Monday, April 21, 2014
So right now, I have a great excuse for not actively trying to LOSE weight. I am 9-weeks pregnant! But, that also means I have the best reason in the world to try to clean up my eating and shore up some good habits, both eating and mild exercise. I'm hoping that soon the first trimester nausea will pass, and I can go back to eating "normally" instead of only wanting to look at food when I'm actively hungry AND its ready to go in my face.
Hubby just restarted his P90X workouts, to hopefully keep from gaining weight with me this time. Our 3-1/2 year old son thankfully stops eating when he's full, and eats a very large variety of foods, if prepared correctly.
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Starting once again. 2013 did not go as I'd hoped weight-loss-wise, but I feel an overall health improvement. My actual habits (and the bloodwork for the doctor) are all looking better.
I need to loose weight. It is hard for me due to messed-up hormones, but it IS possible. My GOAL for 2014 is to get down to 165lbs, which would be 54lbs, or a bit over 1lb per week. At that point, I'll only have about 40lbs left to reach my ultimate goal.
I want to get fit enough to pass the Air Force fitness test for my age. While I work on getting there, the initial goal is to incorporate more family walks and active family playtime. Would like to participate in a 5k and finish with a decent time sometime this year. (repeat)
I want to get my house clean and organized. I have a gameplan but its going to take some work and I'll have to see how far I can get. Current goal is to get my son's "big boy" room ready and move him out of the nursery.
My associates degree is on hold still. I doubt I'm going to revisit that until my son is in school.
I want to get our finances in order, and get out from under our debt. Doing the whole '2 steps forward, one step back' routine. On top of paying off debt, we also need to begin saving for my husband's next vehicle, probably an SUV. He's currently driving a 1996 pick-up. (repeat)
I love being a mommy, and strive to be the best I can be at that. I want to enjoy playtime with my son. I would like to add to our family as well, but with my hormone problems, we'll have to see how long that takes.
Monday, December 02, 2013
Okay, so after facing my disasterous Thanksgiving weight gain (11 pounds!), my goal for December is just to try and knock that back off before leaving on Christmas vacation. Facing a 2-week roadtrip for the end-of-year holidays means that actually losing weight during that timeframe is probably a lost cause, so my focus for those 2 weeks is going to be to maintain. When I get home and return to work, I'll get my new start weight and reset my focus starting January 6th.
So the positives for this month:
There is no more Halloween candy in my house, except for my 3-year-old's
suckers (those are reserved for him and only him).
My pantry, fridge, and freezer are stocked with healthy, quick & easy foods. The only pitfall is the 1/2 gallon of Bluebell ice cream, but that stuff is expensive enough that servings are small and savored.
Even after Thanksgiving, I'm still smaller than I was at New Year's. Even if I'm still in the same pants, they're loose instead of tight.
We're usually eating REAL food, things that even my great-great-grandparents would recognize, even if they wouldn't always recognize the cooking method (microwave).
My preschooler ate cooked spinach at Thanksgiving dinner, without me having to push it on him. Then he ate peas and corn, before moving on to the "good stuff." He did follow dinner with a large slice of chocolate cake, but hey, he ate his veggies first.
I get to see my extended family over Christmas & New Year's. This doesn't always happen, so I'm extra excited that it will this year.
Friday, October 11, 2013
Okay, I'm mostly doing a bit better on my eating. I still have bad days, but they're getting fewer. Attempting to get back into more home-cooking than dining out.
I've also picked up on the exercise...those DVDs I bought haven't gotten much use (1 video got done once), they just don't fit my life quite yet BUT my best friend and I have picked up walking. Lots of walking. I live fairly near a walking trail that has the far end at a park, so we've been loading the kids into strollers and walking the trail to the park, letting the kids play, then walking back. We have a "short" route that is a bit over 3 miles from my house to the park and back, and a "long" route" that is almost right at 5 miles, puts us at the actual beginning of the trail. I'm using the MapMyWalk app to track actual distances, speed, and it calculates my calorie burn.
I have another friend that her household is between jobs right now, so she's picking up doing housecleaning to help make ends meet. So to free up more of my time to exercise, cook, and get to the long-put-off chores (not the day-to-day stuff, but the deep organizing mess), we're paying her to do my weekly maintenance chores and to stick around and help with the "extras" once I'm home from work. Sometimes that's shampooing carpet, sorting out the "mess", or helping me cook (extra perk...dinner for her and her hubby for that one!)
My size 14 pants are getting closer to fitting again. Still too much muffin-top for me to say they fit, but they button & zip and I can still breathe. And my smaller bras are getting closer to fitting too...still a bit snug and the cup is a bit small, but soon. Sitting at 18 pounds down so far.
But progress is progress, and I'm still getting to go out and do fun things, instead of going into "all-or-nothing" mode like I did early last year. Having friends working with me is slowing me down but keeping my sanity in check, which I think is more important anyway. Who wants to be skinny but miserable?
Monday, August 26, 2013
I keep falling off my little bandwagon this year. Between stress, my hubby's eating habits, and well, a desire to get to ENJOY stuff again, I'm having a lot of trouble being good. My "kryptonite" buddy is doing really well and jumping my case about sabatoging her and trying to help motivate me to do better - thank you Nikki!
So, I've gone out and bought a few workout DVDs and a big exercise ball. I'm having to resign myself to the idea that hitting the pool like I WANT just isn't going to happen at the moment. Going to try a new angle, one that will still let me get the mandatory housework done (because even when the hubby thinks he's helping, he isn't, and the little one isn't very good about helping pick-up yet...he gets some slack, he's still under 3!)
I have managed to lose some so far, bouncing from between 10-17 pounds lost so far this year (I have some STEEP fluctuations). My size 18 pants that were getting too tight are now loose, and I have some 16s that are fitting nicely again. Strangely, some of my 18s are smaller than the 16s, even though they're the same brand and supposedly the same cut/style...I hate the women's clothing industry!
So, I'm giving myself credit for progress made and trying to decide what to adapt next to make a healthier lifestyle more convienent and easier to juggle.
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