Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday Weigh in Day and Happy Anniversary!

Starting weight 372 lbs. on 12/5/11 I'm in week 16
last weeks weight 318
This weeks weight 315.6.
Loss of  2.4 lbs for the week Total loss of 56.6  Lets round that up to 57!!!!

It is the hubby and I's 10th anniversary! WOW! Its a big deal to me since I was married once before for 7 years and it was complete HELL. I was so freaked out about second marriages and the likely hood of them lasting. I have NO doubts now. Its like the first marriage didn't even happen. We have 3 wonderful kids, a beautiful home and a strong marriage and now.........I'm losing weight. I weigh less today than when I got married 10 long years ago! I can feel the next year only getting better! This is a short post because my brother and his fiance are coming to take care of the kids so hubby and I can go check into a hotel for the night. We are going to make the MOST of the next 24 hours! Toodles and I'll fill you in later. Well, not completely! ;-)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

16 weeks! 1/3 of the way through a year!

So yesterday was 16 weeks for me. Wow! A 1/3 of the way through my first year of weight loss. I remeasured myself and I'm 43 inches down! That is almost 4 FEET! What the heck?! That amazes me! I got on the scale this morning and it read 315.9! Down 2.2 from Friday! I usually weigh in on Fridays, because I know that weekends can be rough on me for eating. But I'm down!  I ate more than usual on Sat. and Sunday too! My trainer thinks I need to divert from my usual 1000 calories a couple times a week, not go crazy but add a few calories to keep my body guessing is how she puts it. WOW! I'm getting so excited about saying GOOD FRICKIN' BYE to the 300's. But then I'm faced with getting through 200's! Its a double edged sword isn't it? I want so bad to never see a 3 in front of my weight again but the thought of how hard getting through the course of the 2's freak me out! How long is that going to take?  But 8 weeks ago I posted about how 8 weeks is about how long I USE to stick with a diet. I've doubled that! WOO HOO! 
I had a few NSV's this weekend. I started out wearing a 26/28 depending on the pair of pants. My MIL told me to go buy new pants because mine were becoming baggy. I went to my local Catherines about 2 weeks ago. I grabbed a 26 and a 24 and went into the dressing room. Slipped on the 26, no problems, but a bit big. Slipped on the 24 and FIT! I was thrilled! Decided that I was only getting one pair of jeans because then I would need to really work and get into smaller pants. At the checkout I saw how cheap the jeans were. They were on sale for $14.99! So I got brave and bought myself a 22 and a 20. So this weekend I grabbed a pair of jeans without looking at them and slipped them on, a little snug, but zipped right up and buttoned. I started wondering then, took them off and sure enough they were the 22's!!! I'm going to go try the 20's on just to see how far I have to go, but I am SO stinking thrilled about the 22's. I haven't been a 22 in about 10 years! The hubby and mine  10 year anniversary is this Friday and I'm in better shape now than when we got married! I put on my wedding dress the other day for him. To big! It was a pretty dress but not what I really wanted for a dress to get married in. So I decided that next year for our anniversary I want to wear a cute little dress for our anniversary that will make my husband stand at attention. Well, part of my husband stand at attention! hehehe I'm sooo naughty!  I went a got a new bathing suit for the weekend because we are going away for the weekend. I got into a 20 and damn I don't look to bad! My legs still look terrible, but I know I'm a work in progress!
I want all of you to know that I read all the blogs and you are all AMAZING! I love having your blogs to keep me going. I think reading about others good days and bad days are so inspiring! We all have this weight thing in common and we will all get through it and get to the maintenance part and do well at that too!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Friday Weigh-In Day!

Starting weight 372 lbs. on 12/5/11 I'm in week 15
last weeks weight 319.4
This weeks weight 318.
Loss of 1.4 lbs for the week Total loss of 54.2

1.4................humm. Not bad but not what I was hoping for. I know I shouldn't complain. Over all it is an average of 3.6lbs. per week that I have lost since I started with the thing inside me. With PCOS I knew and was warned that getting rid of the weight would be hard. To me its like hitting concrete with a hammer, sometimes you get a little tiny splinter, the next time it comes off in a chunk. What I wish is that it would be like a cartoon. You know, one smack and it comes off in two pieces and underneath is this smoking hot babe. I want it so that when my husband sees me his mouth drops open and starts drooling. My fantasy continues with him chasing me around the house and me squealing with laughter and then letting him catch me! OK, I enough of that! I just listened to a news story about that book that everyone is talking about "50 Shades of Grey" its sounds like something I want to read. I ran to my Nook and damn thing is dead! So now its on the charger so I can upload this book! What are you all reading? I know the Hunger Games is being talked about a lot now. I need to get those also. I will probably wait to read those this summer when we are camping. Any others that I need to upload?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring Fever!

The weather has been absolutely fantastic here the last week. As I sit here and reflect on the last week as I sip my coffee I've been thinking of how my life has changed in just a little over 3 months.
I have been spending SO much more time doing fun stuff with the kids. I was outside with them almost every day last week. We were going on walks after dinner and watching the nature and how it changes with spring. The grass is turning green. Watching the birds make their nest in the trees in our grove. Seeing the tracks of all the animals down by the stream and guessing what kind they are. Listening to the different birds and listening to how their chirps are different (I need to get a book). I am becoming so much more of a plugged in mom. I've learned how to listen better. I heard my 4 year old when he came home from school last week and talked about the leprechaun that was creating big messes in his room when they went out to recess. So I took this a bit farther. Friday night we set a trap for the leprechaun at our house. We baited a trap with marshmallows for the little guy with a stick holding up a box. The next morning (St. Patty's Day) we were awoken to "MOM, MOM! The wheprican ate the smarshmallows! We got 'EM!" So the hubby and I got up, moved the furniture so all 5 of us could surround the box. The hubby had a broom to swat the bugger if needed. The look of anticipation on the kids' faces was priceless! I slowly lifted the box, but the little bugger got away! There were chocolate coins under the box though for the kids. They were so excited! I almost cried. Last year I would of never wanted to get out of bed like that. Last year I would of ate those chocolate coins of the kids. This year I haven't even thought about it! I was SO tired all the time just keeping up with the day to day things I needed to do. What have I missed out on? NO MORE!  This weight loss is doing so much more for kids and husband than just me. I thought this only affected me. I was WRONG (thank God hubby doesn't read this!)
This summer is going to be SO much more fun! I have been scanning pinterest for things to do with my kids! We are going to be doing so much more!There are some really cool ideas for kids activities on there! I had NO idea!  I renewed the zoo membership and we are going to go at least once a week! I have so many ideas!
Is this Spring Fever or weight loss? Combination of both? Does your brain have fat? Does it really cloud you that much?  I feel like life is SO much more colorful! Although my hubby is looking at me like I'm crazy at time because his honey-do list is growing! I want to do so much more around the house! I can't wait to get my garden going this year. The last couple of years I have always  wanted a big garden and we planted some,but then it falls to the way side because I hated sweating and being out in the heat. I KNOW that is going to be different this year! I need those veggies! I'm going to have a section just for the kids too!

Just typing this is getting me so excited I need to get going and move! I've got to run to the hardware store for some stuff. I'm painted the oldest new bedroom and redecorating it for him! He's shared a room with his little brother for long enough. He's going to move to the basement. Its going to be so cool when done. I'll post some pictures of it! Happy Hump Day everyone! Hoping that the Spring Fever is spreading among you all too!

Friday, March 16, 2012

BYOC! Dakota style!

BYOC brought to us by Drazil!

1. How do you feel about college? If you have kids or siblings - will you encourage or require them to go? How long did you go and what for? 
I'm OK with college. I want my kids to go, if they want to. I didn't do the traditional 4 year college. I did a two year Votech school and got an assoc. degree in Financial services/accounting. I'll admit I have used it! I'm seriously thinking about going back to school in the fall. I would love to do some social work stuff. I feel the need to work with young girls who are pregnant and trying to decide on whether they should place a child for adoption or parent. I would also love to help couples in their adoption process. I just think I could go farther if I had some kind of schooling behind me. Its still in the mulling stages though.  Don't know if I can leave my little ones just yet!

2. Pink or purple? Coke or Pepsi? Pen or pencil? Cursive or printing? Ketchup or mustard?
I prefer purple but love pink too. COKE!! oh, just typing that makes my mouth water. I have missed that smell and the bubbles and fizz. The burn in my throat. OH, how I have missed Coca-Cola!  I love my mechanical pencils, especially if I'm doing accounting, I hate to fix mistakes if I wrote in pen. Don't like the mess! I mix my cursive and print. I'm crazy like that, like to mix it up.  Ketchup!

3. If you could live in any generation - which one would it be?
Back to the 80's man! And this time........Jon Bon Jovi would end up in my bed! HA! a girl can dream can't she?

4. What do you sleep in?
Night shirts, not to long though (I HATE them getting tangled around my middle) Not to short, don't need my ass hanging out! But most of the time they lay on the end of the bed for a quick slip on. I like sleeping butt naked with my man!

5. Repeat question - summarize your week!
 Weight loss hasn't been to bad, have made pretty good choices, but some not so good ones. Damn cheese balls! Weather has been super, so I have gotten outside to do more with the kids!

Friday Weigh-In!!

Starting weight 372 lbs. on 12/5/11 I'm in week 14
last weeks weight 321.2
This weeks weight 319.4
Loss of 1.8 lbs for the week        Total loss of 52.8 I'm going with 53!

It's a loss! I'm happy with it but I know it could of been better! I went to Sam's Club for some stuff the other day and I bought my kids a container of White Cheddar Cheese balls and those DAMN things keep calling my name. 25 of those little puppy's have 160 calories! Why did I have to get those for the kids? I'm going to take them to the church on Sunday and put them in little bags for other kids to have for our spring carnival. Hopefully I won't wolf them down before then!
It has been GLORIOUS here this week! It has been in the 70's all week! I have been getting some spring cleaning done....just a little because I have been outside as much as possible with the kids! We have been walking. We live out in the country on a gravel road and its hard to walk on gravel, but I'm not going to let it stop me! I'd love to get my bike out but it hasn't been rode in years! I'm not so sure about riding it on gravel either! I don't think it matters as long as I get off my ass and get outside and move!
Hope everyone has a WONDERFUL weekend and that the luck O'the Irish be with ya all!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday Weigh-In!

Starting weight 372 lbs. on 12/5/11 I'm in week 13
last weeks weight      324.6
This weeks weight     321.2!!!!
Loss of 3.4 lbs for the week Total loss of 51!

I am SO HAPPY that weight came off! Whew!  I'm happy with this loss. I know that it didn't come on overnight, so it won't leave overnight. I have to keep telling myself that me being heavy was over 25 years in the making so taking 2 years to take it off is really no big deal. But over 50lbs! I'm now over a 1/4 of the way of where I want to be eventually. I don't know where I want to end up. Is that strange? I don't know how much I want to weigh. I told my Dr. it wasn't about a number, it was more of a feeling. But now I wonder if I'm concentrating to much on numbers. I just want to feel good, I want to fly without being anxious about fitting in the seat. I want to ride amusement park rides with my kids. I want to snow ski again. Where is that? I don't think I would be comfortable being a size 6 or 8. I think I'm more of a size 12 girl. Maybe even a 14. How do we know where we want to stop? How did you know where you want to be? Or when you got there? Has anyone ever said, "I want to be 160 lbs"  but then you get to 180 and then say, oh, that's enough. I think I look fine. Is that a cop out? Do I need to push myself to a certain weight? I'm I cutting myself short? I keep hearing that at my height an "ideal" weight is 129. Wow, that number freaks me out! That's 243 lbs I'd have to of lost! I don't think I want to do that, not can't but want. I do know that I am going to celebrate all of my losses. I have set it so that for every 25lbs I get a new charm for my bracelet. So I'm going shopping today to add to it! Have a great day all!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Hell Ya!

The Plateau is OVER! Can I get a "Hell Ya!"? I got on the scale this morning. I usually wait until weigh in day on Fridays but I have been so down in the dumps about the scale not moving. I was so shocked to see 322.1! It is suppose to be in the 60's here today and the sun is shining. It going to be an awesome day. I'm heading to the gym to workout with my trainer today and I'm going to rock it! I'm going to be a Dragon Warrior like Lorie over at Just ate my Willpower has suggested!  Let's all go out and kick some butt!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Just one question for fellow bloggers

How the HELL do you add a ticker on to your page? I have tried EVERYTHING! I have a ticker all set up at tickerfactory. I have tried going to layouts and adding your own gadget and then copy and pasting onto my page. But it says it contains wrong characters. ???? Any advice would be helpful! Thanks!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday Weigh In and BYOC!

Starting weight          372 lbs. on 12/5/11  I'm in week 12
last weeks weight      324.7
This weeks weight     324.6  WTH!
Loss of .1 lbs for the week  Total loss of 48     

What the HELL? .1????? Really?  .1? Talking about sucking! What the heck am I doing wrong? I know its still a loss but see the numbers up there at the top? 324, I can't possibly be plateauing can I? WHY, WHY, WHY? I've kept my calories at less that 1100 and my protein at about 70g a day, OK, I'm kinda sucking at the water thing. I haven't done 64oz. but I'm getting at least 48 a day! My trainer says that I could be building more muscle and loosing fat so it won't show on the scale but in the way my body looks. That did calm me down a bit, so I'm going with that for right now. So on to BYOC. I haven't done this before, but it looked fun so what the hey!

Brought to us by Drazil:
1.  Since I talked about psychics this week - I'm curious....if you could see one for free and you could only ask one question - what would it be?
Will my children be happy and healthy? I don't want them to go through the same things I have, so I would want to help them along the way to change things to prevent heartache. But doesn't every parent want that?
2.  What's your favorite ice cream flavor and topping?

That depends upon the day. Some days Mint Chocolate Chip--yummo. Some days Buttered Pecan. I also love Chocolate with Peanut Butter added in (can you say Coldstone?!) I LOVE ice cream <3!

5.  Repeat question.  Summarize your week in real life and in blog land.
Real life has been pretty much the same except I have had one sick child. He's not real sick but his asthma has really been acting up. He hasn't slept real well, so neither have I. Its been cold, rainy, snowy and since this is South Dakota...WINDY as hell!  Can't wait for spring to hit so I can go outside and walk. We live in the country and gravel roads are not conducive for walking. I'd end up on my ass in a ditch more than anything! Now blogland............AWESOME! I want to thank Drazil for that! I've added so many new followers this week! Amazing!  I still don't post everyday, but I can't always think of things to say. I could put whats going on in my head, but that might scare some people! LOL Hope everyone has a good weekend!
3.  What's your preferred method of working out?  DVDs, an external gym, gym inside your home, classes?

I like going to the gym at this moment because I hired a trainer for accountability. She MAKES me move my ass! I do play with my Wii Fit at home, but I don't get much done, my kids always interrupt me! I'm not to the point I feel comfortable with classes yet. I want to try Zumba, but I think I would look to much like an elephant stomping around. I'm not coordinated yet. I will get there!
4.  If you work outside the home or if you ever did or will in the future - do you think it's better/easier to work with men or woman?  Who do you work mostly with now?
I will work outside the home again one day! I use to! But lets be honest, I'm a florist. I work with mostly women, in one way or another. If I do work with a man in my industry, they are either gay (and really gay but they are hilarious! Everything is BEAUTIFUL and FABULOUS! ) or married. Women are OK. Since we worked in a smaller shop we all got along pretty well. About 12 years ago I wanted to try a sit down job and went to work in an office setting with a bunch of women........NO FREAKING WAY! Bitch, bitch, bitch. There was one woman who was just toxic! She complained constantly!  I've always had friends that are guys, so that would be OK too.

I went and read what I wrote and had to add a note onto #4. Besides working with men that are gay in the industry the only men I really see are ones coming into the shop for flowers for their women. Its so hilarious that you can usually tell by looking at the man what hes there for. Just to make them squirm I have asked "birthday, anniversary or are you in the doghouse?"  You can read them like a book! If they laugh, its one of the first two, if they look down.......Then I ask "how mad is she?" 1 rose, half dozen or a really big bouquet?