Saturday, February 23, 2013

One milestone reached.

So I have been MIA for awhile.  I was sick though I am mostly better now.  Once I got feeling better I decided to take advantage of some new found motivation.  We bought me a portable dishwasher with our tax money.  Its been a godsend.  I know some people survive rather sucessfully with out one but not me.  It was just to hard to keep up with the kitchen in this season of life with both little ones.  With the help of our new kitchen friend I have been able to catch 75 % of the house up.  Daryl was commenting yesterday how nice it was to come home to a clean house and be able to relax.  He never gripes when the house gets out of control.  He works long ours and we both just do what we can but it was nice to hear he was happy and see him relax.  Lower stress levels in the house is well worth the investment.  Its taken six months but we are finally finding our way out if the post partum adjustment period.

I have been sticking with THM while I have been catching things up.  I hopped on the scale this morning and was pleasantly surprised by 185.2.  Wooooo hooooo!  That's 20.4lbs since Jan. 7th!  So exciting  and I feel so much better.  I was given some clothes recently and just went through them.  It was surprising to not be able to fit most of then because they were to big.  I still plan to trade my scale for the tape measure for 4 weeks when I start excersizing.  Which I hope will be today while hubby can play with Levi.  Maybe I will just keep happy dancing about my 20.4lbs gone and count that.  :)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Someday I will workout

Well this week was suppose to be my workout focus week but I have had to put that off for now.  Two weeks ago I woke up with this terrible crick in my neck.  Some days depending on how I slept with Ariella would feel better than others.  Then Monday I woke up with a severly swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck.  Yesterday I started running a fever.  :(.  I was able to ice my neck and shoulders some last night which has really helped.  My fever is gone this morning to.  I am not sure what's going on but I am going to take it really easy this weekend.  No lifting Levi (he's 33 lbs @ 22 months), and lots of icing, rest, and water.  My lymph node,is still super tender.  I guess its a virus of some sort that will hopefully run its course by Monday. 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Celebration Monday Week 5

Happy Monday to all.  So I weighed this morning and was at 194.0.  That makes this week a draw.  I am very happy with this.  I wieghed myself alot last week and I have an idea of what I can do food wise to keep the scale going down.  I could tell that certain things worked better than others.

But I have made a decision to switch focuses for a bit.  I am not ready to do the food things that would keep things going down.  (Less cheese, lighter dressings for salad, less frankien foods and fewer crossovers on weekends).  There are times I still feel deprived on plan particularly in regards to snacks.  Not because the plan doesn't have them but because I haven't had the time to try them.  I think if I was to limit any of the afore mentioned things while still feeling restricted in other areas I might jump off the wagon altogether.

So for the next month I am putting our scale in the closet.  My new focus will be excerise.  I am going to take measurements later today and update them each week on Monday.  I am confident that how I am doing the plan foodwise will keep me from gaining wieght and it will be nice not to think too much about food for awhile.  Then in a month I will get back on the scale and see what it says.

Should be an exciting, fun change of pace.  Today I celebrate the chance to taclke another obstacle on my THM journey.  Time to get moving.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Everyone needs a cheerleader.

This is my fantastic husband holding our daughter.  This morning I was thinking about how important support and ji fellowship are on this journey and decided to brag on my wonderful hubby.  He is a huge part of my success.  I think its crucial that anybody doing this have support.  If it's not your husband then maybe a friend or the ladies on FB or the forum.

Daryl always comments on how much change he can see even if the scale doesn't recognize it.  He graciously goes grocery shopping for me or with me and makes sure to get exactly what I write down.  Tonight he bought me Bryers low carb icecream.   I requested it.  I have been missing icecream and don't have a food processor to make the tummy tucking icecream from the book. I will be excited when I can make it.  Anyway, he also got himself some regular ice cream but made sure to get a flavor I don't care for so I wouldn't be tempted.  He's the best and I am so greatful for his partnership in this journey.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Super Bowl Party Sucess

I would post a picture but I didn't take one before our party Sunday night.  I love wings.  I am very particular about wings and the recipe in the book was phenominal.  Everyone at the party loved them.  I also took pudding and skinny chocolate.  The pudding was hit and miss but the skinny chocolate was really well recieved.

I had a soda with my wings and not of the diet version. Lol.  I really enjoy soda.  I grew up with it and being able to splurge on it, every once and awhile keeps me happy and feeling non deprived.  It however is not good for the scale for me, so I am becoming more picky about when its really worth having one.  Wings yes,  every resturant meal out, not so much.  I used to crave it everytime I had a burger.  That was more from habit than anything and that habit has definately changed.

I wieghed this morning out of curiosity since I had a couple cheats on Sat and Sunday.  I did all S yesterday.  I certainly couldn't do that when I first started but yesterday it felt good.  This morning I was back too 194.  I also wieghed at my normal time.  Yesterday was before breakfast but much later than normal because I got up late.

So all is well.  Still wanting to add a Fuel Pull meal or two this week.  And then there is excerise.  I don't want to add it but I need to add it.  My energy levels have been really sluggish for two weeks.  I think some endorphins will really help.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Celebration Monday Week 4

So wiegh in this morning was 197.0.  That's a 3lb gain this week.  I am not surprised.  There were some off plan meals and some crossovers this week.   I was really discouraged earlier in the week but I am in a better place now.  I have lost all the weight from this last pregnancy so I am not surprised by this little platuea.  I also keep reminding myself that I haven't tried everything this plan has to offer.  I haven't done a single fuel pull meal yet or any excersizing.  I am going to find some konjac noodles to try.  I miss noodles in general so I think it will be a helpful addition.  I am praying we have them at our Asian store.  I have only ever been there once.  The fish with the heads still on really wierd me out! And I must get the ball rolling on some excersize. 

This week I choose to celebrate that this us a life style and not a diet and that there is no rush.