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It's out!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Today is the day...I went and got my IUD removed. Pleasantly surprised at how easy and painless it was. Found it humerous that the nurse wanted to show it to me. Like I wouldn't believe her it was out? Anyway, just have had a little cramping but that is it so far. Always glad to have those kind of appointments out of the way, not my favorite thing to go do. But the nurse was pleased at my weight loss so far and told me to keep up what I was doing. My blood pressure was also normal which was awesome because I developed hypertension during my first pregnancy that carried over into my second and my doctor thought it might be chronic. I have to say I haven't kept up on getting it checked out or anything so I am pleased that it is normal again! All in all a good visit (considering!), now we'll just wait and see:)

  
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MOMFAN 7/31/2009 8:58PM

    I am eagerly awating too! Pitter, patter, pitter patter. With dd hubby coming home, friends are predicting how long it will be before she is also.

I am sure they were very pleased with the weight loss.

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MOMMAROLEMODEL 7/30/2009 9:48PM

    I am so excited for you and I can't wait to hear the exciting news! Good luck and keep up the working out! Hope you have a great friday!

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Queen of routine

Saturday, July 18, 2009

I really am one of those people who thrive on routine. Knowing what's coming next helps keep me in line. It isn't necessarily a bad quality but it doesn't serve me well when change arises. Hence my major flop this week when it came to making healthy choices. I am so used to being home everyday, cooking 90% of our meals and having designated times to workout. But when hubby got 7 days off from work all that went out the window. We were out and about everyday and probably ate a majority of meals out of the house. Bad for the wallet and the waistline. I only worked out one day the entire week. So needless to say the scale was way up this week. The price I pay for being so reckless. I know there is nothing wrong with letting lose once in awhile but their is a difference between that and just going completely overboard. While I am queen of routine I am sorely lacking in balance. I am all or nothing and that isn't my favorite thing about myself. But I did realize all of this as it was going on and hubby and I have already set out a plan for next time. I am back to tracking my food and planning out yummy nutritious meals. I am also planning a workout for today. Ah, feels good to be back in control:)

  
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USE2BWILD 9/7/2009 1:50PM

    Forget the diversion. You are on your way and it will pay off. My husband is my biggest tempter and I succumb so often because of his bad example, but it is ultimately my fault.I had the choice!! I hope you have a good week. (Beautiful children you have!!!) From Mcgee

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MOMFAN 7/20/2009 12:49AM

    You will get there Chrystal. When hubby started working from home many years ago our whole world got turned upside down. We made it through and you will too!

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MOMMAROLEMODEL 7/19/2009 11:40AM

    Maybe the next time he has seven days off you both can work together to pack at least a healthy lunch and splurge on dinner. That way you aren't stuck at home but you can also eat right--just a thought. Pita pockets, or even turkey sandwich are quick and easy and you can still be on the go!

Glad that you got your control back ,this week I feel like you I have had trouble getting back into the routine I am determined to do it --- I want those 60lbs off by christmas so I need to stay focused on the big picture! I love being busy but miss the workouts.

I will help keep you focused -you have come so far and you are looking amazing--keep it going!

love
Timberlee

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MARTYLYNN1 7/18/2009 9:46PM

    You sound so much like me these past few weeks Amy has been here. We can both pat each other on the back next week because we are back on track;-) I am glad you & your hubby had those days together though. We all need time with our families.

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Martha

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Balancing act

Sunday, July 12, 2009

This was our second weekend off as family and once again it was jam packed leaving me little time to think about anything else. So I didn't work out at all, but the good news is that our the parts to our elliptical finally came in and hubby fixed it so tomorrow I am going to put in some minutes there. I didn't really do that great with food either because we ended up eating out quite a bit. Not that it's not possible to eat healthy at restuarants, I just always struggle with that. But I had an amazing time with my family and although this is hubby's long week off this month, I am going to spend the rest of the week doing things how I should. This new routine of ours is really a balancing act for me as I have learned how to comfortably be successful at eating right and fitting in exercise when I am always home. But now that we are mixing things up I am having to learn some new habits and stick to them. I know I can do it, it's just a matter of making a plan and sticking to it. I know I have it in me, just need to find it:)

  
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STEPHANIE0904 7/13/2009 1:43PM

    Like you said you will figure it out - count this time you spend with your family as a big blessing and enjoy each moment.

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AMYCRAFT05 7/13/2009 8:09AM

    Weekends are always hard for me too. I find myself running to the computer a lot to see how many calories I've eaten. I definately need to plan better too.

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MOMMAROLEMODEL 7/13/2009 7:17AM

    I am so excited for you about getting more family time with your husband-- I think maybe that was an answered prayer of yours! You have proved it time and time again that you can and are doing this so I have faith you will make this work.

I understand it being more challenging to get your work outs in and eating right. I have trouble just getting house work done when my husband is home so I fully understand adding anything extra besides the basics but what I find helpful is --getting up before everyone else to get done what I need to, getting every ones lunch ready and having them sit down with there Dad then I go work out, I ask my husband to take them outside to play for an hour so I can get my work out in, or he will take them to go run errands so we don't have to do them later and I get my workout in while they are gone. I find I just have to be a little more creative but also I think its great that they get the alone time with just there dad for an hour!

I hope you continue to enjoy your well needed family time but that you also find a balance that works for you. Take care and good luck!
love,
Timberlee

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MOMFAN 7/13/2009 1:09AM

    You are absolutely right, you do have it in you. Praying that God will give you the wisdom to get it all figured out!

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MARTYLYNN1 7/13/2009 1:01AM

    I know when my hubby's home more it is a challenge for me to stick to my routine and having Amy here has really shaken things up. I am sticking to my exercise ok but not doing so well with the diet. It is hard for grandma to deny her requests and hard for me not to eat that stuff too when it is here. Funny thing is when I eat some of that stuff I haven't had for months my stomach doesn't seem to like it. Maybe that is a good thing;-)

I am sure you will get things lined out when you get used to your husband's new schedule. In the mean time enjoy having more time together as a family & try to make healthier choices when possible.



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Feeling blessed!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Wow, what an amazing weekend we had! I think it was the first weekend (besides vacation) that my husband has had off since we had the kids. We had the best time on 4th of July. We took the kids to McD's for lunch, they just LOVE to play there. Then we took them to visit with their cousin before heading up to grandma and grandpa's house. There they got to swim, play croquet, run around with the other kids, and see fireworks for the first time. They though Pop-Its where amazing:) All in all it was a great time for all of us. Now that hubby's schedule is changing to where he will have several Sundays off a month we decided to start looking for a church. We went to one in Post Falls, ID on Sunday and LOVED it! The kids both had a great time in their kids classes and we loved the service. We are excited to go back this week. Then we went out to lunch and BBQ'd in the evening. It was such a great time and I just feel blessed that things have opened up for us to have more weekends like this. In fact, part of hubby's new schedule gives him 7 days off at a time each month and that starts this Friday. So we are planning to take the kids to their first movie, go to the lake, and take them to Greenbluff to pick fresh fruit and play. Should be so much fun:) Now I just need to find balance with all that fun and keeping myself in check. This past weekend I did not get in any workouts and didn't track my food. I got right back on it yesterday but with more of these weekends coming up I am going to have to learn to still make good choices while out and about. It's all a learning process, but one I am glad to take on~~

  
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KARITIGER 7/11/2009 6:11PM

    That's great.. glad to hear you had a nice 4th.. yea I feel blessed too having friends .. Joy gives me clothes and I give Anne clothes it's all good... like having the sisters I never had.. between them and Ebay and thrift stores and Goodwill.. I'm in clothes.. once in a while I'll splurge and buy something special from reg shops but not often as I'm losing sizes every month or so and don't want to go nuts.. you understand...

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LISHTHEDISH13 7/8/2009 2:36PM

    so jealous! i want to go to greenbluff! that is one of the things that never managed to do when i was living in the area. good for you getting back on track.

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GEEOHDEESGIRL 7/8/2009 9:01AM

    AWWWW, how exciting!!! I'm so happy for ALL of you. It IS kewl when things open up, isn't it? You'll find the balance, you will. It may NOT be easy, to be honest, BUT if you want to do it, you will. I wish you much success & many GREAT church services!!! :-)

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MOMMAROLEMODEL 7/8/2009 12:19AM

    I am so happy for you that you finally get some family time. I bet your boys are super excited to spend that much extra time with dad. I know its hard but to allow your self to enjoy those days with your spouse, I would plan to get up earlier then everyone and get your work out in first thing, so you have the rest of the day committed to the family and you will feel great knowing that you got your work out and had fun all day.

Or you could plan to go places that includes exercise, like hiking, biking, walking at a zoo, or even playing a game together like soccer. If you took the boys fishing then while they fished you could walk around the pone, or lake for 60 minutes. Good luck, I have faith you will get your workouts in b/c you know this is something you have to do for your family.

Thanks for your words of encouragement today, I greatly appreciated it.
LOve,
Timberlee

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STAMPINWOMN 7/7/2009 10:36PM

  sounds like your family time was a lot of fun.

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STEPHANIE0904 7/7/2009 6:27PM

    Family time is certainly important. Since you are making a life change with you diet and exercise change it will just be a learning process like you said. It seems to me that as soon as I get a routine down, something comes along with the kids and changes it. Life happens and I have to change to make it work. It all works out. Enjoy your family time - it all goes by so quickly!!!

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MOMFAN 7/7/2009 5:47PM

    Glad you will have memory making times with your kids. That is so important. Just have a plan an stick with! You can do this.

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MARTYLYNN1 7/7/2009 1:22PM

    So glad to hear your hubby's schedule is going to work out better for the family. I know you will be happpier to have him there on some weekends. I think when we are happier it makes it easier to avoid poor choices. Glad you found a church you like too.

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4EVERADONEGIRL 7/7/2009 1:03PM

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Sounds like you all had a great time with more plans for additional fun in the near future! Enjoy it and don't worry - lots of times the workout happens all on its own when you are running after the kids and staying active!



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KAYEREADER 7/7/2009 12:53PM

    Glad that you had a great weekend. Best wishes for a great week with your husband and kids.

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Yesterday was a bust, but that was yesterday

Friday, July 03, 2009

Any of you who read my status yesterday saw that I was just crabby ALL day. It wasn't any one thing. It was really just one small thing on top of another. I have been doing so good with letting things slide, not use any excuses to get off track. But not yesterday. Despite the start to my day I had planned to get in my workout during the boys nap. But Nathan refused to sleep and kept requiring my attention and so I never got that time. I think that was the breaking point. From there, we decided to eat out for dinner and I way over did it. So no workout and too much food. Not a good combination. I am disappointed in myself for giving in to my mood. I have made a 30 day commitment to workout each day and not go over calories and I doubly ruined it yesterday on my two week mark. Despite that, I will not quit. I am taking all that I am feeling, disappointment especially, and using it to make today better. I decided to make up for yesterdays bootcamp which I just did, kids crawling around me and everything! I am also going to get in my 50 minutes of cardio and my regular bootcamp video for the day. I may not have exactly kept up with the terms of my self challenge but the way I look at it, I can let that get the best of me or I can learn from it and move on. Today is a new day, I plan to make the best of it. And I will finish out the last 2 weeks STRONG!

  
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MOMFAN 7/4/2009 3:23PM

    Hey if you hadn't set those goals, you wouldn't have done what you have done the past two weeks. I often say to myself and others, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start again! Sounds like you are Sparkling through today!

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MARTYLYNN1 7/3/2009 6:31PM

    You do realize you are human, right? We all slip up from time to time. I can tell you I am going to have to exercise twice as hard with the granddaughter here. She wants Grandma's Mac & cheese & of course I will make it for her and of course I will eat it too. The important thing is to try to get back on track. Remember the article, "two steps forward, one back".

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D710DANCE 7/3/2009 5:53PM

    You can do it Chrystal!!!

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STEPHANIE0904 7/3/2009 5:17PM

    Good girl!! We all stumble along the way. The important thing is that we get up and keep going. Your attitude sounds ideal. Keep it up. I'm proud of you!!!

Happy July 4th.

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AMYCRAFT05 7/3/2009 3:34PM

    Good for you! I know it's soooo hard when life gets in the way of our best intentions. Keep up the great attitude. I hope you and your family have a very nice holiday-------amy

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KAYEREADER 7/3/2009 3:21PM

    Good for you for jumping right back in there Chrystal!

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MOMMAROLEMODEL 7/3/2009 2:52PM

    Don't be to hard on yourself, you just slipped up one out of 14 days isn't bad. I feel you on trying to get the exercise in with the kids crawling all over you-- yesterday when I did my strength training the kids thought it was great that I was on the floor and all of them kept trying to climb on me, or sit on me. It was only day two of strength training so I wasn't feeling like I could handle double the load-- but I still managed to get it in-- it just tool alot longer.

HOpe you have a great weekend- we will be gone till late sunday!
Timberlee

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