Saturday, July 7, 2012

This is where I'm at today...

I woke up with a heavy heart today, not sure why. My old cat Sneakers was on my mind a lot. I still miss her like crazy. She will always hold a place in my heart. Part of me can't help but wonder how she is-I know the people who took her from me loved her, but she is getting so old...she could have even passed away and I wouldn't know...sigh. Part of me wishes I could go back in time and change a few things and make the outcome different...there are so many what ifs. But I love Frisky & Sassy so very much and can't imagine my life without them. Part of my heart will always hurt, always wonder, always miss her...... My sweet girl, I miss you so much! We had a good 12 years were more than just a cat or a family pet, you were a friend and close to my heart. Tears flow from my eyes as I write this and think of you. I wish things could have been different. I will never forget your adorable face! I love you always!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Just some reminders for myself

I found this online today & it's perfect!

wow...this really makes you think:

Gotta remember this:


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Busy week

Well this week has been very busy for me. I have kept my promise to myself though and done something active-even if it's small, every day. (except for Monday when I did school work for several hours). I am pretty proud of that. On Jeremy's days off we ran errands for several hours both days. At the grocery store every single thing we bought was healthy! It was awesome! We are figuring out this new lifestyle more and more, and it is really starting to click with us. After the 1st week of tracking calories, water intake and fitness I had lost 3lbs and I was so excited. Then a couple days ago I got on the scale and gained 2 lbs. The next day gained another lb back-meaning I had gained the 3 that I had lost. Now I know that weight can fluctuate a few lbs, and I did feel bloated which could have been hormonal, but I gotta be honest-I was sooo discouraged and upset. Also the last couple days I haven't drank as much water as I have in the past-still getting the minimum of 8 glasses a day though. Anyway this morning when I weighed myself I was back down the 3lbs I had lost so yeeea! 
I am so extremely sore between the workouts I did at the beginning of the week and then the walking that came along with all the errands. I just hope that that gets better. 
I am so thankful for the support I am getting from all my friends & family. I even have the support of my cats:                      Frisky who says "is it my turn?"

And Sassy who loves that I am eating yogurt for breakfast:

I have also tried Quinoa for the 1st time this week and I have to say it is def one of my new favorites. I look forward to getting some more and using it in recipes all the time! Here is a couple I tried this week:                        
                                                                 Stuffed peppers
Here is the recipe: Healthy stuffed peppers

                                                         Quinoa & Black beans 
Here is the recipe:Quinoa & black beans

I am very proud of this journey that I am on and just hope it keeps getting better from here.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Back on the horse-let's try this again

Well I am back-back to trying my hardest to get healthy, eat right, & lose weight. I never stopped wanting this-just lots of things have gotten in the way. Seems like I always lose the motivation-which gets frustrating...then I get depressed...which doesn't help. It's a vicious cycle. I just want to feel good, every day-not just about myself but feel healthy. So here I am-doing it again. 

So I started on a website called which I heard about from a few friends. I can't access it from my phone but I am home a lot anyway so that's okay. I have started tracking water intake, calorie intake as well as the fitness I do for the day. I am going to try to do something every day-may not be a "full workout" but just do something-get moving. I have weighed myself, done my body measurements and ready to do this. Jeremy is on board too so he is gonna be right there along with me which is a huge help. Hopefully we can keep each other motivated and really keep this up. 
So far with a few days of doing this under my belt, I have had good days and bad days. But it has made me realize what I am putting in my body, and how much I am eating each day. When I go grab something to eat it has made me think about how many calories is this? And do I need to eat this or is there something more healthy I could be eating? I know this is a learning process-and I won't be perfect at it right away, but through trial & error Jeremy & I will find what's right for us. 
Last night we went grocery shopping-it was really cold out so I put on my heavy winter coat-this was very upsetting because there was no way I could button it. (I don't always button it, but if I had to I definitely couldn't have. I was so upset I was almost on tears. We did get a lot of healthy foods & snacks so here is hoping things do change. Another upsetting thing is that we turned the Wii fit plus on yesterday to get measured back in there. It keeps track of your weigh ins-even years later. We 1st weighed ourselves in December of 2009 & have done it off and on since then. Well-this is the heaviest I have ever been the whole time I have been using the Wii fit program. That was another wake up call-slap on the face if you will.
I am ready to not only lose weight-but change my life. This has to be a lifestyle change! It may be a little slower for us, but it IS going to happen. 
So.....back on the horse-let's try this again!