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Third World Thin

Monday, January 28, 2013

So my husband and I moved our family to Haiti for one year to work with orphans. It is embarrassing being one of the fattest people on this whole island. People here are thin. Starvation thin. There isn't enough food and the food that is available is either poor quality local food, or extremely expensive imported food.

I spent the first 6 months here totally giving up on dieting. I made starchy, rice and pasta filled meals since that was all we could afford/find. For example, yesterday I tried to buy asparagus at a grocery store. 26 US dollars for a couple of spears. My kids love asparagus, but I just couldn't spend the money, we have very little money as it is. I settled on broccoli, we eat that twice a week, otherwise most of our veggies are canned.

Positives: no drive-thrus to fight with. The closest grocery stores are 45 minutes or so away, and the roads are dangerous to drive. Lots of activity, I have to clean the house every day and make most things from scratch.

Negatives: Hard to find healthy food. No electricity most days gets me depressed. Homeschooling my kids has me sitting a lot. (That one I can change!)

We will be back in the States in 4-5 months, and I want to spend these months getting thinner and staying positive. I am doing workout videos in the mornings using my precious computer battery, getting back active on Sparkpeople, and hoping that I can see this through.

I am so sick of being chubby defining how I think about myself. I am tired of limiting myself, of being embarrassed, of wondering if people are secretly making fun of me. Time to change.

  
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NGCHILD 1/28/2013 9:22AM

    I can understand your frustrations. Just remember to take one day at a time, one step at a time. You can and WILL do this.

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I'm pretty excited to be almost done with the 180s and on to the 170s! Woot! I hope everyone has a good and low calorie holiday!!!

  
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YMUNDERWOOD 11/24/2009 12:41AM

    Glad to here your wait lost is moving right along. Hope you hit the 170's soon. Good luck. Havd a wonderful thinks giving.

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L-OSTER8 11/24/2009 12:37AM

  Good for you . . . I hope everyone will enjoy a happy . . . healthy . . . joyous Thanksgiving Day!

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Party Time!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Well, today we are hosting a big Halloween party - I will be cooking all day so here's to counting calories! I guess it becomes easier and easier to say no to food when I can see the results and can actually now fit in size 14!!!! Yeah! Another good thing - I went from obese to just overweight according to my WiiFit!!! Oh happy day, lol!

Good luck to everyone tonight, I hope that we all have fun healthy, and safe Halloweens!

  


Anyone else dress up to visit the doc?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

OK, so today I have my 6 week postpartum check up and I found myself pathetically trying on outfits this morning!!! On the good side, I am down a whole size from before I got pregnant, so I could actually try on some cuter clothes. On the bad side, I may be ridiculous, lol! Anyhoo, weight loss has been slow but steady, I am so glad to be a part of Sparkpeople!

  
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ELENAS_SEXY_MOM 10/18/2009 11:49AM

    lol. I've never been preggers, so I can't say I've dressed up to go to the doc. For my yearly thing I ALWAYS make sure I'm showered and clean though.

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JULESANA8818 10/15/2009 8:51PM

    We're glad you're here too.

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JULESANA8818 10/15/2009 8:50PM

    We're glad you're here too.

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JULESANA8818 10/15/2009 8:50PM

    We're glad you're here too.

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Woohoo!

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Well, I am officailly on the skinny side of the 190s! I can also finally start walking/jogging and working out! College weight, here I come! :)

  
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LORIPOWERS5791 10/7/2009 9:19PM

  You go girl!!! Keep up the good work. I think what you eat is half the battle. I can get myself on the treadmill but sometimes it is hard to put down the cookies!
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JANTINA1 10/5/2009 10:03AM

    Right On!!!!! emoticon

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