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

Friday, January 29, 2010

Missed my weigh in

I know I missed my Monday post about my weigh in.  I lost 2 lbs to reach 186. 

Two days ago, my husbands grandpa had a massive heart attack in Barrie.  My husband left right away to be at his side and will be there untill at least Sunday.  So....I've been emotional eating.  I am so sad for my husband and so sad that I can't be there with him.  Not to mention my parents are in mexico for 5 weeks so I'm literally all by myself with 2 kids.  We've been eating alot of easy stuff.  Which more often than not is unhealthy stuff.  I can already tell you that Monday's weigh in will not be too successful.  With no babysitter and no hubby around I haven't been at the gym since Tuesday.  At this point, it really doesn't matter too much to me.  I've earned a write-off week.

That's all about my past week.  This week is my week to emotional eat.  Next week I can pick up where I left off.  :o)

Monday, January 18, 2010

My Weekly Mantra

Stay away from the leftover Christmas chocolate!!!!!  That is my goal for this week. 

That being said, I weighed in today at 188!  Not to mention I weighed in at 1pm after 2 coffees, a litre of water, breakfast and 3/4 of my daughters sammie.  I will of course be weighing myself tomorrow in my usual birthday suit first thing in the morning just out of curiosity as to what the real number might be.  The reason I didn't this morning was because I went to the gym for 9:30 so I went straight from my pjs to workout clothes and forgot to weigh myself.  Breakthrough moment at the gym today - I did ALL of the tricep dips without having to stop at all.  HUGE accomplishment for me since I think my triceps are literally the weakest muscle on my body!  I'm feeling darn proud right now!

Had my usual steel cut oats for brekkie and along with Ava's sandwich, I had some carrots and dip.  I'm thinking tonight I may do salmon with a salad and maybe squash.  Dessert will be cut up cantalope.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


...I feel thin.  I look in the mirror and know logically, I'm not and still have 20+ pounds to go.  But for some reason I'm feeling really good and I'm running with that feeling.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Weigh In

Great news, I am down 3 lbs to be at 190.  Bad news, I had the flu over the weekend and I think alot of the 3lb loss was the fact that nothing remained in my body (the very little that I did eat).  I'm very motivated this week.  I missed out on my gym this morning because my mom wasn't available to babysit.  Truthfully, I'm not yet feeling 100% so I probably would have skipped it anyway.  I still plan to go my other 2 nights this week.  I've been doing better on my water too.  Not sure if I've reached what I WAS drinking pre-Xmas but I've done so much better.  And that is all I can ask for at this point.

Oh!  Baby is awake!  Gotta go but all the best this week to everyone out there trying to vanish the bulge!

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Not too great

Well, so far the week hasn't been too great.  Much better than any day I had in between Dec24-Jan2 but definitely not like the roll I was on before Christmas.  The good news is that we decided to go to Mexico at the end of March instead of the beginning so I have 4 weeks longer to reach my goal of being in the 170's. 

My usual gym outings are Monday morning, Tuesday and Thursday evening.  Well, Monday was my daughters birthday so I didn't go in order to spend that time with her.  I did go Tuesday night and I can't go again tonight.  We are off to the Blue Collar Comedy.  Can't say I'm upset that I'm missing the gym!  Hopefully laughter will burn some calories :o)

My eating hasn't been on par either.  I did make some steel cut oats last night (which I had for brekkie this morning) so I know breakfast will be healthy for the next few days.  I've been eating pretty healthy dinner as well.  It is the snacking that is getting the best of me.  It is what I am going to work on very hard next week.  That and I seem to have forgotten that water exists.  Coffee and pop and an occassional glass of water.  Starting tomorrow the water will start flowing.  One cup of coffee in the morning and then water ALL day.

I do have to admit, all of the above is affecting me.  I feel tired, lethargic and I feel fat.  When I was eating healthy and exercising I felt energized and I felt good about myself.  And I liked feeling that way.  The holidays are over and it is time to stop acting like I'm on holidays.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Not so successful

OK, Christmas was baaaddddd.  Very bad.  I've weighed in this morning at 193.  Yuck.  I'm really hoping that some of that (at least a pound or two) is water retention.  Tommorrow is a fresh start and I'm hoping on losing 2lbs per week until I go on my trip at the beginning of March.  I'll check in here later this week.

Wish me luck!