Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Birthday Girl!

It's my baby girls very first birthday tomorrow! I remember this time last year so vividly! We dropped Reegan off with my mom, and went to The Old Spaghetti factory for dinner. One last hoorah before the baby was born! I was SO excited to find out the sex of the baby, ugh it was killing me not knowing! So that night I was getting all ready to leave for the hospital the next morning, and decided to check my weight one last time. Well it was exactly 100 pounds more than I was today. I was tipping the scales at 260lbs! And only 30lbs of that was pregnancy weight. So tomorrow we will be celebrating Gaby's birthday, and on the inside I will also be celebrating how far I've come in the last year. This last year has gone by way too fast and I'm excited to see what this next year of Gaby's life brings. Who knows where we'll be one full year from now. Maybe we'll have sold our house and moved, I could be pregnant again by then, maybe I'll run a marathon in the next year! Who knows! (besides God ;))

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Jari Love

This is my newest workout. It's totally differant from anything I've ever done! It left me fairly sore the next day (which is good) and it was pretty fun too! It claims you can burn up to 1000 calories per workout, which is about an hour. I don't think I burn that many, because that would be impressive. I had to buy a step to do the exersises, and I probably look like a fool jumping around on it!

I have been plugging along, trying not too eat too much, and I made a big batch of stir fry again. Also I've been making my shakes for breakfast again, yum yum!

This weekend I went to shopping with some Christmas money I had, and I bought a pair of jeans and a dress. I NEVER buy dresses, so this was quite somethin! I literally tried on 13 pairs of jeans. Every pair fit, I just wanted to get the nicest ones. Randy was getting pretty irritated by the end! Back in October when we had Gaby dedicated I borrowed my neighbors dress. It was a size 16, and it fit perfectly, that was after losing a bunch of weight and feeling pretty good. Well the dress I bought on Sunday it a size 10, and it also fits perfectly. I don't know when I'll ever ever wear it, but I have it hanging in the closet, and I've tried it on twice already. Next time I put it on I'll take a picture and show you all!

If you noticed my latest weigh in, it wasn't too pretty. However, the day before that I was 159, and the day after I was 159 as well, so I guess I was just having a crappy morning that specific day. Tomorrow will be weigh in day again, so it should be down!

Monday, January 18, 2010


One hours, 3 minutes and 56 seconds of straight running. I completed the 10k! Not one second of walking! I am so happy with my time, and honesty quite surprised by it! I didn't think I would do so well. Randy ran the race with me, and he stuck by my side the entire time. Have I mentioned how great he is? Seriously, he is so amazingly supportive, and he was very proud of me at the end. Great day, that's for sure. I am a little sore this morning, but nothing major. My legs mostly. Now the count down begins for the next 10k. February 21. One month to try and improve my time. This course was almost completly flat, and the next one is very hilly, so we'll see how that goes!

Anyways, I just wanted to quickly pop in to record my time. Time to make lunch for the kiddies!

P.S. I do have pictures of me crossing the finish line, but I was on the brink of death, so they're not that flattering. Maybe I'll work up the courage to post them later!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

How'd I do?

Not too shabby. But I said I wanted a day of perfection, and it wasn't 100%perfect. I might as well be honest, since I'm only hurting myself by lying. Ya see, I did really good all day long, but when Randy didn't get home from work until after 7, I got a little overwelmed with the kids, blah blah blah.....when he finally came home I just wanted to relax and unwind a bit, so how do I do that? By watching American Idol and eating popcorn. Popcorn is actually a pretty good little snack, but at 9:00pm it's not. I should not be eating that late! Today I was also really good. I ran my little heart out on the treadmill and felt good about that afterwards. I'm still nervous for the 10k on Sunday though!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Here we go!

The day has begun. So far all I've had is my cup of coffee, with a splash of cream and a tad of sugar. Months ago when I first changed my eating habits I used to use a lot more cream and lot more sugar. Slowly I have been cutting back, and it tastes WAY better. I can't stand it if there is too much cream or sugar.

If you look on the right hand side you'll see I had a loss of .4lbs this past week. Not amazing, but a loss is a loss, so I'll take it! Since revving up my strength training I have really noticed more muscle, that's a great feeling for sure! My abs are really hard, (under a few layers of fat and skin of course) still a work in progress though, but really, when isn't it.

So back to this whole, "One Day" business, I am really excited to jump start again. I especially need to reverse the damage I did last night while watching American Idol. Between Randy and I, we consumed 2 bags of skittles and a chocolate letter left over from Christmas!

I'm also going to track how much water I drink today. I need to up that amount for sure! I'll report back to you all at the end of the night, and it will be a good report, because I am roarin' to go! Off to make my breakfast shake!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Just one day!

-I got the idea to do just one day of perfection from a fellow blogger, so I can't take the credit for it! -
I haven't been that great with my diet lately. Not horrible, but it's been a few chips here, a cookie there, a slice of pizza over there....ya know what I mean! So I am committing myself to one day. One day of nothing but healthy food. No juice, no pop, no chips, no cookies. I need that fresh start again, to re-motivate myself. So since I already ate the kids leftover lunch, plus my own lunch, tomorrow will be that day. I challenge you to join me in this quest. Nothing but feel good, healthy foods tomorrow. Do you accept the challenge?

Thankfully I have been keeping up with my workouts. But the scale is reflecting my bad eating habits, and I might not see a loss this week. But, I'm not going to dwell on the past, rather focus on the present and future and do the best that I can!

The 10k is on Sunday, only a few days away. I can't lie, I don't think I'm prepared enough. I know I was really nervous before my first 5k, so it makes sense that I'm nervous again, I guess.....

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Changin' it up a bit!

Since I can only talk about my running and weighs-ins so much, I am taking some notes from fellow weight loss bloggers and revamping mine a bit. I am going to share more about my diet and some of my favourite 'go to' snacks and meals. I'm no expert on this topic, but I know it's been working for me! So stay tuned, and please please, if you have some favourite recipes, share them in the comments sections, I can always use more ideas!
Also, I may mention the kids (Reegan and Gaby) more often as well. Because lets face it, they are my life and up top it says this is a 'Moms journey of weight loss'.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Eeek! Only 11 days away!

The 10k race that is. It is on January 17th, and it's creeping up WAY too fast. I am doing it with my mom, and we have talked a lot about it. We are going to try our hardest, but we're not too worried about our time in the end. Since we are already signed up for another 10k on February 21st, we'll have a chance to beat our time.

I haven't been doing so well with my diet. I am trying hard, but it's the getting to the grocery store and buying the veggies that I'm having trouble with. I had toast with peanut butter and cucumbers for lunch and dinner today. I'm not complaining though, it's delish! I am going to make a big batch of stir fry again, and maybe some spaghetti too. yum yum.

Monday, January 4, 2010 'bout mind your own business?

When I started this whole new 'healthy living' dieting thing, I kept it a secret from most people. I didn't think it was their business and I was a little embarrassed. I thought by telling people, Iwas admitting to myself, and others that I had a weight problem. Obviously as the weight started coming off it became obvious to people that I was doing something differant. I must admit, I liked not having everyone know. Especially through the holidays where everything was revolved around food. I think people feel they have the right to comment on what I am eating. I swear some people watch me eat, waiting for me to screw up. And boy did I screw up during the holidays. Last night at my in-laws house, my father in law, felt the need to comment about what was on my plate. Saying certain things were going to wreck my diet, and that I shouldn't eat the potatoes. Yesterday Reegan had a donut, and I asked him for a bite. Some women near by pipes up, that I'm not allowed donuts, and that I shouldn't eat it.

Mabye I'm just misserable because my lady friend should be visiting soon, but that kind of stuff really annoys me. Nobody commented on my eating habits when I was overweight, so why do they now? Is anybody else dealing with this problem?

I hate to admit it, but I'm happy the holidays are over! Now I can get back into the swing of things. I'm like a little kid, I need my routine. Plus, I am running a 10 in 13 days and I'm not feeling prepared, eeeks!

oh, one last thing, my mother in law bought me some sweet running gloves for Christmas, they are from lululemon and are really comfy and cute! YAY!