My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

jumping on the bandwagon


I've followed Ellen on her Brown Plate Journey for awhile now and decided that I would jump in.

I have been ~ahem~ "working" at losing weight for 2 months now and am exactly 4.5lbs lighter....this means I've actually gained over the last month.

That cute picture is a button that will take you to the rules of this shindig, but basically it means that we are trying to lose weight by eating off of smaller plates, thereby "get portions under control and begin to lose weight without giving up cooking and eating the foods we love."

AND "Since accountability is essential in such matters, I'll be weighing in every Monday morning and I'll confess my weight loss (or lack thereof) in a regular Monday morning post."

Well, y'all know that Monday morning posts from me could come at any time during a week...but I will try to post my ups and downs weekly.

So, who's gonna jump in there with me?? Come on now.....hold your nose...close your eyes....and ....JUMP!!


Stephanie said...

Well, I was going to go back to my South Beach diet this week while on vacation, but haven't done it yet. I lost 40 pounds on it 2 years ago, but got discouraged when I stalled, then started cheating, then quit exercising and it was all in the gutter by then. I don't think I can do the smaller portions thing--I already take seconds, and I'd just get thirds with a smaller plate.

Good luck to you!

MightyMom said...

no seconds, no snacks is part of the deal!!!

ellen b. said...

Oh man and whose idea was it to weigh in on Monday after the weekend??? :) Way to go MM!!

Penless Thoughts said...

I should!!!! but I'm not ready to pay the price and bite the bullet.......yet.

Heather K said...

hmmmm I just may have to join you in this. I've been really frustrated with my weight for a long time now and have finally decided to do something about it. I've been going to a site called and recording my food..but the big thing I've decided to do is go to a "core" training class two mornings a week for 3 months!! aaaaah...I don't want to go but have decided to do it because I've gotten in such poor shape since having the kids that I really need to do something! Did I mention 6 am with a 20 minute drive?!?! yikes! I start tomorrow...I hope you have great success with your weight goal!! I sure plan to :D

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Hey! Welcome to the Brown Plate Special!

I'm glad you're joining us!