Wednesday, November 28, 2012

My Weight Loss Jounrney

I am so very excited to say that as of today I have lost of a total of 30 pounds since June 26th!!  I have dropped from a size 12/14 to a freaking size 6!!

I'm just 10 pounds away from my ultimate goal of 40 pounds.  I have never been so proud of myself and feel so in control of my health.

I took no magic diet pill, no magic supplements and did nothing crazy.  I didn't even pay for a gym membership or hire a trainer. I run and eat right.

I was NEVER a runner and couldn't even run a mile in high school.  I basically suck at running but I have pushed myself and today I can run 2 miles with pretty much no problem.  Of course, I'm not a fast runner but  I can do it.

I started with the Couch 2 5K Program and downloaded the app on my phone.  I joined Weight Watchers and started following Mama Laughlin's Inspirational Weight Blog (along with several other inspirational girl blogs) and things just started to happen.

I take my lunch to school every day, stopped getting fast food for breakfast and we limit going out to eat.  I have decreased my carb intake and eat lots of fruits and proteins.  I stop eating when I feel full and try not to over indulge.  I also increased my water intake and cut out pretty much all sodas.  Now, I do cheat every once in awhile but when I stick to this healthy way of eating, I get results! It's pretty simple.  I'm sure these last 10 pounds will be the hardest and I now need to start weight training to tone up.

I hate pictures of myself but I have to show this because it's incredible to see the change!

The first picture was on June 26 and I was a size 12/14.
The second picture was on October 5th and a size 8.
The third picture was today, November 28th, and I'm a size 6!

Next weekend, my Mom and I and several other friends are going to New York.  I set a goal to lose 30 pounds by this trip and somehow I'm there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go me.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

Back on Track

The last couple of months have been pretty rough for Harper.  

On October 18th, Harper's temperature spiked suddenly due to an ear infection and she had another febrile seizure.  Scott was home with her and was in complete panic.  I was on my way home from work and once I got home, we took off for the ER.  I will never ever forget the way she looks during this scary time.  It's as though I'm living in a dream.  Seeing an unresponsive baby is absolutely horrible.  After a long night in the ER with a screaming baby and her temperature under control we were sent home.  She was on heavy antibiotics for about a week and so fussy and not herself.  Once we finished the meds, I knew something else was wrong so the day after Halloween, Harper was diagnosed with a yeast infection (most likely due to the antibiotics).  JOY.  She also was teething miserably and was pretty much a monster :(  This affected her sleep at night and she would wake up screaming in pain.  At daycare, they also said she would just start crying and whimpering for no reason which is not like my happy baby at all.  Her infection has cleared and finally I think the teething is calming down.  I think we are finally back on track.  She is also sleeping through the night again (THANK GOODNESS) and acting like herself.  Well, besides the fact that she is super independent, sassy and Miss. Attitude.  She's also a big bully and bit my nephew on his birthday!! GEEZ!  We're also at the stage, we're we try to avoid restaurants because she just won't sit still.  I love my baby to death but she's a handful.  I have no idea where this comes from :) 

On the other hand, she is super smart and her skills just impress me everyday!  She loves books and has her favorites that we have to read every night over and OVER.  Her vocab is amazing and she can even identify colors.  She is growing up and absorbing everything around her.  It's amazing.  I love my fireball!

School Picture.  
Wish I would have known what the background was so I could have matched her. 
Tomball Homecoming Parade with Dada
 Gigi and Harper
 Wild thing.  You make my heart sing.
 Stinker.  Up to no good.
 Momma and Harper
 Playing with Momma's hat
 She LOVES the iPad and watching nursery rhymes.
 Party girl.
 Made this at school. 
 Pumpkin girl.
 Loving on Wade.  
 Wearing Aunt Digga's shoes.
 This was Harper the day after she had her second febrile seizure :(

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Test of the Best 2012

The annual Nada Knights of Columbus Test of the Best was the last weekend in October .  This year our team, Clod Busters, won Overall Champs.  It was so fun and I look forward to this cook off every year. 

That morning I ran my first 5k.  I'm looking forward to doing another one soon. 
Harper loved playing with all her friends.

 Night Time Fun!
Harper's Nap Time 

Haper and her buddies that we're all born a couple weeks apart.
My cute nephew!
 Izy and Harp
 3rd Place Shrimp!
 3rd Place Chicken!
 1st Place Chicken! It was soo good!
 6th Place Chili
 Over Champs!!