Monday, February 16, 2009

Hit Me Like a Freight Train

Well here's something fun. Pneumonia. What a treat. I have been way sick since last Thursday. Turns out it's pneumonia.

I started feeling heavy in my chest with congestion and just NOT good. I had to take care of a bunch of things (Valentine's, treats, a party at Head Start) and had a ton more to do (make more cookies and help with another party in 2nd grade, take kids to tumbling, coach basketball, play women's basketball, get my son to baseball....all kinds of stuff), but after I did the sweatiest Bunny Hop ever on record at Head Start, I came home and just crashed. And I do mean CRASHED. I've been down ever since.

I laid in my bed shivering and shaking under 5 blankets on Thursday and Friday as my fever raged on. My body ached terribly. I had a horrid headache and bad cough. Saturday I sweat it all out, had windows open, heat off, the works, and felt even more lousy. Pretty much the same scenario on Sunday.

I tried to feel better on Monday, I really did. I tried so hard to will myself better, but it just wasn't happening so I called my mommy and had her take me to the doctor.

I went to see Dr. Kent Smith and when he walked in I said, "Hey, I need you to approve my new weight loss plan. It's the "get real sick and don't eat for days" plan. Is that ok?" Apparently it wasn't because he made the nurse give me a breathing treatment and a shot in the butt (of which he said he wasn't fond of so he stepped out of the room while I got one....wimp!) and then loaded me up with antibiotics, breathing treatments and a nebulizer to take home. Thanks, Doc Smith!

So far I'm not feeling well yet, but I am breathing more easily. I've never been sick much in my life. But this hit me like a freight train, knocked the wind out of me (literally), and ran me under a few more times.

I'll be back to working out eventually, I'm sure. But for now, I'm going back to bed.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

How Much Have I Lost?

I hopped on the scale today at Kody's Gym and it said I'd lost 18 lbs. WOHOO! Yay me!

I can't really tell yet. Well, scratch that. My jeans aren't tight anymore and my boobs are shrinking. Yeah...not what I want to shrink. Why can't it be my butt? Or my gut? Nope...the DDD's are now DD's and my bras don't fit right at all. I'd even like it if the side fat were gone, under my pits, but NOOOOO...gotta be right from the fleshy part that makes cleavage.

Oh well! I'll live. It's 18 lbs down! WOHOO!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

It's Contagious!

Working out is contagious.

It IS!


You start up a workout regimen and the next thing you know your husband and kids have the bug too and everyone wants to go to the gym. We got my husband a membership and he's working out now and I've gotta say I love it. I really like working out with him. We end up doing different cardio workouts, but I like to lift with him. And the boy could stand to lose a few pounds too so this is good for him. He says he wants to get back down to his college weight, but I think if he drops 50 lbs he'll be happy and feel so much better. I kinda like him no matter what weight he is, so that's not a factor at all, I just want us to be healthy and be able to keep up with our kids and keep them healthy.

I have a 10 year old son who also likes to workout alongside me as well. He doesn't come with me to the gym often, but when he does I let him do some cardio and then push-ups and pull ups. No lifting for his growing body just yet.

My daughter is nearly 8 and she would love to come to the gym and workout, but that's a no. My little boys just want to come and play in the playroom and watch people play raquetball but I leave them home or with my mother. I love em', but I don't love dealing with them when I'm trying to workout.

Anyway, this is one bug I don't mind spreading through the entire family. It's a GOOD kind of bug!

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Well, I guess we're famous. Ok, so maybe not famous, but we're definitely becoming more well known for doing this contest. The Edge Magazine had a booth in the Women's Day Out Expo in Vernal today and we talked to alot of people. Many of them recognized us from our pictures and others had heard about our competition. And the feedback was positive.

Alot of people are inspired by what we're doing. Others are shocked to see our fat pictures in the magazine and on our blogs. Some people can't believe we're doing it and others are amazed that we're so brave and are proud of us for putting it all out there. We get alot of "I admire you girls for what you're doing" comments. People can't believe we've told our actual weight either (my weight is over 300 lbs...that's GOT to be someone's best kept secret, right?).

But, I'm ok with it all. I'm OK with putting it all out there. If anything it's a great motivator. I can't back out, see? Plus, I'm not going to look like this in a year so I don't mind. And, if I can inspire others and help anyone else out, it's all worth it. Not alot of people want to join us in our quest to lose the weight because they're afraid they'll have to put their pictures up and list their weight for all to see. Not true though. Michelle, Christine and I will take the heat there, but we would love for others to blog, jog, and slog through this with. We'll set you up with a blog if you want or you can just use it as a support group (PUT THE CANDY BAR DOWN NOW!) for tips, tricks and advice.

More than anything we want to build a community support group to help maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle. We want to get people moving and help with nutrition and proper eating habits.

So join in the fun. Stay tuned to the blogs and the magazine for tips, tricks, and guides on losing the weight and staying fit.

Friday, February 6, 2009

I'm comfy, ok??!

You know what my favorite part of working out is? The clothes. I love workout clothes. And I don't even have any fancy or really cute ones, but I love to wear my comfy workout gear. Everywhere.

I don't wear sweats and I won't wear sweats out of the house, because that is worse than wearing pajamas out of the house, but I do have some yoga pants and capris that I always wear to workout in and I love wearing them everyday all the time (even when it's 10 degrees out!), with a sweatshirt. I love sweatshirt weather! They're comfy and cozy clothes
! The first thing I do when I get home (besides kick off my shoes) is put on my comfy yoga or athletic pants or capris and an old, baggy t-shirt and warm socks (usually only in winter). Ahhhhhhhhhhhh...

Now, normally I wouldn't leave the house in such clothing, but if I'm going to workout it's acceptable (in my mind, ok?). If I can say to someone, "Oh, I'm going to workout." then it excuses the shabby attire. Nevermind that I may not be going to workout for hours, but "I'm going to the gym." so it's ok. People give an understand nod or agreeing headshake and usually say, "Oh really? Well good for you!".

That's right, good for me. Yay workout clothes!

Hello Diet Coke!

So, I talked with the dietitian over at Ashley Valley Regional the other day. I think she's my new best friend. Her name is Joyce Buhler and I've known her forever. She's a great lady. But I think she's even GREATER now.

She said diet sodas are no big deal in regards to weight gain/loss. Yay! I knew it! She said if you're not getting results, maybe you should cut diet soda out and see if it makes a difference. But if you're seeing results and still drinking it, don't sweat it so much.

So, if I want one, I'll have one. BUT...I am cutting it out. For other reasons, but I want to see if it makes a difference in my loss factor.

BTW....I suck. I haven't lost much in the past month. I really need to eat better. I'm not eating horribly, but the cheating here and there is definitely getting out of hand. I have GOT to get back to the discipline I had when we first started. I will. I vow to do so. From here on out, I'm not cheating. (as much) ;-) Just kidding!