In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Alison, here is my picture! Anybody else wanna send me theirs? My email address is over
there...to the side...on the right...there! See it?
So...I'm kind of back to the 190's, eh? I don't like the 190's. They are too close to the 200's. 200's are not good for me --they're mean. They have never been kind. I want to get as far away from them as possible!
Now, according to Weight Watchers and the BMI index, for my age and height, I should be somewhere below 172.
HAHAHAHAHA! Like that could happen. Sure, I've been down to 168 (before I got pregnant with #5), but it was a fluke. If I'm being perfectly honest and realistic with myself, 174 or 175 is perfectly comfortable. And healthy. I like comfort and health.
So, that means I'm looking at a little less than 20 pounds. Now that I'm not nursing, I should be able to lose the last 10 easier this time. We shall see! I have to tell you, dear reader, that this time around I'm much more positive. Why? Well, for one, I don't weigh 220 (I used to, you know), so the end goal is a bit closer. The other reason is because I've done it before. I know I can do it! I've done it! The other is the fact that continually striving to be healthy is a good goal. A lifetime one. Not a "oh, no! I gained a pound! My life is over!" kind of goal. Does that make sense?
What I'm doing to get back in shape:
1. I'm walking for 45-60 minutes everyday, pushing a stroller. With a baby in it. Which makes sense, because why else would I be pushing a stroller? My goal is to also include pilates and the 30-day shred video again. I'm hoping to walk with my buddies M-F and then do the pilates/video MWF. Or TTH. We'll see. Baby steps, eh?
2. I'm going back to my whole food/organic eating. I'm pushing it harder this time. I'm learning, it's slow, it's difficult to convince the family at times, but I'm not giving up. I'm not trying to change everything at once, either. Slow and steady wins the race, man! And even though I read about this type of eating more than 8 months ago, I'm still absolutely 100% convinced that this is the way to go. Anyway, here's a few examples of what I've/we've eaten in the last few days:
*Scrambled eggs on spinach with fresh dill
*Yogurt with fresh berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries)
*Homemade bread with butter/preserves (blueberry preserves are the best!)
*Oatmeal whole wheat pancakes with 100% maple syrup
*Whole wheat pitas with tomato/basil hummus, spinach, avocado, sprouts, lettuce, tomatoes (from my garden!!), and pepper-jack cheese.
*Organic whole-wheat mac and cheese for the kids
*Balsamic-vinegar dressing chicken over jasmine rice with broccoli, ww bread, and apples on the side
*Whole wheat rigatoni pasta with peppers, zucchini, shrimp, lemon juice, fresh rosemary, and coconut oil
*Taco night! Fat-free refried beans; whole wheat tortillas; organic salsa, sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes; avocado, and cheese
(Any requests for recipes, where I buy stuff, etc. will be immediately attended to!)
My garden is helping produce all the tomatoes and zucchini and even some of the peppers, now! Oh, and all of the fresh herbs, including: rosemary, thyme, basil, oregano, parsley, Thai basil, and...that's it. I need to get some dill and some more cilantro. Note to self: Cilantro and lettuce (green and red leaf) go to seed really fast unless you use it A LOT.
Okay, dear reader, it's your turn! Tell me your weight, tell me what you're gonna do, and I'll expect another report next Tuesday.