Monday, October 24, 2011

One pound

One pound and unfortunately it was in the opposite direction. Yup, I gained one pound. But to be honest I really thought it was going to be more than that. I had a couple of days where I had headaches so I drank lots of caffeine (coke) and then halfway through the week I skipped one day in working out and then that was all she wrote as the saying goes. I haven't worked out since. I was hoping to REALLY get back on track this week but, I woke up with a headache again this morning. So not only am I not going to work out with a headache but I drank some coke and snacked on cheez-its with for breakfast. I am however going to have a healthy lunch. Supper will not be so healthy however. I am trying a new recipe for creamy enchiladas. If its good I will let you know.
So I'm obviously struggling with this weight loss thing. I know several people who are doing these Body by Vi shakes or something like that. But to be honest I really enjoy the herbalife shakes and it cost about a third of the body by vi shakes. But I also don't want to be doing shakes the rest of my life. That's why I am really trying to not necessarily diet but just making a whole lifestyle change. I realized this morning that even that area needs to be given over to God. The whole reason Im not losing weight has just been my inability to not give in to temptation or just doing what is easiest. So Im going to be praying that God shows me ways to be healthier and to overcome my temptations. I'm also praying for a complete healing from headaches. I have been struggling with these for about 7 or 8 years now. So I would appreciate prayers for that!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Well one of my fears was putting my failures out there as far as this weight loss journey. But maybe if I put it out there it will help me try harder. Last week I took this quiz where my results were that I am an emotional eater. And that is so true. I'm sure I already knew that though.

It's just comforting to sit down and enjoy whatever your comfort food is after a stressful day. So with that being said it's only 1:30 on Tuesday afternoon and I wouldn't be surprised if I have gained my three pounds back. I have had some really stressful two days so far and I'm not really anticipating the week looking up at much. So I've just drank and ate whatever. The only good thing I did was work out yesterday. So I just wanted to share that with you so far. Hopefully tomorrow is a new day!

Monday, October 17, 2011

3 pounds

I actually keep debating whether or not to blog about this. Mainly because if I fell I don't want the world to know that I gave in to my temptations. But at the same time I am excited and even disappointed.
This past week I lost 3 pounds. And honestly it would have been even more but I had several days this week where I just did whatever. My official weigh day is Mondays but I have been getting on the scale every day. Which is good and not so good. It showed me where my days of just whatever hurt me but it also showed me that I was losing weight which encouraged me as well and even made me work harder.
And I have done this all on my own. I have really learned that a lot of my eating really is a mind over matter. I would get up every morning and feed the kids breakfast and then eat mine. Now I wait and eat when I'm actually hungry for breakfast. This I feel gives me less chance of wanting to snack before lunch. I've also been drinking lots more water and then just carefully watching what I eat except for supper. And then at supper I just find myself eating a little less than normal. I also started working out on Thursday and I haven't missed a day yet. Not that it won't happen but I really want to be committed to losing weight so I even stay up until 11 if that's what it takes to get a workout in. That is not always going to work though. I have set aside two days for sure that I will go to bed the same time as the rest of my family. Or as close to it as the baby will allow.
So I'm not really sure what my long term goal is. I know for now I'm focusing on the first ten pounds. Mainly I want to get rid of this "stuff" as I call it that I have left over from three pregnancies. So we shall see. I can already tell you that it is 8:00 on Monday morning and I am already finding it much harder this week so far.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Ladies, paint your nails!

This is my advice for the day. For four years now I can't even really remember a time where I've just felt pretty. I rarely ever dress up because I think nothing looks good. And to be honest I actually feel my best when I am in a t-shirt. I am much more comfortable and I honestly feel like it looks better.
So with that being said yesterday I painted my fingernails for the first time in almost three years. I'm not even sure why I did. And would you believe that something so small just put a little bit more "pep" in my feminine side? If that even makes sense. I have just caught myself taking notice in my fingernails all throughout the day. Whether it be typing on the computer, fixing a sippy cup or washing the dishes.
The same thing happened a couple of months ago when for a girls night out my sister and I went and got pedicures. I always wear flip flops and I just felt a little bit more confident with my pretty toes!
So that's my advice. If you want to feel a little boost in the appearance area just try giving your nails a good painting!