Thursday, June 26, 2008


I didn't run this week. Austin being sick threw me off. I was all geared up to go Tuesday & have Mike watch him but he had an appt. with a customer and had to leave. I tossed Austin in the stroller and took him for a 2 mile walk. i tried to run with the stroller (one handed) but it was awkward. I ended up running about 1/4 of a mile but that was all.

I am going to try today. I feel so freaking fat that I can't stand it. I look like I'm 6 months pregnant. My mojo is waning big time.

How's everyone else doing?

Monday, June 23, 2008

Chekcing In....

It sounds like we've all been on an upward swing since the wedding. I think Nicky's idea about a 5k is great! We could do it! (but a Marathon????) Don't think so Nicky!

I know for me - I've been lazy about making healthy recipes. I tend to grab what's available which isn't always what's best for me. It's much easier when I'm working...I am in control of what I bring for lunch. When I'm's a different story.

I'm losing my motivation to run - mainly because in spite of the effort I'm not getting the rewards I've wanted. But I'm not going to give up yet. I need to do something every day. Maybe I'll walk on the days I don't run and eventually run every day. It's just so hard to do something alone. There's no one to say "C'mon! Get off your duff" when you don't feel like doing it.

For sure - let's plan a good walk while we're at Keuka. (Speaking of which....has anyone told Craig & Debbie we're not coming?") Becky & Nate aer going to the lake this Friday to spend a week there (and go visit his grandparents while they're there at Waneta Lake.) We're coming down Thursday and Yellie & Dan are coming Thursday night or Friday morning. Friday are the fireworks at our lake and I'm assuming we're having the Birthday Bash on Saturday, right?

Gotta' run for now. Austin is home today puking. It was a fun night. Lots of laundry to do as a result.....

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Happy Thursday....

Well I didn't do so hot Monday with the running. After 13 minutes I decided to walk 3 the I ran another 7. I was dragging for some reason. It was the first time I gave in and walked. Yesterday I did 21 minutes straight and I was fine. I guess Monday was just one of those days...

So I'm doing my weight lifting - exercising 3 times a week with the running and eating less than normal (not always wise choices but less) and I've gained 2 pounds. This sucks.

I will say that my body feels tighter and I know the other benefits I'm getting from the running and weights are still worth it as far as my heart and lungs go. So I'm in this for the long haul. But still.....I thought I'd be losing by now. I guess I should aim to exercise on the off days too. I just don't feel like running every day. Maybe I'll walk on the days I don't run. or do that weird Gazelle thing Mike bought me.

Nicky - you should check out the Healthy Girl link on the blog here and subscribe to it. It has great recipes for everything under the sun and how to make them good for you. There's a cookbook too that just came out that I may get. You should check that out too - and then you can make great meals for your new hubby that are tasty and not loaded with calories and fat. (not that Raphe needs to watch his weight!)

How is everyone else doing? Anyone up for a walk this weekend?

Monday, June 16, 2008

Monday ~ a new week....

Sounds like everyone is still hanging in there. Welcome back from the honeymoon Nicky! (I didn't forget your gift...I get it over to you soon!)

Has everyone recovered from Wedding let-down? We need something new to look forward to now!

I supposed to run 25 minutes straight 3 days this week according to my Cto5k schedule. I'm aiming for 20 today - 21 Wed. and 22 Thursday. Rome wasn't built in a day you know.....

Mary - when you did your running - how far/long did you run and how often? My goal is to actually run a 5k (3.3 miles) eventually - but for exercise to run 2 miles daily. So far I haven't crapped out on this which amazes me - especially since I'm not seeing the results I was hoping for. But the fact that I can do it and not be out of breath is enough to keep me going. My body is at the stage where it's ready to let me down if I don't keep at it.

I have a phone interview tomorrow afternoon with a Charter School (True North prep School). Say a prayer that maybe this one will decide to hire me!

Okay - gotta go run. Stay cool!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Checking in on my fellow hogettes....

I ran 20 minutes straight - no stopping today - in the rain! 20 minutes is a big accomplishment for me - the person who hated to run and swore she would never ever take it up as a form of exercise!

The cool thin is - this Cto5k thing has helped me condition my heart and lungs so that I'm able to do it, not once- since I started this ting have I had a stitch in my side. used to be I' get really out of breath and pant and gasp when I stopped. Now I breathe fine and am not really out of breath when I stop - I just sweat like a pig.

I wish the scale would budge more though...I guess I need to work on the eating more.

How is everyone else doing? Anyone want to schedule a weekend walk for one of these days?

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Hanging in there.....

Okay - we'll keep things going here to keep us motivated for the Keuka Dock unveiling.

I did NOT want to run yesterday - thought of every reason why I couldn't ( shouldn't...wouldn't) but in the end I sucked it up and did it. I wish I was seeing results faster. One would thing that since I'm exercising more than I have in a very long time - the pounds would be moving downward. I'm eating less too. Albeit - not a LOT less...but still less.

It's frustrating. I looked at pics of myself from the wedding and wanted to vomit.

I'm hanging in there though.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

There's got to be a morning after....

Well, Nicky & Raphe are off on thier honeymoon , Mary & Andy will be off on thier own get-away and the rest of us are left here to undo the damage done over the weekend to our waistlines!

I need to run today and I SO don't want to do it. But I will *sigh*

Great party Mary - we had lots of fun!

Who wants to keep the blog up to inspire us fro Keuka?

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Nicky changes her name today!!!!!!

This is it! Nicky & Raphe's wedding day ~ June 7th, 2008! We may not be the skinny chicks we envisioned ourselves to be but we'll still have the time of our lives!
Nicky will be absolutely stunning - the mother of the bride will look elegant and the aunts will steal the show! Just kidding Nicky! You'll be the star and we'll all be glowing with happiness for you as you start your new life with your new hubby!
I'm sending out a prayer that Brianna feels great today with no throw-ups during the ceremony!
Not that anyone is reading this today anyway - we're all busy getting ready! But check bak and I'll post some photos after the big event!
Yippee! It's a wedding!!!!!!!!!

Friday, June 6, 2008

One More Day!!!!

Okay - we have about 24 hours to lose that weight we said we'd lose back in April. Man are we pathetic! (Except Nicky - she did good - but her incentive was much greater than ours!)

So one more day!

Can't you hear the music.... "I'm getting married in the morning! Ding dong the bells are gonna' ring...!"

So tomorrow my Cto5k schedule says I must run 20 minutes straight. I can tell you right now - ain't gonna' happen. I'm going to run - but repeat the 2 - 8 minute runs. No freaking way I'm ready to run 20 minutes without stopping especially because it's going to be so hot besides.

So I'll see you all tonight!

Isn't this fun!!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Three More Days!!!

Three more days and my scale is not budging. In actually went up! And I'm exercising (doing my cto5k religiously and it's getting increasingly more demanding) and eating less. okay - not a whole lot less - but less.

In any event - I'm not giving up because even after the wedding I have the whole summer to face and I like Nicky's thoughts about keeping this up. It's not that long till we'll all be at Keuka on that dock. Will we wear our suits or not?

As for the wedding - is the Neusatz-Fazio house getting in frenzy mode yet? This is when it gets really exciting! (Enjoy the anticipation - it's as much fun as the real event sometimes!) In the next three days the final payment is made to the party hall....tuxes are picked up....some gifts will arrive...clothes are laid out and it all becomes real! Nothing is more exciting than a wedding!!

Now you've ordered diet food for the rehearsal dinner right Mary? (NOT!) All bets are off this weekend!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

It's Almost Here!

Can you believe it? Four days! This is so exciting! I love family weddings....they bring memories back of all of our family weddings when everyone looked forward to the big day and counted down.

Nicky & Mary - it will go by SO fast! We planned for so long for the girls' double wedding and it was over in the blink of an eye! Enjoy EVERY minute of the day!

I guess we won't all be as skinny as we wanted to be - (although Nicky met her goal!) but at least we jump started this thing. I'm still doing my Cto5k and don't plan on stopping!

Keep at it ladies!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Day Whatever....

I don't know what the official countdown day is but I DO know there are only 5 days to the wedding! It looked like everyone was doing really well on their diets this weekend at the bachelorette party ~ NOT! (myself included...)

A chocolate fries and onion rings...yikes! But I think we burned a lot of it off dancing! (or at least laughing!)

"I ate food with my mouth today. It worked really well..." I have never laughed so freaking hard! WE HAVE to get that on you-tube!

I actually did my run when I got home - as tired as I was. I was feeling good about my progress until I saw those videos. So I'm more determined than ever to keep at this.

Nicky...I'll send a pic of the flowers tonight or tomorrow.

btw...did anyone show up at Tracey's yesterday? I just got the correction e-mail. Good thing I didn't let Rachel & Curtis go!

Okay - stay at it ladies. We can all make a little dent in the next 5 days. (right?)