Thursday, June 30, 2011

It's not about what you deserve.

The man who is last year's TOPS king lost about 60 pounds in 6 months, and has spent every single weigh-in for the past year right at 6.8 pounds below his goal weight. He doesn't yo-yo AT ALL. I asked him his secret and I have been following his advice for the past week.

His advice: Set your calorie limit and accurately count every single bite you put in your mouth. No guessing. Eat right at your calorie allotment every day. Weigh every morning at the same time, wearing the same clothes. You should see a little loss each day. If ever you see a gain, cut 100 calories... and do that each time you see a gain, no matter how small.

It worked for him. I have been faithful to obey his plan this past week and I'm enjoying seeing little losses each morning. So far, so good.

In my mind, I'm thinking this won't work. Because of monthly cycle issues-- retaining water, etc. Plus...what about drinking water? (I still am) and exercise?? That will mess it up I think.

Regardless, I'm just going to enjoy the downward fall as long as it will last :)

Last night, I had planned to have a protein drink before bed. However, I WANTED a protein drink, leftover spaghetti and a bologna sandwich! LOL If I wasn't being committed to the calorie thing, I would have said "Oh well! I deserve it!" and yes, I DO deserve it and YOU deserve it. We DESERVE sweets and sodas and carbs and junkfood because it tastes good and we are awesome people! Yes! I agree with you! We deserve it! But eating what I deserve is what got me to 331 pounds.

Sometimes you have to say "I deserve it, but I choose not to have it." I had my protein drink and went to bed.

I hope you all are doing great! Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Flylady & Homeschooling. Doing it all. How????

During the school year, my house falls apart. I try to do the flylady thing but even with that, I don't have enough time to do it all. I admit that I don't make the kids do enough of their own stuff. Chores change at the beginning of each new school year and I believe I will be having them do more this coming year!

So, since school is out, I have been focusing on flylady stuff. My house looks awesome. I'm getting it all done. However,....this schedule is NOT going to work after school starts back. I get up at 8 a.m. (I am not a morning person!) I do my flylady stuff. I have set aside 7:30-8:50 as no computer/family time. And then at 8:50 my bedtime routine starts and I try to be in bed by 10 (doesn't usually happen... I am too addicted to facebook). Anyway, I only have about 2 hours max per day right now that is not part of a flylady routine. I need about 5 hours of that time during the school year.

So.............yeah. I think that means I'm going to have to get up earlier. Gag!

Anyway.... diet is going well! :)

Monday, June 27, 2011

I'm a loser.

I had a 2 pound loss at TOPS tonight and I plan to be a loser until I reach goal! Yay! The 118 day soda/ dessert/ fast food fast is going well!

Weigh in tonight!....

....I will post the results either tonight or tomorrow :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

3 things Thursday

1. I'm having car trouble and I can't go anywhere except for when hubby gets home with his car in the evenings. I'm not stressing that too bad. I like home. The only issue is that son will miss some of his volunteer time at the library.

2. I am enjoying decluttering my house :) ( clutters back up rather quickly)

3. I am already missing doing school with the kids. And yet, there is so much I want to accomplish with my "free time" before we actually begin again in mid-August.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Headache and getting things done

I've had a headache all day today.

I took meds AND an hour and a half nap. It's still here. Oh well! Keep moving forward!

I hope to embrace every minute of summer break. I'm redone my Flylady routines for summer and I'm trying to stick with them. I hope to get this house in tip top shape and be organized before school starts back :)

I have wanted to eat a lot today. But I haven't. I've tracked my food and I haven't gone over calories, so yay me :)

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Nothing is impossible!


Two pics---the face pic is me working at Junior High Church Camp last week. I loved it! The other pic is something a friend took of me. I didn't realize I look that big. I look smaller in my mind. This will make a great comparison pic to look back at!

As of last night, I am 118 pounds above goal. I am beginning a "fast" of sorts that begins today and goes for ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTEEN DAYS. (goodness) No soda, no fast food and no dessert. I will do it! I prayed about it for a while before I decided on it. The fast will improve my health but I am also fasting about 4 other things as well.

Anyway, I'm back :) I was silly to leave the support here at blogger.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

I'm on my way back.

I'm on my way back. I should be back to blogging by Monday evening or Tuesday. I need to blog. It helps :) It's time.