Sunday, September 27, 2009

Weekly Weigh-In (#33)

Hey! 
Can I start out on a positive note?
I've been feeling so so much better the last couple of weeks!  I have had a couple of very light migraines in the past few days, but even with that I just feel optimistic and happy and healthy and confident.   I took a couple of days off last week, one to spend with Kaylee and one to spend with myself.  I feel rested... and revived.

The scale this morning shows me up another 1.8 pounds.  Hello again 150's...  This week I'll give my hormones part of the credit, and my food choices only some of the  credit.  I guess I better get serious and really consider what's going on here. 

I'm going to think on it and I"ll let you know. 

Yay Hubby is home!  Gonna run!! 

It's going to be a better week.  Watch and see!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Weekly Weigh-In (#32)

Up up up... I'm up 2.4 pounds and I earned every bit of it. I ate a bread almost every meal and I wasn't tracking. I'm sure it all added up pretty quickly! Seems I had a ferocious craving for bread and fats this week. BUT, it's behind me now, pun intended. (bad joke, sorry, couldn't help myself)

On to next week... and planning and moderation in all things, lol. I have my chicken breasts all done up for lunches... I have apples and nectarines for my fruit from the Lehi Farmer's Market...  I FINALLY found the thing!!  I've been "kinda" trying for three weeks to get there.
I just need to get some vegetables going, now.  ... I did get a couple of really nice zucchini from my Mom-in-Law's garden...one is already gone, though.  I just LOVE Zukes!

Dennis was excited to show me how to cook in the new Wok, so he had me cut up one of the zucchini last night. He's made two meals in it so far... I may not have to do the cooking for awhile! He digs woking, wokking, wok-ing?  It was delicious.

I did get a fantabulous deal too. It was a 14" wok with a lid, a rack and a few utensils for $14.98 on clearance at Bed Bath and Beyond. Happy day!!

And the Big News of the the week...


Kaylee and Ben crafted him this STEAK CAKE with "+ 20" for candles... cuz he's not 22. 
Caydence, Kayleigh, and Athena gave him a "Berfday" Card with Hershey's Hugs and Kisses and some cute pictrure frames...  They took it to him at work since Caydance couldn't contain herself until later.  So cute!!  Even cuter was hearing her Papa D tell the story.  He's really cute when he does his Caydance impression.

Maveryk and Tukker came by for a Pineapple Pancake breakfast on Saturday morning with their Mommy and Aunt Kenzie.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Weekly Weigh-In (Week 31)

Down .6 pounds this week. (147.1) I'm OK with that, though it's not nearly exciting as more would be... down IS down though.

I went shopping for jeans but got a little frustrated trying to find my style. I did zip up a few size 5's in Kohls, and I also couldn't get size 9's over my thighs in another style... there is a lot of variation from brand to brand, I've found. After the shopping trip, I asked to try on Kaylee's jeans, and decided that I'm taking advantage of the fact that Kaylee's jeans fit me really well, and NOT buying pants, just now. Looks like Size 7 or 9 and even 11 in teen jeans is what I wear right now... and Kaylee really cute jeans, so I'm pretty set for the moment.

Working on the basement today and if I want a shower tonight... I better go help that man of mine.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Homecoming Times Two

Kaylee is home and it feels so so SO good to this mom.
I feel like there is extra sunshine in my heart, extra bounce in my step, warm and glowy... hard to explain without sounding really corny, but I don't mind corny too much.

Tonight is homecoming! This is the very first dance that I've been able to help Kaylee get ready for... the very first dance that I could be the one taking the picture and seeing how beautiful she looked firsthand.

I got to see photos, sure. But it's just not the same.  I often had to wait until the summer to see them. I saw her junior prom pictures on Facebook, but I didn't get to see how excited she was to go or help make decisions about what eyeshadow to use, or tell her gorgeous she looked before she left for the night, or tell her to come straight home afterward and to "be good!!"

Tonight I got to do all that and I can't say how happy I am that she decided to stay here for her Senior year.It's nice to get some time with her before she's ALL grown up!
Well, here's the before the date picture... They make a pretty cute couple, eh?

Hands down this has been THE VERY BEST homecoming ever!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Introducing....

 
Isn't she GREAT!?!?!?!?!
I love her! Thinner and cuter... just how I feel, lol! 
Kaylee put her trademark symbol and a copyright on it so no one would do what I did and STEAL her for themselves...  dang non-creative people, anyways! 

Sunday, September 6, 2009

A New Girl



Cartoon Girl is going away...
I asked Kaylee tonight if she would design a new girl for my blog.  This one was ripped from the web cuz I just don't have that kind of creativity.  I think she's adorable, but...I would rather have a Daughter Design instead.
It will have more meaning for me and I'll love it even more than this one.
Stay tuned...  maybe soon, maybe not... we stay pretty busy here, ya know.

Weekly Weigh-In (Week 30)

Look! A picture from a year ago... last September.


I would have to say I'm feeling much more sparkle this year.  
OH!  I'm going to color my hair and then I'll show off my new haircut.  
I'm down 2.2 pounds this week!  Yay!!
I have caught myself thinking, "I'm almost done!"  Sometimes I catch myself and sometimes I don't.

I'm not almost done... I'm almost to goal...almost to maintenance... almost to the point that it's going to take EXTRA from me because I don't get the reward of seeing the number on the scale drop. 
I need to get to the point that the same number is a reward.  Hmmm....  that'll be a switch.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Talk about big girl panties...

Check out this article when you have a minute,  I just can't help but admire and respect this kind of self-discipline and maturity.

I may not be an old soul, but I enjoy their insights...

The big plunge...

Starting Weight 193.8
Week 1 194.2 - +.4
W- 2 190.2 - -4.0
W- 3 186.4 - -3.8
W- 4 186.2 - -0.2
W- 5 184.0 - -2.2
W- 6 184.5 - +0.5
W- 7 185.0 - -0.5
W- 8 183.2 - -1.8
W- 9 180.0 - -3.2
W- 10 183.2 - +3.2
W- 11 179.0 - -4.2
W- 12 177.1 - -1.9
W- 13 175.1 - -2.0
W- 14 171.6 - -3.5
W- 15 169.9 - -1.7
W- 16 168.4 - -1.5
W- 17 165.4 - -3.0
W- 18 161.9 - -3.5
W- 19 165.4 - +3.0
W- 20 163.0 - -2.4
W- 21 165.8 - +2.8
W- 22 162.0 - -3.8
W- 23 159.8 - +0.4
W- 24 158.0 - -2.7
W-k 25 156.4 - -1.6
W- 26 154.3 - -2.1
W- 27 153.9 - -0.4
W- 28 152.0 - -1.9
August 30, 2009
W- 29 149.9 - -2.1
W- 30 147.7 - -2.2
W- 31 147.1 - -0.6
W- 32 149.5 - +2.4
W- 33 151.3 - +1.8
W- 34 150.2 - -1.1
W- 35 150.8 - +0.6
W- 36 150.3 - -0.5
W- 37 149.1 - -1.2
W- 38 149.8 - +0.7
W- 39 150.1 +0.3
W- 40 156.3 +6.2
W- 41 153.3 -3.0
W- 42 152.6 -0.7
W- 43 152.6 -0.0
W- 44 150.7 -1.9
W- 45 152.4 +1.7
W- 46 153.0 +0.6
W- 47 152.3 +0.7
W- 48 150.1 -2.2

W- 49 147.5 -2.6
W- 50 146.3 -1.2
...
...
W- 53 151.0 +2.0
W- 54 149.3 -1.7
W- 55 144.9 -4.4
W- 56 144.1 -0.8
W- 57 140.0 lbs. Goal!!!!