Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Have you ever had the Luna Protein Bars? LOVE THEM!!! I tried one for the first time today. I get the car once a week so I can run errands and go shopping, which also means I have to drop the hubs off at work... which also means, waking LW up early, making the hubs breakfast, and rushing out the door. I'm sure you noticed something there... making the hubs breakfast... not me... not LW. The moment we get to Walmart I pull out the bottle and LW gets fed... then I'm just walking around with him in the cart while he is drinking his breakfast and my stomach decides to make itself known. I swear people within a ten foot radius could hear me... I was HUNGRY! I have read EVERYWHERE that shopping on an empty stomach is not a good idea. So what do I do? I wander over to where they have their protein powder and bars and pick up a Luna Protein Bar, Chocolate Peppermint. Oh, my, OREOS! I thought I was in heaven. I've been off sugar for a few weeks now and the taste of that small amount of chocolate nearly had me to my knees... oh man...Anyway, that little bar did the job. I was able to go about my shopping without buying anything I wasn't supposed to. I did, however, have my ortho apopintment today. (I had braces put on in Feb. 2012) Needless to say... I was in a lot of pain for lunch. I had a protein shake and called it good. I did have one Lasagna Roll Up, but I was in tears by the time I finished eating it. Sad day... I was still hungry though so I sucked on some Cheez-Its.

I was in a lot of pain today so I didn't do the workout I was planning on, but I did still do a little bit.

My weight today is 166.2 lbs. My goal weight is 120 lbs. I have 46 (ish) pounds to go.

Monday, May 28, 2012


I've been working on my health and fitness journey since, decidedly, December 2010. Great time to start right? During the holidays? Ugh. Anyway, my biggest reason why I wanted to change my life and health was for my children, then future children. I found out I was pregnant January 2011. We hadn't planned on becoming pregnant for another year, I thought I had time to get in shape before becoming pregnant. That was my goal. It didn't happen. LW was born in September 2011 and I wanted nothing more then to be the "perfect parent". A leading example of health, fitness, happiness, joy, and love. I realized I wasn't that with the weight I was at. So, I started working on it. I'm still working on it. I had the idea to start this blog as a result of reading many other peoples blogs about their journey to health and fitness. The main one that encouraged me to do this was Mama Laughlin's blog. I started reading her blog and realized her and I had our babies really close to the same time(although she has two kids)... and she is more then 20 lbs lighter then I am! I was ticked(at myself), but intrigued. If she could do that, so could I! Why hadn't I done that? Her posts about health, fitness, food, life, and everything in between has helped me a ton and she is the reason I started running. I'v started logging everything I was doing in my own little journal and I realized... her posts have helped me... what if my experiences can help others as well? And that is what I'm doing. 

Please be considerate when you read my posts and about my journey. I started my health and fitness journey at 190lbs. There are some who start higher, there are some who start lower. Each of us have our own journey through this process and each of us, whether we are losing 100 lbs (or more) or 5 lbs... we go through the same things. Maybe, just maybe, this will inspire someone the way my Sister, Spunky, my Mom, and Mama Laughlin have helped inspire me. Even if it only helps one person, than I've done something right. 

Again, please, be considerate and understand this is hard for me, or anyone, to write about. It takes a lot of courage to post about our journeys and pictures of ourselves when we don't feel the greatest about ourselves. Thank you. I hope, in some way, this helps you.

Until Next Time!