Self truths

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I feel better when I work out. Even though I dread it most days, afterwards I feel really great.

I have to eat enough calories to produce milk, but that's not an excuse to eat more than I should. It also means I can't over-resctrict. Throughout my journey I've realized that I am either very strict about what I eat and how much of it (I felt good if I didn't go over 1000 calories - that's not healthy for ANYONE) or I abandon my goals altogether and eat everything I can think of (also completely unhealthy). I have to find some kind of happy balance.

Chips, crackers, trail mix, and other things of the like that can be had in large quantities are dangerous around me. Even the healthy versions are bad in mass amounts. I'm just going to have to settle for substituting them with things like grapes, carrots (don't love em, but I can deal), etc.

I'm lazy. I planplanplan and never actactact. I need to make a conscious effort to change this part of my life.

Weight loss means being uncomfortable sometimes. Whether it's during a tough workout or resisting that new yogurt shop you pass on the way home, sometimes there will be things that you wont like doing and you just have to suck it up and do it anyway. I'm not a very happy camper when I don't get what I want - particularly with food. It's sad, but I get very jealous when I see other people eating things that I "can't" have because I know how unhealthy it is. Like I said, I'm gonna have to get rid of my pouty-pants and deal.




These are my self truths... what are yours?

Back to school, baby shots, and weight watchin'

Monday, March 21, 2011

Ahhhh, what a wonderful week Spring Break was. I got a tiny glimpse of what life-after-college is going to be like... I can't wait until I don't have to worry about homework or exams anymore! But for now, it's back to studying, writing papers, and taking tests trying not to procrastinate (HA).

Bentley had his second doctor's appointment today, during which he received three shots in his legs and one oral vaccine. Poor thing :( He's so tough though! He only cried for a few seconds and then he was fine! My sister said he has been a little fussy today... and if I touch his legs he gets upset :(. His cry isn't really like an "I'm hungry" scream or an "I'm poopy" wail... it's just like... "Ouch :(". He finally fell asleep; I'm typing this while he rests... soon he'll be eating and then we'll be on our way to the gym.

I still haven't lost any weight. Right now, I'm only thinking about right now. What can I do to make myself healthier today,  in this moment? My eating's been a little crazy and I haven't worked out as much as I'd hoped to, but I'm working hard at making improvements, even if they're small ones.

I feel so bad taking LittleButt out while he doesn't feel good... but his grandma is going to be with him at the gym so if he starts feeling too crummy, I'll only be a few seconds away. Let's hope this week brings big pound losses!


xo,
Carissa, a wishinIcouldmakeitbettermomma

PHOTO SUNDAY!

Sunday, March 20, 2011



current weight: 177 lbs

First pictures after baby!

If you're craving...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Something Italian, eat this:


Fazolis Kids Meal Meat Lasagna + 1 Breadstick
[410 calories, 20 g fat]



Something quick, eat this:


McDonald's Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken Snack Wrap
+ Snack size Fruit and Walnut Salad
[470 calories, 17 g fat]



Something hearty, eat this:


McAlister's bowl of Country Potato Soup, in a bread bowl
[313 calories, 9 g fat]



Something sweet, eat this:


Sonic Jr. Oreo Sundae
[180 calories, 9 g fat]



Something grilled, eat this:


Applebee's Grilled Shrimp & Spinach Salad
[250 calories, 14 g fat]






Well crap.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Today... i ate... way. too. much. Im so miserable! An entire pint of ice cream, and that was AFTER my unreasonably portioned supper. Siiiiigh. Tomorrows a new day.

I HAVE exercised the past three days! 30 day shred yesterday and Monday, and today my boyfriend and i went walking at the gym. Hes so great! It was really nice to spend that time with him : ). Tomorrow my mom and i have plans to go to zumba again, so that should be fun.

Just a quick update while my sweet baby sleeps on my chest :). Im planning on getting into my photo friday routine again, either every friday or maybe just the first friday of each month- i haven't decided yet. Either way, ill be posting pictures this friday, so be sure to check back!

Have a great night!
~Carissa



PS-the high for tomorrow is 89 here!!!! Its not even officially spring yet!!!!!!

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Weigh Day

Monday, March 14, 2011

Woke up late so I forgt to take a picture, but im at 177.

Its spring break, so hopefully i can get some good exercise time in.

Ahhhhh.

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Did you know?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Working out - to the point of sweating - increases
the size of the basal ganglia, a part of the brain that
controls attention and the ability to coordinate
actions and thoughts.

Just another benefit to getting active!




Source: Family Circle magazine, April 1, 2011 Issue, pg. 90

Zumba Zumba!

Who's tried it? That sexy, sweaty, aerobic dance/exercise class... my mom and I tried it for the first time yesterday... whew! Talk about hard! It's very fast paced, but not impossible. And it's a great workout! The hour seemed to go by so fast! We had a lot of fun :) I think I'll go again!

That class being ony the second workout I've done since Baby was born, I'm not sure how this week's weigh in will go. I'm doing fairly well food-wise, still not counting every calorie though.

What are your favorite workout classes?

If love burned calories....

Monday, March 7, 2011

I'd have lost a trillion pounds by now! I am seriously so crazy about this little boy :)))))))

No workouts since monday... its hard to get there before 5 since i get home at 230. My boyfriends mom works at the gym but leaves at 5 so i have to get there well before that and most days it just ain't ha'nin. Ha ha. I also think im suffering from separation anxiety or something.... i hate it when hes not close. I feel like after being at work for 6 hours, the last thing i should do is spend ANOTHER hour away from him, even if it is to work out... it makes me feel like a bad mom :(. Not saying that moms who workout are bad mothers at all-its just how it makes me feel. I don't want to miss a single breath, smile, cry, coo, or second that i don't have to. Has anyone else felt this way? :(

Anyway, did you guys see the weigh in this morning? I believe that's 2 lbs down... pretty good for no gym! I've been trying really hard to watch what i eat. Now, time to put in another week of honest effort... and hopefully some exercise.

xo
Carissa
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