Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Kids Say the Darndest Things....

Did I say darndest? I meant mean...they say mean things....

On Monday night for our Family Home Evening we started working on our garden. We discussed how the Prophet has instructed us to have a garden to make us more self reliant and it will also help on food cost. As we were going in and out of the house making our preparations for the garden, out of the blue Miriam, my little know-it-all 5 yr. old says to me, "You should be thinner. If you exercise your belly will go down.".


Talk about a self esteem buster! For one thing I just gave birth 5 months ago, and anyone who has known me for a long time knows that I have had a lifelong struggle with my weight. It's a very frustrating uphill battle for me. I'm not the lazy type who sits on the couch with a bag of potato chips on one side and a carton of Blue Bell ice cream on the other. Let me give you a little run down of my week.

Monday- 45 minute Spin class followed by a 45 minute Pilates class
Tuesday- 45 minute run with Upper body weight strengthening
Wednesday- 45 minute Spin class with a kick butt instructor!
Thursday- 45 minute run with Lower body weight strengthening
Friday- 45 minute Spin class and a 75 minute Yoga class right after that

Saturday and Sunday are my rest days.

On top of that I have tried everything from Weight Watchers to the 40-30-30 diet. Currently I am counting calories. And with all this activity and diet plans you want to know how much I have lost in the past 4 months? (I don't count the first month after having a baby because I always drop 20lbs naturally after giving birth.)


So you can see how heartbreaking it is for my little 5 yr. old to tell me that I need to lose weight. And I know it will all take time, but how about throwing me a freaking bone here! A few pounds lost a week is all I ask, something to show for all my hard work and effort!


I don't mean to sound like a whiny baby and I'm not asking for sympathy in the way of encouragement, if you've read my blog before you know how I feel about Cheering on the Fat Girl. I just want answers and results! I guess since Charlotte is our last child I shouldn't stress about it too much. I got nothing but time now, one day my outward appearance WILL reflect the athlete that I believe I am. I just wish that day was sooner than later.


Mills Family said...

You are amazing! Sounds like you have quite the rigorous routine. I hope you see results soon. Hang in there little camper.

Andrea said...

Kara, I was doing great counting calories and exercising/lifting weights for 30 minutes a day and I did lose 12 lbs. However, I have had a lot of stress lately and the kids had candy around the house and I've kind have fallen off the wagon, but I want to jump back on. I am going to get back to counting calories tomorrow and pray that I can have the strength to not give into my addiction: FOOD!! It is sooo hard! I feel so bad for all you are doing and yet no weight loss, HOWEVER, I bet you have some MAJOR MUSCLES GIRL and the stamina to out last a million other women! Let's all encourage each other. I also have been weighing myself EVERY day! I know for some that is crazy, but mentally it does something for me. More than anything, I want to be happy with myself, and I'm not sure how to get there. sigh...A friend of mine did tell me about this book I should read called, "Made to Crave". I think I am going to buy it and read it. It is suppose to have a spiritual tie to it (not written by a Mormon, but I figure it can't hurt). Good luck girl, and if it means anything, I think you look GREAT!

Kara and Theo said...

Thanks Andrea! It would be a great help to keep each other in check. You're doing that challenge with Lisa, right? I want to do that to, so hopefully I'll be seeing some major poundage lost. =) I too used to weigh myself everyday, it helped me gauge how I would eat throughout the day and if it went down it really gave me a confidence boost, but then the next day when I would weigh myself it would go back up and it was driving me crazy. Theo told me to stop doing it everyday, but it really is a bit of an addiction for me. I weigh myself 2-3 times a week. I am toning up, so I feel better about myself, I just need to get down to a healthy weight.

kara said...

Keep working Kara! It'll come. The hormones are still raging and that never helps. I'm with you on the cardio craze (spinning and running)...but fall off the wagon so many times with the sweets. Bronwyn just hit 5 months too...and I've got 15 lbs to go still. Ugh! Let me know if you find the answer! (Nora and Margo both comment often about my puffy belly...they first poke it, then tell me it's too big. Lovely.)