Thursday, February 24, 2011

February 24th, 2011

The scale was good to me last night! I lost 2lbs this last week... I've been doing Weight Watchers the way I am suppose to do it and after about a week off I started jogging again! I couldn't believe how hard it was after only a week! Now as soon as this snow melts I will go again! I'm determined to do this, it's just gonna take awhile!
Jared and I have a little competition going on... whoever loses the most weight in a month has to give the other $100 out of their fire dept paycheck! I'm pretty confident I'm gonna win... after going with me on my jog night before last he asked me to buy him a snickers, oreos and ice cream when I went to the store after we got home... I compromised and bought him low fat ice cream! Speaking of my husband going with me on my jog... I didn't use my mp3 player when he went with me because I felt like it would be rude to have it and ignore him or me have one and him not... I didn't realize how hard it is to run without music! It was hard to pace myself and boring because I kept running up ahead of Jared and then having to turn around and walk back to him (his calf was hurting for some reason)!
Rode on the ambulance a couple of times this last week... went on a call during drill last Thursday... it was def a bit interesting... and then rode on Monday since Jared was home from work... there wasn't much for calls but I did learn how to take blood pressures! Drill tonight probably won't be something I'll understand yet so I am hoping they have some medical calls and I can jump on and help! I absolutely love it and know without a doubt in my mind that being a paramedic is what I want to do! I can't wait to get into school and get busy working towards it!
Kiddos are doing great... Dylan has started to army crawl anywhere he wants to go and is starting to attempt to pull himself up onto things... he pulled himself up into the diaper changing supply box last night and made a big mess which he was very proud of! Gavin is talking sooo much, it amazes me everyday all the words, phrases and even sentences he's putting together... he really amazed me on Monday when he said damn it... he used it the right way too... first he spilled some yogurt on the table and said it, so seriously... like he was really annoyed with it, then he said it again when he couldn't get his trike to turn around in the hallway... guess it's time for me to start watching my mouth... I really don't swear or cuss much at all but the d word is the one I use when I use one! Oops...
Trenton is doing pretty good, he is doing really well with reading & math, needs a little work on his handwriting but what 7 year old boy doesn't! I'm trying to get him switched out the classroom he's in to a regular 2nd grade classroom... it's seriously ridiculous.... pretty sure I'm gonna have to jump through hoops and make a big fuss in order to do so... but it's gonna happen whether they do it or I take him out and put him in the charter school!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ugh!!! February 16th, 2011

I didn't lose any weight this week, but I also didn't gain which I was expecting due to the fact that I didn't jog at all this week except one night.. we went out to dinner & drinking with the boys on Saturday, then I was sick all day Sunday (it may have had a bit to do with the drinking the night before, lol)... then of course on Valentine's Day I made a big lasagna for Jared & he brought home chocolate cake! So there you have it, I totally fudged last week... Tomorrow is a new day... I am going to make myself jog at least 5 out of the next 7 days and do my Biggest Loser workout dvd at home during the day! And no more eating out or eating junk! I just need to keep reminding myself how bad I want to go shopping for new clothes!!!!

As far as going back to school... I found out today that in order to qualify for financial aid or student loans I have to repay them for my last term of school (when I went back to school about 4 years ago, I didn't pass a couple of internet classes my last term, I don't agree with my not passing one of the classes, I did my part but the "group" I got put in with did not!) So in order to do that I have to come up with $258 before the end of February, not sure how I am going to do that since Jared won't get a paycheck until the first week in March since he just went back to work! Ugggggg! If I don't pay that amount by the end of February I have to pay back 20% of my total amount owed which is an absolutely insane amount! Hoping somehow, someway I can come up with the moolah cause I really really want to go back to school!

I guess that's all for now!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The beginning... sort of....

As many of you know I have been on a weight loss "journey"... to date I have lost 15.4 lbs since starting Weight Watchers in September! The holidays were especially hard but I am back on track as far as eating goes!
I have also started working towards running a 1/2 marathon in October, right now I am working on jogging my 3 mile route entirely before adding more miles to it, as of last night I can jog about 1.4 miles before I stop and walk a bit, when I walk I am only walking about a block before I start to jog again... this is something I never thought I would or could do!
I'm also planning on attending the firefighting academy which starts in April... it's about a 4 month program. Then in the fall I am hoping to enter the EMT program at Linn Benton Community College to begin working towards becoming a Paramedic! I am both very excited & nervous about the next couple years!
I've started this blog to keep both family & friends updated on my progress, hoping it will keep me motivated knowing people will be reading about what I'm up to!