Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Healthy me?

So I have joined the ranks of the countless people that are (DUN-DAH-DUH!) dieting.  I've decided to give it (another) shot for a couple of reasons.  First of all, I am overweight.  Second of all I am unhappy with the way that makes me look and feel.  Third, I am hoping that losing some weight might help me on my TTC journey.

You see, I've never been skinny.  Even growing up I had that little pooch in my lower tummy.  I didn't love that, but it wasn't so bad.  I have a round face and I've just never been small boned.  In high school, I wasn't big, I was figuring skating back then and was in decent shape.  In college, I gained the freshman 15...well I was actually probably a sophomore. It was the year I met my hubby and we were happy and went out to eat a lot, plus it was the same year I started taking BC pills for the first time.

Then, of course, I had my son 2 years ago.  Hello stretch marks and upper tummy.  So now, here I am, wishing I could at least feel better about how I look.  So I'm trying to eat better and I am trying to get some exercise.  Of course, there isn't much time for these things, so I am doing the little things I can.  I bought some good groceries.  I took a walk, pushing Tyler in a stroller.  In the last two days I have had four good, healthy meals, one so-so meal and one not so good meal.  Breakfast has been easy.  Lunch is fine unless I go out.  I have a hard time resisting the fast food...I'm trying to order smaller portions and sometimes trading fries for a salad.  Baby steps lol.  Dinner is pretty good, as long as I make sure to get a veggie in there and watch the portions.  Tonight I caved and at 2 hot dogs instead of 1.  I've been snacking on good stuff two, yogurt with granola, fruit, raw veggies, 100 calorie packs, lots of water.  I haven't had a soda this week, not even diet.

I'm hoping that by writing and posting this, I might be more likely to hold to it.  And it's totally reminded me that I need to exercise tonight.  Unfortunatly, that comes after the two year old is in bed, which isn't the best time of day to do it, but it'll have to do!  I want to spend time with Tyler in the evening, and since we don't get home until almost 6 and he goes to bed at 8, it's the only time that works, unless I walk at lunch at work (which I will when I can, weather permitting) or get up earlier (not likely!).

So there we are, my quest to a healthier me!  We'll see how it goes!


Marc Fishman said...

It's great you're deciding to take good steps. I found out a month ago I was a diabetic with hyper tension and high cholesterol. I overhauled my life, and have been making the right decisions ever since.

The best thing you can ever do for yourself is make the conscious choice to be healthy.

A Place to be Me said...

Wow Marc that's great! Good luck with all that, it's tough!

Darcy said...

That's great, Melissa! Let me know if you want someone to buddy up with. I have such a hard time staying on track myself. And you are probably right...it may improve your chances of conceiving.

A Place to be Me said...

Thanks Darcy! I'll take a fitness partner anytime! Support is great!!