Monday, October 17, 2011

Workout Program

I started doing C25K (Couch to 5k).  So far I am really liking the workouts.  It starts you out running for just one minute at a time and over the nine weeks it builds you up to running for thirty minutes.  This is good for me since I've never been much of a runner but I decided I needed something to help get me moving!

I'm looking forward to running with little man when he gets back from his dad's.  I like this because I could even do it while pushing the stroller if needed!!

Picture taken after Week 2 Day 2

Don't mind the pasty whiteness...
the flash went off and didn't feel like retaking

Little Man Monday

Up to no good!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Counseling and Such

This blog will make very little sense to the outside reader; however I am writing it for me and using this more as a journal.  Yeah the whole world can see it but that's okay.

Counseling is a powerful thing.  My school offers it free to students and decided to take advantage of the offer.

It is amazing how someone with nothing invested in your life can look in from the outside and give an observation that is really very clear.  Why don't we see that for ourselves?

Well I was challenged by my counselor Wednesday afternoon.  She gets to hear lots about my life and background.  I'm going mostly for career counseling, to help me figure out the direction I should head in.  After taking over half the session to talk about one topic she stopped me and said, "You just talked about that for twenty-five minutes and got animated and excited.  Why don't you do something with that?"  Wow.  I didn't realize how passionate I can be about this.  I don't want to go into the details at the moment, maybe another time.  I was then given the challenge.

I was scared to death.  BUT I did it!  I actually did it!  Granted I could hear my heart beat in my ears and was shaking but I accomplished my challenge.

On a completely unrelated note, I have been staying up really late this week.  I don't know what has come over me.  I can't seem to get myself to bed before one.  Even when I need to be up early I still go to bed late and then stay up the next night.  Craziness.

So far I've logged in to My Fitness Pal 55 days in a row.  I'm pleased with myself.  I am down 26 with my first goal being minus 35.  Why 35 you ask...that is how much little man weighs and I want to be able to say "I am minus my son!"  :-D

This week and last has not been the greatest diet wise.  I bought chocolate, which I shouldn't have even done but we all make mistakes.  I've been over almost everyday and am learning not to beat myself up so much but learn from it and try to make better choices next time.

School has been going well.  This week is mid-term week and I had a few tests but nothing bad.  This semester is proving to be quite easy.  I spoke to my counselor about this and she said maybe there is a reason for that.  At first I felt really bad and guilty that I wasn't really having to study or work hard but it is freeing up time in other areas for things like my challenge.

There is a season for everything.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

 1 There is a time for everything, 
   and a season for every activity under heaven:
 2 a time to be born and a time to die, 
   a time to plant and a time to uproot, 
 3 a time to kill and a time to heal, 
   a time to tear down and a time to build, 
 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, 
   a time to mourn and a time to dance, 
 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, 
   a time to embrace and a time to refrain, 
 6 a time to search and a time to give up, 
   a time to keep and a time to throw away, 
 7 a time to tear and a time to mend, 
   a time to be silent and a time to speak,
 8 a time to love and a time to hate, 
   a time for war and a time for peace.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011


I know the importance of goals but I hadn't really set any for my weight loss besides the main goal weight. Well I finally did!

Take a look!

SW = 287 lbs 
GW = 175 lbs 
1.5 lbs lost per week 

Mini Goals: (developed 10/9/11) 
Goal 1: -35lbs (aka the weight my son is) = 252 lbs 
Complete by 11/19/11 

Goal 2: -60 lbs = 227 lbs 
Complete by 3/10/12 

Goal 3: -88 lbs = 199!!! "ONE"derland! 
Complete by 7/14/12 

Goal 4: -100 lbs = 187 lbs 
Complete by 9/8/12 

Goal 5 -112 lbs = GOAL WEIGHT of 175lbs 
Complete by 11/3/12

So if I did all my counting right I should be under 200 by July!  Sweet beans!

I set myself up to have 1.5 lbs gone per week.  I want to do this for good and in a healthy way.  

Monday, October 10, 2011

Little Man Monday

Yes I am in the picture to but his face is too cute not to post for the LMM!  Plus I look pretty silly too!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Before and After

Everyone loves good before and after photo.  Here is mine.


Products Used:
Miracle Set
Foundation Primer
Ivory 6 Luminous and Matte Foundations mixed
A touch of Beige 1 Sheer Pressed Powder
Cream Eye Color in Beach Blonde as a base and primer
Desert Sun Bronzing Powder used as eye color
Steely Eyeliner
Ultimate Mascara
Hazelnut to fill in brows
Brow Gel to set
Berry Sparkle NouriShine Lip Gloss

Normally I wouldn't use the lip gloss but it was fun to play with!  Plus this was my first time doing something with my brows.  I love my job!!!!

Monday, October 3, 2011