Saturday, April 27, 2013

This girl is on Fi-ya!

After our visit with the infertility doc here in Texas, I've never been more serious about losing weight.

It's not about being thin and looking good in clothes for me; it's about being able to have a baby. If losing 20-30 pounds will put me one step closer to that goal, shame on me for not giving it my all.

To date, I've lost 17 pounds and 18 over-all-body inches. I know, I can't believe it either! I had to reweigh myself twice this morning and take a picture of the scale to make sure my morning eyes weren't deceiving me.

I'm really proud of myself. I've been working out (2-3 long walks with the dogs, running 3 miles, 30 minutes on the elliptical I bought myself when Chris left, sit ups, kettle bells, squats, planks, push ups an ect) and eating clean and paleo. To be honest, the exercise helps, but eating paleo and eating cleaning are the keys to my success.

I, and we as a culture, have been conditioned to eat the way we do. Everything is covered in flour, fried and comes between two pieces of bread and served up with taters. Trust me, giving up gluten, fried food and potatoes is not my idea of living it up in this one life that I have, but it's working! I don't miss that stuff as much anymore and my cravings for it have diminished the deeper into this I get.

I used to be in the mind set of, "what can't I eat!?" But now, i'm like, "What can I try next!"

I managed to stay on track when I visited my Godson for his second birthday (through the airport and a layover from hell thank you very much) and when a friend from the ECCC in FLW visited me. I ordered smart at restaurants (No buns, no fries (or if you are like me and they don't listen, just have your friend pour mustard on 'em), extra veg) and at the birthday party I picked up stuff at the grocery store I could have so I could participate in the party (gluten free buns, gluten free treats, already boiled eggs because when you are visiting with friends who wants to waste time boiling eggs, salads and ect).

Go me! I can almost feel how good those red bottom shoes are going to feel on my tootsies!

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