Monday, July 21, 2008

Cleansing

Good morning everyone. This week was kind of strange, the first half of the week I was very sick and the second half I decided to a cleanse. So my normal routines were very off. After a 3 day fast my weight this morning was 211. I was very excited to see the numbers go down though there is a possibility that some of that we'll come back as I slowly begin eating again. I'm working on keeping it off by easing back into my food routine. Today and tomorrow I'm only eating raw fruits and veggies, then slowly adding in nuts, dairy, and meat will be last of all. I'm really focusing on eating a whole foods diet and avoiding anything processed.

I haven't been exercising while sick or fasting so I'll be starting that up this week. I'll probably begin with some slow walks and work myself back into my routine.

I have to tell you all that after all this time I'm really getting tired of trying to lose weight. Especially since it's not working very well. I'm really starting to get burned out. So I'm offiicially taking the next 2 weeks off. I will not be weighing myself every morning or writing down everything I eat, I won't be counting calories or calculating carbs. This is not to say that I'm jumping off the wagon. I fully intend to eat healthy and exercise, I just will not be focusing on losing weight. I'd like to spend some time focusing on my spiritual life and my family.

Thanks you all for your support, I will be posting again 2 weeks from now.

Monday, July 14, 2008

A very busy week

Hello everyone. This has been a very hectic week for me. We had visitors for the week (Mom and Blondie we had an awesome time!) I also started a summer day camp for about 10 children 3 times a week. We had Daisy's birthday and also my brother Erich's birthday, both of which I made cakes for, and we spoke in church yesterday. So sometime in there I had to write a talk.

With a week that hectic I was relieved to get on the scale this morning and see my old friend 215 lbs. Being an emotional eater, I was afraid the stress this week would make me fall off the wagon! But we got through. I also figured out that I made a mistake a couple weeks ago when I was figuring out my daily calorie allowance. I had accidentally written down the wrong number so I've been eating almost 800 calories fewer than I'm supposed to be! This is most likely the reason I'm not losing any weight right now, my body thinks we're starving and is hanging onto the weight as hard as possible. So this week my plan is to eat more! :) How many people get to say that?

Anyway, I'll post pictures of the cakes I made this week. Thank you everyone who prayed for me and kept me in your thoughts on Wednesday. I know that your prayers were answered for me on that very difficult day. Also thank you to those of you who called, it meant so much to me.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

3 Months in Review

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Well I've been doing this for three months now. And as of yesterday I was 214 lbs which is 11 lbs lost total. Obviously I would have preferred to have lost more weight but I've also lost 20 inches and I think it's obvious, looking at the pictures above, that I'm getting healthier and slimmer. I've also established great habits of exercise and healthy eating that will be part of my life forever. And I'm not giving up, hopefully the next three month will be easier!

Tomorrow is Daisy's birthday. David and I will be spending some time at the temple and in the evening we will have a birthday cake and a balloon ceremony to remember our little girl.