Foodie Friday: Low Calorie Style

Posted October 6th, 2017 by in Foodie Friday / 6 comments

Foodie Friday

This isn’t going to be my usual Foodie Friday post. In fact the next few won’t be what you’ve been used to for Foodie Friday. These will be more discussion based post that are based on a few life changes I’ve recently made.

Real talk time (and this is absolutely terrifying for me but here goes!): At my heaviest I weighted 310 pounds. I had told myself I would never see my weight with a 3 at the front…until I did. I purchased my own seat belt extender for airplanes because the “Will I fit?” game was too much. I keep a list of “Reasons Why” so when I need a source of motivation I have one tailored to me.

From April to September I joined Weight Watchers and I played around with the idea of losing weight. In that time I lost 24 pounds but had I been serious it could have been so much more.

About a month ago I got frustrated with my inability to both meal plan and stay within a budget. I bought a one year subscription to eMeals (more on that next week!) and things got easier. Then my husband committed to losing weight and trying for a healthier lifestyle. I cannot tell you how much having a spouse with the same goals helped!

We both now use the Lose It! app and the combination of using a calorie counting app, having a meal planning subscription, and a spouse to keep me accountable has made all the difference! In one week I lost 6 pounds BUT I don’t expect that momentum to last nor do I want it to. Right now my only goal is a healthier lifestyle.



6 Responses to “Foodie Friday: Low Calorie Style”

  1. Sarah @ A Weebish Book Blog

    That’s awesome, Stephanie! I have MS and have had a string of relapses lately and high doses of steroids. I’m at my heaviest and it is truly miserable. You and your husband are an inspiration!

    • Stephanie

      Aw! Thanks Sarah. We still have a lot of work to do but I’ve been logging consistently for 14 days now and that feels like a major accomplishment. 🙂

      MS is hard. My husband’s aunt has it as well so I understand a little bit of it. Hopefully you’re relapses lessen and it gets a little easier. *hugs*

  2. Lover Of Romance

    I think its awesome you are trying to be healthier and a spouse makes it all the better right? I love eating healthy and exercising, not only is it nice to lose those pounds but you feel so much better and happier too. I use a mix of weight watchers, skinny and Kayla Itsines BBG program. And boy its fantastic even if its challenging. Keep me updated on your progress because I think its awesome you and your husband are doing it together. My sister and her husband do that. They even do green smoothies in the morning as a routine. Its really helped their relationship too, just having the same goals and working towards it as a team. So you go girl!!! I am really proud of you.

    • Stephanie

      Thanks! It makes it so much easier when he’s happy to eat whatever I’m cooking for dinner. It does make me feel better to move around a little better. It isn’t something you notice all the time or even all that much but when you do notice those things it is a real eye opener.

      I absolutely will. I don’t know that I can do the green smoothies. I’ve tried them but as a coworker once said “I like to chew my meals.” Lol. But everybody has to find their own thing that works for them. Thank you for the support!! 🙂

  3. Ashley

    I cannot tell you how much having a spouse with the same goals helped!

    That is so, so true! I try to eat healthy but my husband doesn’t at all. 🙁 It’s so hard to stay on track when he wants McDonalds every Friday night and he ALWAYS has dessert in the house. Ugh.

    You’re so lucky to have your husband on the same plan! Good luck with your goals. 🙂

    • Stephanie

      I’ve been on both sides where my husband was not on the same page and now where he is. It sucks SO much when you’re in it alone. It is so hard. Even now we have our difficulties. His eating habits were/aren’t the best. He used to never eat breakfast or lunch (I have NO idea how) and would gorge at night. Now he takes a 100 calorie granola bar and maybe a 400 calorie lunch. Which means he has a lot to spare at night. I try to eat more evenly through the day so I don’t slip and go for the bad stuff.

      I am very lucky that he’s with me in this. It took a little bit but he’s on board. Hopefully your hubby will recognize the struggle for you and maybe start going to lunch or enjoying those not so good for you foods outside of the house. Good luck!

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