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A Fresh Start

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

I restarted Weight Watchers because that seems to be what works for me.

So I am trying this again. I have gotten more off track on taking care of my body than I ever have before. I am motivated right now though so I am trying to make the best of it and work on this aspect of my life finally!

I went and I looked at my weight charts for my whole history on WW. I am so disappointed in myself! Not only was I only 10lbs away from my healthy body weight, I was unhappy with my body then. And to be honest, I don't like what I see in the mirror now, yet I have had a hard time seeing myself as looking good when I weighed less. 50 pounds I have to loose! That seems so daunting!

Going to need some support and motivation to make this happen! Especially since I have started this a week before Thanksgiving, two weeks before a huge cross country move and then of course Christmas! I think I can do this!

  
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Down, While on an Upswing

Thursday, October 10, 2013

So I realized it's been several weeks since I have logged in. Life has been crazy. It had this lull for a while, where it was hard, but it stayed in one place. Now that things are moving financially again, life has picked up pace! What is that all about. Now it's a matter of which bill to pay, I just want to get it all out of the way, I don't want to be patient, I want stability now!

I gained a little weight back. Kid's birthday. I didn't do too well with all the sugar. I ended up a few weeks ago with a baby who stayed up all night crying. I broke down and drank a diet coke. It didn't help. I don't even crave them any more. I do crave carbonation like crazy though. Trying not to drink diet and get fake sugar out of my diet. But I also need to work on lowering my sugar consumption in general and upping my veggie consumption a lot. One thing Weight Watchers did for me was really motivate me to eat more fruits and vegetables. I felt rewarded eating them with them being zero points. I'll have to consider that when I can sit down and really take the food situation where I live under control. Living back at Mom and Dads for a little bit makes it really hard!

Feeling down today about my situation and my body and how both seem to be intertwined. Hoping life settles down soon.

  
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ANNESYLVIA 10/20/2013 7:32AM

    Good to know. I guess that "Plus" must changed other requirements then. I say this because my friend follow ww to the tee and stay plateau until she found out about fruits being points. Which made sense because they have a lot more calories, carbs and sugar then veggies. Ww must have lowered carbs intake or changed the number of fiber formula. They way we did it would not work with fruits being "0" points. If I coluld afford it I would do ww again. Whatever formula they use does work as long as you stick to it. And being I love fruit and veggies. That would be a plus.

Best of luck.

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LINDSEYGRACE51 10/19/2013 12:19PM

    WW did change about three years ago I wanna say, fruits and veggies are both zero points now. They do the" Points Plus" system, it seems to work great, when I am actually doing it. :)

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ANNESYLVIA 10/19/2013 8:21AM

    Be careful in thinking that fruits are 0 points. Although I have not fine weight watchers in 8 years. I know when I did fruits had points. Vegetables are the only food with 0 points. My friend who joined with did not realized that at the time and was upset that I was losing and she was not. She not a fan of veggies so she ate fruit all the time. I ate both but measured fruit knowing they were points. As we talked I was shock to hear what she thought. She was even more shocked. Of course she then started to measure fruit and add the points. She lost the weight. Unless things have changed since then fruit do have points and add up. However never give them up. :-)

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ONENEL 10/14/2013 6:39AM

    hoping things calm down for you. Take one step/one day at a time. Focus on what you can change and try not to think of what you cant. (I know easier said than done).
I know for me if things get crazy, I get wrapped up in "everything" and cant focus at all. I find it easier to focus on one thing at a time- then I dont feel so overwhelmed.
as for the coke and sugar- those days will happen. Just get back on track the next day.
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Stress

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I have been so stressed this last week. I couldn't even eat. That never happens to me! Food tasted bland and my stomach would hurt when I put food in it! The problem seems to be getting resolved, but it is still stressful. Just before all the stress hit me, the kids and I had a bad case of the stomach flu. So in a matter of a week we had the flu, had this super stressful weekend and then my oldest started her pre-k class this Monday.
With all of that, I somehow managed to lose two pounds. Gee, I wonder how?! Haha. I wasn't able to get on here and track my food or work out or anything but I did keep my one main goal! I didn't cave! I didn't have a caffeinated soda! I have been so tempted! And you know what is really weird? Because I haven't had and Diet Coke, I had this desert the other day that was loaded with Splenda, and I could taste it! My mom accidentally bought sugar free ingredients. I think my next goal will be to focus on clean, whole, "real" food. I always feel better when I am eating real food. Even with whole fat products, whole milk etc. As long as you are eating within healthy limits for your body, I feel it is just better for you. Who needs all the extra fillers that they put in things to make them low fat or sugar free.
Slowly working on adding more filling satisfying items to my regular eating to cut back on calories! Slowly but surely making these changes to my life. In the mean time, three weeks with out caffeine! That is a huge record for me! The longest in almost five years!!!

  
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SDBACON 9/22/2013 6:29PM

    Glad the stress is starting to alleviate. I had started using stuff like Splenda, but for me, I realized that I need to practice MODERATION. I don't want to substitute real with... well, "substitute." LOL

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LINWASH23 9/19/2013 4:52PM

    We have to find our own way, I am glad you are doing this. emoticon

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PALADINCENTAUR 9/19/2013 9:56AM

    Keep up the Awesome work and hope you feel better!!

I'm so with you on the Splenda. Once I gave up Diet Cokes and artficial sweeteners they all started to tast kinda chemically to me.

I can def tell when something has an artificial sweetener in it now big time. Just tastes bad.

I use honey to sweeten almost everything with now and occasionally a little real sugar.
I am also trying to focus on real food as well and its been amazing so far. People think my fridge and pantry are kinda bare but it works for me. Fresh fruit, veggies, whole grains, and meat. I include dairy so occasionally butter and yogurt as natural as possible. If I see a label with wierd ingredients in it now I try to just walk away. None of that stuff can be good for us.

Now I will admit to my one main sin of whey protein powder. I don't even want to know what half the ingredients in it really are. lol emoticon



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Today Is Good

Saturday, September 07, 2013

After lots of stress and almost complete financial ruin, my husband got a job! A really well paying job! And we got the first paycheck today. I celebrated! I went to Costco! I didn't go crazy. Just buying kiwis and a Halloween costume for my daughter, amongst some other assorted groceries was celebration enough. I almost bought some steak, but with this job being across the country, I couldn't bring myself to have a celebratory dinner without my husband by my side. So downfall, he is gone for a few months, we can go visit, but it's not a permanent location so we wont be moving quite yet. But we finally have money.
Some weigh has been lifted. And I was a little more motivated to do physical stuff, like getting out and vacuuming my van, than I have been recently. Also still going strong with no caffeine! I did buy some Caprisuns to help me get through the craving for a sweet drink. They serve a dual purpose in that my girls will drink them. I'm working on more water right now too. After I feel I have mastered these, my next goal will really be infusing fruits and veggies into my diet. I think I will take it slow though and really focus on the no caffeine and water goal. I do eat fruits and veggies, but I could always use more!
So today is good. Better times are ahead. And maybe as I work on this, I can also start to work on my goal to be a little skinnier whenever my husband gets back or we go visit! Trying hard not to put too much pressure on myself though so that I don't get too obsessed! That is always my pitfall!

One day at a time!

  
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ONENEL 9/10/2013 6:28AM

    congrats on your husbands job. Focusing on one goal at a time is a good thing and you are doing great! emoticon

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LINWASH23 9/8/2013 10:23AM

    God is so good and he is always on time. emoticon emoticon

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Staying Strong so Far

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

In my attempt to not have a diet coke or any caffeine, I have made it almost a week. I have definitely hit a point this afternoon where I am needing a lift. That is what got me in the habit in the first place, mid afternoon droop, needing a break, needing something to get me through. That's usually when I crack open a can. I am like a total addict for diet coke and diet dr pepper. I have another dip down at bed time, and on really bad days, I admit, I have been known to open another can. This is my main vice. I don't drink and I don't smoke, so I turned to diet soda. I really want to be healthy and this seems to be something that I am able to curb at the moment. But I think I need some help! What are some real things that help you get through the slumps and dips in the day? What keeps you going?

In the mean time, still staying strong! Though I've really wanted one, I resisted! Jumped on here for support rather than succumb to the diet coke craving!

  
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LINDSEYGRACE51 9/5/2013 2:43PM

    I've had a hard time with sleepiness in the afternoons as soon as I had my first baby. Right now I have two little girls, both at home, while my husband is working 2500 miles away for the next five months. Snacks don't seem to help. It usually follows closely after lunch. I feel like I am getting enough sleep at night. I've tried taking iron which will help a little. I get severely anemic while pregnant, but I thought that was done and over with since my baby is a year and a half old. I was actually considering taking some Vitamin D3. See if that helps. I don't know if going outside to get some sun is really an option where I live, haha. Constant overcast Seattle skies. This summer was amazing but fall is definitely here. Which I love as well, but no more clear skies. The thing I have really learned though is that the caffeine really wasn't helping. Which is good to know! I was still tired while I was drinking it. I think I may be sleeping a bit better now too. One little thing at a time I guess!

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ONENEL 9/5/2013 6:29AM

    if you are having an afternoon slump- how long has it been since you have eaten? Is your body in need of a healthy snack?

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MSGO72 9/3/2013 8:58PM

  It might be helpful to do some stretching or go outside during the daytime to get a little sun for a couple of minutes.

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