoyed running them.  I enjoyed the fresh air, the challenge and feeling of being in shape.  To be honest with you, I thought I'd always be a runner.  I also NEVER thought I'd be "not skinny".  (Sally has forbid me from calling myself a "fat girl" any more, so I will just have to be creative.  In fact if I say anything to the sort, she gets mad, like really mad.  So I will respect my Sally as she respects me!)  :o)

Anyway...I have Mexico in 17 days, and I saw this picture this morning on facebook, a friend (and fellow runner, however he is still running!) posted this picture of me at the end of a 13k race in Germany. That is me in the middle.  It was a run to the top of a small mountain at the end of the mountain in Darmstadt was Frankenstein Castle.  It was awesome and intense!  I loved it and what I loved even more, was seeing this picture this morning!  :o)  I love my little body, and can't wait to get it back!  So after this post I am going to double up on my sports bras (hee hee hee) and don my running shoes and just see how I do.  I'll report back tomorrow with the painful story of my first run in a LOOONG time.  This awesome sunshine...I gotta be outside.  I have 17 days to get a little more fit before I am in Mexico with the beautiful and fabulous Sally!  So, off I go to better myself!

Note: this is me at my goal weight, in the picture.  So do-able, so tangible, so MY future!  Can't wait!

Weight 194.6 (NO CHANGE since last week! Boo, HOO!)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Day 90: 3 months in!

Regarding the Ultimate Body Applicator by It Works.  Well, I do have to say... it works!  My measurements were 1/4 of an inch smaller after using the wrap.  My stretch marks seemed to be less saggy, and although I couldn't notice the 1/4 of an inch difference I did measure myself several times for accuracy, it was there!  So it is worth a try.  I wish I had 6 more of them to do a real test. Maybe when I come into some more money I will do this!

Well, 3 months into it and I am actually sad to say that my weight loss is not where I had imagined it would be.  I actually thought I'd be 30 pounds down by now.  While that is discouraging, I do have to say that I have slacked on this project lately.  I have lots of reasons why, but when the reality of the excuses sets in, there will always be something, and I can't let the excuses rule my weight.  I need to be in control and regardless of what is going on, I need to still put my weight loss and future weight management as a priority.

It is so much work to lose the weight and it is SOOO easy to put it back on.  Like I said at the beginning, nothing tastes as good as skinny feels!

Friday, March 26, 2010

And the award goes too....

Me!?!  Seriously, out of all of the bloggers she knows, I am a winner!  Thanks!
Cheryl at Losing my Behind is a fellow weight loss blogger.  You can read her blog here.  I highly recommend it.  Not only is she a fabulous writer, she also is a funny lady and she is real.  So, bookmark or follow her!
I am now a winner of the Beautiful Blogger and One Lovely Blog awards!

And, I'll be passing these two awards on to 15 other deserving bloggers as well as REVEALING some stuff I bet you never knew about me....ooohh, the suspense of it all! Here's how it all works:

For the "One Lovely Blog Award":
* Thank and link to the person that gave you the award.
* Pass this award on to 15 fantastic bloggers you’ve recently discovered.
* Contact said Blogs and let them know they’ve won

For the "Beautiful Blogger" award:
* Thank and link to the person that gave you the award.
* Pass this award on to 15 fantastic bloggers you’ve recently discovered.
* Contact said Blogs and let them know they’ve won.
* State 7 things about yourself.

Here are the 5 bloggers I am passing these awards on to. Check them out when you have a chance!  I choose 5 instead of 15.  :o)

  1. Sheinds
  2. Mama Eve
  3. La Vie Photography
  4. Erin Johnson Photography
  5. Stephens Bird Family 

And, here's the seven things about me
  1. I have two amazing kids and one amazing husband.
  2. I have a connection (6 degrees of separation) to people in Hollywood, Indy Car Racing, Grammy winners, Emmy winners, Sports Icons, Fashionistas, Presidents of countries...
  3. I lived in Europe for 5 years.
  4. I hate winter but love Minnesota summers.
  5. All of my siblings and sibling - in - laws are married/or have kids.
  6. I love Seattle!
  7. I am going to give my husband the skinny lady he married for our next anniversary!

Day 89: Getting Caught up!

I am sorry for my hiatus!  It was unintentional!  I had a either a terrible cold or allergies, and it knocked me right on my bum.  That coupled with Census training in the day and working sales at night, I was burning the candle at both ends...giving me no time blog among other things.  So here I am today, playing catch up.

Last week or earlier this week I mentioned a product I was going to try out and blog about.  I did use one of the products on my face.  While I didn't see my face get slimmer, I did however see a beautiful difference on my face.  It gave my skin on my face and chin a great tone, a fresh color that was awesome to see.  Also, when I put it on, my skin was flaky and peeling really bad.  When I woke up the next day, my face was fresh and new, no dead peeling skin.  :o)

As I type I am wearing the Body Slimming Applicator from It Works.  I was given this product to try and then tell you all about it.  I am excited to see the results.  I took my measurements, and marked on my body just wear I measured to be accurate.  I am going to wear it for a few hours and then post my results tomorrow.   It right now feels cool and tingling.  The product benefits are: firms, tightens, and tones problem areas of your choice.  Minimizes the appearance of cellulite and skin slackening.  Restores youthful-looking body contours.  Leaves skin supple, soft and satin smooth.  I am hoping all of the above are true!  :o)  The product can be used every 72 hours until desired results are achieved.

I do hope you are all enjoying the weather and being outside as much as the kiddos and I are!

Looking forward to blogging more about it tomorrow!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Jay Robb Shake GiveAway

Go to this blog to enter the giveaway!

This is from the blog 'Me and Jorge'.

Shakes are a great snack or meal replacement on the Belly Fat Cure. Can't find Clemmy's Ice Cream, whip up a shake with extra ice and you are set! They are yummy, filling, and good for you. That is one reason this week is Shake Week here at Me & Jorge!

I love a good giveaway, its a great way to try a product you might not otherwise. I hope you all have been enjoying the giveaways! Jorge Cruise has given Jay Robb Whey Protein Shakes his Belly Fat Cure Seal of Approval primarily because it is made with Stevia and has a great S/C Value (Hello, 0/0). This week they have provided me with a really fun giveaway for my readers.

The giveaway includes:
  • 2 packets each of: Tropical Dreamsicle, Pinacolda, Strawberry, Chocolate, Vanilla Whey Protein shakes.
  • 1 packet each of Vanilla, Strawberry, Chocolate Egg Protein shakes
  • 1 packet each of Vanilla, Strawberry, Chocolate Brown Rice Protein shakes.
  • 3 Jay Robb Protein Bars (not really BFC friendly)
  • Shaker Bottle
  • Large reusable shoulder shopping bag 
  • Bedazzled black tank top with Jay Robb printed on it!

Day 85: New Product Trial...2 pound gain...and allergies, Oh My!

It has been a busy weekend and I don't see much of an end coming too soon!  I am ok with it, I like to be busy, however these ALLERGIES are kickin' me butt all over the place.

I was at the Semple Mansion Wedding Event this weekend and met some great people.  I got info on two weight loss products I want to share with you!  I am first going to talk about "It Works, Ultimate Body Applicator"  I met Lin and her business partner Jenny and I told them about the blog and all my many followers!  So they let me try their Ultimate Body Applicator.  I am going to try it out tonight!  I took my measurements.  I did use it on my face on Saturday night, and although I didn't see weight loss in my face, I do have to say, that it made my skin feel FABULOUS.  I had super dry skin, so bad it was peely and gross.  Now, not at all.  So, I loved it!  Although Gary called me Hanibal Lector when I had on the mask, it did positively affect my skin!  I am going to be posting tomorrow about my body wrap, I will be placing it on my belly.  Hoping to see some fun changes!  If it works, I just may have to use it again.

Last week I posted that I hit the 20 lb weight loss mark.  Since then, I have added two pounds so I am only at the 18 pound mark.  Not sure why, but it does happen during the month about the same time, so I am not discouraged...I am still eating well and did a great 5 mile walk yesterday.  So I know I am on track. However, my hormones and life happen, so my weight can fluctuate even during a weight loss program...

Allergies...These are HORRIBLE!  I feel sorry for all of you who have had allergies your whole life.  I haven't, and I hate them.  I am all stuffy, itchy eyes, and feeling run down.  Yuck.  I will not slow down because of it, because weight loss still needs to take place even when it is hard, and I am not feeling great.  If I stopped every time something came up like that, then I'd NEVER lose weight.  So I stay on track and hope for the best.  I am going to Mexico in 3 weeks and 2 days and I have hope that there are plenty of pounds to loose before then.

Check back tomorrow to see how the wrap results come out!  :o)
Weight: 194.4

Friday, March 19, 2010

Day 82: Eating out, getting full and staying happy!

As I was talking to my bosom buddy Kathleen today a great topic came up so I thought I'd blog about it today!

I went to lunch for my super fun friend, Heather's birthday today.  We went to Red Lobster (Fried Food ALERT!)
So I asked what I could get that was low in fat and NOT DEEP FRIED!  Our awesome waiter gave me great suggestions, and I ordered well, shrimp and scallops (boiled) with scampi sauce on the side.  I got steamed broccoli and asparagus as my side.  I stayed away from the cheddar bay biscuits as well as the dessert.  I drank water.  It felt good to eat out and be healthy!  I dipped about 1/2 a teaspoon worth of scampi sauce, so I got little flavor and not much calories.

As I was chatting with Kathleen I talked about how I drink a giant glass of water with metamucil powder in it before I leave for lunch.  That way I am not so hungry that I make poor choices.  Kathleen mentioned (sorry girl!) that fiber can make her a bit gassy.  I then mentioned how GREAT the Houston Enzymes Tri-Enza works.  I nearly never toot, fart, or cut the cheese when I take 2 enzyme pills prior to eating.  So, I take my enzymes, then before my biggest meal, I take the Metamucil, then I eat.  That way I feel full even if my meal is a great salad!  Also, fiber helps clean me out, which promotes weight loss.  The enzymes aid in digestion, decreasing inflammation and help with bloating!

Try it!
Have a great Friday!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Woo HOOOOOOO!  I hit the 20 pounds down mark today!  I am so excited!!!!  I wasn't going to do my new weekly reporting but I am just too darn excited NOT to do it!  What a great day!  I couldn't believe it!
I feel proud, happy, healthy, re-motivated!  Watch out size 8 I'm coming to get you and then I have plans on leaving you for smaller sizes!  :o)

What a fun thing, who knew it'd be this fun!

Today is St. Paddy's...so my neighbor Randi and I took our kids to the parade.  It was craziness.  St. Paul on St. Patrick's Day is like a mini green version of Mardi Gras.  It was fun.  We pushed our strollers for 2.25 hours and watched the crazy people.  It was great.  The sun is shining, it is warm out, it is a GREAT day!

Enjoy the weather.  I am going to clean the house for a bit, then indulge in a little green beer on our porch!


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Day 80: Energy...WOW

Last year during the winter, I did a class at the gym (back when I had a membership) called the Biggest Loser.  It was a great class, but I didn't lose weight (of course) because I hadn't surrendered to the weight loss idea.  I remember reading about if you are lacking energy what you can do, so today, I decided to dust off the juicer.  Last year I juiced my veggies for like 2 weeks, and I had loads of energy, so today I did the same thing, I am kind of bouncing off the walls.  Which is great because I have 3 kids today!  :)  I am trying to keep up with them.  I usually try to have a second cup of coffee about now, but today I don't need it!  I have lots of energy.  I wonder how many more calories I'll burn today!

If you have been following for a while now, you would know that I am walking the Breast Cancer 3-day in August.  I officially start training today.  I am looking forward to it!  It is in 24 weeks.  I have $2000 to raise and working on that, but the best part is the training and the actual event.  Not to mention, that the money I raise is making a difference!

I am still looking for team mates so, let me know if you are wanting to walk!  You do need to raise $2300 and train.  I'd love to walk with some people I know, so let me know!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Day 79: Sunshine and being noticed

The sunshine came out and my awesome neighbors did too!  It was fun, as I drove up from a meeting 7 of the neighbors and their kids were out hanging out drinking lemonade and cookies and playing!  I love Minnesota in the summer.  Sally said something today that rang so true.  Californians just don't appreciate a 55 degree day like we do.  It is true.  We do have to endure the ugly winter, but we do love our summers.  I am so glad it has been so beautiful!  Today we celebrated Hava's best friend Sadie's 5th birthday, we played, danced and ate and then we went outside and the kids ran around climbed and jumped out of the tree.  Tonight I went for a nice long walk.  Well, it was 45 minutes but lately that is a long walk.  The fresh air, the good conversation, the exercise...FEELS GOOD!
While I was socializing with my neighbor girls tonight, they all mentioned that they could tell I had lost weight!  THAT IS FUN!  I love that!  That make me want to work even harder.  So, the warm weather will only encourage more weight loss right!  YEAH.
Have a great week.  I have fun topics this week to share.
As stated in an earlier post I am going to continue to weigh myself daily, but I am only going to report weight loss on Mondays.  So here it is:
Weight: 196

Saturday, March 13, 2010


I am walking the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3 day again this year!
Last year one lucky couple got their wedding shot for a donation of $1000! The grooms company matched the donation of $1000 for a total of $2000!

I am doing it again this year. I am doing one and maybe two weddings this year. So sign up fast so you can be the first!
The total donation needs to be $2000 per wedding. So, if your company price matches donations, you can do this for only $1000. I have you donate directly to the site, so I do not take any fee.

You will get me for 6 hours on your wedding day. If you'd like me longer that is doable too. We can sit down and discuss your wedding and see what you will need.
You will get an online gallery of your images. You will get a CD (high resolution) of the images + copyright, so you can print them or post them wherever you'd like!
You can add an engagment session as well. If the wedding is outside of the metro (Twin Cities) a travel fee will be added, but we can discuss this at our consultation.

Here is the link to last year's wedding I did for donation http://chocolatesushiphotography.blogspot.com/2009/11/kylissa-nickmarried.html

Here is a comment from the couple.
"We had a great time, Heidi made the wedding so fun. Her personality and fun attitude is still talked about. Not to mention the photos were beyond our expectations. What a blessing that we could donated to Susan G. Komen so Heidi could walk in the 3 day. My family has been affected by Breast Cancer so it was very meaningful to us! Thank you Heidi"

You can view my website at http://chocolatesushiphotography.com

Please reply with your wedding day, and I can set up a consultation with you so you can meet me and go over some of my work in person.
I look forward to meeting you, and changing the world at the same time!

Day 77: Working out commences...

Well, after a full week of feeling "back to normal" I am looking forward to having my workout life back in the picture.  I am going to have to figure out a new schedule because I am working nearly every evening right now beside Monday which is small group.  I was doing my workout during the kids nap time in the afternoon, but that is when I have time to get ready for work.
I have this goal of waking up at 6:00 before the kids get up and doing my workout then, and then instead of sitting on the couch during the day watching the kids play (which mono encouraged) I am going to do my housework and hop on the gazelle here and there to keep burning those calories.

I have been having a hard time lately with temptations again!  I was doing really good for awhile and over the past few weeks, I got my "entitled" feeling back.  Saying to myself, that I am entitled to have a piece of candy, or other junk food.  The problem with that mentality is I feel entitled all the time!  This is how I got to be this size in the first place.  So, yesterday as I was contemplating french fries and a chocolate shake...which I did resist, I talked to myself about how I eat it so fast, and although those 6 minutes the food tastes so good, it never tastes as good as skinny feels!  So I just need to keep reminding myself that no matter how good something sounds, my body doesn't need it, in fact my body doesn't want it.  Then there is the caloric intake and how hard I'd have to work just to get that off, not to mention the rest of the weight I am wanting to get rid of!  So, I am laying it all out for you!

So, today, as the house is clean, we have NO PLANS but to be together as a family, I have time to spend on being a healthy mom, and I am looking forward to working out today!  I am pretty sure Gary is going to work out with me today too.  P90X here we come!  I have exactly 4.5 weeks until I go to Mexico, so I am going to kick it into high gear, Biggest Loser style!  :o)

Have a great weekend!
Weight 197.2
p.s. I am going to continue to weigh my self daily but I am going to report my weight on Mondays!  So you can tune in on Mondays to find out my weight loss for the week!  :o)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Day 75: "Drop XX pounds, without dieting"

How many of these magazines have you picked up at the grocery store?  I bought two last week.  One had the this headline on the front, " Lose 100 lbs without dieting" Subtitle, "Most dieters make too many changes. Adopt just 3 new habits for faster, easier weight loss: 20 to choose from"
The other magazine says,  "Sick of being fat? Drop up to 40 lbs a month, with 4 simple, supercharged metabolism tricks!"

Ok, sure I'd love to get both of those...so I read them, the info was SHOCKING!  It said we need to eat lots of veggies, protein at every meal, eat breakfast...super helpful huh!?!  So why on earth would I buy this!?  But I do.  I do like to read of the women who lose 60 pounds.  So, if nothing else, I get inspired by these stories.

I am interested to see if you pick these mags up and if so, have you got any fun facts that are not public knowledge?

Weight 198

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Day 73: Perspective

Last night I went with my small group ladies to Feed My Starving Children.  It was fun, I got to hang out with my girls, meet some new people and the time flew.  What I walked away with though was that for only 17 cents a child can be fed.  Donations are needed.  So you can make a donation in any amount by going to their website.  You can even just donate 17 cents and feed a child, or you can make a larger donation.  It really put my weight loss into perspective!  Here I am trying to decide not to eat certain foods and to eat healthy foods and there are babies and children (and their parents) who may not even eat today, tomorrow or the next day.  Is that just sad.  I know I have known that there are starving children out there.  I know as a child if I didn't eat all of my food my mom would tell me that there were starving children.  I get it now.  I have seen the pictures, but it took the packing of the food for me to realize just how important and easy it is to feed our starving children.  I spend just under 2 hours with my girls, enjoying good conversation, with a healthy competition to do better than the guys, and in that time the group we were with fed 73 children for a year!  Isn't that awesome?!
So I really think I need put my eating issues into perspective.  I also think I will be going back to Feed My Starving Children again soon. I was wondering how many of you Destination: Skinny folks in the Twin Cities would like to go for a couple of hours and pack food for starving children.  Just post a comment and let me know if you are interested and I will get a group organized to go.  Maybe we can do this monthly or every other month, just to get together and do good for the world.  Let me know if you are interested!
So, today as I make my food choices, I will keep in mind that I am blessed!  I have never known hunger.  I just want all the kids in the world to be able to say the same thing!
Weight 198

Monday, March 8, 2010

Day 72: Health & Beauty

I was just reading around and found some fun health and beauty tips.  I love reading First magazine, it is super inexpensive, and I always find good info in there.  Here are some things I liked.

Puffy eyes and dark circles:
Mix 1/2 tsp of almond oil and 1tbsp of yogurt in a small resealable jar. At bedtime dab around your eye.  keep it in the fridge, it can keep for one week.  Almond oil is anti-inflammatory and will reduce puffy eyes, while yogurt's lactic acid helps to speed cell renewal to brighten the eye area.  This information is found by Naine Kicogosian, author of Return to beauty: Old world recipes for great radiant skin. 

Belly Fat:
Using Chlorophyll can help reduce belly fat.  You can find it in health food stores, a liquid form is best absorbed and can be found for under $15.  It has magnesium to help with blood sugar.  It acts as a mild laxative and rejuvenates the liver

Carb Addict:
Drink 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar mixed into warm water daily.  The acid in the vinegar breaks down starch slowly to regulate your blood sugar.

Sweet tooth:
You could have an overload of candida yeast. To fix this, consume two cloves of raw garlic a day.  You can grate it and put it in plain yogurt for a spread, or add them to your salad or dressing grate garlic into your home-made oil and vinegar dressing.   Garlic contains allicin, a natural yeast killer.  Eating too many processed foods can cause yeast as well.

Girls night out:
Getting out with your friends on a regular basis, every other week or once a month even can help to boost your self esteem as well as cure the blues.  It helps to lower cortisol, a stress hormone that makes us depressed and adds to belly fat.  So get out your calendar and lower your cortisol!  Make sure to add in some laughs and burn some cals while you are at it, while increasing your seratonin!

Of course don't use any of these ideas without seeking your physician first.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Day 71: Family Time

 It was a great fun family weekend too.  Friday night Gary took Hava to the Daddy Daughter Cinderella Princess Ball.  It had been the topic of conversation for Havs for 7 days straight, and I really mean it.  It was very sweet how excited she was.  When she woke up from her nap on Friday, I whispered in her ear, "It's Friday" and she looked at me with her eyes WIDE open and said, can we get ready for my ball?!  I said yes, so I gave her the hair brush, and she brushed her hair, then we put a purple clip in it.  She then asked for the make up.  I gave her some shimmery blush and brush and she managed to put it on all by herself.  It was sweet, we picked her tights put on her princess dress and her princess shoes.  I made a flower, pearls and beaded head halo that had ribbons and pearls hanging down in back, we pinned it in and off she went.  It was so sweet!  Gabe put on his cool guy sweatshirt and out of his mouth came, "I'm bringing you on a date mom.  We are going to mall to ride some rides" all that said with his adorable lisp.  We went to the MOA and rode rides.  We also saw that Danny Gokey was there and the line to see him was about 300 women deep.  So we went back to ride more rides, as we were leaving we saw that there was no line, so we went and met him.  It was pretty cool!  He even said "Hi little buddy" to my little date!  It was fun.  Then yesterday we went for a big walk around Roseville, then we went to Papa's 65th Birthday party.  It was a super fun time!  Today was church and then we went to McD's and let the kids play their energies away, now they are sleeping.  I ate a really tasty Southwestern Chicken Salad (hold the tortilla strips).  I think it was the first time I went to McD's and ate a salad.  I ate a salad, but not because I am on a diet, but because I have changed my life!

Day 70: I am NOT on a diet

It is the weekend, and I tend not be be super regular about posting...I consider it a good thing, because then I am away from the computer and having fun with the fam.

I have been thinking and talking with Gary about how my wanting to lose weight was a life change.  Not a diet.  I have dieted many times, they all failed.  I have never tried to change my life.  To actually think about what I am putting in my mouth.  I am not perfect with this either, but I am getting better and healthier every day.    Anyone can diet.  Anyone can decide they are going to diet and on the short term, diet, by neglecting to eat certain things, or to exercise.  I did it time and again, then I stopped dieting.  What is different this time, is I am changing my life.  I am make new decisions.  I am choosing to grocery shop when I am in the right mind, not allowing the junk to come in.  If the junk does come in...the choice is there for me and I am not always strong enough to make the right choice against eating the junk.  So, I grocery shop, getting only the healthy things to bring into the house.  If we eat at someone else's home, I ask what is being served, if it is an unhealthy option, I offer to bring a salad.  Or I eat before I go.  Allowing myself to stay healthy.  I have eaten a hamburger, I have eaten ice cream, but not like I used to!  So My once in a while splurges have "gotten the desire out of my system".
Gary and I were talking about how 90 days ago, I wasn't ready.  I wanted to be ready, but I wasn't.  So I was in the diet mentality.  However 71 days ago, I decided I wanted to be healthy, I decided I wasn't going to lie to myself, I wasn't going to allow my self esteem to remain where it was.  I was going to make the choices to become healthy.  To make the choice to give my husband the wife he married.  To give myself my tiny buns back!  So while I want to eat brownies I choose not to.  While I feel like this weight loss is taking forever, it is happening, and it is happening today!  So no more sneaky eating, no more dieting.  Only choices that I make each hour, each day, that affect my scale, my self esteem, my health!  I will not diet, I will make healthy choices!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Day 69: Inner strength

Inner strength is something that I need to work on.  I just need to make the 'good' choice.   Today I went to lunch with Sally and the kids, I ate a BIG  F A T  cheeseburger and fries.  YUCK.  I felt sick after about a half hour too.  I need to just order a diet coke and eat when I get home, or make a better choice.  The restaurant Snuffy's Malt Shop didn't have any other healthy choices.  So, I indulged...

I just need to remain strong regardless of who I am with or where I am eating.  It is only my responsibility.  These occurrences will keep coming up as I continue to grow smaller.  I just need to make wise decisions.  I need to think of my journey, and how long I want to take to get to my destination.  The better choices I make the quicker I'll get there.

So another day passes, it is a good day.  One bad choice.  I am ok!  My next meal, which is already planned out is healthy.  Then I have a date with my son.  He said that he is "takin me to the mall, to ride some big rides."  Such a sweet lil dude!  Hava will be at a princess ball with her daddy.

Have a great weekend.
Weight 199

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Day 68: On the right path again

Hi!  I didn't get as much sleep as I would have liked but today is definitely a fresh new start.  I saw that "1" in the scale again.  I am vowing not to allow myself to see my weight in the 200s again.  So although I am not 100% healthy, I am still going to focus heavily on weight loss!  Today I woke up ready for it too!  I ate great, and feel good too!  I am actually going to be adventurous and run errands with the little today too.  They need hair cuts, then I need to renew my driver's license as well as my passport, so off I go to do all of that.  Then I'll come home and rest up, because I work tonight.  So we will see how I do.  Tomorrow is a more relaxing day, so I will be able to recover more tomorrow.

Gary and I keep telling ourselves we are going to start P90X but it still lays up there, untouched for weeks. I know I can't do too much while I am recovering but I get so excited about the skinny me.  Part of me (the doubter) thinks I'll stay this size forever.  The other part of me (the optimist) can't wait to see the me unveiled!  I can't wait to see people I haven't seen in a while and be proud of myself!  It is very exciting!

Well, off to run some errands, so I can be home in time to eat a healthy lunch!

Weight 199

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Day 67: Pep Talk, Coupons and Kids (Oh My!)

Ok, I was just looking over my blog...and sadly 20 days ago, I weighed the same as I do today.  Granted I have been sick.  But that really SUCKS!  So, I got all down on myself, (normal, I am sure) and thought I just need to buckle down.  I haven't really been eating that much, and what I do eat, has been not that high in calories (with a few exceptions) so I just don't get it.  But, if you don't eat enough calories and have been just resting like I have been, then it will be harder to lose the weight.  So, I just decided to stop looking back and remember that I still have 298 days left until my goal date.  20 days lost and sick, is fine.  I am still on my new life plan so that is ok.  I am better today, with the mono.  I am better with the mindset too!  So on to new days and new numbers!

Let's talk coupons.  I have NEVER cut and used coupons.  I was just like, whats 55 cents here and there.  Well, I used coupons yesterday.  I have cut them, and never used them.  However, times are tough in our country, and in our house too, so I was just going to do it!  So I did.  Guess what.  I shopped more smart, used coupons and made my shopping list from the coupons so we will get a bit more variety as well!  I got $100+ worth of food, and I only paid $80+ dollars.  I saved $20.18 on my groceries in ONE shopping trip.  That is just NUTS.  Some of the savings were sales at the grocery store, the rest was from coupons.  Seriously, that is just awesome.  Do you know if I saved that amount of money each time I shopped how much money I'd save in a year?  $1040!  That is a vacation.  That is NUTS.  I loved it.  If you really think about it, groceries end up in the toilet anyway (via the intestines and their friends) so why would I want to spend an extra 55 cents on just "poop".  I know that is gross, but hey, that is the truth.  So, our poop will cost us $1040 less next year!  :o)  I do need to figure out how to organize my coupons, because it was a little bit bananas going through the grocery store and trying to find the items to make sure that I am getting the right product.

Speaking of poop...Just kidding!  My kids who are 2 and 3 are just awesome.  I love them.  They are the best of friends and that makes my life easier.  They love to play, they love to talk (A LOT) and they are so smart and adorable.  I did mention they are my kids, so all that goes along with it.  I am sure you'd say the same about yours too.  So, last night, my little man couldn't sleep so he came down to watch TV with me.  We watched Idol.  After each singer he would clap and then sing into his microphone (spoon) it was sweet and fun to watch.  I didn't clap with him one of the times after a singer was done and Gabe looks me dead in the eyes and says "Cwap Mom, theeth guyth are gweat"  (Clap Mom, these guys are great)  I was like, dude you are so smart!  What a sweet little man.  On to Hava, she is going on a date with her dad this weekend to a "Cinderella Daddy Daughter Princess Ball".  The girl just can not talk enough about it.  She picked the shoes she is going to wear yesterday, as well as her dress from her dress up box.  Then she asked if I could do her hair on Friday and asked if she could wear makeup.  How sweet!  I wish I could go and watch.  However I have a hot date with my little man.  We are going on a date too.  I couldn't be more blessed with my kids!

I am ready to start losing weight again!
Weight: 200

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Day 66: I'll do better tomorrow

Well, I am not sure if it is the mono or just my "old ways" coming back into play.  I remember just a mere 66 days ago, my dieting strategy was, I'll eat this junk today and start my diet tomorrow.  Great strategy, except tomorrow never came, and the junk kept going down the hatch.  So the weight loss never happened.  I also partook in the ever so popular sneaky eating.  This harms only me.  So who am I sneaking from?  Anyway, I have to say that being sick, and lacking hunger and then feeling good and eating, then feeling drained again, has put me back in the mindset of my "diet tomorrow" mentality.  It is no good!  I have heard many stories of people who lost all this weight with mono...not me!  I am staying the same, in fact I have gained 2 pounds since being sick.  What is up with that?  I am sure it is the sneaky treats that I have eaten when I am feeling better.  I also haven't done the grocery shopping lately and since my hottie husband isn't dieting he doesn't really know how to shop for me.  I went back to work this week, and that means less family time, and family meals and more time eating on the run, or in between meetings.  So I need to get back on track.  I need to eat healthy even when I am not hungry, and especially when I am hungry.  I also have not been taking my enzymes which I do swear have been helping with digestion and the food back out of my system, as well helping to rid my body of the junk.   I have to say too, that when I was drinking the Vemma too I was feeling more myself.  I had more clarity and energy.  I need to get back to taking them both for my health as well as weight loss!  So hopefully tomorrow my post will be a good turn, in both health and weight loss.  I also see the sunshine outside, the snow melting and I get so super excited about training for the 3 day outside!  I look forward to having my energy back, so I can get back to walking!  I am fundraising, for the 3 day and need just about $2000.  So if you'd like to donate you can do so by clicking here.  Also, ask your work if they match donations.  Many companies do!  Last year, I had one donation of $1000!  His work matched it, and I got $2000 from one donation!
I am motivated just by getting this off my chest!  Thanks everyone just for being there.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Days 64 & 65: On again, off again

While I am feeling better (not feeling sick) I am so tired I just can't seem to focus or remember or stay awake.  YUCK.

I can't seem to just wake up, and then when I am awake all I want to do is sleep.  I was starting to feel normal last week, but this past 3 days all I want to do is sleep.  I looked up what I can do and all it told me was to sleep.  I can't sleep all day.  I have kids and a job...

This is not working out very well for me!  I took the kids to Hava's dance class today and I was so wiped out!  Ugh.  I just want to be sleeping.

So, I will blog as best I can.  Maybe tomorrow is a new start.

Please pray I can wake up and get out of this funk!