Get Healthy!

So I am going to do it! I need to lose weight to be healthy and I feel like Good Deal Mama readers can help me and each other! So welcome to the Get Healthy page of Good Deal Mama!

On this page you can plan on seeing my food and excersie plan, healthy recipes, and a weekly weigh in! {*gasp*} This one is hard for me–making how much I weigh public knowledge is scary, but I am hoping that the public weigh in is the kick in the butt I need to finally get off this yo-yo’ing and finally lose it for good!

I have to say that I am not a doctor, nor am I trying to be. I am simply a mother who is stuck, has tried alot and would like help and to reach out to others who would like to do the same. :) SO if you do anything, make sure your doctor is cool with it 😉

This page is NOT about losing pounds quickly but more for some real life changing actions and results! If you are ready to join me, feel free to comment whenever, weight in as well, and please leave tips and tricks and encouragement!

So let me tell you a little bit about my journey…

I was always the girl who could eat whatever and never gain weight. Oh, where did that girl go?!? I started nursing school and worked full time nights, those two things had me start to put some pounds on…then 3 months into school I got pregnant! My weight just went up hill from there :) Well with my first son I gained over 50 pounds. Then determined not to do the same thing with my second, I only gained 45.  Wow almost 100 pounds between my two sons, and I never full lost all the weight from my first before the second.

So after my second I was really determined to lose this weight and started working out 5 times a week and drinking protein shakes and eating protein bars, plus weighting and counting my dinner. I lost almost 60 pounds but it was hard not to eat “normal” and I eventually gained 40 back.

So here we are today. I am a girl who loves to eat, cook great food, and enjoys going out to eat.  I am not a fan of working out, but when I am in the right state of mind I love a good workout, and can get  joy out of physical activity that is fun. Not because I have to but when I want to. I have been going up and down about 20 pounds, which sounds crazy when I type it, because I am not consistent in anything I have been doing in the last few months.  I am so extreme sometimes and need to find balance. I either don’t eat enough because of being so busy or I eat whatever I want because I don’t care.  And there is my problem.

So here is my plan:

Exercise Plan

  • Work out with my Wii as many times a week I can. This includes any games with my kids that I can do.
  • Physical activities with my kids and husband whenever we get a chance
  • Jillian Micheals 30 Day Shred on days I am really feeling motivated!

That doesn’t sound so bad, right? What is your plan?

Meal Plan

I love certain foods that are not on any “weight loss” plans…but I don’t want it to be a short term thing but a lifestyle change so I plan on looking up these favorite foods and finding ways to make them healthier.  What are some of your favorite recipes you would like me to find?

I do still incorporate protein shakes and bars into my day because I am trying to lose weight and they aren’t bad for you. My problem was relying on them only. So now I incorporate them into my day along with healthier opinions too.

I, like most people, are very busy during the day! So this is what a typical day should look like 😉

  • 8 am Protein shake on my way to my private duty nursing job
  • 10 am string cheese or some almonds
  • 12pm 1/2 a piece of fruit and a protein bar
  • 2 pm scoop of cottage cheese and fruit
  • 4 pm handful of crackers or other small snack
  • 6 pm Dinner with my family–just watch how much I am consuming and stop when I am full

What do you think your meal plan should look like? How would you like to change it?

My Goals

  • To become a healthy weight
  • To not obese over everything I am eating each day because I am just choosing better items and overall eating better
  • Can enjoy a meal out without throwing my whole plan out the window

Week 1- First Weight In

Ok, so here it goes, my actual weight is 202 lbs. whew, that is rough to say…but I am really going to give it my all this week to get under 200! So know its your turn, feel free to weigh in or just tell me your goal for the week!

Checking In:

How are you all doing? I am feeling good so far this week. Need to get some more exercise in but I am doing well with my meal plan.

Here’s a tip I keep telling myself this week when I want to “cheat” : If I do good all week I can have one “cheat” meal this weekend.  Since I plan on eating healthy all week, I am sure one meal won’t throw my whole plan off track. Plus if I do good all week, I also think my “cheat” meal will be a better choice than if I was cheating all week.

Does that make sense? :) So hope you all are doing good so far this week, and lets keep it up!

Week 2

I went up a pound, and I am not making excuses. I know why. I didn’t exercise and I ate junk this weekend. I am having a rough day today and I am just hoping I can do better this week.  My schedule has changed so I am hoping to be able to get more exercise in.

Check In

Ok, so I admit this is not going better this week. But as I watch this young kid on I used to be fat on MTV I feel motivated. Don’t think I should, for a few reasons. But I do—I CAN DO THIS!

Please tell me how you are doing!

How are you doing?

Check in Weeks Later

I AM So angry with myself, and am going to let it out here. Not sure many check this page, but I am going to put it out there anyways.

I am going up and down so much and can not seem to get it together. Bottom line I have good eating days and I have bad…I can’t seem to just eat healthy all the time. Its frustrating. I almost wish I could find some site I could put in items I like to eat and it would just tell me what to eat and when. It seems any “meal plan” I see there are numerous items I don’t like.

Exercise is almost non existent. I go for walks with my sons, but its not difficult enough. My husband is working evening shifts right now but hopefully soon will work days and I plan on starting to run at night after my kids are in bed. I NEED to do this for myself!

I just feel like I can’t keep everything I have to do under control. I try hard to run this blog, “shop the deals” and groceries for my family, run my household, care for my kids, and work as a nurse part time, plus try to put my faith first.

Its very frustrating for me right now and hope that this post can inspire someone, anyone who seem to struggle with managing their lives and getting everything done that needs to be.

PLEASE share if you read this and have any answers how to get it all done!