Friday, September 28, 2012

Weight Loss Photo Journey

October 2006 - 145lbs (getting married)
October 2008 - 190lbs (preggers with my first)
December 2008 - 170lbs (just had baby)
December 2008 - 170lbs (just had baby)

February 2009 - 170lbs (baby is 2mths old)

April 2009 - 165lbs

June 2009 - 165 lbs

June 2009 - 165 lbs 

December 2009 - 160lbs (baby turned 1yr)

May 2010 - 155lbs (17mths after I had baby)
July 2010 - 150lbs (19mths after I had baby)

November 2010 - 160lbs (4mths pregnant with my 2nd baby)
March 2011 - 195lbs (8mths pregnant with my 2nd baby)

April 2011 - 200lbs (baby is ready anyday)
April 2011 - 170lbs (2nd baby is 7 days old)
May 2011 - 170lbs (2nd baby is 1mth old)
August 2011 - 170lbs (pregnant with baby #3 and had no idea)

December 2011 - 170lbs (4mths pregnant with baby #3)
April 2012 - 185lbs (8mths pregnant with baby #3)

May 2012 - 190lbs (9mths pregnant with baby #3)
May 2012 - 170lbs (baby #3 is 1 day old)

August 2012 - 163lbs

PRESENTLY I'M 150LBS - 15 more to go!!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Photo and Measurement Updates!

I promised everyone an update on my weight loss.  I think there is definitely a change and I'm going in the right direction.  I haven't really exercised much, so most of this is just eating healthy, which I believe is a major component of losing weight.  I have 15 more pounds I want to loose and then I will start focusing on toning those much needed areas.  Such as my middle and arms!


Previous Measurements: (July 2012)

Weight: 170
Waist: 38
Hips: 39
Chest: 41.2
Right Arm: 12.8
Left Arm: 12.2
Right Thigh: 23
Left Thigh: 22.9
Body Fat: 29+%
New Measurements: (September 2012)

Weight: 150 (lost 20 pounds)
Waist: 36.25 (lost 1.75")
Hips: 38-3/4 (lost 1/4")
Chest: 41 (lost .2")
Right Arm: 12.5 (lost .2")
Left Arm: 12.5 (gained .3")
Right Thigh: 21.5 (lost 1.5")
Left Thigh: 21.5 (lost 1.4")

Before and After Pictures from July to September 2012






Saturday, September 22, 2012

Pinterest Love

Tonight my church group is having a pinterest party, which by the way I'm so excited about. A Pinterest party by the way is when someone makes something from their Pinterest boards and brings to share with everyone. I wanted to share with you what I completed for the party.  You can look at this post of mine to see the images I copied from.

1. Verse of the Week hanging plaque

I bought a vintage cheese plate and sprayed it with Heirloom White.

Then I sanded the edges and stained them.

I bought chalk board paint and painted the areas I wanted to write on with the black paint. Then at the top visually copied the lettering from my inspiration photo and painted it.

2. I made ornaments for my babies that included their picture and birth stats. They are not complete yet. I bought 2" cubes and typed and printed their info on stationary paper. Then I cut each square out and modge podged it to the cube. I still need to buy some hoop hooks and ribbon so they can hang on the tree

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Exciting things to look forward to

1.  Fall is just around the corner and I have been busy decorating and filling my Scentsy candles with smelly goodness.  Check out the latest ------ Fall Mantle

2.  I will be posting progress pictures by next Monday of my weight loss.  I have lost a total of 20lbs since having Codi and a total of 40lbs since being pregnant with Codi.  My initial weight before I had Codi was 170lbs (never lost my pregnancy weight from Caden).  I was 190lbs when I delivered Codi.  Had Codi and went back to 170lbs and now I'm at 150lbs.  It has been exactly 2-1/2 mths since I started my weight loss challenge.  I will let you know I have gone down from a size 10 to an 8 and now 8s are starting to fill a little big.  Size 6 here we come!!!  Check back Monday for pictures.

3.  I'm contemplating starting a 12 week weight loss challenge with a bunch of people.  The Kelsey Byers Challenge - she has been my inspiration since I started my journey.  If your interested - check it out and sign up - totally free!  Begins October 1st - registration end by then too. 

4.  My lifegroup is having a pinterest party this Saturday night.  Here is what I have been working on to share with everyone.  I'm also excited to taste some yummy food!

Have a great week guys - see you back Monday!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fall 2012 Mantle

Fall decorating is in full swing at the Bryan house. Oh and my Scentsy candles are warming pumpkin and cinnamon smells throughout our house. Love this time of year! Thought I would show you part of the fireplace mantle decor. I hope to finish up the rest of the house this weekend.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

3 months

I'm a little behind on this post, but I wanted to post it before Codi turned 4 months in about a week.  Here is all my babies at 3 months.  Caden is holding the flag, Codi is in the blue dress, and Connor is in the blue and green outfit.  Codi is going to the doctor for her 4mth check-up in two weeks.

Here is some new stuff she is doing:

Eating: 8 ounces every 3-4 hours - I think cereal is just around the corner

Sleeping: less during the day and from 8:30pm - 8:00am

Hair color: Brown

Eye color: Blue

Clothes size: 3-6 months
Diapers: cloth diapers
Codi is loving life right now.  She loves to smile and laugh and definitely be talked to.  Her favorite thing is to snuggle right now and hold her little rabbit and rub it against her cheek.  She loves blankets and soft animals against her cheeks, so we have to watch her like a hawk, but it soothes her.  She hates her carseat and doing better on tummy time.  We love taking walks and once we are in the car and settled she is a great sleeper. Overall she is an awesome baby and her brothers love her to pieces.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fashion Guru

Have you ever gone into your closet and realized you have nothing cute anymore?  Or how old are these clothes - from highschool!?  Or you've been in the making baby stages and maternity clothes have been your new bestfriend.  I think I actually fit into all those categories.  So you know what I did, I went through all my clothes and pretty much everything was donated but a few pieces. 

Next reaction!  What am I going to wear now and what do I buy!?  I know nothing about fashion.  Well I'm one lucky girl first off to have a sister.  Everyone needs a sister - do I hear an Amen!!!  Hey nobody said they had to be blood related.  Secondly my sister is a fashion expert.  She graduated with a degree in fashion and works for JCPenney Corp.  But she also has always dressed super cute, sometimes way out there for my taste, but always cute!
So naturally I called her up and told her she was my personal shopper and was taking me shopping.  I'm on a budget and my sweet hubby and kiddos gave me a giftcard to Kohl's for mother's day.  So I gave her my budget for clothing and off we went to Kohl's.  I told her I had no idea what I liked at the moment or what my size was (trying to get this baby weight off) but just to go to town and pick out some cute pieces and things that can be mixed and matched.  And guess what Kohl's has some cute things and they have great deals.  I think my total was like $450 dollars and with my coupons and opening a Kohl's card I ended up only spending $250 dollars and I had some super cute clothes.  What a fun day and now I was ready for work. 
Now I know not everyone has a fashion guru in their family or that is super close to them, but hey guess what now you have my sister all to yourself.  Want to know why!?  She has started blogging and so far its all been about fashion.  I'm sure she will throw some other fun topics in their as well.
So go now and show her some love! 
Check her out at