Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Busy Me

Sorry I have not posted in a week. I have sooo busy! However, I FINALLY got to eat at The Fish Market and it was amazing! My daughter went camping with my mom and dad, so me and my hubby had the weekend to ourselves. We decided to go out to eat and I wanted to go to Books-A-Million (yep, I'm a nerd) and the mall.

I found these amazing shades in Hibbett Sports and I had to try them on. I thought they looked pretty good on me. What do you think?

I loved the fountain at The Fish Market. I walked up to the side and looked in and almost fell in. Nun laughed and said if I had fallen in, he was going to act like he didn't know me and walk away. Thanks alot.

Yummm. This salad was probably the best part of my meal. It had greek olives and yes, that it full-fat ranch. It was worth every calorie.

The calamari was just as good as the salad. Another favorite of mine. We devoured this stuff and Nun even gave me some of his portion!

Finally, I ordered Shrimp and Grits. I have been told by many people that it is very good, so I said what the heck. It was OK, but I won't be ordering this anymore. Sadly, the grits were the only good part of this dinner. The shrimp was good, but the sauce that it was covered in, was not.

We had a great night and we even had time to Netflix a few movies. FYI - I love Netflix! I mostly watch documentaries and tv shows. I definately have changed over the years. I would much rather watch a documentary than most of the movies that are out now. Weird, I know.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Trail Running

Yesterday, me and Em walked/ran on the trail in our town. I love it! It is very quiet and I go in the mornings, so there aren't too many people on it. Running helps me with more than just losing weight. It helps me relax and clear my head and sometimes, it even calms me down when I am upset or mad about something. I tell people that running is like my Prozac - not only does it keep me sane, it doesn't cost me anything!

Em is out of school for the summer so I told her she would have to join me on my runs. She was excited and I was surprised. I mean, just the other day I wanted us to go ride bikes and after 5 minutes, she stopped and told me her butt hurt and her legs were burning. I was like are you serious?! She is 7 and should blow me out of the water as far as not getting tired. Kids are so lazy these days! Anyways, we started walking and she starts swinging her arms like crazy. I asked her, "What are you doing?" She then stopped and looked at me like I was the dummy and said, "Umm, I'm power walking." It was so funny. Well, maybe you just had to be there. Later on, while I was running, for some crazy reason, she took her shoe off. She then carries it with her and starts "power walking" with one shoe on. As soon as I turned to her to tell her to put it back on, she scrubbed her big toe on the pavement and blood starting pouring out. Now, either I am a really dedicated runner or just a mean mom, but either way, I told her to keep walking. Hey, I was only 3 minutes from being fnished for the day, don't judge. Today, I really wanted to get in an extra run and she said she didn't want to bring her bike, so I immediately think of ways I could get her to go, without hurting herself. I looked around my house, and see it - a wheelchair!She can wheel herself around while I run. I am so amazingly smart I think to myself. We ended up not going due to crappy tornado weather we have been having lately. (p.s. - I am terrified of storms!)

Off subject, I want to mention a great blog that you should go read NOW! Amanda is so sweet and I absolutely love stalking, err, reading her blog. http://5mls2mt.blogspot.com/
Go check her out at 5 miles Past Empty. And, she has an awesome giveaway going on right now!

Hope you guys have a great day! (all 2 of you!)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Before and After Pics

Me, stuffing my face. I think this was in 2004 and I was my biggest - 258 lbs.
Again, 2004 at 258 lbs. Nothing about this picture is good except for my little ladybug :)
I took this pic last Thursday. I am going on a field trip with Em. I am 173 lbs. here.
I don't have very many pics of myself when I was bigger. I avoided pictures as much as I could. It is very hard to see myself like that. These are crap quality, but you get the idea. I am still not a goal, but I know I am closer now than I have ever been!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

First. Blog. Ever.

This is my first blog! My 7 yr old daughter came up to me the other day and told me I looked like I was shrinking. I said what?! She responded by telling me that I wasn't "chubby" anymore. So, I decided to use that for the title of my blog. I have been thinking about starting one for a while. I read so many amazing blogs, and I know they won't be as awesome as those. But, that's ok to me.
First off, I am Heather, from Alabama. I am married (a year in August!) and I have a daughter, Emily. I will more than likely talk alot about her ALOT. She says and does stuff that just amazes me. Everyone calls her my "mini-me". She is alot like me, which can be bad sometimes. Anyways, I am still in college (after 7 years you ask? well, I hit alot of road bumps). I have taken every single class I can possibly take, other than History because the last time I took it, I had to drop it due to the 20-something average I had. So, me and history - do not work. I really want to go in to Radiology, but I hear so many things about how hard it is to get in. They only accept 25 students a year!! Very competitive field. I also applied to Nursing for back-up. I will find out my fate in 2 weeks for both of these! Keep your fingers crossed for me please!
Now, other than the love I have for my family, there is one other huge love in my life - health/fitness/nutrition. I have also taken tons of classes on these and I loved them! I have even thought about changing my major to something in that field.
Before my daughter was born, I was wearing 6/8 size pants. After, I got up to 258 lbs! I worked out and joined Weight Watchers and got down to 180. Within the past 2 years, I went back up to 220 lbs (eek!!). It finally hit me and I decided for good to stick with this. I am now down to 172 lbs. I'm happy, but I'm still not at my goal. So, I did this blog to hold myself accountable and believe it will help with the journey. I am running again, and I LOVE it! I ran my first 5K last December and I sucked. But, it's ok. I didn't know the course was going to have tons of hills. I finished it though, and I was happy with that. I plan on being more prepared this year to run it.
If anyone is reading this, sorry for the rambling. I always did get in trouble in school for talking. I hope you come back for more :)