Monday, September 24, 2012


This weekend was a little tough to stay completely on track but I did do okay!
Eating was so, so but my attitude stayed on track...what do I mean by this? I did eat somethings that I could not eat daily and still lose weight in order to regain a healthy body but my mind/thoughts did not consume me in a negative and condemning way. So I call that a victory! More than half of my battle is in my thoughts.

I am one who does well with competition and rewards so I have come up with a little personal goal/reward thingy.
I will be 40 in March!
To be exact it is 165 days away...oh, how I can picture my self a trim, healthy forty year old mother.
So for each day between now and then to help me stay focused  I will put a dollar in a jar if I follow my rules! The rules are simple and totally attainable. Here they are.....

Rules to Earn a Dollar Each Day
1. Eat whole foods.
2. No added sugar.
3. Stay within 1800-2100 calories per day.

These are things I can control in my journey! and what I can control I need to.

{No time to proof read so I hope this makes sense.}

Friday, September 21, 2012

Week One Weigh In

I was thinking last night that Saturday is not the best day for me to do weigh ins because we celebrate Sabbath and as a part of it we do not use the computer so I would not be able to post my successes on my blog right away. As a result I am changing my weigh in day to Friday.

So for this week, the result is................187lbs!!!
Down 6lbs this week.
Losing that much and bringing myself into the 180's is great but the best part is I really enjoyed my food and did not feel deprived at all this week.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Mid-Week Check In

Today was a typical crazy day in my home!

Up at 7, coffee with hubby, put quinoa on for breakfast, get children sitting down for breakfast, feed children, feed myself, clean up kitchen, school, lunch prep, feed children/self, clean up kitchen, finish school, read/coffee, prepare supper, feed us all, clean up kitchen, computer time, family time and then down time. Throw in there nurse baby, change diapers, do get the idea!

My eating was great today, here is what I ate;
Quinoa, pecans & raisins
Apple & Almonds
Whole Wheat Tortilla with Hummus and raw vegetables
Coffee & Apple Larabar
Taco Salad
(lettuce, red pepper, onions, chick peas with seasoning, sour cream and salsa)
Will be a pear while I watch Survivor tonight.

I am feeling great physically and mentally!
I resisted weighing myself until Saturday, I really do not want to focus on the scales number but rather on the fact that I am making good decisions and those choices will create the body I want.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Getting the Children Involved

Another great eating day for me!
I am trying to not focus so much on can consume my thoughts sometimes.

Today I decided to START incorporating exercise into our daily homeschooling routine as often as I can. So for the first time ever we did Fit Kids with Denise Austin. It was great; I was sweating, the children were laughing and we all moved together for 20 minutes.
I am also going out for walk with the baby in his stroller as soon as I publish this blog post.

I also bought the October edition of Clean Eating magazine. I use to have a subscription to this magazine and got so many great ideas from it. I plan on enjoying it with a tea later tonight!

All in all, it was e GREAT day!

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Little Steps

I am going to do this, I have such a new outlook on this whole journey!

Last week was a very emotional and trying time for me.
Not only was in only the second week into our new homeschooling year and I was trying to still set up a good working routine but on Monday afternoon my husband got called to a family crisis. His 85 year old aunt committed suicide and so I was left with all 7 of the children for the entire week...this would not be so bad if I still was not getting up at least 2 but usually  3 times a night to nurse the littlest one. 

By Thursday I felt like I was in a fog and could not cope very well so I turned to food, consuming so many unhealthy foods that I felt just sick!

Saturday I still was not coping well but by Sunday morning I was feeling on top of it all.
Today has been awesome and I am focusing on good choices instead of perfection!
So most of my food was clean, whole foods and I got a 40 minute walk in this evening.

I see the light!!!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

New Start

Today is it, a new start!!

In order to feel some form of pride and accomplishment in what I know is possible for me I had to get rid of my previous weight loss numbers and progress pictures. When I would look at them they were depressing to see how far I have to go! I can't think about how far I have slipped from where I was back in December 2010 but rather focus on the here and now.

I do have a long road ahead of me and to be honest it feels overwhelming right now but I know the longer I wait to start making changes the worse I will feel and the longer it will take to get back to a healthy and fit body.

My plan for this week is;

  • Track my food on MyFitnessPal and stay within my calorie allotment of 2000 calories (I am a nursing mom so I have adjusted it to take that into account)
  • Eat whole foods
  • Limit wheat intake
  • Weigh only on Saturday
  • Exercise 3 times this week
  • Make NO EXCUSES!!!

My starting weight is 193lbs this morning.
And here are the starting pictures...

Friday, September 14, 2012

One of These Days....

I will get it together and be serious about getting and staying healthy!