Monday, January 28, 2013

Blogger Biggest Loser {Week 4}

I can't believe were are already on Week 4.  I tracked my calories with My Fitness Pal last week.  Overall, I thought I did really well.  I increased my water and running. 

Week 1: 174.8

Week 2: 172.8
Week 3: 170.8
Week 4: 170.6

Yes, I lost .2 pounds.  Talk about a real bummer.  I weighed on Friday and it said 169.  There is no way I gained 1.6 pounds due to 1 cupcake on Saturday.  So, I'm a little frustrated.  I know it's part of it but I have been doing so good.  I hope I can get in the 160's by week 5.  Good Luck to all you ladies!

Sunday, January 27, 2013


We had a wonderful weekend. I started Saturday off with a nice run and then it was time to head to the beach. We helped celebrate JR's 3rd birthday with a Mickey Mouse party. Parker had a blast but was so tired because he didn't take a nap. Today, we went to church, lunch with friends, nap and then a play date. I managed to buy groceries and tackle the laundry but no time for house cleaning. Oh well, spending time with my family is more important. I hope everyone had a great weekend.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Blogger Biggest Loser {Week 3}

I can't believe we're already at week 3.  I learned a lot last week.  Fast food is the devil!!!  I can't believe how many calories you consume with a single fast food meal.  Water is becoming my new friend.  What's my secret?  I have a large cup from Chick-fil-A and I fill it with ice and water through out the day at work. 

Parker and I went to visit my sister on Saturday.  I walked in the door and said she noticed that I had lost weight.  Well, that made my day.  Gota love my sister!!!

Okay, here are my results:

Week 1: 174.8
Week 2: 172.8
Week 3: 170.8

Yes, that's another 2 pounds.  I'm very happy with a 2 pound weekly weight loss.  Thank you all for the encouraging words you leave me each week.  Good Luck, ladies!  

Monday, January 14, 2013

Blogger Biggest Loser {Week 2}

I feel that I did really well last week.  I have been using My Fitness Pal to log what I have been eating.  Please feel free to add me, cnr1980.  Weekends are hard for me.  I cook all week and eat out at least twice during the weekend.  So here are my stats:

Last week: 174.8
Weight today::  172.8

I'm 5"2 so that is so high for me.  I registered for the Gulf Coast Half Marathon in Pensacola, Florida on Sunday, April 7.  A friend of mine who runs marathons all the time has agreed to run with me. 

My goal for the week is to increase my water.  I know I don't drink enough so that must change.  Good luck to everyone. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Molars, EVIL Molars

Parker has been hell on wheels lately.  On Sunday, it finally dawned on me that it probably had something to do with teething.  I looked in his mouth and half of one of the bottom molars has came through but you can see the other half trying to pop through the gum.  He cut one of the top molars about 3 weeks ago.  Parker wants to be held all the time, will burst into tears for no reason and will not eat anything unless it's soft.  This is not normal for my happy little boy.  I will be glad when these EVIL teeth are in.

Friday, January 4, 2013


I have decided to link up with Becky at The Java Mama to finally get this baby weight off.  I have had several people in the past 6 months ask me if I was pregnant and I'm tired of it.  Recently a client asked me "How's the belly?"  Talk about a slap in the face.  Anyway, I figured I would be honest in this post so that my new readers will understand my struggles.

My senior year of high school, I weighed 160 pounds.  I hated being one of the heaviest of all my friends and the summer after I graduated, I lost 30 pounds.  While in college I was able to join a gym which helped me keep the weight off.  Like everyone else, my weight would fluctuate between 5-10 pounds.  I was able to keep the weight off from 1999-2009.  By November 2009 I was back up to 145.  December 2009 I found out I was pregnant and at my first appointment at the end of January, my weight was right at 155.  I weighed 187 the day I went in for my c-section.  It has been so hard for me to get this baby weight off.  I have been a runner for years and love it!  Running alone will not get this weight off.  As of today, I weigh 174.  I am not a horrible eater, but I do sometimes indulge in sweets. 

What do I want to result from this?!?  Two things.....1) Parker turns three in September and I would love to be able wear a cute outfit and not hide from the camera.  2)  Lee and I celebrate our 10 year anniversary.  I want to look good in a bathing suit for our anniversary trip. 

I can do this and will give it my all.  Lee has lost 25 pounds in the past 9 months by running and cutting back on carbs and sugar.  He is a great support system.  I signed up for a 10k on January 12 with a friend.  I signed up back in December because I knew I would need something at the beginning of the year to get my hiney motivated.  Good luck to everyone!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

100% Boy

Parker has a HUGE personality and loves life with everything in him! He runs everywhere, he is loud and boisterous (which I LOVE, it makes him a boy!), and he loves to play. He is 100% all boy and it makes him such a fun two year old. He is just so laid back!  He just kind of goes along with the flow and just has fun. His teachers at school and church love him and enjoy him (or so they say). He has a lot of friends at school and at home. I just love how much his personality shines in pictures. He always appears to be having fun and loving life! Such a gift!

 "Help me Mommy!"  I'm sure he will have one of these in the future.
Like father, like son!  He loves to look at all the fish bait and tells his daddy all the time that he wants to go fishing!

The Little Things

I've been thinking a lot about my New Years resolutions and along with the usual; eat better, lose 10 pounds, etc, I'm going to spend more time enjoying the small things in life. I realized that I don't take enough time to really enjoy everything going on. I spend too much time on social media, I spend too much time worrying, and being frustrated because there is never enough time in my life to do what I want to do, only what I "have" to do.

I'm really struggling with the thought that Parker is almost no longer a toddler.  He is almost 2 and a half and that makes me sad. I can't believe how fast time is going.  I look forward to the next year and how much Parker will grow and change in that time. In just the past 4 months he is a different child than the one that turned 2. He has an extensive vocabulary and is potty trained. I love watching his sweet personality grow. It is such a gift to see it develop a little more every day.

I have plans for 2013.  I plan to do better at blogging.  I plan to cut back on FB. I want to spend more time with Parker and Lee, and less time on the internet.  This time with him is precious and I want to get back to focusing more on them.  I have put Parker ahead of Lee for some time now and you can start to tell.  My husband has been begging me for a date night.  We don't spend enough of time together, just the two of us.  I don't want to look back one day and wish I had spent more time enjoying the small things in life, not just the major moments. God has blessed me with an amazing life and I want to enjoy it to the fullest!

Look at that cute little grin!