Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Feelin' good :)

I finally feel like I am back on track! Been eating well and drinking more water and have started walks again. I found a really great (and free) app on my phone that I can enter in what I eat and it tracks my calories for me so that's a big help. Almost all of my bad cravings are gone (except you evil delicious Starbucks and your yummy fall drinks). I looked into some yoga or pilates classes but the monthly fees were a little pricey so I got a couple different dvds to do instead. Much cheaper. I am so ready to be rid of my extra lbs and to shop for a new wardrobe! Weekly weigh in tomorrow!

Saturday, September 24, 2011


I'm so happy that fall is finally here. Tired of the hot Vegas summer and ready to move on! Plus I love my fall wardrobe so much more than my summer one :)  Another reason I love fall is SOUP! I know, I know, you can eat soup anytime of year. Not me. There is just something about hot soup in the hot summer that doesn't work for me. Can't do it. Same thing with hot coffee. But I'm getting off track here. I just had the most filling lunch ever and it included soup! Progresso light soups are actually pretty tasty and very LOW in calories. A whole can of italian style vegetable soup is 140 calories! So that plus a yogurt (100 cals) and a sandwich (190) makes a 430 calorie lunch that feels like a 1000 calorie feast! Happy full tummy :)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Got a new game plan!

The kiddos are momentarily occupied so I thought I'd get a quick post in! I have my plan of attack all worked out. I am going to do at least one physical activity (aside from chasing the babies around) every day, with Sunday being my rest day. Monday, Wednesday and Friday the hubs and I will either go on a walk or ride our bikes. Tuesday and Thursday will be lifting weights and Saturday with be either yoga or pilates. Sounds good right? Send me all your positivity to keep it up! Shooting for a loss of 15lbs (or more if I'm really good) by turkey day!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

one long post :)

I know I said I was going to try and blog more (which I still plan on!) but now that my little Noah is very mobile it has become harder than I thought it would be. He is constantly into everything, especially if I so much as LOOK at my computer or phone! The only time I get to myself now is when my boys are tucked in for the night. After that I'm cleaning up the house or catching up on my shows....but I WILL try to get a couple entries in here and there. 

Ok so where did I last leave you? It has been a not so great week. I know, I know I was all about the 10 weeks of strictness....yeah I already screwed that one up! Possibly even the same day I blogged! Ooops! I feel like I am full of all these great plans and intentions and then BAM! I let myself slip too easily. I don't know why I do it. I really honestly want to make healthy life changes and stick with them but sometimes my willpower sucks ass, plain and simple. 

I need to get back to the little things. Make a daily mini goal and achieve it. Then have two daily mini goals. And so on. I'm using the hubby's cheat days as an excuse to cheat and I really should not be doing that because he is almost at the end of his journey and into the maintenance phase, while I am pretty much at the beginning. In case you're wondering why hubby is so far ahead, we started out doing this together and then I got pregnant again and had to abandon the diet. Maybe another baby is in order.....KIDDING!!!!

I did hang the swimsuit above my scale so I can see it every day as a motivator. I also bought a really cute dress that doesn't fit (on sale for $20! thanks H&M!) and I want to be able to wear it this June in Mexico to our friends' wedding. It is also hanging up where I will see it every morning. I am trying to keep these things in my mind whenever I feel like overindulging so that maybe they can help stop me. 

I forgot to weigh myself wednesday like I had planned but I'm sure it wasn't good. I was right about retaining water weight from vacation (I was down 3lbs) but the bad days I had probably just added those right back. I think I will weigh myself tomorrow just to see where I am. I can't believe Noah is almost 8 months old and I STILL have baby weight! AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH! So frustrated with myself :(  

On a more positive note, I am so happy the weather is cooling off FINALLY! Walks are back! It just got too damn hot to take the babies on walks during the day and hubby was working nights so I didn't want to walk by myself after dark. Now he's on graves and we can go when he gets home at 10:30am. I am also going to start incorporating some light weight lifting a couple times a week and thinking about pilates too. I have a pilates dvd that I bought and have never done so maybe I'll give it a whirl. Or at least watch it ;)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Football is gonna be tough...

I truly love football. I spend all season in front of the tv for college and pro. LIVE for football season. I realized today how sad this year is gonna be for me. In the past, hubby and I would watch the games with bloody marys, baileys & coffee or red beers and make a HUGE yummy breakfast. Something like potatoes, eggs, pancakes and sausage. Then for the afternoon/evening have some chili or beef stew in the crockpot and bake some cornbread with butter and honey. Not this year though :(

I don't know how I will make it through but I will find a way! I cannot wait to be at my goal so that next football season I can have some naughty days! Damn you delicious high calorie drinks and meals!

Is it Thanksgiving yet?

Friday, September 16, 2011

Back on track!

OK readers (Stacy&Cara...lol), no more messing around! GAME ON! No more excuses.  All the bdays and vacays and stuff are OVER so Hubby and I have both started 10wks of no cheating, eating healthy and exercising. This will bring us to Thanksgiving and let's be honest. There will be no dieting on Thanksgiving. PUMPKIN PIE!!!!!

Napa was a wonderful anniversary trip but the over indulging really got the best of me. Starbucks every morning, eating out every meal and all the wonderful wine tastings....ready???.....8 FREAKIN POUNDS GAINED!!!! WTF??!!??!! I gained more damn weight in 6 days of Napa than 2 weeks of eating pizza everyday in Iowa! How the hell does that make any sense?

Oh well it's over and I enjoyed every bite and sip so now it's time to just deal with it. I don't think I gained 8 true lbs though because the first day I went back to my healthy low cal, low fat diet I immediately dropped 1lb. I think all the sodium from the food & drinks was causing me to hang on to some serious water weight. We shall see next wednesday on my first "back to healthy living weigh in"!!!!