Friday, September 18, 2015

Planning my Menu's, Wedding Shopping and Whatever Else the Kids Have Planned For Me

I'm trying to plan a few things to make so I'll have healthy foods
 ready to eat when I'm busy this week
 or just to lazy to chop, dice and cook.
I'm thinking about making
from Pip & Ebby's blog tonight for dinner.
  I think everyone will like that.
Pip & Ebby's photo
I'm also thinking about making
from Clinton Kelly's recipes on The Chew.
I'm pretty sure at least Earl and I will like it.
I'm also thinking about
These look so yummy and
I can substitute ingredients to make my own little yummy creations!
The Garden Grazers Phot
I've also got to go shopping and get me a few things
to help me look decent for my son Jesse's wedding tomorrow.
Ezie needs some pants and shoes also so thrifting we will go and then
 to Wal-mart for what I can't find at the thrift stores.
High School Football tonight?? 
Maybe....we have to see what kind of a mood Mal is in.

Day 1 and Day 2 of Eating Right

I did really well if I may say so myself!
Day 1 I stayed under 1500 calories
and even had a beer.
Day 2 I was under 1200 calories.
I ate lots of veggies, some fruits, lean meat and good grains.
I wrote everything down and added up the Carbs, Proteins, Fats and Calories that I ate to keep a good proportion of everything.
Actually I feel like I'm eating more than I usually do.
The only thing I hate about doing this is all the planning and journaling everything,
I know it will be worth it in the end.
Tonight I'm making Spinach Lasagna Roll-ups for dinner.
I found the recipe on Pinterest and the actual recipe is from
(I borrowed her photo also)
Spinach Lasagna Roll-Up Recipe: An incredible easy weeknight or weekend dinner the entire family will enjoy! Step-by-step photos included!
I doubled the recipe and made 35 out of the lasagna noodles for the family
and then I had 2 portabella mushrooms.
 that I put a serving of the cheese mixture in for me.
I added some garlic powder, pepper and oregano to the cheese mixture too
 because we like things spiced up around here.
They were so yummy easy to make!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Okay, Here We Go! The Beginning of Losing the Other Half of Me!

Today is my 54th Birthday!
I would never have imagined that at 54 or any other age
I would be fat...and definitely not 100lbs overweight.
I can remember at 95lbs. feeling so fat. 
 I'm only 4'9" so that was really my target weight.
Even at my due dates with my pregnancies I was only 119lbs.
After I had my 4th son I did get up to 110lbs
 and then when I was 29 I blew up and weighed 136lbs.
For my 30th Birthday I worked hard and lost 40lbs in 6 months.
Yay for me!
I felt so good and was really fit.
A few years and pregnancies later up when the weight again.
As time went on more weight came and I became double my size.
A couple of months ago I was at 210lbs. and now I am at 205lbs.
so my goal is to loose 100lbs by my 55th birthday.
I am so embarrassed and humiliated by my weight gain and try not to leave the apartment. 
My son is getting married on Saturday and I am going to look like a hippo.
I don't even want to go to the wedding and for people to see me,
but it is an important day for my son and honestly the day isn't about me.
I wish I had gotten motivated sooner,
but better late than never I guess.
So I decided that I will blog about my weight loss journey
and completely put myself out in the world for everyone to see....
mainly so I can't back out and secondly because if I don't have someone to answer to I won't follow through.
Me at 30 at 95lbs.

Me at 40 around 120lbs
I remember feeling so fat this day and so embarrassed to go to church for Lexie's First Communion.

 Me right before I turned 50.

Me at 51 at Lexie's wedding.
I was right around 200lbs.
They are very disturbing to me
but I said I was going to be completely forthcoming.
So here are my before shots taken this morning and my measurements.


Bust:  49"
Waist:  45"
Hips:  50"
Thighs:  27"
Calves:  17"
I can't believe I am posting these photos.
I hope and pray that next year at this time
I can take a photo's of half of me!

My DIL made this up using the pictures of my 5 oldest boys. So funny!

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You are emotionally stable and willing to find common ground with others. Your friends and family often look to you to be the mediator when there is conflict. You are easy going and accepting. You take things as they come. Avoiding conflict at all costs, you're content when things are calm. At Your Best: You feel connected, trusting, and fulfilled. You feel at peace with your place in the world. At Your Worst: You compromise your values to make sure peace is maintained. You give in to bullies. Your Fixation: Harmony Your Primary Fear: Causing conflict Your Primary Desire: To preserve things as they are Other Number 9's: Marge Simpson, Ronald Reagan, Audrey Hepburn, Jerry Seinfeld, and Abraham Lincoln.