My Week of (Hopeful) Weight Loss

I haven’t really been keeping track of my weight this week and so tomorrow’s weigh in is something I’m definitely anticipating. I was suppose to be super strict with my eating this week but that just didn’t work out. It’s so much harder to make this a lifestyle than I thought. I still feel like healthy choices are a chore (most of the time). We took the kids to the circus on Thursday, which Jacob loved. For about 30 minutes. And then he was more interested in just walking around outside of the big tent where all the animals were being kept. Aubrey slept the whole time.

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Anyhow, we ate about 2 hours before we left and of course while we were there Jacob complained about being hungry and I was a feeling bit hungry myself (although I probably really wasn’t). And so he had popcorn and I had a hot dog. That was all they had. But if I’d planned it better I would have brought food for us to eat. I don’t know what’s easier, spending the extra time and energy (and money) on healthy snacks to have on hand all the time or just not eating when you’re not truly hungry. Obviously the ultimate goal is to only eat when you’re truly hungry and then when you do, for it to be as healthy as you can, planned snacks and all. Where to begin though? I suppose with a little but of both.

Oh well, I just hope that the healthy choices that I did make this week, which included lots of salads and just not eating as much as I would have before, has paid off with a loss on the scale tomorrow.

And guess what else is coming up soon….. And update with pictures!!! I took the last set in the middle of last month so I’m due for another photo shoot and a little look-see at what sort of physical progress I’ve made. I’m pretty excited because since I hadn’t lost pounds between the last two sets of pictures that there was a physical difference. I hope the same happens this time.

Well guys, that’s really it for now. I hope all of your healthy habit battles are more easily conquered than mine.

Stay healthy and I’ll see you all back here tomorrow for the weigh in,



And It Begins

You know that really annoying phrase “Sick and tired of being sick and tired”? Well I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired of being fat. I just had my second child almost 8 weeks ago and the other day, with the baby weight from two children still loitering around my midsection, thighs, arms, face …(you get the picture), I told my best friend “I’m done being fat.” Completely over it. Can’t take it any more. A fork has just appeared along my path of life and I’m choosing to take the healthy road. And I hope you’ll join me. As I go from where I am now to where I hope to be, I invite you along for the ride. Whether you hope to get into shape as well, or are just curious about my progress, I officially fling the doors of my personal struggles and successes wide open.

I was never overly heavy as a kid or in high school but I certainly wasn’t a bean pole, or even in shape for that matter. Sure, I was involved in mildly physically active organizations like danceline and the first few practices of indoor track each year but it more for the socialization and less for the physical activity. My lowest post-high school weight is was in the mid 130′s but now I’m consistently tipping the scales at 200 or more. Yikes! And on my 5’4″, I’m just pounds away from the BMI chart label of “morbidly obese”. Double Yikes! Sure, when my BMI considered me “over weight” I thought, “Eh, I’ve always had a little extra weight on me, I can lose it, no problem and certainly no biggie.” And then when my BMI revealed I was obese I chalked it up to baby weight, a temporary set back. Again, no problem, no biggie. But morbidly obese? MORBIDLY OBESE?? That’s something other people are labeled as, just like a house fire or the loss of a spouse are things that happen to someone else. We know these life-altering events affect the lives of others but not ourselves. Until you look at the scale nearly 8 weeks postpartum and you’re still more than 50 pound over your healthy weight.

So, here my journey begins. My goal is to not only get fit and lose weight (I’d love to see 130 again!) but to do so in the same way I try to approach everything in my life, simply, naturally, and holistically.

Your support is what I’m hoping will keep me going.

So stay healthy and thanks for reading,