Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fun Birthday!!

Caroline brought cookies to school today to share with her class for her birthday. After we picked her up, we headed to Chuck-e-Cheese's and met my parents, brother, and sister there. We all had fun!

We’re looking forward to Caroline’s birthday party on Saturday. Hopefully everything goes smoothly, everyone has fun, and we don’t have any many meltdowns. It has been so hard to get her to nap on the weekends! She’s great during the week, but we let her sleep in on the weekends and it throws everything off.

Here are some pictures from today.

This is what her hair looks like in the morning. I put her in the Bumbo and turn on Nick Jr. in order to get her to sit still long enough to fix her hair.
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Throwing a fit after we ran out of tokens.
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We bought her a birthday cookie instead of a cake..she took about 2 bites.
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Happy 2nd Birthday Sweet Caroline!!

My baby little girl is 2 years old! Wow. The last two years have been amazing. Motherhood has been amazing. I hope this coming year with Miss Caroline is just as fun as the last two have been.

Look how much she's grown over the past two years.

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Monday, March 28, 2011

McFatty Monday..3.8 lb Loss!

Wow, I had a good week this past week. I stayed on track with my calories every day (except Saturday, but I wasn't too bad). I walked 6 days last week and I've increased my pace and time. I'm averaging 50 minutes at about 4mph.

This week is Caroline's b-day week and we're doing Chuck-e-cheese on Thursday and her party on Saturday. Last year I refused to even taste her super-cute cake. I don't plan on skipping it this year, but I'm not going to eat a lot of it.

Current weight: 186.6..adios 190's!
Weight lost this week: 3.8 pounds
Total weight lost so far: 9.2 pounds

This is the only picture of myself from this week that I have on my phone.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Austin Rodeo..

We took Caroline to the Austin Rodeo yesterday and she had a blast..even though she refused to nap at all before we left. She got to ride a pony (a few times), visit a petting zoo, see a live concert (Rodney Parker and 50 Peso good!), ride the carousel, and taste her first icee. Luckily my parents came along to help chase her around..she is fast! It was over 90 degrees and I am really dreading the 100+ temps that summer brings in Texas. I am looking forward to swimming as much as possible though. It’s going to be so much fun now that Caroline is bigger.

We're gearing up for Caroline's birthday on Thursday and her party on Saturday. She's going to have a blast.

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They had a playhouse on display and she had a great time playing in it.
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Of course we found the carousel..this girl cannot ride carousels enough!
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Monday, March 21, 2011

McFatty Monday..0.4 lb gain

I did really well Monday through Thursday last week, but cheated on Friday and Saturday. Friday was girls night at a Mexican restaurant. I ordered grilled chicken but had several margaritas and lots of chips and salsa.

On Saturday we went to another Mexican restaurant and I had quesadillas, a margarita and chips and salsa. I got back on track with calorie tracking yesterday and did my 5k walk. I'm not going to let this slip up throw me off track!

Current weight: 190.4
Weight GAIN this week: .4 pounds
Total weight lost so far: 5.4 pounds

Here's a picture from this weekend.

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

San Antonio..

We spent all day yesterday in San Antonio. We had a birthday dinner to go to for our niece so we decided to make a day out of it. We got up, cleaned house (if you don't know, my husband is a neat freak and a creature of habit..we have to clean the house every Saturday morning before we can do anything else), and got on the road at about noon. We were hoping Caroline would just nap in the car, and she did. We stopped at Joesph's Storehouse for lunch..yum! They were voted San Antonio's best bakery and they have wonderful home cooked meals and sandwhiches.

After eating, we decided to avoid the Zoo (it was a madhouse!!) and go to the Kiddie Park. I read reviews on the drive and they were very hit or miss so I didn't know what to expect. It's a little amusement park for kids 12 and under that was built in 1925. It's a little run down, but it has great character and it's perfect for toddlers! Caroline had a blast and we rode the carousel at least 10 times.

After we wrestled a screaming toddler into the car calmly left the park, we headed to El Chaparral in Helotes for the b-day dinner. Yum again! This place is great. We've been there several times. They have a big grassy area with a playground in the back for kids to run around. We waited until after we ate to go outside because it would have been impossible hard to get Caroline inside to eat knowing there was a playground calling her name outside.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy Anniversary to My Wonderful Husband!!

I can't believe that's it has only been 4 years since we got married. It seem like we've been together forever. We had a rough start to the year but we are lucky and blessed that Mario is almost 100 percent back to normal. I hope we never have to deal with anything like that again and I hope we have another 50+  years together.

Monday, March 14, 2011

McFatty Monday..

I finished another week of tracking calories and walking. I did really well until Saturday night when I had a few margaritas and a few cups of sangria, which led to eating almost a whole basket of chips and salsa by myself.

I was steadily loosing all week and I was down to 187.8 on Saturday morning. Because of the crap I ate and drank on Saturday night, I was at 190 this morning. I sure do gain weight just as easy as I lose it. Oh well, back on track and feeling good.

Current weight: 190
Weight lost this week: 2 pounds
Total weight lost so far: 5.8 pounds

Here's a picture from Saturday night.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Fun weekends..

I’ve been trying to post a blog with pictures for a week now. Let’s see if this works. Last weekend we went to a birthday party at the Austin Zoo. I had heard that the Austin Zoo didn’t even come close to the San Antonio Zoo, but we loved it. It’s perfect for toddlers and it’s a lot more intimate. We’ll definitely go back.

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After the birthday party we stopped by the playground at Southpark Meadows to take advantage of the beautiful day.

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On Sunday we went to the kite festival in Austin. Unfortunately there wasn’t much wind at all so we decided to go to the playground at Zilker Park to play and ride the train.
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Yesterday we went to a birthday party at the Buda City Park.They had a bouncy castle, a train, and pony rides. Caroline refused to get in the bouncy castle, which is not good because her birthday party is at a place full of them. She loved the train and the pony. Unfortunately she refused to take a nap before we went so she was pretty much a zombie the whole time we were there.


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Stupid Blogpress

I've been trying to post a blog with pictures from this weekend but I keep getting a message saying the pictures are being rejected from the server. Boo!

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Monday, March 7, 2011

McFatty Monday..first week down

My first week back on track with my eating and working out was successful. I tracked my calories every day and stayed right around 1200, plus whatever I earned from working out.

I walked five days last week..mostly around the neighborhood, up and down every street, which is about 3 miles. Yesterday we went to the kite festival and walked about 2 miles.

I had a question in my comments last week about when I weigh myself. I actually weigh-in every morning, first thing in the morning (before getting dressed or anything). The only weigh-in that "counts" is the Monday morning one. I'm excited and motivated because I lost 3.8 lbs this week!

Current weight: 192
Weight lost this week: 3.8 pounds
Total weight lost: 3.8 pounds (still about 9 pounds from where I was a few months ago)

Friday, March 4, 2011

23 Months?!

Wow, in less than a month I will have a 2 year old! I can't believe she's already going to be 2..and I can't believe she's only going to be 2. I really never could have imagined how much I would love being a mom. She has been such a great child so far (and I hope she continues to be). She's so fun, upbeat, outgoing, cheerful, loving..she's great!

Caroline is definitely a mommy's girl..she will reach for me over anyone else in the room most of the time. She's not anti-anyone else though. She loves everyone. She has become pretty attached to my parents and my brother and sister. They really stepped up when Mario was in the hospital to help out and I love that Caroline got to know them so much better. We always said we would let he decide what my parents would be called and she calls my dad 'baca' and my mom 'grandma.' We don't know where 'baca' came from, but she's very consistent with it.

She's starting to put together 3-5 word sentences now and it's so cute. She laughs out loud and things she watches on TV...and counts along with Nick Jr. when they're counting things. She doesn't like to be dirty and gets concerned when there's grass or something on the floor (Mario's made her neurotic already..jk). She's looking forward to reuniting with her friends and moving up to the 2 year old room at school. She's a few months younger than her older friends and a few months older than the kids in her class now.

She loves to be outside and we try to go to a park several times a week. Here are some pictures from yesterday at a local neighborhood park.