Wednesday, June 29, 2011

"Skinny Emmie"

Love Her! Emmie is another inspirational blog I love to read! She's passionate, honest and a woman of strength! Her blog is an open book. She doesn't seem to hold nothing back and she truly shows it in every word she puts on her blog. Emmie has lost over 100lbs.! Her dedication and motivation is catching and when I feel like I'm about to give up, I simply read her blog and it gives me the kick in the butt to snap out of it!
She's also a runner! I have never been a runner, but it's a goal of mine. She motivates me enough to tell myself that I will be a runner, someday! She runs 5K's! I will be able to run a 5K, someday!

I wish her success with her goals and journey. Thank you Emmie for being such an inspiration for me!

You can read her blog @

Monday, June 27, 2011

"Slimming Down For The Gown"

I have really been inspired by "Slimming Down For The Gown" blog. Whitney took a SUCCESSFUL journey to losing weight for her wedding. Just looking at her before and after pictures you can see such confidence build up in each picture. The changes are amazing! Her latest blog is a picture of her in her beautiful wedding dress.

Read for yourself!

I wish I had started earlier on my journey, but I can't begin to tell you how Whitney inspires me to get moving and ready for my wedding day!! Thanks, Whitney for sharing your success!

Sunday, June 26, 2011


One of my goals for this week is to add 30 minute walking sessions to my Curves workout. This will be a little difficult for me because I hate waking up in the mornings. I've never been Miss Happy Sunshine, always Miss Uuuggg, not morning again. I mention this because West Texas weather has been so hot and dry. I'm talking three digits just about every day and no rain. I think walking early in the morning may be my best bet to beat the heat and the sun's harmful rays.

Goal number two read a blog or vlog that inspires me or motivates me and display it here on my page. I love reading others blogs, that's how I got inspired to do my own. It was reading their successful journey knowing they had struggles and push past those rough spots to conquer their weight.

Goal number three will be to add more fish or seafood to my meals. 

This is where creativity and my love of cooking will have to get inventive. My fear is that Annaleigh will not like this one as much, but she's always been a good sport and willing to try something new. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Evil Cravings

I've been doing good with my goals. The weekend arrives and I am worried that I'll slip. Cravings will get very involved, due to that time of the month. I know that's personal... but I'm only being honest. Cravings.... I shudder at the word. I'm worried that I won't be able to fight off the cravings. I usually go for the sweet, salty, tangy, fattening foods. I've made this an issue in my own home and I don't know what to do. I'm basically arguing with my will power, and my emotions. It's an important issue to me. How do I go about fighting off cravings?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Not An Option!

I almost missed a workout today. Ever notice that sometimes things unexpected come up and for some reason that little voice that I usually can't ignore comes in LOUD and CLEAR... "Oh it's getting late," or "traffic is horrible, I'll never get there in time," or "Eh, I'll just do it tomorrow." I almost gave in to that last one, but I had to drill into my head that I didn't have a option to wimp out on my workout. Once there, I gave it my all. Big accomplishment!
Even trying counts as my workout! I broke a sweat and I felt energized... I love that feeling!

Monday, June 20, 2011


My main focus this week will be PORTION CONTROL. I have a food scale. I have measuring cups. The only tedious part will be measuring it all out. Meal after meal, serving per serving.

The next goal to focus on is to sit at the dinner table and eat the official twenty minutes. I've read that it takes twenty minutes for your stomach to recognize fullness. I've tried this before, and it does work, but what gets me is that I'm ready to eat right then and there, so I end up scarfing the food on my plate.

Goal number three will be to sit down and write daily meals and follow that schedule to a tee. I have a lot a free time this summer and I need to take advantage of it. I have been cooking our meals at home, but I need to make sure I add more variety when it comes to vegatables with our main course.

This will be a challenge! But that's what getting healthy is all about; a challenge to undo what hasn't worked before for me.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Road Trip

Ruidoso, New Mexico

We had a road trip to Ruidoso, New Mexico. We were suppose to go to Six Flags in TX but after factoring HEAT, we decided to do a quick road trip to New Mexico. It was a nice change of scenery. Annaleigh and I had never been to Ruidoso. While we were there it was 89 degrees, VERY NICE, especially when at home we were hitting three digit numbers. I was told this was not typical weather in Ruidoso, but I didn't complain. It was dry and under extreme fire danger so main roads were closed to protect the town. Mark did his best to give us descriptions on how this town was usually cooler and much more awesome.
Mark was a great tour guide!

Future Race Car Driver!
We still manage to have fun!

"Mom, enough already with the camera!"

We met a nice couple, who were from Roswell, NM enjoying lunch and took our picture together!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Skinny Jeans

Lately, I have seen many articles talking about "Skinny Jeans." I know many people, mainly women, who have kept the clothes they use to fit into, hoping one day they'll be able to fit into their "Skinny Jeans." I don't own a pair of "Skinny Jeans." I've seemed to wear the same size for quite sometime now. I use to wear a size 26 and now wear a size 24.
Should I invest in a pair of "Skinny Jeans?"
I use to walk into a store to purchase new jeans and unfold it. I'd look at it with bulging eyes and think..."This is huge, this jean is NOT going to fit me." Boy have I been wrong many, many times shopping for jeans.
It would be a great motivator .... I'll have to give it some thought, because honestly, I don't see the point in buying something I won't be able to wear now.

It's the cheap side of me talking...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Dusting Off The Wii

Guys, you are not going to believe it. I had the itch to workout. I know, it's not like me at all!

I had to take the "Princess Of The House" to the doctor and turns out she has a bad case of bronchitis and a upper respiratory infection. Annaleigh is feeling so much better after she took her prescribed medicines. I had to cancel my Curves workout today, but I couldn't keep still. Despite it being so hot outside, I went to go water our trees in the backyard. I'm really not the kind of girl who likes the heat, but I was getting anxious and needed to move around. Annaleigh hasn't used the Wii in a while, so I pulled out our Wii Sports and went at it. I did break a sweat and I feel like I accomplished a little something for the day. It may not be much, but I keep reminding myself that it's a step in the right direction.

 I can't wait for my girl to get better, so that her summer can be full of sunshine, friends, swimming, and more adventure!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Working It Out

Going on day two on working out at Curves. It's great to be back; breaking a little sweat; enjoying chatter among fellow Curves ladies. BUT... boy, oh boy! I am sore. I work out the soreness once I get into tackle the machine mode. I'm drinking more water now that I'm home and trying not to fudge on drinking soda. I had a painful reminder yesterday as to why I don't want to relive caffeine headaches anymore!

As for dieting plans, I still haven't decided on which diet to try next. I feel swamped when I look online or head to the bookstore to find the latest diet for me. Now these past two days, I have been cutting back on fat grams and trying my best to limit sugar intake. I'm drinking water first thing in the morning and eating breakfast within the hour of waking up.

Until next time in my therapy session.... No Pain, No Gain....Baloney!