Join Me For Another 10 Weeks! This is the first week of ten weeks starting October 22, 2012

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.

Monday, September 6, 2010

There Is A Light...

There is a light at the end of this road
Each step that you take brings you closer to home
Each day you get through is a chink in the chain
A crack in the glass that mirrored your pain
You're not alone in this path to new life
There are other souls who understand your strife
Imagine hard and you'll see them too
Holding out... their hands to you
Walk with us....we'll pull you along
Together...we can be strong
We'll lift each up
With encouraging words
And help you through those difficult curves.
Written by Sunshine Mama
Happy Labor day folks. I wrote this to encourage you all to keep, keeping track of your calories and to keep plugging along. You reallly are not alone when it comes to eathing healthier and becoming healthier. Every day you get through really does make a difference.
I literally have not had my computer turned on for the past two to three days. So, I need to check in with everyone. But I have been counting my calories and I have also continued to be snack-free. I have taken Dawne's challenge seriously and have not had any snacks. I eat when I am hungry.
Going snack-free has had the most surprising and unusual affect. Instead of enjoying a high calorie cookie with my kids while going out to some garage sales on Friday, I picked up a freshly picked honey crisp apple. It was so delicious that I went back for more the next day to add these apples to my daily diet.
I've noticed that with going snack-free that my calories are just not as high at the end of the day. How can they be when I'm eating apples instead of cookies and candy? Then, on Saturday my husband picked up some Perkin's apple pie and Culver's ice cream for a dessert treat for the family and I said "no". Just think how many calories that would have added to my daily journal of calorie counting if I had eaten them?
Instead, I really enjoyed some fresh sweet corn on the cob with my meal and some grilled meat. And I felt happy and full.
I'm really pleased with how good I feel with these healthier food choices and the lack of eating snacks. I may just keep this up for long as I can still eat fresh apples and fresh sweet corn.
Other than that, I really wish I had pictures to show you of some of the absolute "awesome" finds that I found at garage sales this last weekend. Maybe in a few weeks when I start posting pictures again, I will share some photos.
Tomorrow is the first day of going back to school with our children. I will be homeschooling four of our five children. Some of the things I found at garage sales were desks for the four younger ones...ha, ha...even the two year old.
Well, I hope you all have a great day!
Sunshine Mama


  1. Happy 1st day of school! Good luck with that. I love apples in the fall. When I go home to my mom's house, there is a local apple orchard that has the most amazing variety of apples. I can't wait to get some in a few weeks. We have a wedding to go to and will be making a trip home soon! I'm glad you had a good weekend with your eating. I did okay. Saturday there were some sugar cookies, but I had three and sent the rest with Greg. Little decisions like that help me not to demolish a whole batch of cookies. I don't even think I could eat that many cookies anymore. I think my stomach has shrunk. Do you get fuller faster?

    Well have a great week "at school!" Go teacher Sunshine Mama!

  2. Yipee!!!! I love honey crisp apples. You have reminded me to go to the Farmer's Market on Saturday to pick some up. I'm sure baby thanks you for making healthy choices instead of eating crap! Way to go Sunshine Mama!

  3. I think I am the only one not going snack but I want to try so many different things here that trying to go snack free just wouldn't work.

    Hope you have fun "at" school. Be a nice teacher!

  4. You have such a knack for writing!

    I can't wait until you can start posting pictures again. I want to see pics of you, the food you've been making and your school room!