One woman…

…on a mission to get healthy!

One week down… January 13, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — dawnyalh @ 2:43 pm

…Ten pounds gone! I’m okay with that. I’m feeling out of control though right now. I did great all week on exercising and logging foods. I stayed under my calorie goals each day but I’m just feeling wonky. I don’t know that I can explain it.

A friend suggested this year instead of setting New Year’s Resolutions to pick a word you want to work on throughout the year. I slept on it and the word that came back to me over and over was organization. I want to be better organized in every aspect of my life. I’m just getting overwhelmed with all that entails and I have pressing items coming up in the next couple of weeks that I have to devote a lot of my time toward. I’m taking it one day at a time and the good news is I’m not stress eating.

I’m sure my excitement mojo will return soon. I’m going to just continue doing what I’m doing now and see where it takes me.


Going steady January 8, 2014

Filed under: Exercise,Food — dawnyalh @ 2:37 pm

Yeah, yeah I’m only 3 days in but I’m doing better than I have in times past and that says something. I’m logging my calories, getting in my exercise, trying new foods. Speaking of new foods…OMG Just had some Dannon Light & Fit Greek Raspberry Chocolate yogurt for 80 calories. Yum, yum, yum. Works perfect for when I’ll be craving something sweet.

I haven’t let setbacks that I now call life, hamper my motivation and determination. Yesterday I logged into WOWY to start my workout. I went to the living room to press play and the DVD remote is MIA. I was not a happy camper. I got in a decent workout trying to find the darned thing. I had to wait for the kids to come home and one of them knew right where it was. Last night’s workout I’m sure was a total guilt workout since I’d technically said I performed it that morning. It was worth it even if I did stay up a bit later than I wanted.

Today’s adversity? We have no running water at the moment. I passed a huge gushing water line break this morning taking the kids to school. Luckily I filled up the water pitchers before we lost water a couple of hours ago. So I might stink by tonight but that’s okay. I can always drive out to Mom’s and borrow her shower if need be.

I’ve been to the grocery store and stocked up on snacks and more food to cook. Now to sit down and make a menu for the next week to help keep me on track.


Goals January 6, 2014

Filed under: Goals — dawnyalh @ 3:16 pm

Time to talk about goals. I want to have several short term and long term ones.

Short Term Goals

  • Get in at least 80 oz. of water/day
  • Exercise at least 30 min/day 6 days a week
  • Measure every two weeks
  • Log all food/exercise into MyFitnessPal

Long Term Goals

  • Get down to below 200 pounds
  • Maintain healthy habits of eating well and exercising
  • Give up my beloved Diet Mt. Dew (and all other carbonated drinks)
  • Give up all artificial sweeteners (keeping Stevia)

I’ve tried to sit down and put this in writing several times today and I keep forgetting the ones I wanted to put. This will do for now. 🙂


Same stuff…new year January 5, 2014

Filed under: Goals,Weight Loss — dawnyalh @ 6:44 pm

I suppose I could probably pull any one of my blog posts I’ve posted in any January and just clip and paste. Without looking back I’m sure they’ve all probably got the same amount of past excuses and positive outlooks on how this year is going to be different. I’m not. You know how this year is different? Me neither. J/K
It’s going to be a different year because I’m not going to let myself give up on me. I have the time and will gain the energy to keep myself motivated. I have the tools I need to succeed. What I lack is the mental wherewithal to keep it going. I know that is my main weakness and I’m going to overcome it. And, I hate failing. I’m taking a different approach and telling myself that those gazillion pounds I’ve lost AND gained over the past however many years weren’t failures. They were learning experiences and I’ve got an amazing education on what not to do. 🙂
I’m not pulling up any of my old pictures or weight loss graphs to see what I’m capable of…I know what I can do. This time it is one day at a time, one meal at a time if necessary. We are all living our lives. The question is how do you want to live it? I choose to live my life to my healthiest best and stop being unhealthy, unhappy, and unmotivated.