Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Update.

So, I lost access to my blog a few weeks ago. My hotmail, gmail, and facebook were all hacked by some low life with nothing better to do. But I've got all the accounts back now so here is the update!

First of all, my original goal was to lose 36 lbs. I've lost 28 total. :) Since last July ish. So that is going great. :) I had hit a plateau for awhile but it seems I am back on track.

I'm dating someone new. He's amazing. That's all the info you need there. ;)

I finished my Medical Assisting program and externship. Still applying for jobs; and "unemployed" for the first time since I was 15. The free time is soooo strange to me, but its nice to stay home with Ryder. I also watch my friends kiddo's a few times a week, so I guess I don't really get toooo bored. :)

Ryder bug is as happy and healthy as ever! Almost completely potty trained, and LOVING having all this extra time with mommy! He's still adapting to the divorce I think. He's gone through a bossy phase, mean phase, and now a "baby" phase all in the last couple months. A lot of that could just be "terrible two" stuff, but one has to wonder if the divorce has effected him too. Poor kiddo. What a trooper.

That's life in a nut shell. It's beautifully chaotic, blissfully unpredictible, and amazingly still worth my time. ;)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Ryder Man

Ryder is officially 2 1/2! ....as of a couple weeks ago. Just a tad behind. :/
Here is an update on my handsome little man:
Ryder weighs 37 lbs. and is 39 inches tall! His head circumference is 21.5 inches. All three of these stats are above the 95th percentile. :) Still got a tall/stocky boy on my hands. :)
He is still such a laid back kid. He gets along really well with other kids, isn't shy at all like his mom was as a kid, but he is starting to get a bit of a "2-year-old attitude". He knows what mommy says when he's in trouble and gets sent to time-out and now tries to say it back to me. Which lets be honest, is kinda cute...
"Mom, you can't talk to Ryder like dat! You have to be NICE!" The only difference is, he tells me these things when HE doesn't want to do something; Like at naptime, or when he has to try and go potty.
Speaking of Potty. *Rolls Eyes* Who knew potty training would be such a battle!! And I can't really blame the little guy. Between being home, daycare, with grandma, or at daddy's, it's a lot of places to have to get used to using the potty at. But we're still trying!!
As a parent of this amazing little man, I really have no complaints! He's smart, laid back, friendly, outgoing, adaptable, inquisitive, handsome, and so so much fun. I lucked out. :) Ryder Crew- Mommy Loves YOU!!!!!!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

All I need.

There's a fire starting in my heart
Reaching a fever pitch, it's bringing me out the dark
Finally I can see you crystal clear
Go 'head and sell me out and I'll lay your shit bare

See how I leave with every piece of you
Don't underestimate the things that I will do.

This is not the place for the details. This is also not a place of "shit talking". All I'm gonna say is yes i'm getting divorced and yes i'm ok with it. Dodged a bullet really. Op! Have I said too much?

Ryder is the only thing I need in my life. I will build a wonderful life for him, and he will always know that he can count on me.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Weight Loss Progress Picture

Out of curiousity, where do YOU, as in my avid reader ;), see the most change?
(Picture quality is kinda crappy on first image, it was from my phone.)

Left- End of July Right-End of October

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Weight Loss Update!

Glass half full, over the hill, 50%, rounding second, 1:2, or in other words, I've made it to the half way point of my goal! :)

Weight loss is an ongoing process. I had a very successful first and second month. Losing weight and maintaining that lost weight. The weight doesn't come off as easy now but it still comes off! The diet still works and I'm still sticking to it!

I've lost 20.4 lbs and have 19.2 lbs to go. :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Zero, One, Two

Ryder Crew- Age Zero

My water broke at 4:30 in the morning on a beautiful Saturday, and after 5 very quick, and sometimes painful hours, our little boy was here!
Born- September 12, 2009
Time- 9:42.02 a.m.
Weight- 7 lbs. 11 oz.
Height- 19 inches

Fun Facts:
*I had to have two epidurals because my first one didn't work. My second one wasn't placed until I was 8 cm. dilated.
*Ryder came out posterior, (face up instead of face down). Which gave him a HUGE bruise on his head that caused him to get Jaundice.

Ryder Crew- Age One
Weight-26 lbs. 2 oz. Percentile-89%
Height-31 inches. Percentile-84%

We threw Ryder's first birthday party on September 5th, 2010. His dad had an 'out of town' job at the time so that was the weekend he was home. It was at the Soccer Park in Nibley. It was windy as hell, and we forgot Ryder's hoody. So, he wore his cousin Cason's spare. We also got his pics taken at Smiles Portrait Studio in a suit. :)
On his actual birthday, I took him to Hogle Zoo with his grandma.

Fun Facts:
*Ryder was already walking at the time. Which was surprising because he had barely started crawling at 10 months.
*He cut his first tooth three days before his birthday.

Ryder Crew- Age Two
Weight-36 lbs Percentile-99%
Height-36 1/4 inch Percentile-91%

For Ryder's second birthday, we decided to do a theme for his party. His favorite things in the world are cars, trucks, motorcycles...pretty much a gear-head like his daddy. As Cars 2 had just come out, there was a plethura of Cars 2 toys, clothes, and party stuff out. With a splash of Spongebob (his FAVORITE show) thrown in the mix, we had a party ready! His party was the day before his birthday.
On his actual birthday, we took him to see Cars 2. He did great and loved it!

Fun Facts:
*Ryder learned to sing happy birthday before the big day. "Happ-Birth To Day!" was how he sang it.
*He is a very intelligent child. (I know every mom says that but he really is.) He already has the patience to sit and draw pictures, loves to listen to books, and asks questions about the world around him. He is talking more and more every day. One of my favorite things he says is how he answers questions, "Yes, I do it mom". Adorable!
*If you double your childs height at their 2-year checkup it is a good estimate of their adult height. Its 90% accurate that they will be within two inches of that height up or down. Ryder's predicted height is 6 foot 1/2 inch. :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Weeks 5 and 6?

Wondering where I've been? Thinking I fell off the wagon? haha Well, if thats what you thought... you were kinda right. Let me explain...

I think EVERYONE can agree that when you're dieting, you get to a point where you get sick of it and want to 'cheat' a little bit. Well, I may have got to this point at the end of my first month. So I thought about this, and decided something I want to bring to attention. Anyone can follow a calorie plan and lose weight. But what happens as soon as your target weight is reached? You go back to eating 'normal'. Which usually means one thing- weight gain. I decided that learning to MAINTAIN weight is just as important, if not MORE important than just losing the weight in the first place. As I was feeling those 'screw this diet urges' I made the decision to take a little break from the calorie restriction and learn to maintain! I raised my calorie limit to what the average woman of my height should be eating daily and even treated myself to some well deserved cravings, such as Costa Vida, Mmmmmmmmmm. And guess what? Success! I just completed two weeks of maintenance and am within 1/2 a lb of the weight I was when I started.

With that said, I am going BACK AT IT this week, ready to kick the weight loss off again! 1,000 calories a day, lots of water, and if I can get a volunteer to join me, i'm going to YOGA!! (come on, anyone?)

Goal for this week, 3 lbs. down!