Thursday, January 8, 2009

My friend Karalee reminded me about I used to use it all the time when I was working on weight loss. I went back through and tracked my calories for the last couple of days just to see what I'm taking in. I also put in my height, weight, age, blah, blah and whatever else. I find it funny that at a size 12 I'm obese, but whatever. I do have a 32% body fat (sick)... but at least it's not 100%... lol And my "healthy weight" is between 101 and 136 lbs... LOL If I was 101 lbs I'd be dead. In high school I was totally in shape and a curvy 125 lbs. According to them to meet my goal of 140 lbs by June 1st I have to lose 1.26 lbs per week. To do that I need to restrict my caloric intake by 632 calories a day. Not too hard... LOL I just need to drop the doughnuts and pumpkin bars. It says I should be eating around 1700 calories a day. So there ya go. I'm not really into counting calories, but I need to kick butt and get over this loss of motivation.

Girls Night Out and My Daily Food Log

Here's my food for the day:

bowl of fiber one cereal w/skim milk
two eggs, two slices whole wheat toast, small amount of cheese
baked french fries w/cheese and ketchup
pumpkin bar & chocolate mousse hot cocoa (it was girls night out and we went for dessert)

calories: 2,350 (over a thousand of them came from this lovely dessert below! Yikes!

Guest Blogger: My Friend Karalee

My friend Karalee posted this on her blog and I thought it was so inspirational I had to share it with people that will understand. I didn't tell her I was posting before and after pics of her. Maybe she would've said no... better to ask forgiveness that permission, right? he he he But I had to show you what she meant when she said, "a little smaller". To me 117 lbs lost isn't a little smaller, it's an amazing accomplishment and I am so proud of her.

"The boys and I were at the Gateway on Saturday. I've only been there I left them at the Apple store and took Grace with me to browse the stores. We got to see the cool fountains set to music...she loved it.

ANYWAY. I saw this store. I've gotten catalogs from them for years and always looked longingly at the clothes. Clothes That Would Never Fit Me. I stood in front of the store. I seriously had a moment of being freaked out to even step foot in there. "They'll look at me, and immediately judge me...I have no business even thinking about trying to fit in those clothes..." It's amazing how many negative thoughts can whip through your brain in the space of a few seconds!

But I caught sight of myself in the door, and remembered that I'm a little smaller now. So I geared up and walked in. Right to the back where the clearance section was. I grabbed a few shirts, and even a pair of pants and took them and Grace and went into the torture chamber, I mean the dressing room, to try them on.

I ended up buying this shirt, for $4.99, in a size Large. Not even XL. The saleslady was so nice. She even wrapped it in tissue paper and put it in a fancy, tiny little bag. My poor boys. By time they found me, I was about to buy it, and when we left the store I couldn't even see where I was going for the tears in my eyes. It was a good moment.

And I need to remember it, and get back on track this week. Thanks for listening. Some of you will "get it" and some of you won't. Those of you who don't know what I'm talking about are very very lucky."

I love you Karalee!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Thanks, Angie!

Hello, I am Chrissy! Angie, has invited me to be apart of this blog to help us stay accountable to our "Getting Healthy Adventure."
I am a mother of 3 and have been married for 10 years.
My current weight: gulp!!! 192
My goal is 45 pounds this year.
I am in the process of trying to figure out what really works for me.
Thank you Angie! I am so excited to be here!!!

I Want Chocolate and a Cherry Coke

Food today:

oatmeal w/br sugar, skim milk & natural apple butter
2 string cheese
sm baggie of reduced fat wheat thins
granola bar
bowl of leftover soup from last night
baked potato w/butter, sour cream, bacon bits & cheese :(
green beans
6 mini muffins :(

I think I'm doing ok. I mean my potato toppings are a little YIKE, but over all I think I'm doing good. More veggies would be nice, but we have the whole empty fridge situation :)

calories: 2,209

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Food Log Jan 6th

So I figure if I start once again logging everything I eat I'll have to eat better. Right? I mean I don't want to be publicly humiliated every day. I have to warn you... it's not pretty. As I posted earlier, my fridge isn't exactly stocked with healthiness.

So far...

english muffin w/spray butter & cheesecake cream cheese
sesame rice snack mix
2 string cheese
granola bar
3 mini twix bars :(
doughnut :(
soup made with ham, lamb, asparagus, corn, carrots, crushed tomatoes and broth
2 reduced fat crescent rolls

calories 1,849


My fridge is always full... I shop every two weeks (pay day) and buy a lot of food. My kids take lunches to school every day, so I have to have food for all three meals. Pay day was last Thursday. My paycheck was a lot less than usual because of the time I took off at Christmas. I only worked 13 hrs the week of Christmas (I usually work 30). Besides having a small pay check, my kids are all doing the spring plays at school and I have to pay $150 today for them to join. So... there went the little bit of grocery money I would have had. We have a food storage and freezer food, but it's the fresh stuff that is gone. Mostly what's left are random little bits from Christmastime. No wonder I'm having a hard time eating healthy... LOL and no wonder why I've felt sluggish and tired for the last couple of weeks. We're all living off carbs and proteins. There are some carrots in there so I'm totally cooking them up today! My fridge is never empty, so I've never noticed how gross it is. Time to clean the fridge!!! Yuck!

I keep a list on my fridge for everyone to write the things we're out of. It cracked me up today when I saw snacks, lunch stuff and Food 4 Fridge! My kids are not loving the empty fridge either... LOL

So, this week I will bleach out my fridge and we'll all be counting down the days until next pay day :)

Sunday, January 4, 2009

So far this year...

I haven't been doing that great. I haven't been to bed before 11pm yet this year. I haven't been avoiding junk food like I should and I haven't worked out yet this week. I'm slacking. I just don't feel motivated... AT ALL. I'm not really sure how to get past this slump.