Summer break is almost here.

I’m not sure if I mentioned this before, but I am a second grade teacher.  Not to make excuses for why I haven’t been around to post, but I have been BUSY!  The end of the year is always a crazy time and we are working our way down.   Only seven days with kids and ten days total left for me.  It is a great feeling.  Especially since we are actually going to be taking a few trips this year.  It gives me something to look forward to instead of the anticipation of sitting around and being bored for a lot of the summer.  Also, I feel like I will really be able to make this a better blog once I have time on my hands to do so.

On a weight-loss related note, I have hit a plateau but I think it is only my fault… not my body already adapting.  I have been using MyFitnessPal religiously.  So, I am able to go back and look through my food diaries to see what I am doing that could be sabotaging myself.  Enter the dreaded carbs and sugars!  HELLO, WEAKNESS!  Holy moly.  I have been eating (what I was thinking) to be *so* healthy!  haha  Well, I allowed my sugary Kashi (no fructose, though!) to sneak in to where I am eating 2 full portions at breakfast time.  HELLO!  No.  Aaannddd, I have been eating a cup of frozen yogurt on many nights.  I think I got comfy because my body was losing the weight with these thing initially and then figured it was okay to have them all the time.
Sooo, now I have to take a second look and reevaluate my meal choices.  I can still have a cup of frozen yogurt… maybe once every week or two.  And I can still have my Kashi, just maybe not everyday and sticking to just one portion!  Otherwise, I do think I have been doing pretty well and I have been staying active with workout DVDs and other activities.

What do you do when you hit a plateau?  Give me some of your tips and advice in the comments!

Happy Monday!

Hooray, it is Saturday! :)

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I have been quite busy this week and didn’t have time to do the daily posts that I would have liked to do.  However, I have to be realistic and admit that life comes first and I probably won’t be able to update everyday.  However, I will make it my goal to have at least one new post a week.

My weight loss has been rolling as a pace that I am pleased with.  I do not want to lose the weight too quickly because I worry that it won’t stay off.  I also have a horrific fear of having weird, loose, saggy skin in places if I don’t allow it time to keep up with me.  That being said, I have lost about 3 pounds in the last 10 days.  What have I been doing?  Remember, I am now the anti-diet.  I don’t want to do Atkin’s or pills or Sensa or anything that is going to be  a TEMPORARY solution because then my weight loss and my health will be exactly that, TEMPORARY.

I have been using the amazing program at www.myfitnesspal.com.  If you are trying to lose any amount of weight, or if you are just looking to get healthy and be more aware of what you are putting in your body, I HIGHLY recommend this program.  It is FREE!  Free is the best.  You are able to log your food and water intake, as well as your exercise.  When you put in your weight, you can choose a goal weight if you want to lose and how much you would like to lose per week.  (1 or 2 pound options… no more because it isn’t healthy!)  If you are happy with your weight and just looking to maintain it, they have a maintenance setting as well.  It will then calculate your recommended calorie intake and break it down into carbs, fats and protein.  There are a few different settings that you can modify.

One of the things I also LOVE about this program is the support system and message boards.  The community is so incredibly supportive and will cheer you on for your successes and boost you up when you feel down.  They also make it really convenient on the go with apps for your smartphones!  The app is simple and easy to use.

Check it out!  You won’t regret it! 🙂