Friday, November 28, 2008

Fit Friday week #6

I am back to report about the trials and success of my being apart of Fit Friday. Here we are in week 6 and in a few days it will be December. WOW! Does anyone feel lighter.....I do, I do.
I am losing weight slowly but I am thinking that I will soon get a big jump in numbers when I wean Travis and can seriously reduce my points on the weight watchers system.

This week feels like it was a success but I don't have a number to prove it. My weigh in is on Thursdays and well as you know Turkey day was yesterday which was my weight in Thursday. So no scale for me. We were suppose to be able to go to any meeting prior to Thursday to weigh in and the one I went to on Wednesday afternoon was closed up tight with a note on the door. I was bummed! But that's life right. No need to fret over it.

But I did have wins with tracking my food and working out. I even did a little cardio on Turkey day. So last week I mentioned that I had a plan for not over indulging on Thanksgiving.

Here it was and it was exactly how it went.

Wake up
Deal with Kids
EAT BREAKFAST....Very important always but especially today.
Finished chores
Deal with kids
Put bird in oven
Have a light lunch
Water, Water, water....all day I drank water.
Time for diner....big glass of water prior to rounding up everyone for dinner
Since I don't/didn't want to single myself out I took a big kid plate but envisioned it to be a small kid plate if you get my drift. As I placed food on my plate I left lots of room in between items. I took more of the green beans, sweet potatoes (which I made as plain as could be...not a marshmallow in sight on these babies.) and had a large helping of salad.
I felt so good about my choices and felt content after I ate. I didn't want for anything more nor did I go back for seconds.
I even allowed room for a small sliver of Cherry Delight Pie...a family favorite.

All in all my plan worked and I felt good about myself this morning when I woke up.

So now its the start of week 7 and I am already off to a good start with some gym time and a family bike ride already under my belt for today. I am going to do the "backwards" run the woodlands isn't officially the RTW's because it is the 5th Saturday of the month so to make it different they are having us run the route not literally running backwards but wouldn't that be funny to see.
So check back in next week when I will be posting pounds and measurements.....

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Fourth File, Fourth Photo

So I have done this before with the sixth file and the sixth photo but that was on my computer. Let's see what we find when we do this game in hubby's photo files.
Here are the rules.
You go to the fourth file folder on your hard drive under photos and then select the fourth photo in that file. Easy enough.

Holy holy it's the mac daddy caddy...there is a story here....I'll post about it in the near future.

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

A soccer outing

So we met up with one of our favorite family friends and watched their oldest play his last soccer game of the season. It was really fun to watch (what I could of two kept be busy) and to spend time with some good friends. We all went for a family pizza outing and had a pretty nice time. I wish our families had more time to spend with one another than we do. We'll see you all Thursday for Turkey!

It's a chilly one!

Who's watching the game?

My darling Goddaughter and her fun mommy.
The Godfather gaze.

Whistles blowing their is a fashionista on the field.
They are truly brother and sister.

All this girl can do is talk...blah, blah, blah...doesn't she know I am trying to watch the game?
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway. -- Fr. Jerome Cummings

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Gotta love a contest

So one of my favorite blogs and a site you can witness a pure miracle of God on is My Charming Kids or better known as MCK Mama. She is having a contest and it would be fun to win some photo supplies and tips from a pro. So keep your fingers crossed that some how Membership Required(that's me) is selected to win.

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Fit Friday week #5

Oh this week flew by. Before I knew it I was weighing in, finishing week five with success and not sure how it happened. Now I am embarking on week 6....last day of week six is a dangerous's turkey day. Oh but I have a plan for that day and next week I will share with you when I review that week if I followed my plan.

So back to week 5. Week 5 was filled with stress and sick babies. One baby even had a trip to the ER. So this tired mommy didn't do so well tracking her food with pencil and paper (computer time limited as mine is still down) but I did make a conscious effort to pick up and eat good foods. I did some exercising but it was less than I had wanted to do. Heck, what can you do but roll with the punches when you get get socked.

So on with the success and let's leave the bad behind. I am down 1.2lbs this week. So the .2 I went up last week went bye bye (magically I suppose.) I am happy with the loss and am now at 6.2 total lost since I started weight watchers. I am nine pounds away from my 10% target weight loss. When I reach that loss, I then sit down and make a goal weight loss to strive for. I figure once I get to that 10% loss I am another 25lbs away from where I want to be. Oh, I am starting to feel the excitement. The best part is 9lbs is less then 10lbs so even speaking the weight I need to lose to get to the 10%loss sounds better. It sounds like something that could happen by Christmas. I can do it, I can do it! Oh how nice it would be to be a visible 15lbs lighter in Christmas photos. How nice will it just feel to be 15lbs lighter. Can you feel my excitement building? I hope so because I am going to DO IT!!!

See you all next week for week 6 in review of Fit Fridays.

Oh yeah...I am running in the RTW this Saturday for the third time. I can not believe it!

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Houston we have a problem.

My computer is still dead so to speak but I have been navigating the bloggy and Internet worlds via stolen moments on my hubby's computer. He is not a fan when he finds me in his office doing my thing on the computer but has been kind about these affairs with his keyboard this time around. Apparently my computer is still alive and kicking. It's just that the cord isn't giving it any juice. I tried getting a universal cord from radio shack but that didn't work so I took it into Fry's and they said I would need to order a special cord and that my computer will come back to me after it is revived with power. Oh you don't know what those words meant. For weeks I have thought that my computer was gone and so that meant my numerous files upon files of pictures would be gone too. I have had a bad experience with a photographer, the kid in Michigan that created that severe virus (thanks kid!) and a destroyed hard drive. Needless to say I have NO wedding pictures. My heart still hurts when I think of that. So you can see how worried I might have been about my little laptop friend...keeper of files near and dear. However now that we know the issue that ails my little laptop friend we are unable to help her until some number crunching issues are resolved. So until then, little posting for me and little surfing will I do. I miss my blog and sharing my world in the spheres of bloggy world. Till we have complete blast off again......

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Fit Friday week 4

So hey some times you lose and well sometimes you gain.
This week....I gained. Not sure how it happened as I worked out, I ran and I tracked my food.
I gained .2 of a pound. Really I am not sure where that creaped into my week with all my efforts but it did. I was bummed but now I am just determined to lose it and more next week.
My run last saturday was amazing! I ran so much more than I did the first time and I felt so much better during and after the event. Even later in the day I felt energized and inspired all day. Strange but true. Well check back in next week to see how I have progressed. Hopefully it will be GREAT news! Check in on other Fit Friday participants over at It's Almost Naptime by clicking on Mrs. Clause on my side bar.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The croup or should I say "oh crud!"

Well it's that time of year. The season of colds, fevers, coughs (barking seals at our house...croup), the flu, runny get the picture.

So a couple of days ago Campbell started feeling bad and then boom today Travis started our day with some barking coughs over the monitor...."oh crud!" were my first words not the words I usually say..."Dear Lord, watch over us today in all we do. Grant me patience, a loving heart & gentle words. Also grant me kindness for others and stamina to get through the day. Amen."
I think God knows that prayer comes from me every day that I might have surprised him this morning...wait I cant surprise God....Ha. He got me...he knew what I would say prior to me uttering it.

Sometimes I wish he would share his surprises with me. Like exactly when my kids will get sick. Not that I am blaming him for the "bugs" of the world that infect my household but seeing that he is all get the picture.

But seriously, my kids are sick. It's terrible, it's rough and in a day or two (seeing that they are on steroids) it will literally be H@*#.

So Lord, please be with them. Be with us as a family. Let the days pass quickly and allow them to be well soon. Amen.

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Friday, November 7, 2008

Fit Friday....week 3

Oh the torture of being a woman. We all have different things that torment us but one we all share; the curse of Auntie Once A. Month and well she stopped by to visit me. To be quite frank I began receiving messages that she would coming soon....last Friday I started to feel "slow" and well rather hungry. Hungry for things that I haven't wanted to place my hands on and shove into my mouth for quite some time. Something was up, she was coming. I needed to prepare because I knew that it could R-U-I-N my week if I did not prepare. So well my quest to prepare myself and safe guard my week was weak. Auntie and all her evil doings were slowly breaking me down. This is my week.
I only worked out at the gym on Monday and Wednesday. I only walked twice this week. I ran once and was that ever a slow and painful run. I did enjoy four family bike rides...but that is far from breaking a sweat...but it is movement for over 25 minutes so it must count for something. I was terrible at tracking my food but I was pretty darn good at my water intake and fighting the temptation to eat, eat & eat. I did however cave and have a McDonald's cheeseburger with extra ketchup and mustard on it. Let me tell was DELICIOUS!!! But wait, wait for week was not completely ruined by Miss Once A. Month. Ha! Ha! to you Auntie. I lost, I lost a tiny tiny bit of weight...but it's a loss. Have you been waiting? Here it is.....I lost .4Lb. Told you it was tiny tiny. But heck...I didn't gain any weight. So once again, Thank You Grandma for these words....Slow and Steady wins the Race!
Speaking of races, I will be in the Run the Woodlands event again this pray, pray that I make it....I already expect to be in last place so no need to pray for me finishing with a qualifying time for say like first place. But pray that I don't have a cardiac arrest out on that run as chances are I will be all alone...way behind the pack. But I'll be there, that's gotta count for something. I will be running with this thought in my head..."I want to feel good naked!"

Tell next week's post on my week four...stay true to yourself...workout and eat right!

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Happy 11th month Travis!

So I have been with out my computer for a couple of days. It died on Monday...ugh! So I am late by one day in making this post. But my sweet boy turned 11 months yesterday. I can hardly believe that next month he will be one. ONE! He will officially be a toddler.
So until next month...I will enjoy these last few days of him being a baby.
I love you Travis! (or should I say Linus.)

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

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