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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Day 22 Picture Day

Weight: 198 lbs.
Again, sitting in the 198 zone, but yesterday, I followed a new path. According to an article, sometimes your body needs a protein boost in the mornings to improve weight loss. So, yesterday, I had eggs with some cheese. It got me past the 199, so here is to hoping.
So- I am taking the advise and trying to add more good calories to my diet. It is hard when I am full, but maybe back to 5-6 meals a day will help.... so Day 23 will be a start to that.
After the rain (1.5 inches) we received last night, today is looking to be a nice cooler day to take a walk with the kids or something along that line.
Something that I have noticed with the pictures today, the front view, my legs aren't as far apart when I stand. So were I don't think my legs look better, they actually do if I stood with them that far apart as Day 1. NICE.

Day 1
Day 22

Day 1

Day 22

I have decided that overcast mornings make for crap pictures. I will have to figure something out for next week.

2 lemon berry muffins (homemade) - 242 calories
Panera Broccolu Cheddar Soup Bowl, 2 oz french baguette and 1/4 shortbread cookie - 587 calories
8oz Ribeye Steak, 12 cooked shrimp and a chocolate/PB Fiber One 90 - 431 calories
1 mile walk pushing LittleMan against the wind - 128 calories

Total Intake:1261
Total Burnt:128

Day 21 - need some encouragement

I am 3 weeks in, and I have been sitting at 198-199 for 7 days! SO tired of this crap. It is hard to keep motivated when the weight doesn't show it. I know that my biking, running, walking hasn't happened this week. But that doesn't mean I am not working out. Chasing kids, 4 hours of labor outside in 90+ degrees, up and down stairs multiple times a day, you get the idea. I am hoping that the pictures tomorrow show change where the scale does not.

Weight: 199 (same)

2 eggs scrambled w/dill & 1/8 cup shredded cheese and 2 pieces cracked wheat bread with 1 tbsp butter and jelly - 445
1 yoplait, 2 tbsp guac & 1 torilla - 280
2 cups lettuce, 1/4 cup shredded cheese, 5 saltines and 2 Tbsp Light Asian dressing - 231 calories
1/4 serving Ramen Noodles

Total Intake:1051
Total Burnt:0

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Day 20

It was a crazy day here. Kids, swim club, work, kids... maybe I already said that. :)

Weight: Still no change- i have many words for this, just none that I want to type out.

2 servings whole wheat Total - 270
3 slices white sauce mushroom pizza on thin crust - 633
frozen fruit cup, 1 torilla and 2Tbsp Guacamole - 235

Burnt: 0 

Monday, May 28, 2012

Day 19-- big surprise!

Today, we spent 4 hours putting up my MIL pool. So, whatever calories burnt there is unknown.

Weight: SAME!!!!! LOL!! I am trying to look at it as inch lose, and it is just resetting itself.

Fiber One 90 Bar and 1 chocolate frosted daylight donut - 280
Variety Sushi and 1 Tbsp Hummus and 6 pita chips - 569
6'' BLT subway on wheat with mustard - 351
FroYo - 170

Total Intake: 1365
Total Burnt: unknown
Torso sunburn except for sports bra area- Check!

Day 18-- windy butt day (and muddy)

Today was yet ANOTHER Wind advisory day. It was awful!
There was also a MudRun at a friends house today. So the Hubby decided to take the Bronco out for its first Run.
He made it pretty far this last time he went through...

but he did get stuck. LOL! Notice how me and my kids are NOT in the mess.We prefer to just watch from the sideline.
So, the wind was so bruttle, that when someone walked on the south side of you, you got their mud blow onto you. LOL!! Hubby get go through a few times and didn't get stuck every time.

Before this, he also got the little tractor stuck in the sand around the pond digging out sand for his moms pool. So the big tractor had to pull out the little one.

Weight: Hey, guess what... still no change. Seriously, I am going to beat the wall in.

yoplait and mini luna bar - 190 calories
a combination sushi plate - 571 calories
1/2 turkey cheese sandwich w/out sauces - 132 calories

Total Intake: 894
Total Burnt: 0 (however being outside holding yourself against the wind, is something.)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Day 17

This afternoon I spent fishing with my dad. Since it was after 130pm when we got out there, the fish were not biting so much. I did catch one good sized Carp, and dad caught a handful of catch and release too small Bass.

Weight: STILL NO CHANGE......

2 servings cherrios - 280 calories
1 bag popcorn - 140 calories
12 oz gatorade and 8 starbursts - 253 calories
2 hummus, tomato, lettuce wraps - 409 calories
Hiking the dam for fishing - 168 calories

Total Intake: 1082
Total Burnt: 168

Friday, May 25, 2012

Day 16- whaaaaaaaatt?

Well, I can see the changes on my pictures, but my scale is not showing them the past couple days. Frustrating, but trying to push through. The hubby however, he is 21 lbs down! Yeah for him!!!

Today starts the first day of summer break. That means 2 crazy kids in the house with me at almost all time. Pray for me. I know many of you already do this, so if you have any tips to stay sane, and still getting in a good workout, PLEASE tell me your secrets!!!

Weight: 197.5 lbs AGAIN

2 servings Special K Cereal - 240 calories
2 servings stauffers Lasagna - 468 calories
frozen fruit cup - 55 calories
2 servings chocolate cherrios and 1 carrot - 305 calories
Total Intake:1178
Total Burnt: 0

My food choices can be answered in 4 words "first day summer break". Otherwise known as headache day, kid whining they are bored day, etc. You get the picture. So I got a workout in there with kids, just dont know how to gauge that.

Stay Tuned...................................

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Day 15 -picture day

2 weeks in- 12.5 lbs down
BigGirl took my pictures today, so my head took a cut in one of them. 

Day 1

Day 15

Day 1

Day 15
Weight:198.5 lbs

2 servings Total Whole Wheat Cereal - 270 calories
1 & 1/2 slice digornio pizza and med nonfat latte - 715 calories
 yoplait and dried apricots -220 calories
Turkey, dijon mustard, 1 slice cheese and cracked wheat bread -255 calories
 1.5 mile walk- 225 calories
Total Intake:1460
Total Burnt:225

Today is BigGirl's last day of First Grade. Tomorrow starts my first summer home with my kids. As I am excited to get to experience this fun time with them. I am also thinking, OMG. Besides the fact that we got the pool set up this week, but we are awaiting the new filtering system to fill it. And that fact that we have been under wind advisories for the past couple days, and that means I had to save the pool from the ROOF OF OUR HOUSE yesterday. I just want the pool filled so I can enjoy my summer more. LOL!!
Let the craziness begin!!
Stay tuned......................

Day 14- and some interesting pictures

So, yesterday there were a couple "interesting" photos that I shot.

#1- LittleMan looking for the right Sidewalk Chalk color.

#2- What happens to your vehicle when you don't pay attention and rear end someone... and the someone that got rear ended was my dad! The guy that hit him admitted that he looked down and when traffic stop for someone to turn, he slammed in my dads pretty new truck. This guys truck is more than likely totaled, while dad's is still to be determined. (fyi- dads truck had the extra strong bumper on it, too bad for this guy- who happens to live in the same housing area as my folks too.)

Weight: 197.5 lbs

2 servings Total Cereal - 270 calories
1/2 c. Pistachios - 190 calories
McD's grilled chicken snack wrap, small non fat iced latte, 1/2 cheeseburger - 590 calories
pistachios - 190 calories
veggie noodle mac n cheese - 300 calories
1.5 mile walk, 2 mile walk, 3/4 mile bike to track - 466 calories


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Day 13

Weight:198.7 (no change)

2 serving Total Whole Wheat Cereal - 270 calories
Morning Snack:
Medium Non-fat Caramel Latte - 180 calories
Turkey Sandwich, lettuce, tomato, 1 Tbsp Mayo, Cracked Wheat bread - 344 calories
2 oz pork chop, celery and 1 Tbsp Peanut Butter and 1 green popsicle - 270 calories
1.5 mile walk in 23 minutes - 155 calories
Total Intake: 1054
Total Burnt: 155

Monday, May 21, 2012

Day 12 and still truckin'

Monday- it brings a hubby that is angry at his wife, a BigGirl that is in her last week of school before break, and a LittleMan that is getting closer to 4 yr old (and driving his mommy nuts this today).

We got the pool cleaned, dried, a repair done, set up and now awaiting the new pump so we can fill it up. This mommy is looking forward to a pool that is exactly 5 steps out my patio door. :-)

I am also awaiting the city to come dig a big hole in my front yard. There side of the water piping is leaking and a hole is required to fix it. GREAT.

I did get in a nice walk with my girlie buddy and her doggie tonight. It was nice to be chatty and it was lovely weather too. Now if we can train her dog to Heel.... :)

Weight: 198.7 lbs

2 servings Total cereal w/skim - 270 calories
Morning snack:
1 banana - 80 calories
4 Tbsp Hummus 2 slices pizza - 724 calories
7 vanilla wafers - 140 calories
Hamburger patty, 1/4 cup cheese, ketchup/mustard, celery, hummus - 320 calories
3.6 mile walk in 57 minutes - 566 calories

Total Intake: 1534
Total Burnt: 566

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Day 11- busted through!

Yes, this morning, I awoke to a new leap. 10.5 lbs down in 11 days and under 200lbs!

Weight: 199.5 lbs

1 banana, 1 fiber 90 bar and 1 yoplait - 270 calories
2 egg omelet w/ onion, tomato, 1/2 c cheese, 3 slices deli ham - 354 calories
Braums Soft Serve yogart small cup - 230 calories
2 dillons wraps 2 inch pieces, 4 Tbsp hummus and 3 pita chips - 293 calories

Total: 1137
Burnt: 0

STAY TUNED.................

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Day 10

It is saturday, so here is the info..
Weight: 201.1 lbs
one blueberry muffin and a serving of special k almond cereal w/skim - 320 calories
1 fresco chicken soft taco and 1 fresco chicken burrito - 500 calories
Sno-cone with my daughter - 200 calories
Hummus, celery, shrimp, fiber one brownie - 650 calories
Total: 1620
Burnt: unknown evening bedtime exercise. ;)
Enjoy your weekend.
Stay tuned.............

Friday, May 18, 2012

Day 9 - not my day

All you are getting is the basics today, I am not in the mood to say much more. And my Hubbys' Dad & wife are coming in tonight. So much to do.

Weight: 204.6 lbs (yes, now you get my crappy attitude)

2 servings Total Whole grain cereal with skim - 270 calories
Subway sandwich (same as yesterday) and yoplait -530 calories
3.8mile bike to library and back in 20min. - 184 calories (however my says 304 cal??)
baked beans, lettuce salad, vegetable noodle salad and a fruit cup - 439 calories

Total: 1239
Burnt: 184

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Day 8- Picture Day!

So, picture day, the day that most people spend an hour or more getting all dolled up... not me. This is the day that I put on the swim bottom and a covering bra and let it all hang out for the world to judge me.
Day 1
Day 2- apparently I need to go over how to take the SAME picture with the Hubby.
The Big Exciting News: Part 1
Last night, I friend of mine and I traveled down to Wichita (20 minutes) and attended a informational meeting. After said meeting, we both joined the group. We are going to be joining the local GO RUN store running group called START2FINISH. So up to 2 times a week, we will be running a training problem set by the store. Training program?? For what?? Well you will have to wait a little longer that that answer too. But know, that I am now part of a 500 person group!!!

Weight: 202.5 lbs
The weight stability has gotten me worried that my body may need a few more calories than I am giving it. So, I am going to try and find a way to get a little more healthy calories in daily.
2 servings Active Lifestyle Cereal w/ skim milk - 300 calories
Subway 6'' turkey breast & bacon, 9 grain wheat bread, lettuce, tomato, onion, cucumbers, provolone, light mayo, spicy mustard - 430 calories
guac and chips and fiber one 90 cal bar - 280 calories
2 smoked sausages, mustard, ketchup, 1/4 shredded cheese - 525 calories


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Day 7

I have a bad headache today, I am talking "I NEED CAFFEINE!!" Kind of headache. A week ago, I would just drive to Sonic and get a 44oz Cherry Coke. Today, I can't do that. So, I have been looking for alternatives.... like Iced Non-fat Caramel Latte. Yumm and Helpful. :)

Also, the Hubby is on the rampage. Believe me, this diet has me grumpy too. But many just tired. I can't wait for my body to get in the GO mode. Anyway- he is an unsatisfied by everything Hubby the last couple days. I know this will get worse before it gets better. I just keep trying to "let it go". ( maybe that is why I am so tired?)

LittleMan and I spent a little time this morning cleaning my Tahoe inside and out. He is such a good little helper. (even if mommy has to go back over it after him, at least he was entertained.)

Still awaiting that additional news to my "Finding myself again" plan??? Don't worry, It will be in tomorrow's blog!!

Weight: 202.6 lbs

2 servings Active cereal w/skim milk - 300 calories (out of bananas)
1 Grilled Chicken Snack wrap and 1 Medium Non-fat Caramel Latte - 400 calories
Salad- 2 types lettuce 1 c. each, 1 full slice red onion, 1/4 c. mushrooms, 1/4 c. peas, 1/4 c. artichoke heart, 2 Tbsp almonds, 1/4 c. feta cheese, 1 Tbsp balsalmic vinegar and 1 Tbsp Honey mustard - 337 calories
Exercise: none

Total Intake: 1038
Total Burnt: 0

STAY TUNED...........................................

Day 6 - slight movement again

Pizza- yep- I had a slice of Mushroom/Spinach Pizza last night. Just one slice, but it was GOOD. Knowing that one slice was 220 calories all by its little self... bummer. But hey, I handled just the one slice while I watched the hubby get a slice and a half (men) and my kids get 3 pieces between them. Pizza, how I love there. And how I am SOOOO EXTREMELY GLAD that we don't live in Chicago right now. I would never survive not getting a great deep dish and all those calories! My mouth just salivates thinking about it.

Today, I took my BigGirl to school and realized that she only had 9 school days left before summer break. WOW!! And then Swim club starts that next week! Softball has already started practices for her. So she will be busy and happy. Just how she likes it, just like her mommy.

Weight: 202.8 lbs (down 7.2 lbs)

1 serving active cereal with skim milk - 150 calories
Morning Snack:
8oz Smoothie (compliements on my SIL) - 200 calories
1 wheat tortilla, 1 slice red onion, tomato, lettuce, Hummus and 10 dried apricots - 378.5 calories
4 oz smoked turkey, 1 Tbsp mayo, Lettuce, 2 fried eggs, 2 slices cracked wheat bread - 312 calories
15 minutes of Pilates - 229 calories
Total Intake: 1206 calories
Total Burnt: 220 calories

Monday, May 14, 2012

Day 5 --- wth?!

So, here we are, Day 5. And what do I have to show on the scale today?? NOTHING. Absolutely NOTHING. What the?! Did I miss something here? I ran off my entire lunch and I have nothing to show for that.
Ok- breathing now.... not helping but trying.
Next rant: I biked 0.3 miles more today than I ran yesterday- in half the time too. And how many calories does that give me? 148. What?!
Now, I know that running is more of a workout, but it is still sad to see 600 calorie burnt difference.
I know, you are all thinking that I am being a whinner. And well, hell yes I am! I want need to drop this weight in a pace that keeps me from going to depression mood.
So, one step forward... or maybe a freakin' huge leap multiple times FOREVER.


So this Wednesday, I will be taking the next step in "finding myself again". Do you want to know what it is?!
Do ya!?!
Well- bummer, you are going to have to check back later in the week to find out.
I know, I suck. Blah blah blah.


So, I did get 3.5 miles in yesterday. The first mile was great! 10 minute mile?! WHAT?! I don't do those. (I am a regular 11- 11:30 minute miler. So Mile 2, not so bad, first third is down hill. Second third is up hill, where my legs started to scream. But luckily, I had a nice 4 minute wait on a Train. (this is a sadly MORE THAN AVERAGE normal event in our town. The tracks go right through the middle of town at an angle. And more than 33 trains have been counted in a 24 hour period. In fact, last night on the drive back home from my folks, we were waiting on a train, when it stopped and let another train go by from the opposite directions. Then it starts back up and move on too. Like I said, regular event.) So, the remainder of mile 3 was uneventful. Not great, not bad. And by the time I had 3/4 of a mile left, I was moving alright again. So, first decent run in months, completed.

On to the layout today

1 serving Active Cereal and 1 banana - 230 calories (I know, I am getting boring here-but this cereal is yum)
1 fried egg, 2 slices cracked wheat bread, 2 slices tomato, serving lettuce, 1 Tbsp Mayo - 260 calories
2 oz Chocolate Fudge and 1 chocolate chip cookie- 396 calories
1 slice DiGorno Mushroom Spinach Pizza and 1 yoplait - 320 calories
3.8 miles (at 10 mph) for 23 minutes - 148 calories

Total Intake: 1206
Total Burnt: 128

Stay tuned.....................

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Day 4


I received 2 handmade cards from my kiddos today. (BigGirl did all the writing for LittleMan)
I spent my usual Sunday morning taking care of others babies in the infant room and church nursery, I enjoyed driving 20 minutes to Wichita to have Chipolte for my mother's day lunch (don't worry, you will see the info below and it is not bad), I came home and watched a movie, ran 3.5 miles to my folks house to dinner (where my family meet me and I did get a shower before we ate) and now I am home. Getting ready to enjoy the remainder of a movie I didn't get to finish before hitting the hay.

So lets get to what you really came here for....

Morning Weight: 203.4 lbs (down 6.6 lbs)

1 Banana and 1 serving Active Lifestyle Cereal with Skim Milk - 230 calories
Chipotle Fajita Bowl includes brown rice, black beans, peppers, onions, lettuce, tomato salsa, chicken & cheese  AND a hawaiian snocone - 712 calories
4oz Chicken breast, 1 carrot, 1 celery stick, 1 Tbsp Fat Free Peanut Butter, 4 Tbsp fat free whip cream mixed with 2 Tbsp Fruit Cocktail - 335 calories
3.5 miles (11.5 min/mile pace) - 732 calories
64 oz H2O

Total Intake: 1312 Calories
Total Burnt: 732 Calories

New things:
*My folks/grandparents have now watched me go through their trash to check calories on used containers.
*My folks/grandparents have seen what a less than 500 calorie dinner plate looks like.
~I think this is a helpful thing!
*The Hubby is hoping that the "look at the big guy, and say 'there is plenty left if you want more' multiple times" will stop sooner than later. I hope it does too.
*After 8pm snacks are still hard, but have found that Trident Gum is helping me a bit.

Now, back to the remainder of my evening!
Stay Tuned.....................................

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Day 3- Down 4.6 lbs!

So, I have decided that I will be weighing every morning for the first 3 weeks. This is a major change in the house, so I think I can see change for that long. Every week, I will take a new picture and post Day 1 with it. It has been difficult, but willpower can win out. Of course, the Hubby is down 7.7 lbs. But hey, that is just how it is for dudes.

1 banana, 1 serving Active Lifestyle cereal w/skim milk - 230 calories
Morning Exercise:
1.5 mile walk - burnt 236 calories
1 fried egg sandwich w/tomato, lettuce, 1Tbsp mayo on cracked wheat bread - 264 calories
1 yoplait light fat free yogurt and 1 homemade chocolate chip cookie - 280 calories
6 oz Hamburger patty, 1 serving fresh green beans, 1 serving wheat stove top stuffing - 365 calories
Weight: 205.4 lbs

Calories Intake: 1139 calories

Calories burnt: 236 calories

Notice how my snack was more calories than my lunch!?! Holy Moly! But I had to sit and smell those cookie being made for my kids in my mothers kitchen. And after fighting it for a couple hours, I ate one. But I COULD just have ONE! Accomplishment!!!!
Like this accomplishment: my first try at pudding pops. They LOVED them!

And here is a little superhero action from my family superheros.
Enjoy Mothers Days Tomorrow!!
Stay tuned.........

Friday, May 11, 2012

Day 2

So, I did step on the scale this morning. I couldn't help it. It was hard to not eat after 8pm last night.
So, yes, I stepped on this morning.

Weight Day 2: 208.1 lbs

1.5 mile walk with BigGirl to school - 231 calories burnt
1.5 mile Bike with family - 250 calories burnt

1 Raspberry Muffin and 1 cup 1% Milk - 178 calories (it was Muffins 4 Moms day at her school)
BLT(3 slices tomato, 1 serving lettuce, 5 slices bacon, 1 Tbsp Mayo, 2 sliced cracked wheat bread), 2 bread and butter sugar free spear pickles and 4 mini tootsie rolls - 441.8 calories
7 Vanilla Wafers - 140 calories
4 oz Chicken Breast, 4 Tbsp Guacamole, 1 whole carrot - 235 calories
Evening Snack:
Yoplait Fat Free Yogurt - 100 calories

Total Daily Calories: 1095
Total Calories Burnt: 481

On a family note:
Things are slowing down on some fronts, like my Softball season is over until Fall. And BigGirl has 9 days left of school and her weekly AWANA at church is over until Fall. But it is just starting for summer craziness! BigGirl has decided to do Coach pitch Softball AND Swim Club. And LittleMan has Gym Time Class for the summer (where this mommy will be attending with him) That means on a weekly basis I will be taking one kid to swim 3 days and softball 2 days, and the other kid to Gym Time once a week. And this mommy has a marathon in the future planned... more to come on that soon. And my 30th bday party ( YES I am demanding a party this year) and LittleMans birthday too. And the hubby bday in August. And our 9 years anniversary. It will be a fun filled time around here! Stay tuned...................

Thursday, May 10, 2012

"Finding Myself"

As you will see in the right hand column, we have started a new road at this house. The hubby and I are counting our calories and exercising. The goal, to find our youthful bodies again. I mean really, We are YOUNG...heart ache to heart ache we stand! Sorry, a little 1980s music in my head. But seriously, we ARE young. I will be 30 years old next month, and the Hubby is a couple months out from 35 years old. Yes, we having been married for almost 9 years and together for more than 10 years, we have BigGirl that is 7&1/2 yrs and LittleMan that is 4 yrs next month. But hey! We are very young! And I refuse to look like this anymore. I LOVE my JOB(s). I work for KAIMH (Kansas Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and I am an Assistant Coach for Bethel College Softball. As well as being a full-time mother and wife. So, since I am not stressed about work, why do I have to be stressed about my clothes not fitting...?

So here we go.....

Age- 29 yrs 11 months
Height- 5ft 5in
Weight- 210 lbs.
Are you grossed out now? This is a hard thing for me to.... well let it all hang out. It is sad, pathetic and I will not be this person anymore!
Daily Calorie Intake: 1691
Daily weekly weight loss goal: 2 lbs 
Utilizing and there tracking database.
Day 1-
8oz Orange Juice and 1 medium banana - 190 calories added
AM workout: 
2 mile walk in 34 minutes - 271 calories burnt
Lunch (had a lunch date with my dad already scheduled):
1 Chicken Chimichana w/cup lettuce, a slice tomato, 2 Tbsp guac, 1/2 cup Pico de Gallo - 434 calories
Afternoon snack (purging of the last bit of true junkfood):
2 oz chocolate fudge, 7 swedish fish, 6oz Pepsi Next - 396 calories
Afternoon workout:

2 oz Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breast, 1 cup Parmesan Pasta Sides (Knorr) - 285 calories
1 Frozen fruit & Orange juice Cup - 103 calories

H2O intake- 8 glasses of 8 oz.

TOTAL CALORIES INTAKE: 1343 calories /1691

My Mirror is now motivational too.
The Hubby is on board too. But he is not picture to the world ready yet. I am tracking him on everything just like I am tracking me. Wish us LUCK! And check back daily for updates. And don't worry, there will be running stuff and kid/family stuff within here again too. STAY TUNED!!!