Friday, July 25, 2008

Oops! Fitness on Friday

My inlaws are here and I totally spaced doing Fitness on Friday this week. I'm still in a lot of pain with my knees. We're using hydrogen peroxide on them now so hopefully they will finally get better.

Next week I'll be back up and running with Fitness on Friday. I start a challenge in a week and I will be posting all my updates and things I've tried that week to lose this darn chub.

Monday, July 21, 2008


My inlaws are in town and my mother-in-law was giving my oldest a bath while I watched the baby and we chatted. Somehow we got on the topic of weight issues. I made a comment that my problem isn't really what I eat at meals, because generally I make good choices. I really like good, healthy food. But my problem is I'm a snacker, and my snacks aren't always...ok, are almost never...healthy. Then she said she can see a difference in me since the beginning of May when I last saw them...and it's a difference in the right direction. So that made me feel good.

I hope she's not saying it just because she knows I injured myself on a treadmill a week ago so she knows I've been exercising and that I must be looking better.

Speaking of injuring myself on the treadmill...I can't believe I still hurt so bad! I have yucky scabby knees. You wanted to know that, didn't you? LOL!

Fingers crossed they get better quick! We're supposed to go into Denver and take the girls to the zoo later this week.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Fitness on Friday #18

I'm getting really discouraged. I try, I do well...then, well, I fail.

This week I don't really feel like it was my fault though. I was so excited on Monday when my husband had the day off. I was going to run on the treadmill while he watched the girls. I'd been good the previous few nights walking on there while they slept, but was too nervous about waking them up to run.

Well, I wasn't on it even a minute when I had an accident. It all happened so fast that I really don't know what happened. All I know is my knees are skinned (and I'm thinking rug burned too) worse than I've ever skinned them before. Tonight, more than 72 hours later I am still in agony every time I move my legs.

My husband has helped me wash and dress them with ointment and bandaids. I've cried and screamed like I was in labor. Seriously, this is awful!

So now I can't do much of anything. And it's really making me feel bad.

I need healthy vibes. I signed up to do a biggest loser competition on a big mommy board I belong to. It starts July 31 and runs until October 31. I did this before. I didn't lose much then...just 4 pounds. But this time I'm ready to compete.

My youngest will be a year next weekend. By her second birthday I want to be in my pre-preggo clothes. No, not my pre-preggo clothes with her, but my pre-preggo clothes with my 3 year old. It's time...I have no excuse for being a chubby mommy.

That is all. I am not at all encouraging this week. But I guarantee you I will become more so once this competition starts. I will be drinking water pretty much all the time. My exercise ball will become worn out by the sheer number of crunches that will be done. My treadmill...well, I'm going to show it who's boss ( is NOT the boss!)...ok, so yeah.

Oh and those who wanted to be added to the blogroll in my sidebar I'll be doing that this week. If you haven't been added yet and didn't ask to be last week please let me know and I'll put you on this week along with those from last week. Thanks!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Fitness on Friday #17

Sorry about the Linky not working last week. I was having serious computer problems. I'd forgotten to get this up on Thursday and we were trying to get out of town. It was a hectic morning.

I honestly haven't dared weigh myself this week. I need to start doing that again. I really liked seeing the numbers go down, even if it was just .1 or so at a time. A change, any change, in the downward direction is good.

I've been really good about walking. I've been walking nearly every day for weeks now. The only day I missed was when we were out of town. I guess I can be forgiven for that one, right?

On a better note, we got our grocery shopping done so the house if full of good and healthy choices right now. :)

Oh yeah, and I got my blogroll up with participants. Please let me know if you want to be added. Thanks!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Fitness on Friday #16

Happy 4th of July! I hope you have a good one!

I lost another 1.1 pounds this week. Not great, but I'll take it! I just hope I don't gain it all back today. We're headed out to do some fun stuff for the weekend...that's never the best news when you're watching your weight.

I discovered Fiber One Oats & Apple Streusel bars this week...on my gosh! Yum!!!!!! I wrote about them on my main blog, yeah, they're that good.

Sorry this is a short one...I've gotta go!

I can't get my computer and Mr. Linky to get along today. Please leave your link either in the comments section here or in last week's linky. Thanks!