Life, Love & Everything in Between

Getting & Staying Healthy April 5, 2010

I feel like I’m always on a mission to lose weight or count calories or tone up… Even though I’m always thinking about these things, it’s been hard for me to actually stick with a plan. I don’t know why, but I seem to lose motivation very quickly.

I would have to say that my main issue is portion control. I’ve lost about 7 pounds since January – not to say that I haven’t gained a few back and had to lose them again, but I’m really trying to just stay on track this time.

Even after I had A, I’ve gained weight since then. After I had him, I lost all my weight pretty quickly and got back to my normal weight.

To give you an idea:

This is the hubby and I in summer of 2005, a couple of months after I had A.

This is Easter 2006 – still pretty much in the same weight range:

This is Easter 2007 – you can definitely see a change, just in my face and how round it got.

Christmas 2007:

Here’s summer 2009 – also a big difference.

And here’s winter 2009


I think the main difference I notice is in my face – I can’t stand it. Here lately, I’ve been trying to track calories and stay less than 1500/day. My new goal is trying to drink more water!!! I like water, I just don’t get enough of it. My other new thing is to only take one bite of something that I know isn’t good for me, like a doughnut or a brownie, to get the taste and then throw the rest away. That way, I still get to taste what I want, but I don’t hog out on it. It’s like a never-ending journey that I just can’t get past. I would love to just lose about 20 pounds and keep it off, instead of going up and down constantly. I think it’s important to be able to show Aidan how to be healthy, as he watches my every move.

I’m hoping to track some workouts through this blog and also give reviews to exercise videos and routines that I try.


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