Monday, August 27, 2012

Reality Check Time

Sorry, I've been a bit MIA - work has been crazy and we got a puppy (which was the worst decision I've made in a long time - anyone interested in a Goldendoodle?  I'll give you a good deal!

I just wanted to jump on and say that I weighed this morning and I was 171.2!! Yay!  Down 3 pounds!  I'm a happy girl this morning.  I've still been running at lunch - although last week I missed a day so I have to finish W3D3 today!

Hopefully once things settle down I'll have more time to update more consistently.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Yesterday I went to see my Endochronologist in JoMo.  We are still aggressively monitoring my Thyroid levels in order to get them back on track since having Norah so I go every 8 weeks.  The appointment started routinely enough, my Thyroid is looking pretty good, we tweaked my dosage a tiny bit.  He then examines me and says that I have some "acanthosis" and that he would explain when he was done examing me.  I was like, uh...ok?!  So he finishes the exam and then asked if there is a family history of Diabetes and I said yes, on my Dad's side (all the Mexican family seems to have Diabetes issues - like my Grandpa died my senior year of college and he had had to have both of his legs amputated in the few years prior to his death because his Diabetes was so bad and out of control).  He goes on to say that acanthosis is a sign that the pancreas is working too hard to produce insulin.  The acanthosis are dark circles/spots that appear on the neck - mine are on the back of my neck so I obviously hadn't even ever noticed it, but they weren't there just 8 weeks ago which is kind of un-nerving.  Anyway, he said that he is sure that if I lost weight it would solve the issue - otherwise he said that in a year or two I would be a full blown diabetic.  Ugh!  Seriously!?  So I'm now not only on a path to lose weight for vanity reasons, but truly for health reasons - that should give me a kick in the ass, right?  So he gave me a goal of losing 5 pounds before I go back in 8 weeks - sounds easy enough...

The rest of the day played out like normal - except I forgot my lunch, picture evidence below.  I hit the Y at lunch and knocked out Week 3 Day 1 of the C25K program, then had unruly, crazy hair for the rest of the afternoon.  I don't know if it was depression that made me do it, but I did indulge in cheese dip and chips for dinner - see ZERO WILLPOWER!

However, today is a fresh day and I'm bound to make it a good one!  Cheers, friends!
Forgot About Lunch!
C25K W3D1 Complete!
I'm so sick of my hair - it's so unruly after a workout!
Daily Food/Exercise Log

Monday, August 20, 2012


Yay! It's Friday! Good news, right? I stepped on the scale this morning and it read 173.2 - this is GREAT news! Bad news, my girlfriends and I from work go out for lunch every Friday! The worse news is that two of them are currently pregnant and crave the good bad stuff! We went for Italian today and I had a side salad and Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo and that shit was Orgasmic! It's my favorite! And the rolls, oh the rolls - they are "shove 'em in your face faster than you can chew/swallow good"!!!
I also skipped exercising today because I was feeling a little tired from hitting it so hard this week. I think I should have started a little slower and not done 5 days straight, so next week I have decided to bike instead of run on my off days for C2K. I'm hoping this will prevent any shin splints or injuries!
Have a great weekend y'all and get out and shake your booty! The highs are only in the 80's! Whoop! Whoop!
Breakfast: Before and After!!
Today's Food and Exercise Log!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

I'm Feelin' Good...

Here is a recap of my day in pictures! Enjoy!

I started the day looking like this!
Breakfast of Champions!
Then I hit the Y @ lunch and looked like this!
Lunch! My all-time favorite Smart One! Yum-O!
Today's Food and Exercise Log using the "Lose It" app on my iPhone!

xoxo Darci

Posted From My iPhone Using BlogPress!

Breakfast Of Champions...

I think I mentioned before that I've never really been a "breakfast-eater" but I recently have started drinking Vi-Shape protein shakes for breakfast.  I will fully say that the Vi-Shape mix tastes better than any other protein powder mix I've ever tasted - it's Sweet Cream Flavor and reminds me alot of cake batter!  Yum-o!

Breakfast Of Champions

I bought an Oster single serve little blender where the cup has both the lid and grinder attachments, I love all-in-one products - simple and easy, living my life I don't need to add ANY unnecessary complications!

The deets:
1. Vi-Shape Soy Protein Powder Mix - Sweet Cream Flavor
  • Each shake uses 2 scoops of powder which equals 90 calories
2. Silk Pure Almond Unsweetened Milk
  • Each shake uses 1 cup of milk which equals 30 calories
Now you can stop here and add just a little ice and the shake tastes great or you can add in fruit, veggies, flavor packs (Peach Packet pictured - 10 calories) or just about anything!  There are over 200 recipes available!  Currently my favorite breakfast shake is simply adding a banana - so good and filling!  :-)


I started the Couch To 5K (C25K) training program this week and it's going wonderful.  I used to run quite a bit before having Jack, and then again after having Jack, up until I got pregnant with Norah.  So I installed the C25K App on my iPhone (I love the app, it's amazing - tells you when to run, when to walk - all while your iTunes blare in the background.  You.Must.Try.It) and got down to business! 

I started with Week 2 of the program and probably should have started with Week 3, but I signed up for my VERY FIRST 5K run on September 29th back home in Chanute - and starting with Week 2 would put me right at the end of the 8 Week program the week of the race!  Perfect Timing, it must be a sign from the running fanatics up above!

I ran Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday so far this week, which is more than you are supposed to but I get addicted when I start things - I think it's a little bit of my tiny case of self-diagnosed OCD coming through.

Last night, Chris was home early (for once) so I took advantage of the infrequent available babysitter and decided to go for a run...then Jack insisted decided he MUST tag along!  This made for an even hotter (it was 97 degrees on the bank sign as we ran by), longer and heavier haul, but we made it!  Sucessfully completing W2D3 (for the second time this week)!

Jack and I ready to attack our run!
W2D3 Complete!
Exhausted, Sweaty and Tongues-Waggin!
One Tired Momma!
I am very excited for my first 5K run and I hope my enthusiam continues as the C25K app continues to kick my ass up and down the streets of Frontenac OR the treadmill at the Y - only time will tell!

Starting Point...

I honestly cannot believe I'm about to put all my FAT BUSINESS out for the world to see, but I feel I have to.  Not for people to see or read, but for me - I have to hold myself accountable and what better way to stay motivated then to be reminded of where I am starting and where I don't ever want to be again!  So here I am in all my 174 pound glory (um, yeah - I weighed this morning and it was more than I originally thought...Oy Vey!) and this is my very public proclomation that I will never be this weight again!

Front View - 174 Pounds
Side View - 174 Pounds
Those weren't too bad, right?  Well here comes the bad news views - prepare yourself, this shit is scary!  This serves as your warning: I am not responsible for any nightmares you may experience during your sweet dreams tonight!

Front View - 174 Pounds
I just love my "Still-There" baby belly...

Side View - 174 Pounds
Definitely see a "Booby-Doo" in this picture...(my belly sticks out farther than my boobies do)
There you have it my friends, me in all my chubby, fat girl glory. And this is my promise to you to never scare the crap out of you again because the next photos I post WILL look better!  I don't know how much better, but BETTER!  Let's get this party started!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Time Is Now...

My first ever post to this blog was about a year and a half ago.  In May 2011 I found out I was pregnant with our second baby, a girl who arrived on 1/30/12!

Between the time I originally started this blog until the time I found out I was pregnant I gained a ton of weight.  I don't have a Thyroid so I take daily hormone replacements.  Since I had lost the remainder of my baby weight from Jack and had less "mass" my primary doctor started messing with my hormone levels - it was disaster.  After gaining about 40 pounds in 3-4 months I was finally referred to a specialist, an Endocronologist.  I found out I was pregnant a couple days before my initial visit with him, but together we aggressively managed my hormone levels and I only gained 19 pounds with Norah.

I remember the day I went for my first visit with my OBGYN at 10 weeks pregnant and weighing 189 pounds...OMG!  After Norah, the initial 40 pounds fell off in the first 3-4 weeks, but since then I've been stuck right around the 168-170 pound mark.

It's time to get my act together and I'm going to use this blog to share my story, my progress and hold myself accountable!  Hold on tight, it's bound to be a bumpy road...