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

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Stomach, stomach, go AWAY!

I swear - I am losing weight off my feet, my boobs, my fingers but this horribly jiggly, saggy stomach is not disappearing.  I'd really like to know what I could possibly do to speed up the weight loss in this area.  Don't get me wrong - I'd of course do it all again to have kids (which I probably will one more time!).  It is just frustrating to see the numbers on the scale go down and look at myself from the side and see what could very well be a 4month pregnant belly! 

Enough with the negative talk.  I need to be positive!  I borrowed the Biggest Loser Cookbook from my sister in law.  I've looked through it and made up a list of some of the things I'd like to try.  Blueberry pancakes, beef stew, and a brown rice with feta and spinach.  I really need to infuse my life with some new, tasty, low fat options.  When I get bored, I tend to make my way towards some unhealthy food that is sitting in my cupboards!  I'm going to make it my weekly goal to try one new recipe each week.

Anyone else weigh themselves ALL the time?  I do!  When I jumped on the scale this morning, it was looking good so I'm going to remind myself of that each time an opportunity presents itself to sway off the healthy living.  I'm off to Body pump class tonight!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Boo Yah!

3 lbs down this week!  I've broken past that evil 188 mark to end up at 185!  I'm super focused right now.  I can see my mini goal of reaching the 170's in full sight right now. 

The weekend wasn't bad - but not great.  We went to the neighbours house for dinner on Sat. night.  It is very hard when you have no control over what you are eating.  This doesn't happen a whole lot so I didn't beat myself up over it.  Then we ordered Chinese food for Valentine's day.  Since both my hubby and I normally watch what we eat this was a big treat for us to order out like this.  We got the dinner for 5.  That's right, I said 5.  Not too smart after the fact but we wanted everything!  So, I ended up eating Chinese AGAIN last night since we had so many freakin' leftovers!

On a side note - my husband has been actively losing weight since Dec 1st.  He has gone from 239 to 213!  Can you believe it?  I'm very proud of him since he is very much a meat and potato, eat at 10pm at night kind of guy.  It makes the journey a lot easier having someone who is eating as you are eating and not bringing evil foods into the house that you can't eat.

I'm off to the gym tonight - excited to burn more fat off this body!

Monday, February 08, 2010

Back in town

I weighed in at 188 again this week.  Considering I was out of town for 4 days and didn't go to the gym once in the past 2 weeks - I'd say I'm doing pretty good.

I am dedicated once again.  I made up my weeks supply of steel cut oats last night, bought veggies, and am even making a yummy Weight Watchers recipe for dinner tonight.  I have Tues/Thurs already marked on the calendar for my gym nights.  I decided I'm going to track all food that enters my mouth this week to ensure that I'm on the wagon 100%. 

Happy, healthy eating everyone!

Monday, February 01, 2010

Quick Update

Well, I knew it was going to be a bad week and the scale doesn't lie (although I frequently wish it did).  I weighed in at 188.  That's 2lbs up.  It seems to be that right now 188 is the number to defeat.  If you don't remember, I was that weight just before Christmas and then gained over the holidays.  I finally got below it a week ago and then gained right back again.  I'm not getting defeated though.  I know emotionally it was a very rough week for me.  I ate to help with my sadness and loneliness.  I'm not ashamed. 

Today is the start of a new week.  Although I will probably be out of town a few days this week for the funeral (thus no gym and no control over food) I will do the best I can with the few days I might have at home and get right back on it next week.