Monday, October 31, 2011

Weigh in #6

Well this week was a set back. I had my first gain of +1lb. Now to get back on track and kick some butt for next weeks weigh in!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Hungry Halloween

I am watching all the commercials for the Halloween candy that is out as well as all the super yummy recipes that are online.

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

More lunch ideas...

This is one of my favorites!!

"There are so many things and people to Pray for"

With Thanksgiving coming I am really finding myself very emotional and feeling the need to Pray MORE lately...

"Everyone we come in contact with daily is struggling with something.
* A job
* A spouse
* A sickness
* A death
* Their weight
* Stress

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

It's what's for lunch!

Campbell's Soup at Hand: 80 calories, total fat 2g, Dietary fiber 2g. These are so nice for when you are on the go and need something quick! Just microwave and put the sipping lid on and you are good to go.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Turning what "if" into I "can"

I have stumbled over my fair share of personal failures in my life. Trying diet after diet with little or no sucess, or just giving up because I was bored or frustrated with the results so far.

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

Mrs. Perfection meet Mrs "Me"

I find myself with this vision of how I will look when I get to my ideal goal weight...Perky breasts, small little waist and a smile that never leaves my cute little face. Realistically I will have shrunken saggy boobs from being stretched to kingdom come and back during my 3 pregnancies and that's the first thing that gets smaller when I start losing weight:P. I will probably still think my butt and hips are still to big and I am pretty sure I will still think I am "fat". I really hope my idea of "perfection" is content with the new and improved "Me". My new and improved self will be content with how much I have accomplished during this journey, be thankful for the extra energy that I will have each day to enjoy activities with my husband and kids. Love MYSELF no matter what the number on my fancy scale says or what number my tag says inside my designer jeans. I will love myself for ME and be Grateful for the smile that never leaves my face because of this goal that I have accomplished!! "We can do all things through him that gives us strength!!"

Weigh In Week #5

Down -.6 of a lb. :)

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Brain Change

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

Thirsty Thursday

I have to admit I HATE water! Unless it is a super HOT day I do not like to drink it...Usually...well the truth is I always choose diet pop.


I do not consume a lot of diet pop, but it is the only thing I drink beside Crystal Light( is that considered water?? 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

Sucess is a matter of bad do you want it??

I think it is IMPORTANT to set goals for yourself especially when it comes to losing weight.

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

Weight loss Prayer

"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!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

What I love about Sundays

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

Fab Friday...

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

Thursday's thought...

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

So what's for lunch???

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!!!

More Healthy Snack Ideas

Yoplait Delights: 120 calories, 2.5 fat
Town House Flatbread Crisps: 70 calories, 2 fat
Fiber One 90 calorie Chewy Bars: 90 calories, 2.5 fat, 5g fiber
Quaker Quakes Rice Snacks: 140 calories, 5 fat, 1g fiber

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Is it snack time??

I couldn't wait I had to stop at the store today so I decided to post a few of my favorites to share!

 La Cre'me real dairy coffee creamer: Cinnamon Vanilla flavored:9 It is made with Grade A milk and cream, also Ultra-Pasteurized Homogenized and NO artificial growth hormones, 0 trans fat and Gluten Free!!

1 tablespoon = 40 calories, 1.5 fat.

The box in the back I picked up at Walmart. It has 12 mini bars, 3 different varieties. 4 cherry pie, 4 cashew cookie and 4 apple pie.

100 calories or less per bar. Dairy free, Soy free, Vegan and Kosher. Also Gluten free.
Cherry pie is so far my favorite!!

The 2 single bars in the front I bought separately. The one on the left is Peanut Butter cookie, and the one on the right is Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

(The larger single bars have more calories)

Yoplait Light yogurt with 100% granola -Peach flavored.

I love these they are so refreshing and at 190 calories and 2.5 fat and 1 gram of fiber they are a perfect healthy option!!

Snack ideas

I know how much other peoples posts about what snacks they have been enjoying really has helped me, so I have decided to put a list together of my own and hopefully pictures to go with it. I will post this list on Tuesday:) In the mean time anyone that is reading this blog and would like to share there favorite healthy snack ideas that would be GREAT!!

Thanks for stopping by today...

May you be strong and an example to others today:)


Saturday, October 8, 2011

I am on my way...

Thank you for to anyone who is checking out my blog today!

I am 33 years old and trying to get myself back to a "healthier" me. I have lost a total of 12 lbs. so far in just two short weeks. My goal would be to lose around 30-40 pounds.

I have tried just about everything the last few years to loose weight, with little sucess. I have decided to make some life style changes and incorporate some of the tricks that worked for me in the past. A combination of calorie counting and WW (Weight Watchers).

I am on to a great start with the 12 pound weight loss thus far...

Looking forward to my 3 week weigh in on Monday!! Wish me luck :)