Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Busy Busy

Life is busy!! With Christmas and cleaning, and the kids...I swear it doesn't stop!!

Christmas was a blast. Lacey is finally able to understand that Santa comes and leaves presents. She woke up Christmas morning so excited to see presents from Santa.
All of the Santa Loot
Lacey and I Christmas Morning

Since it is finally after Christmas I can tell you all what we made. Last year my friend Julie made cute reindeer art for the grandparents. So we made some for the grandparents too.

Lacey on the table getting her foot ready
The finished product
Lacey's foot, and her pinkies and index finger
Miles' hands
Finally I made coasters for our parents. I took regular tiles, felt for the back, modge podge, and a spray sealer. Hot glued the felt on the back. Picked out our favorite pictures and modge podged them to the tiles. Let them sit for a day or two. Came back and modge podged the tops. I did 3 coats of modge podge. After a couple more days I spray sealed them. I did 4 coats of the sealer.
They were a great hit with the parents. They loved them.

I gave Brandon his present on Christmas Eve. Liz did an amazing job!! He absolutely loved it!! He talked about it all day on Christmas.
Admiring it! He loved it!!

I am down to 164. 23lbs down! 9lbs away from hitting my goal weight!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

160's anyone?

Yes you read it I am officially out of the 170's and into the 160's!! 168 to be exact! I am down 19lbs in 4 weeks!! I only have 2lbs to lose and I am at my fist goal of 21lbs in 7 weeks!! Brandon is down to 245!! He looks AMAZING!! 21lbs for him in 4 weeks!!
I have however let myself down by not getting to the gym. We did get the Wii and Wii Fit for Christmas from my in-laws so I will be busy playing it.
We went to KC Tuesday evening and spent all day yesterday there...and by all day I mean we didn't get home until nearly 1 in the morning. It was nice to spend the day with Brandon's mom. Then in the evening everyone came over for a little Christmas. Brandon doesn't get a day off until Christmas and we wanted to spend time with his family. His family couldn't believe how awesome we both look. His aunts kept calling me a skinny minnie. I know that I need to drop about 20 more lbs and I will be at my goal weight of 150...but small goals.
My next goal is 165. Only 3 more lbs...
His mom loved her gift that we made...we actually made 2 but I can't post pictures yet...after the holidays I will show you the wonderful crafts we made.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Working out

So I have finally started working out. I ate entirely too much and Brandon's Christmas party and I think it will help the weight come off at a faster pace.

Thursday I did some cardio about 35 minutes. Today my body is so sore. However my little sister said lets go to the YMCA when you get off work. So when I got off work her boyfriend came over and watched the kids, and her and I headed up to the YMCA. I jogged a mile...yes an entire mile. I was so proud of myself. I think I am going to force myself every day to get up before the kids and go work out.

So my goal for the next 3 weeks is to work out at the gym at least 3 days a week....

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Cards

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Who said losing weight can't be fun?
My little sister and her boyfriend, Brandon and I have started a nice little friendly competition. Which couple can lose the most amount of weight percentage wise. The loser couple has to buy the winning couple tickets to a Royals game plus ticket for them to go too. So we can all together!! We are starting from our weight that we weighed in with on Saturday. I am already down 6.4% and Brandon is down bad we can't start with those.

I am hoping that my next weigh in I can say completely goodbye to 170's. However 6lbs in one week might be tough....

Saturday, December 4, 2010

What a week

A week has already flown by, but what a week it was!!

Our calorie counting is still going strong. I dropped another 2lbs this week. 175, 12lbs in 3 weeks. Brandon is down to 252, 4lbs for him. Making his total weight loss 14lbs in 3 weeks.

Clothes are falling off of me, Brandon had to move a hole in his belt. I tried on summer clothes that didn't fit over the summer and they are too big now. I was a size 16 at the beginning, I am wearing size 14's now with some extra room in them. Size 12's are still a little snug but hopefully I will be in them soon!!

On Thursday my car decided not to start. Thursday night Brandon jumped it and Friday I went and bought a battery. With a little help from my little sister's boyfriend Kenny Talley we got it fixed. I learned how to change a battery!!

I got all of the Christmas presents wrapped, and today Brandon and I went and got the last few things. We just have 1 gift for my dad and 1 gift for his step and we are completely done. It is hard to believe that Christmas is 20 days away.

I did buy the greatest gifts for my sister....I can't wait for her to open it!!

I hope every one is having a wonderful weekend!! The kids and I are doing some Christmas present crafts tomorrow!! I'll take pictures for you all to see!!