Sunday, February 28, 2010

Diet update

So, this is day 4 of the diet, and it's been difficult. The first two days went great, but then company came (my sister-in-law and friend from WI), and the birthday party prep went into overdrive, and it hasn't gone so well since. I've still done better than I would have done without being on the diet, so I'm okay with that. We've been sleeping in Sam's room with him so our company could have our room, so I haven't had access to our computer to load pictures, but hopefully I'll be able to tonight.

I'll also load pictures of the party soon too. I was quite pleased with the decor. Stephanie and Christa helped out a lot, as well as Jeremy. It was a group effort, and it went great. It was a small party, but it was almost perfect. So, pictures and updates to come, hopefully later tonight.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


It is unbelievable to me that my baby is now one whole year old! Wow. Where did this year go? And is it a little strange that this seems more like a new year to me than January 1st did? I almost started making a list of my yearly goals. It's probably because this is also the end of breastfeeding. Yay!!! Not that I didn't love breastfeeding my baby, but I'm hoping to get my body back to myself for awhile now. Mostly what I loved about breastfeeding Sam was that it was what was best for him. Last week I started weaning him, cutting down his feedings to about once, sometimes twice a day, and he got sick! Ugh. It's the first time he's been sick in his life! A few other times he got a runny nose from teething, but that's it. Now he has a horrible cough, and is all congested. :-( I started him on infant vitamins, and went back to breastfeeding him whenever he wants. So, hopefully he'll kick it by his big 1st birthday bash on Saturday. But, it's Thursday, so I'm not holding my breath. So, today he hasn't had any breastmilk at all, yet. When he got up this morning, well, afternoon (1ish) I fed him cereal mixed with applesauce and thawed stored breastmilk. I'm pretty excited that now, I can leave him with a sitter (mom & dad) without worrying about how he'll eat. Not that we have the money to go anywhere, since we spent it all on the big birthday bash.

So, the real deal that I'm totally ignoring is why have I ignored this blog for over 2 months? I don't know. I guess because I started working again, preparing taxes for Jackson-Hewitt, and I didn't adjust real well to having two jobs (J-H and mommy). I was tired, A LOT! But, things have slowed down at work now. I've only been working 2-3 days a week, so I feel more like myself. I'm back in the world of the blogging! Even if no one reads my blog but me.

Today is also my D-day!! (D stands for diet). I'm so unclever, I know. I'm going on a diet, counting calories, exercising, and trying to drink 8 glasses of water and eat 5 fruits & veggies for a variety of reasons: 1. Samuel is one year old ( therefore, I don't have to worry about my milk drying up, and I can't use baby weight as an excuse anymore), 2. I M.U.S.T. be thinner/more fit before getting pregnant again, which we want to do in about 3-4 months so that Sam will have a sibling about 2 years younger than he, 3. I am outgrowing all of my clothes 4. I am soooo out of shape walking up the stairs a few times at my sister-in-law's house wore me out 5. I don't feel/look beautiful anymore. I could probably come up with 100 reasons, but those are the most important to me. So, the diet begins. I've done fine so far today, but night time is always when I am weakest. I have lots of fruits and veggies stocked up at home, so being prepared is half the battle. I WILL DO THIS!!! My short-term goal is to lose 20 lbs by March 31st. I weighed in at 265 lbs. this morning! Unbelievable!!! Okay, it's believable since I have weighed more than that, but still embarrasing. I'm going to use this blog as a way to keep up with my weight loss. I am keeping a Food Journal also, but I plan to put pictures, etc... on here. Soon, when I'm at home (I'm at work right now) I will post a before picture. So, by the end of March, I will weigh, at most 245 lbs, my clothes will fit much better, and I will be healthier and more fit!

My Daily Goals:

1. Eat between 1500 - 1800 calories

2. Eat at least 5 fruits & veggies

3. Drink at least 8 glasses of water

4. Exercise for at least 30 minutes

5. Keep a food journal of everything that goes in my mouth

I'll keep you posted on how awesomely I meet my goals everyday from here on out.