Wednesday, July 16, 2014
I decided to go back to work about 6-7 months ago. The kitchen in the office was full of junk and sodas, we ate out all the time, and it was SO easy to fall back into old habits that I had worked so hard to change. So easy. And so disappointing. I am disappointed and disgusted with myself.
I have put on weight. I have put on 20 of the 50 pounds I worked hard to lose. But what I gained in pounds I lost in employment. Let's just say it was a crappy day. Thankfully I have a good man by my side that supports me in everything I do, and now I can get myself back on track...and spend more time with my beautiful family.
But it lit a fire under my butt the size of Texas!!!
*** I am enrolled in school, class begins on the 29th!
*** I have re-written my weight loss goals and health plan.
Even though life is a little undetermined at the moment. I have set my sites on a couple of things, and I will achieve them! I will not let this little bump in the road deter me again, I will get things done.
Tomorrow is another day and it is bound to better than today!
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
I have been slacking so bad when it comes to fitness. I started a full time data entry job about 9 weeks ago, and after working and having to come home and take care of business here...well I'll make my excuse now...I'm too tired to workout. Been eating poor...here's my next excuse...because I haven't made the time to plan well balanced meals.
Tonight after looking at myself with disgust, I have set my alarm. I am going to get up at 6:30am every morning and go for a walk/jog. The kids will be asleep so I can't use them as an excuse, and starting the day off on a healthy note will help me be more conscious of my food decisions.
I'm excited to get back into the groove of things, and sad I have been putting it off so long.
So say a prayer I don't hit snooze on that silly little alarm.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Very sad statistics.
So Vega One started a new revolution, #OneChange. Make #OneChange instead of overwhelming yourself with a big ol' resolution!
A little info on Vega One and what they are/do. Vega One makes nutritional shakes and bars for a athletes that are Olympic busy, or just stay at home mom busy. From their site Vega One Shakes are:
- 50% daily intake of
- 15 g protein
- 6 g fibre
- 1.5 g Omega-3
That being said...I am a Number Cruncher! And super excited to try their Shakes and make that #OneChange to make myself less of a Number Cruncher!
I count calories to the point of obsessive. I measure, weigh, and calculate everything I eat. If I can't get an accurate count it drives me nuts. I do my best to guesstimate but its never perfect.
From Vega One I received a 10 day pack of Chocolate Shake. They knew how to sway me in their favor from the get go. I love me some chocolate, and I was ready to taste that #OneChange!
The first day I was in a hurry so I just chucked my Vega One in my shaker cup with 12 ounces of 8th Continent Soy Milk, and I wasn't sure about the product. It was a little chalky, which I am not a big fan of, but the taste was great. And it filled me up. To the point I had to make myself eat the rest of the day.
So I decided to take my time with it the next day. And I made up a yummy recipe for my Vega One Shake:
1 pouch Chocolate Vega One
1 Tbsp Peanut Butter
12 ounces Soy Milk
2 packs Stevia in the Raw
Told you I love me some sweets! And it was awesome!!! Totally loving this #OneChange Campaign!
That being said I am stuck on my recipe...I couldn't brave trying any new ones. I still have a few packs left so I am going to scour their recipes and see if there isn't anything that peaks my interest.
I definitely recommend giving them a try, their products are good, and we all know I am an honest blogger.
*Disclaimer-MommyWeighLess is responsible for this content, is libel for the opinions above, is not libel for comments made by others, and is expressing personal views. Thanks! MommyWeighLess was not compensated for this review, but was provided product for free for review.
As you may know I have two very beautiful and perfect reasons for getting healthy and changing my life. I do it not only for myself but for them, and Dustin, so that I am around to see all their great milestones and achievements in life.
When I began this journey, I was the only one involved. I made myself separate meals, worked out alone, and didn't push to make it a family change. Then I began to realize that it was making it ten times harder for me. All the bad food laying around tempting me. Seeing them soak into the tv and couch. I knew if I didn't make this a family thing, Scarlett would be like me in 20 years. Overweight and trying to figure it all out via Google.
I started slowly weeding junk out of their diets. We never allowed her soda or much candy anyways, so thankfully I didn't have to kick those bad habits. I started cooking more healthy meals with lots of veggies. Introduced her to quinoa...which she loves. Included her in the cooking process. And poor Dustin he just coped and was supportive because he too realized that even though he is tall and slim he has high blood pressure and cholesterol. And I don't. And I have 30 pounds on him.
This started almost a year and a half ago. Now eating healthy and exercise issue second nature to Scarlett. Dustin still won't exercise, but he does have a very physically demanding job as a diesel mechanic, but he doesn't complain about the lack of junk food anymore. Scarlett will eat a green bell pepper over a chocolate bar any day, and her favorite meal is anything I'm eating. She's always stealing my protein shakes.
Evan is still too young to eat, but I do strap him on and include him in our walks. Starting him earlier than I did Scarlett. When I watch her now, I don't have that fear she will be overweight and underactive anymore. I know this is her lifestyle because I have made it so, and it is second nature to her.
No more fretting mommy!
Monday, January 13, 2014
So my blog isn't just about my weight loss journey, as roller coaster as its been lately, but life as a mommy in general.
I crib trained Evan!
It was easy. I was just being dramatic. With Scarlett we lived in a smaller house. Her bedroom was right next to ours. I could hear her through the wall.
This house is much bigger and they're rooms are on the other side. I was so nervous about having my babies so far away. Especially since Evan is so tiny. He's only 3 months old.
Its flown by.
My mom kept saying he needed to be in his room...daddy agreed...and I caved.
I worried he wouldn't be comfy in such a big open space, but I laid him down and he went right to sleep.
Score for mommy!
Such a big boy already...where is the time going?
Saturday, December 28, 2013
I am ashamed and disgusted with myself.
I have lost the love I once had found for my body...and I don't know how or when. It been over the past nine weeks. And it saddens me. I worked so hard before Evan was born to not only lose weight, but to learn how to love myself, and I now find myself back at square one. I'm ashamed. But determined none the less. I will fix this. So instead of a New Years Resolution...I'm making a Decmeber 28, 2013 resolution.
Starting today I am going to make myself accountable for myself. I will start tracking my food, working out daily, and do what I need to do to be the best me for me...and my family. I won't make excuses for my gain. I am to blame. I haven't been eating well, counting calories, or exercising.
I have gained close to 10 pounds over the course of nine weeks. I am now 204.0 pounds.
I have 44 pounds to lose to make my goal weight. I want to reach my goal by the end of May. Not a totally unrealistic goal but I won't be discouraged should it take longer. My daily intake will be 1500 calories or less, not including exercise calories. I will workout daily. I am starting with Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, I will complete all 3 phases. I will drink 8 (8oz) glasses of water everyday.
Today I tracked all my food and water. My calorie intake was 1407 and I met my water goal. I will do my workout after the kids go to bed, I should burn around 200-250 calories...so I can have a snack before bed.
Here's my food log: