Thursday, April 11, 2013

Is Anyone Out There?!

Holy poop!  I thought for sure we would have been shut down by now!  I got on Plus just out of curiosity and was totally surprised to see that we were still up and running!! I guess that goes to show how little I've thought about it.

April 7th was my 4 month anniversary for working out 5-7 days a week!  I have been officially addicted since the beginning of Feb.  Also, for the past year and a half my family and I have been grain free, with the occasional "cheat".  95% of the time we eat no wheat, no corn, no soy or any products that contain them.  It was a challenge at first, because nearly everything you find in the grocery store contains one of these products.  We started it as a way of trying to find a cure for my son's auto-immune disorder (Chronic Urticaria).  Which we did!!!  He has been hive, itch and medicine free for almost a year and a half!  My husband dropped 35 lbs (which we didn't realize he really needed to!) He went from eating plain oatmeal, yogurt, broccoli, lean cuisine meals, meat, fruits and vegetables and drinking skim milk topping out at 211 lbs at 6'3 to eating eggs, vegetables, fish, drinking heavy cream, eating potatoes, sweet potatoes, only full fat dairy but cutting out processed sugars and eating only natural sugars and weighs a steady 176!!! 

I have lost 29 lbs since starting (even though I still count my calories and my husband never has!!....yet more proof that God hates women! : )  But my allergies aren't near as bad!  My insomnia is down to 2-3 days a month instead of 3-5 days a week!  I have a ton of energy! There are some days that I can work out for 2-3 hours and still feel like I could keep going!  I don't though because I know my body needs to rest.  I have gone down 2 pants sizes.  Doing p90X like it's just another workout and have started playing softball again! 

I didn't give anything up when I stopped eating grains (most of the time)....I gained my freaking life back! I have a healthiest relationship with food than I've ever had.  I don't feel guilty eating good food, because we should enjoy our food! I stopped weighing myself 2 months ago because it would trip me up if it didn't go down everyday.  So I put the scale in the trunk of my husbands car so that it leaves with him everyday and I don't think about weighing myself.  I only think of how good I feel, how much stronger I'm getting, how my clothes are fitting and how I am working out for the rest of my life, not because I have event coming up that I want to look good for.  The scale doesn't mean sh*t!!!  

Okay, I'm finished rambling for now.  I will try to start posting my progress since I know we haven't been shut down! If anyone is out there let us know!!!  We will keep up for you....and it will undoubtedly help us too!! 

Peace out!

Monday, February 13, 2012

I'm Back

Down 16 lbs, 1 Pant size and people are finally starting to notice.  It is good to be back on track.  I feel great and have been working out too.  It's been too long since I've posted on here.  I've been journal-ing my diet issues on to myself.  I will try to post on here once a week as an additional support system.  I just haven't felt like I have needed it.  

Saturday, January 14, 2012


I did it! I am officially ten pounds lighter today! YEA!

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Bring on the Life change my friend. I, too, am SOOO close to my 10 pound mark. Two pounds to be exact. And oh how I want to be there so bad. It will come, It will come. This time I am going to reach my goal if it kills me!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

One Week

I'm down almost 10 lbs in 7 days.  Of course this is basically the same 10 lbs that I had dealt with before the holidays, except the last few, but still I'll take it.  Back on track. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sad, but Butter

It's sad that I've been neglecting the one blog that could help me stay on track with my health.  But I'm here now.  I did gain a little weight back over the holidays, but not as much as I would have in the past.  So I consider that somewhat of a success.  I'm on day 3 of back on track.  Trying to get over bronchitis and ear infections, so I'm still taking it somewhat easy on activity in general.  Light house work, taking care of kids and only necessary work (baking) stuff.  I'm hoping to be back to normal by this time next week.  Just in time for our X Box Kinect (a Christmas gift) and Just Dance 3....I'm going to dance my ass off!  Literally.  You just wait.  I did my measurements and before pictures 2 days ago.  I am going to do new measurements every two weeks and new pictures I think once every month or two.  I will eventually post, not measurements.  I'll just give you a total loss of measurements, but no way in hell is anyone going to know my true ass size.  I haven't weighed yet this morning, but yesterday I was already down 5 lbs of water weight for my first day back on strict Primal.  I am eating more dairy right now than necessary, but just to get me back into the swing of things.  I will slowly wean myself to just 1-2 small servings a day...because I refuse to live without butter and cheese.  That's just no way to live at all. 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Down 4 up 1=back down the 3!

Of course it all came off within a day or two!  I have lost 16 lbs (still, total), down the pants size, feel good and have been sleeping better too!  It is a slow process but I am okay with that this time.  My goals are more realistic than they have ever been.  I am planning on it taking at least a year to get all of this weight off.  I'm exercising more because, get this....I want to!!!  I've been making it fun and actually have been craving movement.  People have started noticing that I'm looking better and that helps fuel the drive to continue.  I'm doing it for me, but it is nice that it is finally starting to show on the outside too. 

Emily, I have no doubt that you can win this battle once and for all.  You are on the right path by changing your habits that have nothing to do with food first that are keeping you unhealthy.  I'm proud of you for doing that!  It helps me to see you changing those habits and makes it easier for me as well.  You can do this!!!! 

Jonesie, you make me laugh.  I hope you and your family are well and that you are feeling good!!!!  Stay away from the fucking cupcakes!!!!!! They will only cause you grief, heartache and pain!!!! ; )