Going through the BIG D

I’m back 🙂 I bet most of you probably thought that I had fallen off the wagon, huh? I am VERY proud to say that I have not fallen off the wagon. I may have made the wagon a bit more comfortable, but I have definitely not fallen off. I have been so very busy over the past several weeks that I have not had time to blog. Which I regret because I haven’t been keeping track of my wonderful progress. I cannot believe that over a month has passed since my last post. I am proud to announce that I have lost an additional 20 pounds since my last post. I am currently at 178.2 pounds. Which means I have lost 75.8 pounds since Christmas. HOLY COW!

So why haven’t I been around blogging? Well my 5 year marriage has ended and I have been moving my ex husband out of my house. Talk about life changing, huh? Talk about a great opportunity to eat and eat and refuse to exercise. I’m not going to say that there hasn’t been moments, because there have. But, I will say that I have kept the forward momentum going. Now that I’m a single mom of two very active girls I have had to rethink my work outs. I don’t get to the gym for formal work outs as often as before, but I try to get there about twice a week. Though, everyday during my breaks at work I am walking about 3 miles total. The walking in conjunction with really watching my calories still I am still losing weight.

I really need to take new measurements and some recent pictures. I hope to do that in the next week or so. I am proud to say that my size 12 capris that I have on now are getting pretty loose. I may even attempt a size 8. We shall see!!

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Back on Track!

This is not going to be very long, but I did want to give an update on my progress last week. I was able to really get after my goals for the week and buckled down on my calories consumed and tried to really get back to working out like I was doing before. Though, this still continues to be a daily battle that I am struggling with. Friday is a prime example of that. On Friday I went over my calories by over 600 calories. It was poor planning on Continue reading

Week of March 5

I have lost 41 pounds since December 26, 2011. Even typing this sentence I am amazed at that fact. I have encountered bumps along the way. There has been a short term illness that prevented physical exercise. Cravings that wouldn’t go away. Social settings that could lend itself to gross over eating. There have even been days that I have gone over my calorie budget. And yet, somehow I have made it to 41 pounds lost. This is an incredible achievement. However, I still wake up with the voices of addiction taunting me. Just this morning, I was tempted to have a piece of French Silk Pie for breakfast. In the past I would not have blinked an eye at not just having a piece of sinfully delicious pie for breakfast, but eating the rest of the pie. Though, I was able to refocus and remember what Continue reading

Week of February 27th

Well, this week has been kind of an up and down roller coaster kind of a week. I have lost a total of 1.6 pounds, however I started the week at 216.8 pounds and by Tuesday I was up to 218.4 pounds and now I am down to 215.2 pounds. So, this week I have been battling the scale. Though, I am thrilled that I am still making forward progress. It’s amazing how much my life has changed in the last couple of months in my relationship with food. Earlier this week I was having a chocolate craving. I tried to fight it – I really did. Had I not needed to go to the store for a few grocery items I probably would have resisted, but instead I Continue reading

The Challenge of Eating Out

Well, this month was Valentine’s day. Though, with three kids it is really difficult to get away during the week for a date out. So, we planned our Valentine’s date for the last Monday in February when both my husband and I had free schedules during the day. We pampered ourselves to something called a “Couples Sanctuary” at a spa here in town. This included a foot soak and foot Continue reading

Week of February 20th

What a week this has been! I was thrilled that the doctor cleared me for exercise on Monday which led to a week fueled with exercise. I may have gone a little bit crazy with the amount of exercise I did this week, but it was so nice to get back to it. To give myself a bit of credit I did ease into my work outs again by starting with only 30 minutes of cardio and working my way back up to the exercise levels I was before. I did not want to risk getting sick again. I also was able to maintain my calorie budget for the week. Typically I have been trying to eat exactly how many calories that I am allowed each day (especially on my work out days), and creating any Continue reading

Turkey Burgers

I am going to share my absolutely favorite recipe for turkey burgers. We have this for dinner probably once every two weeks or so (sometimes once a week), and my kids love it! We had it for dinner tonight and thought you all might like the recipe. This is also one of those recipes that is perfect to make after a long day at work and dinner will be ready within 30 minutes. I hope you enjoy! Continue reading