Stick with what you know

Saturday after watching my weight climb up to 273 lbs I realized that I needed to stop experimenting and go back to what I know works. I’ve tried paleo, whole30, just watching what I eat, and Primal blueprint. Previously I had huge success using Herbalife, counting calories, and exercising so that’s what I’m back to. So far it’s going really well. I’m doing my 1 week weigh in on Saturday. I will update going forward.

On another note….. I’m planning a weekend camping trip “up Nort” for this summer and I am super excited!

Current Stats: 271.4 lbs, reading The Turn, feeling excited, waiting for it to be warmer

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I made it 7 days with no chocolate. When I had chocolate it felt like a choice I made rather than an overwhelming need for it. Since then when I have chocolate it’s a choice. I’m not driven but some internal craving. I feel like this was a successful experiment. It feels great to be past this compulsion!

My next challenge to myself….”how many days in a row can you work out?”

Starting Tuesday I scheduled my workouts just like my job. It’s on my google calendar and everything. I’m going to experiment with what time of day works best for me. It will need to be a time of day that I am always home so early morning or late night.  After this week’s experiment I will know a time and stick to it as long as I can. Let’s see how long I can make it this time.


Current Stats: finished reading “Surfacing”, weight 268, baby Goobs and I are both sick, trying to quit smoking, very tired, working too much, spread pretty thing, feeling determined, wishing I had more time

You can read about my no chocolate challenge here

Master of Destruction

Children are Masters of Destruction. Let’s just start with the house destruction, belongings destruction, body destruction, and sleep destruction. You name it, they destroy it. My son may be a master of destruction but he is the absolute best thing to ever happen to me. Because of this I am willing to overlook the fact that he threw another hairbrush of mine in the toilet this morning.

What’s harder to get past is the fact that before bed last night I decided that I was going to get up 30 minutes earlier than normal (which is well before he usually gets up) and do a 10 minute yoga video. That’s right folks all I wanted was 10 minutes. Ten minutes to wake up and get some movement in before I had to work. Anyone that knows me can tell you that I don’t get up earlier than I have to, but I decided that I can sacrifice a small and only a small amount of sleep to get myself closer to my goals. Last night I got my yoga mat set up, was wearing Pajamas I could do yoga in, and had my yoga video picked out. Getting myself set up to do this was  BIG accomplishment. Then at 5:50 this morning my child started to cry….. and BOOM my morning plan was out the window. Ten Minutes before my alarm was set to go off so that I could yoga my way into a great day.

You might ask….. “Well Tamie why didn’t you just do it anyway?”

And I might say…. “You don’t know my son.”

Any time I attempt to work out at home he will be on top of me in seconds. If i’m doing push ups he will lay under me and cry. Try to do Zumba or dance, he stands at my feet and cries. Yes I could hold him and do anything cardio but I definitely would not be able to do Yoga. Cardio right after I wake up is out of the question for me. I end up feeling all pukey and nobody likes to have that feeling first thing in the morning. I will forgive him for this of course and keep loving my crazy destructive baby Goobs.  All I can do is try again tomorrow.

P.S. Despite the exceptionally early wake up he was a very happy little boy this morning. Which makes this Mamma very happy.

Besides who could be mad at this face



Ephesians 4:2  Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

Whole30 Day 3

Day 3 is more of the same.

Breakfast- Veggie egg casserole

Lunch- Mexicali venison Skillet with Avocado

Dinner- Crockpot Venison Tenderloin with apples and onions. Served with Green beans

Snack- Raspberries and Cashews

If you have read my previous posts you can see that I’m eating a lot of leftovers. I evaluated my life before I started Whole30 to see what I could do to ensure I was successful. Since I am a mom to a toddler and work a full time job (12 hour shifts) I knew that I would not be able to make fancy meals everyday. I needed to keep this SIMPLE. For the last several months I have planned Bi-weekly menus to avoid extra trips to the grocery store. This saves me time and money. When planning my menu for Whole30 I tried to plan just like I was previously. My meals would need to be simple, easy, and fast. Add in that it needed to be compliant and provide leftovers for several meals. Left overs guarantee that I always have food and won’t be caught off guard by not knowing what I will have for lunch that day. I also made sure to get extra fruits and veggies when I shopped just in case one of the meals I planned didn’t materialize.

I’ve managed to not be overwhelmed because of all my planning. I have heard that can be a possibility when doing a Whole30. So I am on day 3 which isn’t very far in but I figure sharing anything I learn can’t hurt.

via Daily Prompt: Overwhelming

Pot luck


Today was an exercise in will power and I failed. Miserably. My downfall… potluck. I had every intention of eating well today. I even brought a separate lunch and my dish to pass. The food looked so good and I caved. I grazed all day. For the last 8 weeks I have done so well and sploosh all down the drain. You know what though? I am not going to get down on myself. Sometimes setbacks happen. It’s how you handle the setbacks that matter. So I am acknowledging what I have done and tomorrow I will continue where I left off.

I guess the point of this is to acknowledge that yes I made a mistake but everybody does sometimes. Don’t let it stall you. Don’t let it end your journey. Acknowledge and move forward.

I’m back…..

So…. I had a bit of a Hiatus. I found out I was pregnant in February 2015 and not long after I started feeling very sick and I remained sick most of my pregnancy. Baby would only let me eat unhealthy foods. I craved Mac N cheese, frozen hot chocolates from dairy queen, pumpkin bars, and other baked goods. I didn’t feel very healthy anymore and well this is a blog about my health so I just stopped writing. Good news is I was blessed with the most amazing little boy ever!

So here are the Stats; I was 290 pounds when I got pregnant. I was 318 the day I delivered. I now weigh 268 three months after his birth. Since June 2014 I have lost a total of 92 pounds.

Being a Mom has changed my whole world more than I ever imagined it would. For some reason I thought that life would continue just like before only I would have this little being in tow. In some cases that is true but it simply adds way more steps to the activity. For example I took him snowshoeing with me last weekend. I had to time it just perfect so it was between feedings and right before a nap. Once he was at that perfect point it was a mad scramble to get everything I had already packed into the car and him loaded in his seat and ready to go. I got to the trail and it took another 30 minutes for me to get the carrier on, get him in his snowsuit, and put him in the carrier. I did this all while wearing my snow shoes and trying not to fall on my face! The prep was exhausting but very worth it even though we didn’t even walk a whole mile! I never thought that everything I do would revolve around another person instead of myself. But I also never thought that I could love someone so much either!

wp-1453930178996.jpg(Seeley and I snow shoeing)

The tone of this blog may change a bit now that I am a MOM (I never thought I would have that title). I will most likely end up writing about how I make my healthy lifestyle work while working full-time, being a wife, and a Mom, because it really isn’t easy! Here’s to a new me and my adventure sidekick, Seeley!