Here is a little preview of our Europe Trip in a few weeks...
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We will be staying at the same hotel near Soho.
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Enjoying the London nightlife and catch a play.
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A little drive in the English Countryside
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Train Ride to Florance, Italy
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Pisa
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Tuscany
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Some wine in Tuscany
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Pompeii
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Rome
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Naples
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Exploring the Mosel River in Germany
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The Labrinth at the Castle we will be staying in Germany.
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Wine Country in Germany
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Amsterdam
 
 
 
 
Ode to my new pants!

I have some new pants,
I had a case of the can'ts
"I can't wear those pants!"
I went on all kinds of rants. 
Then one day I dared
To try on those pants that were flared.
And to my surprise I found...
to my size 12's I was bound.  
I am so happy that I delve
in perfectly into my size twelves.  


 
 
per·se·ver·ance   /ˌpɜrsəˈvɪərəns/[pur-suh-veer-uhns] noun 1. steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.

It is very hard to have perseverance when you haven't lost a pound in almost a month and have been exercising almost every day and eating very well and counting every calorie.  What more can I do?  So this week I plan to do everything I can to help this pause in weight loss end!   Drink hot tea and coffee more to flush out my system, make sure I am getting enough fiber, cut out high salt and sugar foods, and eat more protein.   I hope this makes a difference.   On a happier note, even with being bloated I managed to really start getting into my size 12 pants.  Yes they are a bit tight but I am getting there and hope to be in them by my vacation.  What do you do to get through pauses in weight loss?
 

Smile...

02/22/2012

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I love early March flowers!!!
 
 
Here's a little Before and After for you...
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After!!!!
 
 
This has been a crazy last few weeks.  I have been working and having fun.   This past week I had 2 state reviews but at least they are over with till next year.  I have still managed to keep up with my exercise. I fell short a little the week before last but managed to catch up this past week.  I continue to lift, bike, and do HIIT.   I took my blood pressure this weekend and I was 106/67.  I feel good about my health.  This is not just a change so I can be skinny, it is a quest to be fit and healthy.   I may groan about exercise but truthfully I feel better now than I have ever felt in my life.   Here are a few pics from the past few weeks.  How you doin????

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Our View of Nashville!
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God Of Carnage
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Nashville Fun
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Flowers from Tommy
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Cobbler made by Tommy for V-day
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Card from my sweet Spicer
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Tommy at Improv!!!
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all dressed up
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Silly Tommy
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Spicer says HI :)
 

Changes

02/15/2012

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Don't you wish you had a "Change" button?  Wouldn't that be great?  Want to change and hit a button!  Perfect right?  Ok maybe not.  If I could just hit a button it wouldn't be as meaningful.  This journey has changed so much about me.  I am not so certain I would have had all these other revelations along the way if it easy.   After a few months of slacking from exercise I really feel like I am back in full swing.  I am lifting bigger weights, doing HIIT, and doing longer workouts.  I have started to see a lot of definition in my arms and even a decrease in my tummy.   It feels so good.  I keep inching closer and closer to my goal.  It feels so good to know that I am just 19lbs from my goal.   I see the changes, I feel them.  Tommy has really helped me start noticing them.  I am so lucky to have such an amazing partner.  I love you Tommy!
 
 
I have been very busy these last few weeks and have had little time to blog.  I am doing great but a lot of people I work with are having a very hard time.  This ofcourse makes things busy for me.  But I have been plugging right on and making sure to take time for those I love, for exercise, and for me too.   Sometimes that means no blogging but I miss it.  I hope to get back to blogging more soon. 
 
 
I stayed on track last week and worked out and met my goals for exercise.   I did my third straight weekend of HIIT.   Saturday I weighed in and lost another pound.  I am very excited and feel like I am back on track.   I am seeing changes in my body and seeing the scale move.  It feels really good. 

In other news:  I had a great weekend.  Tommy and I went to see the Decendants on Friday and our wonderful pizza and music from Miss Dawn.   Saturday we did our exercise and enjoyed our regualr Saturday night fun with a added visit to the Goldrush for a little late night breakfast snack.  Sunday Spicer and I spent the super bowl with Tommy and his family at Raffertys.   How was your weekend?