15.2 pounds lost forever!

I have been a little absent from the blog because I have been busy working out at the gym whenever I can, eating right (which means looking up recipes and actually cooking things), and still trying to fit in time to read. 

What I am doing is apparently working because in the 38 days that I have been on this journey I am already down 15.2 pounds!

I couldn’t be happier that what I am doing is actually working! 

I will try to post more often. I plan on posting my workout routine at the gym and maybe some of the recipes I have found and loved.

Until next time… 

Serving sizes

I used to think that serving sizes on food was very small. This afternoon for lunch I made on of the Knorr Rice Sides- the cheddar broccoli flavor- a few weeks ago I could have eaten the entire bag, 2.5 servings, myself and still been slightly hungry. 

Well, today when I made it for lunch I was only able to eat 1 of the 2.5 servings. I was completely satisfied after eating 1 serving. 

I have shrunk my stomach to a normal size. Which is wonderful, I am so happy. Plus it will save me money on food. What used to make one meal can now make 2! 

On a side note, apparently cleaning the house burns a lot of calories. I cleaned- aka a folded up and broke down cardboard boxes- for about 100 minutes, I timed myself to see how long it would take to get it all done. I tracked the boxes as housework on the SparkPeople app on exercise, and it was a ton of calories burned! (Which it should have been- I worked my butt off)

I’m Back!

I have returned!

Last time I tried to loose weight I wasn’t in a good mind set. I got discouraged so easily and gave up.

This time is different. Why? Because I have an entirely different approach to getting healthy.

This is a lifestyle change. Not just a diet and exercise plan till I hit my goal weight. This is something I will be doing for the rest of my life. So, no extreme diets or counting points on weight watchers or anything like that. I am tracking what I eat and when I eat it. Figure out my patterns and how I can make better choices. I am eating better and exercising.

I will always have to eat healthy and work out. But you know what? I am okay with that as long as it means I don’t have to worry about getting out of the car and hitting the cat next to us because I can’t squeeze out or that I won’t get out of breath walking or doing stairs or be able to go to restaurants and not have to worry if I am going to be able to fit in the booth. These are just some of the reasons I want to get healthy. I have written a list down that I am keeping to remind me why I am doing this and where I came from.

In closing I want to thank you all for taking the time to read my ‘new’ blog about me getting healthy. I will update often, so check back soon!

Treadmill and Moving

I finally got settled enough in my new house to try to bring the treadmill in the house. We just got it done and I am thrilled.
I have been MIA for a while, and I have not been eating so great in that time, or working out. I quit Weight Watchers because I can’t afford it. I don’t think I need it to eat right. I just have to keep myself accountable.

Today is a new day and I am ready to tackle it!

1st Workout and Food…

I did the yoga for indie rockers DVD yesterday afternoon. It was a lot harder to do than the last time I did it. Of course I weighed about 30 pounds less last time I did it. My legs were so weak when I got done. It could be worse though, I could have not been able to do it. I was able to do it, it will just take time and practice for it to get easier.

I have been thinking about it for awhile and I think I am going to go mostly vegan. It is not really possible in my situation to go fully vegan at the moment. I will try to eat vegan the best I can in every situation but sometimes there is no vegan option, so I have to eat what is available. I think it will help my health a lot. I just need to make healthy choices food wise. Snack on baby carrots and celery instead of pop-tarts and chips. I think that writing down what I eat will help a lot as well. It will make me realize and take a hard look at what I am eating and how much. My main worry about changing my diet is that I buy the cheapest food I can right now because I really can’t afford to do otherwise. Hopefully I can find foods that my cost a bit more but are more filling. I also need to work on not eating when I am bored. I am going to start making hot tea or coffee when I am not sure if I am hungry or bored and see if just drinking that helps.