Saturday, July 31, 2010

Day 5: Short and Sweet

I have been so busy today. My sister and I have decided to have a yard sale next weekend and I've been going through the house cleaning out closets and such to get things ready to sale. It's been a hard job but fun at the same time. My husband found shirts he forgot he had, and said it was like shopping in your home. We have too many clothes.
I haven't worked out today because I've been so busy. I'll probably do some Wii fit before I go to bed tonight. I really enjoy Wii fit, especially the boxing and step. The balance games are fun too. I would recommend it to anyone who has trouble staying with a workout routine. This game makes it fun and my whole family loves to play.
Well, I'm gonna go and finish up dinner. I get to have about 500 more calories than during the week so I'm making some good stuff. Polska Kielbasa with baby carrots, mushrooms, and baby red potatoes. Throw it all in a baking dish, set to about 350 and let it cook for 45 mins. Yum!

Day 5: A clean house is a happy house.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Day 4: Think Happy Thoughts

Last night I figured out that the second burst of energy was coming on while I was writing my blog. Unfortunately I was up till about 1am. This is something that I absolutely do not like. I'm so sleepy right now and I hope that the same doesn't happen tonight. Last night was the first time I had ever contemplated working out at 12am just to have something to do, I'm usually asleep by that time. Right as I was falling asleep I hear a scream from the other end of the house and go to comfort a little boy from nightmares. Then Xan came to sleep with mommy and daddy and so I had a very fitful night.
OK, enough of my complaining. I had a good day today with my kids. We went to a family member's house to swim. That is good exercise! Especially when you are busy catching boys who like to jump off a diving board into the deep end even though they have just learned to swim. If I could swim everyday for my exercise I would, I love it!
I'm finding it easier to find things to eat. I have a hobby of collecting cook books, so I had a fun time today looking through the many diet books I've collected over the years. My best find today was the desert that I made for dinner. It's from the Biggest Loser Family Cookbook. It's called Chocolate-Peanut Butter Grahamwiches. Haven't tried them yet but they look good. Here's the recipe.

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Grahamwiches
4 whole chocolate graham cracker sheets
4 teaspoons reduced-fat peanut butter
1/2 cup frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed

Break each graham cracker in half (so each half is 1 square). Spread 1 teaspoon peanut butter evenly over the inside of each of 4 half's. Spread 2 tablespoons whipped topping each evenly among the insides of the 4 remaining halves. Sandwich the crackers together to form 4 sandwiches, each with a layer of peanut butter and a layer of whipped topping. Transfer to a airtight plastic container and place in the freezer. Freeze for about 2 hours or up to 1 month. Serve frozen.
Makes 4 servings

Per Serving: 112 calories, 2g protein, 18g carbohydrates, 4g fat, 0mg cholesterol, less than 1g fiber, 142mg sodium

Hope you guys enjoy those. Let me know how they turn out if you decide to make them.
Day 4: Desert is my happy thought!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Day 3: I'm still here.

Today I found myself lying in bed waiting for time to get up, something I do NOT do. I usually have to drag myself out of bed. I don't know if this is going to be a reoccurring thing with this diet or not but it wasn't completely unpleasant. I felt like I got a good nights sleep.

This morning was also the first day that I took a whole diet pill. I was expecting to be jittery and full of energy because that was what the doctor told me to expect. But, I felt fine all day. Alert and motivated. I got a lot of things done. I took Xan in for his blood work, researched party supplies, printed pictures at Wal-mart, ordered a cake at the bakery, exercised, and washed clothes. While I got these things done by about 3pm I felt my energy flagging. I'm hoping that doesn't happen again.

So technically day 4 of the diet and I'm finding it easier to stay with in my calorie ranges. The only trouble that I'm having is getting enough protein and staying away from the carbs. The doctor recommends that I eat 30 grams of protein for breakfast, which I'm finding difficult. I also talked with my sister-in-law today who I found out a couple days ago started the diet one day after me. It was good to be able to complain and give each other tips that we had learned.

Day 3: I'm still here.....without Coke :(
*This picture was taking a few years ago, but it's one of my favorites of John and I.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Day 2: Three days after appointment.

I woke up today with a pleasant surprise. I got on the scale just to see what was going on and to my surprise I'm 6 lbs. lighter! Gasp! Needless to say I was on the phone to my sister and mom very excited and they were screaming with me. I was nervous about being able to stick to the strict diet but after this I'm so motivated not to cheat.
I worked out with my oldest son, Evyn, with the Wii Active. He laughed right along with me and complained that the exercises were too hard. I found it was easier for me to motivate him and set a good example by pushing us through it. He's a good workout partner. Mommies always find a way to make things funner I don't know why I didn't think of this before. It made it so much easier for me to wade through it when I was busy joking with E and having fun.
If this diet continues to work positively it will be such a blessing in my life. I will be able to do the things that I want to do with my kids like hiking, and running in the yard to play tag. There have been so many times my youngest one has said, "Mommy please play tag with me." and I've had to turn him down because it was physically impossible for me to. For a parent it hurts for your child to want to play with you and you can't, especially when it's something like weight. I'm afraid I'm going to miss the years when my kids want to play with me.
I know there is some controversy over this diet with the injections and such. I've researched this for months, and have decided it's worth trying for me. If anyone is reading this and are interested research it, talk to your doctor, get educated. It isn't for everyone.
Thanks for the positive feedback from family and friends, your support helps so much.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A fresh start!!!

OK so I warned you up front that I was lazy, and well I quit my diet. So I'm starting a new one. I checked into the Medical Weight Loss at my local doctors office and decided that I should give it a try because there are weekly check ins and a lot of accountability. I went to my first appointment yesterday and it was interresting. I will be working with my doctor to change my eating habits and learn how to count calories and other things.I will have monthly mesurements taken and weigh ins. I weighed in at 259lbs. She gave me a few great web sites that helps with counting the calories, as well as keeping track of food intake and I'll post links to them for those who are interrested as well as post the web page of the program here in Mt. Airy.

The biggest issue I had with the program is the once a week shots I will be eventually giving my self. I decided to get the shots at the clinic untill I get used to it. You see I'm beyond terrified of needles and I was shaking by the time the doctor was ready to give me mine. The shots are HCG injections into the stomach. It gives me the creeps just thinking about it. I will also be taking a diet pill suggested by the doctor. There are lots of rules for me to follow. I am excited about this program and hope it will help even a lazy person lose weight.
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