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Back at it again!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Last week was a frustrating and busy week. We had company over, which was great, but also meant not eating quite as well and having a few drinks. Needless to say I did not track much (although our dinners at home were still quite good), and have gained back the slight loss that I had had after I recommitted. BUT I am not going to let this stop me. I will conquer this and I WILL win! I found a Kathy Smith strength training DVD (Lift Weights for Weight Loss 2) for $5 so I picked it up. I've done a couple sessions now and it's kicking my butt, which is what I need emoticon With the snow on the road I have had to take my workouts inside so I am doing my Leslie Sansone DVD right now and then the strength training one. I have some other cardio DVDs that I can do as well in order to change things up. It's interesting doing them with a 2 year old running around now but so far he has been really good about letting me get it done. Let's hope it keeps up this way! When I am stretching he loves to lay down on the floor next to me and try to do it as well, pretty cute.

On the plus side his sleeping is getting much better! Most nights he is only getting up once and at the most twice, which is so much nicer than every 2 hours! His foster mom and brother are coming for a visit this Friday. I am kind of nervous about it as we are in a good pattern right now and I have a feeling that this visit is going to set us back but I know that I cannot avoid it and its important for all of them to see that he is happy and doing well and its important for him to see that they have not disappeared from the face of the earth!


One day at a Time

Monday, November 15, 2010

Today has been a frustrating day for me! Started out with the little one not wanting to eat breakfast, then late for a dentist appointment, then late for swimming lessons in which little one last all of 15 minutes! Thank goodness he is napping now!! I think things are feeling a bit overwhelming today as lack of sleep is catching up on me. He wakes up several times during the night and needs me to go in before he will go back to sleep. The last couple of nights he has even had his soother in his mouth or hand but still needs me to go in and turn on his musical seahorse. DH thinks I should let him be but seeing as he shares a room with the oldest one I don't want him waking up as well! This is new to me as both our other kids slept through the night early on and have always slept really well. Anyway, that's my rant for today.

The good thing is that even though I really want to I am not eating my way through this day! I even got my walk in this morning and am glad I did as it is now pouring out. I am determined to keep going with the progress I have made this week and get to where I want to be. This weekend will be a challenge as my SIL and MIL are coming for a visit and when they are down we don't always eat very well. I will plan as best as I can and keep going this week regardless of what the weekend may bring.

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HEALTHY4CAROLYN 11/16/2010 11:55AM

    Sounds like you are doing great considering such a little one. Don't give up. You have more together than you probably even realize.

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One Month in....

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Can't believe it has only been a month since we first met our new son!! He has been home with us for 3 weeks already and it feels like he has been with us forever. Things are going really well. Everyone is adjusting well and although I am busier than before I am content, although tired as he does not sleep through the night. In the midst of all this I really slacked off on my tracking, exercising, and eating well. This Monday I decided to go back to the beginning and start all over again. So I am back in stage one of the Spark Diet and hoping to keep at it this time! My brother is getting married in May 2011 so my goal is to be able to rock it and feel great about how I will look in those pictures!



Saturday, August 07, 2010

I started my Sparkpeople journey just over a year ago. I had been doing WeightWatchers online for the year before that and had managed to lose around 20 pounds over the course of the year. I switched to Spark for financial reasons fully expecting that I would lose the final few pounds and be able to keep it off. A year later, as a result of medication and lack of energy/enthusiasm caused in part by this medication, I am now heavier than I was when I started my original weight loss journey. I have trouble staying the course simply because many days I have very little energy due to the medication I have been on. I am weaning off this medication and waiting for my lidocaine infusions to begin. Today I am recommitting to this journey and to myself. I had decided this spring that I wanted to become a runner, however, my knees just can't handle it. I could not even do week 2 of the C25K program and be able to walk for the rest of the day or the day off I scheduled in between. I have decided that this is okay and I have to listen to my body! I am going to walk the 5K I have scheduled in October rather than run it and I am fine with that!! I will track my foods daily and get a walk in at least 4 days a week. I will feel good about myself regardless of what the scale says and I will remind myself that what I am doing is going to get and keep me healthy and active for the rest of my life!



Sunday, July 11, 2010

So things have not been going according to plan around here. The scale is going in the wrong direction and my Couch to 5 k training has vanished completely. We recently purchase a new house and so I've been working hard there with the renovations we are doing before we move in. This week I also go back to work full time for 2 weeks so I know I won't be finding a way to get a run in along with work and renovations! My kids have been gone for 2 weeks and will be gone for another 2 weeks and while it is nice to have a break and be able to get things done without having them around I find that it is really hard to keep up with my eating plan. Since I know I have not been eating well I have not bothered with tracking because I don't really want to know just how bad I have been doing!!! I have been keeping up with getting enough water though, helps that it is mega hot here right now and that one of my medications gives me dry mouth emoticon I am hoping that with going to work I will be able to get into a better space for eating well. I pack my lunch and usually do a good job at keeping it healthy. The problem occurs when I get home and we want something quick to eat so we can get to the new house and work there. The last week of July is when I plan on getting back to my C25K. That gives me 9 weeks before my race so even though I will be starting all over again I will still be able to get it done! Hoping that the time crunch will also help motivate me when I don't feel like doing it!


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