Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wednesday Weigh-In #2

Starting weight: 159.8 lbs.
This week's weight: 161.6 lbs  (+1.8 lbs)

Goal weight: 130 lbs.

I am so ashamed to tell you that in my first week of being honest about me wanting to loose weight I end up gaining almost 2 lbs. I thought I did pretty good this week with the exception of some dessert cheats. I worked out 3 days and even though I was shooting for 5 there was no way I could work out after Wednesday b/c that spin class kicked my butt.

I thought I was doing so good in the class because i was keeping up with everyone but the next day I could barely walk. I'm dead serious. For the next 4 days I could barley bend my legs to sit down to go down a step. I was miserable! I tried everything to help the soreness and nothing really worked. This Monday I did go back to the gym and do 30 minutes on the eliptical machine and 20 minutes on the treadmill. Last night the husband and I went to the park to go run and I was only able to run a little and had to power walk the rest of the time. I walked 2 miles so not bad I guess. I haven't decided if i should try spin class again tonight since im still a little sore but I really want to see if i can make it.

As far as my eating I started out good until the weekend. We went and had indian food (which i absolutely love but only get every couple of months) with some friends and then we went to Rice Villiage for some non fat yogurt that im not too sure how many calories were in there. Then on Sunday the Mr. and I went and got McFlurry's from McDonalds (but i did have a snack size one) and then yesterday at lunch me and a coworker shared a piece of carrot cake. I swear sweets are going to be the death of me! LOL

I really need to control my eating better and only allow myself to have 1 dessert a month (maybe the middle of the month) and see if that helps. I am trying not to extreme diet and just trying to watch what I eat and limit my portions. If I don't see any difference in my weight by doing that and working out 3 days a week for a month then I will have to change my plans and start counting calories and working out 5 days a week.

Does anyone have any tips for me?

Wordless Wednesday {5.26.10}

These are my "foster" moms and today is Debbie's (the one on the left) birthday. This was taken at my wedding rehearsal.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Happy BBAD!

So I found out recently from a new blogger that I follow, The Housewife over at Happy Hour with a Housewife, that today is Blog Buddy Appreciation Day!



Even though I dont have a huge following (yet) I really love the bloggers that do follow me! Y'all have given me words of encourgament and have allowed me to be a part of your everyday lives. I would like to thank a few bloggers, old and new, for just being who you are! Thanks to Iris at MLIP for being extra fabulous, Valerie at Next to Heaven for being extrodinarly crafty and one of the sweetest people i know, Eyegirl at Life As Eye See It for being a great blogger friend and sharing you and The One's life with me, and Whitney at Slimming Down for the Gown for being so honest about your struggles with your weight and inspiring me to do my best to loose my weight as well.

So to all 13 of my blogger friends Happy BBAD!!!!!!!!


Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday Mantra {5.24.10}

  • This week I am only working 3 days because I'm going to one of my sisters graduation out of town at the end of the week!
  • I believe in my sister and am very proud of her.
  • I'm addicted to going out to eat on my lunch hour.
  • I hope that my sister knows how proud i am of her.
  • I'm jealous of people that can go shopping whenever they want.
  • Soundtrack/Mantra of the week: If you don't understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child. ~Linda Sunshine
Heres a pic of me & my sister Laci at my bachelorette party:



Friday, May 21, 2010

Fab Friday {5.21.10}

So not only am I doing Half Full Friday this week but I am also joining one of my fav bloggers MLIP for Fabulous Friday or as I like to call it Fab Friday! This is my first time to join her for Fab Friday and I thought this week was perfect b/c recently she told me that I'm fabulous just the way I am and I have a fabulous husband and that is all that matters!

This week I am fabulous because I started working out again and feel great! Sore but great! I am also fabulous because my husband actually did the laundry yesterday while i was at work! I usually do it on Sundays and it was a nice little suprise to know that I don't have to do it this weekend! I am also fabulous b/c we decided to hire one of our neighbor boys to cut our grass twice a month to help him earn some extra money and it will be nice for me not to have to do it! LOL

And last but certainly not least I'm stilling MLIP reason for being fabulous this week and saying my boobs are also fab! They are big and even though I wish they were a little smaller I like them! Here are some nice pics of them!


Half Full Friday {5.21.10}


These are the things I have found happiness in this week:

  • I went and changed my name on my Social Security card and Drivers License!!!!!!!

  • I started working out again this week and took my first ever spin class.

  • I am going to a Passion Party tonight and who knows maybe get something Mr. Lopez will like! (ohh la la!!!!!!)

  • That Joey received a really good last paycheck from his old company.

  • We were able to pay an extra $400 on our mortgage this month!!!!!!!!

  • Found out my sister graduates next week for receiving her GED and Mr. Lopez and I will be able to be there for her!

Check out what Eyegirl and others are happy about this week! http://www.lifeaseyeseeit.com/


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wednesday Weigh-In #1

Starting weight: 159.8 lbs.
Goal weight:  130 lbs.

As I mentioned yesterday, I want to loose weight and am ready to stop making excuses and just do it already! I am at my heaviest and unfortunately have been here before. But the good news is that I have lost the weight before and I know I can do it again! I am not only doing this for myself but for my future children. I am going to share my journey of loosing weight with you in hopes that I will be more accountable.

I actually started working towards this change on Monday and so far so good. I am going to use this day to write down what I eat and what exercise I have done for the week.

Monday:
Breakfast - Cereal
Lunch - Turkey sandwich and sunchips - Quiznos
Snack - Special K bar
Dinner - Slimfast Shake
Workout - 30 minutes on Eliptical and 260 crunches on 3 various machines

Tuesday:
Breakfast - 1 Kraft Bagel-fuls
Snack - Special K bar
Lunch - Veggie burrito on spinach tortilla - Freebirds
Dinner - Slimfast Shake
Workout - An hour of lifting weights on 10 different machines and 260 crunches on 3 various machines

Today I am going to go to my first spin class and I'm kinda nervous so wish me luck!


Wordless Wedding Wednesday {5.19.10}




Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Truthful Tuesday {5.18.10}

I am an open book usually and will tell anyone pretty much anything. I know there are some things that I share that I probably shouldn't but I just hate keeping things bottled up inside me. So I have decided to start Truthful Tuesdays on my blog as a way for me to be completely honest with myself and with my readers.

As some of you know from my last blog Planning Our Wedding I have been having an issue with my weight. When my husband and I first met in high school I was a 130lbs but still had a little bit of a pooch. I have ALWAYS had an issue with my weight since I was little. Our first year in college, I gained 30lbs which is the heaviest I'd ever been. I kept the weight on for about a year before finally deciding that it was time I lost it. To loose the weight I was working out 6 days a week and following ediets.com. I finally got back to the 130's and stayed that way for a while.

Last year right after Joey and I got engaged, we had to move in with his grandmother while our house was getting built. I did't have a gym to work out in and I wasn't able to cook. So we were eating fast food pretty much 3x a day. Needless to say I gained all my weight back and am now inching near 160lbs. (No Mr. Lopez didnt gain any weight and is as thin as ever) I tried to loose the weight for my wedding and I just got lazy. I absolutely hate working out and even with an upcoming wedding I had no motivation. I just wanted to be loved the way I am.

Looking at the pics that I've seen so far of me on my wedding day I just look sooo fat and really wish I would have lost the weight. I'm  by no means obese but with me being only 5'4" I look a lot bigger. Now to present day. Joey and I have always known we wanted two kids. Now that we are married we have started thinking about how long we are going to wait before trying. That hasn't officially been decided yet but I do know that when I get pregnant and gain weight I don't want to weigh more than I do now!

This leads to my journey of loosing 30lbs! I need to get back in the 130's so when we do decide to get pregant and I gain weight again I can be more comfortable at the weight I'm at and at a weight I know I can loose after the baby comes. So I will be joining Eyegirl and others for Weigh-In Wednesday and discuss what I've been doing to accomplish this goal. Wish me luck!




Monday, May 17, 2010

Monday Mantra {5.17.10}

  • This week (Today) I am going to officially change my name!
  • I believe that everyone deserves a second chance.
  • I'm addicted to SEX (LOL).
  • I hope that trusting someone fully will not hurt me again.
  • I'm jealous of noone or nothing this week.
  • Soundtrack/Mantra of the week: “There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.”

Monday, May 10, 2010

Monday Mantara {5.10.10}

  • This week I am going to see Iron Man 2 which I'm totally siked about b/c my woman Scarlett is in it!
  • I believe that there is a reason why Joey's company closed.
  • I'm addicted to sleeping.
  • I hope that Joey finds a job soon and that we can make it until then.
  • I'm jealous of noone or nothing this week.
  • Soundtrack/Mantra of the week: Everything will be Ok.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Half Full Friday {5.7.10}

Even though I have a new blog I am still joining Eyegirl for Half Full Fridays.


 
These are the things I have found happiness in this week:

I am happy that I am back at work after being gone for my honeymoon.

I am happy that I have sent all of our thank you notes out.
I am happy that my organization's outreach luncheon had a good turnout yesterday.
I am happy that I sent our moms mothers day cards this week.

I am happy that we are celebrating one of Mr. Lopez's groomsman's birthdays tomorrow!


Check out what Eyegirl and others are happy about this week! http://www.lifeaseyeseeit.com/

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Niagara Eh?

So I am finally married!!!!!!!!!!!!! After being with my man for 7 years and planning a wedding for 14 months or over 400 days of craziness as I like to call it, I am now Mrs. Lopez. If you'd like you can read all about the craziness at Planning Our Wedding. Let me such say so far being married doesn't feel any different! LOL

Now on to details about our honeymoon. We decided to go to Niagara Falls for our honeymoon and stay on the Canadian side. Our plane left Houston at 8 a.m. and we made it to the Buffalo airport at 3 p.m. We had reserved a shuttle to pick us up and drive us across the border to Canada, which btw, cost us $80 one way!!!!! We arrived at our hotel, the Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel & Spa. It was beautiful and we had a fallsview room. Here are some pics of the view from the room and of the room itself.



We got some really good advice at our wedding from my uncle who told us the first night we get there to just stay in and order room service and get some rest. So that's what we did. It was great and we really needed after only have a couple hours of sleep the night before. So the next morning we woke up early feeling refreshed and started on our way. I am not going to bore you with minute by minute details so few the next few days we did a lot of sight seeing and eating. Some highlights of our trip were getting to go on the Maid of the Mist boat ride right next to the falls, eating a fancy dinner at the Skylon Tower, and visiting a ton of different wax museums. Here are some pics I thought you'd like to see.




It was both of our first time to visit Canada and of what we saw it was absolutely beautiful! It was a little chilly when we went but there was just so much greenery and the people were really nice. Their accents weren't that noticeable but we were always trying to catch someone saying "eh". We had a great trip and were ready to get back to our cats at the end of the week. And we had one crazy welcoming back. First we almost missed our connecting flight because our first flight had an hour and a half delay so we didnt get to our connecting flight until last call. Then when we get back to the Houston airport and get to my car, my battery was dead! Yep my dumb blonde self took over and left an overhead light on inside the car. Luckily someone jumped us and we were headed home. The honeymoon was definitely over then!