My Weight Loss Journey


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Been Very Busy

Life has been hectic.

After my last post I continued to lose weight up until Thanksgiving, I then had a cheat day, which then turned into a cheat week.  I however incorporated TSFL foods to maintain my weight.  After my cheating was over, I felt pretty sick again and was going to go back on the diet after the Christmas festivities.  However, plans changed when my life changed once again on New Year's Eve when I found out I am expecting my second child so I was unable to climb back aboard the wagon.

I can tell you I have been able to steady my weight at 170/175, (previously I was at 155, (which to me is great because its average for me when I'm pregnant and it's below the dreaded 200 pound mark, that I plan to never visit again)) while being pregnant because I have been sick during my first trimester quite a bit.  Most of it is morning sickness.  
So to keep organic, I order from South Shore Organics, a local delivery service of local veggies, meats, eggs and fruits grown organically and raised grain free.  I do have to incorporate grain in my diet and if we can afford it I get flourless ezekiel bread from the grocery store, if not I eat what grains I can find in the house.  I use grapeseed oil in my cooking.  I need to have calcium so I drink almond milk, coconut milk, I eat Greek yogurt and eat cheese.  I can't afford to be picky because we are low on money and have been since the holiday season passed.  I do what I can to eat healthier but understand that dairy and grains are important in a pregnant women's diet.  
I am however utilizing the advice from my health coach to keep me on track, even if I can't be on the program. 

Just recently to keep a bit fit and lessen my stress, I joined a yoga and meditation class with a friend of mine not too far away.  I attend once per week but I feel its making a difference.  I feel just because I'm pregnant doesn't mean I can afford to be lazy in my health, I have to try and keep it up as much as I can.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Week 3 and Going Strong

Well its week 3 and weight loss is flying by fast.  I have lost a total of 17.4 pounds in this short amount of time.  I only have 23.2 more to go to get to my goal of 130.  I started this program again at 170.6 and I am now at 153.2 pounds and feeling good!

No longer feel sluggish, tired, depressed or lack of focus. 
Instead I'm feeling energized, rarely tired, sexy, confident, determined and incredibly focused.  Really enjoying life again!

Currently in size 8 and moving back to a 6.  Very exciting!

Feel free to share how your week is going. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Summer of 2013 and the dreaded aftermath

So after the parties of Summer 2013, the birthdays, the get togethers and my addiction to gluten free baking, I gained 45 pounds back!  This doesn't happen to everyone but if you try your best to stay healthy and life gets in the way like it sometimes does or if you are feeling super stressed out, it can effect your weight.  In this case being too much into baking may have been my downfall as well as some stressful issues I dealt with this summer which turned me to eating, when I should have been running.

So instead of bypassing 170 and getting a whole new wardrobe, I stopped myself in my tracks and turned around and went back on the plan.  I had bought all these pretty clothes and well I didn't want to have to fill my closet with past clothing sizes, I was not going to make it 200 if I had anything to say about it!

I am pretty low on funds now too because we are hurting for money so thankfully I was able to use the previous weight loss products already in my pantry.  I have a month's worth of Ideal Protein foods which will be expiring in October and November of this year so I am getting those out of the way first. Then I am going to be on Take Shape for Life from October to November and through transition and maintenance.

I was 125 when I got off the plan but I had been on it for 9 months and was impatient with the transition phase that I just up and dropped it and skipped transition.  Which was a huge mistake!  If I had followed through I probably would have been able to keep on the plan through the summer and maintain my weight very well.  But I have confidence knowing that I can hop back on this plan whenever I feel I need a change in my life or I feel like it has taken a turn on a path that I no longer want to travel on.

My goal this time around is 130, if I get to 130 and want to go to 125, then I certainly will.

I started last week on Ideal Protein and I have been taking a Garcinia Cambogia Extract before each of my breakfasts, because of this I have lost a record breaking 10.5 pounds in my first week!!!  I was 170.6 when I started last week, this week my weigh in was 160.1!!  A lot better than last week, and I have been able to fit into my size 8 jeans yet again, which I had just grown out of the week before starting Ideal.  Results are awesome and just the first week!