Our Family Pic October 2008

Our Family Pic October 2008
Still smiling!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Great Expectations


I thought I had better blog before it has been a month :)

Whew 2 days to spare!

I think the reason I don’t blog as much is because I have to big of expectations for myself.

I think I have to be clever and witty.

I think I need pictures.

I type and am at the computer a lot at work during the day and just don’t feel like it at night or the weekends.

I have 5 children but they are mostly grown and don’t like being featured on my blog. :)

But today I had an epiphany.

It has to do with faith and my abs.

But really I am getting ahead of myself…

so first an update on my lifestyle/diet

I am relieved /thrilled to inform you I can still be deligent and exercise and eat light. You can eat right and still put on weight.

Today I am on day 31 of the 30 day shred with Jillian. I have only missed one day of Jillian due to giving blood.

They advised nothing to strenuous that day so I did a Leslie Sansone instead that night. This has been quite and accomplishment for me. I really had gotten out of the daily exercise routine.

But I had a goal….

one word……swimsuit

Which I can now say 4 1/2 weeks after trying them on. I can wear my swimsuits again. I won’t win any contests but at least I can get in the pool !!

I have lost 13.5 lbs and I am hoping to at least have 15 off by next Thursday.

I believe it is very doable. ( I would really like 20 off but I will be content with 15-17.)

Let me tell you, this weight has not been easy to lose. But it was really easy to gain. As a matter of fact I gained it while “trying to lose”

Upsetting!! I mean I ate healthy and lowfat and still managed to gain.

Well the 30 day shred has definitely helped to  tighten up some places that needed tightened.

When I work out I can actually feel my abs working….

Which brings me to my epiphany…

My abs are like faith in God…

I can feel their presence and know they are there working with in me,  I just can’t see them.

Oh I know corny, and my son commented “ Oh Mom I hope you aren’t going to put that on your blog” as I was sharing my light bulb moment with him.

but as usual I couldn’t resist.

And for those of you who have encouraged me that I could do this…..

Thanks for confidence and encouragement! It was a real pick me upper!!

Stayed tuned, by next month I am hoping to have a contest but it is just going to have to wait till after Florida! I am not due for another post for at least 4 weeks!

Have a great day!



  1. WAY TO GO GIRL!!! I never doubted you could do it for one minute. You are the most tuned-in person and able to circle the wagons and refocus your efforts. You're just soooo awesome.

    I'm SUPER excited you honked and waved yesterday - I knew it was you and it made me smile the whole rest of my run. I'm sorry I didn't see you the second time - though I suspected it might have been you, but really thought that I might have been hallucinating. I did 2:2 intervals yesterday - glad you saw me run, but I'm sorry you had to see me run (not a pretty picture for anyone to have to see). I live so close to that mechanic. If you ever need anything - just give me a holla'.

    good luck with your other 1.5 pounds before Thursday. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts!!!! Have a BLAST in FL - enjoy the rays for me, please!

  2. Knock - knock! Anyone home? You told us to stay tuned. . . well, I'm tuned. How did it all turn out? Edge of my seat over here girly!! Hoping you are well!!!!

  3. Met your "twin" sister today. What a gem!!!! Such a wonderful family you have! Miss your posts!

  4. So . . . are you ever going to blog again? Do we ever get to find out how the swimsuit saga turned out? I miss your shining light in my world! Hope you are well - think of you often!