Thursday, April 29, 2010

Day 8: Looking forward to the weekend.

Tomorrow I'm heading to Wilkes to take the boys to have a visit with Nana. Then John and I will be headed to Raleigh to visit with some friends. This is a needed visit. The friends we are going to see were some of the closest we had until they moved. It is rare for John and I to associate with adults without kids interrupting us every other word to ask a crazy question. So I am definitely looking forward to adult time.

With that being said I probably will not be posting anything over the weekend, so this may be my last post till Monday.

Today I finished my oldest son's blanket I was making for him, that's what the picture is about. He loved it. He has also decided to help me lose weight by playing Wii Active with me. I know it's such a sacrifice for a 7 year old to play video games. He was really excited to be involved with helping his mom. As he got out of the car after school today he said, "ok Mom first we'll eat then we have to play Wii. You promised." How do you say no to that? I know I can't, he may be my best motivator. I would also like to thank all the friends and family who have read this and have e-mailed me or facebooked me to give me support and advice. It is greatly appreciated.

My first week wasn't that bad considering how much I was dreading this journey. I know I'm far from finished , but I'm proud of myself for even starting this. It's been along time since I've been this motivated or had this much self esteem to put myself out there like this. Win or Lose, Good or Bad, you guys who read this are going to be with me. That's a huge step for me.

Day 8: To my son, by greatest Insperation.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Day 7: I cheated yesterday

I didn't post yesterday because I didn't do anything. I took the day off. Today I plan to continue my schedule of writing down what I eat and everything. I also came up with the plan that I could post today.

I plan on exercising at least 30 minuets a day.
I've also switched from drinking mostly Coke to water. I still have soda in the mornings to get me going and some at night. Also I decided to post my weight loss progress.
Seven days ago I weighed in at 262lbs.
Today when I got on the scale I weighed 256 Lbs. So that's a total loss of 6lbs. I figure that's mostly water weight.

Also, I'm setting a goal to lose one to two lbs. a week. I feel that is a realistic goal. I have far exceeded that goal on my first week. I hope that I can continue on this track.

I feel if I can set up a schedule and get into a routine it would be so much better for me. I am very optimistic about how well I'm doing. Or at least I'm trying to be, it's not easy. I want to continue pushing myself to see what I can do.

Day 7......It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life for me and I'm feeling good!~ Michael Buble Feeling Good.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Day 5: Chaos = Stress

Today has been interesting so far. It has also been a prime example of why I need to stop being lazy and organize my life. This morning was Xander's kindergarten screening and I almost forgot about it. I didn't put the date in my calender like I was supposed to because when it was scheduled we were at school and not near it, and like a true lazy person when I got home I chose to immediately sit down and watch t.v instead of making sure everything is organized. I was lucky that I did remember it last night but that was too late to go to the court house and get a copy of his birth certificate. Which I should have anyway but I lost it because I'm (do I have to say it...) lazy and unorganized.
After being tied up with Xan this morning I didn't get done what I needed to this morning and my whole schedule that I thought I had planned just fell all to pieces. I feel like I've been running around all day and it has stressed me out. I can feel the tension building in my shoulders and I always feel anxious when things don't go right. You would think by now I would have done something about being more organized if it made me feel like this.....but you forget this is a true sign of a lazy person. When they don't do anything to improve their well being, that's a big red flag.
For the second part of my day I'm taking the time right now to set up a schedule so that maybe I can relax and enjoy my family this evening. I also need to plan for exercise because I didn't yesterday and need to somehow today. Also I thought I would try to think about setting goals for myself such as setting a weekly amount of weight to lose. Nothing too far away like 7 lbs. a week or anything like that, something realistic. As soon as I get a goal set that I think I can live with I will post it.

Day 5....Progress is on the way, if only I can be organized enough for it to happen.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Day 4: Just repeat " I will not be lazy, I will not be lazy!"

Today I'm finishing my spring cleaning. I just had the boys rooms to clean, but I did not want to do it. I have to keep telling myself that it needs to get done. So I did it. My house has officially been spring cleaned.
While I was doing this I realized just how out of shape I am. When I woke up this morning I was so sore and I did not want to get up and go to church or get out of bed. The old me would have stayed in bed. My husband even asked me if I wanted to stay home from church which is something he never does. He always tries to push me to do things, but he could tell I was hurting. He was proud that I made myself get up. Yesterday we completely cleaned out the kitchen and living room. After that was done and the boys in bed I shampooed the carpets. They look so much better! By the time I took a bath and got into bed it was about 12:30am.

I'm not planing any exercise for today...maybe I'll make Sunday the day of rest.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Day 3: Does spring cleaning count as a workout???

Today I have a full day of spring cleaning. I know it's exciting. But as I sit on my couch this morning contemplating the day and wondering where to start cleaning I'm also asking my self, Does spring cleaning count as working out?
I for one think it should. I mean your bending and lifting and moving furniture. If there's anyone who has an opinion on this please feel free to share.
Just so that I feel I'm not cheating too much I'm planning on taking a walk with my family again to today...if we get all our stuff done.
Sorry for the short post today but there is so much to do and so little time to do it.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Day 2: It's hard to motivate on a Rainy day.

It's day 2 and I am already questioning this journey. It is raining today and that just makes me want to crawl back in bed and NOT go workout. After my wonderful walk yesterday with my family I was all geared up to grab my mp3 player and head out first thing in the morning to walk. But alas it is raining...what luck.

The lazy person in me wants to just find a good movie and curl up on the couch and have a nice day. Something I would not have thought twice about until my "wake up call." But the new me is saying find something to do!!!! I do not have a gym membership yet so that is out. So after a lot of thought I present to you the plan for the day, it might not sound like much but believe me it's more than I normally do.

For a workout I thought I would try my Wii Active game that I bought. I purchased this game thinking I would go home and workout as soon as it was released. I'm just taking the wrapper off of it and using it for the first time today. It was released about 6 or 7 months ago. Also I'm making a point to journal what I eat today and decrease the amount to Coke I drink. I keep reminding myself baby steps.

Also as promised here is the month one picture. This picture was taken a couple of weeks ago at Myrtle Beach. We were on vacation with our family. When I saw this picture for the first time I thought wow I have a hot husband...then I looked at me. Not so hot. He deserves a better me. I deserve a better me. Ok, enough blogging now it's time for action.

Day 2, It's raining, it's cold, and I'm working out. :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Day 1

To date I have lived my life just as it comes with no regard to my health. Now at the not so old age of 26 I feel that I have established my family life and can now evaluate my situation. Don't get me wrong I know that I'm fat. But as a perpetual lazy person I saw no need to do anything about it. I like food and have a love hate relationship with it. I love it but hate what it does to my body.

My "wake-up call" came when I was watching T.V with my eldest son and he would turn around after every weigh loss commercial and say, " mom that's what you need." That is pretty devastating to hear and that's when I began to notice little things like I wasn't able to play with my children like I want to, and when i fix my hair my arms start to hurt while curling it. I wasn't always fat. In high school was was in shape and didn't really have to watch my weight, I know lucky me... so when I started to gain it never occurred to me to change my eating habits or to exercise more.

This is the start of a new journey in my life, one that I hope will be a good experience. I chose to blog about it because I would almost put money on the fact that somewhere there is someone out there just like me. A stay at home mom who revels in the glory days of old when she could eat a greasy burger and not have to do 2000 crunches to make up for it. So, for those of you who chose to read this blog you will be with me in my ups and downs, and just to make it interesting I am planning to post monthly pictures of progress or not progress for your entertainment.

Day 1 has started, and now I want a burger.

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