Friday, February 29, 2008

Friday already?!

Wow, where has my week gone? I thought is was Thursday today. Ooops! Bonus lol.

I am doing well today, I got a bit more sleep as Courtney gave me that bit of extra rest that I needed. The 3 night previous I was going with about 3-4 hours each night because of her fever, cough and cold. Poor Courtney. I hope she will feel better today and over the weekend.

Tonight I am going to FINALLY exercise because I feel that I have it 'in me' to do. My eating is automatic, and I feel like I have done so well in that department. I am a changed woman, and continue to change and grow through this process. I cannot believe I am seeing so many changes in my face, my waist and everywhere. All of a sudden I can zip up that coat that was given to me! I never thought I would fit into a medium and now I am! Crazy!

Weigh in day is coming up on Tuesday, and I think I will have a good weigh in. I feel good about where I am at.

I don't feel like a fat girl anymore...I am adjusting my mind to accept this weight loss and claim it! Feel great about it! I am starting to like the face staring back at me in the mirror. That is such a good feeling! I am down 54 pounds so far and counting!! I have 49 pounds left to lose. I am so pleased with how I am managing lol! We have a lot on our plates these days and things are going well with me personally.

My plan is to be at 175 pounds by April 1st...the last weigh in for Goo-Be-Gone 2008.My journey will not be over (Cliff's will) but I will keep plugging along. When I get to my goal for the GBG I will have 40 (hopefully less) to get to my ultimate weight loss goal of 135 pounds.

I still have lots to lose, but I know this time I will take it off FOR good! I love how healthy eating feels! I love it! I will continue like this!! Because I AM WORTH IT!! I AM WORTH IT!!! I DESERVE THIS!!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Tuesday Weigh In (Not for Goo-Be-Gone)

Today I weigh 186.6! I managed to knock off another 2.2 pounds this week. I didn't think I would lose because I was sick and only did one run this week.

My waist measures 33 3/4" (down 8 1/4")

Today, we do not enter our weight with Goo-Be-Gone. But we do next week, and that will be week 9 already! We are getting near the end...

I feel good about my loss, and I look forward to getting back into my fitness program this week. I need it for mental health!

Saturday, February 23, 2008


Good morning!

Today is Saturday. I haven't exercised since last Sunday and that feels terrible to say. But, I have been sick, Cliff has been sick and well, that bad news has taken its toll on us all.

My cold is getting better, my eyeballs don't hurt so I think I am on the upswing thank goodness. I want to exercise perhaps tonight. I NEED stress relief. I am having troubles sleeping at night because I am always thinking and feeling mighty sad.

I am still losing weight though, which I cannot believe. There is no weigh in this Tuesday (Week 8) and I am fine with that. There will be one next Tuesday (Week 9)

I am so proud of my dear Cliffy. He is looking so good! I bought him 2 pairs of new jeans yesterday in 31 and 32! He is down from a 38!! He looks fab! I must take a photo of him. He is in first place currently in the Goo-Be-Gone! Go Cliff Go!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Well, I am sick with a cold. Sore eyeballs, and clicking in and out ears. I have managed to escape the sickness until today. Not bad, not bad. We have 3 sick kids right now. We had our splurge night tonight. We had nachos and they were good even with my cold. I just hope I can exercise this week. I will have to see how quickly I can get better.

Tomorrow I have probably one of the most hard days of many to come tomorrow. We take my FIL in to the cancer centre for a diagnosis. I am very worried for him, for my Mom (in-law) and my poor hubby. He is an only child.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Weigh In - Week 7

I weigh 188.8 this week. I lost 2.4 pounds this week, and I lost another inch off my waist, so now I am down to a 34" waist from 42". I have taken off 8" in 7 weeks in my waist ONLY.

My husband weighs to him. He was sick, ate Valentine cookies and didn't exercise and lost and now weighs less than me! Yuck. But good for

I hope for a stellar week this week! Now that there about 5 weeks left, I hope to take off 10-15 pounds by the end of the challenge. I cannot believe the end is rounding the corner already!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Monday the eve before weigh in...

I didn't exercise tonight like I wanted too. In light of all that is going around my household (illness,sickness,colds,flu etc. this week) I just felt I couldn't do it today. So, instead we had a tea, and a 100 cal pack Coffee Crisp. We spent some time with the in-laws tonight. I am hoping I will lose SOMETHING for tomorrow. I feel guilty today, but hey. I am human and I need a break.

*fingers crossed*

I hope the next week will go much better for me. I think there were a couple of days where I actually under ate. That isn't good for a nursing Mom. I will get my calories in for the next week, and keep up my exercise. I missed Jazzercise this week too as I think I had a touch of the flu myself. Thankfully I think that has passed. I just have sore eyeballs.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Updated photos for your viewing pleasure...

Here is my before from 8 days postpartum **********Here is my current photo from yesterday

I am down about 30 pounds since I started the Goo-Be-Gone on January 1st, 2008 (we are at the half way mark/just over)

I am now down about 49 pounds from the day I had Courtney.

I am currently in size 15 jeans, and large/medium tops.

I was in a size 18 in the left photo and size 1x top

My waist is now at 35" (I am down 7" in my waist since January 1st 2008)

I have about 53 pounds to go until I hit my goal weight of 135...wish me luck!!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Saturday Sucks

I will not be trying out for derby today. We have received some bad news (I need to wait for more info before I can share out in bloggerland). Now is not the time to join a league. Perhaps in the future. For now, I will stick to running, walking, Jazzercise and weights.

This morning I went for a run and walk. 3 sets of 10/1's and the balance a brisk walk. It was freezing out there. I did about 65 minutes.

PS Why do men lose weight so easily. I am working like a dog, and my hubby is sick eating cookies and STILL losing...WHY oh why??!?!??! lol

Friday, February 15, 2008

Friday Finally

Where have I been?! Well it has been a hard couple of days. Hard to wait...and wait and wait for some news about my FIL.

Yesterday was of course Valentines Day. My hubby is really sick, the kids are fine. I am fine. I got on the treadmill yesterday and ran for 4 sets of 10/1's and the balance walking for about 65 minutes. I splurged on 6" whole wheat turkey sub, and got a bag of baked lays. We also then went to Starbucks for a Grande Non Fat Latte and half of a biscotti each. I felt SOOOOO rediculously full. Almost sick. But I survived ;D

This morning my hubby is home sick AGAIN. And the kids have a Pro-D day. So, I took advantage of Cliff being home and got on the treadmill for 90 minutes at 3.8/4.0 for most of the walk. I walked about 5.5 miles this morning.

Tomorrow I am off for roller derby try-outs for 2 hours in the day. Then I am back on the treadmill tomorrow afternoon/evening for at least 30 mins. I told you all I am ramping up my game!! lol.

Cliff is sick so he hasn't been exercising at all. Poor guy. But he has done well and is not gaining. He has done well so far losing about 35 pounds in the past 6 weeks I think?!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Today was a good day, the sun was out. Cliff and I drove out my route to school and back the other day. We came to the conclusion that if I do all walking to and from school I walk 3 kms a day just doing those walks. The walks with the kids are slower of course than my brisk walking pace. But still. It is exercise. I don't record that, but just think of it as part of my life. That being fit in exercise WHEREVER I can get it! I love to walk thank goodness.

I promised myself that this week I would ramp up my exercise, as my eating is right on. So today although I did not really want to get on the treadmill. I did. I got on there for 90 minutes. I did 6 sets of 10/1's (so I did 60 mins running total) and then I did the rest of the session just brisk walking. Then stretching. I did about 5 miles or about 10 kms tonight. Felt right on! Whoooo!

Tomorrow, I hope to do the same...but is my favourite day tomorrow, so we will play that one by ear.

I *heart* Valentines Day!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Tuesday Weigh In - Week 6!

This morning I weighed in at 191.2! I am down 4.2 pounds! So close to the 180's! I will certainly be in the 180's by next weigh in, and hopefully reaching another mini goal! I still need to book my facial from the 199 goal darn it!

Today is my day off for working out, and most likely will splurge tonight on something like Subway. Or, I may save it for some chocolate on Valentine's day.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Monday night before weigh in number six

Cliff and I went out for a 65 minute run in the pouring rain. We were soaked! We did 5 sets of 10/1's. Cliff wore bandaids this time ;D

I cannot believe that tomorrow is the 1/2 way point of the Goo-Be-Gone. I think I have done OK this week. Not as well as maybe I wanted too, but hey. I have lots on my plate these days. I have to be real about it all! These changes are for LIFE. Not just for 12 weeks.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Sunday, and updates...

Well, it has been a busy weekend. I got a brisk 4.2 walk in yesterday for a 1/2 hour. This morning was Jazzercise. I truly hope to get a long run in tonight and tomorrow!

As I had mentioned before. I am interested in trying out for the Reign Valley Vixens next weekend. I emailed them, and voila...I am trying out next Saturday! Imagine that!

My friend at Kidswap has lent me elbow pads, knee pads, wrist guards and GAVE me a really cool helmet (skater boy type in matte black!!) Thank you Shelly and Jason! And thank you to the Vixen who is lending me a pair of rollerskates for the session/tryout! I am SOOOOOO very excited. I think I would make a great blocker! I guess time will tell. Hopefully all of the old sessions in the 80's at Stardust Roller Rink will pay off! And of course all of the roller blading I did in the 90's.

Needless to say. Jason and Shelly said I should develop my rink "persona" and create a t-shirt and dress the part for the tryouts.

So, my task this week (ABOVE and BEYOND the usual) is to come up with a persona for me. Some names we came up with so far?!

Pink Lightening (my old running name)

Mommy Mafia*

Derby Peach

Derby Momma

Momma C Ta

Coconut Cream Ya

Crash Test Mommy

*added this morning

What do you think?! Any ideas? Can you think of anything obvious I may be missing? A name we have overlooked? What would I wear/look like? My hair/my T-Shirt etc?!

And, when the family comes out to cheer me on, what could we call them?! We could dress them up...Cliff mentioned flames - 5 pink flames and 1 blue flame...

Thanks for your help!!

Friday, February 8, 2008


We didn't exercise tonight. It is Friday night and we needed a break after some mega workouts for the past few nights.

Tonight I splurged on a Grande Not Fat Decaf Mocha and half a biscotti. I LOVED it. Yummy.

I found something I am very interested in locally. It is a local roller derby league that is just starting up and I emailed them! I would LOVE that! I used to be a roller queen back in tha day. And then after roller skating, I spent many years on roller blades. Could you imagine me doing that! I sure can.

Now, what would I call myself?! Hmmm...I will dream of that tonight!

Tomorrow I am back to my exercise and more exercise. We are going to get as many sessions in as possible! This next weigh in is the half way mark of the Goo-Be-Gone already. I hope to take off another 20 pounds by April 1st! Wish me luck!

Thursday, February 7, 2008


Today was my MIL's birthday dinner. We made dinner for her. We had 1 cup of whole wheat pasta, spagetti sauce and two veggie meatballs. That is what I had. We also had cake...angel food, raspberry and light cool whip. I didn't have a piece. I smelled the cake and it smelled WONDERFUL, but not not worth it to me to eat. Cliff ate it as did everybody else. I feel good about my decision tonight.

Tonight, we went for another cold, windy run. We did 10/1's - 4 sets, so 40 mins running and 6 mins walking and a stretch. I LOVE running!! I could have gone for one more set, but SOMEBODY was starting to get bleeding nipples. And nope. It was not me lol. So, we went in early. We figure we ran about 8K tonight. I want to get back to my longer runs again. I miss those.

We take a running break tomorrow. We will walk on the treadmill and do weights tomorrow. Can't wait! I am hoping for another good week!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


We got out for a 50 minute run tonight together in the wind, rain and cold. We did 8/1's and did 5 sets. We did a huge set of stairs (up) and a hill up. A WAY more challenging workout than the treadmill.

We had our modified cheat last night...didn't enjoy it as much as I thought. Next week something different...

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

44 pounds gone and 60 more to go!

I am so excited when I see the amount of weight I have lost shown as one lump sum. 44.4 pounds gone since the birth of Courtney on November 16th, 2007. Today I was thinking back to when I had my maternity photos taken with Jillian. And the day I gave birth to my last baby. I was at my highest weight EVER, 238!. I was huge and swollen up. And my poor veins. But I still felt so beautiful! At that point it was like I felt like WHATEVER. I don't think I will EVER get this weight off. But so far all 34 pounds of this pregnancy are off. And I am now below and working my way down to my goal of 135 pounds. I have 60 pounds left to go. It seems that with every pregnancy I added 12 pounds on. But, my pregnancies were all close together not affording me the time to get the weight off. Everytime I lost weight, I ended up pregnant! The never ending battle it seemed.

So, from today on with each 12 pounds I remove I will think back and take a trip down memory lane. So, in 12 pounds it will be Caroline, then Catie, then Carly, then Claire and then finally Cameron.

It feels like with every pound gone, I erase that part of my life. Atleast the pregnant part of my life. I am OK with moving on now. The weight loss is refreshing me, and helping me to reach my NEW goals. Some goals I am very excited about. Time to move forward and get rid of this 'Groundhog Day' existence that I feel I live. I want to shake stuff up, and not feel STUCK. The weight makes me feel stuck. Just like when I had my braces on for a few years (not to mention the headgear, elastics etc.) BUT when the braces came off I blossomed! (well that I how I remember 20 years ago!)

I am so excited to see what that weight will feel like, what I will look like. Will it make me happier? Will it change my life like I think it will! All of the unknowns that finally are becoming more so a reality.

60 pounds! But, really when I think long and hard about those 60 pounds...they were totally worth it! They are worth every pound I gained.

60 pounds! I am doing it! I am already doing it! I am going to get there by October 1st 2008!

I am going to reach my GOAL! I am not going to waver! I am sticking with this, and following my plan through to the end. I will not give up!

When I am done with this process of losing my weight I will have removed 104 pounds from my frame! WOW! How can that NOT feel great!

Tuesday Weigh In - Week 5

Today, I am down 3.8 pounds. I weigh 195.4!

I am really happy, and looking forward to getting out of the 190's! Getting closer! I would think in 2 weeks I will be in the 180's! Woo!

Today, my rings fit really comfortably even when my fingers swell. My veins are going down (still itchy/bruised looking) but nothing like they were when Courtney was almost 2 weeks old.

I cheated and booked my hair appointment (early!) but I know I will be at 189 by March 8th! Got to look good for Courtney's baptism! (No roots allowed!) Perhaps I will weigh less than all of the other 5 baptisms before?! Truly that would be marvelous! End off on a good note!

Today, I take a day off from exercise after 5 days this week of vigorous working out. And tonight we splurge! Yummy!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Night before the weigh in! *last chance work out*

Just got off the treadmill. I ran and walked. Mostly ran. I did 8/1's (3 sets so 24 mins running at 5.5) and the balance walking brisk at 3.5 and a cool down.

I then got on the weight machine, and did my upper and one set of quads. Then I cooled down.

My fingers are crossed for tomorrow! See you then!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Sunday Night - 2 more sleeps till weigh in

Had a great Jazzercise class this a.m! Coco slept the whole time I was away. Cliff went and picked up the weight set. We are set up! Yay. Cliff did a great job on that! Great deal too, 75 dollars off of Craigslist.

Today, we ran some more errands. We picked up our new weekend treat. A Starbucks decaf (for me) Non Fat Latte and then we share a biscotti. Yummy.

Eating today was right on. Got all of my water in. And, this evening...a second work out:

Did weights, and in between sets I skipped. I did upper and lower together like a circuit. Did 3 sets of 12-15 reps. Felt like old times. I then did a 1/2 hour on the treadmill at 4.0 brisk walk and then a stretch! Getting in our last chance work outs for Tuesday weigh in. I am hoping I am on track for a good loss.

Cliff is doing well, we bought him 34" waist jeans and size large t-shirts today and put away his 38" and 36" pants and extra large shirts. He is doing awesome! I am so proud of him!

My arms are so sore, I can hardly type lol! Gotta finish folding our laundry so I can crawl into bed.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Super Saturday

Today, was again a busy day. That meant eating on the run, so we watched what we put in! And we did well.

I finished 81 minutes on the treadmill tonight. Started at 3.5, and did most of the walk on an incline and at 4.0. Felt great. I didn't really want to go on there, but once I was on it was good!

Tomorrow (IF Coco cooperates) I am off to Jazzercise, and Cliff is off to pick up the weight bench/machine for the garage. We are both excited to do weights tomorrow night. If we cannot get OUT the door to exercise. We need to bring the equipment to us! So, that is what we need to do. We are so excited. Aren't we silly. Excited about fitness equipment.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Fabulous Friday

Well, today was a better day. I got out for a 30 minute run 5/1's. And a bit of a walk (Cliff and I went together.) We got out tonight for a Grande Decaf Non Fat Latte and shared a biscotti. Happy Friday to us.

I have missed running! Finally my running jacket is getting looser again. Two weeks ago it was tight. I almost couldn't do it up. Not the case tonight. :D

Not much else to report, except I am getting asked at school about my weight loss. I guess the weight loss is beginning to show on my body. I just want to move as FAR FAR AWAY from this 200 number as possible.

I am feeling confident that I will meet my goal of 5 pounds gone by weigh in on Tuesday.

Oh, and we found a weight bench/set for cheaper and closer to home. Cliff is going to get it on Sunday Morning! I feel some mega 'last chance' workouts coming on! Yup...