Lost and Alone
I stopped worrying about dieting for awhile. After over a year of trying, my husband and I were thrilled to discover we were expecting! So the diet and desperate attempts to lose weight no longer mattered, taking care of baby was more importan... Read more
Starting a New Week
I've been struggling with motivation, especially this morning. Monday mornings are always rough, we were all running late, and I wonder what it's all for. Is it worth it? Will I lose weight by restricting what I eat and exercise? Theoretical... Read more
Friday of Week 1 - Doing Good!
I did it!
Yesterday was the last day of my detox diet. I am so excited to be eating more normal food again (though I really don't want any vegetables, lol). My plan includes lots of whole grains, lean proteins, fresh fruits and veggies, a... Read more
When I woke up this morning I had a sore throat and was congested. Panic set in. Everytime I try to reboot my diet and exercise plans I get sick or injured. I can't be sick! I can't get off plan. I barely started. Nothing is a habit yet. ... Read more
Day 2 of Detox - Done!
I'm doing it! It's not always easy. There have been some serious mental wars between sticking to the plan and doing what is easy. Especially after a stressful afternoon. So far the plan has won! I only have one more day on this very restric... Read more
Cleanse and Detox
We couldn't wait to do grocery shopping, so last night we shopped and got lots of fresh produce. Yum! I am so excited to finally have some good food in the house.
Today I am starting a 3 day cleanse and detox plan. Eating whatever is ava... Read more
2013's Fresh Start
For the last year I have not tried to diet, or exercise too vigorously, as we were trying to get pregnant, and I didn't want to do anything that could mess that up. Well, over a year later, still not pregnant, heavier than ever, and about to tu... Read more
Is this bottom yet, because I'm ready to come back up
This time last year I was at my 8 year low, 34 pounds down from my highest weight. It was the result of lots of exercise and a very strict diet that I stuck with even when I thought I couldn't. I didn't lose anymore after an ankle sprain last ... Read more
Affect of journey on children
I saw one of the "hot topics" listed was how your journey has affected your kids. My first thought - I really hope it hasn't. That's why I'm pushing so hard now. I have to succeed before she's old enough for me to give her diet and body issue... Read more
Emotions always get the best of me
I long for the day when good habits are so ingrained that it's not a fight to start on track when something upsets me. No matter how large or small. Everyone around me knows I'm very emotional. I feel other people's pain more than I probably ... Read more
One week down!
This week threw a lot at me. There were definitely times I didn't think I'd make it! But overall I stuck to my points (didn't even use all the weekly points), exercised more than I had been, and when all was said and done, lost 2 pounds! Perf... Read more
I'm a pro at making excuses. Getting frustrated, overwhelmed, depressed, you name it, and use it to treat myself badly. I know what I do hurts me. And somehow I convince myself it's what I deserve. I declare it over!
There will always b... Read more
2010 - A Heathy Year!
Welcome 2010! I know a lot of people are happy to see 2009 done, and see 2010. 2010 is going to be a new me. I'm off to a good start. I wouldn't give back 2009, I have some memories I want to keep, but I didn't put myself first and take care... Read more
Still hanging in there
Yesterday got interesting trying to stay strong - all of us had a stomach bug. I still managed to take a walk (not terribly brisk), and kept track of what I ate (not the most nutritious, but within the right calorie range).
Today I found a... Read more
Yesterday I did good!
And yes, I'm patting myself on the back. Stuck to my points values, even tracked it in the nutrition log (I was in the right range for calories, over in fiber, and under in fat - there is some tweaking that needs doin... Read more