Thursday, October 11, 2012

I gained.. So here we go again!

I let life get the best of me and I am up 15 Pounds!

I have done it once and I can do it again. That is what my husband said to me as we are sitting down eating at my favorite Mexican food restaurant.
How did I let myself gain back 15 pounds? I thought I was safe from gaining it back. I over the course of a year slowly went back to eating what I wanted. It was not until the last couple of months that I really noticed I was gaining. It was not until a recent doctors appointment that I seen just exactly how much I have gained.

I am ready though. I am ready and have been ready to get back to clean eating. I have been thinking about it for months.
I had an overall goal of 60 pounds and I lost 40. So I still had another 20lbs I wanted to lose. Now I have 35. UGH!

I woke up yesterday morning and started my day with Steele cut oats a banana, cinnamon and Agave.
This use to be my favorite breakfast and still is. Just proved to me how much I miss eating clean.

I learned a lot in the time I lost 40 Lbs and weighing on a Friday gives you that excuse to cheat on the weekend and then you can make up for it during the week.
So my weigh in day will be Monday.

I have done this once with much success. I can do this again!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Here's to 30 more

I knew one day my blog would come in handy..
I was not sure what exactly that would be.

When I first started blogging I did this solely for myself! No one else..
If losing weight was not for me and for someone else I would have never stuck to it..
My husband was completely happy with my appearance. I am not really in any profession that I need to be slim
I can't even say that it was effecting my health in any serious way. But of course eating healthy and being healthy is always a bonus!
So this was for me..To look better. To like the way my clothes fit.  To be able to walk into any store and buy off the rack and not sift through the clothes hoping to find the largest size and then pray that it will fit. To have pictures taken and not want anyone to see them. To have more energy and on and on and on..

After I lost close to 40 pounds I went through some serious life changes and getting back on the healthy eating has been REALLY hard..So I recommend to anyone..If a week passes and you find that you are not doing what you were. Get back at it as soon as possible because the longer you let it go  it is that much harder to start again.

So that is the point I am at right now.
Getting started again to once and for all lose the next 30 or so pounds.
I did start last week but I was not as strict as I once was and lost 1 pound taking me down to 172.5

So for the last few days I have been doing what I did wayyyyy back in the beginning. I have started looking at youtube videos of transformations and started reading all my favorite blogs and magazines again.
This gets me motivated!!!

Then I decided to look at my own blog..This I have never had before. So it took me back to where I was a year ago and the things that I did back then. Including the things that I use to eat and make.
Even over the last few days I have been saying "wow I have not made this in a long time"
So now I have my own food diary to look back on what helped me lose those first 40 pounds!

I don't think that once I get back into it things should be so difficult. If I did it once I can do it again. RIGHT??

So for the next week I am going to be spending time rereading my blog and taking my own advice.

Friday, October 14, 2011

A new start!

I am still here and eating healthy..
I have been dealing with my MS lately and not so focused on losing weight.
When my MS gets this bad it is all I can focus on.

The weather is changing in Arizona so hopefully that will also make my health improve as well.
Not paying attention to every single thing that I eat has not effected my weight. I am not losing but not gaining either.
My body likes the current weight it is at. Everyone has a weight that your body gets comfortable at.Mine happens to be about 30 pounds more then I would like it to be.
I am proud of the weight that I did lose but I know that I would be even happier if I can break out of the 170's.

So that is my next goal..
My eating has not really changed..I may eat out a few more times then I use to. But when I am home I eat the same way.
That has helped me not to gain the weight back.
So if I want to lose more weight I know that I am going to have to change my diet to shock my system. So right now I am just trying to find the right plan for me.
I am not going to follow anything like Weight Watchers.Been there done that. It does not work for me. But clean eating does! So if I go back to being as strict as I was 9 months ago the weight should start coming off again. It is trying to get back to that point. It has been a while since I have been that strict with my diet!

I will probably keep my weigh-in day as Monday. But I weighed today since I have not been on the scale for a few months. I weighed in at 173.5 That is 3.5 pounds from my lowest weight.

Looking forward to a new start!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Weigh IN Plus some good news!

Of course again I forgot to weigh on Monday..

This morning I weighed in at 173.5
So I am down a pound. I am good with that. Every pound I lose that I gained over the last two months is one pound closer to the 160's and that is somewhere that I have NEVER been before.
So I am really looking forward to that!

I was on my way there when everything happened back in June..

Good news....
Now it is only a temp job..But it is a job and it pay much more then Unemployment.
The last time he had a Temp job doing just what he will be doing it turned into a full time job and he was with the company for 7 years.
So please pray that happens here as well..They interviewed 20 people and only hired 3..So they really liked him..This is what he was told by the Temp agency!
So FINALLY..Things are turning around for us..

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Making a change

I decided that I wanted to do something with my hair..
I have been thinking about this for a while now..Do I want to cut it? Huummmm
COLOR?? Well....I need that considering all the grey I now have! What color though????
I have NEVER gone lighter then my natural shade. Sure I have had highlights but I am a licensed hair dresser and never went fully blond. I also have not done anything with my hair for the last few years.

When you are in the salon you see everyone else getting their hair done so you want to get yours done. So every other week you are doing something different. That is how it was when I was working.
Now though I do nothing with hair.
The great thing about having a license is I can also buy everything at wholesale.
Trust me ladies I paid a pretty penny for that piece of paper and lots of hours in school. So I am paying for that product for SURE!! But it still feels nice to go in and buy all kinds of stuff at wholesale!
Lately though I have not stepped foot in a supply house. Not in a year maybe.

So....I finally decided I would do something with my hair. I was in the supply house for probably an hour or more. It has been a while and I could spend a lot of money in there that I don't have.
There is so much fun stuff in there! It is fun just to go and look! To see what is new!
I decided on a color and got a few other things and left!

Then when I started talking to Jack and telling him how I had never gone lighter blah blah he said then you should do that! OK..So there is this little thing where color does not lift color. So you then have to use bleach. I had been growing my hair out for a long time in hopes of growing out all my dark color so that I could lift my hair color with COLOR..NOT BLEACH! I have been examining my hair to see if I could see if I still had a hair color line in my hair..Now I have hair to my butt..So that will tell you how long I have been growing it out! The last couple days I have been going back and forth on what I should do.. DARK OR LIGHT??? Then this morning..I realized some time a few months back I put color on my hair!! It was one of those moments for some reason I don't remember too well..Yeah that is called Cognitive issues and they happen from time to time when you have MS. I just wish sometimes I would remember things a bit sooner..Hahaha
So after all that. I have no choice but to go darker because I won't put bleach on my hair!
Good thing I already have the color for it! When I was at the store I bought color to go DARK not light.

As far as cut goes...I don't know.. I never know. Leave it long for now I guess. I need to find a stylist that I trust for one thing. I have never gone to anyone that has not jacked up my hair. My husband cuts my hair better then anyone that has an education. It has not always been that way. The first time I coached him he really screwed it up. Since then he does the back and I do the front. I am just having him cut off and inch off the back. Trust me there are girls that can not do that right out there in the salons!

As soon as I color my hair I will post a before and after pic.