Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Weight Loss Wednesday

I'm still posting on Wednesday, even though it's late. I skipped last week because of being to busy. I thought my hectic week would help me out in the weight loss area but turns out it didn't. I'm not sure I trust the Wii for my weigh ins anymore. It seems like it just is a consistent up and down on that thing.....or maybe it's just me. I am going to go get another real scale though.

I finally found a breakfast that I can consistently eat and it keeps me full until lunch. Good old plain cheerios and a banana. I was enjoying my Total cereal with blueberries and pomegranate until I saw that it had as much sugar in it as my kids "special sugar cereals". So I bought regular cheerios and have been eating them almost every day for the past week and a half. I've also been making kale smoothies with my lunch and including kale, oj, yogurt, and frozen strawberries. I could drink smoothies every day, but the weather is getting a little colder so they don't always feel the best when I'm already frozen. SO, I'm gonna stick with what I like and try and stay away from the junk.....that's my diet. (And then comes Halloween candy :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


My body always has a way of telling me to slow down. Sometimes I listen, most times I don't. Today I'm feeling a cold coming on and I am trying to ignore it.

I've been barely keeping me head above water this past week. Didn't even get around to posting on my weight loss wednesday! Thankfully, the whirlwind is starting to slow down. Popcorn is nearly almost over and I will be so glad when it is all out of our house an I don't have to deal with it again next year!

We are closing in on our 3-day walk. I think there are about 25 days left before the walk! All of my teammates and I have met our minimum goal! This past weekend we had a bake sale out at Lombardi Ranch and raised over $1000. We had so much stuff baked for us by all of our friends. We were able to sell consistently from about 8:00 to 5:00 and still went home with a few bags of chocolate chip cookies.

Following my time at the bake sale Garrett, the boys, and I went to meet Paula and Jeff for a Pirate Adventure dinner. It was a lot of fun and quite a different eating experience.

Of course we are still having fun getting to know Raven. She is a sweet dog and she and Dodger are getting along a little better. I've been taking her with me on all of my walks and runs and I think she's probably thinking, "Geez, a walk around the block would be ok. You don't HAVE to take me on these long adventures!"

I guess I better take care of myself this week so that I will be ready for the weekend. Halloween is the boys second favorite holiday. They can't wait and I can't believe it's almost here!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009


We added a new member to our family yesterday! Her name is Raven and she's a beautiful black labrador. I'll take some more pictures tomorrow, maybe outside. She really is beautiful though!

Through the wonders of Facebook, Garrett saw a post about a family looking for a new home for their dog. We had been tossing around the idea of getting another dog and Garrett REALLY wanted a black lab. The family who owned her had a baby a few months ago and felt that they didn't have the time to give to her. She is already partially trained....knows how to sit and stay. She's house broken and crate trained to sleep in a crate at night. Perfect, right. So we went to meet her in Huntington Beach yesterday evening and ended up bringing her home last night.

Dodger has not been the most welcoming to Raven, but that's to be expected after this has been her family for 12 years. Last night it was all Dodger barking at Raven, today Raven is starting to fight back. Hopefully this will not last too long!! I hope that they become friends and can keep each other company while we're at work.

Stay tuned for some better pictures tomorrow. I am planning on taking her hiking tomorrow (steering clear of the tar pits). She took a 10 mile walk with me this morning and still had energy afterwards. Yay, I have a new running partner too!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

How did I get to be 35? In my mind, that's old. In my heart, I still feel like I'm just out of high school. I am happy with how my life is a 35 and I think it's just about how I imagined it would be. Except I never imagined I would have climbed Mt. Whitney or ran a marathon in my 34th year. These are just added bonuses and I hope to add more on to my list as I continue to age.

We had a fun weekend full of celebrations. On Saturday Susan and Namie came up and joined us, along with 3 couples of friends for a BBQ. It was a fun afternoon and Garrett even got to enjoy watching the Dodger game. Then on Sunday Paula, Jeff, and Mindy came up and we got to go out to Wood Ranch Grill for lunch. I only have pictures from Sunday because Paula is so good about taking them. I was just too lazy to get my camera on Saturday, but it doesn't mean it was any less memorable. I was taking "mental pictures" throughout the day.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Weight Loss Wednesday

No posts since last Wed.... who's managing this blog?? It must be the same person who totally blew it this week on trying to lose weight. Too many birthday celebrations and I just think life is to short to not eat my cake! (one piece is not so bad, going back for more and more is where my problem shows up)

Be back soon with some pictures that my mother-in-law took of one of our celebrations. I'm off to a conference today so don't have much time to post!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Weight Loss Wednesday

I can never understand this whole weight loss thing. Last week I enjoy myself, eating camp food and everything and lose 2 pounds....This week I am more purposeful in what I eat, I "kind of" followed my friends diet, and end up losing nothing! Well, the scale (or Wii) says I lost nothing, but the mirror shows that I am am losing some. I will not be posting pictures though. :)

As I said, I "kind of " followed the diet my friend gave me. I had to add in more fruit because I just need it and I don't think fruit is bad for me. I am not sticking to it though because I am really tired of egg whites for breakfast. I was almost gagging on them on Saturday and that's when I decided enough was enough. I'll stick to my oatmeal or cold cereal. I just bought some Total cereal with blueberries and pomegranates that I can't wait to have for breakfast this morning. I'm continuing to eat more salad (thanks to all who gave me suggestions for salads). I am continuing my exercise too. You'd think that running 9 miles on Saturday and walking another 9 on Sunday would do something for you.....

Thanks for checking in. I'm not giving up, I'm eating well, and maybe my body just wants to be this size for now!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Zach Lost His First Tooth

Zach lost his first tooth today! He has another one that will be coming out soon too. I guess the tooth fairy will be busy!!