About Us......

We are three sisters working to get into or stay in shape! Ara is the oldest (26) and is trying to lose weight and get in shape before having children with her husband. Carlyn is the middle child (23) her desire is to get in shape and have the endurance to keep up with the youth she works with. Emmalee is the youngest (17) and is already an athlete. But now her sport and time is high school is almost over and she wants to stay in shape!

Our blog is a way for us to encourage each other and help each other reach our goals. Please feel free to follow along! You can follow each sister or just the one you find interesting or have things in common with!

Ara's days to post are Monday and Thursday.
Carlyn's days are Tuesday and Friday.
Emm's days are Wednesday and Saturday.

And we'll throw in tips and fun stories as we go along! Welcome to our blog!! -The 3 Sisters

p.s. We would also like to say that this is to help encourage us to keep up the good work and help us stay on track BUT we know we could not even do this by ourselves or as 3 sister's with out God by our side pushing us along!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Bad Example


I want to apologize to all three of my sweet girls, my husband and to anyone else reading this blog. I have been a very bad example. I seem to start out with a bang and then I let life, stress, work, and almost anything else get in my way of progress.

I am the best at making excuses and "starting over".

No excuses this time - I am a bad health example for my 3 daughters.

My New Years resolution is to purge purge purge - not only weight, but stuff in my life. Stuff around the house, cluttered closets, furniture and schedules. I plan to go to the gym at least 3 times per week to at least walk and I plan to cut way down on all the food and snacks that I eat. I love food, but I am old enough now that the food I eat just stays with me and makes me bigger and unhealthier!

I am going to be a YaYa in May and I want to be able to enjoy every minute of that grandchild's life and others to come in future years. I am a young 54, but I need to change my eating habits and start moving more, so I can stay that way. I also want to be a better (on the way to GOOD) health example for my beautiful 3 daughters. PaPa and I both need to eat better and exercise so we can grow old together and enjoy the later years of life that God will bless us with.

The Fall challenge is still on - we will still weigh in on Dec. 19th and the most weight lost or maintained will still get their bonus. So in 8 days, girls, we all step on the scales and send a text to Mommy. The winner will be surprised at Christmas.

Looking forward to Christmas and New Years with my beautiful family and friends!

Looking forward to the 2011 New Year with the additional blessings from God of the arrival of our 1st Grandchild and a new way of living life - with less stuff and weight.

Love and prayers, Mom

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Well Hello

So i finally figured out my password. i have been reading the blog and everything! I am so proud of everyone and how we are pressing each other to do better.

Up here in colllege im doing great! I am trying to eat right but mostly im focusing on porchens and how much i eat. I work out almost evey day but one day to let my body rest and then if i have a huge test to study for!!! I have also learned that when i dont work out i get really cranky or really down, but when i work out im at a cofertabul level to study and consontrate and be relaxed to deal with stressful situations i might come across.

Today at the Rec i came across a Judo matches going on and it made me miss how hard wrestling pushed me and so i pushed myself really hard at the gym today :)

I also am having to learn how to balance everything that i want to do and who i want to be, so that could be another reason why im down or feel bad about myself.

i feel really incarged reading all of your updates and im so proud of my family taking the first steps to haveing a helthy long life!!! :)

love always
Emma

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Birthday Weekend Splurge



It was worth it, but not it is time to get back to the schedule.
Over the GREAT birthday weekend, I ate the food I wanted, at meal time. I didn't really snack much AND we did a lot of walking, site-seeing, and riding Segways!! When I tried on a pair of dress pants this morning for work, they fit better than they had in the past. I know that I didn't loose any weight celebrating in San Antonio, but I don't think I gained any either.

Starting tomorrow, Oct. 8, I plan to get back on schedule. I am also going to begin my own challenge. For 2 weeks I plan to eat very few carbohydrates. I know that My body craves the carbs, but I am going to fight against those cravings for 2 weeks in hopes of seeing success in weight loss. Then I will slowing add them back into my meals, but at a minimum. I know that a balanced diet is the only way to eat and stay healthy.

I am not asking for any of my girls to do this challenge with me, because DiAnn and my grandbaby need the carbs now, Carlyn needs the energy carbs provide to keep up her hectic schedule, and Emmalee is too active to cut out the carbs - her body needs them to help keep up her energy to study and exercise too. Just keep eating healthy and pray that I can fight the cravings.

Love you all, Mom

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Challenge Ended......Ara Failed

Well..... I did not do so good! For those of you reading I want you to know that I just found out that I am pregnant so this whole challenge went out the window for me - lol.

Lately I have been feeling sick looking at certain foods, I've been tired, had cramps and the only thing in the world I want to eat right now is ribs. No sides.... just ribs and a cold glass of water.

So needless to say I did not feel like cooking or even eating what I cooked if I did. Kevin has been wonderful and has taken me out for ribs and even gone for a few small cravings throughout the week.

Conveniently he and I are on the same craving wave-length! When I crave something... it suddenly sounds good to him too!

Anyway, I do want to complete this challenge. I am starting to feel better than I was so I hope that when most of my nausea has gone away I can complete it. I actually think we got through the first week fine.... it was the second week that went down the toilet!

How did you guys do??

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Stuffed Green Bell Peppers

I don't really have a recipe for this one (just kinda threw it together)

So tonight I made stuffed green peppers with shrimp, rice and onions... And will put up a picture soon... I made two, but want to add something to it before I put a picture up. It is really good the way it is, but I feel it is kinda missing something... Not sure what to add... any suggestions?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New Recipe to Share


Spinach & Chicken Quiche
(Bob's Title: Spinach, Cheese & Chicken Pie because "real" men don't eat quiche)

1/2 cup chopped Red Onions*, saute
1/2 tsp. minced garlic, saute
4 tsp. butter
10 oz. Pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
3/4 tsp. Tobasco sauce
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. fresh basil leaves (from the jar is good)
5 whole mushrooms, sliced
1 cup Lowfat Bisquick
1 cup Lowfat Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
4 eggs ( I threw out 2 of the yokes), beat well
1 1/2 cup lowfat milk
4 cooked boneless/skinless chicken breasts*, cut up

Saute onion and garlic in melted butter. Add mushroom slices and cook until tender. Remove from heat and add all the rest of the ingredients. Mix well. Grease a 10" deep pie plate and pour the mixture in carefully. Bake 45 to 50 minutes on 350 degrees. Should be firm in the middle.
Let stand 10 minutes before serving. While waiting add 1/4 cup more shredded cheese over the top if desired. Fix a salad and your meal is ready. Make 6 large pie slices of quiche or 8 smaller slices.

This was a big hit with Bob, even though he doesn't like the official name. He still ate it up.
For those that don't eat meat - I would add more mushrooms or portabellas in place of the chicken. For those that don't like onions, you can leave them out, but you will be missing out on some wonderful flavor!!

:)) Tonight, I made a homemade Fruit Smoothie for my dinner. It is really good, but Emmalee still makes the best!!

:{{ One mistake I have made in cooking this week - - I added fresh broccoli to a whole pan of King Ranch Chicken. The broccoli flavor took over. No matter how much sour cream and Picante we added, it still tasted like a broccoli casserole. So, don't add broccoli to your King Ranch - serve it on the side with cheese and it will be a great meal!!

Be sure to share your new creations and lets us know about your cooking mistakes!!!

Love ya, Mom

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

New Challenge Starts Tomorrow - 2 Weeks of Homemade Food!


Hi Guys - our new challenge starts tomorrow and here are the rules!!!

It starts at breakfast tomorrow (Sept 8th) and goes through to midnight on September 21st. This is a challenge to keep us from eating restaurant, frozen or pre-packaged meals. Keep that in mind if you have a not so clear decision to make...

1. Do not eat out at restaurants or fast food places unless you are asked by friends or there is a planned event you will be attending. BUT DO NOT try and trick your friend into asking you out to eat... that is cheating!! If you do go to a restaurant with a friend.... make healthy decisions and DO NOT bring home a doggie bag (I know this seems wasteful but maybe try to order something smaller or share so that you will not have any leftovers).

2. Do not eat frozen meals. I say 'frozen meals' because I still think you should be able to use frozen veggies or fruit and make it into something homemade... I don't expect you to home grow all your veggies..... We are trying to stay away from things like frozen pizza, lean cuisines and hot pockets!

3. No prepackaged meals ...... such as Lunchables, Cans of Soup or Ramen (unless used inside another recipe). We are also trying to break the lazy habit of just having a can of soup because we don't want to do anything else.... they are usually stuffed with sodium. Instead look up an easy, healthy recipe to make your own soup! This will also mean YOU know what the ingredients in it are.... and can pronounce them!

4. Things like bread or lunch meat are fine.... as long as you are making YOUR OWN sandwich.... not picking one up at Subway! You can make this pretty easily but I would encourage you to find some new sandwich recipes and see if you can make things as yummy at home as they seem in a sub shop!

5. Cereal and Milk are fine for breakfast at home. Remember we are just trying to keep ourselves from running through McD's on the way to work. Also if you want coffee or something at work/school you can have it if its made there or bring your own but NO STARBUCKS!!

6. Try a new recipe each week (it will be 2 total in the end). Its bad to get stuck in the same recipes over and over because we get bored and we go out to eat. Try new things and see what you like. You may never know that you were able to make Chicken Cordon Bleu at home so easily! REMEMBER to share the recipe that you tried here on the site. Tell us if you liked it.... if you changed anything... and how easy it was.

*** I don't want to make a rule for every kind of food but I think you can see from here what we are focusing on. I will let you guys be the judge for your own decisions. If you feel that what you are about to eat was made by you and was not the easy way out - then good, you can eat it!

Best of luck to everyone!!! Leave comments if you have any questions! -Ara

New Challenge to BEGIN Wed. 9-8-10

NEED to hear from Carlyn and Emmalee about the last contest.

NEW competition begins tomorrow - Wed. Sept. 8!!

Ara DiAnn - lay out some of the guidelines like,
1) Must home cook every meal - breakfast - lunch - dinner?? or carry something that was made from home - sandwich, etc.
2) Do not buy fast food or drive thru for 2 weeks.
3) If invited out by friends or already invited to an event - exceptions are made.
4) Try a new recipe each week.
5) etc. - confirm these guidelines and any others

Looking forward to the challenge!! Love ya, Mom

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mom's Results


I can proudly say that I passed the sugar test. My only slip up was when my sweet husband offered me a cup of morning coffee on our 33rd Anniversary morning. He was so sweet, I just couldn't tell him that I wasn't supposed to have the creamer in the coffee. That was the only cup I had with creamer - the next 2 were black.

I also have to say that I haven't even craved any chocolate this week. My chocolate jar is still full at work for my peers and they love me for it, but this week I continued to pass by the jar and not take one piece. Truthfully, I haven't craved sugary items this week at all. I just pray that this continues.

Congratulations, Kevin and Ara D. give yourselves a star for completion. Give me a star also.
Need to hear from Carlyn and Emmalee. Love to you ALL, Mom

Monday, August 23, 2010

Challenge Results - Ara and Kevin


Well, Kevin gets an F...... well I'd maybe give him a D- because he only messed up a couple times (that I know of). And it's not that he forgot - oh no..... he just has a huge sweet tooth I guess!

I did pretty good with the help of Stevia and Jamba Juice. They were good to help curb the overwhelming urge for sugar!!! I avoided all sorts of cookies, drinks, and even desserts that people offered to buy for us!!! It was a tough week but it really made me realize all the times I had to actively turn down sugar. Its in a lot of stuff we eat!

Plus - Kevin and I have both seen a drop in our weight since we have been focusing on our Protein!! Its really amazing! I've seen a scientific drop on the scale and Kevin says his pants are feeling looser. We are both really excited about knowing our metabolic type. Its really changed a lot of the things that I cook and things we order at restaurants. I nearly always go for the pasta and we always eat bread. Plus at home we can go through a box of Wheat Ritz like a tornado through a trailer park! We thought they were fine because they were wheat.... but its just not good for our type of metabolism!!

Hope everyone else did great on their challenge!!! Love you guys!! -ara

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Idea for Next Challenge....


I had an idea for the next challenge..... but I want you working ladies opinions on it! It would take a lot of planning and effort but might be worth it.....

Two Weeks Eating NOTHING but Homemade Food

This came into my head because its sooooo easy to grab frozen foods or go by a fast food place and its never good for you. I think it would be a huge challenge to make all your food for 2 weeks. And I say 2 weeks because we want to make these things habits right??? And I'm not saying we should never eat out BUT if we force ourselves to find time to cook healthy things or prepare things in advance maybe we'll find its not as hard as we thought and do it more often??

Also I would add to the challenge that each week (so 2 times total) you will need to make something you've never made before..... a healthy something. And then you can post the recipe you used on the blog and say if it was easy or hard to do and if you liked it. Then we can steal each others recipes for cooking in the future!!

Disclaimer: I know events come up in our lives where friends or invite us out for dinner... don't be rude and go ahead and go with them. But eat light and healthy and DO NOT bring home leftovers. The biggest thing is not planning to eat out on your own.....

So what do you guys think? When would be a good time to start it for you guys?

Monday, August 16, 2010

Carlyn's Metabolic Type!

I took the test and I am a mixed metabolic type, but I am planning on taking it again, after I have focused more on what I have been eating and how it makes me feel afterward. I will keep you updated!

I have been keeping track of my food and calorie in take and have been doing pretty well, with eating when I am hungry, not when I "want" to.

I am in for the challenge and am ready to make some changes!

Ate shrimp tacos tonight! YUMM!!! I have an awesome roommate!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mini Challenge - NO Sugar


Ok, Dad has a Protein Metabolic Type and I am Mixed. So, I think we will focus on the Protein Type at first and see how I do with that. Haven't seen a blog entry from Carlyn or Emmalee yet. Please post your Metabolic Type so we have it recorded.

I have a mini challenge for this week. In your e-mails I will send another document called "The Top 10 Most Common Nutrition Mistakes" The first 2 items mentioned in this document are about sugar and artificial sweeteners. The mini-challenge I propose is that this week, beginning, Mon. August 16th:
We avoid ALL artificial sweetener and added sugars for one week.
We have all completed this challenge before, but if you were like me, you went right back to the old ways - flavored creamers in my morning coffee, diet sodas, crystal lite teas, etc. As you will read in the 10 mistakes document, once you wean yourself, then the cravings will go away.

I can't put the Metabolic Test or the 10 Mistakes document out on this site, because I purchased them from a company on line, for my family. Anyone interested in purchasing these documents themselves the website is www.thedietsolutionprogram.com .

I know that you have all been doing well and I encourage you to continue. We will ALL be winners in the end. Love to all, Mom

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Metabolic Results for Ara

I am the protein type!!!

This is what I learned after taking the Metabolic typing test. Which makes sense. This morning I had a breakfast of wheat ritz crackers and it feels like I had nothing!! Looks like its a lot more eggs, dairy and meat for me! Just have to watch out for the bad fats and such!

Off to the grocery store!! Exciting!!!

Oh - also... just had Kevin take the test and he is a Mixed type. So he agreed that we are going to try following the protein type model for awhile and see how he feels. And he can add in some more carbs here and there if he feels he needs them!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Chocolate Cake BAD


Well, at work today, there was a BIG Chocolate Cake in the kitchen area for anyone to eat from.
Several said that someone who wanted to win the BIGGEST LOOSER put the cake out to temp others. Well, even though I am not a part of the company loosing team, I avoided the cake.
Hope that you 3 girls had a successful day also!! Love ya, Mom

Monday, August 9, 2010

Mom-3Daughter Challenge


So…. At my office they started the Biggest Loser competition. I received the flyer and read it over and thought about it, BUT I DON'T want to be judged daily for what I eat and weigh by the same people that judge my work ability. Work is enough pressure! And I didn't want to toss in 25 of my dollars for someone else to win.


Mother - 3Daughter Challenge

I would rather work with and support my 3 daughters in a weight loss challenge. So, as the Mom, I propose that I toss in $25 for each member of our team - 4 - so $100.

The Challenge for Yvette, Carlyn and Ara DiAnn is to lose as much weight, in a healthy fashion, by Dec. 19, 2010. Our official starting date will be this Sun. Aug. 8, 2010. Emmalee's part of the challenge is that she NOT gain the Freshman 15 from her wrestling weight of 148. (Emmalee has already agreed to this and she wants to be in full support of us loosing.)

Things to do: Weigh in Sun. Aug. 8 or Mon. 9th and send text to Mom.

(I don't care if we share with each other, just not publicly)

Watch what we eat - how much we eat - drink water.

Find an exercise routine that works for you.

Set you own goal - make it realistic - 5 to 10 pounds/month

Continue to support each other in prayer

Commit to write on the blog at least once a week.

Write accomplishments and failures on this blog

Share any helpful advise through the blog.

On Dec. 19th we will all weigh in and send text to Mom. By using % calculations for loosing and gaining, I will determine the winner and the $100 will be in their Christmas stocking.

I have ordered some materials that I will share with each of you through private e-mails only because it is purchased materials. We can share the results of our use of these materials. When they come in, the first thing I will share is a "Metabolic Typing Test" for us each to take. It will help us learn about what type of foods & eating habits best satisfy us. We could all be the same or all completely different.


Your Dad will benefit from my change of cooking and shopping habits and he will really like that. Kevin should benefit too for the same reasons. I also think both men should take the Metabolic Test, then we can supplement foods that will help them be satisfied.


It is about time that "the MOM" set a good example in the eating area. I am ready physically and mentally to take this challenge with you.

So, let me know if you are willing to take the Challenge together.

Love you all, Mom

Day One - Carlyn

Yes I am still alive!  I have not been on here in a long time, but it is about time!  And I am really excited to continue this journey to a healthier life style with my mom and sisters!  This is Day One of my "new" journey - I know it had technically started already - but His mercies are new every morning and so is my life's journey :)

Got off of work this morning - later then I was suppose to (again)... 

And have decided to do Pilates before I go to bed each morning - This mornings wasn't bad - my core is more sore than I thought it would be, but then again, that is my weakest area and this pilates targets the core!  So I guess it workout did its job!

I plan to go to the gym after I wake up and told my roommate (who is also working out getting ready for rugby) that she is allowed to kick me if I don't go (and yes she really will kick me!)!!  

I am also planning on putting together a workout/food journal to keep me on track and motivated!  It worked in the past, so I am going back to what has worked for me!

So that is the plan for my NEW DAY ONE!  Let the Journey begin!!

Love ya,  C

(PS - not my current roommate in the pic, but she too will kick my butt (sorry mom) if I don't start working out - all the way from Peru - she should be working out too :)  )  Miss you!!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Getting into it!!! ;)))

OH GOSH!!!


I love working out and i love to watch my muscles move when i lift weights... is that bad thing?!?! hahah


Any way i getting back into the routine of things and have to remind myself to take it slowwwwww.... my knees are doing really well right now so maybe im getting the muscle around them strong enough to keep them all together ;)


I have also been good on my vegetarian diet and i can see that i feel lighter and not as full all the time. my stomic hurts less and if you know mee... less gass is around... hahahah


I am very proud of my sisters and i want to say dont think about the scale number but remember your doing this for yourself and it will be worth it in the long run!


I LOVE YA


post more after my routine gets back in shape hahaha


peace ~emm~

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Riddle me this......


So I have been working out everyday for the past two weeks. Almost everyday for at least 45 minutes on the elliptical machine...... and I have not seen even 1 pound lost!!!

What the heck?

Now I know the "muscle weighs more than fat" thing but really??? not one pound difference???? how is that even happening?

And I've been eating right too..... its just frustrating!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The story of David and Goliath and Me


You all know the story of David and Goliath right? The classic biblical story of the young David standing up to the Giant Goliath and knocking him cold by slinging a smooth stone into the center of his forehead.......

Well that was the focus of this past Sunday's lesson and the teacher (my hubs) asked the question: "What is your Goliath?"

Instantly I knew my own answer to this..... my Goliath is my weight. It always has been. It's shaped my personality ever since I was in 3rd grade and a little girl laughed at me having a belly in swim class. It's something that's been on my mind every day since that day.

Every room I walk into, there is my Goliath shouting "You're the fattest one in here! They all think you're disgusting! No one here wants to talk to you or hear what you have to say! Just sit down and think about how fat you are!"

What an incredibly rude Goliath.... don't you think? But he has won every battle I have waged against him. And don't you think David would have lost to Goliath as well if he had tried to fight him on his own strength? I think so too.

So why did David win? Because God fought with him. God guided his hand in finding the right stone, in slinging that stone forward and in hitting that giant right where his weak spot was. And not only that..... then he cut off his head!!! Why.... so he would never get up to fight again.

SO.... don't you think .... I mean don't you know that with Gods help we can all defeat the Goliath of weight. It doesn't mean God's going to do it for us..... it means He will help us find the right food, the right exercise and the right time to hit our weight right in the weak spot and be done with it forever. Hallelujah!

*****

All this week I have been replaying the story of David and Goliath in my head and it has been the basis of my prayer life with God. And this week God has helped me exercise every single day.... burning around 500 calories each time. I still weigh WAY more than I would like..... but I know that this is going to be a slow battle. But this time I know that we will win the WAR with God by our side. Doing it by myself I had no idea what the outcome would be. But now that I know I can face Goliath and say, "This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down, and cut off your head". (1 Samuel 17:46)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

HELLO

NO ONE EVER GETS ON...
















IM GUNNNA CRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

NEW NEWS!!!!


I am going VEGETARIAN!!! Im very excited about it.

I have been thinking about it for a long time. i dont like eating meat that much and i eat salads almost everyday for a meal.

I have done some resruch about it and it seams to be a great step to a better, heather life stiale and im really ready to try it. I was scared at first at what people would think but i still like fish and want to eat that but i just don't enjoy meaty meat any more.

I HOPE it goes well.

this is the web sit that had great info on it about becoming a vegetarian so if you wanna check it out :))) http://www.vegetariantimes.com/

LOVE YA
EMM ;)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Hello my Loves


I am in a very good mood. I have had a horrible past week but i got a new phone and it felt like it was a start of a new technology and idk but it felt like i could just forget this past week and start over!!! ;)

I have been swimming ALOT!!! so i have been drinking a bunch of water and trying to speed walk or jog. i have not lifted weights in a while but i think im going tomorrow morning. ;)

I also have started something that helps me feel better everyday! I wake up and go look in the mirror and remind myself that it does not matter what i look like because my family and true friends love me. then i check myself out and say "WHOO YOU LOOK GOOD" and then i start my day. When i have that positive out look i have a better day and it is crazy but i cant see the negative stuff that i always tell myself i have :) so it is just a way to help me but happy and feel like i can work to achieve to be better and love myself.

I have also been trying to eat right and eat smaller amounts. I try to get out of the house as much as i can and been with friends. Tyler my best friend ever... we have been hanging out everyday and i LOVE HER!!! she is starting a need eating habit and i love to help so it is also helping me. But we sometimes reward ourselves with ice cream!!! But i have to say my sugar cravings have gone down ;) i think that long trip to Alabama where all we had was sugary snacks to snack on killed my taste buds for sugar lol.

I hope yall are doing well! i cant wait for those 3 weeks where i will be with yall at different times but all the same it will be a blast!!! LOVE YA!!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

First post after a long dry spell...

Well I just wanted to pop in and let y'all know that I exercised last night. I got on our "new" elliptical machine and went for 20 minutes. My legs are not used to moving that way so it hurt a lot at first. But I pushed through the pain and made it for 20 minutes. I hope to work up to a lot more than that.

Plus I have been home these past few days and I feel like I have done a pretty good job at avoiding the fridge. Please keep praying for me! Love you guys!! hugs, ara

Thursday, June 10, 2010

New Start!!!

IT is summer!!!

And im starting my 6 small meals a day again and im excited to work out! im trying to work out every morning when im not out of town lol and then do something else during the day, like swimming or bike ride or something active even if it is for 30 mins!!!

I have started eating healthy again but it is so hard with SO MUCH ice cream in the freezer but maybe i can reword my self with a little every other day lol.
I am trying to set up a secdual that is flexibul but will work so i can get back in to shape and not hurt my knees.

Today i did 30 mins on the bike and then did legs and mostly abs for an hour! it felt good.

Now about to go to the movies!!!

LOVE YA
EMMMMMMMM

Saturday, May 29, 2010

AHOLA!!!

OH my lovely sisters!!!
I know we have been texting alot about working out and stuff so it kinda counts but we have not been loyal to this... Yes i believe we have been really busy! ;)
So i have been swimming alot and i think that is alot better then running for me right now. my knees have been killing me. and it is sad i was walking in SAM's today and it just gave out on me and if mom was not there i would have ate it in sam's lol. (OH and carlyn every time im in sam's i think of us shopping for Ara's wedding!!! LOVE that Memories!!! need to do it again though!!! :))))

I have to say i have to learn how to be happy with my body. Im not doing the 6 hours of working out a day for 6 days week and cutting weight all the time so i need to be happy with just being a normal size EXTRA TALL girl and be happy that i work out and have great sisters to encourage me! ;)

I got a new bathing suit and i think it is soooo cute so i have a motivation to look good in it lol. ;)

LOVE YALL!!!!

Cant wait to party in a WEEK!!!!!

~emm~

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sorry for the Dry Spell...

So maybe I can break the cycle of us not writing on here - all of our faults for not motivating each other!! 

SHAME ON US!!

Well, maybe I can break this bad cycle of ours!  :)

So Emm's graduation is coming up!!!  ITS ABOUT TIME!!  :)
Anyway, I was thinking to myself, I am going to make a short term goal - I had a number in my mind and I am a lot closer (less than 5 pounds) to that number than I expected, so that's exciting!  So what am I going to do to reach this goal?!

1) I am counting calories - which is no fun to do
2) I am working out 6 nights/days a week...resting on Wednesday most likely because of Youth, but might have a chance to go!
3) Not eating any FAST FOOD!  It can be so easy - but so bad at the same time!  So I went shopping last night and got some fruits and other yummy stuff! 

So I guess I will let you know how it goes!

Oh - also while I was shopping, I found some Popsicles that are 50 calories for the pair!  Sometimes I just need something sweet and this will be A LOT better than pulling out ice cream or some other AMAZINGLY GOOD, BUT BAD frozen treat.

That's all for now!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

time is short!

Well it seems like time flies by between post!

I have been doing good. Prom is this weekend and i have been trying to eat good but the left over bday treats are so hard to resist... so i cut alot of them in 1/2 lol.
My coach has been running us to death so i have had sore legs the past couple of days!!! But im so excited to stay in shape! i love working out! i hope to find a good fitness club at college!
I have been having more problems with my knee but not to much to complain about!

OH and the bday weekend was the BEST EVER!!! i will never forget how important my family is to me and how they make me feel so welcome and loved! i need a weekend like that and it was the best!!!
I LOVE YOU SISTERS!!! i would not be the person i am today with out yall!!! ;)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Back On Track!!

So my goal this week is to get back on track!  I know that I keep saying this, but that is my goal!  

I need to get back into the gym regularly and eating better!  

Its kinda weird but I can feel the lack of working out in my knees!  They were doing so much better, but I got out of working out regularly and there is some pain back in my left knee.  I know that I use it as an excuse, but I should use it as motivation, especially since they were doing better!  WOW - that was repetitive - sorry!

So that's my goal - you know where I'm at - pray for me to get back on track!!  

Thanks

Thursday, May 6, 2010

oops - almost missed two blog days in a row!!!

Yep - sorry my ladies :) This will be short and sweet...... here's an update on those goals I set for myself. I have only really exercised in the form of cleaning and put things in the attic (which believe me got my heart rate up!!) BUT I did go and get my safety equipment I need for roller skating. So my new goal for next monday is to write that I got back out there and skated like crazy!!! I'll let you know how it goes!! By the way.... Emmers is almost 18!!!!! whhooooohoooo!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Eating Better - CONSTANT STRUGGLE!! Grrr...

Everyone has those foods that make you go YUMMMM!!!  I have decided that one of my biggest YUMMMM foods is CHEESE ITS!!!  YUMMM!!!  See it just happens naturally! And there have been Cheese its at work to eat - so of course - my stomach (more like my taste buds) want to eat them!!!  And DID :(  My Bad!! 

I found an article recently that I am now going to ENFORCE as much as possible!  Here is the info table...
Below are the "stages of hunger."  When you feel like eating something - you need to decide which stage you are at (1-10) before eating something

1) Famished or Starving
2) Very Hungry
3) Hungry
4) A Little Bit Hungry
5) Satisfied
6) Fully Satisfied
7) More than Satisfied
8) Very Full
9) Uncomfortable
10) Stuffed

If it is a 1. 2 or 3 - you should eat something
If it is a 4 - drink a glass of water, chew a piece of sugar free gum, or do something to get your mind off food
If it is a 5 - you should try no to eat, especially if trying to lose weight!
if it is a 6 - 10 - eating at this point only is sabotaging your efforts

Ouch for me that last one hurt - sometimes that feeling of being full is SO NICE, but I don't NEED that feeling and honestly feel better when I am SATISFIED instead of stuffed

So are personal goal this week, is to use this scale to help me gage when I NEED to eat, compared to when I WANT to eat (and to help keep me away from the food that makes me go YUMMMM!)

I'll let you know how it is going Friday!!  (Which is Emm's b-day!!!  :)  )

Sunday, May 2, 2010

This is for May 1st!!! ;)


So i would have posted yesterday BUT i was sorta busy and you will see y....

So i had a wonderful friday were i spent most the day with Tyler and her sister Barbie! We watched 3 scary movies and made a rock awesome dinner!!! ;) We also had a suprize were the abliance showed up next door so we stood in there grage and watched the whole thing... also one of Ben and Phil's Cope friends showed up and i tired to say hi but he was to busy with the whole situation so i just told Ben to tell him i said hi! lol....

Then Sat morning We woke up and had a great breakfast at Dinnies.... i know not the best but it was good. THEN we rested for an 2 hours and Me and Tyler went to her gym.... OMG!!! it is like Haven for working out! they have EVERYTHING!!! i could spend a whole day there! We spend 3 hours there... I ran 2 miles then lifted weights and then rock climbed next we went swimming and went down some water slides and then went to a steam room.

Then i was a girl and got a facial! WHoop WHoop!!!

It felt so awesome to do all that stuff!

Also i have started to drink like a bunch of water all the time and it has been filling me up! So im proud to say im sorta eating better BUT still working on it!

Today was good. Went to church. had a heart to heart with UB and then chilled with tyler....

Now about to work on a STUPID ENGLISH PROJECT!!! AHAHAHAHAHAH

Be careful.... i think i have caught Seniorius....

LOVE YALL
EMM

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Climbing out of the Valley of Laziness.....


First of all I must say that I think my youngest sister needs to be a motivational speaker or a counselor or something. She's very good at seeing problems, helping people identify them and then helping them move past them in a positive way. That's a gift she has :)

Secondly..... I have gone back and tried to remember my main goal in this whole weight loss thing..... so with that in mind I am going to trudge on..... work towards my ultimate goal. I think the only way to get myself out of this valley is to climb one step at a time (even if I have to take a breather here and there). I need to make myself workout when I have time, but not make it a burden.

Thirdly, I need to get myself some dang knee pads and wrist guards so I can continue skating!

So those last two things are my goals for this time period between Thursday and Monday (my next post). I need to workout at least twice.... and buy some protective gear..... So on Mondays post I'll let you know how I did. Maybe setting little baby-step goals for myself will help me! We'll see......

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Breath... ahhhhh...


Hello Sisters!!!
I want to start out and say... I LOVE YOU!
Also i think we might be stressing our selves out a bit to much over the whole thing. I know that we want to start out strong and stay strong... i realize when ever your high about something there is always a down fall were we lose that push we had in the beginning. Like going to church camp. Even though it is sad it is true. You go to camp and we are on a high for God and then in a couple of weeks or months we start to slack off and then we need a good church sermon or a D-NOW to revive what we lost from camp.

We sorta had that the week we meet in San Marcos. That was our camp and now we are on our lows still trying to hang on but the doubts of this world and our mind is blocking us from believing in ourselves and trusting that we can do it and in the big picture it will work out. IT MAY BE SLOW... but it is worth it.
Remember... every thing we do that is for God or even for ourselves the DEVIL will be right next to us telling us that we cant or that piece of cake wont hurt us that much, it is just gooey hot, mouth watering chocolate... any who... BUT with us working together and cheering each other on and have the all powerful GOD on our side... the Devil cant stop you from you trying out your rollerblading or make you eat the death by chocolate...

Yes i also have to say i have not been that good at eating but i have been working out a bunch and i have realized that if im trying my best that is all i can do! Maybe i can stop eating the little peaces of candy but little by little i have been eating the sweets less. Also if they thing is making you sad... then it is not worth it!

This Blog is suppose to encourage us to keep going, not to wear us down so that we are sad and depressed about our selves. We are WALTER girls. the best of the best and we have lived the lives most people wish they could have! Im proud to be me and a sister to yall! Any size, shape, color will never change how much yall mean to me and how hard ill punch someone if they hurt my sisters, BEST FRIENDS!!!!

Im still pushing us to keep up the good work but i also would love to be happy with yall! I LOVE YALL!!!

Keep up the good work!!! ;)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

WORK!!!

I am very stressed out recently with work - but I have been eating better!

My work schedule this week is making it pretty easy for me to hit my 5000 mark on the pedometer (when I remember to wear it :(  ) 

I have been kinda lazy getting back into working out regularly, but of course I have some good excuses that don't really have any credit!  Like last night I planned on going to work out before I walked to work - but then my roommate wanted to hang out, she would have had work but she skipped... so we hung out and ate food...and then it got too late for me to walk to work... so I failed in that task...but I have been eating better - maybe if I right that a few more times I'll feel better about myself!  :)

I do plan on working out tonight - but then again that means I need to get some sleep!

Love ya!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Ditto

Ara,

I have felt the same recently - but with the pedometer, I have set a goal to try to reach everyday.

So far I haven't reach the goal everyday, but I am also waiting until I get the average then I am going from there!


Something we may need to try! 
I think one of our problems is that we haven't given each other short term goals to hold each other accountable to.  Working out X many times a week, eating ___ number of calories a day or walking (INSERT #) steps in one day.  If we have these short term goals we can help focus a little more on the big picture everyday.  Like Emm was saying in one of her comment, it is going to take a while to get use to, but we need to get into the routine of it all...(something like that - btw emm - I am VERY proud of you!)

I have set some personal weight loss goals.
Once I loose 20 lbs total - I am going to go shop for something fun to wear
Once I loose 35 lbs total - I am going to go get new head phones

It is something to motivate me daily (although the past couple of weeks I haven't gotten back into the swing of things!).

Just some thoughts!  Remember - we are in this TOGETHER, so we need to be honest with each other when we are having a hard time so that we can encourage and push each other to do more and eat better!!

Love, C

Dear Emm,
You are amazing!  I think you already know that, but I just wanted to tell you again!

You are an inspiration and I love that you are reaching your goals and doing the two a days even with a bum knee!  You go girl!    I need to strive to be more consistent like you!  I enjoy working out, but find excuses - I need to stop - I know!

Love, C

Ok - so I have my average steps for this week, but I would love to have someone along side me to be stepping away with me....so Ara put on your pedometer - and we will start again!  No hard feelings - but if we don't do it together, we (I) might not do it at all!


Enough form me!  Love you guys!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Okey dokey - Time to confess


Here's my confession... I've been "forgetting" to get my stats or post them because I've done really bad this past week and a half and I just don't want to know how far back I've gone :(

So - yeah... the motivation I had for the first week or so of this blog is gone. I have been trying to do things to get it back but nothing is working. I watched Biggest Loser, watch some Dance shows (that always makes me wanna get up and dance). I bought my roller skates (but I fell down so now my excuse to not use them is that I am waiting to get knee pads etc....)

Anyway - I'm wondering if motivation comes in waves???

I feel bad that I have not done Carlyns pedometer challenge. I just would forget to put it on my somewhere whenever I left the house in the morning. Plus my business has picked up A LOT this week.... which is good but has my head thinking about things other than fitness. Carlyn - do you forgive me and will you give me another shot?

So, I know I know, there is the worlds tiniest violin playing the worlds saddest song just for me....

Anyway - I hope to be better. I think I just need to get organized and get on a schedule that allows for my subbing, miniatures, and exercising all in one day..... oh and cooking and cleaning and playing with doggies! I am tired just typing all that! Bed time!!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Working up to it...

Hey hey hey now!!!

I have been working out a bunch but eating right is still hard to do. I have been doing better but alot of my firends birthdays are this week. BUT i need to be strong for PROM and my 18TH birthday!!! gotta look good!!! lol.

This week has been good so far. My knee has been checked out and i think everything is starting to feel better. Mom and i have been eating good and we went to the park today, for a little while.

I got some new Shoes that are Asics brand and they make my feet feel amazing!!! i have run everywhere in them and my feet do not feel tired on bit!!! So if you need new shoes i would recommended that you look in to that brand of shoes. I also bought some new work out clothing so i feel more excited to put on my new clothing. BUT i got to stay in shape to wear them so it is another pusher to make me stay my size.

So i raced mom today. VAN TO VAN.... She won... BUT i have to say... Chevy beat Doge... I think that is how life is suppose to be. The better van beat the newer cooler van but hey... IT WAS FUN!!!

So please pray for me to work to eat right because i got to working out 2 times a day down but i need to be motivated to eat right!!!!

LOVE YALL!!!

~emm~

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Steps, Steps, Steps!

Well, I have been keeping track of my pedometer for the past couple of days
Sunday - 7279
Monday - 4598
Tuesday (and the nights not over) - 5162

I am pretty excited about the numbers so far, but that also means that next week once I find out my average, I will have to be walking even more - which shouldn't be a problem since I sadly have not walked to work recently because of the weather...

Starting next week - I will be writing out "menus" for each day to keep me accountable to the foods and calories that I am eating! I would start it this week, but my best friend's birthday stuff is going on and I don't want to feel like a failure, and so I can get some of the items prepared so next week will be even easier!

That's all for now - I am off to work!  Have a great night (sleeping while I'm working!)!!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Is it Animal Crackers or Crapers... (dad)


SORRY!!!!!!!!!


I know i have been bad and not been keeping up with the blog at all. I have had a busy week and i had a math test that i studied for for 3 hours on Wednesday so when i got home i was beat so that is y i did not write on Wednesday! BUTT... Im trying to be and get this done early on sat!!! WHOOP!!! I have been eating a wrestlers diet and been doing really good. I eat 6 times a day and been working out really really hard. my body is beat! i have not been sleeping very good the past couple of days, prob the lack in food or so much work that my body cant relax. I have started running not alot but a good amount and have been lifting alot of weights... i love checking out my arms... i know a guy thing but they r so tight!!! lol. I have been in a great mood and cant wait for my bday to come!!!! 18!!! WHOOOP WHOOP!! i know it is still a few weeks away but idk im excited and then the week after is prom.

Prom has been driving me to be in shape! i just got these new shoes that i hope to wear with my dress but im afraid that i might be taller then my date and my date is 6"2', SO the heals are pretty tall!!! BUT sosososososossosososososo cute!!!

Today... Saturday! has been a good day! had about 5 hours of sleep but the thing is im completely rested. woke up Cleaned my room went on a run with dad (he was on his bike that is like 100 years old) and then helping mom around the house!!! Tired on my prom dress and it proves to show i lost weight and i look better in it! im so excited! made me feel good about working out a bunch and eating right!

I also finished the challenge and enjoy looking in the frig and going for the healthy stuff! but a sweet now and then is all good to me too!


p.s. idk if i will do the pedometer challenge i change clothes so often and stuff that im afraid i would lose it... so i guess one less star for me... ;( lol.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Its Been Awhile

So I have not done very good - I'm sorry! 

I have not gone a worked out like I have wanted either!

I have been walking more!  I walked to work the other day - and as long as the weather is nice and isn't going to rain buckets on me the way there or back I will walk (or unless it would make me late)...

I did complete the no sweet challenge and so did mom!!!  WHOOP!!  
I am trying to keep the sweets to a minimum still and so is Mom!

I am in charge of the Pee-Dough-Meter Challenge

This is what I would like us to do -starting Sunday, record the number of steps you take from Sunday to the next Thursday - that gives us 5 days of data - and from there we will find out the average number of steps each of us take.  

Then, our challenge will be to beat our average by 10% for one week Starting Fridays (since that is my post day :)  ) , the next week we will average the previous week and again try to beat that by 10%.  This could mean that instead of sitting down to watch TV, we talk a walk, or instead of driving to the grocery store for that one non-perishable item, we walk - to help in our number of steps.

Start righting down your number of steps - I have been keeping track of them in my phone - but it is up to you how you would like to do it - I could make a page on the blog if that would be easier - just let me know!  

Have a great day!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Where u's at?


where all my sisters at?

Guess its been an off week for everyone. I feel very off too. And, for the first time in my life, I realize what it feels like to overwork a muscle group!!! I had to take it easy on my legs this week because all my exercises worked my legs...... they hurt so bad!

Anyway - I am skipping posting my stats today because I didn't weigh in this morning and I have a feeling it would be off anyway..... I will post Monday - I promise!!!

Hooray for a pretty easy week of subbing! Hopefully I will continue that trend through tomorrow.....

Monday, April 12, 2010

Crash and Bleed......



Well .... my roller skates came in the mail today. I was so excited!! I put one on to make sure the shoe size was correct (it was) and then I decided to do my workout today on the track near our house with my new skates.

The track that is near our house is all concrete.... and its quite hilly. A little bit more hilly than I remembered when I would just walk it. Let me tell you that hills look a lot bigger when you have wheels attached to your feet.

Well before I even got to the track I knew I was in trouble. I put my skates on in the car and then pushed off towards the track..... uhoh.... a curb. Yep - that was my first crash. Maybe getting used to these skates first would have been a better idea. Oh well.... I'll just go slow.

"I'll just go slow" going slow..... going slow.... going slow...... first hill. I stood at the top of the first hill for about a minute trying to think through how I would go slowly down it. Guess what, there is no way to go slowly down a hill on roller skates....... Oh yeah - plus the path down this hill curves in two directions.

As soon as I push off down the hill I realize I'm just gonna have to try to live through this and that I am a dumb dumb. I am not sure whether I was screaming in my head or out loud but all I remember is going "DON'T DIE, DON'T DIE, DON'T DIE".

Well I didn't die but I did crash down onto my wrist and my rear end. I am a little scraped up and I am sure I will have a butt bruise for a while.

I think the only person who saw me was a man walking two poodles. But I figure he's a GUY walking two poodles so maybe he's just as embarrassed as I am.... who knows.

I sat where I crashed and took my skates off (I was still only half way down the hill) and walked back to my car. Kevin and I really can't afford any broken bones right now!! So anyway, my plan is to wear them around the house a bit while I get my balance and control before I head back out.

(PS - this is my second band-aid of the day..... first one was when I slammed my foot into a walmart shopping cart..... I was bleeding all in my flip flop. I guess that was good because it reminded me I needed to get more band-aids)

IN OTHER NEWS, I finished the no sweets challenge!! Whoo hoo!!! I treated myself to a sprite today and boy was it yummy! Now I am waiting for the next challenge! Bring it on!!!

I had a fun time with my sisters and my mom this weekend! We took her senior pictures and that was a workout in its self! My legs are still sore from all the walking and moving around I did to get the best shot! But its worth it of course!

I think I am only going to post my stats on Thursdays. Once a week is enough for me :)


I need a nap.... this has been a long bloody day.....