Alright, so I put my ticker up there for all to see. I know there aren't many people who read my blog at this point, but still, putting it up there for all the world to see is humbling. I was thinking that if I did that, then it would be a sort of accountability. Here is some background on my weight. I have always been a big girl, except at birth. I am just a big o' tall girl with a large bone structure. In highschool I was Miss Athletic with muscles and at my leanest, yet I still weighed 190lbs and wore 14/16 clothes. I gained weight after I graduated and wasn't in sports as much. After I got married I lost about 40lbs, weighing 175lb. Then came the first pregnancy, we had problems, I was on bedrest and instructed to eat a lot, so I gained about 60lbs. Three months later, I became pregnant again, gained 30lbs. I now had two daughters age1 year and newborn. I have always eaten healthy food during this period, mostly healthy that is. When daughter #2 was 11 months I conceived again, miscarried a few months later, conceived again 5-6 months later, did NOT gain weight! I lost weight on that one, and gained a total of 10lbs the whole pregnancy. I had daughter #3 in March 2006. So, now, I finally feel like I can do something about it.
I have tried many diet plans, some worked, some did not, and most I couldn't stay with for one reason or another. The things I have always done: eat whole grains, quality fats, plenty of fruits/veggies, lean protein, water and a balanced diet in general. However, as of late, we do eat more sugar than we should. I discovered I like baking, as in not just eating the goods but the process of making baked items. My favorites would be- scones!!! Biscuits, homemade bread, oatmeal cookies and muffins. I hardly ever make brownies and really sweet things because I know I will eat a bunch. I do love them though and have a great recipe. Occasionally I'll make a pie, usually pumpkin or a fruit pie. Sometimes even a cake, like once every 3 months.
My plan is to reduce the amount of sugar I am ingesting- what I put in coffee/tea, any jam I put on bread, whatever. Also I am planning to get the exercise going. I've had a tape called Fat Burning Yoga for awhile. I like it, but it's long, and hard to fit in the time. The thought just occurred to me that my kids might enjoy it too, so I will be doing a combo of that and a stationary bike. I hope to get my hands on some Firm tapes that I've heard about. I need to get into better shape first though.
Interestingly enough, the past year I have stayed at a steady 240lbs, and within the last month or so my weight has gone down to 225. I have no idea why or what happened. So that's helped me get in the 'mode' of trying harder to lose the weight. According to those charts, I my weight goal should be 150lbs or so, but for me, just to get below 200 would be wonderful!
So, there's the history of my weight in general. I hope to make it change a lot soon!