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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I'm struggling lately! I was starting to get back on track with my exercise and doing well, but I just can't seem to get that workout in like I should! I had all intentions of going downstairs and running on the treadmill last night and then time escaped me! Tonight it is. I MUST do this! Tonight is my day for a 2 mile run + some strength training. Easy enough. Today it is.

Tomorrow is supposed to be my "rest" day for exercise, but since I haven't officially exercised since last Wednesday, I think I'll run. :) Maybe I'll do the 4.5 miles I was supposed to do on Saturday! I need to keep up with my training schedules and get back in shape. I need to be running long distance by the spring!!

For dinner, I am making this new recipe: Savory Chicken Casserole (
casserole.html). It's dairy free, gluten free and "Paleo." We must make gluten free meals for my son who is allergic to dairy, and for myself who still nurses him. It's surprisingly easy to be dairy free! As for gluten, we do minimal, but we are not a gluten free family. I just happened to think this recipe sounded good!

So my goal was to be 115# by Christmas, but I just don't think that's happening. I'm holding steady around 130# even as I've been doing better here and there (although I know I haven't been consistent). I would definitely like to be 126# by Thanksgiving. That would be 2# per week and kind of pushing it for me, but usually when I get strict I can drop 2-3# pretty quickly - just that extra 'junk" in my body that I flush out with water and by eating less food and cleaner meals.

Here we go. Here's to 4# in two weeks!


Assistance Needed

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

So I totally think I need someone to stand by my side and keep me on track EVERY day!! I have no clue what my issue is with sticking to things like this! I'm horrible! The past couple of weekends we've been dealing with the stomach bug in our home and yes, it takes a couple days to recover from that, but surely I can get back on track after a couple of days! I just get thrown off and skip out on my exercise! Then I get mad at myself for letting myself slip backwards.

In the middle of a 30 Day Squat Challange and 30 Day Abs Challange with co-workers and I'm behind!! I was doing so good for a while! TODAY I am getting back on track and going to work towards catching up and still completing all of those days I missed! It's going to be killer on me!!

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EBERKSHIRE86 3/4/2014 12:29PM

    I'd love to be your accountability buddy I'll send you a message :)

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Monday, February 24, 2014

So, this was the second weekend in a row that I was ill with a stomach bug! I don't know what happened as I NEVER get sick. I haven't thrown up since I was in elementary school and my stomach is super strong in terms of illness!! Awful! I'm hoping it is over! Next weekend HAS to be a healthy weekend!!

So, not only have I been sick both weekends, but I haven't been able to grab groceries like I usually do on Saturdays! We are OUT of food!! I was able to scrape together a whole wheat tortilla w/ natural peanut butter and some dried cherries for a breakfast. Not terrible considering our cupboards!

The good thing about being sick is that my weight has dropped like crazy in the past two weeks. Definitely not the way I would have wanted it to happen, but I'll take the weight loss. I'm finally below pre-pregnancy weight ...and by 4 whole pounds!! I'm below wedding weight by 2 pounds. My next bigger goal is 123# - just another weight where I was "stuck" at for a while several years back. I can't even fathom seeing this number, but I'm excited.

The bad news is that with being sick I have not been following my 30 Day Abs Challange and 30 Day Squats Challange that I have going with co-workers! I'm SO far behind!! I keep planning to do a little extra each night to catch up, but it just doesn't happen between not feeling well, a needy 8.5 month old and normal life. :( I have to make this happen.

This week I WILL catch up on my challanges and WILL feel stronger!

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CTUPTON 3/6/2014 12:49PM

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I hate, hate, hate being sick. Try to hang in there with things like ginger ale.

Soups? I actually like pretzels when I am sick. I think it is the salt.

Hope you get better soon! chris

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CRKRJAK 2/28/2014 11:28PM

    You go girl! Keep the positive vibe. Glade to see that you are still kickin! Get well soon. How are the kiddos! Are the as sick as you?

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DRAGONSDAWN 2/24/2014 8:44AM

    Good luck, stomach bugs stink.

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Too Good To be True!

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Yup, it was too good to be true that yesterday I was just 1# from pre-pregnancy weight! Up 0.8# this morning, which was a bummer. I'll get there though! Hoping tomorrow I'm trending downward again!

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CUTENHEALTHY 2/13/2014 3:07PM

    That is fantastic! You are doing so grea!! Hooray!

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CAROL494 2/6/2014 4:26PM

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1 Pounds from Pre-Pregnancy Weight / Son is 8 Months Today!

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

So today my son turns 8 months old and I'm only 1 pound from pre-pregnancy weight. Granted, I would have liked to have been this weight (and could have been this weight) months ago...I was just putting it off and being lazy with my food intake....and caring.

For me, breastfeeding does NOT help with weight loss. I'm reasonably certain that I'm one of those ladies who holds onto a few extra pounds because of nursing. I always hear stories of those who lose so much weight they're well below pre-pregnancy weight just a few months into breastfeeding. I can't say that I'm jealous, as I know they have their own set of issues, but I do get frustrated with the weight being so difficult to move!

For the past 2 weeks I have cleaned up my act for the most part and have really been watching my intake. I am usually staying below my calorie range (adjusted for exclusive breastfeeding) and when not, I'm only over by 200 calories or so. Even going over by a couple hundred calories, I'm seeing the weight come off, so it's working! I was pretty much letting myself eat freely before - telling myself that I was allowed to as a nursing mama! Not anymore!

My next step is to really add in exercise. I keep telling myself I'm going to, but I'm just too tired. My son still doesn't sleep well at night (up 3-4 times or more) and he doesn't nap much more than 20 minutes during the day (literally. ugh!) so finding time AND energy for exercise is tough! I know I feel better when I do it and I know I have to.... I WILL get there.

We are going on vacation in about 2 months. That is motivating! If I can lose about 5 pounds in about 2 weeks, I'm really hoping to improve my body quite a bit in the next two months. I don't expect to drop 5# every two weeks consistantly, but if I could hang somewhere around that number, I'd be content. I don't expect to be my goal weight in two months, but at this point, any improvement is great!

I was about 3# lighter when I got married - to reach that number is my next goal. My pre-pregnancy weight (1# lighter) was where I've been stuck since at least a year before getting pregnant with my daughter (so for the past 4 years). I'll be excited to see the changes!

The sad news is that when I look the mirror, I still see that post-partum body. Thankfully I was lucky to avoid stretch marks (even having nearly 10# kids x2!!) and I don't have TOO much extra skin, but my hips are wider and I definitely have love handles and...back fat! UhGG! I know this is where my exercise will help. I just need to jump on that train...

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LADYKOPPER3309 2/5/2014 10:29AM

    Congrats! That is an amazing accomplishment.....Keep up the hard work! emoticon

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