Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Been a long day...

So this is going to be quick.

I did get on the scale today and I was up slightly. I think .4 (or maybe it was .8) I don't remember exactly and it was early this morning. But either way I am up. Grrr... Oh well, today is a new day and tomorrow is another new day. Going to make the most of tomorrow (as I am headed to bed for today). :)

I did contact a personal trainer at Exercise Inc. I hope I hear back from him tomorrow at some point. I'd like to get in there Saturday morning. That'd be awesome. It's supposed to be hotter than hot this weekend so I doubt DH will want to work outside. A good reason for me to be able to get started with the trainer. He'll have the kids and I'll have some "me" time. Ahhh.... Friday it will be just me and the little one as DS1 will be at "school" aka daycare. I have to work a short day and then I plan to hit a local orchard to see what fresh produce they have. YUM!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Bad blogger..

Or maybe just a super busy momma with a sick baby!

Yep, that's right little one has his first cold. Woke up with it Thursday night. He slept ALL DAY Thursday and I thought he was growing (he was 3 months old on Thursday) but when he woke up at 9 Thursday night (after laying down at 5 for his, what I thought would be normal half hour to one hour evening nap) and he was all snotty and snorty. Poor boy. DH ran out at 1045 that night to get stuff to put in the vaporizer. We bathed him in vapor bath, rubbed the baby vapor stuff on his chest and propped up his crib mattress. He slept all night that night and last night was the first time since that he's slept all the way through. I was ready to DIE on Sunday b/c he was up at 230 Saturday night...when I had went to bed at 115...and then up again at 530 Sunday morning and up for the day by 8. UGH. But, I think he is on the mend. But now I have it. It's that slight little tickle at the back of my throat that is only relieved by carbonated beverages. I'm still getting in my 130 ounces of water but also a good 20 of diet something or other.

So needless to say, I didn't WI on Friday. I think I am going to switch my WI days to Wednesdays...IF I can remember to get on the scale tomorrow morning! That's my plan anyway. I have been very inspired by Colette and her success with Core so I have decided that once we get our meat in a week or so, I am going to do core for a little while and see how that goes. My lunches will be my problem right now b/c I've been having a Lean Cuisine 2 days a week. It will take some planning, but I'm going to do it.

I wonder what's realistic for a goal? I mean is it realistic for me to want to weigh 130? Is it realistic for me to want to weigh that in a year?? If I could lose a pound a week, I would be down to 131 by this time next year. So yeah, I guess it is. For now I am making small goals. I want to lose 10# (175), be back in the 170s (179.9), back to pre-pregnancy weight (166), and it goes on and on. DH is pushing me to join a "club" here...I don't know how to explain it. It's called Exercise, Inc. You work out with a trainer once a week for 20 minutes. That's it. There is a diet that you can follow but I am not sure on the specifics yet. I know it's 4 servings of fruits AND vegetables every day and a lot of water (which we know I have no problems with) and something about no more than 4 grams of sugar in whatever you eat. I don't know the specifics yet. I have one of the trainers cards so I am going to give him a call or shoot him an email. I am intrigued that is for sure. Plus it would give me an hour away every week (20 minutes working out, 20 minutes there and back travel time), which would be AWESOME. DH is fully supportive so that's good. The girl that cuts DH hair is doing it and loves it. She raves about it. She's lost 16# in 12 weeks. I would be happy with that. And I need the umph to do more serious exercise. DS1 and I take a walk about every night for 20 minutes or so. I've gotten in to playing the Wii (LOVE boxing!) and I am trying to just be active overall. So we'll see what happens.

Okay, gotta run. DS1 is ready to go for his walk. :) I'll post WI results tomorrow. If I remember to get on the scale!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Da Da Dum....drumroll please!

DOWN 1.7 this morning!!! WOO HOO!!!!

I forgot what the exact number was (183.something) but I am happy to be seeing progress.

Now..I just need to eat better! I'm eating okay, but with 36 points a day, I tend to eat worse things than I should. But...the ice cream that has invaded my house is gone so that's a good thing. And I started back to work this week and next week I will be working my full time schedule, so that should equal some better eating. When I worked on Monday, I was a ROCKSTAR with the eating! I had tons of veggies and water and I was so very good. Tuesday, not so great, but not horrible either. Wednesday was okay. I need to plan better when I'm going to be working and the kids are at home. I hate to buy Lean Cuisine type meals, but that may be what I need for the time being. So I'm hoping to get to the store at some point this weekend and pick up a few to get me through next week.

DH just called me...he ordered us half a cow for our freezer (and the meat is VERY lean) and also half a pig. YAY! We signed up for milk delivery service and that should start soon too. All I need to get at the store will be produce and canned goods once our meat comes in. YAY!!! I'm psyched about all that meat in my freezer. I've learned over the last few weeks that DS1 is a meat and vegetable kinda guy. He doesn't want chicken if it's in Chicken Tetrazinni or Burbon Chicken. He likes it plain. We fight with him every night at dinner for him to eat the main course and he won't. I'm so over it though. He loves pork chops too. We've never given him steak. He LOVES his vegetables, so that's good. I just get so sick of that fight every night at dinner. I can't wait to fire up the grill and throw some steaks on there from our own cow. YAY!!!

I still have some pictures to post so I hope to do that this weekend. Gotta scoot...little one is waking up. :)

Look what I've been up to...

WARNING: The following picture some may find offensive..DO NOT VIEW with small children in the room! Scroll down to get to it....

I went to a birthday party last Saturday for a friend of mine who turned 40. There was a male adult "entertainer" there...if ya get my drift. ;) I'd have never seen one of these "entertainers" before so this was a first for me. I must say...What a trip! It was fun. As you can see in the picture, I was beside myself. I can't believe some people can do that!

Oh and he WAS dressed as a fireman before the "show".

I'll be back later with W/I results!

Oh and I hate how I look in this picture...I have to keep telling just had a just had a baby....

Saturday, July 12, 2008

How many of me?

I thought this was neat...
LogoThere are
people with my name in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Friday, July 11, 2008

Down 2.7!!!

Holy cow!

I was NOT expecting that this morning. I haven't been perfect by any means this week, but I've gotten out and walked with DS1 2 nights this week and we walked a lot at the zoo on Sunday and I hope to get out tonight too. It's not too long of a walk...about 15 minutes or so, but he loves it and it's our "special time" together in the evenings. Some days I put Zac in the stroller and he goes too, which gives me a work out on my arms pushing him. I tried to get on the elliptical the other night and I am not in shape at ALL to do that. SO I'll work up to it again like I was before I got pregnant.

I am really tired this morning so I am going to go lay down while the little one is sleeping. I go back to work on Monday! Oy!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Back on Track

I've been meaning to post this post all week, but I've been busy! It's my LAST week of maternity leave so I've been trying to get a few things done. But I can not WAIT to go back to work. I know that sounds crazy and just a few short weeks ago I couldn't wait to be done, but I am so ready for a routine, a schedule. I seriously don't know how stay-at-home-moms do it. I really don't. I can't stand not having any kind of structure to my weeks. Drives me nuts! I do have plans most days but I like the mundane of having to work. Crazy, right?!?

Anyway...I got back on track on Sunday. Well, I'm trying to anyway. I'm writing things down and counting them, so I guess that's good, right? I haven't been perfect this week by ANY means, but it's better than it was. I got up Sunday morning and took my measurements and also got on the evil metal devil (187--up 4# from when I left for my mom's 3 weeks ago) and I have chosen my WI day to be Fridays. So I will get on the evil metal devil on Friday morning to see what he says. ;)

When I was at home, I got the chance to spend a lot of time with my baby sister. Poor thing...she's 20 and has gained a considerable amount of weight since October. We're talking 30-40 pounds. She's built EXACTLY like me and I've told her for a few years now that she's going to have to watch it later on and it just hit her like a ton of bricks. So now, she's trying to lose weight. I tried to tell her the good stuff about losing weight and what she should try to avoid, but I'm (obviously) no expert. BUT...we did make a pact. Whoever got to their 10% first--for me that's 18#, for her 16#--if it's me, she'll pay for me to get a pedicure, if it's her, I'll pay for her to get a massage. She's quite determined to get that massage, and I hope she gets it. Either way, we both win, but a little friendly competition never hurt anyone, right?

Today was Zac's first day of daycare. He did fine and I knew he would. I had the HARDEST time leaving him. I bawled like a baby....I did with X too. For some reason, I thought it would be easier b/c I've done it before, but it wasn't. I called my mom afterwards, crying my eyes out, b/c I knew I wouldn't get any sympathy from DH. Mom's been there done that and was very sweet to me. Where as DH would have been like, "uuhhh, sorry, what do you want me to say?" Men! So I had a whole day to myself. Went to the dentist first--yuck, bleh, but glad that's over. Lunch at Panera, alone, a few errands, and then to get my hair cut and colored (pictures to come--I actually took them today) and then to the chiropractor. VERY busy day, but good to get a few things done. ;) I couldn't wait to pick up my boys. Thankfully I had made dinner last night and we had tons of leftovers so I didn't have to come home and cook. I got to spend the evening with my boys.

Okay, I think that catches me up. Once I go back to work, I HOPE to be able to get back to posting every day. I want to set goals again for the week every week and post my daily food journal to hold myself accountable. I would LOVE to be down to 140 by Zac's first birthday, but that's 45# and a little over 9 months. That's 5# a month. Maybe a little lofty, but I can TRY! I got down to 155 by the time DS1 had his first birthday, so we'll see. ;)

Monday, July 7, 2008

Random facts about me..

This tag comes from Mtngirlincali at Taking the Reins.

I'm supposed to tell you 6 random things about me..I'll do my best so here goes.

1. I absolutely HATE the sound of teeth running across a fork, knife, or spoon. Drives me nuts. Almost as bad as nails down a chalkboard.

2. When I was younger, I had a black lab named Jasmine, a Doberman named Rajah, and a Beagle named Abu. Yes, at the same time. We LOVED the movie Aladdin. :)

3. I grew up in the middle of a corn field...literally. There was one in front of us, behind us, and on both sides. I HATED it. I'm too much of a city girl for that.

4. At the ripe old age of 28, I got a hearing aid. It's so small no one ever sees it. One of the BEST decisions I've ever made! I got it a little less than 3 weeks before my 29th birthday. I've suffered YEARS of ear troubles and had multiple surgeries (too many to count) and this was the last option. SO glad I did it!

5. My first car was a 1979 Mazda GLC. I got my license in the early 90s, so this was an OLD car. I did not got me from point A to point B. Did I mention the body of the car was rusted? rusted that you could see through the floor board. Oh and it was missing a muffler. ;) I didn't drive it for too long, but I did drive it!

6. Since I have been married, each house I've lived in has been new. DH and I built our first one through a "cookie cutter" builder and moved in 3 weeks after we got married. And our current house we custom built and moved in April 2006. We did live in an apartment between the selling of the first house and the building of the current one. Not sure why, but we just never even looked at existing homes. Odd? I don't know, it's just how things fell for us.

The rules:

Link to the person who tagged you.
Post the rules on your blog.
Write six random things about yourself.
Tag six people at the end of your post.
Let each person know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

I guess I tag Superjayman, Miss July, MMalloy, and Melanie.

I've been tagged...

not once, but twice. So here I go with the first one...from Miss July.

Ten Years Ago
Hmm, 1998...DH (well then he was DBF (dear boyfriend) and I were going through a rough patch. I was trying to sew some wild oats I guess. I was in my 2nd year of college, but first year at a new college (yes, I switched after a year). I was living in a dorm and studying a lot. My dorm mates made fun of me b/c I was always in my room doing homework and studying. It was the end of 1998 when DBF and I finally worked everything out and have been happy ever since. ;)

5 Things on Today's To Do List
1. Laundry--done
2. Do the dishes--AGAIN--I feel like my kitchen is NEVER clean!
3. Make beds--done
4. Catch up on Jon & Kate plus 8--DS1 LOVES this show, as do I, and I get GREAT ideas from that show. LOVE it! (I'm also addicted to a few soaps, but I try not to watch those when little ears are around...and I LOVE GH too...and One Life to Live...and Days of Our Lives). I can't believe I just admitted that. But I don't watch them all every day. ;)
5. Need to run a few errands, but I don't think I'm going to. DS1 had a melt down so I sent him to bed.

Snacks I Enjoy
Popcorn, ice cream (any flavor, except mint chocolate chip--yuck!), anything really. I love all food!

Things I would do if I was a millionaire
Pay off my house, fund my kids college, build my mom a house and pay off all her bills, help DH family out too, and TRAVEL! I would also donate to charities that help families that have kids with cancer and donate to my work (a non profit hospital). Then I would tell them to take their job and know! ;)

I get to tag someone now...I choose Superjayman, Colette, and Mmalloy. Have fun!

Saturday, July 5, 2008!

Yes, I know I've been home for a week. Life has been crazy this week and I haven't had time to sit down at the computer to post the pictures I want to post. ;)

First of all...the is a before--2 views:

And the after: 2 views as well:

Yes, these were taken on different days. I forgot to have my friend take a picture when she was done cutting and I kept forgetting to ask DH to do it when it looked good. I like it b/c it's short, but I don't like the style. So I am going on Wednesday to someone else (friend lives almost 3 hours south and not going "home" anytime soon) to have her chop it some more. There is too much on the sides and it's still too long for what I want. When my friend cut it, I didn't know if it was short enough or not and she went on vacation right after she cut mine so I didn't have time for her to do it again while I was at my mom's. Since I've had time to wash it and fix it several times, I don't like it. So it's going shorter! I'll post new pics if I get what I want on Wednesday.

Speaking of Wednesday...that's when this little guy starts daycare. :(

No, mommy is not happy about it, BUT I have no other option. And my first one survived it (he still goes there and LOVES it). I go back to work on the 14th but wanted to send him for a day before that to get him used to it. He will only go 2 days a week and big brother will still go 3. As far as stats go on little Izaac...well he's not so little! As of Wednesday, he was 13# 12.6 ounces, 23.75" long. BIG BOY!!! The picture was taken on his 2 month birthday. I can't believe it's been 10 weeks already! But he's always talking and cooing and smiling at us. He's such a blessing!

That's all for now. I need to post about how OFF program I've been since my mom's, but I won't. I did learn one thing while down there...I'll never move back! ;) That and boredom + stress = bad eating for Amanda. 'Nuff said. ;)