Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!

What are you or your kids dressing up as tonight. The Man and I are not dressing up but the kids will. We will have a big vampire, two little Buzz Lightyears, and a pretty little lady bug.

Have a safe night.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Gluten Free Cake In A Cup

I have decided to try switching T's diet to gluten free to see if it will help his bowel issues. I had come across a quick cake in a cup recipe a little while ago that was a hit in our house. Unfortunately it was made with regular flour. I decided to try switching it up with gluten free flour to see if it would work and it came out just as yummy as the original.

4 Tbsp gluten free flour
4 Tbsp sugar
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
dash of salt

1 Egg
3 Tbsp milk
3 Tbsp oil
1 tsp vanilla

3 Tbsp mini chocolate chips

In a large coffee cup mix together dry ingredients. Stir in wet ingredients. Mix well. Add chocolate chips. Put the cup in the microwave for 3 minutes high power. Let sit for a minute or two to cool just a bit and enjoy.

We enjoyed this plain but you could always put a gluten free frosting or powdered sugar on the top.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Weigh In Wednesday

Today the scale said 197.2. WOOHOO!!!!  I only managed any exercise 3 days this past week but it obviously helped. According to the program I have on my Ipod the date to when I should reach my 175 lb goal is getting closer to when I want to actually reach it. I was way out but it is now saying that I should reach my goal by March. I am still aiming for February 28, 2012.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

I Love My Husband

I love my husband, I really do but I cannot get it through his head that the best thing to buy me as a gift is some kind of sweet treat. I swear I lose a pound and he goes and buys me a cake. How is this fair? He knows I have NO willpower against sweet goodies. I even teased him and told him flowers wouldn't make me fat and his joking remark was that flowers are overrated. I swear one of these days I will get it through his head that you do not buy the fat girl who is trying to lose weight a cake as a prize. DO you have any suggestions on how to get him to stop buying me sweet treats?

*disclaimer- this post comes after he bought me a cake to celebrate me losing weight LOL

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Weigh In Wednesday

Today I weighed in at 199.4 lbs. WOOHOO! I have finally seen under 200 lbs. This is super exciting to me. I didn't do as well on my exercising this past week because I have been feeling a bit sick the past few days. I have also found that homemade kettle corn seems to be my dream snack. It is sweet and salty and quite filling. It also makes enough to share with The Man and The Kids.

Wednesday, October 12 - Walked 31 minutes

Thursday, October 13 - Walked 31 minutes

Saturday, October 15 - Walked 31 minutes

I didn't do running because I haven't been able to go til after dinner and my stomach can only handle so much exercise after eating.  I am hoping to get 4-5 days of exercise this week. I have noticed that by doing the walking I have been physically feeling a bit better. My body isn't hurting the next day and my legs are not painful while I am walking. I think I am going to try to lose a few more pounds and try the running thing again. I dream of running but I am not sure I am cut out for it.  I am also going to bed at a more reasonable time in the evening. I haven't taken a nap during the day in weeks now. I am still hoping to get to 175lbs by February 28, 2012. My weight tracker on my Ipod says I will not hit it til April at this point but maybe I can prove it wrong.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Weigh In Wednesday

Wow! Where has the past week gone. I feel like it has just flown by and I don't feel like I got much accomplished. Today I weighed in at 201.8 lbs. Small victory, but at least it is something. I am not sure at this rate if I am going to hit my goal of 175 lbs by February 28, 2012 at the rate I am going. I feel like if I could get under 200 lbs I might have more umph. I have been doing good exercising for the past 2 weeks. I have started the Couch 2 5K program. I am still stuck on day one (because I refuse to move on til I complete it properly). You are supposed to be able to complete the program in 9 weeks but based on the fact it is taking me 2 weeks just to complete day 1 properly I am going to set my goal as being February 28, 2012. I am afraid that it might take even longer than that but I need to do it so I can register to do one of the 5k fun runs the base has to be able to say I have done it.

Saturday, October 1- finished 3.5 of the 9 runs from day 1 but quit and failed to finish the 31 minutes

Monday, October 3- I finished 3.5 of the 9 runs from day 1 but continued to walk and try to do some parts of the runs for the rest of the 31 minutes

Wednesday, October 5- I finished 6 of the 9 runs from day 1  but continued to walk the rest of the 31 minutes

Friday, October 7- went roller skating with S

Monday, October 10-finished 7.5 of the 9 runs from day 1  but continued to walk the rest of the 31 minutes

I am hoping to possibly make it through all 9 of the runs by Friday. I find that I have shin splints and so have been upping the banana consumption. I also hurt in my shoulders and back from the running so I have had to try to do some stretching as well as take a few ibuprofen and use the heating pad. I am actually looking forward to my run time tonight. I will also eventually have to add in some strength training but for me I find that one change at a time works better.

Now if only chicken, fruits, and vegetables would be as cheap as bread or pasta and taste like cookies or candies my journey would be super easy. LOL

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Weigh In Wednesday

Today I weighed in at 202.6 lbs.

I have admitted in the past that I am a total fat girl because of my own bad habits and past pregnancies. I love to eat all kinds of food especially anything containing chocolate and I like to be lazy when I can. I was 135 lbs when I graduated high school and about that until I got pregnant with S, 11 years ago. I gained a lot of weight while pregnant with him and have had a hard time getting the weight off since. I have not been able to get under 175 lbs since then. In the three pregnancies since I managed to have normal weight gains and was back at my prepregnancy weight after delivery. Some how each time while nursing I gained weight and have crept up to the weight I am now. I am currently nursing my last baby and I have set a goal so that I can get a prize. My goal is to be able to hit 175 lbs by February 28, 2012. My prize is going to be getting to talk to the doctors about getting my breast reduction done. I need to be done nursing and wont be until at least March so I figured my birthday was a good date to set as a goal. I was a 36E (american size) when I was 135 lbs and am currently a 38JJ (UK size). I have always had a large chest and I have wanted a breast reduction since I was a teen. Since this is the last baby now is my time to work towards getting it done. My back causes me pain and I hate trying to find a bra that fits and doesnt cause me more pain. The reason I want to be at 175 lbs before talking to the doctors about it is I do not want them to try to argue with me that if I lost weight the chest would disappear. They wont because I have never been that lucky.