Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Meme

I have an awesome cousin who tagged me in a meme. Since it has been so long since I have posted anything, I thought this would be so perfect! So without further adieu:

1. What app do you love above all others? Not an app person? What about website?

    I love IMDB and Pandora. I use both every single day.  I love pop culture trivia and IMDB is the perfect place to come up with "Did you know......" And Pandora. Do I need to explain any further?

2. Describe your dream profession (sky is the limit).

   I often joke and sarcastically say to people "oh, I'm just living the dream!" In reality I really do feel like I am living the dream. Sometimes being a stay at home mom is hard. Really hard. But I wouldn't want to be doing anything else. This is where I love to be.

3. Appetizers or dessert?

    Ummm, I am so divided. I love savory. But you must end a meal/day with a little something sweet too.

4. If you could be BFF with any fictional character, who would you choose?

    Bridgette Jones for sure.

5. I say BLUE. What immediately comes to mind?

    Ellie's eyes.

6. Favorite song to blast and sing in your car with the windows down?

    Ever heard of The Format? Yup.

7. What fashion fad makes you hang your head in shame?

    Jeggings. Or skinny jeans on men. Ick.

8. What are your thoughts on 80s Hair Bands--specifically Monster Ballads?

    Well, I think they are funny. But my high school boyfriend and I had "a song". It was Love of a Lifetime by Firehouse. Please don't judge.

9. What is a book you wanted to throw across the room? What is one you wanted to hug?

   I really despised A Million Little Pieces by James Frye. But I literally did hug The Help. And Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

10. Imagine you are an aerobics instructor--what song must be on your playlist?
   My cousin (Rebecca) actually made this suggestion and I love it. Lady Gaga on Pandora. I am not usually a Lady Gaga fan, but it is a great station to listen to when you need to be pumped up.

11. What's for dinner tonight?

    Have you ever heard of Navajo Taco's? So yummy! Great comfort food for a snowy day.

Bonus: What's your favorite go-to lipstick (including color)

  ummmm...... Cherry Chapstick? I am not really a lipstick kind of person. I would love to wear it but I feel so uncomfortable with it on. Can someone help me pick out the perfect shade of red?

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday Confessional

"Today you are You, that's truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You."
                                            -Dr. Suess

Every week I want to be accountable for the goals I have set for myself. I want this to be a place I can be completely honest. I want to succeed in this goal. I don't want my weight loss to be one of those things that I lose sight of.  I want to do this for real. I can do this for real.

This last week was really motivating. I lost 4 lbs. Not too shabby. I am under no impression that I will lose all my weight that fast. I don't want to lose it that fast. My husband made the comment that "if losing weight was that easy, no one would keep the weight off. Once you lose a lot of weight with a lot of effort, you want to keep it off." Perhaps that is one reason why fad diets don't work.

So far:
-I have started the Couch to 5K plan.
-I have started counting my calories. Calories In and Calorie Out.
-I am trying to eat at least 20g of fiber a day. I would like to increase that to 35 eventually, but want to increase slowly for obvious reasons :)

Weekly Weight Loss/Gain:  -4
Total Weight Loss/Gain: -4

I want to stay positive and motivated. Your comments and encouragement do help a lot. So thank you.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Lets Get Real

I had a terrible weekend.

Actually, my weekend wasn't too bad. I turned 30 on Saturday. I love that I am 30. For me, thirty is good. I am content with who I am. I know what I want from life. I am secure with my inner self. What I am not okay with is my weight.

I am overweight by a lot. I said earlier that I wanted to lose about 35 pounds. I really need to lose at least 50 to be considered a "healthy weight". According to my BMI, I am obese.

Obese. What an ugly word. What an ugly feeling.

I don't "see" myself as obese, but that is the reality.

A reality that is scary. I went shopping for some non maternity pants. I am on the cusp of needing to shop in the plus size section. The section that sells elastic waisted pants. I don't want to be there. I never thought I would be. I don't "feel" plus sized. Perhaps that is the scary part.

Whats worse is, I know better. My major in college was nutrition, and fitness education.  It is embarrassing to tell people that. One would never guess. I know all the problems my body can face. Diabetes, hypertension, and heart attack to name a few.  I have three good reasons to take care of my health. They are 3, 2, and 2 months old.

They deserve a healthy mother. They deserve a healthy life themselves.

So here I am, ready for this journey. I am under no illusion that this is going to be easy. It is going to be hard. I will have to work at it every day. I can and will succeed at this. I have to. My life depends on it.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Bit Rambley

Some Updates:

Actual conversation that happened today:

Emmory: Mother (yes, she calls me mother), when you went to the hospital, did the dr rip open your tummy to get Ens out?
Me: what?!
Emmory: Did the dr use scissors and rip your tummy when you went to the hospital?
Me: ummm... you are too young to be analyzing this scenario. You are three and I am creeped out right now. We will talk about this in a couple years, okay?
Emmory: okay!

This little peanut is turning two next week. Two! It feels like she just joined our little bunch. I was thinking about doing a cookies and milk party for her. Any ideas for cookie flavors? Recipes?

This little one is a dream. She is such a good baby. She sleeps really well, and I have transitioned from two to three kids pretty well. I believe it had to do with my anticipation level. I was really nervous, because going from one to two kids was really tough for me. However, so far so good.

Now for the Rambles:

-We haven't been out of the house much, so I am getting a little stir crazy. I am still not sure about taking three kids 3 and under out and about. Especially with Emmory and her contrary attitude.

-I haven't really made too many resolutions for the year. For some reason, it still feels like I still have time to make them. The three that I have set in stone are:
       1. Lose 35 pounds.
       2. Face one of my fears (heights) maybe a zip line or hot air balloon. 
       3. Read 20 novels this year.
That's it. Easy enough huh?

-I would love to take a family vacation. Disneyland? My kids would go crazy. If I can manage to stay un-pregnant (I will!) this fall would be a perfect time.

-Back to losing weight, confession time. Losing weight is super hard. I find myself making so many excuses. But it needs to come off. This is really hard to admit, but food is my comfort. I find myself eating my feelings too often. How to find the will power? I thought I would try to do a very raw and honest blogging of my journey, but I don't know if I dare to open up that much. This is something that I am very insecure about, and I usually fail at all attempts. Anything that helps y'all would be so welcome here. What do you think?

-Sorry, but I have to say it... I am thrilled the Broncos are in the playoffs. I usually hate (!) football, but this season has been a fun season to watch.

-I can't wait to watch Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. It opens this weekend here in Denver, plus its my birthday this weekend too. 

-I am turning 30! I am so proud of who I have become from 10+ years ago, that I am embracing my thirties as the best time of my life.

-Something added to my bucket list. Go on a game show. I don't care what one. Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Who's Still Standing (have you seen that one?).

-Hopefully I will starting posting more frequently than once every couple of months.