Monday, October 14, 2013

Pumpkin Patch Fun

Saturday we went to the pumpkin patch! It was visit 1/3 coming up! I love fall and everything that goes with it, so that's fine by me!  

We spent about 3 hrs there....but an hr of that was spent waiting in line for the hayride! Ahhhh, but that's really the only reason Cole wanted to go, so we did it!! 
We had a good time! Got stuck in a down pour on the way back to the car....I had a white shirt on, and when we got back to the car we found that I had left the vent to the sunroof open. Oops!! :) we went to dinner afterwards where Drew decided that he would throw food at my friend multiple times! Ahhhh to be 18 months old again! Maybe we need to take a break from restaurants for a while. I kind of remember doing that with Cole at about the same age. 

On a side note; I have started eating more calories in order to jump start weight loss. I follow the number suggested for me. I was having no luck my way, so I'll try this way! Yesterday was the first day I started trying to eat more. Felt like I was going to explode!!! Lol. Apparently 1200 calories a day is not enough to get you started burning calories?? Hopefully this starts to work for me!!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Snap out of it!

Help!! I'm falling! Falling off the wagon that is! I feel some bad habits slowly creeping back in and I don't like it! 

I've started barely eating anything all day so that I can shovel terrible food in my mouth at dinner time. I've slacked big time on walking on the treadmill. Let's face it.....the treadmill is the most boring place on earth! Ughhhh. 

The past few days I've just been lacking energy and wanting to eat terrible food. I eat my emotions and have just been feeling blah lately. I need to snap out of it. Getting healthier is a long process....but it's doable and I know I can do it. 

The scale still isn't moving. I think that is what upsets me most and makes it harder for me to keep going. But, I don't have a choice but to keep going. I need to snap out of this blah attitude and get moving again!!!  

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Which way is best?

I have been getting conflicting advice about this weight loss stuff. It used to be that I could live on Dr. Pepper for a week and drop ten pounds. Whatever happened to those days?? Now, if I even look at a dr pepper just add ten pounds to my next weigh in. 

Now on to the conflicting advice....a friend of mine just lost 50 pounds. It took her only 7 months! She advised me to go to and find out how many calories I should be eating for my weight. I did, and the outcome was that I need to he eating about 900 more calories a day than I am now. What?!?!? That scares me! 

I've been eating 1200. Well most days 1300, after I deduct what I burn on the treadmill. 

So which way is best?? I fear eating more calories because our minds are trained to think less is better! But, my concern I not eating enough for my body to actually burn calories?? Which method do you follow??

I'm not seeing big changes on the scale yet....but I'm losing inches, and my clothes are fitting better! Both steps in the right direction!! 
This is what I've had to face the past month! No. More. Excuses.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Cheat meals or cheat days?

Do you have cheat meals or cheat days? In my head, I don't deserve either of these until I enter the maintain stage...which is far away! But yesterday, we are going to call a cheat day. I didn't even finish tracking my calories for the day because I can't even remember everything that I shoved in my mouth. 

Lately, I have discovered I eat my emotions. I've always known that really, but it's been slapping me in the face this week. I got a text from my hubs two days ago telling me he's working another 48 hr shift this weekend...this is while he's already been gone for two days, and will only be home today for a few hours then gone again....basically till Sunday. When I got his text I was immediately ready to eat! I wanted to cry and eat. 

Yesterday, I was having another day where I was just sick of him being gone....hence the cheat day. I controlled the urge a couple days before but yesterday....I didn't. Funny how your mind plays tricks on you. 

I've said it before and I will continue to say it. I don't know how single moms and millitary wives do it. I'm alone for days at a time and it takes a serious toll on me. I don't know if it's harder on me because I do stay at home with the the hours just kind of blend together lol. Maybe I'd feel different if I were gone during the day. But, while being home...we feel like those 24 and 36, and 48 hr shifts are a month long lol. 

So the goal is to keep pushing myself and to not let my emotions get the best of me! A cheat meal is one thing, but I can't afford a cheat DAY.....yet. 

So true!!! Haha :)

Monday, September 30, 2013

Weekend Recap

This weekend my hubs ran his second half marathon. He and his friend, do it for "fun". Which I totally don't understand. I would not run 13.1 miles for fun, but hey whatev. I'm just not wired that way I guess. 
That's my hubs on the right with the goody thumbs up pose :) 

My moms birthday was the end of last week. We tried to make her day special, even though she was sick. Drew's favorite part was the balloon. Or the "ba" as he calls it. 
On Friday, he took a tumble into the tv stand in the playroom. I thought I was going to have a heart attack. It was awful. I may have cried more than he did! 
He looks much better today, thank goodness!! And I need a picture of Cole on here just for good measure! He was pretending he was Papa, drinking coffee. 
Lifestyle change update: today is day 20. I've lost about 8 pounds. But today was weigh in day, and I have lost nothing in a week! Not happy! This is why I hate the scale! I may break up with it again for a while. I feel like I'm losing, but when I saw that number this morning, I immediately get discouraged. I'll give it one more chance, and if it doesn't's outta here for a while!! 

Happy Monday! 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Week 3

Well it's the beginning of week 3 of my lifestyle change. So far so good! I'm not feeling nearly as hungry as I was the first week. I actually need to work on eating a little more. I have recently learned that eating 1200 calories a day doesn't really work. Who knew? Lol 

I am doing things my own way, and I hope I find some success. I'm eating as "normal" as possible. I'm just watching calories and serving sizes and measuring everything! I may not be eating clean, or super healthy but I am conscious of everything that goes in my mouth! If this ends up not working then I will have to reevaluate but for now.....I believe the key to success for me is to not feel like I "can't " have anything. So far if I've had a craving for something.....I give in to it, within reason....I just make sure I'm accountable for it. I make sure I have enough calories for it. This actually hasn't happened much. Last Friday night I wanted a coke. So I had one! Done. It hit the spot, and it made me happy. :) 

I have been walking/jogging ( I don't even use the word run lol) I do a minimum of 30 min 6 days a week. I'm soooo slow so I still don't burn many calories at this pace. Actually hardly any......but I'm moving. 160 calories for 30 min isn't much but it's better than nothing. I burn around 250 cals when I go 50 min. Still not a lot......but better than sitting on my big butt!! 

I'm finding it easier to say no to foods that I just don't need, and also learning when I'm hungry and when I'm just bored. I'm seeing changes in myself and my attitude. I believe I can do this! 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Weekend recap

This weekend was a busy one! My husband is running for school board, so he's been very busy with all that! This weekend our town has their little festival. So the hubs had a table, and spent most of the weekend talking to potential voters!! 
The kiddos had a good time riding rides all weekend, and staying up past their bedtimes! But then they both caught something. Low grade fevers, and just not feeling good. Poor guys

Saturday night he left his campaigning post to go to his high school reunion. It was fun, until I started feeling very sick! He kept telling me it was anxiety, but here it is two days later and ......yep I STILL don't feel good! Blah. Here is a picture of us BEFORE I started feeling terrible! 
I can't wait till this weight starts coming off. I felt so embarrassed for my hubs. No one wants to be the guy with the fat wife. I feel like I have failed him. Men get better with age, I have just gotten fatter with age! I also forgot to switch purses! Yikes! 

I am heading into week 3 of my lifestyle change.....can't wait to start seeing some results! Down 5 pounds so far. Better than nothing!