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Burst into Summer Check-in #1

Burst Into Summer Challenge

Its time for check-in #1 for the Burst into Summer Challenge over at the Sisterhood!

This week’s mini-challenge was water consumption. I didn’t get off to a great start but definitely made some big changes the last two days! I bought a new water bottle that has a dial to track refills to keep you motivated to keep drinking! The best part is that now Abby is asking for water to drink! Score!

Because of the pain and flare, I haven’t been able to join in the bootcamp class or any exercising. Merely walking during the day is a workout at the moment. The substitute meds haven’t been working and the endo flare has me extremely bloated. All of my measurements are exactly the same except for my waist which is up almost an inch thanks to bloat. Fabulous. But I’m not changing my stats for that since I know it will go down in a couple days.

But I did hop on the scale and it said….


I lost 0.8lbs which isn’t much but a great start in the right direction! If I keep up the water and keep ditching the soda, hopefully I’ll see the number drop even more!


So here are my stats:

Starting Stats:

Weight: 135

Chest: 34″

Waist: 27″

Hips: 37″

Bicep: 11.5″



Weight: 134.2

Chest: 34″

Waist: 27″

Hips: 37″

Bicep: 11.5″


Change: -0.8lbs/no inches

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Wednesday Check-in: Summer Challenge!

I had every intention of hopping on the scale this morning and whipping out the measuring tape but my intentions were blown away by a 2 year old with a 104 fever at 3am. She came toddling in our room about 1am, which is not unusual – we still cosleep often. Usually she likes to get in between us and spread out (like kick-one-of-us-out-of-the-bed-spread-out) but last night she wanted to sleep on me so I knew she didn’t feel good. Around 3am she started getting really restless which woke me up and I swear it was like I had a radiator next to me. Even her little feet were burning up! So I woke up Hubs and we found the thermometer and ibuprofen and worked up a “who’s going to stay home plan.” We decided to split the day – I would stay home for the morning shift and he would take afternoon. Needless to say, remembering to do weight/measurements didn’t happen but I am posting anyway because there is good news:

A new challenge is kicking off at the Sisterhood and there is plenty of time for YOU to join!

The new challenge, Burst into Summer,  kicks of June 15th and runs through August 11th! Eleven weeks of butt-kickin’ action! The challenge will consist of teams of 5 (all randomly selected so you get to meet cool new gals!) although you can do it solo if you choose. They will also be offering a 6 week bootcamp class for FREE which will run MWF starting June 20th. When I registered, I didn’t commit to the bootcamp training not that I’m not going to give it a whirl (because I love bootcamp style workouts) but because I want to be sure my body can handle it. You can also choose to be on a Loser team (meaning weight loss is the goal) or a Non-loser team (meaning the goal is toning or fitness) so you can be better matched with a team!

I filled out my registration this morning as I’ve officially got 95 days to be the hot mom at Disney!

disney world welcome


Who’s with me?


p.s. help me choose my next tattoo by voting in the poll on the sidebar!

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Wednesday Check-in: Getting Back in the Saddle

If you checked out Monday’s post, you’ve read that I’m attempting starting the IC Diet (which unfortunately excludes my beloved soda and chocolate). Day one went great. The days that followed not so good as I’m sitting here with a McD’s sweet tea on my desk. In my defense, although lousy, I haven’t had a chance to get to the grocery store but tonight is the night so I am stocking up and plan to be back on the wagon tomorrow. Hubs of course trying to be the great and wonderful husband he is came home with 3 2-liter Dr. Peppers last night. I guess they will go into hiding for his low blood sugars!

I did get in a short walk yesterday evening pulling Abby in the wagon and while its not much, it is at least a start.

I haven’t been able to fully jump on a Sisterhood challenge this year and it shows considering the pounds that have crept back on since the beginning of the year. So I definitely need to hop on board the next one! Sisters hold me to it!

Here are my current stats:

Starting Weight: 134.6

Disney Goal Weight: 125


Chest: 34″

Waist: 27″

Hips: 37″

I can totally do this. I CAN and I WILL. Who wants to be my drill sergeant?