Tag Archives: healthy

Don’t “weight” to exercise! Eat for two?

29 May

It is a journey not a destination!  Eve is in a very similar situation and I think that that happens a lot.  You have a weightloss problem, you lose weight, you gain weight, etc.  Click Here I think it makes a difference to have people you are accountable too, and many people have started blogs for this reason I think.  I have had 3 kids and when I was pregant with my first I was a little heavier and I wish I had worked on being thinner before the first one.  I lost the weight after my 2nd one, and my third I was at my goal weight before I got pregnant and that was nice, and here I am thinking about doing it again. 🙂  I used to think when I got pregnant I heard that you can’t start working out.  So I used it as an excuse.  I also used I am eating for 2!  I don’t think that is true at all from all the info I have researched and talked about to my doctors you only need an additional 400 or 500 calories and guess what if you are already eating too many calories guess what you don’t need to add anything.  Eating healthy, working out, will only help you.  What do you think?  Do you eat for two!?  Haha do you eat for two now even if you are not pregnant.  Your stomach really does shrink or grow based off of how much you eat.  After I started losing weight I was surprsed how much I truly did eat and how much crap I ate!  It adds up quickly!

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Chore Exercise or Exercise is a Chore!

24 Apr

Ok so how many of you love doing chores.  How many of you love getting stuff done around the house.  I read this blog post from The Token Fat Girl  Click Here and it just reminded me of how many chores I used to do outside.  I

 

think when you are young you don’t think about chores being good for you because you are burning calories.  But a lot of chores that we do burn a lot of calories.  HAHA how many of you have worked up a sweat when you vacumm your house 🙂  Or how many of you put on music while you are cleaning and that makes you dance more.  Which in turn makes you move and burn calories more.  Gotta love that, when I saw celebrity Kristi Alley started dancing to lose weight I realized how much more I move when I am cleaning if I have music going.  I love listening to music anyway while I am cleaning, but just one more reason to listen some upbeat tunes!  The more we move in every day life the more weight you will lose or keep off.  If it is a life style change than the more we change our regular lifestyle to make us move more regularly.  I went hiking with my kids the other day as a family outing.  We have been getting in the habit of hanging out watching TV and I really want to do more of these types of activities with my family we hiked up one of the many hills or mountains in utah and got to see the city!!  So beautiful!  Go out and spend time with your loved ones! 🙂

An Apple a Day!!

19 Apr

An apple a day keeps the pounds away!  Now this might not always be true if you eat all bad things every other time, but if you don’t want to watch or write down all the calories if you focus on eating healthier things a lot of times you will slowly eat more and more healthy items.  I find the more fruits and vegetables I eat the less other stuff I eat and that isn’t counting calories that is just something that naturally happens.  Now start with one thing and you can do more later.  In the winter I find I eat less of them because there aren’t as many in season, but I am back focusing on eating healthier and eating more vegetables.  I LOVE crisp fresh apples.  When I am craving a treat sometimes I just need something a little sweet and I find if I go too far in the sweets than it makes me crave more sweets.  I find if I do something a little sweet and especially something that has natural sweetness I don’t crave as much after.  Now don’t get me wrong anything chocolate and peanut butter is totally up my ally.  I just need to keep them as a sometimes sweet not an everyday or every minute sweet 🙂  HAHA which sometimes that is how often I want them.  Eat an apple stay healthy and strong

Physical Plateau!

10 Apr

So I lost 60lbs almost 5 years ago than got pregnant had a baby lost the weight again, and now have found about 15 of those pounds.  This is a journey I am still happy with where I am at (sort of)  Happy, but want to lose it again.  But I feel like the stuff I would normally do to lose weight I could usually judge what I did or ate and could guess whether i would go up or down and now it seems to not be working.  I almost wanted to think I was pregnant because I would have a reason haha but I need to be more focuse write things down and I know most of weight loss about 80% ATLEAST is eating so thats what I need to do.  I did read this article that I thought was really good, and it reminded me what I did for the last 10lbs the first time.  I actually started running.  Now I am not normally a runner but I had a friend that wanted to run a 5k so I told her I would do it with her.  I still hate running.  I get so bored I don’t know why running for an hr is so different that stairs or the Arc Trainer, but for me it is.  Anyway Click Here if you want to read the article it was really good.  Made me remind myself what I needed to start doing and I probably should start running again.  My body isn’t use to it haha I don’t think it ever will be.  Anyway, just remember nothing changes until you change something!

Egg Beaters

5 Apr

I always felt the fake eggs in a carton would taste horrible.  When I actually tried them I really enjoyed them.  My favorite is usually the southwestern style.  If you want the eggs by themselves the southwestern style gives a little more flavor.  I also really like adding hot sauce on top of the egg beaters, giive them a little kick!  One of my new favorites is adding a little bit of pesto on the egg beaters egg whites.  I know it adds a little bit more calories, but to make it a little different flavor it is fun to mix it up.  Eggs are a great opportunity to have some protein in your morning.  So overall I think it is a great way to start your way with protein to help your metabolism rev up for the day.

Kids eating Healthy? Possible or Not?

3 Apr

Ok so I just read this post about how It made me sad, but finished the rest of the article and really glad I did.  There are some parts that you think are common sense, but really good ideas and thoughts.  I think sometimes we get busy and don’t plan, or we do what is easy at the time, and that isn’t the best way to react.  I never thought of bribing kids with food might be a bad thing to help them eat better.  I thought it was really interesting.  I have to admit I am guilty of doing that.  I don’t do short order cooking my mom always had balanced meals and she usually wouldn’t short order cook.  I was really picky so I wasn’t really eating as much so she said if I am not going to eat what she made I would have to make it myself so I became a connoisseur of Top Ramen or when I was younger I called them curly noodles 🙂  But I am definitely better and not so picky, but I don’t know if my husband would agree.  There are just a lot of things I don’t like because of texture and some just because of flavor.  Tomatoes, mushrooms, pineapple, and coconut.  Lol haha I have so many people ask me when they find out I don’t like pineapple and coconut they say “But you are married to a Polynesian”  🙂 do they really think my tastes are going to change just because I married a polynesian.  Anyway it always cracks me up when people ask me that 🙂  Click Here for Great Post.

Weighing What Works!

2 Mar

I watched a video blog of Ronni she has a weight loss blog  Click Here and it made me start thinking I loved losing weight on weight watchers but sometimes recently I feel like I rebel just because I wanna! 🙂  And  after watching her video and then reading this article I really thought they went well together and even though its an extra blog post I wanted to share.  Click Here  Basically it had two studies where one group was told to eat whatever they want within reason of just all Healthy foods, and the other group was told to watch the proteins, carbohydrates, fiber on a healthy food list and the first one just trying to only eat healthy foods ended up eating more fiber and lost more weight and inches.  Anyway I just thought it was so interesting.  And sometimes we feel like we have to have someone tell us something to do, and sometimes I think we know what we need and what our body needs we just need to DO IT!! haha my motto to live by!  Anyway I hope you enjoy!  Let me know what you think I would love to see what you think about her blog as well as the article very interesting!