Tuesday, October 25, 2016

October 25, 2016

i really need to figure out how to get pictures on here! It's been a wild and crazy summer, I could write a whole other blog on that! But, I have kept up the exercise and "lifestyle" (it's not a "diet" but a. Lifestyle change!) My weight has been staying between 132 and 135 (except for the week when we had a stomach virus, I got down to 128!) but I'm still dropping clothing sizes for some reason! I was in medium and large shirts and 8-10 in pants. Now I wear small/medium shirts and 4-6 in pants!
My waist is now 30" and hips are 37". I started measuring thighs about 6 weeks ago. They were 20.5" and now they are 19.5. For the last 6 weeks I've not been doing much Zumba, but have been doing more stretching and some weights and lots of walking (I was having disc problems, so I was trying to get that healed up. It's been doing much better the last 2 weeks, so I'm slowly adding more stuff in.)
Still getting up at 5:30 most days but if I had a rough day and didn't get to bed before 11 I try to make myself stay in bed until 6:30!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Week 1

Just finished week 1 of the diet and almost 2 weeks of daily exercise.
Weight 137, waist 31 inches, hips 38 1/2 inches, arms 12 inches.
So, I lost 3lb, 1 inch in waist, 1/2 inch in hips and 1/2 inch in arms!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

June 23, 2016

Day 10 of exercising and day 4 of my diet. Was using 2lb weights, but moved up to 3lb today! You wouldn't think 1lb would be much of a difference! Speaking of weights, I'm not brave enough to check the scale yet! I think I'll wait until the 1 week mark! So far doing good staying away from carbs and sugar. I haven't craved them at all, in fact looking at them makes me sick! I was behind someone in the checkout yesterday and he had 2 packs of soda and a box of ice cream bars! I thought I was going to have a sugar buzz just being close to it! Yuck!

Been busy working on outdoor projects since it hasn't got too hot yet! I hate being cooped up all winter so I'm trying to spend as much time outside as possible! It's much easier now that I cleaned up our front porch and have a nice table and chairs out there. We did have big bushes hiding the porch, so we would throw all our junk there! But I ripped out all the bushes, so we have to keep it clean! Put on a huge flower box across the rails and put in a new walk way! I'm kinda sad that I am running out of projects to do out here, but it is getting hot!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Gettin back on track

It has been a while! Life is so hectic and crazy! I've been exercising routinely for a week now, so I think I'm finally ready to get myself into a schedule and actually get stuff done, instead of just eat, sleep, clean, repeat.

We have been saying the rosary EVERY night since Ash Wednesday! That has definitely helped improve things!

So, I'm going to track my progress here! My goal is to lose 20-25 pounds, exercise every day, keep praying the rosary. I'm  hoping getting my physical and spiritual life in order will help cause everything else to start falling in line!  I should do a before picture, but I really hate pictures of myself! Maybe tomorrow!

Starting point: current weight 140lb, arms 12 1/2 inches, waist 32 inches, hips 39 inches.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

My little oil shelf!

Got it made (insert happy dance here!) I wasn't very happy with it as I was building it. It wasn't turning out as beautiful as it was in my mind! In fact, I thought it was hideous and was ready to chuck it into the burn pile! But I figured it would do for the time being, until I could think of something else. I put pretty paper on the back and painted it. Looked a little better, still not great. However, after I put the oils on it, stood back and looked, yeah! This might be ok after all! It actually looks pretty darn good! I may just have to keep it!

Here's the area before the shelf was added:

The area after the shelf:

Close up of the shelf:

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Love my oils!

My next project I want to complete is a place to store my essential oils! I love my oils! Use them everyday for everything! My 2 youngest schoolers have a hard time focusing on their worksheets and concentrating. You'll show them the letter A says "ay" and they'll repeat it. But you immediately say, "now what does it say?" "Um, I forget!" Frustrating! So we got out our diffuser and put in a couple drops of lemon and peppermint. WOW! Instead of 3 hours to get their work done, it took less than 2! We have used many different oils for many different things, all with great results!
I have a carrying case for my smaller bottles, but I am quickly getting quite a collection of larger bottles, and the CD box I currently keep them in has reached maximum capacity! I'm still really pleased with the storage unit I built to put everyone's daily supplement containers in, so I am sure I can come up with something awesome for my oils! I have to decide if I want them to be upright, or slightly tilted! After I build it, I'll need a place to put it! Empty wall space is at a premium here. But so is counter space!
 I'll put a picture up soon of my supplement unit and keep you updated on the progress of my oil storage!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Life is so hectic!

Where has the time gone!? In the last month my 2 oldest daughters have bought houses of their own, we started school again, built an outdoor playhouse for the kids, had a wedding shower for DD2, had the babies pass around hand, foot, and mouth disease, plus all the normal everyday stuff! The good thing about the girls getting their own homes, is now they can get all their stuff out of my basement and out it in theirs! One got a smaller, ready-to-move-in home, the other got a larger 2 story fixer upper! I'm glad they both didn't get fixers uppers! The first one moved in and took her half a day! The second, we've been helping them work on it so they can move in before winter! We've started using Young Living Essential Oils! I LOVE IT! Already gone through a lot, with bug bites, scrapes, stuffy nose, fevers, Hand, Foot, and Mouth! That stuff is awesome! I'll tell you more in another, separate post later!