Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Where Have I Been?

I know. It's been a long time, right? Let me first say that I adore Spicy and that she inspires me to keep working.

I had a major life change the first weekend of November that really threw me for a loop. It has been a month and I am doing my best to keep my chin up and take it day by day. I have to keep reminding myself that this is temporary and will help my family reach our goals, as ugly as it is right now. Caterpillars aren't considered beautiful, but .... you get it right? I'm in a caterpillar life phase right now. So, slow and steady, breathe, and continue to dream.

Part of the change includes not having any space to workout and a very small space to prepare food. Makes journeying to health a little more challenging to say the least. I've got to figure it out. I pretty much went into an "I don't care anymore" mode for a few weeks. Then, over my Thanksgiving break from school I decided it was time to get back on the wagon. That is when I made the commitment to walk each day that week. I actually walked about 4 days that week and was proud of that.

Last week, I decided to focus on my food intake as well. I had gained a few pounds and was back up to 214.4. As you know, I love to read. I recently read a book called "Eat to Live" by Dr. Fuhrman. It made sense to me. I want to try it but am not ready to jump in with both feet nor have I figured out the best way to store, prepare, and cook food here.

Anyway, I decided to really focus on breakfast (which I am really good at already) and lunch. Leave the rest to whatever it is. For breakfast I always have a fruit smoothie with spinach and protein! Stuck with that. Fruit for breakfast. For lunch, I am now eating TONS of veggies! Dark greens, raw, cooked, etc.! Think HUGE portion. I also have some beans and fruit, too.

It was a huge success. I did not workout (other than my normal coaching duties, but I don't count those as working out because it isn't dedicated to me or my health) and I ate whatever I wanted and was available after about 3pm. I still lost 3 pounds, exactly!!! Yes!!! That puts me in range of 210 again. Watch out, here I come!


  1. Spunky, you are awesome!!! I love reading about yours and Spicy's journeys!!! :) The life curves are hardly ever fun, but I know you can do it!! Good job on making it back down! And good luck with the new kitchen situation (an all that it entails).

  2. Awww! I adore you too! You keep me going as well, sis. Look at you! Three pounds is great! I'm so happy to hear from you! It was getting lonely here. Great job focusing on Breakfast and Lunch! :D I missed you and I hope you come back soon. Love you Spunky!