Monday, August 11, 2014
I completed a week of Nutrisystem. I am down 4 lbs, to 163 this morning. I had one day where things were not good - day 4. I am back on track and doing good, though! I feel motivated. I even did some exercise today - calisthenics and some elliptical time. Probably 20 min total, but it is something!
I am looking forward to moving. I hope we get to move in on time. There are some issues on the seller's end that need resolved.
Bella is crawling so well now. I am somewhat dreading her birthday since it is so many people, but I did it so that is what it is. Had a good visit with ym dad and his wife yesterday.
My hubby's birthday was yesterday. We went out for lunch with my dad, where I got a salad no dressing, cheese, or croutons, with grilled chicken and then I took a NS entree to his birthday dinner at my mom's. I was proud of myself. And NO alcohol involved!
Anyway, just popped in to check in. Off to do some packing!
Thursday, August 07, 2014
I am having a photo cake made for Isabella's birthday in a few weeks. This is the photo I am using...
I think she looks cute, plus the dress she is wearing will go with the Disney princess theme colors (pink, purple, white). I am looking forward to stuffing my little munchkin in her birthday dress!
Therapy is coming for her today, they have been off for the past month. I am wondering what they'll think of her progress. She had just started to scoot on her booty last time, and pivot while on her tummy but wouldn't crawl or drag herself yet. Now she can crawl traditionally, and fast! I hope they think she is almost caught up and will be on track. I am not sure what I have disclosed, but Bella was diagnosed with a developmental delay (not mental, just physical) at 6 months old. She has made a lot of progress in the past 5 months. She is about on track, in my mind, and very social. I hope they have good things to say. Here is my angel again:
Also, I'd mentioned going to the park with her the other day. I took a video and a photo. Here she is:
One more, just because. My little princess!
Ok, done showing off my baby. I just love her sooooo much! She is my heart. It is so weird to be a mom. Sometimes I feel like I could cry just thinking about her. It really is like watching your heart crawl around out side of your body.
Anyway, today is day 3 of Nutrisystem. I am doing ok. I almost caved last night. If it wasn't for carrots and salsa, I'd have eaten this really unhealthy BLT salad I made for my hubby. It has a jar of mayo in it, a pound of noodles, pound of bacon, green onions, tomatoes, sugar, milk. That is it, but it is so delicious. I made it one other time and ate most of it over a few days. Talk about pure fat and carbs!
We are doing a cookout for Bella's birthday in a couple weeks. Gosh! I am making a ton of macaroni salad, we are grilling burgers and hot dogs, having sloppy joes too, and potato salad, veggie trays, fruit salad, chips and dip, and cake. Maybe ice cream. My mom is making this hot bean medly to go with it, like baked beans but it was a recipe from her late mother who was an excellent cook. I hope there is enough food. Pretty much everyone I invited said they'll come, which is like 50 people. About 10-15 are kids, though. This is overwhelming, but I couldn't NOT include some of my hubby's relatives and I wanted a few of my friends there, too, if they wanted to come. I just hate the thought of running out of food. Or people being bored. I don't know, it is only two hours, mostly eating and then gifts and cake and done. We purchased the princess plates, balloons, napkins, pink cups, and forks and spoons. Now we need to get the meat and buns, and I need to buy the stuff for the macaroni salad. I am just going to buy two large pre-made veggie trays from Sam's Club.
Anyway, have a good day!
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Today has went well thus far. I felt like I was going to throw up while choking down my NS bagel this morning...I ate about a third of it and stopped. It was too disgusting. I wasn't expecting it to be so sweet, and the texture. I don't like bagels anyway, so the bread doughy-ness is just gross to me, I don't eat much bread. I ate carrot sticks with 2 tbsp. salsa for a snack, and it was so good. I must have been really hungry, huh? I don't particularly enjoy eating carrots, but I FELT LIKE I COULD DRINK THE SALSA! Haha. I gobbled them down.
I still have a snack, my NS dinner, and then my NS dessert to go. I received my fast 5 kit today, as it was late to arrive. I am starting that tomorrow. I felt pretty hungry yesterday, today a bit better. I am eating a greater volume of vegetables.
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Nutrisystem day one has commenced. So far, the food is good. I added the required veggies in to the meals. It arrived at 9:45 this morning, so I had eaten a kiwi and was waiting to see if it would come. I know this is a big month, have hubby's birthday, our 3 yr wedding anniversary, and then Bella's birthday all in the next three weeks. But! I need to start.
I took measurements today... dear me, I am the same in waist as in chest now... and my hip-to-waist ratio is obscene. I am going to die, even not looking morbidly obese, because of this abdominal fat. I have ACTUALLY GAINED 3 INCHES OF FAT AROUND MY WAIST AND HIPS IN THE PAST 6 MONTHS. No joke. Took measurements on 2/22/2014 and I am up 7 inches on what I measured today total, not counting neck and calf because I had enough torture.
I am committed. Here we go.
In other news, I took Bella to the park today and she LOVED swinging on the swings. Too cute!
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
I am pretty excited today. My mom offered to start me on Nutrisystem! I ordered my foods today and they said should arrive between 4-8 days, and my mom started Monday and hers arived within two days. Yay! I really think this will help get me on track and back into eating the right portions. It is a VERY generous offer, as this program isn't cheap! I am so excited. I have never tried a plan involving set foods and meals. It seems like it will be good for me.
I think a lot of my problem is portion control and it has been challenging to make meals my hubby will enjoy that also fit into my nutrition. Most of my casseroles, etc. even lightly prepared are around 500 calories in one smaller serving than I'd normally eat.
I am excited to keep cooking what my family enjoys while eating meals which look appetizing and are somewhat nutritious.
Wish me luck!
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