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Thursday, June 30, 2011

July 1 weight and measurements

Weight -

Hips 53 3/4
Waist 45 3/4
Breast 50 1/2
Chest 43 1/2
Neck 16
R thigh 27 1/2
L Thigh 28
R Arm 15
L Arm 15 1/2

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

There's No Place Like Home...

Well, there I was in Idaho, cleaning out my closet when those darn red shoes clicked together...and now I am back in Kansas! We have been here since May 28, and are currently in Larned, but planning on moving to Lacrosse or Otis before school starts. Skipp started a new job in Hays and he loves it, so i am pleased.

So far this summer the girls and Aaron have joined the summer reading program at the library and have read about 60 books for the girls and 3 for Aaron, not bad for 3 weeks....

Looking forward to finding my own place and getting settled...probably going to try to buy something since there are no 3 bedroom rentals anywhere!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

May 7, 1972-2011

Tauruses born on May 7 are quiet, highly principled people whose concern for others nearly always outweighs concern for themselves. They are uncritical in the extreme. Yet despite their seeming mildness, there is nothing weak or unreliable about them. Their ability to put their own quiet strength behind the people they love is remarkable.

Friends and Lovers

People born on this day love selflessly, often sacrificially. They have no ego issues within the boundaries of a relationship, whether it is with a friend or a romantic partner. May 7 individuals cannot settle for an "ordinary" love -- they need to find a soul mate.

Children and Family

The relationship between May 7 people and their family members is complicated. There often is some form of estrangement between the individual and a parent or authority figure, making it difficult to retain a close familial relationship in later years. They have a natural affinity for parenthood, though. They have the ability to inspire a child's creative instincts.


The sensitive nature of May 7 people can negatively affect their health if they do not take a strong interest in remaining fit. Vigorous daily exercise is the best way to expel the stress so prevalent in their lives.

Career and Finances

May 7 people often find themselves drawn to a career by abstract circumstances rather than by deliberate selection. They need more than a career -- they need a calling. No amount of money can substitute for the satisfaction these individuals require in their life's work. When it comes to managing money, they have a surprising flair sparked by their other creative energies.

Dreams and Goals

May 7 individuals tend to keep their hopes and dreams to themselves. Generally, they wish to make a success of their important relationships and maintain the clarity of their creative inspiration. They judge the success or failure of a venture in a purely subjective way. If it reinforces their dreams, they are content. These individuals have little regard for the financial ramifications of their endeavors.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Chianna's first Primary talk!


When Jesus Christ lived on the earth, He organized His church.

He gave each of the Apostles’ the priesthood.

Because people would not believe the gospel, the Church was taken from the earth.

About 190 years ago, a young boy was trying to find the true church.

His name was Joseph Smith.

Joseph did not know which church he should join

He loved Heavenly Father and wanted to do what was right.

Joseph decided to ask Heavenly Father which church was right.

He went to a grove of trees and knelt to pray.

Joseph saw Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ.

Because Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ knew that Joseph Smith would always choose the right, They chose him to restore the true church to the earth.

Because Joseph Smith wanted to know the truth, the true Church of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the only true church.

We are led by prophets and apostles who have the priesthood and tell us what Heavenly Father wants us to do.

I know this is the true church. I know that Joseph Smith was a Prophet of the Heavenly Father.

In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen

Thursday, April 28, 2011

April 28

Well, 2 days after the end of the program, my weight this morning was 298, so maintaining a weight below 300 for the first time ever. Next round supposed to start in 40 days, but I am going to wait and see what happens with Skipp and the job thing. If we will be in Kansas on June 1st, then i will start then, but if not, then we are going camping from June the 6th to the 16th, and if that is the case, then i will start the diet on the 17th.

Not really sure how I feel about moving back to Kansas. On one hand, I really feel like we should never have left, and on the other hand, I have really gotten involved in a bunch of activities with the kids, for one thing, Bailey sold 1000 boxes of cookies and she won a train ride with the girl scouts, so I want to stay until after that, AND, her girl scout troop is going camping in July, which I think she should get to I have to decide if I follow Skipp right away, or send him June 1st and follow him in August...just before school starts.....

Sunday, April 24, 2011

April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!!! Good Morning everyone! This morning I weighed 18 pounds down since the first of the month!! YAY! Technically 2 days to go on the diet, but no more drops after today, so I would like to lose 2 more and make it an even 20, but I am ECSTATIC that I am finally below 300!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

April 21

howdy there folks...kind of had a traumatic day yesterday, this whole month has just been bad, but i have managed to stick with the program and am down to the last few's weight...301.6.

Remember, I had three levels of goals, 1st goal, get below 300, second goal, get to wedding weight of 287, 3rd goal, get to the 100 pound mark of 276. I am within touching distance of the first goal, so wish me luck for today.. When i am depressed I eat or bake, so planning on baking today, and then donating it all to the youth auction tomorrow. Maybe a buttermilk pie and a pan of brownies.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Because I love you

A teenage son looks down on his mother with anger in his eyes.
"I want to do what I want to do!" he shouts over her cries.
"Why can't you ever let me have fun? Let me hang out with the guys?"
"Why do you insist you know where I am and everything I do.
Mother whispers quietly, "Because I love you."

The teenage son does not hear his mother's quiet words.
He shouts and rages on and on he wants to make sure he is heard.
"Why can't I have an I-pod, or a cell phone? A laptop is not absurd!"
Why don't you let me have the things that I want?" his angry message flew!
Mother whispers quietly, "Because I love you."

The teenage son sees mothers lip moving quietly.
But he pays no attention to his mother's silent pleas.
He cannot see beyond his desires, to his mothers bended knees.
With fists raised up and anger flashing, he shouts "I hate you!"
Mother whispers quietly, "I love you."

The teenage son looks down on the woman's pure love.
"How can you put up with me when I push and I shove?"
"What makes you stay and care for me? What are you made of?"
Why do you let me roar and rage the way I do?
Mother whispers quietly, "Because I love you."

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April 19

Good morning friends. 303.6 today. still 3.6 pounds before I break that bearier. I think it may be more of a mental block than I thought. Even though I feel okay about it, I still am having trouble sticking to the plan and losing the wieght. I find myself craving stuff, even when I am not the least bit hungry. Well. 6 more days! I can do this!

Monday, April 18, 2011

April 18, 2011

Good morning folks. I am on a 4 day freeze again, so am going to do a fruit day. I am eating nothing but fruit until supper and then will have a small supper. No bread or crackers at all today. not a problem! still at 304.6, so coming along nicely.

My mom and I are both doing this together and today we are both 5 pounds from 1st goal, so my step-dad told us whichever one hits their goal first, he will buy them a new outfit! YAY! I need a pair of jeans that fit. lol

Speaking of clothing fitting, I tool my measurements today and have lost 3.5 inches!!! Woo Hoo!!

Lost one in my bust, one in my chest, 1/2 in my thigh and 1 in my calf!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

April 14

YAY, down 2 pounds this morning...304.6! I am on a roll and back at it. Not sure what was going on but glad it is over!!!!!

So that is 11 pounds in 14 days, that does NOT suck!

So, still not particularly hungry, but did have a strong craving for a cheeseburger, fries and a milkshake last night. I texted my sister and she talked me down! LOL Thanks Michaela!!!

Woke up this morning really thirsty, so gonna try to add one glass of water to my schedule, just to bump up the water a bit. No sense being thirsty, because it makes me think I am hungry!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

April 13

WOW, talk about a crazy week! Okay first ...weight 306.4. I know, same for 2 days. Only thing I can think is stress and my cycle started. So hopefully in another day it will go down again. They say as long as you don't stay the same for 4 days you are okay, so i am just going to stay on the diet and hope.

So, all three of my kids are home today and tomorrow! why? well, Bailey goes to all day school tuesday, friday and every other wednesday, and it is not her wednesday week, so she is home, Chianna is not in school yet, she is always home, and Aaron, well, Aaron is suspended for fighting! GRRRRRR!

Monday, April 11, 2011

April 11

Okay, so yesterday was crazy, I started reading "Under the Dome" by Stephen King and couldn't put it down, I barely stopped long enough to harvest my wheat on Facebook, which anyone who knows me knows is insane. lol

So This morning I was down to 306.6. That is 9 pounds in 11 days.only a little over 6 pounds until I am at the "magic number" of 300. Still hoping for no mental roadblocks this time. I feel confident enough to break through!!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

April 9

Yay, down a whole pound today...307.8!!!

I am feeling really good about this diet! I am glad that I am doing it, and I feel like I am making progress. I am actually excited to see that 300 pound mark coming, instead of scared like I usually am. I have been working on my self image and hoping to not have problems this time!!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

April 8

308.8 this morning...but check this out

Bust - 50 inches (down 2 inches)
Chest - 45 inches (same)
Waist - 44 inches (same)
Hips - 53.5 inches (down 1.5 inches)
R Thigh - 26 inches (same)
R Calf - 21 inches (down 1 inch)
R upper arm - 13 inches (same)
R Forearm - 10.5 inches (down .5 inches)

Total inches down - 5 - In a week!!!!! That is totally amazing!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

April 7

Only down 1/2 a pound today, 309.4. But at least it is down, and that puts me at 6 pounds in 6 days. You really cannot beat that!!

Last night I was having my snack and dumped it, so I grabbed another package, and so I actually ate 1 1/2 packages of the melba toast crackers (6 total instead of 4) so I probably had too much fat. Plus I washed my hair, and I know the shampoo I use is not on the list of stuff. Hopefully tomorrow's weigh in will be better!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

April 6

310.0 today!! 6 pounds down in 6 days!!! YAY, the weight is falling off of me. I plan on measuring again on Friday as well. Want to have both of the results, it makes me feel better.

I have to say, I am not the least bit hungry, and I have not been tempted to cheat at all. My phone alarm keeps me in line, so I don't forget a dose.

I have been thinking about my menu, and although my husband loves casseroles, I am thinking the occasional pan of Tater Tot Casserole or Enchiladas will have to do, because Eating the whole foods, like I have been doing on this diet the last few days, the kids are eating a balanced diet!! I love it!

Last night I made chicken breasts and had a tomato with it, and for the rest of the family, I did steamed rice and vegetables (green beans and carrots). Everyone ate well. I was surprised at my 5 year old, Monday when I made fish, she ate a whole piece!! WOW!

Tonight I am making taco salads, I will have 1/2 cup of lean ground beef on mine, as well as 1/2 a tomato, and everyone else will also get cheese and olives. I baked some low carb tortilla shells for everyone else to eat their salads in, so they better appreciate the aesthetic appeal. LOL

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April 5

Hey everyone!! So today the scale says 312.2!!! That is almost 6 pounds since yesterday!!

Found out a very important thing though, I am not hungry if I am drinking my water (or crystal light) This morning was crazy hectic, Picture day for Bailey at school, and Aaron had his follow-up abdominal ultrasound, and I walked out the door without my water bottle. By 10:00 am, I was STARVING! But I got home and drank 1/2 a bottle of Fuze in one sitting, and now at 10:30, not hungry. I am eating my fruit though, just because I need to keep on some sort of schedule.

Lunch - salad with diced chicken and Melba toast croutons, with the Ranch vinaigrette spritzer, it is low fat and 20 squirts is only 30 calories.

For supper, i am going to cook chicken breasts in chicken broth and serve over Ezekiel toast. Everyone else will have a gravy and regular toast.

Have a great day!!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

April 4th

Good Morning friends!

Okay, this morning I weighed in at 318, which is 3 pounds down from yesterday.

My food today:

melba snacks
Ezekial toast

Total calories is around 550.

I can honestly say I am not the least bit hungry.
The hardest part is the not using any lotions or anything.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

HCG food Chart Calorie List

FUZE-Slenderize - 10

Apple Slices 80
Grapes 55
Strawberries 55
Grapefruit – ½ 45

Chicken 3-4 oz 140
Beef – 3-4 oz 150
Fish – 3-4 oz 125

Melba Toast snacks 60
½ slice Ezekial Bread 80

Lettuce 1 cup 20
Tomato 25
Cucumber 30 slices 25
Pickle 15

April 3

Good Morning Friends...

Today is day three of the HCG diet. Today is when the fun part ends and the hard part begins....Although it is only 9 am, so I haven't truly been tempted yet, except when the kids wanted the leftover pizza for breakfast.

So, my plan for today...

Weigh in- weighed 321 today, which means 6 pounds gained during the load days, but that usually falls off pretty fast. If I lose 40 pounds from the start of the diet, that would put me at 275. So that is my ultimate goal, but would be happy to get to 287, which is what I weighed at my wedding! That 300 pound mark is my stop point, if I can break that mentally, I should be okay for a while!

Food. As i am not a coffee or tea drinker, I found some naturally sweetened drinks (Fuze - Slenderize) that contain L-Carnitine, which is recommended on the diet, so i bought 25 of them and am going to have one every morning when I take my pills (not the HCG, my prescriptions).

At 10, I am going to have apple slices, then for lunch, am having salad with pre-cooked beef strips, and Melba Toast crackers for croutons.

At 3, I am having fruit, either apple slices or an orange, then for dinner I am making garlic chicken and serving it with tomato slices. I will make a Pasta Salad for the kids, but will not have any of it.

I also bought some Crystal Light, because I am not good at drinking plain water, so I figured 1/2 crystal Light and 1/2 water, i might be able to get my gallon of water per day done. FYI - Winco has 24 20oz bottles of water for $4.

So, wish me I GOOOoooooo! lol

Saturday, April 2, 2011

April 2, 2011

Okay, Day 2 of HCG, second load day. I know some people only load for 1 day on the second or third rounds, but I tried that last time and was hungry the whole time, so I am doing a 2 day load. I am also taking all three kids to the grocery store and cleaning out the van so we can sell it...busy busy day today!!!

Not sure what i am going to eat, I am never very hungry on day 2, but it will be high in fat, I know we are doing pizza for supper.

Tomorrow I am starting the strict phase of the diet, so I am preparing a menu and going shopping. no pasta, potatoes, or rice for a month...think the kids will survive??

Friday, April 1, 2011

April 1

Today is April first...what better day to start a Diet then April Fools Day. lol

Started Taking the HCG this morning, did it at 7, and will do a 12 and a 7pm dose.

Today is a load day, so am supposed to eat a lot of high fat stuff. Had a donut for breakfast and Chocolate milk, for lunch I am having sweet and sour chicken, and for supper, eating with my sister...fried chicken!!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

This was at the girls' birthday party in February. I am 312 pounds here. I have gained 3 pounds since stopping the program and so I am starting April first at 315.

This is in October 2010. At this point I weighed 325 pounds.

Picture taken in June 2010. This was right after I had been diagnosed with an enlarged heart. I weighed 380 pounds at the time.

HCG for April

So tomorrow is April 1st, and I am planning on doing my 4th official round of the HCG Diet. Last year I lost 40 pounds the 1st time, 20 pounds the second time, and 15 pounds the third time. I have to admit that the last time was right around Christmas and I did not follow it as closely as I should have, so I took 3 months off and am ready to go again.

My current weight is 315.4

Measurements: Bust - 52
Chest - 45
Waist - 44
Hips - 55
R Thigh - 26
R Calf - 22
R Upper Arm - 13
R Forearm - 11

Wish me luck!

Monday, March 28, 2011


Wow, i just realized it had been over a year since I had logged on. So, what has happened with me in the last year...

April 2010 - went to the dr and found out I have an enlarged heart. Need to lose 50 pounds fast.

May 2010 - moved back to Idaho with my family.

June 2010 - 20 year class reunion

July 2010 - started the HCG diet - lost 40 pounds in 40 days...WOW!

August 2010 - My grandpa was diagnosed with lung cancer.

September 2010 - Bailey started Kindergarten

October 2010 - Skipp went back to work for JST in Garden City

November 2010 - Grandpa passed away.

December 2010 - Christmas happened...WOW that was an experience - after 2 years of being away from family, we had 3 christmas dinners this year. :-)

January 2010 - down a total of 75 pounds since July. Stopping dieting until April 1 so my body gets all the hcg out of its system and we can do it again...

February 2010 - girls' princess birthday party

March 2010 - making plans for after the school year is over...need to get out of mom's house and out on our own again....

Well, I think that about covers it. I am apparently a horrible blogger.....