Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tropical Traditions Giveaway at Win, Lose, or Blog

Christmas is just around the corner and this will make a great stocking stuffer!

You can enter for the chance to win a bottle of organic massage oil over at Win, Lose, or Blog through Saturday, the 19th.

It's available in 4 scents, I love this stuff. Go enter!

Friday, November 4, 2011


Amy over at Fabulously Fit with Five is running a challenge right now while she works towards her Personal Training Certification. 

There are some pretty cool prizes up to win:

10 personal training sessions with her valued at $500.00
1 Purify Cleanse and Detox system valued at $130.00
30 day supply of Zrii Achieve, all natural meal replacement valued at $108.00
Also, I just guest posted over on her blog yesterday. Go check it out!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Funny Story...

This is going to be one of those TMI posts and I can't believe I'm sharing this, but since I'm trying to share all aspects of my weight loss journey, here goes...

So I've been trying to do really good this week with diet and exercise and yesterday I decided to start taking my vitamins again. I haven't in awhile...

So I took my vitamins (probiotic, multi and B6), upped my water intake and found myself in the bathroom a lot yesterday.

This morning I hopped on the scale and saw that 3.6 lb weight loss and chalked it up to the new battery...

At breakfast, I took my vitamins again and when I went to put them back on the shelf, I saw the label on my multivitamin bottle, only it didn't say read Fiber Laxative. Duh! The bottles and pills look so similar, I guess I need to read labels more carefully before taking pills.

I might be the biggest dork ever. No wonder I lost so much. Go ahead and laugh, I did... or cringe if that's waaaay too much information for ya. Just thought my big 3.6 lbs weight loss overnight deserved an honest explanation. I'm still laughing...

I Could Kiss My Scale!

I could have kissed my scale this morning. Yesterday it was acting wonky..really it's been acting weird a lot lately, but it finally gave me a reading of 139.

Today it wouldn't start at all, it kept giving me an error reading when I tapped it, so I changed the battery and saw a happy...


I weighed myself 4 times and saw the same number, so if goes up tomorrow, I'll be throwing it out of the window. I know I've been bloated the last week from too much sodium and that lovely time of the month, but yesterday when I pulled my straight out of the dryer jeans on, they felt a tad looser in the legs. I'm *hoping* my scale has gotten it's act together and that's an accurate number.

PS, I suffered through 2.5 miles on the treadmill yesterday and a toning/aerobic workout. Felt great afterward even though I loathe treadmill running. I'm back in the game! Just need to stay in this time :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

It's Game Time!

I have been having a hard time getting out of this slump! I have good days and bad days, but according to the scale, my bad days are outnumbering the good.

This morning I was at 139.
Up 1 lb in the last month.

I have GOT to get back on track. Now that it's colder, it's harder to get my running in since it gets dark so early and it is freezing out..I hate running on the treadmill. Hate it with a passion. I've managed to do a measly 2 miles on the treadmill in the last couple days, but that's not going to cut it if I want to reach my goal of 100 miles by the end of the year. I started a new babysitting job, which has thrown off my normal workout schedule. I try to do my aerobic/toning exercises during naptime, but that's harder with an extra kid around. I'm not making excuses, just saying it's going to be hard, but I'm going to have to make it work...which might mean suffering through treadmill running and getting up at 5 or 6am to workout.

Go for this week..get back to at least where I was the end of September, which was 138. 1 lb in 1 week. I can do it!