Wednesday, August 12, 2009

40 pounds

I can't believe it. 40 pounds are gone. Gone forever. I feel like a new person. My goal is getting close enough that it is in sight.
I've been working out like a mad women - 6 days a week. Running and strength training. But the weight has been coming off very slowly. I haven't been watching what I've been eating as much. So I'm back on track and following weight watchers. I've done it enough over the years to know what I'm doing and how to get results with it. So, off we go.

I have 16 pounds to go to get to my "goal weight", but would love to lose another 10 after that. I'll take the 16 and anything else after that is gravy. And I like gravy. LOL

Above is a picture of me that Todd took last night. I'm down 3 clothing sizes and will hopefully lose another 2.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

By the numbers.

Just a few numbers to throw out there
33 - pounds gone forever
3 - sizes I've gone down
6.2 - miles I ran today
8 - days until we being our new workout routine
2 - pieces in my bathing suit

Friday, June 12, 2009

Current Will-isms

Here are a few of Will's latest over the last few days.

Today he hid my stability ball in the shower after I told him not to put it in the shower (as he rolled it past me as I'm blowdrying my hair). I asked him if he put it in the shower. His response was "nope, I sure didn't. There isn't ANYthing green in your shower right now".
Yesterday he climbed on top of me while I was laying on my bed. He said "mommy, you're soft". Soft? Hmm...I've been busting my butt working out. "Yes, mommy. You're soft. Like a pillow". Well, crap. Okay...."what about daddy, Will? Is daddy soft like a pillow?" "No, daddy is prickly." That made me feel a bit better. I might be soft, but daddy's a prick. heh
Then again today he stroked my bare arm and said "see, your skin is so soft, mommy". A-ha, much better. ;)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Having a baby makes you a negligent blogger

Sorry about that...I guess I haven't blogged in - oh, 2 months - whoops. Having two kids and getting in shape makes for busy days.

Let's see, what's the latest with all of us..........
Todd - he took a buy out from his civilian employer and accepted a big fat check to leave his job. Hooray! Last Friday was his last day. We're looking forward to a happier daddy, more free time and not too much less money.
Will - Just finished up his first year of preschool. He's a rowdy, loud and fun 3 1/2 year old. Which means I end up tired a lot. He frustrates me beyond measure, but I sure do love him. He says he wants to learn to ski this summer, so we plan on teaching him.

Evan - what can I say about this little guy? He's such a blessing. A great sleeper, eater and just over all, so easy going and happy. He's probably the best baby ever born. He sleeps 10-12 hours at night w/o waking and goes right back to sleep as soon as he's nursed. He's a great napper and a happy little guy. He's full of smiles and laughs. I'm looking forward to seeing him roll over soon.
Me - I'm on a mission. So far, I've lost 32 lbs. (remember, this isn't baby weight - this is MY weight. I only gained 4 lbs while pregnant with E and it was gone when he was born at almost 10 lbs.) Ideally, I'd like to lose another 30-35. But honestly, I'll be happy with 20 more. I've been running - a lot. It's amazing. I feel so empowered to be able to accomplish a goal every single day. I'm running about 3 1/2 to 5 miles a day. It depends on the day and whether or not I'm running on the treadmill or hitting the road.

My goals are go compete in a Sprint Tri - it's August 8th. There's another one July 11th, but I just don't feel I'll be ready yet. So I have 2 months to finish getting ready for the Tri. It's a 200 yard pool swim, a 9 mile bike and a 3.1 mile run. Over all, about as small of a Tri as you can do.
Todd and I are going to Dayton, OH in September for the Air Force Marathon. He's going to run the full marathon - 26.2 and I'm going to run the 10k (6.2 miles).
That's about all for now. I'll try and update again soon.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

First time for everything

I nursed Will for 18 months. We had our fair share of trials, but managed to work through all of them. Evan has been nursing for less than a month and we've hit the big one. Mastitis has found it's way into our home - and into my bra.
Yesterday I started aching. Last night when I went to bed, I was sore and tender to the touch. I was freezing - I couldn't get warm, I cranked up the furnace and piled on 2 extra blankets in bed. I shivered and shivered and finally fell asleep. I woke up at midnight in a fair amount of pain - and still cold. I took some tylenol and made Todd hold me to try and keep me warm. I finally fell back asleep about 1:30.
This morning I woke up and checked the mirror. The tell tale red streaks where all over the upper portion of my left breast. My whole body ached and I felt like I'd been hit by a truck.
Thankfully the doctor's office got me in this afternoon and I was able to get a prescription for antibiotics. Hopefully I'll feel better quickly - this weekend is our shower and we have family in town. I certainly don't want to feel horrible all weekend.
Let's hope I never get mastitis again. Eep!

Friday, April 10, 2009

As if the numbers on the scale weren't motivation enough

I'm calling this a "before and after" shot. The picture of our family was taken at Easter last year (that's my dad next to me - Hi Dad!) I knew I was fat then, but look at my face. It almost looks swollen.
This picture was taken in Feb - 1o months after the group picture. And 8 months pregnant. Now look at my cheeks and my neck. Wow, oh wow!! Can I just say "damn, I look GOOD!"

That's the first 25 lbs. Can't wait to see what happens with the next 25. Woot!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Positive motivation

Last fall I packed up all of my summer clothes and put them away to make room for my maternity clothes in my closet. Today I pulled them back out and packed up the maternity clothes. I also had 2 bags of clothes a friend of mine passed down to me when she lost weight. Unfortunately for me, when I got home with the clothes, they had all been too small. So I packed them away.

Welp, they fit. They're a full clothing size smaller than I was wearing before I got pregnant. Actually, when I got pregnant, my current size was too tight anyway. So in reality, they're 2 sizes smaller than I was wearing when I got pregnant last July.
That feels awesome.
Only thing that will feel better is when they're all too big for me to wear!
I've been working out, also. I did 3 thirty minute workouts on the treadmill this week - Mon/Tues/Wed. I even ran 2 of the days. It felt great to get back to running. I can't wait to push it up to running a full mile. Today I took it easy and did a lower body workout video online (via youtube - gotta love it) and I'm taking the boys for a stroller ride around the block in a bit.

Todd will be home next week and I'm planning on hitting the gym for the first time. I figure if I nurse Evan and top him off well, I can run out for an hour and a half to go workout. Worst case, there's pumped milk in the freeze for Todd to give him. It'll feel good to get out for an hour and exercise my muscles.
I've set a goal for myself - I'm going to do a Sprint Tri this summer. The one I've selected is a 200 yard swim, a 7.5 mile bike and a 2.5 mile run. That's pretty much as small of a triathlon as you can get, so I think it's a good start. If that one goes well in July, then there's another in August. It's a 200 yard swim, a 9 mile bike and a 3 mile run.
Once I get released at my 6 week PP checkup, that'll give me just over 2 months to train. I'm going to go to spinning classes and swim laps at the gym. I just need to find a bike to use for the actual races.