Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Oops, it is Wednesday: weigh in day

Apparently, last week got away from me, I haven't blogged anything since last weeks weigh in.  I didn't mean to do that, oh well, I guess I will do a quick recap of my week.  Just because I am sure that you are all wondering what I have been doing. ;)
Thanksgiving was good, lunch at the in laws and dinner with my family, yep, two big meals in one day.  They were both super delicious, especially the desserts!  Except I only got one tiny slice of my favorite French Silk pie, which makes me sad but it payed off on the scale. 
Friday was my daughter, Rexy's 3rd birthday.  I can't believe that she is 3 already, I know everyone says it but time really does go by way to quickly.  We celebrated her birthday on Thanksgiving with each meal, she loved/hated all of the attention.  She was so excited to sing happy birthday but she didn't realize that we would all be singing it while staring at her with crazy happy faces.  She of course burst into tears, it was adorable. 
Black Friday happened, I am a big black Friday shopper.  We went all night long, I loved it but I think that my mom and my sister and I have decided that next year we are going to go back to getting up at like 3 am to start instead of staying up all night.  One reason being that JC Penny is one of our favorite stores and they haven't lost all morals, so they still open at 6 am Friday morning.  Which I like except since we went all night we ended up with two hours to kill before JCP (that's what the cool kids call it) opened.  Keeping ourselves awake those two hours was hard, we are old!!
It was still an awesome shopping time, I am almost finished with our Christmas shopping.  Woohoo!
The weekend was very relaxing, just played with family and got some little stuff done around the house.  I don't think that I have ever mentioned that we live in a construction zone, I think that is going to need its own post. 
Back to school for the kids and regular life for me on Monday.  I did really well last week with the Pile On The Miles, last weeks total was 15 miles, it felt great.  I am going to have to get in around 20 miles this week to make my 50 mile goal but I am determined. 
And lastly, my weigh in. 
I am happy to report that even after consuming two Thanksgiving day meals and all of the left overs I am still down.  All that running/walking paid off.  I weighed in this morning at 171.8.  I love this loosing streak!  Hope it continues, I love it when I move the number in the tens column, that's right, the tens column, can you tell I have a second grader.  =)
Loved reading about everyone else's thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wednesday: weigh in day

It is weigh in day and I was actually excited to step on the scale this morning. 
It has been consistently going down, WONDERFUL!
I weighed in this morning at 173.2!
I love seeing results from all my hard work. 
Now I am off to start my crazy busy Wednesday.  We have doctor appointments for possible ear infections, a park play date, meeting up with someone to sell some cloth diapers on craigslist, and then I am watching a friends kids this afternoon while she gets to act in a small commercial, pretty awesome.  Busy, busy.  And to finish the day we are meeting some family that came into town for Thanksgiving for dinner.  Should be an exciting day. 
Hope everyone else has a great Wednesday

Monday, November 19, 2012

Pile on the Miles 2012

I slacked the first part of the month due to sickness but I rallied this last weekend and got 8.5 miles in just this past weekend.  So my total for last week was 6.5 miles, Sunday's miles count for this week. 
I would really like to make my 50 mile goal so I am not giving up. 
I can do it!

Monday Monday

It is Monday!

I am really looking forward to this week, I love Thanksgiving
I love family time, being together doing nothing but enjoying each others company, letting the kids play, and eating, of course eating. 
I also LOVE shopping! 
 I am one of those die hard, crazy black Friday shoppers.  I love it!
I look forward to it every year, except I really don't like that the stores are opening late on Thursday night now instead of 4 am Friday morning.  They did this last year too and it just sucks.  When the stores open in the morning you know everyone who is there is all about the deals and crazy like you.  But now that the stores are opening on Thursday night regular people are getting in the way.  It is so frustrating!  I really hate it, I will see how this year goes with the stores being open on Thursday but I think the thrill of the deal may have been killed for me by the stores changing things up.  Sad. 

I had a great weekend, we didn't really do much.  The kids both had soccer games Saturday and soccer pictures on Sunday.  I got in two 4.5 mile runs and I felt great, I really want to find the time to do that at least three times a week, it is just hard with the kids and my husbands schedule.  I am going to work on that this week.  Also this weekend something wonderful happened, someone told me that I look like I am lost weight. Yippee!!!  It is so rewarding when others start to notice. 
Also, I got my hair cut, here are some before and afters just for fun.

Shorter with bangs, still not sure if I love the bangs but my hair is extremely thick so I love it being shorter and lighter. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

My future pianist

My baby bugger loves to play the piano.  I find him standing on his tippy toes reaching up to play almost every day.  I haven't been able to get a picture of him all stretched out reaching as far as he can but I am trying and am sure to get it captured soon.  He always has the most adorable face of determination and excitement.  His biggest sister is always eager to help him be able to play easier, I found him up on a chair playing. 
Isn't he the cutest pianist

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wednesday: weigh in day

The scale keeps going down! 
Slow but steady, I weighed in this morning at 175.2!

I hit 175!  I get to celebrate now right?! 

Except, no cause I am exhausted, I have been up all night with a sick bugger.  The stomach flu is so disgusting, especially when they are too little to get to a bucket fast.  I am going to celebrate by doing loads and loads of laundry.  Yeah!  Actually, I don't mind today, I mean come on, I only weigh 175.2.  Woohoo!!!
Also this week Melinda, my sister in law, and I are challenging ourselves to see if we can make it till Friday without sugar.  I don't know if I can do it.  I LOVE sugar.  That is why we are only trying to make it five days.  I can do five days...right?  I have made it two hopefully I wont cave before Friday. 
I am so very addicted to sugar. 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Pile On The Miles 2012

A quick update with my POTM total. 
 Are you ready? 
 I am still at 2.5 miles!
 Yep, I didn't go running after Monday last week.  I have had another stupid head cold and I hate running when I can't breath through my nose. 
Am I the only one like this? 
Do you run when you have a head cold? 
I just can't force myself, but I am feeling a lot better and could actually breath today so I hit the pavement running today.  I have to make up for a lot of missed mileage.  Wish me luck.  I am still aiming to hit that 50 mile goal. 
Watch out!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Our weekend

This weekend flew by, I hate it when that happens. 
And while almost everyone else I know has a 3 day weekend, my children's school sent out a nice email saying that since Veterans day was on a Sunday there would still be school on Monday but to please enjoy having the Wednesday before Thanksgiving off.  I feel a little cheated, the kids always had a half day the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and have Veterans day off, so they didn't give us an extra day, the kids are actually having to go to school for an extra half day.  Is the school trying to pull a fast one? Cause I caught them, who are they kidding.  If my kids usually have a day and a half off and now are only getting a day off, I notice, where is our extra half day off huh?!  Ok, I am over it now.  Anyway, my kids have school so we don't have a three day weekend. 
We did not get to sleep in at all on Saturday because the kids had soccer games bright and early, I don't think that I ever mentioned that I somehow got signed up to coach Jordan's soccer team.  Yep, I get to coach nine kids ranging in age from 4-6, it is exhausting.  Saturday was cold and rainy so the kids were freezing at the early game and I have had a nasty head cold all week so I wasn't feelin' it.  Thankfully, one of the kids dad helped try to get all the kids going in the right direction and not push each other over coach the game.  It went as smoothly as could be expected, the kids had fun and that is all that really matters, plus they are adorable in their giant uniforms.  William's game is much more entertaining to watch, 7, 8, & 9 year olds have pretty much figured out how to actually play soccer, plus I don't have to coach that team so of course it is better to watch.  After soccer we headed up to my mom's house to hang out with my sister and her kiddos.  They came down from Phoenix to visit, cause they do have a three day weekend.  My adorable nieces wanted to have a pajama party so my sister made cupcakes and let the kids decorate them.  Notice in the picture below that the girls are all actually in pajamas for the pajama party while the boys are still in their filthy clothes. 
On Friday night, when I told the kids that they were going to have a pajama party at Nana's house with their cousins they were really excited.  Rexy asked if she would be allowed to dance at the pajama party, I replied of course she could dance, then she asked if she could dance as much as she wanted.  I told her that she could dance as much as her little heart wanted.  But how did she know that she should dance at a pajama party?  What a little weirdo. 
Sunday was a little calmer.  I got up early and got in a grocery store run before church.  Usually Sunday mornings are a great day to go grocery shopping but for whatever reason the store was packed.  I went by myself and it still took an hour, when I go alone I can usually get out of there in about 20 minutes. 
After church we had a nice lunch at home.  Jordan and my niece, Alee, went with my dad (their grandpa) on a long overdue birthday shopping trip.  My dad said that when they got in the car he told them they were going to go get a couple pair of jeans, two shirts, and a dress for each of them and they both started whining about wanting toys not clothes.  So while arguing with them Jordan said they should vote, I am sure because she has been voting at school about all kinds of things, needless to say, the girls outvoted my dad.  Poor guy, I don't think he remembers exactly what it was like when my sister and I were little.  They ended up with a toy and a beautiful Christmas dress, score for me, one less thing to buy.  After a nice dinner at my moms house we headed home to finish up homework, pack lunches, and get ready for our non three day weekend.  (I'm not bitter)
How was your weekend?  I am linking up today, go check everyone else out. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wednesday: weigh in day

Check it out, I weigh 176!!
 I am so excited!  The number keeps going down, finally.  I swear I had been gaining and loosing the same 1 pound for weeks but the scale is finally, slowly going down.  I love it.  Can't wait to weigh in next week, maybe I will hit that 175 milestone.

On an unrelated topic, I had to wear a dress yesterday because my normal go to yoga pants are wearing holes in the thighs and just looking pretty much inappropriate for wear outside of the house.  Will I retire them, of course not, throwing out exercise clothes is a sin right?!  I don't know why, but I feel like it is.  I finally put a pair of capris in the garbage that should have been tossed probably a year ago.  I put them in the trash Monday and I am seriously feeling loss, how silly is that.  I guess I will use retail therapy to get over the loss, I need to buy some pants that fit now.  Because I am the last of my friends to loose weight I have about 10 pairs of beautiful jeans in size 10, hand me downs, but I need pants that fit now.  So shopping I must go.
Man, seeing results is ridiculously motivating.  I seriously can't wait to weigh in next week. 

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Pile On The Miles

It is time for the first "check in" of Pile On The Miles 2012
So here I am checking in.  Thing is, I sadly have nothing to check in.  November so far has been an incredibly busy/frustrating month. 
Thursday, the 1st, I overslept and was unable to go running, that was the beginning of a very busy day.  Friday, the 2nd, Jon left for work super early so once again I wasn't able to go running, I went to the gym and tried to run on the treadmill but after only half a mile I was BORED out of my mind.  (Hey, I guess I did half a mile, better then nothing)  Saturday was confusing, Jon was planning on taking the two big buggers camping but had to go work for two hours first so I thought that he was leaving super early again so I didn't set my alarm but he overslept throwing off the whole morning.  Wow, holy run on sentence batman!  Anyway, I ended up taking the kids to their soccer games, that I thought we were skipping, then they all left for camping.  Leaving me to not have gone running and now alone with two little children and no way to escape.  Ahhhh!  What a scary story.  Just kidding, I had a great weekend spending some one on one time with my two babies.  They are a lot of fun but I was not able to get any running in.  Props to all those single parents who are able to fit workouts in their schedules, I don't know how they do it. 
But I had a great run this morning, I was able to get in 2 miles.  I had talked with Jon last night and he was not leaving early today so I set two different alarms and I made sure to be up on time.  Now I only have to somehow run 47 1/2 more miles during the rest of November. 
 I can't wait to read how everyone else is doing with this challenge. 
Have a great week!