Friday, June 26, 2009


I just figured out I was off slightly...I actually only lost 1.2 pounds. I know it's not a big difference in what I just posted, but didn't want to lie. :o) I'm still happy about that loss!

First week's results...

Today is my official weigh in with some friends of mine who are also trying to lose weight. We have a private group on facebook where we try to encourage each other to make good choices to lose weight to glorify God.

I found out since last Friday that I have lost 1.4 pounds!!! Yeah!!! :o) The first week of dessert dieting was successful. Actually, it was fun to try to figure out how many calories I had each day and how I could use them well (although I did go over a couple of days).

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Wendy's is my friend!

Today I had to take Caleb to the drs. for his 2 month shots... :o( He is still snoozing from the experience three hours later. Poor little guy!

My mom watched the big boys so I could take Caleb for a semi-peaceful visit to the pediatrician. Because she watched them up until lunch time, I ran to Wendy's to get something for all of us for lunch.

I got a double stack and a chicken go wrap for lunch. I also ate a few of the boys' fries. I really wasn't sure on the calories, but I found out for the burger and wrap it was 660 altogether! Not too shabby!

It's nice to know that when I'm on a "diet" that I can still have something like Wendy's to eat. :o) Although I did choose not to have a Frosty since I've got a special dessert in the freezer for tonight... If I wasn't counting calories, I'd probably just go for both.

I also weighed myself this morning, and my weight was already down almost a pound from the day before. That was very encouraging.

I've got over 1400 left for the day. Hopefully I will use them wisely. :o)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Day 1!

Okay, first day back on the bandwagon. My goal is to eat around 2300-2400 calories a day right now. I took some time off for my birthday, so now I'm back in the swing of things.

Sometimes I wish that it didn't take so long to lose weight...and sometimes I wish it wasn't so hard. But most things worth doing aren't easy. I am thankful because I think this journey will teach me a lot about self control and honoring God. That is my hope, anyways!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Dessert anyone?

First off, let me explain why I am starting a blog. I never thought I would have one, but I am mainly starting this one to keep myself accountable. Even if nobody actually reads this, I will feel the need to stick to my goal if I know I've got to come to this little tiny corner of the www to post my progress.

I am naming this the dessert dieter because that's what I am...I have lost weight before, and I think I've got a pretty good idea of how to do it. Eat less, basically. :o) However, when I've done it in the past, I often do not cut out taboo foods like dessert. In fact, I usually have them almost every day. I am a calorie counter, so I just make sure I save enough calories to have dessert somewhere (at least once) in my day. I suppose my love for desserts is part of why I have to have this blog anyways...

I have weight to lose due to the extra pounds I've picked up in all my pregnancies. I have about 38 pounds to lose, to be exact. I am posting "before" pictures today in hopes that I eventually will be able to post some "after" pictures. :o)

I have a lot of reasons for wanting to lose the weight, so maybe that will be my post for next time. However, let me post the most important here today:

1 Corinthians 10:31 "So then whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." I want to honor God with how I eat, which is often a struggle for me.

If anyone out there does happen to read my blog here, please feel free to leave comments...I am sure that will be a great help and encouragement to me. I hope that I can be an encouragement to someone else as well! God bless.