You Are Too Big to Ride the Rollercoaster

I have to start out this post by saying that my husband has lost 13 pounds.  I have to constantly tell myself that this is a good thing and that getting healthy and losing weight is something that I’ve wanted him to do for a long time.  But being the loving wife that I am, jealousy inevitably slips in and I have to check myself before I wreck myself wreck his progress and drag us both down.

So I make a big deal about how proud I am of him.  I truly am.  He is looking good (even though he’s a pretty handsome fella already), and I feel that his interest in losing weight is reigniting my motivation to get back on track.

What I’ve Been Up to Lately

Enjoying my summer!  Yes, I know that I don’t go to school, nor do I have kids in school, but I feel I have done more this summer than I have in years!

First off, I spent a fun two weeks in Utah visiting family for the fourth of July.  My mom had her hip replaced and so we tried to spend some time with her and make sure she wasn’t too bored sitting in her bed all day long.  We went swimming, shopping, out to eat, and I even got to see some friends that I don’t get to see too often.  I also got some pic’s taken of my girls from a good friend:

IMG_7027E B&WUgh.  My heart laid out on a blanket is what that is right there.  I could do a whole post on all the cute pic’s, but I will refrain myself :)

At the end of July we got to take a quick jaunt up to Vail and spend time with Dustin’s family at The Four Seasons.  We ate at the 4 star restaurant and got to see how the other half lives.

In August we went on a family trip to San Diego with Dustin’s side of the family and we had good time!  We rented out a beach house and besides lack of sleep things went pretty smoothly.  This was Lucy’s first real distance road trip and she was a champ.  One day we drove 12 hours straight and she slept almost the entire way.  This baby is truly an angel.

I also got to experience one of the best moments of a mother’s life:  Watching her Elmo obsessed child get to meet Elmo for the first time.  I wish I had taken a video, it was the cutest thing I have EVER seen.

IMG_0393The thing is, is that I have had a fun summer, but I’m bummed about all that wasted time that I could have been eating well and moving my body.  I also had a weight check when I couldn’t go on the new roller coaster at Sea World because I was too big for the seat.  Womp, womp.  I can’t say it was the first time I was worried about not being able to ride a ride at an amusement park, but this was the first time I was truly too big.  I also LOVE roller coasters, and I tried really hard to not get too upset that I couldn’t ride around my family, but inside I wanted to cry (even now I get misty eyed).  I never want to feel that shameful feeling again.

As I’m sure mother’s with multiple children can attest to the fact that when more kids are introduced to the family, it definitely takes some time to get back into a routine.  Instead of getting into a routine, I just kind of gave up on everything.

My house cleaning is sporadic, my meal planning is sporadic, and sometimes I just feel down right overwhelmed.  There are some days where I feel like I’ve been running all day long, yet have nothing to show for it.

My point is that I am lacking structure.  I felt like I had it a year ago and I’m trying to get back to it.

I’m starting with daily to-do lists and making some simple goals to get me back on track.

Blogging is at the top of my list, even if it is less frequent than it was when I was actively losing over a year ago.  The truth is, my kids have stolen my creative brain cells and I feel like when I sit down to write a post I just stare at the computer.  But that also is a result of a lack of structure.

So join me as I start over…….again.  I’ve started using MyFitnessPal again to track my calories (more on this in a different post), and I moved my treadmill into my living room (HUGE eye sore) to hopefully get me doing some exercising again.  I don’t want to bite off more than I can chew by making elaborate goals, but taking it one step at a time in the right direction!

Lastly I will leave you with my first step:

1148868_10200376919966860_2092764998_nI actually don’t have too big of a problem with drinking my 100 oz’s of water a day, but this awesome bottle makes it a little easier :)

More post’s coming this week!  Happy Sunday!

 

 

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2 thoughts on “You Are Too Big to Ride the Rollercoaster

  1. Marion

    Hi Carrie! Well, I had 4 kids in 2 sets: the older 2, and the younger 2. And I know very well how difficult 2 kids of your children’s ages are. They can change a wonderful day into a complicated in no time at all! I cannot explain how many times my kids did stuff that proved to me I had no control over them: pepper the birthday cake, cocoa sprinkled in every kitchen drawer, take off the labels of all cans in the pantry, get ready to take a sled down the stairs at 5:00 a.m., throwing a new sandal over a bridge, throwing up in the car numerous times, fighting over a dime when I was driving, highlighters on the walls, shaving cream on the stairs, expensive electronic Blues Clues toy into the bathtub water, etc………

    So yes, I understand that your life is overwhelming. It’s valid. However, I would say that if I could do it over again, I’d not be really overweight through my entire decade of the 30′s. It is a waste of youth. I now have wrinkles, cricks when I wake up, gray hair, thinning hair etc…. You don’t get youth forever. Don’t let your children’s childlike ways negatively affect your health. Also, don’t let the emotions get you down either. As you know very well, weight is formulaic. If you eat a certain amount of calories and make a calorie deficit, you lose weight. Keep it scientific and calculating (as in adding up calories) and don’t let emotions rule your health. As always, I’m rooting for you. :D

    Adorable gorgeous daughters you have. <3
    :-) Marion

    Reply
    1. Shrinking Carrie Post author

      I agree that youth is fleeting which is exactly why I would like to get control of my weight once and for all. I have had too many wasted experiences, and I don’t want to waste anymore.
      I’m working on the emotional aspect of weight loss. I am working on taking the power back, and not letting food rule my world. I have too many things to get done anyway, food should be the last of my concerns throughout the day.
      Thanks for your continuing support!

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