Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Weight Loss and keeping a list of what I eat!

I started a major diet May 28, 2008. I knew I had to do something, after having twins in May of 2006 I had really gained ALOT of weight and was the biggest I had ever been. My blood pressure and cholesterol became issues and I just never felt good. My lower back hurt all the time and I never had energy. So I decided for myself first and then for my kids that I wanted to be healthy and be around long enough to meet my grandkids and even some great grandkids. I made a doctors appointment immediatly and almost 4 months later I know I have lost over 50 pounds, I haven't weighed all month so we will find out if I have lost anymore when I go back to the doctor on Sept. 29. I made cholesterol and blood pressure are back to normal, my back doesn't hurt anymore like it did, and I have so much more energy that I have ever had. I just feel good now. Every morning me and my hubby get up at 455 and get our 3 miles out of the way and then through the day I get my 500+ crunches, 50 leg lifts, 50 arm pulls, and 50 toe raises done. I try not to eat anything after about 5 in the evening. If I'm going to make dinner I have it ready for my husband to eat as soon as he gets home at about 430 and then all we have to do the rest of the night is get Klayton's homework, take him to football practice, get all the kids fed, and then hopefully by 9 everynight Klayton is tucked away in his bed and me, my hubby, Karson, and Karlea are tucked away in our bed. That way we all get a good night sleep and are ready to get up bright and early and start all over again. I have one day a week I cheat, I eat whatever I want and I don't do any excersizing, usually I will cheat on Saturday or Sunday, I pick whichever that day fits our schedule best that week. I also drink wine 2 times a week. I love on those 2 days getting everything done, Klayton in bed, Karson and hubby in bed, and then usually Karlea will stay downstairs with me and I catch up on all the shows that I have missed through the week on my dvr and drink some wine. All of that being said I think I am going to start keeping a daily log on here of exactly what I eat and drink all day long so maybe that will help me stay on track better and be able to see and know exactly what I eat and how much on a daily basis. Do any of you have any weight loss tips that have worked for yall?? Any good healthy recipies that kept you on track because they tasted like they weren't healthy but they really were?? Let me know, I'm always looking for new tips and new recipies.

4 comments:

Heidi said...

Kel, have you ever heard of twitter? There is a weightloss group on there too. I am scheduled to do the next one when it comes up, maybe we can do it together.

Oh, and YOU ROCK! I NEED something and asap!

Tammy said...

I am so proud of you & I can tell you've lost weight. I have found that just cutting out the sodas (except every so often) & drinking a lot of water, not eating after 6:00PM (which it sounds like you're already doing), & just watching portions, not necessarily what I eat just how much & when, helps to get the weight off & keep it off. It's more about the lifestyle & not the "diet" that works the best. I wish you all the best in your efforts.

Erin said...

That's great! Three easy quick meals that I make on a regular basis are: tuna fish (w/fat free mayo and mustard) on spinach, egg beater omelet (w/lowfat mozzarella, tomatoes, and red pepper), and baked spaghetti squash (w/mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, pepper, garlic salt, and oregano)

Lindsey said...

Oh my gosh, that is so exciting and I bet it makes you all the happier with the good ol' exercise and diet. I have been trying to get motivated to lose the 30 pounds I have gained since my relationship with Troy, mom calls it the comfort pounds. I am so happy for you, you are such an inspiration. Keep it up girl!!