Monday, June 28, 2010

Week One of 90 Day Challenge

Last week, was the beginning of our
90 Day Sister Challenge...

First let me begin by saying I began
this week full of hope and determination.
I began my PX90 video tapes and walking
in the evening with my son (that part is
more for him them me). I ate great, I even
skipped my own "Birthday Cake"
All and All, I felt great........

And then, this morning came....

You see, me and the scale have this
love hate relationship... more hate
than love. So once again, I stepped
on the scale with much hesitation.
I hesitate cause I fear the number.
I fear the failure, I fear the
. I fear I will quit.

But not this time, I will not allow
the number of the scale to defeat me.
It is not the number here that is
important, it is being healthy. So,
am I upset that the scale did not
change... still 173. No, I feel
triumph cause I ate healthier. I
made good food choices, I exercised
daily and felt the burn, the pain.

This is a 90 day plus forever journey.
So this week was just the beginning,
regardless of what the results were.

"Long-range goals keep you from being
frustrated by short-term failures."

So, I look back at this past week and
make small changes and remain positive.

Kudo to my sis for taking it off...
Keep up the good work and remember,
" I am watching... I am cheering you on..
Win or lose, we will walk away from this

And with that, I leave you with this.

"What lies behind us, and what lies
before us are small matters
compared to what lies within us."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Challenge...

When you are sisters, you share
everything, from rooms, to clothes,
to secrets but the one thing you
don't want to share is your
Weight battle.... but that is
just what me and my sister have
shared most our life. Of course,
as we get older the battle has
gotten harder.

So with miles between us, I have
challenged by sister to a 90 day
weight throw down and use our blogs
as our way of pushing each other
to our goal... The loser has to
buy the winner an outfit.

So, I decided to take a look at
what I would get if I .. sorry,
when I win. One of my fellow
blogger, make this dress, I
have admired but know I could
only wear 25 lbs lighter...

(If you like, you can find at

So as much as it pains me to
put this in
is the day of reckoning.

Start weight... 173 (Goal 150)
Waist :38
Hips : 38.50
Thighs: 23
Arms: 13.50
Chest: 42.50

Check in weekly and cheer us on.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day Date...

This weekend was about reconnecting..
You see hubby and I don't get alot of
alone time and sometimes that can put
some space in your relationship... It
has been a hard year on my hubby after
the loss of his daddy last December.
Hubby is a very private person and really
has a hard time sharing his thoughts. He
said to me once " I am suppose to be your
rock. How can I be your rock if I show my
hurt".... "How can I be your wife, if I can't
share in your pain."... I get scared sometimes
because I know communication is key in a
marriage and both hubby and I struggle with
that.... So we took a long hike just us and
mother nature at it's finest. I feel we both
came out of this hike rejuvenated... maybe
we can begin finding our way back to each other.

Raven's Cliff.... not 2 1/2 miles but 3 1/2 miles..

Could this be a sign...

(sorry for the bad shot.. self portrait, yikes.)

Hiking and taking in the beauty....

These shoes were tired and needed a break...

and these feet sure needed to breathe...

The bottom fall.....

Then up the very rocky terrain is the big waterfall.
Were we climbed into the middle and oh what a sight.
You look up and it is like heaven open its doors
and was showering you with its beauty....

You can climb to the top and the view is spectacular
but of course I got scared so told hubby to go up
and their was heaven..

This is me from below...

And of course, not trip would be complete without
me being a klutz...