Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Checking in.

So… what’s up?
We are in the midst of one of the coldest winters in recent memories. The end of February is just around the corner and everyone is hoping for springtime to arrive quickly. Me? My health? Well, I feel good but also yo-yoing. I go from 183 to 185 and back each week. I can hear Dr. Kalia telling me it is ok and that as long as I maintain, I am ok. On that front I am ok. I am happy with this weight and don’t mind resting here for a while. I just am certain that I am not going to stay here forever! I want to wear a large shirt comfortably and I want to wear a size 12 pants. I don’t know what that will look like in weight so we will see. I made a decision to stop working out three days a week. With my schedule, my husband’s schedule and then my son’s schedule, we were all feeling crazy and frantic. When I see if affecting my son, I have to make a change. I can still work out when I can fit it in, when there is a natural space. I can also not work out and be ok. I am sure that exercise will play a big role as I try to lose the last 20-30 pounds. Our eating is pretty good. This may be TMI (too much info) but when my system is eliminating food effectively, I am very happy. I had been focusing on getting in a lot more greens into my system. Now, I am just trying new recipes and trying to get excited about cooking. The desire to cook comes and goes in waves and I need to be excited about food (especially dinner) for me to be successful. Last night I made a new recipe- chicken satay with peanut sauce. It was yummy and will definitely be made again. I think a big key to success is taking the proteins, grains, veggies and fruits we can eat and try and create as many recipes as possible. Sometimes I have the creative juice, sometimes I don’t. I could see how this would be a huge obstacle for someone who doesn’t like to cook or follow recipes. I missed the support group last night to attend a school meeting-bummer. Oh well, I will be there next time.


  1. There is always peanut butter and honey on whole wheat! yum .....

  2. You are doing good Chele, you have many hats to wear. Love you all. Mom