Thursday, May 22, 2014

Bump in the road

Well the 10 weeks with THF came and went. I bought 2 more weeks and those went by too quickly. I lost 17 out of the 20 pounds I had hoped to. I felt pretty disappointed. Aside from my cheat meal on the weekends I was eating super clean and working out probably 4 days out of the week. Why oh why did I hit this 3 week plateau? I think from week 10-12 I lost 1 pound. Very frustrating! Well now my sessions are up and I've been on my own. I haven't done very well. I cheat way more often than I should. (probably more cheating than clean eating) Its amazing the motivation and will power you have when you are paying someone for your accountability. Jon and I are bound and determined to get back on track this next week. I am again grateful for giving my metabolism a huge boost for the past couple months because I luckily haven't gained anything back from all my poor eating. I can't get too excited about that because I know eventually it will catch up with me which is the last thing I want. I haven't felt this great about myself in about 5 years. I am happy where I'm at. Eventually when I get the guts I will post my before and my after (week 9) at first I couldn't see the difference but now looking at the photos I can and am happy with the progress that I've made.

BUT I will!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

THF

 
My first and only "Gym Selfie"
I thought it was funny to send this to Jon with hashtags. (We Hate hashtags!)
 
January of 2013 I decided I had gained way too much and needed to change something fast! I was at my heaviest I had ever been. A whopping 182 I believe. I was shocked when I stepped on the scale and saw that number. I didn't want to try just any diet, I wanted to make a life style change and learn to eat healthy and exercise. I did just that! By February 15th I had lost 15 pounds. I was so proud that I had done this on my own and in such a short period of time. I then fell off the bandwagon, again. I went back to eating out literally everyday. Most days twice and sometimes 3 times a day! I think I had given my metabolism a good jump start because the whole rest of the year I gained 7 of it back. I was suprised with my unhealthy eating on the rise I didn't gain the 15 back plus more. So come January 2014  with New Years and resolutions set I wanted to lose the 7 pounds that I had gained plus more. February 15th came and went and I had lost 5 of it. I was sad to see that my progress wasn't as quick and as drastic as the year before. I decide to go see my friend who is a nutritionist at THF (Total Health and Fitness). I bought 10 weeks with him and am currently on my 7th week. The first two weeks it was awful and my cravings were pretty bad, as well as my mood. I would have given up then and there if it hadn't been for the money I spent on the 10 weeks. I set a total goal of 20 pounds in 10 weeks, which puts me at 2 pounds per week. It hasn't been easy and I'm a bit behind, but I have lost 10 pounds so far. I love being able to try on clothes that I haven't fit into for 4 years and actually being comfortable and not having to do squats or lunges to get into them. I still can't see it when I look in the mirror or when I compare to my 'before' picture. I have 3 1/2 weeks left and might buy more because I am bound and determined to lose the 20 I promised myself. I have been asked by my coworkers (who were my daily lunch buddies) what I am going to do after I'm done and if I'll just go back to normal. Well I certainly hope not. I'm eating very clean right now and hope to still eat healthy but probably not as clean as I am now. I plan on continuing my workouts and living healthier. No use paying a pretty penny for 10 weeks, suffering through those 10 weeks, and seeing great promise just to go back to how I was before. I MAY post before and after pictures once I meet my goal! 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Fostering

I don't know how a year has come and gone so quickly. We have been occupied with many activities. I will share one of my new interests with you. In November or December we thought about getting another boxer. I ended up 'liking' Rescue Rovers adoption page on Facebook and they just so happened to be desperate to find a sweet Male boxer a foster because he was out of time. I had never done it before but had to meet this boy. He (as well as most the fosters) get pulled and saved from a high kill shelter in New Mexico. This was Bolt. I fell in love with him the minute I met him. He was so timid and scared. If you started to walk towards him or reach your hand out he would cower. He also came to us skin and bones. I thought I would foster fail (this means to keep them) on this boy. He was such a great dog. He got adopted two weeks after we got him and I cried and cried. I didn't think that when I dropped him off at the adoption event it would be the last time I saw him. I was secretly hoping he would get returned so I could then keep him. Well... he did get returned and I wanted to keep him but Jon and I weren't on the same page because Bolt had some house training issues. He then got adopted two weeks later to a wonderful couple. It was amazing the bond I developed with him. It was so rewarding knowing that I saved his life and prepared him for a new home. He changed so much from the scared skinny boy on that first night I met him to an outgoing, social, and fed boy. I have been so fortunate not only with my fosters but each of the families they have been adopted to. Each adoption wasn't easy to go through but I couldn't have found better families for these fur babes. Here are the fosters I've had. Also a little friend at the end... often times they come with ticks and our dearest Midas had this awful creature plus tape worms.
 Bolt
 Ammo
 Midas
 Seuss (my moms foster)
 Peaches (my moms foster)
 Holly aka Sheera aka Kimber
 Tick

Monday, April 22, 2013

This weekend


We celebrated dear lover boy's 26th birthday! I love this cake and think it is amazing. Jon didn't think it was so great!

 Jon has wanted to go paintballing for awhile but I don't fancy getting hit with a hard paintball and so I thought I would gather others to go with him. It ended up just being him and my brother but they had a good time!

I had to say goodbye to my sweet baby Jack. We have had him for 2 1/2 years and he never got the whole house training thing down. We brought him into our new condo and he has made a stink out of the place. With building another new home we decided we couldn't have him ruin the carpet yet again. I posted him and a nice lady decided he was just perfect for her. I miss him dearly but know he will be loved by his new family.

Moving along

Our house is moving right along! We now have a basement. It's amazing how quickly not only my property but the community is being built. We can't wait to move in and have more room and a backyard! Yay!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Home

We have now lived in our condo for 3 years. We had to stay at least 3 years for the incentive we received when we first moved in. Now that the 3 years has come and gone we thought we might look in to getting a house since the rates and prices are so low. We just wanted to see what our options were and weren't thinking we would jump to quickly in to anything. I text our realtor and he came over the next week. We had been looking at the Candlelight homes right next to us but what we wanted was a bit out of our price range. They had mentioned that they were getting permits for a property up in Bluffdale and that it would get us in to the house we wanted for the price we wanted. We went and looked at another model, discussed prices, and were just about ready to reserve a lot. I went and drove past the property and saw the other builders listed. I went and explored each of the websites and found Fieldstone. The houses were bigger and less expensive than Candlelight. We went out to see their model home and I fell in love with the floor plan (and the price). The backyard isn't much of one but it is better than not having one like now. We took a day or two to think about it and something just felt right about it. We went back and reserved our lot.
The empty lot

Excavation finally began! I go a couple times a week. I am absolutely obsessed, my husband hates it. Even if there isn't much of my property to see I like seeing the community and how quickly the houses are popping up out there.

This isn't our house but it is Exactly what our house will look like, colors and all. ( I did copy these people.) Isn't it lovely?

Shooting

The weather was nice and my brother girlfriend was in town, we thought we ought to go shooting. We took out the shot gun which I had only tried once before. I remembered it hurt my shoulder so I was just going to sit back and watch the rest of them shoot. I finally decided to give it a try and I'm glad I did. I beat my husband!! he got 10 out of 25 shots and I got 14 out of 25. This was wonderful as my husband thinks he is a fabulous shooter. Lets just say nobody better come barging in my house. :)