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I am a 39 yr. old stay at home mom to 3 girls ages 10, 9 and 7. My goal is to be fit by 40! I want to lead a healthier lifestyle. I was banded on 4/5/2011. I tend to be a bit on the sarcastic and cynical side. I love to read, hate to excersise (but am learning to tolerate it!), love to shop and want to smack anyone who is a size 2 (not really!). I am learning to work with my band and my new self one day at a time!

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Friday, December 30, 2011

Word For 2012

Here is my word for 2012.  DEDICATED.  I chose this word because in the past I tend to lose focus on what I want to accomplish.  Not this time though.  I am dedicated to my goal.  I want to be the healthiest I can be.   My 40th birthday is coming up (June 6th) and I want to know that I have worked my hardest to be the best 40 yr. old I can be.



devoted: wholeheartedly devoted or committed to a goal, cause, or job
intended only for one purpose: designed to carry out only one task, or set aside for a specific purpose
"relayed via a dedicated satellite link"
ded·i·cat·ed·ly ADVERB

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Zumba Is Not For Everyone

Last night I went to my very first Zumba class with one of my besties.  I have been looking forward to this for months.  I know some of you adore it and I couldn't wait to try it out and see what all the fuss was about.  And while I had a lot of fun (mainly laughing at my white girl dance style), I have to admit...........I am not a fan.

I am shocked.  I love to dance.  But when I work out, I need to feel the burn.  I need to push myself really hard.  I want that sweet runners high.  I want to work out some aggression by kick boxing or running to loud angry music.  That is just my workout style.

What did I love about the class?  I loved the fact that I went the whole way through and never once thought about giving up.  I wasn't winded to the point of gasping for air.  I wasn't the biggest one in class.  I am strong and can hold my own.  I am in really good shape physically (thank you band!).

Would I do it again with friends?  Absolutely.  It was fun.  Would I do it for my workout routine on a daily basis?  No, it isn't something I would stick with.

Anyway, on the way home I stopped at the Wally World to check out training videos (I feel the need to incorporate some into my walking/running routine).  And I found this................

Have I ever mentioned my little crush on Dolvett?  No? Well, I think he is absolutely gorgeous.  We watch TBL just so I can see his beautiful face (and hot body!).  I would be in the gym EVERY hour of EVERY day if I had a trainer that looked like him.  My girls laugh at me and say I am a desperate housewife.  Perhaps that is true.  But, if watching him workout will help me stay focused then bring on the "At-Home Challenge". 

Happy Wednesday everyone!!!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Years Resolutions?????

I am trying to decide whether or not to make a New Year's Resolution.

The decision is really stumping me.

In past years, I made resolutions to lose weight, workout more, eat better, etc.  But, 2011 has been a pretty good year for me health wise.

Should I make a New Year's Resolution and mess with what I have been perfecting this year?  Or, should I leave well enough alone?

If the past is an indicator of my success than I may want to stay clear of any resolutions that pertain to weight loss.

So this year I am resolving to.....................................trust myself.  Because, I have never trusted myself or my decisions when it came to my weight.  I am resolving to actually listen to my body and my band.  To, quit second guessing myself.  To own the success that I have had and trust that I will make the choices I need to get to goal.

Trust..................it is really scary for me.  Especially, trusting myself.

Have you made any New Year's Resolutions? If so, what are they?

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Game On!

Something Vicky at My Shrinking Belly said really hit home for me.

I am right at 190 now.  190.2 to be exact.  And I am comfortable here.  People are amazed by my success.  My health has not been this good in 15 years.  I think I look pretty darn good.  But am I willing to settle here?  When I only have 15 lbs. to my big goal? 

I did not have LB to settle.  I had it to gain control of an aspect of my life that lacked any discipline.  It was a last chance effort to get my health back on track.  This for me is the last resort. 

So, am I going to let the Christmas cookies win?  Let the chocolate and candy control me?

No.  I am not.  I will not.  I am stronger than food.  It will not win this time.

So thanks, Vicky, for helping me see it is not acceptable to settle here at 190. 

And to food, I say...............Game on!  I am stronger than you.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

I Swear I Am Not Lost.............

Really, I am here (at least in spirit lately!).  But, since the whirlwind of Disn@y W*rld at Thanksgiving my universe has been in constant chaos.

Let me paint you a picture.

Thanksgiving at the big D-World.  Where we all had the dreaded stomach flu.  Yep, fun times.  But, what a great trip.  It will be something we always remember.  And.........I fit with tons of room in airline seats and rides.  Nope...........my fear of being escorted to a larger seat never happened.  I walked circles around my kids..........they kept complaining and I just kept walking.  That is a great feeling! 

The Saturday after we returned, I had PTO winter carnival.  Since I am the president, that means I am in charge.  I spent probably 40+ hours at the school that week.  My laundry room is still packed with dirty clothes from our trip!

Here is a picture of Lesley and I working our elf magic at the carnival.

Last week...........more PTO.  This time of year seems to be really busy with parties and events.  Did I mention I think I might be crazy for accepting this gig?!  Or at least maybe I will go crazy.

One thing that has not changed.............I have walked EVERY day.  That is non-negotiable for me.  It is my time.  My little sanity break.  My cell phone stays off until about 10 and everyone knows not to bother me.

I have not been logging my food for 3 weeks either.  And you know what?  I have been continually losing.  I actually think I may be eating less since I do not know how many calories I have to play with.  But, I am going to start tracking again because my type A personality is getting the best of me.

This week.........more class parties, a PTO Santa store for the kids, church pageant and Christmas with my parents. 

I sure am glad I have lost a lot of weight because I know I would have NEVER been able to keep up with my crazy life if I was 100+ more pounds.

So, yes right now is crazy with a capital C but..................I am living again.  I am present in my own life.  Life is good!