Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Creeping, creeping

slowly creeping upward. I am nearing my 'danger' zone in the weight department. And I don't really FEEL like working hard on anything weight wise. I have a dress I need to fit for my sisters wedding. That is stressing me out.

I think I have the fall/winter blahs. Food has taken on a 'comfort' role for me again. I have to stop the madness. Nip this in the bud. Crack the whip and stay motivated.

Monday, November 17, 2008

I did it!

Well, today (well yesterday now) was my darling Coco's 1st birthday party and I promised myself that by the time she turned one years old that I would reach my weightloss goal and look the best I have ever looked. I reached that goal. Now it is time to set new ones.

I also ate cake today, and I skipped a run! I will work harder this week, and throw in an extra run to make up for the party time LOL!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Well, I am still here. Just not on the bandwagon as much. Not as interested in this process, and choosing to concentrate my efforts on my other interests at this time.

I am still right around 150 pounds. I am running like crazy. That is good enough for now!

I will update again at some point :D

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Fun with my four girls

This evening, I got onto the treadmill for about 35 minutes. The weather was brutally wet, and I want to ramp up my exercise again. So, on I got. And it felt great. Lately I have only been running 3x's per week. So, this week I decided I wanted to up my exercise again to allow for more fall/wintery treats. 

So, whilst I was kicking it on the treadmill at 7.5 mph straight girls skipped and danced away. And gave me some woot's! And you are going fast Mommy! And more cheers. (It is so nice to have my own personal cheering squad!) 

At the same time, they had some fun. Burned some extra energy. And after they copied me with my push ups, crunches and squats. Then, I broke out the 80's aerobics moves. THEY LOVED doing it with me. At one point I called Cliff into the garage to see us all in action. It was adorable. 


A teachable moment! Activity is fun with your kids! It was great and I plan on doing that again!


I am so pleased that I can run, and that I remain injury free. I am thankful to the support of my hubby who sacrifices his time so that I can go and take care of my own needs. That would be my running and my photography.

I am thankful that on January 24th, 2009 I will be able to be the MOH to my sis Amy at their wedding. Wearing a black strapless gown that looks AWESOME on me. I am so happy to not wear maternity or breastfeeding attire to the wedding like I have done for the past 10 years of family and friend weddings. I can enjoy all of the hard work AND effort that I have put into myself over the last year.

I am happy that my journey here has not ended, yet keeps on helping to motivate others to create their own programs to get their bodies healthy again.

I cannot believe that in 10 short days my 'baby' Courtney will be 1 year old already, and one year ago I weighed 238 pounds and wore plus size, xxl maternity pants. 

I am so thankful to be right where I am at. So far, I have accomplished so much, in so little time. Already training for a second half marathon, and a marathon in the next year. 

I would never have guessed just how wonderful life would be for me today. But is! My heart spills over with gratefulness and happiness. I am so thankful.

I look forward now, and not backwards realizing these could be the last few times that I sit and blog one handed as I breastfeed my Coco.

As that part of my life will be behind me soon too. But again, so much good stuff to look forward to.

So much.