Taking Some Time Off...

This last month has been crazy. In a good way. In August, both kids started school which left me with an amazing sea of free time to do whatever with. That was exciting. Then as school began, things started getting a little more crazy with essays, discussions, exams and a gazillion deadlines. Not having the babies at home has made things a little better as far as time management for school, but my mind just can't settle down enough to stay put. In other words, I find myself wanting to go go go in the morning since I am flying solo rather than sitting down and getting my work at home and with school out of the way. Like a bird, I have been set free to fly anywhere I want with no bars held and I feel like my wings are gaining more speed each and everyday...

Ok, so what else? Well...I am going to back off from calorie counting, carb counting and the like for now. I am trying to watch what I eat and I am getting ready to start my gym work outs. But I am feeling quite honestly overwhelmed at the moment. Sort of like things are spinning out of control. I forget to put my numbers in then I dwell if I think I went over. I start to get depressed and start eating more. I gotta stop the insanity for a minute. I need to relax.  To breath.. No pressure...  No numbers.

I am, however, thinking about doing a juice fast. I have watched several documentaries on them and the results are amazing..No just for weight, but for clarity, health and a sense of well being...I will keep you all posted. I will still be blogging, but I am not going to worry obsessively about my weight and the numbers right now.

Hope that makes some sense... I need to take some time off. Peace and love to you all   ~Kimberly

This is a Cake Free Zone

Good  morning friends! Its been a few days since I have blogged, quite a few actually. A lot has been going on in my life that has kept me busy. Slowly but surely I am getting back on track.

So, lets talk weight, food and issues for a moment, rather, let me do some bragging and venting if you will.

First the bragging. For the most part, I have been doing well on my eating plan. What eating plan? Atkins. A modified version. I am using the My Fitness Pal calorie calculator and so I am eating under the calories I am supposed to, but with low carb foods only. Does that make sense? For me, the calculator allows 1750 calories a day max for my weight, height and lifestyle. So I stay under that number (that is the goal anyway) by eating 20 carbs or less a day and under 1750 calories a day. Its working for me because as you know protein keeps the body fuller for longer periods of time. I find that I don't snack as much as I normally would when I am on Atkins, so yay me.

Now for the vent. I had some issues this week with a family member bringing sweets. I know she means well, but there has to be some limits. This week she brought a cake over to celebrate my daughters 1st tooth loss. OK, the thought was nice, but I had just got done telling her not to bring it. Plus she knew I was on Atkins. Her way of thinking was "well, it wasn't for you"...OK that was not cool. I am extremely overweight and trying to get my self back in shape as well as helping my kids make better eating choices. Cake is my #1 temptation buster. So to validate herself by saying it wasn't for me just didn't sit right. My reply was 'would you bring alcohol to the house of a recovering alcoholic? No, you would not. Please respect me and please understand I have issues with sugar. Two days later she brought over candy bars. Seriously.  So last night we had a nice talk and I explained to her exactly where I am coming from and I think she gets it. I hope anyway. Needless to say, I tore into the damn cake and candy...I expect bad news on the scale, but I am back to good now. It's like when I am in my house doing my think I am in control. I even grocery shop with a list and don't splurge there either. Anyway, that is my vent.

Come the first of October I am signing up for my gym membership. I am REALLY looking forward to that!

I Have a Confession to Make....

I am addicted to Jersey Shore. Or perhaps I am just addicted to Pauly D. He is one hot young man! The show is a riot! Dancing, drinking, fighting, smushing and the list goes on. At first I was hesitant because my friends advised against watching it, but I did. And now I am into it for nearly 2 whole seasons. I don't have cable, so I have caught up with season 1 and 2 on Netflix. I believe there are 2 more seasons still....I may be having cable installed again..of course there are other shows I like as well...but oh Pauly......MEOWWW!!!