Saturday, January 22, 2011
baring it all
The topic? My weight.
Please don't hate me, but I have never struggled with it before. If anything, I needed to gain at different times.
But it's a new day. haha!
I gained 55 lbs when I was pregnant. By the time Judah was a yr old I had lost it all. Thanks to breastfeeding I didn't really need to adjust my diet much at all. It just came off with time.
And then I gained 5 lbs...Judah was nursing half the time and I was still eating like a full time nursing mom.
And then I gained 5 more lbs...I guess I just figured if I ignored it it would just go away. Logic is not always logical people!
And then I gained 5 more lbs....and my pants were tight. Oh Lordy.
I drew a line in the sand.
I am down 8 lbs since I drew the line...that leaves me with 7 more to go...and maybe a little more after that if things are going well.
I have officially cut out anything that would be considered "drinking my calories"...of course I still drink milk, but in moderation. And tons of water.
This cup actually keeps me drinking water. I do not know why. I'm sure there is something psychological about it. ha!
It was a christmas gift. Thanks honey!
I am working to not snack when I am bored...or in the evenings...ayaiyai...I love to snack so this one is hard...adding a few healthy snacks into the mix is helping.
I am also turning into a calorie counter. I have literally never once in my life looked at how many calories were in something...so there is a rather large learning curve on this one.
I am using a sight called....Calorie Count...go figure...so original I know...no one can accuse them of false advertising ;-)
It has been really nice to see and keep track of what I am putting into my "tank" (food is fuel is my mantra).
I am also putting to good use our Elliptical. I talked to my brother who is a fitness expert and he talked me through a plan of action on "The Beast", as I affectionately call it :) Now to work the plan!
So that is another one of my fun (dripping with sarcasm here people) January things. Why must it be such a drab month?
I am working towards keeping my current pants and not buying a bigger size. I am working towards having more energy and feeling good about myself. I am working towards health.
Wish me luck!
So Much to Love
I love people. I love bright eyes. I love my sons, Judah & Lucas. I love laughing. I love my ringtone. I love love. I love Jesus. I love tattoos. I love milk. I love creative expression. I love smiles. I love Philippians. I love bridges. I love my house and haven. I love a rainy night. I love doing nothing. I love almonds and banana chips. I love music. I love cowboy hats. I love Anna Maria Island. I love (diet) dr.pepper. I love a good story. I love wildflowers. I love to fly. I love rod iron. I love babies. I love going to the movies. I love midnight. I love allegra. I love sunsets. I love long kisses. I love the color red. I love starshollow. I love community. I love doing life with friends. I love witty banter. I love jessilynn.com. I love my family. I love pretty things. I love cruisin' with my girls. I love remembering when. I love authentic individuals. I love hot tamales. I love when kids giggle. I love Lance. I love bonfires. I love finding people I thought I'd lost. I love yard sales. I love tacobell. I love seeing people do good. I love violins and steel guitar. I love driving to the airport. I love seeing people around me succeed at their dreams. I love being included. I love flipflops. I love blogging. I love long talks. I love dreaming.