Friday, July 8, 2011

Fourth of July

 What a great day we had with my parents. My mom had broken her ankle so she has been laid up for a while. I think it really made her day to have the kids there enjoying her company. They didn't want to leave they had so much fun. I didn't get many pictures because Lizzy had a hard time with the fireworks but I'll post the ones I did get. I hope your 4th was just as wonderful as ours.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

New blog

If you haven't checked out my new blog. Please take a look at it and follow me for better health. I'm making it all about health and business. There will be recipes, diet tips and you can follow my own weight loss success story. This website will be for family and more personal things. The new website is

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Just a little out of sorts

I know I haven't posted in a while. My days are crazy busy. And my computer hasn't worked right since I lost my temper with it a while back. I cannot believe how tired I am. I have only slept past 6 hours maybe 3 times since William was born. I average 3 to 5 hours a night. Last night was a 3 hour night. Lizzy woke up with croup and well, William just wakes up every night. None of the other kids would wake up at night past 7 months. Lizzy did a couple of times but nothing like her little brother who has to be up every night. I am hoping and praying that my sister would agree to help my mom watch the kids for one night in August on our anniversary. It would be so nice to sleep. I plan to take some tylonal PM so I won't wake up from habit.
Don't you just hate it when you can't find something that you know you've used recently. I need an envelope and I know that I have a bunch of them and I can't find them anywhere. My house is so unorganized. We are trying to get ready for a large garage sale. I want to get rid of everything in a box except pictures. This will clear up every closet in our home, the garage and make room for a new pantry and laundry room. I just have to wait for a weekend when my husband won't be busy and we can do this together. I'm going to need his help. I can't watch the sale and the kids at the same time. With the money we want to put some in savings and buy everyone new clothes. I cannot believe how often I have to buy them all clothes.
William has been walking along the furniture for a couple of weeks now. He still falls and hits his head at times. We try to keep pillows down but they don't always work. He'll just be 9 months tomorrow, June 15.
Well, off to find those envelopes, oh and the birth certificate we lost in our move. Is anyone else out there as absent minded as I am?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

weight loss results and pictures

Okay, the 90 days of Chalean extreame are over. I did not finish the last week do to the little ones being sick (again). I have really seen a difference in my energy level, my mood, my strength and my overall health. When I don't work out like this last week, I feel horrible and tired. I also have to give a lot of the credit to shakeology. It has really helped me to be on track with eating and has given me the extra boost I need to get through the long nights with sick kids. I am so glad to have done this challenge. Now for the results.

Here is my weight and measurements from when I started March 1

Weight: 199

Waist: 41 inches

Hips: 44 inches

Chest: 41 inches

Right Arm: 13.5 inches

Left Arm: 13 inches

Right Thigh: 25 inches

Left Thigh: 26 inches

Body fat: 32%

Here are my results as of today.

Weight: 182

Waist: 35 inches

Hips: 41 inches

Chest: 38 inches

Right Arm: 12 inches

Left Arm: 12 inches

Right Thigh: 23 inches

Left Thigh: 23 inches

Body Fat: 24%

That comes out to be 17 pounds lost

6 inches lost on my waist and 19.5 inches total. And a lost of 8% body fat.

I really wanted to lose more, but I'm very happy with the results.

I love CLX so much that I'm going to start it all over again on Monday. I'm really going to focus on my eating habits and see if I can't lose more this time around. I really let my eating go during the 3rd month. I really couldn't do this alone. My accountability group from Beach Body has been awesome. If you need inspiration or need a jump start on your weight loss send me an email and I'd be happy to help. We can all get into the best shape of our lives.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Weight Loss Update

This last week was very hard for me. I didn't have any ambition to work out. I still kept eating healthy good foods. I ended up taking a full week off from my workout. This is not supposed to happen when your on a challenge. I am happy to report that I didn't gain any weight. I'm still 17 pounds lost and over 30 inches smaller. Shakeology is excellent. It keeps me on track and it helps me to stay away from the cravings that I do have. I was able to have energy, eat less and stay at my weight lost. This is exciting for me to know for when I do reach my goal weight. I know now that with a healthy diet and Shakeology I can keep the weight off. I did eat pasta during the weekend, I made chicken Alfredo with cheesy bread. I cannot eat that again though. Too much dairy. Even with lactate pills I still was up all night sick. It sure was good, but not worth it.

If you haven't tried shakeology, shoot me an email and I would love to bring some to you to try.

Monday, May 9, 2011

My Mother's Day

Mother's Day was so nice. I wish it were every day. Rob let me sleep in and he got up with William at 6:40. William actually slept in, he is usually up at 5:00. This was a huge gift from the both of them. Then Colton and Rob made me breakfast in bed with a red rose. I broke down and ate the toast. Eggs and bacon on toast is always a treat for me along with a nice hot cup of coffee. Lizzy came in and helped me eat my eggs. Alainna laid down next to me and told me how she's going to be a mommy someday to four babies. And Logan put on Johnny Horton for me to listen to. It was a great start to the morning. I wanted to go to church but we ended up skipping. I think we need to keep looking for a church to worship in. The one we've been attending for a few months is not teaching right on with what scripture says about salvation. I would love to go back to Edgewood but its so far to be involved with and I really want to be involved with a church close to home. My heart is really burdened with this.

Back to Mother's Day. I went with Logan to Fred Meyers to check out there Founders Day sale and write down prices for my grocery list on Friday. I ended buying 3 new tops for $11 each down from $40. I needed them. I only have maternity and really old tops so this was a nice gift.

When I got home I watched half of Pride and Prejudice before I fell asleep for a two hour nap. Then my dad came over for a nice visit and we had Round Table pizza and ended the day with Cheese cake. I ate so much that when I woke up this morning I was still full, bloated and sick.

Today will be focused on Shakeology to help the bloating and the sick feeling go away and back to eating lean foods. I love that its not a diet that I'm doing but a way of life. If I eat crummy for one meal I just go back to lean eating after that. This is what I like about Shakeology, it helps me to get back on track while taking cravings away and keeps me full for a couple of hours.

I hope everyone had a great Mothers day and I hope you were just as blessed as I was.