Tuesday, March 9, 2010


OK - sooo Chris and I started our new healthy living last week! It is a LIFE CHANGE not a diet. We both could stand to lose a few pounds so we rejoined the gym and started our new life! We are doing Weight Watchers. We are not going to the meetings or anything, but have all the tools from being a member in the past and are doing it on our own.

Honestly, it was pretty easy for me. We bought tons of low calorie snacks and lots of fruit. This helps me because I always feel so snacky at the office. By bringing many healthy options to work, I was doing well. I did not even crave Coke which, in itself, is a miracle. We cheated a little on Friday night. It was date night so we had a little cheat, but other than that we stuck to it. Chris weighed in on Sunday and he lost 10 pounds! I was sooo proud of him! The bug was being cranky and did not want to go to the gym that morning with us so I stayed home. I got too lazy and did not end up going at all on Sunday. Last night, I went and got my "last chance" workout in and went to weigh. I knew he was going to say I was 3 or 4 pounds lighter.


I was so stinking mad. I wanted to binge right then. I knew there were some Girl Scout cookies in the pantry and I wanted them. Chris settled me down and I had my nice grilled chicken and vegetables for dinner and a diet ice cream. But let me tell you, if I lose zero again next week, all bets are off!!!

So, that is the crap that has been going on with me! Kendall has school pics tomorrow - they are the spring pics and cap and gown pics. I can't believe my little baby is getting cap and gown pics from pre-school graduation and in two short months she will be graduating pre-k and turning 5. I am very mixed in my emotions about this! I love that she is growing and learning but I miss that sweet little chunky baby!!! I just don't know how 5 years FLEW by in a minute! Our parents tell us it does, but WOW!!!! It is happening!

Remember to hug your babies and spend as much time with them as you can because before you know it they are grown!!

Niki - :) Love is all you need <3

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


OK first, let me say that a friend of a friend is having a giveaway contest - it is really cool! She is counting down the days to her b-day and is giving something aswesome away every other day! Here is the link to her site:


Well, Chris and I kicked off our diet and workout this week. My body is soooo not used to eating light. Yesterday I has a banana, an apple, a Healthy Choice meal for lunch, an orange, a granola bar, and a turkey on honey wheat with mustard sandwich, baked chips and a pickle for dinner. It was all nice and healthy food, but boy were the cravings for chocolate and cookies baaaaddd.

We went to the gym and did the cardio workout on the treadmill that Chris' trainer gave us. It was intense and I sweat so much. It was great! I did not go last night because Chris is going back tonight and I have school so I did not want to have K up there 3 nights in a row. So, I will go again Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday and I will get in 4 workouts. That is all I can squeeze in for now without dragging the girl to the gym every single day (which I could never do). So let's hope that helps me lose some weight this week :)

I start physical therapy for my shoulder today. I am excited and nervous at the same time. We will see how tortured I am after.

Hope you all have a great day and remember, Love is all you need!


Monday, March 1, 2010


WOW! It has been a month since I made a real post. That makes me so sad. I remember that I need to blog, but get distracted (this happens easily) and then forget. So, I vow that I will blog more than once a month!!

Not too much happened in February. My birthday was on the 5th, we did not do too much. Just dinner with friends. Kendall also started swimming lessons at Lifetime today. Kids Playce is taking them every Friday over to the gym. Only $20 a month! Can't beat that. Then there was Valentine's day. It was very laid back. We went to dinner and a movie on Saturday and my mom watched Kendall and on Sunday we all exchanged gifts and went to lunch. Nice lazy day.
The next weekend was pretty low key as well. We did nothing on the 20th and then on the 21st, Andi and I went to see Miss Saigon. It was so good. I had NO idea the story and it was very good and shocking!!! This weekend we got new floors in our master bedroom. We put 16 x 16 ceramic tile in there. Our dresser broke (it was on its last leg anyway). It was a little funny because we knew how fragile it was and I really could not stand it anyway. The drawers were always breaking and I had to keep a screwdriver in one for when it happened. The bad news is that we are not prepared to buy new bedroom furniture so I have to spend some money on a replacement to last a year or two. Blecho.

The floors look great! Now all we need is paint!!!!! And new furniture. And new bedding. Oh yeah, maybe we will be done with our room in 2015 hee hee.

I love March so I am excited for it! Except for the rain, I am in a great mood! We signed back up at the gym and joined the Biggest Loser contest so I hope to stay motivated!!! I need to lose some weight so I can fit into my shorts!!

St. Patrick's day is coming and it is my FAV day! Being Irish, I love it!!!!! I don't go out for it on a weeknight, but I still love the spirit behind it!! Also, Kendall has school pics and cap and gown pics coming up on the 10th. She is not wanting to get them taken wight now, but I will bribe her LOL!! I also start physical therapy for my left shoulder that has been hurting me for, ohhh, about 14 or so years.

Only 22 weeks of work left if we can get jobs!! Only 2 1/2 mor months of school for us both to be DONE!!! There are some job fairs coming up this month and next month so be praying for us that we can get a job!!!

Other than that, all is the same - busy, busy, busy!!!!!

Until next time (hopefully sooner than later).

Remember, love is all you need!!