Friday, May 29, 2009

Trudging Through

It has been a while since I posted here. Life has a way of speeding by sometimes.

Because of the business, I find I am having a harder time following through with good choices. But hanging in there and taking one day at a time helps.

Kevin and Lance love eating dessert, every single night they eat dessert. I have made healthy options available for them and they will eat them, but they would rather have the ice cream sundays and coconut cream pies.

This is the strategy that I have been taking. I will make sure there is fruit and sugar free puddings and jello available, along with fat free cool whip or whipped topping. If, for whatever reason, this isn't working for them and Kevin has stopped at the store to by a "treat" as he calls it, I will prepare it for them with the knowledge that I have the other options for me. But sometimes this doesn't work, and the pie or ice cream calls out my name.

I have to forgive myself and move on. ONE DAY AT A TIME...ONE DAY AT A TIME! This is my day at a time. I also have to remember that it didn't take me two weeks to get this unhealthy and heavy, so it is not realistic to think that it will take two weeks to slim down and get healthy.

I am trudging through one day at a time.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Small Beginnings

Okay, I can't weigh myself (our scale broke a year ago and we haven't replaced it) but I think I have lost a little bit. I am in this to feel better and become more healthy, but at my weight (which you will never get out of me!) it is inevitable that I will lose pounds.

I have been eating lots of protein, fruits and veggies. I have grilled chicken, fish, zucchini, summer squash, new potatoes and onions. We have had from scratch chicken soup (noodles for the guys and none for me) because Kevin and Lance have been feeling a little under the weather. I have been making them have fruit for dessert, which I have added low fat whipped cream on theirs. They still want ice cream or cake or pie, but I cannot have these in the house, they call out my name...loudly!! I snack on almonds (I found these amazing almonds with lime and chili seasonings) and fruit. I bake my own chips out of pita bread or tortillas to have with humus or guacamole.

The surprising result of these little changes is, I am feeling a bit more energetic. I am not so sleepy or lethargic and I feel like doing more. Can a couple of weeks of little changes make that much of a difference? YES!!!

I have a long way to go. Long, long, long way to go, but I am happy with the small beginning. It's a start and each and everyday there will a bit more growth and change.