Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Shrinking Days of Summer, Week 1

Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans

Today is the first day of the biggest loser challenge with the Sisterhood! I am really looking forward to it. This time of year tends to be at least as hard for me (weight-wise) as Christmas. Between my birthday, the 4th, and all of the margaritas/beer I like to sip on those warm summer nights, the scale usually tends to go up.

I am hoping having a team is going to keep me accountable. I should have some good motivation anyway, considering I am on the verge of weighing the least I have weighed since my pre-baby days (10 years ago).

I have never shared my weight on this blog, but (gasp!) I am going to do that now.  

Current Weight: 165.6
Goal for challenge: lose 10 pounds
Ultimate Goal: 145

Good luck everyone!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


My cuz, Melissa, at Whoo's That Girl tagged me & I thought I would give it a whirl!  

8 things I am looking forward to:

1. Finally having the lower level of my house completed!  Doors!  Trim!  Wet bar!  Can't wait (especially to finally have doors).
2. Running my first 10K over the weekend of the 4th.
3. Success in the biggest loser challenge over at Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans.
4. Our mini-vacation with the kids this weekend (to Watertown, SD)- actually for a wedding but I got a room at a hotel with a slide for 2 nights & I am calling it a vacation;).
5. Summer evenings spent with friends & family.
6. Garden veggies.
7. My favorite group fitness instructors return from vacation.  How dare she leave me.
8. My kids not fighting ALL SUMMER.
8 things I did yesterday:
1. Cycling Class.
2. Muscle Work Class.
3. Took kids to the summer reading kick-off at the Heritage Center.
4. Took Quinn to his first day of swim lessons.
5. Had a contractor out to get an estimate for our basement trim work.
6. Made hotel reservations.
7.Talked to grandpa on the phone.
8. Updated my facebook status.
8 things I wish I could do:
1. Definitely have more patience.  Who couldn't use that?
2. Explore the world with my husband.
3. Strike it rich so I can do #2.
4. Run a 1/2 marathon.  I am getting there.
5. Find the determination to lose my last 20#.
6. See certain loved ones find some type of fulfillment. 
7. Take my kids to fantastic places.
8. Have more faith in myself.

8 shows I watch:

1. House
2. The Office
3. Lost
5. News
6. Iron Chef
7. House Hunters
8. Kitchen Nightmares
*I actually only really watch the first 3.  The others are just an occasional hit or miss deal.  I don't watch much TV.

8 people tagged:
1. Pam at It's Time for More Coffee....
2. Jen at Life in the Left-Turn-Only Lane.
3. Kristin at The Krumwiede Six.
4. Emily at A Day in the Life.
5. Kate at You Do the Math.
6. Sarah at Blog, Blog, Blog.
7. Nancy at The Dutch Scandies.
8. My new facebook friend & fellow Team Yellow member, Jolynn at Life Lessons Learned.