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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Hello Beautiful People!!

Can you say Slacker!!!???!!! It has been a busy week. I feel like this week has just flown by and I can't believe the last time I blogged was Tuesday!! YIKES!!!

The good news.... I have been working out pretty good I think. Wednesday I walked/ran 3.15 miles. I woke up late and it was super hot by the time I got out there and I just couldn't run. Thursday I decided I needed to change it up a bit instead of doing the same normal stuff I have been doing, so I decided to work out on the elliptical and do some Zumba on the Wii. I've been cooking between 400 & 600 calories a day.
Friday I did some Wii Fit Plus and EA Active, and stair step. Today was a rest day mainly because we went to the drive in last night and got home super, super late (or early this morning) and had to be somewhere by 1 today. Not sure what tomorrow will be yet.

Last night we went to the drive in. It was fun! We saw Man of Steel, World War Z, & Star Trek Into the Darkness. I think out of all 3 I liked Star Trek the best.
We had quite the light show too! It started storming. This is actually  how bright the lightening lit the sky. It was dark like 11 PM dark when this happened!
OK Now the bad news, My eating has SUCKED!! I have totally been sabotaging myself so all my working out isn't doing any good. BLAH!! I have had so much candy and cake and what ever else this week. June has been a bad month. I have not seen the scale move since the end of May. And after this last week I think the first movement I have seen is in the wrong direction. As a matter of fact I am not expecting good results on Monday for weigh in. I expect a 2 -3 lb gain. :( Yes I have been bad!! Need to get back on track and I intend to start tomorrow! Not going to quit, I will keep on keepin' on!
 
Since I have been out of work I have been having a hard time getting a new routine down. I have been working out in the mornings rather than the afternoons or evenings, and I don't swim regularly like I was doing since the pool is not close to my house. We do have an outdoor community pool in my development I can use weather permitting. And I have not been drinking all of my water either. My schedule is totally messed up right now. I need to use this next week to try and get it all figured out. Now that the running around and events are over I am hoping to regroup. Any suggestions? Always appreciated!
 
OK Enough for tonight! I need to get to reading your blogs!!
 
Cheers and Happy Saturday night!
~Chris~

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Weekend Wrap up and Mad Monday Weigh In...

Hello!!

How is everyone?!?!?

This last week has been SO busy!! Let's see, my last blog was Wednesday, seems like forever ago! Thursday was my daughters actual birthday, so we all met for dinner at a hibachi place! It was excellent!! Love the tricks they do with everything! We had a great time!
She loves tea and wanted a tea set, so her sister got her all set up!
She was so excited she even showed her sister some love!! 
This is a painting I have been working on for a week. It's not done. Kind of taking my time. It's getting there! There is still rocks and a light house coming :-)
Friday evening the family arrived! Both brothers came!! I was so excited! Been a long time since I had seen them. The eldest brother and his socks! Love the socks!  
 
My younger brother came too!! He danced with me :)

Saturday night was my daughters Sweet 16. We had so much fun!! We danced for hours. Great people and great music! 
A few pictures for your entertainment!!


 Sunday we lounged around. We were all tuckered out after our night of dancing!! Even Frost was tired!
 My brother played tennis with the girls, I watched with my other brother!
My nephew moved out and went to live with his father. That was sad.... But it is what it is.
 

Exercise has been great! I took Thursday as a rest day, Friday I biked 7.6 miles. Saturday I ran 3.25 miles! It was hot but I managed and I felt good afterwards.
 
Which brings me to my Mad Monday weigh in. Not sure what is going on here. Sunday morning the scale said 206.8, so I was kind of expecting good news Monday. I have been struggling to get all my water in, I think I'm retaining. I have been slacking in this department. We had candy left over from the party Saturday too, but I did not eat 2 lbs worth! I do feel like I am retaining water.
 
Monday's weigh in...208.2. Loss of .2 lbs. A loss is a loss. Plateau maybe? I really want to be on the other side of 200!! I've been playing around this weight for like a month almost. I guess I can't really complain. I have lost 4.6 lbs this month.
So my totals are:
66.6 lbs down since 8/22/12!
52.0 lbs down since surgery on 10/15/12!
 
Calories today are at 1325.7. That is where I intend to remain the rest of the evening. Hopefully next week will be better!
 
I am off to read your blogs! Have a great evening everyone and thanks for stopping by!
~Chris~
 

Today I biked 9.61 miles. Tomorrow is a run day!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Hump Day Happenings...

Well I have been a busy little bee for the last 2 days! Yesterday the cable guy came out and did some service on our TV system. That was good for a 1/2 a day. I decided yesterday was going to be a bike day, so after the cable guy left I went for a ride. I went about 4 miles before the rain and the tornado warnings made me come home. We got a good soaking though. I hope they got some of it down in the Springs to help with the fire. Colorado is on fire again this year....so sad....But the rain is good!
OK By request here are pictures of the dress I bought for my daughters birthday party. I like it!! I got these spanx that have straps. I like them! There is this like flowy thing that goes down the left front of the dress that you can't see in these pictures. I'm looking for different shoes. The ones in this picture are too big.
We did nails last night too. My youngest wanted purple tips for my daughters party, and my oldest wanted French acrylics. So that's what we did! Purple gel French manicure style for one! 
And French tips for the other! 
That brings us to today. This morning was a run day. It was hot! But I was able to run my 3.1 miles today!! YAY!! I was a red faced sweaty mess!
So after my run I decided to go cool off in the pool and do some laps! It was a beautiful day! I did 1000 yards! Or 40 laps. Good for .57 miles :-)  
Today's total calorie burn was somewhere around 750 according to my HRM.
The remainder of the day we cleaned. My house is just about done. Just one more room to do and then I will be all set!
 
Food today was not too bad. I'm at 1556 calories for the day, It is a little high by about 300 calories. I will try harder tomorrow. I need to drink more water too!
 
Tomorrow I get to go help out at the paint place with kids camp! I'm excited. It should bee a lot of fun! We are also taking my 16 year old out to dinner because tomorrow is her actual birthday!
 
Sleep well friends! HUGS!
~Chris~

Monday, June 17, 2013

Mad Monday Weigh in....

And the results are in...208.4 up 1 lbs from last week. Darn! But expected. Oh well. I am not going to dwell on it. I have to drink more water too, having trouble figuring out how to get all that in now that I'm not working behind a desk. Next week will be better.
So my totals are:
66.4 lbs down since 8/22/12!
51.8 lbs down since surgery on 10/15/12!
 
Today was a run day! I was able to run 3.25 miles today! I was excited about that :) Burned 636 calories doing it too! Good work out day! Tomorrow is biking and maybe swimming! I've got to get some cleaning done.
Saturday was a fun afternoon. It was baseball day with my Grandfather and the family! And the Rockies won, all the better :) It was warm too! REALLY warm LOL.  
 Sunday afternoon my friend and I am out kids all went painting. The girls were rebels and painted their own thing. We have some serious talent here! They did these all on their own!
The rest of us painted what the class painted. This one was hard for me. It took me a really long time to get my sky right, but I am happy with the end result. I really like this painting. I am excited too, the place we paint is having a kids camp and they asked me to come help out Thursday morning. I am excited to go paint with the kids!!
I am hoping to start working on my own painting tomorrow at home. Stay tuned!! Hopefully it will come out good!!
 
I have to get my house cleaned. Yes I am still working on it. I so don't like cleaning LOL. But we are coming up on a party. Saturday is going to be a big party day, We even have family coming to town for this sweet 16!!
 
Oh and I bought a new dress. I never where dresses. As a mater of fact, I have probably only worn 6 in the last 19 years and 3 of those were in weddings. I will post pictures this weekend. It's black and a size 16!! And I actually like how it looks!! Go figure!!
 
OK y'all, I'm sleepy. Have a great day/night, where ever you may be!
 
Hugs!!
~Chris~

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Happy Saturday to you!!

Well hello there! How are you!?!?!

I am well! Thanks for asking! Missed blogging Thursday and Friday kind of slipped away :) Not sure why, they were both lazy days. After my run Wednesday my hip was sore. Weird. Muscles I've never felt before. But this one made it had to go up the stairs. So I opted to rest it Thursday and Friday. I did do some cleaning Thursday, and Friday we sat around all day and were couch potatoes. I still have lots more cleaning to do :-)

Thursday night I went painting again with my friend. We just so love it! Here is mine! I so would love to be sitting in that chair!
 
Sad news, Poor Colorado is on fire again.....2nd year in a row where so many have lost their homes. We are about an hour northeast of where the Black Forest fire is but we can see it and smell it in the air. Poor people....So sad...
Friday I hung out with my goofy girls and we watched reruns of our favorite shows. I will really have to clean next week so I can stay on schedule. We have family coming to town for my eldest birthday. The big 16! She's the one that looks possessed.
Today I decided to hop on the elliptical and go for a bike ride. 20 minutes on the elliptical and a 5.5 mile bike ride! 463 calories goodbye! And yes my hip is feeling better and looser today. Thank goodness.
So it's Father's Day weekend. There has been so much going on I almost forgot. My grandfather is also here so today we are going to the Rockies game! Should be a ton of fun!! We are sitting in foul ball territory. Better make sure I pay attention :-)
 
Happy Father's day to all of the fabulous Dad's out there!!
 
OK Everyone, time to go take a shower and get moving. I have to be somewhere in an hour.
 
So Keep on Keepin' on! And I will talk to you very soon!!  ~HUGS~
 
~Chris~

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Happy Hump Day! Starting to feel normal again! & Help me spread some love!

Hi there!

How is everyone out there in blog land? What's new, fun & exciting?

I am starting to feel a little more back to normal. Good thing too, it's 1/2 way through June and I need to get on the ball!

Over the last few weeks I have been slacking I think. I have not been exercising like I should be and I have not been logging my food either. So, this week, I am off to a good start!

Monday, I tried to run 5K but ended up walking all but 1 1/2 miles of it. I have been really struggling over the last 2 weeks to run the 3.1 miles I have done so many times. I think it has something to do with the heat...It's been HOT!!

Tuesday was a bike day. I biked about 6 miles burned around 300 calories, did a friends nails, picked my grandfather up from the airport and took him up north and watched Supernatural reruns with my girls.

Today was a run day! I was determined to get my 3.1 miles today! And I DID!!! YAY! I was 74 degrees so not extremely hot, but I was ready for it to be over when I hit that 3.1 mark. I ran a bit slower then I have been, burned 530 calories doing and I feel good!
I do not like my scale right now. It says I have gained 3 lbs since Monday, but there is no way! I am retaining some serious water though, and I have not been getting my water in. I have not been making the best food choices but I have not eaten 3 lbs of crap either. So...I am concentrating on my food log, water intake and exercise. And I have resolved to not beat myself up over this. I need to be patient. As if that is something I am good at LOL.
 
Breakfast was after my run and came in at 298 Calories, 12 grams of fat, 14.83 grams of sugar, and 17 grams of protein. Now, to stay at 700 calories for the rest of the day!
 
Today's agenda is mainly cleaning up this messy house. My house is very lived in. There are 5 of us in here and it gets bad in seconds. I feel like I am constantly turning off lights, picking up socks and yelling at the kids to do the dishes. This is only 2 of the 7. YIKES!! Luckily they don't all look like this! Since I am not working I am going to deep clean over the next 3 days. Then talk to the family about keeping it that way :-) Doubtful but I can try!
This little girl is gonna help! She's still on house arrest :-) Mom is so mean!!
I have also decided I am going to start doing nails again. Extra money! It took me 3 tries to do my own the way I wanted them. It's so hard to do acrylics on yourself! I'm happy with the finished product!
The set I did the other day came out great! My friend is also the art instructor where I go paint. We are trading. She is going to teach me how to paint and I am going to do her nails. Great trade!
 
OK I am off to be like Cinderella! Time to get this house in shape! Have a great afternoon/evening! Hugs to everyone and thanks for all of your support! Especially over these last few weeks!
 
HELP me spread the love! I've got a few new bloggers here and since y'all are so awesome I know I can count on you to help support them too =)
 
Say Hello to Carolyn, & Linda, & Aussie Bandit, & Crystal!