Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Weekly Weigh-In | 6

I was a bit disappointed today when I weighed in. I was up a pound and a half. Pretty frustrating when I have been working out every night this week, and I didn't think I did too bad with my eating. I must be gaining muscle since muscle weighs more than fat. :) Ha. I decided that I should really put more effort into actually tracking my calories. That is the only way that I will NOT sneak a bite of this or that, since then I will have to put it down. So we'll see how that goes. I started yesterday. The worst part about it for me is having to go through and enter all of the recipes in for supper.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Today's weight: 158.6
+/- from last week: +1.6
Total loss: -4.9

What I did well this week
- Tried to watch what I ate, portions and healthy foods, limited sugar/carbs when I could.
- Worked out every night using the Bikini Body Mommy videos I mentioned in the last post.
- Resisted fries when Paul and I grabbed A&W on the way home from getting our new hutch this weekend.

What I did not do well this week
- I need to watch what I am eating even closer.
- Had a bacon cheeseburger at A&W. And root beer. But how can you get A&W and not get root beer? Right?

Goals for the coming week
- Continue workouts
- Keep tracking calories

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Weekly Weigh-in | 5

Finally got both munchkins down for naps, so I thought I would try and get this typed up quick before one wakes up! I never know how long I will get! :)

This week wasn't too bad. I tried to really watch what I was eating for the most part. Except for a few outing occasions where I still need to learn how to say NO to certain things, ahem....french fries, ahem. They are my weakness. Anyhoo. When I am at home I'm doing ok, though. Finding snacks that satisfy my cravings has been the hardest. I love granola bars, but I'm trying to cut back on them since they are full of sugar, even though they aren't the worst...better than a cookie, right? I haven't been able to completely give up chocolate, but I try to have it in moderation, like a sprinkle of chocolate chips on some peanut butter spread over a rice cake, or things like that. Same with pop, I just don't buy it anymore so I'm not tempted at home, but when I eat out I still like to have it. I don't feel like I am doing too bad, but there is definitely room for improvement.

As for exercise, I think I finally found something that will work for me. I decided to do the Bikini Body Mommy 90 Day Challenge. It actually started on January 1st, so whoever started then is about half-way through, but I am going to start at the beginning and follow the videos on my own. I did the first one last night, and I am feeling it today! It hurts so good!! I tried the Turbofire dvd's a few times, and they are just not for me. I am not coordinated enough, I just feel like I am flailing my arms around looking like a doofus. I am hoping I can sell them for close to what I paid for them on the area swap site. Paul isn't thrilled with me for buying them and then selling them already, but oh well. I feel like I can stick to the videos I started last night better than I would with Turbofire.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Today's weight: 157.0
+/- from last week: -.8
Total loss: -6.2

What I did well this week
- Eating was pretty good while at home.
- Started a workout program.

What I did not do well this week
- Didn't choose smart when eating out.
- Still need to work on drinking enough water.

Goals for the coming week
- Keep making good food choices at home.
- Continue my workout plan. EVERY. DAY. No excuses!
- Make better choices when eating out. NO FRIES!! OR just don't eat out when possible!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

8 months

8 months old already! That last month just flew past. Miss Paige is just as active as ever. She doesn't let much slow her down. Crazy girl! We just love her to pieces!
 Paige, at 8 months old::

- Weighs about 16 lbs 10 oz.

- Guessing between 27 and 28 inches tall.

- Size 9 month clothes.

- Size 4 diapers.

- Sleep is still unpredictable. She is on her fourth ear infection since her 6 month check-up as of yesterday, so we are either dealing with that, or she has been teething. So not a whole lotta rest for mom and dad. Thankfully Levi sleeps right through it.

- On the subject of ear infections, we are pretty sure that she'll end up getting tubes like Levi did. Paul and I are actually hoping to get them done sooner than Levi did with the route we're on with Paige. They helped him so much, and we just want her to have some relief and get some sleep! Then I can also stop constantly worrying if she has an ear infection, or if she is just teething, or what.

- Doing well with the bottle. She still doesn't drink or eat near as much as Levi did, but she's also pretty active. She has been eating some oatmeal cereal in the mornings, and once in a while I'll get her to have a bit of baby food, but for the most part, she wants to do it herself. I usually cut things up and let her go to town. She loves fruit, especially oranges, bananas and strawberries. She'll usually try the veggies I put on her tray, but she won't eat near as much as the fruit. She also still loves the baby mum-mums and puffs.

- She has been blowing raspberries with her lips and tongue a lot lately. Too funny! She still says da-da-da a lot, and says buh-buh-buh now too. And she likes to squeal!

- She FINALLY has a tooth! Her bottom left one finally came through, and the other one is pretty darn close. I can see it, but it hasn't popped through the gums yet.

- Pushes her walk-behind toy and Levi's car around and walks behind them. Cruises along the couch and other furniture. She can balance on her own, but usually when she realizes what she is doing she falls to her butt. I think in a couple months she'll be walking, but we'll see! Levi was doing a lot of what she's doing at this age too, and he didn't walk until 12 months. Never know! :)

- She likes to carry things around in her mouth while she is crawling. Like her socks or random toys. Ha!

- No fear! She would crawl right off the top of the stairs if I didn't watch her.

- Loves her big brother! She wants to be wherever he is.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

What I ate | 2

I'm back again sharing some of the things I ate throughout the past couple weeks! Take note that I am only sharing the things that are good for me, not the crap that assisted my weight gain from this past week.

This first one, ohmygosh, so good!! Never expected that I would like it, but I was intrigued when I saw the recipe so I decided to try it. So glad I did! YUM! Recipe is from Peas and Crayons found HERE.

Next up, avocado toast. I had this with some yogurt for supper one night. Mash up some avocado, slap it on some toast, and sprinkle with salt. Easy and delish.

Dark chocolate chips for an afternoon treat!

Green smoothies for the kiddos and I. Basically just threw a bunch of stuff into the blender and ended up with something pretty good! On a side note, my blender sucks for making these so I don't make smoothies as often as I'd like. I have to stop and stir every 5 seconds.

Ok. Cauliflower crust pizza, with leftover bbq chicken. I have been wanting to try this after seeing it all over on Pinterest. Finally had a chance. Tasted good, but it did not stay together for me like everyone claimed that it did. I'm not sure what I did wrong, but I probably won't try it again. Paul wouldn't eat it, and it's too much work just for lunch! :)

There you have it! For my next post I'll try and get some pictures up of the kids, for my family, who probably thinks I'm nuts for taking all these pictures of my food. Ha! :)

Linking up again with Peas and Crayons!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Weekly Weigh-In | 4

I guess I should say BI-weekly weigh-in this time. I just never got around to posting last week, lots of other things on my mind all week. Anyway, enough with the excuses. This week was not a good week. I actually lost last week, but gained it all back again. Boo. I am hoping to keep on track better this week and go back down for my weigh-in next week. How many times can I say the word week in one paragraph? Yeesh. I am just going to skip last week and continue from the last weigh-in post.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Today's weight: 157.8
+/- from last week (2 wks ago): -.4
Total loss: -5.4

What I did well this week
- Once again, not much, obviously

What I did not do well this week
- I wasn't strict enough with what I was eating, in other words I cheated a little more than I should have
- No workouts. I did work out the week before, when I discovered once again how truly un-coordinated I am while attempting to try Turbofire. Hopefully I will catch on eventually, but the couple times I did it, I felt like all I was doing was flailing my arms around. Way more punching and kick-boxing than I thought it was. I'm looking forward to a little warmer temps so I can get outside and run again.

Goals for the coming week
- Work-out!
- Drink more water.
- Watch what I am eating more carefully.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Pics from lately

I haven't posted any pics of the kids lately so I thought I better do that!

Levi thought his little fort was pretty cool! He sat in there and watched cartoons for a little while. 

This first one of Paige just cracks me up! What a ham! She likes helping with the dishwasher, just like Levi did. After these pics, she was up on the door.

Paul is finally going to finish the wall in the kitchen where we put the new window. (Where the patio door used to be.) He tore off the old wainscoting and Levi thought he better help daddy, so he went and got the bin that has all his tools in it so he could help. "My jus' helping daddy!"

Paige is walking behind things now, mostly her lion push toy because Levi won't let her near his little car unless he is riding it and she is walking behind him. He thinks it's pretty funny. We keep reminding him that he needs to go very slow. It's so cute, if she falls, he'll stop and wait for her to get back up and hang on again.

Paige also figured out how to climb up the front of her push toy. Before I snapped this pic she had both feet up on it and her butt in the air. Of course when I got my camera she wouldn't do it again. Never fails! :)

And just one last one of my handsome little man.