Monday, June 27, 2011

I survived May!

All of May, and the first part of June have been totally crazy!  I knew they would be.  They always are.

But all that is done now.  No more end of the school year plays, recitals, assemblies, concerts or class parties. (at least until next school year) Lacrosse games are done, and we are down to just the summer hockey for our high schooler.  I'm finally catching my breath.  In early June we took our teenage daughter to Chicago along with our 9 month old.  It was a heck of a lot of work, but we all had a good time.  Dragging a teething baby around the city is not easy, but she was a trooper.

I did my turbo jam video today.  It was a kick-butt workout.  Even more so than usual, because I haven't worked out like I would have liked to, and my body is being slow to remember how to jump around like a crazy woman.  I know I'm going to be so sore tomorrow, but I'm looking forward to it.  Strange I know, but that sore feeling makes me feel stronger and more fit.  Is that crazy?

I was the kind of mom that I want to be today. Got my workout in, we all did some chores, read scriptures as a family, took the kids to see Cars 2, had a fun "family home evening" where we had a gospel lesson, BBQ and played badminton.    It was fun.  I hope we have another great day tomorrow.  Now I'm exhausted, and I'm going to get some sleep.... If the baby will let me.  Night!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Weighing In

Today was weigh-in day.  This week I lost 2.8 pounds, and I'm down to 234.2.  That's a total of 34 pounds, so I finally feel like I'm making a dent in things.

Yesterday I did my Turbo Jam dvd.  It totally kicks my butt and I love it.  I did have one problem, though.  As I was jumping around my kitchen, my workout pants kept sliding down.  They don't have a draw string so I just kept pulling them back up over my fanny!  Luckily the blinds were drawn, so no one saw the plumbers convention going on.  :)

 I'm enjoying all the variety on Weight Watchers, and have been staying within my daily points allowance.  Hope everyone has a great weekend.  Don't forget to exercise, so your pants can fall off too!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Working up a sweat.

Yesterday I finally dragged myself to the gym.  I did not want to be there, but it had been two weeks since I exercised, and I was starting to feel it.  Now that things have started to settle down I knew that I had to get back at it.    I was feeling so lazy, that I even took the elevator up to the third floor where the elliptical machines are.  REALLY.

Well, I dragged most of the workout, but I have to say I felt amazing afterward.  I was thrilled that I had finally gotten off my butt and gotten back at it.  Okay I haven't exactly been sitting around on my butt, but it felt great to just take some time to take care of myself.

I guess what I'm saying is, if it has been a while since you've worked up a sweat, just do it.  You will feel better afterward.  Sometimes I think that mental hurdle is much harder than the actual physical one.  So get out there and get moving.  Your body will say thank you!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Weekend Weigh In

This weekend has been a blur, so I'll make it quick.

I weighed in this Friday at 237.0

I was happy with the progress, and grateful that Weight Watchers seems to be working.  That makes my total weight loss since Febuary at 31 pounds, so I need to post a progress picture.  Hopefully that will be my next post.  Gotta go put the baby down.  :)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Coming up for air

Today I thought I would come up for a quick breath of air.  Life has been insanely crazy... as May always is for us.  Last week two of my kids had birthdays.  We had two friend parties, one family party, and hosted a Mother's Day gathering.   I finished a quilt that I was making for a brother-in-law who is fighting cancer, and have been helping with ticket sales, cast dinners, and rehearsal for my Freshmen son who is in his school musical.  Tonight is opening night, and we are all excited.  He is one of the leads, and is at home on the stage.  He has the voice I always wanted.  :)  Last night was the dress rehearsal for the families to come and support the kids.  The show went amazingly smooth, and the cast is very talented.  My son had his first "stage kiss"  (kiss of any kind... I think)  and that was a little crazy to watch!  Yikes!

On the weight loss front, last week was a tough one with all of the parties.  I have rebounded nicely this week, and I am looking forward to my weigh in tomorrow.  I have really enjoyed the flexibility that Weight Watchers has given me.  It's great not to worry if I'm eating too much or not enough.  I just have to hit my points target.  Some days I fall a little short of getting all my points, but I guess that's better than eating too many.

I'll check back in tomorrow.  Everyone have a healthy, happy day!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Lock the Werewolf away!

Okay people, it's that time of the month and I feel like I've turned into a werewolf.  I think my family would agree.  I am just waiting to bite everyones  heads off who talk to me.  I am moody, emotional and ravishingly hungry!  

The full moon has definitely come out, and I am on the prowl.  Would someone please lock me up until this is over??  I'm eating everything in sight, and being a total grump.  I need a plan for next month, so this doesn't happen again.

Two of my kids have birthdays this week, so things are extra stressful as well.  Throw in a dance recital, hockey and lacrosse practice's and dress rehearsals for the Jr. High Musical, and it's a crazy week.  May is the craziest month of the year when you have kids.  So, I'm hoping to transform back into a human before my family throws me out of the house.  Hopefully, the scale will still be my friend, too.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Oh ya, it's weigh in time!

I am so loving weight watchers!  I have been eating so much more this week than I have been the last few months.  And my body said..... THANK YOU.   I had almost forgotten what fruits and veggies were.  I feel good.  My focus before was losing weight and getting healthy, but I really was going about it all wrong.  After severely restricting myself these last few months, it is amazing feeling to know I can eat anything I want, and just build it into my daily plan.   I just finished my yummy lunch of grilled salmon, brown rice, and a yummy green salad with tomato's and avocado's with light balsamic dressing.  My tummy is happy and so am I.

By Tuesday of this last week, after a dreadful eating Easter weekend, I weighed in at 243.4.  When I weighed in today I was.....

That's a total of 3.4 pounds for the week.  Yippy!

 I can't wait to see those "30's" on the scale.

Early this morning 3:30 a.m. I got up with my girls to watch the royal wedding.  It was a blast.  When I was nine I got up by myself to watch Diana get married to what's his name.  I wanted to do it with my girls this time.  I pulled out the china and we had a "tea" party.  We don't drink tea, so we had hot cocoa, and fancy little cookies.   Last night I had very carefully calculated out the points value for the cookies and cocoa so I would know what they were costing me today.   And guess what!  I didn't feeling like eating anything at that crazy time of the morning!  I watched my girls sip on their cocoa, nibble their cookies, and make a memory that hopefully will last a lifetime.  That was all I needed.

I think when I hit 30 pounds lost, I'll post some updated pic's.