Wednesday, April 21

The Why and the How?

I am digging deep today as I don't feel like I have really shared much of myself lately. Not sure why. After reading a post at my friend Erin's The Mother Load today talking about rasing healthy children. I had to share. I have posted a bit about Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution and how I am pretty much obsessed about raising a healthy child and telling anyone who I can get to listen that they TOO need to be accountable for what their kids eat.

This is WHY I am taking such drastic measures to LOSE WEIGHT. How can I talk the talk without walking the walk? Everyone (fam & friends) ask HOW are you doing it?  HOW could I not?

Fat- such an ugly word that can be defined so many ways. For me I am not looking to be a size 2, I never have been and highly doubt I ever will be. I just want to be healthy. I want to run and play with my son. I want to FEEL GOOD!!

The first 6 weeks went really well I lost 27lbs and I am thrilled. I am now into a modified program where I am still drinking shakes for breakfast and lunch but, now can have a sensible meal ( I sound like the Slim Fast commercial). I can not tell you what will work for you however, for me the act of taking it ALL away caffeine, sweets, salts EVERYTHING. It was a way to break all the bad habits. I fix water 1st thing in the AM opposed to a sugary coffee or a soda. It has really helped me see all the mindless eating that I was doing. The first week was a major wakeup call.

As I said in my very first post here this is the last diet I will EVER do.  I am changing my lifestyle. Instead of being a casserole queen I am becoming an expert on adding flavor over fat and creating meals for my family that are healthy and full of fresh ingredients and taste good!!

8 comments:

KatiePerk said...

You are inspiring!!

waterwaif said...

27 pounds is wonderful! Good for you!

I'm your newest follower through Friday Follow.

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TheChattyMom said...

Stopping by from the FF. I am now a follower thru GFC.

27 lbs! That's great progress! Oh how I need to drop a few pounds too....I think I'll go for a walk.

chubskulit said...

Hi there, following from FF, would love it if you can visit and follow me back. THanks!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

You inspired me.....Love your blog..Happy Sunday. I have a few hours to blog hop ......so glad that I stopped here....Be sure and stop by and read about a miracle in our family....
http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/2010/04/i-think-god-smiled.html
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Dominion Valley said...

Wonderful work Katbird! So happy for you! This past year I have totally transformed myself- I joined Jazzercise Feb 28th 2009 and as of today 4/25/10 I have lost 95 lbs!! Yes - 95! I still have about another 30-45 to go to be my goal size 10- but I am completely happy if I didn't lose another pound...why?? Because I am healthy and have NEVER felt better! I still Jazzercise but have even bumped it up from 3 days a week to 6 days a week! Never have stuck with ANY other excercise program for this long!! It's addicting! Try it!! :) oxox- Gumby

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The Blue Zoo said...

27 lbs?? Thats great!! I lost almost 50 awhile back. So I know its hard. Congrats!!

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