Why is weight loss a Roller Coaster?

When it comes to weight loss it has been a roller coaster ride for me that never ends. I have successfully lost weight many times, but it’s the keeping up with the healthy habits that seem to be the problem.
The other day I was at the grocery store getting ready to leave and I saw a women I new who had lost a good amount of weight doing WW. As I passed her by all I could think is good for her she still looks great, but how does she do it. What makes weight loss stick for some and not me. Did they have a ahh moment or is it just easy for them to keep the weight off. Do I have a unstable metabolism that makes it easy for me to gain? What is the secret?
I don’t know if I will ever find the answers to these questions, but I am willing to try.
I have decided to be very strick with writing down my food choices and my feelings when I eat to see if somehow I can figure myself out.
Maybe I will discover something I haven’t in the past.

When life get’s in the way.

A few days ago I started using my blog again to record my journey of getting healthy. I was inspired by reading other peoples blogs. Well it has been a few days since I could post anything because LIFE has a way of getting in the way. 

I find that when I get overwhelmed I shut down and that is what has happened this week. Between the kids, housework, shopping and exercise I have had no time for myself. The one think I wanted to acheive this time around. So I guess the goal this week will be to carve out time for myself. 

It starts here.

I sat alone last night after a okay Mother’s Day. As I reflected on the day I realized I always put myself last. I love my family and I would do anything for them, but I need to love myself that much. So today is the day I start loving myself that much.  I have always wanted to look skinny. Now I just want to look healthy. Funny how this thought changes when you are in your 40’s.  I keep seeing pictures of myself and until I see the pic I think I look good, but the camera doesn’t lie. I need to focus and get rid of the jiggles and the roles. 

I am going to blog this because it will make me honest. At least it feels that way. So I hope you join me on my journey to being “Healthy”. I will share my reciepes I try and my victories and struggles. Let’s face it as women we need all the support we can get.

This is the starting point( for the hundreth time).

Okay been working out and not looking bad (today), but I need to get my butt in gear.

Mamas Holiday wish list

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme

 

TodaysMama (link to: http://bit.ly/tmwishlist) and GameStop (link to: http://bit.ly/gamestop10) are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

 

1. What is your holiday wish for your family?   For a healthy and happy year.

2. What is your Christmas morning tradition?   Wake up and open Christmas stocking while having our first cup of coffee.

3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be? To find a cure for MS.

4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money? Baking my homemade goodies for friends and family.

5. What games did you play with your family growing up?  monopoly, life, solitare

6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood? My parents allowed us to open our stockings even if they where not up.  I allow my kids to do the same even though I am usually up with them.

7. Where would you go for a Christmas-away-from-home trip? Florida to Disney

8. Check out GameStop (link to: http://bit.ly/gamestop10) and tell us, what are the three top items on your GameStop Wish List this year?  Kinect for xbox, Call of duty Black Ops, Wii glee karioki

Is that really what I look Like?

Lately I have noticed the real me in photos. The one that has put on weight and looks large. Okay maybe not to large,but larger than I am use too. It is hard to see what other people see. It is a reality check on how my diet and health is. I thought that I was doing okay walking and watching what I eat. I guess I need to step it up.

Weather not inspired

Yesterday the sun was out and I was inpired to walk with my friend 3miles. It felt great! Today doom and gloom. It is realy hard for me to exercise or even leave the bedroom on days like this. If anyone has suggestions on how to get going let me know.

I can’t believe how old she is.

So, yesterday I picked up the magazine FIRST. On the cover is Denise Austin talking about a hormone balance plan. When I get home I put the magazine on the table and continue with my yard work and many other chores. To be honest I forgot all about the magazine untill my daughter saw the cover and said I want to look like her. Of course I went over and checked out who she was talking about and agreed that Denise is in great shape. So then I decided to read the article and there is was Denise’s age right in the corner of the page. I could not believe she is 53. WoW. NOw this could of made me feel horrible, but instead it motivated me. It made me realize being in shape and a healthy weight can make anyone look younger.

I don’t want to …

Today the weather here is blah.. cloudy with a chance of SNOW! I hate that word this time of year.
It took me all morning to finally exercise. NO I did not run, but I got my butt on the bike and did a 30min program. I felt like getting off a couple of times, but I convinced myself to stay on and just finish and yes I do feel better now.
Tell me how do you get through days like these? or do you even have them.

After a bad weekend.

Okay…I went away for the weekend to visit family. I planned on having a few cheats, but I think I had one to many. So today I am back on track. Ran for almost a mile until my leg started to go numb(due to MS) but still finished a full 11/2 miles altogether.
Also found a show on we tv. called” I Want to Save Your Life.” They messed up the schedule so I missed the first episode, but found highlights on the web. Check it out I think it may interest you.