5% - 227.8 (-11.99)
10% - 215.8 (-23.98)
15% - 203.8 (-35.97)
20% - 191.8 (-47.96)
25% - 179.8 (-59.95)
30% - 167.8 (-71.94)

final goal weight:
160 - 180 lbs
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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Not going to let this slow me down

I think I broke my toe on Sunday.  We were getting ready to head to the mountain, I was carrying Ryan down the stairs and I tripped on something on the stairs and fell down a few stairs.  It hurt like crazy and looks ugly but is feeling better.  I’m not sure if it is broken but I’m not going to let it slow me down!


(and yes, it was always crooked…don’t make fun!)

Week 5 weigh in

Starting weight: 237
Last weigh-in weight: 227.6
Current weight: 228.6 (+1 lb) 
Total lost: 8.4 lbs (3.54%)
Next goal weight: 225

I was disappointed with myself when I stepped on the scale.  I had a strong feeling that I would have a gain so I should’ve expected it.  I didn’t get the exercise in that I wanted this week, despite my 2 mile walk on Wednesday.  I was hoping to get some more in this week without kids but the weather is turning out to be crappy and I’m NOT attempting Zumba at home with Jim here.  LOL

But my eating was crappy.  We had pizza on Wednesday, a friend over on Thur, Jim got home on Saturday and went out for dinner, out for dinner on Sunday too and then ate better yesterday.  It’s extremely difficult to stay on track when Jim’s home.  He’s home until next Monday and I’m going my hardest to stay on track.

Wish me luck!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Zumba at home


Since it’s near impossible to do Zumba with my mom two nights a week she kindly let me borrow 2 of her Zumba DVDs to try at home.  Zack was just as excited to see what they were all about as I was.  So after dinner last night I put them in to test them out.  I didn’t intend to do the full work out, I was just curious to see if they were similar to the class or had the same moves. 

Ryan liked the music and would dance but once I started doing the moves he’d whine and wanted me to hold him.  Zack loved it and danced around while I did.  After I shut them off due to a crying for attention baby, Zack asked to watch them again.  So I think I will do them at Ryan’s naptimes from now on or after bedtime.  Wish me luck!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Walking with a friend

Today a friend came over and we loaded our boys up and hit the pavement.  We walked 2 miles and it when we arrived at the end it felt like we just started, I could’ve kept going.  Walking with someone else (other than your chatty 4 yr old) is so much  more fun!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Week 4 weigh in

I was nervous about this morning’s weigh in.  I felt like my eating was ok and I really tried to get my water in but I felt like I could’ve done more activity.  I stepped on the scale this morning at 4am when Ryan woke up and I was at 229 and felt ok with it.  After both boys woke up I got them fed and dressed and weighed myself before getting in the shower like usual.  Much to my surprise I was at 227.6!  Ironically I was this exact weight a year ago after having Ryan.  Can’t wait to keep going!

Starting weight: 237
Last weigh-in weight: 229.8
Current weight: 227.6 (-2.2)
Total lost: 9.4 (SO close!)
Next goal weight: 225

Sunday, May 22, 2011


I’ve tried to incorporate more activity into my day, as I mentioned in a previous post.  I wasn’t able to do anything on Friday, other than a very short walk to the park (maybe 1/4 mile?) because we were busy all day.  Yesterday we hit some yard sales and did a little walking but not much at all.  I mowed about half of our backyard before running out of gas.  It was a bit muggy out so it felt like a good workout. 

I bought a new double jogging stroller at one of the yard sales and was anxious to try it out.  So today I loaded up the boys and headed to Fred Meyer for lunch.  We walked approx 1.86 miles and we all enjoyed it.  Ryan enjoyed it so much that he fell asleep.  Smile  I even JOGGED for a little bit of it!  Don’t get too excited it wasn’t much just a little here and there but it was more than I normally do. 

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I have come up with a plan for future walks too.  Ryan does pretty well sitting for them as long as we’re moving.  Zack gets a little antsy at times, so I plan to charge his DVD player so he can watch a movie while Mommy gets moving!


I ordered some Isagenix from a friend and started it on Friday.  I wanted some type of a meal that I could eat for mainly lunch or breakfast since it seems like we’re always on the go.  My friend has lost almost 40 lbs on the plan and said that they fill her up.  I got the bars (equivalent to 6 WW points) and the powder for shakes.  It says you can replace one or two meals but I only plan on doing one.  I still want to have healthy eating habits and I’m not one to NOT eat.  Smile

I had a bar for lunch on Friday and it lasted me for a while.   I had 4 slices of Papa Murphy’s chicken bacon artichoke deLight pizza (oops) for dinner.  I didn’t intend on eating that many but my dad grilled it on their smoker and it was delicious!!!  Yesterday I had a bar for breakfast and it lasted me until lunch time.  I was out at yard sales so I stopped and had fast food for dinner.  My mom then treated us to Taco Time for dinner and I had 2 soft tacos.  eek!  I had another bar for breakfast this morning with a cup of coffee with FF creamer.  I didn’t even think of food until noon, so nice.

It seems to be starting to give me more energy too.  Yesterday while Ryan napped, I mowed half of our backyard before running out of gas.  Since I couldn’t do anymore, I started a load of laundry, vacuumed out my van, washed two of the floor mats and hosed off my new jogging stroller. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Week 3 weigh in

I stepped on the scale this morning and was completely surprised to see I was out of the 230’s!!!  I lost 3.6 lbs and weighed in at 229.8 lbs!!!  I was in shock, to say the least.  So total now I’ve lost 7.2 lbs and a total of 3.04% weight loss.  I’m going to keep trekking and maybe I’ll win the challenge.  I’m not doing it to win though, I’m doing it to feel better.  Not everyone has posted their totals yet for this week but I think I’m ahead of the rest.  I have lost all of my baby weight am now back to where I was after having Ryan. 

Like I said, though the more you weigh the more you lose.  I mentioned to my mom last night that my grandpa’s wedding band doesn’t feel as snug as it used to which is a nice feeling. I can feel it in my jeans already which is also a nice incentive!

Sunday, May 15, 2011


I’m having a hard time incorporating exercise into my weight loss adventure.  I’ve been getting some but want more of a consistency.  It’s hard with two kiddos.  (good excuse, right?!)  I’d love to be able to do the Z.umba class with my mom two times a week but with no daycare, it’s not feasible.  One day last week it was nice so we took two walks, for a total of about 2 miles.  The only problem with our walks is that it is with a little one with small legs that don’t go very fast.  Our last walk for the day I did get somewhat of a work out as I had Zack in the stroller and Ryan on my back. 

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I did however, mow our front and back yard yesterday while Ryan was taking his morning nap. I don’t know how to run our riding mower so I used our push mower which is not self propelled.  It was a nice work out.

I’m not a huge fan of the treadmill, I get easily distracted.  I do have some Jillian.Michaels videos that I need to break out again, as well as the 30.day Shred but I need some motivation and accountability to keep me on track with those.  The boys go to bed at 8pm so ideally I could work out then but with Jim gone I feel completely exhausted and just want to relax after they’ve gone to bed.  Help!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Week 2 weigh in

This week has been tough.  Last week I felt like I had a lot of physical activity just in the few days we were in Seattle.  I did an ok job of eating.  This week I constantly felt like I was hungry.  I had a few days and times of binging.  Mother’s Day we had Mongolian BBQ which is a lot of sodium.  I weighed myself this morning (like normal) and had gained .4 lbs.  I drank a TON of water today and even went on two walks with the boys probably totaling 2 miles.  So I decided to weigh myself this evening to see if that combo helped at all and it seemed to have, I lost 1.2 lbs!  Wish me luck for this upcoming week. 

Thursday, May 5, 2011


In an effort to get some exercise in this week I took the boys with me to Zumba.  My plan was to do the 6pm class and have my niece watch them in the hallway while I did the class.  Ryan fell asleep on our way to the Valley since he hadn’t had a nap in the afternoon.  I had to wake him up when we got there, fed him quickly and then handed him off to Maddie.  He seemed fine.  Zack was all set up in the hallway with his DVD player and was glued to the screen.  I started the class, got about 20 min into it before my mom said that Maddie needed something.  Ryan had been crying the entire time!  I picked him up and he clung to me.  Every time I tried to put him down he’d start crying.  So I did a few songs while holding him in the hallway, just shaking my bottom half.  He seemed to “wake up” and let me put him down for a minute or so at a time.  He seemed to like the songs and mimicked the dancing for some of it.  I didn’t feel like I got that much of a work out but some is better than none, right?!

6 week challenge

I have joined a FB group that a friend created called the Biggest Loser Spokane (6 week challenge).  To enter the contest we had to buy a $10 gift card so at the end, for the prize, the winner will be by total percentage of weight lost.  I’m sure I have an advantage over the others since I think I am larger than the others.  Although, I don’t know everyone in the group so I can’t be 100% certain.  It started on April 26th and will end June 7th.  So far I have focused on portion control and paying attention to what I am eating.  I haven’t counted points or calories yet, just being aware of what is going in my mouth.  I did quite a bit of walking/hiking up hills while in Seattle but also didn’t eat that great either, hard to do while on vacation.  My weigh in days are on Tuesdays but since we were on our way home from Seattle I weighed in yesterday.  The first week I lost 2.4 lbs and 1.01% weight loss!!  It feels good to be losing again.  Wish me luck, I hope to keep it up.