Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Here I am again. Another new year with some more lbs. to lose! I've been here before and only succeeded once with weight loss. And that was in my mid-20's when I was single and before I had kids. Huh, I thought it was hard then! The past 6 years I've progressively gained weight. One miscarriage, 2 children, and being a stay-at-home-mom has added to my lack of time, energy, and poor eating habits.
I keep telling myself, yes, it is a new year, but if I mess up, just to start over again and promise myself to do better. I really, really want to do this once and for all.
Here is a REMINDER LIST for myself of why I want to get this extra weight off of my body:
-fit in clothes comfortably & look good in them
-be self-confident once again
-be a good role-model to my 2 girls (I'm very concerned about passing on my bad eating habits & lack of exercise to them; no better time to start than now to incorporate better habits in their life)
-not have to wear a Maternity bathing suit again this summer!
To start off these are things I need to remember to do DAILY:
-take my VITAMIN
-drink 8 glasses of WATER
-take 30 minutes out of the day to do some sort of EXERCISE
-be aware of what I am EATING (try to stop myself when I start 'stress' eating)
-try to go to bed EARLIER (it is very difficult to get adequate sleep with my 1 yr old being such a bad sleeper, but I must try to do the best I can to get as much sleep as possible!)
Some steps I have taken for MOTIVATION:
-joined a BUDDY TEAM here at SP (Married Life)
Team Members: MJENKINS3084 - MOTIVATOR
ANNALILLIES CHRISTINE86 GOLDER35536C
-SP EASTER CHALLENGE @ Married Life-
goal is to lose 10 lbs by March 23rd
-If I reach my Easter goal, I will reward myself with a new Spring outfit
As I've said before, I've been at this point before. A new year, being optimistic and then a month later, having it all go back to the same 'ol same old thing. Well, this year I am promising myself that even if I do mess up, I will try again to continue to eat healthier, exercise more and get back to a healthy place in my life. I realize there will be bad days.....there always is. But this time, my outlook is to look beyond the days that are not so good and focus on what I am capable of. I can do this. I have to do this for my health!
I drank 8 glasses of water today!!!! WoW, was I ever running to the bathroom! LOL!
Saturday, December 22, 2007
I have been so busy & stressed the past month, I haven't really bothered to come to SP to do much of anything.
My oldest daughter turned 5 on 12/13. We had a family bday party the week before, a kids party (which I had been planning & buying things for since the beginning of November) last Friday and of course after her birthday, then it's a scramble for Christmas!
So all this week I've been trying to wrap presents after the kids go to bed. They were both sick at the very beginning of the week and that changed their sleep schedule (bed later), which messed up my wrapping plans. So the past 3 nights I've been spending wrapping gifts. I'm hoping tonight is it.
Today I promised my 5 yr old daughter that we'd make chocolate chip cookies. It was the 1st time I've ever messed them up. I followed the recipe on the back of the chocolate chips and doubled it. I noticed the dough seemed to be really smooth, but didn't think too much of it. Well, the cookies spead out thin & burned. I added a bit more of baking soda to the batter, still, browning around the edges and going flat & real gooey in the center. I just covered up the batter and put it in the fridge because I am at the end of my rope. Done. I am kind of taking this as a sign that we're not supposed to have these goodies in the house anyway. I originally wasn't going to make any cookies, but my daughter said 'Santa needs chocolate chip cookies.'
Ayhow, here I am, taking some 'me' time on my laptop before my 1 yr old wakes up from her nap. (Ahhh, there she is now....end of 'me' time.)
I am nowhere near eating healthier, and that is what I wanted to work on over th epast month. ITnstead, I'm stressed, have stomache troubles here of late, and binge eating. It's just terrible. I saw a picture taken of me at my daughter's birthdya party and I just want to crawl under a rock because it makes me sad and angry to know that is truly what I look like right now.
I'm starting to think maybe I'll start the gym in February instead of January. I don't know. What do you all think I should do? I want to at least be drinking more water and eating better before I start the whole gym thing.
I will try to blog a bit before Christmas. I think I need to type out my feelings to help me deal with my issues. Thanks for reading today.
Monday, November 05, 2007
I have been really trying to drink more water. I had no problem drinking water when I was pregnant or when I nursed more than I do now. Over the past few days the most I've been able to drink is 3 glasses, but the glasses I drink out of are 16 oz glasses, so that's pretty good right?
Today I did a lot of cleaning & straightening up around the house. My eating habits weren't great (to say the least), but I am not giving up on this. I need to lose weight and get healthy! And I am getting a sore throat now......so I am about to drink a cup of tea with some honey in it to soothe my throat before bedtime :)
Thursday, October 04, 2007
I had been keeping an online weight journal at Live Journal for a few years. I also have been visiting a message board for 4 yrs that has helped motivate me & forced me to keep track of my ups & downs. When I got pregnant in January 2006, I weighed 148 lbs. I am currently 157 lbs, although I was 159 lbs 2 weeks after the birth of my 2nd daughter. I gained that 4 lbs during the Christmas holiday. I have currently set a goal of 130 lbs.....that is my mid-range goal. I would 1st like to hit the 140 lb mark, then 130 lbs. My long-term dream weight would be 118 lbs. I don't know if I will ever obtain that though. I would even settle for 125 lbs. My main problems are sweets & starches.
Promises to myself:
-I will start anew with my body measurements & weight chart
-I will find healthy recipes for dinners & snacks
-I will incorporate exercise into my lifestyle
(kids take up most of my time)
-I will keep a food journal diary (even if I do not get to enter it here, I will write down what I eat on paper)
-I will re-read over my notes from the Dr. Phil Weight Solution book. This is to remind me of what I need to do in order to be successful at this.
-I will make an effort to participate on the weight message board I've been going to on & off for 4 years now. This is so I can keep looking ahead, gain & give support to others.
Here is some of my "past":
4/1/03- 147 lbs
2/28/04- 143 lbs
3/14/04- 139 lbs
3/31/04- 142 lbs
4/7/04- 141 lbs
4/14/04- 139 lbs
4/22/04- 140 lbs
4/28/04- 139 lbs
5/5/04- 142 lbs
5/12/04- 143 lbs
5/19/04- 141 lbs
6/2/04- 142 lbs
6/9/04- 141 lbs
6/16/04- 141 lbs
6/23/04- 141 lbs
6/31/04- 141 lbs
7/7/04- 143 lbs
7/15/04- 142 lbs
7/21/04- 141 lbs
12/15/04- 138 lbs
1/06- 148 lbs
11/3/06- 150 lbs
DATE 6-16-04 MEASUREMENTS:
Height: 5'1 Arm: 12" Chest: 37" Waist: 33 1/2" Abdomen: 38" Hips: 42" Thighs: 23" Calves: 14" Weight: 141 lbs.
I've always struggled with my weight. I've always struggled with eating properly & healthy. I've always wanted to look good in my clothes.
I successfully lost weight once in my life. I was 24 years old. I went to a gym 3-4 times a week, drank a lot of water & seemed to eat better because I didn't want all the hard work of working out to be for nothing. My motivation was to look & feel better, but the driving force was that I HAD to go to the gym at least 3 times a week every 6 month period to be reimbursed money from my insurance company. And I did it! Yes, I was 24, living the single life and finally felt good about myself.
But then, I met my now husband, we started to eat out a lot and we got 'comfortable' with each other. I put on weight. I joined the gym again 1 year before my wedding to try and lose some, but I only went to the gym a handful of times. Pathetic. My weight has been climbing uphill ever since.
December 2001, I miscarried at 7 1/2 weeks. This was my 1st pregnancy. I was sad, depressed and quit my job. My husband thought my job added unecessary stress to my life and told me to just quit....so I did. I gained some more weight, then four months later I was pregnant again. I had my 1st daughter in December 2002. I lost most of the weight from that pregnancy, but never got below what I was before getting pregnant the 1st time. January 2006, I got pregnant with my 2nd daughter and she was born October 2006. Here I am almost exactly a year later, still nursing and pretty much at the same weight I was after I had my 2nd baby.
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