Thursday, June 28, 2012

Losing It – Day 1

Weight : 169

You know how they say that in your mind you look different that you really look.  Well, this morning I took a picture of myself to help document my weight loss.  I knew that I looked bad, but I did not know that I looked that bad.  Yikes!  Now I know that I really need this!  I am now glad that I did not take my picture in a bathing suit.  Double Yikes!! 

Today I tried some weight loss water that of course I found on Pinterest.  It is really good (lemons, cucumber, and mint), and it helps you to keep track of how much water you are really drinking.  It is also supposed to help with belly fat, and boy do I need help with that!

Great Salad Recipe

Spinach salad with Chicken, Avocado, and Goat Cheese

I bet you are thinking, “That Looks Awesome!”  It was AWESOME!  I made this salad for dinner last night.  I always worry about making salads for dinner because men (my husband) do not always view them as dinner, but as a side or a snack.  This salad was more than a side or a snack, it was dinner and, it was filling and delicious!  I found this gem on Pinterest and have added the website where you can print your own recipe.  Enjoy!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Losing It

I am just going to come out and say it.  I am a “fatty-patty”.  At 5'4" weighing 170, I am overweight, and since my daughter is 7, I can’t still claim that it is “baby weight”.  Like most American’s I have tried all sorts of weight loss programs and have either lost the weight and quickly put it back on or just fallen of the wagon.  Here is the deal.  I really want to lose the weight and would like to make a healthier more positive change in my life.  I am tiered of hiding behind big swimsuit cover-ups and long pants.  I want to be able to wear cute, tight t-shirts, bikinis, and shorts. And I know that I am the one that needs to make the change.  Nobody can do it for me.
I have not always been this way.  Before meeting my husband and getting married, I weight 135.  I ate Lean Cuisine (Leaners), and weight watcher meals for lunch and dinner.  I also ran about 2 miles every day.  Meeting Brad and getting married was hard on my body.   No longer did I eat Leaners for dinner or run, instead I ate out for dinner and sat on the couch watching TV with Brad.  Not that I am complaining, I really enjoyed the change.  The weight started creeping up and then I got pregnant.  Apparently a carrot cake a day addiction is not good for the body.  Although it tasted great, it was not good for the waste line and thighs (I am not even going to mention what it did to the size of my butt).  Even my arms have gained weight.  I didn’t know that you could gain weight in your arms.  Yuck!
I have to say I am tired of the way that I look and feel, and am ready to make a change.  I was inspired by a pin that I found on Pinterest about a girl (Mama Laughlin) that blogged about her weight loss and struggles.  I am hoping that if I blog about mine it will help me to be accountable for my actions and help me to stay on track.  What I would like to do is set a realistic goal and blog about my progress once a week.  I would also like to hear from anyone out there that is struggling with the same problem.  Maybe we can help each other achieve our goals.
My Weight Loss Goals:
      Weight: 140
      Activity: Run a 5K
      Time Frame: 8 months.
It might seem like I have allowed myself a lot time, but one thing I have learned is that the slower you lose it the more likely you will keep it off.  I need to make life changes not just dieting.
How am I going to do it, you might ask.  I am going to try and make healthy eating choices, and write them in a journal so I am held accountable for the choices that I make.  I can also look back and answer the question, “why have I not lost any weight?”.  I am also going to do my best to work out 5 times a week.  I am currently walking with a neighbor and we walk 3 miles in our neighborhood.  I also need to try to add some strengthening training and target areas like the stomach, arms, and thighs.  I would also like to start running again, but I know for my knees sake, I need to lose some weight before running.  Hopefully this will work and I will share the information that I find on Pinterest that I have found to help me.  Wish me luck because starting tomorrow I am going to hopefully change my life.
I got my inspiration from:

Friday, June 8, 2012


We just got to our camp sight for a small weekend get away. It is so piece full and quiet or here. A little on the hot side, but the scenery makes up for that. We decided on Thursday to load up the camper and enjoy the Texas State Parks. Our plan is to take in the scenery and relax. I brought my Nook and Brad has is fishing pole. Emma brought her turtles( not sure why). So far we have seen a cardinal try to get into my car via the closed window. Not sure if he really wants into the car or just likes the way that he looks in the reflection from the glass. I have been trying to get a picture, but I am just not fast enough. I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer as much as we are. I would love to hear your summer plans