Thursday, July 23, 2009

Dieting is for the birds

I'm still on my quest to lose ten pounds by July 28th. The last two days haven't been much better than Monday, though. Popcorn, soda, Apple Jacks, hamburgers, tacos, cocktails...this dieting stuff is for the birds. I still have one week, though. One week to lose ten pounds. Can I do it? Probably not but I'm going to keep trying anyway.

I did figure something out that is extremely helpful in my journey to lose weight. Having all four kids at home makes it really, really difficult to fit in exercise. Between camps, practic
es, play dates, etc. I just don't have the time like I do when they are in school. I'm only trying so hard right now because I want my new clothes to fit. I'm so excited to go shopping with my $250 Dillard's gift card and personal shopper.

Winning the Sexy by Summer contest was great but I've been ruining things ever since. I'm supposed to take pictures on Thursday when I go shopping and get my makeover. I want them to look good, not like Winner Woman who still looked really fat after winning Waist Watchers (the other contest I was in). I want to take another bikini picture in a week and be able to notice a difference.

You know what? I'm going to wrap this up, change clothes, and do the short Core Rhyth
ms workout right now. Then I'll come back later and fill you all in on more. See you in a bit!


  1. I feel you. I started my diet monday, Ive tried losing weight before, a couple months after mya was born. I lost 15 pounds, but christmas came..and well I couldnt get my motivation back. I gained 5 pounds back since then, but im 25 pounds heavier than I was than before I had Mya. I want to loose it, and hopefully lose more than that.

    Its so hard though!

    I started using ground chicken breasts though, they save so much on calories rather than beef. I made tacos, and i didnt taste any different, and i made chicken burgers which were good.
    If you do, do that though, get ground chicken BREAST its a little harder to find, but if your grocer dosent have it, they will ground breasts for you, but the regular ground chicken is almost as many calories as beef!

  2. Kudos for starting a diet! We started shopping at Land & Sea Market bc it's hormone free and with their packages a LOT cheaper than Publix, for a much higher quality of meat. Up your protein, cut back on fats, and change your workouts every 4-6 weeks. Measure, don't weigh and build up those muscles! Good luck!