Monday, May 30, 2011

How do you get the weight off?

I have cut back to no more an ONE cola drink a day.  The rest of the day I drink water.  I do have one cup of orange juice in the morning, but other than that it's water.  I have not lost one pound.  NOT ONE.

It is like the more I try to watch my weight and eat better.  The hunger I get.  I think I eat more when I am trying to watch what I eat than when I don't do anything at all.  What is that all about?

I cannot work out the way I want to and have been asking my hubbie if we can join a gym.  I have been calling around and seeing if their is one around us that has child care.  I am still doing research.  I will let you know how it all goes later.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

What's For Dinner?

For breakfast I had  1 1/4 cup multi-grain cheerios and 1 cup of Orange Juice.  On the Cheerios box they had a code for a website that gives you work out options and recipes too.  It had some good information and I may check it out later!

For Dinner I decide to make a Turkey Pot Pie because I can make it ahead of time.  We have kids events tonight and now I don't have to come home late and try to cook dinner.  

Turkey Pot Pie ( I am going to make chicken instead)
12 oz Turkey, breast, oven roasted, 56% less salt, fat free , diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup fresh mushrooms , sliced (or canned, rinsed and drained)
1/2 cup fresh chopped onion
1 cup Peas, green, sweet, frozen , thawed
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/3 cup low fat cheddar cheese, shredded
6 tbsp white all purpose flour
2 tsp low sodium baking powder
2 tsp dried parsley
1 cup fat free milk
2 eggs (or egg substitute)
2 tbsp fat free mayonnaise 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
 Combine the turkey, mushrooms, onion, peas, black pepper, and Cheddar cheese in a mixing bowl.
 Divide mixture among 4 individual casseroles or (10-ounce) custard cups sprayed with butter-flavored cooking spray.
 Mix together the flour, baking powder, and parsley flakes. Then stir in the skim milk, egg, and mayonnaise.
 Spoon batter over the top of the casseroles and bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
 Let casseroles set for 5 minutes and serve.

Recipe from: 

It was really good, but as you can see I added spinach  to make it a little healthier and because I love spinach! 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Cutting back on bad foods

So yesterday I went shopping and bought all the Healthy meal that I need for one week. I made sure that when I went shopping that I was not hungry so that I would only buy what was on the list!  And I did just that.  I am a BIG regular soda drinker so I am committing to drinking only one soda a day.  This is going to be really hard for me since I usually drink about 5 or more soda's a day.

Each soda is 140 calories (Empty calories)

I am not sure why I crave sweets, but I crave sugar all day long!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Make a weekly menu!

I did not get to work out yesterday or today.  My daughter is sick and I am taking care of her and Little Man.  Because she has Rett Syndrome she cannot tell me what she wants so it makes it hard.  

So today I decided that if I cannot work out then I am going to find some healthy meals.  I went on the website and found some healthy and nutritious meals. All you have to do is put in a search work like "Chicken" and it will give you a list of wonderful meals that have chicken in them.   I will let you know what meals I cook and how they taste.  I will try to include photos if I can.

I am planning my shopping days so that I am not wasting time.   I want to pick one day a week  that I do my shopping  (twice a month for a big shop and on the off weeks a little shop). It takes me a long time to make a menu and then to write my shopping list too.  Then I have to go and see if I have any coupons that match the products that I want to buy.  This can take me a whole day to do with the little ones always needing my attention.  It will all be worth it when I get a system down in place.   

Friday, May 13, 2011

My numbers

I know that most of you like to know the NUMBERS. So here are my numbers:
I stepped on the scale today and it said I
Weigh 160 lbs.
Height 5'2"
Body Mass Index or BMI is 29.3 (I used this website to calculated my BMI:

With a BMI of 29.3 I am overweight.  If my BMI goes up to 30 I would be obese ( that means if I gain 4 pounds I am obese).  So a healthy BMI is 24 or less.  That means that a healthy weight for me would be 136 or less.

My Goal is to lose 24 pounds! 

DISCLAIMER:  I thought that I should tell you that I am still nursing my son.  I will not be able to lose more than 1.5 to 2 pounds a week without effecting my milk supply!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Let's get Physical

So today I tried to start working out.  I went on Netflicks and added a fitness video.   I put on my exercise clothes and my tennis shoes and pushed play.    The fitness video was a dance workout video.  I am so glad that no one was able to see me.  I had a lot of fat giggling around.  My 8 month old son was watching me make a fool of myself.  He kept getting in my way and I stepped on him a few time and had to stop to kiss his booboo.  The video was only 30 minuets but it was hard.  I had to take a small break and drink some water in the middle of it.  By the end of the video I was sweating and breathing hard.

The bad new is that I was so hungry that I pigged out on food that was not good for me and all those calories that I burned off came right back!   I really need to change my eating habits!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What happen to her, she used to look so cute!

I cannot take it any more. I was playing wii fit on the wii with my oldest son and my BMI says that I am on the border of being overweight and Obese.  Obese!  When did this happen.  I have been slowly gaining weight since my parents passed away.  But that is no excuses.  I now have an 8 month old and last week the scale said I gained 5 pounds.  Diets have never worked for me and I hate to exercise, but something has to change.

This is not a DIET.  It is going to be a change in my life.  I am going to have to eat differently, and add exercise to my life as well

I don't want to be a certian size or number, I just want my close to fit and to feel good about my self.  I need to take care of my children's mom, ME!