Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wednesday Weigh in

Yes I know, you're all thinking but you weigh in on Thursdays not Wednesdays whats the deal? The deal is I have my godfather coming over for dinner tonight and I have told him about my diet and wanted to give him an update tonight about how much I have lost, so this morning when I got up I pulled the scale out hoping against all hope that I didn't mess myself up to badly going to the fair. Plus still haven't made it back to the gym because of Sunday's 7 1/2 hours walking at the fair. (legs are a little sore). Anyways, got onto the scale and drum roll please *pauses* I have lost another 5 pounds!!!! that puts me at a total of 19 pounds gone! WOOT!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

tipping the scale

(I thought I would dress up the usual Thursday entry with a pretty flower)

I haven't been able to exercise this last week due to Richard having to do practically an entire week of over nights at work, which sucked because not only did I not get to exercise I didn't sleep well either. I realized last night that today was Thursday and that I was due for a weigh in. I figured since I didn't go work out at all last week or any of this week that I was bound to have gained weight back. At best I wouldn't have lost any weight but not gained any either. I decided not to dwell on it till after I found out the results of the weigh in. I pretty much stuck to not eating a lot and only when I was hungry so I figured I wasn't to bad off.

So per usual on Thursday mornings I got up walked into the bathroom and pulled the dreaded scale out of the closet, stepped onto it and waited for the news. I didn't know if it would be good new or bad news but I knew it would be news. It was good news! I lost another 2 pounds so that puts the grand total of pounds loss to 14 pounds!!!!!!! I figure at ever 10 pounds lost I will take a picture so that means when I reach a total of 20 pounds there will be another picture of Moi on here.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

a follow up to Art for the walls

So I got the pictures printed off and found a frame, with out the pictures with me. To my surprise the frame I chose makes the pictures look like expensive artwork, at least to me. I couldn't believe it, its now hanging up in my living room and looks great!
I also Printed off a few pics of kramer and found a frame for them as well. I still have more pics of him to frame but these two were the ones that looked the best in the frame.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

My favorite past time Photography

I have always loved taking pictures and since I got my new camera last year I think
my skills with photography have improved greatly. at least with pictures of flowers and cats. I don't really have any willing people to practice on.
Here are some close ups of flowers that are across the way from my apartment. I just took these today and really enjoyed how they turned out.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Picture proof

Ok so at the request of a friend I will show some picture proof of my weight loss. this first picture was taken last year a the old apartment.
This picture was taken on the 17th of July.
This last picture was taken today. Notice the fact that my face is thinner and not so red as last months pic.
The shirts in the last two pictures is one and the same but different froom the first pic. Just thought I would clarify that.

Thursday weigh in

Its Thursday, do you know what that means? it means its time for the weekly weigh in. I am always nervouse before stepping on the scale cause I never know if it will make me happy or depress the hell out of me. All the last Thursdays that have passed have been good Thursdays, the scale was in my favor showing me I have lost a few pounds maybe two since the week before each time. So all good there. Today I was expecting more of the same going I will be happy to know I have lost a total of 10 pounds, meaning I would of only lost 2 more pounds. I pulled the scale out of the closet, close the bathroom door and step on, with my eyes closed, wait a few minutes then looked down. I was in shock, total and complete shock, I just stood there staring at the number it showed, like this couldn't be right, but it was. After weighing myself one more time to make sure the scale wasn't lying and getting the same number I put the scale back in the closet and opened the bathroom door. Once I got into the hallway I did a dance of Joy. Yup Joy I have lost a total of you ready for this, remember last week was 8 pounds, this week its a total of 12 pounds!!! which means I lost 4 pounds this week!!!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Art for the walls and Screen Doors

I took these three pictures at the old apartment last Fall and fell in love with them and knew at some point in time I wanted to do something with them but I didn't know when or what. Well I have been wanting to get some art for the apartment we are in now. I have been looking at some stores found a few things I liked
but wasn't really sure about, or were way to expensive. Then it hit me I could get these three pictures printed out and then buy frames for them and hang them next to one another on the wall. I was able to take my memory card from my camera to Fred Meyers today and get them printed off. I got them in the 5x7 size and then mom and I found a frame that will hold all three of them and will look great! I have to wait till friday to get the frame but I can't wait. I also got some pictures of Kramer printed and some other ones that I took on a trip to Potters Marsh. I will get them framed and hung on the wall too. The only reason the black and white one is so small is because I was going to use it as an avatar at one of the websites I frequent but haven't gotten around to doing so yet.

Richard has to work two overnight shifts on Wednesday and Thursday, I hate when he has to work overnights cause I never sleep very well at all. I have gotten used to falling asleep to his snorring so when he isn't in bed next to me I don't sleep very well. He has to do the over nights because he has to down stock and clean and paint the floor behind the paint desk at Lowe's. I have no clue what I am going to do with out him those nights.

Mom finally decided to get a new screen door for the front door of the house. Its this really cool door that its screen is connected to the glass so when you want the screen you push the glass down and the screen rolls down and when you don't want the screen you lift the glass back up. Me desribing the door doesn't do it justice I will post a picture of it, once it gets installed. Richard and I are going to get the same screen door in October for the apartment as well. Our land lord says we have to choose and buy the door but they will put it in and do all the upkeep on it but it stays with the apartment when we move out and if we break it we have to buy a new one. Its a pretty good deal if you ask me, plus it will help keep the apartment cooler durring the summer and gives us another door to help keep Kramer from getting out, and gives him another window to look out off. So when we get it in October we will get it installed in Spring.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Finally was able to make it an hour again on the tredmill today WOOT! It felt good. Plus I have started to increase the speed for a couple of minutes then slow it back down for about 5 minutes then speed back up for up to 3 minutes. Its not much but hey every little bit helps. Starting on the 21st of this month Richard and I start using the weight machines as well as the hour long stints on the tredmill. We will still be going everyday and every other day we will work either our upper or lower body

EVEN BETTER NEWS!! I HAVE LOST A TOTAL OF 8 POUNDS SO FAR!!!!!!! I can't believe it and my stomach is getting flatter. I love seeing the results and can't wait to see more.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Back in Action

the cold isn't nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be, its just like a worse version of my allergies. I just have a runny nose and sneeze a whole hell of a lot. So today after Richard gets off work we are going to the gym to move it move it. I feel bad for taking so many days off but I just didn't feel good enough to go.

Now for some exciting news, I am wearing a shirt I haven't been able to wear in about a year or so. Yup it fits again and is a little loose too not by much but hey its a start. I'm going to use this shirt as my work out shirt that way all my other shirts I can wear during the week cause I don't have that many to wear. but its freaking awsome nowing that I can wear this one again.I can't wait till it gets even looser on me.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Its 1:47 am do you know where your brain is?

I have a cold YAY! (NOT) I hate being sick, I hate it, I hate it I hate it! It always messes my sleep schedule up. I'm always wide awake at night and groggy and tired during the day. I don't understand this at all. So far its just a runny nose, I hope thats all it is and that it doesn't go to my ears cause I really don't want to have to go to the doctor to get meds to clear up my hearing.

I have been so out of it the last three days from not feeling well that I haven't gone to the gym. I just haven't had the energy to go, plus I know that if I went I would just make myself worse because I have been fighting the urge to toss my cookies most of the day the past 3 days as well. AND NO don't even go there, I'm not pregnant. As much as I wish that was the case its not.

Tomorrow I'm off to moms house to do the laundry so Richard and I can have clean clothes yet agian for another week. Laundry is my least favorite chore in the entire world, I rather clean the bathroom then do laundry. But alas it has to get done.

Its August and that means 3 things for Alaska 1. The State fair is fast aproaching, I can already taste the Husky Burger *drools* 2. fall is right around the corner litterally and we are loosing daylight. And Finally 3. The one thing that all Alaskans wait for The PFD is only 2 months away!! Gotta love the free money BABY!!!