Sunday, October 31, 2010

tomorrow is it...i cant believe it will be over soon

Monday, October 25, 2010

I have got a cold the last couple of days and my cycle. It totally sucks!! This is the time that I cave into my comfort foods-when I feel like crappo! But I need to stay strong for the last little bit of the competition. I guess I will choose different comfort foods-at least ones that are a bit healthier. Maybe

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Life is so crazy busy! I wouldn't have it any other way. I feel like I running non stop. Most of the time I need to be in about 3 places at once with the kiddos. It is very good for weight loss. I need to get one of those trackers to see how many calories I am burning just doing my routine things around the house and running the kids everywhere! I am kinda bummed this competition is going to be over soon. It is such a HUGE motivation for me! Thanks so much Kari for hosting are AMAZING!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

I am out of town this weekend to celebrate my mommy's bday. I was outside of her house and the first thing I could smell was her fresh baked Cinnamon rolls:( I resisted but it was so not fun!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Hello again! This month I am back. I have went to the gym everyday this week! I have been able to sweat without it burning my eyes! I have been making better choices with food as well. I am going to finish strong like I started (hopefully)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

K back on track for 2 days! I made it to the Gym once but I started sweating and it burned my eyes (I had Lasik eye surgery last wed.) So I lifted some weights without sweating! I have not went to the gym again, I decided to wait until I was one week post op and could actually shower my eyes with water.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

I had surgery this week (eye) so I actually gained a bit of weight with all of the inactivity and prednisone. I am going to try to get back on track tomorrow.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Not a good week. Thats it.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I made it to the gym yesterday for the first time in months!! I was able to do a yoga class yesterday and power pump today. Loved it. I have made an appointment for Monday to finally start my personal training. I am nervous that the scale is not going to be nice to me anymore...I always start putting on weight when I exercise more. I guess muscle weighs more than fat right. Oh well at least I will be getting more toned (and hopefully get ride of the "bat wings" that I call arms!) Maybe my 5 year old will finally not be so entertained jiggling all of the fat under my arms if it is more toned.

Monday, September 13, 2010

SOOO...My family came up this weekend to celebrate my youngests bday and I totally blew my diet! Texas Roadhouse, Thai house, Denny's and IHOP in two days....oh yea and birthday cake! Oh well. I am going to get back on track tomorrow. I have decided it is good to take breaks once in a while.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

O.K. This weeks challenge is great. I have been trying to lose weight since Sept. 2008. I gave birth in Sept. 2007, so exactly on year of breastfeeding and on my son's one year birthday I decided to start trying to lose weight. Between my pregnancies I put on nearly 80-90 lbs total!! I had pre-eclampsia with both boys and was on bedrest for months. I had put on soooo much weight and felt AWFUL. I have now lost the weight and then some. It has been a long journey. I have learned how I need to eat and that I need to stay active to keep the weight off.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

New week! I was able to exercise everyday last week (that I wasn't at work.) I have been extra hungry since increasing my energy expenditure. I have been eating a bit more...hopefully the scale will not reflect that.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Down 8 lbs this month! I guess it went better than I thought. I tried to stay on track with all of the weekly challenges and the most helpful one ended up being keeping a diary of what I ate. I had kinda been slipping on that the last little while. I really want to do better at exercising this month. I went on a walk today (to pick up my kiddo from his first day of kindergarten) with my new "shape up" shoes and I can really feel it in my buttocks.

Monday, August 30, 2010

I am sooo nervous for this next weigh in. I had gotten down a bunch in my weight but my cycle has hit and I am weighing in at 8 lbs heavier!! Can this be possible? I have had the normal cravings and water retention, but 8 lbs come on!!!! oh well

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

School started today (well for the older 2 kiddos!) I have still been super busy and will start personal training next week and I am so excited but also scared to get my booty kicked!!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

I have failed at this week's challenge! My kids start school next week (all 4 of them!) I am planning on hitting the gym for sure

Monday, August 16, 2010

Hello, I am not doing as good on my blogging as I would like. I work full-time and have 4 children to take care of. My husband runs a small business that also keeps me running. I am slacking on my blogging! I have kept on track this week with my eating. I have really paid attention to my portion sizes and food groups. It is amazing how easy it is to over eat!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

We just got back from 5 days of camping 2 hours ago. I managed to stay on track with my eating plan (sorta, if you consider dutch oven cherry cobbler a serving of fruit.) I hiked several times. One of the hikes was about 3 hours long with my 5 year old in tow. My second hike was 5 hours long with my husband. We hiked to the top of Mt. Belnap in Beaver, Utah. Over 13,000 feet above sea level. It was sooo fun and we even got caught in the middle of a hail storm. Such fun. I have decided I am going to hike more often. Such good cardio and a total body work out (when you are climbing on all fours!)

Monday, August 2, 2010

I was able to work out for real today. Nothing fantastic. I just went downstairs and did the elliptical trainer that my hubby got 2 years ago. I also kept physically busy putting my house back together after getting my carpets shampooed last week. I have decided keeping myself super busy working around the house (on my days off) is serving 3 purposes: 1-my house is getting some MUCH needed attention-I have totally neglected it since my 2 year old was born. 2-I am burning extra calories 3-I feel emotionally better without all of the disorganization and clutter that was also weighing me down.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

So...It has been a CRAZY week! My only brother got married yesterday and I was out of town all week trying to get things ready for the big day. I didn't "exercise" this week. I did however work my butt of washing windows, doing yardwork, cleaning and watching my boys. I stayed incredibly busy but did not get any cardio in. I am home for 2 days and then will leave on wednesday to go camping for 5 days. I don't know how well I will do eating while camping. I am going to make sure I do alot of hiking!

Monday, July 26, 2010

I am soo excited. I have not weighed this little since 1996! I am low enough on my weight now that I have to reduce the food on my diet plan:( I am not happy about that at all! I now only get 2 servings of protein + 2 protein bar, 2 servings of fruit, 2 servings of CHO, 1 serving of Fats, 1 serving of dairy and 2 vegetables. :( It seems like not enough food for me-especially since I have been sooo hungry lately. Oh well. I guess I don't need as much food as I used to when I was heavier!

Friday, July 23, 2010

This week has been a borderline good one! I have been SOOOOO hungry for some reason! I think it must be getting close to that time of the month! I have been delivering flyer's door to door for my hubbies business and I am counting that as my exercise! Oh well that is better than nothing right?

Monday, July 19, 2010

So....I have been eating well and the numbers on the scale will not change:( I am sure I am just becoming more toned and muscle weighs more than fat....right? That is what I will tell myself because I get frustrated when the numbers on the scale do not reflect my work!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

So I ran again on the parkway again today. I tried to increase my intervals to 2 minutes running and then 1 minute walking....but I couldn't do it. I waited until around 10am to run and the sun was blazing hot, tomorrow I definitely have to try to get the exercise in much earlier!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Today I went for a walk/run on the Provo Jordan River Parkway. I ran 1 min./walked 1 min. I am NOT a runner at I thought this would be a good way to start training for perhaps a 5K. I talked with a friend that has similar hip problems that I do and this is how she trains to run. It felt fine this morning...actually it felt really good to get out and exercise!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I have decided to try and post everyday so I don't forget to post at all (like in my last competition!) I have seen some other posts detailing what people are eating daily and I think that is a great idea! This is what I have eaten today. My meal plan advises me to consume 2 1/2 proteins+ 2 protein bars, 2 servings of fruit, 3 carbohydrates, 3 servings of vegetables, 2 servings of dairy and 8 glasses of water. A ton of food- but it is balance which is what I totally need ...otherwise I would be eating carbs all day and then be craving more carbs because of my sugar rush and downer!

Breakfast: boiled egg with fresh salsa, Yogurt with 1 cup of berries
Snack: protein bar and banana
Lunch: Healthy choice frozen dinner fettuccine, 1 cup broccoli and 6 carrots
Snack: 6 cashews, protein bar
Dinner: hamburger with bun and all of the fixins (no mayo) green salad
Snack: 6 cashews, yogurt

I didn't get to the gym again! I did go on a walk with my two younger boys, so I will count that;)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I have done well eating the right foods this week, but I have not found the time for myself to hit the gym! I have been walking with my 4 kids in the park....but that is not exactly cardio! I am liking the numbers on the scale they have been good to me the past week. The most important thing I am trying to remember while trying to eat right is that if I am hungry too long my body will start going into the "starvation mode" and decrease my metabolism, so I have been eating healthy snacks very frequently!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

It has officially started! I woke up this morning with a very random song in my head, but it fit perfectly! It is an old Sawyer Brown song. The race is on and here come pride in the back stretch......etc and the winner loses ALL! I am going to do just that and lose it all this time!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

O.K. I am really reaching my final goals this time with this competition! I have joined 3 weight loss competitions in the past and had lost about 80 lbs. I have hit a wall and actually gained about 15lbs back. I love these competitions and they give me the extra kick in the butt that I need!