Thursday, August 30, 2012

Weight Loss Check-IN

Hey guys!  I know I've been MIA for awhile, but this is one of my busiest times of the year with coaching swimming and school starting up.  Oh ya and now getting three beautiful babies ready in the morning plus myself and all out the door by 6AM - thats a task let me tell ya. 

I thought when I went back to work that eating would be easier, because I don't have much to tempt me at work, but what I have found is packing all the food I might need is tricky.  The first day I packed too much and yesterday I did not pack enough.  So I am really going to have to plan!!  This weekend I am going to spend a little time planning out dinner meals and a grocery list and get all those goods with the crazy Labor Day shoppers.  Then hopefully next week will go much smoother.

Now on to weight loss:

I am still continuing to loose weight.  I was stuck at 155-156 for awhile, but now I'm down to 153!  Yay!!! 

I've been doing pretty good on eating, not so much on working out.  I'm pooped from getting up at 4:30am, carpooling kids to their location, be at work all day, swim practice, back to picking up kids and then headed home by 5:30pm.  Then I'm like what to do for dinner!? And before I realize it its 10pm and I'm not even in bed yet - OUCH!  I've got to change that and the only way to do so is to be a better planner of the little stuff. (ie dinner planned) so I can exercise and spend more time with my family!  I know the hubby and I need some R&R.

I did exercise once this week after school at the pool which really inflamed my allergies and now I have a sinue infection =(

On a happier note - hopefully in the next two weeks I can break 150!!!  Woot Woot

Friday, August 10, 2012

Getting to know you....

Getting to know more about you.....isn't that what blogging is all about!  Well here is a fun way to get to know more bloggers out there!  Thanks to my lil sis from DZ over at The Heights Life, Selena has nominated me for this fun award.  Go over and check her out - she is a hoot and a ball full of energy.  Love you girl!

Its called the Liebster Award - Liebster means "dearest" in German and its an award given to up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers.

The Rules!
Each person must post 11 facts about themselves
..and answer the 11 questions that are tagged for them
...and list the 11 bloggers you nominate
...and make up your own 11 questions to ask your nominees

Facts about me:

1.  I am a mom of three kids 3 and under
2.  I am a high school Art Teacher and Swim Coach
3.  I love me some Ray LaMontagne
4.  I am a triathlete
5.  I love to travel
6.  When I get the chance I love to play the piano and read a good book
7.  I am an APPLE addict - iphone, ipad, MAC computer, whatever I love it
8.  I am on a mission to become highschool skinny - AGAIN!
9.  I am a Christian and me and the hubby are about to start teaching Sunday School for 3 yr olds - exciting!
10. I love donuts and cookie dough - go back to #8 - I guess those are out the window
11. I have a very wild and fun inner self - just get me going =)

Questions for me:

1. What let you to start blogging?  I had a baby and it was a way to show family pictures and share news
2. Any pets?  I have 2 labs - Choc - Missie, Black - Max, and a shih-tzu named Oscar
3. What is your favorite holiday and why?  I love Christmas time because I really get into all the lights, Santa, decorating, food, etc.  Love all the Christmas Markets too
4. Favorite type of music? I don't know what you would call it, but somewhat folk - guitar, chill (Ray LaMontagne, John Mayer, Amos Lee, etc)
5. Facebook or Twitter?  Facebook
6. What are some of your hobbies?  Triathlons, reading, playing the piano, painting
7. What is your favorite thing about the summer?  I don't have to work =)
8. What do you love most about where you live?  What if I said I don't really like where I live, lol.  But if I had to name one thing - Houston is close to water (aka Galveston - the beach)
9. If you could jump on a plane today where would you go?  no brainer there Ireland or Greece
10. What is your dream job? Realistically -  I would love to own a boutique of some sort , but I think it would be fun to travel and try out all the food and neat places for the travel channel.
11. Who do you look up to and why?  My parents for being such hard workers and strong Christians role models.


Christen @ A Wish for A Little Less Mommy
Amy @ Love.Bug.
Jennifer @ Meet the Mocks
Jason @ No Jason Left Behind
Marti @ The Kubena Family
Brenden @ The Pokorny Family
Micah @
Amy @ The Hilton Family
Amanda @ Cut the Crap
Sharon @ Loveable Laughs
Cindy @ Oh Me Boutique

Questions for my Nominees:

1.  What was the last movie, TV show or book that made you cry or tear up?
2.  What's the #1 most played song on your iPod?
3.  What is one of your favorite quotes?
4.  What's your favorite indoor/outdoor activity?
5.  What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
6.  If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
7.  What's the best/worst gift you've ever given/received?
8.  The best part of waking up is?
9.  What is your favorite body part and why?
10.  What sound do you love and why?
11.  What do you miss most about being a kid?

Can't wait to see your answers!!!  Have fun with it

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Now we can go out in public.....

Well that is what maybe a first time mom might say, but when you have two other kids your newborn just tags along whether they have their shots or not.  Thats right guys, my little princess is 2 months old.  Time sure has flown by and in just a short week or two I will be back to work - very sad.  

Codi is a growing girl!  Doctor says she looks good.  One thing he is concerned about is her head.  It is a little flat where she tends to position her head while sleeping, so we called in Baby Begin and they came to our house to teach us some positioning pointers and different ways to work on her tummy time to round out her head.  The woman that came was very friendly and gave us a lot of good information.  Codi is still on Zantac for acid reflux and now she has some oil for her horrible cradle cap.  

Her are her stats:

Weight: 12 pounds (gained 2lbs)
Height: 24 inches (grew 2in)
Head: 40 cm (grew 2cm)

Eating: 7 ounces every 4 hours
Sleeping: less during the day and from 8:30pm - 8:00am

Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Blue

Clothes size: 3 months
Diapers: cloth diapers

Codi is definitely smiling and cooing now.  Love love love!  She loves to be held and loved on by her brothers.  She loves to snuggle, especially with a blankie up to her cheek.  She still doesn't like tummy time, but we are working on it.  She loves to go on walks and riding in the car.  She will start going to the nursery at church since she has her shots.  Tomorrow she is getting dedicated at church and wearing one of my dresses when I was a baby.  We just love our little peanut!

Monday, August 6, 2012

On the way to being skinny

It is Monday! And all I can say is WOW I'm exhausted. Today I had to go to work all day for inservice, so it was my first day to get up super early and try getting me and three kids ready and out the door on time. Super hard - let me tell ya. All I can say is I had everything packed ready to go at the door, but there still was not alot of time, so I will have to take my showers at night now. I hate taking showers at night because my hair looks like crap in the morning.

If you have any advice on how to make bed head look fantastic please share!!!!

 So last week was a rough week for me and working out. I will be honest and say I skipped a few days, but I stayed on my eating plan so I was proud of me for that. But I'm back on schedule today working out. 50 minutes of sculpting with weights.

 On a good note - I've lost another 2 pounds - so I'm down to 156 from 170. Not too shabby in a months time. 20-25 pounds left to go and I have till February 22nd - which is my goal date.

 I wanted to share a few things this week with you.

 One is on how to pack a healthy refrigerator (remember last week I gave you a list on what to buy at the grocery store) The Healthy Refrigerator

The next one is the Female Training Bible - awesome advice!!

And finally here is a little diagram on eating clean and getting what you need in your food daily.

Does anybody have some good healthy recipes to share? Till next Monday - have a great week.