Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A little rant....

I have been on Pinterest this morning and I read this article that really got me thinking. Then I was just browsing and I saw about 3820 pictures of "skinny" girls and comments like "I would kill to look like her." "my goal" and crap like that.  Why are we so obsessed with what the scale says, how "skinny" we are, what other people think of us?

I for one am sick of it! Who cares how much I weigh as long as I feel good about myself, am healthy as I can be, and am HAPPY. I have become so obsessed with the scale that I haven't been HAPPY with me because of the stupid number on that stupid machine! For goodness sake, I am running 4-5 times a week (at least 3 miles) and I am giving my body the best foods I can, so that it can be as healthy as it can be. That also means my SOUL. If I want a freaking Popsicle then I should be able to eat the freaking Popsicle without feeling guilty and feel like "I have to run that off tomorrow." How stupid. I am DONE with that kind of mind set. I am going to exercise because it makes me  feel good, not because I have to. I LOVE running, sweating, breathing hard, pushing myself. It makes me happy and feel good! I am done with the scale. Yes, I have been losing weight but more importantly eating better and exercising makes me feel good about myself. No one cares what the scale says. If I am confident and feel good in my clothes and about myself then who cares if the scale says I'm "fat". I am done with that mindset and I am SO done weighing myself. I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing and forget about that stupid number. The stress of trying to reach a certain number is really weighing on my mind and my level of happiness. Why base my happiness of what that machine says? Shouldn't I base it off how I feel and how I feel in my clothes?

More importantly, I don't want Hazel to see me constantly weighing myself and counting EVERY single calorie that I put in my mouth. I want her to see her mom HAPPY and HEALTHY. I don't want her to become a teenager and not be happy with her body because I was constantly not happy with mine while she was growing up. I want her to see me eating healthy foods, being active, and being healthy. Not starving myself so I can become what society thinks I should be. I don't ever want her to feel like she has to starve herself to make others happy. I want her to be healthy, active, and HAPPY. Not constantly thinking  "am I skinny enough?"

Here are a couple pics of this weekend where I ate WAY too much food, drank WAY too much beer, and had the best time with lifelong friends.
(& despite eating anything I wanted I still lost 1.6 pounds... STUPID SCALE.)

I don't ever want her to stop being herself. She is the best person I know. 

Until Next Time
-Mrs. K. Scott

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

100 (Random) Things About Me :)

So, I have read a lot of blogs when people do the 100 Things About Me and I thought it would be fun to share bits of random facts about myself! If you don't want to know the most random things about me then stop reading now.... :)

1. I am the baby of four children. My parents had 4 kids within 5 years. (Yes, they were crazy)
2. My favorite sweet is a brownie with chocolate chunks in them with a little bit of ice cream on top.
3. My favorite food is Chicken Teriyaki from any Japanese restaurant, but especially from Little Tokyo in Covington, GA.
4. I used to HATE sandwiches but have come to enjoy them occasionally.
5. I could eat pickles all day, every day- and sometimes do.
6. I have an unhealthy love for my dog, Callie and bring her most places I go.
7. My husband and I started dating in 2008 and have practically been living together ever since.
8. I am obsessed with most Disney movies and I love the fact that Hazel now loves them too so I have an excuse to watch them without getting judged.
9. I used to hate running but now love it and do it 5 times a week.
10. I want to go skydiving.
11. My husband and I got married September 18, 2010 and still haven't gone on a honeymoon.
12. I want to own my own bakery.
13. I was All-State in basketball for 3 of my 4 years in high school.
14. I love book series and often don't do anything else but read when I get into a good series.
15. I love cooking and trying new recipes.
16. I am prepared for the Zombie Apocalypse and that is the only part of the reason I workout.
17. I had my daughter 2 weeks before my 21st birthday.
18. I am a recovering diet-coke drinker.
19. I desperately want to live in New Zealand. 
20. I drink a gallon of water a day.
21. I love decorating for holidays (any and all).
22. I sleep with 4 pillows and have a hard time sleeping when I don't have all 4. I bring them with me everywhere.
23. All of my grand-parents are still alive.
24. I was first chair in 6th grade band. I played the trumpet.
25. I never had the chicken pox, even though my mom made me have a sleep over with someone who had it.
26. My husband and I are big ketchup people and put it on almost everything.
27. When I was a kid, we used to slip-and-slide on our front porch with dawn and a water hose (it was concrete)
28. We bought our washer and dryer from a guy selling it on eBay.
29. I had a poem published in a kids poem book. It was about a lady named Pam, who ate ham (naturally).
30. I think they published everyone's poems in that book.
31. When I retire I want to live on a body of water and run my bakery.
32. I was the letter "O" in an Alice and Wonderland play. (As in A.E.I.O.U)
33. I was also a dancing goat in The Fiddler on the Roof.
34. I used to want to work for Sea World and swim with the whales and dolphins.
35. I want to go back to school to be a dental hygienist.
36. I love all the Harry Potter books and movies.
37. I love baking cakes and bring one to almost every social event I go to.
38. I have run a half marathon.
39. I have a terrible memory.
40. I grew up in a 2 bedroom house, with 6 family members.
41. I enjoy organizing closets, cabinets, etc. when I have time.
42. I LOVE vacuuming, but hate sweeping
43. I want to buy most things I see an infomercial for.
44. I have a reoccurring dream that I have had since I can remember. It involves cats and midgets. I won't go into details.  
45. I love all beef hot dogs and could eat them all day.
46. I believe in aliens.
47. And ghost.
48. I want to be cremated when I die.
49. I quit smoking cigarettes cold turkey a month before I got pregnant.
50. I want to visit every state in the U.S.
51. Fall is my favorite season.
52. I had an extra wisdom tooth and got all 5 of them pulled when I was a senior in high school.
53. Most days I would rather stay home with my husband that go out.
54. I love naps and take them as often as I can.
55. I would prefer going to the lake for a week than the beach.
56. I hate going shopping just to browse, if I'm gonna shop I'm going to spend money. So I often don't shop.
57. I only get my hair cut twice a year.
58. I nursed Hazel for 7 months and I soon as I started to give her formula, she started sleeping through the night.
59. I have had blonde highlights, red, black and brown hair.
60. I don't mind loading the dishwasher but despise unloading it.
61. I can and love to drive a stick-shift car.
62. My husband and I bought our first house last September 2011 (He was 23 and I was 22).
63. I like my steak a little bit over rare- still really red in the center.
64. I want to do a steak-eating competition- I could probably eat a 72 oz.
65. I hate the smell of fried food- chicken especially.
67. I cried more days than not while I was pregnant.
68. I'm afraid to get pregnant again.
69. I hate the way corn starch feels.
70. I watch The Food Network whenever I can. "Barefoot Contessa" and "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" are my favorites.
71. I was always a "cool" girl in high school despite my love for books and "nerdy" movies.
72. I have never once missed my high school days.
73. I do miss my college days.
74. I have never broken a bone.
75. I hate fresh tomatoes but love ketchup and canned "petite diced" tomatoes. The texture of fresh tomatoes freak me out.
76. I am a texture eater. Even if I like the flavor if the texture is "wrong" I don't like it.
77. I could eat my weight in Nutella.
78. I have done a triathlon.
79. I hate whole wheat pasta.  I would rather just not eat pasta.
80. Same goes with brown rice.
81. I love coffee and most days drink 2 or 3 cups.
82. I like to think I am very easy-going. It takes a lot to get me worked up.
83. I "spring clean" my house at least 4 times a year.
84. I clean my toilets every time a guest comes over- it doesn't matter if I just cleaned them the day before. I can't stand a dirty toilet.
85. I don't watch the news... It's entirely too depressing and it makes me sad about what the world is coming to.
86. I can't wait for Jesus to come back and look forward to spending time in Heaven with all of my love ones without any drama, money problems, or stress.
87. If my husband didn't have to work I would LOVE to spend every waking second with him. He is truly my sole mate and I feel like we have a special kind of love.
88. My husband and I rarely fight.
89. I love Shark Week.
90. The Beluga Whale is my favorite animal.
91. I hate the smell of "Sweet Pea" by Bath and Body works.
92. My husband and I don't exchange gifts at the normal holidays. We instead do "surprise" gifts that are completely random.
93. My love languages are Words of Affirmation and Acts of Service so if you want to make me happy do things for me and tell me how great I am.
94. I love beer and hate liquor.
95. I used to love roller coasters but ever since I had Hazel they make me incredibly nauseous.
96. I can't sleep unless there is a fan on. Static air makes me feel sick.
97. I have 6 holes in my ears and 2 tattoos. I plan to get another tattoo soon.
98. I love waking up and the house being clean. It rarely happens. But I love it when it does.
99. I am a total dog person and like very few cats.
100. I would rather text than talk on the phone, I feel like I can better communicate over text than actual words.

Thanks for reading if you read them all :)

Mrs. K. Scott

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Stopping The Torture

I have been weighing myself every morning as soon as I wake up. I have to stop doing this. Although I've still being doing my runs and keeping up with the program regardless of what the scale says, it still messes up my head. I am the type of person who expects results immediately. I know I shouldn't be this way but I am. I wake up each morning and expect to see -5 pounds. Unrealistic? Yes! So instead of getting excited that I lost .6 pounds (or however much I lost that day) I am still disappointed that the number doesn't read my goal weight. SO silly of me I know, but its how I feel. So instead of continuing this torture of my mind I have decided I am only going to weigh myself once a week! Maybe then I'll be excited when the scale has a big number! :) I know that weight loss takes time and all that crap- so I'm going to try this and see how it goes :) I have decided that I will weigh myself each Friday. So I will do a Friday post each week with my progress!

Also I know that the scale is a liar. I can see and feel a BIG difference in my stomach and how my clothes fit! My ultimate goal is to feel GREAT in ANY outfit I chose! I am sick of trying to cover up my love handles and stomach and arms. I want to be able to wear whatever I want and feel amazing in it.  I am starting to feel better in my clothes so I KNOW what I'm doing is right and that I am making progress. Even if the scale is stuck. I wish I would have measured myself before starting this whole thing so I can see how many inches I've lost. But all I know is my pants fit A LOT better and even have some wiggle room and for that I am grateful.

Off to run 4.5 miles today!

Until Next Time
Mrs. K. Scott

Friday, July 13, 2012

Changes are happenin'

Is happenin' a word? My computer doesn't think so. But what does it know?

ANYWAY! I am please to report that is has been 4 days since my last diet coke and I have not had a serious cravings! & I still have some in my fridge. That's what we call self-control, people! 

I am also pleased to announce that since last Friday (one whole week), I have lost 7 pounds... That's right! Count them! WOOOOOO! This isn't just "luck". This is HARD WORK. I have earned each of those 7 pounds and I don't ever want them back. The past 2 weeks I have been running 5 times a week (at least 3.1 miles and at most 5 miles) and I have been eating smaller portions and drinking AT LEAST 1 gallon of water each day. Some days I drink  more because when I go run its SO hot. I am still loving my lemon-lime water and it really helps me feel like I'm drinking something other than just water. Anyway, I was thinking of posting a before and after picture every time I lose 10 pounds... what do ya'll think of that? I never took a before picture but I'm sure I can find a full body picture from before I started dieting again. 

( no, this isn't my foot... or my scale)

I don't think I could be anymore excited about not "having" to drink diet coke anymore! It feels like a weight has been lifted off me! I can't really explain it. I used to freak out when we only had 2 or 3 cokes left in the fridge and it was an emergency to go get more because "I couldn't go a day without one".... Now I've gone 4 days and I feel fantastic. Plus I'll be saving that $6 every week... So that adds up! Maybe I'll treat my self to something, like these new running shorts I've had my eye on... 

They have compression shorts under the regular shorts... which means I can run with shorts on! I've never been able to because the seams of regular shorts rub my legs and make me bleed.... TMI? Probably. Oh well, if you don't want honesty then you don't need to be reading this.

Anyway, just came on here to brag about myself. Its a good feeling to be on track again. Its also INCREDIBLE how much more energy I have! Not only am I getting my workouts done, I also have had a super clean house all week and dinner ready each night. That's what we call on top of things  (yes, I am still bragging). Exercise is an incredible thing. Yeah it sucks as you are doing it but the benefits and effects it as on your body are incredible. Its also easier to eat clean when you know you're working hard. Ok, I'm done rambling.

Until Next Time
Mrs. K. Scott

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Quitting a bad habit

So, I have been doing a ton of research on losing weight and getting fit and I keep reading the same thing over and over: STOP DRINKING SODAS (all kinds, including diet). Before now I have always ignored this piece of advice... Me? Give up Diet Coke? NO WAY!!!

Well people, I'm going to try. I am going to try my hardest. I have gotten down to 2 a day, which for me is really good. I used to drink it every time I was thirty and have maybe one glass of water a day. Now I'm drinking a gallon of water each day and I drink a Diet Coke at lunch and dinner.

Well, not anymore. I'm going to try to give them up cold turkey. I still have a few in my fridge but I can't justify throwing them away or pouring them out so I'm just going to push them to the very back and hopefully I'll forget they are there. I need to be able to be around them and not be tempted because my family are all Diet Coke drinkers. Any of you who know me personally know this is going to be incredibly hard, but I really want to become the healthiest me and everything I have read says that sodas are the worst thing ever. So I hope I can see this through and not have anymore. I have been researching "flavored water" ideas and I made a big batch of lemon-lime water that J and I both LOVE! So hopefully that'll help me stay away from Diet Coke.

Please keep me motivated to do this and on track!

Until Next Time:
Mrs. K Scott

Monday, July 2, 2012

Starting Over

So I've already talked about how as soon as I get into really good shape and start feeling good about my appearance, I take a "day off" that turns into a month (or 2)... We'll its been 2 months since I've worked out consistently. So today I started over (again). And I am the type of person who really loves a plan, a schedule, something telling me what to do. So I decided to do the "Couch to 5K" plan. I don't consider myself at "couch" level, but it was somewhere to start that I could have a set plan. So I decided to double the original plan and did 50 minutes instead of 20. that equaled a little over 4 miles for me. But let me tell you, I LOVED IT. I so enjoyed knowing I would get a "break" after a minute of running. And I KNOW no matter how tired I am that I can run for 1 minute. It is just a great program, no matter what level of fitness you are at. And for people like me who love schedule's its perfect. I also decided that instead of 3 days like the plan says I'm going to try to do 5 days a week. I think that's reasonable for me. Especially because H is getting a lot better in the stroller and I think is starting to enjoy our runs. I'm really hoping that now that I am following a set plan and set schedule that it will keep me motivated to not give up. I'm also going this afternoon to get the ingredients to do "Jillian Michael's cleanse" which is 60 ounces of water, a dandelion tea bag, sugar free cranberry juice, and lemon juice. All you do is drink the 60 ounces of water each day for 7 days. Its supposed to get rid of water weight and help flush out bad toxins that cause bloating. I'm really looking forward to it and J said he would do it with me so that will help me stay motivated  to do it! I also used to drink a gallon of water a day so I'm gonna start doing that again- drink the 60 ounces of the juice and then 68 ounces of just plain water and that will make up the gallon. I can't wait to start this & will post my results of the cleanse.

On a different note: I finally got H some building blocks and she is SO good at stacking and lining them up. It also keeps her entertained for a long time- which gives me a break to get some things done around the house. I sure do love my little one!

Until Next Time-
Mrs. K. Scott