It’s okay to be a quitter

I have decided it is okay to be a quitter.
I have lost weight, but not by doing anything special.
I still love my shake weight and hopefully will begin a regiment of sit ups in the near future.
Alas, due to some changes in lifestyle (ie staying home to be a SAHM) finances are a bit strapped so I had to say good bye to my gym membership and all the fun classes. I am thinking I may just have to take up running (or at least walking).
If you are interested in seeing more of my fun life as a SAHM mom and my quest to be a domestic goddess… check out my new blog.

I am sure I will continue to talk about my quest to reach my pre-baby weight, but it will also enable me to talk about all my other issues (in which there are many).

Just to fill you guys in though…
I am now 152 pounds! So that is something, right?

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Confessions of the weekend of July 4th

We had a wonderful July 4th weekend.  Lots of fun with the kids, that included 2 really cool fireworks displays.  The food was great and I did go a little overboard.  I did drink a lot of water vs. soda (yay) but I also had cakes and pudding…lots of sweets.  A pot luck of sweets is just too much for this sweet tooth to take.  Red Velvet cake is my kryptonite.  Both parties had some variety of Red Velvet Cake for me.  The color suggests that it is the devil, right?  I can say I have done well at home though, no red velvet devil trying to sneak me cake.

I have not worked out either, I figure if I am going down why not enjoy the ride.  So today will be my first day back at the gym since the weekend.  I am going to do a weigh in tonight and see if I have set myself back.  Until then we are having a lazy day, I am finding myself a bit bored, but not sure what I am in the mood to do.  It is hot outside, so not in the mood to walk or work in the yard.  Thinking I may just have to go somewhere soon though. I hate being antsy like this.

Getting back to my Routine

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I missed Strive both times it was offered at night last week, so I got back into my routine tonight (going late to bunco).  It was a small class so Patti, the instructor, plotted to kill me with two stations of ab work. Yes, I truly believe that was a punishment.  Especially, when she stood over me and told me that I needed to go all the way up!  I told her that my babies ruined my abs, but she did not let me make excuses.  By the way, Nikki she asked about you.  I think you need to come with me next Monday!

I was a bit relaxed on the diet today.  I don’t think Wild Cherry Pepsi slurpies and gelato are part of the diet.  I also keep forgetting to eat breakfast.  Tomorrow I am going to try to be better.  I swear!

Father’s Day Weekend

So I took a bit of a break as I went out of town for father’s day!  It is too hard to stick to a diet at my in-laws.  They are too good of cooks to pass up on the food they prepare!    I mean you cannot pass up the eggs, potatoes and veggie farmer’s breakfast or the delicious Filet that was served for lunch today.  It was far to hot to run there too, so I just swam with my kids.  I will get back to my usual schedule tomorrow.

Tomorrow my co-worker and I are hitting body flow.  It has been a long time since I tried this class out, but I do remember pain after it so I guess I will see.  I will be skipping Strive for the 1st time since I started working out.  I am a bit sad to miss since it has become such a routine to see the people in the class, but at least I will be excerising tomorrow so at least I won’t feel guilty.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Father’s Day!

Ugh!

Well Strive went well.  Nikki joined me on a night were she worked us out!  push ups, sit ups, and of course all the equipment.  It was a great workout!  My kids had fun at the kidzone until they realized that they missed pool play.  So lots of tears on the way home.   Thankfully, we pulled up when the ice cream man arrived.  So pool play was forgotten.

So those cupcakes added 2 pounds…174.  hmm.

Well, I am speechless.  I have lost 1 pound in 2 weeks.  That really sucks. Now the realist in me is telling myself that I did splurge a bit this weekend, but the idealist tells me that I should be further along than I am.  I need to look into some more diet adjustments.  I need to get better about small meals.  Today I did not eat until 1 pm.  I will give myself a slap on the wrist for that one.  So for this week, that is a goal to eat 6 small meals and make it to the gym at least 2 more times.  I am going to work on Nikki to go to Body Combat with me.  Any other takers?

Do over

So after my last post, it all went downhill.

Let me first mention that it was a very hot both of the days at the festival. So as I walked around (sweating) I drank one bottle of water and then started stealing sips from my kids sodas.  There is a vendor called Wild Bills that has free refills on sodas so it just made more sense financially (or that is what I told myself).  On Sunday I just gave up and drank soda and lemonade.

On Saturday, the will power was questioned again when we ate at Wasabi.  Moderation was thrown out for the yumminess of sushi, mainly the Volcano roll.  I figure if I was going to throw moderation out at least it was on Sushi.  You all are thinking, not too bad.  I am forgetting the 2 most delicious cupcakes that I had for dessert though.  If you have not tried a “Cakelove” cupcake then you are missing out.  Of course, as I was savoring these delicious little cakes, I did wonder if they were that much better because I have been depriving myself of such wonderful treats.  Even if that is the case, I highly recommend a stop at “Cakelove” if you come across it.

So, I am taking a do over.  I am starting back on track with a weigh in tomorrow and a trip to the gym for Strive.  Sometimes a vacation is a welcome reason to just let go.

The Fall off the Wagon Hurts…

So I had  my first fall off of the wagon today.  We went to lunch with friends and as we sat down my husband ordered fries.  I thought, that I could have a few but a few turned into quite a bit.  Then the next order he asked for garlic fries… Oh too tempting.  So I fell, I just let myself enjoy the wondrous taste of them.  They were good.  We have not even made it to the party yet, and I am already off the wagon.  Now, to determine if I should hop back on or wait until tomorrow.  Of course there is another party tomorrow.  I am going to try to hop on the wagon again and think moderation.

This is why I have so many problems with structured diets like Weight Watchers and such.  When I start monitoring points or portion sizes, I just rebel.  It is the rebellious nature in me, I guess.  I just cannot stay on track.  So this time, I am really thinking of my weaknesses and trying to structure something that works for me.  One thing I started doing was trying to drink more water.  As I looked in the Family Circle magazine this month, I realized that the water with lemon I am drinking is supposed to help me with cellulite.  What an added bonus!  Yay!