May has kicked my butt....but I still GOT THIS! :o) (with pics of my May)

Thursday, May 31, 2012

I feel so out of the loop with all of you on here. I haven't been able to spark much. It has been one crazy busy month. I haven't been home much at all this month which has thrown me off a bit. I have been logging all my food intake still and I haven't went over at all with vaca and everything which I'm proud of. We have been very active but I haven't gotten to log much in fitness minutes. Knowing I was going to be gone so much this month my goal was to maintain and get back on the losing train next month.

May 2012 for me....

May 1st My sons 3rd birthday!!!! As most of you know I had a goal of making it to ONEderland by my sons 3rd birthday and I DID IT(a few days early)!!!! Which was a great way to start this month. I knew once I got there I was NEVER going back to the 200s EVER again...which is one of the huge things that kept me from splurging on things I shouldn't be eating or over eating while on vaca! We were out of town visiting my parents and celebrating my sons birthday the first week of May...he had 3 birthday celebrations that week....ahhh...cake cake every where....but this mama didn't touch it...wasn't even tempted :o)

see I told you cake cake every

The following week we went to visit family in Missouri...a ten hour ride! We were in Missouri for almost 2 weeks. There was lots of eating out...another 3 birthday celebrations for my son and lots of junk food and snacks around. I went to Missouri prepared for all of this...I packed food for myself...I did eat out and ate main meals with the family I just adjusted what I was eating according to the calories I wanted to be taking in. But I premeasured lots of healthy snacks and things so I was never tempted to eat what I shouldn't! I did great with my calories and even though I didn't have many loggable fitness minutes I was very very active. This trip took a lot out of me...we were constantly on the go. Dont get me wrong it was a good time but when you have a 3 year old and a 1 year old you dont get much rest especially in an enviroment that is not child proof. I also had to do lots of packing and unpacking during this trip going back and forth between my sister in laws place the first night, mother in laws, for a night, father in laws for a few days, back to my mother in laws for a day, Great Wolf Lodge for a day, then back to my mother in laws for a few days....I dont even know how many times I packed up and unpacked and packed all live in Missouri but not very close to each other. Took lots of walks and trips to the park...and guess what?!?! my booty fit on the slides with no problems and even on the more chains digging into my legs.. and Great Wolf Lodge was soooo much fun ...the water slides were a blast and made me feel like a big kid....I must have torched some calories going up the stairs to go on the our room was on the fourth floor and any time I could I took the even though not many fitness minutes were logged I got a lot of "fitness" in! Seeing the family was GREAT! I haven't seen them in 6 months and even though they see pics of me on facebook they were still shocked when they saw me. My sister in law said if she saw me out and about she wouldn't have even known it was me...she said she only knew it was because obviously who else would be coming with her brother, niece and nephew to visit. Everyone went on and on about my transformation! It was such an uplifting and motivating time....things like that help you keep going! I also did the dreaded swimsuit shopping while there and it wasn't so bad afterall....nice to be able to wear regular sizes and actually like the way swim shorts look on(no I dont think I look fabulous but I certainly dont look the way I did before and I sure am proud of that!) can't believe I'm posting pics in a swimsuit but here they are oh yeah I got 3 different ones too :o) ...I always use to go with the swim skirt because swim shorts just did not look even halfway okay on me...I loved putting them on and them fitting the way they are suppose too. Oh and I actually got to go on a date with my hubs!!! So over all my missouri trip was pretty great just EXHAUSTING....I wouldn't call it a vaca thats for However I did weigh in when I got home and had lost 2lbs....not too shabby for being on vaca and out of my normal goal was to maintain so the 2lbs lost was GREAT for me!

After my almost 2 weeks in Missouri we made the 10 hour drive home and then the next day made the just over 3 hour drive to my parents house in Michigan so I could be here for my dad and my mom could go back to work. My dad had his surgery to replace his hip while I was in Missouri which I did not want to happen with me not there, but his hip had gotten so bad that he had to get in to the first opening they had available. His surgery went okay but once he got in recovery the joint popped back out...they then at this point and to get it back in....upon putting it back in his femur broke. So his recovery is going to be longer than orginally planned but I'm just thankful to God that he is okay and he is on the road to recovery. So I have been here helping my dad ever since the day after we got back from Missouri and I will be here until Monday June 4th. My dad should be able to do what he needs to do without assistance by then so my mom can be at work and I can get my kiddos back into our regular routine and seeing their dad....I really miss him too. Fortunately on Memorial day my mom had the day off and was able to be here with my dad so the kids and I went to the zoo in battlecreek michigan which is almost exactly halfway between here and my house and my hubs met us there...we had a wonderful day was so refreshing to see him..and the zoo was awesome! There was soooo much walking at the zoo and we got to feed the giraffes which was sooooo cool! (btw I would have never climbed on top of this dinsosaur with my kids 177lbs ago) I have also got to get some time in with friends while up here with my dad in the evenings which has been nice!

So in the entire month of May I have only been home a couple days....needless to say I am completely DRAINED...all the time on the road, the packing and unpacking, go go going, assisting my dad, chasing after my babies, making all meals for every one, cleaning, and helping my dad with his physical therapy has kicked my butt....I haven't been able to get my "real" fitness minutes in...and I'm missing my zumba class big time....but family comes first and theres no place I would rather be(just wish the hubs was here with me). I am NOT has been a WONDERFUL month I love seeing family and spending time with the people I love... and doing things I would have never done 177lbs ago...climbing on things to take pics and simply taking the stairs, and all the walking and playing and day to day things I have plenty of energy for I would only have been able to do a tiny fraction of it all if I was 373lbs I feel so blessed and proud to be able to do all of it....I'm just tired But so so so cup runneth over :o) I'm looking forward to getting back in my regular fitness routine, and weighing in when I get home on the 5th and see if hopefully maybe I dropped a couple more pounds while I have been here!

June starts my losing 8lbs a month goal until I reach my next milestone and then I'm not sure where I will go from there....we will see when I get there! :o)

I want to thank all of my spark friends for being so wonderful and supportive!!!! You guys always say such uplifting things and help keep me motivated and on track!!!! I appreciate you all!!! I hope you all had a wonderful month and heres to June being AWESOME!!!!!!!
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    Love all the pictures ;)
    2826 days ago
    You look so beautiful!! Way to go on losing pounds while on vacation. Love the swim shorts, got my first pair a few weeks ago and love them. Hope you have a fabulous June. emoticon
    2826 days ago
    role model material.
    2826 days ago
    Congratulations on losing pounds while on vacation. You have such a wonderful, happy smile in all your pictures!
    The swim shorts are a great idea and you look fantastic in them!
    Thanks for sharing!
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    2826 days ago
    You are doing awesome, especially being away from home! Love all the pictures and your kiddos are adorable.

    Enjoy your weekend!
    2826 days ago
    You look wonderful!

    You did a GREAT job on vacation, unlike me, who finally lost it the last week of 4-weeks away.

    I've got to take some inspiration pages out of your book!!!
    2827 days ago
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    You look amazing!!!! Beautiful family too! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Thanks so much for SHARING.
    2827 days ago
    You just look so HAPPY! In every photo, you look happy. Congratulations and keep up all of that hard work. Look where it has already taken you.
    2827 days ago
    You are doing great! What a great inspiration and role model! emoticon
    2827 days ago
  • RODRIGUEZ41508
    LOVE !!! your May Blog. You where like Supermom/Superwoman on the Super Go ! this past month. Glad you had such a great time with your family and glad to hear your dad is recovering well. I Love your pic.'s, You look soo Beautiful. I really enjoy reading your Blogs because they are always so Positive and Uplifting.....Thank you for sharing. emoticon emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 6/1/2012 1:10:11 PM
    Wow you did so AWESOME in May. Way to go on your loss while on vacation. Very impressive. I hope you have a rocking June!!
    2827 days ago
    You look beautiful, Tracy!! I am so glad you had a good time and enjoyed being with family. Hoping that June is a great month for you!!
    I love the swim shorts - I may have to try that!!
    2827 days ago
    You have so much to be proud of, and you have such a beautiful family! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome pics, and you saying that you would have never climbed up on the dinosaur with your kids but did it now is so uplifting and just so great! I totally understand what you were saying with that, and that in itself is such an accomplishment. Congrats on EVERYTHING and continued success to you! :D emoticon emoticon
    2827 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11888328
    You look amazing!! And it looks like you had a really great time!!
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  • BUBBLES1987
    "No I dont think I look fabulous but I certainly dont look the way I did before and I sure am proud of that"

    You're WRONG....You do look FABULOUS! Well done!!
    2827 days ago
  • LIZ1147
    You look great!
    2827 days ago
    You look fantastic! Hooray for finding swimsuits in normal sizes and liking them and POSTING PICTURES!!! They look great too I really like the stripped one. Just reading everything you've done this month makes me tired! Hopefully you'll be greeted with awesomeness on the scale, your hubs will be super stoked to have you back home, and the month of June will rock your socks off!
    2827 days ago
    first emoticon sounds like you could do with one.i am just tired by reading all you have done.glad you had some great times in there along with the stress and are a good daughter,wife and mother love.hang in there june the 4th will soon be here and you will soon be by your the 2lb weight loss emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon you are one amasing lady love emoticon
    2827 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10895053
    You are so sweet and I'm glad you had such a good May and now you can be home and get back into a normal routine little by little! So sorry about your dad and hopefully he's getting better and better. You look absolutely awesome and I love your little swimming suit. That's just what I want to wear someday when I can finally get down to "Onederland"!! When you were saying thanks to all of us for being so uplifting and supportive to you all the time, I thought, of all the times you come to my page and are doing just all those good sparkling things! And I love that from you, so thank YOU! Have a good start of June tomorrow!
    2827 days ago
    I can't imagine trying to squeeze all of that into one month! You must be completely exhausted and dying to get back home to some normalcy. I'm big on routine and I know that being out of my routine for that long would drive me nuts! Hope your dad is doing okay!
    2827 days ago
    You are my hero! Love the striped suit! emoticon
    2827 days ago
  • _JODI404
    emoticon packing healthy snacks and making healthy food choices amongst a lot of temptations!! This is a serious accomplishment to be out of your routine for this long and still rock a weight loss!! You should be super proud!

    LOVE all your pictures, especially the zoo! And you look great in your new bathing suits!

    Nothing beats spending time with your family, but I know it will feel so awesome to get back home again to hubby & your routines!

    Best wishes for an amazing month in June! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2827 days ago
    What a great blog, kudos to you for losing even on vacation! So glad your dad is on the mend. I hope you can get some sleep as well when you are home, I'm worn out just reading this blog. emoticon
    2827 days ago
    Looking good, lady! Way to rock it!
    2827 days ago
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    You're so incredible! Thank you for sharing your May update! :0) You look like you're having a GREAT time!!!
    2827 days ago
  • IRISH813
    Sounds like you had a great month!!! You are amazing and an inspiration to me! I am glad to hear that your dad is doing better.
    2827 days ago
    Way to go, girl! You are really living your new lifestyle, and that is incredible! What a great month of experiences, and thanks for sharing them with us. God bless!

    2827 days ago
    What an awesome month! You did a great job staying on track and enjoying yourself.
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    2827 days ago
    What a sweet family! You look AMAZING!!! Glad you had a wonderful, busy, and successful month!
    2827 days ago
    OMG, you had a CrAZy month! I'm so proud of you for taking every available fitness opportunity, that was awesome! I must say, a 2 pound loss among a huge bday celebration, way to go! This IS a lifestyle and you've just proven that it can be done, no matter what. Rock on, sister! *HUGS*
    2827 days ago
    you are so beautiful and you are an amazing lady and a real inspiration to me.
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    2827 days ago
    Congrats on reaching onederland! And congrats on doing it by your goal date also!! You look amazing and it looks like you feel amazing too.

    2827 days ago
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