Friday, December 30, 2011

As 2012 approaches:)

I am staying positive that it has to be a better year than 2011......This past year was a terrible one for many people, I dont think that I have met a person yet that has stated, "2011 was the best year ever! I hate to see it go!" lol

As for resolutions sake.....I always make one and I usually meet the goal that I make, not because I constantly think about that new years resolution all year long but that when I make that goal I have thought it over so long that I MUST proceed! 2011 goal was to lose weight and to get to my lifetime weight with WW.....2012 goal is to continue with weight loss for about 5-10 more pounds that are hanging on AND ride more! I was so busy focusing on losing weight walking every spare moment that I had, I only rode my horse maybe a handful of times this past year, 2012? I WILL ride even if I have to do it alone!:)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Winter blah!:(

I know I know! Today is the exact first day of winter and I feel like my SAD is already in full effect! I am gonna try to nip it in the butt and compensate with the tanner but its gonna be a difficult task to feat..... I hate this time of the year for many reasons but the lack of sunshine takes a seat at the very top of my list! Grrrrr Heres to hopin the sun pokes thru!

Monday, December 19, 2011

I live for...

Weekends like this past one! Productive and fun;) Chad and I went shopping both friday night after work in Kalamazoo and saturday all day at bronners and birch run;) We got an Xbox 360 with Kinect for Christmas from Chads parents! I got the just dance game and whew! What a workout! Here it is monday morning and back to work for me on this long holiday work week and weekend....

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Scale and NON scale VICTORY!:)

I walked today AND went the gym, followed WW to a "T" and had to force myself to eat more food JUST to make my daily points target.........Hopped on the scale at 930 at night and I was DOWN to 162#! Goal stop #1.........Make room:) Here I come!

I am accepting.....

My own personal challenge of getting to 160 by the first of January! Weight Watchers recently introduced the new add ons for the Points Plus program and just from going back to 2 meetings in a row has motivated me to jump BACK on the wagon and head towards my next goal!:)  Currently standing at 162.4 at this point, a goal of 160 may not seem like much......But if I survive through the holidays with everyone bringing in crap to work, homemade candy....cookies.....You name it! Chad and I also finally made it back to the gym! Every little bit helps!:)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Made it through a full moon work weekend!:)

I love my job:) I love being a nurse:) But anyone who is one knows that working around ( a full week before and a full week after) a FULL moon usually means trouble.....When I seen that the full moon this month fell smack dab on my weekend to work after being off the ladder half of the week due to illness, I began to fret a slight bit:( But I made it!:)

"…although the days are busy and the workload is always growing, there are still those special moments when someone says or does something and you know you’ve made a difference in someone’s life. That’s why I became a nurse."

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Welcome to my world:)

Thats right! My weekend of work! Somedays I wish that I would have chosen a teacher as my profession, how envious I am of weekends and summers off.......And snow days........Ahhhhh No wonder everyone that I graduated with seems to have went into education....LOL......Someone PLEASE remind me in my NEXT 30 years to jump on that wagon! May this weekend and full moon go fast! AND smooth:)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

I guess one could say.....

Im ADDICTED to shellac! I love the shit! Lmfao I have tried and tried to revert back to regular nail polish but the smudging, chipping and having to paint my nails every 2 or so days has led me straight back to good ole shellac!;) Yes I know which place in town has the best prices.....yes I know which place in town does theirs to last.......This stuff is a God send for someone like me whom has to wash their hands a million times a day and I can still come out with pretty hands ( After a little lotion that is!) So any of you readers out there who havent tried this yet.....Make a move!:)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tis The FREAKING season!

Halfway through lunch today I started feeling very nauseated and weak, yesterday it was the diarrhea and headache for 2 days prior to that.......I kept making excuses for what it might have been and what might have caused those little mishaps......Well 2011 is not gonna go out for this girl without a bout of the FLU! Ugh......One of the perks of the profession:( I always seem to get what everyone else DOESNT want!

Monday, December 5, 2011

This weather.....

DEPRESSES me! This is the view from the med room ( AKA: my break area) at work.... This rainy ass weather is really starting to wear on me. On another note: weight watchers is revealing some new pieces to their program at tonights meeting, one is a plus to me being a lifetime member;) FREE etools!!! YAY! I pay $13 a month now to have the access to internet program through WW as a lifetime member now which I have ALWAYS thought was bs cause isnt the incentive to reaching lifetime status free everything?! Getting back to WW meetings and working out at the school are on my agenda this week!;)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Happy Weekend off to me!

AND thank God for small favors!:) lol I swear he from above knows exactly when I am at my breaking point and rewards me with a weekend off from work:) I got up this AM bright and early and cleaned the whole house with the help of my wonderful boyfriend Chad:) We went and got groceries for the week and it looks like we may be heading into town to help prepare the space for the Jimmies Towing christmas party tomorrow!:) Toodles!:)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Hey guys! Im here!;)

I am here....I really am! LOL I know it has been a terrible long time again since my last post but time and issues have not been kind to me lately so I have had no ambition:( So I can finally say that things are kinda looking that haircut that is perfect finally....Its been a LONG time comin! I havent been happy with the cut in a very terrible long time! The color?! I have always loved the color but I dare to be different:) lol
Christmas 2011......Hmmm where do I start???? I decided to try to turn over a new leaf with Christmas this year and focus on the reason for the list can go on and on but those are the ones that are most vivid in my mind. I can say that moving out of the "miserable" attitude of Christmas has defineately made my days more bearable:) We put our tree up this year, we have our stocking hung by the fireplace with care:), and we have proudly been watching Christmas movies most nights before drifting off to sleep:)
In other news.....WORK WORK WORK......Thats all I feel that I do these days....I am getting excited to hopefully get the RN position that I applied for at work to be on the newly designed locked down Alzheimers/Dementis Unit! I NEED a change and a change bad! Before I need Prozac! LOL
So meanwhile with the diet! Awesome! I have maintained my goal weight or under for 5 months now....with lotsa cheating along the way! Thats what I wanted, I want to be able to splurge once in a while and still have the knowledge and willpower to revert back to WW.....I cancelled my Planet Fitness membership that I paid to all summer and didnt use and Chad and I have been working out at the local high school at least 3-4 times a week to maintain....I hate winter!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

T minus 24 hours!

Sarah and I are leavin on a jet plane to Florida! I have never flown before so it's gonna be quite the experience;) it will be nice to arrive in 3 hours rather than the 24 it took us when we drove there;) We haven't been since the Christmas of 2006/new years 2007... Big plans to relax..... Drink a few margaritas.... Walk every morning..., and enjoy the sunshine!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Man its been a while again:(

Happy Fall of 2011 BTW:) I love this time of the year pretty much:) I love the leaves, I love the pumpkin stuff, I love the cool nights, I love wearing sweatshirts and jeans after a sweltering summer:) I dilike that winter is so close and the heating bills have already stared showing their pretty faces even though we have NOT used the heat and REFUSE to until November 1st has hit! LOL

Well I have been maintaining my weight at WW with my monthly maintenence weigh ins.....I have been cheating alot and not walking as much when the weather does not cooperate:( I know deep down in my mind that the gym attending days are creeping back up on me and I am NOT happy about that!:( I am going to set a goal that over the winter months I want to break the 160's and tour around in the 150 range:) I set my goal at WW high at 165# but I will change it when I see results.....It feels great when those size 10's fit perfectly and are starting to show sorts of looseness:) (Is that a word???:) and venturing towards that single digit # is starting to itch! lol So I am going to tone up and push past this 162 mark I haved been maintaining:)

In other news....Sarah and I have finally planned, a purchased plane tickets to Florida! Its been 4.5 years since we payed Barefoot Bay a visit and we're leavin on a jet plane bright and early 8am monday morning for 9 whole days!:) Super excited here! Later on!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ahhhhh Good to know!;)

I have recently within the past month been adicted to the Emerald brand 100 calorie dry roasted almonds and have them every day;) Hence the reason the weight is falling off!;)
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Im ready!

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For fall!:) Sweatshirts and blue jeans!:) And hometown football games......Apple orchards and EVERYTHING pumpkin:) I love this time of the year, I just HATE the season that follows AND this beautiful time of the year only lasts for a very short time:( So on the downside of spending ALL summer losing this weight.....New jeans.....New shirts.....New winter coat......New shoes.....New Boots......New EVERYTHING! Thank God for a good job and Great Back to school sales right now:) I even went darker with the hair in the above picture for fall! I am falling for fall!!:)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Oh......The FUN we had!

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Thats right!:) Girls just wanna have fun!:) At least these girls do! This past weekend, some girls from work and I headed out on PLeasant Lake and drank fruity margaritas and had well........A good time! After all that sugar and chaos, I still managed to maintain the weight AND plan on weighing in next tuesday at the meeting and getting Septembers monthly WI DONE!

On another diet note:) I graduated to American Eagles size MEDIUM shirts! !:) I cant ever remember a time I was wearing a medium anything!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

As summer fades....

Into Fall:) I love fall....The fact that winter follows doesnt excite me much but thats Michigan for ya.... I have been busy with the whirlwind of summer and havent kept my Blogger friends updated much so I am gonna do a fast and easy update:) I met lifetime in Weight Watchers on July 11th and I have just kept on plugging away:) I weighed in at last nights meeting for the month of August and I was 4 pounds less than my goal weight:) 2 more pounds and I am gonna forever say good bye to the 160's:) The cluster of county fairs kinda slowed me up on the scale going down down down:) But I really did try to be good as I like to attend EVERY single fair in the area:) The only one left is a month a way and I have to endulge:) lol

Sarah and I have a Florida trip planned from October 17th through the 25th so I have set myself a little goal to obtain of weighing 158# by that date:) This means I must reset my goal weight with WW as they frown upon being 2# above or below the set goal weight of 165#.....

Another non scale victory that I have accomplished in the past week is I feel like the only clothes that I wear are SCRUBS! Well even so...I dug out some OLD OLD OLD Size small scrubs that would not go over my thighs last summer, and they are fitting loose now:) And I am loosely into a size 10 from American Eagle, and I FINALLY busted down and got those expensive jeans from the Buckle that have been my forever goal since starting WW in 2005 initially.....Expensive as in $180:) lol And those babies are a size 29 x 33.......Who would have EVER thought! I LOVE YOU WW!

Other than the diet news....I have been trying to squeeze in the last few summer things I wanted to do this summer...I still need to attend a zoo....And it doesnt look like Michigans adventure is gonna happen this year...I am still gonna make it to a mudd bogg....

Oh and I got a Nook Color for my birthday and its the most amazing thing and nerd booklover could have! I havent set the damn thing down all month and I have whizzed through 3 novels! Great gift idea:)

Later on!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Diet Updates:)

Weekly weigh in was as expected....I am STILL 163:) Yay me for the maintaining:) I have been super bad about tracking for about 3 weeks now and I have one more week to get through to OFFICIALLY become a lifetime member:) Personal goal: 160 but its still nice to know that I can eat crappy and maintain with my exercising:)

Thursday, June 30, 2011

June Stats!:)

A total of 46 workouts= 113.3 miles walked=10256 calories burnt! YAY ME! July goal= 125 miles walked!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

SHIPSHEWANA! me an addict, or call me anything you wanna call me!:) Sarah and I are headed to Shipsey to do some more produce shopping and shopping around in the area trinket shops, and of course stopping off at the flea market!:) This is an annual event for us:)
I weighed in yesterday....still maintaining 163#.....Which means I wont be meeting my July 4th goal of 160# and that I have been maintaining for 4 weeks!:) That means 2 more weeks and I am free from the $$$$$$ of WW!:) And the funny thing is that the date that I will get lifetime is the exact date Sarah and I to the year that we signed up for WW this time around!:) EEK! Thats $480 I have spent on WW over the past year! It has been SOOO worth it to become healthy and SKINNY again! The price of skinny holds NO boundaries!:)Off to eat lotsa amish food!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ima walkin fool!:)

Just a little update: I set a goal for myself on June 1st to walk 110 miles for the month.....As of last night, the 27th I hit my 100 mile mark! 3 more days to get 10 miles in....HmmmmmI have it strategically planned......3 miles at work today and 3.5 walk around Concord with Sarah pre WW weighin.....That equals 3.5 left for 2 days........Sarah and I are going to Shipshewana for some day off shopping and I am not going to count all that walk because its not true exercise to me.....Then back to work thursday for 3 miles on breaks and hopefully 3.5 miles when I get home for the evening.......I can do this!:) What goal will I set for July??????:)

Monday, June 27, 2011

I love my babies:)

I FINALLY had time to ride my Jette boy yesterday:) It was SOOOO beautiful outside! On the diet front: All is well, I am maintaining.....Which is good even though I wanna lose 5 or so more pounds.....Summer is in full swing and I LOVE IT:) Later on friends!

Monday, June 20, 2011

What I have I been up to????

This weight watcher girl has been HORRIBLE over the past weekend that I spent COMPLETELY at MIS watching the ARCA race friday night, The Nationwide Race Saturday, and the CUp race on Sunday! All compliments of Rain Eaters ( The official eSponsers of the race!) It PAYS to know people who know people! LOL But now I think that I have enough live racing Asphault racing action until the August race rolls around and we do it ALL OVER AGAIN! Whew! IN the meantime I was very very very bad on my diet:( I was up 5 pounds on the scale as of yesterday morning:( Hence the reason I am NOT weighing in tomorrow....Another skipped week......Another week longer to go before I meet official lifetime and dont have to pay anymore:( Oh well........It was fun while it lasted! LOL I walked 3.5 miles today AND went for a 6.25 mile bike ride.....I feel so sluggish but I am BACK IN ACTION! NOTHING is gonna stop me for next weeks weigh in!:)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wee Bit Wednesday:)

{one} what color best describes you + why?

Purple:) Its my favorite color thats why! LOL

{two} how have you changed in the past year?

I have shrunk! Thats right! I am 26 pounds lighter now that exactly this date last year:) Oh and my stress level is less due to lack of school AND I am enjoying myself more:)

{three} have you ever had any surgeries?

Nope....I had a mole removed once that was tagged "outpatient" But I dont count that!

{four} why did you start your blog?

Initially I started this blog with a couple friends to blog about our weight loss journey and use it to motivate us along........Its still kinda that but I just blog about my diet success so I can look back on it later and use it to update life:)

{five} what are you looking forward to this summer?

Livin it up! Nuff said:)

{six} do you have any family traditions for the 4th of July?

Nope.......In the medical field like my family is in.....we work! And get paid the big$$$$$$:)

{seven} what’s something new that you’ve tried in the past few months?

Hmmmmmm I got a tattoo on the top of my foot that I have been nervous about getting for years but have always wanted.....

{eight} what is the perfect a/c temperature?

The perfect A/C temp is NO A/C at all! Let the windows be open and the fresh breeze in!:)

{nine} what was the last movie you saw in the theater?

Geez.....Its been a while! I wanna see hangover 2 though

{ten} what song do you think everyone should hear at least once?

Good Question.....I never listen to the indepth-ness of songs so this one I will have to think about......

Lazy days of summer!:)

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For SOME species! lol Jette is such a weird horse......He can be found laying down most days for extended periods of time and multiple times a day:)
I in the meantime.....with rest and relax when I am dead! Why do I harbor such a GO! GO! GO! nature???? I often wonder this.....Its that inner voice that tells me that I am wasting time that I will never get back and that I am being lazy......Today was my day off, I woke up and headed out for a 6 mile walk in hopes that I would beat the rain that the weather channel has been threatening all day......I made it! In an hour and a half....Burning 500 calories! WOOP WOOP! So I weighed in at WW yesterday....I am stuck at 163#......On a good note I have maintained BELOW my WW lifetime goal weight for 3 solid weeks now:) This means 3 more and my checkbook is free from the burden of having to pay that $40 monthly WW fee:) July 11th is my year mark for restarting WW this time and my goal was to be lifetime by then.....I am going to be a week shy but I busted my ass to get here:) My 4th of July goal is to be 160# by then.........3 pounds.....set up camp somewhere else already! LOL
The area county fairs are going to be in full swing soon and I am ready to eat some corn dogs and french fries so I have to have that 5#'s to play with:) tootles!:)

Sunday, June 12, 2011


I am SUPER DUPER bored with the activity tracking on this blog.....probably due to the fact that I am tracking it in 7 other places as well!:) So I am done with the day by day tracking....PLus all I do is walk with the occasional bike ride so that also gets boring...

Onward! So I have sucessfully made it through 2 whole weeks maintaining below my goal weight!:) I have set a personal goal for myself to reach 160# by the 4th of July...this is 4 whole pounds so it made be kinda outta my reach, especially if the next weeks go like the past 3 have! Ugh! I am finding it very hard to track and stay on plan.....Hmmmmm I swear I am starting over with a clean slate today! But I miss walking the past couple days due to parties and WAYYYY too many alcoholic beverages:) So back to work and back to walking like its my job! TA TA for now!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Days 34-36

BUSY BUSY week!:) Tuesday Sarah and I walked in the extreme heat! It was 88 degrees by 1030 am when we walked....It was killer and I sweat out a damn pound during the process! lol It was weigh in day and I gained 6/10ths of a pound....This is week #2 of maintaining at WW.......4 more to go and A personal goal of reaching 160# by the 4th of july.....Thats only 3 pounds and it doesnt sound like much but its hard as nails! Wednesday Chad, his parents, and I went to Shipshewana and did TONS of walking around the flea market....I counted this day as my "cheat day" per se.....I was NOT good with anything I ate so I didnt track and just ate! LOL.....Today I have been VERY goo so far.....just made supper and a walk after supper for a hour is in store!:)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Day tres tres:)

Whew! Summer is in FULL swing! Chad and I went on an early morning walk and got 3.6 miles in, then I washed and waxed my truck, That exercise in its self!:) And then Chad and I walked for an hour around cascades:) I could totally get used to this vacation stuff! LOL

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Day #32........Whew! Sweet Sweet Summertime:)

THIS is how I spent my 32nd day! LOL I rode the Jimmies Towing float in the long hot Rose Parade then headed to beach myself poolside to work on the tan:) I managed to sneak a late night dusk Concord walk of 3.6 miles in though! I have been SOOOO bad not tracking my food and I feel like I havent been getting much exercise in either! Grrrrrr I hope The scale stays the same at WW this tuesday!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Day 31

I cleaned the whole entire house....up and down the stairs taking care of winter clothes and getting out the summer ones!;) Which brings me to the idea....I need new clothes! I am thinking a trip to the parlour for some ice cream may be in store;) Then butler for some racing action! Tootles!;) Im soaking up sunshine poolside!
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Friday, June 3, 2011

30th day! 1 WHOLE month!

30 WHOLE days! Wow! And only one day that I can recall that I did not do anything "physical".....I walked at work today twice.....25 minutes each......burnt roughly 300 calories overall.....not too shabby I say....I was gonna walk once I got home but I got lazy and took a nap in the sun on my deck.....I have been feeling a slump lately, I think it becasue I am a way outta my schedule....Sarah hasnt been able to walk for a week and a half about and I have been waiting for Chad to get home and by 6pm I have merely LOST motivation! Ugh! But I have managed to do it anyways with Chad but its not quite as enjoyable:( I have the next 9 days off so hopefully I can get early morning walks in!:)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

29th day:)

Walking......Walking on sunshine again:) Looks like I may just get that 7 mile goal in today......3 miles at work and headed out to do 4 more here tonight....I threw in a little horseback riding in between them too:)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Day 28.....Hola June!:)

GORGEOUS day!:) Today was my day off and I actually got ALOT accomplished......I mowed the entire lawn, and soaked up some MUCH needed sunshine might I add:) I ran into town and got some acetone nail polish remover and I am now free of shellac for a while so I can do some cute colors on the nails for the summer, AND went for an hour walk around the country block! This super hot humid weather has been making me feel extra bloated and fat....I hate it! Anyone else have this issue????
I made Cream of Asparagus on toast for supper, the asparagus compliments of my neighbor John whom grows bunches and bunches of it.....I have heard about it and I have always wanted to try it....Its amazing BTW:) And VERY calorie and points friendly! Until next time!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

OOPS!:) Day #23 - Day #27

LOL I think summertime is FINALLY here! Which means Kristi has LESS time for internet, LESS time for Facebook, and LESS time for Blogger:) So I have been walking needless to say but this past week has been a little off due to the damn rain in Michigan! I have accomplished walking EVERY day I work! Yay me! I missed my WW meeting tonight so I will be back with the weigh results next week!:)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Day Deuce Deuce!

Got two 25 minute walks in at with an unbrella and the other I dodged the rain:) Its cold.....wet......gloomy......I hope to get a long walk in tomorrow on my day off......I have been feeling lazy the last couple days without a long walk at night:(

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 #21.......:(

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Today was a shitty....Uh I mean not so nice day.....I got one 30 minute walk in at work and it has rained ever second since then! I feel SOOOO lazy! I have acquired that "exercize high" that every athlete talks about.....The results of walking are endless for me! So I am laying low and takin it easy....headed to the Tattoo parlour for Chad to take his tattoo virginity!:)

Day 20!

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Look at that look of determination! LOL I took this on my 4 mile walk around the country roads in Concord....I REALLY wanted to skip this walk but forced myself because tuesday is weigh in day!:) I stay the exact same as last week at weigh in....I guess its better than a gain but I dont understand it because I have not cheated at all.....even when nice chocolaty chewy brownies have stared me down! LOL But as I am posting this the next day I weighed in at 161.....2 pounds LESS than yesterday! Ugh! 3 more pounds for my ultimate personal goal.....I hope it doesnt take me all summer to get there! I walked 7 miles again tuesday:)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Day 19.....

Walkin that country mile!;) Well....4 miles to be exact....7 miles logged and completed today!;) So peaceful and relaxing out
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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Day 18......Swains Lake walk!:)

Chad and I embarked on the 5.70 mile walk to Swains lake;) Plans for tooling down falling waters trail on the bikes later, possibly from Lime lake to Cascades to get some Ice cream....gorgeous out here!
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Saturday, May 21, 2011

The nurse toad and race car driver toad;)

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I've got garden toads!:)

Summer time fun!

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I love this part about the summer! Dressing up the deck this year.....last years mission was to complete and pay for the deck.....This year? To spruce it up some:)We have made a couple trips to Sandys Landscape supply to get some river rocks....I am SOOOOO done with Mulch.......Free range chickens and mulch do NOT go good together:(  

Day Seventeen:)

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Sarah and I walked up town in Concord for our 3.5 mile walk.....Early this morning before heading to town to get some gardening supplies and planting the garden:) Heading to Butler to watch some dirt track action later on!

Day 16:)

I walked at work today....for 50 minutes total:) I mowed the lawn using the riding lawnmower when I got to soak up some sun! Went hot tubbing at night at a friends house and had the "new bathing suit debut" And it was a hit! Size medium.....Looking slim as ever!:) Boob support was at a minimum though....Thats the only down side:(

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Day #15....walk walk walk

Thats my day! WALK WALK WALK:) Walked at work again....twice:)=50 minutes of exercise! Then waited for Chad to get home and walked up town in Concord to get a little bit of people watching in for an hour.....I feel the addiction setting in:)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Day 14:)

Two whole weeks! Yea I have exercised everyday in some way for 2 whole weeks except one day due to the rain:) Today I met Sarah in at Cascades and did 2 laps around the long path (1.8 miles) and 1 lap around the short path (1.3 miles) It was equal to 4.5 miles and burnt 407 calories according to my Cardio trainer for android:) LOL 
Then when Chad got home we went for a 4 mile bike ride around the country block for 30 minutes:) I am down for the count! 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Day 13

Blah blah blah...rain rain rain....Only got one 25 minute walk on first break today:( AND the 9 blocks we walked in the rain to and from Comerica park when the game got rained out! NOT my idea of an excellent tigers game! Grrrrrrr

Monday, May 16, 2011

Cha Ching!

This chick.........MET LIFETIME AT WEIGHTWATCHERS! I weighed in at 163 and my goal was 165.....Ultimately I would like to see 160 on my scale but I am super happy right where I am and where I have come from:) I am:
  • Comfortable in a size 10 jeans!
  • Wearing size medium dresses and shirts!
  • Eating better.....feeling better........Becoming more active...
  • I am 26 # lighter than this time last year!
  • I have lost 74# since initially starting WW in 2005:)
  • And only 13# from high school graduation weight of 150# when I thought I was SOOOO fat I couldnt possibly go on......LOL
  • AND I am 24.1 on the BMI scale......that is nice and snuggly in the middle of the "Healthy Weight" range:)
I love where I have come from and Love where I am headed!:)

Day 12:

Back to work for me means back to the ole routine:) Walked on break for a total of 50 minutes total at work, then walked by myself around Concord ( Believe me if I wasnt weighing in at WW tonight I would have totally skipped!) for an hour:) I am headed off to the Monday night WW meeting at Western High School and hopefully meeting lifetime! Wish me luck!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Days number eight through eleven:

Blogger was down for a couple days and I was busy the rest! Thursday I walked at work and at home with Sarah for our usual amount.....Friday Sarah and I had a lunch date planned for Olive Gardens Unlimited Soup Salad minus the breadsticks so we walked the 3.5 mile trek around Concord prior to:) Saturday Chad, I and family participated in the 1.5 mile walk around Cascades for the Paws in the Park benefit to raise money for the Cascades Humane Society....Doggies in tow to participate:) Today.....well today Mother Nature was a bitch so we went to the Battle Creek mall to soak up free book reading time at Barnes and Noble and we walked around the mall:) That was the extent of it since the rain just keeps on coming......But I am VERY proud to announce that I made it through the ENTIRE weekend tracking and NOT going over my points!:) Weighing in tomorrow at Western High School meeting a day early due to the Tigers game we are attending tuesday night:) Wish me luck! Last week I was 6 tenths of a pound from Lifetime WW goal!:)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Just noticed....Im almost readty:)

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For that Bikini I have been talkin about!:) After that tummy tuck to get rid of this excess skin I have!  LOL Almost there..........

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Day #7

Sweet sweet summertime:) Oh How I love thee and have missed thee:) Well todays exercise I walked at work for 50 minutes and I MUST add I sweated my ASS OFF! It was quite muggy today but I am NOT bitching.....YET! lol I plan on trying to get a walk in this evening if the "thunderstorm" that they have been threatening holds off:)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

HELL to the F@*K YEA!


Day Number Six

History is repeating itself:) Walked at work today for 50 minutes total on breaks and I am within minutes of walking out to meet Sarah at the Concord Falling waters trailhead to make our daily trek around good ole Concord:) Then off to WW weigh in we go! I am crossing every finger and every toe for a loss this week!  Wish me luck!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Jumped Back on!

I feel like I have fallen off the weight loss wagon a little bit the last couple weeks......
  • I havent been tracking every single bite, lick, or taste like I should....
  • I find myself gorging on unhealthy options when eating out on the weekends......
  • My life was NOT controlled by my nightly walks like it should be.....
So I am back on the wagon, walking like a fool.....AND I am GOING to get this last 3# off and reach lifetime and NOT have to pay $40 a month to WW anymore and be FREE!:)

Day #5

Walkin on break at work.....50 minutes total here.....then plans to walk with Sarah and the dogs ay 330 around Concord....Im back! Spring has really sprung......notice the blooming pear tree???
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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Day #4

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Today I made sure that I woke right up and went for at least an hour walk! Chad and I went out, dogs in tow, and walked around the country block at our house.......It took us 65 minutes and then we landscaped!:) See the above picture.....we are making progress on cleaning stuff up around here:) We powerwashed the house and garage, burned a pile of wood rubbish that had taken ownership of the back cement pad, and rototilled the garden that I cannot WAIT to plant!:) Tomorrow starts a new week and my goal is to walk at least twice at work everyday and to walk everynight when I get outta work:) Hopefully my walking partner Sarah's blisters have healed!

Day #3

Well saturday pretty much sucked for exercise.....We went to the Hillsdale auction and walked around alot there and we went shopping around with Chads parents so I guess that counts as a day of exercise but its not typically what I would like to count....Onward!

Saturday, May 7, 2011


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Hows that for some exciting toes???? LOL I have been wanting to try out the new stickers that pose as polish for a couple weeks but since I get my nails on my hands shellac-ed every couple weeks I havent been able to try it out.....Then the lightbulb came on! DUH! Put it on your toes silly! So here it is!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Wanted this once since last year....

When I graduated with my RN.....I wanted something that would show people the hard work I endured and once again its symbolic of me....I wont lie though....This one HURT LIKE A BITCH! My fingers were numb for 2 hours prior and I could feel the pain all the way into my neck, he was hitting nerves the entire time! I am already thinking about what I can get next!:)
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Horse shoes tattoo:)

FINALLY had enough balls to get this done! I have been wanting it done for a while but I was listening to everyone on the outside telling me the pain that I would endure and me with a pretty high pain threshold....Rocked that shit! LOL  Once again another symbolic of Kristi Tattoo:)
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Day #2

I made 2 twenty five minute walks around the block at work......3 miles tracked so far;) I may muster up enough ambition to walk by my lonesome around concord for another 3.5 miler.....we'll see....
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Thursday, May 5, 2011


Today was a super busy after work kinda day....All week has been like this with tattoos, WW, and the salon today, I manages to get two 25 minute walks knocked out on break at work, I wasnt feeling super great today due to lack of sleep received last night so I walked a little slower than I normally would have but....I DID IT!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

100 day workout challenge:)

I have decided to do a 100 day workout challenge JUST for my own benefit and to keep my willpower strong throughout the summer....10 minutes of any activity counts for the day and I am going to try REALLY hard to update daily:) This sets me till about August 19th....If you would like join in and steal my idea to provide yourself some activity challenge feel free:) I am starting tomorrow! Update to follow!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Gettin some New Ink:)

I am getting some new ink on wednesday with one of the ladies at work.....She has been talking about wanting to go get her FIRST tattoo at the age of 60 and wanted someone to go with her........Me getting the springtime itch I always do, volunteered! LOL I have decided that I am getting the medical Symbol (top pic) on the inside outer edge of the underside of my right wrist.....Bout the size of a nickel to symbolize me as a nurse and I am trying to decide between the 2 horseshoe pictures for the top of my right foot, any suggestions as to which one you personally like better will be greatly appreciated:)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

I was a busy bee, andI and very proud of my progress!;)
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Took 2 full truck loads of years of collected garage to Libery Landfill and I now have 2 empty, spotless spare bedrooms!;)
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Polished the car up with a fresh coat of wax for the first time this year;)
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This weekend....

Was a real productive one;) Did some spring cleaning ouside the house....mowed the lawn for the first time this year.....
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The pair of jeans.......

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That fits JUST right!:) And update on my diet journey....I weighed in last evening at 167....I am going VERY slow on the poundage:( I am 3 pounds from ultimate lifetime goal through WW AND 3 pounds from my 25# keychain star charm through WW......AND 8 pounds from where I want to ultimately be in weight.....160#..........SOOOOO dreamy to me! Anyways the above picture is a size 10 Unionbay jeans that I absolutely LOVED a few summers back until I outgrew them....Now I am wearing them with a belt on that LAST knotch! YAY GO ME! I have been averaging 6 miles daily for walks and the inches are peeling right off! I am excited to buy some summer clothes next weekend when I get paid:) Thats all for now! I am stepping off my soapbox:)

Monday, April 18, 2011

To all my child-less friends....

This is a blurp from an article written by Ann Landers....Very cute if you do NOT want children such as me:)

There is nothing sadder than a childless couple. It breaks my heart to see them relaxing around swimming pools in Florida, sitting all suntanned and miserable on the decks of their boats -- trotting off to Europe like lonesome fools. It's an empty life. Nothing but money to spend, more time to enjoy and a whole lot less to worry about.

The poor childless couple are so wrapped up in themselves, you have to feel sorry for them. They don't fight over the child's discipline, don't blame each other for the child's most obnoxious characteristics, and they miss all the fun of doing without for the child's sake. They just go along, doing whatever they want, buying what they want and liking each other. It's a pretty pathetic picture.

Everyone should have children. No one should be allowed to escape the wonderful experience that accompanies each stage in the development of the young -- the happy memories of sleepless nights, coughing spells, tantrums, diaper rash, debts, "dipso" baby sitters, saturated mattresses, emergencies and never-ending crises.

How dismal is the peaceful home without the constant childish problems that make a well-rounded life and an early breakdown; the tender, thoughtful discussions when the report card reveals the progeny to be one step below a moron; the end-of-the-day reunions with all the joyful happenings recited like well-placed blows to the temples.

Children are worth it. Every moment of anxiety, every sacrifice, every complete collapse pays off as a fine, sturdy adolescent is reached. The feeling of reward the first time you took the boy hunting -- he didn't mean to shoot you, the lad was excited. Remember how he cried? How sorry he was? And how much better you felt after the blood transfusion? These are the times a man with a growing son treasures -- memories that are captured forever in the heart and the limp.

Think back to the night of romantic adventure when your budding daughter eloped with the village idiot. What childless couple ever shared in the stark realism of that drama? Aren't you a better man for having lived richly, fully, acquiring that tic in your left eye? Could a woman without children touch the strength and heroism of your wife as she tried to fling herself out of the bedroom window?

The childless couple live in a vacuum. They fill their lonely days with golf, vacation trips, dinner dates, civic affairs, tranquility, leisure and entertainment. There is a terrifying emptiness without children, but the childless couple are too comfortable to know it.

You just have to look at them to see what the years have done: He looks boyish, unlined and rested; she's slim, well-groomed and youthful. It isn't natural. If they had had kids, they'd look like the rest of us -- worn out, wrinkled and exhausted.

April 18th...........Hmmmmm

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Well THIS is NOT my idea of a great time! Its supposed to be spring here....Hence the patio table that has been retrieved from the pole barn for the year already:)I hope that good ole mother nature has her mind made up now and that this is the LAST hoorah for the winter of 2010! I missed my walking today thanks to this damn snow:(

Friday, April 15, 2011

Well.......Im back!

To feeling 100% motivated again! Ready to get this last 10 pounds off:) Sarah and I have been walking 3.5 miles every night after work at a steady 3:30p so we can remain accountable and we have each other so we cant cancel:) And I have been walking 3 miles at work on my breaks!:) It seems to be working along with being back in the swing of things and attending out tuesday night meetings, plus we are getting a walk in beforehand!:) SO I am down to 166 as of this mornings weigh in on the bathroom scale, I havent seen this number in over 2 years and I am fitting nicely into a size 10 jean again:) I am saving my next paycheck for some new spring clothes shopping as this one I am off to buy some new scrubs:) Later on!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Totally addicted!

Lovin my new shellac in pepto bismol pink!;) lol
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Thursday, April 7, 2011

The walk is on!:)

So Sarah and I are trying to be back at walking everyday after work just like we did in 2006:)  The rain has not been cooperating with us but I have also been walking at work at least on one break, I am shooting for both breaks! I walked a total of 6.1 miles today between the walking at work and walking with Sarah around Concord:) On the plus side.....We are losing weight AND the dogs are getting exercise too!:)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Finally! one! I repeat no one! Do business with Gregory Optical! Assholes.....
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Monday, March 28, 2011


After a short stint of not going to the gym between not feeling well and the weather being too nice to waste there.....I am going back at it strong today.....I have been juggling back and forth the same couple pounds and not losing weight like I had fully intended by now.....I am 4 pounds from goal weight and 9 from where I want to be:( Lets get this ball rollin!:)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Here I come!:)

We are headed to the Bone Island grill tonight for the 80's night.....yea maybe these arent 80's clothes but I am DAMN proud to fit me in some skinny jeans and look good doing it! LOL
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New dose of shellac;)

Candy apple red baby!;)
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Friday, March 25, 2011


Nuff said! Right? Well this has been a super busy week and I am glad that its almost over.....I need a few days off to recoop.........My coffee maker broke and I wont have any coffee on the drive into work....This could be bad! God please get me through the next 8-9 hours and place me right back at home safely:) Off to embark on this day!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Shellac update!;)

Its been 10 days.....through grooming and riding horses.....pulling weeds and trimming brush....all that spring cleanup stuff! Still shining and no chips!;) Loik at the growth!;) Yupp! Im hooked..time to make an appt.....
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Friday, March 18, 2011

BUSY BUSY BUSY..........

I have been SO busy the past couple days doing some spring cleaning on the OUTSIDE of my house with the nice weather:) I havent really opted to exercise after raking, weed pulling, horseback riding, shrub trimming, etc.......I have been super tired at night and I think that I am for sure getting enough physical activity:)
I have seen many robins prancing around and I have also seen alot of new green popping up:) I am glad to see the warm up and I am hoping that its here to stay!

Sun? I love you!

Hows this for ambition????
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

You are my sunshine.....

This was my day yesterday.....and will be my day the next couple days! This warm weather has for sure given me an attitude adjustment:) Its the little things I live for!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New lashes!:)

After trying to push my lash fill out 3 weeks instead of 2 I am SOOOO happy to have y nice, thick, full lashes back!:) So addicting my friends!:)
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