Monthly Archives: May 2007

IT'S A….

BOY!!
Introducing Baby Lou…
Baby Lou
Junior
Lou and Baby Lou
In Awe...
Precious
5 lbs, 10oz…16 inches long.  He was born at 1540 AZ time.  He is precious and a surprise…everyone though he would be a girl.  He is a little bruised in the face because he wanted to see the world he was entering into…he came out face first instead of crown first.  They are all doing well…if I didn’t have to work tomorrow I would still be there looking at him.  So tiny…I can’t wait to spoil him…

Waffles…

That is all I seem to been thinking about this evening.  I went to the PX after work (WORK…what a wonderful place.  I mean it…so much better than the Commissary.  No stress at all) because I wanted to get a couple of outfits that didn’t involve jean material.  I struck out trying that…but I did find some nice shorts and a skirt…50% to 75% off (I LOVE THE SIZE I AM NOW!!)…but I still need some business casual to sport to work.  Sigh…I will try Target this weekend.  Anyway…I was in the PX and the urge struck me…Waffles!  In my head I sounded like Donkey from Shrek…”I’m making WAFFLES!”. 
I even got a nice Belgium Waffle maker to make the darn carb demons  and to get Donkey’s voice out of my head.   I made waffles.  The kids loved them…the boy even had two of them.  I even made one for myself…but it is sitting there cold and untouched.  I couldn’t bring myself to eat it.  I think what stopped me is the fact that I have worked so hard to get to where I am now.  I was able to buy 2 pairs of shorts in a size 5 and three pairs of jeans in a 3.  I also got two skirts…one is a 3 and the other is a 2.  I KNOW if I eat that waffle I will bloat…I will feel crappy…and my clothes will not fit right for a week.  Is Donkey’s voice screaming “I’m making waffles!” enough to make me cave and ruin a whole day of eating clean…apparently not.  I am trying to find a Almond Flour recipe for waffles.  I think I found a winner but that will have to be on the weekend.  By then I will probably not want anything to do with waffle.  I guess I just wanted to make the waffles and not eat them.
I have some energy to burn (not stress…just energy…what a welcome change) so I will be doing some exercise in a couple of minutes.  It just struck me as funny how Donkey was the voice that I heard when I decided that I wanted to make waffles.  🙂
Off to workout…gotta stay in those sizes!!

O.M.G.

Can a person smile too much?? I just discovered that Jimmy Moore over at Livin La Vida Low Carb
has highlighted my blog in one of his posts. This guy is amazing…more proof that once you set your mind to do something you can accomplish anything. He is a Low Carb Hero in my opinion…a Guru. Right up there with Billy and My Daddy. This is too awesome!! I go to his various sites to get valuable information and some insight on this way of eating. Thank GAWD I am in shape now…my blood pressure is normal…because all this excitement is too much! I never thought many people read my little spot on the Internet.
I’m telling you now…IF Billy writes me back I will probably pass out.
Thanks Jimmy for the props and for being a shining light for all of us low carbers.
Wow…I think I need to lie down. LOL….

Gonna Do It…

I am in the process of writing a testimonial for a Billy Blanks Infomercial.  Taebo has been a part of my life for so long and has helped me out so much I need to let them know.  I don’t care if they pick me or not…I just hope that Billy reads my story and understands just how much his program has helped me inside and out.  I have to admit …I would be stoked to be invited to workout with him and Shellie and to get a chance to meet him in person.  My husband had a chance to workout with him and meet him in Iraq.  I have to say I was SO JEALOUS!!  He just doesn’t grasp how I feel.  🙂  Yep…I sound like a total groupie.
Honestly…the reason I like Billy so much is because he reminds me of my Daddy.  He is about the same age as Daddy…and in the same shape.  My Daddy is my Hero…I look up to him so much and I always love to hear what he thinks and get his opinion.  I remember Daddy taking TaeKwondo when I was younger.  He would go to the classes religiously and was in terrific shape.  I would watch him practice his routines and his moves.  I didn’t take any classes with him because I was a teen-aged girl and didn’t want to sweat.  I was always impressed by what he was able to do…the moves…the flexibility…everything.  Fast forward to 1999 when I got the first Taebo tapes.  I basically remembered the moves that Daddy showed me.  I remembered how inspired I was whenever I saw him practice.  I also felt the inspiration from Billy (via the tapes) that I always got from Daddy.  I also like that his daughter Shellie works out with him as well.  I will always regret being “too cool” to go to the classes with Daddy.  The newer set (Amped) has Shellie slipping up and yelling “Go Dad!”  and that inspires me to go on.  That is what I always think whenever Daddy tells me about his latest venture…GO DADDY!!   🙂 🙂 🙂
Anyway…i know I sound like a groupie or a Taebo junkie…but it is really more than the weight loss.  It is feeling like I have my Daddy in the room with me while I am working out.  Motivating me to do “just one more set”  and making me feel like I can accomplish anything.  Thanks Daddy for showing me that no matter what your age or health…if you believe you can do it then you will.  My Daddy is a good man…those are a rarity these days.  I am so happy to be his daughter.  I hope what he has instilled in me rubs off on the kids.
Off to finish my testimonial and to find a picture of myself that doesn’t have me looking like a hot mess.  🙂
Oh yeah…did my workout today, made shish kabobs, went to my sister in laws (she is having contractions…BABY TIME), and I am almost finished with my laundry.  Go ME!

Ouch…

My last day at my old job was Thursday and I am trying to relax.  Today I did the Ultimate Taebo DVD and I made it through the whole workout with no incident until I looked down and noticed that my belly piercing was gone.  Crap!  It is still healing so I knew that I had to put it back in ASAP or it would close.  Little did I know that it would close so quickly.  LAWD HAVE MERCY…the pain!!  I didn’t know that my butt had legs.  It had started to close…right in the middle of the piercing.  My daughter was there to help me while I was laying down trying to get the jewelry back in.  After almost 45 minutes I was able to reopen the hole and secure the jewelry.   That was followed by a hot shower and a sea salt soak.  I just hope it doesn’t get infected.  This is something that I have wanted for a long time and I really want to keep it in place.  Sigh… I guess I did so much ab work I loosened the ball and it fell out.  My stomach is getting flatter and the loose skin is better.  I guess with continued exercise it will look good enough for me to venture out with a tankini.  I was asked if I would get plastic surgery in the future…I don’t think I will.  The loose skin is bad and I am sure it would be way worse if I hadn’t added exercise to my diet.  I have stretch marks from back to back pregnancies and for gaining a great deal of weight.  If I were to have a choice of loose skin and a 28 inch waist or skin that is tight with a 44 inch waist…I will always choose the 28 inch waist.  I am no longer in danger of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and the list goes on.  Having a tight belly with all of those ailments is just not worth it.
I decided to get my hair highlighted again…it looks really nice but I will have to take a picture tomorrow.  The hot shower made my flat ironed hair go wild and curly.  Right now I look like a lion.  A crazed lion because of the pain in my belly.  Once I square away the head I will take a picture of my newly highlighted hair…I think it took some age off me.  I’m very happy with the results…
This weekend will be spent BBQing with my Baby Brother and watching my Sister in Law for signs of labor.  She is 17 days away from her due date and she is sitting really low.  I have a feeling that she will be going into full labor sometime this week.  I can’t wait to meet my new niece Leiana.  The baby feelings are strong in me, I don’t want a baby but I sure love to hold them and spoil them.  She is so ready to have this baby and I am ready for her to have her as well.  I wanna hold a newborn!!
Since I am no longer going to be working at the Commissary my eating will basically be on plan.  I will not have access to all the food that I did before so it is a perfect time for me to go back on the Kimmer Experiment to get deep into ketosis and lose the cravings.  I just don’t want to be haunted by the vending machines that the Army likes to put into buildings.   I can do this…I am already loving the results of Amped and low carbing.  My three pack is back and while I was trying to put in the piercing back in I could feel the ab muscles working.  My husband and his troops are doing really well on the diet plan I sent them.  I sent them the Paleolithic (Caveman) Diet that incorporates fruits and nuts into the plan.  The weight loss will be slower…but they will feel better while on it and they will be able to eat given the choices available in Iraq.
I am tired…the pain medication that I took to take the edge off the piercing is kicking in…I have more to say but the keys are swimming right now.  I will be back tomorrow with pictures of my new do, my going away party, and the big event…The Girl’s promotion to the 9th grade!  I am so proud of her!!
Later…

Rest Day…

…okay…I am taking my rest day.  I DON’T LIKE it…but I am taking the damned day.  I know I have to rest my muscles after the week that I have endured.  I have been sore so I know something is working.  The soreness is the muscle repairing itself.  I read that somewhere as well… 🙂  Sigh…I hate when I get like this.  I feel like a bum, but I also know that my body needs this.  I don’t want to get so fixated on exercising that I lose focus and get injured or burned out.
It still sucks…but I took my damned rest day.
Crap…

Express Sculpt…

Still trying the new workouts.  Did Express Sculpt and it is a winner.  My arms, shoulders, back and abs were worked quite nicely.  I have to say I am really feeling these workouts.  I know I will see results!  These workouts are not boring at all and it seems the time flies by.  I’m still not wanting to roll over any of the workouts with the Saturn!!  🙂
Off to make something to eat now…low carb fried chicken.  Yes…there is a way to make lower carb chicken and the best part about it is noone knows the difference!!  I might even sneak in some Mock Mashed Potatoes…those are made with cauliflower!  I am starving!!

The Prom…

…I just got back from dropping my daughter off at her dance.  She looks so beautiful…she let me cha cha her up!  The new hair color looks wonderful on her.  She even said she actually LIKED looking all girly.  Momma wins!!  🙂
Here are some pictures of my beautiful baby girl…
Too Cute for words
Hamming it Up
Cha Cha
 Beautiful
Sniff..sniff…they grow up so fast.  I remember bringing her home from the hospital…it was hot and I was wondering if we had enough air conditioning in the house.  I was almost crying there and I was taking all kinds of pictures.  I wasn’t alone, there were other Mothers in the parking lot fussing over their babies.  It was so funny…the kids walked away and all that was left was a parking lot full of quiet parents looking wistfully towards their children.  I was then shocked back into reality by the boy who was declaring his hunger.  🙂  Yep… they grow way too fast!

Sore…

A good all over body sore, but still sore.  My body is reminding me how old I am.  🙂
I woke up this morning and my body felt tight.  WONDERFUL!!  That means I worked something different.  I am posting the Advanced Rotation of the workouts.  I will follow this for a month to see what the results will be…if they are good then I will start all over again.  If anyone wants the Intermediate Rotation I will be happy to post that as well.

Advanced:Week 1:
Day 1: Fat Burn Accelerator w/Amplifier
Day 2: Full Throttle no Amplifier
Day 3: Fat Burn Accelerator w/Amplifier
Day 4: Live in LA no Amplifier
Day 5: Rest
Day 6: Full Throttle no Amplifier
Day 7: Jump Start Cardio w/Amplifier
Week 2:
Day 1: Core Express w/Amplifier
Day 2: Fat Burn Accelerator w/Amplifier
Day 3: Full Throttle w/Amplifier
Day 4: Rest
Day 5: Full Throttle w/Amplifier
Day 6: Fat Burn Accelerator w/Amplifier
Day 7: Live in LA w/Amplifier
Week 3:
Day 1: Jump Start Cardio w/Amplifier
Day 2: Full Throttle w/Amplifier
Day 3: Core Express w/Amplifier
Day 4: Rest
Day 5: Fat Burn Accelerator w/Amplifier
Day 6: Full Throttle w/Amplifier
Day 7: Fat Burn Accelerator w/Amplifier
Week 4:
Day 1: Live in LA w/Amplifier
Day 2: Fat Burn Accelerator w/Amplifier
Day 3: Rest
Day 4: Full Throttle w/Amplifier
Day 5: Jump Start Cardio w/Amplifier
Day 6: Full Throttle w/Amplifier
Day 7: Fat Burn Accelerator w/Amplifier

I think I will also throw in the Multipack and the Legs and Abs DVD I purchased as well.  The only think left for me to get with this series is the Celebrity Sculpt and Cardio.  I know…this is sad…but there will be no shrines or me getting a divorce to marry Billy.  It has just been a very long time I had felt that wonderful after a workout.
Oh Heck!  Here is the Intermediate Rotation as well…save some people the membership fees on Billy’s site…

Intermediate:
Week 1:
Day 1: Jump Start Cardio w/Amplifier
Day 2: Core Express w/Amplifier
Day 3: Fat Burn Accelerator w/Amplifier
Day 4: Rest
Day 5: Jump Start Cardio w/Amplifier
Day 6: Core Express w/Amplifier
Day 7: Fat Burn Accelerator w/Amplifier
Week 2:
Day 1: Jump Start Cardio w/Amplifier
Day 2: Core Express w/Amplifier
Day 3: Fat Burn Accelerator w/Amplifier
Day 4: Rest
Day 5: Jump Start Cardio w/Amplifier
Day 6: Core Express w/Amplifier
Day 7: Fat Burn Accelerator w/Amplifier
Week 3:
Day 1: Jump Start Cardio w/Amplifier
Day 2: Full Throttle w/Amplifier
Day 3: Fat Burn Express w/Amplifier
Day 4: Rest
Day 5: Jump Start Cardio w/Amplifier
Day 6: Core Express w/Amplifier
Day 7: Fat Burn Accelerator w/Amplifier
Week 4:
Day 1: Jump Start Cardio w/Amplifer
Day 2: Core Express w/Amplifier
Day 3: Fat Burn Accelerator w/Amplifier
Day 4: Rest
Day 5: Jump Start Cardio w/Amplifier
Day 6: Full Throttle w/Amplifier
Day 7: Fat Burn Accelerator w/Amplifier

I’m aat work now so I will post more later.  Today is the dance for my child and I will be taking many pictures of her…
Later

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