Survival of the starving

Started my day off with a step on the scale..195.6…I won’t even go into the discussion of how that damn thing lies.  Knowing that I had a busy day with the kids I knew I had to eat something before we left the house or I would be setting myself up for fast food failure.  Ate a whole grain bagel and cream cheese.  Now very rarely do I eat breakfast so I kind of have to force myself to change my habits.  I did however notice that after eating I wasn’t really hungry until lunch time.

My big battle will be the snacking.  It’s so much more convenient to pull a bag of chips out of the cabinet than it is to cut some carrots and celery.  Plus for some reason it is cheaper to eat crap food than it is to eat healthy food.  By the time I got done at the store buying healthy stuff I was shocked to see what it cost.  I did however notice that there are a lot of 100 calorie snack packs that are nice out there.  I’m hoping by later this summer the garden will be throwing out lots of veggies then maybe I won’t be thinking so much about 100 calorie snacks.

Went to check the garden tonight and was disappointed to see some Jack Rabbit was starving to death and refueled himself on my strawberries and blueberries.  Completely stripped the leaves.  He however must have felt guilty about it because he left me one strawberry that is just starting to pink up.  Actually I’m not sure it was guilt….could have been out of spite.  Did however fix that issue before it go dark so we will see tomorrow morning if he can find somewhere else to do some damage.  I swear if he finds something else I will catch him and cook him.

Surviving my first day of calorie counting wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.  Ended up consuming about 1450 calories and my limit was 1500.  Tomorrow’s agenda is to get hubby to finish my chicken coop so I can get the chickens moved.  Then I’m going to get eggplant in the garden along with maybe some Honeydew.  After that I do believe I will spend the day just relaxing and working on some crochet since it’s Mothers Day.

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A new beginning….

Hi!  My name is Jennifer and this is my first time blogging.  I am a wife and mother of three who’s full time job is taking care of the family.  I am hoping that this blog will help me keep my sanity in the wonderful journey called life.  And maybe it might just help someone else with their own journey.

Well, since I turned 40 I swear everything with my health is falling apart.  I am overweight, which is something my doctor doesn’t need to tell me even though he feels that need every time I go see him.  Part of my problem is the fact that it is so easy to just eat crap food.  The other part of my problem is that I have rheumatoid arthritis which makes just moving sometimes a chore.  But in the first of March I decided that enough was enough and that my excess weight had to go.

March 8 2012 was my first step into my lifestyle change, I quit smoking.  Now this was a huge step for me but something I felt needed to be done.  For the most part it went smoothly and my family only avoided me for a few days.  Couldn’t keep track of calories at this point because I was rewarding myself for not smoking.  Let me just say I could eat a bag of Twizzlers in nothing flat.

It’s been 2 months now and I am still smoke free and have decided that now is the time to start with the weight loss.  I have approximately 45lbs I would like to lose.  So, starting tomorrow I will be watching calories and trying to work out.  This blog will allow me to reflect on this journey.

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