Monday, April 30, 2012

Short & Sweet

Day 1 was easy hard. The food wasn't as hard for me since I have been making my way to clean eating over the last few weeks. I actually had to make myself keep eating and was unable to eat all of meal 3. I also subed meal 5 for a cottage cheese protein shake but should have done an egg white omlette instead.

I liked the weights tonight except the pushups. I just can't bust those out and never have been able to so I think that's going to be a priorty for me this month. I'm not sure if I was on the low end # wise with the dumb bells but it burned and that's when I know its making changes. Looking forward to day 2 now that I know a little more of what to expect and what I still need to tweak to fit my needs.

Night yall!


Monday Weigh In~Week 17

Here are this weeks stats:  

SW: 220 (12/12/11)
CW: 191 (-2 lbs)--Saturday was 189.8 so I am considering my April goal met!
Calories burned from exercise: 1940
Miles ran/jogged/walked/biked: 7.45
Avg Calories per day: 1090
100-120oz water daily 

This week was good and not really much to talk about that I haven't already said. If you read this post then you know that I was planning to start the Jamie Eason Live Fit trainer tomorrow. After spending 4 hours yesterday prepping all my food for this week I decided to go ahead and start it today! So far I have learned that I don't like raw zuchinni and that I need to add salsa to my egg scramble. This is why I decided to go ahead with it today so I can work out the kinks in my plan and have it all nailed down tomorrow. I am a little nervous about the weight training tonight but I am also really excited!! 

For the next 12 weeks my Monday weigh in will be different than the last 17 weeks (I know right, can you believe it has been that long?!). I wont be weighing but I will check in and let you guys know how things are going. I will weigh at the end of each phase and post my updated measurements with it. As scary as this is I am going to post my starting measurements (maybe this will keep me from back sliding, lol) since this is about me being honest with myself as well as all of you. 

Height: 5'5
Weight: 191  
Bodyfat: 31 (estimated)
Neck: 13   
Shoulders: 42.5  
Arms: L:13 R:13   
Wrist: L:6 R:6   
Chest: 40   
Waist: 36   
Hips: 43   
Thighs: L:27 R:27  
Knees: L:15 R:16   
Calves: L:15 R:15  
Ankles: L:9 R:9
These #'s are 4 months and 30lbs after I started on my journey to a new and healthy me. If you have something rude to say, please keep it to your self. Thanks! 

We will be doing some traveling this week so I am already looking for gyms where we will be while we are away and I have my food prepped for the next 7 days already. There is no excuse for failure this week unless I take my focus off of God and place it on unimportant things. 

For now I plan on doing a daily post just giving an overview of how each day goes and any other interesting info I might come across. I think I may try and combine it all on one page later on but for now I think this will work. 

This is how my week went, how was yours? Did you have a weight loss or maybe a NSV?  

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phil 4:13


Friday, April 27, 2012

Its gonna be hard, but worth it!

I am the kind of person that will stick with something for as long as it is working for me. While I have been counting calories and loosing since January I feel like it is time for me to change up my routine and get out of my box. The program that I am about to commit to is a 12 week trainer that is designed to increase muscle while shedding body fat. What does this mean for my workouts? Weights, weights and more weights with limited to no cardio for 12 weeks. This program will ultimately help me reduce my body fat and replace it with healthy muscles. I know you may be picturing a big bulky woman in your head but that is not where I am looking to go with my fitness. I want to be a healthy, toned and strong woman and this is just the next stone in my path.

This program requires dedication & discipline. There are people that do it and only give 75% or 85% and see some results. The approach I am taking is that if I am going to train hard and give myself to the program for 12 weeks then I want to see the maximum results and you can only get that from giving it 110%! I am not saying I will be able to finish this program because it does get really hard but I am surely going to give it my best!

Jamie Eason's Live Fit Trainer

May 1, 2012 will be my start day and that will take me through July 31, 2012. Which happens to be the day that I will be picking my girls up from a month long visit with their dad. I wonder how shocked they will be to see me after I complete the program?!? They already think that I am doing an amazing job and just last night I got a high five for my 29lbs so far. This just gives me even more motivation than I had before.

I am still working on finalizing my workouts and menu but if you are interested in joining me I would be more than happy to share my plans with any of you. I think the hardest part of any plan is the preparation and planning. Essentially I would be giving you the tools you just have to use them. The second hardest part of the journey is accountability so I have joined a facebook group that is full of others who have completed it or are on the trainer now. I am also planning on keeping a daily journal through out the trainer so that we can all look back at it and use my experiences for reference later on. I haven't quite decided if I will blog daily or create a new tab for the trainer so I am playing around with it for now.

Here is the menu that I will be starting this program with if you are interested.

Phase 1 Menu Plan
Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Meal 1 Veggie Egg Wrap Spinach Omlette Egg scramble
5ew, mix veggies & 5ew, spinach & 5ew, mix veggies &
8:30 2 corn tortillas or 3/4c kashi cereal 3/4c brown rice or 
1 pita bread 1serve whole oatmeal
Meal 2 2 mini meatloafs 3 oz lean meat & 1 protein shake
veggies 3 rice cakes veggies
10:30 veggies

Meal 3 6oz lean meat 6 oz lean meat 6 oz lean meat
1c ww pasta 1 lc ww tortilla 4-6oz sweet potato
12:30 veggies veggies veggies

Meal 4 4 oz lean meat & 4 oz lean meat & Protein bar 4 squares
2/3 c brown rice protein bar 2 squares veggies
2:30-3:30 veggies veggies

Meal 5 6 oz lean meat &  6 oz lean meat 6 oz lean meat
3/4 c brown rice 1 c ww pasta 1 lc ww tortilla
5:30-6:30 veggies & salad veggies & salad veggies & salad

Meal 6 5-6ew frozen treats 5-6ew frozen treats 5-6ew frozen treats
veggies veggies veggies
Bed Time

Package Pen Pal Reveal & May PPP

Before we talk about next months PPP let me share with you what I received from my awesome PPP's Stephanie in March and Sharlie in April!

March-Love having the bag to carry my snacks in every day
and the wall hanger is perfect for my family photos!

April-3 of the best and most practical gifts!!
Ok, so for those of you that are interested in taking part of PPP for the month of May this is for you!

Its time to start thinking about the May Package Pen Pals-PPP. If you are interested in joining please leave a comment here and then email me at with the information requested below. 
If you are new and wondering what the heck I am talking about you can read about how PPP got started here. I have connected with many of you through my facebook page and it has been great. I would love for more of us to get connected and help each other out. Please let me know by May 2 if you would like to participate so that I can get every ones information together and pair everyone up. 

When I get all the info back, you will receive your PPP pairing via email. I will send you some info that I have gathered from your PPP but you are welcome to contact your PPP for any additional info you may want or need.

You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. No later than the last day of the month, you will need to post about the goodies you received from your PPP and be sure to add a link back to your PPP (blog or facebook).

The boxes should be filled with a variety of items ($15 limit). Such as fun healthy items(snacks, dressings, spreads, desserts, oats, chips, what ever you come up) that you have found and enjoyed,  local food items, bath products, books, candles, trinkets, homemade items, etc. This should be something that will encourage your PPP to continue on her healthy lifestyle and to also be a treat for her. I am sure I am not the only one that wants things to be just for me on occasion. It would be great if you could also have a handwritten note, card, scripture or recipe included in the package. Be creative with this and have fun with it!

Each PPP is responsible for shipping the items in the best possible way. Flat rate boxes may be a great way to go depending on what you are sending.

This is the information that I would like to get from each of you to share with your PPP and give them an idea of your likes and interests.

Full name & mailing address
Email address
Your blog or facebook name/address
What plan are you following in your healthy lifestyle?
Favorite type of food
Allergies or food limitations
Favorite store
Favorite item to collect
Tea or Coffee-flavor or no flavor
Favorite book
Favorite author
Favorite scripture verse

"God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others." 2 Corinthians 9:8


Monday, April 23, 2012

Monday Weigh In~Week 16

Here are this weeks stats:  

SW: 220 (12/12/11)
CW: 193 (-.4 lbs)
Calories burned from exercise: 2452
Miles ran/jogged/walked/biked: 14.95
Avg Calories per day: 1208
100-120oz water daily 

HMMM! If you look at last weeks #'s and this weeks #'s you can obviously see that this was a better #'s week. So why is the number down?? Well, I have a few theories but I am not sure which one if any are to blame. I know I didn't get enough water in this weekend so that's the biggest problem. Then I laid out yesterday for a little to long and I am burned today so I think there is some water retention going on there. I also haven't been very "regular" the last few's days so I am guessing I need to call the doctor and see about getting some more samples of the medicine he gave me for it. 

I am pretty tired today and lacking the energy or motivation to do much. I am a little bummed with this weigh in since I really want to make my goal of 30lbs in 4 months by 4/30/212. On the other side I am happy that I lost and didn't have a gain. I got an awesome cook book from my secret prayer partner at church and I will be making 5 recipes from it this week. Hungry Girl Cookbook

I got in 5 workouts this week and I tried HIIT training on Saturday. Its a little crazy and intense but I really enjoyed it. I made a little video so you could see how I did it (don't laugh at me though). HIIT Training

Mini goal for last week: 3 miles on the elliptical at least twice.~3.03 & 2 miles x2 on the elliptical, I am happy with that. 

Mini goal for this week: 3 HIIT sessions this week.

NSV this week: 
  • I am just really proud of myself overall this week.   

This is how my week went, how was yours? Did you have a weight loss or maybe a NSV?  

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phil 4:13


Friday, April 20, 2012

Just my opinions!

This week has flown by and as usual I am asking myself where the time has gone. I have already logged 13.45 miles for this week and I have only done weights once. I plan on getting in 2 more weight workouts this weekend though. I bought some new videos this week for super cheap and I am stoked to give them a try. These two plus a yoga and a pilates, which I am excited to try since I have never done either and always wanted to!

In my last post I talked about the sugar I have been getting from fruit and that I was fine with the amount I was getting since it was natural. After thinking about it, I was curious just how many grams of sugar I was getting a day and I was astonished when I started watching it on MFP. Needless to say I have cut back on my fruit *tear* and I am working on replacing it with other filling foods. So last night I picked up a bag of carrots, celery, fresh asparagus and this.
I have to say that it is a little on the strong side of the garlic taste (even for me being a garlic lover) but it did make the carrots a little easier to eat. I am planning on making pizza with it tonight and I am really hoping that it turns out good. They also have a roasted red pepper flavor that I think I might like even better so its up next to try out. 

I bought a few new items to try this week and wanted to share with you guys as well. 
The Joseph's pitas were a little dry but for only 60 calories and whole wheat they weren't to bad overall. They were better as a taco then as a wrap but I think that was because the tacos were a lot moister. The Oikos Greek yogurt was delicious but after my new findings about sugar this week it wont be a daily item but more of a treat. I tried the tea with a little bit of my Natural Bliss sweet creamer and was not a fan, I will be trying it again plain and see if its better. I also think I might try it as iced tea for a refreshing summertime tea. 

Now on to the best thing I have had this week! You think those are brownies don't you? Well there not but they were yummy! Chocolate Protein Bars! I was really surprised at how moist they were and what an awesome late night snack to satisfy that hunger craving and sweet tooth. I plan on making some lemon bars this weekend and cant wait! Have you ever tried these? If so what did you think? 

I got home from work yesterday to a clean (11 year old standards) house and the sweetest note from my oldest daughter. I'm not really sure how much of this is true since we are at the hormonal pre-teen stage but I will take it! 
She even made me a little snack with a boiled egg wrapped in a cupcake holder and a few of my favorite crackers!

Have a great weekend and let me know if you have any new recipes I should try out this weekend?


P.S. I was inspired to give my blog a makeover after seeing my friend Jaime's and I am really loving the new look!! What do you think? 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

On any given day

Some of my friends have asked me to just tell them what they need to eat everyday in order to see progress as this is the hard part for them. So, I thought it would be a good idea to share my typical menu with all of you. I would love to hear about your menu and see what great ideas you have that I could possibly incorporate into my menu so feel free to share them with us here!

Please remember that I am not a dietitian or nutritional expert so this is based off of my own experience and what I have found that works for me. My current goal is 1200 gross calories per day, but this has varied between 1200-1500 over the last 4 months. I do realize that I am eating more fruit than needed but this is what is working for me and I am NEVER hungry. This is what my menu looks like on most days with a variation of a few add ons when I feel the need for something more. If you would like to see an actual daily review of my foods you are welcome to take a look at my food diary on (jamieplayer).

Meal 1 (8:15ish)
4 egg whites, boiled
Whole wheat thin bagel with Laughing Cow cream cheese
Coffee with french vanilla creamer **A MUST FOR ME**

Meal 2 (10:30ish)
2 cups fruit (melon, strawberries, mango, kiwi)
12 oz smoothie (spinach, berries, peaches, almond milk, vanilla protein powder, stevia, cinnamon)

Meal 3 (12:30 or 1:00)
4-6oz lean meat (Crockpot chicken most days)
1-2 cups veggies (usually roasted cauliflower or green beans)

Meal 4 (2:00-3:00)
1 cup fruit (melon, strawberries, mango, kiwi)
Coffee with french vanilla creamer
12 oz smoothie (spinach, berries, peaches, almond milk, vanilla protein powder, stevia, cinnamon)

Meal 5 (5:30-6:30)
4-6oz lean meat (Crockpot Chicken, Lean Ground Beef Tacos, Turkey Meatloaf Muffins )
*I will make this into a taco/wrap when I get bored*
1-2 cups veggies (usually roasted cauliflower or green beans)

Meal 6 (9:30, after workout)
12 oz Protein shake made with Gatorade
1 cup Dannon Light N Fit Yogurt with a little granola & flaxseed
1 tbsp Natural Peanut Butter

I also take the following vitamins daily: multi-vitamin, fish oil-x3, garlic, super b complex-x2 & biotin.

The main thing I have tried to incorporate is less processed foods and unnatural sugars. Fruit has a lot of natural sugars but I really enjoy having it so I just don't let it bother me. I have cut back on almost all snack bar type foods (unless in a pinch) and almost all frozen meals (unless in a pinch). I have even tried to cut back on  the amount of yogurt I eat because of the amount of sugar in it. I do not & will not (already tried it) cut out my garlic salt with parsley, but I try not to overdo on other products containing salt because I know I have a heavy hand when using my garlic salt.

So you see, a lot of it for me is about balance and portions. I usually meet a friend for lunch at Subway at least once a week and we usually go out to lunch on Sundays twice a month. I try every day to eat as clean as possible but I am not perfect so I substitute when I can and cut back when I need to.


If you want any of my recipes let me know and I will be more than happy to share them with you!

I have found a lot of good meal ideas and menu planning tips from the following sites as well (even though I don't plan on being a fitness model). The ideas and teachings found here are very valuable and can be added in to any healthy lifestyle.

Natalie Hodson

Fat Burner Menu Help

Busy Mom Gets Fit


Monday, April 16, 2012

Body Transformation Plan!!!

So as most of you probably read in my weigh in post today I tried a few different things in my routine this last week. I would have to say that they have definitely paid off! If you are interested you can read more about these changes and how to incorporate all or just some of them to your daily plan. Even if you cant commit to all of them, I would suggest trying out at least 1 at a time. What do you have to lose, besides more fat? If you have been with me for very long you know that I don't like to change up my routine because it messes with my head. I have to say though I am ecstatic about making these changes. I am even ok with not doing a ton of cardio like I have been for the last 4 months.

Fat Loss Body Transformation Plan


Monday Weigh In~Week 15

Here are this weeks stats:  

SW: 220 (12/12/11)
CW: 193.4 (-3 lbs)
Calories burned from exercise: 2542
Miles ran/jogged/walked/biked: 9.91
Avg Calories per day: 1339
100-120oz water daily 

WOOOOOHOOOOO!!!! I am really excited about this weeks #'s but not just because I am down 3lbs. It is a total reflection of my week and how when I put God first He does great things with and through me! You all saw how busy my schedule was this week and if this doesn't testify to how He provides a way, I don't know what does. I got in 6 workouts, 5 at the gym & 3 long ones with weights, finished our taxes, got my house in some sort of order, got most of the laundry done, 2 doctors appointments, 3 round trips to Garland, watched a movie, laid out and read a book, prepped all my food for this week and had dinner with an awesome group of  ladies.  The best part was that I wasn't tired or exhausted at any point during the week. I did however have an unwanted visit from TOM and I am hoping this doesn't throw me out of whack much this week. 

I have mentioned before about how I wanted to talk with a lady at the gym but just couldn't get the courage to do so. Well Friday night as I was doing some floor exercises I finally got the courage to say something to a younger girl that was trying out a machine for the first time. I just gave her a little bit of advice on how to do it. We spent the next 30 mins doing reps of different weights back in the "guy section" of the gym. It was an awesome feeling to be able to encourage these young ladies to better themselves and to have them be interested in hearing what I had to say. Then on Saturday as I got to the gym I saw a lady that was about my age and I kept thinking to myself "you should ask her to do weights with you when yall finish your cardio." Well after my first few reps of legs I decided to go ahead and ask her. We ended up doing a full round of weights and talking about life, kids, work & our healthy lifestyle's. She has worked really hard and lost 40lbs since November by eating right and working out faithfully. Her story isn't the same as mine but we have so many factors that are the same. Its so nice to know that I am not alone and I am not the only one with these issues. 

I don't know what God has in store for me or how He wants to use me but I am open to finding out and letting Him lay the stones beneath my feet to get me there. Are you? 

The changes that I made this week were as follows:

  • Cut back on sugars
  • 20 mins of cardio and 30-40 mins of weights, compared to my usual 60 mins of cardio.
  • Cleaner eating, cut out most processed foods and added more lean meat, veggies & fruits.
  • Made sure to get in at least 100oz of water a day.

Mini goal for last week:   Renewed desire to serve the Lord through my Journey.  ~~DONE!

Mini goal for this week: 3 miles on the elliptical at least twice. 

NSV this week: 
  • Elliptical 3x (2 miles x 2 & 1 mile), I couldn't do more than 5 mins a few months ago.   
  • Was reminded of how well things work out when I put God first. 
This is how my week went, how was yours? Did you have a weight loss or maybe a NSV?  

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phil 4:13


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

And...she's off...

Yesterday was a semi-success. I say that because while I did maintain under my calories for the day my choices should have been better. I am a constant work in progress. I have started my mornings with a short prayer asking God to shine through me and give me the strength and desire to make the right choices. I went to the gym last night and did 3.31 miles @ 3.8-4.0 on a 15 incline, talk about burning calories and butt muscles.

This week is a little lot crazy so I am really praying extra for strength to maintain. Last night I went to pick up the kids from their dad's in Garland (2.5 hour round trip), tonight we have an ortho appointment in the same city, tomorrow is church, Thursday is my monthly ladies meeting, Friday I am working a wedding rehearsal and the kids are going to their dad's again (my MIL is so kindly taking them for me), Saturday I am working a wedding all day and then Sunday I will be going to pick up the kids again. Lets not forget about my day job either. I did offer to pay my mother in law to come clean my house and do my laundry, otherwise it will all still be there next week. Oh yeah and tonight I have to go to the grocery store and get my food for this week. I played in the flower beds all weekend and didn't get enough prep done on my food for this week. I ran out of food as of lunch today and this will not work!

With all of that said I want to make sure that you guys will nag check on me daily to make sure I am on track and that I get at least 4 work outs in this week.


Monday, April 9, 2012

Monday Weigh In~Week 14

Here are this weeks stats:  

SW: 220 (12/12/11)
CW: 196.4 (.8 lbs)
Calories burned from exercise: 2512
Miles ran/jogged/walked/biked: 4.69
Avg Calories per day: 1511
85-120oz water daily 

Where do I start? I know why the numbers are where they are so let me go back and review this week so you can see it also. Monday started out hectic with my kids and that carried over until about 9:30 and then I realized that the weekend that my husband has planned for us to go see his family is the same as my first 5K. I know its just a race but this really rocked my world seeing as it was my biggest goal and now I was having to give it up. It was almost like I just gave up all together but was still trying to hold to a part of it because this was suppose to be the new me. Monday night I had lots of chocolate, Tuesday-Thursday just consisted of random eating and larger portions. Friday was my worst day in 5 months, consisting of overeating on fruit at lunch, having a dinner (tortilla turkey roll up & lots of wheat thins) on the go in the car and then 2 slices of pizza when I got home from taking the girls to their dads. Saturday wasn't much better, I worked out in my flower beds for several hours and then we went to Chili's and I had half a basket of chips with my light chicken sandwich. Sunday was not to bad until I ran into the chocolate dish again and then consumed more chocolate. My husband has been asked to have all the chocolate removed from the house before I get home today. Did I mention that I only went to the gym twice last week? I also didn't do my 60 sec desk workout but a handful of times last week. Do you see the pattern of this week?

After thinking about how much I lost control of myself last week and praying for God to give me renewed willpower, strength and guidance this morning it was made very clear to me where my problem was. I wasn't asking for His help anymore, I had gotten to big for my britches so to speak. I don't think I talked to God about giving me strength or shinning through me in my journey even once last week. I asked myself several times why I was doing what I was doing or why couldn't I get a hold of myself. To be honest, I was getting to comfortable in my own ways and not asking the Lord what His way was for me. I had taken it upon myself to think I had my addictions and bad habits under control.  

Do you see the problem in this? It was all about ME and not about HIM!

How many times have I learned this same lesson before in different areas of my life? Will I ever stop forgetting it? I am thankful that I have a God that is gracious enough to show me my ways and guide me in the right direction AGAIN. I can almost see him standing over me saying, "Ok my child if you think you can handle this on your own I will let you and I will be here when you come back to me for help." We are like stubborn teenagers, we think we know whats best and we can handle any situation without our parents help but we usually end up making a bigger mess of things and then needing them to help us clean it up. 

My prayer this week is for God to show me daily that with Him I will always be better off and heading in a better direction and to renew my fire to serve Him. 

"With man this is impossible, with God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26

Mini goal for last week:  Run 2.5 miles on at least 2 days.~~Incomplete

Mini goal for this week: Renewed desire to serve the Lord through my Journey. 

NSV this week:
  • Was able to see an old friend and see how excited she was about seeing me and how my journey is helping her. 
  • Was reminded of how great my need for the Lord's guidance is. 
This is how my week went, how was yours? Did you have a weight loss or maybe a NSV?  

"We rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. " Romans 3-5


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Good & The Bad

I have several things I want to talk about today since I didn't get to post over the weekend.  It seems like I have a day like this at least once a week, but it is what it is. So stick with me on this ramble of information. *The next paragraph may be TMI so feel free to skip over it if necessary*

I finally went to the doctor about my stomach problems last week. I have dealt with this for years and just thought it was my normal. I would feel bloated on most days of the week and have a lot of discomfort in my stomach. I was not "regular" at all and I mean 2-3 times a week was my normal. After spending the last 4 months on a mostly clean eating plan I really was surprised to find that none of this had changed. I mean I totally accept the fact that my eating habits before could have caused all of these problems but now when I am eating so good, drinking plenty of water and exercising I didn't get it. My awesome doctor took one feel of my stomach after hearing all of the steps and remedies that I had tried with no results and told me that my colon doesn't work normally and I have IBS. Every other time I have told a doctor the list of symptoms their solution is always "drink more water, eat better and take extra fiber daily". Well in my case that was the worse thing for me to do because since my colon doesn't work normally all of that extra fiber I was taking was just building up in my colon and adding to the problems I already had.  So now my doctor has given me a new plan to try out and we will see how well it works out in the long run. He has me taking Amitiza after taking Mag Citrate first and then recommends I take Miralax daily and stay away from extra fiber. I am really hopeful that this will be an answer to so many of my medical issues that I have dealt with over the years. Did you know that apples will constipate you? Me neither and I love apples with a sprinkle of cinnamon, I was eating one every day in the afternoon. *tear*

Did you hear that I RAN 2 MILES last week, twice? Well I did and it was freaking awesome! I actually enjoyed it and I am planning on uping my distance a little this week. I finished my C25K Week 5 and started on Week 6 but I am having a hard time making myself walk instead of run when its time to. I MAY BE A RUNNER AFTER ALL!! PRAISE THE LORD!!

I have some sad news with a happy ending...I wont be doing my 5K in May because we will be going to see Jon's family in Missouri that weekend. His brother will be graduating that week from an Army training program he is doing before deploying for Korea and it will be our last time to see him for what could be a few years. He has been deployed several times in the last 7 years but this will be the first time since we have joined the family and we are really going to miss him. We also get to see Jon's sister her husband and there 6 kids and we have some fun stuff planned for all the kids. May mini vacation this year will be 5 adults and 8 kids, Silver Dollar City, creek swimming and lots of family fun in Branson (our 1st time there). I know we will have a great time and make so many memories on this trip. It is a little hard for me because I had really set my mind on this 5K being my first and was so excited at how far I had come. BUT, I found another one on June 16 that I will be doing instead and it is local to me so that is a plus. I am also still going to look at doing a few others before this year is over!!

I had a few other things for this blog but its already getting long and if I am tired of reading it then you probably are to. So until next time.


P.S. I had a rough day yesterday (and ate 333cals of Hershey's chocolate then beat myself up for it) but I have been continually reminded myself today that my life is overly blessed and I don't need to complain so much when their are others that are really suffering and are happy regardless. 

Monday, April 2, 2012

Monday Weigh In~Week 13

Here are this weeks stats:  

SW: 220 (12/12/11)
CW: 195.6 (-.8 lbs)
Calories burned from exercise: 2021
Miles ran/jogged/walked/biked: 13.71
Avg Calories per day: 1157
85-120oz water daily 

This week went well again, thankfully. I was able to completely eliminate aspartame and I really am feeling better so I am going to continue on with this change. As far as my coffee goes I have figured out if I use regular liquid french vanilla creamer I don't need sweetener and I just count the 70 cals from it. This has also helped me cut back on my coffee as I really don't want to drink a ton of my calories. I did get some answers about my stomach but I plan on doing another post on that later. 

Mini goal for last week:  Start & Finish C25K W5D1-D3 & maintain 1200 calories/day! ~~~DONE!!! 

Mini goal for this week: Run 2.5 miles on at least 2 days.

NSV this week:
  • Bought a new dress in a 14, compared to my 18 a few months ago!
  • A stranger at the mall walked up and told me and my girls how beautiful we were and I have received a bunch of compliments this week on my progress!
  • RAN 2 full miles, twice! 
This is how my week went, how was yours? Did you have a weight loss or maybe a NSV?  

"For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted." Hebrews 2:18