Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Weight Loss Wednesday...week 9? 10?

Yep- I've got one more week of "summer" so my brain is still there. And I totally lost my momentum so I never remember to weigh myself any more.

I'm almost all caught up on the Bible reading. I plan on being on track Sept 1 (just 3 days a way!).

I ran again, successfully, on Monday. Still loving the treadmill.

And then got some sort of stomach bug that didn't involve throwing up. If you get me drift. Finally, feeling better today and planning on hitting the treadmill (or weights) in the morning!

Short and sweet- Pumpkin should be awake any minute:)

Friday, August 24, 2012


Yesterday, Pumpkin Pie dropped a deuce while playing outside naked.

Today, he picked up dog poop and proceed to explain to me that, "Ewww! Icky poo-poos!"

Needless to say- bath time promptly followed! And hand sanitizer!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

WLW- week??

Hahahahaha! Isn't this how it goes? You establish a really great routine/rhythm and then life happens.

I can't remember the last time I worked out, or read my bible. Ugh.

It's not like it was years ago, just sometime last week but I haven't been keeping track like I was. That seems to be key for me.

A couple of things happened. Really, they are just excuses and I could have kept going but obviously I didn't. It's okay. I'll get back to it soon.

1) It got HOT. I don't do well in the heat. Period. I got a few early morning runs/walks in but in general I opted for other forms of activity. I did get LOTS of yard work done. And painting.

2) I've been putting off a major project all summer long and now it's do or die. Our church nursery NEEDS to be painted SO BAD. So I've been taking Pumpkin Pie with me every morning and getting a couple hours in. Then home for lunch and nap. And it's all been ceiling and upper half of wall, so my shoulders neck have really been getting a workout.

3) Once again I've been wasting WAY too much time on facebook. I hate realizing that I just spent another hour (or two) on my computer literally doing nothing. Not working on my shutterfly projects, not emailing people I miss, not connecting intentionally with others. Just wandering and wasting my life.

4) I got really busy besides #2. Farm. Babysitting. Family events. Baby showers. So much stuff.

I'm excited to share my "school year schedule" with you soon (just a few more details to workout). Yes. I AM type A and that will be very apparent. But it's getting me all excited and I'm realizing more and more how much I love having an almost-2 year old. I can't believe I'm saying this but looking at my schedule, I think I would actually enjoy being just a stay-at-home-mom. I just need to figure out how to make some monies doing it! Or have someone pay off our student loans or mortgage. Know anyone who is in the business of helping people that way? LOL!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


I know I bore you with my love/hate relationship with facebook.

Dying with hatred for it tonight.

Considering drastic measures.

Save me!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Keeping busy

3 more people are pregnant. March, April, and May.

So I'm planning Pumpkin Pie's 2nd birthday party, painting the church nursery, and generally staying busy.

We're definitely doing a Thomas the Train theme...the kid is in love with Thomas. And Gordon. And Percy. And Alfie. And Charlie. And Edward.

Seriously, he can't tell you what's wrong or how to fix it but he can name almost every engine and truck on that show...and says goodnight to each one too! "Thomas sleeping. Percy Sleeping" but it sounds more like "Thomas leeping. Perthy leeping."

Thank goodness I don't mind the show too much.

Because, although it may sound like I'm complaining about how much he loves Thomas, I'm not. It is the ONE thing I can count on to make him happy when he's grumpy and nothing else is working and I have to make dinner or a phone call or whatever.

It's the first thing he asks for in the morning, although milk still wins out occasionally.

So plan on celebrating with us in style in two and a half months!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Making it happen

I've had some random thoughts and funny stories I've been wanting to share but I just haven't made the time to sit down and write. So I'm making it happen tonight!

Now I just hope I can remember them all:)

1) Okay ladies, I know at least some of you have got to understand this. Once you've been pregnant and decide you'd like to be might occasionally stand in front of a mirror and let it all hang out and pretend it's a cute little baby bump. You might do this, I of course never do it (riiiiiiight).

So my real question is why, at the end of the day, can I look 9 months pregnant (not really) and in the morning I can only look bloated?

Case in point: A couple of weeks ago, after a particularly incredibly awesome dinner made by Ryan (have I mentioned I haven't cooked a dinner in approximately 6 months and I blame him for no weight loss...but I'm not really complaining either:). Anyways, after this particular dinner, I don't even remember what it was, at the end of a long day- Ryan looks over at me and exclaims, "Oh my gosh! You look pregnant!!"

Thanks, honey. Thanks a lot.

It's just a food baby...a compliment to your cooking?

2) To redeem him, he has noticed all my working out!! Paying me multiple compliments about how great I look and how quickly I firm up!! All of his noticing and complimenting have really kept me going and kept me motivated to really get back in it now that the Olympics are over.

Apparently I just need to focus on my abs more! HA!

3) Going back to deciding you want to be pregnant again...I have decided the show I didn't know I was pregnant is completely off limits for me. Talk about freaking myself out. Even though I would LOVE to be knocked up...finding out because I'm in labor is not exactly what I'm thinking! And every single gas bubble that feels like I remember baby kicks feeling totally freaks me out now. You know you understand, right? I'm not alone in this, am I?

4) I finally remembered to weigh myself yesterday morning. 154.1 lbs. I'll take it! Two weeks of minimal workouts (thanks for nothing London 2012) and I'm actually down from my starting weight (154.4) and only up .4 from my low (153.7). So yay! I went for a walk outside (no treadmill) Sunday morning and didn't manage anything today. Ryan started summer school today so it's a bit of an adjustment going back to being a "single" parent during the daytime. I didn't realize how spoiled I'd gotten over the last 8 weeks!! As gung-ho as I'm feeling it's going to be hard to figure out a time to get a workout in. The next couple weeks are BUSY and predicted to be HOT. Two things that make my workouts lose priority. Ultimately I'm hoping to get to a point where I can get up and get it done before Pumpkin Pie wakes up in the morning. THAT would require him to start sleeping though and these 2 year molars aren't even poking through.

Prayers, cheers, encouragement welcome!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

WLW- Week 8

I know. I know. It's Saturday. And I call these posts Weight Loss Wednesdays.

Well, I forgot to weigh myself again and I've been busy watching Olympics so it's a really pathetic update.

I'm about 5 days behind on my bible reading. And have hardly worked out lately. To be fair, I did shovel a ton of rocks two days straight, which I think counts as a strength workout. And on top of everything, I think Pumpkin Pie might be getting his 2 year molars...nights have been really rough.

Thankfully the Olympics are over tomorrow. Ryan starts teaching summer school on Monday and my plan is to start transitioning the whole family back to our school-year routine so that we're ready to go September 5th. This will include earlier than mid-night bedtimes for me and hopefully first thing in the morning workouts. As much as I hate getting up early, I do love a good routine and getting my workout out of the way first thing.

I've been slacking on my projects of the week list too. What can I say? It's summer break, it's been mostly warm, and I've had way better things to do:)

Also, you should know I'm just guessing at which workouts I've actually accomplished. My hard copy is upstairs and I don't feel like moving:) 

Here's the rocks I helped shovel. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

WLW- Week 7

Well, I forgot to weigh myself this morning, so another week and I'm pretty sure no weight loss. Just hoping no weight gain! But it does no good to weigh myself after breakfast- that just leaves me guessing anyway.

This last week was dismal when it comes to workouts. Not only are the Olympics eating up some A LOT of my time, we were just plain busy. In addition to that, I did a pretty intense run/walk on Wednesday and then followed that up with a couple hours sitting in a car, followed by a couple hours walking around Seattle- in the sun without enough water. That combination literally put me on my bum for three days. I had no idea getting dehydrated can wreck you so thoroughly for so long. It wasn't until Sunday that I felt up to working out again but we were so busy with Grandpa's 80th birthday party I couldn't squeeze one in. Monday I did P90X yoga and made it twice as long as last time!! I quit when I was trying to do Twisting Half Moon with Pumpkin Pie pushing me over! One of my best friends, who now lives in Tucson, was in town too. I got to meet their newest addition, Miss Caylee Rae! We had a couple of good days and all 4 kids seemed to get along pretty well. So sad to see them head back. So obviously, I skipped a workout to hang out with the Lenzs.

As much as I am grateful for P90X, I really miss the running/walking time I was getting in on the treadmill. (I can't believe I'm saying that!) So I decided to stop doing the P90X plan and make my own. I've got the entire month of August "planned" out. Treadmill every 3 days and yoga every 5 (I really want to conquer twisting half-moon!). There are no rest days planned because I don't know what days will end up needing to be rest days. This way, I'll just skip whatever workout was planned for that day and start again the next day.

I also wrote out the month's Bible reading plan. And skipped my Projects list. I know what I need to do...and now I just have August to finish it up!!