Brief Update.. June 21...

Friday, December 31, 2010
Just a brief update:

 I am pretty sure that we will be taking the 8PM flight from MCO after the cruise. So that we have something to do and not be sitting in the airport itself. I just reserved the MCO Hyatt for $89 for their "Day Room", from 10AM - 6PM. I realize I could save that but leaving that ship at 9:00AM (approx) and getting to the airport about 10 is just way too long with an active little boy. I made sure to make it part of the budget.


MCO Hyatt Hotel

My Plans For The Year!

Ok, so it didn't take long to post LOL :o)

I have a few plans this year, but lets discuss my vacation plans for June.

We are leaving June 14 and returning on the 21st.
  • June 14, 2020: . AirTran. By the way, we only have the flight going, not coming back just yet.  That is ok, I am sure a good special will come up :o). But I could not pass up the $94 each one way price. Now just to wait and see about the cost coming back
  • June 14-17 : Bay Lake Tower (DVC). Lakeview Studio.
    • We had previous reservations with Old Key West, but decided to make a change. Besides I have an abundance of points left over even with the change, that we thought if BLT was available, we might as well go ahead and get it. I am glad that we were able to get it. I didn't think that I would be this excited but I really am. 
  • June 17-21: Disney Dreaming. Category 8C GTY. Not sure about the actual room assignment, but that will come in time. This is cruise # 6 for us on Disney, so this is also exciting. 
As you can see, I will have to loss some weight and get myself healthier. Its sad that I need something like a trip to get me motivated, but as long as I get it done it will be fine, right? :o). After the weekend, I will be back on track with weight watchers. It really helped while I was doing it recently, but the point system has changed a bit so I will be doing a bit of research here pretty soon.

This year will be pretty busy still (but I am blessed to have it). In addition to working full time, I will continue to teach part-time at the colleges. The extra funds are a blessing because it allows for all of the madness knows as Disney and some odds and ends.

In the meantime, I leave you with the commercial that is just so cute :o):

Enjoy.. Until next time, which will be much more often :o)

Ok, ok.. It has been a while, but I am back now.. Weight loss HERE I COME!!

It has been a while, and I while I am here at home with the kids, enjoying my last few days of freedom until Monday when I return to work. I am actually excited to get back in the groove. The quicker we get through this, the quicker we get to the summer. :o)

I will begin this new year journey with a picture of the kids. This is Miss Kelsey. Such a bright girl, who is ultra inquisitive, but that is what I love about her. She is my biggest help and fan. She admires my flaws and everything, even though I do force her to do her homework, clean her room, and not allow her to watch TV during the week, when school is in. LOL. She a soccer player so she has alot to keep her busy :o)

Here are my two men!! Don't ask.. I have no idea what they were looking at. LOL. Dudie is a fun little boy who loves Iron Man, BatMan, and SpiderMan. SMH.  I guess they have to like something huh? He does have his own cape. Big Anthony is awesome as a husband and father. The fact that he loves Disney too makes it that much better. LOL

That is my family! As I continue on this weight loss journey to Disney, hopefully they wont tempt me too much LOL.

I promise, I am back to continue this until June.

Next Installment..... Our plans!!

Wow. Weight kiss thus far

Sunday, October 10, 2010
So far it's 5 lbs but 5 lbs is better than nothing. Lol. Just a few more days until our 11th anniversary weekend. I'm excited but still have some issues leaving the kids. I know that they are in good hands. At the sane time two days away may help to recharge my batteries. Made my dining reservations. Actually there were several made until I can make a final decision. Lol. Big week at work this week sobit should be interesting. :6).

Weight loss thus far!!

Wow. What a ride!!! So far only 5lbs lost but it's still 5lbs.

Week 4... hmmm...

Saturday, October 2, 2010
I guess, I didnt exactly follow everything this week. Matter of fact, I did not really note my eating. But I promised myself that I will be back on track no matter what. I think that it can work, I just need to get it together. I doubt seriously I gained any weight.. If nothing else, I am still the same. We will see the outcome tomorrow.

We are leaving in like 2 weeks. Any plans made??No except for dinner. I am now considering doing the Mickey Not so Scary Party instead of the Food & Wine. Hmmmm.. Not sure. Whatever is done will only be one of the parks.  I am looking forward to it.

Today is Kelseys game.. Anthony does not know it, but I will be taking Kelsey to the game while Anthony gets Dudie to the hospital to turn in that specimen and then to Arlington to get a picture repaired.

Started the day with Hot Chocolate....

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Luckily, it was only 2 points, but I am not hungry at all. I am a bit horse, so I am not feeling 100%, but well enough thankfully. I am thinking that since I am not too hungry, I am guessing I can pull off just some french fries. I will have to get a medium size (5 points) one and possibly a side salad (0 points). Shouldn't be too bad.

I did manage to make sure that we were not homeless on our anniversary. I just put the finishing touches on that part of the reservation, so we are good. Now, I just need to do all of the research that I can as I have never experienced it beforehand.

Last night was the last night of my Monday night class and I was sooo excited..... UNTIL this AM, My supervisor contacted me and said that there was an additional course available. UGH!!!!!! Dont get me wrong, I am sooo thankful to have my pt job! but come on... LOL. Anyway the thing that made it better was that I got to choose what days and times I wanted. Thanks Rebecca. So as a result, I choose Wednesdays at 7 & 9 PM. That will make it better and will get me to a point where I will only have to worry about one day a week and have time to do everything else. That in addition to my one class with VA, the stress level should be lowered.

That is all for now...  Until next time.

Week 4!!!!!

Monday, September 27, 2010
Wow. I made it to week 4. Now I have to really get serious these next couple weeks. Anniversary is coming and Anthony has come through even though I did not think he would. We have the babysitter. Check. The flight tickets. Check. The rental car received. Check. Now we just need 10/16 to come on. I am getting excited even though I feel a bit Neglectful cause my babies won't be there. I just have to keep telling myself that we need this time away and we deserve it. Did I say that we are Homeless with no where to stay when we get there. Just a formality. I guess I have a good hinny after all. Lol. Now to get in some exercise. I would like to be down at least 5lbs by. That time. Lol. We will see. Lol.

Almost the end of week 3 :0)

Friday, September 24, 2010
Well it's Friday and yes I am hungry. I did sneak and check my weight. Doing pretty good if I can say so myself. I am about .06 lbs away from the weight I was prior to having kids. I wasn't thin by no means but I had energy. I am excited which is why I am sitting here hungry trying to figure out what to eat that's doesn't have many points. Lol. I dud decide to get my feet done while I think about it. Let's see what the night holds. Update coming on. Sunday. Weigh in day. ;0)

Ok... Tuesday....

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Today, and yesterday, I did well :o).

I was able to eat within my points and have some left over last night. I think that I am finally coming into the notion that my health is important. Today, so far so good. I am going to make an effort to actually cook tonight (something I have not done in years or months). I have the recipe for Cabbage Soup, which is 0 points. I know what you are saying, is that all?? Heck no... lol. I will also bake some pork chops as well. I have to have my protein LOL.

Its days l ike this that I think about those awesomely fattening, scrumptious Nachos that I had at Disneyland. Yum, Yum is all I can think of for that.

Its time to get healthy so when I take that vacation to Disney in June, I will be ready. I may even do a crazy excursion like swim with the dolphins or do some ziplining.  We will see.

Mondays.. Ahhh... Mondays!!

Monday, September 20, 2010
Today, I am feeling better and hopeful about this whole weight loss thing. I wasn't that hungry today and just knowing that I did gain some of it back, makes me more determined to do this. If nothing else, I will be a healthier me by the time I make my vacation in June. This will be our first vacation that will last an entire 8 days 7 nights all Disney related. Normally, we are known for taking smaller trips about 4 days at the most, because it allows us to take multiple vacations throughout the year.

Today, I was not as hungry and managed to eat and stay within my allotted points for lunch. It did not hurt that a friend went to lunch with me and ate some of what I had, putting me in the position of not eating it all LOL

I am still keeping hope alive that Anthony and I might go to ANYWHERE with just us. That is looking good right about now.

We will see.!!

A Pic of me.. I guess Before... I hate Taking Pictures

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I am feeling better about my weigh-in

I went through the day trying to figure out where I went wrong this week. Turns out, simply, I ate too much at some point LOL :o).

I think that I may have a cure for myself. Perhaps, if the Lord sees fit, maybe Anthony and I can go on a quick Disney Cruise vacation in November (just us). If something like this could come to pass, that would give me a greater incentive to lose the weight. I wont be thin or anything but perhaps healthier. I think that I have it figured out (of course I think of solutions whether or not we go any where). The kids can stay with my mom that Thursday and Friday, then they could move and stay with Squirt until Sunday. It would only require us to be off Thursday and Friday and back at work on Monday. I long to spend time with just him but I struggle with my feelings of guilt leaving the kids. At the same time the price I found was awesome and I have never seen three digits for cost on anything Disney. Besides, it will be our last cruise on the Wonder before she moves on.

Oh well, just a thought, but maybe if I get in a motivator for myself, it might help, even if we go no where. Of course we will always be able to look forward to our Family vacation in June!!!! Yay!! Disney Dream here we come.

I did my weigh-in......

Ok end of week 2....

Not so good, I gained .6 lbs. At least it was not the entire 5. I gotta do better this week, and I WILL. I have to write it down to hold myself accountable.

Now, I am so thinking about a vacation. I would love to take one just me and Anthony but without proper sitters for the kids that wont be possible. However, I did come across a site Perhaps I may give them a try even if it is just for 2 hours for us to see a movie. Although a weekend away for just me doesn't sound bad either. I just need to re-group and get it together, and  I am not quite sure how to do that, but we will see.

I have no excuses for the weight gain, but I have alot of stress. I will just have to work through it and suck it up I think.

Until, next time...

I am now fully immersed into Week 2 of Weight Watchers

Thursday, September 16, 2010
This week, I must say that so far, it is going well. I have been a little hungry but not like it was for week 1. When I went to the store, I made sure that I only bought foods that would be good to eat, while not compromising the taste that we all know that I love!!! I lost 5 lbs last week, which I believe was water weight, but I will take it LOL :o)

Saturday, myself and some friends went to this little place called Jokes & Jazz. It was lunch time so it was not crowded at all. It was my first time there, but the Chicken & Waffles were great! I wish I could cook like that. I doubt that was a something on the point plan but I needed to treat myself.

I think that I am in need of a vacation... BY MYSELF!! The funny thing is that I am not kidding. I am so seriously thinking of just getting on a plane and heading to the "house" for a weekend, BY MYSELF.  I know that it sounds funny, and I so love my husband and them there babies of mine, but I am just at a loss of words with the things that are going on in my head. Just about 2-3 days and I will be fine.

We will see what the coming weeks hold. Gotta love the idea of just being who you are and enjoy being you :o).

I wonder how much more have I lost this week. I will see on Sunday. I need to take some pics, but I will just do that later :o)

I Don't Think I went over, however....

Saturday, September 11, 2010
Today did not start off well for me. My oldest baby is just a real challenge. It's nothing bad. She is smart intellegent and beautiful. However if I can just get her to do her homework and not lie about getting it done. Smh. Of course not using money for things other than ice cream would help too. Lol. I just don't know what to do to chAnge that behavior of hers. Funny thing is I was the same way.
For lunch I had a grilled chicken sandwich. Med tater tots and water. It was good and I was hungry. That's about 16 points for sure we will see. Lol

I went over 2 points ;0(

Wednesday, September 8, 2010
I went over by two points. Thankfully I have the extra points each week. Let's see what happens. Tomorrow. :0)

Day three......

Today, I have to say was much better than yesterday. I did manage to over due it by 4 points on yesterday. At least the overage points are there LOL.  Today has started out better, I guess. I waited until I got to work and had some carrots and sprite zero. As you can see I am figuring if I save my points, I can eat something at lunch. Today, I had Sonic Grilled Chicken Sandwich and small tater tots with water. According to the site,  I have used 13 points. Not too bad. Not sure what I will eat later but I am not starving like I was. I guess having that small something earlier might have helped.

We are still in the "we will see" phase. So I guess time will tell. I really need to attempt to get to Disney just a bit smaller than I am. LOL :o)

Day 1 down... Now on to Day 2 :o)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Ok, I did not do as bad as I thought. I guess it is about making those healthy choices. I made it through the day with 0.5 points to spare. And that was without cheating LOL. Now, I am not sure how today will go, because again I am starving. I am thinking an early lunch is in order for me. I saw online that the Fresco grill steak tacos are minimal points. So I guess I will be making it that way.

This is harder than I thought. I am thinking that all I need to do is keep busy. Of course, I would not be this hungry but I did not eat breakfast. Got up and got on my way this morning and did not have the time. I will have to make the time in the future.

Lets see how today goes. :o) Pray for me.

Ok, I cheated already...

Monday, September 6, 2010
On the last post, I was soooo hungry!! I went in the fridge and ate some sweet potato casserole. I think that when I checked it was like 4.5 points cause only half was left. Of course, i now only have 14.5 points left for the day. I have got to do better.

Oh yea, I have the blogger on my iPhone now, so I will be able to blog from wherever I am. Maybe this might work we will see. I also have the WW app on the iphone too.

We will see if all of this works. Anthony is making baked pork chops and green beans tonight. He did buy 3 WW meals at the store. I did not want too many, just in case LOL.

Wish me luck :o)

First Full Day of Weight Watchers

What can I say....... I am sooooo hungry right now and I have no idea what to eat. Sent Anthony to the store to get food cause I was #1 lazy, #2 & 3 I didn't want to go and over buy. I'm thinking not such a good idea :0(.
Today I had a whole bag of salad (romaine lettuce and carrotts) and about two teaspoons of ceasar dressing. Plains Lays potatoe chips, one pop scicle.
I think thatbi am doing this wrong. Should I be this hungry?? Man I hope I can get a handle on this soon. If not I do not know what will work.
All I can continue to think is Disney, Disney, Disney.
I am still hungry though. Lol

I have joined Weight Watchers Online

Sunday, September 5, 2010
I found a really good coupon online and got it for $54 bucks for three months. I have tried the meetings before and did lose something so we will see If I can do this without the meetings. If not.... Meetings here I come ;0)

Why am I dieting for Disney???

I was at SeaWorld this weekend, and although I did not really enjoy myself, I did notice how tired I got. Of course, I did have sinus issues, but it has concerned me that this has gotten this bad. I would walk and get tired really quickly. When I make the trips to Disney, I don't usually get this tired. But it got me thinking... My husband has lost weight just from working outside and me I am the exact opposite.

I make so many trips to the world, that I want to continue going and enjoying myself without getting super tired within a short amount of time. Disney World, Land,  and the Cruise are a great incentive for me.

I figure if I put it out into the universe, I will be more prone to do what I have to do to get healthy, not just for Disney, but for me and my family. I know that I can do this. :o)

And so it begins!!!! :o)