The Real Mom’s Food Journey: Gettin Back In The Saddle

WHEW! I love Christmas…but I am also a little relieved it’s OVER.

So how did I do? Did I succumb to multiple holiday party temptations? Plates of cookies-and-or-fudge? Did I fall off the proverbial Diet Horse?

Fricken A right I did 🙁

BUT, I take comfort in the fact it was ONE Holiday Party, ONE meal of pure eating frenzy, and ONE slice of decedent Chocolate French Silk Pie. It was fabulous. It was an event. I didn’t just sit down and fill my face…I ate slowly, relished, and enjoyed the hell outta every bite.

NOW, back to reality.

Honestly, I haven’t weighed myself at Snap in weeks. I have no idea what my “poundage loss” is. BUT I can tell you this:
* My Muffin Top is beginning to crumble a bit.
* My Ghetto Booty is shrinking.
* I have at least two pairs of pants that are too big to wear now.
* My eating habits have changed tremendously. Foods that I used to crave no longer trip my trigger. My once Favorist Thing To Eat (McDonald’s Sirloin Mushroom Swiss Wrap) is now something that is mighty disgusting. I know. I tried one for the first time in four weeks. I made it two bites. Hello Mr Garbage Can. Wow. That was nasty.

This, I am thinking, is ALL positive and good. It reassures me I am on the right path. The Real Mom’s Food Journey is turning me into a better ME.

P.S I absolutely LOVE water aerobics. I went kicking and screaming (I think there may be claw marks on the doors at Brainerd Hotel & Conference Center’s pool area)…but once I experienced Water Aerobics under Amy’s guidance. I am HOOKED.

Like a big ol 45 year-old-fish in a teal bathing suit..I am HOOKED.

So my adventure continues. The main thing I have learned? It’s that weight loss is a process. You have to “work it like a project” cuz well, it IS. It’s not a fad, a hobby, or “just something I am doing for sh!ts and giggles. This is REAL. This is a lifestyle change for me.

So my final words to you, o’valued readers, is to not let any infractions of Christmas slow you down. Get back on the horse, get rid of any remnants of Christmas treats in your house, and head for the treadmill.

That’s where you’ll find me! Stick to The Journey, my friends. The rewards are sooo worth it.

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About Becky Flansburg


Becky Flansburg is freelance writer, blogger and virtual assistant living in Northern Minnesota. A dedicated mom to two beautiful kids, her veteran blog Franticmommy.com is filled with laughter and love about the joys parenthood. Becky is also committed to helping women realize their work-from-home dreams, enjoy life beyond the cubicle and find clarity in the work/life/family balance. Connect with Becky via her website, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest

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2 Responses to The Real Mom’s Food Journey: Gettin Back In The Saddle

  1. shannon December 29, 2010 at 1:02 pm #

    The saddle is too small for my Super Sized Arss! If I could just figure out how to exercise in my sleep I’d have this battle down cold!

  2. Marina Reede December 29, 2010 at 1:59 pm #

    fabulous for you! that’s what it is about, figuring out you want something, have a bite or two then be satisfied with putting it aside. when i was losing all my weight before (yes, started less heavy than now and ended up a size 6), i remember going to get ribs and ordering a sundae but eating 2-3 spoonfuls and being done.

    hey, check out http://www.lucybeale.com for great tips! it’s a different website name now but that’ll get you there. i’ve been getting her monthly newsletters for like 10 years. 🙂

    it’s fun to be active! i’m off to activate my YWCA membership today/tomorrow! 🙂

    pee ess…i did 36 sit ups last night. whoa! have i gained a lot! the dog was chasing its tail next to me and my daughter was laughing. i sure felt good that i at least did something! 🙂

    keep up the journey!
    amy/marina

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