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

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Weigh In

I cheated a bit.  I weighed in yesterday at 202.  That's 2 pounds up from last weigh in.  That was after Ella's christening weekend where we had guests all weekend (meaning breakfast of bacon, eggs, and toast for three mornings in a row).  I think the only thing I drank all weekend was coffee, diet pop and wine!  So I wasn't surprised at all when I was up yesterday.  High sodium foods and no water = bloat.  So I jump on the scale this morning after drinking a ton of water yesterday and eating lots of fruits and veggies and I was at 197!  So I think I am going to count Tuesday's weigh in instead of Monday's since it is more of a true respresentation of my weight.  And it makes me feel better than 202 :o)

My next goal I want to reach is 189 and it is only 8 lbs away!  I am so happy that this maternity leave weight loss strategy is going so much better that the last time around.  It took me over a year to lose 30lbs after Ava.  I'm already at half of that and it has only been 5 weeks.  Better late than never, right?

I just spent an hour walking around the pumpkin patch with a 15lb baby strapped to my chest.  I'm hoping I burned a bunch of calories since I indulged in a pumpkin cookie made by a friend. 

Breakfast - Source yogurt and slice of WW toast, pumpkin cookie
Lunch - Ava's leftover meatballs (the pumpkin patch was a last minute idea so i didn't have time to make a salad)
Dinner - a nice salad full of cucumber, green peppers, avacado and I'm going to throw in some cottage cheese and leftover ham from the weekend.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Too Long!

It's been a while since I've posted.  We've all been sick here in our household and I just haven't had the energy to sit here at the computer.  I did weigh in on Monday and was another 2 lbs down.  That is a grand total of 12 pounds since I started this journey one month ago.  I have to say that I peeked at the scale this morning and it is looking good for my next weigh in too. 

I've made a mini goal of reaching 25lbs lost by Christmas.  That's another 13 pounds in about 10 weeks.  Completely achievable.  I kind of hate normally setting goals like that.  My typical goals are "get out of the 200's", then "get out of the 190's" and so on.  But I have faith in myself this time that I CAN stick to this healthy eating for another 10 weeks.  After all, I plan to stick to it for the rest of my life, right?

I'm going to try out these steel-cut oats that another blogger friend of mine recently tried.  I've heard that they are SUPER healthy and fabulous but have not tried them to date since it is a breakfast I have to cook.  Not so easy when you need to get yourself and two kids ready each morning.  My friend cooks up a batch each Sunday and then has brekkie on hand for the whole week.  I'll let you know what I think of them :o)

OH!  Baby crying , gotta run!  I'll try to update a little more this week!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Surprise, Surprise!

Since I was out of town this weekend I did my weigh in Tuesday morning.  I stayed the same!  So what, no weight loss.  Don't care.  All I care about is that I actually made it through a weekend away from home and gained nothing!  I will admit I had a cookie dough, crispy crunch blizzard (and damn was it worth it) but I ate my oatmeal every morning that I brough from home.  I also limited myself to one plate of food (I had 2 thanksgiving dinners this weekend).  If I went back for seconds, it was for more veggies or bean salad.  All in all, pretty successful.

I can see my body changing.  It is by no means a pleasant sight, but it is encouraging.  It has been a long, long, time since I have really dedicated myself to losing weight and exercising and it feels good.  I have a birthday party and baptism to attend this weekend so I'm really going to focus on being good this week to make up for the probability of cake and buffet food  :o)

Thursday, October 08, 2009

The Evil Weekend

Just a quick update since I'm super busy.  Anyone who is trying to lose weight is dreading this weekend.  I am so nervous since we will be out of town and I will be unable to control what food I eat.  BUT, I can control the amount and that will be my main goal.

Have a great long weekend everyone!

Monday, October 05, 2009

Much to my surprise.....

.....I am down another 4 pounds!!!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Must do better, Must do better

That's my mantra.  I admit, I've let things slide this week.  It started with only being able to go to the gym once this week due to commitments.  Then, the lack of healthy food in my house.  This largely in part to the weather.  Hubby has 2 outdoors jobs on the go which he hasn't been able to finish due to all the rain.  No paycheque from the breadwinner in 3 weeks makes for a strapped for cash Casey household.  So, I've been snacking on not so great things instead of fresh veggies. 

Tomorrow is a new day.  Now that we'll have some cash, I'm going grocery shopping and picking up carrots and cucumbers and all sorts of wonderful nourishment for my body.  As I'm sitting here writing this, I'm vowing to get straight on the wii fit after my kids go to bed tonight.  It may not be an hour at the gym, but any sort of activity is calories burned, right?

Truthfully (because if I can't be truthful here - where can I be?), I've been a bit down about weight loss the past couple of days.  You spend 7 straight days of eating well and incorporating exercise into your life and you lose such a small amount at the end of that week.  It just seems like the journey will take forever.  Yes, yes, I know rationally that weight loss/maintenance is a lifelong thing for me but that small part of your brain that causes you to eat emotionally puts all sorts of doubts in your head.

It brought me back to 7th grade.  A boy in my class repeatedly called me fat that year.  There were 2 girls in my class that, no lie, were 2-3 times bigger than me.  Never a comment to them.  One even sat right beside me.  God, I look back at the pictures of me in grades 7,8,9 and I think I looked perfect.  I'd LOVE to be that size again.  Was it those comments in Gr. 7 that led me to believe that I was fat, so why not emotionally eat and actually be fat? 

I don't think I'll actually ever know but I am determined to become the beautiful, sexy woman that my husband has always proclaimed me to be.  I have another 1.5 days until my official weigh in and I am not going to waste that time. Even if I only lose .5 lbs this week I WILL celebrate it.

....and thanks to this blog, I suddenly feel so much better about this journey.