Friday, July 31, 2009

Double Digits!

Do you see that??? I have lost in the double digits...11 pounds!! I think I'm going to die of excitement.

Even though I am running tonight, it is my cheat day. Thankfully it's my cheat day. I will be going to a birthday party for one of my friends kids. It's this totally awesome place called Jumpin.

Have a great night everyone!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

I'm losing my mind!

Today was an overall good day. Gym, ate well (well, I stayed inside my calorie intake limit but still had pizza) and worked on homework. While working on said homework I realized that my group members haven't done their part of the group work the way they were supposed to...

Ah the joys of online schooling...all your group members are in different time zones and sometimes they aren't that smart.

I am praying that they're just running late. It's due tomorrow at could be a very bad day tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


...just in case you didn't know what day of the week it was, I thought I would drop a hint for you in my title! For those of you on the east coast and further, it's already Thursday for you :)

So I'm running out of baby sitting passes at the gym so I've been trying to go as little as possible or make alternate arrangements. I didn't go to the gym yesterday but I did go today. At the beginning I felt a little more tired than usual. I couldn't tell if it was because I was in a bad mood or if it was because I had been fighting tummy yuckies since the middle of the night. Well, I made it to minute 18 of 20 and I thought "You can keep going. Keep running...only two more minutes." Did I keep going? No, I didn't because I'm a weenie.

Yes, I said it. I'm a weenie. I don't want to over do it. I pronate when I walk and run. I wear special inserts and buy certain types of shoes and because of this lovely discovery that Doc Saari made in 2005ish I have found the reason of why my knees hurt when I work out. Also, it explains the shin splints that I get from going too fast in a workout program. The Navy jacked my legs up...or it was because of the rigourous training I found out my legs were jacked up. That's what the Navy would say LOL

Anyway, nothing real new to report. Just hanging out at home as always.

Oh, if you're not a friend of my on Facebook, you didn't get to read my status update: To my group members in my Government class: Get your act together, this is a big project and if I don't get an A in this class I will be very very upset! Grammar/spelling is important and so is getting your work in on time!

That is the evening I am having. I hate dislike online schools that require group work...especially when some of your group members don't know up from down.

Have a great night! Happy almost Thursday!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

2 minutes? What?

So last week my routine consisted of walk for 1 minute then jog/run for 1 min. Repeat for 20 minutes. That was fin. The first day really kicked my butt...I didn't think I would live to make it. I did this on Mon/Wed/Fri. The off days I walked on the treadmill...well except Thursday. On Sunday the program called for a walk of longer than 30 min. I did it really late on Saturday night...does that count?

Anyway, today was Week 2, Day 1. Walk a minute, run for 2 minutes. Excuse me? Seriously, I thought one minute was bad! I had a whole new thing comin to me! I made it out alive but the muscles next to my tib/fib were killing me! I have the same workout for Wednesday then Friday it's three minutes of running! HOw could they?? LOL I'm kidding :)

Does anyone know of any good "muscle next the tib/fib" stretches? I'm hurtin!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Day 4 of 23

There are only 23 workout days in the 6 week program I am following. I'm kicking it's butt! Go me! Day 4 was supposed to happen tomorrow but I had free babysitting tonight so I said "it's almost tomorrow" and decided to workout. Can I just say I kicked the gyms butt? Usually it's the other way around...I'm sure I'll feel it in my butt tomorrow! LOL Okay, enough about butts :)

I'm getting more and more motivated as each day progresses. I need to be eating better. I'm meeting my calories just not in the healthiest of ways. I've been reading a lot about green smoothies. Next time I go grocery shopping I will be buying ingredients to make some. Also, I have this cookbook called Deceptively Delicious. It's written by Jerry Seinfeld's wife. It talks about disguising healthy foods into foods kids like. Well, I'm a picky eater so I'll be trying those too!

Autism Update

I've been receiving a lot of questions about when I'll know more about CJ and his possible diagnosis. We will be having a series of four appoints that span til December.

Our first one is August 21. It is with the speech therapist. I'm not too worried about this one. Last year CJ had been working with the best Speech Therapist and I know he has some speech issues. Those of you that talk to CJ also know that as well. I'm becoming more and more fluent in his garbled vocabulary.

The second and third are in October. Cotober 2 is with the Developmental Pediatrician. This one makes me a little uncomfortable. I know that CJ is developing at a slower rate. He will turn 5 two weeks following that appointment and I know that he can't do a lot of the things he's "supposed" to. October 21 is the Occupation Therapist appointment. This one I'm not too worried about.

December 22nd is going to the be the doozy of the appointments. It's with a psychologist and it's going to be anywhere from 3-5 hours. I'm praying that the psychologist is easy to talk to and work with and also doesn't make me feel down right dumb. I know what I see in my child and I know how he acts and talks...just because he doesn't do everything at that moment doesn't mean it doesn't happen! Sorry about that, there's been a past with doctors that do that. Anyway, this will be the hardest appointment for me. Thankfully my mom is going to be able to come.

I've been keeping a list of things that I notice about CJ that I believe are not "right". I feel like I'm almost grieving. At first I was mad then I went to denial. After I scheduled all the appointments I thought "he's fine, he doesn't need these" then I went back to mad. I was viewing this as something that was done to me and finally, I got smacked in the face. This isn't happening to me, it's happening to CJ. God knows that I'm a strong person and that I can handle this and that's why he's chosen me to take CJ on this journey. I'll admit, it's very hard still and I'm getting tired of waiting but in the end it's going to be worth it.

Sorry this post is so long...It all needs to get out there! If you have advice or words or wisdom please send them my way. I've talked to a couple of mothers of younger, high functioning Austistic boys and they have been such a help.

Friday, July 24, 2009

It's know what that means!

So, it's Friday morning. Official weigh in time. My weight has gone down :) I'm very excited. I didn't eat very healthy but I did still consume the amount of calories I wanted. I debating if I'm going to give myself a cheat day today like I normally do or if I say that it's a not going to happen.

The results of this week's loss is: 3.2 pounds!!!!

I'm so excited :) It's off to breakfast (probably an egg mug: full of protein and super yummy! Thanks Hungry Girl!) then the gym to go do workout day 3 of the 5k program.

Have a great day ya'll!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Dream Dress

Over at Kelly's Korner it's the Friday to show off your wedding dress...

Granted I've been married once but there are no photos of the court house shenanigans so my other option is to show my dream dresses in my case.

I worked for a short time at Mountain Avenue Bridal and fell in love with couture wedding dresses. I helped girls try on dress after dress made from Pronovias/Manuel Mota, Carmela Sutera, Amsale and so many more. Being the owners personal assistant was my real job but I did get to help play dress up at times.

While working there I fell in love with several dresses.

Pronovias Heraldo...great for a more casual wedding or destination wedding
Christos:Autumn This dress was worn by Katherine Heigl in 27 Dresses. The little wing things are optional. I'd go for without. I'd wear this for a beach wedding but could also be great for an afternoon garden wedding.
Amy Michelson: Bling. We didn't carry Amy Michelson but I've seen her work and I just love it. I would wear this dress at a summer evening wedding. I'd pair with it really bright colors and black.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

There's rest??

Go figure that on a running program there'd be rest days! How exciting! I'm still pretty excited about going to the gym so I still went today. I just did a brisk walk for 40ish minutes. It feels nice to know that I actually want to go to the gym and not "have to".

Note for next time: Don't go after lunch. Although I didn't eat a horrible lunch I still felt like I was sluggish. I'm going to go after breakfast or after a lighter lunch of maybe some fruit or other full of energy foods!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Ode to my Nike Plus

So for quite awhile now (18 months-ish) I've been keeping my iPod adapter for my Nike Plus locked up. It was in such a pretty box! Anyway, I broke it out this weekend!

It is seriously the coolest toy! Inside my shoe sits the counter and then I plug the connector into my iPod and it records it! I can then go the website and download it. It keeps track of it all! Oh, and it gets even better!

I'm an awful runner. I mean, I run down my cul-de-sac and I'm dying. Well, they have running programs. They have programs for wimpy runners like me all the way up to training for a marathon! The program I chose is going from 0 to running a steady 5k. It's a six week program. It has cardio 3-4 times a week. I'm very excited!!

Today is day one for me! The work out is 20 minutes long. Walk for 1 minute then Run for 1 minute and continue to alternate for 20 minutes. I usually do at least 40 min on the treadmill (walking at 3.5 and incline between 3.0 and 3.5) so I'll start with this cardio work out then finish up my walk!

Go me! I'm so excited. If you want to join, or know someone that wants to join, send them my way! I'd love a workout buddy-even if it is virtual!

God bless!

Saturday, July 18, 2009


In my last post I mentioned that I would post "before" pictures and well...I don't think I'm very comfortable with doing that! I have taken them and I will continue to take them but I will not post them. I still will post random pictures up like I did a couple of posts ago.

On to more fun things...

CJ and I had a blast today. I consider Friday my cheat day but boy did I cheat today! We went to Red Robin for lunch. Overall my teriyaki chicken burger was healthier than most of the salads on their menu! I was sure surprised! We then walked all over Centerra and came home to take a snooze. Since we ate lunch pretty late we grabbed a snack and headed down town to play in the fountains. Read as: CJ played in the fountains while I enjoyed the man scenery :) We then went to see Night at the Museum 2. I was nervous taking CJ to the movie but it was at the cheap theater so if we needed to leave it wouldn' t be a bust. He loved it! I asked him what he wanted to do next and he said "get gosies" which in English means "get groceries". A child after my own heart!

It is now 1045 in the PM and my kiddo is tucked into bed after a fun filled day. Have I mentioned how much I love my little man?

Friday, July 17, 2009

The numbers have gone down!

I'm proud to announce that I have lost 2.2 pounds in 7 days! How amazing is that? I think I'm going to take before pictures today then every 10 pounds lost take a new set to show myself how great I look.

I'm so freakin excited! I could just bust! My cheat day is Friday, the day I weigh in. I weigh myself in the morning then cheat. My cheat for today is going to be that new bacon burritto at Taco Bell. I see the commercial all the time at the gym and I swear it's calling out to me!

Today or tomorrow be on the look out for my "before" pictures :)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

I'm horrible!

I am so bad at keeping this updated...I never have much going on except reading everyone elses blogs!

So lets see...the big 25 was July 1. My dad came down to celebrate my birthday with me. Originally we were just going to do something quick and easy (Taco Bell...yum LOL) but he said we could do Red Robin. I literally flipped out! I love it there!

Since then not a lot has changed. Friendships have molded and changed as well as life molding and changing. School is school. I finished the first class. The lame online experience class. Now its Government and Professional Communication. Next session is when I finally get to start the paralegal training! Woo-hoo! I'm very excited :)

There really isn't a whole lot more. It seems that every week I get more and more phone calls from people I know telling me they're pregnant, getting married, or have met the most wonderful man. I'm starting to get a little jealous. I want that!

On a brighter note I've lost some weight! Back in July of 08 I started Weight Watchers with my mom. She's done amazing...over 100 pounds lost! For me...I lost about 10 pounds and quit going to WW. I then gained back the weight. Well over the course of the year I lost of 8-9 of those pounds and this week (since Friday) I've lost almost 2 POUNDS! How exciting! I'm counting calories and having fun at the gym. I feel great and not so sluggish. Woo-hoo! Tomorrow I will do my own "official" weigh in. We'll see how tomorrow morning goes!

Anyway, keep cool everyone! It's been hot here in CO lately!