Monday, September 28, 2009

Here we go again...

Despite being exhausted from working a longgg weekend, I was determined that today would be day one of my journey to health. My day began bright and early, before 6AM, and off I went to work. Breakfast was yogurt and some pretzels (190), Lunch was kashi cereal (210) and a banana (110), snack was (i couldn't resist) 3 sugar cookies (?300), dinner was fabulous ... made partly by my husband :) Teriyaki stirfry (chkn, broccoli, shrimp), sweet potato (with a little butter and brown sugar), and homemade applesauce (?500)... no dessert

And believe it or not, I actually dragged my tired butt to the gym today... I ran the 1/2 mile to the gym... Ran 15 min (about 1.7 mi) on the treadmill... lifted (upper body) for 20 min... then walked the long route home (about 1.2 miles). I'm exhausted, but feel great. I always find it amazing how I can find so many excuses to not go to the gym, but once I'm there I love it.

Well, I must get to writing a paper I've put off for weeks. Nothing like procrastinating... but hey, I have a good excuse now right? I have a husband to take care of :)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Playing Susy Homemaker :)

So today was the first day in a while that I had nothing scheduled, and it felt fabulous! I woke up and walked my husband to work (the highschool is 1/2 mile from our house), then went for a 15 minute run. I covered about 1.7 miles... Then after a getting ready, I went down to my parent's house and my mom, sister and I went grocery shopping. We went to this awesome grocery store that gets all of the overstocks from other stores and sells them super cheap... Let's just say that at normal stores up here we spend atleast $80-100... yuck... and at this store? $45! hooray for saving money :) Afterwards, I had lunch with my mom and sisters, and we started planning my dad's suprise 50th bday party! I'm currently at home, doing wash, getting dinner ready, and watching oprah. What a great day!

Ok... random side note... Did anyone hear about the 19.2 lb baby born in indonesia! um, ouch?

Anyway... since getting married, we have made this house our home... painting, organizing, cleaning, entertaining... We like being busy! Unfortunately, I have been in the baking mood (I love cooking and baking for him!) and have enjoyed eating my baking too. My average weight over the past couple of years has been 136lbs... the day of the wedding I weighed in at 133 (mostly due to stress and dehydration)... currently I am 139.6 - I hate admitting that. I need to get back on track. Lately, I have been trying to include both protein and carbs in my meals, working on portion control, and trying to limit sweets. Seeing that I work 12 hour days this weekend, Monday is going to be my official start day. I am going to get back into documenting my food intake, it definitely worked before. Sorry for the lengthy post, thanks for sticking with me!

Till later... Mrs. H :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Hello, and welcome to my new blog. For those of you who are new, here is a little background on me...
-I am recently married and loving married life
-I am a cardiac nurse, specializing in heart attack patients
-I ran the broad st run this past may (10miles) and would like to challenge myself to run a half marathon someday soon
-I am the oldest of 4 girls which is awesome because I lived with my 3 best friends for almost 22 years :)

I originally began blogging with hopes of losing weight before my wedding and although I was skeptical at first, I learned that there is great support in the blogging world. Now as a married woman, I want to continue blogging so that I can share life experiences with you - both exciting and challenging. So welcome to my blog, feel free to comment and share thoughts with me. I hope you enjoy reading!