Thursday, March 29, 2012

Accountability partner

So you can have really great friends and think that you guys are going to be great accountability to each other but it is not always so! I have a good friend and we thought that would happen but we convince each other to run to Denny's or some cute little cafe instead of working out or right afterwards. So my point is find an accountability partner that will keep you working out! I have went to the gym two days in a row with a new person I met and you know what else is cool is that you may do a different work out than you usually do on your own. Yesterday we did a 30 treadmill run, she is doing Couch to 5k and I just did a slow steady run, then weight machines. Today I suggested we do a 15/15/15 then machines. We did 15 mins running, 15 mins elliptical, 15 mins recumbent bike. She is already telling me she is hurting! I love that type of workout that keeps you from getting bored!

I want to talk about my 30 day shred. My goal was to do it 30 days straight, I have decided now to do it when I don't want to go to the gym, have a long distance run, or just really don't have the time (between shifts).

I made some strawberries dipped in greek yogurt last night from pinterest, about to try them hope they are GREAT!!!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wednesday Weigh in

So I hop on my scale EVERY DAY, maybe 2-3 times a day it all depends on how often I am down to just undergarments.  So I was so happy with my scale then Sunday hit and I think the stress and overcontrolling of my tight budget I just snapped. I ate to no end. I ate out Saturday morning, Sunday morning, went to a party Sunday, ate out lunch and dinner Monday. Not only did I spend A LOT of money but I ate a butt load of calories! So when I weighed in I was shocked that I had a 0.2 lb loss! my weight loss is going SOOOO slow but I will keep going at it and after I post this I am calling my doctor's office to get my lab draw slip ready for pick up. I was supposed to get a long list of tests in Nov and I never went :( bad nurse bad nurse!

Have a great hump day, its my to work tomorrow I go!

Monday, March 26, 2012

another heart attack :(

right after I posted I went on to read facebook and my mom had just posted her brother is having emergency surgery right now for a heart attack and ruptured aneurysm. As a nurse, I know this is a very serious condition and I also now have heart disease on both sides of my family. My dad had a heart attack about 3 years ago and now my Uncle. I WILL DEFEAT MY OBESITY PROBLEM!!! Yes I know I do not look obese just maybe too fat but I am obese I am 5ft 6 and weigh over 200 lbs THAT IS A PROBLEM!!!! one my heart can not handle well!!!

Todd's Birthday

Well as I sit here waiting for Todd to get home so I can take him out to Hodad's (a surprise to him!) I am drinking some water and watching biggest loser! It is the Hawaii episode, how I love Hawaii!!! Which is where I got to my lowest weight of 160.6!  I miss Hawaii but plan to go see my son graduate in 2 years there. I feel like I haven't been keeping up on my blog or really much of anything lately. I let the stress of work make me become a slug. I haven't controlled my finances very well or kept up on housework and home cooked meals. I just want to eat out and forget about my checkbook. I think it comes from trying to keep a super strict budget and now im like UGH I just need to spend some money.

Anyhow on the note of spending money and losing weight. I know my close friends who know me well know that I have spent $$$$$$ (you know the dollar signs in ref to how much a restaurant costs) to aid in my goal to be skinny. So when livingsocial had a bootcamp deal I was like ya ya it will just be a waste of my money again, I never seem to take anything serious anymore, I don't know why. Another military wife posted about joining it so I talked it over with Todd and he thought it was a good idea so we went by the bootcamp place to check it out. We met the owner and checked out the gym and decided I would do it! I will be setting up an appointment next week. So that is what is going on with me. I know I haven't been keeping up with my Sunday workout prep but I am doing the 30 day shred daily UNLESS there is NO WAY to fit it in, but it is ONLY 20 mins long so anyone should be able to find the time to do it!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Day 2 level 1 of 30 day shred and both of my girls joined me!!! So proud of Ari!!!

WW weigh in--- stayed the same :-/

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

30 days....

measurements recorded, pictures taken, Day 1 Level 1 30 day Shred COMPLETE!!!

Monday, March 19, 2012

stress+lack of time=excuses

when will i learn this weight will not come off if i keep making the same mistakes and using the same excuses???? off to bed I go, EKG class tomorrow followed by small group at my casa, wed is NRP (neonatal cpr) and work. I am ready for thurs and fri to get here!  Who all is going to see Hunger Games this weekend?????

Friday, March 16, 2012


Ok so I totally suck at Zumba, like um ya white girl got no rhythm and you are trying to make me shake my booty with ZERO alcohol involved. But like any exercise if you have great music and can laugh at yourself it will still be fun. I did not sweat as much as I did in spin thursday but who doesn't like to be in a big ol basketball court full of people of ALL ages shaking it!

No long run for me tomorrow :( I have to work BOOO HISS lol it is ok I do love being a nurse, I should I busted my ass, spent TONS of $$$, and used all my friends to help babysit my kids! on that note, back to reading NRP (neonatal resuscitation) book for my Wednesday class where I will demonstrate my mad skills that I hope to never have to use! Note to all those who are still having kids, my textbook says only 1% of births need extreme measures! whew

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


whew it is already wednesday, i skipped weight watchers today because the home scale was up and i just couldn't stand to see that on my ww book. I mean it took me 3 months to lose 10 lbs and I just didn't want that to go down.

I did TRX body blast then did the St Patty's Day 2mile run on the Naval Base today.  Now it is night and my body is like wth you haven't ran in 11 days and you haven't worked out in how long? Tomorrow is gravity which will kick my butt but I feel like I am going in the right direction again. Sometimes it just sucks to always be watching your weight and feel so out of shape...

Friday, March 9, 2012

whew, is it really time for the weekend?

So I have been a nurse for like 20 months now and have only worked nights, with starting a new unit I need to orient on days. HOLY MOLY! On nights we work alot too and have to stay awake but wow on days I am calling doctors (like lots of doctors, so many that I gave lung info to the kidney doc and he was like wth, OPPS!), getting all meals (b,l,d) to my patients, talking to their families, coordinating with pt, ot, st, discharging pts oh the list goes on and on. The first two shifts I didn't pee for like 14 hours, I left the house at 615 and peed after 8 pm when I got home! I had to pee twice on my third shift. Let me just say I am so excited I have the weekend off!!!!!  My plans are to run in the am, help a friend move, church, spend time with my family, a hike up cowles and hopefully hit the road on the back of my hubby's harley!

Oh on to the good news! I lost again this week and have FINALLY F-I-N-A-L-L-Y hit my TEN pound star for weight watchers, I joined Dec 7th and really did not think it would take me 3 months to lose ten damn pounds! I really really should get my thyroid checked. Well now that I have caught up on reading my blog list, facebook, and emails I will start on the laundry and dishes that have accumulated since Tuesday morning!

Enjoy your weekend make the most of it!!!

Monday, March 5, 2012


I got into a TRX class!!!! Woot Woot and about 15 mins in I thought WTH, why was I trying so hard to get in a class to torture myself. And I had to look at my form in the mirror and next to me was an amazingly fit, beautiful woman! Boo hahaha jk she was sweating and working her little behind off too! The class has only 12 set ups and I got the 11th card. The cards are given out 30 mins prior to class, so after I scored my card I checked my kids into the Y daycare and then hit the elliptical and did a mile in 10 mins! woohoo. Man I was sweating so much in the class my knees were dripping sweat!

Heres a pic of what TRX looks like for those who are wondering what I am talking about!

So tomorrow I start my new unit, a cardiac PCU. I will be on day shift for 2 weeks. This stresses me out a little because I will be at work from 7am to 730 pm! Holy moly that is like my entire day of eating at work! I have my lunch/snacks set out for tomorrow, made the kids a pumpkin french toast bake I can throw in the oven when I get up, prepared meat for tue/wed night dinners, and set up my treadmill. Now I think I will settle in my bed with a glass of wine and rest up for tomorrow! 

I will go back to TRX because I really want to get some strength training in!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

ouch those muscles hurt!

So back when I didn't work and didn't have to juggle work/kids/duty days for the man and all my kids were in school I used to go to gravity classes at 32nd st gym. Well I haven't been in oh like I don't know 2 years and went back today. OUCH. I think this is great for anyone who thinks they are amazingly strong and may need humbled. You basically use your own body weight which I wanted to scream out UM hello I am over 200 lbs but ya I just groaned, sweated, and miserably did the exercises LOL. So I am sure you are asking what is gravity so I am adding a pic in for you! Oh and lost 1.2 this week at WW. But then the blow of having to make meals in recipe builder to get an accurate point count came up! Darnit! My lunch would have cost me 5 points but really cost 9!!! BOOOO, but that may be the change I need to see some poundage drop. I have been envious of seeing my friends numbers drop quicker than mine, I know I shouldn't but I do!!! I mean who doesn't secretly envy there friends when there pounds are melting off and yours seem to have a vise grip to your ribs and tailbone!!!