Weigh In Wednesday

Happy Hump Day! I love Wednesdays for a few reasons but one of the main ones is because that means it a new Weight Watchers week! It’s a fresh start right smack dab in the middle of the week, it helps clear my mind and helps me finish out the week strong.

I had a great first half of the week last week and then Friday came. Oh weekends, I hate you. I had a semi healthy dinner planned out but then The Mr. brought home cookies (all I asked him to pick up was salad) and we had friends over for a few drinks. The drinks led to more cookies, which led to more pizza and the rest is history.

On Saturday we went to a soft opening of Buffalo Wild Wings and then went to the county fair in my hometown. Let’s just say….I enjoyed myself.

Sunday morning, I woke up and my fingers were so bloated from all the sodium that I couldn’t get my rings off! I knew I had to drink lots of fluid and get my body moving, so I did! I did some cleaning, laundry and stayed busy with Baby Mac.

The rest of the week has been good, I was VERY surprised when I got on the scale this morning and had actually lost weight. I was not expecting that at all but I’m not complaining.

I’ve been contemplating on changing my weigh in day to Saturday’s in hopes to maybe attend Weight Watchers meetings again, we’ll see, I’m kind of obsessed with weighing in on Wednesdays though. I’m pretty sure they are tired of seeing me coming and going and I’m sure if I switch to meetings ONE MORE TIME, The Mr. may give me that “look.”

It feels really good to be in check with my eating again. I feel like through all these ups and downs I’ve been able to keep up with the exercise but it’s my eating that always suffers. Even though it’s just been a few days, I’ve been very mindful of what I’m putting in my body and very aware of my hunger cues and what’s really trigging them.

My goal for this week is to stay on track and within my points during the weekend. We have two birthday parties to go to, so it will be tricky but I know I can do it!

Weigh In Wednesday

This ish is hard!

It’s been over a year since I’ve written here so I figured I should update. It’s almost been a year since I had Baby Mac and….I’m still trying to figure things out. I’m not talking motherhood stuff, I know I’ll be figuring that out the rest of my life, I’m talking this weight loss journey after pregnancy thing.

I really thought watching the scale go up while pregnant was a mind game, especially since I had lost so much weight. I remember some weeks I was okay with the gain and then other weeks I was freaking out about it. I was pregnant though so everything was a roller coaster.

After giving birth, I gave myself some time to let my hormones level out (HA!), figure out how to be a wife and mom and get into the groove again. I tried to start Weight Watchers again about 4 months postpartum and then again at 6 months and then again at 9 months…..you get the point.

Here I am, almost 12 months postpartum (seriously, she’s almost a year already?) and I’m still trying to figure this crap out. I gained 40 pounds and I’ve only lost about 20 of those. 20 pounds in a year is great but I know I could of done better than that. I keep finding reasons to not eat healthy or not work out. I’ll do great during the week and then the weekend comes and I blow it. Really, I just sabotage myself and blow all my hard work. “I’m tired, I’m a mom, I ate a great breakfast, I know how to lose weight, I’ll just be mindful of what I eat, I’m okay  with how I am….” ALL EXCUSES!….and they’ve worked for the last year!

So, here we go again….putting my big girl pants on, making this shit public and letting everyone know that I’m starting over….again. This time, for real, I’m going back to basics, I’m tracking my points like a crazy woman, I’m drinking water like a fool and I’m getting serious about this, because Baby Mac deserves it, The Mr. deserves it and I’m worth it!

Whoever said weight loss after having a baby is easy lied. This ish is freakin’ hard!

This ish is hard!

Weekly To-dos

I’m back with another week of weekly to-dos. I’m pretty satisfied with what I got done last week and really kept going back and thinking about my list and staying focused on my goals.

The Mr. and I had a pretty laid back weekend which helped check off some of my to-dos, but we also got started on Baby Mac’s nursery! I’m super excited about that and can’t wait until it’s done!

So here’s a recap from last week and my new to-do list! Enjoy!

Marriage & Home:
– Go on a movie date with The Mr. – We were going to on Friday but The Mr. worked late and then we had a funeral to go to on Saturday and we were suppose to go on Sunday but we both forgot until about 8 o’clock at night. We did go out to dinner, which was nice.
Try a new recipe – I tried a few new recipes, thanks eMeals!
– Stay current on weekly cleaning calendar – Eh, I strayed a little bit from this, but followed it for the most part. My house did not get dusted on Friday, oops.

Continue to track all food, even the bad – tracked it all, all of it!
– Get some sort of activity in, 3 times – I got two days in, dang it!
Read each night before going to bed – I got this one down! I finished two books this past week!

Baby Mac:
Buy hangers for her clothes
Wash her clothing
Work on her nursery and find wall decorations – Worked on the nursery but didn’t find wall decorations, however I know what I want, I just need to find it!

Here’s this weeks:

Marriage & Home:
– Clean washer
– Movie date
– Organize linen closets

– Get activity in, 3 times
– Drink 100 oz+ of water each day
– Try something new for lunch

Baby Mac:
– Find dress for self for pictures and baby babyshower
– Pick paint color and buy it
– Organize her dresser and closet

Have a wonderful week!

Weekly To-dos

Weekly To-dos

One of my favorite bloggers does a weekly to-do list that I feel like it really centers around working on becoming a better persons as a whole. She hits it all; marriage, motherhood, home and herself.

They say goals and to-dos aren’t reachable unless you write them down so I figured I would start a weekly to-do list to work on.

Marriage & Home:
– Go on a movie date with The Mr.
– Try a new recipe
Stay current on weekly cleaning calendar

– Continue to track all food, even the bad
– Get some sort of activity in, 3 times
– Read each night before going to bed

Baby Mac:
– Buy hangers for her clothes
– Wash her clothing
– Work on her nursery and find wall decorations

My plan is update each week with what I’ve completed off my to-do list and make a new one.

Here’s to a new week and happy to-doing!

Weekly To-dos

Becoming a Health Conscious Mother

Becoming a mother is probably one of the scariest thing I’ve ever done in my life. First, I get to grow a child inside of me and worry everyday that I’m not doing something that could harm the baby or myself. Then I get to give birth to the baby and then I get to take MY child home and care for her, feed her, clothe her and hope and pray I teach her right from wrong. (????) What in the world?!

After all those worries, I then get to make sure that I teach her to always love herself no matter what society may say and no matter how she feels about her body. The Mr. and I get to instill morals and traditions in her that will eventually make her who she will become.

Motherhood scares the shit out of me. However, at the same time I can not wait to be a mother. I do know that everything she learns, she will learn from me (and The Mr.) and she will always lead by example.

Weight Watchers taught me a lot about eating healthy, making smart choices when it comes to being active and learning to lose weight at a healthy pace. Over the year and half that I faithfully followed Weight Watchers, I became very health conscious and learned to trust my body in the process.

Pregnancy really threw me for a loop, I tried so hard to continue to eat healthy and follow Weight Watchers but for the first trimester, I could not stomach anything healthy. Yes, I’ve gained more weight then I wanted to and I haven’t eaten as healthy as I should, but the difference from before Weight Watchers to now, is that I know what I’m doing and what I’m putting into my body.

Just like before, I try to make a conscious effort everyday to continue to be healthy. The Mr. and I already decided and made a pact that as soon as I get cleared from my doctor, we will get back on Weight Watchers and continue to follow a healthy lifestyle. I want to be able to show our child how to eat healthy while still enjoying good food. I want her parents to be that example for her.

More then anything else, I hope that we can teach her that being healthy is far more important then what society says we should look like. I hope that she sees that healthy comes in all shapes and sizes and that sometimes it’s okay to work for healthiness.

One of my reasons for losing weight and learning to be healthy was so I could become pregnant and have a healthy pregnancy and I’ve been able to do that (so far). Now one of my main reasons for wanting to continue this lifestyle is so I can remain healthy and teach my children a healthy lifestyle. Life always has a funny way of working out and most of the time, making a 360º.

Becoming a Health Conscious Mother

learning to love myself more…..


Everyday I continue to work on learning to love myself more and more. It wasn’t some idea that I woke up with and decided from that moment I was going to love every inch of my body. Learning to love myself for every part of me has taken some work, especially mentally. I really had to train my mind to get rid of the negative and focus on the positive things about my body.

I believe the process started when I started losing weight, I went from being completely nonactive to working out 5 days a week. My body hurt, all over. It hurt to move a lot of the time but slowly and surely, I realized it felt good to move in those ways. I went from barely being able to walk on the treadmill to running sometimes. How could I not love a body that could do that?

Once I got pregnant and my body really started to change and the scale started to creep up again and my pant size got a little bigger, I had to refocus my mindset and remind myself that it was okay to still love my changing body. I still look in the mirror daily and am amazed that I can harbor a growing fetus and eventually my body will go into labor and I’ll deliver that baby. How could I not love a body that can do that?

I am in no way perfect and it’s still a mental battle everyday to truly love myself. I still have faults and I still make mistakes that make me want to not fully love myself. There are some days where I really have to talk myself up and remind myself how far I’ve come (those days consist of lots of Pinterest quotes).

In a world where we are told to not love ourselves if we aren’t exactly what the BMI chart says we should be, or we don’t look exactly like society says we should look like, or we don’t dress in a certain way; loving ourselves can be so hard but everyday I try.

learning to love myself more…..

Self Love


Over the past couple of months I’ve been on this self love kick. I understand all the demands of the world and everyones need and want to get fit and healthy. Don’t get me wrong, I completely understand why someone needs to get healthy and am no way ever going to stop trying to improve myself in that way. However, I do feel like people need to learn to love themselves, no matter what shape or size your body may be in.

I believe it truly is a mind game and something you have to believe in and fight for. I believe for one to be truly happy in friendships and relationships, you have to love yourself. Some may say that loving yourself includes getting healthy and I agree, but the self love I am talking about is deeper then that.

It took a long time but I went from completely hating my body, with or without clothes, to loving my body for what it looks like and what it can do. I used to hate my hair, it was so curly and sometimes frizzy to loving it because of its curls and fluffiness. There were so many things I hated about myself, inside and out, but I quickly realized that being so negative about myself made others be negative about me and I didn’t want that.

Learning to love myself for who I was in that moment helped me to love myself enough to focus on health and fitness. When I learned to love myself with all my faults, I really learned who I was and how to truly be happy.

Self Love