Thursday, December 31, 2009

Week far

This is only day 5 of my weight loss journey and it has been all over the place.

On Sunday and Monday I was very hungry because my body is so used to the mindless eating and such a large amount of calories being consumed but I made it through those days with lots of water, gum and pure determination.

This week has also brought with it a test for me because I have a particular family member who likes to cause trouble and that person decided to target my husband and I on Monday. I wanted to run for the nearest store immediately and buy some chocolate but I resisted the temptation and it soon went. I know I am an emotional eater so I am keeping a close check on this.

I have been eating very healthy all week and feeling great! Feeling great physically and so in the game.

I was out of town for a day of shopping yesterday and was able to stick with my plan....usually when I go out of town I eat all kinds of stuff (read.... MacDonald's Fries, donuts, milkshakes and family size chocolate bar for the drive home) because we just don't have the fast food and availability here on the Island so I take advantage of all the things I feel deprived from. What crazy ways our minds think! My eating for the day away was as follows... breakfast at home and then Tim Horton's coffee for the drive, Subway Turkey breast sub loaded with vegetables and a small chocolate milk for lunch and for the drive home a bought a container of fresh fruit from the grocery store.

I have began working out also this week. I purchased new shoes and a great DVD (that I have used before until I wore it out) and I am anxiously awaiting there arrival.

All in all so far this week I have had a few Non-scale victories! YEAH!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

A New Beginning

Losing weight and getting into physical shape is something I have to do because of the family history I have. I am feeling good about this journey and have three other friends in my community that have joined me in help encourage each other and push each other on when the going gets tough. We have not worked out all the details but I know this is my time and feel they are committed too!

So here is the details of my starting place.

My start weight today is a whooping ......209lbs.

Bust 41"
Waist 42.5"
Hips 44.5"
Upper Leg 25"
Lower Leg 15"
Ankle 9"
Upper Arm 15"

My goals for this week are :
1) Take my vitamin and probiotic daily.
2) Drink 8 glasses of water daily.
3) Walk for 30 minutes 2x this week.
4) Do my arm strength training video 1x weekly.
5) Do my stomache/core strength training 1x weekly.
6) Eat healthy foods for meals and snacks 100% of the time this week.
7) Journal my food daily.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

A Return

Well Ladies and Gentlemen I have returned. For anyone who remembers me you will know that I was expecting. We now have another baby girl; born on Nov. 7th.....a month early.

After today I will be resuming my healthy eating and weight loss journey. I have warned the family that at bedtime tonight I will be throwing out all the junk food and sweets and we all will be eating healthy once again.

I will post my new start weight in the morning. And I will be slowing adding my goals as I spend more time thinking about them and how I want to acheive them.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Short and not so sweet!

I am still here, it has been a while since my last post but for good reason.

I tore a ligament in my right thumb. I am in a cast for another three and a half weeks so typing is a tiring job and using a mouse is nearly impossible.

I never realized just how many things you need your thumb for. Thankfully I have a great husband, mom and a few friends that have been so gracious to help out with things like changing diapers (this I can't do at all), dishes, laundry and floors. My three eldest children have also been great help to me when daddy is at work.

My pregnancy is going well....first ultrasound is in 2 more weeks. Some think it may be twins so we will know then. I personally don't feel this way but there is a history of twins in both sides of the family. Time will tell!

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Well all those familiar feelings of pregnancy have kicked in. Tired, so tired. I wake up tired and go through the day tired and then collapse into bed by 9pm, TIRED. Nausea, this one has only really effected me with the is effecting me this time around. It is to soon to start trying to guess if this baby is a boy or a girl but my hubby and I have our thoughts and they are opposite! Of course!

The house is busy today so I can not stay and type but I wanted to just make a quick stop so everyone knows I am still around. I see the midwife on Tuesday so that will be exciting!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Tuesday, my husbands day off which means appointments and errands for us.

I had a chiropractor appointment this morning and he weighed me.....I have not got on a scale since the beginning of February and I was pleasantly surprised. Now don't go cheering for me I didn't have any great loss but I did not gain a pound either. So I am starting off this pregnancy alot heavier than I would have like to to but I feel healthy so this counts for alot.

My goal during this pregnancy is to gain a small amount compared to my normal 45 - 60lbs.
I plan on calling the dietitian today to set up an appointment to get an idea of what exactly I should be eating because I am also still nursing my little one. I want to make sure I am eating enough but not to much....isn't this a life long battle...I guess that is why it is called a journey!

My second goal is to continue to exercise at least 4 days a week.

It is so early to start talking about this pregnancy but I just love being pregnant. That knowing there is a human growing inside of me is such a......I can't think of a word to describe the feeling but anyone who has had the pleasure of experiencing this knows what I am trying to say.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Weekend Events

This weekend has been very busy and tiring!

I spent the day yesterday at the arena with my two oldest girls for a figure skating competition. They have been skating for 4 years and they just love it.

More then the sport itself they love their coach. She is the greatest!

Yesterday my youngest had a mental block during her warm up and could not remember her solo. Her face was white and I could tell from where I was sitting that she was crying....I wanted to run over and take her in my arms to make the world go away for her. I have never seen her like this.

I didn't go to her because I knew that I wouldn't be of any help but her coach did. This wonderful woman took my daughter into the hall, pulled her onto her lap and hugged her. She mentally was able to get her to visualize the solo. Thankfully my daughter was scheduled sixth to skate and by the time it was her turn she was able to go out on the ice and she skated so beautiful that she came home with a bronze place medal. (this is her first season in the level she skated yesterday) I was a proud momma!

My eldest daughter also skated amazing and placed sixth in her solo and third in her elements.

We had an amazing mother and daughter day together!

This was a sad day also though because it is the last time the girls will skate under the direction of this coach, she is leaving coaching to be a full time mom. Tears were shed and hugs were given!

One final note....we found out yesterday that I am expecting! YEAH!!!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Daily Musing

So we got hit with the flu bug in the house. The baby started yesterday and seems to be on the mend now. I am hoping and praying that everyone else has had a strain of this particular virus and no one else will come down with it. That is one thing about a big family if everyone develops a particular sickness it is a good 6 weeks before it is cleared from the house. So far this winter we haven't had anything though so I can't complain!

On the school that March Break is over the girls and I started a study on Canada. We had actually taken a long break from Unit Studies because my 'job' was to busy so everyone was doing just the basis 3 R's. They are really enjoying this study so far, okay I know it is only the second day but we are planning a "vacation" across Canada in order to learn this time. So it is very engaging for them, who doesn't like to plan a trip? The enthusiasm this morning when we decided to fly to PEI and start the trip there was so exciting for me to watch when I seen that both my girls were totally focused and into their work. I hope this continues!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I can smell it...

Spring that is!
I am really enjoying this spring weather.....the sun is shining in the front window to warm up the whole room. My little ones have spent so much time outside the last few days. Along with them going outside they have brought in a lot of mud and anyone who knows me knows that I hate a mess. Last night you would have seen me in the "mud room" sweeping and washing the floors, riding the area of winter pants and boots and even washing the walls all to have a mess the first time the doors opens and the children head outside again. OH well....I remind myself that in a few years from now I will be missing these days!

With the beautiful weather I have been spring cleaning the house; all the normal stuff....washing windows, wiping down walls, getting rid of cob webs and putting away the heavy blankets and going through clothes (lots and lots of clothes). We have another box of clothes to give to the church for their rummage sale in May.

I have got out for a walk 3 nights this week so far! Hooray for me...this is the most exercise all winter.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Child Interviews

The other day I read a blog that I so enjoy reading and the mom did this interview with her little I got to thinking that I would like to know how my children would answer the questions!

Here they are....the answers are from youngest to oldest.

1. What's something mommy always says to you?

  • Don't cry.
  • Let's go somewhere!
  • I love you!
  • Be quiet.

2. What makes mommy happy?

  • smile
  • When you buy her something
  • When we do good things
  • Getting an afternoon rest

3. What makes mommy sad?

  • When I cry
  • When Daddy leaves
  • When I shout
  • When I disobey her

4. How does your mommy make you laugh?

  • like this HAHAHAHA
  • By saying funny stuff
  • When she says something funny
  • By tickling me

5. What was your mommy like as a child?

  • You laugh
  • I don't know I wasn't born
  • I don't know I wasn't there
  • Very obedient

6. How old is your mommy?

  • 3
  • I don't know....46
  • 36
  • 36

7. How tall is your mommy?

  • this big (reaches up over her head)
  • 2 feet
  • Are you like 6feet tall...laughs....maybe 4 feet.
  • I'm guessing 5' 7"

8. What is your mommy's favorite thing to do?

  • Work
  • Go to hotels and stuff
  • Take a nap
  • Read

9. What does your mommy do when you are not around?

  • Watch movies
  • Go on the computer
  • How am I suppose to know?
  • Go on Facebook

10. If your mommy became famous, what will it be for?

  • going on the computer
  • I don't know
  • writing
  • cooking

11. What is your mommy really good at?

  • writing
  • skating
  • at taking care of babies
  • making children happy

12. What is your mommy not very good at?

  • working with wood
  • jumping on the trampoline
  • jumping rope
  • singing the books of the Bible

13. What does your mommy do for a job?

  • goes on the computer
  • works at home
  • stays at home and tends to the children
  • babysit

14. What is your mommy's favorite food?

  • carrots
  • lasagna
  • perogies...I think
  • lasagna and ceasar salad

15. What makes you proud of your mommy?

  • smile
  • I don't know
  • she is pretty
  • when she helps people

16. If your mommy were a cartoon character, what would she be?

  • momma
  • the girl on Bob the Builder
  • Sponge Bob Square Pants
  • Eeyore on Pooh Bear

17. What do you and your mommy do together?

  • clean dishes
  • I don't know (popular answer for the young lad)
  • shopping
  • Math

18.How are you and your mommy the same?

  • I dunno
  • face
  • I don't know...we are not alike....I'm like Daddy!
  • we both like the same food

19. How are you and your mommy different?

  • different is people
  • my eyes
  • mommy has glasses and I don't
  • our hair

20. How do you know that your mommy loves you?

  • you kiss and hug me
  • in my heart
  • when she disciplines me, that is what Daddy told me.
  • by how much she cares

21. What does your mommy like most about your daddy?

  • kisses & hugs
  • going out with him
  • that he is a Christian
  • his looks

22. Where is your mommy's favorite place to go?

  • outside and drive in the van
  • Sudbury
  • you never told me where it is
  • a hotel somewhere, maybe Pike Lake

This was so much fun to do with the children. I did it individually so that they couldn't copy each others answer. I was amazed at a few answers!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Overnight stay

I woke up yesterday morning feeling like I needed a break from the same old daily routine. So after discussing it with my husband we decided that I would venture to Sudbury with the children for some shopping and an overnight stay at a hotel. My husband was not convinced that I was temporarily insane but still he agreed to us going!

Off I go for a two hour drive with five children and myself. Going to Sudbury is always a big trip because I go probably 3-4 times a year so I always have a list of things I need to pick up there that I can't get at home. Taking children on this adventure of purchasing items can be a test of patience to say the least but for my five it was a piece of cake. Bribery works wonders!

After a couple of hours of shopping we headed to the hotel so the baby could nap and the rest of us mellowed out in front of the t.v.

We went and visited a good friend before supper and then back to the hotel.

Everything up to this point was great but for some reason the baby decided he didn't want to between him waking, nursing, crying and sleeping with my 3 year old who thinks she is an extension of me, I got very little sleep. This made for a grumpy mom!

We had breakfast at the hotel and then attempted to do some more shopping but after an hour I had had enough....I packed everyone up and we headed home. The little ones slept and older ones listened to a audio story and mom drank Tim Hortons coffee. What a great way to end our trip!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Changing pace

Well it has been a while since I have posted....
Life has been just plain busy and everything has changed or so it seems. I will be switching this blog from my current weight loss journey to a more general life focus.
The big reason is because we are trying to conceive and my focus on life isn't weight loss right now but rather healthy eating and staying active which shouldn't be to hard considering I have 5 children to chase after.
I am going to take the next little while and recreate this back soon!

Friday, February 13, 2009


We are off for a little vacation in a little over an hour and I am so not focused. I can picture all the BAD stuff I want to eat this weekend!

Oh no! This isn't the way I had wanted this weekend to be but I can tell it will be. For me the battle is all in the thoughts.....I am thinking fatty, salty and chocolatey today.

I did pack my fruit & vegetables along with bottles of water so I will still try to get these in but I plan on enjoying whatever it is I consume. BAD, BAD, BAD!

The scales will definitely be way up this Tuesday!
I will refocus on Monday night when we are back.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


The whole family has been eating all natural, preservative and additive free for 9 days and some how I was up 0.4lbs today.
I admit that I wasn't tracking my points this week....that was obviously a mistake and I resumed today using the WW tools that I paid for back in December. I know in myself that .4 really isn't a big deal but I had hoped for a loss.
I am going away this weekend and staying with family so I know the food choices will not be the greatest plus we will be on the road eating in fast food places for a few meals. Two birthdays to celebrate this weekend.....birthday cake. My plan is to bring alot of fruits & vegetables plus bottles of water from home because my in laws do not have these things in their house so at least I know I will have healthy choices in the house.

My goals for the next 4 days are:
1)Drink 2.5L of water
2)Track all my food
3)Not to use any of my flex points
4)2 days of 30 minutes of exercise

While I am away I plan to:
1) Drink 2.5L water
2) Eat my 5 Fruits & Vegetables

My goal is to at least stay the same this week if not record a loss.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

News from the Scales

Just a quick stop to report that I was down 2.4lbs this week!
Going to a new exercise class tonight here in my town, all ladies, should be fun!
We don't have anything like that here and I hope it lasts because many could benefit from this kind of thing.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Baking Bread

Today I am making bread! No more store bought bread in our house!
Whole wheat bread, white bread and hopefully some other recipe with Red River Cereal in it if I have time left.

I need to get some loaf pans so I can make smaller loafs like a friend had told me she does because right now I only use the bread maker and that is a huge loaf. Everyone loves it though so we eat a loaf a day.
This bread may be one of the foods that I will have to monitor my intake of. Most of the other stuff we are eating will not hinder my weight loss.

Another exciting day at our house, the children and husband are trying foods they have never had. So far everyone is doing great!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Cleaned House

So my husband is now on the same train as I am and we spent a better part of the day going through the cupboards and fridge to eliminate any and all foods with those bad for you chemicals in them.

The list of stuff we threw out was crazy but we should all feel better for it physically and also knowing that we are not putting into us 'things' that were never meant for human consumption.
I am sure we will still eat things here and there that are not the best but we took a giant step in the right direction today.

The cupboards and fridge look pretty bare right now until I get shopping and replenish them with healthy foods. I think it is going to take me a while to get use to buying the kinds of foods we plan on consuming. My shopping trips may be exciting for the next few weeks.

I began this adventure of eating 'raw' in January but have only been half hearted about it, now that my hubby is with me on this it will be easier.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Nothing New

Life can get so busy yet I feel like nothing is 'new'. Laundry, learning, reading, talking and housecleaning take up the day completely.

Food focus was on track yesterday and so far today.

There are so many great bloggers out there that I get inspiration from, Thank you ladies for putting finger to key (so to speak) and expressing yourselves so well.

Since I don't have much to say but have the urge to write I will give show my food plan for today.

Oatmeal (apple & cinnamon) 2pts.
orange 1pt.

Snack AM
Apple 1pt.
1 tbsp. peanut butter 2pts.

2 Hard boiled eggs 4pts.
slice of high fibre bread 2pts.
1 tsp. margarine 1pt.
1 cup baby carrots 1pt.

Snack PM
1cup grapes 1pt.
1 cup Cheerios 2pts.

1 sausage link 4.5pts.
3/4 cup brown rice 3pts.
2 cups mixed greens 0pts.
1 tbsp. light Thousand Island Dressing 1pt.

Total Daily Points Used 25.5
(3.5 to use for something? maybe a weight wathchers dessert or popcorn)

Hope everyone has a GREAT weekend!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Total Vent

Well I am going to sit here and vent! "Its my blog and I can if I want to, can if I want to, can if I want to." (Hum while you read!)

I feel like a loser today because I have allowed the fact that I am going to start a 2 week challenge tomorrow to eat healthy and stay on points ruin my strength to eat well today!

Why??? What makes me sabotage myself in this way??? Why does food have such control???
I want to do what I know is good for my health. I lost my father to heart disease at the young age of 50. I am only 15 years from that now. I want to see my children grow up, marry, explore and have children and if I don't continue this journey to health than I will miss these milestones.
In the more short term my husband and I are considering having another baby (getting pregnant in the summer) and I know I can't start a pregnancy without having lost a good amount of weight and got into a good routine for exercise. Motivation? Should be!

So what will it take???That I haven't come to fully understand yet but will continue to look at.
Tomorrow the challenge starts and I will succeed in this for the next 14 days!

For the remainder of the day I will focus on the positive and use the support I have to work through these thoughts and ideas.


Here is the sweater I got myself for my 1st 10lb loss. My husband actually picked it out, I wouldn't have choose the colour but he liked it and I trust his 'taste'.

I posted this picture on request and it has been good for me because I hate getting my picture taken. So I had to look at some self esteem issues. I don't like how I look (rolls & rolls) and as long as there isn't pictures then I can avoid reality! NOT! I am sure someone out there can relate with me.

Anyway here is the picture.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

News from the Scales

With no surprise I was up 1.2 lbs this week!
Oh well......I did exercise alot this week so I will focus on this victory.

Back to tracking points today and I plan to continue with my exercising this week.
I will not let this get me down!

I got my sweater in today from my first 10lbs reward. I love it too!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Monday Musings

Well......I weigh in tomorrow! Hopefully the scale is nice to me.

I am a little bit worried. I exercised everyday this week but I also had 2 birthday parties that had ice cream and cake. Of course I had to eat a bit of each, I did have control though so this is a victory.
In the past I wouldn't have stopped at just one serving so I am proud of myself for allowing myself this treat and then stopping.
{If only I had remembered to not eat the wieners I probably would not have had any problem after Friday's party.}

My abs are adjusting to the crunches I have been doing and are getting easier already.

Saturday, January 24, 2009


My eldest daughter turns 10 tomorrow!
Yesterday she had friends over to celebrate with us and had a sleepover.

I don't know what I was thinking last night but I had 2 wieners on white buns!
{I wasn't thinking}
Now it didn't hit me until I was trying to go to sleep at close to midnight and my stomache was telling me many stories. I have not eaten meat (if you can call wieners meat) or white flour in almost 3 weeks. Without getting into details I will just say I paid for my indulgence and am still paying.

On a positive note I have done my 30/30 now 4 out of 5 days. See my previous post for details. YEAH for me!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Abs of Pain

How long have those muscles been hiding???
I have not done crunches since before I got pregnant with my last baby. So it has been almost 2 years since my stomache muscles have had to work.

A well meaning mom posted a challenge on the WW boards and my guilt would not let me pass it by. So on day 1 of this challenge to do 30 push ups and 30 sit ups I had to haul my behind out of bed and do the required amount because I couldn't allow myself to know that some moms were doing this challenge I had wimped out.

Day 2 came along and my big son was a little concerned about his mom because she was making some pretty weird noises while attempting to complete this round 2. None the less I did do them!

Today is day 3 of a 36 day challenge. By day 36 I shouldn't feel the pain anymore!
Here is to inches I hope to lose! Cheers!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My quiet house

Today I sit here at 9:45am and my house is completely silent!
Baby is napping, no appliances running and husband and other children are out until after lunch.
I call this a mini vacation.

I went and weighed in this morning. I was a bit nervous to see the # because of the weekend but I was pleasantly surprised. Down 1.8 lbs which brings me to my 5% goal with WW. I also get a reward of a new sweater for a milestone of my first 10lbs. I am feeling good!

Off I go now to exercise before my baby wakes and then I go shopping on the Sears site for that new sweater.

Monday, January 19, 2009

On Top

I am just stopping in for a quick update.
I feel much better than I did a few days ago!
My perserverance has returned and my drive to push on is intact.

I didn't even blow it to bad on Saturday when I felt so discouraged. I did need to use a large number of my weekly points but I am not kicking myself for that.
I have been back on track yesterday and today, I weigh in on Tuesday morning so I will see if any damage was done. The saving grace for me may be the fact that my little one nursed sooooo much on Thursday, Friday & Saturday because he was sick.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Food Addiction

Today I am struggling with the fact that I need to admit I have a food addiction. I hate to admit that something has control over me but it is true!

All my life I have struggled with a weight issue. From being the fat girl in grade school, thinning out in grade 9/10 and then packing it on again. The doctors said it was a hormonal imbalance and so off to see a dietician. Lost 60lbs until my first year of college where I regained the 60 plus 15 more. With my life turned over to Jesus in 1994 I lost 80lbs and felt free!

Beginning in 1999 I had 2 healthy babies in 3 years and was able to lose all my pregnancy weight quickly. Then disappointment came in the form of 3 miscarriages in a matter of 18 months and with the disappointment 20lbs for each pregnancy loss. I then had 3 more healthy babies but have not lost any of the weight I had gained before they came into my life.

So here I sit today at a little over 190lbs.
On my wedding day in 1998 I was 118lbs. Oh, to be there again!

I must work through this issue once and for all! My mind is consumed with negative thoughts about myself and I feel defeated. My husband is a great support but he can't fight this battle for me! Sigh

I am a conqueror in Christ Jesus!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Day 3

Today is day 3 of de-cluttering my house/life. How much stuff can one family collect? The rooms are shaping up nicely though so I am happy I decided to do this (again). My husband is a little worried though because usually when I get going on one of these sprees I am headed to the desire to increase the family size. More room in the house now so this is logical thinking. I am kidding, not ready to add another blessing to my life yet.

So I entered a mini-challenge on the WW boards to stay on points for 7 days. I am loving it! The fear of having to stroke my name off a challenge list is soooo motivating. It is the competitive side in me coming out!

This is a wonderful journey I am on!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


This morning I began the process of de-cluttering my house. I enjoy a clean house at all times but with 7 people living in approximately 1200 sq. feet all the 'stuff' makes me feel like the house is in shambles most of the time. I shouldn't go as far to say that I hate a messy house but since I am being honest I must admit I really do. Just ask my children! I am always after them to pick up this or that. I might be considered a nag by some.

So far I have tackled 2 sets of cupboards and 2 shelves. I have thrown out 1 large bag of stuff and have 2 boxes to donate. Have I mentioned before that I homeschool my children so I tend to collect books. One of the boxes is all books, my homeschool group will love this box. Next I will be going through the closets. I have clothes for both boys and girls from newborn to size 12. This is a big job but I like the way it feels after I am done.

This has nothing to do with my weight loss journey but it has kept me busy today!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


The results are in!
Down 1.6 lbs this week!
Not bad considering I didn't exercise a minute this week. (My head wasn't in it because of the tragedy at my husbands work this past week.)

Back at it today though!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Emotional Eater

I have planned my food for today because yesterday I found I was struggling with eating healthy!
I am an emotional eater and it has been a very emotional week in our house; a man at my husbands workplace fell off of a ladder on Tuesday and on Thursday he passed away as a result of his injuries. He was a young man (my age I think) and he leaves behind a partner and 4 children (1 biological & 3 step). This so easily could have been my husband and this has bothered me alot. I know the family of the man and this has added to the emotions that have been circulating also.

I am hoping by planning my food that I will avoid the pitfalls that I seem to fall in.

My menu for today is:

23 raw almonds
¾ cup cooked oatmeal with chopped apple & cinnamon
2 cups raw vegetables 0pts.
1 slice Schinkenbrot Whole Grain Rye Bread
1 Tbsp. PC Just Peanuts Smooth Old Fashion Peanut Butter
½ Tbsp. Honey
Homemade Vegetarian Chilli
Salad with 2 Tbsp. Fat Free Ranch Dressing
14 pecan halves 5pts.
Apple with 2 Tbsp. Peanut butter
Orange 1pt.

Total 29 (1point remaining)

Friday, January 9, 2009

Goals & Rewards

My weight loss goals and rewards!

189lbs New Sweater
179lbs (10%) 1/2 hour massage
169lbs Cowboy Boots
159lbs Pedicure
154lbs (GOAL) FamilyPortrait
I believe in rewarding ones accomplishments in I have set up how this MOM will be rewarded!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Sugar Withdrawl Over??

It has been 4 days since I cut out processed/refined foods, meat, sugar, dairy and eggs.
I feel great and my skin is glowing because of it! I am pumped about this, I feel like because of the decision to make this change my whole body (internally, externally and mentally) is reaping great rewards.

I have found it difficult to try and eat all my WW points in a day because 1) all the food I am eating is low point values and 2) the food is very filling that I have been eating.... but because I am breastfeeding I need to make sure I have enough to eat to keep my supply up so I try.

The best part of all is I think the sugar cravings are gone!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


I weighed in this morning and was down 5lbs from last week! YEAH!

I visit the Nurse Practioner in my community for my weigh ins weekly. She is very supportive and encouraging for me. I have used this service before getting pregnant with my last baby and reached my goal weight. I then opened a TOPS chapter in town and this went great for a while but the group has dwindled down and the motivation and spirit are not hte same anymore. Maybe it is just me....I don't know but weighing in with the NP works for now so I will stick with it.

Eating raw for me means that I am eating fruits, veggies, beans, nuts, seeds and whole grains.
I am avoiding all processed food, meats, most dairy and eggs.
This is day 2 for me and I feel great so far, a bit of a headache this morning when I woke but it pasted quickly....maybe not related...who knows?

Most go tend to the house now.

Monday, January 5, 2009

About Me

This is me at my start weight of 199lbs.

Well...where to start? This blog is about me and my weight loss journey for 2009.
To begin I will record my measurements. (SCARY)
Weight on Dec. 30/08 196.8lbs
Waist 38 1/4
Hips 43
Bust 39 1/2
Upper Leg 24 1/2 (this only 1 1/2 inches smaller than my waist when I was married in 1998.)
Ankle 9
Neck 14 3/4

I am committing myself to eating 80% raw starting today. There will be days that I am not on track with this and I except this so I will try not to be to hard on myself on these days.

I long for the healthy body I had....not so long ago!

I plan to use this blog to express my struggles, fears, challenges, hopes, successes & accomplishments. I will try to be as honest and straight forward about myself as I know how.

{ I was inspired to do this blog by reading a couple of other ladies blogs that are on the WW boards.}