Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Now that my 6 month old is sleeping better at night, I've had a lot more energy. Every night when my husband gets home from work, I get on the Wii Fit for 20 minutes. Boy, is it working! Last week I lost 3 lbs and am feeling so good about myself. I'm now down to 175, only 25 lbs to my goal weight of 150. What's motivating me? Stores have bathing suits out. Really. It's January. It's cold. But bathing suits are out. We booked a beach vacation in July for a week. My kids love to swim so I know I'm going to be in a bathing suit for a whole week. I'm down to a size 12 now and really, am happy with that. (I started in a 18). So, I cut my calories back, am eating more veggies, swapped ground beef for ground turkey, swapped bacon with turkey bacon. Last time I was this motivated, I lost 65 lbs. I'm keeping it off this time, I'm not getting pregnant! LOL
Monday, October 24, 2011
Today was my first weekly weigh-in and something's not right. In a good way. My beginning weight must have been off some how. Last Monday, when I got on the scale, I was 194.4. Today, I was 187.4. I can't see myself losing 7 lbs in one week, especially when I only exercised one day.
Last week: 194.4
This week: 187.4
Total lbs lost: 7
Sunday, October 23, 2011
I've already missed one of my goals - to blog every day. Yesterday was a crazy day. My son was sick, I was tired, and I didn't have time to get online. Oh well. At least it wasn't a food goal.
But when it comes to food, I'm doing gooooooood!! I'm very self-conscious about what and how much I'm eating. I've learned that sometimes I just have to say no to myself. Like, some people can just eat 1 cookie. I can't. So instead of binging, I've learned to say no to that first cookie. When I crave sweets, I have a cup of coffee sweetened with splenda or a cup of yogurt. Tommorow is my first weigh-in and I'm feeling really good about it. I've had low fat/low calorie salads for lunch every day this week. My snacks have been portion controlled popcorn and fruit. I'm actually looking forward to getting on that scale.
Friday, October 21, 2011
It took me a while to realize this. I was always concerned about money. They say that money can't make you happy, but I never bought into that until now. I guess I had to grow up a little to realize how rich I really am. I have 2 beautiful kids that I'm able to stay home with, a wonderful husband who is also a wonderful dad, a great marriage, able to pay our bills, etc.. I AM HAPPY! (I guess I would be even more happy if I got more sleep at night! LOL I guess that's what happens when you have 2 kids under 2.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
I got to thinking yesterday that during my whole life, I'm either dieting or I'm not. I'm either gaining weight or losing weight. I've never been able to maintain. Whenever I "diet" (I hate that word) I have no trouble at all cutting calories. The weight just falls off. But then I get comfortable. The last time I "dieted", I went from a size 18 to a size 12. I was comfortable wearing a size 12 and didn't feel the need to "diet" anymore. I gained 5 lbs fairly quickly, but then I got pregnant. My son is 4 months old, and now I'm trying to lose weight again. On Monday I was 194 lbs and wearing a size 16. I used to weigh myself every morning, but I think I'm going to do weekly weigh-ins this time.
So tonight is the big test! It's our church life group meetup night. Someone is bringing pizza. Yeah, pizza. That's going to be my struggle. Pizza is my absolutely favorite food. I can sit down and eat a whole small pizza by myself. Have you ever looked at the serving size for pizza? ONE SLICE! WHO EATS JUST ONE SLICE OF PIZZA! My almost 2 year old daughter eats almost a whole slice. Anyway, when I did my food journal, I allowed myself a slice and half of cheese pizza and still stayed under 1300 calories. Here's to saying no to more!
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