Welcome to Making It Healthy! Here you can find healthy, tried and true recipes (most with around 450 calories or less), and follow my weight loss journey - advice and support are most welcome. My goal is to use this blog to help me stay inspired - through my faith and through my readers - and hopefully I can inspire someone in return.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Update and Journal for Monday 8/06

Hi everyone....

I know last week I promised to post and give you a recipe.  That was before my 21-month-old son ended up in the hospital.  He had 3 seizures brought on by fever spikes due to an ear infection. It was an extremely scary time.  But, the good news is that he's much much better now - back to his normal rambunctious self and we thank God for that.

So, needless to say, my head wasn't in the game last week and hasn't been for several weeks.  My son has been sick on and off for the past 4 weeks or so and I've pretty much spent all of my time and energy focusing on him and work and meanwhile letting myself get back to some of my old habits which include not exercising.  I haven't weighed myself for a couple of weeks either.  My next weigh in is Friday morning.

After reflecting back on last week's frightening events, I've reminded myself once again that if I'm going to take excellent care of my family, I need to take excellent care of myself too.  What good will I be if I continue to be unhealthy?  The answer to that question is NO GOOD.

So I'm not going to spend alot of time beating myself up for not doing what I'm supposed to do, because I can't undo it.  All I can do is start fresh and go from there.  I've decided to make the following goals:

  • Lose 10 pounds
  • Stay within calories each day from now until Sunday
  • Exercise at least 4 days this week

I plan on taking my son out for a walk later in the new jogging stroller we bought yesterday and hopefully I'll have time to do some strength training after he goes to bed tonight.

Wish me luck (I'm really going to need it - prayers too if you can!) and I hope to make you all (and myself) proud!

Here's my journal for today:



Egg, fresh, 1 large70506
Sara Lee Delightful Whole Wheat Bread (2 slices per serv), 0.5 serving45173
Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss Original Cheese (Serving = 1 wedge), 1 serving35212
Meal Totals1507811


Sara Lee Delightful Whole Wheat Bread (2 slices per serv), 1 serving901146
Best Foods Regular Mayonnaise, 0.33 tbsp30300
Kirkland Foster Farms Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, 1 slice, 1 serving501010
Meal Totals17051416


Lettuce, red leaf (salad), 1 cup shredded4010
DD Oven Baked Almond Chicken, 1 serving236141229
Balsamic spray dressing, 1 serving15000
Mushrooms, fresh, 0.25 cup, pieces or slices4011
Red Ripe Tomatoes, 0.5 cup cherry tomatoes16031
Meal Totals275141731


Protein Bar, BariWise Peanut Butter & Jelly, 1 serving17061612
Meal Totals17061612


Lowfat Vanilla Ice Cream, 0.5 cup (4 fl oz)923153
Jam, Raspberry Fruit Spread, (Bionaturae Organic) , 1 tbsp30080
Chips, Food Should Taste Good multigrain - 28g/10 chips, 1 serving1407183
Meal Totals26210416


Chobani 0% Strawberry Greek Yogurt (6 oz), 1 serving14002014
Meal Totals14002014


Jam, kroger reduced sugar strawberry preserves, 1 tbsp25060
Sara Lee Delightful Whole Wheat, 2 slices, 1 serving901146
PB2, 2 tbsp45255
Meal Totals16032511
Daily Totals1,32645141100
Daily Goal1300 - 150037 - 79100 - 14272 - 150

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  1. OMG How scary Andrea! So glad he's feeling better! I would have been completely coming apart.

  2. Thank you for posting even you are sooo busy with your son .Definitely I will pray for him.