Monday, November 2, 2009

Crunch in, and a little encouragement

Hi Everyone,

Last night for dinner I had a delicious chicken stir fry made from vegetables from my own garden. Veggies included were: onions, garlic, celery, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, pea pods, and zucchini. YUM! I love chicken and veggies. Here is a picture of my dinner plate. I drank water as I always do for dinner.

Well, I was going to wait until tomorrow to break out my progress, but as I stepped on the scale this morning, I decided another day was to long to wait to post this. My weight is now 55.5 kg. That means I have dropped 2 kg already! I'm really excited. I've been working hard, so it is good to see some results.

Now for today's exercise update. I did my stretching and Creative Aerobics DVD for 50 minutes. I am noticing that I have more stamina. Usually I would be watching the DVD counter when it hits around 20 minutes, thinking, I can't believe this isn't over yet. Today, I noticed that I didn't become a clock watcher until a little after 30 mins!

I know I wrote in my earlier post that I always lost my weight after pregnancy, but my pregnancy weight gain was always a very sad story. When I was pregnant, I was always ravenous, ate as much as I wanted, and drank juice all the time. I know that is really bad, but that is what I did, and I ended up with a 57 lb. weight gain with my older daughter. I did a little better with my son, but only because I was sick the first half of my pregnancy, and gained nothing. I quickly made up for it though with a 39 lb. weight gain for that pregnancy. My younger daughter was not much different. I believe I gained about 50 lb with her. My body now bears the effects of my dietary indescretion. I have stretch marks for life, varicose veins, and when I lose weight, I have skin on my belly that just sags and looks like melted cheese. I am not proud of this, but that is the reality I have to face for not being careful about what I ate. Oh, and I never exercised while I was pregnant either. By the end of each pregnancy, all I wanted to do was hide at home. I got so tired of people asking me if I was having twins or triplets. Sigh, the sad thing was I did it all to myself.

I was talking to Dani Joy, and she said I should post a pic, since she did, so here it is. This is a picture of me 6 hours before my younger daughter was born. Unreal, isn't it? I am happy to say, I am now a shadow of my former self.

Keep it up everyone. Remember, I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me!

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