Pounds lost since 10/15/09!!

Having technical issues...stay tunned! 55 lbs lost so far

Tami's progress...

coming soon

ashley's progress...

Friday, September 17, 2010

under construction...again

Yikes! Stupid PHOTOBUCKET has thrown off my entire groove. 
 They have erased, deleted, added, messed up and completely ruined my very limited html knowlege.
I am working on the cite and am going to get it up and running again, now that summer is over, school is back in session (HELLO ROUTINE!).
Bear with me, I'll be here and there but as soon as I get stupid photobucket OUT OF MY BLOG AND LIFE FOREVER!!!!
(a little dramatic, but they're making me crazy)
Hope you're all well.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

rantings of a walking zombie

I'm worn out from a long day's work.  The kids are in bed and the house picked up.  I put the dishes away and wipe down the counters.  My feet are tired and I'm feeling like I'm ready to fall over.
I go upstairs and do the whole ready-for-bed routine.  I wearily crawl into bed, kiss Ryan and lie my head down on the pillow.  I sigh a very long and dramatic sigh. 
And then it starts. 
The never-ending list of things I should have done or that I now have to do in the morning.  The fact that I forgot to do the last 3 minutes on my exercise video haunts me.  I look at the clock.  I think, "If I fall asleep NOW I'll still get 7 hours of sleep." And then my mind starts racing.  I wrote some down for your enjoyment:
Wedding shower ideas (I'm throwing on May 1st for Ryan's sister), how to get more piano students, how much I REALLY HATE the feel of cottonballs, where in the world is my MP3 player?, did I lock the van?, is there more than one mouse living in our garage, is mice poop deadly to children, I wonder where the rest of Carter's 3T clothes are in the garage, how can I organize the garage better?, I wonder what quote is on Brenda's chain tonight, I wonder how chinese class is going to be for my mom, I wonder how Aimee's Josh is doing, how are Donny's classes going, is Ashley going to need help moving and why hasn't our landlord cashed the rent check yet?, I can't wait for Girls' Camp because I love my Mia Maids so much, but how can I do it with only one car and if we take that time off work, how in the world is Ryan giong to make up the hours and his firm...and on...and on...and on!
This is HONESTLY what I think about. In any given minute.
I look at the clock again.  I'm already tossing and turning.  I'm waking Ryan up and already had to put Carter back in his bed.
I get up to take Dawson to the bathroom.  I crawl back into bed.  I've only killed an hour.  I need to get to sleep! "If I fell asleep NOW I'd still get 6 hours of sleep." I think to myself. 
This will go on for the next few hours.  Sometimes I get up and take a bath.  I'll nod off in the tub and then get back into bed and...BING!  Wide awake.
I've been like this for a year.  Official diagnosed as an Insomniac.  I know it's normal to have periods of stress and not be able to sleep.  But I'm different.
That's great.  Add that to the list of problems with my body. It's like my body is saying, "I DARE you to loose your weight!"

It's now 3 am.  I get three hours of sleep.  I step on the scale and my heart drops.  BLAH!!
I'm stuck! I am not trying to excuse my weight for going up 8 pounds over the last 5 weeks, but the combination of medication I'm on and not sleeping makes me HUNGRY.  Not hungry...starving.  I'm like a puzzle trying to fit the pieces together.  I'll get it together.  (thankfully some of that is water weight!)
I'm NOT stressed.  That's the funny thing.  This is life.  Balancing being a wife, mom, cook, blah blah blah.  I'm just trying to figure it out. 

I do deep breathing, hot bubble baths, yoga, stretching, no caffeine past lunchtime, self soothing and even self-hypnosis for helping me relax.  I write down all my thoughts before bed to make them get OUT of my head so I can sleep! I'm doing the right stuff!

Stay tuned for more rantings of a walking zombie!

Thanks for letting me vent.

Monday, April 12, 2010

holy stress, batman!

Boy, I've been STRESSED! You can't lose weight when you're stressed.  I'm not sleeping well either. My insomnia gets bad when I'm stressed.   That's a double-whamy...talk about my world imploding!

These are my reasons for slacking:
-Sick kids (what's new!)
-Company from out of town (always welcome!)
-Road trips out of state (I like Cache Valley, Utah)
-Meetings and church responsibilities (YW is sure fun, but BUSY!)
-Several trips to the doctor (Dawson has strep, I can't sleep)
-Ryanna's surgery (tonsills/adenoids)
-Spring Break with absolutely, postively NO structure and routine
-Ryanna's birthday (she turned 8)
-Ryanna's baptism and party
-Planning a Bridal Shower for my sister-in-law
-Helping with a GIGANTIC Mia Maid/Teacher activity this week....AHHHHHHH!

I haven't lost a pound.  I have been working out though.  That's my OUTLET.  How I'm able to cope.  I admit that I have been eating more off-program than ON-program. 

But I'm back on track and looking forward to my trip to Northern Idaho in 2 months, 3 weeks and 6 days.  But who is counting? This week I'll get the pictures on the sidebar uploaded and updated.  I'm hitting this month HARD and I'll keep you posted on my progress.

Once again, thanks for your support.  Love to you all!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

welcome ashley!

I'm elated to introduce you to the newest member of TEAM SKINNY JEANS!

It's my beautiful sister ASHLEY!

Welcome to our team.  I'm so excited for you and we all look forward to seeing your success!!

Here are the BEFORE pictures:

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

new team member!

There's a new member of TEAM SKINNY JEANS! I'm so excited for you all to meet her, she's amazing and brilliant and she's just darling. 
I'll reveal her next week when her food arrives and she begins her very first day!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

pretty much sums it up

The man who wants a garden fair,
Or small or very big,
With flowers growing here and there,
Must bend his back and dig.

The things are mighty few on earth
That wishes can attain.
Whate'er we want of any worth
We've got to work to gain.

It matters not what goal you seek
Its secret here reposes:
You've got to dig from week to week
To get Results or Roses.

by Edgar A. Guest

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

chocolate craving

Yesterday afternoon I bought a chocolate bar from a gal in our neighborhood.  She was raising money for her soccer team.  I remember this chocolate from high school, how delicious it was. 

I tore open the wrapper, took one whiff and distributed it amongst the children; which they devoured it quickly. 

NO regrets about choosing NOT to eat it! But it was torture to pass it by.  I just turned off my brain so I wasn't reminded about what I was MISSING.  Grrrrrgh.


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