Monday, February 28, 2011

Just something to think about

Of Baby Showers and Sore Muscles

Saturday I went to an AWESOME baby shower for a very sweet lady- and my friend Amanda made some positively SINFUL goodies- (So so so yummy)... I did pretty good, I thought, at restraining myself- I didn't even try the cheese cake (which I adore)- and limited myself to 3 oreo bon bons- (and when I say limited- It could have been MANY more) and I didn't have any walnut bars (until Sunday when I had like 5 :( ) or lemon cake. They all looked so good but I had to keep my goal in mind. I had a handful of peanut M&Ms and a Mango smoothie.

The previous me (I would say the "old" me, but as I near 30 I have decided to take the word out of my vocabulary) would have gone Hungry Hungry Hippos on that desert table... So I am feeling pretty proud.

Then, yesterday I made my very first Lasagna. (I am not much of a cook- as I have mentioned) But nobody told me how DANG HEAVY the pan is with all those layers of goodness- and I threw out my back putting it into the oven. After the noodle and cheesy goodness was safe inside the oven, I decided to stretch my back right then and there to prevent further soreness and I hear my husband from the the dining room:
"What are you doing???"
"Oh... because it looks like you're worshiping the Lasagna."

I am still laughing. There I was, bent in a Uttana Shishosana (yoga pose) right in front of the oven.

But my back is already feeling a little better so I am going to try to do my 100 crunches today, it will just take me longer. I may have to inflate the balance ball to help me out. :)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Weigh In 2/25

Weight = 192


I guess those crunches really work! (Still haven't been to the gym since my husband got home, but I think what I am doing is working- Also. I wasn't as consistent as I wanted to be on the new thing I am trying, so I will have to give you a review of how I view the results next week- otherwise it wouldn't be fair.)

Muscle burns more fat- I find that interesting. If you build muscle- it works FOR you- to burn the fat. I miss my metabolism, but I think I can get it back if I really try. And I am 3lbs away from getting out of the 190's. That's exciting!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Day 3 of situp Challenge

I am so sore- but these crunches have taught me two things

1.) That I still HAVE abs (good to know since muscle tone down there is not so good after having a baby)

2.) The discomfort actually comes with a good "proud of myself" feeling. And each time I bend or twist and feel that soreness in my abs, I think "Yay for me! I actually did it today!"... So while some people boast that once you get started exercising you'll be addicted and I never believed it- I think I could get addicted to the sense of accomplishment that comes from it, if not the exercise itself.

Monday, February 21, 2011

100 Crunches For 100 Days

I don't know- maybe I am crazy, but when my friend Amanda announced that she would be doing 100 sit-ups for 100 days and competing with her husband to see who could do it and lose the most inches, I wanted to join.

If you remember, one of my original goals was to eliminate my chronic back pain. I h ave been to chiropractors and physical therapists who have all told me that in order to give my back muscles the support they so badly need, I need to strengthen my core. It's a double edged sword there- my back hurts so I don't WANT to do core exercises like crunches because they HURT- but the weaker my core the more my back hurts- so I guess I will have to endure a little discomfort now to be pain free in the future.

So HERE ( is the Challenge- do 100 sit-ups or crunches for 100 days. We have created a facebook group- and I am pretty sure it's open to the public- and since my following is pretty small at the moment many of you are already facebook friends, just let me know if you want an invite to the group so you can join along! We are skipping Sundays so our bodies can recuperate and because the Sabbath is a day of rest- We start today and end on June 16th!

So there is the Challenge! Are you up for it?

(Update on Soda Challenge: 1 Week down! 51 to go! YAY!)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

So I said...

Forget it- I am buying pre-sliced apples- Forget the extra price and the extra packaging that will fill the landfills- I am eating healthier gol darn it! I have admitted here before that I am lazy- and that's part of the reason I have gained the weight in the first place- and I am sad to admit how many fresh fruits and vegetables have rotted in my fridge over the years.

SO I spent $2.99 for a bag of pre-sliced apples- and you know what? 24 hours later they are all gone. :) Instead of reaching for a bag of chips, I could open a bag of apples and snack on their sweet, tart, juicy goodness.

Also- I am not worried about stealing puffystars from Lincoln because there are only 25 calories per serving... Serving Size? 73 pieces (There is no way to capitalize numbers- sometimes I wish there was.)

Friday, February 18, 2011



Whopping big numbers eh? (I almost forgot to weigh in today, and weighed myself after lunch- so that might affect the numbers a small way today, but not by enough that it would matter too much.)

But it is a LOSS! That makes me happy. I am not on the Biggest Loser- I am not looking for double digits (I AM looking for SINGLE digits- but hey, what can you do?)

My vow to not drink soda has gone well so far. I find my beverage of choice is Sobe Fugi-Apple Pear- and strawberry lemonade. I may have over indulged in the lemonade this week to assuage my soda temptations. I should really be replacing the soda with water- but I figure baby steps right?

Husband is home!! So I will probably be able to sneak out to work out solo- and I think that will help my weight loss goals this week. Being alone with kids 24/7 does two things to my weight loss goals- 1.) stresses me out and I eat when I am stressed 2.) Saps my energy- I spend so much time making sure I am not trampling them when exercise that I don't accomplish much.

Ok- so here is to a BRAND NEW WEEK!- No Soda, More Water, More movement! (I got something for my birthday that I am excited to try too- Let's see how it affects my #'s next week and I will write a full review... Are you just on pins and needles to know what it is???? Stay Tuned!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

98% Fat Free Oscar Mayer Hot dogs

I figured at 40 Calories a dog- only .5 grams of fat - why not? My family are big hot dog fans- it's cheap and easy and ready in a few minutes so the convince factor is HUGE for us...

The verdict?

Not worth it.

Blech- They were pretty bland, but I might be able to get used to it because they are SO low in calories until I saw how much SODIUM is in each wiener... 470 mg!!!! That's 20% of your daily allowance- and recently they have suggested that people should use even less than they originally suggested- so no thank you Mr. Mayer.
(of course I don't know how much sodium are in the other types of Oscar Mayer dogs- which I like- and I don't know if I WANT to know....)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

1 Year Left!

It's my birthday- and that means I have one year left to lose the weight (I only started two weeks ago, so that's not so bad)

47 pounds in a year is very doable- it's a little less than a pound a week- which is what I have averaged, so that's not too bad. It will require a lot of work though- and I am looking forward to my NEXT birthday because I will be celebrating not only a HUGE milestone for me, but also my success!

As promised- I have a goal to share with you. I have never been the type to "give up" anything completely, but that's just what I am going to do. For 1 year, I Kelly Moore will not drink any soda pop- not even (or especially) diet sodas. There I said it- it's out there in cyber space. Part of the reason I have never made a resolution to give up certain things is because I have never believed I am capable of doing so. In this case- I am ready. I have heard that by giving up soda you can lose up to a pound a week, depending on how much soda you consume to begin with.

I am not as hardcore as some of you guys out there who cut out sugar all together- ack! Kill me now!- but I think this goal is significantly challenging enough that I will have to work at it, but it's realistic enough that I can achieve it.
So who is with me? My challenge to you is join me- no soda for one year- and then join me in raising a glass of sparkling cider on Feb 12 2012 to toast our success!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Week 3 weigh in

And the numbers are....



slow and steady right?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Size 12

Ya! I fit into size 12 again! :) First time Jean shopping that hasn't ended in tears for a while! :) (ok just $10 wal mart pants, but still)

In the Meantime...

Saturday is my Birthday and I will announce a big goal of mine on that day. So stay tuned.

I am not skinny mini yet- and part me thinks "when I lose the weight- then I'll wear nice clothes"
But in the meantime, I don't have to sit around in sweats and look sloppy right? So I have been making a little more effort with my appearance lately.

I may not be thin- but I can still look GOOD.

So here is my challenge to you, if you're aren't quite there yet, don't put it off to look good. It's ok to buy some clothes that fit you right, right now. You don't have to spend a fortune, but when you look good, you tend to feel good too. When you feel good- you're more capable of believing in yourself and more likely to reach goals. What makes you feel good about yourself? A clean house? Looking good? Taking time to feel pampered with a long hot bubble bath? Whatever it is- do it.

Weight loss is an arduous journey, but nobody said you've got to feel tired, or look sloppy along the way!

Saturday, February 5, 2011


This is a difficult post- only two weeks in, but I feel that if this blog is going to work at all I need to be honest- 100%. I wouldn't be doing myself or you any favors by fudging the numbers.... (mmmmmm fudge.)

Week two weight: 195.8

So I went back up 1.8 lbs.

This is not unusual for me, even when I am consistent with my diet and exercise. My weight fluctuates very easily. Some weeks will be better than others
- the difference here is that it's out there for the world to see. I can take this minor set back and use it to motivate myself or I can use it to beat myself up with and convince myself that I CAN'T do it (which is what has happened in the past).

Today- I will not let this pothole in the road stop my entire journey. I will learn from it, suffer the momentary displeasure, then keep moving!

I received a beautiful little note from my brother this morning that really helped me to post this this morning. He has recently made the change to a healthier lifestyle and knows how hard it can be- but knowing that he has faith in me really boosts my confidence! Thanks Jay!

He brought up an interesting point- if you are trying to quit eating or drinking something, don't bring it home and have it sitting in your fridge.

Stay tuned next week for a big goal announcement and challenge!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Use What You Have

Mr. Moore has suddenly been called off on a business trip a few states a way- and I don't have anyone to watch the little 'uns so I can exercise in the exercise room- and I was lamenting the cherry cheesecake that I ate last night thinking there is no way I can burn any calories. (Tomorrow is weigh in #2 and I am not excited about it- I think I may have thrown this weigh in with cheese cake, some brownies, and lack of exercise)

But as I was coming in today, I remembered that we live on the bottom floor of an apartment complex with three floors. That's many stairs- heated indoors- and as long as we tread quietly, the neighbors shouldn't mind if I take the kids (the baby is going to be my resistance weight) up and down the steps a few times tonight.

Necessity is the mother of invention- if you really want to reach your goal, there is a way to do it- you just have to find it.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Below Zero

I am facing some roadblocks this morning- as is expected in any journey. There will be potholes, closed rest-stops when you really need to pee, detours, delays, and setbacks.

Today I am really feeling the strain of anxiety and stress- This insecurity is making me want to eat (again with my emotional eating- you will probably notice this is a trend). I want to eat because I am stressed and food fills that void momentarily. It tastes good and it takes my mind off my worries- but I need to remember that I have a goal- I have an objective.

Another thing that is in my way today is the temperature- it's probably -12 right now outside, and even though I usually spend the day indoors, the colder temps make me want to stay in my pajamas and not do anything.

The point is- I am struggling today- and I am MAD that I am struggling so soon! It's not that I have lost my motivation, but today, and maybe JUST today, I don't want to do it.

So- here is my game plan today: Inflate balance ball. Clean the house (I feel better when I am in control of SOMETHING-) And workout tonight during Biggest Loser)- as for food, I think I will just drink alot of water to keep my mouth busy and my brain distracted.

WISH ME LUCK! I need it today!