Tuesday, June 25, 2013

My New Way Of Life

So, have you ever sort of stumbled on something sort of life changing and not even realized what was happening?  That is the best way to explain what's going on with me right now.  As you know, I've been trying to lose weight.  I've struggled with it for YEARS.  I mentioned in my last post that I was trying something new.  I had no idea what a life changing experience it was going to be.  I actually look forward to working out every day.  If I have a rest day, I feel a little lost.  Weird, right?

So, I thought I would share just a tiny bit of what I'm doing.  First of all, this...

I know!  I know!  It's yet another meal replacement shake.  I've said it before and I'll say it again.....I like to actually chew my food.  I've NEVER done well with shakes because I don't like to drink my meals.  Well, this is truly different.  It curbs my cravings like you wouldn't believe.  I'm now in my fourth week of Shakeology and haven't had one piece of chocolate since I started.  I don't mean that I have had enough self control to stay away from it.  I don't mean that I threw out all of the kids Easter candy (Yes, we still have Easter candy).  I mean I haven't wanted it at all.  CRAZY, right?  PLUS, it has more vitamins and minerals than I would EVER get in a day.  I feel so much better.  AND, best part.....it is sooo good! 

I'm also doing this:

Yes, I have lost my mind.  Shaun T kicks my butt every day.  Now, I'm not going to lie to you and tell you I look like this: 

because that would be a big fat lie.  Nope.  I didn't become some hardbody with unbelievable balance and coordination over the last few weeks.  I'm still a dork and I still stop A LOT, but I'm making unbelievable progress.  In just three weeks, I've lost an inch in my waist.  My clothes fit so much better and I'm seeing more definition in my big fat arms than I've ever seen before. 

So, in a nutshell, that's it.  I'll let ya know what my results look like after the 60 day mark......I might even post pictures.  Don't worry.  I will give you some warning first.  My before pics are SCARY!!!!

Have a healthy day!


Friday, June 14, 2013

There's Some Fat Chick Living In My Mirror

I think when you do something on a daily basis, it becomes something that is just a habit, something you take for granted and don't even pay attention to anymore.  Everyday I look in the mirror as I am putting in my contacts, putting on my makeup, etc.  I even catch a glimpse as I'm getting in and out of the shower (YIKES!), but I still never really pay attention.  This is what I think I look like when I'm not paying attention:

Skinny Me from eons ago (pre four kids)

Then one day, it happened.  I went in the bathroom to get something and caught a glance in the mirror.  I stopped in my tracks and slowly turned to look again.  What in the world?  Some chick was there looking back at me.  Some chick I don't know.  Some fat chick.  Who in the world is that fat chick in my mirror?  The next few minutes looked a lot like the opening sequence of The Patty Duke Show.  I waved my hand and the fat chick waved back.  I covered my eyes and peeked through my fingers (hoping the fat chick would disappear) and she peeked through her fingers right back at me.  WHAT THE CRAP?!?  Where did this fat chick come from? 

I know what you're thinking.  This seems a little familiar, right?  I've talked about dieting and stuff before and I've even lost a few pounds, but I've never been this fat....EVER!  Okay, I was this fat twice before, but it was right after coming home from the hospital with a newborn in tow.  Never have I gotten this fat just all by myself.  GRACIOUS!  What usually happens is that I post about being a fatty and go on a diet and when I lose 5-6 pounds, I start doing posts about cinnamon rolls.  Well, not this time!

I'm trying something new.  I've been on a new plan for about two weeks.  My workout is still hard for me but I'm improving a little every day.  I haven't been cheating on my diet.  I'm sticking with it and even my Hubby is impressed.  No sneaking Kit-Kats for two weeks people and I don't even miss them. 

We have a beach trip planned for the end of July so I have to lose some of this fat by then.  Why?  Well, I haven't had a new swimsuit in several years and I need a new one.  I've been searching high and low for a cute swimsuit with an underwire because "the girls" aren't what they used to be, but that's an entirely different post.  If you search for underwire swimsuits, this is what you get:

Ummmm, no.  I refuse to wear a swimdress.

Hmmmm, not with my current figure.

So, I'm on a mission.  I ready to kick the fat chick out of my mirror.  Mama needs a new swimsuit.  I'll let ya know how it goes. 


Monday, June 3, 2013

Spring Activities

I can't believe it's summer again.  Well, it is for the kids anyway.  I still have a few days left of work.  It's been busy around here.  There has been so much going on the last few months.  For instance,

J and I went to the Mother Son Dance at school.  He was way more excited about the nachos, popcorn and Sprite than the actual dancing. 

E's class had Pioneer Day.  The dress was one I made for my niece several years ago for a play.  Being the fabric hoarder that I am, I still had enough fabric to make the bonnet to match.  Her class made homemade butter and johnnie cakes and square danced in class.  E was a little upset with me because she wanted to be a pioneer kid and only pioneer ma's dresses went all the way to the floor.  Oh well.  She got over it and had a fun day anyway.
We had a great Mother's Day at my mom's house.  It was even better because of our personal chefs.
Hubby and My Brother (our personal chefs)
Hubby surprised Eden and I with tickets to Disney on Ice.  It was so much fun.  We had a blast!

Last week my J graduated from 5th grade.  On to middle school next year.  I must say I am a little quite nervous about middle school. 

My girls at recital. 

So, what's been going on with y'all?  Can't wait to read up and find out.