Friday, March 26, 2010

Birthday :-)

Monday is my birthday... I work all day though, so we're celebrating all weekend :-) Tonight Jon's mom and my dad and stepmom came over. I got 2 charms for my Pandora bracelet from my mother in law, and a purse from my dad. Jon and the boys got me a gift certificate for a 90 minute facial (woo hoo!) and 2 charms. My bracelet is starting to fill up!

Weighed in at Weight Watchers today, lost 3 lbs, so I'm officially down 9 lbs! I have 5 more lbs to go to get to my 10% goal. I did the stair mill for 45 minutes today at the gym after weight watchers, it was so hard... I started to feel a bit nauseous at the end, not sure if it's cause I was working out closer to lunch time than I'm used to. I usually go right after I eat breakfast, today I went after weight watchers. It was a good workout though. I think that tomorrow I'm going to either run on the treadmill or do the elliptical, then I'd like to try the Yoga class. I've never done it there, just at home from dvds.

We're having friends over for pizza tomorrow for lunch. I'm going to make a salad too and just eat 1 piece of pizza! I don't want to blow a bunch of points on pizza! I have a ton of homework to do before next Thursday, hoping to fit it in this weekend, too! We were going to see a movie on Sunday, but I think we're going to wait until next Friday so I have some time to finish some homework...

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Long day!

Today I went to Kickboxing at the Y for the first time in months. It was great, my hips will be feeling the band work that we did! Afterwards, I had to go to a 4 hour computer class for work on an upgrade that starts this weekend.... Looks like more charting, booo.... Then I went to school for 4 hours. I cannot wait to be done with school, unfortunately, I do not finish until next July. Argh! Nothing like wishing a year away... So I'm trying to focus on the positives, which is becoming increasingly hard since my job description will not change at all once I get my BSN.

Diet wise, had a great day. I weighed in at home this morning, and I'm down 2 lbs, so 9 lbs total. I go to Weight Watchers in the morning for my "official" weigh in, but since my normal day is Thursdays and I didn't go cause I wanted to go to kickboxing, I decided to sneak a peak at the scale at home :-). Hopefully the WW scale is just as friendly in the morning! LOL. I'm trying to decide if I need to invest in a trainer to make a program for me at the Y, or if I can make one for myself from my Oxygen magazines... We're trying to save money right now, so I might have to do it by myself for a bit...

I have a very busy day planned for tomorrow: weight watchers, Y center, groceries, cleaning, homework... I have 7 chapters and a 3-5 page paper to write for school before next Thurs. We're also going to celebrate my birthday this weekend since I work on the actual day (Monday). We're having friends over on Saturday, and then on Sunday going to church, lunch and a movie. Adam is wanting to see Diary of a Wimpy Kid, so I think we'll see that. My pastor said it's so funny, so I agreed even though it wasn't "my pick."

Well, that's about it for now... Headed to bed, my brain is fried from 8 hours in a class rooms all day!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


So, it's been forever since I've done anything with this site... Here's some quick updates:

Last month, I went to Heart Quest through Fellowship of the Sword. It was a life changing experience! I had to prepare for 1 month for it, then the actual event was 6 days, with 30 days of post-work. It was an opportunity to become closer to God without any distractions (no cell phones, email, etc!) I am so glad that I went, even though I didn't know anyone else that was going. Mine was in Texas, but they also have them in MI and SC. I met some awesome women who are also on fire for God!

Weight wise, I had gained before I went to Heart Quest. While I was there, I ate A LOT of foods that I would not have chosen here. Higher fat and bigger portions... Also, in my month of prep work I had been so exhausted that I had not worked out at all... I really think that it was an attack from the enemy trying to get me to not go to Heart Quest. I'm glad that I went anyways! So, when I was got home and weighed myself, I was upset, but not all that surprised. I rejoined Weight Watchers 3 weeks ago, and have already lost at least 6 lbs. I weigh in again on Fri, so I'm sure it's more by now. I was working out at home a lot, today was my first day back to the gym in months. I need to come up with lifting program, since I know that it will help me a lot! It felt good to be back in the gym, although I do love my Turbo Jam and Biggest Loser workouts at home as well....

We had to find a new home for our dog Emily.... She was becoming very aggresive, trying to be the alpha-dog, and I was worried that she was going to hurt the dogs. She also kept chewing on Monte's legs, and would push him down whenever he tried to get close to use. So, we found a home for her. The people that adopted her do not have kids or other pets, so she'll be much happier being #1 in their family. The kids were a little sad at first, but they're fine now. Monte is loving the extra attention!

School is going well.... All "A's" so far.... I'm so ready for it to be done though and have my life back! Next July, Woo Hoo!!

Jon was training for a marathon for this April, but his training got cut short a few weeks ago when he hurt his knee... He was so discouraged. He is hoping to do one in the fall instead. He starts Physical Therapy today, so we're praying that they are able to give him some exercises to help his knee heal!

Time to run to the store and pick up a few groceries. One thing that I'm doing different this time with Weight Watchers if chosing "filling foods" and really trying to stay away from processed-junk. Just cause it's "low-p0int" doesn't mean it's good for me! And they don't satisfy for long. I'm also focusing on increasing my water intake. I only have to lose 1 more pound to reach my 5% goal, so I'm excited for that!