Project 10: Even my iPhone knows I’m struggling

 

Do you ever feel as though you blink and a week has flown by? It feels like just this morning that I wrote last week’s Project 10 post. I vowed to live a healthier life and here we are, a week later. Want to know how I’ve done? I will give you a clue by showing you a screenshot from my favorite fitness/weight loss iPhone app: My Fitness Pal.

 

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Pretty sad. Even the freaking iPhone app knew I needed some encouragement. I will be completely honest with you, up until YESTERDAY, I was still totally sucking at the healthier lifestyle. Then things turned around and I had an active day, I ate better and resolved to be healthier. I weighed myself this morning and was down to 148.6, which is the lowest I’ve been since before Sidney was born. I’m on the right track.

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This week, I plan on replacing breakfast with a SlimFast shake because I recognize that I’m usually rushing out the door with the kids and end up eating something really bad for me from Dunkin Donuts. I also plan on snacking more consistently through the day in order to avoid the late night binge where I go hog-wild on Jackson’s snack drawer and eat all of his Cheez-Its. I am also going to wear my FitBit religiously to encourage myself to be more active.

If you’re reading this Project 10 post, I think you will appreciate this post by my dear friend and BlogHer roommate, Veronica from VeronicaArmstrong.com: “Thanks for calling me fat. No. Really. Thank You.” I have this post bookmarked on my browser to re-read whenever I find myself getting carried away with this diet and what it means to me. My favorite part of the post is this:

“I’d rather spend time with my family than two hours a day in the gym like I used to. With the birth of my children I grew into a new person. Each day I try my hardest to present the best possible version of myself to my children. I am not perfect but I am their role model. I will not transfer my insecurities and vanities on to my two wonderful children. I will not berate myself over the physically inconsequential And teach my children to do the same to themselves.”

That is what is important, being my children’s role model. {Getting rid of this muffin top would be nice too though.} Her post reminded me of a funny story from my baby shower with Jackson. One of my Mother in Law’s friends came up to me and asked who I was. Mind you, this was MY BABY SHOWER. I proceeded to tell her and her reply was “Oh, you’ve gained so much weight I didn’t recognize you.” I gained 40 pounds with Jackson and at 8 months pregnant I was certainly bigger than normal but nowhere near unrecognizable. Thanks for the compliment lady. I still chuckle at that because WHO SAYS THAT to a pregnant lady. AT HER OWN baby shower? My Mother in Law was mortified when I told her. Anyways, back to Project 10 results:

So the numbers so far are:
beginning weight: 150.0
end of week 1: 148.6
-1.4 lbs 

How was your week? Please link up if you would like to join Project 10 icon smile Project 10: Even my iPhone knows Im struggling



Comments

  1. says

    ha. my husband’s gramma asked me two weeks after Duckie was born “so, you gonna lose the weight?” lovely eh? especially as I was feeling pretty darn good about how I was looking TWO WEEKS postpartum!! oh well. She is 5.5wks old now and once I get the “all clear” from my OB I’m going to attempt to start using the Wii and elliptical when I can squeeze in some time around work and spending time with my girls… it’s definitely not my first priority though, that’s for sure :)

    good luck to you lady!!

  2. says

    I LOVE my Fitbit! But I noticed I’m more active on days that I work simply because I walk to and from the train stations! So, this means that starting next week with the new job I’m going to have to make a real effort to take those 10k steps!! It is going to be a challenge, that is for sure. Congrats on your loss! :)
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  3. says

    Some people have no filter. I had a co-worker tell me I had “ballooned” when I started shoing with my son! I was like wow, who says that?? I think being a good role model is really important to me as well. My kids see me get my exercise gear on and they know I am going running or to “Zumba hey” (what the 2 yo calls it). I like that they see I am actively engaging in healthy behaviors.
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  4. says

    Being a good role model has definitely motivated me to try to be more active in our day to day lives. Today Tommy and I went strawberry picking and somehow got onto a conversation about eating well and exercising. He loved that strawberry picking and running around were exercise.

    Congratulations on the weight loss!! I hope slimfast helps you out!! I don’t know if I could do that for breakfast every day!!

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