Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Focus on the clean

We're talking about those weekends when we don't control what we eat, when we just stuff our faces and then feel awful about it. I realized some time ago that I deal with a food addiction, that's why I have gained so much weight and it takes me a lot of effort to lose it. I have to treat it as any addiction but the hard part is that I still have to eat, right? Even though it triggers me to want to eat more!
Me and Carlie are walking down the river bend after a run and we're talking about what to do after those weekends, or days where we'd porked out. She mentions that her roommate does about three days of juicing to cleanse and detox. Carlie has sone a juicing cleanse for a week and lost 20 lbs!
At thing point I am about 200 lbs and it's taking a lot of me to lose it. I try for a few days, I fail, try again...
Running every morning with Carlie helps!
I decided to do a week of juicing then. I do 8 eights, lose 10 lbs. Then I eat, go on a bender that weekend and the next week I start juicing again but I nibble on food. I do 5 more days of juicing. Lose some more.

In the mean time, I am watching "Fat, sick and nearly dead" over and over to keep me motivated. And I decide, because I love how the juices are giving me this amazing energy, that I will do at least 30 days! I join support groups on Facebook. That helps too!

Today is day 3. The first three days are the hardest, so I am glad this day is over!

Day 2 and 3 have been hard, I've felt week, hungry at times, and I am not drinking as much water as I should. Will get better at it. I LOVE making different juices and putting them in containers. It's definitely a good sight to open my fridge and seeing a rainbow of juices. I can grab one and have a ton of nutrients in a cold ice mason jar.

A lot of people don't agree with juicing. I thought it was crazy to until I watched that documentary. The thing is, I needed something drastic, I was way overweight and nothing was working. and this extreme cleanse helps me keep the focus.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Starting again

Well hey! Not only did I not write for some long 6 months -not for lack of content- but I will be breaking into the section of my Weight Loss Journey! Ahoy! It has taken me this long to finally want, really want, to lose weight. I tried and I tried and I kept telling myself that I wanted it but I wasn't really commited to make the sacrifices.

I knew it all, the theory I mean. I know what to eat, I know I have to work out, I have done it in the past and I lost almost 30 lbs! I was looking gooood. But what happened? Why is it that after Will was born I didn't find the motivation to get back on track. It doesn't matter now. For some of us it might take us longer than others.

Point is, I started a no bread (flours) and no sugar diet. I was inspired by a girl in my church who looks amazing after 3 kids and I asked her what she did.

Today is day 2 and I wanted to share what I have been eating, with cheats and everything. Hopefully I will be disciplined enough to post what I eat day to day.

Day one:

Workout: 2 Body Rock workouts, short run, walk and a yoga workout before bedtime.

Breakfast: eggs with peppers and green onions. Coffee with milk and honey.

Lunch: Tuna salad with Brussels sprouts. Oh, and 1 tbsp of Nutella. Bad, I know.

Afternoon: home made green tea frap.

Dinner: small steak and mashed potatoes.

Day 2:

Workout: none

Breakfast: eggs with peppers, green onion, 1/4 avocado and blue cheese. Coffee with milk and sugar (trying to get rid of this one though).

Lunch : 1 veggie patty and salad with greens, tomato, blue cheese some olives and sesame dressing.

Dinner: zucchini pasta with pink sauce and meatballs from Costco. It was delicious!

My friend and neighbor gave us a bunch of food when she moved so I will be cooking all of the studd we already have.

I also made small smoothe ziploc baggies with banana, kiwi, strawberries and pears and froze yogurt in a cube tray to have ready for smoothies.

I love to freeze grapes to if I need a snack that reminds me of ice cream, lol.

Wish me luck! And any tips are welcomed.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

William's first birthday party!

Even though Will's first birthday is not until the 30th, we celebrated it the 27th because that's when most of the family was available. TMI. I was so much fun to plan and to execute! I couldn't have done a lot of this if it wasn't for my mom being in the country and helping me.

If you've seen William's nursery, you know my mom is an expert in decoration. And that includes cake decoration. She'd always make us the most amazing birthday cakes, from a pool with kids swimming in it to a two story house with furniture an a girl reading a book. 

I gathered most of the ideas from Pinterest. Oh the glorious Pinterest. I knew I wanted an airplane party theme because my husband loves airplanes and well, William loves them too (?).The colors were red and teal blue.

My first idea was the cake. We combined two cakes we saw on Pinterest and this is the result:
Homemade "Sweet treats" banner

Homemade cookies as favors

The food table

Homemade croissant sandwiches, people loved them!

Chips and dips, of course

Straws with a plane

This was my sister and my mother in law's idea!! So cute!

Happy birthday Will homemade banner

Photo op: we got the idea from Pinterest but my mom went all out and I think it's way better, hehe

William's face is priceless

The grandmas

Singing happy birthday!

Opening presents!

Time to board!

William in a nut shell: he's so happy!

Friday, September 26, 2014

William's almost 1 year old update and a throw back Friday

Can you believe William is 4 days shy of being 1 YEAR OLD?

How did we go from someone like this:

To someone like this?:

He looks like a little boy now! The moment he cut his upper front teeth I felt like he wasn't a baby anymore. Of course, he's MY baby, but his empty gums made him a little tiny one.

I wasn't good about blogging updates every months and progress pictures but now that I am inspired to blog more, I will give you short little pieces of what this year has been like.

It's so hard to choose which pics to choose from so bare with me on this journey down the best memory lane ever!

William was born on 9.30.13 at 10:22 pm weighing 9.2 lbs and measuring 21 inches. I had a C-section after 24 hours of labor because his heart rate was dropping every time I pushed. The surgery went great and my recovery was easy breezy, at least from the physical perspective. I think it was a piece of cake.

Daddy cutting the umbilical cord
 Mommy kissing Will for the first time
 The next morning

The second night we got the news that William's sugar levels were really low and he had to be supplemented with formula. They found out he was jaundiced, just like I was and my two sisters were as well. He was put in a billy bed, which was really hard for me because I wanted to hold him so much. He didn't get better so they took him to the NiCU at Choc Hospital with thank God it was just 2 levels up. It was hard to receive the news that we had to stay in the hospital but in perspective there were only 2 days.
It did  complicate the matter of breastfeeding because they were also feeding him bottles, he'd scream at the boob and I didn't find lots of helpful and patient nurses who'd help me with this problem. Some would say "just give him a bottle".

So we went home not breastfeeding well and I went through the hardest 6 weeks of my life. I was in terrible pain, I was desperate for sleep, William wasn't latching and screamed at the boob and when we finally got the latching down the pain was excrutiating.
This is him the first night home.

Know this: there is light at the end of the tunnel. I didn't see it back then, but there is! Now that seems so long ago and we're still breastfeeding!

 He loooooved to sleep on daddy. Still does.

 I'm a happy boy!
 First bath!
 Love my times with mommy

1-2 months:

After the 6th week breastfeeding got much better and I really started enjoying my relationship with this little guy. He was a good napper, he extended his nights and was super content.

He started becoming the baby he would continue to be. I lied, the first few weeks of his life he wasn't this happy. I think the feeding part had to do with it and he wasn't sleeping great until we started a schedule. But after we sorted certain things out, I got this photo shoot from him!

3 months, we started brainwashing him into playing soccer. He was a great kicker in mommy's belly, why not?

Practicing kicks

4 months, life kept getting better.

Those cheeks kept getting kissed as they grew!

5 months (I'll try to choose 1-3 pics):

 6 months:

 Easter outfit!

7 months:

8 months (sorry I don't remember exact progress updates but just know that William grew, as you can see, very healthy)

 He loves nature and outdoors!

 He loves kids and people in general!
 He makes my bed!
 He almost crawled!
 He loves Star Wars like daddy! - This is Father's day
 He rooted for Argentina in the World Cup!
 He watched Star wars with daddy, or maybe this is the Rocky training scenes.
And he rooted for the US in the World Cup as well!

9 months, he crawled!

He loves his cousin Colton

He said goodbye to his friend Aeva! :(


He went to the beach!
He spent lots of time with Abuela!

10 months:

We went to Disneyland!

11 months and present! He stands up by himself and dances, but hasn't taken a first step yet! He's still funny, social and he developed a little sass we're working on shaping:

Touching everything!

Has a way with the ladies.

A sneak peak at his birthday there!


 And the training continues:

And a side by side to end this super long post!

William, you're an amazing gift to me and your daddy and we're amazed of the great personality God has given you. It is our job to mold that temperament to make you a Godly man. Being your mom this year has made me a different woman and I can't remember my days without you. I dreamed of you since I was 11 years old! You've exceeded my expectations!