Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sweet Words

I forgot to post about what my brother said to me on Thanksgiving.  He asked me if I had lost weight!  It may not seem like a big deal, but it is.  It means that people can tell!  Or at least some people anyway! lol  I just had to add that bc it was so cool.  :-D

Friday, November 26, 2010

Fit Mommy Friday

It's check in time!  I have to admit that I wasn't looking forward to this week's check in.  What with Thanksgiving and all.  And especially after the trip to Arizona.  But I am going to just bite the bullet and do it.

How did I do with my goals this week?  Let's see...

Monday-my water consumption was awesome!  I drank about 74oz.  Yay Me!  I watched my food and controlled the portions.  For exercise I ended up doing the stairs at church about 15 times.  There are twenty steps up to one level and twenty more to get all the way up.  Plus the walking around getting pictures for our homeschool group.  I also got to sleep at a decent hour. 

Tuesday-my water consumption was again wonderful.  As evidenced by the multiple trips to the bathroom every twenty minutes!    I controlled my portions and stayed away from junk food.  Exercising today consisted of running around with the girls and dancing to music.  :)  I went to sleep a little late but got to sleep in on Wednesday!

Wednesday-water consumption was around 74 again and I find myself really craving water!  I skipped lunch this day by accident because of my exercising.  What kind of exercise would cause me to miss lunch?  Deep cleaning of the entire house.  It took us about 5 hours of scrubbing, vacuuming, washing, folding, dusting, and running up and down the stairs carrying heavy things.  I was completely wiped out by the end of the day and fell into bed early.

Thursday-Turkey Day!  I was up early doing a little more cleaning and then spent all of the morning cooking and cleaning.  After lunch, I cleaned the kitchen and washed dishes.  I am so proud of my eating for this Thanksgiving!  See my previous post if you want to know more!  I even drank all my water for the day and only had one cup of soda.  I was so tired that I again went to bed early.

Friday-Today has been a pretty lazy day.  I have cleaned and walked all over this house trying to find things.  Going up and down the stairs I have tried to squeeze and take my time to get more out of them.  I have controlled my eating but my water hasn't been as great-only about 32oz.  We even went to the movies and I only drank half of my soda and had just a few hot tamales!

I am feeling great about the changes that I feel/see happening with my attitude towards food and exercising.  I am certain to succeed this time and realize my goals of better health and a smaller size. 

If you haven't noticed the ticker on my sidebar, it has changed!  I have lost 10lbs!!  I can't believe it.  I am so happy about that.  I am trying not to think about the fact that this time last year I was 15lbs lower than that.  :(  So, I am going to focus on the changes I am making now and keep making choices that are getting me to that goal. 

If you want to see how everyone else is doing head on over to Got Chai? and check them out.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Thanksgiving is a holiday that can strike fear into even the most determined dieter.  It is a day filled with aromatic dishes that tempt and tease.  Turkey sitting on a platter, ham beside it, with a bowl of potatoes slathered in butter and sour cream, green bean casserole steaming, warm rolls, and pies calling your name from the kitchen.  It is a dizzying blend of aromas and temptations. 

Once the meal has been prepared, you sit with friends and family talking and having fun not noticing how much food you put on your plate or in your mouth.  You eat and talk, talk and eat, until you discover that your stomach is too full and you feel sick. 

Sick and guilty.

The above situation is why you wear stretchy pants or pants with no waistband.  They don't put as much pressure on your over-full stomach.  You feel like a slug.

Does it have to be this way?


Today, I watched my plate very carefully.  I was the only one to put food on my plate and if someone else did, I was firm in saying how I wanted.  I only allowed a small spoonful of each item that I wanted and a half of a piece of bread. 

I was not overfull and could enjoy each bite.  I felt proud of myself instead of guilty for stuffing myself.  I am not having that turkey day remorse that I had become accustomed to.  Instead, I am sitting on the couch enjoying being with my family and am in no way tempted by the leftovers lurking in my refrigerator.  I see my goal in view and I can feel my attitude changing. 

This is for me.  This is for my health.  This is for my kids.  This is for my husband.  This is for my God.  I am the temple and I need to start treating it as such.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Fit Mommy Friday Week 4?

Well, this week didn't go so well.  On Tuesday we, my dh and I, went to Arizona with my sister and her dh.  Between traveling and eating out for every got ugly.

I didn't exercise except one time in the pool and the walking we did looking for stores to shop in.  In other words, not much.

I can not wait to get back to exercising and eating right.  I did watch my portions-for the most part.  But my water consumption was almost nil.

This week is going to be better.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Not going to be good

Tuesday night, my dh and I set off on a trip to Arizona with my sister and her dh.  We are driving with them to go to the Mayo Clinic.  I have not exercised at all this week.  :(  My water consumption is at an all time low.  My food intake is high.

I am feeling bloated and icky from traveling.

I won't be able to weigh-in or blog on Friday.  We are leaving that day and the internet connection is cranky. 

I can not wait to get back to working out.  I actually miss it!  I hope this doesn't set me back to far.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fit Mommy Friday Week 3

Week 3 is over.  It has been a pretty good week just very long.

Monday- no exercise.  :(  We had homeschool group and then a doctor's appt. to get a cast on my oldests' arm and then BSF.  I did pretty well monitoring my food until supper.  I ate too much.  No way around it I just did.  And I felt miserable all evening.  I drank around 50 oz of water-not my goal but not too bad.

Tuesday-I worked out with the Wii Fitness Coach for 45 min!!  Woohoo!  I ate in moderation and drank 72oz of water.  Good day!

Wednesday-I worked out again with the Wii for 45 min and found it a little easier this time.  I ate in moderation and drank just over 70oz of water.

Thursday-I ended up working out for about an hour.  The Fitness Coach puts you through an evaluation every tenth workout or so and then still makes you workout after that!  I ate in moderation and drank 72ish oz of water.

Friday-Well, I am writing this first thing in the morning so I haven't technically done anything yet.  BUT, I am going to workout for 45 min at lunch and drink my 72oz of water and eat in moderation.

I am determined.  What makes me this determined after my whining yesterday?


I couldn't believe it!  I am stoked.  Wouldn't it be awesome if I could lose another 5lbs next week?

I am going to try.  :-D

***UPDATE:  I worked out for 45 min at lunch time and am up to 50oz of water as of 3pm.  Yay!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I can't look

Tomorrow is my weigh-in day for the Fit Mommy Friday Challenge and I am more than a little nervous.  I have been working so hard this week and I don't think I can bear it if the scale hasn't moved. 

I really need the scale to show some downward movement.  Really.

If the scale hasn't moved I might have a break down.  I shouldn't be pinning my hopes on the scale tomorrow but I am.  I really need this positive affirmation that what I have been doing is working. 

Even a little.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Chasing the Wagon

Why are the weekends so hard to stay on track with exercise and eating right?  It seems like I do pretty well throughout the week and then Saturday and Sunday hit and I jump off the wagon.

I'm pretty sure that I'm not falling, I'm jumping.  I completely forget all the good things I need to do and just veg out and pig out.

It's not that I want to workout seven days a week but I would at least like to not be a total sloth on the weekends!  It makes all the hard work I did during the week almost a moot point.

It stinks.

Last night I ate too much before BSF and I didn't work out yesterday either.  Not a great start to the week.

I need to chase down that wagon and strap myself on for good.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Fit Mommy Friday

This week was an interesting roller coaster.  I thought I had been doing well and stepped on the scale to see an gain of three pounds.  :( So not cool.

This morning I stepped on the scale and those three pounds were gone plus one more.  I don't know if it is accurate, but I will take it!

So, here is my check in.

Monday-I did the Wii Personal Trainer for 30 minutes and got all my water in.  I limited my portions and did generally pretty well.

Tuesday-I only worked out for 20 minutes today and only got 38oz of water in.  I did limit my food portions well.

Wednesday-Thirty minutes of the Wii today, 42oz of water with small portions of food.

Thursday-I didn't work out except for running up and down the stairs countless times!  68 oz of water and smaller portions of food.

Friday- I worked out this morning for 45 minutes and am planning to drink all my water with limiting my portions.

I plan on working out on Sunday to make up for the day I missed during the week.  Generally I feel better this week despite fighting a cold.  I feel like I have a little more energy and am feeling better about myself.  I think I might feel/see some changes in my proportions based on the way my clothes are feeling.

I don't know if I will make my goal by the end of the challenge, I'm thinking not since it is going so slowly, but that's okay.  I am changing my life and that is what matters in the long run.

Next week I am going to work out for 45 min a day and cut out some more calories.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Okay, Really?

I worked out yesterday with the Wii Fitness Coach and she kicked my hiney!  I felt great after working out and was proud of myself.


I weighed myself this morning and I gained three pounds. 


Can you hear me screaming? 

Oh yeah, there's crying too.

I am seriously not happy about it.

I am going to keep doing what I know I should and ignore the scale.

Easier said than done.