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Monday, June 08, 2009

So, this weekend went pretty good overall! I ate very good on Friday and Saturday....I stayed within my calorie ranges. I would have liked to have stayed a little lower than what I did but I'm so happy eat very healthy overall. Sunday we had a big lunch, and I wasn't hungry for a few hours....then hunger struck. Well, I dont think it was actual was awful cravings from my TOM. The only thing I did too bad though was eating a few m&m's and stuffing handfuls of captain crunch down my throat. I dont know how much Captain Crunch I ate....but I didnt eat dinner. I dont think that really makes up for eating Captain Crunch straight out of the box though. I know I still was within my calorie ranges for the day though, even if it was at the upper end of them. And at least I did stop after a few handfuls...and I didnt eat anything else afterwards afraid it might lead to another binge.

Trent and I did 50 min of The Biggest Loser Cardio hiney isstill sore from that dvd and my legs were killing me Sat. I also shopped for a few hours, burning some extra calories! Sunday I did 45 min of Turbo Jam when I got home. So, I'm proud of myself. This is actually one of the best weekends I have had calorie wise in a very long time even with the Captain Crunch episode.

I'm hoping I continue my good eating habits now that I am finished with the weekend. Weekdays always seem so much easier for me. I'm trying to remain focused on my goal. I feel so motivated lately....thats a great thing!! I'm hoping I keep up these good habits for the rest of the month to get ready for 4th of July!

I didnt eat a very good lunch today though. I had a freakin meal replacement bar because I didnt have time to eat a real lunch. It was gross. It was grossly sweet and had such a weird taste to it. Oh well, it had 10g of protein and was 180 cal. It was better than nothing or a candy bar. I just hope it keeps me full until my snack! I really have to have real food for lunch to keep me satisfied. Good thing I wasnt hungry for lunch today. I'm just worried that hunger is going to set in later this afternoon...hopefully not!!

also, i dont know what my deal was this morning. i dont know if i forgot to set my alarm or what. but i set it for 5am, and the next thing I know I look at my clock and it says 5:45. I am pretty sure I set that darn thing. I never usually go back to sleep. So, I missed my am workout this morning but I do have classes tonight. I might try to squeeze my usual hour on the bike at another time this week....if I dont get it in though it will be ok! I just cant believe I didnt get up. oh well!

Oh, and my lovely Trent finally joined Spark!! Yay!! I dont think he'll actually get on very often though. He has an amazing body and doesnt need to lose an ounce of weight. He might get on sometimes...I guess we will see though!!

Only 4 days till our trip!! yay!!!!!!! i cant wait!!

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STARLINA 6/8/2009 5:32PM

    It sounds like you handled yourself really well this weekend, all things considered. You should be proud of yourself for only indulging into your cravings just a bit. I think the important thing to take away from this is that you didn't all out binge. Your realized what you were doing, gained control, and stopped yourself, plus you got some great workouts in! That sucks that your alarm didn't go off, I've had that happen a few times too and it is really frustrating! At least you have all week to add that workout session if you want to. That is really cool Trent joined, are you "spark" friends yet? emoticon Keep up the great work, only 4 days till vacation time! emoticon

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    Aww sweety - I am so glad you had a good weekend (all things considered)!!! Captain Crunch - that's really cute actually! They're way healthier I'd assume than handfuls of M&M's. My weekends are def. my worse too, but it sounds like you handled it very well! Good for you!!!!

And, congrats on Trent joining; That's almost half the battle right there :)

Getting excited about your trip? Where are you heading? I don't have a vacation until mid-August :( We're taking the kids to Disney World (Finally!!!), but it seems so far away. However, I'd hate to wish it here as well because that ends summer!

Have a wonderful day and congrats to you!

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MARYBETH_OHIO 6/8/2009 2:21PM

    I have found weekends to be hard cause why is the food is always better on the weekends? I set Saturdays as a cheat day you know where you can have what you want but then I start all over on Sunday..
But you are doing fine even with the Captain Crunch .. emoticon


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Friday, June 05, 2009

WooHoo!! Its Friday!!! I am so ready for the weekend. Trent and I are going to his parents for the weekend. I'm excited but nervous about all the temptations that are always there. His mom always makes the best food and even better deserts! I will eat healthy though and skip desert! Its going to be even harder because Sunday my TOM is going to arrive. ugh. I'm always so much hungrier during that time for some reason. I hate it. I almost always end up binging on everything in sight even things I hate. Not this weekend though, I am going to do great! I am going to get on Spark and log my foods everyday and get motivation. I'm usually not active on Spark on the weekend. Me and Trent are also going to do The Biggest Loser DVD and prolly some Turbo Jam.

I'm not going to ruin all my hard work I have put into getting ready for our trip.

Wish me luck!! I'll keep everyone posted!

Have a great weekend everyone!!

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YACKIEEE 6/5/2009 11:17PM

    I'm definitely a sucker for my bf's mom's cooking too. She seriously bakes cookies or dessert breads almost every night...... so I feel your pain! haha! Have a great weekend!

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    Have yourself a totally AWESOME time this weekend! Seriously - enjoy yourself. You'll do just fine. Be proud of how far you've come and just remember that! And, when your TOM hits and you're wanting to binge, go for a walk - find something to do and take your mind off it. You'll be totally fine!!!!!

Have fun!

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GO ME!! :D

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Yay! Yay! Yay! GO ME!!

We are having a birthday luncheon thingy at work today, and I have been so worried that I was going to blow my healthy eating, and I'm trying to get ready for vacation next week. Anyways, they were having build your own taco. They had some chicken fajita I made me a chicken salad with some salsa on top. I skipped the deserts where there were like 5 cakes and all this other junk that looked so good. I also passed on the rice....tortilla chips (my fav!) and the so good jalapeno bacon wrapped things. yum.

I hurried down to my desk to get away from all the nagging...try this, you have to try this! And I'm going to finish up my delicious salad and then go get my tan on and afternoon nap at the tanning salon. Who knows I might even squeeze in a walk!

I'm so proud. I'm having a delicious salad and left the birthday luncheon guilt free for my first time ever!!!


update: So, I just got back from tanning....I didnt get a nap in because I was so happy. Also, when I was getting ready to tan, I kept thinking geez, I look really pretty today. I feel gorgeous today, and I havent felt like that in awhile. Its so funny how one day (yesterday) you can feel like a big fat hideous cow and the next day feel so beautiful and I know nothing has changed. haha. anyways, at least I am feeling good about myself today! I also turned down desert again...woo woo!

I'm ready to go do some Turbo Jam! I hope I feel this good next weekend in my bikini! I just gotta get past this weekend. I just have to remember to take it one day at a time, and just focus on getting through it day by day and soon enough next Friday will be here and I will be on my way to do some shopping and hanging out at the water park all day! Cant Wait!!

Update #2-- so I'm supposed to be getting a promotion on the 18th of June...Very exciting! The only this is I just saw what my new pay is going to be and its less than what they quoted me. I'm going to bring the email with the quotes they told me and try to fight for my pay. Good grief though, it kind of ticks me off. I know I'm going to worry about this now until I am able to bring it up because I wasnt supposed to see the paperwork. When they mention the pay they are actually going to give me I am going to bring that email and show them. Gahh this is driving me crazy now. It kind of made me want to go eat. But, I wont. I am remembering my bikini now....I just had to vent. I am not going to let this ruin my day or weekend. I want to enjoy my wonderful day and my weekend that I am going to get to spend with Trent. I cannot worry or eat my feelings....bikini...bikini....bikini....

Hopefully it will all work out and I will get the pay raise and promotion that I deserve, I will look good for vacation, and be happy!! I know it will all work out... I will not worry!!!

Thanks for listening! Sorry for my rant!

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YACKIEEE 6/4/2009 9:52PM

    The "try this" nagging is the worst! I'm terrible when it comes to peer pressure. good job!

PS. Your puppy is so cute :)

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SSDCQUINCY 6/4/2009 1:47PM

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That is great! Keep up the good work.

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    Way to go hun! That's pretty darn awesome and you did it! You deserve to get your tan on! :)

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WATCH_HER_GO 6/4/2009 1:11PM

    That's fantastic. What a great accomplishment.

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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

I woke up this morning at 5am to do yoga this morning. Braxton, my maltese, hates when I wake up too early. He loves to sleep in. I trained him well. (: When I was in college, I loved to sleep in and take naps. Heck, I still love naps every once in awhile but I would rather wake up early now and actually enjoy the day. Braxton would always take naps with me when I was in school and loved to sleep in. Now, when I wake up to do my morning yoga, he looks at me like, "No, mom...please, stay in bed a little bit long or at least turn off those darn lights." Which I always do, so he can continue his sleep. hehe. I only do yoga twice a week now in the morning, and the other days I go to the gym. I drop him off every morning at my grandparents so he wont have to stay at home by himself. He is my child, and I hate to see him lonesome. Plus, on my gym days I leave at 5:15 to 5:30 and usually dont get home until 7 some nights due to my workout schedule. I truly feel awful about leaving him at home. When I do have children of my own (which I'm not planning on having for a few more years), I dont know if I will keep my gym membership. I will probably just run, do dvds, maybe buy a treadmill and stationary bike, and some weights. It will be a change because I love my classes. But, thats ok...I'm not planning on this taking effect for awhile, so I'm not worried about that at all. That's not even why I wrote this blog. I wrote this blog because of my beloved Braxton. He is such a sweetie. He's actually the first male dog that I have ever owned, and the sweetest dog I have ever had. He will be the 2 in September. We had a great 1st birthday party for him last year, and I cant wait to throw him one this year! Well, this morning, he slept in a little and in the middle of one of my downward dogs, out pops Braxton from under the sheets his little tail a wagging. I stopped my yoga and just held him. We played some, and I rubbed his tiny belly. It was so much fun, and put me in such a happy mood. I finished up my yoga, trying to focus on him and my poses....ok maybe not the best yoga workout. Then, I crawled back in bed with him and took an hour nap. It was a glorious nap. The only thing missing was my Trent. When its us three, those are some great naps too. I love my two boys. Braxton is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I cant wait to have children, and see the love they have to give. I cant wait to love them unconditionally. Today was a good morning, and I'm so happy I spent it with my lovely little boy.
(The pic above is Braxton in bed we had all just woken up from a nap.)

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VANESSAANN83 6/4/2009 11:18AM

    I have a Maltese!! Henry James :) He's 7 mos. Do these little guys EVER fully potty train?? Or...calm DOWN?!?! Ha ha. I love him, but some days...geez!

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CARADAWN 6/4/2009 8:41AM

    I wish my dog liked to sleep in - you are lucky! If I don't get up within 5 minutes of my alarm going off during the week (5 am) he will either sit by the bed and whine or jump on me until I get out of bed. On the weekends I am lucky if he lets me sleep past 7:30! But, I love him to death and I get up because it's so hard to say no to his cute face. Can you send your dog over to teach mine how to sleep in a be a cuddle bug?? emoticon

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    You are going to make one awesome Mommy someday!!!!!!!! The way your love your little Braxton! My goodness - I bet Braxton is spoiled by you!

In regards to kids and gym memberships: It can be done! You just have to adjust, and it definitely takes work, but it can be done!!!!

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STARLINA 6/3/2009 1:28PM

    Awwww, how precious! Braxton is adorable, and I really felt the love you have for him reading your blog. I hope one day I can have something like this to share with a puppy once I get settled into our new home. I wish you and him, (and Trent!) many long years together!

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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

I have some new goals for the month of June! I'm nervous about posting them because im afraid I might not meet them! But, I will!!

*Stay within my calorie ranges
*Workout 6-7 days a week
*Be Binge Free!
*Enjoy my vacation
*Be confident in my swimsuit and dresses at all upcoming events

Reasons I want to meet these goals:

* Vacation 6/12/09
*My Family Reunion 6/26/09
*Trent's Family Reunion & 4th of July Weekend! 7/2/09

**Also, the biggest thing I am wanting to get ready for is I think Trent might be proposing in the next few months!! Very exciting!!! I'm not sure, but we have been talking alot about it lately and how we would like to get married next August! Gosh, I'm so excited! Well, I just want to look great when and if he does ask. I want to feel beautiful that day. And when I'm planning my wedding, I'm going to have enough to worry about other than losing weight!

I'm not going to be weighing myself. Maybe if I do really good, I might in July. I just dont do very good when I weigh myself. I become obsessive and worry too much. I am going to focus on accomplishing my goals for each day as it comes. If I do good for these next 2 weeks, I will allow myself to indulge in a 1 margarita OR split a desert with Trent on vacation. It is vacation you know?! :)

So,'s to JUNE! Hope everyone is having a super summer so far!

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STARLINA 6/2/2009 1:28PM

    How exciting, you have a busy month coming up! You can totally reach your goals, and it's a great list! Just take everything one day at a time and before you know it you'll be rocking those dresses and swimsuits! I really hope you get proposed to, just remember that you are already the most beautiful woman in the world to him and I really hope you feel beautiful on that special day when it arrives. Best wishes and good luck!

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