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.
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!
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!
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.
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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