(I just might have to pick up this picture by Caty99)
I can't thank you ladies who shared last week enough. You really were so encouraging.
I think we can inspire each other together to keep on track!! So please share your progress, ideas or recipes!! You are not alone :)
Here we are at week 2. I stepped on the scale this morning... last week 179 today 175.4. Little by little. The happy report for today is I had to cinch my belt up one more notch! Yay!
So here it is, the good the bad and the ugly....
I've been asked what am I doing; a weight loss plan, or organized group weight watchers etc...
The answer is no. I am going it alone (with the wonderful encouragement of you ladies!!) I can't do a plan where my meals are pre set, cooked and delivered. I hear those plans are amazing and give awesome results but with 6 kids and a hubby to feed it wont work in my life.
I did some reading on diets this week and I think that left me more confused, "cut carbs, cut protein, eat dairy don't eat dairy" Everybody seams to have a different answer.
So I am going with my own common sense.
I have made little changes in my daily life. I doubled my walking route. With 27 pounds of Nathaniel strapped to my back, it's a good work out.
I cut out all fast food and most processed foods. Which was really hard when Rob ordered pizza the night I took Nathaniel in to the ER (he's fine now) It was a stressful night, and I'm a stress eater, and there was all this yummy cheese coated pizza when I returned home.
I grabbed a yogurt and walked away from the pizza! That was not an easy thing to do.
I wont cut out carbs, but I switched to whole grain, whole wheat. I prepare my own meat so I know what seasoning and salt content go in (I've always done this though) I'm eating more fruit, and if I'm still hungry at dinner and temped to go for seconds, I stick to a second serving of veggies.
No it hasn't been all that easy. There are temptations everywhere. I'm hungry, it seams like all the time, especially late at night when I'm working at my work bench.
My hubby who has put on 5 pounds in the last 12 years I've known him, keeps chocolate snacks in the freezer. Midnight rolls around and I'm still up working I just want to tear into one like a rabid animal and enjoy the chocolate bliss, but...I grab my yogurt instead and leave the kitchen before temptation gets the better of me.
That's where I stand heading into week 2.
How are you doing?
Keep it up we'll walk this journey together!!