Monday, March 28, 2011

McFatty Monday came quickly!

Hello Friends!  I am not going to post my loss today because my weekend sucked!  Actually my weekend was great, it was my eating that sucked!  I am ok with it, I have been so strict over the past two months that I enjoyed the party.  As many of you read last week I got to the 20 lbs lost goal.  Well, not anymore!  I can tell you I am not higher than last Monday, but I pretty much eliminated the hard work I did!

I know by Wednesday I will be back to 20 lost so I am not to worried.  I am now looking to the future.  The next 20 lbs!  It seems like it is very achievable now!  I never thought it could happen!  But it will because I will keep training for my 5k and eat well.  I feel great, I am getting into clothes I haven't been able to in years, and people are noticing my loss!  So I will keep going.

I have two goals for this week.  The first is to lose what I gained over the weekend!  The second goal, which will be the tough one, is to see my weight in the 170's by next Monday.  It has been a long time since I saw that number...about 4 years!  So that is what I am pushing for.  Luckily there will be no travel this week so I don't have to worry about that throwing me off.  So lets get this started!

Have a great Monday everyone! 

Friday, March 25, 2011

20 lbs!

I wanted to post this now because who knows if I will still be this low on Monday after a weekend of parties and travel!  As of yesterday morning I weighed in at 180.8 lbs!  That is 20 lbs lost!  Half way to the 40 lbs goal and I can taste it.  I won't jump the gun and schedule my massage until I weigh in on Monday because that is my official day and I am playing by my rules!  But I needed to share with everyone how excited I am!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

3 days in...

And I am already overworked.  I realize why they fought so hard to get me back...I need to fix everyone's mistakes from the past few months!  I decided I am going to fix everything, document it, and use it as a platform for a promotion and raise in a few months.  Oh...and they had me training a new manager today.  I had my welcome meeting with this guy so why am I training him?!  That is what I get for coming back!

I would type more, but I am so tired that it will come out all nonsensical.  Now I need to take care of my child and do school work...I can't wait until I finish school in October so I have one less thing to worry about!  Too much in my brain right now.

Monday, March 21, 2011

McFatty Monday

This week's post is going to be a short one.  I start my new job today and I have to go in a half hour earlier so I have less time this morning!  This week was good until Friday when we had Chinese food!  I got the shrimp and vegetable meal and drizzled a bit of garlic sauce on it so it wasn't too bad, but it still wasn't good!  On Saturday I had a bad eating day.  All I wanted to do was eat!  And I did!

Sunday I recovered, and I worked out four days this week, so that helped.  As of Friday morning I was 182.6 and was so excited.  But then the weekend came and I effed that up, but I still managed a loss!

Here are this week's stats:
Starting weight: 200.8 lbs
Last week: 184.6 lbs
This week: 183 lbs
Loss (gain) this week: -1.6 lbs
Total loss: 17.8 lbs

Actually I managed a really good loss, but obviously I am capable of more so next week I will aim for it!  My one and only goal for next week is to get to my 20 lb weight loss goal.  So that would be 2.2 lbs.  It is high aiming, but it would be awesome and I know I can do it if I really work hard.

One final note, tomorrow I will be on week 6 day 3 of Couch to 5k!  From this point on out it is all running, no more interval training!  I am so happy I made it to this point, it truly transformed my body and I can't recommend this program enough!

Happy McFatty Monday everyone!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

A fresh start

I am ready for this.  These past two weeks have been hell ending my last job.  I am happy to say I never have to go back to that place.  Some of the residents were so terrible it made me look at society in a whole new way.  At the end certain people were so horrible to me I couldn't run out of there any quicker.  I think it would have been better had there been another person working in the office with me, but that was not able to happen. 

I am very excited to go back to the old job.  It is a fresh start, in a new position, with a staff to work with!  I will go into it with a new attitude that I did not have two years ago because I am a different person.  I have a house and family now, so I have different worries.  I am school, losing weight, and training for my 5k and beyond!  So this time I can separate myself from the craziness!  I can handle this craziness, unlike the other place!

I am ready to move on...and tomorrow it begins!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My child is a bully

I realized this today when dropping him off at daycare.  He is now the oldest one in his baby/toddler room and is the next to be pushed up when space is needed.  I almost wish that they would just push him up with the older kids.  I say this because him being in the semi-baby room has turned him into a bully! 

Today I dropped him off and sat in the room watching him play for about 15 minutes before I went to work.  In that time he pushed over one boy 3 times, and another smaller boy one time.  Each time with a big smile on his face.  Now I know he is doing this because he doesn't know any better, but I feel that if he was with the older kids he would meet his match!  He is now so much bigger then the other kids that he looks like a 12 year old pushing around some 7 year olds!

I think it is about time I start pushing to get him up with the other toddlers.  I know they were hanging on to him because of his walking skills (or lack there of), but now he is motoring around walking more than crawling, so it is time to push the move!  These poor babies can't defend themselves against godzilla when he is coming over to them!  They are just learning to stand and my kid comes to push them down!  All the moms are going to hate me...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wow...I did it!

I did something today that I don't think I have ever done in my entire life...I jogged 20 minutes straight!  Today was the dreaded week 5 day 3 of the Couch to 5K, and it had me stressed out since I finished day 2 on Sunday!  Thinking all the way back to childhood I can honestly say that I have never jogged that long, I always stopped and walked for a bit, but not today!  Today I sucked it up and pushed through.  The people at the gym probably think I am crazy because I talked my way through it..."you can do it you can do it you can do it."  I did that for the last 13 minutes of the jog!

This run came on the perfect day, I was just verbally harassed in the parking lot at I had major frustrations to work out.  I will not even go into what was said...but it was enough to make the average person want to quit their job, so I am glad that I already did!  I needed this run.  As I jogged I told myself at first it was ok if I didn't make it through.  As I got further I said eff that...I am going to go all the way and tell those ignorant people from earlier to SUCK IT!  I just did something today that you will never do in your life because you are miserable and want everyone around you to be miserable.  But not me...and not today!  Today is my day!  Today I transition to the new and better me!

Next week I will be ending with a 25 minute run and then the final 3 weeks will be 25 to 30 minutes...I feel like I can do this!  While 20 minutes was tough...10 minutes is nothing.  So I will look at it as 20 tough minutes and 10 easy minutes!  It may not make sense to anyone else...but I am going with it!

My husband took some pictures this morning for my progress report...I will post them tonight in order from fat to now!  I can see a major difference!

Monday, March 14, 2011

McFatty Monday-Two months this week

This week marks two months down for McFatty Mondays.  I am loving the progress so far and you all are keeping me motivated!  Two months ago I felt my worst...I just wanted to crawl in a hole and not show my face.  I was embarrassed to see family and friends because I know they would see how big I had gotten.

I needed to make the change, I needed to save myself from getting any bigger.  I wanted the next time I got pregnant to be a lot smaller so I didn't look and feel very bloated.

When I started I wasn't really thinking a ton about fitness, I knew I would exercise, but never thought I would train for a 5k.  But here I am two months later, about to run 20 minutes straight tomorrow!  I looked back to when I first started running, it turns out I have lost 5.6 lbs since beginning C25K.  I completely recommend it to everyone!  Your body completely transforms!

Yesterday I went out shopping to get a few new things.  It turns out I am down 2 pants sizes!  I was a 14 when I started and now I am down to a 10!  Or at least a 10 in the brand that I got!  And I bought a large shirt...not an XL!  This is huge for someone with a larger upper body.

This is working, and I hope it is working for all of you too!  I am so thankful I made the decision to make this journey keeps me honest and it keeps me going.  Like I said last week...this is a life change!

Here are this week's stats:
Starting weight: 200.8 lbs
Last week: 185.6 lbs
This week: 184.6 lbs
Loss (gain) this week: -1 lbs
Total loss: 16.2 lbs!

16.2 lbs in two months is great!  I am officially 1 lb away from my wedding weight 2 1/2 years ago!  This also means I lost about 6 lbs this month, which I will this point I should make my 40 lb goal by July!  That is one month earlier than I planned!  I know it may not happen, but I think it can.  I know I can even do better than I did this past month, especially with my eating!  So we will see what happens!

I am not going to post goals for this week...just to survive it!  It is my last 4 days of work, plus I have a lot of school I just want to survive it!  I hope everyone had a great weigh in today!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Ouch continued

Man I am in pain!  But a good pain.  A pain I can own!  I woke up this morning to my body being tight everywhere.  I could feel every muscle in my body, and they were all yelling at me!  I was very worried about what the day would bring.  Today was week 5 day 2 of Couch to 5k so I was very worried I would not be able to complete the 8 minute runs.  I really wanted to complete them so I can keep moving on, I have not had to repeat a day yet and I didn't want to start while I was still in the interval training!

From the moment I got up I started stretching and drinking water.  At 9:00 am I went out to do my run.  I was nervous but determined.  I am excited to say that 35 minutes later I accomplished two 8 minute runs!  Of course the rest of the day I could barely move...even with stretching! 

So tomorrow I think I will take a rest day.  I worked out 5 days this week so I think I can afford one rest day!  Especially because Tuesday will be my 20 minute run!  This will be the first time in my life that I run 20 minutes straight!  I guess it was the first time I did 8 minutes I believe I can do it!

Saturday, March 12, 2011


I just did 30-Day Shred for the first time a few minutes ago and all I can say is...F U Jillian Michaels!  I say that in the most loving way possible!  She kicked my ass...I am a little worried about my scheduled run tomorrow now! 

I realized in the 25 minutes of exercise with Jillian that my arms suck ass.  They are beyond weak!  I need to make sure that on days that I am not running that I focus on working out my arms with some strength training!  I am going to try to do the 30-Day Shred every few days when I don't go to the gym...probably on the weekends because Dave's work schedule does not allow me to get out very much!

So if you want your ass kicked...give it a hurts!

Yay for my first award!

I want to thank Nikki for giving me my very first blog award!  I am flattered that people are still interested enough in reading what I have to say!  It is called "The Cherry on Top" award! 

To accept this award I have to do a few things here we go!

List 3 Things You Love About Yourself.
  1. I am a very hard and dedicated worker.  Whether it is at my job, at school, at home with my family, my workouts, my weight loss, etc.  When I have my mind really set on something I have to do it and do it well.  On the flip side though...if I lose interest then it stops right then!  But when I get going, I tend to work hard and overachieve.  
  2. I am the one most people can count on when life or things get tough.  This may connect to the hard worker, but I am going to make t separate.  You can always count on me if there is a problem, I can come up with a solution, or a temporary fix, or a way to make you feel better.  I like to be a calming force to problems to make someone level headed and really think.
  3. I love my obsession with 1990's boy bands.  I feel that when I share this with people it helps them understand that I am not as much of a hard ass as they think I am.  Because I have a fun side too!  Also, I love that it is the one thing that has not changed in my life over the years.  Heck...I am even going to see New Kids and Backstreet Boys in concert in June...and I talked every woman in my family to go too!  All 12 of us!
Post A Picture I Love

This picture is from the other day.  I let Nathan walk out of daycare not holding my hand...and I put his schoolbag on and he looked like a little boy catching the school cute!  I love the huge smile because he is so proud!  And don't worry...I was blocking him from the parking lot!

Pass on to 5 other blogs that you just adore!

Twins Plus One, Three Times the Fun

The (not so) Skinny Newlywed! 

Type B Mom Stays at Home 

Bonkers in Barnhart 

Doyle's Days 


Friday, March 11, 2011

One more week...

Less than one week to go in my current job!  It has been crazy busy and I have not been able to get much accomplished, but I still have a bit of time to get organized.  I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to getting out of that place.  Those residents have been doing things left and right to make me feel less and less worried about my decision!  From two fights, to one flood, to testifying in court, to another summons to court in May...I am ready to run away from that place!

I am excited because my last day won't even be a work day...we are going for a long lunch that day, and it is St. Patrick's Day so I am drinking a beer!  I took next Friday off as a day of me time between jobs!  So I scheduled my 10 lb loss spa pedicure for that morning and I plan to enjoy every minute of that hour!  I was hoping to wait to use it a lump in my 20 lb massage with the 10 lb pedicure, but I thought what the heck...I will spread the love out!

So now I just need to survive the next week and I will be out!

Happy weekend everyone!

Monday, March 7, 2011

A life change

I feel like this weight loss journey is a life change for me.  I am not doing this because I want to look good in a bathing suit or shorts this summer, I am doing it because I want to change my life and my child's future.  I want to feel healthy and good about myself in that I am able to accomplish something great.  I want to show my son that if he wants to accomplish something big, he can do it if he really commits.  I also want him to learn how to make healthy choices and to be active from a young age.

This journey is going to be the hardest, but best thing I do for myself.  I will not let myself quit this time, like I have in the past.  I can see and feel the changes in not only my body, but also my spirit.  I feel empowered in what I am doing.  My attitude is different.

An example, as you may have read last week I negotiated a new job with an old employer that let me go two years ago.  Not only did they come back to me after two years out of the blue and just offered me a job, they wanted me so bad that I was able to negotiate a higher position and approximately $11,500 a year more than I am currently making.  Kristina two months ago would not have done that.  She would not have thought she was worth the pushing I did.  She would have taken the first offer, which was $6000 less than the end offer, in the same position she is already doing, and be miserable.

Not anymore...I am worth more than that.  Like I said, I am making a life change.

Last week I signed up for my first 5k.  In previous weight loss tries, Kristina would begin strong, lose around 8 lbs, then quit.  She would begin exercising, then stop because she got sick, and not start again. Not anymore.  I started Couch to 5k, and I am going to finish.  I will run my first 5k in May, and I am so excited for it!  I have no plans to stop after that, I will move on to a 10k, and maybe some day...a half marathon?

I love to run...I could never say that before.  I love putting on my sneakers, and going 3.1 miles in a day.  I love the way my spirit feels, and I love the fist pump in the air that I give when I finish strong and beat my previous 5k time...I am down to 41 minutes!  I love the fact that on Saturday,  for the first time in my life I was able to run 5 minutes straight, three separate times!  Kristina two months ago would have quit at 1 minute.  Not anymore!

So now we get to the stuff you came to see...the numbers!  I am happy to say I did not go crazy at Morton's Steakhouse!  I kept to my plan last week, worked out before, and took my time overeating.  Kristina two months ago would not have done that!  So I did not gain!

Here are the stats!
Starting weight: 200.8 lbs
Last week: 187.6 lbs
This week: 185.6 lbs
Loss (gain) this week: -2 lbs
Total loss: 15.2 lbs!

I think my jaw just about hit the floor this morning!  Only 4.8 lbs until my 2nd goal of 20 lbs!  I have never lost 20 lbs before!  I lost 18 lbs before...but that is it!  I will make it to the 20 lbs and then I will be at my overall halfway point!

Goals for this week:
  1. Keep up water intake...keep on drinking!!
  2. Finish week 4 of C25k and do week 5 day 1 by Saturday
  3. Exercise Train 4 to 5 days this week
  4. Don't eat out more than one time this week
  5. Lose at least 1 lb
  6. Don't stress too much about the transition from old job to new job!
I am feeling great and I hope all of you are too!  I feel strong, and happy, and I plan to keep going!  Ok...and I will admit it...I want to look good in shorts too...

Friday, March 4, 2011

From exercising to training

I just took the big step today and signed up for my very first 5k run!  I am so excited and nervous all at the same time!  I know I can do it because I am now walking/running 3.1 miles every time I do the C25k.  After the session is over I complete the distance and when I get to 3.1 miles I stop.  I want to be sure I can go the distance!

So now my exercising has now switched to training!  I figured if I signed up it would keep me honest and I would keep going and not quit!I spent $25 on this thing so now I have to keep going!

By doing this I am not looking to be the fastest, I just want to run the race.  You never know what you can do if you don't ever try!  I was always the girl that complained and never tried anything...not anymore.  I am doing something about it!

So now I have until May 7th to train my butt off!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

What is she having?!

I got the call this morning from my sister and mom on new baby and the results are...another GIRL!!  They have a name for her, but since this is not her blog and I don't want to share her children's name for their privacy I will be calling new baby CJ.  My other niece is K.  Which just happens to be what I call her anyway!  Now I think I will call new baby CJ when she will be cute!

Dave and I were crossing our fingers for a boy because we wanted to clean out the attic of clothes, but I guess that will have to wait until we reproduce and hope for another boy!


Update-finished week three of Couch to 5k this morning!  My legs are so tired but I did it!  On to the 5 minute run next week!  I am going to do it Saturday in preparation of our trip to Morton's Steakhouse!

They sealed my decision!

Yesterday after I accepted the new job, and started the two week process of closing out my current work.  At about 3:00 pm I get a call from a resident saying there is a fight outside and I needed to get back there. I can hear the cursing through the phone!  So I get my maintenance man and we go to the back of the property. 

We get there and the first thing I notice is about 10 residents standing at their doors watching this group.  In the group there are 3 residents, two sisters, and one of the sister's boyfriend, who is 20 years older than her.  Then there is a man who claims he is a pastor (I think he is a con artist) and his older sister.  These people range from 29 to 65 years old.  Old enough to know what they were doing was wrong, especially at the time kids are coming home from the bus stop!

So we go up an have to break it up, I was thisclose to calling the police.  They were obnoxious an as I am trying to help one of them threatens to call and complain about me to my bosses at the main office.  I told him to go ahead and I will call and tell them how ridiculous this situation is and they will never listen to him again!  He is like the boy who called wolf! 

I won't go into all of the details because it is a long drawn out stupid story.  But it ends with the fight over and me crawling through the bushes looking for someones key (which I never found)!  It also wasted two hours of our time!!  So decision was the right one.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

March for Babies Luncheon

Today was the annual March for Babies luncheon to kick off 2011.  They had some awards for the 2010 walk and it turns out our family team was the third ranked team in the county!  Yay for us!  Hopefully we can do even better this year!  Last year was our first time so it was a learning experience, but this year we want to go big in fundraising!  So if you are feeling generous please click on the link on the right side of the page and make a donation!  This benefits the babies of our future!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Hardball...continued looks like I am starting a new job soon!  The company came back and accepted my requests and that is that!  I talked it over with Dave, got his support, and that is it!  I knew I should have waited on that gym membership!  I won't be able to go at lunch!!  At least the new place has a gym on site at one of the properties, so I can go at lunch for free...I will just have to eat the cost of the three month membership!  Or try to get over there for a little bit of time!

Well...that is that...changes here I come!

What clicked for me?

Blair at The Heir to Blair asked when it clicked for me to begin my weight loss journey.  I think it was the fact that I did not want my picture taken, and hated any picture I was in.  I want to document this point in Nathan's life, and I want to document it with me in the pictures with him.  Dave is in a lot of pictures, but I just can't seem to do it.  I wanted that to change.

I want to look at a picture of me and my child and see how beautiful he is, and how happy and healthy I look.  I am starting to get to this point.  I can bare pictures more, so I will take more with Nate and Dave, and as time goes on I know I will look even better.  Heck...I am only 27.4 lbs away from my goal now!  It is a lot better than 40.8 lbs!


It is what I am playing right now.  In two days of negotiations with my old employer I have gotten my hours changed (day 1), more money than the original offer (day 1), a higher position & more money than offered originally (day 2), and now I am requesting one more salary increase.  If they come through I am going to take it.  So keep your fingers crossed.  If it doesn't happen then I will be more than happy to stay at my current location...if it does happen then I can use the change in scenery!  Wish me luck friends!