Join Me For Another 10 Weeks! This is the first week of ten weeks starting October 22, 2012

Hi folks! I'm at it again. I'm going for another 20 pound loss in ten weeks. I've recently had another baby, a little girl, she is now five months old and I'm ready to drop some weight.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Do You Know What Today Is?

Day 17 of six weeks

Weight today: same

Total lost: 2 pounds in 17 days

1/2 cup of oatmeal: 150
1 tsp of sugar: 15
1tbl of powder creamer with coffee:30
with sweet-n-low:0

vanilla protein shake:110
1 mallo cup:100
running total:405

1 1/2 cup of beef stir fry:200
3 oz of German chocolate cake:250 (est)
1 tbl of powder creamer with coffee:30
with sweet-n-low:0
running total: 885

1/2 graham cracker sheet: 35
20 pretzels:40
3 oz of chicken breast:105
1 lefse:30
3 oz of sliced strawberries:27
1 tsp of sugar:15
1 tbl of powder creamer with coffee:30
with sweet-n-low:0
running total: 1167

1 slice of Natural ovens bakery oatmeal bread 1/2 way through work-out:110

Post work-out
1 vanilla protein shake:110
1 slice of Natural ovens Bakery Bread "weight sense":50
with 1 tsp of Smart Balance light butter:15
1 tsp of grape jelly:15
total: 300
running total:1467

Today's challenge: There a lot going on trying to fit in my work-out. I couldn't get in my arm work-out yesterday, so hopefully today it will happen.

Planned fitness: 60 minute bicep and back work-out, 4-mile speed work-out. 1-mile warm-up, with block and a-half increases and 1/2 block decreases, 1-mile cool-down. my abdominal routine once.

Note on picture: My husband, of eight years today, brought me home gifts of food last night. The cupcakes are for the kids, the Mallo Cup is for me, and we are suppose to share this gigantic piece of German chocolate cake. I LOVE Mallo Cups, so, I'll maybe substitute one of these with my usual banana with my protein drink. The cake...well, I'm not actually a German chocolate cake fan, maybe I'll have a bite. Maybe my dad just needs to come over and eat my portion. :) He love German chocolate cake.

Note on no weight loss: Am thinking of changing things up again for my diet since the scale seems to be stuck at this number.

Do You Know What Today Is?

Good morning, everyone!

Do you know what day today is?

Today is the very reason I went on a diet and started this blog. It is the day I married my husband, Daddy Rainmaker, eight years ago!

As you can see from the picture...I loved to goof around, then, and I still do now.

Of course, I'll never look as good now as I did on that day (who does? :))...but I will say that I look and feel pretty darn good today...eight years later.

So, about three months ago, before I even had a diet blog, I decided I was going to go on a diet, so I could look good for this very day. I mentioned in my "Our Darling Kids" blog that I was going to start a diet blog. And if anyone was curious, they could follow along. Hey, Sunshine Meg, thanks for taking the time to read two of my blogs instead of just one.

It's been so fun since I started this diet blog. I get to share with you all one of my greatest passions, which is fitness...working out, feeling good...

Actually between the two blogs...I would have to say...ok, I won't say it. But I am wearing a pretty big smile right now.

Since I started my diet, I've lost 22 pounds. I am so happy about my body right now. My husband and I are going away for the weekend next weekend without the kids. And, no, I'm not going off my least I don't plan to right now.:) I still have that niggling ten pounds I want to lose.

Anyway...thank you all for being a part of this journey. Just like when we got married eight years's not over. This journey is just beginning. I look forward to continuing to share with you about my fitness plans, and also to listen to you about yours.

For those of you who want to see the serious wedding photos, I've posted about 20 to my "Our Darling Kids" blog.

Maybe this will give Lindsey and Sunshine Meg some ideas.


  1. Oh man, I just stopped by Our Darling Kids and was thrilled that you shared all of your awesomeness! Going away for a weekend sounds perfect and I'm truly very happy for you! Thanks for giving me a shout out = )

  2. Happy Anniversary!

    Enjoy your weekend sans kids...I am SO looking forward to our's later this month. ;)

    Okay, fill me in - what is a Mallow cup? Is it a peanut butter cup like Reeses or something different?
    I just realized I could have Googled it but oh well. lol

    Who knows on the weight. Look at me - stayed the same, gained half a pound & then lost 3lbs. Crazy, crazy, crazy. I do think mixing up the food is never a bad idea. Maybe try something new?

    Best wishes,

  3. Happy Anniversary --- a weekend away will be a wonderful treat and I'm with Actual Scale, what is a mallow cup?

  4. Your arms are FANTASTIC!!!!

    I've never seen a Mallow Cup before either! It must be American? Are they sold everywhere?

    Have a wonderful celebration! The real dessert comes....

  5. Happy (belated) anniversary! Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend away. Lord know I need all the wedding help I can get, haha. I am being very procrastinating! :)