Tuesday, July 15, 2008

We Now Pause to Bring You This Important Message

I know you were probably expecting this post to contain more pictures of all the fun we've been having this summer.  But I must pause and bring you this important message.  Because I know you care.

I've decided to start counting calories.

I'm not calling it a diet.

I am just making some changes.  You know that feeling, the one that causes you to tilt your head to the side when you're getting dressed, turn around at every angle, wondering what happened to the body you had before children?  Or in my case, the body I had when I was nursing my babies?  (The weight just seemed to fall off of me no matter what I ate.  I was really fortunate that way.)

Yeah.  SO not the case anymore.

Because I'm getting older.  And apparently this is normal.

But I don't like it.  I don't like I how I look or feel and I decided today was the day I was going to do something about it.  It's not even about what the scale says.  It's simply that I know my body and this is not what I want it to look like.  

After looking at different options, I decided counting calories and journaling what I'm eating would be a great place to start.  And wow.  Has it been eye opening!  I am also going to step up my activity level.  

It's been a good day today, as I begin my new regime, except for the blinding headache I have from not drinking my Coke.  Coca-cola is my nemesis.  We have a love-hate relationship.  And today I decided we needed to just say good-bye.  It needs to be a permanent thing, but I'm going to take it day by day.  We've been together a very, very long time.  Breaking up is hard to do.

Now, some of you may be wondering why on earth I'm posting this for all to see.  I actually put it out there today because I am curious as to whether anybody else is using this method to trim their waistline.  I'm also wondering if you have any ideas or websites or helpful ways to make this easier.  I found a calorie counter online that helps you figure out how many calories your foods contain.  But it seems there must be an easier way than having to look every single thing up that you're eating (I know most things have labels, but what about fruits and veggies, etc?). 

If you have any ideas or suggestions, please let me know.  In the meantime, I'm going to take some ibuprofen and hope this headache lets up.  OUCHIE. 


Barbie@ Mamaology said...

I'm sooo there with you Happi! Where has my younger body gone????

And I'm still nursing...but this time it doesn't matter:(

I'm doing a Bible Study called the Lord's Table. It's a wonderful study that has helped me see eating in a whole new light. I'm also trying to roller blade or bike ride before my girls wake up.

I soooo need to get in shape.

Praying the Lord guides your decision to do so yourself.

Glass Half Full said...

Ok, this sounded like me a couple months ago. Seriously, after being tuckered out from hiking in Hawaii, I knew I needed to do something. If you get Oxygen on your satellite, I highly recommend "Inhale". It kicked my body into shape and it's HARD, but good.