September 01, 2013
I'm coming up on a milestone birthday (30! Yikes.) and when I look in the mirror I don't like what I see. Since I put myself in this situation I'm the only one who can get myself out of it. Not my wonderful and supportive husband, not my 8 year old daughter. Just me. And that's what's going to happen.
If you'd like to follow me and share stories or support please feel free to add me! This is hard for me, and I'm certainly willing to listen to anyone out there; I'd love to meet new people and look forward to chatting with you all!
Start weight: 189lbs (weight at wedding, 6 months ago).
Current weight: 184 lbs
Drop a total of 57 pounds, which would bring me to 130lbs.
Start weight 189lbs
Current weight: 184lbs
Total weight lost: 5lbs.
Weight goal 1: 5% CW- 9lbs
Log the food that goes into my mouth. No matter how 'bad' my food choices are, I need to be honest about what I'm actually eating.
Drink more water. This should be easier as I've given up soda (again) for Lent, if not longer.
Log into SP everyday. Every. Day. Don't just click for the points. Work the program!
Things I Love:
My amazing family and friends!
My little family :)
NYC, Boston MA
Beautiful, warm weather
My JackRat, Iggy
Marrying the love of my life.
| current weight: 190.0
Hey thanks for the comment! Tbh, I'm doing it this way, because I find that focusing on numbers on the scale is really dis-encouraging for me. I figure that if I switch my focus to being healthy and fit, I would find it easier to stick with it and reward myself.
Having said that, I often WANT to do more than 10mins a day (burning more kcals) and the simple act of tracking makes me think more about what I'm eating. Having tracked my nutrition for 8 days straight (not actually eating THAT healthy, but thinking about it) I have gone from 152 to 149. So who knows how much I could have lost when I get to 1 month, 3 month, half a years worth of streaking?
It may not work for you, and that's ok. You need to know what you're looking for, and then tailor the system to yourself.
Hope this helps.
1156 days ago
I'm so excited you're thinking about a Paleo diet. Even of you don't stay 100% paleo, I've found that eating this way has really helped me manage my sugar cravings, keep my energy levels high, and get lots of veggies in my daily diet. A Whole30 is crazy hard, but I WOULD suggest taking on some kind of 30-day challenge. A drastic change in diet is always tough for the body to adapt to, so you've got to be willing to tough it out for a month. That way, you can adjust and reap the benefits.
Anyway, the book and blog I would most recommend is Everyday Paleo by Sarah Fragaso. She has a lot of experience as a trainer as well as a Mom, so her recipes will work for you AND the Lil' one. I also suggest anything by Robb Wolf -- he's, like, the original Paleo guru, and his books are full of really practical tips (like Paleo on a budget).
I hope you take the plunge -- and remember, dark chocolate is paleo!
1320 days ago
Michael wasn't our only photographer -- Athena asked if they could shoot our day to help him build up his portfolio, since he had very few weddings under his belt. Or main photographer was Justin Cash, who is based out of Woodstock. His style, demeanor, and professionalism were exactly what we were looking for. We got lucky, too. Our first choice photographer totally flaked out on us, and we found Justin with just 4 months to go! You're very VERY smart to have your photographer pinned down with a deposit!
1387 days ago
Yes, I started life as a Starbucks fan, and then when I moved north I became a DD fan like crazy. However, I realized that it was a LOT of un-needed calories. I'm a big fan of not "depriving" myself, however, finding the "healthy solution". You'll totally have to try making it yourself and let me know what you think! (I will say sometimes dark coffee is a good thing when you are making iced coffee, it loses some of it's punch as it sits and then especially when it gets mixed with ice. So experiment with some different brews to find the one that is perfect for you!)
1410 days ago
If you do want to move, definitely wait until after you've got that LPN. You will be able to get a job ANYWHERE with a RN or LPN license. BTW, mad props for going into a medical field. I could never do that kind of work!
TN is fantastic. I'm not a huge fan of my work situation -- the office culture is incredibly frustrating, and I don't have any benefits -- but everything else here is wonderful. Actually, most of the reasons why I love it are because they're like VT, just affordable, haha.
1523 days ago