Thursday, May 13, 2010

1 lb At a Time: Week 2

1 lb at a time

I have a million excuses for why I wasn't as successful as I hoped I would be this week.  I was doing good until I went back to PA to help clean my mom's room.  My mom passed away in July and up until Thursday her bag that she packed to come visit me was still packed.  As you can imagine, it was a very hard 2 days and the food choices were quite terrible.  It's no excuse but I'm an emotional eater and I was emotional.

Then Sunday was Mother's Day.  I told my husband not to do anything special but he surprised me with a trip to Smokey Bones.  It was a nice surprise but I was very disappointed that they no longer serve onion rings so I got dessert in it's place!  Again, my emotions were all over the place so I didn't make very good choices.

But these are just excuses and we all know the saying about excuses, right?  So, instead of beating myself up (since I actually did lose 1 lb, amazing!) I'm going to focus on what changes I can put in place so that I am successful.

I think my biggest problem is that I stay up so late and then I get up once or twice with Abby so I am tired in the morning.  I tend to lay around and play with her until her morning nap and then use that time to shower.  So, instead I think I'm going to get up and actually get moving!  My plan is to start my day by working out, even if it means that I have to watch up for the little person that will certainly be attacking my legs the whole time!  Even if it's just 20 minutes each morning.  I think this on top of walking should really kick start my weight loss.

Wish me luck!  I'll let you know how moving in the morning works out!


  1. ((HUGS)) I am so sorry for your loss and understand about emotions being all over the place. My mom passed away over 16 years ago and I am still so terribly moody whenever the month of May rolls around.

    Following you from MBC!

  2. Thanks for the follow! I think the best way to start a successful day (in terms of dieting anyway) is to eat a really healthy breakfast with lots of fiber. It just seems like it's easier to make good choices after that.

  3. Hey just found your blog! I think the key to a diet is to call it eating healthier and not a diet and to just do it. I say that, but I also have to just do it. It is easy to say it. But once you get going you will feel so good that you won't want to stop. I put on twenty pounds the past couple of years and it is getting to me. Your post is reminding me to "get going". I am a new follower! Visit me at Mama's Little Chick.

    Mama Hen

  4. So sorry to hear about your hard few days...I can only imagine...and I don't think ANYONE blames you for not having a great weight loss week! Hang in there....Weight is like has it's ups and downs...we only can do the best we can! Happy SITS day!

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  5. Hey Kasey! Thanks for stopping by Mama's Little Chick! Hope to see you around! I'll be checking in to see how you are doing on that "healthy eating" and exercise. I will be working on it too!!

    Mama Hen

  6. HI Kasey, thanks again for the note about tvstake on your site. I've made mention of your upcoming race on my site. Keep in touch!

  7. Hugs, really sorry about you mom!I can only imagine how hard it is!
    As for diet, and exercise, even a 15 minutes a day is better than nothing. But in the beginning it can be hard, try to make a schedule, and if your daughter naps usually at the same time every day it will be easier to make a routine.
    I tend to skip breakfast and food a lot, which is so not good!
    But I'm sure you can do this, and if you need help, support, stop by Firefly Blog, we have Firefly Fitness Fridays ;)
    Oh BTW, thank you for visiting my blog!

  8. I am sorry for the hard times. Yes, we can just start over ... Good for you. I am not losing weight and I think if is from the stress of my life.
    come check out my anniversary give away.

  9. I could have sworn I had posted a comment to this post, but maybe I am crazy??? Anyway, I am so sorry that you had to go through such a hard week and that it all happens right around Mother's Day!



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