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A goal to work towards

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I have struggled over the past year and a half or so. Too much stress and too many changes have made it tough, I am trying to work through this though. I have gained about 30 pounds, mostly due to lack of exercise and horrible eating habits. I think I am a binger. I used to only eat one piece of dessert that I made, and then the rest went to hubby and kids. Now I take only little bites, but those bites turn into whole pieces or even more than one piece, not good! I am now about 10 pounds away from my highest weight, somewhere I never wanted to be again. I also don't want to go buy bigger clothes, I want to fit into my old ones.

So, I have a goal to work towards. My sister recently got married at the court house. They are having a reception on May 19, so that gives me a little over a month to lose some weight. My goal is around 8 pounds, but as long as my clothes fit better, that is all I care about right now. I forgot how yucky I felt at over 200 pounds, and I never want to feel that way again. Hubby and I bought new bikes and have gotten out twice so far and it felt great. Only went about 3 miles each time because we had the kids with us, but I plan on getting out more by myself or with my step mil soon. I need to do this. I will be doing a no sugar challange in a few weeks. I am also cutting out dairy and wheat due to nasal problems and wheat to see if it is causing intestinal issues. This means eating healthy and hopefully feeling better.

I need to work out the details of my plan, but just eating healthier and exercising 3-4 days a week should be a good start.


New focus, being healthy!!!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Okay, so I haven't exercised in over a year and a half and I have felt terrible since stopping! Gained anywhere from 15-20 pounds from eating all the wrong foods and not exercising.

So, I need to lose this weight for good and get to feeling better. I am challanging myself until March 31 to eat clean, gluten free, only healthy foods, lots of water, and minimal sugar (does stevia count as sugar, because that is mainly what I use to sweeten tea and coffee).

Starting slowly back into the exercising with 20 minutes a day, 3 days a week and adding weights on the other days, plus whatever walking I can get in when it is nice outside. We have had a fairly mile winter here in Western PA, so hopefully it continues. I will be getting a new, better bike this spring and hope to get out more than I did last year. I can do this. I want to feel better. I will be 32 in October. When I turned 30, I had my goal of making my healthy weight, but soooooo many things happened that fall. My husband spent 3 days in the hospital for an unknown infection, so that totally gave me health anxiety for anything that happened to me or family. My youngest went to school, so I was by myself for the first time in 10 years, being a sahm that was a big change. Now I am focusing on getting the house cleaned and organized, getting healthy, and being happy for myself and my family and friends. I am going for a massage/chiropractor appt on Thursday, so I am hoping that can help me loosen up and feel better as well.

I am done rambling for now. Going to enjoy this beautiful day, maybe even open a window and get some fresh air!


New Year, New Me

Monday, January 02, 2012

I have really struggled this year. I haven't exercised in over a year and a half. Just haven't felt like it. Tired, sore, you know...

Well, I am at my highest weight in over 4 years and I want to lose that weight and feel good again. Too many bad choices, not being active etc. has led to this. I am about 17 pounds from my highest weight, somewhere I never wanted to be again. Heck, I didn't even want to be in the 190's again, which I am.

My plan is to start eating clean this week and stick with it. I feel so much better when healthy food and water goes in my mouth. Starting to add exercise back in three days a week for two weeks and then add more slowly, let my body get used to it again. I can do this, I know I can. I have always struggled with self doubt and low self esteem. It is time I do something for myself, so I can feel that confidence.

Happy New Year!

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NAGEM26 1/2/2012 8:35AM

    I know you can do it sis!! I've been struggling a lot too. Its so hard to be and stay healthy!!! I've been trying to get 10 to 20 minutes of exercise in the morning. Just keep trying and doing your best. I love you sis!!

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"Cleaning Up"

Monday, October 10, 2011

Okay, this past year, I have been really bad. I quit exercising in August, because I was bored and burnt out. Then my husband got sick, and I was tired and run down. He went back to work and all the kids were in school for the first time ever! Big changes! I got busy doing other things and some health stuff got in the way (not sure if it was all in my head or what). Okay, I was very stressed out at the beginning of the year. I lost weight, but once I started feeling better I gained it back and then some. So, here I sit back around 185, something I never wanted to do again. I am feeling a lot better now and want to be healthy and happy again. I found an awesome clean eating blog that I am trying out some recipes and different ingredients and foods. Drinking lots of water and exercising again. I did 28 minutes on the elliptical and I feel great. Gonna do some strength training tomorrow morning (busy day).

I need to conquer my weight once and for all. I am not making huge goals, just about a pound a week, if I lose more, great, if not, that is okay, too. As long as I am tracking and eating what I know is good for me, then I will make it work. I have done it before, I can do it again.

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NAGEM26 10/13/2011 3:41PM

    I am right there with ya sis!!! If only we would pick up the phone each time we felt like being bad we could be so much help to each other. You are already such an inspiration to me still. I love you and am so happy to have you next to me. I am always here for you. Love ya!!!

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Not giving in!!!

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Okay, so I was pretty bad this week and gave into too many bad choices for myself. I Haven't even stepped on the scale becaue I am scared to see what it has to show me! I will weigh in on Monday.

Anyways, today was my every other week shopping trip, so I was able to load up on healthy foods. I ate breakfast around 8 (chocolate raspberry oatmeal, so yummy). Had my water bottle with me and took an apple for a snack. Now, when I am home, I feel like snacking constantly. If I stay busy, I don't think about it as much. I usually eat lunch around noon. However, I didn't leave for groceries until 10:30. I didn't get home until around 1:30. I could have easily stopped at McDonalds or Wendy's but I told myself I could eat something better when I got home. I got all the cold and frozen stuff put away and then ate my sandwich and some chips and salsa, I know, not exactly healthy, but it was better than fast food. I need to drink some more water, that will help my stomach feel fuller. I also need to move some plants around while it is nice out, so that is next on my list. Homemade pizza with lots of veggies for dinner as well as a salad.

Anyways, I am proud of myself for not giving into something that wasn't good for me.

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NAGEM26 10/6/2011 4:02PM

    GREAT JOB!!! I have been struggling too sis!!! Eating is just so hard to get a grasp on some days. I love ya.

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