Sunday, March 29, 2009

one month down.

After one month of the medifast diet, I am down 13 lbs. So happy.
I try not to think how far I need to go, just making slow progress with little milestones along the way. It's hard.
Everyone has been such a support to me...thank you!
(I can not even begin to tell you how bad I want a sugar cookie...but, I'm stickin' to it)

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Ok...I want a sexy butt...who doesn't. I have been looking around for some great butt excercises (along with abdominal ones...YUCK) to help assist my body moving in the direction I want it to. I thought I would share a couple really easy ones that I found on I'm sure a lot of you have seen these before, as I have, but it's a great reminder...shorts...ugh, swimsuits are coming.

Lunge and Rise
Stand 3 feet from stair with a dumbbell in each hand. Step with left foot, placing it on stair and allowing right heel to lift off floor. Bend both knees and lower into a lunge, left leg bent, so knee is directly over ankle and right knee not quite touching floor. Shifting weight to left leg, push off right foot to stand, lifting foot and tapping it on stair. Step right leg back and repeat lunge. Do all reps, then switch sides.

Bridge Lift
Lie on back with knees bent, feet flat on floor shoulder-width apart, and arms at sides. Press into heels, squeezing glutes as you lift hips for 2 counts, forming a diagonal line from shoulders to knees. Extend left leg straight out in line with torso for 2 counts, then bend and return foot to floor, holding another 2 counts. Lower hips; repeat lift, extending opposite leg.

For more, just click on the link in the exercise title.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

on my way.

10 lbs gone! YAY!
This is hard. But worth it.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

makeover and roses.

I have been a bad blogger. Nothing really to blog about. Work is super busy, life is just chugging away....along with the dieting.
I've been slowly changing our bathroom. The challenge: orangish-brown linoleum, 1960s yellow shower, tub, toilet & sink and a faux marblish looking countertop. What to do?
I decided to stay in the warm family and went with an antique dirty red color. Wow...that's a lot of color! (and lots of coats!). I also added new drawer pulls & a stencil. Much better, but still need to get the new accessories thing goin' on and scrape some paint off the window. I'm also going to make a little curtain to hide our storage mess under the counter. Oh! And change that last drawer handle...I can't find the screwdriver!

Craig is so wonderful. He surprised me at work on Friday with a dozen roses. :) I love him :)

Monday, March 2, 2009


I am so happy to be on this journey I am on.
It's not easy, but I feel I am on the right track to getting to where I want to be.
Of course, I am talking about the battle of the bulge.
It feels good to be doing something about it.

I am so blessed to have so many supporters in my life.
Thank you all! :)

This morning began with good news...4 lbs down in 2 days.
I know I can't expect it to keep up at this rate, but to see it moving in the right direction after a month and a half of nothing is so great.

p.s. I am totally taking that pic if I get to a stomach like that!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

day 2.

Today is day two on serious diet plan no. 1.
I have to admit. I am hungry right now.
The food is really not too bad and I'm going to fill up on water until dinner.
I am so excited! Craig and I just finished our e*session with Angela Cardas, Photographer extrodinaire. She is so fantastic.
We are so excited and thrilled to have our photos taken by such a super gal! :) Thank you Angela.