Monday, December 5, 2011


Well, I've come close to killing myself, but the move is done. And 3 weeks after moving in to our new house in Texas, I had 15 guests for Thanksgiving. It was wonderful! Still don't have everything up on the walls, but we did get the Christmas tree up last night. It's nice to have the family back in the same house instead of half in Texas and half in Colorado. I had gained some weight back during the moving, but strangely enough, 4 days after Thanksgiving I was back down 6lbs! Hey, I'll take it. :-)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The MOVE is upon me!

Packers come tomorrow. Will finish up on Monday, then load the truck on Tuesday. Wednesday, we drive down to San Antonio, Thursday we will close on the new house and Friday get our stuff delivered. I've been on a "good-bye tour" - sniff! Hate that part of it! Then my son and I got sick, so I had to take a break.

SOOOOOO, after going so long without blogging, I'm going to try to get back to it once we get down to Texas. I will need to get back into a routine of exercise so I don't gain my weight back. I have lost 10 pounds since bouncing back up, still about 13lbs over what my low had been. Maybe I can sweat it out! :-)

I have photos of my new house up on my facebook page if you want to friend me there. June Burnett Colorado. Wait, my privacy settings might keep you from finding me. Send me an email or post a comment here. :-)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

September Update

We've sold the house in CO. Will close on Sept 30, then rent it back for a month since the buyers need to give 2 months notice on their apartment. Works out perfectly all around. I'm not ready to go to Texas until it cools off a little. My son wants to be here for the first Avs hockey game in Oct, so he's happy, too.

Weight has been fluctuating. It doesn't help when I have 2 periods in less than 14 days. Ugh. It's been staying under 190, though. Severe headache today, bordering on migraine. Have taken every medication possible.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I haven't posted since April? Holy crap! Yeah, that hospital stay for my son was 8 days. That was soooo not fun. He did recover and has been doing rinses ever since, says he can't tell much difference from the surgery. The good part to come out of that was seeing a different hematologist at the adult hospital who questioned the treatment by Children's Hospital docs. He retested Kendall's blood and sent it to 3 different labs and they were all negative for the clotting disorder, so Kendall is no longer taking coumadin! HOORAY!

Traveling back and forth to Texas to spend time with hubby (and now my daughter is living there, too) has been a little stressful. I got up to over 197 and stayed there for quite a while, so I decided to take really shake things up and did the calorie shifting fomr the FatLoss4Idiots website. Lost 9lbs in the 11 days, so I need to do it again.

We have made the decision to make the move down to Texas. People are getting laid off at the office here in CO, but my husband's job has plenty of billable work in Texas. The house went on the market, has been shown several times and we have two young couples very interested. One took a second look today and our agents are talking. Hopefully will find out more tomorrow. I'm getting a gorgeous house in Texas - with a pool. That was a requirement for me moving down there. :-D

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Another detour

No idea what my weight is today. My son is in the hospital after sinus surgery yesterday that went quite badly! In recovery, he started bleeding A LOT and didn't stop for several hours. It was 4 hours before they let us go back to see him. Blood was coming from his nose and being coughed out from coming down the back of the throat. Packing the sinuses did no good, so they went back to the operating room. Poor kid was scared out of his mind. As were mom & dad! It took them a while to find the source of the bleed, and it wasn't just one big one, it was oozing all over the place. They repacked it and cauterized a couple spots and he came out from that one MUCH better.

Needless to say, the outpatient surgery turned into an inpatient stay. Fortunately, he and I both packed bags because we knew with his clotting problems, the results were not necessarily gonna be typical. You can say that again! He lost 4 units of blood. He's doing much better now and we'll be spending a few days here in the hospital so they can monitor his resumption of coumadin, taken for his clotting issues.

Soooooo, couldn't care less what I weigh today. Hubby and I did take a 30 minute walk during the first surgery. And I just took a short one by myself for lunch. Drinking lots of water and I had packed healthy snacks, so keepin' it as real as I can.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

HYC check in - 193.8

I'm up a bit this week, but I've been PMSing pretty badly and craving salty stuff. I've been getting some walks in, need to get the weight-lifting done.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Drinking water

Great article! Dr. Dave Frahm is on facebook and is located in Colorado Springs.

Why Drinking Water Really is the Key to Weight Loss
by Dave Frahm on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 10:18pm

Why Drinking Water Really is the Key to Weight Loss

by Maia Appleby

Don't roll your eyes! The potion for losing that excess body fat is all around you. It covers two thirds of the planet. If you eat right and exercise at the intensity, frequency and duration proper for you, but still can't get rid of a little paunch here and there, you're probably just not drinking enough water.

No need to get defensive. You're actually quite normal. Most people don't drink enough water. Most people are also carrying around a few more pounds than they would be if they did drink enough water. If you can't seem to get that weight off, try drowning your sorrows in nature's magical weight-loss mineral. It works, and here's why:

"What on Earth is 'metabolism', anyway?" People use the term all the time, but ask them what it means and you'll get all kinds of answers. Merriam Webster defines it as, "The process by which a substance is handled in the body." A little vague, but that's really all it means.

There are many forms of metabolism going on in your body right now, but the one everyone is talking about it the metabolism of fat. This is actually something that the liver does when it converts stored fat to energy. The liver has other functions, but this is one of its main jobs.

Unfortunately, another of the liver's duties is to pick up the slack for the kidneys, which need plenty of water to work properly. If the kidneys are water-deprived, the liver has to do their work along with its own, lowering its total productivity. It then can't metabolize fat as quickly or efficiently as it could when the kidneys were pulling their own weight. If you allow this to happen, not only are you being unfair to your liver, but you're also setting yourself up to store fat.

"I've tried it and I couldn't stand it!" The problem is that, though many decide to increase their water intake, very few stick with it. It's understandable. During the first few days of drinking more water than your body is accustomed to, you're running to the bathroom constantly. This can be very discouraging, and it can certainly interfere with an otherwise normal day at work. It seems that the water is coming out just as fast as it's going in, and many people decide that their new hydration habit is fruitless.

Do take heed , though. What is really happening is that your body is flushing itself of the water it has been storing throughout all those years of "survival mode". It takes a while, but this is a beautiful thing happening to you. As you continue to give your body all the water it could ask for, it gets rid of what it doesn't need. It gets rid of the water it was holding onto in your ankles and your hips and thighs, maybe even around your belly. You are excreting much more than you realize. Your body figures it doesn't need to save these stores anymore; it's trusting that the water will keep coming, and if it does, eventually, the flushing (of both the body and the potty) will cease, allowing the human to return to a normal life. It's true. This is called the "breakthrough point."

One recent finding, as irresponsible as it may be, that caffeine increases the body's fat-burning potential has many people loading up on coffee before going to the gym. This finding may hold some degree of truth in it, but caffeine is, in essence, a diuretic, and diuretics dehydrate. Caffeine may increase the heart rate, causing a few more calories to be burned, but this is at the expense of the muscles, which need water to function properly. This isn't doing your heart any favors, either. It's already working hard enough during your workout. Never mix caffeine and exercise. In fact, your best bet is to stay away from caffeine all together. It's a big bully that pushes your friend water out of your system.

Water is the best beauty treatment. You've heard this since high school, and it's true. Water will do wonders for your looks! It flushes out impurities in your skin, leaving you with a clear, glowing complexion. It also makes your skin look younger. Skin that is becoming saggy, either due to aging or weight loss, plumps up very nicely when the skin cells are hydrated. In addition, it improves muscle tone. You can lift weights until you're blue in the face, but if your muscles are suffering from a drought, you won't notice a pleasant difference in your appearance. Muscles that have all the water they need contract more easily, making your workout more effective, and you'll look much nicer than if you had flabby muscles under sagging skin.

"Eight glasses a day? Are you kidding?!" It's really not that much. Eight 8-ounce glasses amount to about two quarts of water. This is okay for the average person, but if you're overweight, you should drink another eight ounces for every 25 pounds of excess weight you carry. You should also up this if you live in a hot climate or exercise very intensely.

This water consumption should be spread out throughout the day. It's not healthy at all to drink too much water at one time. Try to pick three or four times a day when you can have a big glass of water, and then sip in between. Don't let yourself get thirsty. If you feel thirsty, you're already becoming dehydrated. Drink when you're not thirsty yet.

Do you think water is yucky? Drinking other fluids will certainly help hydrate your body, but the extra calories, sugar, additives and whatever else aren't what you need. Try a slice of lemon or lime in the glass, or if you really think you hate water, try a flavored water. Just make sure you read the labels. Remember that you're going to be consuming a lot of this fluid.

It's probably a good idea to stop drinking water a good three hours before you go to bed. You know why.

"How cold should it be?" This is debatable. Most experts lean toward cold water, because the stomach absorbs it more quickly. There is also some evidence that cold water might enhance fat burning.

On the other hand, warmer water is easier to drink in large quantities, and you might drink more of it without even realizing it. Do whatever suits you, here. Just drink it!

When you drink all the water you need, you will very quickly notice a decrease in your appetite, possibly even on the first day! If you're serious about becoming leaner and healthier, drinking water is an absolute must. If you're doing everything else right and still not seeing results, this might just be what's missing.

I heartily endorse this article

Dr Dave Frahm, ND, MH, CNC, CNHP

HealthQuarters Ministries

(719) 593-8694

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday weigh-in - 191

Down another pound today after two days of the cleanse. I figure eating normally may put some right back on, but we'll see. Loss since last Tuesday is 1.4lb.

Breakfast: Cheerios with fresh strawberries and sugar, 1/3c granola, V-8 Fusion

Lunch: chili with ground turkey, a few Ritz crackers, yogurt with choc chips.

Need to go to the store and get some apples and bananas.

End of Isagenix 9 day cleanse 192.0

My laptop died, so I'll have limited access to internet for a bit. Weight this morning was 192.0. Will take measurements tomorrow morning. Glad to be done with the cleanse. The smell of the liquid made me a little nauseous yesterday and today. :-)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

3/25 End of Day Report

Same as yesterday. Just couldn't do the 2nd shake. Had an apple and peanut butter instead. One more shake day! I'm glad. They don't taste nearly as good as my other protein shakes! Oh, and for exercise today I did the treadmill for 30 minutes.

Went out in the hot tub for a bit as the stars were starting to come out. Crisp, clear night in the mountains. Then I spent a few hours taking photos out of magnetic albums. Gotta get them all sorted and organized so I can get them scanned.

Friday, March 25, 2011

3/24 End of Day Report

Oops, forgot to do this last night. Yesterday was pretty much the same kind of shake day. Weight has stabilized at 193.2. Last night I just couldn't bring myself to drink another shake. It was too late and I already felt bloated so I had some applesauce and a handful of almonds and cashews, plus some Dark Chocolate M&M's. What can I say, I'm pms'ing. :-P

This morning's weight was the same. Have been drinking water and need to make a shake now. In the morning ones, I've been adding frozen blueberries and strawberries instead of ice.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

3/23 End of Day report

Weight was up a bit this morning. I figure there could be a couple of reasons for that and neither worries me! :-)

Did everything as yesterday. Except "lunch" was Mexican chicken, roasted potatoes, carrots and yogurt. (I will confess to a couple of small cheats, nothing major.)

Did the Ultimate Abs Ball workout and 30 minutes on the mini-tramp.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

3/22 End of Day Report

Had a busy, productive day today. Saw my chiropractor. Didn't realize how TIGHT my back was until she rolled me onto my side. Felt VERY good to get an adjustment. They've finally hired a massage therapist, so I scheduled a massage for next week when she starts. Then I took my Jared's jewelry for its 6-month checkup. Stopped by the bank, then went on the Academy to get gas, then to the commissary to pick up groceries, went through the car wash, stopped by a friend's house to pick up more cleanse stuff, then to Walgreen's to pick up son's headshots (needed for an audition on Thursday), to King Sooper for produce, then to Petsmart for chinchilla food, Staples for address labels. WHEW!

Bfast: IsaLean Shake
Snack: hard-boiled egg
Lunch: Chicken, potato, carrot soup, salty chips, 2 Dove dark chocolate squares
Snack: cashews
Dinner: IsaLean Shake - I added frozen blueberries and strawberries instead of ice
Snack: apple
Exercise: Ultimate Abs ball workout, 30 minutes on mini-trampoline
More than eight 8oz glasses of water

Day 3 Same weight today

Not sure this is good for my heart issues. Just getting dressed and taking my measurements, my heart rate got over 150. Probably not good for me to get no salt for 2 days!

That shake tasted SOOOO GOOD this morning! :-D

Monday, March 21, 2011

3/21 End of Day 2

2nd day of cleanse and I'm so hungry! Gotta get to bed so I can eat when I wake up.

Breakfast: 4oz Cleanse for Life drink
Snack: almonds
Lunch: 4oz Cleanse for Life
Snack: apple
Dinner: 4oz Cleanse for Life
Snack: almonds
11pm: 4oz Cleanse for Life
Snack: peanuts (needed a bit of a changeup!) :-)
Lots more than eight 8oz glasses of water
Light exercise: Ultimate Abs ball workout, weights

Day 2 - Weight 192.4

Shedding all water weight during the cleanse, that's for sure!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

3/20 195.2 - Day 1 - End of day report

First official day of the 9-day cleanse program. I'm going to count like the program does, just so I can keep it straight. Today was a "cleanse" day. Program has 2 prep shake days, then 2 cleanse days, 5 shake days, then 2 cleanse days.

Breakfast: 4oz Cleanse for Life drink
Snack: apple
Lunch: 4oz Cleanse for Life
Snack: almonds
Dinner: 4oz Cleanse for Life
Snack: apple
9pm: 4oz Cleanse for Life
Snack: almonds
Lots more than eight 8oz glasses of water
Light exercise: laundry and dusting

Saturday, March 19, 2011

3/19 End of day report

Isagenix shake for breakfast
Snack of cocoa dusted almonds
Did 20 minutes on the mini-trampoline
Lunch was baked potato w butter only, rice and veggies, yogurt, 1oz of dk choc peanut M&M's
Supper was Isagenix shake (late and made me feel way too full!)
Didn't get 2nd snack in
Drank more than eight 8oz glasses of water
Going out to the hot tub for a while

2nd Day of Shakes - 195.6

OK, I will admit I probably had a MAJOR advantage by weighing in the morning after traveling from Texas. Being there, and traveling, I always get kind of bloated. But it still feels good to see a 3.8lb loss on the scale! :-D

Today's weight: 195.6

Friday, March 18, 2011

3/18 End of day report

OK, the 9-day cleanse is really 11 days because you start off with 2 Shake Days.

So today was successful.
Isagenix shake for breakfast
Snack of raw, unsalted almonds
Lunch was black bean soup, bbq chips, applesauce and 1.5oz of dk choc peanut M&M's
Supper was Isagenix shake
Did 20 minutes on the mini-trampoline
Had 2 chocolate Isagenix snacks. Meh, not impressed. Kind of tasteless
More than eight 8oz glasses of water

Have a bit of a headache, which is par for the course for me when I do a cleanse or detox.

A new beginning - 199.4

So many of us have a lot of these. My damage since the last measurement in May of 09 is:

20 pounds gained
1.5" gained on each upper arm
2" gained on chest
4" gained on upper abs
5" gained on waist
3.5" gained on lower abs
3" gained on hips
2.5" on each thigh

Starting today with Isagenix shakes and at least 20 minutes of exercise. I'm going to try to post at the end of each day listing my success. Failure is NOT an option! ;-)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


We had SOOOO much fun at the Lady Gaga concert!

A new kick start

Yesterday was my birthday and we ate at Maggiano's. I had the tilapia and crispy red potatoes. YUM! I didn't completely finish the monster piece of cake, but ate a good bit of it! :-)

I'm in Texas visiting my hubby this week and going to see Lady Gaga tonight with my daughter. (It's my birthday present from her!) When I get back, I'm doing a 9 day cleanse with Isogenix and getting back on track.

Last month had what appeared to be a gallbladder attack. Ultrasound showed no stones, thank GOD! But reading about the gallbladder, seems that food allergies can trigger problems, so need to start focusing better on avoiding gluten, dairy and corn.

SO, I want to get back into the habit of checking with HYC!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

True confession time - 195.0

Time to be transparent and take my medicine! Back where I was 2 years ago. Sigh. 2010 was a rough year. With the prospect of moving to Texas, I did a lot of comfort eating. Bad me. Hurting my knee in Feb, then hip in July did not help much. Still battling depression some. Hate having hubby in TX with me here. So a lot of days I stay in bed well into the afternoon. (Same schedule as my kids except the days my daughter works!)

I am using NONE of this as an excuse. No one to blame but myself. I NEED to get back on track so I don't have to buy all new clothes in bigger sizes. :-P

A new business

I've decided to sign back up with Heritage Makers. They are a digital scrapbooking company. Their new program is quite awesome. Digital is the way to go now! :-) It will certainly help me get caught up with putting our family's stories into books!
My Website

I've finished physical therapy, still struggling to get back into the habit of walking. Today my heart rate was up to 175 shoveling snow, so I figured I got my aerobics in for the day! ;-)

So, how the heck is everyone????