Thursday, April 26, 2012

Hello, anyone who may read this blog.  It feels like it has been forever since I posted anything.  I'm not going to try to backtrack or do a big update.  I just pledge to try to do better now.  I like doing comparison pictures of my boys, so that's what I'm going to do today.  I took a picture of Taylor about a week ago, and it reminded me so much of a picture I had taken of Chase a few years ago.  So cute!!  My boys love to sleep!
Can you tell which baby is which??

Monday, July 25, 2011

Looking forward to a changing body

I wore a new dress to church yesterday and I really liked it.  Then I started thinking about how much more I will like it in the upcoming months as my body starts to change, and the dress fits me better.  That is something to look forward to!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Not good...

Could have done a lot better yesterday.  I only got 7 points, and I ate some stuff I shouldn't have.  But if I have learned one thing over the years of dieting and trying to get healthier, it is when you screw up, you don't keep screwing up, you resolve to try harder.  So today will be a better day!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Dad was here!!

My dad came down from Logan yesterday.  Its always nice for me to spend time with him cuz I am a daddy's girl!  He is my best friend besides Brad.  He came down here to put in a new sink and vanity into our main bathroom, which was HUGELY needed, as the one he took out was original to the house, which was built in 1954!!  And I got to help with demo-ing the old one, which is something I have looked forward to since we bought this house over 5 years ago.  Awesome!  My dad is the handiest guy I know.  There is nothing he can't do, and that is so helpful on a fixer-upper house like ours.  He has helped with MANY projects and there will be many more to come I am sure. 

In regards to the challenge, yesterday was a really exciting day for me!  I got all ten points, YAY, but I got them without using any freebies, which we are allowed 7 each week!!  I was very proud of myself, that was a big step.  And it was important to me that I didn't eat any sugar yesterday.  That was the first day in a very long time!  Even when we took my dad out to dinner last night to treat him for his hard work, and we went to Golden Corral, daddy's choice, I managed to find some sugar free ice cream for dessert.  Normally I would have headed straight for the fudge on the dessert bar!  It seems maybe I have a little more willpower than I thought.  I just have to use it.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Mowing the lawn

Funny thing about mowing the lawn.  I find it to be one of the most satisfying homeowner chores.  For one thing, it shows the lines, like a vacuum.  It is an instant gratification chore, where you can see how great you are doing as you are doing it.  For another thing, I discovered yesterday when I was entering it into the fitness website I am using as a weight loss resource, that it burns mad calories!!  I mowed for 45 minutes yesterday and burned 537 calories!!  That is awesome! 

I am pretty pleased with my challenge progress.  Yesterday was an 8 out of 10 day, my worst so far, but still pretty dang good I think.  I plan to make today another ten-er!  We will see!

Thursday, July 21, 2011


I remember when I was a kid that one of my mom's friends would always respond to "I'm thirsty" with "Hey, thirsty, I'm Friday, want to get together Saturday and have a Sunday?"  Random fact about my childhood. 

Yesterday was okay on the challenge.  I thought I was going to get all ten points again, but Brad and I went on a date last night and we had dessert.  So no, No Sugar, for me.  What do ya do?  I'm really trying.  Sugar is definitely my weakness.  The thing is, I know how much better off I would be if I would quit eating stuff that isn't good for me.  I would look better, feel better, be healthier, and maybe combat this problem I've aquired as I've gotten older of spending a lot of extra time in the bathroom, wink, wink.

Today will be a better day.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Just a quick one....

Well, I am doing okay on the challenge.  Yesterday I got nine out of ten points.  Struggling with the same thing as always and that is sugar.  But just now Brad left with the boys to go get drinks at the gas station, kind of a tradition, and he asked me if I wanted anything.  My normal instinct would have been to have him get me something, but I told him no.  I guess that is progress.  All I know is, I have to do something.  I can't keep living like this, fat and unhappy.  Especially because I never want my boys to see this as an acceptable body size, or think my eating habits are a good example.  I am responsible to more people than just myself now, and I have to act like it.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Today's "Journal" Entry

So far so good on the challenge.  Yesterday I got all ten points!!  But every day you can take one freebie and I did yesterday because we grilled last night and I wanted to make a fun dessert that I read about in a magazine.  So I took my No sugar freebie yesterday.  And the dessert, by the way, was a banana cut in half, filled with marshmallows and chocolate chips all wrapped in foil and grilled for a few minutes.  It was pretty good!

So I wanted to put in here today what the challenge points are.  They are very well rounded in my opinion. 

48 ounces of water
45 minutes of exercise
2 servings of fruit and 2 servings of vegetables
No soda
No sugar
No fast food or unhealthy snacks, like chips
No eating after 8 pm
Read something spiritual or uplifting for 15 minutes
Write in your journal/blog
Personal goal

Some of them are super easy, and some are a bit harder, but I really want to do well, so I am trying really hard.  Hopefully I am on the right track!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

A New Challenge

Well, today I am starting a new weight loss challenge.  It is similar to the Biggest Loser Challenge I did earlier this year, but it is involving money this time, which I could really use!  We keep track of daily points again, and the most points at the end of 12 weeks wins.  I am doing it with a bunch of strangers, cuz I found the blog of the person who coordinates it through another friends blog, but maybe that will be motivation for me.  Some time this week I need to send in a before picture and paragraph about why I want to do it, so I will be sure to post that, but one of the challenges to earn points is to blog or write in a journal every day, so you will be seeing a lot more from me on here.  Wish me luck!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Another generation of "Four Eyes"

As if my poor three year old child hasn't been thru enough with his eyes......

I got glasses when I was eight.  At first I was so excited to have them!  Then when I realized what a pain they were, I started leaving them at home, "forgetting" to put them on, blah, blah, blah.  I can't decide at this point if Chase will follow those unfortunate footsteps with his glasses because they are the natural tendency of a child, or if he is at an advantage since he is so young, maybe he will just get used to them early, and the transition will be easier.  Today was the first full day of glasses wearing and I stopped counting how many times I said something along the lines of, "Put your glasses back on, where are your glasses, or you can stop "cleaning them" (in other words licking them) at about 25.  Whatever.  Each day should get progressively easier.  Until the day we start patching again.  Oh, yes, that will continue.  I have decided to give him a little respite to get used to the glasses, but the patching will go on!!  What doesn't kill me will make me stronger!!!
I can for sure say this is the cutest 3 year old on the planet!  Maybe I should just start sending this picture to casting agents!!!