Monday, April 9, 2012

My 1st knitting project!

My mom taught me how to knit before Christmas. I never finished anything and maybe did about 20 rows on a scarf I was going to make for Lilly.

My mom and I have been working really hard to get these cute knitted bunnies done for the kids. We weren't able to get them done in time for Easter morning, but I finished them last night!! They were a lot of work and there is no way I would have been close to getting them done without my mom's help!!! I love them!!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Operation Skinny Update!

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!! It feels so good to lose weight! I am down another pound!!! I was really surprised when I got on the scale this morning because my husband and I were in a wedding together this weekend... talk about LOTS of adult beverages and JUNK food!!

I am so excited to add a second Zumba class to my routine this week and next week. I had to miss the last 3 RIPPED classes so this is a quick way to do make-up classes and not lose out on money I already paid :-)

Starting weight: 183 lbs (As of August 2011)
Current Weight: 165 lbs
Difference:  -18lbs
Pounds to lose to goal: 15 lbs

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The potty training dilema

If anyone can provide some insight, it would be greatly appreciated.

Our 3-year-old has been potty trained since he was about 2.  He showed interest early so we started training him just before he was 2 1/2.  Now he is one month shy of being 3 1/2 and we're having issues with him pooping in his underwear daily. He used to go just fine on the toilet. Now he is obviously choosing to poop in his pants. At first, we just thought he was caught up in his play time or watching a show/movie that he wouldn't even think about going to the bathroom.  Now, he will run to his room and poop in his pants without mentioning that he has to poop.  This has been happening for the last few months and I am so over it. We have tried rewarding him with candy whenever he goes on the toilet, but it has been so inconsistent I just don't know what to do. I have tried taking toys away, throwing away his soiled underwear, and nothing is changing!

To add to that, our 2-year-old is training too. She will tell us every once in a while when she has to go potty. She's in pull ups already and a few times she has actually woken up after 12 or 13 hours with a dry diaper. She has pooped in the toilet once! I am not rushing it with her because I know it will take time and she only turned 2 in February.

Any help/ideas to get him to start pooping on the toilet again would be appreciated!

Operation Skinny Update

Man! Its been a while since I posted an Operation Skinny Update! Don't worry. I haven't fallen off the wagon. I'm still working on it ;-) I plateaued once I hit 167 lbs and stayed there for a little more than 7 weeks. While it was discouraging, I knew I would eventually get past it. I also knew that I was gaining muscle because I have continued my workout routine.  At the beginning of the new session 4 weeks ago, I increased my Kettle Bell to 10#'s and my dumbbells to 5#'s. Hopefully I can get my measurements up here soon. I have definitely lost inches because despite only losing 1 pound over the last 7 weeks, I can fit into my size 10 "skinny" jeans and they are actually LOOSE on me!!

I am HAPPY to report that I finally broke through my plateau last week. I am down one more pound putting me at 166 lbs/ down 17 pounds total!

Starting weight: 183 lbs (As of August 2011)
Current Weight: 166 lbs
Difference:  -17lbs
Pounds to lose to goal: 16 lbs