Monday, July 9, 2012

New Years Resolution -- Update w/ Weight Loss Pictures!

Remember way back in January when I posted my New Years resolutions?  I thought I'd give a quick update.

For those that don't remember here they are:

1. Now that I'm not pregnant, I don't want to look pregnant.  I have two goal levels for this.  One is my pre-Quinton weight and the other is my pre-Xavier weight.  Because I'm nursing, dieting will be harder than normal.  I won't go on a super-low calorie diet.  I just hope to make healthier choices. With 2 big weddings this year (my brother's in August and my hubby's sister's in April) I really want to look my best.  I have joined a gym that has child care, making it waaay easier to find time for working out. Ultimately though, my boys deserve a healthy mom that has *some* energy.

2. I will pencil in time for myself. See above with the gym that has child care. :) I also have a couple of magazine subscriptions that I hope to enjoy...alone.

3. I will be a more adventurous cook.  Currently, I have less than 7 meals I make on a consistent basis. They aren't good either.  This year I want to try 52 new recipes. That isn't too hard, right?  It especially won't be hard now that Pinterest is around!

4. I will to go to church more.  We are awful about making it to church. My goal is to make it 2-3 times a month.  I always feel so much better about life when we make it!

5. I will use my blog for some personal posts too.  That is the reason I started this thing. I wanted to keep a log of our lives as parents. As much as I love giveaways, I hope to post personal stories, achievements, etc. 2-3 times a month (not including Wordless Wednesday!).

So how am I doing?  I will say I'm hitting a 50%. 

Resolution #1: I have lost 40 pounds this since January 1st! Yes, FORTY.  I'm pretty freaking proud of that accomplishment.  I hit my pre-Xavier weight on July 1st and I am still hoping to take a couple more pounds off.  I will go into more detail about how I did it, but the main idea is I have cut out processed foods.  No more boxes, cans, and frozen dinners. I'm eating fresh, real food  and cutting way back on sugar.  I do NOT count a single calorie and I DO eat whole fat foods. I try to only eat when I am physically hungry, not bored, sad, or whatever.  (I will probably count some calories once I'm done breastfeeding, but for now, if I'm hungry, I eat.) I also go to the gym 3 times a week. If you are interested in trying this, a lovely place to start is the 100 Days of Real Food blog.  There are TONS of inexpensive meal ideas and I use her recipes several times a week!


New Year's Eve with my boys, my Dad (Hite) and my Granddad (Fred)


June 30th with my babies

4th of July Parade with Xavier

Resolution #2: I've had more me time at the gym; however, that is really about as far as it goes. I would love to add some more time for sewing or reading Martha Stewart Living.

Resolution #3: Because I'm not using boxed meals I have had to find some new meal inspiration.  While I haven't been keeping track 100%, I would say that I'm close to the 50 new recipes.  I have a few boards on Pinterest if you are interested in following.  {Healthy Crockpot Dinners} {Healthier Eats & Treats}  The best news is, my hubby compliments me almost daily on the new meals we have -- so the family is enjoying it as well!

Resolution #4:  I have failed miserably at getting to church more.  We have been a handful of times this year and that includes going the last two weeks...I am working on that.

Resolution #5: I've also (obviously) failed miserably at posting on my blog more.  We do have a few things going on here with the family that I plan on updating everybody soon.

All-in-all it has been a great year so far!  Hopefully my next update will include success in all of my goals!

How have you been doing this year?


Cori and Ben said...

We love the 100 days of real food blog as well! Such a great resource!

Janine said...

OMG congrats on the weight loss! I look about how you look in your before pic, and I only hope that I can have your kind of success! I tried counting calories (even while breastfeeding my toddler) and it was a slow-going fail. Cutting the processed stuff is my new goal, and I've been trying to go that route for the whole family. Snacks are easy - we love fruit especially - but meals always end up being carb-heavy for whatever reason. Money I guess. I'm checking out the 100 Days blog now. :) Thanks for the tip.

Seriously, good for you on your resolutions. I'm inspired!

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