Monday, June 20, 2011

HoLLa: Weight Loss Update

Yeah I have been outta the blog-o-sphere loop for the past few days – but I work the majority of my hours on the weekend – and there just aren’t enough hours in a day. Or a weekend for that matter…
Sadly, I also haven’t made a HoLLa: Weight Lose Update post in a little over two weeks. No excuse really other than a bevy of STUFF going on (bdays, father’s day, end of school, work, life).

But I did weigh-in on Friday and I am up 1.6; which I expected. I haven’t watched my portions and the gym is this place that has eluded my thoughts and certainly my actions.
So yeah – I have been lackadaisical and have no one to blame but myself.
And I have to be honest (because if I cannot be honest in my own thoughts, words, writing – then where can I be?) – I have gotten really discouraged lately. I was hitting the gym hard, really watching my diet to the point of adopting a total vegan diet, watching my portions by tracking every morsel that enters my mouth, and I guess I just expected the weight to be pouring off of me?
I am losing – but I guess I want it to come off faster and in bigger intervals?
So I needed to not think about it so much for a couple of weeks – and well – we see where that got me. So as much as I may wish it come off faster – even a slower weight loss is ALWAYS better than a weight gain!

Live and learn!

I am proud to say that last week (the 16th) made two months since eating any meat. I wish I could say the same about being totally vegan. I would say 98% of the time I am – but I have slipped here and there with a cupcake (or two) for Skylar’s bday and some pizza yesterday outta sheer hunger and laziness.
Once again – live and learn.
I may not be 100% vegan – but I am trying and it is a learning and accepting process. Who would have thought that cutting out dairy would be so much harder than meat? Not having meat hasn’t bothered me in the least.

Moving along…

So here is Skylar in just a small taste of the many outfits she got for her birthday. My daughter is SUCH the girlie-girl. She picks out her outfits (I give her two choices otherwise we would NEVER get dressed) and accessories every day. She has gotten into the habit of posing for a photo in her outfits… to the point of wanting a photo of herself in her new Hello Kitty bathing suit (so cute!!!) and nightgown (her first BIG GIRL nightgown mind you).

So yesterday was Father’s Day!

And because Brian is SUCH a huge UFC fan – I had to make his day by taking some pics of Skylar in his favorite hat!

Oh a side note:
Brian and I had a HORRIBLE fight yesterday. *frown*
Over something so stupid (of course) – which led to more stupid things being said and so on and so on.
I could write a novel about the things Brian and I have endured in the relatively short time we have been together. In so many ways I feel like he and I have lived a LIFETIME in just three short years. I am sure we aren’t the only couple to feel this way.
We truly fell in love with each other at first sight and four months later I was pregnant with Skylar. Yeah – a whirlwind *romance* to say the least.
Three months before Skylar was born we lost everything thanks to this LOVERLY economy – Brian’s business, house, and car. It was devastating -- probably one of, if not THE, worst times in our lives.
Things have gotten better – although we have yet to fully bounce back. And sometimes I am frustrated with our situation and it pours over into our relationship. I think that is only natural?
But as Brian said last night – we are too old to be fighting like two kids. And he is so right. I am over this turmoil in my life. I love this man and I want us to be a family and having ridiculous fights like we did yesterday is just so beneath us.

I am not saying we will never squabble or bicker – we do that daily. But for things to escalate to the level they did yesterday – that just cannot happen again.
So today I vow to live in the moment and to leave the past where it lies…
I need to stop waiting for *better times* and revel THESE times!

With that being said – here is Motivational Monday (another feature I ignored last week – sorry Miss Skylar’s Bday took center stage!)

One last thing – if ya haven’t already – be sure to enter my VERY first
GiVeAwAy!!! You have until midnight TOMORROW to get those entries in!

Happy Monday!


  1. I hear you about gaining weight! It sucks, but if you aren't really focused on losing, it's easy to gain. I'm just trying to maintain and I gained. Live and learn!

    As for your vegan-ish ways, that's fantastic!!! I think that being 98% vegan is amazing, and if that's where you're comfortable, you shouldn't feel pressured into being 100%, unless you really want to. :-) There should not be a rush on things as important as compassionate and healthy eating. You are doing so well! Congrats.

    The fight sucks. I'm sorry that you had such a big fight with him. But you learned a lesson, and that's the important part. I feel the same way about my boyfriend, like we've been together for a lifetime or two. (and I'd like to think that we may have!)

  2. Weight gain does STINK! But for you to not really be paying attention and to only gain 1lb...that's pretty darn good! And 2 months without meat is good too! I can totally understand about slipping up with cheese though-and milk...I'd like to think I could be totally vegan, but milk is just something I don't want to give up. However, I have gone months without eating meat and it hasn't really bothered me. Being pregnant I have to have a lot-but maybe after baby comes I'll go back :)

    I love that Miss Skylar has to have her picture taken in every outfit-such the diva already!

    And I'm sorry about the fight-but at least you were able to work it out-that's a good sign :)

  3. You and Brian have been through alot and are still together which is a testament to your love for eachother. When Dave and I have our big fights, it's usually over something stupid as well. We don't do it that often (only a few times a year) Sometimes when you're around someone all the time you get annoyed and the smallest shit can become a huge fight. I think what happened is just natural. You're not going to get along 100% of the time. The daily bickering I think is a given. :P

    You're doing great with being vegan. It'll just take time to really be able to eliminate dairy completely. I know that would be the hardest part for me. You'll get there.

    I've been up and down the same 2 pounds for 2 months. It happens. Hang in there. It'll click for you again.

  4. Aww Cyn! You sound like you have a whole lot going on. I know how hard the weight thing is, I think that doing the vegan thing is a great way to focus on your health and your health will always be more important than the number on the scale.
    The pics of Skylar = ADORABLE (as always)

    And I'm sorry to hear about your fight with Brian. Sometimes it just happens but it sounds like you are both at a point where once you get it all out, you feel better and find it easier to communicate. Hugs love!!!

  5. I'm the co-host of the "I love my online friends" hop and I dropped by to say hello! I follow you and I hope you can stop by I'm having a massive giveaway party right now because I just reached 1000 GFC followers! ~Lisa

  6. With the vegan lifestyle, it shouldn't take long to get back on track.
    Skylar is too cute. Love the pictures.

    Fights, arguments, and disagreements happen in the best of relationships. Learn to fight fair. Move forward and grow from it. Remember in the end you love each other.
    Tomorrow is a new day.



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