Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Triple Dog Dare Challenge!

Hello everybody,
I joined the Triple Dog Dare Challenge hosted by Allan. I've stumbled around getting on plan these first 3 days. The most difficult part has been getting in the fluids. I am supposed to drink 118 ounces of fluids a day. The challenge does not specify water however, I am for at least half of that to be water. I also now know that when we get the next menu I will be grocery shopping from that menu for everybody in the house, not just myself. 
This week we had already been to the store for the regular shopping trip and then after I received the menu for me I went back and spent another $100 on stuff just for the challenge. Hopefully, the budget for groceries will be balanced by purchasing less of everything else and everyone will get healthier by eating on plan. 
I am beginning to get my "sea legs" so to speak. I just need to get moving with the exercise part of the challenge now. 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fire Up Week 2!

    Weight Wars

Inspirational Picture
Photo from Google.
1. What have you done this week to help you achieve your goals?
  1. Workout 4 times a week. 
I got in one 30 minute workout this week.
2. Journal food, workouts and weigh ins. Weigh ins will be once a week.
I have not used my journal yet. I weighed 261lbs this past Sunday.
3. Stay on course with our budget.
Just plain busted the budget this past paycheck.
4. Cash ONLY!
5. Become an ex soda drinker.
Working on this! I am getting better about them.

2. What have you done to make yourself feel fabulous?
  I finally got a haircut! 
3. What is your talent? What are you good at? {Genuinely, EVERYONE has
  something big or small}
I am good at cooking, making lists, and singing.
  4. What's been the highlight of your week, toot your horn, what are you
  proud of !
I am proud that I didn't lose my cool in math class and yell at the teacher.
  5. Fun Question: What's your guilty pleasure TV?
Glee!!! I've only seen the first season but I can't wait to see seasons 2, 3 and the movie.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Fire Up For Fall Week 1!

1. What are your goals for the Fall Challenge? (List your 5 or more goals)
  1. Workout 4 times a week.
2. Journal food, workouts and weigh ins. Weigh ins will be once a week.
3. Stay on course with our budget.
4. Cash ONLY!
5. Become an ex soda drinker.
2. Why have you chosen those goals?
I have chose these goals because I need to get back to working out and journal-ing my food. My husband and I have been doing relatively well sticking to our budget and using cash only, we just need to continue doing so. Number 5 is about becoming un-addicted to caffeine and sugar, specifically in soda form. When I was pregnant with our son I wrote down everything I ate and kept a log of my glucose levels while I had gestational diabetes. It kept me accountable to the diet that was prescribed and kept me from gaining to much weight. 
 3. What have you done this week that's made you feel fabulous? {this will be
  asked weekly so make sure you do something!!}
  Started reading The Help and made a 90 on my math test at school.
4. What do you think will be your biggest challenge in reaching your goals?
  Finding my motivation to work out and log everything.
5. Fun Question! Where in  the World do you live? What's amazing about it?
I live in San Antonio, Texas. I think the diversity and culture is amazing. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Money where my mouth is...

Hello all,
So, I have been thinking recently...
I really love this blog world. I really want to get something out of it other than just writing about my frustrations over not losing any weight. How can I expect to lose weight when I haven't put in any of the work in to yield a loss. And also how can I sit here at my laptop and complain and whine about it when I am the problem in the equation. And also when I could be outside being active or taking my son to the park so he can be active. I have no excuses! I just need to quit being lazy! 
 I have decided to put my money where my mouth is. 
I want to be under 200lbs by Christmas and I am going to do whatever it takes to get there.
I want to be active for at least 30 minutes a day. I know it should be more than that and I will work up to that. I will start with walking in the mornings. Not just a leisure walk either, a brisk pace. I will be wearing a pedometer. I wore it today at school and I only walked 1.21 miles. I know my two school days a week are my "active" days. 1.21 miles in a day is just disappointing. I thought I would have been getting at least two miles in on school days. I know I am probably not even getting a full mile on the other days of the week. Also, the NO soda September is starting now for me. I am hoping to make the NO soda thing a forever thing. I can learn to like Crystal Light, plain water, I already like milk and orange juice. I just need to replace the soda with mostly WATER.
I am going to start with walking 2 miles a day. 
I will build on that every week or so. When I have accomplished this for 2 weeks I will be adding in other forms of exercise. For now I want to keep it simple and this seems simple enough to stick with. Wish me luck,

Day 13/30 Days Blogging Challenge

A letter to someone who has hurt you recently:
I won't be putting this online. I will be writing the letter to a friend and shredding it. I haven't been hurt recently (in this year) so whatever I write will be from a previous old event. 
I will write on my blog about my problems and issues with losing weight however, I will never air out any dirty laundry about friends or family. It's just not what I do. 
Thank you for respecting my wishes,

Monday, September 12, 2011

Day 12/30 Days Blogging Challenge

How you found out about Blogger and why you made one:
I found blogger through searching from Google "weight loss blogs". The first blog I read was Tricia's, Endurance Isn't Only Physical. From there I found more. Eventually I decided that having my own might be an accountability tool. 
So far it has kept me somewhat grounded, I have mostly maintained although at one point for about 3 months I was losing. I am hoping to get back into a routine that yields losses! 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

New Financial Blog

Hello Readers,
I have started another blog! This one is about my family's journey to become debt free!!!
Please check it out!
I am so excited about this! I have wanted to have a financial blog for a while! I will hopefully be able to keep up with both of them!
Thanks for reading!


I am remembering 9/11 this year as the tenth anniversary of the towers and 9/11 as the eleventh anniversary of my very awesome and influential Aunt Susan's death. 
God bless all the troops who have fought against terrorism for our freedom.

Day 11/30 Days Blogging Challenge

Picture of me and my friends:
I don't have a good pic of all of us. I have one pic of all of us and all but one of our heads is cut off,
lesson don't let the drunk one take the pic! 

Day 10/30 Days Blogging Challenge

Music you listen too when happy, sad, bored, hyped, and mad:
I don't know any specific song but type of music I can do.
Happy: country and pop
Sad: Christian pop
Bored: Country, pop, oldies
Hyped: pop, dance.
Mad: christian to calm me down

Day 9/30 Blog Challenge!

Something you are proud of in the last few days:
I am proud that I have drastically cut down on the amount of soda I drink. I am making headway into quitting them for good. I am also proud of the mile and a half walk I went on in the trails at the part yesterday. It was so much fun and felt awesome. 

Day 8/30 Blog Challenge!!!

Short term goals for this month and why:
Exercise at least 3 times a week, to lose weight.
Quit drinking soda, to get off the sugar and caffeine.
Lose 15lbs, to get healthy.

Day 7/30 Days Blogging Challenge

Picture of something/someone who has had the biggest impact on your life:
I don't actually have a digital picture of this person. I will have to scan one into the computer. 
My Aunt Susan had a huge impact on my life. She died 11 years ago today.

Day 6/30 Blog Challenge!!!

Favorite Super Hero and Why:
I haven't ever really thought about it. 
Favorite Captain America, because he's awesome.
Like I said I really don't know but I'm putting this because this is the most recent super hero I've seen. Maybe Ironman could be since he has that cool suit and all but I don't know.

Day 5/30 Blog Challenge!!!

A picture of somewhere you have been:
The Lady and Sons restaurant in Savannah, GA. Photo from google images search. We went to Savannah, Ga. for our honeymoon, specifically to visit this place and hopefully to meet Paula but her and her hubby Michael were on a romantic get away! 
The food was amazing!

Day 4/30 Blog Challenge!!!

A habit you wish you didn't have:
I have two:
1. procrastination
2. sodas, namely dr. pepper. 
 I am working on both of these habits. 

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Day 3/30 Blog Challenge!!!

Day 3: A Picture of Me and my friends:

Sweaty cleavage pic of Kelly and me(we look crazy!). We have been friends for 8 years.

Hubby and I... we are best friends, 7 years.
Mary, for some reason I don't have any pics of us together and this is the only one of her I can find! Friends for 6 years.
My big puppy Daisy, she's always there for us no matter what! 4 or 5 years.
Kelly, Christin and Me, at my birthday baseball game this year! Christin and I have been friends for 6 years. Mary, Christin and I all met in Fall 2005 in college.
My cousin Melissa and I! We have been friends all our lives! 24 years! We had just finished having Makeovers done at MAC!
I am only missing a picture of one friend, Loretta! I will have to get one soon!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Day 2/30 Days Blog Challenge!

The Meaning Behind My Blog Name

My blog name is very much like me. 
I am a texas girl and I am gettin' fit(eventually)!
That's day 2!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Day 1/30 Days Blogging Challenge

Day 1 of the 30 Day Blog Challenge asks for a recent picture and 15 facts about myself.

Taken August 26th, 2011 after my MAC makeover!

15 Facts about ME!!!
1. I am 24 years old.
2. I wanted 7 children...until I had ONE!
3. I have a tattoo.
4. I feel like I can succeed if I  would just apply myself.
5. I am scared of success...and I'm not sure why.
6. I am an only child.
7. I am always asked if Rusti is my real name, yes it is!
8. I have only been out of Texas twice in my life.
9. I went to and graduated from the same high school as my mom, aunt and uncle. My mom was class of 1981 and I was class of 2005, GO BUFFS!!!
10. I was on dance team until I broke my foot for the 2nd time.
11. I have broken the same foot 3 times in my life. 
12. I love wacky haircuts/styles/highlights but I never have them done to myself.
13. I love hunting but don't hunt.
14. I am allergic to bunnies.
15. I fear I will not be able to provide everything I want for my son.
That's Day 1. I didn't even know some of these things.

30 Day Blogging Challenge!

Toot is hosting a 30 day blog-a-day challenge! I have decided to take part. This is the list of topics for the given day.
30 days of blogging challenge!
Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself.
Day 02- The meaning behind your Blogger name
Day 03-A picture of you and your friends
Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn't have
Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to
Day 06- Favorite super hero and why
Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why
Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days
Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad
Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends
Day 12- How you found out about Blogger and why you made one
Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt you recently
Day 14- A picture of you and your family
Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play
Day 16- Another picture of yourself
Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have
Day 19- Nicknames you have; why do you have them
Day 20- Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future
Day 21- A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else
Day 23- Something you crave for a lot
Day 24- A letter to your parents
Day 25- What I would find in your bag
Day 26- What you think about your friends
Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge
Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?
Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned
Day 30- Who are you?
Super excited to take part in this. I cannot however, guarantee I will have a picture for every day that asks for one. I will try my best though. I don't have a camera so I have to rely on whatever I already have, my phone or internet. 

Labor Day Weekend and New Commitment!

This labor day weekend I am renewing my commitment to live a healthy lifestyle and to lose weight. I need to lose about 150 pounds to be healthy. My first goal may seem somewhat extreme, however, I will have smaller goals to keep me on track. 
First Goal: Lose 50 pounds by December 31, 2011
This renewed commitment has all started with the beginning of the No Soda September Challenge. The challenge is being hosted by Mike at Starting At 500 Pounds. I also must admit that all this is also due to Mary at asmallloss and her being back on track! It all inspires me so much! I can't wait to be down 50lbs!!! 
My first official day on the no soda's will be September 3rd. I finished off the two Dr. Peppers we had in the fridge on September 1st then, I broke down on the 2nd and purchased one from a machine. 
My daily routine will (hopefully) go as follows:
Wake up: 6am
Workout Complete: 6:40am
Shower/Breakfast Complete: 8am
Be at school: 830am
My smaller goals will be in ten pound increments! I am so excited!!!
Thanks for reading,