Thursday, August 16, 2012

I have not given up

I havent blogged here in a while...I was kind of discouraged because I didnt have anything new to post about...but finally...FINALLY !!! I lost 2 pounds!!

I know that does not seem like much..but I feel so thankful!!!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Still here...

I haven't quit...I've had a few down days because of some physical issues, but I'm still here and still dedicated to this!!! This next week the exercise is really goimg to pick up A LOT.

I will be doing

2 miles outside

100 squats

100 arms exercises

I'm not doing calories counting...but I do think I might start doing my ww points again. I really love that!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Not a lot new to report...still doing ok!

Dh and I are going to walk together this afternoon, which I am very excited about!!!

I will weight next Friday!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Today has been a great day!

I've ate OK..I would like to have had some more veggies, but its grocery store day..

For exercise with my girls help, I pushed mowed a HUGE portion of our yard, its  very hilly too, and no, I was not using a self-propelled mower. I feel SO good, I love doing this kind of workout.

I'm having a salad tonight for dinner and some coffee for desert.

That's about it! I'm feeling SOO good. I am not going to weight myself for a week or so..I get myself discouraged when I weigh to much.

Monday, July 16, 2012


Happy Monday!!!!

I didn't post this weekend..and I may not most weekends.

Friday night Dh decided to take us out for dinner so, I am sure I went over my calories, but I don't want to ever refuse my husbands kindness because of calories!

Saturday I am ate well..I didn't get any exercise in, but I did help out a lot with kitchen remodel, so that helped.

Today I am back at it and I am excited about it!!!!

My weight did not go up over the weekend so that's a plus!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Well, day 2 and I am off to a good start..a mile on the elliptical, crunches, leg lifts. I plan on doing more tonight with Larry.

Yesterday, I did OK on drinking lots of water...even OK on protein but I think maybe I might of had a few to many carbs.

My plan today is a big breakfast...normal lunch..tiny dinner.

I was amazed today how much stronger I felt on the elliptical after only ONE, maybe its all in my head but I felt so good and I got my miles done in 5min less time than yesterday!! I know its the Lord helping me, thank you all so much for your prayers!!!!

Now, this elliptical is not your normal elliptical...its an off brand of the Bow Flex Tread is tough!! Its like taking a step then gliding, so much different than a regular elliptical.

I cant wait to get outside walking though...we live in a very hilly area and I can really get a good workout walking outside.

After this week I am going to add in weights...weights are my favorite thing to do. I could do weights all day long..I'm not a big fan of cardio.

BUT...that's it for now. I wanted to update before my little ones got to get my 2 quarts of water ready and in the fridge and have some breakfast...oats with real butter and Sucanat.

Have a blessed day y'all....

Oh..and here is the song I worshipped to while sweating away this morning!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Its do or die....really.

I started this blog months ago with a half hearted decision to lose weight...

I am back again..totally surrendered to this. I know the Lord is showing me I have to do this..there
is no choice. I feel the extra weight effecting me..I know what health problems can develop..I know it can kill me.

This is not put your heart out here for the whole tell everyone how bad you've messed up..but what ever it takes, I will do it..I need your help..your encouragement and your today I start my journey...

When my husband and I met I was a very fit 130 pounds..I loved him picking me up..I loved working out with him..I loved the way he looked at me..

Fast forward 10 years, we have 7 children...busy life with homeschooling..housework and family is much different now. I never thought much about my weight, I was able to lose weight after each baby with a little exercise...but baby number 6 changed it body changed. Losing weight is hard now..almost feels impossible sometimes.

BUT the past is the past..I want to be healthy for my family..I want to be a good example to my daughters and other mothers...I want to honor the Lord with my body and treat His temple the way I should. 

Today is the start, today everything is the first day to a new person.

My plan is to blog daily or at least every other day about my exercise  and eating...

There IS grace for me in this area!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I promised Angie that I would update yesterday and I got busy helping DH with the chicken coop that I totally forgot!

So here it is...

Not much new. The scale has went down about 3 pounds.

The only thing that gets the scale moving is when I take my thyroid herbs and exercise.
I think I could starve myself and it not budge. BUT 3 pound sis 3 pounds I'll take it!!

Today I have to finish getting ready for the chickens that will be here today and grocery shop. I am going to try and get my 30 days shred in.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 fail!!

I wont even begin to post what I ate yesterday..its bad..real bad.
Dh brought home pizza for dinner and chocolate for me..I ate WAY to much.

And this morning hasnt started out any better..its like I woke up forgetting
that I am trying to lose weight I had left over pizza for bf..

OH WELL..I plan to make the rest of the day better. Its a beautiful sunshinning day

Monday, February 13, 2012

I am so thankful for my dear friend Angie. She is such an encouragment!

I don't know why this is so hard for me this time..I just dont know!

I am not eating a lot of food..

But I am NOT exercising I mean NONE.

I know thats my problem!

Today I have eaten:

Breakfast : green smoothie, avacado, spinach, frozen pinapples, 1 apple and 1 bananna.

Lunch: shared a bowl of potato soup with turkey bacon and small piece of hm bread with baby. I know this is not a good choice bc of the carbs.

Dinner: black bean burrito (salsa, cheese, sour cream) and a few tortilla chips.

This is NOT my best day of eating..I have not had any snacks though.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Im back..

I have NOT given up!

ALTHOUGH..Im not doing so great.

I just dont get it..Im not losing any weight. But Im not eating bad.

BF: 2 eggs 1 piece of toast and my green smoothie ( I always do a somewhat big bf if not Im snacking in an hr)

Lunch: homemade turkey casserole about a cup and half

Chicken soup with garlic biscuits.

I know I need to cut down on the carbs, which is SO hard for me.

And I guess up the exercise.

I feel so BLAH about all of this.

And considering I could be preggo anytime makes me feel dreadful....Oh I do NOT want to be this weight and get pg. Even 10 or 20 pound less before then. Please Lord?????

Im just praying and asking the Lord to show me what I need to do..He  knows my body and knows what it will take to get this weight off.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I have done...not so great the last couple of days.

Back at it today though!!

Angie encouraged me!!!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Dont grow weary...

I keep telling myself that!!

You see, I use to be able to eat what ever I wanted and never gain a pound. I could eat an entire pizza and it not bother me at all. So..sometimes when it comes to weight loss, I just get tired of thinking about it all..

BUT  I am not growing weary! I really, really am excited about this!!

I have not exercised in 2 days but I have been doing ok with my eating.

BUT tonight, my sweet DH wants hot fudge brownie Sundays..SOOOO, I'm going to have one!

Don't grow weary ladies!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Getting Started.

I ladies! I'm joining you in your weight loss journey. Here is a little about me.

I met my husband at a very fit 130 pounds. It wasn't long until children came and I was still able to keep the weight off, until our 5th child.

I will post a picture later

My reasons for losing weight is to be be at a normal weight in case the Lord blesses us again.

and the reason my heart really desires to lose weight is for my dont get me wrong he has never said anything about my weight. He loves me just the same. But I know my husband and he would prefer me thin.

And I want to look good in my clothing..I want to be an example- that you can have many children and you don't have to be fat and frumpy. is goes. NO looking back. NO falling off the wagon. I am going to do this!!!!!

I actually started on Fri. Here is my plan.
 I replace 2 meals with only fruits and veggies. The meal I do eat will be somewhat healthy, but I will eat until I am full, maybe even a small amount of desert.
Nothing but water or herbal tea to drink.
Exercise at least 4 times a week. This past Saturday I walked 3 miles with the family.

This is the plan my husband suggested to me. Not only for weight loss but to add more fruits and veggies in our diet. He bought me a Vitamix to make smoothies with. I wont only have smoothies, I will have salads, stir fry , cabbage, lots of things I can eat.

Since Friday, I am down 2 pounds! I cannot believe this! My goal is to lose 2 pounds a week.

I'm excited ladies!!!!!!!!