Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Closing up.

No...not closing up all of my blogging.  Or closing up this journey, or any of that.

I've just decided that maintaining two blogs is not logical for me right now.  So I'll talk about my journey to getting fit over on my original blog: Living a Listful{l} Life.

There are just a few followers of this blog, so please, if you don't already, head over to the other blog and give it a follow to keep up on what changes I'm making, and what milestones I'm reaching!

Thanks so much for your continued reading and support!


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Day off?

Already?  Not sure what to do with this.  Taking it easy on myself today already, not tracking.  Not a good idea.  We shall see the damage on the scale tomorrow.  Sort of like the "No S Diet".  The scale will tell us tomorrow if it is an effective diet.

Guessing I'm going to have to be more disciplined next weekend, but I have to give myself a break once in awhile.

Although...fully realizing that giving myself a break is like a mini "give up".

And giving up? Isn't on my radar this year.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Notes to self :: Edition #1

Notes to self, to keep me on the straight & narrow:


  • Remember, Jenny, how freaken good it felt to be thinner over the past few years? 
  • Remember, Jenny, how it feels to know that you are eating well and nourishing your body, instead of just feeding yourself (or your brain)? 
  • Girl--you only have one pair of jeans that are fitting you comfortably right now. And we do NOT want to have to buy new ones. 
  • High boots.  You've always wanted high boots. You have one pair of skinny jeans, and you are about 15-20 pounds too heavy for them right now.  FIGHT FOR THEM!  Make it happen, still this winter/spring.  
  • It's going to take work, but it is going to feel so damn good when you are done.  So damn good.  What an accomplishment it will be.  
  • Plus, you'll get to buy so many cute clothes...and have a big closet to put them in. 
  • The best way to be a good example to J#4 when dealing with body image?  Be fit and trim, always.  {well...once you get there}
  • Do it for yourself.  No matter what happens in life, at least you will be happy that you were able to accomplish this. 
  • Your heart needs you to do this.  
My guess is there will be some more posts like this. But three pounds down, and at the beginning of a weekend...just need to make sure I stay on track. 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Starting Over. Again.

I've been writing on this blog since the beginning of 2013.  But you aren't going to find any of those posts... why?

I deleted them.  

Every last one...

Because this is a new year, a new beginning...blah, blah, blah. I've said that about 1.3 million times. So hopefully this will be the magic time.  I'm looking at a full of year of stability (at least as far as I know for now), so it presents the perfect opportunity for me to step up my game and commit.

Fully.  100%.

I deleted all of the past posts, because that is what they were.  The past.  I'm moving on {and down...on the scale, that is}.

* * *

So how is this going to be the 'magic' time?

Well, here is the deal.

  • I have been using the Fitbit Force that I got for Christmas since last week. I haven't gone out of my way to reach any of the goals, but it is helping me understand what an active day looks like vs. an unactive day.  Guess what?  Being at home, doing 'stay at home mom' things -- was WAY more active than my first day back in the office since Christmas.  Hmmm... wonder if that could contribute to my weight right now?  Yes, yes it does. Office job vs. stay at home mom.  Need to find other ways to be active. 
  • Yesterday, January 1, I didn't do anything different, except going to bed by 9:30 to be fully rested for my day today.  
  • This week I'm going to focus on food.  Getting back to tracking on My Fitness Pal, at a 1600 calorie diet.  And I'm trying to cut back on the junk. I eventually want to go with a mostly clean diet, but baby steps.  Baby steps!  
  • Then next week {or the week after} I'm going to start getting exercise back in the game. 
I feel like going forward I need to make changes to my eating, drinking, exercising, etc. a little slower, instead of decided to change EVERYTHING all at once.  This is a lifestyle change and 'cold turkey' doesn't work very well for most people, including me. 

There is another thing. I'm going to accept that my weight doesn't change me as a person. And as a person, I'm pretty darn happy with who I am. BUT because of my health (and for the sake of my closet, pocketbook and more) I HAVE to commit to this change.