Sunday, July 31, 2011

Weigh in and update

Wow I haven't posted in forever! Well about a week.  I was on vacation all last week and didn't really get online much at all.  Didn't do much stayed home most of the week got some sun, went to the gym.  Only day I went anywhere was Thursday.  The hubby and I took the kids to Kings Island in Ohio.  We had a good time but it was sooooo hot!  I know we probably walked five miles around that park.  We rode the log flume ride and it felt so good to get all wet. 

Like I said I went to the gym last week since it was too hot to walk outside.  I really enjoy going to the gym.  It felt good to get those good workouts in. 

Well I have weighed in this morning and I am happy to announce I lost 4 lbs!  So that brings my total to 19.8 so close to 20! Hopefully next week I will make 20 lbs mark then I will post new pics of myself.  Everyone have a great Sunday!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The results are in....

Good Morning bloggers....well as i said last night I wasn't feeling to confindent on this weigh in.  When I got up today I went in the bathroom...took a big breath and I stepped on the scale.  I looked down and I was down! I lost 1.4 lbs, hoping for more but I will take that.  That brings my total to 15.6...yay!  Thanks for all your support!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Feeling down :(

I am so not looking forward to weighing in tomorrow.  I just don't feel like it is gonna show the results I want to see.  Lets see...Monday I didn't exercise, Tuesday I walked a mile in the morning and did the p90x arms workout that evening with my hubby, Wednesday I walked a mile that morning, Thursday hubby and I went to the gym.  I didn't get an exercise in Friday or today.  I wanted to go to the gym again by the daycare there was only open until 12:30 it just didn't work with my schedule.  I did okay this week on that.  I think I ate okay too but Idk.  I need to start writing everything down and planning meals. I also thought about getting a exercise bike for nights when I am watching TV. Do you think that will be worth my money?

Just a little side note...I think I am done with Craigslist.  Hubby and I talked with these people a few months ago about a home gym. Well we ended up buying it for a 100.00 not bad right?  Yes bad.  One of the poles got bent on the way home and the cables are splitting.  So it is useless and just taking up room in our garage.  Booo!  Then the other night I got a 60.00 dollar deal on an exercise bike.  The guy was supposed to call me last night so we could meet up.  Well never heard from him..oh well.  And today I saw an ad for a really nice home gym.  I made the mistake by texting the guy and asking him to send a pic so I could see it better and he did.  I told him I would have to talk to my husband and get back to him at another time.  Well since then he has texted 5 times, called and left a voicemail while my phone was off and someone just called from a private number...pretty sure it was him.  I mean damn I was just asking about it!  We were thinking it over..gonna sleep on it but I think I will leave that alone I don't think I want to meet this crazy man. 

Well good night peeps I am for some reason exhausted today.  Wish me luck on the weigh in!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Friend Makin Mondays...on a Tuesday?

Really hope I am not breaking a huge blogging mistake but I just saw Friend Makin Mondays over at
Sarah's Blog

It looks fun and since I am new to blogging I figured it would help you bloggers out there get to know me! So heeeeerrreee we go!

FMM: Ten Random Questions

1) What do you like most about yourself? My Big Heart, I love my friends and family and would do anything for them.  

2) List three characteristics that you like to have in your friends. Loyalty, ability to set me straight when I am wrong, and a good ear to listen.

3) How often do you brush your teeth? In the mornings and evenings.  Also sometimes in the middle of the day, depends on what I have been eating.  I think everyone sometimes forgets in the evenings.

4) If you could travel anywhere today, where would you go? Today?  To Florida to Disney World.  Happiest Place on Earth!

5) Have you ever met anyone from the blog world in person? Nope

6) What is the last show you watched on TV? The Today this morning while getting ready for work.

7) What kind of perfume/cologne do you wear? Right now I have M by Mariah Carey

8) How long ago did you complete your last workout? This morning I walked my morning mile before work.  Hot as hell already too

9) What will you eat for dinner tonight? White chicken chili

10) Share something fun that you did over the weekend.My husband and kiddos went to the fair..had a blast!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Weigh in and weekend update

Well I didn't feel so great about my weigh in this weekend.  I didn't do bad at all last week, maybe should have found more time to get more exercise in.  But I felt deep inside that yesterday's weigh in would not be good.  I lost 1 lb. :(  I really was hoping for more but it could have been worse.  I was kinda down about it yesterday but my hubby made me feel better about it.  I am over it now just gotta keep on trucking, right?  So that brings my total weight loss to 14.2.

On Friday I got my hair cut.  Feels so much better.  I got about 4 inches cut off and he thinned the hell out of it.  My hair so thick and this humidity does not help at all.  Here is a pic of my new hair.

Can't really tell much about it.  It still isn't short but man does it feel better not to have that mane!

Last night we went to the Fair.  We all had a blast. The kids rode soooo many rides.  When I was their age I was scared to ride anything.  Only thing I ever rode was the Merry Go Round until I got older then I ventured out onto the bigger rides.  Charles wanted to ride the big Ferris wheel, that kind where the seat looks like a tea cup.  So all of us rode that.  The kids didn't want to but I made them face that fear and come with us.  (mean mommy I know) But they really liked it!  I have to admit I was a little nervous myself it was so high!  Then the last ride we rode was the Tilt a Whirl.  I forgot how powerful that little ride really is.  The kids rode together and Charles and I rode together.  Our cars were side by side.  It was so fun for us.  First turn of the kids car they were smiling having a great time by the third turn they were holding their hands over their mouth.  I was so concerned by the end of the ride I was not enjoying myself.  When it stopped I went to get the kids.  They looked so queasy.  Then Olivia started throwing up and then I see Tyler behind me throwing up over the rail.  I felt so bad for them.  It was just us left on the ride Charles helping Olivia and me helping Tyler.  It was a pitiful sight.  I felt horrible.  Guess we will have to wait a few years for that ride again.  Here are a few pics of the kids.

And now we are back on Monday.  I started this morning out by eating two egg whites and a piece of whole wheat toast with spray butter.  It was very tasty!  I love spray butter, but thing ever invented. I leave you with a picture of my breakfast. 

Friday, July 15, 2011

Prayers please

Prayers are needed for my husband.  His mom has a place on the side of her face that feels hard.  It doesn't hurt her at all and that is what concerns the doctors.  They think it could be cancer and she has a biopsy on 8/6.  My husband is of course worried but tries to hold it in, bless his heart.  Please pray for my mother in law.  She is a great person loving mother and excepted me and my children into her family.  My husband is hurting right now and I hate that I can't take that away.  Thanks in advance.

Day Off!

Hello!  First I need to start on a lighter note.  Yesterday the hubby and I called into work.  I know I know bad us! We needed a break from our jobs and kids.  Took the kids to the sitter and Charles and I spent a nice day together.

He still worked his first job until about 11:00 so I took the time that morning to go on my morning walk.  I had a band aide on my second toe because I have got myself a blister with all of this walking.  Well yesterday as I was walking I could feel that band aide rubbing my big toe.  It hurt! hurt bad!  But I just couldn't stop in the middle of my walk and take my shoe and sock off to remove the band aide.  So I keep walking and hurting. When I got home I knew it couldn't be good when I took that shoe off. Yep my toe had blood all over it.  I rub a sore spot on the inside of my big toe and it was stinging!  I didn't walk last night because my foot was so sore.  Guess that's what they mean by saying no pain no gain...well in this case no pain no loss.

Back to my day.  Hubby and I went to eat at Cheddars for a nice lunch.  I had a salad, baked potato, rice, and bbq grilled chicken.  It was yummy and I was full.  We then went and saw Transformers, not my first pick but it was his turn to pick the movie.   It was actually pretty good.  I did however have some raisinettes that shared with hubby but I admit I ate more than he did.  Just needed something sweet.  One of my weaknesses.

We picked up the kids after the movie and went home.  I picked the kids up some Fast Food since we were still not hungry from lunch.  Later about 7:00 we ate our leftover from the night before. Overall not a horrible day but it was kinda a relaxed day.  Hey I get one a week!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


I haven't really posted pictures of myself currently.  I have lost 13 lbs so I might look a tiny bit different than I did when I first started a couple of weeks ago.  Sooo here we go.  Hate these!

My front.  Ehhh I don't feel that wide.  I guess this puts it all in perspective.

My side view.  I hate this! Tired of this! WOW.

This is me.  This is the only kind of pictures I ever take of myself.  Full body pics make me cringe.

Okay you have seen what I currently look like.  Lets take a look back to when I very first started this journey.  Before I lost 108 and have gained about 68 lbs back.  Here is me before I lost any of that. 


That's me before I had kids when I was married to my awful first husband. Eating cake. hmmm...Need I say anymore?

I was a big ol bunny!  Now I will get to the pictures when I started losing weight.

My face was much thinner.

That's my sexy hubby and I on my 30th birthday. He is the sweetest man and I am so lucky to have his support.  

This was at my brothers wedding after I started gaining back.

Can't wait to post current progress pics.  Hope everyone has a great day!

Snacking while Cooking..anyone else do it?

Does anyone snack while cooking dinner? This is something I am trying to work on.  I make these great BBQ chicken burritos.  Last night as I was cooking dinner I noticed I snacked a lot!  First off I was starving.  It took forever to get home because it was raining and Lexington tends to shut down when it rains.  People just forget how to drive.  Anyway when I started making dinner it didn't seem to matter what it was.  Onions, little pieces of the chicken when I was cutting it up, corn as I cut it off the cob.  Ugh stop that! I was getting annoyed with myself, but did I mention I was sooooooo hungry.  So I will be working hard on not snacking while I cook.

I try to walk a mile every morning before work and in the evenings too. As I walked this morning I was so hot and going up a little hill.  I was breathing hard and trying to get my breath.  My mouth, I guess, was wide open I saw a bug coming right toward me and flew right in my mouth.  Big bug too.. Ekkkk!  I immediately starting coughing and spitting but down the hatch it must have went.  I will def try to keep my mouth closed during my walks from now on. 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Weigh In!!

Good morning! I weighed in this morning and I have lost 5 lbs!! YAY! I feel so good.  Last night hubby, kids and I went to a mexican restaurant.  Its hard to eat there cause they keep bringing chips to the table, the food is covered in melted cheeses and cheese sauces. mmmmm  But last night I rested all of that.  I had a few chips and knew when to stop. For dinner I order grilled steak, refried beans, and rice.  I ate all the steak and beans and about half of my rice.  It was MMM MMM good!  I felt good when I left there and not stuffed like I normally do.  Just enough food.  So pround of my 13 lbs weight loss.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Rainy day and Chicken Etoufee *sigh*

It rained all day today.  So I couldn't go walk this morning.  Hopefully it will quit raining after I get off work so I can walk.  I hate going to to the YMCA but if it comes down to it I might have to go tonight.  My thoughtful, wonderful, amazing husband surprised me at work today with Chicken Etoufee from a little Cajun restaurant I oh so love.  It was so good! I ate every bite of it and I had two orders of bread. Dang it! Weakness.  However, I have not eaten anything like that in over three weeks (the time I have been on this diet).  Then a co-worker put a cupcake on my desk. UGHH!  It was a small cupcake and I did eat half of it. The other half is in the trash.  I plan to eat very light tonight to make up for the damage I did today.  Hopefully this wont effect my weigh in on Sunday.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

No Justice

I don't have a lot to blog about weight loss today.  I have ate really well today and survived the 4th of July holiday cookout food.  I walked a mile before work. It feels so good to walk before work.  Hopefully I will have another weight loss to report on Monday. :)

On another note the Casey Anthony verdict came back two hours ago.  I AM SICK!  I can not believe she got away with murder!  What mother does not report her child missing for 31 days??? What mother goes dancing and getting tattoos when she has "no clue" where her baby is? As a mother of two I know I would be going crazy if I didn't know where my babies are.  Let me lose them for 5 minutes and I would be a wreck.  I feel so sorry for this baby girl who passed way to young.  Where is the justice for young Caylee? 

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Weigh In

Good Morning! Last week I did really good with everything, I ate, exercised and drank water like I should.  Yesterday I knew hubby and I were having a date night so I really watched what I ate.  I took the kids to McDonalds yesterday morning for breakfast since we still do not have a new fridge (new one being delivered on Wednesday).  I got two plain biscuits.  I ate 1 1/2.  Then for lunch I took the kids to Chick Fillet I had a grilled chicken sandwich no fries and a Diet Dr. Pepper.  Then nothing else until we went to dinner.  We dropped the kids off with the sitter and went a saw Iron Man...his choice.  The movie theater we went to is called The Movie Tavern.  They serve you your dinner while you watch your huh?! I orderd little chicken sliders with fries and had a real Coke.  It was good and I got full really fast.  I didn't get refills on my Coke but I had to have that one.  I was a real caffine junky and it did taste good to have that one.  I wanted to get a piece of cake but resisted.  It was a good night with my sweet husband. 

This morning I got up went to the bathroom it was time to weigh.  I always get nervous before I weigh because I am scared to see the number go up or no change at all.  But...I lost 3.2 lbs! I can deal with that! So that makes total 8.2 lost!  I'd say I am on my "weigh"!  Hubby is back with groceries so I can cook breakfast.  Hope everyone has a great and safe Forth!