Weight Lost!!!

13 pounds down

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Day 149: and a wake up...

While I was in the Army we counted down the days until we were home from deployment or basic training or a training exercise with how many full days left and "a wake up".  The last day was considered "a wake up" since we wouldn't be there the whole time.  So my mom and dad and I started doing the same thing with our visits either them coming here or me going to Seattle.  My mom and dad are coming to visit us tomorrow, so all I have left is a wake up!  :o)
I can hardly wait.  I look forward to this week every summer.  I wait and wait for it to come, and then it is over in a flash and back to the count down I go...
We have LOTS going on over the next week.  Hava has her dance recital (3 NIGHTS!) and Gabe is going with his dad, my dad and Gary's dad to the Twin's game.  Gabe's birthday party and him turning 3...Lots going on.  So I am not sure how much blogging will take place.  However, I am sure you are not at the edge of your seats since I haven't been the awesomest blogger on the block lately.
I will blog my weight on Monday and I am looking forward to doing so!  Hopefully I will get another blog in before then too.
I will be doing a new (to me) cleanse for the next two weeks.  It is called Trader Joe's Complete Body Cleanse.  It is taking Dietary Supplements while doing the following:
Eating small, healthy, frequent, balanced meals
Drinking plenty of water for your body size/height
Reduce eating: processed foods, simple carbs, beef, pork, dairy, wheat and soy products.
Avoid: caffeine, alcohol, sugar, potatoes, saturated fats, trans fats, and artificial sweeteners.
What is left to eat...fruits and veggies, legumes, chicken, turkey, rice, quinoa, cous cous.
The hardest part for me will be the caffeine as well as the sugars...I will do my darndest.
I am sure looking forward to seeing if this works like the other cleanse which puts me out for 2 days on the end of it.  This is considered a gentle cleanse.
My neighbor and buddy Randi recommended it!  I look forward to it!
Results to follow.  So stay tuned!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Day 145: Long time no bloggy

Howdy out there...out there...out there...

I have been busy in Heidiland this past week.  I don't seen an end in sight either!  Yikes.
I have been trying to do everything, and my folks are coming for a visit from the Left Coast on Wednesday so I have some cleaning to do.  :o)

I have been doing really good with my eating lately and am so super proud about that.  I have been walking but not as much as I'd like.  The weather got all warm and I instead of walking relaxed in the backyard while my kiddos played.  I will get on track though so I don't fall into a pattern.

I have been pursuing a job, however, I will post more about that later.  It has taken up lots of my time, and energy the past few days, hence, the lack of posting.

I just wanted to send out an update.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Day 137: Rainy Day

It has been quite the rainy few weeks.  I really don't mind the rain, it greens the grass, waters my flowers and I feel like it cleans stuff away.  It also forces me inside, which gives me a bit of time to tidy/clean my house (spring cleaning!)
I love to spring clean.  I do this every year, during the rainy days.  I clean out the fridge, check all expiration dates, toss out the bad stuff, go through the pantry and prioritize food so we eat the food we bought instead of forgetting about it.  I also go through the cupboards and make sure all tupperware has lids, and re-evaluate all the dishes, "Do I really need this?"  If I don't use a dish often but still need it I put it out of the way from the everyday dishes.  I go through and clean out the drawers.  I go through mine and the kids closets and make sure we wear all the clothes in there, if they don't fit I get them ready for our annual garage sale.  It is a fun time of purging!  I always get excited when Gary comes home so I can show him my accomplishments! ;o)

So I have today and tomorrow left to get some spring cleaning and organizing done, then we get the sun back and it looks as though it is here to stay for awhile.

I know I need the vitamin D and I know the kids do too.  I am looking forward to outside play, however in the mean time, I will be burning calories by cleaning!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Day 135: Stupid Weight

I was reading the first few posts on my blog.  I am trying to find my motivation.  It comes so quickly and leaves even quicker.  I don't understand why I can do so many things but I have this hang up with losing weight.  If I just kicked some but for like 5 months I'd be there...That isn't hard at all.  It is all mental.
I can't get past the idea of it.  I am not trying to be a whiner or come up with excuses.  But that is all I do.
Today is a rainy day, and I just want to hide in the covers and watch movies...
I have a house to clean (calorie burner) and things to do, but honestly I can't get motivated.  UGH!
I keep reading about these awesome women losing weight, I was there too just a few months ago.  I think that if I were to lose some weight again I would be motivated, but I can't seem to get motivated enough to lose the weight.
On Sunday after the 5k it was all clear...now, not so much.  Not sure what to do about it all...
I guess I could leave the motivation in the dust and just do what is right.  That is what I think I will do.  Forgo waiting to be motivated, get up off my larger than I wish butt and get moving.
If I were talking to someone else I may say something like this.
"I know it is hard, but you can do it.  It isn't as hard as you think it is.  Eat right, keep your house clean, make sure you have healthy foods in the fridge and ban the bad foods.  Get outside and exercise.  You can do it!  You always feel so good when you do exercise, so just go and exercise.  Be prepared, drink lots of water and fool your belly into being full.  Think before you put something in your mouth, is it healthy?
If you are eating and not hungry find something else to do instead of eat.  You can do this!  Lose the weight, be the girl in you, that you know you are!"
I will.  I can.  I am not motivated but I can do these things anyway.
Hoping for a better day.
note: when my house is messy I feel sluggish, overwhelmed and yucky, when my house is clean I feel accomplished, and fresh.  So, I will start there!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Day 134: Not only did I fall off the wagon...

It ran me over as it passed me by!  Last week I started my no sugar no flour...well between Friday and Sunday night I cheated, cheated, cheated!  YUK.  I don't know why I did it either.  I just did.
So, after rationalizing and all that I figured it is my biggest flaw, and I decided to move on.  I was talking to a friend at a birthday party this weekend and she said that she doesn't even put sweets in her mouth, because once she does, she can't stop.  That is part of my problem too, I figure, well, I already cheated...so I might as well enjoy it.  So what I need to figure out now is how to stay away from it to begin with!

On another note...as you read last week, I ran 2 miles around the lake.  About a month ago I tried running, but I'd run a little then walk, run a little then walk.  Last week I ran for almost 2 straight miles without walking.  So I got all cocky and brave and signed up for the Race for the Cure 5k this past Sunday.  I woke up, got there, looked for a few people I knew among the thousands and ran, alone.  I at first had a goal not to be the last to cross, but as I started running, I realized that I am actually passing people.  I quickly changed my goal to finish running, without walking.  I did it!  I did it in 32 minutes!  a 10+ minute mile is not much to write home about, but it is much better than I thought I'd do.  When I was in the Army my best time was 13.50 minutes for 2 miles.  I am not even close and may never be, but my life was different, and I was 23!  ;o)   I know I can do it now!  :O)

So, back to eating healthy.  Gary and I chatted last night about eating healthy and not cheating.  So I hope he can help me a bit more again.

Still holding strong at 20.2 pounds lost.  Haven't lost a pound in a long time.  Looking forward to that happening!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Day 131: Mother's Day

I am gearing up for Mother's Day.  I love a day that celebrates us.  This year for Mother's Day I wanted several things.  1. To spend the time with my husband and kids, doing what makes us happy.  2. Support Susan G. Komen.  So for dinner on Saturday we are going to a CRAVE sponsored event at MOA.  I am excited about it.  Then I am going to run the Race for the Cure a 5k at the MOA at the crack of dawn at the MoA.  I am excited to be racing (well, that is the term anyway) in the 5k.  I have not participated in one since 2003.  Between 2000 and 2003 I ran them frequently 5k and 10k's that is.  I truly loved them.  I am hoping that this will spawn that again!  I am getting a little ahead of myself I am sure.  I ran one time last week, my legs hurt for a few days.  I am off to do it again!

After the race, off to church, then to relax and play as a family.  I am hoping for some decent weather so we can do something outside.  I just want to have no worries, and just enjoyment.

Have a great weekend all!  I will post again on Monday with my weight!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Day 130: Can't wait for warm summer

I am missing the warm weather terribly.  I got fooled again by Minnesota weather.  I thought it was getting warm about a month ago, my kids even played in the kiddie pool.  Now we are back in the sweaters.  What is up with that?  I know it will come soon, but I just want it sooner!

Yesterday, Cheryl blogger extraordinaire, came over during lunch to chat catch up and see what is new.  It was so good to see her again.  It has been too long.  I enjoyed sharing with her.  She is always a motivating person for me.  She shared her plans and I am excited to see how it works.

I have been really busy with the Census and the family, and managing to get through some very difficult situations.  I have maintained my good food choices.  However I keep slacking on working out.  I need to get back on it and work out!

I keep thinking that I'll never get to where I want to be and I keep thinking I'll stay at this size forever, however I need to remember that I thought that 20 pounds ago too!  So, if I keep working at it, I'll get there!


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Day 128: Werkin' It!

Made some new rules.  No flour and No sugar for the month of May.
Went for a 2 mile RUN!  Huh?  Yup you read that right!  I didn't know I could run...I mean, I used to be a runner, doing 5k and 10k races, but I didn't think I could do it now...I told Sara who ran with me, that I'd walk with her.  However, I ran.  I actually did it!  It felt so good too, UNTIL...

Um, how am I supposed to walk on these legs...THEY ARE SO sore!  I also am a Census worker, so I have to walk for my job.  This was likely the best thing I could do for these legs of mine.  I made it through the day, with super sore legs.
I had the ladies small group from church over to celebrate Sally and her marriage.  We had a Mexican fiesta.  The girls brought enchiladas (flour) and I ate one not really thinking, then we had carrot cake for dessert (sugar and flour) and I ate a piece!  YIKES.  Day 3 of my no flour and no sugar and I did.  I walked for 2 hours during the day.

I signed up to RUN the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Mother's Day.  I can hardly wait!  I have eaten well and feel back on track today.  I will be walking for 1 hour this afternoon doing the Census.  If you feel so inclined to donate to the Breast Cancer 3 day for my fundraising, please feel free.  CLICK HERE.

For those new to the blog...I walked the Breast Cancer 3 day last year, and it changed my life.  It was the most amazing 3 day period I could experience.  Since January of last year, my dearest friend Kimberly lost her mom who had breast cancer, my aunt got breast cancer for the second time and has survived it, and my sister-in-law's mom has been diagnosed.  That is one reason why I walk.  The other reason why I walk is because of the rest of us who will either get breast cancer or know and love someone who will join the ranks of breast cancer survivors.  If you feel so inclined to donate, please do.  If you'd like to walk with me, you need to raise $2300 and be ready to walk 60 miles in 3 days!  If so, please let me know!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Day 125: Hello out there....

I am sure my followers have left the building.  However here is to hoping.  Either way, here is to me...getting back at it.

I went to Mexico and got sick...within hours of arrival.  I mean I was MISERABLE.  It lasted about 15 very long hours and I became very acquainted with the bathroom.  I lost a few pounds that first day in Mexico.  After seeing the doctor, and having a bad experience with him...I was healed and didn't feel sick pretty quick after that.  Enjoyed the rest of the trip!!! It was awesome.  Sally was the most beautiful bride, the wedding was at an amazing venue that was so unique and beautiful.  We all had a great time!

Celebrated my birthday down in Mexico too.  I do have to say it was my favorite birthday of all times.  Erin Johnson, who was also my roommate, Sally and I made the night awesome and super fun.  However I do have to say that Erin had me laughing harder than anyone in my lifetime.  It was just plain fun!

I enjoyed the sunshine, the relaxing and the mojito at the poolside bar!

Once I returned I got home at 1am, and my amazing husband left for a conference in Florida at 5am.  So we were two ships passing in the night.  :o(

So the kids and I had fun together and missed daddy.  He got home we had a couple of days together and then I started my training with the census again.  It has been a crazy week.  Two of those days I went right from training to my evening job working nearly 15 hours in one day.  I have been pretty tired the last two nights.

Yesterday I had lunch and spent a few laughs with my buddy from High School and WAZZU (Washington State University) I hadn't seen him 10 years or so.  It was fun to catch up, laugh and be reminded of the good ol times.

All this to say...I have not been fervent in my dieting and exercising.  I will go a day or so and then fall off again.  I have not gained any weight since losing the 20 pounds...however I haven't lost any more either.

So here I am!  I am back, I am ready to be back in the weight loss game.  I am going to spend the next few days re-reading my blog from the beginning when I was all motivated...because I am not motivated any more...

So bear with me.

Glad to be back!