Monday, August 27, 2012

Weigh in time!

I missed weighing in last Thursday. I though it would make more since to weigh in on Mondays. I'm very happy with my weight loss so far.

Starting Weight- 225
Current Weight- 217.
 Goal Weight 125.

I'm now down 8 lbs from my starting weight. My little guy starts preschool 4 days a week from 12 until 3:30. Today will be his first day. I plan on heading to the park and the trails and getting in a good walk, and trying for some brief jogging.

I'm feeling pretty good on the Phentermine. I haven't had an incredible surge of energy like I thought I would, but it's a little easier to make it through the day. It has worked amazingly at curbing my hunger. I've been doing extremely well at sticking to around 1200 calories a day, and getting in at least 8 glasses of water. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The start to success

So I've been doing good at sticking to my diet plan for the most part this last week. I've also been doing a little working out. Slowly getting a little more accomplished at Day 1 of the 30 Day shred. And I've also done some major walking. Today I went to the dr. to talk to her about my weight gain. In the last week thanks to a lot of hard work I've dropped 5 lbs. She says that I'm doing everything right. She prescribed phentermine for me, which I will start tomorrow. I will update on here as much as possible so I can let other people know how phentermine is working for me. I'll also post about how it makes me feel as well, and any side effects I may have. Hopefully it'll work great and I won't have any bad side effects.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Of Course

Of course things don't work out my way. I was planning on using the Amazon gift cards that I've earned online to order the Body by Vi shake mix. Well once again my husband can't even pay for pull-ups for our son, so I had to use my Amazon gift cards for that. It's so disappointing because he told me that I could use them for myself this time. I'm so sick of my husband being lazy and not finding a real job. I pay for everything for the house and everything for the kids. I buy nothing for myself. Just this once I wanted to spend it on something to help improve myself. I even sold every bit of my sewing and craft stuff, including my sewing machine, so that I could get the kids school clothes and supplies. He's not there for us financially, emotionally, or physically. I really don't know why I stay. It's like I'm a single parent with the shell of another person taking up extra space here.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

And it starts

After a lot of thinking and a lot of time. I KNOW that I desperately need to lose weight. The big problem for me is that I don't really know how. In the last week I've really changed my eating habits, but I know that I still have a long ways to go. I started on my actual diet today. I supplemented two of my meals for Slim Fast shakes. I did snack on more popsicles and beef jerky than I should have. Tomorrow will be better. Tomorrow is day one to a new me. I know that I've said it before, but this time I'm determined to stick to it. I have to. This is not how I want to live my life.

I've decided that I'm going to try the Body by Vi again. I did not like the taste of the shakes, but I've realized that I can deal with it if it's going to help me to lose all of this weight. I'm also going to be doing the 30 Day Shred. I've tried it before and I failed. I can't make it through the first day. I will just keep doing day 1 until I can complete it. I have to do this to make a better life for my children. I don't want to be scared that I'm going to have a heart attack at any time because I'm so overweight.

Today I'm officially putting my weight out there. Something that I've never done. Something that I'm afraid for even my own children to see. And I'm sure that if any of my family sees this post they'll be gossiping about it. I hope that one day I will be able to look back and this weight will be just a bad phase of my body. I hope that I can shed it.

When I entered my height and weight into the BMI  calculator I wasn't surprised by the devastating news it gave me.  42.5 = Heavily Overweight.  My current weight is more than it's been in my entire life. 99 lbs more than it was when I was 9 months pregnant. My goal weight would be 115. My current weight is 225. That means that I have 110 pounds to lose. That means that I have a LOT of work ahead of me. So on to my first official weigh in posting:

Goal Weight- 115 pounds.
Current Weight- 225 pounds

Each Thursday I will weigh in and post my weight loss. I really hope that I can see some significant loss each week. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Last week of summer before school

Since this is the last week of summer before the boys go back to school we've been trying to make the most of our free days. Yesterday we visited the Children's zoo. It's not a big zoo, but the kids enjoy it. B really loved seeing the lemurs. C loved doing the dino dig. We spent a good hour just digging in the sand for bones and reburying them. Moon loved the bug house. The favorite for all of them was the little train.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Summers Almost Over

Boy have I been busy lately. Summer is almost over. This is the first year that I'm glad that it's almost time to send the boys back to school. The older 2 have been bickering so much the last month. Little man is going to preschool this year. He's been a few times to practice and has done excellent.

I hope that I can start blogging more regularly when all of the boys are in school. It'll give me something to do while I have a few hours to myself. My sister and her kiddos have been up here for the last week. The kids were all at each other often but overall it was a pretty great visit. I enjoyed spending time with her and was sad to see her have to go home.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Summer fun

Lately it seems like I haven't had much time to do anything except to slave around the house and have fun with my boys. I try to take them to the park at least a few times a week. They immediately head straight for the ball field. I had asked them earlier this spring if they wanted to play baseball this summer. Both of the older boys completely refused. Yeah I was a bit sad about it. So what do they do out on the baseball field? Play kick ball of course. If kickball was a sport here they'd be playing everyday. When soccer season starts up again I have to make sure to sign them both up. They will love being a part of the soccer team.