Sunday, February 28, 2010

Boring Sunday

This weekend seemed to crawl by! Of course when you are waiting for something that's what happens. I am still waiting for word on the job and Daycare situation.

I was so anxious on Friday that I thought I would pass out, so I took to the treadmill and ran off some energy. Yesterday was a really snacky day and I just couldn't get full, but I tracked everything and didn't do too badly. I did my exercise in the evening since I needed a nap in the afternoon and that combination meant that I did not get to sleep until 1am *gag*

Today was exercise rest day so I had another nap, hopefully it doesn't mess my sleep up tonight. I know that my mind will be racing anyway until I hear about the job situation, but hopefully I'll get some sleep.

Tomorrow's plan is to run 2 minutes and walk 1, we'll see how it goes.
I'm also going to eat cleaner this week because I have 12lbs to go until I reach my first mini goal of 299 lbs. It's been years since I've seen that number.

lata peeps

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


So today was an up and down kind of day, I dropped by my old workplace for a visit and found out that my old job is opening up. I was thinking about it and decided to try for the position.
It couldn't be better hours (finished by 3:45 Pm) monday to friday, I know all of the clients, and I enjoyed the work. I feel sad about the possibility of not being a stay at home mom, and I'll miss Arianna like crazy, but in order to provide extras and have some security, I need to work.

I've been in contact with a daycare and I have my fingers crossed that when they call back on Friday I'll have a daycare spot. I just feel like this is meant to be, and I am praying that everything lines up and comes through.

I did my run today, and it felt good, I'm still doing 90 seconds running and 1 min walking but it's getting better. my eating is going well, not fully clean but I'm sticking to my points and measuring things again.
I am so excited that in 6 weeks Joey will be back, it's been a long 4 months!!

I'm off to bed, it's been a hectic day!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Run shirt Give away

Happy Sunday, Check out Syl's blog to win a cute princess running shirt!

Arianna is still pretty sick so we're taking it easy today. We're not going to make it to the Deployment briefing, but we'll go down and do our video call later. Our time is 6:10 pm so I hope she's not too cranky then.
If she's not better tomorrow, it looks like another trip to the doctor.

Today is my off day for exercise so nothing to report there.
I applied for a couple of jobs lately, so fingers crossed that something comes through!


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Another quick one

Just a quick re-cap of my day because I am heading to bed ASAP!!
  • Arianna is still sick :(
  • Tomorrow we have a 5 minute video call with Joey!!
  • I RAN TODAY!!! (finally after putting it off for days) it felt great too!!
  • I started working on the basement again, and it looks bad now, but once I clean out all of the junk it will be great!

That is all for me today

Nighty night peeps!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Finally Friday

Not that Friday means anything different to me, but most folks are happy that the weekend is finally here.
I was exhausted today and felt like I was in a fog all day and it was really bothering me, but I think it may be mood related. I have lost my momentum since I was sick, but tonight I am making a plan for the week and looking forward.

Arianna has a tonsil infection, so we aren't able to be around any kiddies for a few days, but she should be ok by sunday when we have our monthly deployment briefing, and 5 minute video call with Hubby!! Yay!

Hubby may be coming home a month early, so that means in 6.5 weeks he could be here! I am keeping my fingers crossed because I miss him so much.

Fantastic news too, I won a 4 week session at Booty Camp Fitness!! I am so excited because I've been seeing reviews in the blog world and it looks like an awesome workout!! I am trying to get the details straightened out for when etc, as it will have to be when Joey is home! A huge thanks ti Skinny Me for offering the contest!!

I finally got to try my new IFIT videos for the treadmill too. I have level 1, 2 and 3 of Jillian Michael's lose weight series. The thing that I love about these cards is that they change the intensity and incline for you.
The workout started out a little slow, but soon I was sweating and climbing hills, with a max incline of 7% it was a great workout and Jillian gave random tricks and encouragement throughout the 20 minute workout. It was only day 1 but I enjoyed it so far. Level 1 is designed to be done 3x per week for 6 weeks, so we'll see how it goes.
I'm going to give running another try tomorrow, but I'm not going to stress over it (yeah

Anyway, I blabbed on enough for tonight, Happy Friday!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Quick Post

I'm going to make this quick because I need to go to bed.....I'm sooo tired tonight.
  • No run today, I had to shovel snow for 80 minutes instead. We had a few feet in the Driveway
  • I'm going slightly shack wacky
  • I tracked all of my foods today
  • I am starting to freak out about money/job issues but I am not stress eating!
  • I really miss my husband and I am feeling a little exhausted and overwhelmed.
  • Another day is over and tomorrow is a blank canvas.

Goodnight :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

5th Time's a charm??

Yep, I am once again a paying Weight Watchers customer. I need the accountability, and I really like the points tracker/recipe builder. I am just going to eat as clean as's not all or nothing.

I took A for a walk today, I figured we could both use the fresh air after the weekend of sickness. I am hoping all that has passed, even though my stomach feels a little icky from time to time.

Tomorrow is a run day, I'm hoping I didn't set myself back too far by not running since Friday but I'll see what happens.

I am stressing a little over the fact that I will probably have to get a job when Joey comes home. I was really hoping to be successful at Pampered Chef. I just wish I could figure something out.

Anyway, I'm off to bed and hopefully I'm not as restless as I was last night.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Pop chips giveaway

Check out Jaime's blog for a great giveaway!

So I was still feeling crappy all day yesterday, and most of today, but I actually have an appetite right now, so that's a good sign. I am hoping to get in some form of exercise tomorrow, although I'm not sure yet if it will be a run. It depends on the energy situation.

I really need to really get serious about tracking and weighing/measuring my food again. I have been coasting for a little while, and I am not seeing the results that I want to see. I am also planning to write out some goals and things that I wish to accomplish in the near future both in weight loss and life in general.
I am kicking and screaming my way back to the surface so stay tuned for my transformation :)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sick Saturday

So I felt OK yesterday, and ended up doing my run, but so far today I am feeling terrible. I am achy, cold, stuffed up and I have zero energy which makes taking care of a 15 month old a little challenging.

Tomorrow is another planned run day, but I'll have to see how I feel. If it's anything like right now, I will collapse on the treadmill.

Joey called today, it was so nice to hear his voice, but I hate letting him go. I miss him so much today. We're supposed to go to a deployment activity tomorrow, but I'm thinking that I won't be feeling up to it.

I guess I'm just a little bummed that I am working hard at being healthy, but I end up getting every bug going.

oh well, hopefully better days ahead!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Week 3

So I am doing my own learn to run program, based on the couch to 5k and Running room programs. In week 3 I run 90 seconds and walk 1 minute with a 5 min warm up and cool down. I have to admit I was really nervous because I didn't really think I would be able to run any longer than 1 min. Yesterday was my first run of week 3, and although I had to lower the speed to 4.5 mph, I was able to run 90 seconds/walk 1 min 6 times!! I used to be worried what others would think about my speed and if I should even say that I am running, but now I don't care! I am over 300lbs and I am running!!
Tomorrow is a scheduled run day, and I think I am getting a cold, but I am still going to try my best to run. If it is too much I will walk, but at least I'll try.

The eats went well today, I had a kids pot luck at playgroup, but I didn't eat anything because tomorrow is weigh in. I skipped lunch in favor of a nap when Arianna went down because I had a massive headache, and I didn't drink enough water today, but tomorrow is a new day.

I am working on getting organized with meal planning and clean eating, but that is a work in progress.

I think it is time to chill on the couch with some water and a big juicy orange for vitamin C. Blah I hope I am not getting sick!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Quicken Giveaway

Check out Last night's leftovers for a great quicken giveaway. I've been meaning to try this program for a while, because seriously who couldn't use some help with money management??

Check it out here

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Lazy Sunday

Well not really that lazy, because I cleaned the main level and made a couple of batches of home made Larabars, but I'm still in my jammies and I have no intention of getting dressed. Arioanna is still in Jammies too and I think she likes days like today.

I thought about going for a walk but it's still freezing out and I'm just too cold lately to venture out. Tomorrow I have to run anyway so a rest day is good.
Tomorrow is the last day of run 1min walk 1 min, and I figure in order to run 1:30 I will have to lower the speed, but I am willing to do what ever it takes to keep running. I am toying with the idea of registering for the bluenose 5k run but I'm terrified at the thought and afraid that I will fail.
I am working on it and it would be something great that I can do for me!

well, I guess that's it. 12 weeks until Joey comes home!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Check it out!

Go over and check out Skinny Me's blog and enter to win a book that seems like a great read for those of us who have problems with over eating.

Today was a good day. We went to a play group, so I got lots of exercise chasing Arianna around, and then we relaxed this afternoon. After Arianna went to bed I had planned on doing a treadmill workout, and I almost had myself talked out of it all day, but I went down and did it anyway. I just have to keep reminding myself that I want to look as good as I possibly can when joey comes home in just over 3 months.
I did 5 mins warm up
10 run 1 min/walk 1 min intervals
cool down
for a total of 30 mins and it felt great (read I thought I was going to die at times :P)

Anyway, I guess people were right when they encouraged me to get out and see people. It is good for both of us to have the interaction and variety that it provides. I think I am finally crawling out of my rut, which will help my mood and my weight loss.