So I “pledged” and am now officially a part of the Mamavation Sistahood! Yeyz! I’m really excited about being a part of this community as it seems like a bunch of awesome and encouraging women! So welcome to those of you stopping by and I really am looking forward to getting to know you all ladies!
I missed posting last week because hubby ended up having a last minute off week of work (yeys) so we enjoyed the time as a family before he has to hit the road (and seas) once again.
The good news is that even though having him around totally threw me off my groove I still managed to ditch 2 lbs over the past 2 weeks and am down to 136.2 this week–back on track *once* again! Thanks to the support and new tips I’m really feeling good about it this time though!
I’ve been reading a lot of stuff lately that’s been helping me change my mindset about all of this. An article I read on HER Social Network that said “80% of your weightloss is on your plate” another article I read in the Boston Parent’s Your Families Health magazine that talked about the fact that you need to look at exercise as a way to get energy, get healthy, and keep your insulin levels balanced–because honestly it takes 2 hours of jogging to burn off 2 chocolate chip cookies so as far as burning calories it’s just a whole lot more practical to NOT eat those empty calories in the first place!
So this week I’m getting serious about my food–specifically again WHEN I’m eating it (I did *pretty* good about not breaking the no food after 8 rule…but it did get broken a few times) and portion control. I have been loving the tips I’m getting–I always fed the kids on salad plates and baby bowls to keep their portions under control but since the middle of last week have switched to using them for me as well–it works great!
|Little bowl and plate helps me not to STUFF myself on Nachos|
Also I have been doing great about eating salads lately…bbuuuuttt they’ve been filled with cheese and drenched in Thousand Island dressing (yes I’m sure you’re all laughing) I’ve been skipping the calorie packed extras (ham, bacon bits, cheese..you get the idea) and dipping my fork in dressing before each bite instead of dumping it all over–it actually works great and makes me slow down eating as well–brilliant!
So that’s my update for this week! Looking forward to using this momentum to FINALLY break that 130 mark over the summer!