Monday, August 31, 2009
Tomorrow is the big day. September 1. I pigged out today. I had hamburgers and chicken nuggets for lunch. I had a peanut butter cup, and based on popular vote, I had stuffed chicken Parmesan, Caesar salad, Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, and pasta for dinner. for desert, raspberry filled Krispy Kream doughnuts. I am so excited about tomorrow. I am finally getting rid of my excess baggage. I decided to go with a low calorie, low fat program. I came to my senses and realized that carbs are not evil, (in moderation at least) and this is something that I am going to have to be able to stick with for the rest of my life.The is not a diet people, this is a lifestyle change. I am also going to focus on low sugar and sodium since my mom has a history of stroke and diabetes, and I just want to steer clear of all of that. I am also going to focus on a fitness goal of at least 30 min of exercise a day. I found some really cool mommy and me exercises trough a google search. I am also going to try and incorporate a water aerobics regimen 3 times a week. If you are reading this, and have been inspired to get up and get moving, I strongly suggest that you get a buddy. Ask your spouse, sibling, parent, neighbor, mailman. Hell, I don't care if you have to take out an ad in the newspaper, just get some accountability. I believe that is the best 1st step until you start making new habits. My other recommendation is to set small goals in the areas of nutrition an fitness. My goals are to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, and to exercise for at least 30 min a day. Well, tomorrow is the 1st day of the rest of my life. Please feel free to follow me on my journey, and if you are so inclined, join me.
Posted by Amelia's Mom at 11:19 PM
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I looked in the mirror at myself yesterday, and it was the first time that I can remember being completely disappointed with myself. I have always felt thin. I know that sounds crazy, but I just never saw myself as fat!! I was always "plus sizes" or "curvy", but now, I am just fat...I am not "voluptuous" or "pleasantly plump" I am FAT ladies and gentleman. The thing that really bothers me about being fat is that everyone as a collective whole finds it so easy to make fun of the fatty. If you make fun of a person with a different skin color, you're racists. If you make fun of a woman/man, you are sexist...it's like fat people don't even matter. It's like we are completely off the radar. I guess that is why I have spent my entire life trying to prove that I can be fat and still be beautiful, and smart, and successful. The funny thing is that the joke is on me. You can't be beautiful, or smart, or successful if you are dead. Now that I have a daughter, I realize that I need to be at a healthy weight so that I can be here for her, and that just won't happen if I continue on the path that I am on...you never see old fat people!!
Posted by Amelia's Mom at 1:03 AM
Friday, August 21, 2009
OK, so I know I'm not on death row or anything, but September 1 is coming fast, and I thought that I would ask my faithful readers what I should eat on 08/31/09. I love Italian food and Mexican food. I also love a good Burger now and again. So, what do you think? Pizza? Pasta? Cheeseburger and fries? Tacos? I want something fattening or deep fried (in true southern style). I am going to make this a momentous occasion because on Sept 1st, I am starting boot camp...or fat camp I guess would be more "fitting" in this case!! I am going to drink sweet tea and eat chocolate for sure, but what should I have for dinner?
Posted by Amelia's Mom at 8:16 PM
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I went swimming today. It's great because my daughter already loves the water. She is 4 months old, and she is already trying to kick. She got brave today and partially stuck her face in the water. I am gearing up for September 1!! I am so glad I decided to get back on the wagon! I know I am going to feel so much better once the weight starts falling off!! I am definitely not an expert on having a healthy lifestyle, but there are some great tips for weight loss, healthy eating, and fitness if you follow the links below. I am so glad that you decided to join me on my journey. I hope I can inspire more people to lose weight and make healthier choices!!
Posted by Amelia's Mom at 9:13 PM
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I have not really been focused on weight loss today because my daughter had a doctors appointment today, and had her 4 month shots. I am totally exhausted from the day, and so is she!! I will be more focused tomorrow. There is a good lesson her though. If you have 1 bad day, don't give up, just start fresh tomorrow.
Posted by Amelia's Mom at 6:53 PM
Monday, August 17, 2009
I am really looking forward to starting my new meal plan, but I am concerned about a few things. I am generally a strong willed person, and I have successfully lost weight in the past, but now that I am a mom, and I have more responsibilities and less time, how will I ever fit cooking a well balanced meal into my schedule. I still feel like I am feeding my daughter every time I turn around. I have also has an increase in dishes and laundry since my little darling arrived. I know I have to make these changes now before my daughter gets old enough to be influenced by my eating habits, but it makes me wonder how moms that work outside of the home ever get anything done. I feel like I am barely keeping my head above water as it is. I must also incorporate exercise into my lifestyle because I just don't want my daughter to face the same challenges in life that I have had to. Being fat is tough. People automatically assume that you are stupid and lazy, and I am determined to prove that I am neither!!
Posted by Amelia's Mom at 6:12 PM
Sunday, August 16, 2009
I officially HATE grocery shopping. Why is it that an entire package of cookies is the Same price as 1 salad? I swear, it is so much cheaper to shop for junk and put crap into your body. People wonder why obesity is an epidemic!! I am determined to make this work. I will just have to tighten my belt... so to speak. I want to eat healthy food without feeling like Peter Rabbit!! Is it possible to have a meal that is low in fat and calories that still tastes good? I was reading some information about the Mediterranean Diet that promotes the celebration of food. Now, that's what I'm talking about! I want to celebrate chocolate, and cake, and pies and cookies, but I don't think that is what they had in mind!!
Posted by Amelia's Mom at 10:39 PM
Saturday, August 15, 2009
I spent most of the day yesterday scouring the Internet for the right meal plan for me. I have tried low carb diets in the past with some success, but it didn't last. I love bread and pasta, and I am not a huge meat eater. I was doing a low calorie program before I got pregnant, and that seemed to work pretty well, but with pregnancy cravings, that went out the window too. I found a couple of cool things so far, and I am weighing my options, but I am still holding out hope that there is a brownie diet that I just haven't stumbled across yet, or a birthday cake diet. If you eat birthday cake on your birthday it doesn't have any calories right? I guess that is the school of thought that got me into this position in the first place!! I know I am probably going to start with swimming and water aerobics because I just need to get my body used to moving again, and the water is totally low impact. The water is great because you can be fat without feeling fat...well until you see yourself in your bathing suit that is!! I will be back soon with a decision, but in the mean time, please "weigh" in with your opinions.
Friday, August 14, 2009
I am so tired of being FAT!! I know that the "F word" is not politically correct. I know that maybe I should have said that I am Big boned or over weight...even Morbidly Obese, but the truth is, I am fat, and I have been for most of my life (with the exception of the first 5 years of course). Everyone needs a learning curve on how to get hand to mouth I suppose. I do not have an eating disorder, I am not laid up due to any sort of accident, I am FAT!! I am not ugly, or lazy, or smelly, I am just fat. I came to the realization that it is time to make a change, so here I am. We are going on a journey. The challenge: To lose 100 pounds in 1 year. I want to be able to shop at a "normal" clothing store at some point in my life. It is time to say good bye to the elastic waist band. I am in search of the elusive skinny jeans. I am sure that if I look hard enough, I will find them. My main reason for losing weight and getting healthy is that I love my family, and I want to be around for a long time to watch my daughter grow up and get married, and have a family of her own. If I look good in the process...well I guess that is something I am just going to have to live with. I am going to spend the next 2 weeks figuring out what plan I am going to go with. I will be back soon to let you know what I decided. My start date is September 1, 2009.