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