Monday, April 26, 2010

Good times

Soooooooooo much to talk about. I will try to keep it brief! First and foremost...I am 15 pounds lighter baby! The diet has been going fabulously well. (is fabulously a word?) Today I can technically start Phase 2 of the diet, which means there are a few carbs I can introduce back into my diet slowly. Not all at once. Can I tell how bad I was eating before? I had NO IDEA! Seriously, until you go without for a while, you don't realize how things were before. How there is sugar in EVERYTHING. How much crap is in EVERYTHING processed. So when I say I am did this diet to lose weight...well yes, I did. But I also knew that clearly if I was exercising AND eating right, I would be able to lose weight. Yes, I took a drastic measure by completely stopping all carbs for 2 weeks, but I had actually been to my doctor to discuss options before starting it. I have been seeing him for several months to determine exactly why I couldn't lose weight because I have never had this problem before...and I thought I was doing all that I could to lose it. Unfortuntely I can work out 5 days a week full intensity, but it aint gonna do a thing for me unless I change my eating habits.

I did not cold turkey stop the carbs...I first lowered my portion sizes for about a month and felt comfortable with where I was at....then made the decision I needed to drastically change things and then slowly introduce the appropirate carbs and appropriate food items one at a time. And seriously, it's awesome. I thought it would be much harder than it actually is. And I really don't crave things anymore. I see a huge burger or baked potato (both weaknesses of mine!) and it doesn't phase me. Sure I would love it someday...on occasion, but not like before. So I have not done anything new yet today. I worked out killer this morning, had my protein shake and my salad for lunch. I think I will have an apple later as my new introductory food. I love apples. It's still healthy and I will try it for a few days and see how things go. Yes, I am terrified of adding in certain foods too much because I DON'T want to gain anything back, I still need to lose some more weight before getting back to my prepregnancy bod. But if I go slowly, I think I will be in good shape!!

Now, onto other funness. Remember my sister coming to visit me two weeks ago? Well she took some awesome photos that I had to share....

We went to Chuck E Cheese to play with the boys when she was here...this is her hubs beating the heck out of this machine (you know the one where the thing pops up and you wack it back down)...Well he takes this game very seriously and uses both the hammer type thing to hit it with...and his fist...and please look in the background at my hubby with his fists up- it's AWESOME!
Seriously one of the cutest pictures in the whole stinkin world! My little man had just dumped an entire bag of cereal in the middle of the floor.
My kids have problems keeping their pants up. They all wear sizes way smaller than their age and still have issues...as seen here with Keaton...


Awww...I wuv my sista! And seriously, I am naturally brunette and she is naturally blonde. And finally, Sadie the dog. Can you tell Keaton especially just loved that dog?

So now a new week has begun. I am obsessed with the new Eclipse Trailer...if you haven't seen it, SEE it. I have a clean house. I have worked out AND showered AND fixed my hair...I have two boys sleeping...load of laundry done, dishwasher running...this is a beautiful start to the week.

4 comments:

Sarah said...

So yours and Bekahs' hairs look exactly the same in that picture! And congrats on your weight loss. I personally, have been starving for over 3 weeks and haven't lost a pound, thank you very much.

The Mattson's said...

Good job Liz you rock!!!!!

the tim gailey home said...

so jealous! :) i need some of that power over here to get some things done!

the tim gailey home said...

so jealous! :) i need some of that power over here to get some things done!