Saturday, February 12, 2011

Weighing In

***Originally posted to the Shredding with Simply Me blog. If you would like access to that blog, and are interested in losing weight or sharing your weight loss stories, photos, triumphs, as well as struggles, please email me: kimsueellen[at]gmail[dot]com and I would be happy to give you access. We have room for about 30 more readers.***

I am hoping this week to finally develop some photos from the first month of my personal photography project. I'll share more details then, but wanted to check in and let you know how things are going here.

I am a few days shy of being half way through my first round of P90x. I started out super slow, listening to my body, and now I am finally at the point where I can almost keep up with the video, and get through it without feeling like I am going to die.

I wish however, that I could tell you I have seen amazing results from it. Truth is, I have not. I have lost only 3/4" from my entire body, and zero weight in pounds or ounces. I am pretty much hovering at 188.2 with the lowest number I have seen being 187, but I am not going to let it get me down. Instead I am trying to think positively, and feeling less guilty and loving myself for who I am. It is not easy, but this time, this time it is a life change, not a change of desperate attempts. This is going to be a lasting thing, and in order for that to happen, I have to be careful with me...and support me.

I can't tell you the last time I had a soda, probably some time in December. The last time I had any sort of shake was mid January. I have almost completely cut out all dairy from my diet except for some cheeses. January was a focus on returning to exercise. February has been a focus on not eating out at all, or fairly little, and really *thinking* about what is going into my body. I have been making dinner at home for me, and for my family. We are eating a more balanced diet, and controlling our portions so that we have room for each area in our food group. The kids are handling it well. I should say it is just me and the kids doing it as our dad and hubby has a freaky deaky schedule and has to fend for himself the leftovers and whatnot.

I feel I am on a good track, one that I feel is the right track. I'll keep you posted on how things go, and I am excited (well, sort of) to share a bit of my project with you hopefully in the coming weeks.

Much love to you all, and to myself.



mrs. r said...

My fave part: I have to be careful with me...and support me.


Tiffany said...

Hi! I can't remember how I found your blog but I did, so here I am. P90X scares me.... Good luck, I may email you to be apart of your *other* blog. I too love that you said that you have to be careful with me and support me, what a HUGE battle that is for me so again, good luck!

Cassie said...

Way to stick with it, Kim. You're doing SO much better than I am...

I'm looking forward to this photography project of yours. I've been curious for weeks!

ElderandSisterBerry said...

Way to go, Kim! You are on the right track. Being healthly and taking care of yourself is the most important thing to do. You are also helping your children form important habits that will benefit them their whole lives.

Barb @ getupandplay said...

It's so hard to stay motivated when you aren't getting the results you want so I doubly commend you for sticking with it!! You are great!!

moosh in indy. said...

I'm not sure I ever saw real results from Tony Ho's trashkickings, but I could tell I was getting stronger. Which was kind of nice in and of itself.
Not to mention whenever yoga day came I could kick Cody's trash under the table. That always felt pretty good too.
Proud of you darling. Truly.

Emily said...

You are doing some amazing things, my friend. Changing a family's eating habits, starting into serious exercise--that is not easy! And you are DOING IT! I think your scale is malfunctioning. Perhaps it needs a swift kick. ;)