Current Exercise and Weight Loss Goals

Monday, July 23, 2007

Clutter-mine vs. theirs

I have decided that MY clutter is nothing when compared to the clutter left by others in my house. Now, here is my reasoning:

When "I" leave a diet Coke can on the counter, who do you think is going to throw it away??? Me, of course!!!! It may be awhile before I get to it, but I will definitely be back.

Now, when "someone else" leaves a MOUNTAIN DEW can on the counter, do you think that "someone" is going to throw it away????? NO! IT WILL BE ME!!! Unless, I nag that certain someone (and actually, this time I don't mean Shane) I will be the one to clean the counter. (It's Jessica.....)

So, as you can see, my clutter is just temporarily occupying space, but I if I find clutter left by someone else I tend to go ballistic!

I am always innocent! :)

Aren't you?


I got my first order for handmade cards! I bought this cool giraffe at "Stamp Your Art Out" on Friday and just couldn't wait to make a couple cards! Cindy Zalar liked them and now I'm making some for her.....for actual $$$$! I'm jazzed!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Finding Nemo

Okay, so I got to go on a Youth trip to Kirtland on Saturday. It was wonderful. It was so interesting, fun, and spiritual. I had a super time. Yesterday, church was easier than usual. I was in such a good mood. The kids (while not ever angels, but then neither am I) acted a little better in Sacrament Meeting. The whole day went well and I really think I was on a spiritual high from Saturday. It continued this morning....But, you probably know what is going to happen.

My favorite scene in Finding Nemo is when Marlin and Dory are down DEEP in the dark ocean and they see a pretty light. They start talking to the light and singing. Then they realize the light is attached to a horrible Anglerfish who is going to eat them. Marlin then says "Happy Feeling Gone!"

That is SUCH A GREAT LINE!!!! I tell that to Shane all the time when I have reached my absolute limit with the kids! Well, today I came crashing down from that spritual high!!!! The house was a horrible wreck. Laundry, clutter, toys, dishes, etc. were everywhere. And the kids were all hungry (so was I). This is a typical description of dinnertime at our house. Shane called right after I got the kids fed and I had to say it. "Happy Feeling Gone!"

I know that you KNOW what I'm talkin' about!!!!! :)

I'm going to bed.....

Dolphin Cards

Here is a sample of my dolphin cards. They turned out so great! You can see why I had to stay up late to play with them!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Hi. My name is Maura. And I'm stupid......

It is almost 1 am. I could have been asleep 2 hours ago. But, instead, I stayed up stamping some "dolphin" birthday cards. And then I started playing on the computer... reading blogs... looking at my favorite stamping website. What have I DONE???? What will I do when the little kids start running through the house in a few hours? I'm gonna be hating life.... Oh well.

So, now you know. I'm not as bright as Shane looks.

I'm turning off the computer....Okay, NOW I'm turning off the computer! I really mean it this time......

Well, maybe 5 more minutes.....

Monday, July 9, 2007

Scroll Down!

I learned how to add pictures!!!!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

The Sacrament Meeting Rodeo

Well, that's what I call it each week. Today was no exception. Hunter and Tanner could not sit still or stop talking for anything. I feel like I'm ropin' young calves for over an hour!!! Dirty looks and whispered threats only go so far!!!!

Shane said he could tell it was getting out of control at one point when he saw me talking to Hunter and it looked like my eyes were about to pop out of my head!! Jared wasn't cranky today, but he was so active that I wanted to scream!!!! He thinks that I am A JUNGLE GYM!!!! I spent much of the meeting trying to not flash anyone! He grabs what ever part of my shirt is accessible when he wants up or if he is losing his balance!! By the end of Sacrament meeting each week I'm hot, sweaty, cranky, and my neck is all scratched up from Jared. But, today the meeting ended early, so I took 5 minutes to sit on our bench and breathe deeply. (They never tell you in Lamaze class that you will do more deep breathing AFTER the kids are born than you ever did in labor.) Shane came to take Jared away so I could teach Sunday School. That is one of my favorite moments each Sunday!!!

Here is my exercise update:
Monday: 4 miles in 66:02 min.
Tuesday: nada
Wednesday: 5 MILES in 81:23 min.
Thursday: bad headache so no exercise (or laundry) got done
Friday: 4 miles in 66:11 min.
Saturday: 4 miles in 64:00 min.

Week total: 17 miles of walking. I'm 3 miles short for the week, but I might go down to the basement and walk a little before bed.

Here is my diet update: cream tastes really, really good.........................
Okay, so Tues, Wed, and Thurs were pretty bad. I couldn't stay out of the cookies. But, yesterday I was back on track!!!!

I have lost a little weight which is nice. But, I'm really going for consistent cardio again even if I don't lose much during this 3 week goal. I love the feeling that comes at this time in my training. I am tired and my knee joints ache a little, but it is a good sore. It reminds me that I have earned that soreness!!!! I can feel my thigh muscles coming back to life and getting firmer again. I am so excited to get running. The longest run I ever did was 9 miles. In the running world it is a big deal to run 10 miles or more. It is called (at least on joining the "2 Digit Club". I hope to "join the club" this year or next. My main running goal is to run the Thanksgiving Day 10K this year. Running it in 2005 was one of the proudest moments of my life.

Thanks everyone for all the positive comments on my exercise! It helps to know others are seeing your work and being your cheerleaders! You are great!!! I have the best family and the best friends!

Monday, July 2, 2007

Exercise Update

4 miles (walking) in 66:04 min. Sticking to my new 3 week jumpstart plan, which is 4 mile walks 5 times a week for 3 weeks! And I'm following Weight Watchers to help keep track of my food!!!!Trying to get off enough weight to be able to run without my knee aching so much.