Sunday, February 28, 2010

Blogs and more Blogs

Ok....So Sarah talked me into it...I started a reading/writing blog and just posted my first blog. I never thought I would be a the blogger type, and here I am with 3 blogs! EGADS!
I would love for you to read it though! Here is the link for my new blog Bookworm Quinn. I am a little nervous about it so leave some comment love, ok?

As far as health goes. I am feeling almost 100% now. Woohoo. Tomorrow I am going to jump into my workout/health plan again, counting calories and working out. I did weigh myself yesterday and do a few easy workouts and was surprised and happy to find that I have not gained anything at all!

I am really loving the video blogs of both Nathalie and Sarah and can't wait to see more. Maybe some day I will do one....if I ever buy a webcam!

I haven't posted new goals for a while, so here are my new goals for next week:

1. Get back into working out everyday
2. Counting calories and making meal plans
3. Drinking lots of water ( I am horrible at this, I am not the type to drink all day...usually I only drink at meal times and I need to start drinking more because I can really tell a difference when I do)
4. Get to bed earlier (again I am HORRIBLE at this, I average only about 4-5 hours of sleep a night)

Ok...I think that's sufficient. Hope to hear form you all very soon!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Get back to where I used to be...

Happy Friday everyone!

Today has been a bad week for me workout and health-wise, but today I am going to attempt another light workout. It is going to be hard to get back to my routine next week but I just feel lazy adn unhealthy this week so I am looking forward to working out again. I am getting to the point where I actually start feeling the NEED to work out.

On other news, Sarah has suggested that I start a blog for my writings (maybe she is just tired of reading them for me??LOL). I am taking a Creative Writing class and trying to write more often. So if I start a blog I might post some of those writings and some book reviews. What do you think? Would you read it if I did? It's very hard for me to share my writing with people, but I think this might a good exercise for me.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The snow is melting...

I haven't posted much this week. I am feeling much better but I also have my sister and nephew visiting so they have kept me pretty busy. I haven't been eating the healthiest, but when I weighed myself on Tuesday I hadn't gained any, so that's good. I have only gotten one workout in this whole week, but we have been shopping so I got in a TON of walking. I declared today a break day anyway...I know I haven't done much this week, but I am exhausted. Harliegh has a horrible cough and hasn't slept through the night in a week, so I could use a nap. This has been a bad week, but I will get back on track next week.

I can't wait to start jogging! I need to work more cardio in my workout soon so I can actually get in a decent run, but I am pretty excited about it. It is going to be 32 this weekend and 34 on Monday! I am sp happy about that, even though it will be a sloppy, muddy, wet mess outside for awhile but spring will be here soon and then SUMMER,my favorite season. I am dreaming of long walks with Harliegh down to the lake.

Think Warm Thoughts!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Colds and Soup

Hello everyone,
Well I am finally starting to feel a little bit better. Harliegh and I got a pretty nasty cold and we have both been pretty miserable all weekend. I was planning on attempting a workout today but I was up a lot last night with Harliegh who was coughing horribly, so I might take a nap instead. We will just have to see how I feel. As far as diet goes I have been living off of soup and orange juice so I am pretty sure I have been way below my calorie count. I am going to slowly get back on my health plan but I don't think I will hit it hard again until next week.
I have had people recently comment on how thin I am getting. So I am actually getting visible results finally. SO WOOHOO! That is very exciting for me!
I made a super easy and yummy Black Bean Soup last night. It was so good and I don't think it was high in calories or fat, but of course I have no idea what the counts are. But here is the recipe:

Black Bean Soup

1 medium onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic chopped
3 15oz cans of black beans
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1 tsp cumin
1 can chicken broth
1 10 oz can rotel
11 oz canned corn

Saute onion and garlic in a oil. Blend a can or two of black beans (depending on how thick you want the soup) Add all the rest of the ingredients and mix together. Heat through and serve.

It kind of has a slight Chili flavor. YUM.

Monday, February 22, 2010


UGH.....Sick....will post a new blog soon.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Taco Bell

I just finished eating a burrito supreme and a taco from Taco Bell. I know, I know...shame on me. But we had an appointment this morning and by the time it was over it was close to lunch time, and anyone with a kid knows the consequences you will pay if you are late for lunch. So I was sitting here devouring my bean burrito when I started to feel a little guilty. I grabbed my computer and looked up the calorie count. It was 440! So...I only ate half of my burrito, then I ate the taco which was only 170 calories. Overall, I stayed within the range I had planned for my lunch to begin with. Now I know that these are empty calories and that food was nearly 35% of my daily fat intake, but at least I managed my calories, right?

In case you were wondering (and you probably weren't) I have gotten a decent chunk of my weekly to-do list done. Tonight I convinced to hubby to go hang out with friends and I plan on finishing up the rest of my homework (a whole week early!! WOOHOO). I have to do some laundry today and tomorrow I will work on cleaning the house.

Today I am debating whether I should sweat it out with my tough Jillian Michael's workout to make up for not working out yesterday and for eating Taco Bell or opting for the easier Wii Fit Workout and doing the tough workout tomorrow. Hmmmmm.....Either way, it doesn't matter as long as I get some sort of workout in right?

Have a great, healthy weekend everyone!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Rough night

Hello everyone,
It was a rough night and has been a slow morning for me. Harliegh seems to have picked up a cold (I suspect the drs office on Monday...darn sick people going to hospitals!!!) I noticed she felt a little warm as I was putting her to bed and sure enough, she was up every two hours the rest of the night. Finally, around 4, I gave her some tylenol. Imust have slept wrong, or maybe its from being on edge all night listening for my sick baby, but my neck is stiff and I can't move my head. The pain has spread up to my head and down my shoulder and back now. So, I don't see exercise in my future for today...sure some yoga MIGHT help, but I am scared it will make it worse. So I figured today i will focus on homework. At naptime I think I will take some tylenol and try to sleep a little. I know I already took a rest day on Monday, but sometimes things happen and I feel like this will be most beneficial for me, especially if I end up catching this cold from Harliegh, which I probably will!
You will be happy to hear, though, that I have stuck to my meal plans! But for now, I should probably go. I have a sick baby to take care of and some homework to start.

Send some comment love, I need it today!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Planning meals

Well, I actually did it! I sat down and planned out my meals for the next four days, including calorie count. I won't bore you with the details but I planned everyday according to my 1233 calorie plan and left a buffer of about 100 calories just in case I need an extra snack or eat a little more than planned, but I am going to try to stick to what I have planned and pay attention to serving sizes for the next few days and see if it makes a difference.

Today, I am a little grumpy and I can't wait to do my workout to help blow off steam. I didn't accomplish ANYTHING on my to-do list yesterday so I need to focus on at least a few things from the list today. My sister and my nephew are coming to visit next week so I won't have as much time to do homework so I REALLY need to work ahead on that stuff.

I saw that Jillian Michaels has a game for the Wii. I am really excited about this and I think I will make this my reward on March 1st if I stick to my workout and diet plan. Which means sticking to planning my meals!

That's it for now. I will let you know how my progress is going later this week!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Cabin Fever

Hey bloggers!
I have been in a kind of a slump this week and not wanting to do ANYTHING, but I did get up and do a light workout. Right now I am feeling a little more motivated thanks to Sarah's blog she talked about how when people slow down in their blogging it makes her feel like everyone else gave up, so she should,too. I feel that way, too, so we should all help each other out and keep blogging! Like Sarah is the time to be kick ass. We can do it!

So, I decided I need to get back on to counting calories...I am horrible at this, but when I started doing it a few weeks ago I lost a little over 2 pounds in a week! So I think tonight I am going to sit down and plan out my meal plan, including calorie count, for the next few days! If I stick to it, I will know I stayed to my limit, if I eat something extra, I will just have to add those calories in. As a reward, if I stick to my plan, I am going to allow myself to have some extra buttery popcorn when I go to the movies with my sister this weekend. I know you shouldn't reward with food...but I am a sucker for movie theater popcorn, honestly it is my biggest weakness. I can not go int o a theater without getting popcorn and a cherry coke. Plus, one day shouldn't throw me off too much.

I have been feeling the Cabin fever lately, too. I know that exercise will help me beat this, so why not make the most of it? I like to crack open the patio door while I exercise and pretend that it is spring....the fresh air does wonders for your you know you should get at LEAST 30 min of fresh air a day? I want to take Harliegh outside, especially since it is Minnesota Nice (30 degrees) but the snow goes up to my waist so I have a sneaking suspicion it would not be very fun.

Another thing that has been getting me down is that I am feeling overwhelmed with all I have to do lately....usual mom stuff, housework, I made a list of everything I needed to do this week and I plan on checking at least two things off the list everyday.

So everyone, stay motivated!!! Don't give up now.

Monday, February 15, 2010

I need a day off.

Wow, its been a busy weekend for me. Saturday I had class all day long again. I thought I would like getting class over in one day, but it really takes a lot out of me to be gone so long! The good thing about school is that I pack a healthy lunch and snacks and don't have the opportunity to give in and get something unhealthy since I don't bring cash with me. Also, even though I don't get a workout in, I do get in a lot of walking. On Sunday we took Harliegh to and indoor playground and I got in a lot of walking/crawling/ running in even though she was a bit overwhelmed. Unfortunately is was bad day diet-wise. We went to Ruby Tuesdays and I had steak and lobster with broccoli and mashed potatoes, I admit...I ate most of it. then we ordered pizza fro dinner since I didn't feel like cooking. But I only had one slice and three chicken wings.

This morning was Harliegh's 18m appointment and she had shots, so we had to get up a little earlier then usual to get her there. So I am pretty tired right now and decided I needed a lazy day. I haven't had one in a over a week, so I think I deserve it.

The next two weeks I really want to focus on getting enough sleep and not procrastinating. I really need to stay on top of housework and homework. Last weeks I put off my homework until just a few days before class and then I was scrambling to get it done. I also have a bad habit of snacking a lot when I am doing homework for long periods of time, so if I break it up a bit I might not do that as much.

Brooke has been blogging about loving yourself and making time for yourself. She really made me think that I really don't even think about that. I mean, I am working out for myself but basically everything else I do is partly for my family. I go to school so I can get a decent job to support my family, I clean the house so we don't have to live in a mess and can live with pride in our home. When I really break it down there is very little time in my day that is spent solely on me! I haven't even had time to do much "fun" reading lately and that makes me sad because reading is my escape. I haven't had time to work on my book that I am writing cause I spend so much time writing assignments for class. I think I need to try to make time for things like this for my sanity....cause I am starting to feel so tightly wound lately. Ugh....the life of a mom, huh?

Hope to see some new blogs from everyone soon, it looks like everyone kind of took a break this weekend!

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Or is it just the beginning?

Well, it's the end of our six week challenge! What a journey it has been...but it flew by so fast! I have learned a lot in the past few weeks and now I am going to share them with you!

So, the obvious change...body. In set out this challenge wanting to lose about 15 pounds. I knew this was unrealistic from the beginning, but that is my ultimate goal. I have made amazing progress though that I am absolutely thrilled about! Below are some pictures. The one in the white shirt is a pic I took only about 10 minutes ago, the other pic is the pic I took about one week into our challenge. See, only five weeks later and VISIBLE results! The tummy is less round and the posture has improved! WOOHOO!
So here are my before and after measurements:
Chest: 36
Waist: 31
Below belly button:35
Weight: 149

Chest: 35
Waist: 29
Below Belly Button: 33
Weight: 143

So I have lost 6 pounds and 2 inches!! Not bad at all!!
Not only that, but I have noticed that I am stronger and more stable! I can balance easier and I am starting to be able to do more exercises on one foot, something that was pretty much impossible before for me. I have gotten a lot better at all the exercises and have even moved up skill levels on many exercises.


Okay, this is less obvious...but there have been other changes, too. I mentioned before that when you do the Wii Fit it measures your "Wii Fit Age" by testing a combination of physical and mental exercises. When I started I averaged close to 50! Now I am averaging about 23! What an amazing difference! Also, the wii fit measures your center of balance. When I started I was way off center, and now I am very close to center everyday! I am also more aware of my center of balance then I used to be. POSTURE....I have always had bad posture, I think it was my attempt at trying to hide when I was younger, but now my posture has improved immensely and I find myself checking myself and readjusting my posture several times a day. I have also noticed that I am taking more even steps than I used. Overall I just feel more....balanced and less wobbly.


I have noticed that I am way more energetic then I used to be, especially on days I work out. When I work out I find that I spend more time on my feet the rest of the day, I get dressed sooner in the day, I spend more time cleaning, I get homework done earlier. I am just overall more efficient. Conversely...when I declare a "Lazy Day" I sit around in my pj's all day, the house stays a mess, I get lazy on my cooking and I don't do anything really. I have also noticed that I have had far less instances of insomnia. In fact, if you take out the nights I was having GERD problems I think I can recall only two nights that I had trouble sleeping. This is really good for me! I also feel better about myself in general. I feel less "frumpy" LOL.


I have learned a lot about food! I have made several new meals that are low-fat, low-calorie and even vegetarian! I am also more aware of fat and calories while planning meals. I learned that I naturally eat around 1400-1500 calories a day, which is how I have managed to maintain my weight, but I need to cut back to 1200 to see some changes. This has turned out to be harder than I thought!

So those are the big changes I have noticed in 6 weeks. We started out this challenge thinking it would be done in only 6 weeks and instead we made lifestyle changes that hopefully will stick for months and months to come. If I have lost 6 pounds in 6 weeks, I should be at my goal weight in no time! Just in time for Summer!

Now that our challenge is over I have some new goals in mind. First of all...I am changing my goal date to May 1st, this is a bit more realistic. From now on I will try to post measurements on the 1st and 15th of every month. I am also going to try to reward myself every two weeks with something fitness related to encourage me to not give in to old habits. Here are some rewards I am thinking of : a hula hoop...I do a hula hoop exercise without a hula hoop and it is one of the best workouts I do, if I had a hula hoop I might do it more often, like when I am watching tv! A jump the hula hoop, this is a great workout and when It gets warm outside I can do this when I take Harliegh to the park to play. New workout videos (I am really liking Jillian Michaels) this will prevent me from getting bored with my routine. A pedometer, just to remind me to keep moving. New running shoes...for when I start jogging outside when it gets warm out...and when I reach my goal...NEW CLOTHES!
I hope all you bloggers out there continue to read my blog and write your own. I read all of yours on a daily basis and it is still my number one driving force! Keep it up....or as Jillian Michaels would say, "Don't phone it in!"

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

30 Day Shred

Happy Wednesday everyone!

So I finished the first draft of my story last night. It's only 9 pages and I would like to stretch it out a little longer, but I can work on that on my next draft....but it's done! I need to work out some rough patches and details but at least I have the basic story done, right? Hooray!
So I still have a lot to to do for homework, second draft of my story, finish my business card, finish all the reading I have to do...ugh. Maybe write a poem or two...Speaking of school...I would like to congratulate Nathalie for going back to school! It can be very difficult to go back to school after having a kid, I know firsthand! I hope I will also be sending Sarah some congratulations, soon, too!

So yesterday was kind of a light workout day and I didn't keep track of calories but I am pretty sure I stayed on track. The hardest part about making nutrition changes for me is counting calories, it takes up so much time!
I went out and bought that Jillian Michaels DVD yesterday! If you didn't know, Jillian Michaels is one the coaches on The Biggest Loser and she is TOUGH! The video is called 30 Day Shred and has 3 different workouts from beginner to advanced. She works in 6 minute increments, 3 minutes of Strength, 2 minutes of cardio and 1 minute of abs. The video claims that you can lose up to 20 pounds in 30 days....but I am not going to put that to the test because I know it is tough and I don't think I can handle it! You can watch a few clips of this video here. I did the beginner 20 minute workout this past weekend with my MIL but I am excited to try it out alone. I loved this work out...and hated it. I could really feel it doing something...but I thought I was going to die. The best part of this was that you know it will end in 20 minutes! It is a very intense workout, but the individual workouts are relatively easy. Also, ladies...there are some great weight lifting exercises that will help perk up the "girls" haha! I definitely suggest this video, but be forewarned that it is very intense. I am planning on trying to do it every other day, doing the wii fit workout on the other days. Also...if you do buy this video, you will need some 2 or 3 pound weights. I like that I feel like I get a great workout in 20 minutes with this video but I feel like I only get a moderate workout in 45 minutes with the wii fit.
That's it for now! Hope to read some great blogs later today, as well as hear some good news from Sarah!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Short Stories

Hi Everyone!

This will be a short one because I just realized its almost nap time. I only got a short workout in today so far. I NEED to devote today and possibly tomorrow on homework because I am a horrible procrastinator, so sadly I can't work out during nap time. Today I managed to get a short work out in but as all you mommy's's pretty hard to work out when you have a little one awake, but I still feel better knowing that I did something. We also did a little bit of dancing today, too. The snow was horrible yesterday so I didn't get to go out and buy that DVD I mentioned yesterday but hopefully we can today. I am also contemplating getting a hula hoop. Hula hooping is a great workout...and inexpensive!
I really want to take a nap today...I was up all night stressing out about how I need to have a short story written by midnight on Thursday, I haven't even started it yet! But I better work on it now so I can sleep better tonight. Why do I do this to myself??

Thanks to Sarah for brainstorming with me, I am going in a completely new direction with my story...but you got the juices flowing! Also, Sarah...I haven't seen a blog in a couple days! Hope you are still sticking to your health plan! I love reading your blog so please don't give up!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Happy Monday

This blog will be my 50th post...insane...I am a blog machine! LOL!

So I am ready to start this week head-on, are you? I am going to buy that Jillian Michael's DVD and some three pound weights and do it every other day...can't do it everyday, it would kill me! I sat down this morning and did my meal plan because I seem to do better if I plan it ahead of time!

So here is my Meal Plan for today:


Turkey Sandwich....180
Peach Tea.....10

Handful of peanuts...170
Green Apple....70

Lemon Chicken Pasta Toss.....300


Grand Total: 1255

The super bowl party went pretty good, but we have a ton of bad junk food left over which isn't so good. I will just have to be smart about it and not give in to temptation. Hope you guys have a great week! I am looking forward to reading your blogs!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

I hate Jillian,

So this weekend hasn't been nearly as bad as a expected. On Friday, the hubby brought home some McDonald's before we left for our trip to Iowa. He brought me a chicken ranch BLT sandwich, which is 470 calories...but I only ate HALF. Then we had spaghetti for dinner and I kept my portion pretty small. The next morning the MIL asked me to do her morning work out with her so I gave it a try. It was one of Jillian Michaels videos. We did the 20 minute "EASY" workout...and it kicked my butt! I hate Jillian Michaels and wanted to punch her....but you know what? I did the ENTIRE workout! I usually am bad at videos but this one wasn't too bad. It was fast paced though...she kept yelling at me "Don't Stop! Don't Phone it in!" so I didn't. She switched between Cardio and strength training every 3 minutes or so. Let me tell you...I am sore now ....but I might just go out and buy this DVD. Today I ate reasonably, I think. One piece of French Toast, one sausage, one bowl of cheerios, one bean burrito, lots of fruit, on small piece of cake...not ice cream and one roast beef sandwich from Arby's. Not sure what my calorie count was ....but I don't think it was so bad and I don't feel like I threw away all my progress, especially since I got in that extra work out.

Tomorrow is my Super Bowl Party...which is ironic since I hate football and only watch the super bowl for the commercials. LOL. But I am still not too worried about sticking to my plan. It will be hard since we are snacking all day instead of having meals. I am making some cheese dip with chips, a veggie tray with celery, carrots, and pea pods (YUM) olives and pickles, meat and cheese and cracker tray and cookies. As long as I reach for the veggies more than the cheese dip I will be okay, right?

On Monday I will get back to tracking calories, I promise! :)

Hope everyone is doing great!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Boca Burgers= YUM


I was watching Dr.Oz yesterday, it was about losing weight and the biology of blubber.If you can find it somewhere online you should watch it. Did you know that a woman who drinks ONE can of soda a day raises her risk of getting diabetes by 83%! That's amazing.

On a different note....I must have really worked extra yesterday because my legs and abs are killing me now! I am tempted to do a light yoga workout today but I should probably try to get in a good workout since I won't be able to for most of the weekend.
Oh...the Boca Burgers? AMAZING! Yum....they were so good and filling, too. If you haven't tried them I highly recommend them.

Well...I know this is a boring blog but that's all I've got for ya.

Keep blogging everyone...I check your blogs everyday!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Good afternoon!

I know I posted earlier but I just wanted to peek in and say how my day is going. So far I have stuck to the meal plan I posted earlier, the only thing I have changed was I decided to skip the miracle whip on my sandwich at lunch and instead had a handful of salt-free nuts after my workout. I think this was a better choice. I have heard that if you eat protein immediately after working out it helps build muscle and curb hunger. So today is my first day of my new 1233 calorie diet. I must admit...I am hungry! Dinner is in about an hour and a half and all I can think about is food. UGH....but I said I would give this a few weeks, so I am willing to try. I did get in a good workout in the afternoon but I couldn't get my morning jog in because people kept calling me. I will try to get in my evening jog but I have a heap of stuff to do tonight.

Here is my to-do list for the rest of the evening:
write two poems for my Creative Writing class
finish my report for class
begin at least one of my reading assignments
clean my house to prepare for Superbowl party
make a grocery list for party and go shopping
ten minute jog
15 min Yoga
Give daughter a bath (as well as play time)
Put daughter to bed
pack bags for our overnight stay in Iowa tomorrow

Yeah....I don't know if I can do ALL of that, and sorry to say but the workout will be the first thing to cut.

This weekend is going to be tough for me to get in a workout or follow my nutrition plan. At noon we are leaving for Iowa where we will spend the night at the MIL's house, where I am sure she will have a delicious meal planned. The next morning we will head to my sisters house for my nieces Birthday party. They are having taco's and of course, birthday cake. Then we will head home where I am sure we will get fast food for dinner. Then on Sunday is our Superbowl party. Only a couple people are coming over so I don't think I really should call it a party....but you know what I mean. I think I am going to make chili, a veggie tray and chips and dip. Sooo....YIKES. But I promise I will try to be good and I will report back on Sunday or Monday.

Have a great healthy weekend everyone!

Refresher Course

Good morning!

So last night I was thinking that one of the biggest reasons I am feeling discouraged is that I needed a reward for all my hard work and i wasn't seeing much change in my weight...which I realize is not realistic. So, last night I decided to reward myself with a brand new workout outfit. Something to make me excited to work out again. I decided that I need to reward myself for little things....such as losing 5 pounds or working out and sticking to nutrition for two weeks. So last night I bought some bright, happy, blue work out capri's and a matching t-shirt. YAY!

I also looked on Webmd to review my fitness and food plan. They said if I wanted to lose two pounds a week that my target calorie intake should be 1233. This seems so low to me, but as I said before I seemed to eat 1400-1500 naturally, without trying to, so maybe this is what I need to do because I didn't actually make changes in my diet before. So I am going to try to do it for a month and see how it goes...if I don't starve by then. LOL! WebMD also suggested burning 1000 calories a day, so I figured in about 750 and I am assuming I burn the rest through everyday stuff. So Below is my new and improved health plan. If you have any suggestions, let me know because I really want to do this the healthiest way. is the end of week 5! I am not even going to bother measuring myself this fact I think from now on I am just going to post measurements on the 15th on the 1st of every month.

My Food and Fitness Plan


Cereal, Kix See Nutritional Information for this food.
Juice, orange pineapple, no pulp, w/calcium & vit D, 16 oz See Nutritional Information for this food.
Banana, fresh, lrg, 8" to 8 7/8" long See Nutritional Information for this food.
Subtotal 300
Lunchmeat, turkey breast, mesquite, thin, svg See Nutritional Information for this food.
Bread, whole wheat, 100%, w/honey, slice See Nutritional Information for this food.
Dressing, Miracle Whip See Nutritional Information for this food.
Subtotal 385
Afternoon Snack
Cottage Cheese, fat free See Nutritional Information for this food.
Apples, fresh, sml, 2 3/4" See Nutritional Information for this food.
Subtotal 80
Vegetarian Meat, burger, All American Classic See Nutritional Information for this food.
Buns, hamburger, lrg See Nutritional Information for this food.
Ketchup See Nutritional Information for this food.
Lettuce, bibb, fresh, leaf, med See Nutritional Information for this food.
Subtotal 298
Evening Snack
Frozen Yogurt, vanilla chocolate strawberry See Nutritional Information for this food.
Subtotal 140
Total Calories from Food 1203

conditioning, hatha yoga
10 min
running, jogging, general
10 min
conditioning, hatha yoga
20 min
running, jogging, general
10 min
conditioning, calisthenics, situps, moderate
20 min
home activities, cleaning, general
120 min
conditioning, aerobics, low impact
30 min
Subtotal 784
Total Calories From Fitness 784

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Forgive me bloggers, for I have sinned. :(
I started out this weekend with my TOM. For some reason this one was a tough one for me emotionally, in fact I still feel out of it and it is come and gone. So unfortunately, I gave into my cravings and bought some doritos and oreos. In the past four weeks I have lost 4-5 pounds. When I weighed myself yesterday I had gained almost all of it maybe thats from TOM, but I will have to give it a day or two to see. But I do know that some of it has to be from those oreos and doritos.

Part of me wants to just give up. I am comfortable with my weight, honestly. I am in a healthy weight, but I just wanted to lose a few pounds so I can be HAPPY and comfortable with my weight...does that make sense? I also want to get healthy so I can prepare my body for baby number two. I want to be able to work out while I am pregnant so I won't have this struggle next time. But a tiny part of me just wants to say, "oh, you'll be just fine..." which may be true, but it seems like the lazy way out to me.

I think today I am going to start counting those dreaded calories. I might even post my log on here...if I think you guys are reading it then it will make me feel accountable.I am trying to think about how it may take two months to see real results, like Nathalie said, but it is hard to keep that in mind.

Somedays I think this is all just too much hard work. I am sure you all feel that way sometimes, too. It is real hard to balance nutrition, working out, being a mom, cleaning, getting time for myself, working on my writing, working on my school work...and somedays I just think that I need to get rid of something. But it all seems pretty important to me.

ok....enough complaining.

I am going to finish my smoothie and take a jog-in-place.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Who are you? And what did you do to my husband?

Good morning everyone,

Ugh....I have hit the point where I think, "This isn't working, I give up" But I won't give up. Yesterday was just one of those days. You know, those days when I am just a little bit off kilter. I was busy and forgot to eat breakfast. Also, when I started to do my workout...for some reason...I was doing everything wrong. The wii fit kept telling me how shaky, unstable , etc I was so I got pissed off and turned it off after only 15 minutes into my workout.

But I am not going to let one bad day get me down. After I blog and finish my smoothie (Blackberry Peach) I am going to do my jog and some yoga. I can't wait for the snow to go away so I can start jogging in the mornings and going on all my fun walks with Harliegh. I would really rather chase her around at the park then sit here and watch tv all day. But unfortunately I live in Minnesota and we will probably have snow until May!

Speaking of May, I changed my goal date to May 1st. I still only want to lose ten pounds...but I feel like this might be a more realistic goal since it has been kinda slow going so far. If I lose it before then...great, but I won't be disappointed if I don't.

Last night, I made another vegetarian meal. Bean Burritoes and spanish rice...yum. I called the hubby on his way home from work to pick up some stuff I needed. While at the grocery store he called me and told me he wants to put hamburgers on the menu...I was a little disappointed cause I am trying to eat healthier, but the next words that came out of his mouth just about put me into shock. he said, "Hey, how about we try these vegetarian Boca burgers?" Yes...he said that! My husband who thinks he looks better overweight, who loves fast food and sugary snacks and only one month ago insisted that a real meal must include meat, starches...and veggies OPTIONAL. Seems like my healthy changes have effected him in a positive way! Who are you, and what did you do to my husband?

In other goal related news: I have been back to working on my story again! I am well over 100 pages now and still going strong. I also have to work on a short story for my creative writing class and I have hit a wall. So if you have any ideas to get the juices flowing, send em my way.

Keep going everyone! We have made it too far to quit now!