Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Life Bullets

  • I'm the heaviest I've been since giving birth almost 2 years ago. After seeing the photos of me at the wedding, I've decided to adjust (again) my eating habits. I go off and on diets like you wouldn't believe. We've (meaning Hubs and I) have eaten pretty healthy for the last 24 hours, but I'm DYING for sugar.
  • Anyone know a good, resonably priced gym in my area? It has to have babysitting, of course. I have issues with staying motivated, so anyone have advice on that too?
  • I started a new project. I'm such a project whore, I know.
  • And no, it has nothing to do with babies...why do you ask?
  • Gram's well, she's home and resting comfortably. Thanks again for the thoughts.
  • Thanks also for the compliments on the Spring Things shawl. It was a battle I won fair and square. haha.
  • I've also decided to be a good housewife and get myself on a cleaning schedule. I made a pretty microsoft spreadsheet and everything. Now if I could just stick to it and the diet.
  • Anyone up for frozen yogurt on Weds?? (I'm always begging the other NH SnB group to go get ice cream with me. They have frozen yogurt, right girls??)

Diets make me cranky.

So does housework.


Blogger jennsquared said...

Lucky for me, my family always had high metabolism, our problem is completely opposite of yours - we get hungry ALL THE TIME, hence big food bill in my house. I'm not sure if Planet Fitness has a baby sitting program or not, but they are cheap and close to you, i think.

Can I still get ice cream when you get frozen yogurt???

ps. don't forget the Zeypher color card!!! :) thanks!

3:46 PM  
Blogger Stepherz said...

I know the exercise thing is so hard to motivate one. I've never done it until this year, I've always been lazy. I made it my New Years Resolution this year, and sticking to it got easier and easier to do.

The first 6 weeks were the hardest. I saw no weight loss and no changes in the appearance of my body. After that, I could see changes constantly. Six weeks fly by though, so if you can just stay motivated for that, you'll be done with the hard part. I also found that the more I wrote about it on my blog and told friends about my goals, the more motivated I would get because I didn't want to not only fail, but to have to tell everyone I failed.

Once you get into a routine, I think you'll find exercise almost becomes addictive and if you're anything like I became, you might feel guilty if you miss a day. It really is mostly mental though. I go through stages where I want to quit, but I have to psych myself back into it, and am always grateful I did.

Best wishes! I know you can do it!

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Karen said...

My other Hamden mommy friend goes to Healthtrax just over the Hamden/North Haven line. (Off of State Street.) It's wicked expensive, though.

4:16 PM  
Blogger Christie said...

Oh, I wish I had some advice to give!

I did South Beach for a few months and it worked pretty good, I think I liked cutting down on the sugar most of all...which I need to do again. I think once you cut back and get past the craving phase, it's much easier to go without. But the biggest thing is drink more water! I think that I'm trying to motivate myself!!!

5:20 PM  
Blogger Katy said...

I would recommend LA Fitness- it is right up the street from you on Skiff by the Stop n Shop. The initial fee is daunting, but if you tell them that you have a friend who is paying xx.xx monthly fee they will let you have it. They have child care, a pool, a hot tub, and a sauna. I call it the spa. sometimes in winter i sit in the hot tub and then go home!

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Kathleen C. said...

Hi! One suggestion for keeping motivated is a positive reinforcement idea.
Don't focus on how you look now... think about what you *will* look like. Post a photo of you in a thinner body. Imagine yourself in that body every time you get a craving.
Don't think about what you don't like, it'll just reinforce the negative thoughts.
Also it's true... a craving only lasts about 10 minutes. Hold out for the ten minutes and you may find it's passed. If it's still there, then that's a strong desire and may be indulged. But a passing craving... it'll go away.
I hope this helps some. I've been a yo-yo dieter all my life and it makes me cranky too.

11:35 AM  
Blogger Sachi said...

Are you a FlyBaby? If not, drop me an email. Being a FlyBaby has helped me keep my sanity since losing my first husband.

10:21 PM  
Blogger Baby Beth said...

Apparently it's been proven that it takes 21 days to reinforce a habit (work sent me some e-mail about it). They also say that if you skip a day of working out, start your 21 days over again. I say that's crap. Start with smaller goals. Drink more water/cut back on soda. You would be surprised at the amount of people who lose a significant amount of weight by giving up soda and drinks like it. Then aim to work out (like taking your son for a walk) twice a week. That can't be too hard--Just two times. As that becomes your routine you add on another day. OH! One more thing. You should never cut something completely out of your diet. One day should always be left for "cheating". (I learned this from a body builder friend from my old job--talk about a nice body!) He says that you have to pick one day a week (Saturday, let's say) and stick to cheating only on Saturday. He said this helps quicken up your metabolism...your body has been eating nothing but good stuff all week and it needs that sugar or whatever you cut out...it's like drugs. :) Good luck.

7:28 AM  

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