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Day 21 and my first blog...

Thursday, March 13, 2008

I found this site three weeks ago. I thought it COULD be the answer to my fat prayers (which means a lot since I'm agnostic.) I told my husband about it. He was thrilled because he has dieted (Weight Watchers) in the past with much short-lived success. I feel like it was my fault that he gained it all back because I was not dieting with him and it was torture for him to eat all his fat free, low carb food while I ate whatever I wanted. With us doing this together, I think we have a real chance of actually making a lifestyle out of it.

My kids are taking it all rather well, since I stopped buying junk and make them eat healthy snacks and meals. My daughter has always been a fairly healthy eater, but my son doesn't like to eat anything that isn't white or yellow (corn dogs, mac & cheese, grilled cheese, cheese sandwiches, and burgers.) It has been starting to catch up with him and he is FAR too young to be fat.

I have lost 13 pounds and started what could be a lifetime exercise habit. I'm addicted to my elliptical! If it were to break, I think I might have withdrawal symptoms and it might send me into a downward spiral, forcing me to eat an entire bag of Oreos. Just kidding! I don't know what I would do, though.

I've gotten pretty creative with recipes, remarkable since I hate to cook, and we ate out almost all the time, We still go out about once a week, but it is for a veggie sub at Jimmy John's or Pasta Fresca at Noodles & Co., instead of prime rib with a loaded baked potato and a salad covered in blue cheese dressing. AND we make sure it fits into our allotted calories for the day.

Now that the weather is warming up - it hit 55 today! - we can go for our nightly walks again, which is great couple time and allows us to vent at each other or just hold hands for 45 minutes. The kids are outside now as I type, running around my front yard and screaming at each other. It's nice to see them getting some exercise after a long winter of tv and video games.

I guess I would like to thank everyone at SparkPeople for setting up this site. I thank the other Sparkers for giving me ideas and motivation. I'm going to do everything I can to keep on track and I think I can do it, with the help of this website.

Happy Thursday!

Helena aka CHGOMOMMA
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