Starting Fresh

My daughter and I decided to start trying to watch our weight.  I am decidedly heavier than I have ever been.  I’m currently 164 pounds and have even gone up to 170 pounds at times.  Back in high school I maintained a weight of 108 pounds, so there is a huge difference.  I’m not looking to be 108 pounds again, but I think getting down to between 135 and 140 would be reasonable.  Heck, at this point I would be happy with 145-150.

We started this program ( by not changing a whole lot about our eating habits, but by logging everything we were consuming and changing little things at first.  Instead of buying white bread, I started buying whole wheat bread and whole wheat pasta as well.  I also went out and bought fruits and veggies and made snack bags for my daughter to easily grab and go.  The bags are labeled with the serving size as well as the amount of calories.

I love this app because it helps me to know what nutrients I am getting plenty of in my regular diet and what nutrients I am deficient in.  For instance, I noticed that neither me nor my daughter were getting nearly enough potassium in our diets.  So, I went online and found a list of high potassium foods and bought them, trying to incorporate them into our regular diets.  For instance, did you even know that molasses is a good source of potassium?  I didn’t, so now I plan on using it every chance I get.

I haven’t been too great about maintaining my calorie intake yet but I am hoping to work my way to that.  I’m not doing horribly, though.  This app helps make it so much easier.

Wish me luck!


I am a 43-year-old, single mom of 19-year-old boy/girl twins living in an extremely small town in rural Texas. Currently, I am employed as a Site Supervisor for a prominent corporation that provides security officers for homes and businesses.

4 thoughts on “Starting Fresh

  1. Good luck with this! I found when I made some changes last year that once I formed my new habits it was easier to keep going. Certainly takes work though – I need to refocus on this too!

    • Thanks! And, yes, I’m sure that once these things become new habits, it will be much easier. That’s why I’m not going crazy doing a whole bunch of changes at once. I’m changing things a little at a time.

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