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May 28, 2014

{Dieting Alone in a Full House}

Since my journey began in January I have noticed many things about dieting.

But the main thing is that being the only one in the house that's attempting to lose weight is probably harder than actually getting the pounds off.

Now I'm not saying that D isn't completely supportive. He is. He has been 100% behind me since day 1. But he doesn't need to lose weight (not in my eyes anyway). So he doesn't need to watch what he eats and that's fine.

The other problem is that my kids are not on diets. They all love fresh fruit and eat pretty good for being kids and still loving their junk lol. But that just means that I'm making things the way they like them and not always the way I should be eating them, ya know? What really sucks is that I still love all the foods they eat. So its that much more of a temptation for me to go over my points or eat something (even just a couple bites) that I know I shouldn't. And I wouldn't if they weren't there eating it. But such is the life of a mom trying to lose weight right?

And then we have Cassie. The girl eats her weight in food every single day, I swear. She comes home and eats and then she rats dinner a couple hours later and then she's in there eating again right before bed. And she is trying to lose weight. Which is not a good thing for me to be around. Its like she justifies it for me and that's no good. So I try really hard to not justify anything. If I'm hungry I eat what I should be eating. If I want a snack, I dont reach for a bag of chips. I go for the fruit I keep stocked in my fridge.

In reality, dieting while living with people who aren't, is setting yourself up for a lot of set backs. Just keep in mind that they aren't you and if you have to talk yourself into eating it, or you know you'll be ashamed when you're done, then don't pick it up. Just walk away. For example; D loves Hardee's. I can't make him stop eating it just because I know I shouldn't eat it. I just set my mind on not having it and that's that. Will power. Do I want to still be struggling next summer? No. So I don't eat that crap when I can help it.

You can do this!

May 27, 2014

{ #weightwatchers Week 20}

Sorry I'm late with my post again. I know there are SO many of you just sitting at the computer waiting right? /sarcasm *hello?? Is anyone out there??*

Last week I was 193.4 but this week I jumped up to 195.6. Annoying as shit!! But on a gross note..I pooped twice and went back down to 194.4. Yep lol. Over share probably but whatever. It just goes to show you that sometimes its not really what you weigh that matters. There are so many factors.

So before you get frustrated with yourself remember that your body could be holding water or you could just need to poop ;)

Anyway I'm still going to the gym and its going really well. I love that its something I can do on my own. I have been walking about 2-3mi a day (depending in how my legs are feeling) and I've increased my incline a few times. I'm currently at a 5.0 incline and usually stay at a 3.0 speed. Today I went up to 3.2. I don't push myself too hard and I do what I know my body can handle.

So there's this weeks update. How is your weight loss going?

May 21, 2014

{#weightwatchers Week 19}

I am failing so hard at this update lol.

I was up 2lb on Monday (the 19th) but then later in the day I was 193.4 lol. So I don't know what's going on with that. I will say though that with it being mine, D's, and Dawns birthday this month that I ate way too much stuff that I shouldn't have. I'm pretty sure that I'm just holding on to water. We shall see Friday when I can get some Epsom salt.

That's about it for an update. The kids are going to be done with school soon. I'm kind of looking forward to it but not really lol. I love them but they fight constantly and drive me nuts when they're bored. I see us spending a lot of time at the splash park here in town. I might also spring for a season pass to the pool here in town. We shall see. D's dad also has a pool so we will probably use that too.

Oh..and if things go the way we plan..we will be going to WDW in July instead of August. Don't know yet though. We shall see we shall see.

May 14, 2014

{Changes Are Coming}

I just spent the better part of my day cleaning 2 rooms in my house, in between doing laundry. And I have come to the conclusion that I am going about this thing all wrong.

My kitchen table is a catch all for everyone's crap. Be it homework, electronics, books, and random tools D refuses to put away. And I am at the end of my rope with it all. So today I'm making a change.

I cleaned off the kitchen table as best I could today (some stuff just doesn't have an actual home yet) and from now on the table will not be just for piling up homeless items. It will be for eating and doing homework.

This comes on the heels of me having to pick up dishes from the living room. Which annoys the crap out of me. How hard is it to just pick up whatever plate/bowl you just used and take it to the kitchen on the way to the bathroom? Its no harder for everyone else than it is me. Right? Or am I some super human and the dishes are actually super heavy??

Yes, I am admitting that my family does not usually eat at the table. Most often we have a couple in the living room, a couple in the dining room, and usually Owen up stairs. Don't judge me. You know its more common than not these days. No more though.

And while I'm on the subject of changes, I am done picking up after people who can pick up after themselves. I spend more time picking up toys, clothes, shoes, and hot tools than I do anything else when I clean. And I've come to realize that its because my "if I have to pick it up it goes to good will" rule had gone out the window. I was doing pretty good there for a while and then Cassie moved in. And although she thinks she picks up after herself...she does not. I find hair products and hot tools on my dryer pretty much every single day. Its beyond annoying. Especially with her being 17 and I've reminded her more times than I can count.

So we shall start this all over again and see if the house doesn't start getting taken care of a little better.

I hate to be that mom...but I'm counting down the days til I'm an empty nester. That is truth right there.

May 12, 2014

{ #weightwatchers Week 18}

Before I get to my update I'd like to wish all the mothers, grandmothers, stepmothers, and any other person raising a child, yours or not..a HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!

I don't usually get too excited about mothers day because my birthday is usually the same day or right after. So I don't get too excited. However this year turned out to be pretty good :)

I had been planning on going shopping to find myself some non granny panties and some pants I can wear to the gym. My sister, Cassie, and Owen ended up going with me. We went to the usual places, target, ulta and the mall.

I didn't find any work out pants at any of those places. I did find the non granny panties though at Victoria's Secret. And I also got myself a couple new wall flower scents from Bath & Body Works.

Then while we were all standing around the buckle waiting for my sister to do her shopping (cause I dont shop there lol), I got a text from D telling me that he put an extra $50 in my account!! I was super excited! And then he text and asked if I wanted my gift from his dad and step mom. I said yes. He added another $100!! I felt so completely spoiled! I ended up going to Ross and getting 2 pairs of work out pants and then to Rue 21 and got another pair. At Gordmans I got the cutest tumbler to take to the gym with me. Its pink and has a cute little fox on it :). I even ended up having some Game Stop credit so I bought Owen a game (that I have to return for the 3rd time because both discs that we ended up with were damaged).

After we dropped my sister back at her car, Cassie and I went to get pedis cause I was badly in need lol. And I stopped off at this local amazing diner and got dinner for everyone :).

On Mothers Day (yesterday) I went to my grandparents house and hung out with the family :). And I ordered my grandma a case for the tablet we bought her for Christmas. It was a good day.

And now I'm home from the gym. I weighed myself this morning like always and I was 194.2. Which was a .4 loss. Which a loss is a loss right? I weighed after I went to the gym and I'm 193.6!!! I can't even believe it!! I am so beyond proud of myself. That means I've lost 14.2lb since January and I've kept it off :)!!!

How was everyone else's mothers day? And how is your weight loss coming if you're on a journey?

May 5, 2014

{ #weightwatchers Week 17}

Ladies I am currently 13lb down!!

I can't believe it. I weighed in this morning at 194.8! That means I lost 2lb in 1 week.

I have been really good about staying within my points lately. I don't think I went over my daily points once this week. Which is awesome because we ended up going to Avantis for dinner with my dads family. I stuck with what I knew, I ordered a salad and didn't even eat all of it.

I have been drinking soda but not quite as much. I don't feel like I need it anymore. Which is good for me lol.

My work outs are going really well! I went to gym and did the treadmill every day. On Friday I walked 3mi at a 3.0incline and 2.7mph. It was kind of amazing! I did not go on the weekend because I felt there would probably be too many people there. But that's fine. Everyone needs rest days. I will not rest any other days though. 2 days a week and that's it!

And honestly I feel so much better about myself now. I am starting to find that a lot of my shirts are getting loose and I have to stop wearing my 33 jeans because they fall off my butt lol. I'm wearing the stretchy 31s now :). Those are men sizes by the way, I buy my jeans at Vanity.

So yeah that's what has happened this past week on weight watchers. Is anyone else having a good week? :)

May 4, 2014

{A Kid Free Weekend!}

I think its obvious by now that I am not one of those moms that doesn't ask for help when I need it. I call on my grandmother all the time to help me with all of my heathens.

So I called on her Friday. It has been about 3mo (maybe more) since the last time I was completelu kid free. I always have at least one kid here. And since Cassie moved in, its been 2. And let me tell you, its exhausting! I always thought that the older the kids got the easier parenting would be. But no. Its just a new set of challenges.

Instead of lugging around a diaper bag full of stuff and carrying them around on my hip all day; I'm constantly making sure they aren't lying to me and that they're getting their homework done. Its absolutely ridiculous.

So this weekend, after all kinds of drama with both Dawn and Cassie this week (more of the same crap, I won't even bother wasting your time), I had to get a break. Grandma took both boys and Dawn. Cassie went to her step dads parents house with her sister. There was such a calm in the house when all of them were gone. It was amazing.

I sat at home while D was out on the bike Saturday. Then at 3 we met up with my dads family for dinner at Avantis. Which sucked as usual. I do not like Avantis. We got a movie on our way home (Secret Life of Walter Mitty..not worth the money), and stopped to get dog food.

Today (Sunday), I was up at 830 -.- and cleaned the toy room. Where I found gum stuck to the wall and some on the carpet. Ugh. I got rid of some of the toys and things that they don't play with anymore and rearranged things a little bit. It looks good up there right now. I doubt it'll stay that way long lol.

I don't know what the rest of the day holds. I do know that there is laundry needing to be folded and that I don't want to do it lol.

So how was your weekend?