Thursday, September 22, 2005

While You Were Out.. I redid my whole life...

I looked up on TLC's webpage for the While You Were Out's homepage and application.  Unfortunately they are not looking for people in my area right now.. but I may along the road send them a tape just for fun.  If I do you won't hear about it because they said it has to be ultra secret and if there is even a hint that you have let people know who are not in on the gag you will be out.  So I have been wracking my brain on a surprise for Josh... Lord knows I have plenty of time to do something BIG but low on the cash.

Inspiration hit me... I really need to stop watching the E Channel. (starting to see how having all these channels is EVIL LOL)  I happen to click on a show about how the Stars get in shape and stay healthy.  It was mildly informative but some what a motivator for me to THINK about my diet and maybe get into some exercise.  What a great thing it would be for Josh to come home after all that time away to ONE HOT MAMMA.. since he calls me that already I could actually look like it.

I have been loosing weight since we have moved.  It may be because of all the stairs we have now or the fact that I have had the runs on and off for a month (it must be the water out here) That red dress I wore for Neil Diamond was a bit big and that was a size 18 (but dang I still loooked good haha). I wore a size 16 dress to church Sunday (with my push up bra and squish it all in underwear) and got many complements about how I looked and was told I looked like I had lost weight by several people. All my clothes are in the 18-14 size range and if I can stay around 14 I would be happy.  I am not delusional and want to be model rail thin.. never have been and don't think I ever will be.  I am a voluptuous girl and can pull it off like Anna Nicole Smith (with out being all hoe about it)  but I want to be healthy too.

I have refused to step on the scale since Josh brought it in to the house at the beginning of summer when he was going on his "I want to loose weight" kick.  He did the T-Burn Combo thing and did loose inches but ofcourse he didn't stick to it and regained it back.  I don't want that to happen to me so I will not be doing any fad diet thing like I have in the past with Slim Fast diets.  I did go online and look at AOL'S Diet & Fitness homepage and read about Jorge Cruise's diet book and it did give me some good ideas I could do myself with out going out and buying a book and a bunch of equipment or joining a health club (but I do really miss my YMCA membership and the water aerobics I did there).

So here is my plan.

Get up the guts to get on the scale and see how much I really do weigh and take a Before Picture and measure my self.

Stop drinking soda. I drink diet soda now.. addicted to it actually but I am ready to let it go because I know the caffeine is not good for me (and the soda is been bad for my teeth).

Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day.

Eat more greens and veggies.. RAW not cooked. Raw veggies is better and has more nutrients in it. Switch to low-cal salad dressings.

Switch to soy Milk.. maybe.. will have to work up to that.

Do an 8 min morning work out.. exercising two different muscle groups each day. I want to get the free weights for this and read more about how to do it right but I know I can do a lot with just my stairs.  If I work out in the mornings it will give me energy for the rest of the day too and I can get more done around the house.  I may even work up to doing afternoon walks. So I will be getting up earlier in the mornings before the kids.. and that will cut into me being a night Owl and I will have earlier bed times.

Cut out all junk food and replace my snacking with veggies.

Cut down on my dairy.. cheese and sour cream.. you know all the good stuff.

That should be a good start.

I have changed my habits over the years to more healthy things.  Like I hardly ever fry food.. I almost hate the smell of it now.  I was on my mom about eating fried while I was there.  I am also not a big snacker anymore and really don't keep too much junk in the house but every now and then I will go on a binge.  I think what I need to work on is when I eat.  Right now I don't eat breakfast and hardly lunch but let dinner be my big meal.  I know I should work on eating smaller meals more close together during the day and not eat ANYTHING past 7:00 p.m. (that is an Ophra hint)

I have this big huge wall mirror in my master bathroom.  I hate it because I actually HAVE to look at myself now.  Standing in front of a mirror naked has worn on my self esteem some but I am starting to see I don't look that bad and with a little work I can loose this big flab I have from having 4 kids and my butt my or may not come back but at least I can work on the untoned muscles in my arms and legs and hope my chin (chins) will go too.  As you can see this is as much for me as it is for my husband " )

Any hints and tips you do yourself to stay healthy and fit and encouragement would be appreciated.

6 comments:

  1. You know, I was going to suggest yesterday that if you needed to lose weight that this would be a good thing to do while Josh was gone and then I read this entry today of yours. We were on the same wave length. Good luck to you! You are making great changes with the water and exercise and eating healthy. I recently took off 35 pounds through a protein type diet. Just be consistent what you do and start small, gradually adding changes. You can do this and imagine how great you will look for Josh!

    betty

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  2. Do not try to take it all on at once.  Your brain will like get -overloaded- and go wacko and then you won't care about being healthy.  LoL, remember when I went on that exercise binge when I first started my journal? DOn't do that either.  You wear yourself out and never want to see another pair of jogging shoes again in your life.

    My tips are for starting out:

    1. Get rid of the soda.   About 4 years ago...almost 5 now, I chunked the soda in favor of water...and like immediately lost 20 pounds.  It helps so much because 1. you don't get 165 calories with a 16 ounce bottle of water and 2. the carbonation bloats you, making you look larger.

    2.  Don't eat before you go to bed...you won't get the opportunity to burn it and it will bloat your stomach in the morning.

    3.  You can still have a sweet treat every so often, but try to slowly switch over to fruits (sweeter) or if you prefer, crunchy veggies with low-fat/cal ranch.     Or go without dressing!

    Once you get used to the taste (your body will have to get rid of all that sugar in it's system before you do - otherwise you will crave it) and your gorgeous new figure - you won't want to trust another ding dong or twinkie.  Promise.

    And you already are a hot mamma! I saw that lil red number!

    XoXo,

    E

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  3. read abut the three hour diet. ITs really makes sensee and works especially since your a stay ahome mom.

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  4. If you want to get more soy, you might try Revival Soy -- http://www.revivalsoy.com.  It's the only soy product I've tried that you don't have to 'work up' to since it tastes great.  Heck, they even have a taste-guarantee!  I get it shipped to me every month, but you can order a few products a time too.  I hate to sound like a commercial, but it really has helped me lose weight, and helped my mom with her with menopause symptoms.  So I think it's a great product.

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  5. 8th Continent light soy milk is pretty decent (8thcontinent.com).  My kids are allergic to milk.  The chocolate is better, it tastes like liquid fudge, the vanilla is good but sweet.  Good luck!
    ~Miss O

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