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Sunday, November 25, 2012

I nap after lunch. You see if I eat lunch, I get even more exhausted than I already am, and start falling asleep. Sometimes I can push till the kids bedtime, sometimes I can't. So I've decided that lunch must go. Now before you get riled up, I don't eat breakfast. Well, I 'have' breakfast, but it is coffee. Still, wait. If I eat a small meal at 9 or so, it doesn't make me all tired. So I figure brunch is better than no breakfast or lunch.

How did I get into the worst weight of my life at 230 pounds? A combination of many things, but truth be told it is my own fault. I know better. I was in the Air Force for 8 years and for 4 of those years I worked in a Health And Wellness Center (HAWC) I worked with one of the best Exercise Physiologists the AF had and Dietitian. So I know what to do. I just didn't do it. No one to point fingers at. I can't blame the spoon. (hehe)

I had my tonsils out on the 26th of October and lost 20 pounds because there for a while, I could not even eat ice cream. I think I'm back up to about 216, I had gotten down to 210.

This last week was my guilt free week. All the turkey and dressing I could have, which was not really much since my stomach had shrunk. But I let myself have soda's and desserts. Today is the last day of my guilt-free week. I'm cutting out soda's and am going to only have sweets when my sweet tooth is just nagging me so bad I can't stand it. I know how cutting those out will help my weight loss. I'm going to have a guilt free day for Christmas as well, but not for the sugary foods, only for the turkey and my homemade sausage and cheese rolls, 'cause it's just not the same without them! And I don't want to deprive myself and start having this feel like a punishment instead of a life choice.

When I was in much better shape, I'd occasionally gain 10 or so pounds that I'd need to get off. So I'd exercise more and change my diet to vegetarian, I always had more energy and lost as much weight as I wanted to. This time, so that I can get all the protein and iron that I need, I'm going to add fish and seafood to my diet, I'm told this is pescetarian. Why for only 6 months? Because I love steak and BBQ and Italian chicken that my husband makes! This does not mean I won't continue the habits I pick up along the way, like not drinking soda, I may continue as a pescetarian who eats steak for special occasions! :)

So here are my first set of obtainable goals:
emoticon Stick to my pescetarian diet
emoticon Lose 15 pounds (200 pounds!)
emoticon Cardio everyday starting at 15 minutes a day
emoticon Weight train and body ball exercise every other day
emoticon Yoga every day

It may seem like a lot, but it really isn't.
I've been a pescetarian for a month now, and I really enjoy it. I love fish! Need to find more ways to cook it though :) I've already thought of when I can work everything into my schedule, and how to get the kiddos to join in with me. Angel (my 4 yr old) loves to help me do anything, and Princess (my 6 yr old) will love the yoga.

My long term goals
emoticon 130 pounds!
emoticon Stick to my diet and healthy eating habits!
emoticon Have energy to spare!
emoticon Be able to make it through a P90X video without stopping!
emoticon Overall feel better, have energy and feel great about how I look!
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  • PEPPYPATTI
    Welcome to the Spark Community. Those goals sound very attainable. But remember, baby steps. Start with drinking your water, at least 8 glasses a day. It helps to use the tracker. Also Breakfast is important even if just a piece of fruit. Try to balance your meals out. I myself graze through my day but I just make sure it is nourishing food. If you do this consistently you will find you will have more energy to make it through your day plus you will start to see a change in the scale. If you need any help do not hesitate to ask! We are here for YOU!
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  • BE-THE-CHANGE
    Welcome to SparkPeople and congrats on your first blog! You have very reasonable goals - I wish you lots of success on your journey!
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  • BUTTERFLYGRACE
    You've got wonderful goals! I look forward to seeing more blogs about your achievements!
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  • PICKIE98
    You are right:depriving oneself of a regular favorite only makes one feel defeated and angry. Do you make venison sausage?
    2646 days ago
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