Thursday, April 28, 2011

just sharin

My 7 pp bkfast..
an english muffin
a hard boiled egg (not quite the whole thing, it didn't all fit, but I counted it anyways)
a laughing cow cheese wedge
and a bit of lean ham
my nummy water and all my vitamins for the day.. (those don't include my scrips) bah!
goooood morning!!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

yummy stuff coming

I finally got around early enough to sign up for the produce coop in our area!
I paid $15 for a basket.. and it says we will get around $50 worth of goodies!

I am sooo excited..
I get to pick it up Saturday morning..
Definately will get pics of the goods.
Can't wait to see what I get.. I'm sure there will be stuff I've never bought before.. It's like my birthday!!


Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter joggin

Guess what!!!

I am down another pound..
this is the lowest I have been in forever.. ok..
well.. since I had kids..
I am totally loving my WW's meetings.
My leader is so encouraging and sweet!
I am now.. one pound away from getting my 5 pound star.. my third.. so that will be 15 pounds people!
and I am also four pounds away from getting my 10%!
that is soooo close!!
I can't wait..
I had hoped to get it by the end of this month.. but with a week to go.. I don't think it will happen for this chubbybutt..
But it's there
it's looking at me
it's mocking me
it's teasing me
I will get it!

Ate some crap.. which I'm not proud of. But did pretty well.. for having all that chocolate and stuff around.
I did have a piece of cheesecake.. mmmmm it was soooo worth it..
I spent a great evening with the teenager.. well.. I jogged with my ipod.. she rode her bike, with her ipod..
But we still got some mommy daughter time..
I started again at my house.. and jogged..
get this..
2.82 miles.. to the rec center where I always work out.. It was closed.. but I still made it all the way there.. on my feet..
Then jogged back!
for a total of 5.64 miles.  I think I am on track for my weekly fitblogger challenge of 15 miles per week..
walking some of the time to catch my breath.. but jogging most of the time.. yes, I'm still slow..
but I'm jogging!
and we loved it..
the fresh air.
the budding flowers..

the deer!
yup.. the deer.
I saw this lil cutey in a field and had to click a pic (on my phone.. so it sucks)
then it walked across the street and joined two more deer to play in someone's yard for a bit.
They are so peaceful and pretty..
Love the random wandering deer..

Shes kinda hard to see.. but if you look closely.. :)

have a great day!!

Friday, April 22, 2011


I feel like I am failing already.
I haven't lost the weight I wanted to.
I truly wanted to be at my 10% goal by the end of April. and I am not even close.

I need a reboot.. now!
I think I will just start my ww plan over. from day one.
pretend like I just joined.
as if the last 12 weeks didn't happen.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

wanna see sumpin funny?

k.. so I had to get a new swimsuit.. if you remember the post here with last year's suit.. that somehow grew two sizes too big..

so. I am cheap. and I know this may gross some out.. but we went thrift store shopping.. not looking for suits.. but found a whole rack.. for $5 each..
me and my girls all got one. :)
and the one I got fits. really..
and it's kinda cute.
and it was five bucks.
I washed it of course.. twice..

but hell.. I'm broke. I'll do what I can.

wanna see?
if you're squeamish.. don't scroll..




it has a skirt!
hids the saddlebags kinda well. me thinks..


I decided I won't be able to do the triathlon that I wanted to.. I guess you need a bike..
but I will keep doing the workouts.. I kinda like em..

Monday, April 18, 2011

still going!

I am still racking up the miles..
thanks to Fitblogger's weight challenge.. I have lifted weights and jogged my guts out!
I have slacked on the good eating and gained a pound.. but I got lazy.
I ate snacks.. not good snacks.. didn't track.. excuses.. I could go on..
but I won't
I will celebrate the success I had..
I hit the pavement twice this week.. er.. last week?
I played on the treadmill, the bike, the elliptical and yes.. with the dumbbells!
I had a great time... walking my doggies.. jogging along behind my kids on their bikes..
I racked up 72 activity points.. not too shabby..
I used the 15 pound dumbbells.. every time! and rocked my lifts..
I am dying to win the awesomesauce prize for all this work!
not only will I be skinny and rock hard..
thanks to
I can win a Mytrak to help me keep track of all this excitement!
*still crossing fingers*
and toes..
and eyes..
and legs..(hubby isn't liking that too much)

Off to get a great workout on..

Friday, April 15, 2011

Dumb Laws in Utah

K I always knew Utah had silly things going on.. but seriously...
It is against the law to fish from horseback.
It is illegal not to drink milk.
It is illegal to detonate any nuclear weapon.
Birds have the right of way on all highways.
A husband is responsible for every criminal act committed by his wife while she is in his presence.
You’re not allowed to sell beverages containing more than 3.
It is a felony to persistently tread on the cracks between paving stones on the sidewalk of a state highway.
It’s legal for restaurants to serve wine with meals, but only if you ask for the wine list.
It is considered an offense to hunt whales.
No one may have sex in the back of an ambulance if it is responding to an emergency call.
Alcohol may not be sold during an emergency.
Individuals may not possess beer in containers larger than two liters unless they are a retailer.
Boxing matches that allow biting are not allowed.
It is illegal to cause a catastrophe.
You must have identification to enter a convienence store after dark.
Women may not swear.
Daylight must be visible between partners on a dance floor.
Throwing snowballs will result in a $50 fine.
hahaha!! good stuff huh?
Thanks for the info Kirsten!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011


I have been so busy lately.. I am a new member of a crazy amazing stamping design team.. I love love love it!!
I have been trying to workout how I am supposed to. but for some reason time just isn't letting me.
or my calf.
Sunday.. on my awesome lil four + mile jog..
I managed to hurt myself.
I think it was due to it getting waaay cold on my way home and my muscles got stiff.. but I kept going..
so me thinks I strained my calf muscle.
it hurts like hell..
well.. it did.
I limped through the week.
managed a bike ride yesterday.. then a few laps on the track.. I did get two jogging laps in.. so.. I think it's getting better..
but seriously? I don't need excuses to be lazy!
I have 50 activity poins so far this week.. so I suppose that's not horrible.. but I want more dammit! :)

upper body in the gym today..
I am still making myself do the fitblogger's weight training program! I love it so far.. so easy to manage and keep track of my progress..

I just wanted to share my yummy 3 pp lunch..
a bit of ff cottage cheese, some cucumber and tomato.. some pepper, mrs dash, lettuce, and grapes :)

Monday, April 11, 2011


I am making progress on my Fitblogger challenge..
ok.. challenges...

First is the weight training challenge..
This one is awesome! There is a whole printout for the 12 weeks that you can just take with you to the gym. Yes.. I look like a total ass when I'm marking my little boxes with my reps and weight.. but I don't care. I'm rocking this!
One funny for ya..
so.. I got all bodybuilding n stuff.. I grabbed the barbell from the weight bench.. I thought.. holy shiz this is heavy.. and it's just the bar.
Oh well. I added two ten pound weights and proceeded to do some bench presses.. Whew! I managed 3 sets of 12.

huffing and puffing.. a lil red faced.. I tried to do some curls.
Big no go!
I took off the 10 pounders and yelled at them some.
Added two 5 pounders.
Still frekin heavy.
but I managed 3 sets of 8..
not too shabby..
for a girl.
a fat girl.. I add..

k.. so
after a few more reps of stuff... I am totally dying.
I decide to walk my happy ass to the scale and see how much this damn bar weighs.

I struggle to get it on the scale on it's end.. might I add it's about 3 feet taller than me?

k.. ready?

it weighs 40 frekin pounds!

yup.. I benched 60 pounds!
I rock!!!


Moving on to the mileage challenge...

I've slowly been adding my time and speed..
according to log your run I've jogged about 10.5 miles so far this week. I have until Wednesday to get that 4.5 miles.. I'm right on track me thinks...

I took the kidlets for a stroll yesterday.. Well.. they biked.. I jogged..
lemme tell ya.. jogging on the pavement is harder than the cushiony treadmill...
my calves are not happy with me..

I wanted to get out in the fresh air.. even if it was nipply...

I jogged from my house to the middle of the small city.. I just tracked it.. it was 2.08 miles each way..
4.16 miles of fun!
A bit of spring showing..

Teeter tottering is great for squats!

yup.. I jogged in the snow.. with no jacket :) I'm bad ass that way.

so.. I'm off to enter to win that Mytrak.. I neeeeeeed that thing!! lemme tell ya!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I have a plan!

I have some sort of organization in my brain!!

I have always just exercised.. not really planning out what I'm going to do, how much or how often. Just exercising..

So.. I have the benefit of the webiverse to push my arse in gear!..
here I go..

first.. I'm doing this for 12 weeks... hopefully to win a Mytrak.. I soooo need one but don't have the fundage..
fitblogger challenge

I made a goal this week to run/jog 15 miles.. easy peasy..

Then I found the awesome weigh training plan.. same site. fitblogger weight training
there is great info.. some aweome printable charts to help keep track of my workouts (which I love love love)
this is also 12 weeks..
I am going to be spectacular looking by summer!
Maybe I can talk my hunkaman into joining me in the weight lifting part!

How amazing does it feel to have a plan. And to be able to accomplish it? I can't wait to hit the gym today!

Zumba and spinning classes tonight with the teenager! woohoo!!

Oh.. and I am going to take more pictures.. of stuff.. :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

another challenge

I AM crazy, right?

So.. I am going to enter this challenge on fitblogger..

Every week for the next 12 weeks, you make a goal for yourself about being more active, eating better, whatever works for you.  Each week, you can pick a new goal or keep working on the one from the week before.  You know yourself best and what areas of your health need attention so you make your goals, not us. (However, we do have a handy 12 week weight training program that would work nicely ;))
You only need one goal and it can be whatever you like, except weight loss specifically. (If you’d like the full explanation as to why, please read that post here.)
You write a post about your progress and just for working towards those goals, you’ll be entered in to win an M2, lifestyle activity coach to help you achieve your goals! We’re giving away one, every week and one at the end of the challenge, that’s 13 M2’s in all!
Making your goal a S.M.A.R.T. one helps with accountability and Fitblogger has a lot of goal information and resources to check out if you need help.

That sounds doable, no?

It's on baby!

so.. I think I may have to do a new goal each week.. that a.d.d. n stuff..

this week will be to jog 15 miles.




a loss

guess what?
I lost 1.8 last week!!!


I am now 6#'s away from my 10% goal..


that is sooo doable. I think by the end of April I should be there.
I am aiming for sooner, of course..

But that is a doable goal.
I soooo want that little keyring thingy..

Then I can work on getting my charms. I think I should be able to earn two charms.
they are so blingy!
if only they were pink.. but I'll take what I can get.

I have been on a roll with my jogging.
I got up to four miles yesterday.
Not all at once, but.. two at a time..
Two during lunch
then two at the rec center.

plus.. yup.. there's more

I did some spinning..

I rock!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Mileage challenge complete!

I made a goal last month.. to run 5  miles a week.

I totally surpassed that goal..

see for yourself..

Total Distance 52.56 miles
Time 10:52 minutes
Run Distance 33.16 miles
Run Time 7:57
Bike Distance 11.25 miles
Bike time 50 minutes
Cross Distance 3.15 miles
Cross time 3:15 minutes

not too shabby for a flubby girl with a crapped out body!