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.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Happy Thursday And Interesting Weight Loss

Hello friends!

Today is a good day because I lost an entire pound from the day before. But before you get too excited with'll have to read how I had to do some "finagling" to get the weight to drop.

So, I get on the scale this morning and it reads that I only dropped 2/10 a pound. At first I'm thinking..."great! Really wanted to see a bigger drop."

That's when I noticed that I'm slightly engorged and that Morning Glory could really use some breast milk. So, I dutifully took care of my son's dietary needs.

And five minutes later..... re-weighed myself.

That boy drank 8/10 of a pound in five minutes!!!

So, of course, that's the new weight I'm claiming.

Other than that, my calories are on target today. I plan on working out this evening because it's so hot here. I think we're in the 90s.

Hope you're all doing well and staying cool!


Sunshine Mama

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Good Day!

Hello friends!

This will be a quick post because the library computers will shut off in five minutes. But I wanted to encourage you all to keep up the good work.

I got in a 2 1/2 mile run today, abs and a 40 minute arm work-out. My calories are currently at 1,405. But I'll probably eat a bomb pop when I get home.

Talk later!


Sunshine Mama

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Learning Little Lessons Every Day

Hi there folks!

Two weeks have gone by since I started my diet and I'm at about the same loss as I was at day two when I last blogged.

Pathetic, I know.

But not really. You see, I have been trying to lose weight and watch what I eat, but I have been encountering eating and working out obstacles that I have been working through. For some reason, it is just taking me longer to get going and to hold onto my focus.

So, although I have not lost a significant amount of weight, I have gained more knowledge on what will and will not work for me for where I'm at in my life right now.

What have I learned you ask?

Excellent question!

Well, I've learned that "winging it" at the family birthday party will not work in the whole scheme of weight loss. Key lime pie, home made lemon bars and chips really do add up. Actually, this something that I already knew, but just needed to be reminded of.

When it comes to social this point in the game, I just can't trust myself to be let loose at the local picnic without a plan. Those home made chocolate chip cookies and matter how small they're cut, are just too tempting. And, in the end, just add up to be too many calories.

Another thing I've learned.... I won't hit that two pound a week weight loss average unless I'm working out. You see...for various reasons, I did not work out last week. I counted calories and for the most part maintained...but for the results that I want to see...I need to be hitting the gym with more consistency and fervor.

As I recall, losing weight and looking great aren't for the faint of heart. But if my memory serves me right, it can be done by doing the little steps. Starting out with short runs. Weight lifting on lighter weights until I can do things that are more challenging. Writing down my calories even if I'm embarrassed by what I ate.

And most of all, not giving up because of my mistakes but instead learning from them.

Oh, and then there's that new little difference. I can't get to the computer every day or apparently every week for that matter to write about my progress. But I do have my home made journal which is what I have always successfully used in the past.

Well, I hope you are all enjoying the summer thus far!


Sunshine Mama

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Losing And A Grooving

Don't you just love all that weight loss the first week of a diet?

Hello friends! How are you all? I need to check up on you all to see what's been going on.

I started my diet on Monday. Ate about 1,700-1,800 calories and dropped one pound. Then yesterday, Tuesday, I worked out and ate 1,759 and lost 1.6 pounds this morning for a total lost of 2.6 pounds in two days.

There have been a few painful episodes of resistance. Like on Monday, Daddy Rainmaker wakes up and what does he want?

Doughnuts. And at my favorite bakery no less. So...I resisted getting a doughnut for myself while at the same time getting doughnuts for everyone else. It's like...why couldn't you have wanted to get those doughnuts on Sunday morning? When I could have had one.

Oh, and if you're wondering why Daddy Rainmaker is at home on a Monday morning...well, he is no longer employed at his previous job.

So glad that stressful situation is over. Now we can move on and do a few things that we've wanted to starting a lawn care business...painting the house, going on vacations longer than expected because the job isn't calling him back to work...

Well, I plan on getting in a few more days at the gym this week. I've been biking and doing some elliptical this week. However, I may start running in a few days to begin building my base for that half marathon in September.

I haven't completely cut out sugar at the start of this diet, but am aiming at working toward that. I'm allowing myself 40 calorie Blue Bunny bomb pops when the snacking urge arises. I'm getting in at least one spinach salad a day. I'm avoiding white flour, though I did have some last night. I am working toward weaning myself off of caffeine. It may take another three weeks before I'm completely off of it.

I know what I need to do to lose twenty pounds in ten weeks.

Here's to another stab at it!

I will do it. Eventually!

Hope you're all doing well!


Sunshine Mama

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Congratulations SunshineMeg/ Starting Diet Again

Hello friends!

Sorry I've been gone for so long. But my one week vacation turned into two weeks. Then, when I got home, I was knee deep in cleaning and organizing the house. So, by the time I got to the library last Friday night, I hadn't been on my blog in about three weeks. So, first thing I did was check two weeks or so worth of e-mail.

Then, with about three minutes left on the computer I looked at my blog.

"Hmmm, what's this? SunshineMeg wants me to check out her 5/26 post...

By the time I get over there I have literally two minutes before the library is going to shut down the computers, and I find out...

SunshineMeg is pregnant!!!!

Holy K-Moly!!!

Congratulations! Our family is so excited for you. Let me see...5/'re probably four weeks you add eight months and we're at late January or early February. A little winter baby!!

And I also checked out your recent posts to see how you're doing and your belly looks as flat as ever. Sounds like you were a little sick, but not necessarily from morning sickness. Maybe you won't have morning sickness? Of the six kids that I've had...I had morning sickness with every one of them except this last one. The only thing I did different with this one was to not eat any sugar, white flour, even wheat flour and processed foods.

But speaking of foods...I actually gained five pounds over that last two weeks while on vacation. That was in addition to an earlier five pound gain. So...starting tomorrow/Monday...I will be starting my diet again.

I will admit that I don't feel that motivated... so I will be incorporating my little tricks to get myself going on this diet. I will write down what I eat, but will probably "guess" at the calories for the first week.

I did a leg work-out last week, so I plan on weightlifting three to five days this week. And, because I took a few weeks off because of my vacation, I may not push myself too hard in this first week back.

There also is a half marathon late September that I want to train for too. I haven't run in four or five weeks, so I am literally starting from scratch with the running. But I have started from scratch so many times because of babies, or other reasons, that I know what to do. And, hey, what great weather to start running in!

Hopefully I am able to update my blog more than once every two weeks, Ha!

Talk to you all soon!


Sunshine Mama