Friday, December 31, 2010

Fit Mommy Final Week

Well, this week ended pretty crazy with major changes coming to our household.

Did I make my goal.  No.  But I got really super close.  I lost 17 pounds!!!  I met most of my other goals and am happy with the changes in my attitude change.

I can't wait to keep up with everything and see where I am in 6 months.

***Okay, so I was in a major panic thinking that I had missed the deadline for posting on Got Chai?  and didn't go back and read my goals.  It turns out that I DID MEET MY GOALS!!!  My goal was to lose 15lbs, drink my water, get enough sleep, workout 4 to 5 times a week.  I think those were it...and I DID IT!!!  Woohoo!!  I am doing a happy dance tonight!

Can't wait for the next 10 weeks!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Fit Mommy Friday Week 9!!!

I can not believe that it is Week 9 already!  I don't think I'm ready for this to be over.  I'm not quite at my goal, but I'm really close.  This week was another bust.  I only worked out once and my food and water intake was very bad.  Really.  I had the stomach bug Tuesday night, Wednesday, and Thursday.  I ate almost nothing, drank even less.  My stomach hurt so much.  :(

I feel much better now, but I'm still not able to eat much at one time.  I did lose about 4 pounds this week.  Just not the right way.  I am fitting in my clothes much better and am feeling better about the way I look.  I can feel some confidence returning and it feels pretty good.  Several of my pants are downright to big!! 

I may not lose the 20 pounds that I wanted to but the changes in my attitude towards food are the best payoff because they will last even after this challenge is over.  I have my eye on a cute spring/summer dress that's been in my closet for way too long gathering dust.

Want to see how everyone else has been doing this week?  Head on over to Got Chai? and check them out.

Thursday, December 23, 2010


Well, it's Thursday and I have only worked out once this week.  :(

Why, you ask?  I have had the stomach bug.  So not fun.  I am feeling better now, but not up to snuff. 

I'm just hoping that I will feel better by tomorrow.  Beings that it's Christmas and all!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Fit Mommy Challenge Week 8

Week 8 already?  I can not believe it.  It has flown by so quickly that I don't think I'm ready for it to be over!  This week hasn't been one of my best (again) but it wasn't too bad either.

As far as exercising went I worked out three of the five days.  I think I am starting to enjoy it...did I just say that out loud?  lol  I find that I am thinking about working out if I haven't done it yet and really want to get it done. 


My water intake was a little low, only about 50-55 oz a day.  Not bad, but not where I want it to be.  I haven't been having much soda so that's a good thing.  Even when I have had the soda, Pepsi is my weakness, I haven't finished the glassful.  Nor have I wanted to.  Yay!

I have been sleeping not so peacefully.  Steven has been sick and so I have been up and down with him and sleeping on the couch a lot of nights.  I have been trying to nap a little in the afternoons to make up for it though. 

I am most excited about my food portions, though.  I have noticed an almost complete turn around in my attitude towards food.  I am no longer eating to make me feel better but to fuel my body.  I am sharing meals with my husband or just ordering a meal and putting some in a box right away(if we are out).  I am not snacking between meals but if I get a snack I am looking at the serving size and having only that much.  I don't find myself thinking about food all day long. 

I am loving being free from the pull of having to eat until I pop.  Of needing food sitting in my belly to make me feel good. 

I don't need food except to fuel my body.  And I don't need that much. 

This challenge has been so amazing.  I have loved participating in it and I love the results I am having.  Not only the weight loss but the whole attitude change.  Not that I am not loving that 12 pounds are gone, I do!  Plus, I am almost in a smaller pant size than when I started.  heehee

I don't know if I will make my goal, but I'm gonna try! 

To see what everyone else is doing, head over to Got Chai? and check them out!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Fit Mommy Friday

...On Monday!  My oldest dd and I were in our church Christmas program last week and I was completely consumed with practices and performances.  So I am late, but I am updating!

Last week was still not a great week for me.  I exercised three of the five days, watched my portions very well, drank at least 60 oz of water daily, and went to bed on time all but once.  I was pretty happy with everything except the exercising. 

I am finding that my attitude towards eating is changing.  I sit down to a meal and look at the food thinking, "Do I really need this?  If so, do I need that much?"  I have passed on cakes, cookies, and other desserts this last week without so much as even a little feeling of being deprived.  I am starting to pass on things that I would have normally eaten just because they were there.

That is success even though I didn't lose any weight last week.  I maintained my weight AND am seeing an attitude change.  :) 

Friday, December 3, 2010

Fit Mommy Challenge Week 6

I haven't posted in a week?  I have a good reason though.  I have been SICK.  Sinus infection and then an allergic reaction to the antibiotics.  Seriously not fun.

It is Week 6?  I'm not sure I lost some days somewhere!  I have slept a lot this week and eaten way less than I should have.  Water consumption for the week has been low.

Everything has been low.  Exercise has consisted of walking up and down the stairs but only as little as possible.

Check-in will be pretty short. 

Not enough water or exercise.

However, since I wasn't really eating I did lose a pound.  I think it might have been more but for a certain monthly occurrence.  But, I will take the pound and not complain.  ;)

If you want to see how everyone else is doing, head on over to Got Chai? and check them out!  Oh and show 'em some love by leaving a comment!