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Hi folks! I'm at it again. I'm going for another 20 pound loss in ten weeks. I've recently had another baby, a little girl, she is now five months old and I'm ready to drop some weight.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Cute Toes...And A Better Day

Hi everyone!

How are you doing today?

I didn't take any food pictures today because I didn't "feel" like it (that's pregnancy talk...I think), so I dug up some old feet pictures of our youngest. I thought we should feast our eyes on these cute toes. After all, they are almost cute enough to eat, don't you think?

Well...I made some progress on sticking to my diet until about 3:30 p.m. I made it to shortly after nap time.

You will all be proud of me. I cooked up a four pounds of chicken this morning. I boiled it and got all that gunk to come out of it. I cooked up a boatload of brown rice. I baked some potatoes. I made two salads. I literally stuck to my diet like glue. Well...unless you count drinking coffee with creamer and 2 teaspoons of sugar in the morning... but I did pretty darn good.

Then...I did eat my 3:00 snack of brown rice and chicken breast. Then, I was going to go to the gym, but felt awful. I was in a fowl mood. I didn't want to load all the kids up and go to the gym. an attempt to be a palatable mother...I made myself a coffee...and since we were out of creamer I added some sugar and a little whole milk and some fat free whipped cream. But I realized that part of my problem was that I was simply depriving myself of not enough calories for the day. So, I had two small bowls of Special K cereal...with sugar in it. After that I felt satisfied...much happier. I gazed upon my children with love instead of annoyance.

We almost literally skipped to the gym. LOL! I had a great work-out...lots of energy because I fueled myself properly. I had a healthy protein shake upon returning home.

I did have a few snacks outside of what I would consider my diet. wild eating abandon, I feel, is becoming more controlled. I hope that tomorrow I do even better.

I have gained about six pounds from all this eating. And the annoying thing of it all is that I can tell that it has affected my breathing. I feel like my breathing is more labored. If you think this sounds weird...listen to this story.

I don't think my dad will mind me sharing this story. He keeps an eye on his weight too. And recently he had gained several pounds. Only several mind you. And he began to notice that he was feeling short of breath...that it was harder to get around. With only several pounds. So...he fasted for a day and ate lighter for a few days and now feels a lot better after he "re-lost" that weight. I think I would like to "re-lose" about four or five pounds, which I think I can do by just eating cleaner and taking out the junk food.

But this whole situation also got me thinking...that everyone is not going to eat perfect all the time. They may encounter situations where they eat more than usual for a couple days because it's say a holiday or company is in town...or you go out of town...but when you keep tabs on your weight...and try to nip it in the bud as quickly as possible...then you are more likely to keep it from getting out of control.

Now that I've been through this dieting process...I am equipped with the knowledge of how to control my weight in a healthy way. I weigh myself everyday. I never did that before in my other pregnancies. I can watch the scale now and be aware of what's going on with my body and how the way I'm eating is affecting the scale.

I think that if I went on a binge in my other pregnancies...I would feel helpless to stop the gain. But I feel like I can do something about it now. Like if I can't reverse it, like I can slow it down.

Well, thank you for listening to me talk. I haven't had a chance to visit your blogs in the last day, but I will try soon.

I appreciate all your input.

Have a great Friday!!

Sunshine Mama


  1. Those are some darling toes if I do say so. Speaking of "darling" HAPPY BIRTHDAY Darling Rose! The big 1-5! Hope she has a very fun day. A birthday on a Friday is double the fun!

    I am proud of your eating yesterday. You have the control and realize it. Just realizing that you have control with eating, is power. I know the feeling you spoke of not wanting to work out, but making yourself. That can be such a battle every once in awhile. Way to kick heiny!

    Surgeon told Greg they believe his meniscus never heeled properly from his surgery 4 years ago. He has always complained of some pain, but not like he is in now. They are going to do something called an arthrogram next week, which is an MRI for someone who has previously torn a meniscus. They believe he has early arthritis as well, but he is a fighter and is pushing through. Thank you for your prayers and thank the prayer warrior, himself = ) I am grateful we have insurance and he will be healed.

  2. Adorable baby toes... love love them, and yes they are totally edible! A nibble here, a nibble there... nothing like them! :) I like little kissable cheeks too :) And sniffing babies heads... oh oh and pinching little babies buns...

    Oh, sorry... heesh! Got me on a roll there! Nothing like little baby parts to make your mouth water :)

    I don't even know what to say, SM... All my pregnancies HAVE always been excuse to fall off the wagon and never look back. I can't even imagine how you must feel right now. But I will tell you this, I am praying for you.. that even in your beautiful, pregnant state, that you will have the grace, strength and the inspiration to walk this new way of living out even in pregnancy. You have learned SO much, and have walked this out so incredibly! Don't give up, and keep pressing onward :) Love all your great choices too!! You are so inspirational to so many many women, especially to me!

    I keep meaning to ask about your suit... when do you get to strut your stuff in that, girl? When is that competition?? Can't remember!

    Anywho, big hugs... Amy

  3. I just stopped by after a lil while! congrats on the pregnancy! AHH! So excited for you! <3

  4. I love the baby feet!!!! so cute...

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend honey!

  5. Happy Birthday you lovely 15-year old!

    And Mrs., none of this LOSING weight stuff....stay where you are, stop hoovering the house......and eat more sensibly. You can hit the HOLD button on the weight for a few weeks!

  6. I love the picture of the toes, but please don't make this part of your Fantasy Food Friday post. :-)

    I'm glad you caved, listened to your body and ate more - YOU ARE EATING FOR TWO. Personally, don't obsess how often you eat or that you're even eating more, just ensure everything you eat is healthy.

  7. I was braced for Fantasy Food you torture me!

    I want to bite those feet! Num..num...num.

  8. I love the baby feet!! I so miss them. I think you are doing good with this whole pregnancy and food thing. You are human and are going to slip up from time to time. You do such an amazing job!!!