Friday, July 22, 2011

Wicked cycle

Can it really be July 22 already? I have failed with every challenge I have set for myself. I really need to crawl out of this funk I am in but I just cant seem to figure out how...At least I am not gaining, that is a win for me right now. Is anyone else just feel like they are treading water?

Monday, July 4, 2011


So on a typical 4th of July in my life I would have been completely content to eat and drink all day long BUT this year I know how many calories are in each and everyone of those drinks and tasty snacks so I am attempting to refrain. Not sure its going to work though...Here in Utah they have legalized aerial fireworks this yeah and nothing goes better with fireworks that alcohol, especially when contending with the half a million kids that will be around. I will let you know tomorrow morning how this all works out...

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Month 2- July

Wow has it been a month already! I have a feeling that this comp is going to fly by. I acheived my goal of not gaining. I just need to be thankful for little things like that. Those are the good things in life!

So my goals for this month?

1) Get my family healthy! I am recovering from severe allergy issues and my hubby had a severe bough of pneumonia that landed him in the hospital.
2) Lose 1-2lbs per week, nothing drastic but steady!
3) Find time to exercise 2 days a week, no excuses!
and lastly...BLOG!

I think that this can be a good month I just need to refocus and re-energize!

Thursday, June 23, 2011


I am such a slacker! I am truly have the desire to lose weight and I even know how to do it but...I am truly struggling to make it a priority. Between my new job, school, family, and sleep I just dont know where I fit in. To make matters worse I am not sleeping and I dont know about anyone else but when I am tired I am especially suseptable to 300 calorie coffee drink tempatiton. I also just got back from a 4 days trip to california where I ate at WAY to many drive thorughs. Add all this up and it equals 0 weight loss...I know I said in my last post that my goal was to not gain but I think that somehow I thought that even without trying this baby weight would start to melt off, but that just doesnt seem to be the case. I think I am going to wrap up this blog before I whine any more and how that tomorrow brings another day and a new attitude...Heres to hoping!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Week one

This first real entry is going to be an introduction to my crazy life. In the past month I have graduated nursing school, taken and passed my NCLEX had a baby (baby #5), started a new job, and summer vacation has begun for my school aged kids. I've also started an online BSN program which is taking a lot more time than I anticipated. This hasn't left much time or energy for things like diet and exercise (or sleep). Pizza is far too convenient... THIS is definitely NOT going to be my month. And so, in an effort to not completely lose my self, my goal for June is to NOT GAIN WEIGHT and to start packing lunches from home.
So far I've managed to accomplish this... but it's only the 11th and there's a whole lot of month left!
I am planning on posting pictures when my sister-in-law finally sends me them. They look eerily similar to the pictures I posted at the beginning of the competition last year.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Another year, Another baby, Another comp...

Hello I will recap the last year later but I wanted to add a fresh post since I havent used this blog in so long! New Comp and a fresh start!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Last blog...

Wow I cant hardly believe that this is my last blog for the comp! Its June first...5 months ago I started something that I never really thought I would finish or even really care about but now I am a totally different person. I have really appreciated all the support from this comp in my healthy new me journey. Hopefully others feel the same. I will do one last final blog with before and afters and tears and stuff, but for now I will just wish everybody good luck on all your endevours but especially the final weigh in, lol!