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!

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


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



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!!!!



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)


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.....

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Back in San Marcos

Well - I haven't left ... but Emm, Ara, and Mom are in for the weekend!  We plan on taking Emm's senior pics this weekend (hint the last post of mine).

Ara and I have committed (and we have decided Emm and Mom will do it too) that this weekend when we go out to restaurants to eat that we will pair off and share meals!  Keeping each other accountable so that we don't over eat - cuz when it is good it could happen!

DADDY - got us each pedometers!  So we will be using those in our next challenge (*wink*wink*)!  But I will have to figure out an appropriate amount of steps before its posted and wait until our current challenge is over!
We all thank you every much and are excited to use them!  
We love and miss you dad!  Have fun this weekend getting things done!  WE LOVE YOU!!!

Kevin - we miss you too!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Skating the weight off!

Hi guys, Sorry I missed my last post date...... but I am making up for it today with a rather long post with some fun new stuff!!!

This week I have been reading about how good roller skating is for you. You can burn SOOOO many calories. And here's the kicker.... it's fun!!! So I went to my closet and pulled out my roller blades and went up and down the street. OUCH!!! Now I remember why I hadn't used them in forever..... they hurt the arches of my feet so bad that I want to cry. And they are shaped awkwardly (like ski boots almost) and so its hard to just stand in them or walk normally across the grass.

Sooo - I went to my dear frenemy, Ebay, and bid on some skates..... you know like the ones you used to get at the skating rinks (not inline roller blades). But I was nervous those would hurt too and I wasn't sure what size I needed because I couldn't try them on. Then I see Sketchers Roller Skates in my size exactly.... and they look like regular shoes with skates attached. So I won a pair this morning! I am just hoping they are as comfy as the look!

Ok, also this week I am doing the no sugar 3-Sisters-Challenge. And so far its no problem. I think its because I did that veggies-only week and THAT was soooooo hard. So now just leaving out sweets doesn't seem bad at all..... the challenge will have to be harder next time!!!

Exercise history for this week is good for me. I worked out Monday, Tuesday, and then got up and did an hour on the gazelle this morning! I feel great and my stats are starting to show my work. I am getting very excited about this!!!

Stats temporarily removed.

Yay!!! I am so excited..... pounds are starting to come off and you can see it in my inches as well. Thank you Carlyn and Emmalee for encouraging me and jump starting this blog with such a passion. You guys keep me going because I know we can all do it together!!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The knees bees....

So this is just not my week...

Sorry if i sound so depressed this week, but i kinda have been on a low. Maybe my period is going to start soon, OR im being a worry wort like i am always and just thinking to much about everything.... AHAHAHAAHAHAHA
But i have to say my sisters have been very helpful of boosting my esteem. So i guess it has not been to bad when you have 2 WONDERFUL sisters supporting you through life! I have been blessed!
On monday i went on a long bike ride and i think that is what really killed my knee. BUT it was alot of fun and a new way of working out!!! so i may start doing at besides running outside to have my knee a rest and work my body from a different angle. ;)

Tuesday, I wrestled really hard in the morning and i guess that is also not so good for your knee, plus i think that is maybe a good reason my knee is hurting... lol. But i won my matches and was happy. then the rest of the day i was upset from how my knee was hurting but mommy to care of me and made me a doc.!!! WHOOP! also i got my prom dress yesterday and it is so pretty and fits tight... BUT im scared that ill gain some weight and it wont fit so i have a NEW motivation so i can fit in my prom dress... but i have no one to go with so i guess i could go naked!!! lol. (knight's tale LOL)

Today was good. i worked out this morning but i worked my abs and arms. I also lifted weights against a guy and he was so mad that i could lift as much as him!!! ahahahahah it made my day!!! Then the day was good. I fell off a table in latin class and it was epic. And then after my doc. appointment (they said my knee should be healing fast WHOOP) i got lost coming home... took me and hour and a half... i wanted to cry... BUT it was really fun because i got to blast my music and not care... except that i was lost... i did care for that! So today was a good day over all! If i dont look at the little things it was good!!! Oh and had a mini food fight at lunch. HAHAHAHA i love my friends!!!

Pray for me tomorrow im getting an MRI and i hope everything turns out GOOD!!!


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Walk around San Marcos

So I have accepted the no unnatural sugar challenge for the week!  Which is going to be hard because I have cookie dough and chocolate from Easter...but I am going to resist!

I have been doing my best to earn my Subway sandwich this week!  I went to the gym Monday night and ran? on the Elliptical for an hour!  Whoop - didn't really think I would make it... And then today I took a 2 hour walk around San Marcos...Mom, Ara and Emm are coming this weekend to take Emm's senior pictures, so I was on a scouting mission for some good spots!  I think I found some, as long as we don't get caught by the police!  :)

Some exciting news - I have lost 11.6 lbs since this blog was started!  I think the fruit and veggie detox really helped to show me the more appropriate amount of food to eat and how much I really love eating the good stuff over just all the junk!  And the junk is more costly in more than one way!

The youth are going to have a parent vs. youth picnic on Sunday, so I am pretty sure I am going to get my workout in!  It should be fun!

I'll let you know how I'm doing with this sugar thing on Friday!  Have a great day!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Your First Challenge, should you choose to accept it.....

Ok ladies,

I know we talked about doing challenges during this whole thing so here is my proposal for our first..... no sweets for a week.

That means no cake, candy, cookies, soda, sweet tea...etc...... And this includes artificial sweeteners as well! Natural sweets like fruits will be ok..... cause fruit is good for you :)

This challenge, should you choose to accept it, will start on your first blog day of this coming week. For example, I will go without sweets from Monday to Monday, Carlyn will go from Tuesday to Tuesday and Emms will start on Wednesday.... and you can announce how you did the following week.

What do you think? Can we do it? I think so! If you complete the challenge you will get a star next to your name in the challenge box..... if you don't complete it then you don't get a star.
dun Dun DUN!

If you accept the challenge leave a comment saying so. If you can't for some reason.... then boo on you :) jk :)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Affinany or an Epiphany?


These past couple of days i have to say i did not do the best. I did not work out for the past 2 days and that is the longest time i have not worked out for in a row... It is very hard for me not to be down on myself. BUT i had an affinany.... or in real language i had an EPIPHANY!!!!

I have been so unhappy with myself when i work out and then when i dont... then i do and then i dont..... But then it messes up the rest of the day or the week. I have been concentrating on myself for the past 4 years for wrestling that it is hard for me to be like... HEY WHO CARES... if people love you they will any part of you!!!! I'm not saying im going to start going out of shape but i know the only way im going to be in top shape like i was in wrestling is working out 4 hours a day and eating just the minimum to get by with like i did for wrestling. AND THAT IS NOT THE LIFE I WANT!!!!!
I had a blast this weekend with my friends at A&M, witch i hope to be roomies with. Ya we did not eat the best but i had fun and we did not complain about how we looked or talked about working out all the time. we wore what we wanted to and i could be myself without looking at myself asking if i looked ok. they loved me for who i was.

SOOOOOOOOO.......I have conclude that any time we work out or eat right that we are doing it for our selves and for no one else! AND when we eat bad it is not a step back but an enjoyment of life little pleasures that God has given us.

When i work out it is for me tying to better myself. When i dont it is a time for relaxing and enjoying time with family and letting my body rest from being in a crazy teen life. When i eat right it helps my body feel better and i dont have as much GAS problems and i feel better, but when i eat bad it is an oases for my taste buds to enjoy little get away!!!

NOT SAYING that im going to stop working out and im going to start eating bad BUT i hope this little EPIPHANY will help me be less mad at myself or that i hope i wont get so down or be as hard on myself when i have a little fun or have some needed r&r from working out.

I am so proud of my sisters who i know have slipped up sometimes and so have i, but they have been willing to try new things and have been working really hard together!!! LOVE YALL!!!


I dont know if yall understood this at all. it maybe in Emmalee words but i hope i tried to explaine it all. I just feel a huge weight lifted off my shoulders... any questions please message me!!!

~With love~

Good Friday, Bad Carlyn

So to be honest, I cheated on the fast today...so I started my 24hrs over again.  What's weird is that I wasn't even hungry, I was watching some kids and getting their food ready and I ate some, not even thinking about it at first.  I was only 6 hours from being done too...  But its all good, I will get it done today!!

I am unsure what is going on with my ankle right now...I got off the elliptical on Thursday after 40 minutes and as I was walking to get my stuff to go, it felt really weird.  At one point I was moving my ankle and I thought I was going to faint...It is doing better and I am wearing my ankle brace.  

Today I ran around with two kids (without my brace, forgot it) and it didn't hurt until after putting them in bed.  But the kids gave me a good workout today!

I am now hanging out with my roomie, Sam and her friend's dog, which I have renamed Roxy. 

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Update on my stats!

Ok - here's the update on my stats.... this is gonna be short and sweet since its so late. But I feel like I did good these past couple days (until tonight - my sunday school ladies can make some good food!!!).

Keep in mind as you read the inches that I measure that they may be weird because its hard to make sure you measure in the same place every single time.... so the measurements might vary. But I am still doing it as I know I will see a difference over time and that's what I want!!

So here we go:

Sorry - stats temporarily removed

PS. That's my dog Audrey.... and when I say MY DOG.... I mean MY DOG........