Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday night was our anniversary and we went and had a 1/2 order of nachos to share and I had a margerita. We then went to the Oar for drinks. 2 Clam Diggers & 2 beers there.... Then to the Grand Round for a shared order of fajitas and a mudslide.
Saturday was a wedding. We went to brunch before though. I didn't eat too bad considering I ate only twice that day. I drank 2 beers that night.
Sunday we had brunch with my FIL and then went boating on the river. I ate too much at brunch!
I forgot to add that Wade was off. I didn't get any exercise in Friday, Saturday or Sunday! Well, except for danicing with my girls all night long!!
So... if I gain this week, I know why!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
I did see another negative number this week, but not suprisingly after last week's large number, this on is small. I lost 0.6 lbs. For a total of 18.4 lbs in 6 weeks.
This morning I woke up at 5:15, before my alarm went off. I had my "other" alarm howling. Poor Taylor is getting her eye teeth and had snot and drool all the way to her neck. I gave her some Tylenol, rocked her got her more milk and finally had to bring her into my bed (which usualy she hates!) to finally get her back to sleep. My goal - another hour for her to sleep= Mommy gets work out time!
Yesterday I was exhausted from 2 late nights and did not feel like working out, so slept in (with Taylor in my bed). Wade left to go fishing for the day (turned out to be the WHOLE day!). I took the girls to Grandma's to drop off cases of wine and a table we borrowed. I was going to go buy tomoto plats - but she had 2 extra cherry sprouts and an extra big tomato plant. She also gave the girls flower plants. We ran to the store and then potted the girls flowers, planted the tomatoes and planted seeds for zuchinni, squash, butternut squash and green beans. I then worked out with Alex as my helper. She was mad that she didn't have enough room to do Jillian with me (I do it downstairs, which isn't a huge space anyway!). She then got a ring pop and to watch sponge bob while I did the eliptical. Bribes always work! :o)
Sunday, May 24, 2009
We'll see how I do in the morning. Until then, I will saok in the tub and enjoy!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I have a new/old Zag Bag the debut:
This is the Zonia Bag. It was made with rivets near the circles, you can kind of see them in this picture. This bag, if you designed it goes for $100 plus shipping and tax - of course! They now changed the style, because having the rivets limited the fabrics that would endure the weight on the rivets. So.... this one is FOR SALE! I will sell if for $70 OBO.
Give me a call at 701-425-3440 to book a party or for this bag (or the others pictured way below!).
Monday, May 18, 2009
I LOST 3.6 POUNDS this week! I have lost 17.8 lbs in 5 weeks!
I don't know if stepping up and doing Jillian's 2nd workout did it, or the combo with eating most of my weekly points. Either way, I am estatic! I have 7.2 lbs to my origional goal (6 weeks from now). I say origional, because I don't think I am going to stop at that - which is the maximum healthy weight for my height. Well, see....
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I do have a cute/happy thing to share on this topic. The other night Alex really wanted to pray. Wade told her that we pray at bedtime, she was in her room, waiting to pray... I finally told her that she doesn't have to pray at bedtime, or in her room, or in the dark. She can pray where and whenever she wants. So in the living room, she folded her hands and said,
"Dear God, please give us another baby to make Mommy happy. Amen!"
I have been up this morning since about 3:45 am. I love to rock my baby, but not so much at quater to four in the morning! She did not sleep soundly until about 5:30 when I came downstairs to allow Jillian to kick my butt- then did the eliptical. It is going to be a long day!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Last night neither of us felt like eating leftovers, so we ate at Red Lobster instead! I had a coupon for $4 off plus a giftcard I got for my birthday. I ate the wood fired salmon and steamed snow crab legs. Alex would have preffered to have crab legs to her fried shrimp! Taylor ate french fries, croutons, biscuit a few shrimp and mashed potatoes. (Carbs anyone?) I tried to giving her a taste of crab and she spit it out. :o) Kids!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
This morning after Taylor woke up crying at 5 am, I decided I was not staying up to work out today. She woke up again about 6 and I pulled her into bed with us where she snuggled for another hour. Then my wonderful husband got up with her and let me sleep. I sat with the girls for almost an hour before I decided to go downstairs to work out. I did 45 min on the eliptical at only about 50 steps per minute because every muscle in my body hurts today. The husband then mowed the lawn and left to go golfing. I get to go to Moms Night Out tonight, so I guess it is fair.
I don't think I said in my weigh in post, but this is the lowest I have weighed since I got pregnant with Taylor in April 2007.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I made chocolate chocolate chip muffins to take to the Moms Club brunch this morning. Yeah, I put too much baking soda in and I tried to scoop it out... yeah, my muffins are chocolate blobs. They still taste good, but this proves that I am not perfect (sorry!).
Taylor did sleep on the couch while I makde my chocolate blobs and showered. Alex is thrilled that I am wearing the shirt that I painted with them on Mother's Day. They put thier hands and feet prints on it and then I let Alex paint on it a little.
Today I am allowing myself to eat all the goodies that the ladies are making and bringing, but I need to leave the house to stop at Starbucks on the way! :o) My sis got me a $25 GC for there for my b-day! Gotta LOVE her!
Monday, May 11, 2009
So, maybe 50 AP's wasn't right. I posted on the WW boards that I was proud of my accomplishment and was flamed to no end. Some days those boards are so unfriendly! I kept saying that it didn't matter because I wasn't eating them (the AP's) anyway. I think I was a little b!tchy anyway since it was M Day and my H was working. :o(
We made a WW recipe for brownies (yes, BOTH girls helped!) and had it with ice cream. MIL, SFIL and Gma came over to indulge with us so the H could give them their gifts. The girls and the H got me a pair of capris (SIZE 12! - and they FIT!), a candle holder with the bible passage from our wedding and a necklace. I am off to look for me other size 12 jeans, because I think they will fit now!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Yesterday morning, I noticed stuff on the outside of Taylor's ear. Not food, but something and it was dry. Yuck... that is not supposed to happen! So, I do what every grown, responsible woman would do, I called my Mom. She used to be a Medical Assistant, so she has worked many years in the doctor's office. No answer, crap! I got the girls jackets and shoes on and out the door we went. Took her to the walk-in clinic and she has a raging double ear infection and the ear I noticed oozing, the ear drum ruptured from the pressure. So, this Mother's Day, please pass me the terrible Mommy award. She got some lovely pink stuff, otherwise known as Amoxicillian. She is to take it 3x a day and I pushed it to give her 3 doses yesterday - and she finally slept through the night last night!
My big milestone for today is that I have earned 50 Activity Points this week. For 9 days now I have woke at 5:30 to workout. I rotate between the 30 day shred and 20 min on the eliptical or 45 min on the eliptical. I do have to admit that today, I only did 25 min... but even I deserve a break sometime, right? Watch, I will feel quilty and squeeze 20 min in when Tay is napping. :o)
So, for my Mother's Day, I am going to clean the house because we are having the H's Mom, Step-Dad and Grandma over tonight for dessert, after the H gets home from work. I bought items and assembled gift baskets for them, bought and wrote the cards - but I feel he should give them the gifts. (Right?) I am going to try a Weight Watchers recipe for brownies. I think I found one that is 2 pts and one that is 3 pts. I am leaning towards making them in a muffin tin too - so it is easier portion control for me too. It is way too easy to just cut them bigger. We will serve (and eat) them with light ice cream too! I will definitely save some points for that! Tomorrow is weigh-in day, so I will post my results!
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
This morning I did 45 min on the eliptical. I woke up before my alarm because my oldest was calling me. Her comforter fell off her bed and she couldn't find her baby. She has this swim doll that she has clung to since she was about 22 mo (when we found out we were moving). It is hard, it has been sewn 3-4 times and looks ratty. She loves her "Baby Al-dra" though! I did not feel like working out at all. My stomach was growling, I am getting a cold. I didn't want to go back to bed, just not exert any energy. Taylor started crying at 10 pm and again at 1 am. The H was able to calm her - I hope it is only teething.
I did step on the scale this morning, because I tend to be a cumpulsive weigher. I was shocked to see it read - UP 0.8 or a lb! I have earned 37 Activity points so far this week and only eaten 3-4 weekly points... I may have to adjust this to see results. My body probably is in starvation mode with 45 min of exercise and 23 points a day.
When I had one toddler, I was told that every family has a "spirited" child. It was also implied that Alex was that. Well, if she is spirited, which I am not arguing with, than her sister is much more spirited. Taylor throws huge tantrums if she doesn't get her way, plus is usually only a step away following after her sister.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
I initally dismissed my alarm and was going to go back to sleep. Feeling guilty, listening to my husband snore and trying to figure out when I would would out later today, I decided to get up about 5 min after my alarm went off. While doing Jillian, I noticed that I can see some definition in my belly (I won't say abs since it is still quite the baby bouda belly!) and that I think my legs look slimmer. I guess working out is paying off.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Last night I had a first, well almost. Since Wade had to work on my birthday, we did gifts and dinner out last night. I was pretty nervous to have dinner out and flipped between wanting to eat everything and wanting to eat well. We choose Applebees so I could pick my point value (if they are right!), I had a chicken and portabello sandwich with fresh fruit. I also had a side salad to not feel deprived.
Taylor slent our entire meal dipping a cucumber then french fries in the honey mustard. They brought ice cream for the girls and Taylor didn't even get a bite because she puked. She was fine the rest of the night, so we think it is from the honey mustard.
She was fine the rest of the night. We rented movies (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Marley & Me and Bride Wars). We watched Marley & Me last night. I knew it had a miscarriage seen in it similar to our first one. I was okay with that, but cried like a baby at the end. The other movies will be watched today most likely. I also informed Wade that I get a few hours out to browse or shop - because I need to get out away from my girls. :o)
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Amazing enough, I got off caffiene when we were trying to get pregnant. Yea, as soon as I miscarried, I started up again.
One factor on my workouts stems from a car accident 8.5 years ago. I was in an off-center, head-on collision. I shattered my left leg. They never did x-rays of my ankle then, but inserted a rod in my shin-bone (through my knee). I had a lot more pain in my ankle during that recovery... not that there was any more they could do. Ahh... my doc then was Dr. Cutie-patootie! :o) Really, his name is Dr. David Thorsett in Salem, OR. Going to him was a reason to attempt to shave my leg! Anyway, I had a subsequent surgery to remove the screws that were rubbing on a ligament in my knee and a doc wanted to put an implant in my ankle because it wasn't sitting in the joint properly. I refused any more medical intervention than necessary (really, would THAT hurt later?!). So, right now I know my ankle isn't "right", but it will be out for a few days and then be fine. I played on a softball league weeks after my second surgery, so if I can live with that - I can live wit it all! I guess that is enough getting this out. It is not like anyone really reads my blog. :o)