Saturday, December 27, 2008


Oh I am so darn thrilled! I have had the best Christmas, I am truly blessed. My mom finally took my hints (since the DH flat out refused to get it) and got me Wii Fit! YAY!!!

I got on my sister's last night and did my "Wii Age," yeah well that wasn't pretty (42!!!). It was right after a big dinner and also after Christmas Day where we ate like pigs at home! So I am hoping it will be better once I do it at my house. BFF Superjayman is in town so I hope to do it early this week. Although, her being here means eating out a lot. I NEED a day or 2 of eating well so I am making a plan for the days we will be eating out.

I didn't see 169 by Christmas but I saw 171.2 so that still makes me happy. I WILL see 169 by the end of January! After that my next goal is 166--pre-pregnancy weight! WOO HOO!!! I want to be 159 by Zac's first birthday--so I have less than 4 months at this point. YOWZA!!! I can do it though...I can.

I'm outta here for now. I'm not on my laptop so I can't post pictures but I will once I get home. I have 15# pictures to post!! :)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday!!!

Enjoy your family...not only at Christmas time but the whole year through--the time goes by so fast.


P.S. I am posting this from my brand new lap top that DH got me for Christmas! So now I should be able to post more often! AND...I can post pictures from here too! SO no more waiting on DH to get up from the home PC so I can sit down. YAY!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Note to self...


Okay, you didn't have a spectacular eating weekend, so what? Is that any reason for it to carry over into Monday? NO!

Did you really need that burrito at Taco Bell on Saturday night? NO! You went there b/c mom was had eaten dinner and you were still satisfied even though it had been 4+ hours (it was after midnight anyway). You don't eat that close to bedtime, EVER!

You started off today well, but it's ended up like crap! Did you need either one of those Schwan's Mini Mint Andes Loaves? NO!

Now...let's re-focus here. Let's think about it. You've lost 15# and 15 inches. That's AWESOME!!! Get out of this funk and get back on it! You wanted to see 169 by Christmas--you saw 171.4 this past week--you're SO close! Get back on it and move on! You know if you don't straighten up now, you'll throw away the rest of the month and you do NOT want to do that! So what if you are planning to do your holiday baking this next weekend. So what if you are planning to make Monkey Bread for the family Christmas morning. So what if you will be traveling after Christmas. AND...AND...SO WHAT if BFF Superjayman is coming for a visit after Christmas. NONE of that is an excuse to throw it all away and start again in January! NONE of it!!!

GET OUT OF THIS FUNK AND MOVE ON!!! Up your water, give up the carbs and bad stuff, and get in some exercise and you might actually be able to salvage a loss for this week. Maybe...just maybe!

169 here I come!

Okay...I feel better now. :)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

WI day and surgery update

I had WI this morning and I am seeing numbers on the scale I haven't seen since I got pregnant with DS2! I saw 171.4 this afternoon. That gives me a 1.8# loss for this week! I think that's 4 or 5 weeks in a row of losses! WOO HOO!!! I am LOVING my new trainer too, BTW. He is so much better than the first one I had. I feel like I wasted the first 8 weeks or so with him but oh well. My new one (Kyle) is awesome. Even last week when I was sick as a dog, he still worked me out but not horribly. On his scales I stayed the same but I also lost 4# on his scales last week and I didn't do that on my sclaes. I go by my scales for my losses. This week's loss also puts me over the 15# mark, so I hope to get DH to take a picture this weekend and I'll get it posted ASAP.

DS2 had his ear surgery this mornng and all went well! He was his usual playful self this afternoon. I know this was the best thing for him but it was still a very hard morning on mommy! But we made it through and I hope (PRAY) he can be healthy after this. He's breastfed--aren't those babies supposed to be the healthy ones?!? DS1 had tubes put in as well, but he was about 3 months older than Zac is now. Zac turned on the charm at the surgery center this morning. He had all the nurses cooing over him. :)

That's all from me for now. I'm outta here and headed to bed! Have a great OP day!!! I'm going shopping with a friend tomorrow--YAY!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

People are noticing...

People are actually noticing and commenting on my weight loss!

Do you have any idea how good this feels?

It feels AWESOME!!! Even before I got pregnant with DS2, I was losing, but no one was noticing. I don't do it for other people but man it feels good when they notice! It sure helps me put a swing in my step, that's for sure!!!

Seriously...I think the last time people noticed and commented was when I started this journey 6 (yes, that's right SIX) years ago. That's a long darn time! I made it down to 145 back then and got to lifetime with WW and then I got pregnant with DS1. I lost 45# that go round, and gained 55 when I was pregnant with him. Actually, if you want to get real technical I went from 145 up to 205, but the day I found out I was pregnant with him I weighed 150. I've never seen the 140s since then. But I will this time. I know I can do this and I know I WILL do this!!! I got down to 150.5 shortly after DS1 turned 1, then a bunch of stuff went on in my life (all good but very stressful at the time) and I never got back to that number before DS2 came along. I have now decided I am done having kids (we'll talk about it again when DS2 is 2 but for now, I am DONE!) and I want my body back. I want to look good. I want to run with my kids and play with them and take them swimming and feel good about doing all of it. I WILL do it this time--ALL THE WAY. My goal is 140#. I didn't weigh myself this morning b/c I forgot but I will tomorrow but things have been going well. I am just so psyched right now. I have this awesome feeling of accomplishment. And I feel so driven. It's an awesome feeling. And those compliments from other people sure do help!!!

I have to scoot for now...gotta get to bed. I have a LONG day tomorrow. I'll post WI results on Thursday!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

You won't believe this--I don't!

I am still in shock. Total, utter, complete shock.

About what?

Saturday morning I get up and decide I need to take my measurements. I hadn't done it since before we left for vacation back in September. My weight has dropped a total of 14.6# since I started in July. But here's the kicker--I've lost....are you ready for this??? Ready???

9.25 inches overall since SEPTEMBER!!!!

How is that even possible??? HOW???? I know I'm working out with the trainer but it just doesn't seem possible! WOW!!!!! I did the calculations three times b/c I didn't believe it. I don't measure that many places (at least I don't think). Waist (sucked in and not sucked in--got that from Dr. Oz), bust, right and left thighs, hips, right and left upper arms. I don't think that's too many measurements, do you??

To say that I am thrilled is an understatement. I have been floating on air since Saturday morning. The era (is that even the correct spelling?!) around me has been so different. I feel so much better, so thin, so in control! It's an AMAZING feeling!

In other news, I was sick as a dog this past week. I spent all day Tuesday in bed. Wednesday was better but still not 100%. My trainer told me not to gain after Thanksgiving and I didn't! I actually lost 4# but I also hadn't eaten much for 2 days. Although I have become an every day weigher and I was already on my way down from the holiday. I'm hovering right around 173 on my scales. I would LOVE to see 169 by Christmas.

DS2 has been sick again too with another ear infection. I took him to the ENT on Monday and he is getting tubes in his ears this Thursday the 11th. I would appreciate any and all good thoughts/prayers you could offer up for me and DS2 this Thursday.

Once I hit the official 15# mark, I will post some pictures. I have actually dropped shirt sizes and pants too. It's unreal to me right now but I LOVE it!!!

That's all from me for tonight. Have a great OP week! :)

Monday, December 1, 2008

I want that scale...I mean platform!

What an AWESOME idea!!! I want one!!!

I entered the Mary Lou's Weigh Platform Giveaway!

Check out Roni’s Weight Loss Blog for more information.