Mommy's Little Helper
Monday, February 20, 2012      7 comments

My 3 year old LOVES to help me in the kitchen. And I have to admit that we have spent a lot of fun Mommy/Daughter time in the kitchen baking up some treat or another. Usually easy, high calorie, yummy treats. Since I have returned to a ... Read more
A stress-FREE evening at MCDONALDS?????
Saturday, February 18, 2012      4 comments

What a nice evening! My husband is out on a "man-date" with his best friend. Since his friend lives over an hour away, they don't get to hang out often, and made a day of it with a guy movie, lunch, and a hockey game. This meant that mommy go... Read more
3 cavities and a heater repair bill...
Friday, February 17, 2012      6 comments

That's my day. My daughter had her second ever dental exam and I was stunned to learn that she has 3 cavities! That's one for each year of her life!!! And this was added to the lovely surprise this morning that our heater wasn't working... Read more
Struggling today
Tuesday, February 14, 2012      6 comments

I've been struggling today. Work was tough and stressful. I'm worried about a particular client (I'm a mental health social worker). My daughter was up for a couple hours last night screaming about nothing in particular, leaving me drained an... Read more
Put a "do not dry" shirt in the dryer... hoping it shrinks :)
Monday, February 13, 2012      3 comments

For Christmas, I received a few gift cards for Old Navy, and promptly ordered a couple new pieces of clothes... including a very pretty work shirt. That is now too big on me. The funny thing is that my order arrived on January 3rd... the same ... Read more
Saturday, February 11, 2012      6 comments

Today I feel something that I have felt little of as my weight ballooned.... SELF PRIDE. This morning, I did 3.51 miles on the elliptical, in 45 minutes, set to interval (1 and 8 resistance). This is HUGE for me!!! 6 weeks ago, in spite o... Read more
Stressful day
Thursday, February 09, 2012      5 comments

What started as a routine mommy-duty activity of calling the pediatrician this morning, turned into a nightmare for me. My 3 year old has been falling lately... like her balance is a little off. And we've noticed a time or two where were eyes ... Read more
My jeans are too big
Monday, February 06, 2012      9 comments

I found this fact causing me to smile most of the day. I think it's almost time to pull out the next size smaller. Those 2.75" I lost in my hips in January is showing. Go me! My husband asked what I wanted for V-Day and my b-day in... Read more
Visualizing myself
Saturday, February 04, 2012      5 comments

Yesterday, I told my trainer that my HUGE goal right now is to get under 200 pounds. I graduated high school at about 220. I don't think I've been below 200 since I was about 16. Sad, but true. I was a chubby child/adolescent, and the ti... Read more
ROCKED the monthly check in!!!
Thursday, February 02, 2012      9 comments

I am ridiculously PROUD of myself! I met with my trainer today. In 30 days, I've lost 14.6#!!! Waist - Down 1 inch Hips - Down 2.75 inches!!! Thigh - .75 inch upper arm - .5 inch I worked HARD for each pound and inch! I've... Read more
And just like that... the scale moves!
Monday, January 30, 2012      6 comments

After nearly 2 weeks with ZERO movement from the scale (other than a few pounds in the OPPOSITE direction with my period which did come back off), I wasn't sure what to think! After a particularly hard work out with my trainer on Thursday... Read more
Why is the scale NOT MOVING!?!?
Saturday, January 28, 2012      5 comments

Driving me nuts! My scale hasn't shown a loss in 1.5 weeks. I'm working out 5-6 days a week, harder than I have EVER worked in my life. Until recently, "cardio" and "Strength training" were foreign concepts to me. Now they are becoming part ... Read more
Working with a bad case of the "Don't wannas"
Thursday, January 26, 2012      1 comments

I woke up with a terrible case of the "Don't wannas" today. The past few days have been rushed and stressful. Getting used to a diabetic dog, giving insulin, dealing with an always active and TALKING 3 1/2 year old, crashing computer, etc.... ... Read more
Dog, diabetes, and a totally craptastic day
Tuesday, January 24, 2012      3 comments

CRAPTASTIC! That sums up my day. With the exception of a good work out this morning (2.29 miles on the elliptical in 30 minutes), I've had a pretty bad day. My dog peed on our bed in the middle of the night. She's been having accidents ... Read more
Stuck in a snow storm
Friday, January 20, 2012      3 comments

I live in South Eastern Washington. And we are on day 3 of a bad storm. We have gotten about 7 inches of snow, and yesterday freezing rain and sleet fell for hours on end. A Zamboni is a more reasonable vehicle right now than my mini-van. ... Read more

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