Sunday, May 30, 2010

Christian's 3rd Birthday

We celebrated Christian's 3rd birthday Toy Story style. The boys played in a bounce house and played some games!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

More Splash Pad Fun

It's so funny...the other day I posted that Brennan hated the splash pad. Some of the family went to eat dinner at The Purple Cow in Fairview. Outside the restaurant, there is a splash pad. The boys wanted to go, so we all watched. Colin ran in and had a blast immediately. Brennan was a little more reserved, but was curious. Titi Whitney gave him a hug and told him to go for it. Titi Rossilyn actually walked into the splash area and got Brennan in it. He had such a great time!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Splash Pad

I took the boys to the splash pad that's at the city park at the end of my street. My friend/neighbor Kelly brought her boys too. Colin loved it, but Brennan didn't want any part of it!

HCG Diet Day 12 Progress

5/17 - Pre-diet Weight - 169.0

Today's Weight -   161 pounds

Yesterday's Weight Loss -   1.4 pounds

Total Weight Loss -  8 pounds

Number of Days on Diet -12

I'm ecstatic with the results of getting back on the diet. 7 more pounds to reach my goal of 15 before my vacation!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

HCG Diet Days 8-11 Progress

Well, I didn't get back on my diet like I was supposed to on Monday. The good news is that I didn't gain anymore weight back. I'm still down 6.6 pounds! I've started the diet up again today, and plan to be on it for the next 2 weeks straight. We are going to NY on a mini vacation in exactly 2 weeks, and my goal is to have 8.4 more pounds off by then.

5/17 - Pre-diet Weight - 169.0

Today's Weight -  162.4 pounds

Week's Weight w/o Dieting -  +/- 0 pounds

Total Weight Loss -  6.6 pounds

Number of Days on Diet - 11

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My Hubby Plays Guitar...

I'm lacking in content, so I figured I would share some of my favorite photos of my hubby playing guitar in our church's praise band.

Monday, May 24, 2010

HCG Diet Days 6 & 7 Progress

I decided that I am going to take the weekends off from the diet, so I backtracked in my progress a bit.

 5/17 - Pre-diet Weight - 169.0

Today's Weight -  162.4 pounds

Weekend's Weight Gain -  +3.2 pounds

Total Weight Loss -  6.6 pounds

Number of Days on Diet - 7

Saturday, May 22, 2010

HCG Diet Day 5 Progress

5/17 - Pre-diet Weight - 169.0

Today's Weight -  159.2 pounds

Yesterday's Weight Loss -  0.2 pounds

Total Weight Loss -  9.8 pounds

Number of Days on Diet - 5

Friday, May 21, 2010

HCG Diet Day 4 Progress

5/17 - Pre-diet Weight - 169.0

Today's Weight -  159.4 pounds

Yesterday's Weight Loss -  1 pound

Total Weight Loss -  9.6 pounds

Number of Days on Diet - 4

*Got nauseated during lunch again (I had just taken my multivitamin after eating 1/3 of my lunch).

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mother's Day Portraits

I just got back the portraits that I had taken of me and the boys for Mother's Day. It's a tradition that I do every year with the boys, and one that I hope will continue for a long time!
Here are a few of my favorites:

The rest can be found on my smugmug!

HCG Diet Day 3 Progress

5/17 - Pre-diet Weight - 169.0

Today's Weight - 160.4

Yesterday's Weight Loss - 1.4 pounds

Total Weight Loss - 8.6 pounds

Number of Days on Diet - 3

*Got very nauseated and dry-heaved during lunch (I had just taken my multivitamin on an empty stomach). Felt slightly hungry in the evening. Had a minor headache all day.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

HCG Diet Day 2 Progress

5/17 - Pre-diet Weight - 169.0

Today's Weight - 161.8

Yesterday's Weight Loss - 3.6 pounds

Total Weight Loss - 7.2 pounds

Number of Days on Diet -2

*Got a craving for junk food in the evening 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

HCG Diet Day 1 Progress

5/17 - Pre-diet Weight - 169.0

Today's Weight - 165.4

Yesterday's Weight Loss - 3.6 pounds

Total Weight Loss - 3.6 pounds

Number of Days on Diet - 1

*I felt great today!

Monday, May 17, 2010

New Diet

In my last post, I talked about my weight issues, and feeling inadequate. Well, I've decided to go ahead and give the HCG diet a try. I started my drops on Friday. The first 3 days were my 'loading' days...meaning that I was to eat to capacity, whatever I wanted. I was excited about that, but I must say that the drops made me not hungry...AT ALL. I had to force myself to eat. Today is day 1 of the actual diet.

I'm not hungry, so that's good...b/c it's only 500 calories A DAY!!! I had a piece of melba toast and an apple for a late morning snack and 3 oz. of chicken and spinich for lunch. I'm drinking unsweetened hot tea (b/c I forgot to buy Stevia when I was at the store). For dinner (I've already made it and portioned it out) I'm having 3 oz. chicken, spinich, a piece of melba toast and a handful of strawberries.

I hate to do this, but I have to hold myself accountable, I started off today at 169 pounds. YIKES! I can't believe that I just posted that. I'm supposed to lose anywhere from 0.5 - 2.0 pounds per day. I just weighed myself again (I know, I know, I'm not supposed to do that....but I just couldn't help myself) and I weigh 0.4 pounds off already! w00t!

I'll be tracking my progress here. I hope I can stick to this...b/c if I can, I'll have my weight off in 20 days!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Weight Loss

So I need to get my skinny sexy self back. I'm sick of feeling fat. Summer is coming, and I want to be wearing a cute bathing suit!

So, here's my problem...I like to eat. I enjoy eating. I like to cook. I love to bake. I get the warm fuzzies.

I'm not saying that I'm fat, but I'm certainly not nearly as thin as I was before having my precious babies.

Here are some before & afters:

This is me in December 2005. It was pre-children. Well, I was actually pregnant with Colin here, but didn't know it yet.

This is May of 2007. This is 9 months after delivering Colin.

This is December 2008. It was almost 2 months after I delivered Brennan.

This is me now. My youngest child is 20 months old. I am currently 20 pounds heavier than before I got pregnant with my oldest child.

I have GOT to do something. I'm unmotivated, and I like food. I would love to fit back into all of my old clothing...I've got so much! 

I'm thinking about starting the HCG diet plan.
It's basically HCG drops that you put under your tongue 3 times a day. It helps to 'reset' your hypothalamus. You eat a very strict low calorie diet (500 calories per day) for either 23 days (if you have under 20 pounds to lose) or 43 days (if you have more than 20 ponds to lose). After the 23 or 43 days there is a maintenance plan that you follow. I know several people that have either completed it, or are in the process now...and the results are phenomenal! You lose .5 - 1 pound per day!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! I had a WONDERFUL Mother's Day yesterday.

It started with a yummy brunch at my MIL's house. Every year, the boys and non-mother's help to prepare breakfast for all of the mothers in the family. The did a fantastic job this year (as always!!!)

Then the moms opened their presents. I'll have to post a picture later of my gifts. Miguel got me a beautiful necklace with pearls from James Avery. The boys got me a charm bracelet from James Avery with the Mother's Love charm on it! They are so beautiful!

After brunch, we visited for a bit. Then we went to Lowes (my idea!!!) to look at some paint colors. I want to paint a few rooms in my house...but that's another post.

After Lowes, we went home to put the boys down for a nap. Miguel and I napped as well, since I had to work last night! It was a GREAT day!

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Super Heros

My boys are super heroes!!! They are crazy!

Towne Lake Park

Miguel and I took the boys to Towne Lake Park today for them to run around.

 We walked around the lake, looked at the ducks, scared the pigeons, and played at the playground.

 It was a beautiful day and we had a ton of fun! The trip isn't complete without someone getting this time was Colin's turn. He fell and scraped his elbow & knee. He's ok!

Monday, May 03, 2010

My Boys

I just love sharing photos of my boys. I'm so proud of them and think that they are the most beautiful creatures on this planet. I dress them alike as often as I can. I know that I won't be able to do it forever, and they will probably hate me for it later...but it's just so cute now!

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Jonny & Whitney's Wedding

This afternoon my BIL married his beautiful bride. We celebrated all afternoon into the evening. They had a very non-traditional wedding...a wedding that suited them to a tee!

 They got married in the Lakewood Theatre in Dallas.

We ate popcorn and candy during the ceremony.

  The ambiance was amazing!

 She looked exquisite!

Mine & Whit's hardcore pose. She even had time on her wedding day to pose with me!

My husband Miguel was a groomsmen and my oldest son Colin was the ring bearer. Don't they both look handsome?!?

We took our little one to the wedding as well...well, b/c all of the family was there, so we didn't have anyone to watch him! He looked adorable!