Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Random Fun

Here are some random pictures of the kids having fun at home.

Corbyn, Brianna, and Brianna's friend

Keira and Landon

Where's Amber?

We sent all of the kids to bed one night and then sat down to watch a show on TV. When we went to check on the kids, we found Amber on the stairs - it was really cute.

Happy with Legos

This is Corbyn and his friend, Zach, showing off Corbyn's Lego Agents set from Christmas. Corbyn said, "I'm never going to take this set apart. " Well, that lasted about one month, then he took it apart and started building a bunch of different things with all the pieces. He is now rebuilding the whole set and it's like Christmas all over :)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Week Seven

Well, I knew this week would come. Despite the fact that I worked out a ton and still ate well (maybe a few more calories than usual), I did not lose any weight. During the week, I weighed myself and had lost two more lbs., but by this morning when I did my official weigh in, I weighed 164 lbs., just like last week. That's okay though. I am still going to keep working hard because I know this will not happen each week from here on out. I know I can lose the 20 more pounds in the next few months.

15 Feb - Weights 21, Stairs 21, Bike 37, DDR 15, 1200 cal
16 Feb - Stairs 20, Bike 24, DDR 15, 1500 cal
17 Feb - Bike 30, Treadmill 30, Weights 30, 1100 cal
18 Feb - Stairs 20, Bike 20, Bball 45, 1700 cal
19 Feb - Bike 30, Treadmill 30, Weights 30, 1700 cal
20 Feb - Stairs 15, Bike 20, 1800 cal

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Dinosaur Museum

Last week I went to the Dinosaur Museum with my sisters and we had a great time. Amber was SO excited to go because she LOVES the PBS Show, Dinosaur Train. When we walked in and she saw this first dinosaur, she said, "Mom! That's a Triceratop!" I didn't even know that. Hmmm.


I happened upon some really yummy whole wheat pizza crusts and started a fun little tradition for our Monday night dinners - each week one of the children gets to decorate the kid pizza any way they like, then I decorate the one for Jason and me - can you tell which section is mine? ;) It has been really fun, is super yummy, and is pretty healthy considering the alternative.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Week Six

I reached my goal!! Yeah! I weigh 164lbs. - 2 lbs. less than last week. I do not plan to stop, though! I want to keep going until my birthday and see how much more I can lose. It has only been six weeks and I am down 20 lbs. - I hope that I can lose another 15 - 20 lbs. by April!

Here's what I did last week:

8 Feb - Treadmill 33, Bike 37, Weights 30, 1100 cal
9 Feb - Stairs 10, Bike 40, Weights 20, 1200 cal
10 Feb - Bike 30, Treadmill 37, Weights 25, 1300 cal
11 Feb - Stairs 25, Bike 20, DDR 25, 1200 cal
12 Feb - 1100 cal
13 Feb - Stairs 20, Bike 20, 1200 cal

I always believed that eating healthy, eating less, and exercising more would take too long to lose any significant amount of weight . . . I was wrong. I feel like these past 6 weeks have flown by! It's always SO hard to start something like this because you just think about how long it will take and how impossible it seems to do. It's amazing how much it empowers you, though, once you begin and stick with it! When you see the weight coming off and you know that you are benefiting from your hard work, it makes you want to keep going . . . and going . . . and going! :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

This is What Happens When . . .

This is what happens when you leave your child in the high chair a little too long!

Yes, I had to bleach the spaghetti sauce out of his shirt - it was pretty bad

Monday, February 8, 2010

Week Five

I just got back from my "last chance workout" and I'm ready to report on what I did last week.

1 Feb - Bike 30, Treadmill 20, Weights 25, 1100 cal
2 Feb - DDR 20, 1200 cal
3 Feb - Weights 20, 1700 cal
4 Feb - Weights 20, Stairs 11, Bike 45, Basketball 45, 1400 cal
5 Feb - Stairs 10, Bike 60, Treadmill 30, Weights 30, 1700 cal
6 Feb - Stairs 10, Bike 30, 1200 cal

It's becoming more of a lifestyle and I like it. I still have not had a single treat since January 4th and, surprisingly, I don't mind. I know that I will start having treats again, but I am not sure when . . . I don't want to ruin a good thing, especially since I am really not missing having the treats.

My new weight is: 166 lbs., I lost 4 lbs. this week, yippee!!! It might have helped a little that Fast Sunday was yesterday ;)

I'm down a total of 18 lbs. since I started and my goal is 20 lbs. by April. Well, I am sure you know as well as I know that I will not be content to stop at 20 lbs.! I am just going to keep going and see what happens.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Larson Extended Family Pictures

I started this post a long time ago, but I forgot to publish it. My family got family pictures taken on New Year's Day by Audrey Photography. It was a gorgeous day and we had a lot of fun. Audrey did a great job!!!

Playroom Sleepover

For Christmas we surprised the kids and turned our playroom into a second family room. When their cousins were in town, we let them all have a sleepover in the playroom and watch movies. They were so excited! (We love having the couch up in the playroom!!! It's great to have another place to gather and there is still plenty of room behind the couch for all their toys.)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Week Four

I cannot believe it has already been one month since I started - wow! Here's what I did last week:

25 Jan - Bike, 30, Treadmill 17, Weights 25, 1100 cal
26 Jan - Weights 15, Bike 30, DDR 20, 1400 cal
27 Jan - Elliptical 33, Treadmill 20, Weights 25, 1200 cal
28 Jan - Weights 20, Stairs 10, Bike 40, Basketball 45, 1200 cal
29 Jan - Bike 30, Treadmill 20, Weights 25, Treadmill 25, 1600 cal
30 Jan - Stairs 20, Bike 30, 1100 cal

My new weight is: 170 lbs. - I lost 1 lb. and I am totally okay with that! I was scared that this would be my week that I didn't lose any or possibly gain a pound, so 1 lb. is awesome. That's 14 lbs. so far and I'm gonna keep on going!