Friday, February 19, 2010

1 to 2, 2 to 3, 3 to 4, YIKES! The pounds creep back on...

Ok, between the holidays and not exercising regularly, my weight seemed to settle in around 120.  This week I hit 122 - a weight I haven't been in months.  This past week was rough:
(1) Virus circulated around our house, first I was home with DS2, then I was sick, then I was home with DS1 when he got it.
(2) Being home and not feeling well means that I was basically lounging around all day watching the Olympics and eating.  I tried to eat healthy, but with all the Valentine's Day candy in the house that was just not happening.  Plus popsicles felt so good on my sore throat.  Even though I had the all fruit kind, that is still way too much sugar.
(3) Despite being ill, I went out for a fancy dinner on Valentine's Day with my hubby and overinduged in food and drink.  It was soooo good though!

The virus has left the house, we are back into our normal routine, and hopefully soccer practice will resume next week if the weather is mild so I can get back to running.  I SO don't want this weight to come back so I need to do something about it before this 4 pounds turns to 8!!  Catching it early and getting back on track is key!

Hope everyone out there had a better week than I did.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Still Going, a New Book, and The Far Reach of Broccoli

I realize I haven't been posting as much on here, so I'm hoping I will go back to at least 1 post per week.  I am doing great maintaining my weight-loss for the most part by eating a nutrient-dense diet.  Exercising is still a challenge for me.  I have the best intentions but then it doesn't seem to happen.  I really need to find my groove soon because I see my body fat percentage creeping up lately! 

I've gotten through most of the Dr. Furhman books I received for Christmas (listed here) and am in the process of reading another book by him titled "Disease Proof your Child." 
I'll be making some of the recipes from his books and posting about them soon.  My getting-healthy endeavor includes making sure my family is healthy as well.   My boys have always eaten way healthier than most American children - but of course there is a lot of room for improvement under Dr. Fuhrman's standards. [Side Note: I need to stop referring to him in the house though because the other day I asked Jack to make his bed and in a sarcastic tone he answered "Why, does Dr. Furhman think I should?"  Enough said.]

I have really stepped up the fruits and veggies lately, been trying out new foods, and been talking about nutrition quite a bit.   We had a incident eating out that made me feel great and is worth sharing.  We went out to dinner at a Chinese resturant over the weekend and instead of ordering two entrees and sharing them (as we used to do b/c it is family style), we only ordered one chicken dish and a large plate of steamed broccoli.  Well, the broccoli plate was just as large, if not larger, than the chicken plate and was perfectly cooked - bright green and still somewhat crunchy (and if you've been following this blog at all you know how much I love broccoli!).  We all enjoyed it very much.  Towards the end of our meal, a woman who had been sitting at a table near ours walked over and said,

"Excuse me ma'am but can I ask you how you get your children to eat all those vegetables??" 

I thanked her for noticing and told her it is not always easy but I just keep trying.  After she left, Jack said "You really liked that question, didn't you Mom?"  You bet I did.  My husband's comment was the best though - he said what is really sad is that it is such an unusual sight to see children eating (and enjoying) vegetables that someone had to actually stop and ask about it.  So now I feel like I'm not just setting an example for my family, but my family can be helping to set an example out in the community.  Broccoli knows no bounds -- Pass it on!