Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Weekly Weigh In.

According to the scale at my house I am 183.6, so down .8 for the week and 9.4 for the year.

According to the scale I weigh in at the gym I am up .8 for the week. Weird, last week, my scale at home and the gym were the same, but this week they're off, Whatever, LOL..I'm going with the scale at home, that's the one that I can stand naked on and it gives me a better weight, I like it better.

Brian's been out of town since Sunday and I'm finding it hard to follow a good eating routine while he's gone. I don't feel like cooking every night, so we've been having leftovers. However, I have been eating a lot of salads and fruit, with him gone, so I guess my diet has been okay. Sunday night I put the kids in bed and went to watch a chick flick movie. I wanted something to snack on, what I really wanted was a bowl of cereal, but we had no milk. So then I looked around and I saw cookies and ice cream, but I didn't really want those (weird!) so I ended up having a bananna with peanut butter. Have to say I'm proud of myself for not having cookies or ice cream or I'm proud of myself for not really even wanting those things. I guess my new habits that I've been trying to form are sticking!

That being said, our grocery store just put in an Ice Cream Counter, 16 different flavors of Blue Bunny Ice Cream, hand scooped. YUM! I told my kids that if they got their rooms clean yesterday I'd take them out for ice cream tonight after dinner. I will probably get a scoop. Usually if I'm gonna have something like that, I try to do it Wednesday, that way I have all week to work it off before my next weigh in.

Happy Leap Day to everyone. I guess my Leap Day celebration is to eat Ice Cream, are you doing anything fun today?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


It's Weigh In Wednesday.

I went and weighed in this morning for that Biggest Loser Competition that I'm in.

I weighed in at 184.4, so from last Wednesday I'm down 4.4 and from Jan 2nd I'm down 8.6.

I also did my measurements this morning, I'm pretty satisfied

Today Jan 2 +/-
Neck 14.25 Neck 14.25 0
Waist 37.25 Waist 39.50 -2.25
Hips/Bum 45.5 Hips/Bum 48 -2.50
Thighs 40.25 Thighs 41.5 -1.25

Arm 13.50 **Did not do measurments for these in Jan**
Chest 42.5
Underbust 35.5
Calf 16.5

I'm plugging along and happy with my progress so far, I keep telling myself, "Slow and Steady, Keep Going" I guess this is my mantra these days.

Yesterday was a good day eating wise

Breakfast - 1 Grapefruit
Workout - C25K Week 3 Day 2 burned 279calories, stair step machine 10minutes burned 125calories, Weight Lifting 15minutes burned 143calories, Situps 4minutes burned 44calories, total burned 591calories
After Workout - Protein Shake 180calories
Lunch - 100calorie English Muffin toasted and topped with Albacore Tuna, fresh Salsa, and Pepperjack cheese, then broiled 310calories
Afternoon Snack - 1/2 a PBJ sandwich 180calories
Dinner - Broiled Pork Chop, 1/2 cup Ranch Style Beans, Salad 360calories
Oh and in the afternoon I may have squirted some whip cream in my mouth, so let's add 50 calories :)

So all day I ate 1149calories and burned 591calories.

I didn't log food over the weekend.

Saturday was a BUSY day, Graham was at Grandma's house, so Saturday morning we cleaned house a little and got ready for the day. We had a Girl Scout Cookie booth at the grocery store in town from 12-4, in the middle of that we went to Anastasia's basketball game 2-3pm, then after we cleaned up the cookie booth we headed over to St Johns to pick up Graham, we visited with Grandma for awhile and had dinner and then came home to hang out with Brian. I think Saturday I ate...
1 Grapefruit
1 Beefy Crunch Burrito from Taco Bell
2 Tagalong girl scout cookies
1 oz smoked almonds and 1 oz cocoa roasted almonds
1 hamburger with avocado, 2 slices bacon and sauted mushrooms, 5 cheese doritoes
1 grapefruit

Sunday we did church and then came home and made chimichangas I think that's all I ate all day, 1 Chimichanga and a salad. I probably ate some almonds too, I've been snacking on those lately. I think I had a handful of Goldfish crackers while teaching our Sunday School class also.

Monday was President's day and we headed off to Flagstaff for shopping. I had a frozen bagel egg sandwich (well I warmed it up in the microwave) for breakfast, for lunch we went out an all you can eat Chinese Buffet, then on the way home I had some cocoa roasted almonds, we got home, unloaded the car, put the cold stuff away, got the girls started on showers and then I headed off to my Zumba class, came home and had a grapefruit for a snack. Oh and at Sam's Club I had one sample of popcorn shrimp, 3 little shrimpies.

Saturday, February 18, 2012


Dear Blog, I haven't written in awhile, not because I have nothing to say and not because I'm slacking in my diet and excercise but because I've been busy. What's new?

I weighed this morning and I was 185.6 only down a pound from the last time I blogged about my weight, but down 7.4 for the year. I wish I was losing weight faster, but as long as I keep losing I'm making progress, right? I am feeling lighter and thinner and good about myself so that's all that matters. I really need to do my measurments so I can see if I've lost some inches, I think I have, I sure hope I have. :)

I was talking with this man the other day at the Gym, he goes to my church and is a neighbor. He was asking about The Biggest Loser competition that I'm in. I told him that basically I just wanted to get to go to the gym for 2 months for free, told him that I wanted to see if I could actually stick with it before I go shell out the money for it. He asked if I was losing weight and I told him I'd lost some, but mostly I feel like I'm getting back in shape somewhat and doing something for myself and just feeling good. That I think as mom's we get into a rut of taking care of our kids all the time and putting ourselves on the back burner. I'm not blaming anything on my kids for sure, but just in general, mom's, wives, women tend to take care of everyone else and forget about themselves. So now it's my time, my time to start taking care of me. So that's what I'm striving for, just a better feeling about myself, and the ability to run around and play and have fun without getting out of breath. And, another thing, excercise actually makes me feel good, I guess it's true what they say about it releasing endorphins and easing stress.

I also have been seeing where my excercising is taking me away from some of my duties around the house. Now, I am a stay at home mom, and all the SAHM's out there say they work just as hard as working mom's. I think that is true, I honestly think that I do more and am busier than I was when I was a working mom. When I worked, I didn't have time for extra stuff like PTO, volunteering at school, church work, helping out with Girl Scouts, Coaching sports teams, etc. We also were away from the house a lot more, Brian and I at work, the kids at school and babysitters, so my house stayed cleaner. Now that I don't work I have time to do extra curricular's with my kids, cooking healthier meals, my life is busy and full, and adding in going to excercise in the morning has shifted my routine. My house has been messier, so for the last week I've been working on getting the house back in shape instead of blogging. Yes, my husband could help with this and he sort of does, but come on, he works 50-55 hours a week, he leaves home at 710am and gets home at 7pm. He does what he can, he reads stories to the kids and hangs out with them when he gets home until around 8 or 830 when they go to bed. He hangs out with me when I clean the kitchen, sometimes he helps, sometimes he just sits and visits with me, if I ask him to do something he does it. He'll help me fold laundry on his days off, he chops wood for our fireplace, he does oil changes in our car and trucks, or he'll help me with bigger jobs, so he does help, but the brunt of it housework, shopping, paying bills, balancing checkbooks, making appointments for the kids, dr's, haircuts, buying them clothes, doing homework, taking them to girl scouts, dance, baseball, soccer, basketball, church group, playdates, that's all mine. I don't mind it, he contributes by going to work and making the money, and I contribute by taking care of the house and kids. So, like everyone else I take pride in my work, and I want things to look nice when he gets home, I want him to have clean socks and underwear every day and I want to have dinner for him when he gets home at 7pm. I also want to look good doing it. I'm working on finding a balance between my duties as a homemaker and my duties to myself. I need to maybe start fly lady again, or get myself into a cleaning routine. Right now it's kind of been like this...

M-F- Monday is Brian's day off, so it's a varied day, but basically most of the same stuff
6am-8am get kids and Brian out the door and off to school and work
8am-11am MWF Zumba 8-9am and gym 9-10ishAM, T TH, Graham has school 9-11am so I drop him off and go to the gym, then pick him up. In between I try to do little things around the house, laundry, dishes, bring in wood for the fire
11am-12pm Lunch for G and I and a shower
12-2pm Housework, pay bills, balance checkbook, or look around the internets (there's my problem)
2-5pm Kids are home, we do homework, I take them to their activities, they have friends over, I encourage them to do their chores, play with them, etc
5-6pm time to start thinking about dinner
6pm-8pm dinner, baths, reading books, sometimes a little TV watching with the kids, sometimes I'm still running kids around, on Thursday's I have Volleyball, all together family time when Brian gets home at 7
8pm-1030pm MW I go to Zumba 8-9pm, hang out with Brian maybe watch a movie, or play pool, look at stuff on the computer together, play a video game, clean up the kitchen, check Kortnie's BG at 1030pm and go to bed
230am wake up and check Kortnie's BG give her sugar or insulin if she needs it
6am wake up and do it all over again

630am, wake up check Kortnie's BG, let her sleep in, make Brian's lunch and hot chocolate, start his truck for him, bring the computer back to bed until kids wake up
8am-12 kids usually are up, breakfast, chores, quick clean up, make a plan for the day if we don't have one already
12-4pm errands, visiting friends, maybe a trip to Show Low, basketball games, yardwork, free time
4-6pm time to start thinking about dinner, free time
6-9pm dinner, baths, hang out with daddy, sometimes a date night, hang out with friends, watch movie, family time, whatever
10pm if kids aren't in bed yet they are now, check Kortnie's BG
Brian and I will sometimes stay up, sometimes go to bed
230am up to check Kortnie's BG

630am up to check Kortnie's BG, it's Brian's day off, so back to bed
8am kids are usually up, go make breafast, Sunday is a cooking breakfast kind of day
8-10am breakfast cleaning family time
10-11am get ready for church
11am-2pm church
2pm-530pm Free time, or Family time, Brian works on the car or trucks if they need it, he chops wood, messes around with his dirtbike, Graham helps him, the girls play in their room or do video games, I watch a movie or make meal plans for the week or both
530-8pm dinner and family time, kids in bed at 8
830pm-1030pm, Sunday bath night (we have a big jacuzzi tub, Brian and I make a hot bubble bath and relax!)

See, I am busy, Saturday and Sunday aren't too bad, but I'm having a hard time fitting everything in. I guess I need less Facebook in my life. So Dear Blog, I'm still here and still working on myself, but I might not be blogging as much as I orginally planned. You'll forgive me won't you?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Tuesday and Wednesday Feb 7 & 8, 2012

Tuesday 2-7-12

I had decided that since Tuesday was the day before my weigh in, I'd go lite on calories and try to shed a pound or two before that weigh in.

Breakfast: Equate Ultra Weight Loss Shake, Strawberry 170calories
Snack: Starlight Mint 20calories
Lunch: Equate Ultra Weight Loss Shake, Chocolate 180calories
Snack: Almonds 170calories, Smoked Chicken Lunchmeat 45calories (on the way home from Walmart)
Dinner: Lettuce Wraps and Asian Pasta Salad 402calories
Excercise: Walking, I walked to school to pick up the kids, then walked around delivering Girl Scout Cookies with them 280calories burned

Total for the day Calories eaten 980, burned 280

Wednesday 2-8-12
Weigh in Wednesday, I weighed in at 186, down 5.6 for the week, 7 for the year, not too bad, but not what I was hoping for.

Breakfast: Nothing (Bad me!)
Lunch: Top Ramen 190calories, Turkey, Swiss, Avocado, Lettuce on Wheat Sandwich, 446calories (that's kind of alot, it was the avocado I think!)
Snack: Almonds 170calories
Dinner: Taco bites and Avocado 716calories
Dessert: Bryers Snickers Ice Cream 340calories

Excercise: Zumba 65 minutes 638calories burned, weight lifting 15 minutes 144calories burned, sit ups, 65 of them, 5 minutes 56calories burned, C25K Day 4 198calories burned, bicycling 20 minutes 224calories burned

Total for the day 1862 calories eaten, 1260 calories burned.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Monday 2-6-12

And, here's Monday, look at the post below for Saturday and Sunday. Monday is Brian's day off so it's typically kind of a lazy day, sometimes we work on stuff around the house, sometimes we just lay around. Yesterday was a little of both, I went to the Gym and worked out, Brian changed the oil in the truck, we brought in some wood, cleaned the kitchen, folded laundry, messed around on the computer, handed out Girl Scout cookies to some parents, went to the school to be crossing guard, helped the girls deliver some cookies. Just working around the house type stuff.

Breakfast: Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats Strawberry Delight, 2% Milk 250calories
Lunch: Nachos- Tortilla Chips with Colby cheese melted on them 390calories
Dinner: My PTO was having a Sonic Night Fundraiser, Sonic Drive-In was going to give my PTO 10% of the sales from 5-8pm, so we went for dinner. I had chicken strips, tater tots and a Cherry Limeade, 816 calories (WOWZA!)
Dessert: Sugar Cookie 80calories (Stasia's church group made homemade Sugar Cookies in the afternoon,s he brought them home for dessert)

I ate 1536 calories and burned 433 calories. My workout that morning was Day 3 of C25K (202 calories), sit ups (168 calories), weight lifting (63 calories).

So, Saturday morning there was a small private plane crash, the people that were on it, own a bunch of local car dealerships around here, they've been members of this community for a long time. Brian works for these people and is friendly with them. 2 of them were killed a husband and wife, and the other couple - the son and DIL of the killed couple were critcally injured. So we were thinking about this all weekend, not just us but pretty much the whole town. Last night Brian was really dreading going back to work this morning, the man who is his boss is the brother of the man who died and the uncle of the injured ones. I think yesterday was one of those days where you think life is too short. I wasn't planning on getting dinner at Sonic last night, I was just going to let Brian and the kids get something, but I ended up thinking about life being short and I got the dang fast food and soda. I enjoyed the Cherry Limeade, but not the chicken strips or tater tots so much, I didn't really finish eating them. I don't know, it was just kind of a sad day/weekend. Even though I ate more junk than I wanted, I still stayed below my calorie goals according to, but I am not happy with the food choices I made. I'm going to work harder. I'm not blaming my bad choices on the tragedy, but rather I'm aknowledging that I tend to make those bad choices when I'm feeling blue. That is something I need to work on.

Weekend in Review

It was a busy whirlwind weekend. Lots of things going on. Here is a quick recap.

Saturday 2-4-12

Breakfast: Blueberry Strawberry Smoothie 150calories, 1 ChocChip Cookie 90calories

After breakfast we did a few chores and spent the morning getting ready for Zumbathon and Stasia's basketball game. Stasia's game was at noon, so we left around 11:30 to get there a little early. She had her game and it was a terrible loss 25-5, but she scored 3 of the 5 points. Not sure what was going on there, they've never won a game, but they don't usually play that bad. Oh well...It had been "one of those mornings" already, we woke up later than I planned, took us longer to get ready with all the nail painting and hair fixing (we were trying to be a bit crazy/colorful for the Zumbathon), then about 5 minutes into the game I got a call from Brian's grandpa who was bringing us a load of wood. I had forgotten to move the car away from the gate to the backyard, so I had to rush home and move it, lock the dog in the house, then rush back to the game. After the game, we came home quickly and opened the doggy door, then we were off again. We stopped at Taco Bell for a quick lunch.

Lunch: 2 Chicken Soft Tacos, 20oz water 380calories

We headed to Show Low for the Zumbathon, it started at 3 but we wanted to get there early to set up. We got there around 1:45pm, dropped some stuff off, then went to get bags of ice. We set up and started having people arrive around 2:45, Zumbathon went from 3-6pm, the girls and I did most of the workout. I ended up doing about 2 1/2 hours, Stasia did the whole 3 hours and Kortnie did about 2 hours, the other hour she spent running around and playing with Graham and her cousin Cheyanne. There was a great turnout, I don't have the final numbers on money raised yet, but I think we did pretty good and it was fun and we got in a great workout too. During the Zumbathon we had a few breaks for water and snacks. We served Orange's cut into quarters, and bananna's cut into thirds. I think I ate 1 whole bananna during the breaks.

Snack: 1 bananna 110 calories, water, water, water, I think I drank like 50oz of water during the Zumbathon
Workout: Zumbathon, burned 1523 calories, (Yes, 2 1/2 hours of Zumba, burns 1,523 calories!)

Brian came from work and met us at the end of Zumbathon, he helped clean up and talked to a few friends, then he went with us to pick up Girl Scout Cookies. I am cookie mom, so my job is to pick up the cases of cookies for the whole troop, so we went and picked up 200+ cases of cookies. Brian stacked them in the truck while the girls and I carried them out, I'm sure I burnt some more calories during that. Then we went out to dinner at Native New Yorker. We were all hungry and tired after the Zumbathon, Kortnie's blood sugars were pretty low the whole time and it was time to get some real food into her system.

Dinner: I had a Californa Burger which is a burger with Avocado and some homemade chips, they slice potatos really thin and fry them, I love the chips at NNY. 560calories, (that's a guess, could be closer to 700....not really sure)

Saturday, I ate 1290calories and burned 1523

Sunday 2-5-12
Sunday is church and family day. We went to church in the mid-morning, came home, sorted Girl Scout cookies, then went to Walmart

Breakfast: 1 ChocChip Cookie and 1 Peppermint Green Tea 90calories
(I was a little sore from Zumbathon and WAY crampy from "Auntie Floe"), shouldn't have had that cookie, oh well
Lunch: I didn't really eat lunch, I did have a few snacks while working in the Nursery at church, I think I ate 2 goldfish, 2 pretzel sticks and 1 teddy graham. Then at home I had a packet of 4 PB crackers. I guess 100-150 calories
Dinner: Lasagna and Caesar Salad 790calories and 2 Tagalong cookies 150calories

Sunday Total, I ate 1130calories and burned 0 calories (no workout on Sunday)

Well, this post is getting long and it's time to take Graham to school and go workout. Then after I pick him up, we're off to Show Low, got our taxes back, so we're going to go pay the mortgage, pay some Dr and Dentist bills, do some shopping and spend money. Also gotta deliver some Girl Scout cookies, then hurry home to get the girls from school and take them out to hopefully deliver the rest of their cookies. Busy, busy, busy. Seems like I'm always running around. I guess it's better than being a couch potato though. I'll have to post about Monday a little later.

Saturday, February 4, 2012


Well, yesterday I woke up feeling like crap. I couldn't figure out if I was feeling bad because I was gassy and crampy or because I was sore from all of the sit ups. I really wanted to stay in bed, but I had to get the girls ready for school and I was supposed to be at the school for Lobo Friday at 8am. My plan was to go to Zumba after I was done with the PTO stuff even if I was going to be a little late. So, I got dressed in my work out clothes. Honestly though I wasn't feeling it. We got down to the school and it was a Flag Ceremony day, the Kindergartner's were doing the program, so we went to watch. They did a great job and sang the Arizona song, it's Arizona's 100th Birthday on Feb 14, so they centered their Flag Ceremony around the Centennial. After that we went around and handed out the candy, my friend and I decided that instead of just giving a candy to the kids in school colors, that we'd give each one of them a piece. Sometimes you have to give everybody a treat, ya know!

We got done and it was 8:46 already and Zumba was over at 9:15, so I didn't go, I told Graham that we weren't going to go to Zumba but then asked him if we should go to the Gym or home to watch TV. He said we should go to the Gym, you know I was hoping that he'd want to go home. Haha.

So off to the Gym we went, I did C25K Day 2 on the treadmill, then lifted weights for about 35 minutes, and I also did 65 sit ups. First I did 55 situps, but Graham was watching TV, he came around the corner when I was just about done weight lifting and he wanted me to try the sit up chair. I told him that I had already done it, but he wanted to see, so I went and did 10 more, of course I made him count. Turns out he's my little motivator.

After we got home, our day was spent running around doing errands and cleaning house some. Let's see, what did I do. I had to make a last minute PTO flyer, so I got that ready on the computer, emailed it to the copy center at the High School, I had a friend pick them up and then I met her down at the Primary school where we sorted them and handed them around to the classes and talked to them about our next Fundraiser. Kortnie was having a party in her class, they were having popsicles so I went to the store and picked up a lower sugar popsicle for her and took it to her at school. I also went to the post office and mailed out a package. I saw on FB the other night about a lady who had lost her insurance and doesn't have very much money and some of the DOC (Diabetes Online Community) was putting together sort of a supply drive for her. So I sent her some boxes of test strips, I think I had like 10 boxes of strips that we don't have a meter for, so I sent her those, some lancets (pokers), and some syringes. I cleaned the kitchen and mopped it, did a few loads of laundry, made cookies with Graham (he's been asking me to help him make cookies for awhile now), made Fried Rice for dinner and ran Stasia to/from Basketball practice. Just kind of busy mom type stuff. :-)

Here's the breakdown of my eating and excercise for the day.

Breakfast: Nothing again, gotta get better at that, I did have a 20oz glass of water
Lunch: I had one of my Egg/Bagel Sandwiches 186 calories
Afternoon Snack: Dreyer's No Sugar Added Fruit Bar 30calories (Kortnie's popsicle, I had one too) Chicken Breast 130calories, Wheat Thins (I had a double serving) 280calories
Dinner: Fried Rice 330calories
Dessert: 2 Chocolate Chip Cookies (Graham told Brian that he made them all by himself, LOL) 360calories
My total water for the day was 80 ounces

So for the day I ate 1291 Calories and I burned 525 in my morning workout. So, less workout yesterday and a little more calories. I could blame it on my crampiness lady business, or my laziness, but honestly I am okay that I didn't do both Zumba and the Gym and I don't think it was too crazy of an eating day. I should have only had 1 serving of the Wheat Thins I guess, and I could have skipped the cookies, but who's gonna skip cookies made by their 4 yo old son, "all by myself" LOL

Today is the Zumbathon, so I know it will be a big calorie burning workout afternoon. I was going to go the Gym this morning and do Day 3 of C25K, but I think I'll stay home and hang out with the kids. It's already 8:30 and they're begging for breakfast, and it's already 2 hours past Kortnie's normal eating time, I better get on it! LOL...Stasia has her basketball game at noon, and after that we're heading into Show Low to help get stuff set up for the Zumbathon. I'm so excited, it will be fun to do it with my girls, my friends, and to raise money for JDRF. I think afterwards we'll meet Brian for dinner and hit the Walmart since we'll be in town anyways.

Have a good weekend ya'll!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Feb 2, 2012

Today was another good day. Graham goes to school from 9-11am so this morning while he was at school I went to the Gym. I went ahead and decided to do C25K, so today I did Day 1. I downloaded an app on my phone and all I do is click on Day 1 and then it will keep track of the run/walk for me. It starts counting down the first portion, which today was a warm up walk for 5 minutes, then when it gets to 0 it beeps at me and starts counting down the next section. It has a pause button if you need to stop and when you finish it records Day 1 as being done. I was on the treadmill, so I did the brisk walk at 3.0 MPH and the running part of it as 4.2MPH. It was a 28 minute walk/run today. After that I did weights, I did my arms, legs and abs, then I did 50 sit ups in a sit up chair thing and finished off with a 17 minute treadmill walk at 2.0 MPH with a 6% incline.

Here is what I ate today

Breakfast: Peaches and Cream Oatmeal and 1/2 Tbsp Margarine 180calories
Lunch: 3 scrambled eggs with green onion, mushrooms, candian bacon. A mini whole wheat bagel with 1 tbsp peanut butter, 2oz red grapes 473calories
Dinner: Chili 407calories (did you know you can input your recipie at and it will calculate the nutrional info for you?

I'm getting ready to go play Volleyball in a few minutes, so that will end my day for me.

So here are my totals:

I ate 1060 calories and I burned 932. That's pretty good.

I got on the scale at my house this morning and it said 189 (at the gym yesterday it said 191.6)
I felt kind of yuck today, girl stuff, and I'm feeling bloated. Hopefully it'll pass in a couple days and next week I'll feel really good. As far as being sore, my legs are a little sore, but not too bad, I'll have to see how I feel tomorrow.

I planned on doing Zumba tomorrow morning 8:15-9:15am, but I have to go to the kids school and do Lobo Friday, on the first Friday of the month we go give a candy to every kid dressed in school colors. We're usually done by 8:30, so I'm planning on going to Zumba a little late, then to the gym if Graham is being patient with me.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Biggest Loser Contest (White Mountain Version) Weigh In Wednesday

Today was Day 1 of the White Mountain Biggest Loser Contest. Weigh in Wednesday.

After I got the kids off to school this morning, Graham and I headed to Zumba class. We had a fun time and great workout as always, then it was off to the gym here in Snowflake to weigh in for the first day of the contest. I weighed in at 191.6 on their scale. That kinda sucked because on Jan 1 I was 193, so last week I apparently gained some back, but I'm still down for the year I guess. The lady recorded my weight and off I went to work out a little. I had Graham with me, so I didn't plan on staying long. First I did the treadmill at a 4% incline at 3MPH. I did that for 20 minutes and I did work up a sweat, but not so much of a heart rate increase. Graham wanted me try the stationary bike next, so I did that, but I don't think I had the seat set right, so it wasn't very fun. However, I did ride for 6 minutes and got up to 5 miles on it. Next I did some weight lifting machines and worked on my arms. I did that for another 20 minutes or so. By then I was hungry, since I hadn't had anything but water all day. I never had enough time for breakfast. So we went to Dollar Tree and Basha's (the grocery store) since the gym is in the same parking lot as them. Did our shopping and headed home. I put away the groceries and then made lunch I had a big salad, lettuce, green onion, green pepper, brocolli, tomato, cucumber and a whole can of albacore tuna (in water). I used probably about 20 sprays of Balsamic dressing. It said serving size was 10 sprays. After lunch I had a quick shower and did some chores. When the girls got home from school we had grapes for a snack. Then for dinner I had 2 Chicken Fried Steak Patties, 1 cup White Rice, 1 cup of steamed Broccoli, and 1/2 cup of Country Gravy. (I should have had only 1 pattie and 1/2 cup of rice, I was hungry, need to plan snacks better througout the day). Then I got the kids ready for bed, changed Kortnie's site (the tube in her stomach that delivers her insulin from her pump) and went to another Zumba class. So according to Livestrong I ate 1414 calories and burned 1517. Not too bad, so I'm under for calories today. Yay Me! I'm also working on my 7th cup of 20oz water for the day. Phew, seems like kind of a long day, but it was a good day. Now we'll see how sore I am tomorrow. I plan on going to the gym for most/all of the 2 hours that Graham is at school. I looked up the C25K program on the computer today and downloaded an app for my phone, I'm thinking of doing the treadmill one. Seems easy(ish) enough and I can do 30-40 minutes on the treadmill 3 days a week. So maybe Zumba and weights on Wed and Fri, and then C25K and weights on Tues, Thurs, Sat? I don't know, I'm not much of a runner, I like walking, but running, I'm kind of "Meh" we'll see if I stick with it.

Now time for a shower and bed, onward to day 2!