Tuesday, April 7, 2009

For all you carbohydrate addicts.

.....like me! Well, usually you hear people say that over the holiday's they gained weight and la de da de da. Yeah well I had strep, tonsilitis AND the flu over Christmas so I think I may have been the only person on Earth that lost weight over the holidays. but boy oh boy did I make up for it in February. I don't know what it was about February...ok maybe I do. We went on a cruise. Enough said. For anyone who has ever been on one they will tell you that it's all bout the FOOD!! and more food and food everywhere. I think we did mostly eating on vacation. Blah. The cruise director said the average adult gains 7 lbs on a cruise and he was right! I put on 5 lbs over a 10 day vacation. Which isn't too hard since you eat constantly and drink alcohol then do nothing but lay around in the sun and be lazy the entire time. Then when we got home it was depressing being home and not on vacation, the weather sucked and I was bored. I went from 134 lbs before vacation to 140 lbs in no time. So I finally decided this is it. My clothes started fitting tight and I got sooooooo uncomfortable it was making me cranky.

10 days ago I decided to start the Atkins Diet. I also added a diet pill supplement and a One A Day womens weight loss support vitamin. 5 days into it I had lost 1 lb. Then my friend Shawna told me about the Carbohydrate Addicts diet. And thank goodness she did! I am down another 3 lbs for a total of 4 lbs weight loss in 10 days. If you have been considering dieting but aren't real good at restricting yourself or just don't want to give something up all together I suggest you check this out!

You are allowed 2 mini-meals a day. That contains little or no carbs at all. For instance in the morning I have scrambeled eggs with cheese (no carbs) and a cup of coffee with 1 tsp of half and half (also, no carbs). For lunch I usually have a salad.....chicken ceasar, taco salad, steak with blue cheese.....(all no carbs) and am fully satisfied! For dinner, you may have WHATEVER YOU WANT!!!! That's the best part. You can have bread, pasta, beer whatever....it's up to you. The trick is that you must eat your entire meal in 60 minutes and not one minute later. Dessert and all within 60 minutes. This diet has alot to do with your insulin and how much your body produces in a day and it's ability to break down sugars and complex carbs and not let them turn into fat.

Anyway it is supposed to work, well it's working and I love it! My goal is to get to 130 lbs by the end of April so hopefully this will happen. I would recommend this diet to anyone who asked or is looking to just lose a few lbs and a healthy way to maintain it. I feel a million times better even only 4.5 lbs lighter. I can't imagine what another 5 is going to be like! If you want to check it out here is a link!


A Summer Tease??

My my it has been one heck of a last few days. SO Beautiful out!! I believe summer is teasing us, mmmm hmmm...yesterday the temperature was 78 degrees. Can you believe that? 78 on April 6th....but I am fully prepared for that rainy spring to come back and knock me back to reality. Luckily, it is Spring Break for the girls so they have been able to take full advantage of it. I was armed with camera in hand for a while they other day and got some shots Sunday afternoon of the kids playing at Grandma's house. they were supposed to be picking up sticks and throwing them in the fire...ha ha. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

It's Official

Well we have been tinkering with the idea of moving to Arizona ever since TJ got his job there. Immediately, he fell in love with the place, the people, his job....so he asked me to come check it out and attend his company Christmas party with him. When I arrived, I too fell in love with the place. It's beautiful, serene...yet not too small. I asked him to at least stay 6 months before we thought anymore about moving and he still loves his job and everything about it.

June 15th we will be moving to Lakeside, Arizona. What a big change from small town Lynden it will be. But I welcome change and we are so excited. I am saddened at the thought of leaving my family and friends but I know that this is the right decision. My gut tells me that we belong there and we certainly belong together. I can't do this alone all the time anymore and the kids need their dad.

Wish us luck on this journey of transition. I am confident that the kids will adjust well and we will be happy there. I have enrolled to start FT nursing school in the fall. So I won't have to work and most my classes can be done from home online. I love that I will get to spend most my time with the kids and every night we can eat dinner as a family!

Formal Bunko

These are my Bunko girls. I love them. We have so much fun together playing dice and eating and drinking.....and drinking.....we should really call it Drunko. Ha! Anyhow, it was Shari's month and she decided to make it a formal bunko night. So we all dressed up in old prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses and Monica even wore her wedding dress! I think we spent more time taking pictures for our Facebook than anything else. But regardless, not matter what we do we always have a great time. I am going to miss them so much when I go. :-(