Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Some news.. and weigh in 2

Well, I'll start with my weigh in.. I lost 1lb! whoo whoo! I'll take it! I worked my butt off, but we did go out to eat twice last week, so even though I got "healthy" options, it still wasn't as good for me as a home cooked meal. Oh well, I am very proud of myself to be able to have lost something.. I just have to keep it up! I am surprised how many of us bloggers are the same height! lol I am also a shortie, 5ft 2 n 1/2 . Everything shows on me! I am not following the biggest lo.ser exactly. I am just using their weekly weigh in's to give myself a goal. And I get inspiration every time I watch it. I am doing my own workout routine. I have a yoga body burn dvd that I love to do, and I also have been clipping out the workout cards from magazines, and creating my own regimen. I make sure to work out for 30-40 min everyday. I know you hear that all you need is 30 min a day and u can lose weight! Not true for me!! I have to work out 40 min at least 3 days a week to make sure that I lose something! 30 min just keeps me at the same weight. I blame the pcos! My diet is getting better. I always have to work on that. I am a healthy eater, I just eat to much. Although, and I think I have said this before, that going gluten free has really helped my cravings, and has made it easier to eat less and better! I havn't had any cravings for chocolate or sweets, and the only thing I have craved is a subway sandwich. I just love the banana peppers on a sandwich! I have yet to find any gf bread that I like. I probably have to bake my own, because I have a mix that I have used for pizza dough and it was really good. But that's all I'm doing, I know it's not normal, or healthy to be losing that much weight as they do on the show in a week! really, 40lbs in one week is insane! Also, most of that is probably water weight anyway.
Now, on to my new shoes, I love love love them! I tell ya they really work! They are not the most comfortable shoes in the world, you can feel the balls on the bottom of your feet, but my legs are killing me! And it's not just the workouts. I wear them all day long and at the end of the day my legs and butt feel like I have done a killer workout, even if I only did a upper body workout. E says he can already see my legs toning up. I think these shoes are the best invention ever!! Really, you should all invest in them, wear them everywhere, and your legs will be awesome. I may still have my chubby belly, but my a$$ will look great! lol

So that was that. Sunday was CD1 ugh! I knew it was coming. I always do. But there is something different with my cycle, or maybe I am just now noticing it with the Creighton, but my past 2 cycles were exactly the same! I "ovulated" the same time as last cycle, I started my period on the same day, my cm was the same length. But yet I am not pg. WTH!! Well, I am calling the new doc tomorrow to make an appt. I hope I can get in soon. The weather is pretty bad, we just got snow dumped on us, about 4 inches, and we are going to get more throughout the week and weekend. I only have a front wheel drive car.. Well.. you didn't need anything else living in the dessert!! lol. My car is so not a mid-west vehicle. It slipps in the rain! We will have to trade it in at some point..

Are you ready for this!? I have some very exciting news... E and I are moving out of my parents house!!! woot woot! My grandma bought us a house. It is the cutest, most charming little house! I had seen it online, ( I just love looking online at houses, I can't help it!) It was so cute and really cheap. I showed my mom, and she said to call to find out what was wrong with it. So I did, and there was nothing wrong! In fact the previous owner had the entire house remodeled. It was owned by this older woman who had lived there since the house was built in the 70's. She had moved out a year ago to a condo nearby b/c she couldn't walk up and down the stairs anymore. So the house had never been updated, and when she put it up for sale, she didn't get any bites. Then she remodeled the entire house, and re-listed it, but it was priced to high. And with the market being as it is.. well, no one put in any offers. The owner just needed to get rid of the house, as she was still paying the property taxes on it. So last week as I was browsing threw the internet I came accross this house, that I had seen before, but at a higher price. There was a new listing agent and a new price. i couldn't believe it! So my mom, sister, and I went to go look at the house and just fell in love. It is is the cutest neighborhood. My sister actually lives 2 streets away, and it has it's own police force, a pool and a lake with a beach, it's own bar and grille, soccer fields, tennis courts, walking trails... We could only hope to find a house in this area! My mom said she might be able to sign for us, but to have my husband and step dad look at it. Well, I brought E that same night that we looked at the house, and he loved it. My step dad was weary about signing for us, they already helped out one of my other sisters. So on Sunday my mom said to bring Grandma to see the house and maybe she could help also. Well, my Grandma and step dad loved the house also, and Grandma said I'll buy it for you! OMG!! We have to pay her back, so instead of paying a mortgage we will pay grandma a monthly fee. And in a few years when we are able to get a loan ( stupid short sale! ) we will buy the house back from her. I have the bestest Grandma! So today we have the inspection, and we are supposed to close on the 20th. It's a 3 bed 2 bath house, sits on 1/2 acre of woods! Perfect for Gabe. It has a finished basement and a laundry room! Hey the little things are important! Our last house was twice as much as this with 2 beds and 1 bath, no basement, and less land. Our laundry room was in the garage! So Thanks to all of you who have been praying for us, (prayer buddy! ;) and to St. Joseph who is always looking out for us. :)

11 comments:

expatbarrenness said...

The house situation sounds good. Family (especially family nearby) can be such a blessing. Good job on the exercise. Slow and steady is absolutely the way to go. (wow :), you're tiny) - I look forward to an update on the shoes as well.

St. Rita's Roses said...

Suzie...can your grandmom buy us a house? Just kidding...congrats!! This is great news and yes, the prayers to St. Joseph did help! I feel like we have alot in common: Im trying to find the "perfect" house, lose weight, (o, buy those sk.etcher shoes and they killed me feet!!-got plantar fascitis from them-i think) and TTC!! Congrats on your weight loss...I am the same! but have not tried anything!! I am in a rut! I hope we get to see pics of this house!!

Julie said...

WOW about the house! So excited for you!!

Awaiting a Child of God:) said...

1) Just a reminder: When you are start working out, you are gaining muscle, which means you will probably gain weight bc of muscle strength. BUT once that muscle gets developed, it burns fat more quickly. So be patient while your muscles get revved up!

2) POST A PIC OF SHOES!

3) SO DARN excited for you about the house!!! We need pics of that too!!!

the misfit said...

I think sometimes it takes a few weeks to get your metabolism amped up and lose weight. I would think that would be especially true with the PCOS (I don't have PCOS, but when I started my weight loss kick, I hadn't been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, and I really had to fight to get my metabolism up - I had noooo energy). So as long as you're headed in the right direction, you're good! And that's awesome about the working out! Better than losing weight even is getting in shape. (OK, and I had no idea someone lost 40lbs in a week on TBL. What did they do, saw off an arm? That's not good for you!)

Also - and I can't believe you put this at the end (or that I did) - CONGRATS ON FINDING A HOUSE!! Wow! You know you have to share pictures, right?

Hebrews 11:1 said...

Congrats on the house! Great work on your weigh in too, atta girl!!

Ann - Building a Nest said...

Awesome news on the house! That's one big thing off of your 2011 to-do list!

Nicole C said...

My first time to your blog, but I love the stories about your weight loss! I'm always watching my weight too. And the house sounds great! Congrats!

WheelbarrowRider said...

congrats on the house! I always wondered about those shoes-I like your butt/belly comment-that would be me! :)

Suzie-Q T-Pie said...

Welcome Nicole! :) I will post some pics of the shoes soon for ya'll

Beckie's Infertile said...

Great job on the weight loss and the new house! New follower here!