Sunday, September 25, 2011


I was looking for a picture of my daughter at age 1 and I came across this picture. It is me 3 years ago. ugh

And this one is one i took a few days ago. Wow huh

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Weigh In Day 9/24/11

Well I thought maybe there would be a loss this week. I worked out 5 days this week. I gained .7 lbs. But I am looking at it as Muscle gain because I added Body Pump to my work out regime. I am OK with this gain. While I am itching to get to Onederland. I am closer to it than I was 9 months ago. I have lost almost 50lbs and can feel it. I can't see it but I can feel it. My cloths are getting smaller, I have more energy and stamina.

Body Pump - Class one was OK, learned the moves and what I can and can't do and that I can't do it in Sketcher Shape ups. I was in pain Tuesday and was feeling better on Wednesday. Back to normal on Thursday.

class two- I did more, upped my weight on a couple exercises. Still had trouble doing all the bench press exercises and the lunges. But the new shoes helped a lot. I was in minor pain that day but the next day I was back to normal. I also brought a bottle of water and this helped A LOT

I am not sure if I want to add body pump to my Wednesday workout or just stick with Cheryl's water fitness class. Wednesday is my shorter class as I can't make it at 8 and end up missing the first 15min. I do need at least 3 aerobic workouts during the week and per I have read somewhere. Body pump don't raise the heart rate so I guess for now I will stick to just Monday and Friday. There is one exercise that I can't do and that is the Plank. My water fitness instructor joined the B.P class Friday and I found that she can't do it either and that was good to know since she is so much more in shape than me. The funny thing is I always feel a size smaller after B.P then when I went in.

On the job front. I haven't heard back from Archiver's and I kinda wasn't expecting it. I heard back from Target though and they declined me. :( So my next 2 choices are Joann's and Big Lots. Though the store I got the Joann's application from was Maplewood and I don't want to travel out there for work, I wonder if the Woodbury store is hiring. The only thing I don't like about searching for work is it messing up my gym schedule. :( Though working will stop the munching and I will be standing and moving more, but I love my water fitness classes and Body Pump is growing on me too.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Is there such a thing as Too Much?

For the last few days I have been doing A LOT of exercising. Friday I was walking, standing and moving from 10am -7pm, Saturday it was from 9am-3pm. Sunday was a day of rest it seems. Monday I went to Body Pump. Today was a big day. I did Water Fitness in the morning, before picking up kids walk with BFF. Then this evening we had to walk to the River to find leaves for Camden. He needs 5 different and that is hard to do when I only have 1 tree in the yard. So that was a mile walk with 2 kids and 2 fur kids. Normally I drive to the top of the trail and then walk the remaining but today we walked from our house straight and it was a GOOD walk. The River was gorgeous, I wish I could have enjoyed it more but Bailey was choking herself and Camden kept picking up caterpillars which would be OK except that meant I had both dogs. They had a set of stairs that i don't remember from last time and Marble wouldn't go up them. Needless to say I am hurting today. My legs are KILLING me and tomorrow is another water fitness day. I want to not workout tomorrow but I am going to. I am going to push through the pain. Speaking of, i need to get my suit dried for W.F. I just wonder is there a thing as Too Much exercising. I don't want to ruin what I got by doing too much. Ya know. Tomorrow is just W.F. with Sheryl for 45min. then Thursday is W.F. with Mia for 90min. Friday is Body Pump again. Rest day is Sat and Sun. I am just amazed at how much I am able to do now. How much more energy I have? I use to get frustrated when walking with the kids and we would just go down the road and back and here I walked all the way down to the River and back. I think that was about a mile. I think next year I will see if the man will get me a bike.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Weigh In (on 9/17/11) and Body Pump

I know it is Monday but i did do weigh in on Saturday but my family was visiting so i didn't get a chance to get on my blog to update. This week I lost 2.4lbs, I am 2.2 lbs away from my first little goal of 200. This week I got 2 new pair of jeans and I love them. who knew. I also got a uber cute sweater. This weekend we went to Scrapfest and it was a lot of walking and standing and it wasn't so bad. I think 50 lbs ago I would have been DYING. but there was only a couple of times i took advantage of a chair or 2. Though next year i want to get this neat little tote with a chair on it but not becuz i am over weight but becuz it seems to be the trend (alot of skinny people were using the chairs) I am also loving cloths again. Finding it is nice to wear things other than yoga pants and jeans. I loved it when we went out for our anniversary on Sunday and I got to dress up. there is this one skirt I have and I LOVE IT.

BODY PUMP. OMG, I decide to take body pump today. Body Pump is a weight lifting class with music. it was fun, HARD but fun. My legs are hurting, my arms are hurting. and I am currently BEAT. ready for bed. So my fitness week will be Body Pump on Monday and Friday, Water fitness on Tues, Wed and thurs. this is until i get a job. I will post more on my other blog about Scrapfest 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

I love my doctor's scale ;)

I know most people say they hate jumping on the scale at the doctor office. But I was curious on how it will register compared to my own scale at home. It registered 1 lb lighter. AWESOME. Even more Awesome is that I am broken which i hope means that when i get un broken that my scale will fall even lower. If i watch myself (says the girl who ate way to many chocolate chip cookies yesterday)

Tomorrow is water fitness so that is good news if being broken cooperates. I can't use tampons on heavy days and today is uber light so i think tomorrow will be heavy.

Went to the doctor today about my vein. She says that is should go down with more weight loss and said i can use support hose to help in the winter. As for my cramping, she said i could have fibroids and sent me for an u/s. if i do i want to get them taken care of before my insurance changes. Part of me wishes that it is fibroids just cuz that is a reason for the pain. if it isn't then I am still stuck with the Deal with the pain stage.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Weigh in 9/10/11 Flat Lined

No loss this week. I was kinda hopeful because 2 days ago I actually saw 203.5 but Sadly it didn't stick around. I did eat salty stuff at end of the week (Ham) I also didn't exercise much this week. I did 2 days of water fitness. and some elliptical i think a couple days. I had to miss Thursday as I had a job interview. I am not hopeful about that. I know it is my dream job working in scrapbooking but there are things that scare me. I am thinking maybe I will do better with a big box store like Target, Big Lot's, Maybe Joann's. So part of me is hoping they don't call back. I want to get out and work but i don't. ya know! it is just scary cuz i been a SAHM for 12 yrs. Also having my husband in charge of things he normally isn't. He has lead a cush life. I do 95% of the stuff around here, he does 5% and now he is going to have to help and he don't know how things run.

I am feeling yucky today, I do believe the old hag is coming tonite or tomorrow. So who knows if my none loss is due to water gain becuz of that. we will find out next Weigh in. Course my sisters and cousin are coming. Friday we will do Ton of walking at Scrapfest. so i think i should be ok.

Friday, September 9, 2011

The Quiet and the Snacking

I thought when the kids went back to school it would be easier for me to stick to my weight loss plan but it isn't. I am finding that being in the quiet house (today is my first day of actually just staying home) I think about food and want to snack. It is HARD to resist. Though I have resisted the Chips Ahoy and the 2 packs of gushers that are in the kids snack drawer. On Tues, Wed and Thursdays i have WaterFit so i am out of the house a good portion of the day, so it really isn't tough. But today I feel like i been gorging on things but i guess when i just put in my pts, i am still ok. about 15pt left for the day. Tonite we are having spaghetti. YUM!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


So I submitted my application for Archivers over the weekend. It is a scary thing. I haven't worked for 13 years. now that the kids are all in school I would like to stick my toes in and make some play money. They called back today. The phone conversation went well but there is one hang up. SUNDAY. She says she requires all her employees to work every other Sunday. Now I don't know if it is full shift Sunday, part shift Sunday. but Sunday is the one day I couldn't work. Hubby says we can make it work. You see he works 3rd shift Sun-Wed. So Sunday he sleeps. he does go in at 8 in the evening. Hunter could watch the kids for few hours. it isn't like he will be alone, hubby will be upstairs should something arise and it is only 2 Sundays a month but ugh Sunday. The thought of working though makes me nervous. I know i will do amazingly since I am helpful to people when i am not working but I haven't worked for 12 years. Maybe i should just apply at Big Lots.

The other thing is it will totally mess with my working out. I will probably have to give up my gym membership cuz i just wont have time to go in. I will have to do elliptical. Of course though i will be on me feet working so that is exercise.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Weigh In 9/3/11 :)

If you saw the post before this one. You know that I had a bad day yesterday. I went to a restaurant that isn't good for people who are trying to loose weight. Get with the program TGIF. Take some cues from Applebees. I guess if you want to eat at TGIF and are on WW order from the children's menu ;) I ate almost 2 days worth of points in one day. I have never gone over by that much. Well thankfully those extra points did NOT show up on the scale today. But they will come Monday so I have to be extra diligent with my points this week so I have a loss next Saturday. So my loss this week was 1.2 lbs. i am 5.2 pounds away from my first mini goal of 200. I want to get my hair done. I decided I want to do Keratin straightening and I need my gray covered. But first I have to find a place that does it (the straightening)

I need to get my house in order though as my family "might" be coming in 2 weeks. We are going to scrapfest. How is it that I kept thinking that I had another week. WTH this is if my family can figure out who is driving what and so on. Next week hubby leaves for his golf outing. Not sure how he will do considering he went golfing the other day and his arms are SORE.

I also am going to be apply for a job at Archivers scrapbook store. I am a bit nervous as I haven't had a real world job for 12 yrs. When I did, I didn't have kids so i didn't have to worry about being home at certain time, or what if one of the kids get sick, having to call in to work or leaving work early. Thankfully my kids aren't sick often.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Do you ever have a day

where you just went over your points soooo bad that you just say F**K IT. I have a day like that today. I ate the wrong thing at lunch. I should have looked at my phone site first. actually we should have gone to panera bread where i know i could have got something with in reason and had a sandwich for Saturday too. but NOOOOO we went to TGI Fridays. bad bad bad. i had the sirloin (good) but the shrimp scampi with it bad. (no noodles just the shrimp) 1 it was shell on, so i had to peel that off and 2. the points were insane for 4 flipping shrimp. For breakfast i had Guacamole and chips which it wasn't too bad. about 7pts. I am scared to put my points in for lunch. SCARED my steak and shrimp was 25pts (I am going to take off 4pt though as dh ate some of the steak) So i did my points for the day and i am at 43 pts. that is 14pts in the negative. i did have fitness points but it just sucks becuz I told myself when i weighed myself this am "if i just be good and eat right I will have lost 2lbs" so i am hoping beyond hope that what i ate today don't come back to bite me till Sunday. TGIF is now on my No No restaurant list. Applebees is my fave for their low point meals. it sucks cuz even when dh goes crazy. he still is in points usually. i couldn't even workout when i got home cuz DH was upstairs watching tv. i did get a walk in with my BFF so it was something. Next week buckle down and work out. oh going to add in another 3 points today. going to have a salad cuz i am just hungry. i really wanted my fish though. i guess lunch tomorrow

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Kids are back at school

What does that have to do with my diet and fitness. Well diet wise i won't be tempted to munch what they are eating for lunch. I can eat better. Fitness- while i can't make it to the 8am class. i do make it for the second half of the 8am water fitness class and then continue on to the 9am class. that is 90min of water fitness. Not sure what it will mean for Wednesday though cuz i really don't care for the instructor at 9am. maybe if i push the kids to move it on Wednesdays then i can make it but Wednesday is also garbage day but if i can get the majority out to the curb Tuesday night then i will be OK. Kids back to school also means walking with my BFF. We both can't stand the stupid elementary pick up. No matter how many times you tell them the rules of the road. there are some that believe the rules don't apply to them. ONLY cross at the cross walk. walk your kids across don't let them go alone, don't let them out from the parking lot side (again don't let them cross alone) Don't crowd around the doors. there are signs at which your kids are suppose to wait. STOP with the hugging, greeting and asking how the day went at the door (again don't crowd it) people are trying to get past to their cars and you are blocking the way. SO my BFF and I park on nice days at the Middle school. walk over to elementary and then walk back. extra workout for me.

My daughter started Kindergarten this year. I didn't cry when i dropped her off today. i had tears at the brim of my eyes but i didn't cry. I hope she had a great day. She loved JrK