Saturday, September 3, 2011

Journey Update!

As of today I weighed in at 86 kgs!! Start August 10th 2011- 94kgs (207lbs) September 1st 2011 - 86 Kgs!! (189lbs) 8Kgs gone! That is 18lbs GONE! I still have a LONG way to go, but this is a great start. I am so pumped that I have managed to lose this much so fast. I am in no way starving myself. I am just eating "Real" food. I walk about 5k a day with Cooper. I am trying to get two walks in on most days, but it doesn't always happen! This past week I worked at the Body Studio for my friend Sam. It has been great having a "Job" to go to, but I do not enjoy the 1.5 hour drive there and back. Family Pictures have come out and they are fantastic. As soon as I pick the ones I want I will post some. I am already proud that I am looking healthier now than in those pictures! Just means I will have to have more family pictures done this summer. So there is my update. I know I said I would do it weekly, but it's been busy. I will try to update more often! xx

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Life Changes!

I really need to get better at this!! I need to blog more. I used to blog to help me vent about life or just write down what was happening in our lives. I have decided that it is time to start using this more.

Last week I started a new life style. I have finally decided to battle the bulge! I am on a mission to be a physically new person. I am on a mission to lose around 65lbs. This sounds like an ENORMOUS amount, it's because it is. I need to finally take my weight gain seriously. After having Cooper I reached the heaviest I have ever been in my life! What a scary feeling to know that I tipped the scales at 207 lbs. Even writing that number makes me sick to my stomach. A healthy weight for my height is 147 lbs. I don't remember the last time I was ever that small. This is for no one else, but me. I need to be held accountable for all the coke I used to drink... Every twix I consumed in the 9 months of pregnancy. ::sigh:: this will not be an easy journey... but a journey none the less. I have a goal to have lost at least 40lbs by Cooper's first birthday ( Dec 5th) I know this is a HUGE number to reach in 4 months but hopefully with hard work and heathy eating it will happen. I am tired of being the fat friend. I am tired of being a fat wife. I have struggled with my weight for over 15 years now.

I have just become to complacent in my bad habits. ie. not eating breakfast, huge portions, fast food multiple times a week, sweet, and LOTS of Coke.

Cooper is almost 9 months old now and it is time to stop using " Having a Baby" as an excuse.

So goodbye old me. I am stoked to see where my new me will take me. I am counting calories and exercising everyday. I am now into my 2nd week of this new live and loving it. Don't get me wrong- I would love to have a twix and a coke, but I will be that much closer to my goals if I just grab an apple. I want Cooper to have a "fit" mom. He deserves a great role model. I want to be that for him.

Week one-
Start weight 207 End weight 196.2

- 11lbs What a great start to my week!

I will try to update each week to show my progress!

Here is my "Before Picture" taken on Saturday August 20th 2011


Monday, February 28, 2011

Last post was in 2009??!?!

Where the hell did I go? I can't believe its been that long since I have written ANYTHING.... How do I make up for the year of 2010??

Here is the Highlight reel!

January 2010-

Decided it was time to move on from our farm

Feb- Bought a 1300 acre farm and decided 850 cows to milk would be a great idea. Kev and Mac got married and were expecting
March- After numerous trips to the doctor for a sore tummy I am diagnosed with a stress ulcer.
April- April 7th, I found out my stress ulcer is infact not an ulcer but a beautiful baby growing!!!! (OMG!!!!)
Sage had to be put to sleep just a few days later :(
May- I headed back to the US after packing our house to be in Jean's wedding!
June- Jean's Wedding, Found out we were expecting a baby boy, Brendan and I headed off the Europe and the UK to see friends.
July- Kev and Mac Welcome baby Kaylee
August- Felt big kicks from the baby boy growing in my belly.
Sep-Nov Spent every waking moment remodeling our house
December- December 5th we welcomed the most BEAUTIFUL baby boy into our lives. His Name is Cooper James Saunders.

There you have it- The highlights of my 2010. I will try to keep this Blog updated better, but since no one really reads it- it's not too much pressure :)