Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wednesday April 6th... 5 full days in

5 days. FIVE. DAYS.

Wow, it really does seem like more. So here is a summary= 4 days of awesomeness on the diet, 1 meal of cheats. Not bad. Not good, but in the grand scheme of things it is ok.

What I NEED to do... exercize. I have been lightly exercising but I really need to work at it. I have been very busy with my photos lately (which I am so thankful for) but I have totally neglected my push to work out more. I think I am kinda sorta have been using that as an excuse to not really work out.

That is going to change tomorrow. Tomorrow I am going to do something for 30 minutes. SOMETHING. I think that is the only way I will be able to 'kick off' exercising. I can't be too defining. I just need to do it. I hope to bike ride but we shall see. I WILL DO SOMETHING. (If I write it often will it happen?)

Breakfast - omlet - eggs, mushrooms, havarti, onions

snack - roasted chickpeas

lunch - turkey, tomato slices with moz.

snack - roasted chickpeas

dinner - spinach salad with olive oil.

I did weight today and I am down 1 1/2 lbs. Now if I could get moving more! Tomorrow. Is the day!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Monday April 4th- Tuesday April 5th

Breakfast - Eggs

Lunch - chicken, green beans

Dinner - lettuce wrap.

April 5th...

Breakfast - bacon, eggs, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms

Lunch - turkey and provolone wrap

carrots -snack

Dinner - lettuce wrap, with hummus and turkey (so tired of lettuce, so it is time to take a break from lettuce wraps)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Day 2 recap

I would categorize yesterday as semi-epic-fail. I gave into pressure. I didn't eat for a LONG time. I just did wrong.

I woke up later than planned. (not late, just later than planned)

So I had to wait an hour after taking my normal medication to eat. Well, I had a sports photo shoot. So I dropped Fia off with my parents while Jack and I headed to the shoot. I do not think Jack is ready to be my tag along. Well, at least not when the team I am shooting are his age GIRLS :) The shoot was awesome. I love girls who are naturally ready to pose for team and individuals.  Anyhow back to food. So by the time we get Sophia, run home change cloths for her Instructional Soccer and get back to the soccer fields. Yea, um it was lunch time.

After Fi's game she was off with her grandparents we headed to the grocery store. We were getting water and stuff for the movies. (Yes, judge if you will, we took water and a box of candies to the theater. We DID get food from the snack bar so I did 'support' the theater :)

So finally when we got home I ate:

Lunch: Chicken wrap. Better known as a bit of  chicken inside a leafy piece o' lettuce. :() Not very creative but it worked.

Dinner: I gave in and had horribly, non South Beach food. I had chili, cheese fries and a burger. I did not eat most of the bun on the burger. But still.

During the Movie, after dinner snack: Dr. Pepper -  I have such a hard time with this tempation. I really do. Roasted chickpeas. I am so getting that recipe because they were awesome!

So. Where do I go from here? I could keep failing or I could just admit to my failure. I could make excuses, it was my first ever drive in experience. We needed to support the theater with concessions. Blah, Blah. But I am not. I am also not going to start over my day counter. I am just moving on from here. I know that when I stop the phase or South Beach diet title I will eat not so good food sometimes. So it is what it is.

On the other hand. Drive In Theater = Totally Awesome-est Movie Experience Ever!


Breakfast - None <- what is wrong with me?

Lunch - hummus, ham, celery, cucumber

snack - carrots (I know you aren't really suppose to but I don't consider it cheating!)

Dinner - hummus wrapped with turkey

Friday, April 1, 2011

Day 1- happened?

I could start with excuses. Today we had to get the car registration taken care of. We had to close one bank account and open a new one thanks to some jerk living in Frisco who really wants not very nice magazines. Thanks dude for taking our account number. That we had to hurry back to school so Scott could cook hamburgers for the teachers.

BUT. I am not. So.

Breakfast: None.

Snack: pickle and hot dog without bun, a few veggie straws. not so good but better than the other choices and I HAD to eat lunch with my niece. I did however not eat with Jack but just sat with him.

Lunch: Bunless burger with 1/4 cup onion, 1/4th of an avocado and tsp of mustard. unsweet tea.

Snack: Salad, romaine lettuce, 5 cherry tomatoes, 1/2 a cucumber, 5 olives, 1 tbsp of feta, 1 tsp of olive oil.
Crystal Light Wild Strawberry drink 8 oz.

20 oz water

Dinner: Chicken lettuce wrap. 20 oz water

20 oz water.

So needless to say I have to work on some stuff. I need to eat more healthy meals a day and not skip breakfast.

Exercise -  walking for 20 minutes, 20 minutes of house cleaning (bend down pick up one toy, put toy away, rinse, repeat)

Thursday, March 31, 2011


It is on. Really this time. We are having a fitness challenge at work. The PERFECT opportunity to finally get rid of some of this extra weight that is hanging around. No more whining about thyroid problems or pcos. Nope, just time to get it off!

So my new motto will be 'Take That Fat'!

It is on!

Starting tomorrow I am going back on South Beach Phase 1. I loved it the first time because of one reason. I can not quit candy/bad sugar otherwise. I just have the willpower of a leaf. So in order to get rid of the sugar I am going to jump start my weight loss.

I also am going to 24 fitness tomorrow. Why 24 hour? Because I still have the cutest little card a home that says something about a class action lawsuit and they owe me 3 months free. Ironically the challenge at work is 12 weeks. Imagine that. So if it works and I work out, I might keep a membership. If I don't use it, no harm right.

So starting tomorrow I will be posting EVERYTHING I eat. And EVERY TIME I exercise. It will be kind of my keeping tabs on how it is going. I am going to force myself to spend the time to get healthy.

My goals are too lose weight. I would love to drop 26lbs in the 12 weeks but don't think that is realistic. I want to lose at least 30 by August (thirty by the time I turn 30! isn't that poetic) I want to be a comfortable size 16/tight size 14 at the end of this 12 weeks. And by August I want to be a comfortable 14/tight 12.

There it is. Bam! Take That Fat!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Revisit: To Do List.

As I was looking at the blog over the years I found this. It is awesome! So let's see what has been accomplished...

1. Travel and Camp at Yellowstone National Park.
2. Ride in a helicopter.
3. Quit a job.
4. Cut my hair above my chin.
5. Drive a really nice car.
6. Become totally debt free.
7. Travel for an entire month, continually.
8. Travel by plane, alone.
9. Go on a cruise.
10. Drive along the East Coast Islands in the Carolina's.
11. Learn (more) Armenian
12. Finally have the furniture I have always wanted.
13. Start a business.
14. Join a book club.
15. Learn to talk with random people.
16. Really understand more of the Bible.
17. Fly Fish.
18. Hug a tree in Yosemite
19. Watch a space shuttle launch.
20. Teach my son to ride a bike.
21. Ice Skate in NYC
22. Watch the ball drop on NYE in NYC
23. Travel through Tuscany
24. Learn to build things with wood.
25. Finish taking French lessons
26. Take my children to their first symphony.
27. Cook my way through an entire cookbook.
28. Write in a journal for an entire year.
29. Stay off the internet for a week!
30. Buy something irresponsible just because I want it.

I wonder how many can be accomplished this year :)

there will be more to come, I am sure of it! But for now, this is my lovely list.

Friday, December 10, 2010


Today you are 7.

This year is going to be full of possibilities, accomplishments, fun times, sad times and many pizza/movie nights. I can not wait to see what happens in the new year together.

I remember the moment I met you. You were perfectly mine. You helped me become a mother and in that very moment my life changed. I vowed to teach you as much as I could.

You have learned a lot while you were 6. You became a better reader. You learned to tie your shoes. You learned that you had the ability to put your thoughts onto paper. And how to hang those thoughts on the walls of your room.

You learned how to be tolerant to a pesky little sister who loves to bother you. She really just wants to be like you. I can't blame her, you are pretty cool.

You have already learned so much. You learned about love. Unfortunately you learned both sides of love but you came out with an understanding that love is good.

You have grown so much in your faith. I will never rush or push you into faith. I love the fact that you explore and question all things. Even with all the questioning your childlike faith is contagious. You proudly accept what being a child of God means and you are on your way to being a great man.

Sometimes I feel like you have been with me forever. You have done so much more than many people have. You have climbed mountain in Yellowstone. You swam with dolphins in the Florida Keys. You have traveled to 22 states and are well on your way to seeing all 50.

You love your ipod with your shows Ben10 and Avatar.
You love Alvin and the Chipmunks. I can not believe how much of a man you are but when you laugh at fart jokes or think weird noises are hilarious it shows.
You still love granola bars.
You LOVE legos.
You have started flirting with girls. (And can stop that now!)
You are still learning to ride your bicycle but are trying.
You have played a few sports but want to try something different.
You love to swim.
You do not like chocolate but you do like little debbie brownies.
You have become excellent at reading maps.
You love animals but are still timid with the puppies.
At the fair you would probably slide down the big slide 100 times if we let you.
You hate dressing up but secretly you like being handsome for church.
You love your sister.
You love ham and pepperoni sandwiches.
You love broccoli. Stems only though, not the florets.

You are you. I hope that no one will ever change the perfect idiosyncrasies that makes you Jack. I want you to know that being different is good. That some people are mean because they are hurting and don't know how to be nice.

I can not believe that you are 7.

I love you!