Thursday, June 30, 2011


That about sums up what I have been dealing with since I pulled into Utah 12 days ago. Sure, I've been having a great time. We've been to Park City and Lagoon and spent time with old friends and family. But I can't stop thinking about the hives all over me. More details will come after we get home next week.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


So, I did it! I lost 46 pounds as of the day before we left. However, I gained a little weight while we were out... Not surprising by any means but we did still jog 4 out of 5 days and I didn't eat a lot of crap because I was not feeling well for three of the days. I thought for several hours I was pregnant because that is what the nausea I had felt like. But I took a pregnancy test and it was negative and as soon as I crossed the border back into the states I was feeling just fine. I have never had stomach issues in Mexico. I have a stomach of steel. But not this year...

The trip was a huge success! George absolutely loved the beach. He sat in the sand and played with shovels and buckets and he even braved the surf. When we went fishing and snorkeling, he wanted to get in the ocean with me so I let him. We had a wonderful time with family and can't wait for the next year! Here are some of my favorite pictures from the trip:

I hesitate to post this last one... but it's for posterity, right? Every kid is looking for a bikini shot of her great-grandma, right?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

So Close and Yet So Far Away

Remember this post? Well, I'm so frackin' close to meeting my Mexico goal. I had planned to lose 45-50 pounds by Mexico and I am down 44. I have three more days and they will be filled with lots of activity and sweets avoiding. I wore my very first bikini on Saturday with my mom at the public pool. I never understood why women were those. Now I do. It has nothing to do with what other people are thinking. I have never felt so good about myself. I don't plan on making it a habit but when I am just with family in Mexico, I see no harm. Anyway, I weigh less than I did in my goal picture and none of the clothes I wore that year to Mexico are small enough now but I am still not satisfied. I have seven pounds to lose before I am considered a normal weight for my height. I want to at least do that and then some. But, I do plan on having more babies so we'll see how far I get before I start growing again. I am so grateful to my awesome family for encouraging me to be healthy and active. I feel great and I am ready for those pictures in Mexico. At least for now; I might be embarrassed of them later on down the road.Mexico 2007

Easter 2011
(I have lost a little since then but I can't find a good recent one...)And just as a reminder, Mexico 2010