Thursday, December 30, 2010

Eastvale jog by lisas.lil.lam at Garmin Connect - Details

Eastvale jog by lisas.lil.lam at Garmin Connect - Details

Here is today's jog.

No jog or cycling yesterday as it was raining like crazy. Plus, it was "my Wednesday" so hubby & I were able to get away from the kids and just take it easy. We ran some errands, did some exchanges and a little shopping.

I am now exactly 15 pounds away from my goal weight. Ooooh, so exciting!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Some things have changed

So, since the last time I posted on here, I've changed my daily activities a little bit. Instead of the usual sit around the house, cook and clean ONLY... I now take my younger 2 to a childcare facility 5 days/week and cycle while they are there. I have been cycling around 20-30 miles/day; sometimes more, sometimes less. I started actively trying to lose weight back in April of 2009, from December '09-August '10, I had hit a weight loss "brick wall"- I could not shed a pound. It was horrible, no matter what I did or how hard I tried, my weight just stayed on, it was so frustrating!! In August, I went back to the local weight loss clinic & started using their program again, guess what, it started working again. As of now, I've lost 55 pounds and have only 15 more to lose! WooHoo! I'm finally seeing the light at the end of the (battle of the bulge) tunnel.

Back in August, Les bought me a new bike to help me increase my speed & really get going. I didn't want to upgrade my bike until I knew that I was going to keep up on the cycling. I really enjoy getting outside, breathing the fresh SoCal air and losing myself for an hour or so. I even got a pair of cycling shoes (clip less) in September and they make a world of difference in the way I pedal!

In November, I decided that I needed to change things up again, so I took up jogging. First, I walked about 3.5 miles, but decided that was taking too long so I started jog-walking on the way back. Boy was that hard on my body! (I should mention, that I have NEVER wanted to jog before, I despised jogging/running.) But, I made it. I tried to do the "Turkey Trot" up by my mom's in Northern Nevada, but it was only 6 degrees when we were supposed to head out- nuh uh, no way, not going to happen, that's way too cold for me to go outside, willingly. In early December, my hubby treated us to a trip to Maui- it was gorgeous! I made sure to either jog on the public boardwalk or to use the gym's treadmill. I was really proud of myself. Unfortunately, for the past 2 weeks, the weather was pretty cruddy here in SoCal so I couldn't do anything outside, ugh!

Well, today, I bit the bullet. I decided that even though I'd only had 3.5 hours of sleep, that I was going to get off my rear and get on that bike and MOVE. I even got my hubby to step away from his work to join me. Amazing, I know. The weather was beautiful so the trail I like to use was a bit busy. But, that's okay, it was still usable. We rode for 19.35 miles today. We completed the ride in 1h12mins. Not bad for the first time back out in 2 weeks. My legs were sore before I could even get off my bike. Tomorrow, I plan on jogging.

So I just wanted to update this blog & say, I'm getting out there & exercising. I've got a goal and I can "almost taste it"! I have 15 more pounds to lose to reach that goal. For the most part, this blog will probably be more about my weight loss journey to lose the last few pounds. I'm really proud of my progress so far. I've lost 55 pounds, coming from 196 down to 141 so far, from a size 18/20XL- to a size 6/small. I can actually say that even some of the small clothes overwhelm my body.

That's all for now. I'll try to post more often and share what I have accomplished.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010

National Scrapbooking Day

I had no idea that NSD even existed! But, I was sure excited that it did! However, I didn't make the time to participate in the "Pink Stamper's" all day challenges. Instead, I chose to spend quality time with my family. On Saturday, we went to the OC Swapmeet and enjoyed the sunshine. Got a little burned on the shoulders, but not bad. Les and I even took some time to get a little alone time together. Now that Leland is 2 years old the local KidsPark will take all 4 kids for childcare, YAY!!! We walked around and shopped. Sunday, we went to an RV dealer in Fountain Valley hoping to find a great deal on a 5th wheel so we could upgrade out from our current 5th wheel. Needless to say, no deal, they couldn't come down far enough for us to sign on the dotted line. Too bad, I really liked the floorplan of the one we chose.

I should also mention that I did make some time tonight to do a little crafting. I made "flowers" for Teacher Appreciation Week for my kids teachers. I also made a frog using my Create a Critter cartridge from Provo Craft on my Cricut Expression. The frog will be used for a second Mother's Day card I am making for my mom, she likes frogs! Too cute!

Les' niece is in the process of moving in. She needs a place to stay and since we have an "extra" room, she's going to stay here. I hope this is a good thing. I'm hoping she'll make time to help me out with the monkeys so I can get things done without them AND keep my sanity.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Really? It's been a year?!

How could more than one whole year pass me by since I last posted on here?

Ok, a quick recap of the past year or so.

January 09: became seriously enebriated at a friend's house for our annual After-Christmas gathering. I paid the price. I even lost 5 lbs in 24 hours as a result. Yuck!
March 09: my older brother ships off to Afghanistan to help out as a civilian. He's an ex-Army man. He leaves just days before his daughter's 10th birthday.
April 09: Leland turned one! We had a small party with cupcakes and crafts here at the house. Les turned 38. Loren turned 7, we held a skating party for him. I started a Girl Scout Troop for my daughter and nieces. On my anniversary, spent the day with 5 Girl Scouts, at our first event, Camporee!
May 09: I turned 36!
August 09: take a 10-day camping trip with the family. Stayed 2 days in Santa Barbara near the beach, then 3 days near Sutter's Mill (Lindsay had finished 4th grade off with studying the California Missions and the Gold Rush), and then 4 days in Carson City, NV, to visit my parents. My younger brother surprised his wife with a surprise birthday picnic at a local park while we were there. Very casual, very laid-back.
Septeber 09: drove the kids and myself up to Sacramento to go buy my ideal doggie! A King Charles Cavalier, Ruby colored, he chose us. We named him Prince Edward. (I'm a Twilight fan!)
October 09: Halloween!
November 09: Thanksgiving in Carson City, so I can meet my new nephew!
December 09: Fly my mom down for the annual Tamale Festival in Indio, CA! Yummy! I love me some cheese/green chile tamales. We even tried a mango flavored one that was awesome! Two days later, flew out to Maui, with the kids and my mom in tow (she played Granny/Nanny for the trip). We all enjoyed the weather. Apparently, it rained the whole time we were gone. I guess Sunny SoCal missed us so much, it cried! LOL! Christmas was spent home, where it should be!
January 10: as usual, no New Year's resolutions! Just goals!
February 10: went on several date nights with hubby! Yay!
March 10: went by in a blur!
April 2010: Here we are, once again. Kids are off-track. Weather's been weird: rainy, chilly, sunny, warm, windy, earthquakey! You name it, it's been happening. In just under 48hours Leland turns 2! Wow, time flew again! Les turns 39 on Monday and Loren turns 8 in a few weeks! Langdon has been fully potty-trained since mid-January, yay! Prince has been potty-trained too. He's even gone thru a puppy-training course and passed. He just likes to forget his commands, very stubborn. Les and I will be celebrating our 11th Wedding Anniversary on Loren's 8th Birthday. We've decided to take off for a weekend, going to stay fairly local, but get away, just the 2 of us. How nice! My niece will be watching all 4 kids and moving in.