Friday, April 26, 2013

Healthy Recipes...

So I realize I didn't post yesterday..I would've liked to but the little one was being grouchy and a bit of a mommy suck. I did however get a walk in. She slept the whole time and that's the plan again today as long as the weathers nice. We don't really have spring here yet even though its almost May.

These days my biggest hurdle has been cooking. I have no idea what to make to go along with our workouts. I have a general idea about it such as switching to whole wheat breads and grains and eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables (clean eating) and getting our protein in. My problem is making actually meals. My husband is a picky eater and doesn't like cooked vegetables, let alone 'fancy' vegetables like squash. I've looked online for recipes but a lot of them contain those 'fancy' vegetables or things I've never heard before and i know my husband won't eat. The only way i am able to feed him cooked vegetables is in stews and soups or hiding them. Hopefully my daughter likes her vegetables when the time comes.

Lately a big staple in our lifestyle has been eggs (i don't wanna call it a diet because its not something that we are gonna do for awhile then give up, its gonna be for the rest of our lives). I know they're high in protein and inexpensive so we've been eating a lot of them. Usually its what we eat for breakfast and sometimes we fit it into our supper as well. The thing with eggs though is you can on;y eat so many before you get sick of them. Yes you can scramble them or fry them or boil them but that's about it. i don't know how to make them more appealing. any ideas?

Ive started looking at recipes online so that i can try to plan our meals a week in advance so I'm not sitting there everyday trying to figure out what to make for supper because we all know that moment when we are thinking about what to make we think "hey, we could just order pizza or get fast food", we don't want this to happen. That's one slippy slope and i don't know about you but I'm not ready to head back down that road. I'm working hard and seeing results so why break down now. So a lot of the recipes I've looked at online so far seem to good to be real. iI kind of have it in my head that if it tastes really good its probably bad for you. I know I'm probably wrong but it just seems to easy. Do you guys have any favorite recipes that you eat at hope as part of your healthy lifestyle?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Cost Of Eating Healthy

Has anyone else noticed that it is a lot more expensive to be healthy then it is to be fat? It seems like if you wanna eat healthy and work out its gonna put a huge dent in your wallet! I know its worth it and everything but wow I've had to come up with ways of saving money when we go grocery shopping. Our bill when we would by mostly buy crap food was about $150 a month for my husband and I. I'm guessing this next time when we go and buy healthy food our bill is probably gonna double. Then again we will be replacing about 90% of our food. Being a stay at home mom with my husband being the only one working I've been trying to think of ways we can make our healthy purchases more feasible...yes I know most of you would say coupons..well where I'm from you can do some coupon clipping but you can't save as much as those extreme couponers in the states. I did clip a few for house hold items such as laundry detergent and toilet paper but we don't have coupons for fresh fruits and vegetables or meats.  One trick i came across online was to buy things that are about to expire. You might think ew that's gross but in reality they discount things that are about to expire but are actually still good. For example when you go grocery shopping go closer to closing time so you can get the things such as rotisserie chicken cheaper because they are just trying to get rid of it because they just going to throw it out at the end of the day anyways. Buying day old bread is also a money saving trick as they can be frozen and used later.

Gym memberships are also expensive that's why my husband have been using It's a free weight loss program. It has a few programs with meal plans to follow. Right now we are following Hasfit's Free 30 Day Low Impact Beginner Workout Program and meal plan. It seems to be working great. So far my husband has lost 4lbs and 8.5 inches and I haven't lost any weight yet but have lost a total of 10 inches. Every Monday we do our weigh ins and track our inches lost. It's a great program to follow and best of all its free!

My Weight Loss Journey

About Me!!

Recently my husband and I decided to start getting into shape. We both need to loose quite a bit of weight. I'm not sure what his motive is but I know for myself a big motivator is our daughter. I've tried losing weight before and it worked but I gained it back. This time the plan is to lose it and keep it off. I want my daughter to grow up being healthy and excited to be active.
This is shortly after my c-section...i'm quite swollen!

Let’s see a bit about me: I am a stay at home mom as I have a newborn, I am 20 years old and have been fat my whole life. The highest I’ve weighed was 305 lbs while I was pregnant with my daughter. 7 weeks postpartum and my current weight is 284.6 lbs. My goal is to be down to 150lbs. Over the past few years I’ve yo-yoed back and forth. In 2010 I was 210lbs but gained the 40lbs I lost plus more.

My goal on here is to help encourage others and to have others encourage me.  It is always easier to accomplish your goals when you have others cheering you on.  I am using to help me reach my goal as well as daily walks (when the weather is nice enough for my newborn) and yoga. I’d love to see your transformations and recipes! We can do this!!