Friday, January 28, 2011

Fit Mommy Friday

It's still Friday and I'm getting my post up!  Yay me! lol

This week has been better.  I have worked out everyday except Monday.  Well, I did a little on Monday since I was teaching choreography to our homeschool choir-that counts doesn't it?  I did my Wii work-out for 45 min. a day.  On Wednesday I did 280 crunches.  Yup, you read that right.  I seriously can not move my stomach right now.  It hurts to breathe!

My eating has been right on target.  I have controlled my portions and snacking and have only eaten what I needed.  There have been cookies sitting on our counter for the last two weeks and I haven't touched 'em.  :)

I could be drinking more water-I did pretty well with it, right around 64 oz.  I just really want it around 72oz a day.

I have not been getting enough sleep though.  :(  I have been waking up around 3am for the last three nights and can't get back to sleep.  Hopefully that will change very soon.

I didn't weigh myself this week since it is that time and I knew there would be no loss and a possible gain.  I didn't even want to see it bc I knew it would make me feel bad.  yes, I know it is temporary and just water; I still didn't want to see it.  It isn't too much though bc my clothes are still fitting just fine.

So, how did you do this week?  Wanna see how everyone else did?  Head on over to Got Chai?  and check 'em out!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

And the Winner is...


I looked to see how many comments there were and then had Steven pick a number.  Not too fancy but it works! lol

Woohoo!!  Now Ringleader can be tortured like the rest of us that have a Jillian DVD! heehee

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


I got up early and worked out today!  Yay!  It has been a while.  I think we are through with the sickies for now and I am looking forward to working out on a regular basis again. 

That is if I can move tomorrow!  heehee The problem with not working out for a while is that you start all over again with the so sore you can't scratch your nose feeling. 

That's alright because it will be worth it.

Oh yeah...I almost forgot.  Steven and I were walking through Wal-mart the other day and I said that a top was cute.  He asked if I wanted to buy it and I had to think very hard about.  I decided that I didn't want to buy any more clothes until I had lost ten more pounds.

So, my new short term goal is 10 lbs to be gone.  Then I will buy one new outfit, a top and pants.  I can't wait because they will be in a smaller size than I am in now.  I am getting excited just thinking about it!  lol

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Okay, I had planned to do this last week but with the sickies here, I forgot!

I want to give away a copy of Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred! 

Yup, you read that right.  I already owned a copy when I won another from the Fit Mommy Challenge.

So...I want to bless one of you with your very own torture video, I mean crazy good work-out video!

All's you have to do is leave a comment and I will draw a winner at random from the entries.  No extra things to do, just comment.  I will draw a name on Thursday the 27th around 7pm.

Tell all your friends! heehee

:( I have been bad

Okay, I missed checking in last week and then again this Friday.  :(  So not good.

Why did I miss last week?  There was so much sickness in our house that I couldn't think of anything else.  By the time the weekend rolled around, I was exhausted and didn't want to do anything.  So I really didn't.

I also didn't exercise last week.  Unless you count running around getting things for sick kids, helping them run to the bathroom, running up and down the stairs for medicine, water, soup, etc.  That all counts, right?  Nah, not really.  At least not enough.

This week?  No exercise either.  Why?  I don't honestly know.  I thought about it everyday and it just didn't happen.  And I can tell.  I didn't watch my food as well, either.    Sleep?  Nope.  My sleep schedule got mixed up since I was up most of the nights with the kids and I am having a hard time getting it back to normal.

Not a good week.  I need to do better.  I did continue monitoring my portion sizes and am pretty happy about that.  I am not obsessing about feeling bloated, it's that time soon, I am just going to get back on track and work what I know works.

I will do better this week.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Another sick week

Well, this week has heralded two more sick kids.

And me.


I feel like I was hit by a mac truck.  I am barely moving let alone exercising!  It has been about maintaining. 

I did get my box from Denise with my Jillian DVD's and so I am going to have try them out in the next few days.  I'm starting to feel icky from not working out! lol

Friday, January 7, 2011

Fit Mommy Friday Week 1

Okay, the Challenge is over but we are still moving our way towards healthier us's. roflol  I know that's not a real word but it seemed appropriate.  :-D

This week was a bust as far as exercise.  I didn't do much.  Honestly.  I had one girl puking and then I got it but wasn't puking.  I will just let it end right there so as not to share TMI!  I have been tired and feeling icky so no exercising.

The water intake wasn't great either because of the puky feeling.  I tried to keep hydrated and drank more soda this week than I should have but it was 7up for my tummy.

My sleep this week has been atrocious because of the aforementioned items.  I have been napping during the day to make up for it but still feel the lack of sleep.  I am going to start remedying that right away-I am craving my sleep almost as much as I am craving water.

My eating this week was LOW!  Obviously.  My stomach was churning for several days and so I could only eat a very little BUT I wasn't thinking the whole time, "Yes, I am going to lose weight bc I'm not eating."  Instead I was thinking, "I need to eat a little something to get fuel for my body."  That is major in my book!  Last night I started eating regularly.  I had a meeting and we were supposed to bring our own food.  I treated myself to a Mediterranean restaurant that I just love!  I actually stopped myself from eating the whole thing.  About 3/4 of the way through the sandwich I was just done.  AND I still had about half the fries sitting there.  I just closed the box and put it away and didn't think of it again!  Woohoo!!

Thank you, Ladies, for going on this journey with me.  What an encouragement and inspiration you all are to me.  Blessings!

Head on over to Got Chai?  and check out what all the other fabulous ladies are doing!

Fit Mommy Challenge Winner!!

Denise at Got Chai?  asked me to write up a How I did it post.  I laughed out loud when I read her email!  It just seemed odd to me to have somebody asking what I did to lose weight.  But I did lose 17 pounds and I have changed my attitude about food, so I guess I have something to share. lol

I started the Challenge knowing that I couldn't restrict my food because I was anorexic in high school.  Restricting my food has always led me down the 'stop eating to lose weight' road and I know that that is not the road God wants me walking down.  I have tried diets that require weighing food and cutting out certain food groups and they all had the same results.  I stopped eating all together.

Not this time.  I knew that something would have to be different with my eating but also my attitude.  I decided that I wouldn't make a No List, but have a limit on How Much.  I also decided to view food as a means to an end.  The end being energy to live and to take care of my family.  The ultimate end being my health.

With that in mind, I approached each meal with the thought of only eating what I needed for fuel, listening to my body for signs that it was full.  I ate a lot less than I thought I needed and had always eaten.  My serving sizes went down drastically. I also upped my water intake to around 72 oz a day.  That helped my body be able to get rid of extra water weight and helped control my eating.  I felt fuller therefore I didn't gorge at meal times.

Sleep was another biggie for me.  I am a night owl by nature but when I would stay up late, I noticed that the next day I would snack a ton more.  My body was craving energy from rest and I was trying to get it from mindless eating.  When I went to bed at a decent hour and slept for more than 6-7 hours a night, I didn't crave the fattening and sugary snacks as much.

Exercise was also a big part of it.  I know, I know no one wants to hear that.  I would so love for the weight to fall off without me having to get up off the couch and move; but it won't!  I started with doing 30-45 minutes a day, five days a week with the Wii and would sometimes take a 2 mile walk around our neighborhood.  I do not like waking up early in the morning but when I do I actually feel better.  Honest!  It also helped to get the kids involved and working out with me.  I worked harder if they were watching! lol  The key was to move my body.  Dance around while cleaning, walk up the stairs extra slowly and squeeze muscles while doing it, park farther away and walk, stop sitting around watching t.v. or playing on the computer.  Ouch!  That one really hurt.  Not just one thing, but all of them adding up together are giving me the results I want.

The biggest change for me was my attitude.  I stopped looking at myself and thinking/saying negative things and started getting realistic.  I admitted to being overweight and seeing the things I needed to work on.  I would think the negative, "I am so fat" and instead would say, "I am overweight, but I am working on it."  I stopped focusing on the bulges and bumps and focused on the effort and changes I was making.  I accepted me the way I was and then made changes based on the results I wanted.   It's an every minute kind of thing!

I have a long way to go but the change in my attitude towards food is a lasting and permanent thing.  I do not need it to make me feel better or to cheer me up.  I need it for fuel.

I hope that made some kind of sense! lol  I have some pictures but I'm not sure they really show the changes I'm feeling.  The first picture where I'm in blue I was wearing my fat pants!  You can't see them but I know I was wearing them.  The second picture was taken this morning after I was able to fit into a pair of jeans that I hadn't been able to before.  AND they were even baggy around the waist and butt!  It's not a great pic but I had to have a pic in those jeans. lol


So, how about you?  Are you ready to join the Fit Mommy Friday group and get healthy?  Come on, it is so worth it! ;-D

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

What a week!

Last week was the final week for our Fit Mommy Challenge and guess what?  I won!!  I really did!  I couldn't believe it.  I am so excited I can hardly stand it.

Then, Sunday night our second oldest got sick.  Not just the I feel puny kind, I mean the throw up every 30 minutes all night long kind.  I got to be up with her-all night.    She continued throwing up the next day until mid-morning.  The next night she was having night terrors and didn't sleep until well after 1am.  Neither did I.

I finally got a full night's sleep last nigh.  But I haven't exercised at all this week.  Unless you count the extreme muscle control it took to not throw up with her!

I also haven't really been eating well this week.  Actually I haven't been eating much at all.  I have been too tired.  I made homemade fettucini alfredo last night and tried to overeat but it just made me sick to my stomach.  The thought of having all that food in my stomach was so unappealing and I couldn't do it. 

Although I haven't exercised this week, I am feeling pretty good about my choices.  I haven't snacked on all the junk food that was left over from our last Christmas and I haven't just sat around eating mindlessly bc I was tired.

Food is fuel.  That doesn't mean it can't be enjoyable, it just means that its first use should be to fuel the temple not to 'make us feel better'.  Food will never fill the empty place in our souls and hearts.  It wasn't intended to.  It was intended to give our bodies energy so that we could fulfill the plans God has for us.

Hopefully that plan for me will not include anyone else in our house getting the stomach flu! lol