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A new Beginning

Monday, January 09, 2012

I find it strange how every January I feel like I need to make the same resolution. I suppose if I could just manage to stick with it I could start thinking of new resolutions to make. I have spent the past year and a half having my weight fluctuate from a healthy 155 all the way up to my current weight of 176.

I had grand plans for this year. My youngest DD started full day kindergarten this past Fall and I was supposed to take the opportunity to start going to the gym 5 days a week again. Needless to say that never happened. I did find 3 classes that I really do like and I attended them on and off for the past six months. Unfortunately that is not enough for me to see any changes. So now I am back to square one.

At least one positive thing happened last Fall. My DH, who has had the same gym membership as me for the past 7 years, finally decided to use it. He is now going to the gym more frequently than I am and he has since actually gained like 50lbs in muscle weight. He is a tall guy so that's not a huge deal. He has been going with some guys from his work and they are now moving into the weight loss portion of their routine. I am hoping that we will start to see some slimming down of his mid-section now. We also went out last night and spend almost $200 on healthy foods and snacks.

Now I know what I should and shouldn't be eating. I even realize that I am conscious of when I am hungry and when I am not. Food no longer holds me prisoner. However there are times that despite all of that I just don't care. Now that my husband is going to the gym, you would think that I would be even more motivated to do so as well, but it has had the opposite effect on me and I can't figure out why.

So I guess at this point I am going to make my same old resolution. I will lose weight this year! But I am also going to make a new one. I will stick with eating healthy and exercising and I will maintain a healthy weight. Maybe if I can follow through with these then next year I can resolve to do something else.

  


The light at the end of the tunnel

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Well it has been a long road. Starting out at 176 pounds over six months ago and now I am staring at the last 6 pounds that I would like to lose. It is amazing at how much easier this was than I thought it would be. Sure I have to have will power and I need to keep myself motivated to exercise. I just never realized before that I can pretty much eat what I want as long as it is within reason. I can have pasta, pizza, chocolate and even Ice cream, I just have to know it is a treat, enjoy it, and know when to say stop. I am amazed at how well I have done with sparkpeople. I found some great people who helped motivate me and who have done wonderful challenges that keep me on track each week. They also keep me coming back and checking in every day. It's funny now, I will rarely eat anything now without either checking my calories or at least knowing if I will stay within my calorie range if I eat it. I have also started eating so many more fruits and veggies than I did just 6 months ago. This has not only been good for me but for my two girls. While they have not had any problems with their weight(and knock on wood they won't), It has been great introducing them to new healthy foods. Now I am not saying that I don't have an "off" day, but no one is perfect. I just have to suck it up and say, oh well and get myself back on track the next day. I think the biggest mistake that anyone can make is simply to give up because they made a mistake. Learn from it, move on and hey, tomorrow is a new day!

  
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ODDBODKIN 4/23/2009 8:33PM

    I really like this blog entry. It's full of all the sorts of things that are positive and affirming. Congratulations on the progress you've made over the last six months, and special congratulations for doing it in all the right ways. WooHoo!
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MRSGWYNN 4/23/2009 2:14PM

    Isn't living a healthy lifestyle MUCH easier than "dieting"? Way to go on the goals you have reached and those you are soon to meet. What challenges/team helped you the most and why? I'd love to read some thoughts on that on the Spark C. Springs team forum if you have time! Thanks.

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MOTHEROFANGELS3 4/23/2009 11:34AM

    Sweetie your a winner, yep on the track to success. We are only human, and not satisfying those cravings, urges only leads to trouble. Have it when you want, at least your not doing it every day!

Yes, in the beginning it did seem very hard, and as you went along things got easier. What is surprising is if you sit and really think about what you have eliminated from your diet you will see how much better your truly eating.

Hugs and love to you, stay the program you are a winner and an inspiration! emoticon

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Too many thoughts

Monday, March 30, 2009

So here I am sitting on my lap top at 4:00am in the morning. I have actually been up since about 2:30am. I hate when this happens. I know that I need to be in bed sleeping but I have so much on my mind that I can't seem to get back to sleep. I am currently trying to remember what I need to get done before I leave for our trip to Vegas. I don't know why I am stressing about it so much it is only a 3 day trip but I feel like I have way to many things that I need to take care of before we leave. I have to make sure that my 2 DD's have all of their stuff as well as the Puppy. They are all spending 4 nights over at my MIL house. So I am busy packing for them as well as us. I also am worried about the Puppy. We have already purchased a larger crate for him because he is outgrowing his current one. However the one we bought that will fit him until he full grown is way to huge to take to my MIL's house. I am just hoping that he can make it in his current crate until we get back. I am also worried about the Carnival coming up in three weeks at my daughters school. I am in charge of it. I am supposed to be going to a PTCO meeting on Tuesday night...at least I think so. The meeting didn't make it on to the calendar this month so now I am not sure if its happening or not. I would love for it to be canceled, however I really need to talk with the teachers to finalize some things about the carnival. I think maybe I just worry to much sometimes. My DH keeps asking me why am cranky. I think it is just everything that I have going on atm. I will be honest with you. I can't wait until I am done with my PTCO responsibilities for the year. I am debating about how much involvement I will let myself do next year. I may have taken on a little bit to much this year. Oh well only time will tell.

  
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MRSGWYNN 4/1/2009 12:46AM

    Hup - You are on vacation in VEGAS! WAY TO GO!!!! and it all got done and you had a great time and you spoiled yourself rotten and the girls and the dog all doubled in size in 3 days..... c'mon, say it's true! emoticon


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COLORADOTINK 3/30/2009 9:08AM

    REMEMBER TO PUT YOUR SELF FIRST AND REST SHOULD BE AT THE TOP OF YOUR LIST MY FRIEND...
DO SOMETHING SPECIAL IN VEGAS JUST FOR YOU. emoticon

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Changes

Friday, March 13, 2009

Well its been a long road so far. I have to admit that although I am not at my goal weight yet it suprised me that I have gotten this far and without feeling like I had to deprive myself of anything. I have been just letting myself have things in moderation.

Along with my weight loss my family has been dealing with quite a few good changes as well. My oldest DD just turned 7. I can hardly believe that. My youngest is no longer a baby now that she is 3, she seems so much more grown up. We added the new puupy to our family. Its funny how much they are like having another child. You really can not leave them alone for a minute unless they are sound asleep. Brisco is doing well but I have to admit I can't wait until he is a little older, knows the rules and is completly housebroken.

My husband is going to be dealing with some good changes now too! He is about to sign a new contract with his work whichwill include a big raise and a promotion. He should also be able to get benefits with his new job within 6 months. I am really excited about everything. I know he will have some adjusting to do but it is going to be great I just know it.

It is funny that sometimes in life you just need to sit back relax and go with the flow. Then good things will happen.

  


Venting

Friday, February 27, 2009

So I started out this morning very chipper and ready to go. I got my older DD off to school and I felt that my younger DD was finally well enough that I could take her to the Gym nursery this morning. I have not been all week and it is really killing me. I also was in a good mood because I was supposed to be kid less tonight and be able to have a break. Also I was supposed to be going to Cripple Creek with my mother tomorrow morning for the birthday party they have. Well I know that old saying well, "when it rains, it pours". I get a call 30 minutes before I am about to go out the door to the gym. It is my older DD's school calling to say that they think she has pink eye. I noticed they looked a little bit bloodshot this morning but I seriously thought allergy's. I gave her some allergy medicine and sent her off to school. Any how I ended up having to cancel my Gym plans, again. I got her and her sister both into the clinic at 11:30am today and sure enough it's pink eye. Now I feel stupid and bad that I sent her to school sick. I hope she didn't spread it to a bunch of her classmates. Since she is super contagious for the next 24 hours, everything that I had planned is out now. I will be stuck at home again with sick kids. The bright side is at least they are only contagious for 24 hours. That is after they start taking their medicine, which I spent 2 hours going to 3 different pharmacy's to find. I am trying to patiently wait since it was of course the busiest pharmacy that actually had the medicine. They couldn't get the prescription filled for 2 hours. I am hoping that we will be able to pick it up and still maybe make it to my Niece's Birthday party tomorrow night. As of right now that is still looking a little iffy. I swear if I can't go to the gym on Sunday I might scream. It's funny how well I do with exercising when I am in the groove and my schedule isn't bothered. Then as soon as it is I stop exercising all together. I know its hard to have kids, I am usually very good at seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. To be honest looking forward to tonight and tomorrow was about the only thing that got me thorough this week. Now that I don't have that I lost it a little bit today. Needless to say my DH wasn't really much help. He never has to change his plans or not do stuff when the kids are sick. I just get frustrated that I have to. I know it's part of being a mom. I am just not excited about next week. After all this week not being able to go to the gym, next week is slam pack full of DR. appointments and my youngest DD's surgery. Not to mention my DH decided we needed a puppy, but not just any puppy a Great Dane puppy. While I have to admit he is adorable and I am kind of excited about bringing him home I also am very nervous. I have been scouring the internet and the library for all the great dane information that I can find. Of course what does my DH say, that I worry to much. Like this little puppy isn't going to be any problem at all. To be honest I have never even had a puppy. All of our dogs when I was growing up were pound rescues who were already housebroken..sigh. I am sure everything will be fine. I just wish that I could see the light at the end of the tunnel right now. It always helps me keep trucking along.

  


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