Little Mama On The Prairie

A life and weight-loss journey.

Weigh-In Day, Week 36

on September 28, 2013

Holding steady with my weight this week, no loss or gain. I’m in denial right now though. I need to start tracking my food again and I just don’t want to. The undeniable truth is that summer is over, the chilly weather has set in, I’m not sweating from the moment I wake up until the moment I wake up the following morning anymore. I’m not outside every waking minute running around like a crazy person trying to accomplish more than is humanly possible during daylight hours. Well, I’m still trying to accomplish that but in a more virtual way with 5 hours of transcription work needing to be completed a day, plus photos for clients piling up and waiting to be edited, plus the usual kid/house care. But none of these things make me sweat. I have bumped up my workouts a notch this week in hopes that would help keep my metabolism moving. I think I may need to bump up some more. BUT, I also need to start being extra cautious of what I eat during the cold months. Fresh fruits and veggies I find more difficult to enjoy and I would prefer to stick to things like pot pie, mashed potatoes and cinnamon buns.

Do you have seasons that get you into more trouble than others? Recognizing this will be a huge step in helping you overcome the hurdles a particular season can bring. For me, knowing that the cold season brings with it strong cravings for creamy comfort foods and sweet hot drinks means I can make some smart plans to keep staying on track a little easier. For one, I make sure to keep the good stuff in the house (fruits, veggies etc) and keep the bad stuff out altogether or only have it around in small quantities for the occasional treat, not overdose. Did you know you can cook your potatoes in chicken stock (don’t drain it off), and some cubed low-fat cream cheese at the end and mash to make really creamy mashed potatoes that don’t have an ounce of butter or fattening cream? And they’re tasty too. If there’s one thing I can’t stand its watery bland mashed potatoes made with skim milk and a teaspoon of margarine. Gross. I’d rather give them up entirely.

Anyway, so the goal for me this week is to get back into tracking, or at the very least, being extremely aware of what I’m eating, figuring out how much more exercise my time budget can handle ( I would so LOVE to do more if I had the time), and in general, keep on keeping on.

How are you doing?

4 Responses to “Weigh-In Day, Week 36”

  1. Barb Wohlford says:

    I gave up myfitnesspal, I think I have the food issue figured out, now to figure out how to get to the gym more.

    • Little Mama says:

      Oh man, if I had to GO to a gym, I’d never exercise…but maybe that’s because I live way out in the country and have little children that always need to find a place to stay if I go anywhere. I’m glad its possible to exercise in my living room, now to just make sure I do it all the time!

  2. Arthur says:

    Have you checked out LCHF? I’m hearing from more and more people that they are able to easily loose weight by simply eating a high fat low carb diet.

    • Little Mama says:

      Hey Arthur! Thanks for stopping by! I have heard of LCHF, and back in the day when it was referred to as Atkins I even partook in this diet and did manage to loose some weight. However, I have since come to realize that the right carbs are good and necessary for complete nutrition, and not all fats are created equal so I do my best to eat a balanced diets of complex carbs, plenty of protein, even more fruits and vegetables and a healthy dose of “good” fats.

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