I’ve finally had that jump that I’ve been waiting for!

I lost 2.5 pounds!!!

I woke up after a week of not working out. I’ve been really busy, I still have a cough that I just can’t shake at all, I haven’t felt like working out. That’s how it goes right? We get in a funk and resort to doing nothing.

But I still didn’t snack a lot, I didn’t eat late at night and I drank plenty of water. I think the only change was that I didn’t workout. I’m chalking the weight loss up to hormones (or lack of) and still eating well.

And hey, I’ll take whatever I can get to get me back into motion again. Today I worked out for 40 minutes, so I’m back on the right track. :)

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Just a quick check in this week. I’ve had a cough that I just can’t shake! I’ve been working on home remedies and I can tell it’s not turning into something worse, but it is certainly frustrating.

I gained .2 pounds.

I’m not concerned about a small gain at all. I’ve only been able to work out twice in the past week. I haven’t been eating all that well, though I’ve been sticking to not over eating & not snacking.

I’m getting back to daily workouts tomorrow. I hope my cough goes away soon!

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I’m doing just a quick update post today. I’ve been sick for the past few days and today’s been rough.

But I lost a pound!

I admit I’m starting to get frustrated that I’m losing weight so slowly. Since I’ve been sick I haven’t been eating that great and I didn’t work put for three days.

I’m hoping I get healthy soon, I’m thinking of a food plan so I’m able to ramp up the weight loss.

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Over the weekend I was so excited and happy. According to my Wii Fit I had lost about four pounds over the past two weeks! I was thrilled! I didn’t get a chance to work out on Saturday but we were gone most of the day running errands or at my kids soccer games.

Getting to today – I picked Monday’s to do my official weigh ins – and I lost .5 pounds since last week.

Yes, just a half a pound – AGAIN!

Week Fourteen. Keeping fit.
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When you gain weight on the wii fit a menu pops up asking why you think you gained weight – late night snacking, no exercise, even I don’t know is an option. Personally, I think there needs to be an “I’m a woman” option.

Once again – it’s a loss! My weight slowly dropped every day, until it spiked up Sunday, then dropped again today. I know that next week I’ll see a bigger loss.

I was active every day. I did the free walk option and walked for a half hour every day. Most of the week I worked out for an hour, though there was a day when I only did 40 minutes. Today is the start of a new week and I started my new workout video.

I only lasted a half hour of the 45 minute video. I quit when I just couldn’t do it anymore. But it’s an advanced video so I figured I would end up having to stop. And that’s okay! I didn’t push myself too far to the point of getting hurt and I don’t feel discouraged. I feel like I did a half hour of a tough workout! I also did a few exercises on the wii fit.

This week I am going to keep a food diary. I have worked hard at not over eating, not having seconds, and not eating junk (oh yeah, I didn’t have any halloween pumpkins this week!) but I know I could be doing better if all I am losing if a half a pound. Yes I want to see weight loss slow because then it will stay off, but that’s just a little too slow for me.

As for my workouts, I am going to do the video and stick to walking. I am hoping to be able to do a half hour walking before my kids wake up and then do the workout video after they go to school. I know as time goes on I’ll get better at the video so I’m not concerned about quitting if I have to.

How is your weight loss journey going? Oh yeah I added a page to keep everything in one spot! Check out my journey.

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It’s been a week! I’ve lost… .5 pounds.


500 grams
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That’s right, a half a pound! Here’s how I’m looking at it

* I haven’t gained weight!

* I did something every day! In my first post I said I would be active every day – and I was! Five of the seven days I was on the wii fit, in addition to whatever I did daily. Two other days I cleaned the house, played with the kids and walked around a lot.

* I did great with eating right for five of the seven days. I’m not sure why but Friday and Saturday were rough. And I really don’t know why! I didn’t feel like I was eating because of stress (which I’ve done in the past), I wasn’t eating just to have something to do. I do know that one thing was I bought pumpkin candies, the ones that are out in October. I love those! I know it is molded sugar, but they are good. I made the mistake of leaving the bag on the counter and every time I walked by I’d grab one. Well my house isn’t huge, so I walked by it a lot.

This week I am going to amp up my working out. Sure I was on the wii most of the week, but I plan on being on it for longer then before. I also ordered a workout video and once it gets here I will start on a new week and see what happens.

It looks like I’m taking this week by week – and that works for me! I don’t feel pressure, I don’t feel upset that I didn’t lose more, I’m not obsessivesly thinking about food. I worked out today and felt great, I ate well and drank plenty of water. All I have left to do today is not snack!

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And so begins the Fall 15 Kickoff Tracking Contest!

I have two contests I am participating in. The first is the one with the job my husband holds right now. It is spouses against the people gone, we have quite a while and have been officially started for about a week or so now. I haven’t decided how much weight I would like to lose overall for this contest, I like to work with smaller goals and work toward meeting that goal and then setting a new one.

The plus size bloggers fall tracking is starting today! As of today I weighed myself on my Wii Fit (I don’t own a scale so this works for me since it will be a consistent thing I can easily do) and I took a few basic measurements again. This is twelve weeks and the goal is to lose 15 pounds. Since this breaks down to 5 pounds every month, this is something easily followed.

My Plan

1. Drink more water – I just can’t seem to stay consistent with this! I have days where I drink plenty of water and days where I end up with a headache at the end of the day, and I know it is because of not drinking enough water.

2. Work out daily – I am not going to say “work out for 30 minutes a day” or “work out after breakfast” or something that feels even the slightest bit rigid to me. I just need to work out daily and am going to find all the ways I can do so. If this means a half hour on the wii fit moving, 20 minutes of playing Just Dance with the kids or going for a walk, I am going to be active every single day.

3. Be better at not snacking – ever since I moved into my own place this past June I have been doing a great job not buying junk food when I grocery shop. I buy the kids granola bars and small chip bags for their snacks and for whatever reason the small chip bags have no appeal to me. It’s psychological I know. I have been snacking on babybel cheese, string cheese or wheat thins. But when I do buy a snack – a reese’s big cup (my favorite!) for example, it goes into the fridge to be saved for later. Of course when later means I eat two in an evening…that’s not a good thing. So I need to go back to buying what works for me for a snack.

4. Follow the meal plan – before I go grocery shopping I write up a list of meals for the next two or three weeks. I check what I already have in the pantry and fridge first. This (combined with coupons) allows me to save money while shopping and I know that what we are eating is healthy. One thing I need to do better is plan for the nights the kids have sports – I need to find more crockpot recipes!

Today I weighed myself (trusty Wii Fit to the rescue!) and also took measurements, and submitting my info for the start of the tracking contest!

How is your weight loss going? Are you participating in any tracking contests?

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Popcorn isn’t bad for you!

Buttery Popcorn
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In moderation of course. My favorite is movie theater popcorn or my Uncle’s popcorn. Or caramel. Or cheese. Okay, I just like popcorn! You can image that the 100 calorie packs are my friend! I just found a free sample of cheese popcorn – you can grab your own sample of Orville Redenbacher’s® Cheddar Cheese Popcorn to taste test before purchasing. I’ll let you know what I think. :)

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How to lose five pounds in four days:

1. Get sick. Preferably by taking care of your sick kiddo for a few days in a row.

2. While taking care of your sick kiddo, have him bounce back as though he has fully recovered and it’s okay to go to the soccer game. Where it downpours rain and sleet. And then his sickness comes raging back.

3. Have the sickness overrun your family, they are too sick to eat so little food is cooked, everyone just snacks, if they can even swallow.

4. Drink lots of water because you are nursing your baby and have to at least attempt to keep the breastmilk supply up.

5. Eat at least one meal a day, however small it is.

6. Jump on the scale on the morning of day 4 – BAM 5 pounds gone!

7. In the afternoon of day 4 realize you are almost recovered. What adds to this realization is your stomach growling LOUDLY multiple times in an hour. Eat whatever is around because hey, you just lost five pounds!

*Obviously none of this is recommended – however, it is what I went through this past week!

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A disappointing thing to report – over the past two weeks I’ve gained three and a half pounds. But I’m not letting that get me down!

I’m back to working out and I’ve set some new goals:

* work out every day for the month of April (so far, so good!)

* no snacking after 8PM – not really that hard for me actually, but I’ve slipped up more then I like lately

* pay closer attention to my water intake – usually I do great at drinking enough water, and with nursing as well this is important for me to get back on track with

I look forward to checking in next week with a weight LOSS!

How did you do for the week?

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Yay I gained no weight! But I also lost no weight!

I’ll take that as a win. ;)

Mom and I restarted south beach, stage one, on Monday. I just felt off since going to stage two. I’m not sure if it was the reintroduction of bread or that I had more sugar or what, but I didn’t feel right. I felt fat (probably more like bloated) and uncomfortable.

After just one day, basically by Monday evening, I felt fine! Maybe it was eating different food for that day, maybe it was drinking a lot of water, maybe it was just psychological. Whatever it was, I’ll take it!

Adding to the mix of not being able to exercise nearly as much as I want, my allergies have kicked in. By late afternoon my voice is starting to be gone, my throat hurts and I’m coughing more. I started taking my medicine but it’s still bothering me. It feels like I’m losing my voice – which I’m sure my kids are slightly happy about (ha!) – but by morning I’m fine again.

I’m looking forward to a weight loss next week!

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