Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Look at me Mom! No training wheels!

A couple of weeks ago Emily informed her Dad that she wanted him to take her training wheels off her bike. He did and with a little help she was riding her bike across our yard.

She is now a pro and riding it all over without any help. We took our camper up north 2 weeks ago weekend to get ready for our summer of camping and she rode her bike all over the place!

She is not quite 4 1/2 years old and is done with the training wheels! You go girl!! We are very proud parents!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Update on Getting Healthy in 2012!

Well, I weighed in on Monday evening and lost 4lbs! I am pretty happy with that! I have not found myself feeling like I am starving since changing my eating habits and actually feel a ton better, more energy, etc!

On top of all that I also quit drinking diet coke or any soda for that matter last Tuesday! Yeah! I did have the headache issue for a few days but I am on day 7 and feel great.

My goal this week is to get more activity in by walking as many evenings as I can. This has not been too hard since we are having unseasonably warm weather for Michigan right now! I am loving the walks. Totally takes away any stress I am having.

I am so excited about this new lifestyle that I am embarking on. Healthy here I come!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Working on a new healthier Me!

I have been toying with the idea of joining Weight Watchers again over the past few months. I lost 60 pounds on Weight Watchers about 10 years ago and loved the program.

So I officially joined Weight Watchers again on Monday evening. I luckily have not gained back all the weight over the past 1o years. I was actually pretty happy when I stepped on the scale for my first weight in and was about 25 pounds less than I thought I was! I have not stepped on a scale in at least a year and a half! I mean I know that I am overweight, but I felt a little better about the fact that I really have not gained much the past couple years.

I am already loving the new Weight Watchers Points Plus program. It is different from the last time I did the program. I think it is actually way better now! I have started walking every day and plan on throwing in some other activities daily too. I am taking baby steps, one day at a time so I don't get overwhelmed!

When I think about my reasons for doing this, I am not only wanting to be "skinnier" (who doesen't) and look better in my old and growing tighter clothes, but I really want to be healthy! I have a family history of diabetes and the thought of that scares me! A lot! My mom has been diabetic since I was a child and uses daily shots of insulin. Yikes, no thanks!

So, right now I am working on 10% for my goal and just really trying to add more activity into my lifestyle.

I am very excited about this new adventure and lifestyle change. I will keep everyone updated on my progress. :)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Get out of my house flu!!!

Have you ever had one of those weekends when you have tons of things to do and the weather is gorgeous out, but you end up coming down with the flu on Friday afternoon? That was my past weekend! Emily came down with the flu on Wednesday night. I was the 2nd victim on Friday and Kyle was lucky number 3 on late Saturday night. Our weekend was pretty much shot.

We all seem to be feeling better today. Let's hope all the sickness is leaving our house. We have some awesome weather on the way this week and I want to be outdoors!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Seriously, I'm back.....

Wow, can't believe how long it has been since I posted here! I am not happy with myself about it. Life got kind of busy and when that happens I tend to not be online as much. I am back and plan on posting a lot more often, which won't be hard since I have not posted in like 10 months! ;)