Wednesday, December 15, 2010


after about 6 months of working up the nerve, i did it this morning....

pixie crop.

found a new hairdresser and she had me at hello. it can't hurt that she lived in chicago for 4 years and did hair + styled models before coming back to seattle.

i officially feel like the change has been made complete.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

little teeth

Scene: Target - girl's section looking at the Nick & Nora jammies (shhh he doesn't know he's in the girl's section)

Me: Jack - will you wear these jammies with the candy canes and sock monkeys?
Jack: Um, I don't know, they seem kind of silly to me.
Me: Well, what about these purple ones with owls on them?
Jack: Mom, owls are creepy. Did you what two animals I find creepy? Owls & dolphins Mom
Me: Why dolphins?
Jack: Mom, they creep me out cause they have those tiny little teeth. Little teeth creep me out.
Me: So is that a no on the owl jammies - because we could have matching ones, they come in my size.
Jack: That's a no.

I guess another Christmas is passing and my dream of dressing the family in matching flannel pajamas is slowly dying. Unless I want to give up and wear LEGO Star Wars printed ones.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

1 year down

Who can believe it has been a year? I started my program a little over a year ago, today is actually the 1 year anniversary of my first workout with my trainer. I tried to go back and count how many sessions we have had together, but I got up over 100 decided that was too hard to keep track of. I celebrated by getting up - OK dragging myself out of bed for my 7am circuit training class.

Thanks to everyone of you lovelies that I have leaned on in the last year, I have counted on your love and supported and it was a big part of getting to where I am.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


i sit here at a crossroads. i realized last night that i have achieved what i set out to do with my weight loss. even the little tiny things in the back of my head that i thought would be nice, but didn't think i would get there.

as of yesterday morning i am no longer in the obese category on the bmi index. i am happily and proudly overweight. in 16 months i have lost 115lbs (that i am aware of) and shaved 20.3 pts of my bmi. looking back i can't believe the way i allowed myself to live for all those years. i still haven't totally figured out how i got there outside of several years of eating too much and not exercising and not putting myself first. what can i say, i am a mom and a wife and sometimes it's difficult to put yourself ahead of your loved ones and take the time you need for yourself.

here are the scary details:
starting weight: 282
current weight: 167
starting bmi: 49.9 (dudes that is almost half my previous body)
current bmi: 29.6

here is what i hope to accomplish in the next 6 months:
shave 8 minutes off of my current 5k time, getting me under 30 minutes.
run kirkland 12k's of christmas
run half marathon in march for my birthday
take the photography class i have been putting off
teach myself to quilt

Saturday, June 5, 2010

day trip

we finally managed to get out of the house and go explore somewhere. i had been wanting to take the boys up to snoqualmie falls to go hiking. when i heard the weather report for this weekend i knew this was our chance. however we were a little disappointed to find out the hike down to see the falls was closed for reconstruction until the spring of 2013 - they must be paving it in gold is all we can figure. after some looking around we checked out old downtown snoqualmie and were pleasantly surprised to find a railroad museum. i guess jack is not yet too cool to climb around on all the old trains.

Friday, March 26, 2010

just average

and very happy to be there. i realized this morning while chatting with randy, i've reached the average american woman's size. i am officially in size 14 jeans as i'm typing this and part of me thinks i might have been able to pull off a 12, i mean who needs to breathe right? lets remember i grew up in the early 90's and if you didn't have to lay down on your bed to put on your still damp guess jeans, your jeans were too big. (my parents never let us wear anything that tight - but i had friends in jr high that sure did)

a year ago

and this wednesday on my way out the door - literally running to the gym

in hindsight i am kind of regretting my "just the face" policy on picture taking these last few years. it was really hard finding a picture of me in the last year that actually illustrated how far i have come.

Friday, March 5, 2010


happy birthday sarah, i'm so glad we share this day.

i'm starting out my birthday weekend today with a day to myself. it's still pretty early here but we had to get up early to get the boys packed for their skiing trip today. we surprised jack with being able to go with randy and when i told him yesterday that we had to pick up some new ski pants for him he so totally screamed on the inside - even though he was playing it cool on the outside. since i am up so early i am gonna straighten up the house then get in my workout and see where the day takes me. hopefully it will include a mani/pedi + a movie but we will see what comes my way.