How the Jeans Fit Friday #7

Friday, October 3, 2014

Ok, it has been a long time since I have done a "How the Jeans Fit" post. I have decided to do an every other week schedule for this post. On the opposite week, I will do my Friday Favorites because I really enjoy that post as well!

This post is not going to be just what has been good and bad for the week, but for the last month or so!

First How do the Jeans fit??

I will be sure to paint my toe nails before my next weigh in :)

Current Weight:196
Goal Weight: 140
Mini Goal: -17 (179)

I am down 8 pounds from my weigh in at the nutritionist! So of course, the jeans fit better! I still wouldn't wear them out because I am not super comfortable in them yet, but they button with heard that right, with ease! I don't have to hold my breath, suck it in or lay on the bed, they just button right up :)
The Good...
  • I have started utilizing freezer meals. This has made eating out almost non existent! It is so easy to pull something out of the freezer and stick it in the crockpot. This is for sure one of the keys to my weight loss, I know it!
  • I have made meal planning a priority and have stuck to my meal plans almost every week. Sometimes I will change around the days, but for the most part we stick to the plan! It has made my life so much easier!
  • I have been prepping food for the week pretty consistently on Sundays. This is a huge timesaver during the week!
  • I have started, naturally, getting in a lot more steps lately, with walking Olivia home from school and just being out and about a lot more....A. LOT. MORE. I am busy, busy, busy. It feels non stop, but it is all good stuff!
  • I have been an organizing machine! I still have little bits of projects left, but so far I have organized my bedroom, the basement and the garage (Mike helped with the basement and the garage) and it feels great. We are seriously lacking in space and to have so many spaces cluttered was not working for me. I was ready to crack, but didn't have the time do it. Now I have made the time and I can't tell you all how nice it feels to maintain a house instead of constantly trying to organize it! I know organization and clutter free, is a big key in my weight loss, although not health related, it is mental and I know it has a lot to do with my overall picture! 
The Bad and the Ugly...
  • While breakfast, lunch and dinners have been great, snacking...not so much. I feel like I can not stop eating stuff, anything. Although for the most part it isn't horrible stuff, it is too much stuff. I have to stop. I think I need to plan out my day and only eat that food. PERIOD. But lately, I am soooo snacky and I don't know why?? I have to stop. I know this is contributing to not seeing huge weight loss on the scale.
  • I am not exercising regularly. I am occasionally getting in a workout, but not on any sort of regular basis. It is making me crazy because I know it is so important and I am not doing it. Which leads to the next thing on the list....
  • I am not a morning person. I have tried, I really have. And it is stressing me out. It is making me tired. So I have to change my course. I can not make myself a morning person. Not right now, maybe when the kids are older, maybe after I have lost weight, or maybe I just will never be one? I don't know, but I need another plan. I have been trying to get up at 5am and I am just going to stop trying because it is making me more tired not getting consistent sleep. Trying to make myself a morning person is part of the lack of exercise. I say I am going to exercise in the morning and then I don't get up. I think of other times I could do it during the day, but it ends up not getting done. I need to let myself sleep so that I am not always tired. For working out, I need to look at my calendar each week and schedule it in. Look at when it makes the most sense and do it then. I will do it on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and then other days during the week (always different) as it fits into my schedule. 

The Plan... 
  • I purchased PIYO from Beachbody a couple of months ago and just recently started doing the workouts but not consistently. Starting today I am doing the program.
  • I looked at my calendar and scheduled in my workouts for next week. Not at 5am, but at times that work for me!
  • Continue Sunday meal prep for the week. This makes such a huge difference and I will blog about what I do really soon!
  • I am working on meal planning for the entire month to get that off my plate as an every week task. When I say working, I mean I printed the calendar :)
  • I have planned my freezer meal cooking for the month of October and next week I plan to do it.
  • I really want to start tracking. I think it will help with my snacking. I have such a hard time being consistent with this so wish me luck!
There you have it. The good, the bad and the plan! Even though I haven't seen huge weight loss, I feel really good about all the steps I am taking to make this work for me. I feel that I have made huge progress in preparing to make this a lifestyle change and not a diet and I think that counts for a lot!
I hope everyone has a great weekend!!

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