Thursday, August 27, 2009

August...nightmare weight month

I have been checking a few other blogs and it appears I am not alone in my summertime gaining of L-B's. So when it was all said and done with camping, taking care of a lot of kids 24-7, vacation, and not getting to the gym to strength train-I ended up at 129.5 lbs. Yikes!!! That's 3.5 lbs more than I had at the end of July.

So, I had a week to get back into the groove and practice my learned tried and true WW program and exercise-I am down to 128 lbs. at last night's weigh-in. I've been teetering on getting to so close to my goal weight just to sabotage myself somehow (i.e. bake a massive cherry pie). I am resolved to stop resisting success. I am afraid that I don't know what to do with having achieve this goal so I've been subconsciously sabotaging my hard efforts of the past 7 months.

New attitude came in the form of last night's meeting when I looked around and talked to two sweet ladies that had still 100 lbs. to lose to reach goal and they are still trekking along. They each have lost over 60 lbs. so far. So inspirational and humbling at the same time. What the heck do I have to whine about? I'm so close.

With this in mind, I went to the gym and participated in a Total Body workout session with the gym's Uber trainer and my butt, stomach, and the rest of the body parts kicked back into gear. I can't laugh today-it hurts too much. I'm avoiding any funny people today. I believe in trainers. They are should work for the CIA, FBI and all the other government abbreviated agencies that might need to use torture to gather information. Bring on the pain. Must not laugh...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Raspberry Freezer Jam

Super yummy. A friend of mine asked me to make her some freezer raspberry jam because it's her favorite. Sure. Why not? Five batches and 20 pints later...for her. I'll keep three jars becasue only my men can eat them. I am allergic to raspberry. How unfair is that? No raspberry jam over ice cream, homemade bread, or plain yogurt.

Oh yeah and the rest of the leftover raspberry for pie? None for me. Terrible injustice. I love pies. I'm mad about fruit pies. Way better than anything chocolate. I want to swim like Michael Phelps if it means there's a pie island in sight. I want to come back as a super skinny person who doesn't gain weight and competitively eat pies for a living. But no raspberry pie for me. Thank goodness for neighbors.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


I am feeling so lazy and unmotivated...I can't even find the motivation to blog. Laaaazzzy. But I think I have a reason...
I think my body is objecting to the wheat/legume harvesting that has been going on the past few weeks so my allergies have been going haywire. So between allergy medicine and not enough sleep, I'm the missing dwarf-Loopy.

Friday, August 21, 2009

I'm not M.I.A., just super busy. In the past two weeks, I've had three extra kids at my house for eight days. They are my sister-in-law's children visiting us while their parents jetted off to Maui for a bit of holiday. Taking care of five kids sure puts things in perspective when I usually only have my two boys. Two kids seem like a breeze now.

I am back on track with counting my WW points. I have been too overwhelmed with taking care of kids that I haven't had time or desire to eat good foods. Stress eating was at its finest example folks. I have gained three pounds back and now I've got lose those three in addition to the two I need to reach goal weight.

On a bright note, I did make myself wake up early to run. I think that was the difference between what I used to do (overeat, feel bad, and not workout) to now even if I trip up-I still workout to combat my overindulgence.

One thing I have to come to terms with better is that this weight loss journey is forever. I can't just get to my goal weight and then pig out. I still have to eat less, move more, keeping this formula in balance.

Monday, August 3, 2009

I have been so tired. I can't seem to get enough sleep and being sleepy makes me hungry. I believe allergies in the air is causing the most of the problem but also I think I'm forgetting to eat filling foods. Whenever I stray and eat more processed foods, I get hungry faster. This is true for my kids. If they have cold cereal for breakfast, they are hungry within an hour. The same holds true for any snack or food I give them that involves opening a package (i.e. chips, crackers, granola bars). So knowing this I have my beans soaking and fruits ready to give them instead. When I give them fruit with nuts and dairy, I observe them to be less moody.