Sunday, October 14, 2012

Back from Hiding

So I haven't posted in a couple of weeks.  I got a stress fracture in my left foot, and I haven't been able to do much exercising, so my weight has been holding steady.  We also went out of town for a few days and ate terribly, so I'm glad it isn't worse.  We had lots of fun with our good friends at Great Wolf Lodge.  Topher was so excited to play in the water park and to play "point" (Magiquest).  It was nice to have a bit of a break from our usual routine, although vacations with young children aren't quite vacations for the mommy.  I managed to have a nice time despite my foot.  I can't wait to go back when I can tackle the water park for real!
Yesterday I had the joy of attending my friend Liz's baby shower.  I had fun celebrating the coming arrival of a very special little boy.  He is lucky to have such a great mommy (and daddy, too)!  I got to get my craft on decorating scrapbook pages for little Thomas, and who doesn't love oohing and ahhing over sweet baby stuff!
Last night I went to my freshman roommate Christine's bachelorette party.  It was definitely interesting for this tired old mommy to get a night out on the town.  I even sang karaoke!  It was great to reconnect with old friends.  I was talking with Jenny, whom I haven't seen in ages, and she was telling me how she reads this blog and that it inspired her to start trying to lose weight too.  It really meant a lot to me to hear that my crazy ramblings meant something to someone else.  I'm not really used to people looking up to me, but it feels good to know that all this hard work is inspiring at least one person.  So I'm looking forward to getting back on track, and REALLY hoping my foot gets better soon!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Versatile Blogging Award

So I have been really slack about catching up on this, but Diane over at Just Simply D nominated me!  I am so honored.  It's nice to know that people care about what I have to say.  Thanks, Diane!  :)

So here are the rules of receiving this 'award':

1. Nominate up to 15 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging

2. Let the nominated bloggers know they have been nominated

3. Share 7 random facts about yourself

4. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to them in your post

5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your post

Ok, so 7 random facts about me:
1. I like to make my own soap when I can afford the supplies.
2. I love anything pumpkin.
3. I would some day like to own a llama farm.
4. I will correct people (even ones I don't know) for improper grammar usage.
5. I love rain.  I would like to live somewhere where it rains a lot.
6. I have an inner narrator who describes my everyday ramblings.  She has a British accent.
7. I will put ketchup on just about anything.

I would like to nominate:
1. Brooke at The Ah Ha Moment 
2. Mommy's Losing Rolls 
3. Matt at The Triathlete Dad 
4. Jennifer at Just Jenn

Can't wait to read your 7 facts! 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sunday Weigh-In

Today's Weight: 240.4
BMI: 41.3
Weekly Loss: 3.6 lbs
Total Lost: 32.6 lbs!!!!!

That's right!  I finally broke through that 30 lb barrier!  I am so excited!  I don't think there are enough exclamation points for this!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok, now that I got that out here are some comparison pics:

And if those weren't awesome enough, I have lost 23 inches! (4.5 chest, 5.5 waist, 6 hips, 2 arm, 5 thigh)

I had some other stuff I was going to post about, but I think it will have to wait for tomorrow.  This stands alone.  Woo hoo!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunday Weigh-In

Today's Weight: 244
BMI: 41.9
Weekly Loss: 2 lbs
Total Lost: 29 lbs

Back on track this week.  I am still hovering just above the 30 lb mark.  I hope that I will finally see that goal this week.  Earlier in the week I weighed less, but I messed up Saturday night.  I know you're not supposed to weigh yourself more than once a week, but I do, so sue me.  I'm not going to beat myself up over it too much, but it is a real eye-opener for me.  Was that bread really worth it?  No.  It may have tasted really good at the time, but I over-ate and felt sick later.  And it definitely was not worth the weight gain.  Old habits die hard...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A little humor to brighten your day...

This morning I took the boys to Target to pick up a few things.  Topher begged to walk rather than ride in the cart, so against my better judgement, I let him.  I was examining some sports socks (still trying to acquire good running gear), and turned to find lacey thongs strewn all over the floor.  After my initial shock, it was all I could do not to die laughing.  Then I told him to help me pick them up and put them back, and he slipped on some, haha!  So we were walking along, and Topher continued to pull stuff off of shelves, so I told him he was going to have to sit in the cart.  I went to move stuff from the seat area, and saw Luke (his carrier was in the basket of the cart) holding one of the thongs.  That little booger had thrown some in the cart, too.  Apparently he thinks I need nicer underwear.  Unfortunately, that will have to wait until I lose this weight.  It is so hard as a parent to try to be the proper disciplinarian when your kid does something that is just so ridiculously hilarious.

The other interesting part of my day happened when I went to the grocery store after kickboxing.  I went to check out, and my high school boy cashier was very enthusiastic about telling me all about himself while scanning my groceries.  He told me all about the grades he had received on his midterms, some record he broke in gym class that day, his girlfriend and the date they went on last night, and some picture she sent him today that he would show me, but he would get in trouble with his boss.  He then questioned my Halloween-themed reusable grocery bags and drilled me about why would I like Halloween (and managed to throw in his love of pumpkin pie).  In an attempt to continue the small talk while he was still scanning (I had a lot of stuff!) I said that the meal deal was the best invention they had come up with.  He responded with: "We didn't invent the meal deal.  We came up with it.  It is not an invention.  You have to be technical about these things."  ... Really.  Thank you for enlightening me.  Then I asked him about a problem I have been having with trying to register my bonus card online to get the ecoupons (it keeps telling me that the card is not registered in my name, but I tried every possible variation of my name that I could think of).  He told me that he could have checked what name the card was under, but that function is only available until 9:00 and it was 9:01... maybe if he hadn't talked so much, we could have gotten to that part before 9:00... THEN he suggested that I try seeing if it was under my MOM's name... Oh boy, don't you just love teenagers?

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sunday Weigh-Up

Today's Weight: 246
BMI: 42.2
Weekly Loss: -1lb
Total Lost: 27 lbs

So I am up another pound this week.  We went to the Melting Pot for our dating/engagement anniversary Thanks to Shari, Lauren, and Yuriy who felt bad that we didn't get to go on our actual anniversary.  We are blessed to have such great friends.  We had a really nice time, and the food was delicious.  I think it was well worth the gain.  :)  I will just have to work extra hard this week to get back on track. 

We had Luke dedicated at church this morning.  I am so proud to be that sweet boy's mommy.  I surely have the two best boys in the whole world! 

I will close by adding a few more pictures of my sweet boys:

 All the girls at the pool loved Luke:

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sunday Weigh-In

Today's Weight: 245
BMI: 42
Weekly Loss: -1 lb
Total Lost: 28 lbs

Gained a pound this week.  My husband's birthday was on Friday, and it turned into a major cheat day.  How can you not cheat at Olive Garden?  I think everyone deserves a nice treat once in a while.  We also had a great time out bowling with friends after dinner.  I haven't bowled in FOREVER, but I didn't do too bad.  It was fun having a kid-free evening with friends.

On Saturday I did my best to work off Friday's fun.  I ran in the morning.  I'm doing a slightly modified version of the c25k plan with a group at my church.  I was out there running around the church parking lot at 8am!  It helps to have a group to run with.  Then I ran some errands, followed by kickboxing, a moderately healthy lunch, and a 2 hour self-defense seminar.  I am one tired mommy.  I am glad Brandon is off tomorrow, so maybe I can sneak a little rest in somewhere.

Today was a rough day.  Our turtle died sometime during the night.  I feel awful.  I could tell she wasn't feeling well, but I put off taking her to the vet.  We just had Princess (one of our cats) in a couple of weeks ago, and we are pretty broke after that.  I just feel so terrible that they might have been able to help her.  Brandon keeps telling me that even if I had taken her in that they still might not have been able to help her, but I feel responsible.  She was a very cute and quirky turtle.  She will be missed.