June 21, 2012

F.A.T. Friday

I'll be joining Ginger at (Not) Just Another Mom of Twins every Friday for her F.A.T. Friday. I kind of forgot about it the past couple weeks and last week's topic was really intriguing so I'm adding it before today's...


This Week's Suggested Topic Was: Write yourself a motivational reminder/letter about all the “good” things about your healthy lifestyle & why you are on this journey. This will be good to have in 10 minutes, 10 days, 10 months or 10 years from now when you need a “pick me up!”

(ending week 4)

Dear Christina,

You are amazing, strong, beautiful, kind, giving.

You are your daughter’s Mama and whole wide world right now (at almost 2.5) and she’s yours for always.

You are your husband’s partner for life- through thick and thin.

Because of all of this, you are living a low carb life because carby foods are mean to you… because you feel amazing, alive, full of life when low carbing… because you once lost 75 pounds so you know it does work… because you need to live a long long life for that girl of yours, for your husband, for YOU.

You can do it.

You WILL do it… for life.

Your healthy body


Next Week's Suggested Topic: Summertime=Vacation Time=Overindulging= FUN Possible Derailment! What summer vacation(s) do you have planned and how to you plan to be proactive in staying (mostly) on the healthy living train?

(ending week 5)
A week after starting to live a clean low carb (LC) lifestyle, we went on vacation. I knew we were going on vacation when I decided to dive back into low carbing but because this has to be a lifestyle for me- for life- I figured I needed to start right then and there and not allow vacation to be an excuse. Was I as diligent when on vacation about my food as I am when not vacationing? Not completely. Did I go hog wild and eat everything in sight like my old self would’ve? Hell no.

See, I’m fortunate because my husband is doing this with me. Just like he did the first time around. So we packed a bag full of LC snacks to have on hand at all times to save us from indulging in the bad. And it worked. And when we sat down to eat, we stuck with eating as LC as possible which is not hard to do at any restaurant other than Chinese.

That’s the beauty of the LC lifestyle to me- there are so many damn good foods you can eat that staying on track usually isn’t too difficult. Plus, it really doesn’t take a lot of planning ahead when going to a restaurant as long as you stick with no bread and steamed veggies or salad. I get to eat meats (un-breaded), bacon, eggs, cheese, most veggies, nuts, salads which is pretty much available anywhere. For example, our first stop was at a Wendy’s so Lovie could have a burger and fries (she loves!) and I had a very low carb meal of a double cheeseburger (no bun) and salad.

I do have to plan ahead with snacks though- making sure I always have something available because if I start getting hungry without something LC nearby me… that's when the trouble begins. Readily available high carb foods like chips, french fries, pizza, and ice cream is impossible to stop eating once I start.

That's why eating LC is a lifestyle for me- for life. Because food is my drug; I'm a High-Carb-Foodaholic.

WEIGHT: Down 14 pounds at the start of this week (week 5).
EXERCISE: none :(


  1. That is awesome! I love the letter you wrote to yourself. I think that's a really cool thing to put out there. I think while I'm not 2 week waiting, I may try to do something physically active. Kind of makes my stomach hurt. Kind of makes me wanna sprain my ancle so I can use that as an excuse to be sedentary. :-) Great job to you. 14 pounds ain't nuttin' to sneeze at!

  2. Good job! Proud of you! :)

  3. Way to go, lady. You are doing so awesome. I'm sure eating better is helping with your "stabbiness" too. I saw Ginger's comment here a few weeks ago and went and linked up with her too.

  4. AWESOME!!!! I am so happy to have another friend to take the weekly/life journey with!

    Good for you on the holidays....I will use that as my inspiration and drive.

    14 pounds...look at you go!!

    Great letter too...see you next week Christina! :)


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