Friday, August 28, 2009

It's Friday and I did it.

TGIF. I am so glad it is Friday. I just finished work and my parents are on their way. Yeah!

I met my goal, of exercising 3 times this week. Yeah! Fitting it in was difficult, but I did. I have a planner, ocd personality and I always try to plan my exercise at a certain time everyday. In my mind, I should get up early and exercise, and since I can't I find it hard to plan...... but I had a light bulb moment this week. Instead of planning for everyday,I can plan one day at a time. Where is it I can fit it in? Okay, I know it is not a new concept, but I needed to learn it in regards to fitting in time to exercise. If I can't do it in the morning, due to lazyness, work, kids, I can do it another time. And I did that this week.

I know some people who are doing this running and I am considering it.....?? I have said to David many times I want to run a marathon.....ummmmm?

I also get frustrated at myself, because I want to get up early before my family, enjoy my cup of coffee and biblestudy and I don't. However I had to finish work stuff this morning and got up at for me I have to make an appointment with Jesus. If I can do it with work, I can do it with Him.

Oh and I am at 13#s.....

Monday, August 24, 2009

Workout #1

I walked 2 miles today, in 30 minutes. I did a Walk Away the Pounds was fun.....yeah....

Two more days and this goal met......Lord give me strength.....!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

10 Pounds

Wow! I have dropped 10 pounds. That feels amazing. Can you imagine 10 pounds of hamburger meat? Yes, I lost that much fat. YEAH. I am so thrilled. I have had so much more energy. The picture on my profile is pretty much my before picture....I look forward to putting up others.

When I started this process one of my goals was to wear my wedding ring....I can't wear it yet, but I will get there soon. But, I decieded I want to add a new goal this week: To work out at least 3x......

I struggle with working out. Its not that I don't like it, its that I feel like there is no time for. Getting up at 445 is so early!!!! And I need sleep! Is 6.25 hours enough??But if I get up, than its done. If I do it in the afternoon other things come up and I would be rushed to get the girls from daycare and school, and at night is out of the question. I have to do dinner, baths, where does it fit in? Any advise would be appreciated? How do you fit it in??

Friday, August 14, 2009

More Energy and other thoughts

Over the past year I have struggled alot with fatigue. I have slept many nights at least 9 hours, struggling to get up afterwards and needing naps during the day. I love to take a good nap, but for me this battle with tiredness was wearing on me. Working full-time, raising 2 small girls, and having a husband I did not and do not have time for decreased energy and fatigue. Well, today I tried to take a nap 2 different times and I could not. I have had so much more energy today! This program has already made huge changes. Instead of sleeping I got some much needed decluttering done! I would like to keep my Sunday nap though!

What does food do for you???

What does food do for me? For as far back as I can remember it has been my best-friend and my worst enemy. When I felt alone, unable to talk to someone, or had any other feelings it was there. It brought comfort, release, and it filled the cracks left by hurt, anger, sadness, guilt. Yet, as I let it be my friend it became my enemy as I gained weight. It is a vicious cycle. Food is more like a drug for me, then just the simple nutrition I need for life and good health. It numbs and although the consequences of the drug are difficult I know that it will feel good next time.
I have been wanting to change this pattern for a long time. I can remember as a kid being on diets and into adulthood, but nothing ever worked well. I never finished. I also never worked through the honest emotional ties I have with food. I know that I have to allow Jesus to heal me, comfort me, and give me strength. I know that I have to not just react but respond. It helped me yesterday. My husbands grandmother passed away, and there was food everywhere as well as feelings, but I made it though with prayer and determination.
What do you want food do for you?
What do I want food to do for me? I want it to give me health. I want it to give me the energy to play with my children. I want to learn to enjoy it not abuse it.
May God bless our food to the nourishment of our bodies.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Day 4

Well, I met one goal. I made it throught the 3 day preparartion phase. Yeah. Today was easy,being able to eat more foods. I was not hungry till dinner time. I did have the urge to eat at times, but it stems from stress. I will address that later I think.....I am too tired to go deep tonight.

Blessing to you.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I am having caffeine intake took a huge nose dive today. I usually drink about 5 cups of coffee every morning and dt. coke throughout the day. Today, 2 cups and no dt. coke......headache. However I weighed in today and I lost..........3.4 yeah!!!!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Day 2......

Day 2 ...I have made it through. How, I'm not sure....I had to drink very little Dt. Coke compared to what I normally drink. There is no more.....I have wiped my tears and said goodbye to one of my best friends. Yes, I have one more day I can drink it, but I have already said my peace, why buy more? So decreased Dt. Coke, and I had to drink my coffee black.....uggg. I like coffee with my cream and splenda. I did not have near as many cups as normal and its Monday. Can you say cranky??

Sunday, August 9, 2009

I hear people say "I am so out of shape", I however am not. I have a shape, its called round. Round face, round arms, round in the middle. You name it and its round. Okay lets be honest, its fat. Yes, I confessed, I am fat. In fact, I am considered obese, but starting today I pray that I can get The Skinny on Shelly. " I can do all things through Christ,who gives me strength",right??

I have joined a program that will assist me on my endeavor and wanted to document my journey to thin, to health, to keeping up with my kids, to wearing my wedding ring again, wearing clothes because they are cute, not because they cover up my shape. Will you join me?

Goal #1 Make it through the first three is the hard part

Goal #2 Wear my wedding ring......after two kids it just don't fit no more

Oh and please pray for me......After Tuesday I can not longer have Dt. Coke. My friends at Sonic are going to miss me.