Thursday, December 15, 2011

It's been a LONG time.

So sorry to anyone following me.  My life got thrown into a crazy busy stressful spiral and I put this poor blog on the back burner.  Well a quick rundown of what's happening with me and my crazy kids!

1.  Tucker turned 3 on December 5th.  I have a 3 year old.  He still doesn't play with toys, but he isn't being as notty as he was before.  We got one of those Elf on the Shelf's.  He HATES him.  He has fun finding him, but anytime he starts acting notty, we remind him about "jack" and then he gets mad and says I don't like Jack.  He wants to be just like dad though, I love this.  He told me when I grow up I want to go hunting and to work like dad.  It melted my heart.

2.  Miss Ellie pants.  Still as cute as a bug, such a sweet little girl she is.  She does have a temper though - holy mokes.  When she doesn't want to be put down, she'll fling herself back and stiffen up like a board and scream her head off.  Still super cute though ;)  Some little cutie pie will be one soon.  I'm not ready for that.

3.  8 pound until goal.  Yup that's right 8.  I've lost 92 pounds in the last year.  I love the new me.  I feel like a brand new person.  I'm so thankful for a some people in my life that have helped me along the journey - you know who you are.  For those that say I'm an inspiration, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  It makes me feel like this journey was worth it.  I am here with any questions anyone of you may have.  I'm honest, I don't lie.

4.  I haven't been running anymore, I did complete the C25K but the weather got cold, I got busy and I wasn't able to keep up, BUT I will be back at it this spring - no doubt about it!  I can't wait to sign up for the 5k in Fargo!

5.  My business!  Wow, thank you everyone for making it such a success!  I can't wait to have time to create some new designs after this busy time is over!

Well I'm not promising I'll be back tomorrow, but I'll try to do better.  Merry Christmas everyone and Happy New Year, from the new and improved Erica Rezac.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

YAY for new adventures!

It's been awhile since I've posted.  I'm not going to talk your ear off but here is where I am right now.

1.  I'm on Week 7 of my C25K, I'm running 25 minutes straight almost 3 miles.
2.  I'm down to 142 pounds which means I've officially lost 80 pounds since being in the hospital with Ellie.
3.  Tucker hasn't been a little stinker lately which is awesome, he's finally listening better and not getting into trouble.  But he still doesn't play with his toys :/
4.  Miss Ellie has 2 teeth on the bottom and is cutting FOUR teeth on top, what a trooper.  Not even much of a fussy pants!  She's not crawling yet but is scooting ALL over the living room and can sit up from laying down.  She loves to eat real food and drink from a sippy cup!
5.  My final big annoucement.  I've started a new business.  It's called Erica Rezac Designs and I really think you should check it out.  I have a Facebook page ( and a webiste (  I make handstamped jewelry and I think it's pretty cool.  Take a second and check it out!  Here's a pic of some of my necklace's I've made!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Drumroll Please....

Hello all my blog readers, thanks for coming back. I can't believe it's almost September! Where did this summer go! I'm kind of looking forward to fall though, I love jeans, sweatshirts and ugg boots weather! Don't forget about delicious soups and all things apple!

Well I said I would be posting some exciting news. No, I'm not pregnant people. Come on. But seriously. I've started the C25K program. C25k, is a program that's been designed to get just about anyone from the couch to running 30 minutes in just 9 weeks. This is HUGE to me. I don't run, never been a runner EVER. Not even in High School. I absolutely hated when we had to run the mile. Pretty sure my best time doing that was 7:58. I'm super excited for this though. I needed something new. Needed to get some exercising in. I have been doing it after I put Ellie to bed at night and it's only 30 minutes (approx). I will keep you posted as to how it's going. Right now, I love it!

It's always been a "secret" goal of mine to run a 5K or a 10K but I've always been to scared to say that secret out loud. So, I'm posting this here. I will be running the Fargo 5K on May 18, 2012. I know it's forever from now, but I've decided I have to do this. Who knows, maybe by then I'll be ready for the 10K instead. We'll see, but for now I'm going to do the 5K. Wow, I have butterflies just thinking about it. I don't know why it makes me so nervous, maybe because it's just outside of my norm. I don't know.

I feel like a whole new person. I sometimes have to stop and go WHO IS THIS PERSON! I went shopping at Old Navy on Saturday and bought medium shirts. MEDIUM! I wore XXL ON shirts and now I'm a Medium. I just can't believe all that I've accomplished this year.

As I type all of this to you, I think I've hit a plateau (had one a while back but it didn't last this long). I'm bouncing between 149-150 and have been since August 20. But it's OK, because I know I will break the plateau and continue on my journey. I'm going to just keep doing what I'm doing.

I have so many people that look up to me and I appreciate it and it makes me even more proud of myself and more determined to do this. Because I am just a normal person that eats normal foods. I don't eat fancy good for you stuff. I eat ice cream practically every day. I eat pizza, hot dishes, hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza rolls, egg rolls, rice, mashed potatoes. I eat all that stuff, I just do it in moderation. I don't eat fast food anymore, I don't drink pop anymore, I don't eat candy and junk food. (If I need a chocolate fix, I will have one or two M&M's or a Fun Size Snickers etc). I just don't cheat, I stay on track. 24-7. I would rather not screw up the entire week I just worked so hard for by eating something terrible on the weekend. This is me, this is what I do. PLEASE don't get me wrong. I would LOVE to devour this:
But I don't, if it was in front of me and it was torturing me, I would have a bite. That's it. That's how I CRUSH those cravings and continue on.

OK, enough about my weight loss journey. Lets talk about my crazy kids!
I took them to the park on Friday evening and I want someone to tell me when Tucker grew up so much. He was climbing up the rock wall like he'd been doing it all his life (all two years of it). He was up the slide down the slide, back up the rock wall. Wanting to crawl across the monkey bars but poor guys arm's are too short. Really, when did this happen?

Here are a few more pictures from Renae Alane Photography, doesn't she do amazing work! Thanks Renae, I always love love love working with you. If anyone ever goes to her please tell her I sent you!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I've been very uninspired lately and it's due to my weight loss slow down. I want it to be as fast as it was in the begininng not this .5 to 1lb a week crap. But realistly that just is not going to happen and I have to learn to deal with it. I even emailed my "weightloss coach" lol (love ya Ash) and was hoping for an answer to speed up this process again, even though I already knew the answer. So i'm still losing, just not as fast. I'm in the 140's now - and that pretty much is freaking awesome. So slowly but surely I'm still trudging along. I will not give up. I will get to my goal eventually. It will happen and it will feel fucking amazing and anybody that doubted it can kiss my ass.

One thing that is making me smile lately is I have some people that have been inspired by me to begin there weight loss journey. I want them to know I am so proud of them and wish them the best of luck. I hope that by reading my blog, it will help them when they hit bumps in the road. Good luck, you know who you are!

Tucker is his usual stubborn stinkery self and miss Ellie pants is a pro at eating baby food now pretty much.

I've been spending my days on Pinterest lately. I love it, it's fun and I suggest checking it out if you have some free time on your hands. Basically it's a virtual bulletin board you can "pin" your ideas, styles, thought etc... on. If you are interested, let me know, send me your email and I will send you an invite.

I leave you today with a "Pin" I found on Pinterest.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Please mom, please!

HEY - 140's! Guess what.....I'm coming for ya! 150.5 this morning when I stepped on the scale! Woo hoooooo!

I have found that these are the foods I can not live with out.
Barry's Bakery Twists
Ice Cream Sandwich's, Float Bars and WW Ice Cream Bars
Lite Bread, Buns and English Muffins - GOD BLESS YOU!
Grilled Chicken Salads
Fat Free Broth (for cooking)

If it weren't for these foods, this weight loss journey would be a lot harder on me. I am so glad there are a lot more healthy options out there now. Hopefully in the years to come there will be even more!

I took a picture of my old belt this past weekend. WOW what amazing results. I really wish I would of taken pictures/measurements when I started this journey.
What I ate today:
Breakfast - Fried Egg Sandwich and fruit 3pp
Lunch - Southwest Chicken Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette and a popover from the Wilkin 12pp
Supper - Thinking I'm going to make Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese and a glass of milk 9pp.
Dessert - Chocolate Cupcake with Chocolate Frosting 3pp
What I ate yesterday:
Breakfast - Fried Egg Sandwich and fruit (I just love this breakfast because it's only 3 points.)
Lunch - Grinder 4pp
Supper - Pizza Ranch Pizza and milk 19pp (Mmmmmm pizza!!!)
Dessert - Ice Cream Sandwich 4pp

My dear little Ellie pants, I'm soooo in love with this age! The age where all you have to do is look at her and she flashes you a big ole toothless smile! She's not crawling yet but she likes to roll from here to there. It's pretty entertaining to watch her at times. I know all to well how fast it goes, so I'm not in any hurry for her to start crawling. She is kicking butt at eating though. We've given her some things other than baby food and she loves it. She has tried cooked carrots, a french fry, apple pie. She's loving puffs, yogurt melts and mum mum's!

Tucker, Tucker, Tucker. Ever heard that family guy commercial where Stewie goes: Mom. mommy. mum. Mom. Mommy. Mommy. Mom. Mum. Mum. Mommy. Lois says: WHAT!??!?! Stewie: Hi *insert giggles*. WELL, that's Tucker. Seriously, this child will say my name over and over and over. I say what, and he says nothing. Some days I swear to god, someone is feeding him quarters because he can talk for an hour non stop. Jamie says I need to learn to tune him out (which mind you, he can do pretty well). I have to share this cute story with you. Over the weekend, we went out to Grandma and Grandpa Rezac's because Auntie Arica was down with Anna. Well Tucker wanted some juice, I said no because he had 2 glasses already earlier that day. So out of my little 2 1/2 year old's mouth comes those dreaded words. Please mom, please. Please mom, please can I have some juice. I stood there and just smiled because I wasn't expecting to hear please mom please for another at least 4 years. Tucker got to go for some rides on the Prowler with his dad and Jamie said he grinned from ear to ear the entire time. He sure loves hanging out with his dad!

We had Ellie's 6 month pictures and some family ones taken this past Saturday out at Lake Elsie. All I can say is, I have one amazing photographer. Renae Alane Photography seriously AMAZING! I can't wait to see the entire gallery. But here are some that she posted on her facebook page. I totally think that the one of Ellie and the lemonade stand belongs in a magazine. I just love her work. It takes a bit of planning but we sure come up with some cute ideas!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Read this! It's SHOCKING!

So yesterday I went out for lunch at our local Mexican joint El Toro. Got 2 hard shell tacos and spanish rice. Had some of the tortilla chips, some of the rice and ate both of the tacos. Then the person I was with said we are getting Dairy Queen. He basically twisted my arm. Kind of. I knew El Toro was high points. My meal there was 17pp and I got a small sundae at DQ. Also knowing that was 7pp. I ate it all. My breakfast was 5pp. Guess what. I used all my points by lunch. WOW, I've never ever ever done that before. NEVER.
All day, I honestly thought about it. Kept explaining it over in my head it's OK. You can do that. Well for supper last night I had 2 pieces of Jelly Toast for 3pp. So technically, I went over by 3 is all, but still what I did yesterday is not normal for me. Fast forward to this morning. Stepped on the scale expecting the worst. Well, it read 151. Are you freaking kidding me! That's a pound and a half from Wednesday morning!!! I've heard about "shocking" your body and that's just what I did yesterday and thankfully it worked to my advantage.
Last Thursday we had our company picnic. It was at the Redhawks game in Fargo. We took a bus up to Fargo. We had an amazing time is all I can say for the night. Not quite sure if there really was a baseball game going on because I was having so much fun just socializing but I heard there was.
Bus ride home took us to Aber bar which is never good for anyone. And then back to Breck.
The next day was pretty rough, but then again well worth it because it was the day my new cowboy boots came (my birthday treat to myself). Well I had to try them on...RIGHT?
Well after all those shenanigans, I picked Tucker up from Daycare went home and packed and we were off to the lake for some R&R! Mr. Nottyness was not around for the most part for the entire weekend which I was pretty happy about. He had a blast out there. He's my little fish - he was pretty fearless in the water. Even to the point when we were out jumping off the pontoon he started doing twists!
Miss Ellie Pants was amazing out at the lake for her first time too. We didn't take her in the water because it was pretty chilly at first when you got in, but she enjoyed watching her brother play around. She has also in the last few days started eating some more solid foods. She LOVES them. Yesterday she wanted nothing to do with her baby food and wanted the puffs instead. She's starting to drink out of a sippy cup and is amazing at that as well!
I snapped this picture when we were leaving that lake. I think it's pretty precious. I kinda love these 2 little stinkers.