Wednesday, February 21, 2007


That is how I felt today when I looked down at the scale - 3.5lbs!!!!! I guess my body is just catching up with the past couple of weeks of 1lbers:) So, I am only 3lbs from my 2nd goal, which is 20lbs. I can't remember what my "reward" is when I reach 20lbs, so I need to go and look at my original post. I'm really nervous about this long weekend with my family. We are going to be eating at the Blue Bayou and Rainforest Cafe and probably lots of snacks and junk at Disneyland. I have to stay strong, because I have yet to have a week when I gained or didn't lose anything and I'd like to keep it that way. I've been trying to eat lighter this week so that I have a few extra calories saved up. At this rate, I might even reach my goal of losing 30lbs by my birthday. That would rock and make my 28th birthay extra special. I got this $10 "The Biggest Loser 2" exercise dvd at WalMart the other day and used it for the first time on Monday. I love it! It is totally exercise I like to do AND there are like 9 workouts to choose from, so you can customize your workout. On the menu you add the workouts to your list and then it plays them in that order. Isn't that cool? You don't have to keep going back to the menu and starting over. I thought it was a great deal for $10. I went to aerobics yesterday at the church, so I'd like to do my video again today. That would put me at 3 workouts -which is my goal for the week - and I still have 3 more days when I could possibly get in a 4th.

Now, onto other matters. I am so mad! I am reading this great book called The Memory Keeper's Daughter and I am half way through it and it is due at the library today! Man! I tried to renew it online, but there is a hold on it, so I can't keep it. If my family weren't coming I would just keep it through the weekend and pay the $.25 a day fine and finish it. However, I know I won't have much time to read, which means I won't finish it, so it's not worth the fine. I already waited 2 months for the book and I hope I don't have to wait another 2 months to get it back. You must read it, if you haven't. I have like 5 books from the library that I need to read and I know they'll have to go back before I have to time to read them. I did finish River of Secrets - one of the sequels to Goose Girl. I have the other sequel, which actually comes before River, but I wanted to read it 2nd, so now I am out of order and pretty much know what happens in Enna Burning, so I don't know whether to read it or not. My friend said she didn't like Enna as much as the other two, so I am tempted to skip it for now and go onto the other books I've got. Two of them are these vampire books written by an LDS author and my sister said they were really good. She's usually a great picker of good books. She is the one that suggested I read Phantom by Susan Kay - the story of where the Phantom of the Opera comes to be - and I loved it. I just found the titles. They are Twilight and New Moon by Stephenie Meyer. I'll let you know what I think of them. However, I am still depressed about the unfinished book that I must return to the library today. ::sigh::

Friday, February 16, 2007

What Do You Mean 1 lb?

That's all I had to show this week, but hey, it's a loss. I've renewed myself to eating better on the weekends and getting in 3 workouts a week. Since I got back from Utah I have been using all of my Flex Points up on the weekend, chalking it up to good clean bonding with the hubby. However, there is no need for it and I promise this weekend will be better. I have already gotten in 2 good workouts this week, so I have today or tomorow to get one more in and I will have met my goal for the week. I am hoping this extra fortitude will earn me at least a 2lb loss next week. My family comes into town on Thursday for 2 days of fun at Disneyland and a Saturday of the beach. I already know we are eating at the Blue Bayou and the Rainforest Cafe, so need to be frugal M-W so that I can splurge a little, not too much, and still get a loss when I step on the scale two weeks from now. I can do it. I found a fun little blinkie that I want to add to the side bar if I can figure it out. I did on my family blog, so we'll see if I can get it on here too. I hope your fitness and weight loss goals are coming along. It's a war, but I am winning battles! Oh! Let me tell you, Valentine's Day was no walk in the park. I made 4 dozen sugar cookies and frosting for Mutual and I didn't eat any! I don't even think I ate a piece of candy that day. Phew! My hubby and little boy got me flowers and I thought it was very sweet. I gave my hubby a bag of Valentine treats, so he was happy because he likes treats, but mad because I tempted him:) Ha! Have a great weekend and stay strong!

Monday, February 12, 2007

He Did It!

And I screamed when he did:) He's starting to walk. Not just the 'lean, forward and grab onto to mom before I hit the ground' steps, real steps. And not just 1 or 2, 6 or 7. It is so exciting and I can't believe it happened so quickly. I taped it with my camcorder, but by the time I got my regular camera out to take a short clip, he was done with walking for the evening. His daddy didn't get to see it in person because he was still at work when The Boy went to sleep tonight. I did send him a video clip from my cell phone and that was good enough for today. I hope The Boy wakes up before he goes to work tomorrow so that he can see it in real life.

Tomorrow we've got aerobics, Wednesday is mutual, Thursday aerobics, and nothing is planned for the weekend. Maybe we'll get to go out for V-day this weekend because I know we won't be able to go out on Wednesday. We usually got out the day after anyway because it's less crowded. I hate fighting crowds. I'm trying to get the house in order this week so that next week will be less stressful. I will try and get a video with the camera tomorrow so you can all see how much the little guy is growing up.

More words he says:

vrrroom (as in "what does a car say?")
boo (as in "what does a cow say?")
ruff (as in "what does a dog say?")


So, I lost 1.5lbs last week. I forgot to post because it wasn't that exciting:) I want to lose at least 2lbs a week and so I wasn't too thrilled. However, I was happy that I lost and didn't gain. I've been really munchy this past week because of AF and so I hope this week I at least lose and not gain. I will be sure to post on Thursday with the good news.

This week I've got the Mia Maids and the Laurels for YW. I was going to dip chocolates if it was just the Laurels, but I don't want to undertake that with all of the girls. I only have 4 Laurels, but there are about 10 Mia Maids and about 1/2 come to Mutual on any given Wednesday. We'll see what I feel like on Wednesday. I have all the supplies, so I'll keep it in mind. My SIL called me today and said she is coming on Wednesday for a surprise. I am picking her up on Wednesday afternoon and it will be fun to see my MIL's face when we get home.