Monday, December 28, 2009

I love Christmas!!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas!! I didn't exercise much, and I ate WAY too much, but I did manage to keep the damage to a minimal. I weighed in at 165.2 this morning. As much as I didn't want to, I did my work out for the day, so I'm feeling good about that. I hope I can shed a few more pounds in the coming weeks, but more importantly eat lots of veggies, I feel so much better when I do.

Randy got me a few t-shirts for Christmas, and so did my mom! Also I got a gift card to Coquitlam Centre (big, huge mall) I am tempted to buy a fancy new camera with that money and my $500 from the weight loss challenge, but I'm still deciding....

Friday, December 18, 2009

Sick, again!

Last night my throat started hurting again, and by this morning it was excruciating. So I saw the doctor first thing this morning, and was given another antibiotic. Hopefully it works this time! Tomorrow morning we leave for Sun Peaks. We are going with the big in-law family, not my idea of a good time......I am bringing a few healthy foods for myself (skim milk, veggies...etc.) They are supplying all the food, and that worries me. Hopefully I don't offend them by bringing some food myself. I hope to be one of those peoples that loses weight during the holidays instead of gaining!

I have a 10k race January 17th...coming up quick! And just today I registered for another 10k February 22nd. I'm excited!!!

Have a good weekend, and hopefully we can all make wise food decisions and get some exercise in!

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Yesterday was weigh in day at the gym. But apparently I can no longer weigh in there. They have decided to close the challenge to members only. So I don't have that to keep my accountable anymore. I think they were just scared I was going to win again, also, it's not very good advertising for them that someone that doesn't belong to their gym won the first challenge. I did get my $5oo from them though. Plus a big medal, that Reegan enjoys wearing, he is currently napping with it in his bed, (I did check on him to make sure he didn't fall alseep with it around his neck)

I will continue to weigh myself at home, and every wednesday I will record that weight. My mom challenged me to see who could lose 10lbs far I'm winning :) I went Christmas shopping at Old Navy today, and man do they have some good sales right now! Just for kicks I tried on a pair of jeans, because mine are getting baggy. And yippee, a size 10 fit! It was just a few months ago I was wearing a size 18 pants! I didn't buy the jeans, because I don't have the money (saving the $500 for some down south outlet shopping) but now I know, I am a size 10! I can actually go to Lululemon now and buy more than just headbands!! Too bad it's so expensive!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Can I have a re-do?

I am still here! I have been keeping up with my exersising and my eating has been pretty good, but could be better. So I was looking through my old photos for some inspiration, and I just wish I could go back in time, and have a re-do. I wish we could do our camping trip over again, I wish I could go to the lake with my sister's again, attend my mom's 50th again....all things that I have pictures of, which I hate looking at. I know I can't re-live those moments, but I can look forward to next summer and all future events that will be documented with film. I know I can't talk about pictures and not share them all with you. So for your viewing pleasure, from the beginning of summer, to now.

Comparing this last picture with the rest really puts things into perspective for me, and gives me motivation to keep going and not give up!

Tomorrow is weigh in day, and I'm hoping to be down again. I'm not expecting a big loss, just really hoping not to gain this week.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Cycle two

Picture my friend recently posted on facebook of me at my first baby shower (3 years ago).

With the 12 week challenge finished I was worried that I would lose my motivation. Thankfully the gym has started another cycle. I am all signed up and ready! My goal weight was 160lbs by my birthday (feb 12) which I have now changed, again. My new goal weight is 140lbs. I don't have a date set that I'd like to be at, but my birthday would be nice, however I don't think I can lose 25 lbs in the next 8 weeks....but we'll see. I have become alot more lax when it comes to my diet, which really sucks, but I haven't been horrible. Something I can definitely live with, without going overboard. This is a constant battle and I'm learning as I go. The 10k race I am signed up for is fast approaching, and I'm really excited for it. A fellow blogger friend just signed up for a half a marathon, and it's something that I have been thinking about for quite some time. I haven't told anyone though, because I didn't think it was attainable. But now that my friend has signed up, I'm thinking maybe it is possible that I could complete day.

Only 2 weeks left until Christmas!!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

I'm healed!

I finally dragged myself (and two kids) to the doctors office. I was diagnosed with Strep throat (which according to him is the same as tonsillitis..hmmm) so after taking some antibiotics, I am definitely feeling better! I actually ate 3 full meal today! So enough about that...

Wednesday I was weighed in, and I didn't want to tell them I was sick, because no one likes sick people....and I was scared they would say something about me losing so much weight in one week, so I quickly chugged a litre of water right before I went in to get weighed, lol. I still tipped the scales at 168.8, which is down 6lbs from the week before. I told him I just tried really hard so I would win. And win I did. They are having a little awards ceremony, which I think is lame, just give me my money already! But I will be contacted in about 2 weeks with a date of when the ceremony will be....Five hundred smackaroos! I already have that money spent in my head, all the cute little outfits I am going to buy and purses and shoes! Ahhh, I'm so excited!

So my total for the past 12 week is.......41lbs, on the dot! They measured me as well, and I don't have them right in front of me, because it's midnight and I'm in bed, but I know the inches lost is quite something. I know I lost 8 inches just off my hips. In 12 weeks, seriously! It is so amazing to me the differences I see in these past 12 short weeks. I feel like such a new person, inside and out! I dream of going for hikes with the family and swimming, and water slides! Stuff I used to dread and avoid at all costs! I would worry friends would invite us to the beach and have excuses ready why we couldn't go. Now, it's like pick us, pick us! I will try anything! I am no longer embarrassed of my weight. I weighed 164.2 this morning. I could scream that number from the roof top, I am so proud of it! I'm sure I sound like a real butthead right now, but when people congratulate me, or tell me how good I look, I kind of down play it and just say thanks, or say I've lost a bit of weight....but here can I just said that I am so proud of myself and I'm starting to love the way I look!

Now back to business, I haven't worked out since Saturday! That's almost a whole week! Now that the sickness is gone, it's time to get back at 'er. And even though I weighed 164 this morning, I'm sure most of those pounds will come back momentarily until I can actually work it off, and not lose it by being sick.

Oh, before I leave, I am officially registered the a 10k race. January 17th, is the Chilly Chase and I shall run it! That's my motivation to keep running through the holidays! What's keeping you from over indulging in Christmas baking and skipping out on some workouts?? We can be the few that loses weight at Christmas instead of gains!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Want a quick fix to lose weight?

Get tonsillitis. I am sicker than a dog. I haven't had anything to eat or drink (besides 2 cups of tea) in the last two days. This morning I weighed 169lbs. I am so hungry, but it hurts too much to eat :( Being sick sucks, but being sick while taking care of two kids REALLY sucks. Thank goodness my fever seems to be coming down finally!

Tomorrow I go in for my final weigh in and measurments! Ican't wait! Wish me luck

Thursday, November 26, 2009


As of right now, I am winning the challenge. That would mean I will get $500! I am winning by a long shot (35lbs of fat lost, 2nd place lady lost 15lbs) But it isn't over yet, and there is a slight chance someone could catch up....

I had a loss of 4.4 lbs this week, which I'm very excited about. One question I have, is what my goal weight should be. First it was 180lbs, well I'm bellow that now, and still think I have a ways to go. I guess I'll know when I get there, or at least that's what I'm hoping...any suggestions?

This past Sunday my mom and I ran a 5k race. It was a really nice route through Bear Creek Park. Gorgeous place! It was raining pretty hard at some points, but I enjoy running in the rain. My time was 31:13, I hope to improve that at my next run!

Friday, November 20, 2009

10k plus weigh in plus challenge

Last week I finished off my running program with a 10km run. The weather outside was nasty, so I ran on the treadmill. It took me 65 minutes to run the full 10 kms. Not too bad. Now I've started on a new program, run 10k faster. So I run 3 days a week, and do some home videos (Billy Blanks) 3 days a week. I workout 6 days a week, crazy! I've been a little laxed on my diet lately, and I and reaping what I've sowed now. I had a 1/2 pound gain this week. I was talking with a guy at the gym yesterday and he seems to think I am winning this 12 week challenge by a lot. The person in first place has 15 lbs of fat loss, and I have 35 lbs (in 10 weeks). He thinks he could be calculating it wrong, but looks like I might be coming into some money soon! He said I am doing exceptionally well, and that it's unheard of how well I'm doing! Hey, that's a compliment I'll take!

I am running another 5k this weekend, hopefully beat my time from last month.

I have been getting a lot of flak lately about not being a member of a gym (the gym this challenge is at especially) I am doing really well on my own, and I enjoy the workouts I am doing. I am a runner! I love to run. I don't get why that is such a big deal to these trainers. I am doing my strength training and I feel great. I just wish they didn't have to hassle me to join their gym and fork out the money! That's my little rant this week ;)

I am waiting for a phone call letting me know if I am winning the challenge for not, so I'll update when I hear something!

Thanks for reading and leaving such kind, encouraging comments!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Good, The Bad and The Not so Ugly

The Good:
I lost 3.2 lbs this week! Woo Hoo! I'm pretty excited about that. I am now officially in the 170's. It seems like I've been setting goals for myself, and am blowing by them so quickly that I can't even enjoy one milestone before I'm on to the next. Don't get me wrong...I'm not complaining about that!

The Bad:
I'm not winning the 12 week challenge I am participating in :( In the last 9 weeks I have lost 31lbs. Almost 15% of my starting weight. Someone in the challenge has lost 15.4% so far. So she isn't that far ahead of me, and I have 3 weeks left to catch up!

The Not so Ugly:
I bought some new jeans this past weekend. Size 12. They were cheap and are cute, and I'm feeling pretty hot in them!

My new goals: Lose 8.4 lbs in the next 3 weeks, bringing my total to 40lbs in 12 weeks. Lose 18.4 lbs before my birthday (February 12) to bring me to my goal of 160 lbs!

Here's me at my heaviest, 82 lbs ago!

Edited to add: I was looking at this picture, and I can see a crap load of nachos and cheese sitting on the stove ready to eat, and Randy is making us big huge cups of hot chocolate! What a dose of reality of how bad our eating habits used to be!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Cookin' in a dress...

My mom brought over my grad dress yesterday so I could try it on, and to my amazement it fit! I was soo excited that I wore it all evening. I even cooked dinner (shephards pie) in it. And of course I took some pictures. I think it fit pretty good, still pretty tight, but it was tight when I wore it 4.5 years ago. My boobs are definitly bigger, but I am breastfeeding now, and obviously wasn't then!
Yesterday was also my weigh in day. I lost 2 pounds this past week, putting my weight at 181.6 lbs. Hopefully next week I'll be in the 170's. And this is uncharted territories for me. I have no memory of being in the 170's. And obviously at one point in time I was, but it was well over 5 years ago. So that will be an exciting time!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

What to blog...

When I am running all I think about is what I should blog about when I'm done. I think about my inspirations, my motivation...basically everything. I could make 10 mini posts about all random things or just lump it all together in one....

I do my best thinking when I am in the shower, running and laying bed....maybe that's because that's the only time I get mostly to myself. The kids are usually in bed by that time and I can just think about life.

I've always wondered why I want to lose weight. Most people would say because they want to be healthy and life a long happy life. Well if I want to be honest with myself, it's because I want to look good. I want to buy cute clothes from my previously favourite stores again and feel good wearing them. That probably makes me sound shallow, which I assure you I am not. Who doesn't want to look good? So that was my main goal going into this, look great and have other people notice as well. Yesterday morning I ran on the treadmill, 6 miles, and while I was running Reegan was playing around me and watching Treehouse. He is such a sweet little boy, and I realized I am doing this for him and his little sister. They are amazing little kids and they deserve to have a great mom. Randy has wanted to take Reegan to the water slides for a while now, and I always so no, and the reason is because I didn't want to wear a bathing suit. Well not anymore! Too bad I came to this realization in the winter when they are closed! I do not want to deprive my kids of anything just because they have a lazy and embarassed mom. I am going to live my life to it's fullest and looking good is just a perk of that! So as sappy as it sounds, my family is my motivation. They give me that little push to keep running.

It feels good to get some of my thoughts out!

As far as my weight loss this week goes, it's not too great. I can come up with a thousand excuses, my monthly lady friend is visiting, halloween candy was around, I don't have a vehicle so I can't go to the grocery store....blah blah blah... Basically I lost sight of what is important, only for a short period, and I am back on track! My running is going really well and I'm looking forward to the 5k in a couple weeks. Also, I will starting some strength training soon, which will be nice too! I'm thinking I want to be at my goal weight by my birthday (February 12) and I think I chose 160lbs as my goal weight. That may change, but for now, that is the number I am shoooting for.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Some pictures to end the week!

Here's my new haircut!

The first picture is from 7 weeks ago, when I started my running program, the second picture is is 6.5 weeks later. (25.5lbs lost)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

7 weeks down

I have been at this for 7 weeks and this week I lost over 6lbs! Very exciting! I also got my hair done, as a reward for losing 50lbs. It looks really cute, and it was kind of a splurge. Anyways, that's my mini update for this week! I hope I can get through halloween without eating too much candy!

Monday, October 26, 2009

I survived!

Not only did I survive the 5k, but I rocked it! I had three goals going into it:

1. I didn't want to die!
2. I didn't want to walk
3. I wanted to finish under 40 minutes.

I was so nervous all day! I don't know why I was nervous, I just was. When the race started there was quite a few people so I had to navigate my way through them all. Just over halfway there was a massive hill that I wasn't expecting! But, I ran right up that darn hill! I did twist my ankle and fall, but I got right back up and kept on running. And then close to the finish my shoe came untied! Soo mad about that, because I always, always double knot my laces, and for some reason I didn't that day! Anyways... I finished the race just under 30 minutes! (like, literally just seconds under 30 minutes) I was very happy about that time! I was expecting to be around 34 or 35 minutes, so yay me! I had such a feeling of accomplishment when I was done, and I am still running on adrenaline! I am going to register for a 10k on November 22nd! My friend that also did the 5k kept commenting how it was "only" 5km, and was no big deal. I had to continually tell her that to me it was a big deal! 6 weeks ago I could run 1 minute, and now I'm running 30 consecutive minutes! I just want to mention how much I love my husband! He has been so amazing for me through all this. He ran the whole race with me, and pushed to stroller. At the end he ran really fast to get ahead of me, and quickly took a picture of my crossing the finish line! I upload it later! Yesterday he even brought me shopping in the states so I could buy a new bra! How many men go bra shopping, seriously! On that was so fun going bra shopping! My boobs have shrunk a lot. I am still nursing, so they will shrink even more when I am done! Normally that would be a bad thing, but in my case, it's awesome! I can almost buy bras from regular stores again! Like La Senza or Victories Secret!!

I hope you all had a great weekend!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Weigh in day!

Nothing too exciting to post, just that this morning I weighed in, and I am down 2.2 lbs. Making 190lbs even! I am soo excited to weigh in next week and be in the 180's!! Eeeek, still seems so unbelievable to me!

Today I have the run for 72 minutes...well kind of. I warm-up and cool down for 5 minutes of walking, so that leaves 62 minutes of running...well not really. I run 10 mins, walk 1, run 20 mins, walk one, and then run 30 mins! So that's 60 minutes of running. I am super super excited to do it! This running program I am doing is so awesome! I can't believe that 6 short weeks ago I could barely run 1 full minute. I am no longer nervous for the 5k on Saturday! I think the running aspect of this whole 'journey' is my favourite! I used to love running when I was younger, and now I am loving it again! It's so nice to be able to call myself a runner! One day I want to be labeled as a marathon runner!

I am going to take a picture today, it seems like a good day for one. Even though I don't like my jeans anymore. They are getting soo sagged out, and that's not sexy ;)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Nummy Num....

That's how I describe my dinner last night, and tonight dinner too! Stir Fry! It was soo good and easy peasy to make! I don't like any meat in it (shrimp, chicken...etc..) so it's just a veggie stir fry, but was it ever tasty! Basically you just chop up as many vegetables that you like, and saute them, stir in some low calorie stir fry sauce and serve over brown rice. I didn't blog this weekend because I was embarrassed! Randy went hunting for 4 days, so while he was gone I got Reegan and I Triple O's for dinner. That entailed a hamburger and onion rings for me! The first really bad thing I've had in 5 weeks. I had been craving it every single day since I started this diet, and I finally caved. When I used to get the exact same meal I would eat the whole thing with no problem, and could still eat more afterwards. This time, I could barely finish it! I was soo full! And guess what?!? It wasn't worth it. It wasn't nearly as good as I remembered, and I felt yucky afterwards. Not to mention the waste of money that it was! Seriously, for me and Reegan our bill was $13. I could have bought a cute new top for that price! What a disappointment! So, back to the stir fry. Not only is it cheap, it is very healthy and I felt great afterwards. I am making Randy baked mac and cheese for dinner (one of my favourites) so I better get to choppin' on my veggies and make my stir fry before the mac and cheese starts calling my name!

Oh, one more thing....the 5k race I signed up for is coming up! Like really really soon...Saturday to be exact. As in 5 days away! I'm freaking out. I don't know what I'm so worried about. I know it isn't going to kill me. I just really hope I can do the whole thing without walking. Eeeek!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Getting closer...

to being in the 180's! I had a loss of 1.8lbs this week. I know it could have been better, but a loss none the less. I'm just one step closer to my goal...speaking of which, I don't technically have a goal set yet. I keep thinking I'll know I'm there when I get there. I do have mini goals set though. My next one being 189lbs. The 5k race is coming up, and I'm excited and scared at the same time! I am doing it with my mom, and I have no idea where she is at with her running. I really hope I can keep up with her, and that she doesn't hate running slow with me! We're going running together tomorrow, so I can gauge how it will go. At the gym this morning the lady was nagging me again about joining them. Saying statiscally I can't make it on my own and if I want to see results I need to join a gym. (I only go there to get weighed in for this 12 week challenge, not an actual member) I just wanted to scream at her! Can't she see my results and know that I can make it, I am making it work!!! Why would I want to go to the gym and run on a treadmill with tons of other sweaty people around me when I can run on the open road while pushing my kids in the stroller giving them fresh air?? It just doesn't make sense to me. I understand the gym has weights and machines there I could utilize, but clearly I am making due with what I have! Don't get me wrong, I have nothing wrong with people that go to a gym, it just isn't for me at this time in my life!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Turkey Days!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends! Technically tomorrow is thanksgiving, but that's ok! My mom and sister came over tonight for dinner. It was really good!

I forgot to update for my past weigh in, so I lost 1.4 lbs. Obviously not as great as last weeks, but I'll take it! Any loss is good in my books! Soon I'll be in the 180's, which just seems soo unbelievable to me! When I was 9 months and big and pregnant with Gaby I was 260lbs! So I never imagined I would be back down to this weight. It's been years and years!

I never imagined I would feel so awesome as well! I have so much more energy lately. My running is still so hard, and is constantly kicking my butt, but I am still enjoying it. The 5k I am registered for is in less than 2 weeks! We mapped out a 5k loop by our house, so that is what we've been running, and it isn't too far. Randy is going hunting on Thursday, and I am not looking forward to it! I am going to miss my running partner!

So wish me luck this week, and that I have another loss at our next weigh in!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Me, a runner?

The kids have both been napping for over 2 hours, so I'm sure they will wake up just as I start this post! My running training has been picking up, and last night I ran 10 minutes, walk 1 minute, 4 times. It was soo refreshing to run outside, awesome! It made the 10 minutes seem almost enjoyable! When I was younger I used to run a fair bit. Me and my mom even did the Sun Run (annual 10k run in mid April). I gave it up though over the years. I've always wanted to get back into it, and here I am, training for a 10k. Ultimately I want to run the sun run under an hour. But my first goal is to do the 5k. I really hope I can run the whole thing, with no walking. I don't have a definite time set, but close to 30 minutes would be nice. Randy and the kids will be doing my running with me tonight again. They got a little sick of sitting in the stroller after half an hour, but I'll just turn my ipod up really loud so I don't have to listen to them ;) Speaking of ipods....It may be mean to Randy for me to listen to music while he is running with me, but I'm so out of breath I can't talk to him anyway. I was skipping through songs on my shuffle when I got to some Christian music. At first I skipped through them because I wanted to listen to some upbeat, loud music while running. But I realized I really enjoyed the calming effects it had on me. So now I have a good mix of Hillsong and Toby Keith songs to enjoy ;)

On a less happy weight loss has slowed down! I'm thinking it might have something to do with losing 7 lbs last week, but also I haven't been as strict as I was the first few weeks. As of this morning I am only down 1lb so far. Hopefully I can get back on track, and stay on track!

The kids are still sleeping, but why push me luck!

Monday, October 5, 2009

New pants and a dedication!

Saturday Randy, Gaby and I went to Costco and Old Navy in the States. I bought a pair of jeans, and they are so comfy, they fit really well! Hopefully not for long though ;) They are a size 14, not too shabby for me :) Sunday we dedicated our sweet Gaby to the Lord, with all our family with us. It was a really nice day, and we are so blessed to have such great family. I wore a really cute dress that my friend had lent me.
It was beautiful weather, so after we enjoyed a very yummy brunch buffet we needed to try burn off some calories! So we put the kids in the stroller and went for a long walk.

Both kids fell asleep, so it was a very peaceful, almost romantic walk! It reminded me of when we would go for walks before we had kids. Awesome afternoon, that about sums it up! I can't lie though, I could have done better with my diet. We were at an all you can eat buffet, for brunch, I mean come on!! I definitely could have been a lot worse though. It took a ton of self control to not stuff my face! I ate a lot of fruits and veggies, and only a few potatoes, and one little waffle, no whipped cream :P

I am officially signed up for the 5k at the end of this month, October 24th. Today I have to run 10 minutes, walk 1 minute, 4 times. Randy is going to do it with me, on the trail by our house. I usually do it on the treadmill, but our schedule got screwed up today, and it's also nice to run outdoors sometimes.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

On a roll

Today was weigh in day at the gym. I am proud to say I had another great loss. I lost 7lbs! Woo Hoo. That officially brings me under 200 lbs. I couldn't be more ecstatic! All my hard work is paying off! I got some new runners today, and I can't wait to use them tomorrow morning. I haven't missed a single day of excersising either. I am currently running 6 days a week, and it's been awesome. I seriously need to do some shopping. The pants I am wearing right now are soo big. If I jump up and down a few times they fall down to my ankles! And I'm wearing these pants around town. Hopefully this weekend I can get some pants to tide me over :) I have been feeling happy, energized and motivated these days, and I know I owe it all to my excersise and food control!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Nothing to wear!

I went to a wedding 3 weeks ago and bought a new dress for it. It was so tight, it was practically painted on. I had to wear spanx under it in hopes of smoothing out a little bit. Well I tried the dress on today, and it's too big. Not a little big like I could still wear it, it's WAY too big. It looks like I'm wearing a potatoe sack. I was planning on wearing the dress for Gaby's dedication, but obviously I can't now! One day I will get it taken in, but not yet! So now I get to go shopping for a new dress. Also, all my pants are too big. I'm not really into shopping for clothes, but I'm hoping that I will enjoy it a bit more now that I'm losing a bunch of weight. So my plan is to buy a new dress and some pants that aren't all saggy and make my crotch look like it hangs down to my knees.

This morning I weighed myself, (like I do 100x a day) and the scale read 200.00 lbs!! It was soo exciting to see! Honestly I haven't weighed this much in such a long long time. It isn't my official weigh in, so I can't track it down yet, but I'm hoping when I go to weight in next week it's even lower!! I can't imagine being in the 100's. That will be amazing for me.

This evening some friends came over, and we had a great time! I had a very yummy hamburger and lots of veggies! I even made cookies and was able to resist having any! Yay, so proud of myself for that, and thankfully my friends ate them all so I don't have to have the temptation now. We had such a delicious dessert as well! Thank you Frances! I am glad I was able to socialize with my friends without eating too much junk food! Great time had by me!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

In Sync with Biggest Loser!

Last night was week two for the Biggest Loser contestants, and this morning I had my week two weigh in! I have been doing pretty well this week. We went out for our anniversary but other than that, I've been really good! My work outs are getting harder, and the eating part is getting easier! So while watching Biggest Loser last night I was thinking week two is a crappy week and I probably won't lose any weight. I was just hoping not to gain! I lost 1.6 lbs, not a tonne, but it's still down. I am just going to keep plugging along and keep doing what I'm doing, and slowly but surely this weight will come off! I didn't get under 200lbs, but soon I will!

I LOVE how much energy I have had lately! It's so fun playing with Reegan on the playground and running around with him. I feel so much more energized and simply excitable about life! I am also going to sign up for a 5km run that's at the end of October. It's just down the road from my house, and Randy will do it with me! I hope I can run the whole thing!

This post is already all over the place, so why stop here.....I made such a yummy snack yesterday! I cute a tortilla shell into little triangles, and baked them in the oven on a baking sheet for about 10 minutes, until they were crunchy. They were really good, and I ate them with a pretty low calorie snack! I am going to do it again today! And I am going to make my own hummus today, yum yum!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

It's too HARD!!

Obviously it's hard! If it was easy there wouldn't be so many obese people in the world! I just wish it didn't have to be so hard for ME! Randy has been supportive, he will watch the kids while I jump on the treadmill. (not literally jump on it, but ya know...) And he really encourages me every step of the way. The good thing is that I am starting to enjoy exercising! I used to be a runner back in High School, and I'm so glad I'm getting back into it. I can't wait to sign up for my first race. One of the many things that sucks about weight loss, is how long it takes! I want results NOW! I hate that 2 or 3 lbs a week is considered good. Why can't I lose 20 or 30 lbs a week? That's one character flaw I can admit to! I do not have patience! So how about I stop my belly aching and write some things that are positive in my life right now!

I LOVE that I can already tell my exercising is paying off! I don't get winded anymore when we go for our nightly walks after dinner. I LOVE that I have been eating so many vegetables lately. I LOVE that I get excited to shop for new clothes now! Lastly, I LOVE that I am finally thinking of myself and feeling less LAZY!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Why, oh why...

did I have to do it! We went to Red Robin last night for dinner. I wanted to pick something healthy off the menu, but what did I get? A big fat burger with fries! In my defense I didn't get cheese on it like I usually do. Not that it really made much of a differance! It really wasn't worth it honestly! And as soon as I finished eating it I knew I made a mistake! So usually when I get to this point in a diet I give up. It's happened so many times. I just tell myself that I've already screwed up, so why keep trying. Not this time. This morning I worked out extra hard! I was sweating something fierce. I really hope my screw up doesn't mess up my weigh in too bad next week. I guess it's time to move on, and just focus on the future!

On the upside of last night, Randy bought me a new jacket. I saw it at the store a week or so again and really wanted it! So I convinced him it would make a good anniversary present. After dinner we went to the mall and got it! It is pretty tight, but in a couple weeks it will be perfect!

Tomorrow is Saturday, and weekends are always hard for me to stick to my diet! Randy is home, and our routine is all out of whack. So wish me luck! I started doing pilates again as well. I tried doing it a few years ago, with results, so hopefully it will do the trick again this time! I can really feel it in my abs today, so that must mean it's working!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Buh bye 5 lbs!

I went to the gym yesterday to get weighed in, and I lost five pounds! I am very excited about it too! In 6 days, that's almost a pound a day! I know next week most likely won't be such a big loss, but that's ok! Any loss is awesome in my books. I am hoping that I am under 200 next week. That will require a 4 pound loss. I have been doing really well with my diet, and even better with my exercise. It's still really hard for me to not eat bad food. Randy has been a great support to me, and I am so thankful for that. Last night he even said my butt is getting smaller ;) I don't know if it really is or if he is just saying that to be nice, but it doesn't matter! Too bad I didn't start this challenge that I'm in before I lost 30 pounds, oh well! I can still win this one! I love being excited about buying clothes! It's our 4 year anniversary tomorrow, and I asked for a jacket. I don't know if I've ever asked for clothing as a gift before! I haven't decided yet if I'm going to cheat on my diet tomorrow. We don't have a babysitter available to us tomorrow night, so we can't do anything too exciting, but I would like to not have to cook dinner. I am craving a burger from White Spot sooo bad! With Triple O sauce. would be soo good, but would it be worth it?? Talk me off the ledge, please!!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009


So it wasn't too bad of an oops, but still, it wasn't great. We went to Randy's parents house today for dinner for the FILs birthday. I knew it would be hard to stick to my diet, but I didn't know just how hard. I only took a teeny tiny bit of mashed potatoes, and Gaby ate most of them, so that wasn't too bad. My whole plate was veggies, but when they are dripping in butter, it kind of defeats the purpose of eating veggies. And then I had a piece of cheese cake after dinner. My MILS cheese cake is seriously one of my favourite desserts ever! So when I had just a small piece and gave as much as I could to Reegan, I was proud! So like I said, it wasn't horrible, but I definitely could have been better. And to top it all off, I didn't exercise today! But that was planned all along. 6 days a week, with the off day being Sundays. I weigh in on Tuesday, so lets hope it's a good weigh in for me!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Hide the scale!

So I'm happy to say that I have been sticking to my diet, very well. I got on the treadmill again today, it was soo hard doing it, but I'm glad now that I'm done. I have a real problem with weighing myself. I swear, sometimes I weigh myself 10 times in one day! I wish I could just go to the weekly weigh-ins at the gym and that's it! The good news is that I know I have already lost weight! I am doing my grocery shopping today, I am excited to go buy lots of yummy healthy foods! Anyways, that's all I have to report for today.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


I started excersising today. I am doing a learn to run 10k program. It went pretty well, it was hard running, but I got through it. I took a few pictures of myself just before I went to work out. They aren't the prettiest pics, but they'll do.

So far the hardest part of this 'lifestyle change' is the not eating after dinner. We (Randy and I) used to always have a snack together after the kids went to bed. Whether it was popcorn, icecream or nachos. In the winter months we had a cup of hot chocolate every single night. So now that all has to stop and it's been HARD!!!!

I recently got into crafting. It's been so much fun, plus it keeps my hands busy. I really enjoy making little things for my little Gaby! I even started a little group on facebook to try and sell some stuff. Hopefully help pay for my habit. So here's Gaby with her new paci clip.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Day One

Day one of the 12 week challenge is officially over! Well I guess technically it isn't over, but I have brushed my teeth and avoided all temptations that I've had today, so in the sense that I won't be eating anymore, it's over. I went to get signed up for the challenge and I was weighed and measured. My weight was 209 lbs. I don't have my measurements, but I'm sure they were really high. My first goal is to be under 200 lbs. That will be such an exciting day for me, because I haven't been in the 100's in a looong time! Tomorrow I am going to start exercising. I have a learn to run program that I did a few years ago, so that's the plan. Start running.....slowly. I'm feeling pretty good about my first day!


I titled my blog 'Monday starts today' because today is a Wednesday and I am starting yet another diet today. In the past I always said I would start on Monday. Well not this time! This diet is going to be differant. I am doing a 12 week challenge at a local gym. Whoever loses the most weight after 12 weeks wins $500. I know I am going to win, and I will use the $500 to buy a new wardrobe. I am going to get weighed and measured this afternoon and will update tonight with those stats, as hard as it is going to be, I will share my weight with everyone.

I haven't always been fat. But as I got older the weight kept creeping on. Then I got pregnant a couple times, and now here I am. I have already lost a bit of weight leading up to this 'new Laura' but not near enough. I weigh 18 lbs less than I did when I got pregnant. So wish me luck, because my diet starts NOW!