Today was REALLY hard on us!

So we had initially decided that we would weigh in every Friday, take our measurements and then carry on with our day. Week one was pretty darn good, we had both lost a little weight and some inches, good start!

Well today was most certainly a difficult one.  For me, it started with me standing on the scale, I had lost 1.5lbs since last Friday but I had been 219.5 for the last few days and was hoping to see a bigger change when I climbed on the scale today. That was a little disappointing. Once we started measuring ourselves though, it became apparent, either we had put inches back on or we were not measuring correctly. We eventually stopped the measuring and have decided to measure once a month, instead of weekly. We may be finding it difficult to measure in the same spot everytime which is very frustrating.

It was one of those days where we were both disapointed, not really having lost anything. We are not ready to give up though, we used the day to discuss our previous diets, eating habits, calorie counting and exercise. This week alone I have done at least 130 minutes of Jillian Michaels and I’ve sweated and managed to keep up more than when I first started. That was way more exercise than I have done in a long time! With changing my diet, I thought it would make a big difference, it was heartbreaking to not see as much of a change as I would have liked, for both of us.

From next week we are going to kick it up a notch, get in about an hours exercise everyday at least and we are thinking of starting calorie counting.

 

Whatever we decide, you guys will be the first to know.

 

Much love ~*The Determined Housewife~*

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11 Days in and proof that what we are doing is working!

So we are 11 days into our 30 Day Challenge and wow I wasn’t expecting this!

About 3 months ago I bought a bra but accidentally bought the wrong size, my husband has a nasty habit of throwing away receipts so I couldn’t take it back.

When we did our Weigh- In on Friday we were a little worried we had measured wrong because it was saying I had lost 5.3 inches off my chest! Seemed a bit much. Apparently not!

This Morning Rachel texted me and reminded me that I need to try on the bra and tell her if it fits. I went upstairs, took it out the box, holding it up in front of me thinking ‘no way!’, I still attempted to clasp it up and was amazingly surprised that it fit! That means that I have gone from a 40-3D to a 38-3D!

I cannot believe that I have accomplished this in 11 days! All this from working out our homes and just eating healthier!

Nothing motivates more than seeing results! I’m so happy that I want to go exercise right away!

~*The ‘Determined’ Housewife*~

The ‘Determined’ Housewife

This is my story in a nutshell. I am a mother of two beautiful girls ages 6 and 2. After having my girls I put on a few extra kg’s/lbs, I averaged between 70kg/154lbs to 80kg/176lbs.

First picture of me a few days after starting our weight loss challenge

First picture of me a few days after starting our weight loss challenge

1 year and 5 months ago my husband and I finally kicked our smoking habit with the help of some boiled sweets everytime we got a craving. BAD BAD BAD idea! I started packing on the weight slowly, not even noticing it very much at first. Add to that the stresses of our immigration process and bam! You have a recipe for disaster! I tend to be a stress eater and hate it!

Once we arrived in Canada, we were trying new foods and drinks and I wasn’t get much exercise into my daily routine. The stress of being away from my family and friends was super hard and I fell into a bit of a depression the first couple of months. I weighed myself in December of 2012 and was shocked to see I had gone up to 104kg/230lbs!!! No wonder my clothes didnt fit me! No wonder I felt absolutely disgusting!

In June 2013 I found out I have Insulin Resistance and got meds to help with it. I was told I need to change my diet, cut out sugar as much as possible and change all white breads and pasta’s to brown. I did, I tried my hardest and I lost 4.9kg/11lbs, since then I’ve been up and down a little bit. While visiting my friend we decided to start this 30 Day Challenge. We started on the 10th January 2014 going through to the 10th February 2014.

This is our start. We are wanting to make a complete lifestyle change and to help inspire other moms.

We are not professionals in any regard. We want to show others, with a little bit of motivation, with a friend, with determination, YOU CAN DO IT!

We will share our experiences with you, recipes, exercise ideas and challenges with you.

The “Plateaued” Housewife

Last year in January

I decided I was tired of being the

frumpy housewife

and wanted to be the

trophy housewife.

This was me on 2013.03.15 at 9:34am at 194lbs.

I haven’t looked at these pictures in a long time.

I hate them!

Photo on 2013-03-15 at 09.34

My daughter just asked “who’s tummy is that?”

I told her it was mine

She asked if I was pregnant.

YIKES!

However

those pants don’t fit me anymore!

 Photo on 2013-03-15 at 09.34 #2

This is 2013.06.02 at 160lbs

Photo on 2013-06-02 at 06.45 #3

3 months

Photo on 2013-06-02 at 06.42

This 2013.08.13 at 160lbs

.Photo on 2013-08-13 at 07.31 #3

5 months

Photo on 2013-08-13 at 07.32 #2

2013.12.14 at 151lbs

Photo on 2013-12-14 at 07.45

Still not satisfied!

My bellybutton still looks the same.

Photo on 2013-12-14 at 07.38 #4

2013.01.17 at 151lbs

Today at 6:10am

Chest: 34.5″

Waist: 33.5″

Hips: 38.625″

My inspiration: Look good in a bikini” 

Photo on 2014-01-17 at 06.10 #2

However

My motivation has plateaued

Seeing the pictures in sequence

feel more inspired

 

to lose the rest of the flab

so I can be FAB!

And so I am on this blog hoping it will help impel me into

Trophy Wifingdom.