Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Food for thought

So in trying to get some veggies in I've had to get a little creative.  So we tried a few different things this week, stuffed peppers, roasted Parmesan cauliflower, and roasted edemame (not posted).    So I loved the cauliflower and have made it a few times.

Just set oven to 400

Cut up cauliflower small bite sizes
1 Tbs of olive oil
2 Tbs of Parmesan
salt and pepper to taste

mix all together roast for 20-30 minutes


Weigh In Wednesday

172.4 down a pound from last week.  I did better this past week, there is still a lot of room to improve and do better.  Some of the ways I improved were meal planning, knowing what was coming, made me less likely to snack.  My weak spot of the day is around 3-4, so only just before dinner and it's often more stress eating.  Good days where R has 2 naps and we are busy out and about I am way less likely to go on a eating rampage.  Another point of improvement was looking to limit "treats" for example knowing that I was going to an epicure party where yummy food would be sampled I chose to have a lighter lunch, and when we were off to a bonfire where s'mores where involved I didn't allow anything sweet for the rest of that day.  So basically still allowing for treats but controlling the amount of them.

My goals for this week are
*get out walking/running-I am going to download the couch to 5 k app.
*5 servings of fruit and veggies
*reach out to friends and get out of the house-it can be really isolating with a baby sometimes:(
*keep my gym apt with C-more on him later

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Weigh In Wednesday

173.4 down just over half a pound.  I am a little disappointed in my efforts but not surprised ( I didn't do a great job everyday, in fact some days I was back to eating too much).  I also am happy because this is the lowest I've been in over a year, and I am believing that it means I am really moving forward again!
It's been a crazy week...but I think every week since R has been born has been a crazy one.  Tomorrow I am off to meet with a new trainer, as K is off exploring the world this summer, and might not be coming back:(.  So I am hoping it will go well, all I know is that  C is a guy and has lots of availability, I am a little apprehensive as I think I know who he is and is the "old lady" trainer and not as hard here's hoping it goes well!  

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Weigh In Wednesday

174 down 1.2 pounds this week. A little less then I would have liked but lots of stuff going on and I have given 100% every day.

*eat 5 servings of fruit and veggies this is the current recommend in take.  Some reseach shows it should be more like 7...but 5 is difficult enough right now.
*drink water

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

A skewed perspective

Lately I've been looking in the mirror and seeing the 217 pound me, never mind that was 42 pounds ago, and feeling really discouraged.  I have been dressing for that 217 pound person, hiding behind layers of clothing that doesn't fit right and are extremely unflattering.  I have been unkind and disparaging  to my past efforts and present self.  I have been eating my feelings about how I perceive myself.  And this is not okay and I am not going to do this anymore.
So I am working on changing that perspective.  I am going to LOVE myself right now, where I am TODAY.  I am going to be KIND and NURTURING to my self while on this journey of losing weight.  

I got to this realization while shopping with my beautiful sister who has been working on and completed her own weight loss journey.  I couldn't bring myself to try anything on.  Everything I looked at and liked I had a million reasons why I shouldn't try them on:  you would look ridiculous in that, that's for skinny people, you can buy nice clothes when you lose weight, nothing in here will fit you, it will make you cry when you see how you look and then you will wreak the shopping trip,  the baby will wake up, celebrate your sister...etc.    The ironic part of this was I was waiting for my sister to come home so I had someone to shop with!

So things are changing!
*I am going to start dressing in jeans more yoga pants(even at home)
*I bought a pair of skinny jeans...guess what they look pretty good!
*I am going to do a weekly weight in on Wednesdays
*I am going to buy some clothes that I really love

I also have set some longer term goals 10 pounds by the end of June, I have already lost 2! Last weeks little changes have worked!   And the best goal is when I have lost 30 pounds I am heading out to Saskatchewan to see my was the best motivation i could come up with.  

So today's weight is 175.2.