Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Journey from Muffin Top to Skinny Jeans

I've been wanting to link up with Shortmama ever since she started this weekly link up.

But as you know I have become QUITE the blog-slacker.

Well guess what? I have been even MORE of a health-slacker. So sad. So true.

I read the other participants posts and I feel soooo LAME.

Last week I thought "I am getting ON this right now!" And then drew even MORE determination when I started going through the discs of pictures from girls' camp that one of the other members of the presidency brought over for me.

I'm looking through, seeing all the adorable girls, reminiscing about the fun week we had, the spirit we felt, the bonds we forged....when suddenly - WHO IS THAT FAT LARD in the pictures with the girls?

Oh. Crap. That's me. Ugh.

I m so done being fat!

Anyway, today Shortmama asked us what program we are following. For me it is a combination of calorie counting, and just over-all healthy eating. I try very hard to purchase foods for our family without preservatives, that aren't processed or high in sugar or sodium. I kissed white bread goodbye years ago, and now I can't STAND it when I'm visiting somewhere and have to eat it. Blech.

I also try to watch my calories, and keep them under a certain number, just so I know I'm not consuming more calories than I burn.

The last thing is exercise. I have been really hit and miss lately, but I really, REALLY enjoy working out when I am on a good roll and doing it regularly. I feel better, I lose weight faster, and I'm proud of myself for setting a good example for my kids of healthy living, and discipline.

I've done much better this week and am actually down almost 3 lbs! My goal for this next week is to re-incorporate exercise into my weekly routine. Wish me luck!

Thanks Shortmama for hosting this and inspiring me!!


Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Good for you!!! I can't even tell you how many times I've had to "untag" myself from FB photos lately. On one hand, I wonder why in the heck my friends would think it's okay to post such awful pictures of me, but on the other hand, it's sort of a wake-up call. :s

shortmama said...

You are doing great already! So glad you were able to join in this week!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

I hate it when I realize I'[m the fat one in the pictures! Ugh! Good for you getting back on the exercise bandwagon. I'm trying to do better... yet here I am on the internet instead of on a treadmill.

Megan Harmeyer said...

I linked up to your blog through A Family of Shorts. It's so nice to read another person's trials and know that I'm not the only one with these "issues". I hate looking at pictures and thinking: Ugh! Look at ME - ALL of ME! Time for that to end!

Macey said...

Okay, friend, you know I love you and stuff. I do. I LOVE YOU.
And it's not right, but I'm laughing at the FAT LARD comment. Because I look at pics all the time and want to know who that obese fat chick is in em. Gah.
What the heck have you been doing lately??? Where have you been?? Working on your fabulous etsy shop, no doubt. :) And school starting.