Healthy body, healthy spirit, healthy mothering. This is the journey I have set out on with my two amazing children.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Motivation

Does our motivation for losing weight or getting healthy make a difference? My overall reason for changing my food choices, exercising more etc...is because I want to be healthy. I want to be a good example for my children blahblahblah. But my true motivation, the actual reason that I have started this now, in earnest is because my little sis is preggers. So she is gaining weight (as she should.) This is my only chance to be the same size as her. She will gain and I will lose. For the first time since I was about 11 she and I will be the same size. Is that bad? She seems to think so. Well, if this is super selfish of me thats too frackin' bad because this is working for me. I spent my entire childhood listening to people compare us. M is so petite. She is so tiny. She has the perfect little waist. What tiny feet M has, what happened to you Stacey? (I wore a size 9 shoe BEFORE I had children and my feet grew even larger.) I was not fat (if we ignore the summer I was 12). I just had frackin' hips at the age of 11.

And besides, its not as if I will be supermodel thin. For crying out loud I am hoping to weigh the same as a woman who will be 9 months pregnant. Once she has the baby we can work out together and she will once again be smaller than me.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Grease Withdrawal

The kids are both going through withdrawal. I told them that we are no longer eating at fast food restaurants. We have $45 per month to spend on eating out (per my new budget) and I am not using any of that money on fast food. It has to be a sitdown restaurant or if we are in a hurry we can go to Subway. The grumpiness of my kids at this is amazing! I really think that they have become addicted to greasy crap which cannot really even be called food. I mean food should have some nutritional value to it right? What value is there in a fast food burger or french fry? None.

So tonight I made some "fried" chicken and potatoes. The kids loved it. I did too because I knew it was actually healthy for us. I used all natural (no growth hormones or antibiotics) chicken drumsticks which I dipped in a kefir (kind of a natural yogurt) and skim organic milk mixture. Then it was coated with some whole grain, organic bran flake cereal, salt, pepper & some italian seasoning. I put it in the crock pot and it baked for about 4 hours. The outside "skin" was so crispy and not at all greasy. I steamed the potatoes then crisped them in the oven with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. Yummy! We also had some carrot sticks for a vegie.

Now all I have to do is a bit of chemistry homework and drink some water while NOT eating any nighttime snack foods. This is my current attempt at health. I am determined to stop eating at night. Just drink water. I have been smoke free for 4 months now. I gave up diet pop about 2 months ago (which caused major withdrawal headaches) and now, I am giving up nightime snacking. Wish me luck!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

December Pictures



























There have been no new blogs because I did not have a computer at home. I do now but I am not gonna write about stuff that happened weeks ago. We will just start over fresh. Lord knows I can always use a fresh start.