Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Tomorrow we leave for Kauai around dinner time. I am so excited to get away. I love being on vacation. I work FOR vacation. I love to travel. LOVE it. ok, i actually don't like the transportation part of travelling. I find airports stressful. The stress though is so worth it.

I just looked at some pictures on facebook from our last trip to this exact same place. It was in 2008. What is different this time? First S actually is coming and he is excited. He resisted Hawaii for so long. Seriously what is wrong with you to resist going to Hawaii? Last time I said screw it and went without him but with the rest of my family. I was skinny last time I was in Hawaii. Really skinny. I am going now with 20lbs extra. I would be happy with just 10lbs extra. H was also 2 last time we went. He was so cute and tiny. After getting knocked by a wave in the ocean on the first day he refused to step into the ocean again. This time he has asked for surf lessons! What a difference! Here is an old picture of him from then. Isn't he just cute? Yes I know I am a bit bias.

H August 2008
 So I have been working out and working hard. I have been tracking. I have lost 1lbs. Progress. I am going to continue on tracking when we get home. I am committed to getting my weight back into the 140's asap. I went for a nice bike ride last night. 16km. I have been doing at least one ride a week since I stopped running. i have tracked 10 (TEN) days in a row.  I am going to get up at 530am (it hurts to type that) tomorrow for a spin class before we head on our trip in the afternoon. I have also lured 2 of my bunz from Sparkpeople to track on MyFitnessPal. BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

We spend our first night in Honolulu and then will be on Kauai from Friday to Friday. This time on Saturday hopefully this is where I will be.

Lawai Beach Resort Bayan Pool


Friday, August 10, 2012

track that

i am a tracking machine. i have tracked now 10 days in a row. a spark friend of mine announced she has motivation lately and she should take advantage of it. i was like, whoa, i do too so i need to run with this too. run figuratively not literally. thanks patty for making me aware of this too.

i have not run yet. we are still broken up. i have done 1 minute sprints on the treadmill for Making the Cut a few times but no more than 90 seconds at a time. Not really running. I need a "running sucks" shirt from like the one S got from Nike.

besides that nothing too exciting to report except 6 more days until Hawaii!!!  We have booked a tube ride through this company and we may do some surf lessons. unsure. i have no yearning to surf but S, H and my dad do so who knows?

nothing really going on this weekend. H has hockey tomorrow and we may go see my sister on sunday and do our annual hike to Quarry Rock.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

long weekend

this weekend was the bc day long weekend. oh my it was hot. like unusually hot. like mid 30's people which RARELY ever happens around these parts. so humid and gross. our house is 30c upstairs. thankfully we have the portable ac in our bedroom but the rest of the house and even downstairs is like 28c. gross. there is no escape. actually there was an escape. h and i spent like an hour in walmart to just get out of the heat. $100+ later, that was expensive!!  

on saturday morning we went to the mall. disney xd was in town for free skateboard lessons. h told me about it late so there was no room so we went early and got on through the waitlist. he was so excited. they taught him all the correct lingo so now i don't understand him sometimes. there is a pic of him from the event. he is not little anymore and needs to stop growing asap. the attitude coming off the kid lately too is unreal. i know he is testing but seriously he has had me on the verge of crazy a few times.  however, the big baby (aka husband) is driving me more crazy.

Beyond that i have been doing mtc. i am sore which is great. i have been tracking, which is great. i had 2 bad days when i went over my calorie allowance. nothing crazy though at about 1800 cals. besides that i have been below 1500 calories since last wednesday. have i lost weight? nope. i wasn't even going to weigh myself but i got the dang scale out and wish i didn't. i have been doing mtc at home with no ac, pls note the temps above. on saturday morning i did my workout, showered and then we headed to a birthday party which i continued tho pour sweat for at least another hour. today i am going to go for a ride while h is at ball hockey. he has hockey school 1x per day this week and then next week he has skateboard camp for 4 days then we are off to HAWAII!

Friday, August 3, 2012

it's on like donkey kong

so nothing really new or too exciting to report. been working full time a few weeks now so the house is a mess but besides that it seems to be going well. i think i am enjoying it. we will see if i feel the same way at the end of the year or if i will be begging to go part time again.

last week we were in whistler. i love whistler. i don't ski (often, last time about 12 years ago) but i love whistler in the summer. it is hot. there is so much to do like hike, swim, bike trails galore... this trip we spent most of it beside the pool watching the kids on the waterslide. i actually have a tan!!  i didn't really take any pictures besides some waterslide ones so you have to use your imagination.

i am cheating on sparkpeople too. a coworker told me about MyFitnessPal app. i told her about spark years ago but she told me she likes this app better. i downloaded it and it is so much faster than the spark app and has an oh so cool barcode scanner. i literally scanned my breakfast yesterday, it was so easy! i haven't ventured to their actually website yet though. maybe that will be what i do tonight (exciting friday night).

been biking at least 1x per week, plus spinning, plus tennis and weights. i am going to Hawaii in 14 days people. i need to tone up. i know at most i can lose is a couple of lbs but i am in need to tone. so what does a girl do when she needs to tone? Making the Cut. it's on like Donkey Kong.

i am cutting my calories. i am miserable. i have warned the people i love to stay clear and do not tempt me with junk. we had pizza the other night and i only had 2 slices people!! so proud.  been eating pretty good too. yeah me.