Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Another Monday

woo hoo! I lost 2 lbs last week! yay!!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Have scale?

Yes I do!!! I have my scale. Finally! After waiting for 7 weeks! I have a working scale! It's so cool. lol Never thought I'd say that about a scale. The kids are really liking it. They keep weighing themselves. RJ ate a bite of bread and then wanted to weigh himself. :D
My big news... I bought a treadmill! WOO HOO!!! I've wanted one for so long! I can't go on my walks here in the winter. We have very LONG winters, so I wanted a treadmill. Anyhow. I found one. A good one for $50 at a yardsale. whoot whoot!
I'm really liking it.
So for my Monday weigh in... I'm still at the same weight. *sigh* I have an old friend visiting. This friend isn't any good for my weight. This friend causes bloating, slight weight gain, slight discomfort & a little grumpiness!
oh yay! Next week I'm sure I'll feel better. I'm still plucking away doing my workouts & now walking or jogging on my treadmill.
I've been doing good at my food journal & my portions.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Shopping for...Something?

This weekend I ended up on a shopping mission to find my girls and my nice dresses for my brother's wedding in January. I love shopping for the girls. The money just seems to go farther. :)
Anyway, who would have thought that it would be so difficult finding a dress with pink and brown on it...together?!?!? I've seen stuff everywhere, it seemed, with pink and brown, addorable stuff, too. I envisioned a brown dress with pink polkadots, pink ribbon at the empire waist, maybe a brown shrug. Adorable, right?? Yah, right. I haven't been to the mall in ages.

Apparently, only in my dreams. And, if I could even figure out a sewing machine, I considered for a very small moment to make them my dang self! Everywhere was black and pink, black and red, cream and every other color, even brown and blue! No luck with brown and pink, together.

Then, to what do my wondering eyes should appear? A brown taffita A-line with an empire waist, pink and champanine ribbon sewed all around it. I didn't matter that I had to buy everyone of them a larger size. I fell in love. These are perfect. Not quite what I had in mind... but better! For the happy ending, I found fuzzy shruggs on clearance for the babys and a shimmery shrug for Eliza. What a day! I was pooped, but very gratified.

My reason for this post: besides my frustration, I became so very exceited to actually buy something for me, in a smaller size!! I know what I want, and I'm determined to get it in a smaller size in one month. If I can't find it, I will definatly make it (or my Grandma will help me a great deal!)!

So help me if my bro's fiance changes her mind! :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Even Nothing is Progress

...I keep telling myself. Because, I'm more ahead than I was three months ago.

This will be a dead week for me. I'm working late and can't get my a-- out of bed early, and D is getting sick again, and E is coughing, and L has a runny nose, and I'm soooo drained! So, I have 3 weeks then I'm done with training and will only be working 3 days a week!! Yah!!

Three weeks won't kill me. The daily candy bar...could...

Ahh, toss-up. I'll switch to tootsie rolls.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Monday weigh in

I thought I would put weigh in as the title... even though I haven't received my new scale yet. I'm really not sure if I've lost weight or not. *sigh* I called the company, seems they gave me the wrong address to mail my brand new broken scale to. So because of their mistake, I must weight. haha! Get it weight, not wait. lol (yes, I'm a dork!)

ok. So hopefully I've lost some weight... I am feeling like I have more energy. I have been working out regularly. Someone told me or I read somewhere that every time you want to munch or snack when you really don't need to, do 25 jumping jacks and go brush your teeth. I changed it a bit. I brush my teeth after I eat so I don't want to munch and mess up my clean teeth. I still do the 25 jumping jacks and it really works. Then I chug a glass of water! woo hoo!
I've also learned that I must get to bed earlier. Especially since my husband is working nights right now. When he's working, I get bored at night and snack while I watch tv. Yep. I admit it. I love junk! YUMMY! But, I am here to lose weight and to be healthy! Not to snack and pack on lbs. That is what got me here!

I'm watching my portions! I'm trying to not snack needlessly. I have some snacks that are 100 calories so if I'm really needing something to snack on, I can have one of those. I've too have been mixing up my workouts.
I can't wait to be healthier and to feel better both mentally & physically!
Thank you girls for doing this with me!!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

work out

I got a big box of workout movies. WOO HOO! I worked out to Tai bo (sp) this morning. I feel great! I was able to keep up with it and man did it work me out! yay! RJ worked out with me because he loves the whole karate thing. :) I might do a yoga workout tonight. I love yoga!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

New Love

Down 5 lbs since my last post!

I'm attributing my success so far to portion control, mixing up my work-out routine and the motivation from my brother's pending wedding. Other perks, I went down from a Large on my work scrubs to a Medium (top and bottom). The bottoms are a tad tight, but that's even more motivation to shrink my booty (against D's request, bless his heart). Also, other clothes are loose and fitting better. I found a cute shirt at Wal-Mart for $8 and not even thinking, bought a Large (instead of an XL). I LOVED it sooo much, after I tried it on, I bought one in each color they had! :) That's the first time I've bought clothes for a long time.

I think I'll get a new dress, too, for the wedding of course. ;)