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Friday, December 30, 2011

Last post of 2011

I have been struggling the past week.  It seems like I have eaten so much.  I haven't worked out since the 20th.  I'm up some pounds and TOM joined me for Christmas.  BLAH.  So needless to say I have fallen off the wagon. 

The Plan: I found a website that asked me how much I wanted to lose and by when and it charted me out how many calories I need to eat each day to do this.  My calories go down some every week.  I have made an entire meal plan for next week. I plan on taking this meal plan and making my grocery list.  I plan on doing this every week so I can keep track.  I also made myself an exercise schedule.  I will be hanging all of this on my fridge at home.  My goal right now is to be down another 60 pounds in five months.  Something do-able right?

I haven't been a good blogger lately.  I suck.  I haven't really felt up to it plus I have a lot to get done at work these days.  I will try my best to get to blogging more often.  Thanks for sticking with me guys!  I still read each and everyone of the blogs I follow.  I love to hear how you are doing and get some inspiration for myself.  I comment when I am on my computer.  A lot of times I read blogs through my reader on my phone. 

New Years Resolutions? Hmmm well there is a lot I want to accomplish this year.  I want to lose this weight of course, I want to organize my home and redecorate, I want my life to run smooth and have no complications.  Is that too much to ask? :)  I don't know if I want to say these are my resolutions, lets just say they are my goals.  Does that mean the same thing??

I hope each one of you have a great New Years!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Drum roll please...

I have a winner.  I used random.org so my winner was totally at random.  And I can't figure out how to insert the widget.  So anyway it said 7 So Briana you are my winner! 

Things at work have calmed down a bit so I will update since I haven't posted in quite some time.  As I told you last week I managed to lose 3 pounds.  When I started vacation on the 12th I have every intention of working out everyday and eating super good.  Alright that didn't happen.  For the first two days I ate horrible.  I started out okay on Monday but didn't exercise. Tuesday I came to work to pick up my husband and one of  my provides sent me a box of Godiva truffles...wtf! Man...I brought them home and and put them in the freezer and they were on my damn mind all day.  I ate one..two..then three damn truffles were in my belly by the end of the day.  I gave a couple to my kids and hubby and then put them back in the freezer.  No exercise on Tuesday either.  Wednesday: Truffles screaming from the freezer...it was muted but I could still hear them. :)  I got them out ate two more then threw the bastards away.  I ate like shit that day.  I was like okay Sharon tomorrow we will just start over...how many times have you said that?  But Thursday that's what I did.  I went to the gym that morning.  I ate very healthy all day and counted calories and weighed everything out. Then Friday I did the same.  I worked out, and ate healthy.  Saturday I ate healthy.  I got the kids together and was out the door to the gym but my damn car would not start.  I called my husband and told him (he works on Saturday driving) he got a break and came home and what do ya know it started right up for him.  By then it was to late to go to the gym because the daycare closed at 12:30.  DAMN! I could have worked out at home but didn't.  Our family made Christmas cookies that night and I didn't eat not a one.  Sunday morning when I weighed I was down three pounds! I was so excited to see that.  I have been stuck losing one pound a week for weeks now.  I was off Monday and Tuesday this week too.  Went to gym both days.  Skipped yesterday and I plan on getting on my bike tonight and using my hand weights while riding the bike.  Ya know Jillian says you gotta work your small muscles in with your big muscles. 

Speaking of Jillian I did the 30 day shred on level three for the first time a couple of weeks ago.  I really like it.  I guess because it is such a challenge. 

Well that is all I have today.  I can't believe it is almost Christmas.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I'm still here!

Sorry guys I have been on vacation from my work and my home computer needs to be fixed.  I'm good and didn't fall of the wagon.  I actually lost 3 pounds last week.  Bringing my total to 45!  Hopefully I can get to 50 by the new year.  I also have not forgotten my giveaway.  I will be picking a winner very soon.  I'm so sorry!!! I just haven't had the time to get on my blog! Please forgive me!!  I will be posting more tomorrow.  This being my first day back at work I am of course busy.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Happy Monday

When I weighed in this weekend I lost 2 lbs.  Yay! That makes me 42 lbs lost.  Slowly but surely huh!?  I know this time this weight loss journey is going to work.  How do I know you ask? I just know.  Every time I get on that scale and don't see a loss that I think reflects my work for that week I do get a little discouraged but I don't feel like I want to give in.  I keep trying and push harder.  That tells me I have determination and this weight is NOT going to hold me down, not anymore!

I hope everyone is having a great day! I have tons of work to get done this week at work then I am off for 12 glorious days.  I really need a vacation!!!! 

Don't forget about my giveaway.  I have it open for US and Canada. Ta ta for now peeps.. 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Jus bloggin..

Tomorrow is weigh in day,  I am feeling good about this one.  Hopefully I have lost more than one pound this week.  I have been making healthy decisions about what is going in my body.  Every night I have exercised, rode my bike and 30 day shred.  Think skinny thoughts please!! 

Don't forget to enter my giveaway.  Only 4 entries so far.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Giveaway!

I have been so busy! I have been a terrible blogger.  My apologies.  I saw a loss of one pound on Saturday and when I stepped on the scale again it said I stayed the same.  Then the OCD in me stepped on it again, still said I stayed the same.  So I not counting a loss last week just maintained my forty pounds.

Anyway like promised I want to do a giveaway. It will be a grab bag of sorts.  You won't know what is in there until you get it.  Soooo If you would like to enter my giveaway please leave me a comment  on this post and I will put all the names in a bowl and let my kiddos pick a winner! You have until Friday the 9th.  Good luck!!

 Oh and Make sure you see the cutest giveaway over at Tim's blog!! 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Lots to talk about plus a Weigh in with Pictures


I haven't been writing as much.  Been busy with..life.  I weighed in Saturday, wasn't expecting much because I got pissy on Wednesday night and binged on oatmeal cream pies...3 of them.  I felt shitty afterwards but I did it.  Anyway my weigh in this week I lost 1.8 lbs.  Wished it was more but guess what?? It brought me to exactly 40 lbs lost.  FINALLY!  Hopefully my trip to 50 pounds lost will be shorter. As usual I have taken comparison pictures:








 The first two pictures are a comparison from when I was only 13 pounds down, current picture is me in the gray shirt.  The last picture is a comparison from when I was  31 pounds down.  (NOTE* I pulled my shirt that tight in my front view...it's not really that tight!!) I am seeing the difference.  I think my butt is more defined..haha.  But that damn roll in the front..I hate you roll!

I also have 44 followers now. Yay! I promised when I dropped the 40 pounds and got to 40 followers I would do my first giveaway.  Stay posted.... more information to come in the next day or so. 

I have a couple more issues I would like to blog about but I will post on those later.  Hope everyone is having a great day!

Monday, November 14, 2011

A funk..

It's what I have been in the last week or so. I ate right last week I cut my calories back some and I worked out.  Not as much as I planned but I did get workouts in.  My weigh in on Saturday showed me yet another 1 pound loss. I am getting so frustrated with this damn 1 pound business.  I know I know it's one pound but I am trying to get to my 40 pound loss and it's just taking so damn long. So I am now 38 pounds down. 

I'm sorry I had to

Me before the Hubby and went out
Last week I had so much crap going on. Saturday was my 32nd birthday.  I did over indulge.  Hubby bought me cupcakes that were oh so good! We ate a Johnny Carinos that night mmmmm.  I am sure I have busted that one pound loss.

I have been reading blogs just not in the mood to comment much.  Sorry I will get my butt out of this soon.  I have a lot on my mind. My husband got some good news last week.  I can't go into on here but it was some stress relief on us. (nothing medical) but my ex husband is being a total pain in my ass.  He is so messed up...but I wont go on about him or I would be all day. 

Back to weight loss...got to rambling there for a minute.  I decided to start back on the 30 day shred this morning.  I hate that damn thing but I had good weight loss when I combine that with my exercise bike.  I am going to try to shake things up this week with exercise. 30 day shred, gym, bike, maybe walk.  Maybe I can boost my weight loss doing that.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Very first award!!

I got my first award from Briana!

I received a Versatile Blogger award.  So I have to tell you 7 things about myself and give the award to 15 other bloggers.

1. I worry about everything...everything

2. I love Disney World and would go there all the time if I could.

3. Rolled up and used paper towels are gross to me. Don't matter if they are clean, still grossed out.

4.I love the sound of driving over gravel.

5. I have a brother.

6. I get bored easily.

7. I am totally in love with my little family.  My husband, two children and cat are my everything!

Now onto 15 bloggers I would like to give this award to. 

Mom on a Mission
Maren
Krystle
Sabrina
Amanda
Mrs. D
Ayla
Tara
Carbie Girl
Sarah
Meghen
Ronnie
Ellie
One Girl 1 Goal
Spoonful of me

Monday, November 7, 2011

Weigh in

When I weighed in Saturday I only lost 1.6.....I am very disappointed in that number.  I counted calories..I worked out.  Damn.  Well I am taking some advice from a fellow blogger and gonna cut out even more calories. Perhaps that will help.  I am also going to try to fit in longer workouts. My goal was to lose 42 pounds by my birthday.  Since Saturday is my birthday I have to lose 5 freakin pounds.  We will see.

Friday, November 4, 2011

36

Today I hit 36 followers.  I know a lot of you have a ton more followers than me but I think 36 is a awesome number. When I first started this blog I didn't know if I would even get followers. I am so thankful 36 of you out there want to hear read what I have to say.

And I sit at 36 pounds lost. (Hopefully that will change tomorrow) So since I am 36 pounds down and I have 36 followers I want to do my very first giveaway when I reach 40 followers and 40 pounds gone. So root for me to get at least 4 new followers and lose 4 more pounds!!

Calorie counting has been good this week.  I have been staying well under my calories and have exercised every night, except for Monday..that was trick or treating.  So I guess I could count that since we walked so much. Speaking of trick or treating the Halloween candy hasn't been that much of a temptation for me.  I will have a small piece every now and then but I make sure track it.  Surprisingly the Reese's have not been touched.  Not by the hubby, the kids or myself.  Not even tempting me. WOW!    Sharon 1 Reese's 0

I weigh in tomorrow. I always have this fear I will not lose.  I know I
have been on track though so it should show a loss. 

I leave you with Halloween pics of my kiddos


Snow White
Snow White and Vampire   

Tyler Before
Tyler After

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Well yesterday I kicked off my counting calories.  I know I know I should have been doing this from the git go but I hate it.  I did start out for a few weeks counting calories on the My fitness Pal app from my phone but I just let it go.  I lost weight, 36 pounds.  But it is now time to get over it and count.  I did really well yesterday.  I ate 1400 calories and it says I can have 2030.

Hubby and I took the kids to the park yesterday.  The park is about a half a mile from our house so we walked it.  The kids played and I walked around the track 4 times. That makes about 1.5 miles.  Then we walked home.  So altogether about 2.5 miles yesterday.  We went and bought a basketball and went back to the park and we all played basketball.  My son is actually really good at it.  So got some more exercise in.  Overall a pretty good day.


I am working on my water intake as well.  I usually drink Crystal Light but today I am trying to suck down plain water.

I plan on getting some exercise tonight with all the walking we are gonna get taking the kids trick or treating.  Then I plan on getting home to hop on my bike while I watch Ghost Hunters.  Anyone watch that?  I love it. On Halloween they do a 6 hour live investigation.  A couple of years ago they did one on Waverly Hills Sanatorium. That is here in Kentucky, in Louisville.  One of the most haunted places ever! I plan on going one day.

I can't wait to dress my little ones up.  My daughter is going to be Snow White and my son is gonna be a Vampire.  My husband is so looking forward to doing is vampire makeup.  I think I will just throw on my Minnie Mouse ears I got from Disney World and paint a nose and whiskers on. 








I have been trying to dodge candy all morning at work but they get me when I am away from my desk.  Here is what I have right now
And I would have a lot more if I hadn't said no to some of the one who caught me in my office.  I'm gonna take this home and put it in my kiddos bags. Everyone have a safe Halloween.  I know I am going to be fighting the Halloween Candy but I will win! 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Weigh in

Just a quick update.  I weighed in this morning hoping to lose 5 pounds (I knew I hadn't) I lost only one. Booo! I guess it is time to count calories.  Ugh I have tried that before and it really isn't something I like to do but I guess it is gonna be necessary because TA DA..it works.  So off to plan out a strategy. Hope everyone is having a great night!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Weigh in

I weighed in on Saturday and just now getting around to posting.  I lost 2.8 lbs this week.  Woo hoo! Bringing me to 35.8 lost.  Why does it take so long to lose weight but putting it on takes no time?!?  I also checked my measurements.  I did measurements on September 7th when I started the 30 day shred, which I still have not done level 3.  Any way I was surprised when I had hubby to measure me yesterday.  I lost 2 inches in my arms, 2 inches in my calf's, 1.5 in my thighs, 2 in my waist, 0.5 in my bust! That is 8 inches off my body in about a month and a half! I'm super happy with that.  I need to lose 4.2 lbs this week to make my 10 lb month goal.  I hope everyone else is doing good.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hodge podge

It's been a while since I have posted.  Been super busy.  Just wanted to first start out..my weigh in.  I only lost .4.  That sucks.  I just didn't exercise enough last week.  I was coming off the back injury and scared to over do it.  Plus I was really HUNGRY last week.  But oh well I started picking it up this week.  Hopefully Saturday I will show a good loss.  I only have two weigh in's left to get to my 10 lb goal this month I need to lose 7 more pounds.

A couple of months I ago I posted about my mother in law.  I told you the doctors said she might have Cancer.  Well she had the tumor out of her neck area and it was benign!! So she is Cancer free!  Thanks for all the prayers back then.

I have had my first NSV.  I was looking for something to wear yesterday and I have a pair of pants I haven't been able to even pull up my thighs.  I was like those aren't gonna fit me but decided to try them on anyway.  Well dang it they fit, zipped and button. I wore them and they even were a tiny bit big in my butt area and I am not one to have the no butt syndrome.  See...
I tried on another pair of capri's (yes too late to wear them now).  I have always had an issue with these fitting me.  I think I have wore them one time, when I had lost weight before.  I put them on a month ago and they looked like this
I was still in my night shirt please look past.  If you can see they are really tight in my upper legs and I didn't take a pic of the butt but they were also very tight and barely fastened.  But at this time I was super excited because I was actually able to get them on.  Yesterday when I tried them on for "shits and giggles" they looked like this.

I don't know if you can tell but they are much loser in my legs, waist and butt.  I could actually wear them if it wasn't cold. 



I also wanted to share one of my favorite meals.
BBQ chicken burritos in a whole wheat tortilla.  Fresh tomato's and rice.  It's so yummy and filling!

Guess that is all I have today.  Have a great one!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Just checkin in

Hey all! I'm sitting here at work feeling like I am about to fall outta my chair..so sleepy.  I am so ready for the weekend.  I got back into exercising this week, since my back is all better, but I don't feel like I am doing enough.  Monday and Tuesday I rode my exercise bike for 30 minutes each night.  Wednesday night I had lots to do so I didn't workout. Last night the husband and I walked a 1 1/2 miles then I did 20 minutes on the exercise bike.  Today I plan on trying to get to the gym.  I need to start back the 30 day shred (still haven't finished it) I need to complete level 3 but I really do hate it!  Hopefully I can push myself to start that up again.

I have been super hungry lately.  At work, at home..grrr.  I am really trying not to eat but my body is telling me "eat bish eat!".

I leave you with a pic of my kitty cat, she is ready to burn some calories.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Weigh in and sad day

I want to thank everyone for the kind comments hoping my back to get better.  It is 99% better! I didn't exercise at all last week and really worried I would not lose any weight.  I weighed in this morning, I have lost 2.2 lbs!!  Yay!  That brings my total to 33 lbs lost.  I will resume exercise on Monday.

On to the sad news.  My babysitter/friend is a very obese woman.  She has been watching both of my kids since birth and has put on more and more weight over the years.  For the last few months she has been having issues with "rips" in her lower abdomen/bowel area.  She has been in and out of the hospital.  They told her she needed surgery to fix it but they didn't want to risk doing the surgery at her size.  They told her it could kill her.  I got a call from her on Thursday night she was in so much pain on her way to the hospital.  She was telling me she of course could not watch Olivia Friday.  Little did I know that was the last time I would talk to her.  She had emergency surgery and got through it.  They had to leave her sedated and go back in today to see if the infection was draining properly.  Well her body could not take it.  Her blood pressure kept dropping and she slipped away from us.  I was shocked to hear the news this morning and I am so sad.  My kids are at their dad's this weekend so I drove to his house and we talked to them about what happened.  It was so hard.  I broke my babies hearts.  The kids loved her like a grandmother. And she loved them beyond words.  We will miss her so much.

Ultimately obesity took her life.  This is why we all have to work hard to get this weight off of us.  Do it for yourself and for your family.  I know I am not gonna let it take me away from my precious babies.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Back pain go away!

Well this DAMN back pain is still here.  It is getting ALOT better but it still exists. It get worse during the day when I am sitting in this damn office chair.  I need to be off and out of this chair for a few days.  So I still haven't been able to work out.  I really miss it and I can really feel a difference in my energy level.  I have been watching what I eat and as of this morning I have stay about the same.  I am hoping I don't gain anything and it would be really cool to lose a little.  Even 1 pound I would be happy with.  So keep your fingers crossed!! 

I want to thank everyone who left me such sweet messages on my last post.  I really really appreciate it!  If this isn't gone by Monday I guess I will have to break down and go to the doctor. BOOOO!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Frustrated

Grrr I am so frustrated with myself.  Yesterday I was doing laundry and I picked up two loads of laundry at the same time and pulled something in my back.  I was down the rest of the day and feeling really shitty today.  My husband had to help me get dressed, put on my my socks and shoes, help me out of the car, pretty much help me do everything.  All I can think about is the fact I can't exercise until it gets better, and that is really gonna effect my weigh in this week. I'm so upset. One of my employees/friends has fixed me all up at work today or I would not even be able to sit here at my desk.  She put some kinda medicated patches on my back, and I have a machine hooked up with pads on my back that send shocks in my back plus on a Loratab.  She also brought me muscle relaxers for later when I am at home. I am so thankful for her!  Please pray for a speedy recovery.

Also I had a great weigh in this past Saturday bringing my total weight loss to 31 pounds and as promised I took progress pics.  Just click on my Progress tab and see all of them there.  Put I have put together a comparison.  The first picture is ten pounds down and the second is 31 pounds down.


Can you tell? 




Saturday, October 1, 2011

Weigh in...drum roll please

As I said in one of my previous post from this week I was really hoping to lose 3lbs by Friday to make my total loss 30.  I weighed in this morning and.....I lost 4 totally awesome pounds!!!! Bringing my total weight lost to 31 lbs!! Already on my weigh to 40 pounds.  I was so excited I almost cried. I also meet my goal of losing 10 pounds in September.  I ended up losing 11.2 pounds for the month.  I really feel I can do this.  I want to thank all of you for your support, it truly helps! 

Since I have lost another ten pounds I owe you guys progress pics.  You will have to wait in suspense until Monday.  We have a huge full length mirror in the bathroom at work and that is where I will be doing all of my progress pictures at.

Ta Ta for now!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Yoga?

After I am finished with my 30 day shred I was looking into getting a beginners yoga DVD.  Just wondering if anyone knows if it burns a lot of calories? Is it a good workout? 

I am really struggling this week with the shred.  I skipped Tuesday night because TOM was really hurting.  I  resumed last night and I had to really push myself.  I really don't like it. 

I have had a few compliments today that I was looking smaller.  Yay! One of them was my hubby, does he count?  But the other was a co-worker friend. (always wanted to draw the line through a word, hehe) Those compliments were welcomed today I just haven't been feeling it this week. 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Oh Okay..TMI alert

TOM just showed up so maybe just maybe that is why my loss is so little...I would love to see a big number on the scale this week. That's all for now.  :)  

Monday Already!?!

Not ready for another work week.  Pffttt! Anyway I weighed in this weekend and only lost .2.  Grrrrr.  I worked out every single day, but I was extra hungry this week and I think that was my downfall. 

I have said this before but this week I will count calories.  I have to.  I set a 10 pound weight loss goal for September and I have until Friday night to lose three lbs. That is do-able right?  Once I do those three lbs I will do my picture update.  Yay!

I didn't do the 30 day shred this morning I will have to do it tonight.  I might change it to nights all the time.  On Friday I did my shred then got on my stationary bike right after that.  I sweat so much more on the bike after doing my shred. I am thinking I burn more since my heart rate is already up?  Idk.  I just like to sweat, makes me feel like I am doing more.  I got up Saturday and did the same thing.  Hurt so good! 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Levels and Losers

Today I started Level 2 of the 30 day shred.  Ladies if you haven't ever been to level 2, level 1 is nothing.  It's hard, I sweat like a pig and my arms hurt when I raise them.  But it felt awesome to get to level 2.  I can only imagine level 3.  I did measurements before I started the 30 Day Shred.  Should I check my measurements after every level or just when I am finished with the whole DVD?  I'm proud of myself for sticking with this.

I had no idea but the Biggest Loser comes on tonight! I am excited about it this year.  I usually start watching it but don't finish.  I would get mad at myself because I would watch these people lose all this weight week after week and all I was doing was sitting on my butt eating crap.  But this time I am losing with them.  I ride my stationary bike every night so that is what I plan I doing while I watch...instead of eat crap.

I have a doctors appointment tomorrow.  I haven't weighed in there since February.  I am curious to see what I have lost since then.  I think it will be more than what I know I have lost.  We will see.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Weigh In..

Just a quick post.  I weighed in this morning at 2.2 lbs less! So that is 26.6 lbs down.  I think I can I think I can!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Airplanes

I don't usually talk about how my weight has effected my life in the past.  I lost weight before I kept it off for a while and then gained almost all of it back.  I have always blamed it on the combination of my mom passing away and entering into a happy relationship. No matter how I slice it I still did the wrong things and gained the weight back.  I didn't really realize how much I had gained back until my husband I went on our honeymoon.  My husband I flew to Miami on February 20th., 2011  I knew when I boarded that plane I would have to use one of those damn seat belt extenders.  So I just went ahead and asked for one. My husband is not a small guy.  He isn't fat just tall..broad shoulders..you get the picture.  We were packed in those damned airplane seats.  I immediately started to cry right there on the plane.  It sucked.  I was going on my honeymoon and I all could think about was my ass is too fat for the seat. I was thinking I'm supposed to be little so my husband can be comfortable.  He put his arm around me and comforted me...I dried up the tears.  Then of course we had to switch planes in Charlotte.  This was a bigger plane so usually in the past I never had an issue with the seat belts on the bigger planes.  But this one....same thing I needed an extender.  So I did the walk of shame to get one. *Once on a plane trip a lady was sitting in the emergency exit row and she had to have a seat belt extender the flight attendant made her move because she couldn't sit in the emergency exit row with an extender* Well damn! I was in the emergency exit row.  I was sooo scared the flight attendant would make me switch seats.  I just covered my seat beat and looked out the window until take off.  Avoiding all eye contact with her.  I didn't have to move.  I guess she didn't remember me.  That was a better trip because we had more space and a lot of leg room. Once in Miami I could give a sigh of relief because I didn't have to fool with airplane seat belts for a week.  

We boarded a Cruise Ship and had a wonderful time for seven days!  We went to Mexico, Belize, Honduras, and the Grand Cayman Islands.  It was beautiful and romantic.  I would post pics but my work computer forbids us from getting on Facebook.  If you want to see go here.

Then it was time to get back on the plane to travel home.  The trip from Miami to Charlotte wasn't so bad I still had use the seat beat extender.  I thought about just sticking it my bag and carry around from airplane to airplane then leaving it on the the last airplane but I didn't want to get arrested for smuggling airline property.  The trip from Charlotte to Lexington was crap!  Crap I tell you! Hubby and I boarded and I told the flight attended I would need the seat belt thingy.  She said okay she would bring it to me.  Well instead of bringing it to me she points to me after everyone had got on the plane and moved me to a seat in the very front away from my husband.  Now you would think she did this because there was extra seats and I could sit alone....no.  Two guys got on the plane and I was in their seats.  They were telling me I was in their seats and I needed to get up.  The flight attended said no, one of them could sit next to me and the other could sit in the seat across the way next to another girl sitting alone.  They were not happy they wanted to sit together.  It was so embarrassing because they were making a little bit of a scene.  So I had to sit next to this guy all the way home.  He apparently took a bath in cologne because it was gagging me.  He kept leaning over me to look out the window and to top it all off we hit some bad turbulence and I didn't even have my husbands hand to hold.  When I looked back at him he was sitting alone.  I really don't know why she moved me from him because the guy she sat next to me wasn't much smaller than my husband.  It was horrible.

I never want to fly again until I lose this weight.  I refuse. 

Monday, September 12, 2011

Weekend Recap

Day 5 of my 30 day shred was completed this morning.  It should have been six but I slept in on Saturday and I was super busy after that.  Just didn't work it in.  It does get easier with each day I do it.  Yesterday morning my kids joined in.  They are so funny.  My son said if I get him weights he will do the whole thing with me.  So sweet and so manipulating all at the same time.

Saturday evening Mr. C and I took the kids to the bowling alley.  They had a lot of fun. My daughter would take the ball up and throw it trying to bounce it like a basketball.  She actually got a strike. Hey whatever works!



My hubby made a Pizza the other night for dinner.  We got a whole wheat thin crust from Whole Foods and it was so good.  He put sauce, onions, roma tomatoes, and I grilled up some chicken to put on it.  Topped it off with some light mozzarella.  It was sooooo good! Man my love can make a pizza!



Friend Makin Mondays!

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section on my page so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!



1. What are your talents? I played the trumpet for 7 years...I am also very crafty.

2. What is your best habit? Finishing what I start.

3. If you had to be stuck with someone in an elevator for 8 hours, who would you want it to be? I know it's cheesy but my Hubby. 

4. Share one odd fact about you that we’d never know to ask. I am double jointed in my big toe on my right foot...yep.

5. What’s your latest project (work, home, whatever you care to share?) Besides this weigh loss nothing I have no other projects going on at the  moment.

6. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be? My stomach roll....Uggghhh

7. What do you do in your spare time? What spare time?  I have a job, two kids, a husband.. I do like to go to movies and shop when my kids are with their dad. 

8. What is your biggest pet peeve? Empty toilet paper rolls, just replace it!

9. Why do you blog? Support and accountability

10. Are you tidy or messy? TIDY

11. What’s the last song that played on your iPod? Motivation by Kelley Rowland

12. Do you cook? Yes I do...and getting better at it all the time

13. Do you like sports?Collage basketball...GO BIG BLUE!!  (Kentucky)

14. How often do you read and/or watch the news? Usually in the mornings while getting ready for work but I always turn it for my daughter to watch cartoons

15. Did you stick to your new Year’s resolution this year? I don't think I made one.

16. What are you looking forward to most in the remainder of 2011? Holidays with my family.

17. Shoes, sunglasses or handbags? Purses, I love a pretty purse.

18. How do you feel about sleeping on satin sheets? I have never slept on them.

19. Do you sing in the shower? Sometimes

20. Describe yourself in one word. ummm Persistent

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Weigh in...updates..and opinions..OH MY!

Let me first start out by letting you know I weighed in today I lost 2.0 lbs! Yay! I was a little scared because the last Sunday and Monday I did not do so hot. But I will proudly take that 2.0 lbs.

This past week (starting on Tuesday) I really worked hard. I rode my exercise bike everyday and on Wednesday I started the 30 day shred. I ate well and I feel good.

On to my opinions. I know there has been a lot of talk about someone taking other bloggers daily posts and using them to make their own post for the day.  Everyone has their own opinion and there own way of doing things.  Not everyone is going to do it the same way.  There are many ways people have lost weight.  I follow bloggers who have gone the surgery route if this works for you when nothing else did good for you.  That is what you choose for yourself.  I follow bloggers who are on weight watchers if this works for you great! I follow bloggers who decide to get out there and exercise and cut back on what they eat.  Good for you! The point is all of us weight loss bloggers are out there trying to figure out that magic way to lose weight and keep it off.  And I think most all of us know there isn't any magic to it.  You have to find what best works for you.  All of us are in the same boat.  I myself turned to blogging to have a support system and help me along my way.  I hardly think "finding something hilarious" about the faults other bloggers admit on their blog is support.  I think you can get your point across with out saying something down right nasty.  I think it is "hilarious" you try to justify your blogs by saying "you don't think your better than anyone".  I really think you like the negative attention.  How would you like it if other bloggers picked apart what you wrote?

I have been doing a little reading over on that blog.  He says....Here is my plan. I will be starting the diet of a pre-op gastric bypass patient. 60 days worth, two weeks pre surgery, two weeks post surgery and then 4 weeks of after care. All without a single stitch. If you have the nerve, if you want to really lose some weight. Then he goes on to say... we will follow the same plan, and we will get thinner and healthier together. we will get this done on a plan that I know works. No bullshit, no cheating, a real commitment for 60 days. If you start, I expect you to stay. Bravery would help, as will permission from a doctor if you are at risk of dying.  Isn't it ironic he says they will get healthier and risk of dying in the same paragraph? "Hilarious" if ya ask me.  So eating a diet made of chicken broth and pudding is healthy?  Hardly.  I agree with you, you will get thinner...but for how long. Do you plan to eat that way for the rest of your life? Losing weight is a lifestyle change not a diet. You need to modify your eating habits for life not for 60 days.  DUH!  You have so much advice and your bullshit way of thinking is ludicrous. 
I could go on but I'm not gonna spend my time on it.

Have a great night everyone!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

30 Day Shred

Well I bought the 30 Day Shred with all intentions of starting it with some other bloggers but I really wanted to try it out this morning.  So I did.  It's all what I would call very basic moves but it's still no joke.  By the time I was finished I was red, hot and sweat was rolling off of me.  I just laid in the floor this morning after I was finished.  My four year old daughter looking at me all crazy just laying there said "momma your not gonna lose any weight like that" my little smart ass! I felt good.  I think I will continue to do this in the mornings for the 30days.  I ride my stationary bike in the evenings for 30 minutes on rolling hills so I think I am doing pretty good.  My goal is to get to the gym a couple of days to do the weight machines just to help along.  I feel pretty focused.  Although, after I was done with my shred this morning  I felt dizzy and light headed.  I ate a banana then left the house I felt this way the whole time I drove.  I dropped my daughter off with the sitter and then came to work.  I texted hubby and told him and he suggested I eat more, which I was gonna do just hadn't got to it yet, I made some oatmeal and do feel a bit better but still not a 100%.  Have any of you encountered this just after exercise?  Hopefully this is just a one time deal.  I leave you with a pic of my hotness after the workout....

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Happy Dance!

This will be a short post because I have a ton of things to do today.  I changed my weigh in day to Saturday. I weighed in this morning....I lost 4.4 lbs! Yay! That means I lost that 3 lbs I gained plus lost an extra 1.4!! Take that scale, feels good being back on track!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Spinning to Cup Cake Wars!

So I told you in my last post about my exercise bike my hubby got me.  Well he fixed the seat..yay!  So I was able to ride it last night on the right height.  I used one of the rolling hills pre-sets. It got up to about a nine in resistance.  I was really feeling it.  I stayed on it for 30 minutes completing the hills.  When I got off that thing my butt was so numb!  The seat it horrible! But guess that is a price to pay.  I figured out this bike isn't just a regular exercise bike it's a spin bike.  So I wonder if there is any spinning videos out there?  Oh while I was spinning I watched Cup Cake Wars.. that don't even make any since. 

Monday, August 29, 2011

Holding onto my wagon (pictures)

Hey! Hey! Hey! Thought that was appropriate cause that is what I feel like....Fat Albert.  Okay so I have been slacking.  I could blame it on the a a a a al alcohol...no wait I could blame it on the conference I had that consumed so much of  my time and all those damn dinners.  But I could have done better.  So it's my fault...I fell off that damn wagon.  Over the past two weeks I ended up gaining a total of 3 lbs. But as of yesterday I jumped back on the wagon.  I ate really well yesterday and today and truthfully couldn't wait to get back to my healthy routine. I found a exercise bike on Craigslist and Saturday my hubby went a bought it for me.  It is super nice and was only 50 bucks...only thing is the seat is stuck on the lowest position.  It won't budge.  Hubby said he will work on that for me tonight.  Hopefully he can get it fixed, I can ride it but not like I should be.

Last night I rode my new bike for 20 minutes on the rolling hills with a resistance of 6.  My legs are killing me today.  Hubby and I also went a walked about 2 miles yesterday afternoon.  We walked at the Lexington Cemetery.  A lil fun fact.  Ernest from Ernest Goes to Jail, and Ernest Goes to Camp, also he played Jed in the Beverly Hillbillies movie...well he is buried in Lexington, KY cemetery.  This maybe a little morbid but I took a pic of it. 
 Cool huh?  It may sound like a weird place to walk but it was very peaceful and beautiful out there.

One last thing I wanted to share.  While on my conference we took a tour of the Buffalo Trace Distillery.  It was actually quite interesting.  At the end we got to sample the best bourbon balls EVA!
Only had the one and I'm sure it added to that 3 pound gain.  Also had a bourbon tasting.  The bourbon cream liquor was so tasty!


I will leave you with one other interesting fact.  96% of the worlds Bourbon/Whiskey is made right here in Kentucky.




Monday, August 22, 2011

Popping in..

I weighed in yesterday not expecting much and that is exactly what I got.  I was super busy with work and my children last week I didn't get much of a chance to workout.  My weight went down 0.2 from my 1.4 gain.  This week I have a conference my company puts on, I am really involved so not sure how this week is gonna work out.  I just came from there and I am down there for the rest of the week with dinners the next three nights.  Luckily I am picky when it comes to all that fancy food so I probably won't eat to bad.  I have to start counting calories.  I think I will plan out my meals for next week so I can get into counting calories.  Also I am trying to find an exercise bike or something so I can workout on busy nights.  There isn't always time to go walk or get to the gym when you work full time and have two small children.  Not sure how much I will be here this week but I will try to pop in every now and then. Just didn't want you to think I gave up.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Discouraging Weigh In

Yesterday I weighed in. That mean ol' scale said I gained 1.4 lbs. That is not cool scale. Last week I worked out 5 days and ate pretty good.  I don't get it. Booo hoooo! However hubby and I went to the movies and I had some popcorn.  I had not eat much at all that day because I knew I would have some popcorn.  It was so salty.  I also had one of those big movie theater cups full of Pepsi Max. Now Usually I don't drink nowhere near it all but I have had a cough so I drank a lot to keep me from coughing through the movie.  So I'm thinking the salt from the popcorn and the sodium in the Pepsi Max has me retaining water?  This morning I got back on the scale and still no change but I have been peeing all day.  Like big pee's. Sorry TMI.  So maybe water maybe not.  I guess we will see.

Some of you told me to let you know how The Help was.  It was really good.  It's one of those movies that sends you through different emotions.  There was parts that will make you angry, that are parts that will make you cry and there are parts that will make you laugh.  I give it a ten.


Oh and I got my DVD I won over at Shannon's blog.  Thanks so much girl! I will be trying that out very soon. 

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Weekend tidbit

Ive decided to post while I wait the 30 before I rinse my hair color out.  I dye my hair every month because I have gray hair.  Yes I'm only thirty-one but its something I inherited from my momma. 

I have to say I'm pretty pooped.  In less than 24 hours I have went to the gym, cleaned my entire house including scrubbing two bath tubs and bathroom floors on hands a knees, and I walked one and half miles in the heat today.  Proud of myself though.  I have worked out 5 days only missing last Sunday (never workout on Sunday..rest day) and I missed Wednesday. Hopefully tomorrow will be a good weigh in!

Do any of you think of random crap while you walk?  I do. Today my ears came to mind...I was thinking of all the uses we have for ears.  Hearing being number one, but also they hold ear phones, sunglasses, earrings..I'm weird. 

Okay gotta go shave these legs and rinse this crap outta my hair.  Hubby and I are enjoying our kid-free weekend and going to go see the Help.  Has anyone seen it yet?  Is it good?

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Random Sh*t

 First I would like to announce I won a giveaway over at Shannon's blog.  Yay! for me I never win.


I have to go to the grocery store tonight.  Crap.  I really dis-like the grocery store.  There is always so many people in there. A. I aways go down an aisle where some old lady has her buggy "parked" on one side of the aisle and she is standing on the other side of the aisle looking to see what variety of soup she will buy. or B. I get in the same aisle with someone who is trying to shop with 4 kids and pushing one of those damn carts that look like a car taking up every inch of the aisle while her kids are acting like a-holes. :)  Don't get me wrong I know sometimes you have to take your kids to the store but make them act like human beings.  My kids know if they don't stay by my side and behave then they will get it. Looks like my grocery list is coming along huh...
I just figured out my husband can draw the other day.  Well I knew he could do abstract things but he drew up this little cartoon and I was so impressed. It was of our living room. He said he was gonna draw him on the couch with me yelling at him but didn't have room for him so he just drew me. 

I can't help but notice how thin I am in the is drawing with big boobs. HMmmm you think this means something? 
 Tomorrow starts my son's first day of First grade!  He has grown up so fast.  I will have to tweak my exercise routine a bit and figure out what will work for me.  Yesterday I went after work with my husband and it was nice to get it in right after work.  On Monday I didn't have my kids (with their dad) so I went in the early morning before work then hubby and I went and walked at the Arboretum that evening. So I am doing pretty good just hope I can keep it up once school starts.

Guess I better get back to the work I have on my desk.  Have a fan-tab-u-lous day.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Progress Pictures

The picture of me in the pink is me

at 13 lbs down the one in the purple is 20.4 lbs down.  I can't see much of difference from the front but a little from the side view.  Hopefully 30 lbs down we will see more.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Weigh in and mixed feelings

First off today is weigh in day, I have lost 1.2 stinkin pounds.  I know I know its a loss so yea I will take it.  It just feels like this a much slower process this time around.  That makes my total weight loss 20.4. Go me.

I have a couple of other issues at hand that are bothering me.  Not really about weight loss but I would just like to get them off my chest.  My kids dad got out of jail last night.  He is has been in for 3 months for credit card fraud.  He is such a loser.  Anyway he is moving back in with his knocked up girlfriend and now whats me to bring the kids to visit him today.  I know he has the right to see them but I have had them straight for three months now and we are doing just fine.  My children are on a routine now and happy.  I don't want him coming to try and mess this up.  I filed for full custody a couple of weeks ago so I am waiting on that court date.  I could go through all the bullshit he has put my kids, myself and my husband through but it would take hours.  I'm still trying to figure out what I want to do today about them going to see him. EEKKkkk!

I have a question, do any of you ladies go though this?  Hubby and I had a date night last night.  We went to dinner and a movie last night.  We went to dinner where he suggested and that is perfectly fine because I like it too, we were going to go to a movie that I wanted to see but I could tell he wasn't really wanting to go see it so I suggested we go see something else..something I knew he really wanted to see.  Again that was fine because it was ok. After the movie was over we picked up the kids and went home and ......uh huh......yea we did it.....we went to SLEEP!  I was so mad.  I mean I spent extra time on my makeup, perfected my hair, and dressed nice all for him.  This might have something to do with my insecurities with my body and weight but I just wanted to feel sexually desired by him last night and I didn't get that.  I feel like nothing I do anymore makes him want to just WANT me then and there.  We have sex quite a bit but I feel like I always bring it up sometimes I just need him to have that "I need you now and here" thoughts.  What do you think ladies?  Is it just my insecurities or do you agree.  I mean c'mon there is nothing like a nice date night with hubby then a romantic time in the bedroom to perfect the night.  Ughhh...

Time to make breakfast.....have a great Sunday bloggers!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Pictures...what I love in life

This morning after getting the kids to the sitter I fixed myself some breakfast.  I made myself two egg whites and a slice of toast.  I always put spray butter on my toast and I think it is, ironically, the best thing since sliced bread. Get it toast..bread? Ok anyhoo I said to myself...Man I am thankful for spray butter. So here it is
I love me some spray butter because it saves me from all kinds of fat and calories on my breads, veggies and this yummy breakfast

For which I also love. :)


Next thing I love is my best friend when I go walk and to the gym.  This keeps me motivated to keep my pace up and not slow down.  It's the....


Ipod.  I love this little guy as he drowns out the world around me while I workout. 

This is our kitty Maggie.  I love her.  She is the sweetest cat.  We recently got her about 3 months ago from the animal shelter.  She is one year old and had been at the shelter since she was a kitten.  She wakes me up every morning and greets us at the door when we get home.  She beats me up the stairs every morning while getting ready for work then rubs it in my face with one of her cute little noises. 

The next two things on my list of loves are my absolute life.





Meet Tyler and Olivia.  My babies.  These little ones are the best things that ever happened in my life.  I never knew I could love so much.  Boy they get on my nerves every single day but I wouldn't have it any other way.


Last but not least on my list is the love of my life.  I love this man like a fat kid..... umm...or adult loves cake.  He gives me so much support in my weight loss.  He walks with me, goes to the gym with me, eats healthy with me all while complimenting how great I look.  He is the man I always wanted.  Everyone meet my husband Charles!



Hope you guys enjoyed my list of loves. :)