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This Roller Coaster

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Part of this weekend's challenge is to blog about how I've weathered the ups and downs of weight loss. I honestly don't know. I couldn't tell you how I picked myself up by the seat of the pants and just kept working hard at shedding this fat suit. I couldn't tell you how it has just clicked (thanks to BLC22) this time around with this whole weight loss thing. It just has and I just do. I guess if I had to pick a how it would have to be my desire to feel great about myself when I walk. To not feel self conscious when I wear a dress and have people look sympathetically at me because I look miserably 8 months pregnant waddling around with 3 kids in tow (sometimes 4 when I have my niece with me).

I just do this whole weight loss thing because I have such a desire to be at a healthy weight so I can be there for my kids. So I can have the energy to keep up with the house and my kids and be active with them. I desire to be able to enjoy my life and currently I can't. I hurt every day. Whether it's my lower back, my upper back, or I have a migraine because it's killing my back to sit up straight and thus puts pressure on my neck. I'm sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. So I just do it. I just say "not right now" when I'm offered things that aren't in my calorie range. I say "no thank you" when someone offers me a taste of something that looks oh so yummy but would sabotage my metabolism for three days. And when someone asks me, "why not?" I respond with "I'm losing weight, not trying to maintain my weight. I will indulge every once in a while with that type of food when I'm done losing weight and ready to maintain a healthy weight."

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SANDLADY48 8/26/2013 9:28AM

    Keep it up! One day at a time!

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FITAT50 8/18/2013 8:59AM

    You've "Got" it!! I KNOW you WILL succeed!! I love your comeback answer! Two minutes of pleasure is not worth a day's worth of guilt. emoticon

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Why do I want to lose weight?

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

My action step for today from SparkCoach is to blog about WHY I want to lose weight. So I've come up with a list...

1. So I can buy clothes straight off the rack
2. I'm tired of being the fat mom
3. I'm tired of being judged by what is in my shopping cart
4. So I will have the energy to play outside with my kids more
6. To have more energy
7. To have more self confidence
8. To be a better role model for my children instead of an example of what NOT to do
9. To kick my depression to the curb

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MICHIGANLORI 7/2/2013 3:19PM

    I want to you kick #9 it to the curb. emoticon

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FITAT50 6/27/2013 4:38PM

    Excellent reasons!! emoticon emoticon

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LETHA_ 6/26/2013 8:14PM

    Great list. Thanks for sharing.

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EMILY0724 6/26/2013 7:50PM

    Thanks for posting your reasons for wanting to lose weight. I always have trouble with my reasons. I'm gonna "steal" some of yours!


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Day 5

Friday, May 17, 2013

Day 1 was super strong, lots of motivation to follow the book's nutrition and exercise program while I was reading it, trying to plan ahead. Then Day 2 comes and I got frustrated with the layout of the book and motivation fell, I still followed the nutrition plan but I didn't exercise as much. I even prepared the enchiladas that were on the meal plan for supper even though we were in a rush to get out the door for my girls' Spring Music Program. Day 3 I pretty much sat on my butt and ate whatever I wanted to (I did keep my portions in check though). Day 4 I followed BLC22's workout challenge and kept my calories in check. I did really well eating out at Burgerville for my son's preschool's fundraiser. Kept my dinner AND dessert caloies under 650 and fat under 25! Bonus: I kept my protein to carb ratio under 1:3. Not having the tracker last night kinda threw me, but I wrote everything down so I could put it in the tracker later.

Now here is Day 5, breakfast came late but I ate super healthy! I tried to hang the kids' curtains up in their bedrooms to give me something to focus on instead of sittin' here on my butt watching TV and having the urge to munch just because I'm bored. But the dang drill bit got stuck and now I have to wait for hubby to get home to help me get it out before I can finish the job.

I am anxious about this weekend's challenge. I've never done well with challenges but then again I haven't done well losing this weight so something has to change. This fat isn't just going to magically disappear. I am really tired of having pain everyday in my back because my back can't handle my big ol' belly.


Grocery Shopping

Monday, May 13, 2013

Wow! I am starting the 2 week Spark Solution eating and exercise plan today so I had to stock up on the healthy food items yesterday (Happy Mom's Day to me, lol). I about killed my back but I think it's going to be worth it. I printed off the 2 week grocery list and hit the store. I was super intimidated when my cart kept filling and filling with all the fresh produce and seeing I still had a huge list left to go. I didn't think I would be able to get everything for the first week in one shopping trip and I really wanted to be completely prepared when this morning came. As I went through the list of grains and pantry items though I realized I already had most of that stuff at home! Phew! A lot of the protein listed was already at home too. That made me feel really good about myself. Since I already knew we didn't eat enough fresh produce at home it was no surprise that I needed just about everything in that section of the list.

As I watched this morning's video 'lesson' from Chef Meg (she was talking about shopping the perimeter of the store and only hitting the middle for specific items), I realized that is exactly what I did yesterday vs. all the rest of my shopping trips to the grocery store. I spend very little time in the produce section and most of my time in the boxed/canned/frozen section typically.

I am really looking forward to this change and I'm excited to see what difference it's going to make in how I feel AND look :D SparkCheers to y'all. Today is the perfect day for a fresh start! ACCOUNTABILITY!!!

Sorry if this post is kinda random, I type how my brain thinks. And I usually think pretty randomly :D

Can also read my family blog here.

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PINKYYSUEE 5/13/2013 4:37PM

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We're Moving!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Eeek! We got approved for a townhouse that is so much bigger than our apartment! So super excited. Now to continue good food choices, keep hydrated, and continue my workouts.....

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BANKER-CHUCK 2/7/2013 7:37PM

    Good luck with the move to Scappoose. I go through there often in the Summer riding my motorcycle. The Hood to Coast Relay race in August goes through there. I ride the Safety Patrol on my motorcycle from Scappoose to Columbia Fairgrounds all night long. Great coffee shack just past the school that helped keep me alert.
Hope you enjoy your new home.

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JANTWO 1/16/2013 12:44AM

    That is great!!!!

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