Monthly Archives: August 2009

Weigh-In Day Results!

Good morning, ladies!!!

Ok, today is weigh-in day!!! I am feeling heavy today so I am sure I am up! Give me a minute and I will go weigh!!! UGH!!! Ok, so I am up 1.6. So really I am just fluctuating up and down about 2 pounds every week. I started keeping a journal with me at all times so that I can write down everything I eat and get to the bottom of why I keep sabotaging myself mentally – and when I saw what I ate on day 1 – well, let’s just say that I have a lot of work to do!!!

Closet Remodel Video!

Good evening, I promised earlier that I was going to post some pics of my new walk-in closet, well I am hoping to do even one better. I am going to try and post the first ever video on this blog!!! There is really not much sound, but I wanted to try and show you everything in the closet – it really is a cornucopia of all sorts of cool things!! I realized as I was filming this, that I really don’t wear hardly any of these things because I am just too dang chicken – how crazy is that??? Anyway, I will do my best to try and incorporate one new thing in my work outfit tomorrow!!! Please forgive my shakiness in this video, oh and disregard the bras hanging on the wall – they are too space consuming to try and fold them and put them in a drawer!!!

ENJOY!!! 😉

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments section, and I will do my best to answer them!!!
-Christina 😉

Weekend Update!!

This past weekend went by in a crazy, hazy, overly-productive whirl!! WHEW!!! It has taken me two days of being back at work to finally feel recouped!!! 😉

Anyway, the weekend started with a mini girls’ night in at my house (always fun!!!) My husband and I actually got home about 50 minutes before either of my girlfriends were going to arrive. Well, in my sometimes A.D.D. way, I told Jason that we just had to rearrange the living room – as if it were imperative to my future happiness!!! LOL! Being the FABULOUS man that he is, he just rolled up his sleeves and said, “Whatever makes you happy, Baby!”!!!! What you might not know is that rearranging living room furniture in my house means that a piano has to be moved over carpet – NOT TOO EASY!!! Anyway, we managed to get it completely done with about 10 minutes to spare (Jason and I are a GREAT design team, and we work great together on this stuff!!!)

Girls night was fun; drinks, chatting, giggling, chic-flick, magazines, dinner – you know, the usual!!! Well one of my girlfriends stayed the night so that we could go up to the outlet mall and spend the day shopping with another one of our girlfriends that we met up with later in the day, and man-oh-man!!! No wonder they are so small – WE WALKED FOR HOURS!!!! WHEW!!! Don’t get me wrong, I had a blast and would do it again in a heartbeat, but at one point I was just praying for ANYPLACE to sit to get off of my tired feet!!! I did manage to find a treasure that day – it was a Liz Claiborne winter coat that was originally $175, marked down to $99, then again to $54, and I got it for 50% from that!!!! WHOOOOO! HOOOOO!!!! I didn’t even know that Liz Claiborne made plus-sized clothing, but they do!!! YEAH!! I will be going there again, and again, and again, and again!!! 🙂

Sunday: well flashback to Friday night, my best friend Dawn (we’ve been best friends since we were both 12) was helping motivate me to get some unfinished projects in my house completed, and I promised her that I would do one project from start to finish on Sunday – so Sunday came. Now, my husband and I live in a small condo townhouse, and have for a little over 3 years. The place has had all sorts of remodeling done, mostly by my husband, and one of the things that has been bugging me is that he built me this beautifully walk-in closet/dressing room that I have completely outgrown!!! (CONFESSION: I am a little bit of a fashion-hoar!!!) Anyway, he and I spent the day hanging shelves, installing rods, moving bookcases and reorganizing and purging clothes, shoes, boots, jewelry, accessories, bags, purses, so that I only kept the things that I absolutely LOVED!!! So, by the time Sunday night hit – the closet was looking like my own little personal fashion boutique and I was spent!!!

I awoke at 3am that morning, sure that I had dreamed the closet makeover, and I had to get up just to check – OH MY GOSH! IT WASN’T A DREAM!!!! YES! YES! YESSSSS!!! 😉

Well, I was soooo excited that it was done that I then couldn’t sleep, so I decided to read a little bit to see if that would make me tired! Two hours later of reading Bridget Jones Diary and I finally fell back to sleep!!! HA! HA! HA!!!

OK, I am back to work – all is going well!!! Weigh in day is tomorrow morning, and I am praying for a loss, but I will keep you posted!!!

Jason and I are also going camping, at the beach, with my sister-in-law and our niece and 2 nephews on Thursday, and will not be back until Sunday night!!! So I will be away for a bit, but I will be back!! I can’t wait to tell you all about it – I know it will be a BLAST!!!

Anyway, I miss all of you – I hope you are still out there!?!?!?! I will see what I can do about posting some pics from me NEW walk-in closet this evening!!! 😉

Weigh-In Day Results!

OK, so good news! I lost 1.8 pounds this week!! YEAH!!! 😉

Anyway, work has been going well this week – I feel like I have been busy, but in a really good way!!! My sweetie and I went grocery shopping last night, which is really nice for being able to take healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks to work every day!!

OK, so, let me tell you another little story about this past weekend… On night 2, while were sleeping so peacefully, we were burglarized. YES – that is what I said BURGLARIZED! Thankfully, we didn’t even know it! Jason and I had gotten up the next morning, and we were just toodling around making breakfast. Well, I didn’t want to waste that morning’s fire and I had gotten a bee in my bonnet to roast a marshmallow. YUM! Well, my husband looked around and around for the container that we had all of our goodies in (marshmallows, chocolate bars, chocolate chips, graham crackers, hot cocoa, etc). Unbeknownst to us, we had had a little visitor in the evening; we knew this because Jason had a white towel laid out on our picnic bench, so we could sit down without getting our heinies dirty! 😉 Anyway, across the white towel were what we guessed to be raccoon paw prints. Sure enough, that little raccoon took our goody box. After searching for a good while, Jason found that box but it was a complete loss, and much to Jason’s dismay, I ended up throwing the whole container away – YUCK! It was so funny, I just couldn’t help smiling every time I though about what a party that raccoon must’ve thrown for all of his little woodland friends! Ha! Ha! Ha! Jason on the other hand, wouldn’t stop talking all weekend about how some bloody raccoon had the nerve to steal his s’mores! *WINK!* Maybe I will have to sneak some s’more fixin’s from the store and make him his treat that we missed out on!!!! Funny!!!

I will post again in a few days! Have a FABULOUS week!!!
Christina 😉

Checking In!

It has been a pretty good week!

It started out superbly, actually!!! My husband and I went camping on the Oregon coast! I haven’t been camping in years, but my husband really wanted to go – and if you remember from last we spoke, I have made the decision to actually live life and not just sit around and watch it, so I decided to go!!! Well, am I ever glad that I did!!! It was stunningly beautiful, peaceful and quiet! When we went to bed at night, we could actually hear the ocean’s waves rolling onto the shore – I don’t think I have slept so well in the past two years; I wasn’t even sure it was even possible to sleep that well!!!! HEAVEN ON EARTH!!!

This week has been good health-wise! I have been trying harder to listen to my body -when it is hungry, stressed, tired, lonely, etc. It seems to be working!!! Weigh in is tomorrow morning! I will do my best to post again to let you know how I did!!!

Have a great night!! I hope you all are doing GREAT!!! 😉

Weigh In Day

Ok, so today is weigh in day and I am up 1.8 lbs! Not too surprising, I haven’t been doing what I am supposed to be doing – DUH!!!

My sister-in-law just called me and told me that she has lost 8 lbs in 2 weeks using WW. Ok, I don’t have to be beat over the head with a stick! I am back on as of this morning!!!! I CAN NOT GIVE UP ON MYSELF!!!

I am not sure if you know this, but my mom died of breast cancer almost 10 years ago. She was 40. I myself am almost 34. I know I am not going to die at 40, but having lost her at such a young age, the thought of my demise at 40 does float around in the back of my mind. I always wonder if she could have prevented her death by having a healthier lifestyle so that when she did get sick, she could have had more stamina to beat it???? Who knows? I know she did the best she could with what she had at the time she had it. That event has really shaped who I am as a woman, and sometimes I think I live in a constant state of fear not knowing what tomorrow will bring. This definitely applies to how I completely disregard my attitude towards my health. I am too afraid to keep living like I am living because I don’t want to see what illnesses are awaiting me, but then again I am too afraid of what might come if I do change and get healthy. Getting fit and healthy will be like a part of me will be dying and I am not sure if I am emotionally up to the grieving process. As I stop and read this, I know that these thoughts are what are holding me back!

I am just going to acknowledge that they are legitimate feelings, and know that I can’t be ruled by them. There are too many people who depend on me to not be the very BEST me that I can be!!! I have been procrastinating, but I will not go to bed in the evening, until I get some physical movement for at least 30 minutes in my day, and (I pay for that damn site, I might as well use it) I will track my WW points every day – no matter how brutally honest the truth is. If I put it into my mouth – it is getting tracked!!!


Dear God,
I give you my everyday, ordinary life. My eating, sleeping, going-to-work, and walking around life. I know that I can not lose this weight and get healthy without Your guidance. Please help me become the me that You meant for me to be, and may You use me as an example to other women that with You all things truly are possible. Dear God, please help me get stop living in fear and start living in faith – I know You have bigger things in store for me than I can even dream for myself. God, I am stepping out in faith – catch me!!
I love you and am most thankful to be called your daughter!! – In Jesus’ Name, AMEN

Baby Steps!!!

Ok, so I am not sure I am doing too great yet, but I did pack a healthy breakfast and lunch, I am drinking my water, I am wearing my tennies so that I can go for a walk later this morning!!! My husband left to go camping with his buddies so I have the house to myself this evening! I am meeting friends for dinner and then I am hoping I have the stamina to go to the track and walk a mile!

One of my goals as an adult is to run a mile. I don’t think I have done that since I was 16. In making that goal I realize I have to work up to walking a mile quickly, and to do that I have start slowly! So tonight is night #1. I will let you know how that goes in the morning!!! 🙂

Anyway, baby steps, baby steps, baby steps!!! I can do it!!! 😉
-Christina 🙂

I’m Here!!!

I can’t take too long to post this morning, but I wanted to let you know that I am here! I have to tell you that I have been pretty discouraged! I cannot seem to get with the program! I haven’t been tracking points, exercising, ANYTHING really!!! – I feel like I have ALMOST given up on myself!!! I got up this morning and weighed, I couldn’t even face the scale last week! I have actually lost .6 pounds, I am not sure how that happened, but I will take it!!!

I am re-committing to myself and to you, my WW sisters!!! We really can do this, and I may just need to keep saying that until I believe it myself!!!

Ok, I have to jet, but I will do my best to keep in the loop!!!
– Christina 😉