Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Listen To Your Body???

Current Me
You know how when you are feeling under the weather or you crave something, people will tell you to listen to your body?  Well...I have a question...what if I am craving chocolate...like lots of chocolate?  Is my body trying to tell me it wants me to fat?  haha  My body wants sweet, anything sweet and yummy and so bad for me.

I am now on a "Don't Listen To My Body" diet!  It is screaming at me at 11 pm that I'm starving and I need to feed it...sweets of course!  Come mid-day, again...shouting is happening from my belly...feed me!  I can't listen anymore since it has only made me gain 30 pounds that I now have to work hard to lose again!  Thankfully, I didn't gain the whole 50 pounds I had lost about 5 years ago.  I fell off the wagon but I'm climbing back on.
Me in 2007
Me in Spring 2008
They say that when you go through a divorce you lose weight...you are dating again so you want to look sexy and healthy.  Yep...I did that!  50 pounds!  Then two years ago I met my Soul Mate...Scott.  I guess baking cakes hasn't helped, but I've also become comfortable and happy and very well fed by one of the best cooks I've ever met!  He too, has gained about 30 pounds.  So we are now eating healthy, eating out less and becoming more active again.

I had a setback two months ago, with a hysterectomy which enabled me to sit around more and become lazy.  Since I clean houses, I've always been active but I was off work for 5 weeks.  My weight climbed and climbed even faster.

I started going to the gym and walking...very slowly at first and then gaining speed until my 6 week mark came after my surgery.  Last Monday, Scott and I started doing the Insanity workout together.  Ok...Yes...it is INSANE!!!!  The fit test nearly killed us and the second day I was begging for a beginner video.  Scott said...this is the beginner video.  Then, later realized that it was day 2, MONTH 2!!!  No wonder why it was so hard.  haha  We then got on track and started at the beginning.
Me in 2008

I have since lost an inch all around and 3 pounds down.  Scott is almost 10 pounds down but hasn't lost as much in inches.  Just proves that Men and Women lose weight in different ways.  Unfortunately...I've lost most of my in my boobs!  Yep...its a bummer but I'll trade it for looking better any day.

My goal is to be back to the weight I was in the photo to the right.  I went from a size 16 to a size 4 and weighed 140 pounds.

Share your weight loss stories with me and leave words of encouragement in the comments below!  I'd love to hear them.

~Jen

21 comments:

  1. Hi Jen, I just wanted to stop by again to make sure I had left you a comment and found this post. You are looking marvelous darling. Thanks again for stopping by Oh! My Heartsie Reviews have a great night!

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    1. Thanks Karren!

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  2. Keep up the great work!
    Please link up http://savegreenbeinggreen.blogspot.com/2013/03/wordless-wednesday-3-year-old-picture.html

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    1. Thanks Jessica for stopping by! I will head over now!

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  3. I can totally relate! I lost 50 lbs and gained 30 in the last 2 years. I am working to get this off me, I miss doing what I was doing when I was fit and light. I wish you the best in this journey. It is hard, but all worth it.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Joanne @ jmacreativemess.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Joanne for stopping by! I understand completely...I used to do so much more and now everything seems like a chore!


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  4. Way to go! BTW you look gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Veronica!

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  5. Hello!

    Came over to return the favour and at the same time I say this post and I must say ... THANK YOU! You have proved what I do is right, since everyone keeps telling me to listen to my body... I was beginning to think if my dieting is wrong ... but now you have kept me going with a happy smile ^^

    Thank you!

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    1. Thanks so much for the wonderful comments! Glad you stopped by!

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  6. You are doing awesome and looking great!!!
    Have a good day, and you are welcome to share your story via our hop:http://www.craftyspices.com/hops/wwhop
    Thanks

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I will head over now!

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  7. Hey found you through the Blog Hop till you Drop linky party. Here's a random fact just for you, if your body is craving chocolate, it means that you are low in magnesium, which chocolate is full of. If you are craving other lollie, it means that your blood sugar levels have dropped.

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    1. Ahhh...thanks for letting me! I will have to find something to replace chocolate with to get that magnesium!

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  8. I crave cholocate all the time now since I had my third baby and it's weird because I never used to be a big fan of it before.

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    1. Cinthya,

      Isn't it funny how our bodies change after having kids. I had straight hair my whole life and when I had my second, my son, my hair got quite wavy!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Congrats!!!
    New follower from the hop.
    You should stop by Deezy Does It! (http://deezydoesiteezy.blogspot.com/) and check us out. We do a link up party every Friday-Tuesday with a giveaway.
    xo,
    Deezy

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    1. Thanks Deezy for visiting. I will add your parties to my listings. Ill head over to check outyour blog.
      Come share your projects on chalkboard and creative Saturday.
      http://throughmycreativemind.blogspot.com

      Jen

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  10. This is so great!! Wishing you all of the best in your efforts. I am going to start teaching fitn ess and I love the viewpoint DON'T Listen to your body! New fan from Thursday Favorites. Come say hi at Go Cheap or Go Home When you need a break from insanity!!

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  11. Totally get the weight issues. I've been battling my weight for 20 years. Almost 2 years ago I lost 55 lbs. and am battling to keep it off. I've gained 10 lbs. and am determined to stop there. I still hadn't reached my goal with the 55 lbs. off so I'm dragging. Fun On A Dime blog is starting a health fitness challenge. You might want to check it out, http://www.funonadime.net/?p=5733.

    God bless and have a grateful day,
    Anita aka Nit
    www.nitscreativecorner.blogspot.com

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  12. I totally get those late night chocolate cravings.:) You are not alone! You can do this! I'm battling right now to lose about 40 pounds.... planning to hit the treadmill again tomorrow!

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