Thursday, December 29, 2011

Time to re-start...

So, I have officially gained 5 lbs in 1 1/2 weeks.  WOW!  This sucks, but I did it to myself.  I have constantly eaten unhealthy and not worked out at all.  I have to get things back together.  I am not going to fool myself and say that I am starting today because New Year's Eve is only a few days away and I know that I will be partaking in drinks and food that are not healthy.  So, I will do better today and tomorrow and then see how things go on Saturday.

I am going to make a list of foods and go to the grocery store to stock up before Sunday because Sunday morning it begins.  I know how cliche it is to start back up for the New Year, but it is just the time of year.  I have only been bad for the Christmas break and everyone slips up here and there.

I am contemplating on how I want to start out the new I want to go back to "clean" eating(which I had great results with) or do I just want to focus on counting calories.  I am leaning towards "clean" eating because I felt better when I was doing that and I really did lose some weight.  I could really feel and see a difference in my mid section(my big problem area).  I will keep pondering the idea and see what I come up with by Sunday.

Also, I am going to make a New Year Resolution List that is more than just health related.  I don't ever make resolutions because I don't think you need a new year to change habits and do new things, but this year I really want to focus on a few things.  So, I am going to list them out and really keep up with them....maybe it will keep my butt in gear.

I will be back in a few days with my beginning of the year photos and my list of things to achieve in 2012!  What are your goals?

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Such a struggle

Why is it that making good food choices is such a struggle?  Why is it that crappy food tastes so good?  Why do we have to be teased with temptation constantly?  These are some of the things I started thinking about this morning.  I have lost the couple of pounds gained in the past week, but all I want to do is eat cookies and oreo breakaways(new recipe from pinterest).  I don't really know why I want to eat them so badly because 9 times out of 10 I feel really shitty afterwards.  My body has been yelling at me about how much I suck!  My stomach has been hurting and I have felt nauseous.  I'm pretty sure it has  to do with the huge amount of sweets I have been eating lately.

I really do think my body has been craving healthy food, so I chopped up some peppers and mushrooms tonight and thawed some ground turkey.  I am going to make some wraps for lunch that will last the remainder of the week.  Dinner is sort of up in the air because I have family in town and it just depends on what they all decide to do.  I know that I will be eating some tamales Thursday and Friday because we are all getting together on Thursday and making them from scratch.  They are going to be so YUMMY!  I can't wait to eat them...not make them.  It is a lot of work and it is a long process.  Oh well, it will be so worth it.  

How are you doing over the holidays?  Mine could be a lot better if L was not sick.  It is so hard to get anything done when he is sick.  He just wants to be held and cry.  I feel bad for him because I can't do anything to help because it is a virus and just has to run its course.  I have been super busy with trying to fit in things when he is asleep.  I still have to finish shopping and wrap presents.  It took us 5 hours on Saturday to find K the "right" bike.  I think she is going to be so happy about it.  I can't wait to see her face!  I'm kind of pushing it and procrastinating.  I hope you have an awesome Christmas!

Current Weight: 152.0 lbs
Weight Lost:  20 lbs  

Friday, December 16, 2011

A little lost lately

So, the holidays are just around the corner and everywhere I turn there is food.  Yummy and delicious food.  It started with a cookie swap party and then every day this week there has been food at work.  So, I pretty much have eaten everything and my weight has went up.  Oh well, it isn't a big amount and the last week of school is just crazy with the kids.  It also doesn't help that I have not gone to the grocery store for quite some time (trying to eat up everything here).  So, I went to Costco yesterday and bought lots of veggies and healthy stuff so that I have no more excuses.  I am going to eat well all break with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas.

Good news...since my last post, I really have been doing a good job with my exercising.  Last week and this week, I did not run on Tuesday and Thursday because of all the rain and it was a bit cold. I have done my routine of crunches, lunges, squats, and arms every scheduled day and more.  Over the break, I am going to change my running days to Monday, Wednesday, and a long one on the weekends.  I am the one that drops off the kiddos on Tuesdays and Thursdays and we don't get home until 6 or after, then we eat dinner, put Lucas to sleep, hang out with K for a few minutes and then put her to bed.  After my work is done, I am falling asleep on the couch by 8:30.  I know it is early, but I seriously can't keep my eyes open.  I'm getting old! HA

I hope everyone enjoys the Holidays!

Current weight: 153.4 lbs
Total lost:  18.6 lbs