Sunday, November 25, 2012

Such a slacker....

Well, I crashed and burned on the blogging every day in November.. Oh well... I knew it would be tough during the holidays, but adding to that screwing up my back and I didn't have a chance...

You (sadly) have not missed much. I am still struggling to get back my motivation.. I WILL NOT gain this weight back... So, tomorrow morning I am back to square one. Unfortunately (as I mentioned above), I hurt my back. SOOOOO, I am sidelined for at least another week from boot camp.... That is in effect 2.5 weeks lost. Man, am I going to be sore once I get started again in December...

I am totally stoked that one of my greatest friends from growing up, and her family, are coming to Dallas next weekend! We have not seen each other in at least 7 years and before that was at our wedding 10+ years ago... It will be so fun, so I will definitely have something to blog about next week...

XOXO...  Really am going to wear my active link again starting tomorrow!!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sunday Funday....

Not like those of the past.... We spent all morning cleaning. I am not the biggest fan of cleaning, I actually hate it. But, there are times you just need to bite the bullet and get it done. So, we did. We made the girls sit on the couch for literally an hour so we could clean our den... It was nuts, but the house looked great (we even cleaned the outside of our windows too)...

Dave had his last soccer game today at 1:00 and two of my friends were coming over to make tutu's for the Glow Run next Saturday.. It was so fun, I am not what anyone would call crafty... Lucky for me my friend Melissa is, so she showed us the way and we just took care of it..

It was a really fun day, we even had enough tulle left to make each of the girls a tutu.. Here is a pic :)


Saturday, November 10, 2012


Missed posting yesterday.. Dang it... Well, we will just get back into it and start fresh from here.

I have never liked to run.. My mom LOVES to tell the story of me when I was like 10 years old. I was on a club soccer team and we had to run 2 miles several times per week. So, my mom (or dad) and I would head up to the track at Richardson High School and I would literally cry as I ran the entire 2 miles.. Now, I didn't say I couldn't run, just that I didn't like it. I was running like 6 minute miles.. Crazy! It never got any better. Luckily, I played a lot of soccer so I didn't have to run a ton on my own, I was able to stay in great shape.

Well, now 6 1/2 months into boot camp I have realized that I need to add a little extra to my routine to offset not having advanced camp. So, back in September we (Dave, the girls and I) ran our first 5K as a family. We have done the Turkey Trot previously, however it was the first time we ran the whole thing. So, we then did one  in October that my company sponsored.. We knocked 2 min and 10 sec off our time from the first one. Well, today we did #3! OMG, it was the toughest one yet! It was held at the Dallas Zoo, the Running for Rhinos race. The course was SOOO hilly! It seemed like the next hill came and we changed course, so we never really got a good downhill relief on the first 1.5 miles of the run... I couldn't even believe it when we knocked another 35 seconds off our time - SHOCKED!!!

I am actually enjoying the runs we have done. I know that I really need to start running during the week between the monthly races, so that is my goal for this week! I am going to run for 15 minutes after evening boot camp on Monday and Wednesday.. Then, on Tuesday I will do Insanity and run for at least 2 miles. Thursday evening, I will try to get Dave and the girls to head out and jog with me OR go to zumba class...

So, I have 2 more races to go in November... Crazy town!! I am doing the Glow Run next Saturday evening with a group of boot camp peeps - I am really looking forward to it! Then, on Thanksgiving, we will do the Turkey Trot as a family. Hopefully, it is not as cold as it was last year....

I need to find at least one race for December for us to do.. Then, Dave suggested we do one race per month in 2013 - I think it will be awesome, I am excited to see what I can find for us to do!!

I am excited for my rest day tomorrow, hopefully the girls sleep in so that I can as well :)..


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Trouble getting back into it

Tracking my food, I have found, is a slippery slope! Unfortunately I feel like I am in a free fall.. I need to track, I need to stay accountable, I need to stay within my daily target - none of these things are happening right now. UGH!!!  I am not a classic over-eater, I am not an emotional eater, I am simply a eater of questionable choices (LOL)... There are times when I just can't force myself to follow my plan. I am in one of those times and I feel very guilty... I am not gaining any weight, but I am not losing any either.. For the first time since April I didn't weigh in this week at Weight Watchers (that is another one of my slippery slopes)...

The problem, as I see it, is that I am making the wrong choices and therefore I am not satisfied. So, what do I do, you might ask???  I pick something else that is not a good choice and I go for it... I have had about a week and a half  (Since the end of our biggest loser contest) of not really being accountable. That has to stop. It has to! I have worked way too hard to let things start slipping now..

Step one is to go for a run tonight! I love that Dave is willing (and happy) to help me with this whole process. Without his support and encouragement, I know for a fact that I would not have kept up as long as I have AND I would be nowhere near as successful as I have been! He now tells me (quite often) that I am his inspiration. That absolutely warms my heart and makes me smile. Because the fact is that he and the girls are my motivation. I want him to be proud to have me at his side and proud to have me as his partner in this crazy life.

Step two is to start tracking again.. First thing tomorrow morning I am back in it to win it! I am working out so hard that it would be a shame to not have any progress on my weight loss journey. I can do it... I will do it!!


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election 2012

So, didn't exercise today... Ate pizza for dinner.... Went to my sister's house for an election watching party... I am just going to say it... I hope to God that Obama/Biden win again, we will be in trouble (we as in women) if Romney/Ryan are elected.


Monday, November 5, 2012


Well, I don't have much to say tonight... I just got home from my second arm workout of the day at boot camp, and I am really tired!! I have not been good at all with tracking my food and I need to get back on track. I can do it, I just have to get it done.

Last week I made a few egg whites in the morning before work and that seemed to tide me over during the morning, so I will try that again tomorrow morning to see if that helps. Man was I hungry today!

I signed us up for 2 more 5K's today - one this Saturday at the Dallas Zoo, Run for the Rhinos and the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day! Sandwiched in between those I have the Glow Run I am doing with my boot camp peeps... Oh my - that is ALOT of running, and I am kinda excited!

Night!! XOXO

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Numbers don't lie!

One (of the many) things I love about my boot camp is the monthly weigh in that we do.. There are multiple measurements that Carron takes (both inches and body fat) and she also weighs us all.  The monthly weigh in was last week and I had her text me my tracking sheet so that I could see what my numbers started and and how they have progressed in the past 5 months since I started... Part of me is really embarrassed about where I started. I mean, I guess if I have indicated that I am trying to lose 100 pounds, you get the idea that I was quite large, but still... Here goes nothing:

Start Re-Eval Re-Eval Re-Eval Re-Eval Re-Eval
Date 2-Jun 30-Jun 27-Jul 1-Sep 1-Oct 29-Oct
Neck 13.5 13.5 13.5 12.75 12.75 12.75
Chest 46.5 45 43 42 41 39.25
Bicep 12 12 11.5 11 11 11.5
Forearm 10.25 10.25 10 9.5 9.5 9.5
Waist 36 36 34 32.5 32.5 31.25
Hips 49 48.5 47 45.5 44.5 42.75
Upper Thigh 23 24 21 19.25 19.5 20
Calf 15.75 15.5 15.25 14.75 15 13.25
Body Fat %
Bicep 17 17 13 10 10 9
Tricep 29 19 16 12 14 11
Subscapular 36 32 27 23 22 21
Supralliac 45 34 33 28 26 24
% Body Fat 41.00% 38.40% 36% 32.90% 32.70% 31.60%

So, I have lost some serious inches as well as almost 10% of my body fat... It is crazy when I see the actual numbers...  I think I am behind where I would like to be at this point, but I realize that it is a process and that I am not going to lose at a crazy rate the whole time - there will be ebbs and flows... Primarily b/c of my diet (lol)....

As for my weight, the weight I go by is what is measured each week at Weight Watchers, but from my boot camp numbers, I am down 43 pounds!!

I am off to bed, boot camp wake up call at 4:30 AM is going to be here before I know it.... XOXO

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Growth Spurt

So about a month and a half ago my in laws came into town and bought the girls several pair of shoes. We went to Nordstrom today to have them measured again and they each grew another 1/2 size.. Crazy!


Friday, November 2, 2012

(Another) Busy weekend ahead!

My in-laws are coming into town this afternoon, which means we have another busy weekend ahead! We will do dinner tonight and then I will meet the group for breakfast after boot camp in the morning; which i am sure will be followed by some shopping.. Then, tomorrow night I have a Dallas Mavs game (mini season ticket package holder with my mom and sisters) and Dave has to work this photo booth party SO the girls are coming with me to the game and so we will do an early dinner with the in-laws. Sunday morning breakfast again and then we will just hang out until they head back to Oklahoma after lunch..

It is nice when they come it now because the girls are old enough that they remember them, and Dave's parents like to watch the girls and the new things they can do every time they see them!

Not much more to post today, just needed to get something out here since I am trying to post a blog every day in November (I might have bit off more than I can chew)!


Thursday, November 1, 2012

November 1st

How is it possible that it is already November? It seems like the years are just flying by now.. I have heard that happens when you have kids, but dang! I wish it would slow down just a little bit. The girls are at such a fun age right now. We have started having full out conversations, which is bananas. They get so excited when we get to go to the park, or watch Toy Story. Life is definitely fun right now!!

Last night we went trick or treating with my sister and her family. My mom came by for the first part of the night and then she headed to our other sister's house to see my nieces. My sister, Devon, and I live literally on the same block. Her street dead ends into mine, and we are the corner house. We could conceivably live on the same street if our house turned :).. I really love living near them! Our kids are so close in age, and they are buddies so we get to meet them at the park all the time, or we hang out with each other at either house. Now, if we could just get Ashley and her family to move closer (I mean, she is only in Richardson which is like 10-15 minutes away), it would be perfect!!

I failed on my "no candy" last night.. I had to sneak a few now and laters and a fun size snickers.. I think I am going to pay for it on the scale today at Weight Watchers.. I think I might have gained a smidge this week. And, I am surprisingly okay with it... I didn't track one item of food that I ate on Sunday. We finished up our Biggest Loser challenge and I told myself that I would relax a bit from Sunday-Thursday (today) and then get back to the grind :).... I feel that if I don't have a few days like that every once in awhile, then I will fail at my effort to not only lose this weight but keep it off. The great thing about Weight Watchers is that I don't feel like I am ever depriving myself of anything, however I have most definitely changed the way that I look at food and what I need it for. Does that make sense?  At the same time, I think that reality is that I am not perfect and although I know that I don't need candy, or a burger, or french fries that I will eat them again but if I can do it in away that is modified I won't fall back off the wagon. That is what I am hoping anyway... I feel better about my chances of success than ever before because of my two girls and Dave. I just want to be healthy and be around for a very long time and this is the way to do it!

One last thing before I say goodbye and get to work! I did a health screening at the office and they took blood, height/weight, BP, heart rate, etc... I had a similar test done at SMU about a year and a half ago. At that time, my body's "age" was like 42 or 43 (I was 37) and I got the results back from my screening and my body's "age is now 36!!! That is an awesome swing and I know that all of my hard work is definitely paying off! It told me that I could (with more weight loss) get down to 33, so that is my goal, to be a 38 (almost 39) year old 33 year old! I can do it!!

Here are my stats from yesterday:
Point Plus - 28 points used / 0 remaining
Activity - 7 activity points earned / 106% of my goal

Until tomorrow.... XOXO