Friday, May 30, 2008

Reset total update

Ok so the hubby has had ALL week off from work and we just spent the last two days at Disneyland, so I haven't posted the final update. Well I went down to 166.6 and I was very happy with that. I finished strong and weird enough my sugar cravings were gone. I have no desire for tons of sugar like I used to. So overall it was super hard and a total success. I think it would have been easier to do the reset during the week mon-fri and have the hubby do it with me would have helped A LOT. So did I gain the weight back, I did gain like 1.5 pounds back but so far everything else has stayed off. We will see what happens when I weigh myself in the morning after 2 days of Disneyland food. Ekkk. But I am still committed to changing my life style and hoping to get this weight off for good. So in order to help me in that I will continue to post my weigh in weight on Wednesdays and you can see how I do. Hope you all had a blessed week, I know I did. I LOVE spending time with the hubby!!!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Day 3 & 4 Update

Sorry it's been a busy week and today is MY LAST DAY!!!!!! YAY!!!!
So how did day 3 and 4 go?? Well day 3 went good, it was hard but my hubby was super supportive. We went to the mall since we had to get some stuff for a wedding that Kylee and Blake were in on Saturday and we ate at the mall (well they ate at the mall) and I didn't bring any stuff with me, not even water so that was hard but I made it. I knew that having such a large weight loss the first and second day wasn't going to keep up so I expected that I hadn't lost much weight since then, I am down to 167.2 this morning. So it's confession time, what happened on day 4? Well Mike and I had no kids the whole day and they spent the night at PaPa and grammies. Soooo our "thing" is going out to eat well I caved and we went to Elephant Bar and I had a salad, it was a good healthy salad not one of those ones with tons of dressing and cheese and stuff but that's what I did. But that's all that I had and I am going to finish strong today!! I feel really good and I am excited to continue making healthier choices. So at the end of Day 4 I have lost a total of 5.8 pounds which I think is great!!! I really wanted to be at 165 at the end so we will see what happens today!! I only have a baby shower, a birthday party and a BBQ to go to!! YIKES!! Be praying that I remain strong!! Since I blew it yesterday I probably will NOT cheat today. Anyway I love it and at another BBQ that we went to last night it was great to hear people asking me if I was losing weight!! What a great feeling!!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Day 2 update

So day 2 is finally over. Thank God, it was a hard day. Everything was fine until about 11:30 when I started CRAVING carbs in a bad way. The hard part was that I wasn't at the littlest hungry I just wanted to eat crackers and bread, anything that was white. It was so bad that I would do something to keep my mind off it and I couldn't sit still I had to keep moving so I didn't get anything done yesterday but I started LOTS of things. So it was totaly worth it today when I got on the scale and I am down to 167.4 to that's 5.5 pounds in 2 days. So hopefully today will be a little easier since my body should start getting used to this about now. Today I am half way over and have 2 days left!! This better go by faster.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Day 1 update

So here is my update after day one. Day one was easy all day till dinner time and that is when I wanted to eat, so that was when I had some carrots and grapes. I realized how much I snack when I make the kids their lunches and dinner, since it was really hard for me to not have some gold fish or a bit of their sandwich. But after all that I made it and I lost 3 pounds I am down to 169.8 so that really motivated me to keep going strong. The shakes are all good but the strawberry one is hard for me to swallow so I am going to try and blend a banana with it today but the chocolate and vanilla are actually really good, I am surprised. Today I am going to Jazzercise and I am going to take it slow they do say to exercise about 30 min a day so I am going to do low impact today in the back row. Check back tomorrow to see how it goes!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

New Lifestyle with Ussana RESET

OK so here we go yesterday I got my RESET program and I am now on a journey to a new and healthy me. You start with the 5 day RESET and this is a cleanse that will jump start you to losing weight and helps you lose your cravings. So I will be drinking 3 shakes a day and having 2 bars as snacks. I can also have 2 servings of fruits and veggies and that is it for the next 5 days. Afterward you can still replace 1-2 meals a day with shakes and eat a low-glycemic diet.

So I am going to be super brave right now and post my weight today it is 173 EKKKK. I was down to 166 but I have been really bad the past 3 weeks hence the RESET. So I am going to post my weight lose journey and journal my progress. Please don't judge me for my weight. That is not something I share with anyone so keep kind thoughts about me!! I know I am paranoid but hey I am being real.

I know a lot of you are wanting me to do this first so you can see if it works but in the meantime if you want to know anymore about it you can either call or email me or check out the best independent sales person EVER at
I love you Jen!!! She has been super supportive and non pushy so check it out and we can RESET together!!


This is my daily devotional that I get in my email and I just thought that I should share it. It's really good about being a friend. I actually had a similar instance happen that someone had come to me and in so many words said that I "sucked at being a friend" too. That was a couple years ago and still to this day I think of that daily. I thought this was really good and unlike this story I was able to save the relationship and she is now one of my closet friends ever. So I hope you get a little from this... I did.

That's What Friends are For
by Laura MacCorkle, Senior Entertainment Editor

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Proverbs 17:17, NIV

Remember the '80s ballad, "That's What Friends Are For"? Its chorus wasn't really profound, but more of a feel-good reminder about friendship:

Keep smilin', keep shinin'
Knowin' you can always count on me, for sure
That's what friends are for
For good times and bad times
I'll be on your side forever more
That's what friends are for

It would be nice if all friendships could be as "smilin'" and "shinin'" as the one described in this song. But that's not always the case, such as earlier this spring when one of my friends said to me, "You stink as a friend."

Nice. Well, in hindsight I believe that the Lord was showing me that I truly was not being a good friend at all. And it took the ending of this friendship to show me where I was lacking in all of my friendships across the board.

In this particular case, I apologized and tried to reconcile, but the friend wanted nothing more to do with me. So after crying and wiping away my tears, I decided that I would learn from this situation.

My quest took me to the book of Proverbs: a source of wonderful life lessons that are as simple to understand as they are deep in their layers of meaning. Let's take a look and see what it says that true friends are for. ...

Proverbs 16:28 ... "A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends." When friends share their most private thoughts with us, we should file them away for safekeeping. Don't be a source of drama. Instead, protect your friends' personal business and be the tie that binds and builds trust.

Proverbs 17:9 ... "He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends." Have you ever "covered" for a friend before? This is one of those acts that really forces us to mature and put on some big boy (or girl) pants in a hurry. Even when you've been hurt, love doesn't broadcast. It forgives and gets over the wrong.

Proverbs 17:17 ... "A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity." Whether the sun shines or the skies burst forth in torrential downpours, true friends and relatives stick with you through thick and thin and are not of the fair-weather variety. Are you a faithful friend who purposes to remain?

Proverbs 18:24 ..."A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother." True, you have to be a friend to make friends. But are you supposed to be bosom buddies with everyone? You can be friendly to all, but it is better to be selective when determining your closest, most dependable inner circle of friends.

Proverbs 27:6 ... "Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses." The bottom line is this: a real friend will tell you what you need to hear and not what you want to hear. Sure, it hurts to hear the truth (even in love!). But afterward, you'll see how much better you feel and realize how much your friend truly cares about you.

Intersecting Faith & Life: Based on the above verses, how are your friendship skills measuring up? Is it time to do a little fine-tuning? Are there some friendships that should be added or subtracted from your life? Take time to assess and thank God for the friends he has placed in your life.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


So I was thinking last night at just how much I love my friends, new and old. I have made a lot of new friends this last year through random things like Jazzercise, Homemade Gourmet, and Super Play and through other people. It's just amazing how the Lord brings people into your life and they turn out to enrich your life. So I just wanted to say thank you to all my amazing know who you are!! My circle of friends has widened this past year to new areas and I think it's cool when you meet other people in random places and then they begin to influence your life for the better, I am just feeling grateful this morning so thanks!!!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

BLOG and life funk...

So I have been in a funk lately and it started with me losing a BIG client with my business then my Dad found out that he had a blockage in his heart that he had to have surgery to fix, so things have just been weird for me. So this week I am starting up my normal routines again and getting out of my funk. I am going to be back into my blogging habits and keeping in better touch. It's pretty crazy how someone close to you going through a difficult thing like heart issues can really make you look differently at life. I think I need to start taking better care of myself and cherishing the moments with family and friends.

So just to keep you up to date my dad is doing better and he had his procedure on Thursday last week. It was really hard for me to see my dad is a helpless state. I am daddy's little girl and it was odd for me to see him not invincible. But things are good now and hopefully will stay that way.

I am still in a bit of a funk with my business so hopefully things will turn around and I am not going to stress about it.

So thanks for everyone's help and support through this difficult time. Can't wait for things to be normal again!!