Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Extreme Makeover: Me Edtions

Every week Amber over at {aefilkins} hosts Extreme Makeover: Me Edition. This week's topic is weight watchers.

Weight Watchers is something that I have thought about. Many times. They and nutri system are two programs that I have looked into. And what it comes down to is cost. I honestly have between 5 and 15 lbs to lose to get to me ideal weight. I would settle for 5 lbs and would LOVE to lost 15, but I haven't weighed that little since high school so I may be just a teensy bit unrealistic.

I also don't feel like I have tried as hard as I could. I already spend $20 on the gym each month. And I don't use that as often as I should. It's not about time. I could go in the evening or the early morning. It is about me not trying hard enough. And that is what gets me down the most, when I know I am not trying hard enough. I know what I need to do, I am just not doing it. And I cannot figure out why....

And then there is the talk that I will get pregnant in the next 6 months, so for me weight watchers doesn't fit in my lifestyle at the moment.

This past week was a little better. I have only made it to the gym one time, but Jon and I have been taking walks almost every day. Plus I have been getting back into the habit of putting the rugrats in the stroller and walking a few mornings a week. I was going to go to the gym today, but sleep was more important at the time.
As for eating, I have been more conscoius of eating breakfast and making sure there is something healthy, easy and appealing in the refridgerator for lunch as well. I always eat dinner, but the other two meals are ones I struggle with getting. I am trying to be more careful about how much soda I drink and making sure I drink more water. The final thing I have been doing is keeping busy in the morning so I am not tempted to eat all the time. If I am bored I tend to graze. If I am out and busy with the kids than I can't eat anything I don't bring with me!

My goals for this coming week:
1. continue to drink more water
2. continue to walk with the kids and Jon as often as possible (great family time and good exercise- pushing that stroller around!)
3. eat more fruit
4. get to the gym at least three times


Shanna said...

Those walks are great aren't they?! Pushing a stroller is so much more work. Great job!

mindy2780 said...

Thanks! I thought I was just doing okay pushing the stroller until my mom pointed out how much weight I was pushing- 2 kids (one weighing 27 lbs and one weighing 22 lbs) plus the stroller and I felt much better about those walks!

Sara said...

Have a great week!! I also love the stroller walks!

shortmama said...

Honey I would kill for 15lbs to lose!! Have a good week!

Jen said...

you're doing great - getting out with the kids is no small task, so you're doing quite well, I think. You can make the 5 lb. goal easily, and then you'll be so inspired that the 10 more will come easily, too!

Tara said...

Sounds like you are doing exactly what you need to do! Walking is the best for of exercise! And drinking water is a must.. That's all I drink.. but I just don't drink enough! lol