Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ugh my first try at dieting!

Hey Everyone!

I'm glad you came to my new blog about dieting! I know there's probably millions of blogs out there like this, but this one is exactly what I need to get motivated. To let you all know, I'm 22 and engaged with two lovely babies under the age of 2. You think with both of my kids and running around I'd be able to maintain a healthy weight, but because I had them so close I haven't been able to get rid of the weight from my last child. I've been overweight my whole life. When I graduated 8th grade I weighed 206!!! Oh My I know!! I now weigh the most I ever have in my life. That's right 238!! Gosh I should quickly erase that before I press post. Being 5'7" my friends always said I never looked that big, but really you know when you look big or not. So a couple days ago one of my sisters decided it was time for us to get on track. She's no where near as heavy as I am, but she wants to lose weight for her little one as well. So she gave me a little wager. By December 31st, whomever loses the most weight get's a free dinner. If I lose I buy her dinner, she loses, she buys me dinner.

Better yet, at our favorite restaurant!

Now, I'm no health freak. I buy groceries in bulk so I don't have to keep going back and forth to the store. (With two kids, it's never fun or easy to do) So I'm starting new. I have to retrain myself how to eat, what to eat, and when to eat. Also I have no money to buy weight loss crap and I'm being for real. Money goes to diapers and things kids need, so no professional trainer, or DVD's. I do have Zumba for the PlayStation that I borrowed from a friend that is no longer using it. This will be my 2 hour work outs that will be mentioned in a moment. So if you are poor and over weight, lets do this together and get fit. I'm sooooo ready to be healthy I can't stand it! Plus I really want to go to my favorite Restaurant! :)

You think it sounds easy, but we all know it's not. Kids are constantly snacking and it's so hard to not finish what they wont eat.

I was raised to clean my plate, that's how I've always been. Never waste anything! I need to get a new mindset and see that not eating everything on my plate is ok. I can just do leftovers and that is perfectly fine. Learning how to eat will be my first challenge.

I started this diet Monday and it's now Tuesday. What I'm going to be doing is simply changing the way I eat and getting at least 30-45 high activity exercise 5-7 days a week. 2 of those days I will have a break and 2 of the 5 I work out I will workout 2 hours a day.

From seeing the foods I eat, I have calculated I don't eat over the recommended calorie intake of 2000 calories I should be limiting myself. However, after further research I have learned 1600 is where I should be limiting myself.

So first off listing my weaknesses:
McDonalds McDouble- Only a dollar and I usually get 3. Eat two myself and my daughter and son will usually split one and sometimes they don't even eat all of that. They also eat applesauce which I have loaded up in the refrigerator. Calories in McDonalds McDouble is 390. EACH!!!!

Pop: I usually get a pop whenever I am out of the house. I'm a very thirsty person. LOL! I just usually always want something to drink. A large from McDonalds is 310 calories.

I love cooking so I am going to try to find some healthy things to cook. I occasionally cook tacos, lasagna, chili, fajitas, RiceaRoni, Campbell's soups (Which I gained thirty pounds with just during 2 months at college), Ramen Noodles.

I found this just now while looking at the calories.

To download yourself go to

Now do you see how ridiculous that is going to be for me!!!!! How are skinny people not starving to death!!! I am just looking at this grid!

However, she also has a list of stuff we need to have in our refrigerators, which is exactly what I need!!

This should definitely help, but after reading how can anyone feel satisfied with this stuff, tofu. Is real meat that bad for you? I want to enjoy my food the little amount I get. If food wasn't made for us to enjoy it why the heck is it EVERYWHERE, it shouldn't be a want for me, but a need. That's what I need to change in my mind as well. I shouldn't need food for entertainment, just a need. 

I always have fruits and a vegetable for my kids, but you can see I'm not eating healthy and if I want my kids to be healthy I have to change the way I eat NOW!! So here I go, my first real diet.

Here is a look for what I want to plan for this blog.

Every Monday, a weeks list of food.

Every Monday, a list of exercises I will be doing with links because there really are some nice workout videos online!!

I can't afford a trainer so these are all just what I'm trying to see if it works or not. I'm not a professional at this and I literally am going in blindfolded. Wish me luck!!!



  1. Well Hannah, you definately seem motivated enough for it and I think that's the hardest part to be honest. Good luck hun! I will be with you all the way :)

  2. Awww thanks hun! I am definitely motivated and I thought using this blog would be extra motivation and can help some that have never dieted as well.

  3. Excuse me (light humour following), but I love tofu lol.

  4. Lol I don't mean to sound mean about it, I have never tried it, I was pretty quick on judging the food so I'm sorry I was so snobbish about it. Lol I seem sort of angry in this post I think. I'm glad I feel different about dieting now.