Lightening McQueen Cake for my son's 3rd Birthday!!
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This months weigh in!
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This month's progress pics. I ate more calories than I normally do, and started lifting weights!!! I also lost 9.6lbs from last month putting me at 80 down total, 60 from September :)

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8k
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I ran the whole thing! Today I am celebrating because I ran 8 kilometers or 5 miles.

Kilometer one did not feel good, I doubted that I would finish.

By the 3rd k, I was starting to feel much better!!

The last k was my fastest by far! I was so excited I "fist-pumped" in public.... But didn't care, i bet if anyone saw me and they had just finished an 8k run, they would be fist pumping too :)

My next weigh in isn't for two weeks. I upped my cals and started Strength training with Chalene extreme so I don't expect to see huge numbers, and thats ok! I'll hav more muscle to help me burn the rest of that fat on my body!!

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Progress pics
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Well, I'm up 1 from Sunday which makes me an even 50lbs down from September.

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Loss this week!!
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Wahoo!! I'm down 4lbs this week!! Currently sitting at 238!! Only 93lbs more to lose!

It sounds like a lot, but I started with 162lbs to lose, so that's 69lbs of fatola GONE people!!

Bathing suit pic of me today enjoying my time at the spa!!

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Hope you all have a great week!!

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I can run!
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Starting in September I followed the couch to 5k program and by November I was out running 5k a few times a week. On Christmas day I aggravated a knee injury and haven't been able to run since.

Today I did my Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred workout an had that feeling. So I decided I would head out to the garage and try it out. I totally rocked it! My knee was only a little stiff at the end!

I've been frustrated for a while now at the scale not moving as fast as I would like, I was averaging 2-4lbs a week, but lately even 1 is a success. I was off the diet wagon for most of Christmas so I'm not really surprised.

Anyways... Must keep going, no matter what!

Here is a progress pic of my weightless so far down 43lbs since September!

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Great day with Landon!
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I just wanted record my great day with my son! It was really nothing out of the ordinary too much, but I really enjoyed it!

This morning when Landon woke up, he came in to snuggle with me. We read his books in my bed with no real hurry to start the day.

Later on after watching Cars 2 (the new favorite that replaced Nemo) I asked him if he wanted to turn off the TV and play. We just sat playing animals and did a few puzzles together, just the two of us! We really don't get much time, or I should say we don't make much time where it is just him and I playing alone together.

During the week he sees me all day, but he's sharing me with 6 other kids. An when they go home it's all about dinner and Daddy. Saturdays are usually our recoup day and many times I'm so wiped or have so much other housework/errands that we keep pretty busy. Sunday is a full family day and ends up being more Daddy time too so really when I think about it, there is very little time where Landon and I just play together!

I have to say it was wonderful and I must make more of a conscious effort to do it more! The reward was instant and when I was making dinner, he asked me to pick him up. When I did he just started touching my face and playing with my hair!

It was just such a wonderful ordinary day <3

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Apple Pie Cheesecake
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This was amazing!!

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Purple
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Well, the period of purple crying hit last night like a ton of bricks. Baby girl cried every time I put her down all afternoon and then the whole evening for 3 hours while I was holding, humming and rocking her... It doesn't sound like a lot and maybe some people handle it better than others, but I felt like crying the whole time too. It made me feel horrible that there was nothing I could do to make it stop. Every time I tried putting her down to do something she would just cry harder... I just kept telling myself that she had to go to sleep sometime and that it WOULD end...

I remember going through this with Landon, but it seemed to start and end way sooner with him. One night I held him rocking and crying in bed until Jeff came in and took him away so I could rest. This time I don't have him to rescue me so I just sit tight and hold on to sanity for dear life!

Now of course she is sleeping like an angel.

Then I let a sick Landon into bed with me. He didn't think sleep was as important as I did last night.

Thank goodness Crystal is on her way with some Tims for me. I'm crossing my fingers that tonight will be better than last!

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Doing good!!
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Well I don't know what happened (maybe the post-pregnancy state I'm in) but I'm feeling really productive.

My babies are amazing! Annalisa is a wonderful baby, and pretty easy on me. Landon has come through the first part of the adjustment, and is doing great at sharing my attention and helping me care for "baby". I couldn't have asked for better kids!

I really thought that I wouldn't handle this situation very well. Especially since I was having such a rough time emotionally before Anna's birth and the first couple weeks afterwards. I think that getting busier has really helped me to focus and attain some sort of accomplishment. We have our routine now, and in some ways the tasks actually seem a little easier without Jeff around. Things are almost always where I left them, and there are way fewer surprises in the mornings. No broken promises to discover. Jeff would always commit to doing certain night-time tasks and then only actually DO them 50-60% of the time which meant for a cranky morning for me when I would discover the things that had been forgotten....again.

So I'm trying to concentrate on ME a bit more. The food thing is hard for me but I'm hoping if I keep on fighting then I'll get there. I have to remember that even when I fuck up, I have to get back up... and you can always get back up! We've been taking the daycare out for more walks which is good for the kids and for me!

Having Crystal (my staff) is the best thing I could have done! I think having her is probably a big part of why I am doing so good. She has helped make this whole transition so much easier. I can always rely on her, and she always brightens up my day. It really helps that the kids enjoy her too and that her whole childcare philosophy meshes with my own. It also really helps that we share a lot of the same view and are interested in similar things!

Jeff and I have decided that I may not move until September now. I think I like that idea. Then throughout the summer we'll go to Van once a month and Jeff will come home once a month!

I'm also finding the strength to reach out a bit! I'm tired of being a hermit and then being surprised that I don't have people around me as much as I would like. So I am going to make more of an effort to get involved. I'll have to be creative because I always have the kids with me, but I think I can do it!

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