Friday, January 16, 2009

I've started reading a new book, Refuse to Regain. It's all about helping those looking to maintain weight loss. Since I have found support for maintaining so difficult to come by, I was excited to find this book. In the first chapter, the author presents some statistics that are pretty crazy.

So I basically have a better chance of getting into medical school than keeping this weight off. Rather than let those statistics scare me, I'm going to use it to motivate me. I am determined to be in that 20%.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

It's come to my attention

So the last few days I have had a familiar feeling that fills me with dread and reminded me how much I slacked on my workouts. My thighs are rubbing together again! It’s only ever so slight but it makes me so mad. How could I have let this happen? It’s not like I went off the deep end. I still worked out a few times in the last month and still watched my food intake some of the time. Ugh, I guess it’s just a reminder that this is never going to be easy and I’m going to have to be careful for the rest of my life. This blows.
So I wallowed in self pity for a short while and then realized that all that will do is make me fatter. I had so many excuses for myself and it is time for them to stop. From now on I have to get back into my routine and stick to it. We are all moved so there is no reason not to get to the gym four times a week. I started back yesterday and did the first day of Couch to 5k and rode the bike for 20 minutes. I wanted to cry at how slow I was. Some people can not work out for months and then go run a few miles no problem. Not me. Working out is never something that has come easily to me. It took a long time before I didn't curse the gym whenever I went there.
I have to stop beating myself up for how out of shape I’ve gotten in these few short weeks and start fresh. Instead of focusing on what I can’t do that I used to be able to do, I need to start fresh and then focus on my improvements.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Elastic waistbands for the non-pregnant gal

Saw these at Target today. I seriously thought about buying them. Jeans have always been my enemy because of my muffin top and I long for the day I can wear maternity jeans. I'd do the untucked shirt though, I didn't know any one tucked their shirts in at all anymore, let alone into elastic.

Our new house, a work in progress

The only thing we have really done is paint and get some furniture. The next step is to get some stuff up on the walls!
The living room:

The kitchen:

It's hard to tell but the walls are light green. I'm doing shabby chic with pink and green.The dining room:

This is the kitchen table I had growing up. My parents gave it to us a few years ago but this is the first pace we could actually use it. I'd really like to have it refinished in a dark brown.Hubby's office:

It drives me nuts but he wanted the desk in the middle of the room.

Or bedroom:

I thought I had outgrown Ikea furniture but I loved this bed and it was only $149.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Crafty Christmas

So I have totally lagged on my blogging but life has been hectic with the holidays and moving. Here are the gifts I made for Christmas:
A quilt for my sister:A purse for hubby's cousin:

We are slowly putting the house together and I will be posting some pictures soon. When we moved out of our old house we got rid of almost everything so we have had to buy a lot of the essentials again. Last night we bought a new refrigerator so only a few more days of living off of take out!

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