Thursday, June 30, 2011
1. Only 4 cokes a day (sounds like s lot but that is cutting way back) ~ Only had 1 Coke and shared it with Cori ~
2. Walk 30 mins each day ~ Walked 30 mins and burned 116 calories ~
3. No sweets! ~ Check ~
4. Only fruits for snack ~ yes, a grapefruit and banana ~
5. Drink more juices, Gatorade, and maybe some water ~ no juice but 1 Gatorade and 1 glass of water ~
Yesterday was a success in my book. I was only hungry as I went to bed last night.
I lost 2 pounds since yesterday but we all know that was the easy 2 pounds!
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Today starts my new workout, exercise and better eating week. Nate just started a new diet and workout routine and has politely pointed out all of my bad eating. He is right. I (and everyone who has met me) knows that I drink a lot of cokes and very little of everything else....So it is time for some changes.
Before I start my story, everyone reading this stop before telling me I don't need to lose weight and that I am not fat. I know I am not what society would call fat. However, not being able to fit into clothes that I have worn the past 5 years make me feel fat and not happy with myself. Thus the changes and my story.
2 years ago some of my family decided to walk a half-marathon together in honor of Nate's grandparents. In preparation for this 13.1 mile, 5 hour walk I started walking every day. For 6 months I trained for this marathon with fast walking and running. I started to see my body change, slim down and be more toned and fit. I loved this new me. At the
Marathon, I ran most if it and finished in 3 hours 3 mins.
2 months after the marathon we moved and the stress and new lifestyle started to hinder my workout. Over the last year I have just worked out periodically and not taken care of myself.
Time for change is Now!
For the next week, I am starting a new workout/healthy eating. Baby steps and small goals are what make changes possible. It's not about a diet but a change in lifestyle.
Here are my goals for the next week and I will let you know how I do.
1. Only 4 cokes a day (sounds like s lot but that is cutting way back)
2. Walk 30 mins each day
3. No sweets!
4. Only fruits for snack
5. Drink more juices, Gatorade, and maybe some water
My ultimate goal is to fit back into my shorts and swimsuit and lose 7 pounds.
So this post is more for me than you but if anyone wants to make 5 goals and change with me....post a comment with your goals and we can do this together.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
|Close-up of some pennies|
|Joel's collection so far......|
Friday, June 24, 2011
Less that 5 weeks till I will be in B'ham!
Joel is at his first "spend the night" party since we moved out here. It is really weird for him to be gone from home tonight. The kids use to be gone all the time to family and friends houses but here not so much. We will see how he does by the morning time. Thankfully he is only a couple of blocks away.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
|Me and My Hubby!|
The best gift of all is the one Nate gave me....a ticket home to Alabama in 5 weeks.
I filled out my diploma request today and it will be in the mail soon.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
On Wednesday night, I cooked Father's day dinner of Chicken and Rice, peanut butter cookies and snicker-doodles. We gave him his cards, and little Debbie snacks. All was right with the world.
I worked Thursday day, Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday Day, so not much celebrating going on there. It was a VERY busy weekend at work with lots of Father's day and graduation celebrations. My feet will be hurting for the next few days!
While working last night (Sat) Nate showed Joel how to do some cooking. Joel made dinner for the 3 of them which was Mahi-Mahi, sauteed spinach and orzo pasta. Everyone ate all of it, including Cori!
After work today, we took Nate to Chili's for appetizers and then to see THOR at the dollar theater. It is not the same eating at our Chili's (with bad service and lazy servers) but the movie was AWESOME (a must see) and we laughed and enjoyed the evening.
Lots of fun this weekend and more fun this next week with parties and pool time. We have been stuck inside more of the week because it was only in the 60's...boo. But the warmer weather is on its way!
I am going out with a couple of friends and Nate on Tuesday night. We are having Mexican and I will be wearing my lai that my mother-in-law sent me in the mail. I want to thank everyone for the words of congrats and encouragement, as well as cards and money. I am using my money to fly home the last weekend in July. Less that 6 weeks away. So super excited. I will post pictures and update after Tuesday night.
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Sunday, June 12, 2011
|The Turbie Twist!|
|This is what mine looks like now|
|My new one! And it is Pink!|
|Lightweight, super-absorbent and dries my hair in half the time|
Friday, June 10, 2011
Today, I dug out the sewing machine from the back of my closet, dusted and cleaned it off, oiled it and got it ready for the day of sewing. (well a couple of hours of sewing). I pulled out my big tool box of sewing tools (scissors, elastic, pins, bobbins, buttons, ribbons, biase tape, needles and more), my box of threads, my box of patterns and extra fabric. It has been almost 2 years since I have done a sewing project. Once I started school full time, there was not any extra time for a day or week of sewing. This is also because I can't just sew for an hour, I take on a project and have to get it done right away.
After picking out a couple of patterns and noticing how low my supply of fabric was, off to JoAnn's Fabrics I went. This is the only fabric store in the area, and I have to drive 30 min across Huntington to get there. Once I walked into the store, a giant sign "CASH ONLY" stared back at me. What? I don't have cash on me for fabrics. I know I am a server and should always have cash and I do, just not enough to shop for fabric. (which I can rack up real fast). Off to Target to get "cash back" then back to the fabric store. Now Cori has been with me this whole time and I am driving her crazy and she is BORED!
I picked out a new pattern, lots of new fabric and then Cori found some fabric....Ahhhh! She wants some pj's out of this flip-flop material and cupcake material. Back to the patterns for her size. Then to check out.
Finally home, I start to organize, cut out fabric and sew. This is the first time working in my little living room. Not use to having to stay on a table to cut or not be able to spread out. But I managed to only take over half the house with my project.
|Fabrics and patterns matched together on the table|
|P J shorts|
|Modeling with out actually wearing the clothes|
Monday, June 6, 2011
As we were leaving Cori was giving me an earful about how upset all the kids (including herself) at the fact they sat thru the entire program just to stand up at the end.
I stopped and got her ice cream at McDonalds to help calm her down.
|Cori is the 2nd to last row 4th from the left!|
|My skirt, shoes, white shirt and curling iron|
|The end of 6th grade!|
Friday, Joel had a beach day field trip with school. They walked about a 1/2 mile to the harbor and played on a beach in the harbor. This was more like a lagoon with little waves instead of the big swells on the beach. He had a great time and brought a friend home to play.
Friday night we did movie night at home. We walked over to Walgreen's and bought popcorn and candies then to Little Ceaser's for pizza. Joel, Cori and I watched Scream (which Joel had not seen yet) then after Nate got home we put on Scream 2. Joel could not handle watching two scary movies in one night. He was really tired and was asleep by 8pm.
Joel has been having a harder time making friends his age and being able to have "play-dates" with them. He has 2 new friends who both were able to come play on Sat and Sunday. I was at work so Nate was in charge of the kids. He was a little overwhelmed with all the boy noise in the house Sunday afternoon. I felt bad for him since he is not usually home when the kids have a bunch of friends over.
Cori got to spend the night with a friend and go see X-Men 1st Class and loved it. We won't let her tell us about it since we want to go see it too.
Saturday night I got my vacation approved and last night I booked my first flight home to Bama for a vacation. I am going as part of my graduation from college. I will be there from July 28th - Aug 3rd. I am so super excited to go home, see family, hug my sweet nephews (all 4 of them) eat mexican, play Settlers, and have fun laughing and chillin for a week. The week long vacation means working extra from now until I leave but it will be worth the trip.
Countdown to being done with school ~ I have 1 more week with 1 paper, 1 team powerpoint, 1 DQ and I will be done.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Here is a picture of Dawn and her prego-ness at 5 months.....