Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Best dream EVER!

So, I literally woke up today with a huge smile on my face - and for those of you who are starting to let your minds wonder into the gutter, it WASN't that kind of dream! lol
I dreamt that my DH and I were out trying on new clothes when all of a sudden I noticed that my tummy was FLAT!!!! Not fit, or fabulous - but definitly FLAT!!! I started getting super excited - and I left my change room in my undies and bra, and ran to my DH's change room to show him. Managers were banging on the door because they thought we were up to no good in there.
Kind of strange - but SO cool!! I don't think that I have ever dreamt about being at goal before. I hope this is a sign that I am in the right frame of mind to go the distance this time. I feel like I am, and even DH seems on track for himself, so I really do think, NO I really do KNOW that I am going to achieve my goal!!! And I feel strongly that I will do this by the start of next summer.
Still smiling, and its 1 p.m. now - BEST DREAM EVER!

Monday, October 27, 2008


So, went for my wi on my regular day this week (Monday - today) and it was nice to see the regular leader and members again. I expected a gain since I got my period yesterday and I was feeling super bloated, yucky and gross.
Well, I got on the scale, and my new best friend (the lady who weighed me) told me I was down 2! I almost fell over - literally! I calmed down, leaned in as close to her as I could get and asked "did you say 0.2?" and she clarified "2.0!"
WOW - What a great 'weigh' to start the week!!!! I feel so motivated and encouraged to continue this journey that I am on!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Check out caloriecount.about.com

Cool site, a friend told me about.
Totally free to use. You enter your current weight, goal weight and date that you want to achieve it by - then it tells you how may daily calories and daly activity that you need to reach this goal.
Also lets you enter your cals and activity daily to keep you on track - has thousands of foods already prorammed in - so its super easy.
Kind of neat!

Tonight, I celebrate my love !

So, today marks our 11th wedding anniversary! This coming Tuesday marks 13 years since the proposal and early November is 16 years from our first date.
DH truly is my soul mate, best friend and best companion I could ever hope for.
All throughout my childhood I dreamt of being a cheerleader and dating a big dumb jock (think Moose and Midge from the Archie comics) and in high school I was a cheerleader for 4 years, and in my last year of high school I met him!
He makes me laugh everyday - even when I really don't want to laugh (like when he pisses me off).
He is SO great to our kids - they adore their dad!
We are dropping the kids off at a halloween party tonight and heading out for dinner and a movie.
I love that I am still so IN LOVE after all these years together!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

WI went well today

So I was pleasantly surprised to hear that I had a 2 lb loss this week. Core really seems to be working well for me!!! My wi buddy (who has a lot less than me to lose) lost 2.6 - she is totally rocking the program and she is doing flex.
I'm happy with my results, happy to be feeling great - and extra happy that my hubby is on board this time around and doing fantastic at his own weight loss efforts. We both rock!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

a bit nervous

So, I go for my WI tomorrow morning. Changed it from Monday to Tuesday again this week due to an appt. I really wanted to get exercising this week - but life got in the way. I have to get better about putting my health first.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

5 great weeks on core!

And the downward trend continues! Down 1.2!! WI'd today due to the holiday yesterday. I am so happy. I love that I managed to make it through a long holiday weekend without gorging myself. I truly feel different this time around. More motivated, and focused.
We learned about several things in our meeting today, one of them was 'winning outcomes'. A winning outcome for me would be to get fit and healthy. I realized that I am not going to get there if I don't start MOVING! I REALLY need to incorporate some exercise into my life. I earned 3 APs on our hike yesterday, so this week is off to a good start - just need to stick with it.
I want to thank all those who have been reading and commenting on this blog - I love the support :)

Monday, October 13, 2008

What a great weekend!
The event I hosted at our church was fantastic - the turn out was WAY better than I expected and everyone seemed to be having a lot of fun. I stayed OP so that's a bonus.
Thanksgiving dinner went well at my house on Sunday. The inlaws came over and I was able to make almost everything core. Points only for gravy and stuffing, but I used store bought of both so that I was able to properly account for them.
Today was a GORGEOUS day here in Ontario. We took the kids with their bikes and our dog down to the lake for a nice walk on the trail. We did about 5km and then met up with some of our friends from out of town at a local playground. OP today as well, so I am actually not dreading my WI tomorrow.
In all my attempts at WW, (and there have been MANY) I have never had a post holiday wi with a loss. I think tomorrow will be different. :)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Today was CRAZY busy, but I managed to still make good eating choices.
DH took us out for dinner tonight - he helped his boss out of a jam, so the boss gave him $100 and said "take your family out tonight."
We went to East Side Marios. I usually get the chicken Parmigan, but I decided to be good so instead I had the 1/4 chicken (white meat) with whole wheat pasta.
I am hosting a Fall Country Fair at our church tomorrow. The menu is chili and apple pie. I am bringing a pot of chili, that way I know that I can eat it. I can skp the pie because I will be too busy anyways helping the kids with the games. I hope that everything comes together and that all the people who are responsible for different tasks will come through for me. I am also hoping that we get good turnout. WISH ME LUCK - lol.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Having a GREAT day!!!!

Today, as I was doing the grocery shopping this morning, I was feeling low. Had a bad dream last night and the feeling was staying with me.
As I arrived home with the groceries, I noticed that DH's car was still here. I was so happy that I would get to hug him before he left for work. When I came in I snuggled him for a few minutes and then he told me that he was going to wok from home today. I WAS SO HAPPY!!!
We took the kids for lunch, so they liked that. When I was busy working on my vinyl business in the afternoon - he went out for a few minutes. He came back home with a beautiful bouquet of flowers for me. SO nice.
Then after we picked up my DD at school, we went to the mall. I needed a new pair of pants. I was trying on sizes that were lower than I thought - and they FIT!!!! I got a great pair of jeans at Old Navy.
Feeling great - and TOTALLY core so far today, not one point extra.


Ok, I know that I am NOT supposed to do this - but I stepped on the scale today (mid week) and I am UP about 3 pounds!!!!!! ARGHHHHHHHHH!!!
Hopefully that was the kick in the butt that I needed! I really want to continue this journey in a 'downward spiral', at least as far as the scale is concerned. I need to make sure that I get the water I need, and lots of veggies!!! Healthy proteins, and not to use up all my weekly pts with garbage!
Here I go, BACK TO IT!!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

SOOOOO hungry!

I don't know why, I am not pmsing or anything, but I am SOOOOO hungry. I have already used so many of my weekly pts, and this weekend is Thanksgiving. The only thing I have going for me, is that I am hosting dinner, so I should be able to make most of it core, but still this is crazy.
I wish I knew why I was so hungry, its not like I am exercising and could blame it on that - I have been SO lazy.
WI on Tuesday next week, due to Thanksgiving, and I am really hoping that its not too bad. At this rate - it could be scarier than halloween.

Monday, October 6, 2008

WI #4

down 1.8 for a grand total of 11.2!!! I am so happy. I got my 10 lb sticker today.
CORE rocks!!! I am not at all worried about Thansgiving this coming weekend, because I have chosen to have it at my house, so I can control what I cook, and how I prepare it!!!
What a nice way to start the week!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

My Guy

He is so great. He supports me so much in this journey of mine. He loves me unconditionally and thinks I'm hot even now!! WOW!
We have been together so long that I barely remember life before him. He is EXACTLY the kind of Dad that I would want him to be, and he helps me to be a better Mom.
He is supporting me more this time around then ever before, because he is making healthier choices in his eating as well.
He is a TOTAL goof, and I love that. I always tell my children that they need to find a spouse that they can have fun with - LAUGHTER is SO important, it gets us through the hurdles in life.
~just thought I would share~