Friday, December 30, 2011
They say people who skip breakfast are more likely to be overweight than people who eat something at the beginning of the day.
So that is "me" a "breakfast skipper". I have to make myself eat something in the morning instead of getting up and just starting my normal daily routine without thinking about food until around 10 a.m. ( granted I get up around 5:30 a.m. each day)But I never miss Snack Time...It's my favorite:)
My "fuel" of choice in the morning so far since switching to WW is Strawberry Yogurt Burst Cheerios with Almond Milk.
I love this, it's super yummy! You have to give it a try:)
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Well I am a few days into my diet change over to Weight Watchers and I definitely had some not so pleasant side effects last night.
We had hot dogs for dinner...not my first choice but my younger children love them.
Keep in mind I haven't had any processed meat in many months. Not even 30 minutes after our meal I was running to the bathroom:( I had never felt so awful in my life!!! I first thought maybe I had the flu, but I am feeling fine this morning now that I got rid if all the "nasty" food I ate.
I and my stomach are not ready for some of these foods yet. It looks like I will need to add more carbs in slowly. Otherwise the switch is going well, and I am loving some of the new options I can enjoy. I will share some of them with you all tomorrow:)
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
I have lost many loved ones the last few years. My Grandfather passed away from Leukemia,he was a diabetic. My other Grandfather died of a massive heart attack, also was diabetic. I lost a Grandmother to many years of battling different types of Cancer, she was a diabetic. Another Grandmother just recently passed away from a stage 4 brain tumor, I lost my mother in law at the age of 59 from stage 4 Bone Cancer, a aunt at the age of 54 just passed away from Cancer. My husband lost both his Grandparents in the last 3 years from Cancer as well and his Grandfather was a Diabetic.
1 more, MY FATHER...he suffered from a Heart Attack a couple of years ago in his late 50's. He also was dealing with Diabetes.
Diabetes is a heart felt concern for me, trying to avoid this is my passion. I had Gestational Diabetes during my pregnancy with my 3rd child and was told considering my family history Type 2 Diabetes is a 90% sure thing for me in my life unless I make some changes...
My father fought hard after his heart attack, he put his life back on track with a healthy diet and exercise routine and because of those changes he is NO LONGER a Diabetic!!!! Praise the Lord!! He looks and feels amazing, and I am so proud of him:)
For these many reasons, I feel that it is my job to treat my body with the most resepect possible! I am given a healthy body...I think it would be a shame to disrespect this wonderful gift by putting "crap" (sorry) into my body and letting this valuable gift slip away when so many others have lost there lives...I still have mine and I want to be hear as long as possible to enjoy this gift God has blessed me with! :)
Don't live your life saying "I will start tomorrow" Because you may only have today. So make the best of this GLORIOUS day and treat yourself and your body with the respect and care it deserves :-)
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Yesterday was the first day of my new Weight Watchers diet plan. It actually went well:) I did feel like I was cheating most of the day. The reason for this is because most of the foods I ate would have been a huge no, no on my low carb diet. But I did feel good at the end of the day that I stuck to it :) I like to think of each day as a huge step towards the bigger picture.
When you get up in the morning say to yourself " I am a beautiful person, I value my health and the body God has given to me, and for this reason I am worth taking care of myself each and everyday!"
I am looking forward to this new journey....
I hope you will join me:-)
Monday, December 26, 2011
Lots of changes are in store for 2012.
The biggest change is my diet. I will be switching from my current low carb diet to Weight Watchers. The reason for this is to give my body back some of the nutrients that it has been lacking as well as some variety food wise.
So follow me in 2012 while I make this change. Progress is on the way...
I have set 2 personal goals as well for myself in 2012.
1st personal goal is to run/walk my first 5k.
2nd personal goal is a new goal weight for this coming year. * New goal weight 160 lbs. That would give me a total loss of 65 lbs.
Whatever you decide to make your goals for 2012, I know you all will do amazing!! With support of one another we will do this and rob food of the power it has had over us!!
Oh my!! Being sick is absolutely no fun.
I have the worst sore throat and cough ever. I have been sick since Florida and its only getting worse, I may need to go into see the doctor in the near future:(
So basically I have been doing nothing exercise wise, I barely have enough energy to do the basics around the house like laundry etc... And go to work.
I know I am complaining, and rambling so I apologize!
I am not doing a weigh in this week, I am hoping to get back on track and get rid of this illness and I will do a weigh in next week:)
Have a wonderful week everyone:)
Sunday, December 25, 2011
I am so very blessed today to be with family celebrating the birth of Jesus and the joy of the season of giving.
My husband and children are gifts alone this year and every year, but my husband went above and beyond....again!
I never ask for anything, but yet my husband goes above and beyond anything I could ever ask for:)
Here are some pictures of his and the children's wonderful gifts they gave to me...
Have a wonderful Christmas,
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Well we are back from Florida...
We had beautiful weather in the 80's each and everyday. I will post pics in a later post:) But along with the lovely weather came allergies and effects from the A/C:( Now I am dealing with a terrible cold, sore throat and ear ache..not fun!!
I think Santa must not like me to much..Haha!
I really did not do well with my eating/dieting while we were away. #1 Florida/Disney World doesn't care that you are eating low carb ..frankly they are Carb lovers!!
Hot dogs, mickey ice cream novelties, mickey chocolate dipped rice krispie treats, cinnamon rolls, brownies...the list goes on and on:(
So to make a long story short, when you are eating VERY little carbs and then you eat like a months worth in 6 days you feel like "junk", you are bloated:( and you put on weight VERY quickly!!
I can tell you that the scale is not my friend right now, and I am considering going back to Weight Watchers so that this doesn't happen again and so my body can have more "variety"....????
Here's the shocker 8 lbs. up right now, we will see what Monday brings for the final numbers.
I am going to enjoy my family and the food on Christmas and I hope all of you will do the same!:)
I am ready to get back on track and know I can lose these extra pounds that I am up. Time to get back at it and rock it in 2012!!!!!
Tx for sticking by me and supporting me, it means more than you know:)
Friday, December 16, 2011
In one of the last post I told you that I was going to do an extra weigh in this Friday, since I will not be able to do my normal weigh in on Monday.
Here are the results:
*I also had TOM visit me this week so I am thrilled with a loss:) I also just realized my goal of 40 lbs. By Christmas is pretty much accomplished in my eyes! .2 more pounds away, so I am going to enjoy my vacation and the food:)
I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!! Enjoy your families and hopefully make many special memories to share for years to come :-)
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
I have been wanting to find an ice cream/ popsicle that wasn't awful for my diet...
Good luck right?
Well I found one!! I can now have a popsicle with my kids before bed and not feel guilty about it:)
These are so yummy!!!*sorry about the picture it Is taken from my phone so its not the best:)
Monday, December 12, 2011
With tears in my eyes I share with you this post.
If 6+ years ago I would have known that in 12 weeks I could change my life for the better...
*More energy to do daily activities; example: climbing the stairs.
*Going to the beach with my family, and enjoying it! Not sitting on a towel while everyone else is swimming and having fun!
*Go for bike rides
*Add years to my life:)
*Go for walks/hiking
*Look good in my clothes
*Most of all just ENJOY LIFE!
* Weighing in at 186.6 :-)
I wish for everyone to have this feeling, it is truly Priceless !
Determination + Discipline,
Sunday, December 11, 2011
I wanted to weigh in today, because I am going to do things a little different this week.
We are going to be gone on vacation for a while so I will be MIA. So my plan is weigh in today and then do a weigh in Friday before we leave:-)
So here is todays weigh in results:
-4.4 lbs! :-)
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!
Friday, December 9, 2011
Have you ever over heard someone say this very thing, or even said it your self before?
I know I have!
I think now that I have lost weight I am noticing things more lately. My husband I stopped at Wendy's yesterday to grab a bite to eat for lunch after we meet with our travel agent. I really did not want to go, I will be honest.. It still takes a concious effort to order the "right" thing! My mind is trained to say when I get up to order my meal make that a large..fries and pop! It just makes me sick what I have done to myself the last few years!!
I am going to have an honest moment hear with all of you..
As I am sitting there in the restaurant I can't help but glance around at the others enjoying their food( and look at what they are eating )The food they are eating literally makes my stomach turn:(
I guess this could be looked at as a huge turning point for me...
But trust me one moment of weakness and I could be the one with the "SUPERSIZED MEAL"!!!
I try to listen to people when they tell me they want to lose weight, but like this picture you have to STOP eating junk and start at some point. I wish I wouldn't have waited this long to get off my butt and make it happen!
I wouldn't trade how I feel now for anything:)
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
I am using todays menu to show you:)
Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs with some shredded cheddar cheese
* sorry I forgot to take a picture of this, was to hungry I guess!! :)
Snack today: Love my Raw Almonds and this is my favorite cheese in the whole world! I usually have this 2x a day.
Lunch today: I have an addiction to salads!! :)
Lettuce, 1 pkg. tuna, 1 hard boiled egg and 1 carb. ranch dressing.
Snack today: Sugar free Jello
I am going to make this and have some for my snack before bed tonight:)
Dinner tonight: I will be going to Logans Roadhouse with some girlfriends and going to see Breaking Dawn!!!
I am planning on having the Woodfire Chicken breasts and a Cesar salad and a diet coke:)
I also love Crystal Light;)
Have a great day everyone!
Monday, December 5, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Thank you to everyone for the comments on my last post!!
I did decide to call her. She was so understanding, and said for me to go ahead and bring whatever I needed for my meal:)
All that worry for nothing....
On a "lighter" note...I am getting ready for our first family Christmas party tonight!!
Remember that cute, sexy dress and boots I showed you a while back?? Well I am wearing it tonight:)
What do you think? ;)
Friday, December 2, 2011
We are going over to a couple from churches house for dinner with 3 other couples.
I am looking forward to it...but I am not:(
I have been a nervous wreck worrying about what the menu would be etc...I know most people would say "wow girl you worry way to much!". But they don't understand how hard I am working to hit my goals and lose this weight.
I talked to my husband about what I would like to do, and that is bring my own salad along for dinner.Is this totally wrong of me????? I don't want to offend her but with low carb you are limited on food choices and I feel like going off it even for a min. is going to throw me off like Thanksgiving did(I was up right away the next day:()
Please tell me I am not a horrible person for doing this......
Thursday, December 1, 2011
I am super excited about my progress so far!!
Waist: -2 inches
Hips: -3 inches
Bust: -1 1/2 inches
* Started this on November 22
Here are a couple pics of me, I normally do not take body shots but wanted you to get an idea of what I look like besides my face:) Sorry they aren't very good...good thing I am not a photographer for a living!
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
First I have a secret to tell you...
We are suprising our kiddos with a trip to Disney for Christmas!!! They have no idea, so we need to keep this our little secret o.k.! ;)
I would like to lose 9 more pounds by Christmas. That would put me at a loss of 40lbs:) I know I can do it!! So this will be my December goal.
Plus I just bought a new 2 piece bathing suit to wear...so I better be feelin and lookin good!
O.k. so I am not going to look like this but I am ok with that:)
I cannot wait to suprise our kids they are going to be bouncing off the walls!!
I already can't sleep I am SO excited!!:)
Monday, November 28, 2011
Loss of -.3 lbs.
I really thought after my mess up on Thanksgiving that was it for me, I was ready to throw in the towel. But I didn't give up. I got over my weakness and moved on!! I put my diet back on track the next day, started working out and set my mind for the goal ahead. I never expected to lose, but I will take -.3 anyday:)
"You don't have to be wonder woman to do this, you just have to want it bad enough to make it happen!"
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Today I feel amazing!! I know I will not loose any weight at my weigh in tomorrow, but I am ok with that!! I did the over eating to myself..I put the food in my mouth no one else!
So now its time to do something about it for next week.
I have my "MOJO" back and it feels great!
Have a great day everyone:)
Saturday, November 26, 2011
I am done whining about my downfalls over Thanksgiving! Yes I put on a few extra pounds but I am back!! NO more doubting my abilities to lose this weight...its time to kick it in gear and finish climbing that mountain! Everyone has there bumps in the road but when someone knocks you down six times you get up seven!!! I can do this!!!!
Friday, November 25, 2011
Thanksgiving really through me for a loop diet wise! I am really regreting starting this low carb diet. In a matter of a day or so eating things I shouldn't have...pie etc... I have been feeling lousy and bloated and worse of all I know I have put on a few or more lbs. Just like that!!!!!! It is super frustrating to say the least. Everyone told me not to do Atkins because you gain it back so fast:( I am wishing I would have stuck to WW!! I am hoping to get back on track...but I am feeling pretty down right now:(
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Today I am thankful for my wonderful children...
Today I am also giving thanks to God for bringing me such a wonderful husband who tells me each day how much he loves me and that I am beautiful no matter what the number on the scale might say...
I normally do not like to post alot of pictures but today I am thankful that I do not feel like this woman did in this picture. Heavy, tired, back was always hurting, chest felt heavy...Not confident at all in her self:( This is ME at my heaviest weight 225lbs. I am embarrased to share this picture with you but feel it is a great reminder to myself how far I have come!! That woman is no longer ME, she is gone forever. I will no longer have to feel ashamed of how I look because I can say "I am changing my life for the better, and there is no looking back now, I have come to far to quit!"
Monday, November 21, 2011
Ok, so I didn't have the best weigh in this week....but I seen that coming. I had TOM and my husband came home so we ate out a few times, but that's ok, I have to live my life too and a week with a gain of +2 is part of that. I will except it and move on from here:)
Saturday, November 19, 2011
I have always wanted to wear one of these sweater dresses that everyone is wearing with the cute tall sexy boots, but always felt I was too heavy to pull it off. The last time I have worn either a skirt or a dress was more than 6 yrs. ago before my youngest child was born. Until now!!!!!! I bought one of those cute sweater dresses and cute boots the other day....love it!! I feel so sexy and fun when I tried it on;) I can't wait for my husband to see it on;) Here are some pics of them.
Friday, November 18, 2011
I have a honest struggle to share with all of you. Last night I got home from work and got ready for bed, and as I am laying there all I could think about was the piece of left over pizza from the kids that was sitting in the fridge as well as my "old" favorite chips&dip that were in the house. It was driving me crazy!! I just wanted to get out of bed and eat until my heart and my stomach were content! At least 45 min. passed and then I remember nothing but the alarm going off this morning:) I did not get up and give in!! I was so happy:) I am a strong, determined woman who can do anything she puts her mind to!! Bring it on cravings I can handle you anytime:) Have a great day everyone!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Thanksgiving is soon approaching, and with that comes an overload of food, fixings and pies. I have already informed my family not to push the food on me and that I will be bringing along a salad to eat instead of having potatoes(which I always eat too much of). I didn't want them to be offended so I told them in advanced. I am also bringing a sugar free pie so I can have a small piece without quilt:) " This year there will be no fat pants and bloating, only skinny jeans and a flat belly" :)
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
I am just checking in quick today:) I am doing good so far this week, but am really missing my husband who has been gone hunting with a bunch of buddies for a while. I miss him something terrible!!! He is not only my husband but my best friend. I wish I could have shared my weigh in results with him yesterday, he would have said the same thing he says every week "my wife is such a hooottiiee!!" God I love that man!!
Monday, November 14, 2011
Loss of -7.0 lbs!!! * I really have no logical explanation for this except the fact that I have cut out all my breads and pastas and have been sticking to just my meals with little snacking in between. I have never been a heavy girl/ child so I guess my body just knows where it needs to be....smaller:)
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
I took a peek at the scale today even though my weigh in isn't officially until Monday. I won't share with you the numbers because that will be on Monday. I just wanted to tell you that I have surpassed my November goal of -10 lbs. By Thanksgiving!!!!! Already:) WHOOT HOOT and we aren't even there yet;) Can't wait until Monday's weigh in!!
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
I am realizing how important it is to accomplish goals for yourself and to be as healthy as you can be. My dear friend who is only a few years older than me is in the hospital and is not doing well:( She has SERVERE allergies and breathing issues as well as being very over weight. I want to get myself as fit as I can, so I can live a long and healthy life. I have lost 8 family members in the past 3 years...it is eye opening how much we need to appreciate each and everyday!
Monday, November 7, 2011
Down 6.7lbs!!! That is a loss of 25.6 lbs. So far! (I had lost a few pounds before I started this blog so I am including them in the total). I am accomplishing 3 goals today, one is I have lost 25 lbs. and the other is I officially weigh less than I have in 6 years actually longer I think;) 3rd and most important I am officially in "ONEderland"!! WHOOT HOOT!!! Only a few little pounds to go before I hit my November goal of 10lbs. By Thanksgiving:)
Friday, November 4, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Last night at work we had trick or treaters come and yes I had my share of those devilish minature candy bars. But I did good with my food choices besides that. Actually I was down 1.2 lbs. This morning, just from yesterday!! Don't ask me how I did it;) I will just take it and run with it(literally)!
Monday, October 31, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
My son and middle daughter are going to be Trick or Treating on Monday and I know the temptation is going to be OVERWELMING!!.
I am trying to come up with some low calorie candy ideas. If you have some that would be helpful, let me know:)
As to my weight loss this week I am not sure how my weigh in will be on Monday?! I have had a pretty non-productive week when it comes to sticking to my diet and counting and tracking my points. It doesn't help that my little boy has been sick all week so we haven't done anything but watch movies and cuddle. I am not going to complain...I will take some cuddling any day!
Friday, October 28, 2011
"Everyone we come in contact with daily is struggling with something.
* A job
* A spouse
* A sickness
* A death
* Their weight
Psalm 55:22 comes to mind.
Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.
I am Thankful for so many things this year I can't even begin to start a list for you. I would like to say how Thankful I am for my health though. I know that God gave my this body to treat with repect and honor. I feel by doing this I am giving glory to God for the life he has given to me:)
I am a 33 year old mother of 3 children and a wife to my husband of 15 years...and hopefully Many more years to come!
God bless each of you today and always,
Looking forward to Monday's Week #6 weigh in:)
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
This time is different...
I know I don't do everything right. But for once I have given myself permission to not be "perfect".
I have banned what "if" from my vocabulary.
No more what "if" I had exercised today?...
What "if" I had choosen yogurt over that bag of chips?..
What "if" I had just stuck with my diet for one more day?
I now say each morning I "CAN"...
I "CAN" do this for my health...
I "CAN" do this for my family..
I "CAN" do this for MYSELF.
Each day is another huge accomplishment for YOU!!
Keep telling yourself each do that you CAN do this!
Have a wonderful day everyone:)
Monday, October 24, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
I have made a commitment to lose this weight for good this time!! But Today I feel like I am being "tested". Every time I get to a certain point on the scale it seems like my mind says "it's ok to cheat a little" then I am regreting it the next day! I am feeling like that today. I have a obsession with weighing myself everyday. I know they say not to do that, but that's my choice and that is what I choose to do. I didn't see the number I was hoping for this morning, so now I am feeling a little "down". I need to make a Brain Change and switch my train of thought. I should be happy with the losses so far and how much better I feel, not the numbers on the scale. I need to do some re-focusing today. Thanks for letting me ramble on :)
Thursday, October 20, 2011
I AM ADDICTED...
I do not consume a lot of diet pop, but it is the only thing I drink beside Crystal Light( is that considered water??...it is mixed with water;))
I think I am..well I AM going to challenge myself for 7 days to switch my diet pop with regular( more healthy) good old H2O! Lets see how this affects my weigh in's.
I know it will be hard but I know that I CAN DO IT!!
Wish me luck on starting day #1!
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
My 1st goal and most important is to be healthier inside, not just on the outside.
Goal #2: To get under my weight that I was when I had my youngest son...6 YEARS AGO!!! That is pretty sad to think about as I am typing this. Why did I let this go for so long??? Bright side is I accomplished this goal 7 lbs. ago:) My son turns 6 on Saturday. WHOOT HOOT!!
Goal #3: Get into these awesome jeans!!
Goal #4: Total weight loss goal is to lose 40lbs. I am half way there:)
Last but not least..
Not to eat this whole box of SUPER YUMMY ice cream treats! Hahaha...
Have a great day everyone!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
"I surrender today. I am going to be the best I can be!" I will not let the frustration of trying to wear to many hats take over this mission, no matter what happens. I will respect my body today. I know it is a gift. Thank You, God, for being my strength."
Good morning everyone!!! It is a marvelous day:) The last few days people have really been noticing my changes in my weight and how I look. It is such a good feeling to hear someone say "WOW you are looking great!". It is such a mood booster:) I started laughing at myself yesterday when I was getting dressed....I was saying to myself "OH, there you are ribs, I haven't seen you in a while;)" lol!! Looking forward to Monday's weigh in already! Have a great day everyone!!
Monday, October 17, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Sundays are a great reminder and motivation for me. God is in control!! I have felt so strong and determined this past week. I feel like I have finally turned a huge corner in getting myself back to a healthy weight! I am so excited for my weigh in tomorrow, I have a feeling all of my hard work really payed off:) Have a wonderful Lord's day everyone!!
Friday, October 14, 2011
Good Morning Blogger friends!!! I am feeling awesome today how about all of you? I really feel like my week 4 weigh in on Monday is going to be amazing!! I feel like reaching my goal is getting so close and I appreciate all of the support from you guys more than you will ever know! Thank you, and have a wonderful Friday everyone!!
Thursday, October 13, 2011
ARGggg... Do I ever hate this time of the month!! Bloating is not my friend right now:( Just when those jeans were feeling nice a loose around the waist here comes the "P" and ruins everything!! Haha..... A thought for today to keep everyone motivated towards our weight loss goal is; "Nothing tastes as good as SKINNY feels"!! Someone shared that with me years ago and I Loved it!!! :) Have a wonderful day everyone!
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
I hope everyone is having an AMAZING day so far!!
Hopefully everyone is keeping track of their diets today and sticking to it:)
It is lunch time @my house and I am a HUGE pizza lover!
These give me the satisfaction of having my pizza...just a little bit healthier and pre-portioned just for me:)
Michelina's Lean Gourmet Baked Pepperoni Pizza Snackers have 250 calories, 9 fat and 2g fiber.
A much BETTER choice for me! MMMMMMmmmmmm:9
Have a great day everyone and be strong! WE CAN DO THIS!!!