Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Weigh in - 1/15/2013

I weighed in yesterday ... Down a little over a pound - a little over 10 pounds since I got serious in November. About 38 pounds to go! Yay!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Measurement 1/12/13

I haven't weighed in officially since before Christmas, since my husband hid my scale. But! He didn't hide the measuring tape - bahaha!

Last measurement was done around December 1.

Bra band - 36" (down 2")
Waist - 36" (down 2")
Hips - 42.5" (down 1.5")

Not sure how the scale is going to read once I weigh in - being in California didn't really work with my exercise and eating right. "No vegetables at Grandma's house" definitely wasn't working for me! Ugh. :(

Shakeology has been good - my sugar cravings have drastically reduced. I have learned I can't have it for breakfast though - I am starving all day and therefore grumpy! So I have it for lunch or a mid-afternoon snack - much better! I didn't have it while we were in Cali, but I was trying to have Muscle Milk daily.

Also, been reading "Wheat Belly" the last couple of weeks. There is a LOT of medical terminology in it so my head spins sometimes when reading it. Everything the author claims, he backs up with scientific data. We have been working on cutting out wheat - and I will be honest, it hasn't been as horrible as I would have expected if I had allowed myself to think about it. Not to mention, I feel good! Like - my stomach feels better, I don't feel as sluggish, I feel like I can concentrate better - I mean it's just a really good feeling.

I am not sure when I am going to step on the scale again - most likely not until the end of January. I tend to be so focused on the number - which was one of the reasons I asked Randy to hide the darn thing. I weighed in at 185 on Dec 8, so I would realistically like to see 180 by the end of January (trying to go slow and steady, and lose one pound on average per week). If I don't hit it - that's ok, because clearly I am losing inches!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


I really want to grab 2013 by the horns.

I have some lofty goals - and I realize I may hit some and may miss the mark for others. But that's not really what matters - what matters is making goals and fighting like hell to meet them.

- Run 300 miles in 2013. I plan to do this using the Nike run app, and to do that I could run 3-4 miles a week (all at once r broken up).

- Complete a full 90 days of TurboFire. I am joining a challenge and will be accountable through the members of the challenge.

- Cut back on shoots. I know it is going to be damn near impossible for me to do this as I love my job ... But I want to put more focus in my family. That means 2 morning shoots and one afternoon a week - and taking Sunday off (except the occasional Sunday wedding). I need to step back and spend more time with my kids ... They are only little for so long and before I know it, they are going to be grown up.

- Put more into my marriage. I want to go out on more dates and do more special things for Randy. We are celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary in March, and I want to insure I do everything in my power to make year 10 as amazing as the other 9 have been - and maybe even better.

- Start cleaning up my mouth - I curse entirely too much. Time to re-watch "Shiz that Mormons say" on YouTube, haha.

- Find myself in church. I want to start attending mass ... We are not Catholic, we are baptist ... But I feel like I am missing something. It's hard to explain but I feel like I am finally getting my shiz together and a major piece is missing - and I know it's a religious community.

- Work hard to get published in another magazine. I would love to see my work in some sort of bridal magazine, so I will be putting my best foot forward to achieve that.

- I am going to work on eating cleaner and reduce my processed food intake. I really want to have my "treat" days farther and fewer in between than we did in 2012. I am not going to say we aren't going to go out and I am not going to deprive myself of birthday cake and the occasional Starbucks - it's unrealistic. And I am tired of beating myself up when I "cheat" - it is going to be a "treat" and it's going to be special, not something that is every day.

- Be a better friend. Since leaving high school, I have been so desperate to have friends that I took anyone who said they would be my friend. It's my own fault for the things that have transpired - choosing bad people, allowing drama to play a part in my life, and for allowing the negativity of these so-called friends and even family members to poison my happiness, and the wellness of my family. No more. I make room for those who value me and my family, and who value themselves and their families. I may not have a thousand friends but I would rather have a small handful that I know we can trust and have amazing memories with. Life is too short.

So that is the gist of 2013 ... Take what I started with in 2012 and run with it - literally!