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Danielle - Bonnie
We are mothers and we love: losing weight, working out, and being healthy.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Not so Awesomeness.

Hi everyone, Danielle here. I'm a bit late with my blog this week. Sorry about that. I have a lot going on right now. My son had a birthday yesterday, my husband's is today. He has had some serious issues arise with his driver's license and some past stupid mistakes. So he, or we, are now paying for that...and dearly. I decided that I am going to write a book. And then I decided to gut the front room and turn it into an office for the hubster and I. I am sitting at my desk surrounded by disaster. I do not thrive well in a mess. It's making me crazy! I really need to get it finished but I'm having a lot of mixed thoughts and huge lack of motivation. I had a whole plan in my head...and what I see in reality isn't matching up. And so now I have lost all want to continue it. I really need to just stop pouting and get it done. I know that it will look good, it may not be exactly what I wanted but it will be nice!

Ok, so I figured that I would share about the sucky part of losing weight. <insert your shock and horror here> Yes, it's true. There are some sucky parts to getting healthy and losing weight. Let me list a  few of mine:

  • I only have three pairs of jeans that fit now.
  • None of my underwear fit any more.
  • My bras are all way too big. :(
  • My boobs are now like rocks in socks. Imagine it...a long tube sock with the end full of rocks. Got the mental picture....Yup just like that. :( x10
  • I have loose skin in places that I really don't want it. 
  • I have this weird belly fat pouch thing going on. It's looks like it's the place where cottage cheese goes to retire. I don't know but I really don't like it.
  • It's a lot more expensive to eat better quality food...That leaves less money for new things like clothes, bras and/or underwear. That means that I still get to wear the stuff that is much too big. 
  • I miss just going to a restaurant and eating. Now I have to do research and see how the food is prepared. I have to be sure they have something pescatarian friendly. I have to check calories and nutritional info.

So, with all that said, it's still worth it. Still totally and completely worth it. I feel pretty stinkin' good. I feel more active. I feel strong. I feel confident. Though I would like to have more clothes in my wardrobe that fit. But I am slowly gathering things here and there. I can make do with what I have...for now ;)

I know that for us when we decided to eat healthier, our grocery budget was a major concern. We are on a very tight budget, there isn't much wiggle room at all. That just means that we have to be more frugal. We buy store brand items a lot and in fact there are many things that we prefer the "generic" brand to the real one. I also do a lot of clearance shopping. Most, if not all, of our clothes are bought on clearance. I do a lot of resale shopping. We make it work. It's not always easy, it's not always fun...but we have everything that we need. I know who does that for us, and I am very thankful to Him. 

Alright, as far as the shrimp stir fry...it was very good! It will become a staple my husband said. I think that we will use our own veggies though, instead of the stores packaged stir fry veggies. We aren't too keen on all peppers and mushrooms. Though we all did give them a try. That is a rule in our house...you have to try it at least once before you can say you don't like it. If the kiddos don't like something I am not going to force them to eat it. I hated when my mom and dad forced me to eat the over cooked and soggy vegetables my mom used to prepare.

Alright, since it's already mid-day Wednesday, there will be no challenge for this week. There is no way, I just can't do it. In fact I have taken a break from logging my food. I haven't fallen off the wagon...I'm just taking a sabbatical before I hop back on ;) I plan on shredding again, and that starts on Monday (13th). I think that I will just continue with how things are going for now and then hop right back up on that bad boy like nothing had happened. The hubster is going to be shredding as well, that should make it easier on us both. I hope!

So, I guess that that is all for the day! I am about to take my desk outside; sand it down, and paint it a bright gloss red. It's gonna look awesome! I hope that you have an amazing day. Remember you CAN do it and you ARE worth it. Adios!