Monday, August 6, 2012

Cheese and Chocolate


How are you guys? We're doing well. Loving the hot weather, but also looking forward to September and school and a routine.

Lately I have been very, very depressed about my body.  It is so big, flabby, just gross.  Losing the weight feels like scaling Everest. Monumental.  Like such a big task that I'm defeated before I even start.  It weighs on me, colors everything I do and say.  Always there's this black cloud over me... my weight.  My clothes don't fit right. I'm between sizes, so I'm either a stuffed sausage squeezed into my clothes, or they are all baggy and frumpy.

I feel like I need to start some kind of regiment, but at the same time I'm not mentally there. 

But, I've decided to just start with baby steps. 

For one, we are getting an elliptical this weekend. I'm very excited about that, because it's something I can do while the kids watch tv or run around the house.  It's much more do-able than me trying to get to the gym.

I'm also going to try to do this routine that I found on Pinterest:

50 jumping jacks, 5 pushups, 20 crunches, 20 mountain climbers, and 30 second plank.

As far as eating goes, it seems like Nora may have a dairy sensitivity.  I'm not completely sure but last night I ate cheese, so we'll see how she does today.  I kind of did it on purpose, to see if there's a correlation.  I love cheese.  We had this delicious Havarti with herbs that we got at the farmer's market; so good!

Also, chocolate.  I've been eating it every day.  And I think I will continue to, but I do need to limit the amount I eat.  I have never been one to count calories and man alive, those calories can add up quick!

So, that's my plan for now. I forgot to weigh myself this morning to get a starting weight, so I'll try to remember to do it tomorrow.

Hope you all are well!


  1. Oh good for you. I hope you enjoy that elliptical. I think I read that same pinterest. I wish every time I read about a workout or diet or watched a workout dvd would take a pound away because I would be one skinny witch.
    I used to love summer but now I wish it was fall or spring, I seem to enjoy doing more when the weather is nice. This summer has been brutal.
    Fingers crossed for the chocolate, I eat reese cups all day long. As soon as I say to myself enough, I am convinced I will pass out if I don't stuff another in my mouth.

  2. Loosing weight is a big job!! I've been where u are right after having a baby! Hugs my friend. It will come off slowly with each healthy step you take. My motto was not perfection but progress. Each little step adds up to much in the end... For me it added up to a 60pound loss!!! So crazy when I think about it now.