Monday, June 29, 2009

Shirt Giveaway

Ya'll know how much I love monogrammed stuff?

Well - isn't this a cute shirt??? And one lucky reader will win one - just leave me a comment telling me who you would get it for and on Friday I'll pick one winner (using a random number picker).

If you don't win - you can always go HERE and get one anyway!!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

The End

I'm not at the end of my trying to drink more water journey (more like at the beginning of it) but I'm at the end of writing about it.

I think it went pretty well and I still have to work on it. I would be lying if I said I didn't crave coke daily - so I do have at least one a day. But that's a big step from where I was.

Let's hear some final thoughts from you - will you keep it up? Will you drink more water this summer (if you live in the south - or I guess anywhere - and are having 100 degree days like I am - you probably REALLY will!)

Good luck and thanks for coming along with me!!!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009


So - I have a question?

How do you handle the whole water/Crystal Light/ avoiding cokes if you are on a road trip?
I spent yesterday on a little day trip and it was hard. I ended up drinking more coke than usual because it was just easy.

Do you just get water wherever you go?

That's something I need to figure out how to work on because I'm going to be travelling more and more over the next few weeks and I want to try and avoid coke.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Ya'll asked a few questions and I thought I would answer:

So far - I have lost around 2 lbs in 3 weeks. Not stellar - not horrible. Considering it's too hot to exercise and I still eat sweets and I'm not really dieting........I'm pretty proud. I'm also proud to not drink as much coke.

And I've never been a big water drinker. I realize that is horrible but I just don't. I love sweet tea, lemonade, some juice and cokes. But no water. I knew I had to make a change and I thought this was a good place to start and to transition into more water drinking.

Anyway - this is less of a challenge and more of a life change for me. Drinking more water one way or another that is.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Week 4

Is it hot where you live????

I went for a walk this morning at 8:00 and it was already 90 degrees! Seriously? I nearly passed out. And when I got home - I sure did not want a coke to drink. I had a fresh pitcher of Crystal Light and that hit the spot!!!!

I'm thinking with all these 95-100 degree days up ahead - I'm going to keep the Crystal Light coming.

What do you do on hot days? I really need a pool!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Week 3 Day 3

Well - I'm almost through 3 whole weeks of drinking Crystal Light and I have to say it's a change I'll probably stick with.

Today I didn't feel so well. I rarely get sick if ever. But I think all my nights of not much sleep have caught up with me. I didn't have any juice at home but I had a pitcher of lemonade ready to go and I'm glad. Somehow I think drinking that made me feel better than if I'd reached immediately for diet coke.

I'm also down 2 pounds so hopefully it's making a difference. Yep - I think this is one habit worth sticking with.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Week 3 Day 2

Well - here at our house - I am undergoing all kinds of changes.

I amtrying to leave coke behind and drink more water (which I have to admit - I think it's easier being a SAHM than it would have been if I was still working. I can keep a pitcher full of Crystal light and just drink all day where it would have been harder to do at work. Although in that case - I would use the kind you mix up in bottles more instead).

And now I found out my baby Harper has food allergies - fish, eggs and peanuts. So I'm on a 3 week "diet" from those food groups to see how it affects her. I've looked at a lot of food labels in the last day and never realized that on most products at the bottom they will mark in all caps - Allergy alerts and list what the main allergy concerns are ......milk, soy, peanuts, etc. That sure is nice of food companies. ha!

Since that is cutting in on my "sweets" attack every day...........hopefully that is going to help me finish off my weight loss. I haven't weighed in a few days so I'll be interested to see. (I just realized I haven't weighed and I'm wondering why - I'm normally an every day/twice a day weigh in kind of girl).

Anyway .......change is good, right?

Monday, June 15, 2009

Week 3

How was your weekend?

I did pretty good on my water challenge because we were home most of the weekend. I usually get in one Sonic drink a day but the big change is I'm drinking a lot more water at home instead of tea or cokes. I think it's making a difference.

I really do like Crystal Light. It just makes it so much easier for me to get a good water intake. I HATE that I hate water. I plan to try and get Harper on the water train and avoid cokes as long as I can. I want her to be healthier than I am.

Are there habits you are trying to form in your children that you don't have yourself???

Thursday, June 11, 2009

2nd week - 4th day

No big news today

I think overall - I do feel better by drinking more water.

I do have to confess that I didn't sleep much last night. Harper was up about every 2 hours and I went to bed late so I woke up with a terrible headache and had to have caffiene to start my day. But I've drank mostly Crystal Light the rest of the day. Ate lunch out and had lemonade.

I haven't had time this week to do as much exercising. I also have had a MAJOR sweet tooth the last few days so I'm afraid my weight loss isn't moving too quickly.

But I haven't gained!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

2nd Week - 3rd day

I'm so enjoying find out how you are all doing on the challenge

I'm still drinking the strawberry/orange/banana drink but I think tomorrow will be peach tea day!

I haven't lost anymore weight (yes I weigh twice a day every day and have for probably the last 18 years) but I haven't gained either.

Someone asked me what I was doing to try and lose weight?

I gained 35 pounds in my pregnancy and I lost all of it after about 2 months. I think that was a combination of having a 10 pound baby, being in the NICU for 3 weeks and not eating much due to stress, and breast feeding a baby who eats a LOT. ha! It was so much easier to get off the weight than I ever dreamed.

BUT I was 20 pounds heavier than normal when I got pregnant due to fertility drugs so that's what I'm working on now. I've lost 5 of those pounds and I still have 15 to go. I'm really not doing much besides daily walks (1 or 2 a day for a total of 1-2 hours) and trying to eat healthy but I still eat quite a bit and lots of sweets because I stay pretty hungry. I don't want to diet because I'm providing food for my baby and she needs a lot.

What are your weight loss secrets?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

2nd Week - 2nd day

Okay - so I didn't try the Peach Tea today.

Instead I tried Strawberry Orange Banana - can we say YUM??????? It was really good and I'm still working on a pitcher of it! I would recommend this flavor!

And I also got an hour of walking in today. I was going to do Jillian Michael's Shred tonight but it's after 9 and I still need to do some housework and watch an episode of "Gilmore Girls" - it's all about priorities.

But hopefully I'm still working on at least another pound loss for this week!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Crystal Lite Challenge - One Week

Well - it's been a week.

And I've lost a pound and a half!!!!

We were home most of the weekend so I was able to drink several pitchers full. I've still only drank lemonade. But the pitcher is empty so I'm about to go whip up a new flavor. I have a few to pick from - but I'm wondering for any of you who are taking the challenge.....

What is your favorite flavor????

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Day 4

So today wasn't a GREAT day.

I mean it was a great day in the fact that Harper and I hit a bunch of my favorite stores (Wal-Mart, Target, and T J Maxx) and Harper was a perfect angel while mom looked around.

Probably an ever better day because although I enjoyed looking - I didn't buy ONE THING!
And it was a great day that we went to my favorite trail and walked for 45 minutes today in ABSOLUTELY PERFECT WEATHER!

And it was a great day in that Harper is finally on a good nap schedule and goes to bed early.

But all that on the go - meant I didn't plan well for drinking enough water. I drank Crystal Light Lemonade for lunch and for dinner and I'm drinking more tonight. But as I was on the go most of the day - I might have made a few Sonic stops.

But hey - I'm trying. And I haven't drank ANY coke at home which is a HUGE change for me.

Do ya'll drink more coke on the go, at work or at home??? I used to drink coke after coke at my desk when I worked so being home has probably been a step in the right direction as far as that goes.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Day 3

So it's Day 3 of my Water Challenge

I drank an entire pitcher of Crystal Light lemonade today.
It's getting me to drink a lot more water.

I did have ONE Sonic coke. Seriously - the place makes my car automatically pull in. :-)

I love the lemonade but think I'll try a different flavor tomorrow.

I'll let you know what I think.

I'm glad tomorrow will be warm and sunny again because I have gone two days without any exercise (i.e. walks with the stroller). I can tell a difference when I don't get any activity.
And I ate a bunch of oreos today.
Breastfeeding makes me hungry. ha!

Hope ya'll did good and stayed away from those cokes today!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Day 2

I thought I would start by sharing something only my doctor knows. It's all in the name of being real and open and so that when my 3 weeks are up - I can share truly what kind of difference I've seen.

I weigh 144 lbs

Yikes - there it is.

My optimal weight would be 130. I would love to weigh 125. Sure - I'd love to look like Kelly Ripa and weigh 105 but that's probably not realistic for my life.

I made a big pitcher of Crystal Light lemonade this morning and I've just about drank it all. I did break down and had one vanilla coke at Sonic this afternoon. But I read my challenge again - and I'm just supposed to try and replace TWO drinks a day with water/crystal light so I think I'm doing pretty good.

I didn't get out and walk like normal today because the weather has been a little iffy so I may not see much change but I will say that the lemonade was REALLY good. I'm looking forward to trying other kinds and letting you know what I think. This lemonade matched up with Country Time or Minute Maid and even Chick-fil-a (who I happen to think has the BEST lemonade).

So - I feel like day 1 was successful. I'll probably drink another glass or two before bed.

What about you????? How did you do?

Monday, June 1, 2009

Changing My Habits

This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Crystal Light Water Way Challenge

My name is Kelly
And I am a Sonic vanilla coke addict
I need help

Ya'll - the people at Sonic know be my name and when I pull up to the drive thru - they just tell me to pull up because they know what I am there to get. I'm in a catch 22 because I need to stop drinking cokes for my health and caffeine for breast feeding (although I really do limit myself) but with a 4 month old who doesn't sleep ........I need caffeine. But I also need to be healthy for my baby and to lose the last part of the baby weight.

So I'm taking a challenge. Starting today - I'm going to replace those Sonic cokes with Crystal Light for 2 weeks. I'm going to report in every day to let you know how I'm doing and if I've lost any weight or how I'm feeling. So check back in and I challenge all of you to take this challenge with me!
I also think you should join me on the Crystal Light Water Way Challenge Group at BlogHer and let's see what happens!!! I would love to get your comments if you are trying this and how it is going! You can also like to the Crystal Light Water Way Challenge site or here to get more info. After you register - you can get the same widget I have at the top and put it on your blog to track your water intake. I'm curious to see how you do!

You can keep up with me and Harper and what else we are up to here.

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