Sunday, July 15, 2012

Starting Over...again!

This isn't going to be a crafty post, I apologize in advance, but I just realized something and I needed to share!

So, it's 1:40 in the morning, I'm laying in bed and having a lot of issues falling asleep.  About a minute ago I had one of those aha! moments when I suddenly thought, I can't fall asleep and I'm drinking a soda.  It's almost two in the freaking morning, why the heck am I drinking a soda?!?!?  It sounded pretty mouth watering when I was looking in my refrigerator, so I grabbed it, got into bed and turned the television on.

Normally I wouldn't post this type of thing, because it's insanely embarrassing, but I need to post this, hoping it will push me to make a change.

I can't tell you how many years I have been saying that I need to drop a few dozen pounds, especially after I had my second child.  I also can't tell you how many times I have tried to diet, sometimes successfully, most ended in a total bomb.  By bomb, I mean a large cheese pizza, which then followed with me feeling so guilty that I eat up a few bowls of ice cream.

Well, I need to spare my husband from endless complaining and make it happen.  I wasn't planning on my blog being a weight loss blog, and it won't be completely, I mean, I am a total craft addict and need to share the amazing ideas I come upon, but I will be posting my journey.

I am done with feeling envious of my thin co-workers, friends and, let's be honest, every single skinny girl I see! I want to be one of those people!  I am done feeling sluggish after playing with my children after only 10 minutes.

I am thinking that if I post about my weight loss goals it will make it more likely I will actually do it!

So, here are the stats.... I am 5'5" and I weigh 155 pounds.  It may not seem too bad, but I feel like most  of my weight sits in the same few places, my love handles and my belly.

I plan on making myself participate in a more active lifestyle and, since I have been told by past trainers that diet is 80% of weight loss, I will be switching up my diet.  This means NO MORE SODA!  I know I can do it, I gave soda up for Lent this past year.  In the past I have had VERY little self control, it's something I have been working on and been getting better, but it's not where I want to be with it.

I am looking to get rid of at least 20 pounds, that would make me 135, and this is still a healthy weight for my height.


  1. My 10 Weight Loss Tips
    These weight loss tips will be most effective for those who gained few additional kilos after an improper diet plan.
    1. All dieticians advise to take as many fruits and vegetable as you can. They contain all vitamins, antioxidants and fibers which your body needs. Eating a lot of greens is the most natural and easy way to get rid of some fat and to make your lifestyle healthier.
    2. You can eat fresh fruits like a general meal but it will be even better if you will take them between mealtimes. It helps to regulate sugar level and reduce your craving to eat something.
    3. Fresh vegetables must be in your each lunch and dinner. Also, do not mix proteins (meat, beans) with starch (potato, pasta) in on meal.
    4. Meat must be less that 4 to 5 servings a week. When we say meat, we also mean fish and poultry. There are a lot of very tasty vegetarian dishes too!
    5. Start gradually to replace meat with legumes. It can be beans, lentils, peas. Plant protein is very healthy way to change your nutrition for good.
    6. Drinking liquids while eating is the worst habit ever! If you feel very thirsty drink something (better just plain water) after 10 minutes.
    7. Your daily consumption of calories must be well-balanced. It means that you cannot reduce your meal in a big level. Do everything gradually and also keep in mind that it’s better to have 5 or 6 small light meals throughout the day that to have 3 big meal a day and to starve between them.
    8. There are some “hidden” calories that can enormously add up our weight when we are not even aware of it. They are pop, cream, juices with sugar or sugar in our tea or coffee. Try to avoid them, using instead at least 8 glasses of water to balance hydration of our body.
    9. Of course, you must exercise in regular basis! Even 30 minutes a day is enough to feel better and give your body nice training.
    10. Alcohol must be cut because it is very rich in calories which are very “light” in becoming additional fat. Follow these weight loss tips and be happy!

  2. GOOD FOR YOU MUGS! Putting this on a public post will better ensure success as your audience will be expecting results now.

    Elizabeth has been there too and has made great progress which she can tell you about sometime.

    Way to go Margaret.