Monday, June 27, 2011

Weigh In # 3: Plus Size Bloggers Tracking Challenge: Bye Bye Booties

This week has not been easy in terms of eating choices. We've had many family outings and an anniversary celebration this past weekend which equals a lot of food to go around. Although it wasn't easy I was able to make more smart choices than I have in the past. I've cut down on desserts, eaten smaller portions and made good choices when it comes to eating at restaurants. I've been eating more lean proteins, cut down on simple carbs and butter. I haven't properly exercised so I've been going up and down the stairs more than I accustom to and I've been parking the car a little bit furtherance I've been running around the house with my toddler.

Todays' weigh in was awesome....the number was 200. I am so happy; I can't wait to get closer to my goal of losing 15 lbs.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Weigh In # 2: Plus Size Bloggers Tracking Challenge: Bye Bye Booties!

Todays's weigh-in for Plus Size Bloggers was more successful than last week's. I lost 2 lbs and am down to 202 lbs. I have been trying to eat a bit less compared to the huge ammounts of food I'm used to eating and it has not been easy. Most of the times I feel like I want to snack on something although I'm not hungry and not even 2 hours have passed since I last ate.I'm drinking more water to control my cravings and it seems to be working.  I am trying to fit in workouts, but it hasn't really worked out in terms of time schedule. Last week I was able to get in an hour workout and I've been going up and down our stairs as often as I can. I will definitely  make more time for workouts.  I foresee this week will be better...I hope :-)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Weigh In # 1: Plus Size Bloggers Tracking Challenge: Bye Bye Booties!

Last Tuesday I signed up to participate in the new Plus Size Bloggers challenge and it has not gone well. I'm an overeater and up until yesterday was not an exception. Thank goodness I didn't gain any weight, I'm still at 204{today's morning weigh-in}.

Today I decided that I was going to have more will power. I started off the day by eating tofu w/ veggies scramble , for lunch I had chicken sauteed w/ veggies & eggplant and for a snack I had greek yogurt. The portions have been reasonable, not too little but not too much.

Although I've felt full I have found myself looking at the clock wishing time would move faster so I can eat again, but I'm being strong. I think this new plan can work if I control my portions, don't skip meals and don't deprive myself to the point of wanting to binge eat something.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Starting Weigh In: Plus Size Bloggers Tracking Challenge: Bye Bye Booties!

Today, I've officially signed up for the June 2011 challenge over at

The premise seems simple enough, to lose 15 lbs during the course of 12 weeks, but in realityI know it'll be harder than it seems.

It's 7:46pm and I just weighed in at 204 lbs.  Being in the 200 lb range is scary, I'm 30 years old and 5'6" and the mother of a 2 year old.  My goal is to get out of the 200 range and minimum get to 189, keep it off and afterward keep improving on myself.  I want to do everything that is in my power to be healthy so I can be around for as long as possible so I can see my boy grow up and spend as much time possible with my family. 

My plan is to exercise at least 3 times a week, drink lots of water and most importantly stop over eating. I would say that I eat for whatever reasons except for that of being hungry.  I want to learn how to control myself and now that I've finally put it out there in the universe I hope to be held accountable.

Let's see how this journey goes! Can't wait to give an update next Wednesday. Good luck to everyone else participating in the challenge!