Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Week 5 results and Where the Wild Things Aren't

I am back on track and lost 5 pounds last week! My total is 10 pounds lost and I am done a size in jeans. Nice feeling....

...By the way don't waste your money and see "Where the Wild Things Are". It was Jake's favorite book when he was little and I had it memorized! I was soooo excited to hear they were making it into a movie...until I saw it. This movie is really not kid friendly and not what I think of when I think of the book at all. It was a big bummer. Jake was bored out of his mind, said it kind of scared him (he had seen all all the Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies and they didn't scare him. I think this was more of a creepy, why are they doing that, kind of scared) , and he didn't get it. Frankly I didn't get it. I did really, but I didn't like it. The wild things were different personality traits that Max had in himself....Still didn't like it. And the ending was HORRIBLE! As Jake said after the movie "well there goes 2 hours we can never get back!". Where he gets his sense of humor, I do not know. :)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Moving and Week 4 results

We moved and I am still going through the boxes! I finally went to the doctor on Monday and got some antibiotic's after 2 weeks of coughing up a lung, so I am starting to be able to breath again. At the doctor's office the scale said I gained 2 pounds. Bummer...But I was (TMI WARNING FOR ANY MALE'S READING THIS!!!)having my period. Need I say more? I will count it as a gain, (even though I usually retain 5 pounds at least-seriously! If you know me well you have seen my Barney Rubble feet!) but I can still pull my jeans down without unbuttoning them and my fake wedding ring (my real one is too small) fits on my right ring finger now, which is bigger than my left. So, I am really feeling like that was water weight...Are you with me? I don't feel bad though because I have found it impossible to exercise when you can't breath...I have been eating small portions and feel good about that.

Yesterday in the mail I got The Biggest Loser for the Wii from my sister Tina! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Even though I was still feeling yucky yesterday I couldn't resist doing it. I just did a little and it is awesome! I will go into that more later because today is the first day I have been able to accomplish anything without struggling too much for oxygen so I am going to take advantage of that and work on the living room...Right after I tell you that Jake is really liking his new school and that makes me one happy Mommy! More on that later too!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Conference weekend

We had a great weekend for a couple of different reasons. One reason is because it was General Conference weekend and that is always a spiritually uplifting experience. We enjoyed the conference from home and were able to pack and have fun as a family in between sessions.

We started the weekend by going to the Moose Cafe Friday night with our friends the Vanderhoof's (one of my great friends from Jake's school and my New Kid's concert buddy, Cheryl and her family) and had a really fun time. I of course had my camera but forgot to get a picture of all of us so this is the before and after.
We got up and headed to our friend Carla's neighborhood yard sale. We knew she was selling several pairs of binoculars and Jake has been wanting a pair. He ended up with the binoculars, some random leggos pieces he had been "needing" and a sword that he got for free. After that we headed to IHOP for breakfast and it was yummy! This makes it sound like we go out to eat all the time but the truth is we rarely ever do. We just wanted to enjoy our last weekend in the Mountains...and the kitchen is pretty much packed up.

In between sessions I headed to Walmart to get a few things we needed and Aaron took Jake to his school to shoot some hoops. I went by the school when I was done and snapped some pictures and we played a game of "Pig".

Sunday between Conference sessions, Aaron tried to show us were he buried Daisy, (our Basset Hound we had to put to sleep at the beginning of the year and as my mom calls her my first baby) but the road into Pisgah from Mills River was still closed because of all the rain. We will just have to go next time we come up to Pisgah to go camping. I miss my Daisy. I know a lot of you are rolling your eyes and saying it was just a dog, but she was more than that. She was part of our family for 10 years...That is a post for another day.

Our last weekend in the Mountain was a good one. One to remember!

Week Three Results

Thank you guys so much for your support and ideas so far! I added my results to the side of my blog so I can keep a running tally and I am going to add my minutes exercised a week...after I move. It would be a non-motivator to do it now. Unless I can count carrying boxes as working out...

I am happy to announce that I have stayed the same as last week! I know that sounds crazy, but the head cold I had settled in my chest and I have not been able to work out at all, all week. I have asthma and although it is much better than it used to be I still struggle with it when I get sick. I have spent this week going between the dry cough that is so hard I almost throw up. And then to the wet, raspy, coughing stuff up days. (I know that is too much information...)I spent yesterday in pain because I needed to cough stuff up but couldn't which meant I couldn't breath. (I know too much info. again...) I took my inhaler about a million times and my shoulder and back are aching. For some reason when I can't breath I find myself standing and sitting up really straight. I think it makes me feel like I will get more air in if I do or something.

Also lets face it when you are packing to move there really is no time to cook healthy food especially when every room in the house is partially packed and you can't accomplish more because you a hacking up a lung! I have just been watching my portion size (besides a couple of times...last time going out with good friends before we move...we went to the Moose cafe and the meatloaf is easily two portions and yes I ate it all. I am being honest here people don't judge me too harshly) and that was enough to not see the scale creep back up! More good news is I only coughed for a couple hours last night so I actually slept and I am feeling better today. I still have the cough but I can tell it is easing up and I feel like I can really accomplish something today.

I know these sound like excuses but when you can't breath, you can't breath! I am not giving up. I am rolling with the punches. This is life! Sometimes you just have to maintain and I am so glad I did! I know I will see the scale go down next week. If I was on the Biggest Loser Ranch they would have some how helped me find a way to exercise that didn't require breathing and I would have lost 6 pounds as I powered through the pain! Here in the real world I had to breath to live and I am very happy to not see a gain! I am not discouraged. Things like this in the past would have made me give up completely. Not this time. This time I am taking care of myself. Breathing is important and as soon as I can do it with ease I will set some new Wii Fit records and wear out the road! (Tina that is why I haven't told you what my records are on Wii Fit-I haven't been back on to see what they are to tell you!)

Oh I almost forgot: I can pull my jeans down with out undoing them! They are seriously hard to keep up! Great feeling...except I have no pants to wear the next size down. I have 4 pairs the size under that, so I have just got to push it!!!!