I'm a mom of two beautiful girls trying to get healthy in order to be a good role model.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Who knew I'd be happy about that?

So last night, Ava wanted to do "races".  It basically involved running around the main floor of our house after Ava since she always has to win.  I totally looked at it as unexpected cardio so when my husband collapsed on the couch I continued to race with her.  And you know what?  My pants were falling down!  The jeans that when I put them on a month ago made me have huge muffin tops!  I was so happy my pants were falling down!  lol

My evening wasn't stellar last night.  We had a last minute overnight guest and we ended up eating really late since he was late coming in from New Brunswick.  I was so ravenous, I scarfed down a ton of food.  But this morning, I entered everything in myfitnesspal.com and surprisingly, I didn't go over my daily intake. 

I'm not sure what it is that is making me so determined and motivated to lose weight.  Maybe it has to do with my network of friends who are also going through the same things as me.  It is so reassuring to hear someone else's story and know that there are others that feel exactly the same as you.  Or maybe it is the fact that I'm getting older and I know the weight will only be harder to get off in time.  Or perhaps, it is my 2 girls who mean the world to me and I would hate to see them have this life long struggle.  Maybe I can change their perception of food, themselves and their body by being a living example.

I'm off to the Gym tonight to do my FAVOURITE class ever - Body Jam.  I'm also going to try to squeeze in some Wii Fit this week. 

Monday, September 28, 2009

Terrible Weekend

I know I lost 5 lbs over the past week but boy, was my weekend terrible.  I have come down with a cold so eating a salad did not interest me at all.  Kraft dinner did.  And tortellini.  With not only Parmesan cheese but Asiago cheese.  Way to go.  But my motto is, there is always tomorrow.  My slate is clean today and I will make the most of it.

We have some out of town guests for the evening.  Lasagna, caesar salad and garlic bread are on the menu.  As well as a few beverages I'm sure.  I don't know about anyone else but I hate to make guests eat diet food along with me.  Unless it is a really fabulous recipe.  The visit is last minute and with 2 young kids, I didn't have the time to scout one out.  I'm going to try and eat pretty light today to combat my high cal dinner.  No gym this evening for me either but I'm totally counting the 45 minutes of vaccuming I did this morning.  Sweat was pouring down my face so I'd say I burned some calories.

On another note, I finally opened my Wii Fit.  Really scary.  I am obese and my Wii Fit age is 46!!!!  My BMI is way off the charts too.  So I think my overall goal will to be at a healthy BMI and not focus on the number on the scale as much.

Check In

5lbs down!  YAY!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Change of Plans

OK, I've decided to sort of change the idea for this blog. Following an old friend, I have been inspired to start blogging my weight loss. I officially started my journey on September 21st (weird enough my wedding anniversary) and have been pretty consistant all week except for lunch today which was Kraft Dinner. But after my one bowl, I immediately put the leftovers in the fridge so i wouldn't be tempted into having any more.

I'm a little disappointed about my weight. I lost weight after having Ava and was down to 180 lbs. I then quit smoking (yet again) and my weight slowly creeped up. A year after I quit smoking and got pregnant, I was at 210lbs. I am proud of my eating throughout my pregnancy though. A month before I had Ella, I had only gained 22lbs. My last month I gained 25lbs but it was due to pre-eclympsia (sp?) so I like to not count that. Within 2.5 weeks after Ella's birth, I was only 2lbs above that pre-pregnancy weight. So at least I am starting this journey no higher than I was almost 2 years ago.

Here's what I have done so far:

-joined Goodlife Gym, my fav gym if I were to love the gym :o) and go at least 2x per week
-joined myfitnesspal.com to track my caloric intake and exercise
-drinking 32oz a day of water (after having a baby, it seems like coffee is the main source of drink so this water is a big deal in my life)
-switch from double double in my coffee to sweetner and double cream (hey, I have to have some vice)
-eat salads for lunch with some sort of protein in it
-cut out the rice or potatoes at dinner, limit it to once per week for each item
-switch from regular beer to light beer. Maybe a weird thing to note but we do get together with our neighbours often for a beer or two so any way to lighten the calorie load is a good thing.
-got a haircut and some new clothes to make me feel pretty even at this weight and start me off on the journey

I'll be sure to update on a regular basis. My weigh in is on Monday and I'm feeling pretty hopeful that the scale will reflect that.