Monday, December 19, 2011

Knee's feeling better...

So I am back in the gym just taking it easy trying to build up some endurance for the 1/2 in a few weeks.  I already have a couple 5K in mind for Feb and March.  Audrie's Tinkerbell run is coming up in Jan.  She is pretty excited.  Crossing my fingers my knee keeps feeling good.  Back in the gym tomorrow for the lift/step class.  Gots me some body fat to shed.

Not sure who is going to win the weigh in.  I think Dave has be beat.

Spaghetti Squash tonight for supper. I know I will enjoy it, but I think Dave will hate it.  We shall see.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Not much going on...

STILL FRAZZLED MOMMMY... can you tell?

Ready for the holidays to get on the way and the kids to get a break from school and me a break from classes.
I have a plan,  I really do.  It's just executing it.


Saturday, December 10, 2011

1/2 Marathon

At this point with my knee troubles,  my goal is to just simply get through it.  Finish the race and not in LAST place.  After this,  I have to go back to running 5K's and probably forever.  My knee is just a mess and I know the dr. is going to kill me when he finds out I did the 1/2 before surgery.

Over-all doing okay.  Still haven't lost much.  Thanks to the fabulous craziness going on with kid stuff, my 2 moms groups,  family,  college,  volunteering, etc.  Hoping come Jan,  I can work things out better. I just haven't made me a priority.  It's hard when you have kids as we all know.


Friday, November 25, 2011


Gotta get back on the bandwagon.  My knee is giving me fits and Dave hurt his back.  Always something messing up our fitness goals.  But... we will prevail.  lol.

Anyhow, I found a bit of humor today.  For those of you on FB... this is quite common with people and I can't help but laugh.

I guess if your running... your still burning calories... or in this case I guess not.  

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Health low fat foods I love

I am bound and determined to do it this time.  And... I would like more then anything to kick my husband's ass in this contest.  Winner gets the new I-phone.  (I have wanted one for a couple years now).

 Tilapia, veggies and brown rice. 

Turkey meatballs with veggies (great protein source). Awesome for snacks.

Pre-made meals.  Chicken and rice or veggies.  Portion control

Best dressing ever.  Only 5 calories and low sugar and sodium

I have a couple Mrs.  Dash seasonings now, but they are a most for the lift style change.  

Egg White omelet with spinach and some onion or peppers.  Sometimes I add salsa.  

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Still haven't been smoking!! Go ME!!!!

Dave and I are for sure doing the Surf City half.  No backing out now.  We're in it to do it!!

So yesterday to start off,  we did a walk run of 4.5 miles ( more running then walking) and today we did a 10.5 miles bike ride.

Tomorrow I am doing a 2 mile run and then a YOGA class.

Dave and I are in a Biggest loser contest with each other.  Who do you think will win?  Our date for the end of the contest is Jan. 1st 2012.  So we are doing it during the hardest time of the year and I love to bake and share goodies, so this will be tough, but I will do it.

Night all.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Another status I saw on FB that really hit home...

It's so sad that some people don't have enough confidence in

 themselves that they have to make other people feel bad to make

 them self feel better....

That's why you get rid of THOSE people. I've done it.  They will

 always struggle with this no matter who they are and it's not worth

 letting them bring you down.  They are typically superficial and

 materialistic people. Who wants those in their life?  

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Almost forgot....

I AM smoking less... and less and less.

Willpower baby!!!  Go me!!

Play lists.. Decisions... Play lists... Decisions...

About a little more then a year ago I made a really hard decision.  Really hard.
Anyhow... a lot of time has gone by and I realize I did make the right decision.  You see... I had a really great friend whom we'll call "D" and D and I had a falling out over personal reasons which I will not disclose in the blog, but let's just say it was a long time coming and let's just say the more I look back on it the more I realize it was one of the best decisions I ever made for both of us and I can't speak for her, but it has made me much more aware of the true importance of true friendships.  

Tonight.. I was having one of the past memory reflections about good times D and I had together.  You know the times you do want to remember and the memories you do want to hold onto.   I think it is good to hold onto good memories of your past even if those memories are with a person no longer in your life for whatever the reason may be. I will always remember those times and I will always be thankful she was in my life for those years we did have a great relationship.  When I think like this I realize I am a better person for it.  I am more forgiving and more understanding of the little things in life.

Anyhow, I am working on my play-list for runs and I came across some about friends and it just made me think about D. Lame I know... but just sharing the love.

Hoping my tendon issue in my foot doesn't become more then it is.  I really want that BIG medal for running the 3-1/2 marathons this year.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Starting over... again, and again.. and I am sure again.

Started a new program with some Facebook friends.  Seems like a good program and it's free.

Starting to really watch my food intake,  and working out more.  Dave and I need to get back on the bandwagon since we have a half marathon in Feb. again.  I am doing it this time.

I started smoking AGAIN when Dave got really sick and since he's been better, I really have no reason to keep doing it.

My my goal for the week is smoke LESS, and complete Phase 1 week 3 of my 12 week program.  I will add my stats after each page and I will add my before and after pictures after the 12 weeks is over. Should be completed about the 2nd week of Jan.

Wish me luck!!!  I need it!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

It ain't over til the fat lady sings.

I refuse to be that "fat" lady.  I have gained 13lbs since May.  Mostly due to stress with Dave being sick and the fact I stopped running and haven't worked in working out much since the kids started school.  I am running them all over the place, I just haven't had time.  So I figured the first thing I need to make over is my food.  I need to now lose 40lbs to be at my goal weight.  I am going to do this.

I lack the support I would love to have, but I do have a husband who adores me and my desire to be fit and I have a friend or two willing to follow me in this journey for moral support.

Did a small walk today with Audrie and her friend and her mom.  It was just a peaceful 2.5 mile walk.

Anyhow,  here was lunch today.  Very good and it was under 300 calories. I am sticking to no more then 1,300 calories a day right now until I up my working out and then I will increase a little bit to keep my sustained and full of energy.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Eating out...

So here are some eating out rules I am sticking to.

1. No chips or bread before the meal.

2. No cream sauces and very light cheeses

3.  Check the menu before going to the restaurant so I have an idea of what I want before going.

4.  Eat slow and enjoy the meal.  Take several drinks of water in- in between.

I am down 6lbs in 2 weeks just watching my diet more.  Very happy with that.  Plan on keeping it up.  I am just pretending I am in a competition right now.  It's working .

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Hitting a road block

I messed up my knee last week, so I haven't been able to run or train for a week now. I am planning on still doing the 10K at the end of the month. I am going to do some light jogging and some swimming in the meantime.

I had a friend post a quote today and I felt it was very true.

"Don't sit around and wait for someone else to make the change you want to see".

I think this goes for everything. You have to remove the toxic crap in your life and move on. Follow your dreams and pursue what you want out of life. I myself have a hard time with this. I always want to be so in control of everything I can't left other things go to pursue new ones. I mean I have gotten rid of a lot of drama in my life which is so much easier on me. Katlynn has also made so much progress that it is amazing to see her doing so well.

Anyhow, I am hoping I can get back into the groove this next week. I need to get in better shape.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Only 4 weeks until the 10K Coaster Run

Friday, February 11, 2011

I actually like running now.

I am finally up to 4-5 miles at a jog, but a continuous pace.  I am hoping I am at 6-7 Miles comfortably come the end of March for the 10K I want to do at Knotts Berry farm.  I still need to start watching what I eat more as the scale has stayed the same still, but I know I am losing inches here and there and my shape is changing for the better.

I've also been doing zumba, 30DS and JW on my cross train days as well as weights when I can get to the gym.

If I can't its a lot of AB work, chair dips, Planks and push-ups at home.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Food for thought....

Diets tell you when and what to eat, and to rely on 

willpower and self-control, but willpower takes effort 

and doesn't last long. You usually end up feeling 

deprived, ultimately leading to overeating again…. and 

therefore weight gain. No diet or eating plan will EVER

work unless you first work on fixing the ROOT cause of

your overeating. Take the time to work on it and you'll 

solve the problem for good.


So I have been eating either a protein shake,  steel cut oats and agave nectar or an egg burrito in the mornings.  Today, I had the eggs after nearly getting blown away on my morning run.
Anyhow it consists of:

1 whole egg
2 egg whites
1 Whole wheat tortilla
2 cups of spinach (fresh)
1.5oz of Feta cheese
chili sauce

All the in a big 'ol burrito is only... 268 calories. I know this to a "T".  Down to measuring out the oz for the feta.

Try it sometime... it's really delish.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Smart Phones....

Oh how I would be lost without my new Evo.  it does everything for me.  I love that I can scan a bar-code and get my caloric intake for that item and and track my calorie deficit.  Awesomeness... In the past I was writing it all down... not anymore.  I am moving up with the times.  Plus,  I have my MapMyRun app. which is pure heaven for runners.  I have the Nike + ipod too which is also pretty cool.  David, my dear sweet husband got me a new Nano, shoes, etc. for my birthday/anniversary this year. I wanted these things over a vacation this year.  Plus, we're having out night away this weekend anyhow.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Ran another 5K this morning

It's getting a little easier.  I even though I haven't seen much of a change on the scale (which I am sure is due to the fact I haven't really been watching what I eat much and building more muscle) I do know I have lost inches.  My size 31 Miss Me's are now loose on me and my wedding rings and even tops are getting looser.  I haven't gotten on the scale as I am waiting until next Monday, but I know once I really crack down on my food it will melt off.  It beats any diets and and spending any extra money doing something I can do own my own.  Heck, who would have thought I would be running 3-4 miles in less then 20 days?  My endurance is really building and I have started incorporating the weights in, so I know it will really start coming off soon... I hope.

Mind you, this is on top of volunteering, babysitting, cooking, cleaning, playing house, painting and play-doh, park play-dates, therapy and more therapy, dance classes, gymnastics and now horse riding lessons.We're not even talking about me thinking about more college courses.  My schedule is insanely hectic, but I have finally decided that this year is about "ME".  Only not in a superficial, high maintance type of way.. but simply getting off my butt and changing my life for my future and for the future of my kids and I am actually enjoying what I have accomplished so far.

Good thing is Dave is on board with me and really working on losing some weight and is training for 1/2 marathons.

It's exciting to know he is sticking by me and motivating me.  How'd I get so lucky to find such an awesome person to be my husband and friend?

Next year is my 5 year anniversary and we're going on a cruise somewhere tropical (hopefully) and I am going to we're a really cute swimsuit and sun dresses.

Thanks to my Haute Mommas, my family, and friends encouraging and supporting me.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Starting Over...AGAIN in 2011

So I was on a roll back in 2009 as you can see.  However, I sort of fizzled out when things got hectic with Katlynn and her new diagnosis with Autism.  Now... I seem to have pretty much gotten things under control and more routine and a little less chaos and I highly emphasize the word "chaos".  Things are still hectic here with Dave's ever changing schedule and the kids going in 3 different directions it seems. Also,  the fact I have taken on a daycare kiddo (what's 1 more when you have 3, right) has shifted our routine some.  But overall it's working out.

I started slowly but surely getting back into working out and eating well again.  Making it a point to either run or hit the gym at least every other day if not more often.  I am doing well.  I went from not being able to even run .20 miles to running 1.5-2 miles at a nice jogging pace.  To me, in just 2.5 weeks... that's not bad.  My goal is to be doing a 5K by the end of February. I signed up for 2-5K's in June 2011.  One if a Mud Run...  Fun, fun!

I have also lost 10lbs since 1/2/2011.  So not to shabby.  I figure by June I will be at my goal weight of 150 if I keep it up and I keep changing things up.  I mostly want my body fat down.  I want to have like a 18-19% body fat and be totally lean. I don't even care about the scale. I want to be lean and athletic looking.  So I have a long way to go.  Good thing is Dave is really on board and really trying too.  So that helps.

I will check back in sometime in Feb with weight, running stats and measurements and we'll see where I am.  Wish me luck!!