Monday, May 30, 2011

McFatty Monday Update - Memorial Day

So last week I did not have time to do the Monday update, or maybe I did not want to report another set back. I had a much better week this week. I lost 1.6 (but last week I gained 1.4) so all together I am down by 12.6. Still not bad in my opinion, I am at least fitting into most of my smaller clothes and feeling better every day. This weekend has been a true test and let me tell you, I did not pass the test yesterday. I think I was tired of watching what I eat and decided that yesterday was going to be a free for all day. Well, I ate pretty bad and did not feel too great last night. Lesson learned, bad food = bad feeling. I think I ate bad for so long before that I did not notice how bad that food made me feel and now that I am eating much better, that food, while it is so yummy, can only be consumed in small amounts or I feel like crap.

Today we are thinking of all the service men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedom and we are thankful! I hope everyone has a very happy and healthy Memorial Day and week!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Celtic Tree of Life

This week (and every week) I am very thankful for our families. My husband and I both have wonderful, supporting, loving and caring families. I know we both feel the love and support each time we talk to anyone in either family and we are so thankful. The one thing I know in life is that family is everything, They are your very first support system and they love you unconditionally. I have friends that don't have a close relationship with their family and they often feel a void in their life.
I would like to thank our families for all the love and support they give us everyday, we would not be the people we are without all of you!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Y3W - Baby on Hold

So last night the hubby and I made the decision that we will be putting another baby on hold. For the last couple years we have not been "really" trying but there has been no goalie in our net so to speak. I have always thought I would have more than one child and while I was part of this decision, it is still a very hard pill to swallow. We are finally able to see the light at the end of the horrible financial tunnel we have been in for almost 3 years now and adding another person (a very expensive person at that) to our house right now is just not in the cards. I am only 34 right now and I am still holding out hope that we will be in a much better place to maybe have another child. If not, we have a beautiful, wonderful son that we get to spoil and make sure he has all he needs and most of what he wants. This has been weighing on my mind for a while and my girlfriend just had her first baby last night and it just got me thinking about all the things that come along with newborns. I have never regretted becoming a parent but I must say that I am so glad to be able to get 8 hours of sleep each night and glad I don’t to plan for three hours and pack a suitcase to take a trip to Target. There are also days I am not sure I want to take the trip down the road of 4 year-old again, Ethan tested my mental status during that time and I think I am on the road back from Crazy Town as we speak. This may be one reason I will continue to volunteer at Children’s Hospital – Denver, I can get a weekly baby fix and help out babies that really need some extra love in the process. Thank goodness I have friends that are in the baby making business and I can always volunteer to watch their babies too!

Have a Great Weekend!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

When did my little boy grow up??

I still remember the day we took this picture, he was so little still (about 10 months old) and this was the first time he fell asleep in our bed. I miss the days when he was this little and all he wanted to do was cuddle with us.

In the last week it seems he has grown by leaps and bounds. Last week he came home and called me into the bathroom. When I went in the bathroom to see what he needed he told me, "look mommy, I can now stand and go peepee!" I praised him for his new skill and quietly died a little inside. That same day he decided he did not need the step stool at the sink to wash his hands and he could complete this task "All By Himself." WHAT?? You don't want me there to help and make sure they really get clean? Then a few days later he was in the bathroom washing his hands and then yelled from the bathroom, "Mom, I'm gonna brush my teeth!" which I replied, "Ok, I'm on my way to come help." to which he replied, "No, I can do this myself!" Ok, now I am freaking out a little bit. Just last week I was doing all these tasks for him and now he does not need me there to help. I guess I have taught him well and he can do these things by himself but I don't think I was prepared for him to grow up all in one week.

Next week we have his graduation from Pre-School and that is another big step for him that I have known was coming but am still not quite ready to face. I still miss my little man that was always so happy to see me come in his room in the morning. Now he comes out of his room and begins demanding food and cartoons from me first thing.  This is the month I guess I have to say good-bye to my little baby and say hello to my big boy.

Monday, May 16, 2011

McFatty Monday Update

YAHOOOOO!!! I have finally hit my first big goal. I am officially 5% lighter than when I started Weight Watchers!! Last week was a much better week at work (not as much stress) and I was not as inclined to eat my way through the week. I also went back to my high water intake. I know this works  and I am not sure why I let that slide. I need to remember how much this program works and I just have to work it for myself. This weekend was a bit of a challenge with a graduation party and the Walk of Faith (a 5k walk that I don't get to walk, I have to work) and all the food that came with that. This mornig I am right back on the program and ready to lose more weight. Last week I lost 5.4 lbs for a total weight loss of 12.4 lbs. My next goal is 10% which is 24 lbs. Wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy week!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

McFatty Monday Update

Well......last week was horrible!! All the weight I lost the week I was sick, I gained back. Last week I gained 3.8 pounds. I am trying not to beat myself up too much about this because it is only a minor set back in this long journey. So now I am back down to 7 pounds down. I am still proud of the fact that I am on this journey and have lost 7 pounds.

Last week was not only horrible for my weight loss. It was a very stressful and busy week at work. I happen to be a stress eater so last week was very hard for me. My biggest problem is that I did not take the time to track everything I put in my mouth. I think if I would have tracked everything early in the week, I may have been so horrified by Friday that I would have had to fast that day. So far this week I am back on track. I am eating the right foods and tracking all that crosses my lips. I hope everyone has a happy and healthy week!

"Inside some of us is a thin person struggling to get out, but they can usually be sedated with a few pieces of chocolate cake."
~Author Unknown

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Love Conquers All

I recently went to a memorial service for a friend’s mother. I have known this friend and his mother since High School and she was a lot like a second mom during that time. While I was at the memorial service I found out that her and her husband has met in Middle School and had been together ever since. This seems to be an amazing feat to me in this day and age. I am sure they had good times as well as hard times in their marriage. They had two children, which can’t always be easy on the marriage. I was in awe of the devotion these two people obviously have to each other. Every person who got up to speak about her mentioned how much she loved her husband and how much they were still in love now, after all these years.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my husband very much and I am completely devoted to him and our marriage. There have been days, not a lot, that I thought, “there is no way we will make it to 10 years.” Learning about my friend’s parents has proved to me that love can conquer all. Marriage is not easy and any married person will agree with that fact. I have to work on my marriage every day. I see now that all this work is worth it. It is wonderful to have a partner in life and I intend to have my husband as my partner in life for the rest of my life. I hope everyone reading this has found the love of your life, if you have, be sure to work hard at keeping it and if you haven't have faith that you will find your love. Love conquers all! 

Monday, May 2, 2011

McFatty Monday Update

What a week!!!!! So if you remember correctly, last week I reported a 3.8 pound weight loss. This week I am reporting a giant goose egg. Yes, I stayed the same last week. However, I am not going to complain about this. I had such a hard week emotionally last week that I was surprised I did not gain any weight. Linda, mom of a very good friend of mine, passed away suddenly on Thursday and that was not the best way for me to end my week. I happen to be a stress eater! If only I could be a stress runner!!Linda was like a second mom to me through High School and the news of her illness and passing threw me into a little tailspin on Thursday and Friday. That combined with Easter and all it's glorious candy was my demise last week.

Thank goodness for a new week & a new month. April was very difficult and I am glad it is in the past!! I am so happy to still be almost 11 pounds lighter. The great news is that I was switching out my wardrobe from Fall/Winter to Spring/Summer and almost all of my Spring/Summer shorts and Capri pants fit me. The few that don’t fit me, I can put them on and almost button them. That is a huge accomplishment for me!! My goal for this week is to lose 2 pounds so I can get my 5% sticker, again I love that I am motivated the same way my 5 year-old is!!

Have a Happy and Healthy week!!!!!