Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Saying I'm going to lose weight is so easy, but actually doing it and staying on track is a whole other story. I lost 30 + pounds with Spark over 3 1/2 years ago. Why oh why did I not make time to keep it up?
My youngest is now 2 1/2 and I really need to lose weight to keep up with that little monster. Finding balance and time is extremely difficult but it MUST be done! I weighed myself tonight and I'm 10 pounds heavier than I was at my heaviest. GULP!! I actually think I was heavier a few weeks back.
For the last 18 months I've been working lots of OT at work. That means coming home late and eating what's convenient. After eating dinner and taking care of the kids it was late, and I was exhausted. In the midst of all this, we lost our home and had to find a new place, pack, and move. This led to tons of chocolate consumption.
Moving is when I really felt out of shape. I got tired after packing up 5 or so boxes and actually moving them, HA!
My husband went to the doctor a few weeks ago for a check up and was told he had to lose weight. It's so much easier when you have somebody else to help keep you on track.
In the last few weeks I stopped eating out daily at lunch time and am bringing leftovers. I still go out once a week. I know if I don't get my fix right now I'll revert back. A few of my co-workers are eating in with me as well. I'm leaving work on time or close to it most days and am making dinners again. I'm limiting soda intake and drinking more water. I can't stand plain water so I was using Mio. I recently learned I like the Crystal Light liquid drink mix, which has 0 calories. It makes water taste great, and I know I will drink more water. Eating healthy is definitely more expensive but it's worth it.
I haven't exercised though. Our new place has stairs and I'm up and down them at least 7 times a day, which is better than nothing, right? When we first moved in last month I was huffing and puffing after going up the stairs. I'm not like that any more unless I run up them. We walked to the park the other day too. I'm hoping once the weather stays warm I'll be able to get out with Addison more and get some exercise chasing after her.
I sure hope I can do this this time. I've tried to get on board a few times over the last few years and I couldn't make it stick. If I have to go to the doctor for anything I'm going to get my butt chewed out for gaining so much weight. LOL
Here's to new beginnings.