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Monday, March 15, 2010

March 15, 2010

So, I lost about 30 pounds last spring/summer. I felt so much better about a lot of things. This winter has been a rough one. Very stressful. Lots of struggles. Lots of boredom. When I'm stressed or bored, I eat. I watch TV and I eat. I wish I didn't, but it's true. I gained about 7 of those 30 pounds back, and while I'm still fitting into my size 12 jeans, they are getting a bit snug! Since I'm planning a 5-7 day hike this September with my mom on the Appalachian Trail, I NEED to get in better shape. I also have 4 concerts this summer to attend, so I'd like to be able to wear some cute clothes and be comfortable in them, and take pictures with my friends that I'm not ashamed of! So, I am getting ready to make a re-commitment to myself. I've got about a weeks worth of regular food left from my last grocery shopping trip, so I'll use that all up and then start shopping for healthier choices. One reason it's been difficult: Addy is starting to eat regular foods now, so we have high calorie type foods in the house for her. Foods I should NOT be eating, but it's what moms do... if the kid doesn't finish her mac n cheese, mom finishes it, as to not let it go to waste! So, I'll have to build up some will power to fight the mommy urge! :) I'm going to be adjusting my menu plan and shopping lists and recipe bank. Please feel free to share some of your favorite recipes with me. I'm especially interested in frugal recipes, as to try to keep our grocery budget down at $40 a week, which is what we've been working with the last couple years.

So, today's weigh in: 167
I'll be back to post, maybe daily after I get started next week.