Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Where do I start? I didn’t check in yesterday because it has been so crazy and I feel so tired. Corbin has been waking up once sometimes twice a night! It feels like by the time we get to bed the second time, it’s time to wake up again!

Needless to say, I have NOT been exercising. I have the DW’s (don’t wants) bad! But I am staying on track with my calories. Hopefully if I can keep doing well with watching what I eat and counting my calories the pounds will keep coming off.

My calorie count for today is 1,425.

My calorie count for yesterday was 1,012. Not bad considering how I splurged the day before!

Everyone at work today had Chinese food. It sure smelled good! But I stuck to it and ate my sandwich and baked chips!

After all, this is a life style change that I have to make. Not just a quick fix. I have to learn to deal with temptations. Something I’ve come to realize is that if I want to eat something that isn’t too healthy (like fried shrimp and boudin), it’s ok to have a little, just so that I satisfy my craving but I don’t need to overdo it like I did the other night!

Until tomorrow…

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Day Late

Just a quick post because I wasn’t able to check in last night. Yesterday was a pretty good day except that I struggled all day yesterday with wanting some fried shrimp and boudin. So last night at 6:30, I finally gave in (because after all I have been doing so good, right).

I ate my fried shrimp and boudin and afterwards I felt horrible. I did all this work to lose 5 pounds and then I go and splurge. What the heck? I cannot do that anymore!!

My calorie count for yesterday was 1,737! Not too bad considering all the extra stuff I ate but I have to remember to keep my eye on the prize! I can do this!

Until tonight…

Sunday, June 27, 2010

On My Way

I had a very nice and relaxing Sunday. (Besides the fact that Corbin woke up at 5 again this morning.) We went to church then to moms for Sunday lunch. Then back home to watch movies and cook supper. My supper wasn’t as good as my husband’s would have been but he had to work so I did the best I could. He makes these ribs that are so scrumptious! Mine today, they were ok.

Just want to say real quick how blessed I am to have such a great husband that provides for our family. He is a very hard working man and seems like he is always working. I love him more that anyone could ever imagine!

Now to get back to the point….My calorie count for today is 1,450. Getting closer to the 1,800 that I need to be at.

I bought a biggest lose video this weekend that I am going to start tomorrow. My challenge for this week is to get my workouts in! I’m going to wake up early and do my walk and biggest loser video and on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday go the gym for 30 minutes to do some weights.

Oh and I almost forgot….today is my weigh-in day. I lost 5 pounds!!

For the first time in a long time I believe in myself ...that I can do this.

Until tomorrow….

Saturday, June 26, 2010


What a Saturday it has been. Corbin woke up for a bottle at 5 this morning (which is not at all like him) and again at 7. (So much for sleeping in a little today.) It wouldn’t have been so bad if we wouldn’t have gotten up at 5. My plan for today was to do absolutely nothing! But that quickly changed.

I cooked breakfast, which consisted of eggs, toast, and turkey bacon. It was all good except one thing..I had never cooked turkey bacon before so I didn’t know that you don’t cook it the same as regular bacon, so it was extra crispy, lol.

Then I decided to cook lunch. Baked a chicken and smothered down some green beans and onions. That too was pretty good except I almost burnt the green beans.

Well I was on a roll so why stop, right? So I cooked supper too. (Which is very much not like me, I usually only cook one meal, if that!) For supper we had pigs in a blanket with turkey franks with a side of cucumbers and tomatoes. It was pretty good. The turkey franks had a different but good taste.

Week one is almost over. I’ll be weighing in tomorrow. I’m happy to say I have had a very good week, food wise. I will do more exercising this up coming week, hopefully, because I should not be nearly as crazy of a week.

My calorie count for today is 1,256. I believe I need to work on getting closer to my 1,800 but I’m just not that hungry. I didn’t exercise today, but I did cut the grass so I did burn some calories but I’m just not sure how many.

Like I said, I’ll be weighing in tomorrow. I’m anxious to see what I have lost.

Until tomorrow…

Friday, June 25, 2010

Day 5

As much as a surprise as it may be, I am exhausted again today. Corbin woke up at midnight last night for a bottle so I didn’t get much sleep (he usually sleeps all night). Then he had shots at 8:30 followed by an appointment with his cardiologist. Then once we were finished with all his appointments he went to the sitter and I went to work for the rest of the day.

After work I decided to conquer Wal-Mart. That is one crazy store. I am so very thankful for my 9 year old, Colby, because he likes to push the baby, so it makes it a little easier for me while shopping.

Even though no one is following my blog right now except my wonderful husband, I really do think it is helping me with my weight loss journey. It’s almost like I feel I have to answer to someone if I screw up so it is helping me stay on track.

With that said…my calorie count for today is 1,475 and I didn’t walk to day so I didn’t burn anything. Hopefully next week the whole work out thing will be better.
Until tomorrow…

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Surgery Day

I’m keeping it real simple today. I am so exhausted from waking up at 4 this morning to be at the hospital with Corbin. His surgery went well, he’s just fussy.

So my calorie count for today is 1,250 calories. I know it’s not nearly what I should have eaten, I should have eaten more to get closer to my 1800 calorie diet but my day was very crazy. I skipped breakfast (but did have a banana) and didn’t eat lunch until 12:30.

Woke up at 4 as I mentioned and Corbin couldn’t eat so he was fussy until they took him to surgery at 7. About an hour after surgery they let us bring him home and has soon as we walk in the door he vomits all over me! So then I had to go get Pedilite for him, and you would know it, I spilt some in my car! My day was just great! But at least my little man is getting some sleep now and I think I am going to go join him.

Until tomorrow…

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Day 3

I’m going to keep it short and to the point today because I am tired and have to get up at 4am to be at the hospital with Corbin for 5:30.

I couldn’t get up this morning for some reason to exercise. I was so tired, I just kept hitting snooze. Therefore I did not get my work out in but on the up side I did very well calorie wise and made a couple of good food decisions.

A sales rep brought lunch to the office today. It was some sort of shrimp pasta it looked really good and everyone kept telling me to have some but I didn’t. I ate my sandwich and carrots instead. I wanted to really bad but it’s just my 3rd day! I can’t be eating that kind of stuff! Then this afternoon my little sister calls to see if I would like a snow-cone. Man, that sure did sound good-I mean they have sugar free, right? But I didn’t get one. I am determined to stick with it!! I have to do this!

My calorie count for today is 1,740.
Until tomorrow..(Hopefully, have to see how the day goes)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Day 2-A Struggle

I am feeling somewhat over whelmed right now. I had trouble going to sleep last night, I’m not real sure why because I was VERY tired. Before I knew it 4am was here. I must have hit snooze 4 times before finally getting up to exercise. And you would know it, Corbin (my 4 month old) wakes up. So before I could work out I fed and changed him then laid him in the bed so I could start my walking video.

He was just lying there and every once in awhile he would look up at me and smile-the expression on his face was like “What the heck are you doing, mom?” But at least I was able to get my walk in. As for the rest of the was busy at work and I left early to bring Corbin to an ENT appointment because he has been having trouble with his ears. He is going to be having a little procedure on Thursday for the doctor to place tubes in his little ears.

I have not made it to the gym at all this week. Truthfully, I don’t think I’ll be able to make it at all this week. Maybe next week. The way I figure is this-At least I am walking so not doing the weights this week won’t hurt.

I did pretty good today, calorie wise. I figure I ate about 1,363 calories and burned 120. It was really a struggle today though. After Corbin’s appointment, I really wanted to go get a chicken strip basket from Sonic but I didn’t, I pushed through. Hopefully I can keep it up!! And turn down all the temptations because in the end I know it is worth it. I just have to keep my eye on the prize.

The prize to me is being able to feel good about myself, feeling pretty, not always having to worry about “looking fat” or if everyone is staring at me because of my weight. I’m going to work hard and get my prize one of the days.

Untill tomorrow..

Monday, June 21, 2010

Long Day

Have you ever had a day that felt like it was lasting forever? That is exactly how today has been for me.
By the time I was finished blogging last night and straightening up the house a little, it was 11!! When I finally I made it to bed, I just kept thinking about what I should blog about today and all of the things that I wanted to do today. By the time I got to sleep it was at least midnight.

Some of the things I was thinking about were:
Exercise: I am going to wake up early every morning and exercise (hopefully before the baby gets up) or go after work in the afternoon?
Diet: How am I going to track my calories?

While lying there last night, I decided that I am going to wake up at 4 in the morning and exercise with Walk Away the Pounds, that way I have plenty of time to exercise and even do a little housework before the baby gets up. And 3 times a week I am going to go to the gym and do weights. As for the diet, I am going to use to aide me in keeping track of my calories and exercise.

So have you guessed why my day has been solong? Going to bed at 11 and waking up at 4 just is not going to cut it. I am so very tired. I got up at 4 and did a 2 mile walk with Walk Away the Pounds; did a load of clothes; cooked breakfast for myself and my husband; bathed; and had a little extra time to myself before the baby woke up. Needles to say I am going to bed before 11 tonight so I can get up in the morning and get my exercise on!

As far as my calorie counting, it went really well. I ate a total of 1,960 calories today. And I figure that I burned about 120 calories doing my Walk Away the Wiles Express. The one thing that I will work on is maybe giving up the white bread. Evangeline Maide bread is so good though. But I will, maybe next week-make the switch to wheat bread.

I'm calling it a night, it will be 4 am before I know it. Goodnight!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

My First Step

So where do I start? I’m very new at this so please bare with me. I have been thinking about starting a blog for a while now. Just to sort of have a place to jot down all my thoughts and feelings that I have about my struggle with my weight. I’m just so tired of the weight and it is definitely time to do something about it. I have been over weight nearly my entire life.

I live and grew up in Louisiana. So if you have ever visited or lived here you know that food is a way of life for us. Everything we do pretty much revolves around food. From BBQ’s, Crawfish boils, to a big fish fry there is always something going on with food involved.

There was a period in my life where I weighed 145 pounds. That was my freshman year in High School. Seems like forever ago. But then I met my High School Sweetheart (now husband) and then my weight began creeping up. I guess I began to feel comfortable so I didn't need to watch my weight so much. Then came a baby then marriage and family tragedy and the next thing I knew, I was a whopping 300 pounds!

I have been able to lose some of the weight but have been really struggling lately. That is my I decided to start my blog. Hopefully this will aide me in completing my weight loss journey.

So the plan is to eat 1800 to 2000 calories a day and drink at least 8 cups of water along with exercise.

I do have a gym membership which I pay 40 bucks a month for and have been a total of maybe 4 times so I will try my best to put that to use. But with a 4 month old, new job and household duties it is hard to find time to work out.

I am going to try my best to blog everyday at least a little but I can’t make any promises. Thanks for taking time to read my blog.

Until next time..