Friday, June 24, 2011

Weekly Weigh In

This past week has been good and bad for eating...a few good days followed by a couple of bad days and then finally another good day! Hopefully my streaks of good will start to out weigh the pun intended!!!

I got in two workouts (Tuesday and Thursday) only but I am good with that...two is better then none!

I only lost 1 pound this week...down anything is good at this point!

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Smoothie Challenge Revisited

After careful consideration, and some deeper self examination I have to share with you that I will not be eliminating whole foods from my diet.

I know better then to go to extremes with my eating but it still happens. At least it is usually momentary and I recognize I did after posting yesterday. I need to have balance in this area of my life, it is coming...slow but sure!

It is so easy for me to indulge in a piece of sweet whatever and then be overwhelmed with those feelings of failure which then leads to a full blown binge by eating a truck load of useless calories.

Or going to the exact opposite extreme of fasting from all food to lose weight.
I have used fasting in the past and even calling it a spiritual fast to lose weight....and it is something I struggle with almost daily, when I have had a bad eating day even now!
I have finally admitted it. What a relief!

My plan to get back on track and break these nasty cravings......
I am going to still enjoy a BIG green smoothie each morning for breakfast, eat unlimited amounts of fruit and vegetables throughout the day.
Lunch will be an Ezekiel English Muffin with natural peanut butter.
Supper will be a normal size serving of whatever I am making for the family and a large salad.
If I am having a lazy day and the children are having something like nuggets & fries or frozen pizza then I will resort to a homemade Whole Wheat Pita Vegetable Pizza for my supper.

That is my plan and I will stick with it!

Sorry if I have sounded wishy, washy the last two posts....
just trying to get my feet rooted again!

Onto other news, I have been getting up with my husband early in the morning (5:40am) and after he leaves for work (6:30am) I have about 45 - 60 minutes before any of the children begin to wake up.
I have been taking that time for devotions and a quiet coffee followed by checking in on the computer; blogs, Facebook, emails and other such things. Today after he left I thought, "Why not do the 30 Day Shred while the children are sleeping?"...I had no good reason to not so I popped in the dvd and got in my workout clothes at 6:45am and met with Jillian for a kick butt session.
Man, did it ever feel good to have that accomplished this morning!!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

New School Year

Today was the beginning of our new school year.
I am trying a year round school year for the first time.
With my husband working seasonally right now it makes sense to me. So for the summer we will school for 2 weeks on and then 2 weeks off using a new curriculum to us from My Father's World.
In this study we will 'travel' around the world exploring different countries and cultures.

Today the children had to fill out passport applications and have their pictures taken for the 'passport' they will need to go on this adventure.

I am excited about this all!

On the eating front...well some days are still better then others.

Tomorrow I am going to begin a green smoothie challenge for an undetermined amount of time.
I will drink green smoothies that will be of all different mixtures of any kind of fruit or vegetables as much as I want, whenever I want.

This is for many different reasons...
1. I need to cleanse my body of toxins. It has been years since I have done this, I guess it was before I was pregnant with my first over 13 years ago. I think it is time!!!
2. I hope to break the cravings that are killing my will power.
3. I want to focus on my relationship with the Lord.
4. I hope to diminish the belly fat that hangs over the top of my shorts.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Spring Update & Where I am At Now

WOW!!! Has it really been well over 3 months...crazy!

I have had a busy and uneventful last three month.
Just living every day life...teaching, cleaning, supervising, exercising and eating.

My husband is back at work now so my workload is doubled but I am SO thankful for his employment.

For the where I am at right now part..............I hate to say it but I must admit that my eating has not been all that great on a consistent basis since like Christmas time.
I have spurts of eating healthy, good for you, clean food but then I have more days of eating really bad for you, calorie and fat dense food.

I weighed myself this morning for the first time in a long time and I am up by 15 pounds from my lowest weight of 147.

So my official recommitment weight is 162lbs!!!

I know what I need to do and plan on doing it CONSISTENTLY!!!!!

Workouts are a wee bit tough to get in but right now with my husband gone from 6:30am until 7:30pm but on days that the baby naps twice I will get one in.

The eating part has got to be where I focus because I can totally control it.
Clean mostly vegetarian diet is what I will be eating....and I am going to try to blog again with at least an update or two a week and a weekly Thursday weigh in.

I am going to add a ticker and watch it go down to my goal 142lbs, so how long will it take to lose 20 pounds?!?!?!? I don't know but I know it is doable!