Friday, May 29, 2009


I went shopping yesterday to buy some shorts. SO FRUSTRATING! I tried on like, 20 different pairs of shorts and didn't get anything. The two pairs of shorts I liked Target didn't carry in my size. (well, they did, they were just gone)
This morning I tried on my "fat" shorts and I got them buttoned!!!! YAY!!! So I am going to wear these until they get loose as well and then I'll buy some new ones. In a smaller size. So now I have one pair of jeans and one pair of shorts to wear. Better than maternity clothes!

Yesterday I did Jillian Michaels 30 day shred workout and I will do it again today when Ty goes down for a nap.

And I've noticed something as I've been trying to add a huge portion of fruits and veggies with protein to my diet (and not cutting sweets yet). I realized that just by increasing my intake of the good for me items, I crave the sweets and bad foods less. Also, when I do eat them (like the cake I had last night) I don't feel as satisfied and kind of sick to my stomach. I didn't expect that to happen.

Well, baby's asleep and I'm off to sweat!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Today I did the biggest loser cardio workout again. I can't believe how much easier it was today than monday. I still couldn't do the intensity, but at least I got through the whole thing this time.

I kind of wish I knew what I weighed. Anyone have a scale that I can step on for 10 seconds??

None of pants/shorts fit except for my fat jeans. they are starting to get loose everywhere except my waist so that in encouraging. Tomorrow I am going to buy a pair of "transition" shorts so that at least I can have something to wear!

eating has been going well today, the cupcakes are not even tempting me. (ok, maybe a little) but I'm still not going to eat one.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


is what i did today. The Abs one. Once again, Ty started fussing about 12 minutes in. but...I did do 12 minutes of ab work, so I'm happy with that for today. My butt and hamstrings are SO sore from yesterday. 

I think I will do every other day cardio and every other day some body sculpting of some kind until I get my strength up.

A church member brought dinner last night and brought cupcakes!!!! AHHHHH!!!!

I did eat one last night and I'm hoping to only eat one today. (keep your fingers crossed) Luckily, there are only three left.

Monday, May 25, 2009

no more!

the cookies are GONE! I went to get one more last night (I think I ate 4 yesterday)...and there weren't any left!!!!!

I have bittersweet thoughts about this.

But I did do level one of my biggest loser cardio video this morning. it is 20 minutes long. I am so weak. I could only do 4 pushups, and none of the jumping. I'm actually a little glad that I had to feed Ty in the middle of it so I could catch my breath. 

But I feel empowered after that and my shower that I was able to make a goal and stick to it! 

I'm a little hungry right now so I'm going to have an apple, I think. Maybe some wheat thins? Triscuits? 

Sunday, May 24, 2009


My goal for tomorrow is to do level one of my cardio biggest loser video. it's 20 minutes long and I'm anticipating it being REALLY hard.  Like, clutching my chest because I can't catch my breath and lots of sweating (which I'm doing anyway since my body is ridding itself of all the excess water), and a really red face at the end. My older kids will really like it, they love to do videos with me. 

And those cookies,


there are only 4 left. And NO I didn't eat them all. (seriously) Dave had a very guilty looking face when I commented that a lot of the cookies were gone. And I'm sure my mom has been sneaking them when I'm sleeping! I am so glad the cookies are about to be gone - no more temptation!

I think I'm doing good on portions and veggies/protein. I don't remember being this thirsty with my others but maybe I just don't remember. SO THIRSTY! All hours of the day -and night - I feel completely parched. When does that end?

Dave told me to be patient and give myself a couple weeks to see results. How come I can't count on a couple days? 

::Repeating to myself::

Patience is a virtue...
patience is a virtue...
patience is a virtue...

Saturday, May 23, 2009


I have a pair of "fat jeans" that I'm sure every other girl has as well. I've had them for about 6 years and they have seen me through each of my post-pregnancy weeks so far. I tried them on yesterday and they did not fit. Too small. 
They are a size 10 from gap. Normally, they are so huge on me and look completely stupid. It's a big emotional hit when such huge pants are too small for you. 
Today I decided to try them on again just to see how many days it would take. I got them on today!!!!!  They weren't what i would call comfy, my belly hasn't gone down quite enough yet, but I fit into them! YAY!
I think it is just amazing how quickly the baby weight drops right after, it's like it melts off of you and I don't even know what I did to make it disappear.

And here is what I ate yesterday,
6am - 2 bowls kashi golean crunch, water
10 am - glucerna bar and water
12:15 - HUGE salad with leftover steak, chocolate milk
1pm - 2 cookies
3pm - 2 cookies
6:15pm - BBQ brisket sandwich (not very big), baked beans, mashed potatoes (small serving), 1 small bisquit, and water.
7pm - 2 cookies

dang those cookies! I'm actually pretty impressed that I was able to only eat 2 at a time, since i can usually down 10 without thinking about it. I'm thinking about those cookies right now actually trying to figure out how badly I want one before lunch. 

This morning I had 1/2 bagel with low fat cream cheese and water.
lunch will be steak, mashed potatoes, carrots, and milk.

I'm off to take a nap!

Friday, May 22, 2009

It begins

Well, I had my baby on Tuesday!

So here we go, not a lot of exercising right now(duh), but I can watch what I eat and not go crazy! Although, since my mom made the best cookies in the world today, I might have a hard time restricting myself until they are gone.

So for now, I am going to work on portion control and make sure I get my veggies and proteins in as well as a butt-load of water.

Since I had a baby about 2 days ago, my tummy has some extra fat on it - and some skin, I guess - that I don't normally have. So when I walk around the house, I can feel it moving. It's a strange feeling and one I'm not altogether comfortable with. Do other people feel their belly shake when they walk too? I mean, normally? Does it bother them the way it bothers me? It just doesn't feel right. I hope that's the first thing to go.

Oh, and I have no idea how much I weigh right now.

Friday, May 15, 2009


I was reading THIS ARTICLE in meridian magazine today and one section really stood out at me:

"It is interesting to note that the Evil One has no body – yet he endlessly tempts and torments us with things that we can do (or not do) and foods that we can consume that will harm our own bodies.  Is there a connection between our evil world and the alarming increase with obesity for people of all ages, and the increasing number of both inappropriate foods to eat and limitless ways to market them? "

I never really thought about Satan trying to get us to harm our bodies through food, although it does makes complete sense to me. fascinating.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

as time ticks away

today was my last dr. appointment.

I weighed in at 158 again. so If I stick with the dr. scale, then I didn't gain any weight this week.

I still feel pretty nauseaus whenever I eat anything.

three days until my due date and my induction was moved to tuesday. (woohoo)

pretty soon and I get to start my weight loss!

I'm hoping I lose 18 lbs. in the hospital so I leave at 140. that way, I don't have as much to lose at home!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

7 days

Officially I have seven days left until my due date. If I don't go on my own, I have an induction scheduled on the 20th, so I know I won't go past that.

However, When I weighed myself yesterday, I was at 156, not 158.

I haven't really been hungry the last couple days (I guess too much baby takes up my tummy room), that's possibly why I've lost a couple pounds.

Maybe i will deliver at 155 instead of being closer to 160. That would be nice.

Today is mothers day and I had a cookie and a baggie of hershey kisses from church. How is one supposed to turn away chocolate? I would really like to know.


My normal weight and I guess my goal weight is 125 pounds normally. I usually wear a size 4 (or a 2, depending on the brand).  I'm hoping I lose at least 10-13 lbs. in the hospital, that's not unreasonable, is it? How about losing 25 lbs. in the hospital?
The hormones are making me delirious.

Friday, May 8, 2009

So it begins

This blog is my journal entries relating to my mission to get my normal body back after having my THIRD child. I have my 10 year high school reunion this year (high incentive) as well as the goals to run a half marathon, some bike races I want to do, and start participating in triathlons again. 

I'm not going to lie, I am going to be very honest on this blog. about how much I weigh, what I'm eating, and how I'm exercising.

So here's the deal, I have nine days left in this pregnancy and I'm up 33 lbs. weighing in at 158 right now.  That freaks me out since I delivered my first at 155 and my second at 150. I know my problem is my absolute LOVE for sweets. That's going to be my biggest challenge in this journey, is to tone down the sweets, maybe cut them out completely for a while. It might be a fun experiment for a while, to see what happens. I've always allowed myself to indulge since I work out so much but always wondered what my body would look like if I exercised AND didn't have sweets.

Anyway, that's what's going on and here's hoping I have this baby in the next week so I can get started on being one hot momma of three!