Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Power of One-Final Weigh In

I can't believe today was the last weigh in of the Power of One Challenge! I have participated in many challenges hosted by shrinking jeans, but this one, is the one that has really counted. Thanks to a post on toward the beginning of the challenge, I realized that I haven't totally 100% been in to this losing weight thing. I had been doing what I had to, so I could say I was doing it.

This challenge has changed me, not only did I lose weight, it helped me to get in a good place again within myself. I wanted to be down 15 pounds by the end of the challenge, and I almost did it! The weight loss is awesome (and I still have a long way to go) but I also feel rejuvenated, and mentally alive again. I'm starting to feel like a totally different person, or maybe that person I used to be when I was happy with myself. I know eventually I will get to where I want to be on the scale.

There surely is a Power of One... when you set your mind to it, you can achieve anything. I truly believe that now.

Previous Weight 199
Current Weight 198
Loss this week -1
Total loss for this challenge -8.5
Total loss since 12/21/10 -14

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentines Day

Although you should show the people that you love how you feel about them every. single. day. Valentines Day is the day to do something extra special.  I didnt know what to expect this year, since we have had numerous conversations about how flowers are a waste of money. I decided to not expect anything, then I wouldn't be let down. To my suprise, he walks in after a long day at work, the day before Valentines Day with a bouquet of gorgeous flowers!  The picture doesn't do them justice!

I decided to try to do something just as sweet, and made this for him:

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Power of One Week 6

A little late is better than never, right? I totally missed reporting my weight this week to shrinkingjeans, but that doesn't mean I've opted out or giving up. Just means I've had a crazy week, and totally lost track of what day it is. Seems to happen quite alot here lately. Sign of getting old? Nah, I refuse to be getting old. lol

Anway this week I lost what I gain last week, which is awesome! Now just need to made that scale move in the right direction for next weeks weight in! Hope everyone has a great week!

Previous weight: 200.5
Current weight: 199
Loss this week -1.5
Total loss for this challenge 7.5
Total loss since 12/21/10  13

Friday, February 4, 2011

Friend Making Monday.....errr ugh Friday

No, I haven't totally lost my mind (not yet anyway) and I do realize that it is Friday and not Monday. However, I came across this blog post over @melgetsfit and thought I'd join in. The whole idea is to connect with other bloggers.  Feel free to join us and post a link to your blog here and leave a comment or two on other posts.

1) What is your favorite household chore? And what is your least favorite?

I don't really know that I have a favorite chore.. its more of what kind of mood I'm in. My least favorite isn't hard to decipher though.. I loathe cleaning the bathrooms.

2)What is your favorite city?

New York

3) Have you found real love yet?

YES! Getting married (2nd time) in March. They say the 2nd marriage is always better than the first! :)

4) What's one thing you eat almost everyday?


5) What was your last thought before falling asleep last night?

"Thank God tomorrow is Friday! Now if I can manage to get to get a few hours of sleep before the alarm goes off at 4:30 am"

6) What's the worst injury you had as a child?

I don't really having many injuries as a child or any bad ones. The worse that I can remember was from riding my bicycle, riding through gravel, the bike came out from under me. cut up my knees and had cuts on each finger at the knuckle. Still have scars from knocking off the scabs from putting in and out of my pants pockets.

7) Will you/have you worked out today?

Not exercise as far as what I usually do for me. I have taken the new puppy for several short walks. I plan on getting in a "me" workout first thing in the morning.

8) Do you tweet? If so, what's your name?

Yes! I'm @mistysmorsels

9) List three things you wouldn't want to live without:

Laptop, droid, family

10) Hold old were you when you had your first kiss?

was in first grade, a kid named Eric.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Power of One Week 5

This week has not been a good one weight, food or exercise wise. I had considered not weighing and not writing this post. But here I am, I weighed.. and I am writing. My life has been a little chaotic with the new puppy (read about it here), and I have let all of that get the best of me and not paying attention to me... ie exercise, healthy eating etc.

So my weigh in results this week were no suprise. Although I am kicking myself in the butt for it! I wasn't gonna weigh and I wasn't going to write a post. But I need to own up to my mistakes and get back on track for this week.

Previous weight: 199
Current weight: 200.5
Up this week 1.5
Total loss for the challenge 6
Total loss since 12/21/10 11.5

Tuesday True Confessions (better late than never!)

Its that time again! Confession time at the Shrinking Jeans! I was hoping I wouldn't have anything to confess this week, but looks like that didn't work out so well. This week we took the plunge and adopted a 7 month old lab/cheasapeake bay retriever. Take a look at her adorbale self here

Taking on the responsibility of having a puppy was much more overwhelming and stressful than I could ever have realized! That being said... I let that keep me from making the right decisions when it came to eating. I also spent most of my time when I wasn't working or sleeping, entertaining Cinnamon, so exercise was kind sent to the wayside.

Weekly Confessions:
1. Eating out too much and not making healthy choices
2. Letting life overwhelm me and put "me" on the back burner
3. Not finding time to exercise

The good news is, I have adjusted to the puppy somewhat so the issues the past week will hopefully disappear this week.

Our Puppy: Cinnamon

It's been several years since I've had a dog. I've really missed the loveable, silly companionship of a dog. However with the hours I am away from home, it really wouldn't have been fair. Now we work opposite shifts for the most part and someone can be here a good chunk of the day it is more feasible.

Although I REALLY wanted a dog again, I was also really hesitant. Not having the "freedom" to not come home straight after work. Having the extra cleaning that pets bring and dealing with training a pet. So for several month I have been tossing the idea around.

 I've always said I'd rather rescue a dog from a shelter than pay a ton of money from a breeder. "Pound puppies" are usually appreciative of their new found family. So, we visited the local Humane Society a few times, not really seeing what we wanted. Or nothing that would work for us (already having a cat).

This past weekend, just on a whim we decided to stop again and see what they had... just look. As soon as I walked in I saw this adorable face through the glass door (she had her head turned side to side at a little boy looking at the dog in the kennel next to her.. soo cute!), and I was in LOVE! I just had to have her!

I didn't realize just how much work and how time consuming having a puppy would be. At 7 months old, she has ALOT of energy! I haven't had much time to do anything but entertain her! And keep her from trying to climb on top of my head/back/shoulders! lol  But I am enjoying it all at the same time! She is soo cute! Love her bunches!!

My favorite picture so far: