Thursday, May 31, 2012

half marathon

So I've been really wanting to join a gym. Since this isn't really something we can allow in our budge right now, I decided I needed to have something to work towards or have a goal/plan. So, I am going to train up for a half marathon in Raleigh on October 21st. I start Sunday which is awesome because Sunday is the rest day! So my first run for this will be on Monday. I'll keep updating on that too! Maybe this will help with the weight :)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Ky at the ENT

Kyleigh had her appointment with the ENT doctor this morning. It went well. She is getting tubes most likely next week. We have hit that point that I am worried because I hate the idea of surgery but man I'd love nothing more than to have her fixed so I am happy! She still has ear infections so antibiotics are not working. She is on a very strong one now to try to clear them up until we can get in to get the tubes. I am concerned with the amount that she has been on them though and her immunities to them. Just praying that this works, because we want our happy Kyleigh back!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

day 9

This morning I had a bagel with some honey. For lunch I was really bad and had some chips with guacamole. For dinner we had tacos. I had corn on the cob and I made my taco with a vegan tortilla, guacamole, black beans, lettuce, and black olives. It was SUPER delish. I didn't miss anything on it.

day 7 and 8

So..... I've lost 2 pounds. I'm thankful for something but really was hoping it'd be more in the 5 range. Anyway, Day seven I had a banana with peanut butter for breakfast. for lunch I had carrots with hummus. For dinner I got which wich. So excited to find out that there bread is vegan! For lunch I also had edamame. Yesterday I did not have breakfast. I had a glass of chocolate soy milk for breakfast instead. At least I was getting my calcium in. Then for lunch I had broccoli slaw salad. For dinner I had some grilled corn and some spinach salad with strawberries, blueberries, almonds, and poppyseed dressing. I did have a little margarita drink since we were grilling out. But I factored it into my calories :)

Saturday, May 26, 2012

day 6

So today was good. I had a smoothie this morning. It was a banana, mango, strawberries, spinach, and coconut milk. It was delish :) Then I had some pit chips and hummus as a snack this afternoon. Before church I had a banana with peanut butter. And then for dinner I did get Qdoba. But I had it vegan. I got the naked veggie bowl. I did not put cheese or sour cream on it. BOO... :) It was good though! Mentally I was struggling today because I am just down that it hasn't shown up in the scale. I really was expecting a pretty big drop the first week and to have nothing is just bumming me out. So the goal is to only weigh myself on Monday's and just go from there. We are going to look at some gyms this week and see if there's any way to swing that. I really need to be working out and working out hard. I don't think my 30 minutes videos or jogs are going to do it.

5k

So I never posted but I did finally do a 5k with my best bud Laura! She helped me through it. Even though I did not go as fast as I wanted, I did not walk any of it. We are planning on signing up for another one soon and also I would like to train up for a 10k now!

Kyleigh's ears and weight update on kids

Real fast update. Kyleigh has had two more ear infections this month so we have officially made the call to go to the ENT. Her first appointment is Wednesday. I am just praying that we survive until then, because she is a mess! She walks around screaming all day and I am so happy we are finally treating this and I am praying that it makes all the difference. Kyleigh also is still at 19 pounds!

I did have Ender weighed and he weighs 25 pounds and is 36.5 inches tall. Ender is doing pretty good. I think we really need to get him into a preschool next year to give him some interaction and activities.

day five

Well, I've decided to not weigh myself again until at least Monday. I have not lost anything, and it is kinda bumming me out. I was certain I'd drop a good five pounds in the first week. Anyway, this morning I did have some carbs, but I had a whole wheat bagel with some honey on it. For lunch I had my leftover Chinese, and then for dinner we had edamamme, BBQ, asparagus, and a roll. My BBQ was soy from trader joes. It was also only 120 calories compared to the 270 that the pork was. The Chinese was soy as well, and I thought it was fantastic, I did not have the same feelings about the BBQ. I did have some pretzels for a snack as well. With the carbs, I went over 1200 calories for the day and ended up somewhere in the 1400. Blah! I do need to drink more of my soy and coconut milk because I did not get enough calcium yesterday. I got enough protein, but calcium was a no go! I gotta say though so far this hasn't been any big deal. I know it will get harder but it's been good so far!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

day four

So today was good. I have not worked out at all this week and I really need to get on that. I know that will help a ton with the losing the weight, but I just haven't had it in me. Today I did not eat until lunch. Not a great thing but Randy and I decided to go walk around the mall after we dropped Etta off at school and I had not eaten before hand and forget getting something when you are out that's vegan unless you are at Whole Foods or Trader Joes. So I had my veggie wrap when I got home. Then for dinner we had our Chinese meal from Trader Joes. The rice is vegan to begin with so I just made it with vegan butter instead of real butter. I also bought veggie dumplings instead of pork. I then bought the chicken for Rands and the kids, and Trader Joes had come out with a meatless form of their chicken so I ate that. I have to say it was delicious! I enjoyed it just as well. The dumplings were missing something for sure, but they still were not bad! However, with only that being what I ate today I was still at my caloric intake. Man that sucks that I just can't eat anything! This morning I weighed myself and I have only lost.2 pounds. Really hoping that changes soon. Again I don't know how much I can hope for without seriously hitting the work out. I feel good. I am craving my normal creamer in my coffee but other than that I haven't felt deprived or anything. Today I did feel a little weak while carrying Kyleigh walking. Since she only weighs 19 pounds I don't think it's that she's getting heavy. So my guess would be I need to up my protein intake.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

day 3

Day three has been the worst so far. Today was a bad day in general though so in bad moods I often eat, so to not be able to eat any junk today was kinda hard. I was missing my normal coffee creamer but that's ok. Overall not a bad day! I had an apple with peanut butter for breakfast, one of my veggie wraps for lunch, and for dinner we had salad. The kids and Randy had chicken on there's but mine was just lettuce, cucumbers, tomato, avocados, and almonds. I also used goddess dressing which is vegan! I did great on water intake today as well. I did have some pretzels for a snack tonight but not that many. I am under calories. If I start working out again (which I am) I am going to have to find a way to up some calories because I will not be getting enough! This might be a good thing though. Really praying that this is what my body needs to lose this yuckyness!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Kyleigh's ears

So today while I was at my mom's Kyleigh started getting a fever. I took her home and by the time I got home and took her fever it was about 104. I took her to the doctor and sure enough she has another ear infection. We are being referred to the ENT. The doctor said we should get a call tomorrow and they will set up an appointment and we can most likely plan on getting tubes next week. :/ I am sad, and a little concerned since it is a surgery and I can't stand the thought of her going under, but, she needs them. So I am thankful for modern medicine and thankful for insurance.

day two

Ok, so no picture again. However I did get a new scale because ours wasn't working correctly. Turns out the number was even worse than I thought. I've got a long way to go! I thought I was better than I was. Anyway, that was a little bit of a depressing way to start the day. I would LOVE to lose 40 pounds, however I will be very happy with 30. This morning I had a banana and almonds. Lunch I had my veggie wrap with hummus. Dinner we went over to my brothers house and everyone was having hamburgers. I had bought some veggie burgers at Trader Joes and was planning on eating those, however when I went to grab one today I noticed they had eggs in them. So, I had lettuce with a tomato and guacamole! I also had some watermelon, and some broccoli slaw. For snack when I got home I had hummus with carrots. I came in under 1200 calories but I never put in my creamer so I'm sure I was closer to that 1200. I haven't decided how often I am going to weigh myself. Part of me says wait until Monday and see what a week did, the other part wants to keep weighing everyday! I will try to get pictures tomorrow. Since I have so much to lose I am praying this works this month and then I will keep it up for longer (but still just going for the 30 days.)

Monday, May 21, 2012

day one

Day one of vegan-hood has been pretty good. I had oatmeal this morning, a veggie wrap with hummus for lunch, and then spaghetti for dinner. I did have bread with dinner too, it was vegan, but that was a lot of carbs. This will most likely not help with the losing the weight. I did put everything into my fitness pal though and I am on track for calories today to lose weight so here's hoping. I have had nothing with animal in it today! Even my coffee had soy creamer. There were a couple times today that I went to take a bite of something I should not have eaten. Both were when I was feeding the kids. I normally eat some of Kyleigh's cheese stick because she won't eat the whole thing and also for some reason I eat the ends of her hot dogs (this doesn't really make sense) but I do, and both of those times I had to stop myself. Other than that it was good. I did not take a picture but I will have Randy take a before one tomorrow. I did have a freezer pop before bed which again is sugar and is not going to help my weight loss. But even with the bread and everything I was at 1250 calories for the day. I also drank a ton of water again today which felt nice!

Beach Trip

Over Etta's track out we went down to the beach for two days. It was such a wonderful break to be out of the house and not worry about anything. Randy did not work and I did not do school so it was great. We went to Wilmington first and went to the aquarium. The kiddos loved it. I knew Ender and Julietta would love it, but we had no idea how much Kyleigh would love it. Kyleigh is our little animal lover. She sees a cat or a dog and she freaks out laughing and it will cash it. She has no qualms about sticking her hand on a dog or cat. So she stood at the window watching the fish and just pointed and laughed!

After that we went out for dinner on the beach. This was great in theory, but I need to keep remembering that eating out somewhere other than a fast food restaurant is just not for us right now! We also left Kyleigh's bottle at the restaurant so, Kyleigh is officially weaned off her bottle. She did not drink much at the beach but she is doing good now!






























The next day was our beach day. Randy and I were stupid and did not put lotion on us so we ended up looking like lobsters, but the kids did ok with the sun. Kyleigh freaked out about the waves and they scared her to death. She spent 90% of the day in my lap with her face buried in my chest. Our day was also interrupted by about 15 jelly fish. Over all the kids had a marvelous time and it was wonderful to get away as a family.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Going Vegan

So tomorrow I am going to fully commit to going vegan for one month. I watched Forks over Knives awhile ago and have been thinking about it, but I am committing!  My husband is not down so it'll be an interesting month of cooking but I am super super excited. I am hoping that this will help me lose weight and also help my insides feel better! Because Randy is sick of hearing me talk about it and I know some on facebook are not going to want to hear about it, I will be blogging on here pretty regularly about my vegan month! :) I will most likely post some before-mid-and after pictures as well. I went to Trader Joes today and stocked up for the first week, so I'm ready to go!!!