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Size 14!!!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

SO, I don't think I'll reach my goal weight of 192.5 but it doesn't matter. Why?

Because I reached my goal to be in a size 14!!!

Yes I've gone from a size 22w to a size 14 misses in about 3.5 months!

At the start of Oct. I was a size 18 so I dropped 2 dress sizes just this month. I got the 14 pants on and zipped and even walked around and sat down in them. They aren't as loose as I would like but I'm thinking that another 5lbs will correct that. I haven't worn 14's in about 4 years!!!

I'm so happy, now it's on to my other goals which I'm working on still.

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MOMMAPHILLIPS8 10/31/2007 12:57AM

    You are alive!! Left you a message today. Is dh home yet??

WAY TO GO KAT!!! You are just the inspiration that I am needing!! You are doing so well, I wish that I could talk to you so that you could motivate me verbaly. I love you and hope to talk to you soon.

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DRAWNTHISWAY 10/29/2007 1:48PM

    AWESOME! You are incredible! I can only imagine how great you'll feel once those 14s are loose and falling off of you... I mean if you continue at this pace that will happen before your son's birthday !

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ARLENEML66 10/28/2007 10:44PM

    WooHoo for you!! Congrats!! That is so awesome and you have done that so quickly... WOW!!


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ZIEGLERJ 10/28/2007 8:48PM

    Woo Hoo! That is so awesome. This must be the month for dropping two sizes because that's what I did too. Keep up the great work....you'll be to 192.5 before you know it....and a size 12 too! :)

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Sometimes it isn't the number, it's the clothing LOL good for you!

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Way to go on CAR-DI-O!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I so rock! Yesterday I tried out the new family center in the Y. It didn't go too well, since the baby wouldn't sleep through it. We had to leave after 10 mins!

Well I made it up today! I went in for 30 mins in the morn and tried out a new machine. It's like the Gazelle. I did it for 25 mins cus it didn't do a 5 min cool down so I did the Treadmill instead. Then I went to the family center leaving the baby in the nursery and did 60+ mins on the Elliptical! I know I was set for 60 mins and then at 50 mins I tried to work the machine. The family center has different machines and at 50 mins I tried to figure it out and ended up adding 50 mins to my workout. When it said 50 mins total, it was down to 37 mins. I'm counting just 60 for sure and then I tried the bike that you sit on like a chair. I did 25 mins on that! So, I got in like 2 hours of cardio!

I'm so loving it and think that I will do it again tomorrow!

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KATFRIN 10/28/2007 1:18PM

    Good grief girl - you are going to have thighs of steel!! Well done on getting out there and really staying out there!

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JESSANN1 10/25/2007 5:24PM

    Keep up the good work. Good for you for trying something new.

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HOLLY34 10/25/2007 2:46PM

    Oh my gosh!! You're amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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DRAWNTHISWAY 10/25/2007 10:26AM

    You are doing wonderfully! Keep up the hard work and you will reap the rewards of your efforts. I can only hope dh appreciates the hard work you have done as much as I am in awe of it!

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Oh now I'm hurting!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Since working out, I've been lucky in the fact that I've had little to no soreness due to working out. I've been in pain due to my medical issues but no soreness. Well yesterday I did some leg exercises and must have really worked out my front thighs cus I am hurting! Walking down the stairs feels like my legs are going to give out! I worked through it though and did another 60 mins on the elliptical and then played badmittion with the kids and ran/walked for 10 mins. I got in the water!

I'm hoping that some how, I can lose 4lbs in the next 10 days or so....I'm hoping....really, really hoping.

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DRAWNTHISWAY 10/23/2007 9:33AM

    Those burning muscles can kill, can't they? I hope you are recovering quickly from your intense workout and that in the long run you lose those lbs before hubby gets here.

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Ever been to the pumpkin patch with 3 kids on your own?

Monday, October 22, 2007

We had a little family scare. My brother has been depressed lately and called last night to talk to my other brother about all the issues and such. Then this morning he texted my mother and brother and just said, "I love you." They sent a message back and got nothing and we spent all day trying to get in touch with him. Totally had everyone worried that he had done something dreadful. We did finally get in touch with him and he just went and took someones shift at work and that was all. Scary though.

I did go to the pumpkin patch today. I did pretty good on food but we did eat out. It was a horrible day. I couldn't find the place and was searching for hours. We got there and the baby instantly fell in mud, lost a shoe and his sock was covered in it. The girls had to carry around pumpkins and all I could think of was how I wanted to put my foot up the ....of the PSO members who told me that I shouldn't say a word about my Dh being gone because they deal with the same issues with their Dh's there...I was so pissed, 2 girls, a 18 month old, 3 pumpkins, an umbrella stroller, squash, rain, mud and the whole deal...all on my own! I'm sure they deal with that all the time because their husbands just walk away and leave them there...right. So in short, I didn't get all the walking that I wanted in today But I did get the 6 reps of strength training! Also I didn't do good on my water intake either.

I did however get in tons yesterday. I dropped the girls off at a party and went to the gym. Did 60 mins on the ellip, 10 on the tread mill and then walked to and from the party without the kids for about 30 mins. I only managed to do one set of strength since the gym nursery closes early and I didn't know. How embarrassing to be called to get your kid cus you are late. LOL. I did get in all of my water! 12 cups and all my food!

My house though hasn't changed much but I am working on it. Right after coming home from the pumpkin patch (at about 7pm) I ran to the house, grabbed a basket of dirty clothes and headed to the laundry mat. I'm drying them at home because I didn't want the kids out and about all day long. I'm proud at the fact that I didn't just come home and call it a day.

Well, the count down has begun...10 more days until dh arrives!

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  Girl, I was induced into labour so I could have a baby 5 days before my husband went on a training course for two months! You're damned right I tell people if he's gone away LOL and especially if he was overseas!
I mean, do these people have mental disorders? Where are the friends you trade time off with? You may need to make some new, more supportive friends.
Have their husbands been overseas and now have problems? Is that why you can't talk about it around them? If that's the case of course you wouldn't say much but if not? LOL Screw that! I wear my support tshirts wherever I go and I'll joke that I feel like a single mom on some days (especially when the kids were little). I found friends to trade things off with while our husbands were away. One liked gardening so she'd do the lawns while I kept all the kids occupied with raking afterwards. We'd do family things together including suppers or movie nights and we'd trade off days for each of us to go shopping without the kids.
I have to applaud you for doing this for what? 4 months? and then longer? You need to enjoy this time with the kids (as much as you can anyway) and not be stressed over other people.
Way to go about getting in the water and having a better day! Hang in there! Have a great week this week!

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Stressed,Angry, Shocked...wait...you got to be kiddin!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Yep, that's been the past few days for me!

I'm part of the PSO. In short it's like the PTA where parents and teachers get together to deal with school issues. Our PSO sucks. We got these two ring leaders who act like we are all back in grade school. You know the gossip, comments, snickers. . Well, I try to stay away from them. I don't call them, email them or hang out with them. I know for a fact that if they talk to me about everyone else, they sure are talking ABOUT ME to others.

Well, we had a meeting on Wednesday. Due to the meeting the other PSO board member was forced to stay at the school. This is the person who watches the baby while I go to the gym. Well, I brought the baby up there to the PSO room since it's been done before with the other two board members and we figured that if they could do it we could too. I went to the gym and came back with dinner for all of us. I got back at about 5:10 and soon as I got in the phone rings and it's one of the "Two" and she wants me to do some work for the meeting and keeps me on the phone for about 15 mins to go over it. I get off and change the baby before dishing out the food to the kids. Now mind you, the lady helping me is elderly and partially blind, she can't work on the computer or make copies. So I give the kids their food, type up the work, make the copies downstairs, go to the bathroom, come up and eat, while eating I go over the stuff for the meeting, rechange the baby. while I'm changing the baby the two "Leaders" come in and start with the whispering. Now I'm sick of it and I don't care who they are talking about and I confront them and they say that all is ok. We head to the meeting and these two keep up with the whispering and making rude remarks while others are talking. Finally I blow up.

I just stand up and boom out "That's it, I can't take anymore, this is too much, it's stressfull and a hassle, I'm leaving!" And I go to leave but some of the members want to talk to me and so the team leaders head to the room. I walk in the room to clean it up and get my stuff because with all the rushing I not only didn't get a chance to do it, but I was 16 mins late to the meeting. I tell them that I'm resigning and they don't understand why and I didn't want to talk about it and began to clean. Baby trips over my foot, bust his lip, blood everywhere, I'm in tears. Everyone is all nice and lovey dovey to me and telling me to calm down and it's alright and yada.

Well, I wake up the next morning to this nasty email! I'm told that the room was a nightmare, food all over the place, drawings on the white board, toys out, homework papers on the table and yada. Now this isn't a classroom, this is a room just for PSO. Mind you that the baby had 2 inches of a sub because he shared with me and I had a 6 inch. Mind you that I wasn't the only adult there watching the kids and that my children were not the only ones there eating or using the room.

I'm angry! Her excuse is that it's my deal. My kids drew on the board. Even the other parent said that it was not my girls, that they were doing their homework and it was her grandson who drew on the boards. But they defend him and simply say that no way he could have done it! He tells them that he did and they say that it's not the point, what about the lettuce on the floor where the baby sat. I'm thinking to myself- I didn't have a chance to pick it up because he spilt it, while I was making the copies and the other lady was watching him. I grabbed him up, he was dirty, I changed his diaper because I felt that it was more important to have him not covered in POOP, then to have 5 pieces of lettuce from a 2 inch sub on the floor.

The email was just nasty! They blamed it all on me and I was there for less than an hour!!! I was on the phone with them, doing their jobs, changing diapers and all! I was so far behind that I couldn't even get in on time! They come up for 5 mins out of the whole day and just so happen to come BEFORE, I'm able to clean up the mess. I wasn't sitting at the table with my feet up and eating ice cream while the children ran around crazy!

Totally shocked that they wouldn't even listen to the other members who stood up and said that another child was in that room along with another adult.

More shocked that they said that I lashed out at them for no reason (I refused to tell them why I was upset, how's that lashing???) and that they don't want to hear about how they took the budget out for child care for board members and that I feel it needs to be in because my husband has been gone for4 months and won't be back for another 14 months because he is in Iraq, because they have issues with their husband too so I have no right to say a thing cus they can deal with their husbands and the issues so can I......

Wait....You got to be kiddin....

No one else has a husband in the military....at all....in fact only the one lady has her grandchild there and she brought him so he could play with my kids.....Everyone else's kids are at home...doing their homework....playing with their toys and games...drawing...making projects....at their tables....eating dinner....with their dads.........

My kids at cold sandwiches in a empty school room while their mother ran around doing the jobs of others and their father sat in a desert fighting for his life and the freedom of others. I couldn't believe that in this email they went from bashing me and my kids to making comments about my husband and my marriage. I've never once said anything bad about my husband. I never complain about him being gone and have said many times that there is no need to complain especailly to people who can't relate because they have never and will never be where I am.

I haven't even responded...I've gotten tons of phone calls from other members saying that they are leaving. They can't believe that I was the only one called on something so petty as homework papers, drawings and lettuce when I wasn't the only one there with the kids and my kids weren't the only ones there to make the mess. One said that she couldn't believe that humans could treat another human this way. They all felt that it was just a bash and that the comment about my husband didn't fit in anywhere and was just an attack, a way to bring up a touchy topic and hurt me with it.

If they had come in 5 mins later, none of it would have been there. I would have told the kids to put away their homework and wipe off the boards and I would have cleaned the food pieces up and put away the one truck. I did do it when I got back and it took not even 5 mins to do!

This was on wedneday and I got another email again today saying that they were sorry for the bashing and all but it was still all fully my fault and the fault of the kids. Granted, if she wants to blame me, fine. That other kid though did not sit in a corner and twiddle his thumbs and him and his grandmother both stand by and say that he was doing it all to. They say that they are sorry and have always been loyal to me and have always liked me and yada....but the other members have told me that they talk badly behind my back. One even read me an email that they sent her.... I can't do a thing right in their eyes!

I never bring up enough snacks for the baby...sorry if I didn't believe in feeding a 4 month old "snacks" and sorry if I believe in breast milk only or that my child should only eat at certain times and not when he is upset or bored...hello, handing them a "bowl" of cookies because they fell down and bumped their head or because you don't want to deal with them just sounds like teaching your children to become emotional eaters and eaters who eat out of bordom and are allowed to eat whenever and however much they want.

I'm really offended that they question how I feed my kids...this isn't the first time. Mind you, I don't even call these people! They don't even have my address, never been over, we don't hang out or even eat together! Is it because I'm overweight and they assume that I don't know how to eat so I'm not feeding my kids right????

I mean, I'm a bad person because I bring a 10:30 snack of strawberries, bananas and mushrooms (baby loves mushrooms, he's 19 months now so he can have all that) and they bring animal cookies, chocolate pudding, corn dog bites and those crackers with that nasty cheese spread and red stick deal. Yuck! I don't even own those nasty crackers...My girls won't even eat that stuff.

I'm not saying that I have never given my kids any of that (well never the yellow goop and crackers...gag) but corn dog bites are part of a meal and I've only seen them once bring ONE apple....and the kid didn't eat any of it and they gave the pieces to my child....and left the rest of the apple on the counter....along with the knife....and I know this because on monday when we came in that morning there was a rotting apple on the counter and we found it cause the baby went to get it and knocked the knife and went to pick it up off the floor.....

Fine...Lets say I had the PSO room a mess...But I don't leave rotting food and knives within the reach of a 1 year old....

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JUDYSR 10/20/2007 10:59AM

  Good for you Katrina. way to go. who needs them, if they dont appreciate you. Maybe now you can focus on yourself with less stress. Stress is a killer. Its good you're simplifying your life. Good Luck! sincerly JUDYSR

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  That is horrible! Life is too short to be dealing with that crap!
I too resigned from a similiar group...in fact, I resigned from ALOT of the groups I participated in, including the weight loss group I had been with. Who needs to feel like that?

Keep the emails. Don't respond to them. You don't want to get into a pissing contest but you do want to have the emails on hand because down the road? You may want to re-read them in case they change their mind and 'invite' you back and then you can remember how they treated you. Thank everyone for calling and move on. Don't let it bother you.

Focus on your family and the positive support from your true friends. You're doing great and isn't hubby home soon? Positive thoughts!

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