Thursday, February 13, 2014

My goal size

When I was in college and first married I wore these black pants from new York and company, I started out in a 12 or 14 and then went to a 16 and 18 and then we moved and were broke and had kids and then I realized the pants no longer fit. I resigned myself saying I will no longer fit into them ever again. I have changed my mind! I want to wear them again, my hubby says they are the favorite pants he ever saw me wear, and I like a happy hubby too! :) So I looked up the sizes online and to get into an 18 seems achievable the waist is 35 1/2 inches and the hips are 45 1/2 inches, so now I have a goal! :D

Saturday, February 1, 2014

February 1, 2014

Current weight: Didn't weigh myself.

Current front picture:

Current side picture:

Current measurements:
            Waist: 41
            Hips: 52.5
            Right Thigh: 29.75
            Right Calf: 16.5
            Right Bicep: 14.5

What has changed:
Well, there is the obvious, I have lost 5 inches in my waist!!!  I am still in shock!!! Lost 2 inches off my hips and thighs, and an inch off my calves and biceps.  I am so happy!!!

Personally I have enjoyed eating trim and healthy.  I like the food, I like the way I feel when I eat it, It is so good!

I have also started keeping track of some things, in January I washed all the dishes in the house 23 days in a row.  Previously I had never washed all the dishes 7 days in a row, so this is a HUGE change!!! I have it now so it takes me less than 10 minutes to clean my entire kitchen every night before bed.

In January I ate Trim and Healthy ALL DAY 14 days, the other days I may have eaten Trim and Healthy part of the day, but 14 days eating Trim Healthy ALL day!

In January I exercised 9 times, it was supposed to be 15 so I flopped at that.

My goals for February are to eat Trim and Healthy 16 days, and to exercise 12 days.

I'll keep ya posted! :)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

January 1, 2014

Current weight: Did not weigh myself.

Current front picture:

Current side picture:

Current measurements: I did not measure myself.

What has changed:  Going into the New Year I had been eating a lot of junk, and I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to do THM again.  But after a few weeks of eating poorly I was feeling like junk, so by the new year I was ready, and on Jan 4th I went grocery shopping and bought all THM foods.


Any thoughts I have:  I am ready to do this, lets see how it goes...

Friday, December 6, 2013

Preparing to get Lean in 2014

Ok here is my plan, we have not been eating properly due to finances and the holidays, but my hubby got a job!   So we are going to eat THM again starting the new year!!!  Praise the Lord, having a job is good!

It's tough, I am not making New Year's resolutions, it just happens that everything starts with the new year because that is when my hubby gets his first paycheck.

So here is my plan to Get Lean in 2014!

I am doing these video routines... 3 days a week

So how does this break down?

January - 15 days
February - 12 days
March - 12 days
April - 15 days
May - 12 days
June - 12 days
July - 15 days
August - 12 days
September - 12 days
October - 15 days
November - 12 days
December 15 - Days

I will weigh and measure myself the first day of every month, and record my progress throughout the month.



Monday, October 21, 2013

A week of food THM style!

This is a basic overview of what a week looks like for my family on Trim Healthy Mama.

I am separating this by types of meals, and then listing the ones we normally eat under it.

Breakfast
* Muffin in a mug (S) - pg. 256
* Scrambled eggs (S)
* Squishy eggs (S)
   - I think most people call them fried eggs, they have a runny yolk
* Sausage Gravy and Biscuits (S)
   - We do homemade sausage http://www.stacymakescents.com/homemade-sausage-patties


Lunch
* Bean & cheese burritos (E)
* Pizza Pockets (S) - pg. 280
  - Tortilla Pizza is the official title, but my family won't call it that.
* Grilled cheese & chicken chili or creamy taco soup (E)
  - We don'y add mayo to our grilled cheese, we just toast it.

Dinner
* Alfredo with meat broccoli and cauliflower (S) pg. 340
  - The idea is from the book, but we use the Alfredo sauce above.
Bean & cheese burritos (E)
* Dreamfields pasta prepared anyway we like.  (S)
* Pizza (S)
  - Wanna try the Gourmet Thin Crust
* Mexican Chicken (S) - with low carb tortillas
  - We eat it as tacos, or enchiladas or burritos.
* Salad

Snacks
* Cottage Berry Whip (FP)

Saturday, October 19, 2013

A little about my history with food and weight.

Growing up I was always the tallest girl ( and sometimes the tallest of everyone) in the class.  Which meant I was never the skinniest.  I remember in sixth grade our teacher weighed everyone in the class, and my weight was 123.  That stuck with me because she said, "That's easy to remember 1, 2, 3."  I know it was a harmless comment, but I remember the other girls in the class telling me how they were 98 pounds, and they need to be careful they are so fat.  I would not tell any of them how much I weighed.  I wasn't embarrassed, and I knew I was healthy, but if these short girls were complaining about being almost a hundred pounds, what were they going to say about me weighing 123?

I was always pretty active, but not athletic.  I would play outside with my brother, swim in our play, and jump on our trampoline.  I was in gymnastics, (and I can still do the splits and a backbend)   We were always hiking as a family and riding bikes.  When I was in high school I was in band, so I marched a LOT.  I was still one of the tallest girls, and I felt so fat because I was a size 12 not a single digit.  I thought everyone was single digit size except for me.
After I graduated high school I was no longer in band, but I did not gain much weight either, I think I maybe went up a size in the 3 years, and then I had jaw surgery.  See I had always had an overbite growing up, a bad one.  After I had my overbite corrected I was on a liquid diet for 3 months, and was back down to a size 12, and my now husband and I started officially dating, and I went away to college, and life was GREAT!!!

But I didn't know how to eat healthy.  While in college I went from a size 12 to a size 18 in 2.5 years.  I thought my pants were shrinking because I was doing my own commercial laundry, I thought my boobs were getting bigger because I was getting older,  I had a man who loved me and wanted to marry me and all was good.

Then I went to get sized for my wedding dress, my dress was a 16, I rationalized, eh I am only two sizes up, it's not that bad.  I had no idea  what I needed to do to cause a change.  Then we got married, and two kids, and eight years later, I am now a size 22 and sick of it.  I am ready to be down to a healthy size for my height.

I will probably always be a "plus size" (I mean I was even in high school at my fittest) and I am find with that, but I don't need to be a size 22 and 265 pounds.

Cheers to becoming a TRIM HEALTHY MAMA!1!