Sunday, June 26, 2011

New goal

I have a new weight loss goal.
I have found that it is very easy to get comfy with where you are, and even though that where I am at is totally fine, I do not like the comfy feeling.
I want to lose 5 pounds in the next 27 days. Totally do able. What is in 27 days you ask? My cousins wedding. Where I want to where a very sexy dress that I borrowed from my friend Katrina, and even though it fits just fine right now, I will feel very confident if I lose 5 pounds.
Losing those 5 pounds will also bring me to a new all time low. so two goals will be reached in one.

I will keep you all posted , next Sunday the 3rd, I will post again. I will be having a major cheat day on the 4th with Margaritas and cake pops, But other than that, I am cutting out all alcohol and sugar, even cutting back on my favorite fruits. Not cutting out carbs, but I do plan to cut out carbs after 5 pm.

Again, will keep you posted. :)

Love having goals , they keep you going in the right direction!

Have an awesome week <3

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A few things I have been thinking about

I have been thinking about this alot lately. and more so because of the feelings, and feedback I have been getting and feeling.
First and foremost, Most people are not this way, I really want to point that out from the start. This is NOT what I think of most people . BUT , the few that do feel this way, SOMETIMES really ruin it .

People are just waiting for you to fail.

pure and simple.

People are waiting to see you gain the weight back, and the second you do, they will for sure be there to point it out.

It has been 6 months since I reached my goal weight. And the 'world' has known it. I have been on national TV , telling everyone who watched how much I use to weigh, and how much I weigh now. I have this blog, I have a Facebook Fan page , sharing with anyone, my weight loss journey and woes, I am very open and public on all aspects of my weight loss. And because of that, I know, I have opened myself up to public criticism, and I am OK with that.

BUT, I am NOT OK with people waiting to see me gain the weight back. Guess what? Its NOT.Gonna. Happen.

I worked Too hard, for TOO long, to let that happen. It has become a lifestyle, this good way of eating and working out. I am not going to just sit my ass on the couch with a bag of Doritos and oreo's and a bottle of wine , night after night. ( Although , TRUST ME, it sounds VERY GOOD) . its just not going to happen, so you can stop wondering if I am " maintaining my weight" or if I am going to gain my weight back, cause I WILL WIN.

I am not going to lie, I gain and lose the same 5 pounds every month. It is HARD FRIGGIN work to stay at 143 pounds, and my body is not a fan of it. I have to be super perfect and right on, every day to stay there. and hello, I am anything but. BUT , that being said, I have maintained my size 6 , since Nov when I reached my goal weight. And I am SO OK WITH THAT!

I wish people were not so judgemental, but they are, I wish people were not waiting to see me gain all my weight back, but sadly, some are. I wish people were happy for what I have achieved, but sadly, some are not.

But its OK. Cause I am. I am so happy with what I have done, and I love the life I have made because of my weight loss.

So please, all you people waiting for me to gain weight back, Stop. I am going to win.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Smith Photos: UPDATE: Tami Interviewed on

Smith Photos: UPDATE: Tami Interviewed on "Just recently, I took photos of Tami and wrote about her amazing weight loss journey here . What I failed to mention before is that Tami ..."

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Proud Mom and the Graduate!

MY BABY has Graduated!!!

He was my baby for 9 years, and will always be my baby.
Saturday was a wonderful day, I was lucky enough to share this joyous day with family and friends, Jake graduated from Kentwood High School and he is also 1 credits shy of having his AA degree in criminal justice. ( he had been doing running start his last two years of high school) . I am just so proud of him, he is such a wonderful young man, a great son, a good brother, and friend. He makes good choices in his life. Such a wonderful person, I cant even put into words!

I love this picture of us. it is a favorite for sure!!!

I have eaten alot these last couple of days, Scott had a birthday on Friday, and then with graduation and party, lots and lots of cake. I can say that I still made sure I got in my workouts on all those days, even on graduation day. I didnt feel great on those runs that I did, but I did them. your body knows when you fuel it with bad crap over good crap. Take us to today, Sunday. I slept till 10:30 am, ( so needed) and I had some fruit, then I went for a run. I ended up running 6.4 miles, twice running by my street only to keep going. I wanted to burn at least 600 calories, ( I ended up burned 729) so once I passed my street for the second time I knew I would exceed my goal, it was just a matter of making the choice to keep going.

sometimes you just need to make that choice.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Todays Hike on tiger MT June 4th 2011

Left to right, Beck, Aileen, Angela, Christie, Debbie, Kelli, Me


Sam and I !

Sam, Me, Brett and Jake.

It started out as an amazing , beautiful, day in the PNW. Seriously, the first that we have had since last summer. It has been a pretty ugly winter, spring, around these parts. Cold. rain. and lack of sun.

We had planned this hike for a while, and Sam and I were going to hike up the mountain with my gym rat friends. Brett and Jake went up ahead cause they wanted to go up and down faster than an 8 year old.

Brett and Jake went on up, and Sam and I were in the back with Becky, enjoying the nice weather, and Sam's company. We ran into Brett when we were close to the top. And he was alone, he said he wanted to run down, and Jake didnt. I didnt think anything of it, and he , and we, went on our way.

We never did run into Jake, and in fact, ran into Angela's husband, who also said he didnt see my boys, and again I didnt think too much of it ( there are different trails you can take to the top, so I just figured we missed one another ). we got to the top, took some pics, and headed back down, This time, it was me, Sam, and Debbie. We were going pretty slow, Sam, and my IT BAND issues were holding us back. All of a sudden, we ran into Brett, who was coming back UP the Mountain. ( we were a little more than half way down at this point). Brett said Jake wasnt at the bottom, and he had left his cell phone in his car. Brett was going back up the MT looking for Jake. I freaked out, on the inside. On the outside, I told Debbie I had to go back up with Brett, and she said she would take Sam to the bottom, Where everyone was already. So Brett and I went back up, and we were pretty quiet. I didnt say much, there were a few phone calls back down to Debbie and Angela, just to relay the messages that Brett had to say ( like where he and Jake split up) giving Angela and her husband, Jeremy, clues as to where to look for Jake. I asked some of the hikers if they saw Jake, and started giving out my phone number to them. Brett and I got to where he had left JAke and we walked and walked. I even called 911 who then transfer ed me to a non urgent line and after 5 minutes of being on hold, I hung up, cause they were sucking up my battery. Brett made a comment like " he watches survivor man all the time, he knows what to do " and that made me smile for a minute. But seriously, I was freaking out, and thinking all sorts of bad things, and most of all thinking that just around any corner , he would be there, walking towards us, smiling when he sees us.

Brett and I talked to a couple of hikers who had been on the road for about 2 miles and didnt see anyone, so at that point Brett and I couldnt figure out what to do. At this point , it had been 2.5 hours since Brett had last seen Jake. We were talking, and then my phone rang, it was Debbie, I said " hello" and she said " we found him" the greatest 3 words a mom could hear, followed by " Jeremy has him , he is fine" She said Jeremy found him by hwy 18 walking in the right direction. He had to have gone about 6 or 7 miles before Jeremy found him. I thanked Debbie, and just sobbed. and sobbed. I couldnt even say goodbye, just " thank you" hung up with Debbie, and just hugged Brett, and sobbed. it was such a relief, This overwhelming, heart wrenching relief. Brett and I headed back UP the MT, to get back DOWN the Mt, our little hike turned into a 4 hour hike. Jake soon called me, and he told me what happened. I talked with Angela and she was ok with leaving Sam with Jake while they waited for us in the parking lot . Brett and I talked going back down the MT, unlike our way up. it was 1 PM when we got to the bottom, and Sam and Jake were sitting his Jake's car waiting for us ( Sam greeted us with a hearty wave). I got to the car and didnt say too much. I know Jake felt bad, and I wasnt going to make it worse, ( my gym rats all told him he was going to get yelled at , lol) .

It was such a horrible feeling. Not knowing where your son was on a Mountain. knowing he is a 'man' and knows how to figure out where he is, but OMG still. HEART WRENCHING Mommy times. I would never wish that feeling on anyone, and I am so happy he is safe and sound.

I love you Jake, Big Time love you......

Friday, June 3, 2011

Group Health Picture is UP!

I got the OK today to post the pic, as long as I gave proper photo credits. so here we go. Photo credits by :

I LOVE IT!!! He did a great job, and they picked the perfect picture! Makes me very very happy!

I have a super busy week, ( what else is new) Graduation for Jake is on the 11th, and I have a ton to do.

First up, A Hike with Jake, Brett, and Sam , bright and early Saturday. I will post pics!