52 Mondays came to me in a fit of New years resolution fury. It seems I am always starting my "diet" or exercise plan on "Monday"! Well lots of "Mondays" have come and gone and my butt and thighs are still as thick as a Chick-filet shake (you know what I'm talking about!!) That is when I thought OK there are 52 Mondays in year...52 is a doable number of making small changing in my life that will hopefully change to number on the scale in a downward fashion. Come join us on the journey of 52 Mondays to getting our butt, thighs and almost everything else that shake and moves a little smaller. If want to be a contributor (and you know you do) just leave a comment and I will add you to the list of contributors! This is a blog were we can share our successes and failures on the hard journey of weight loss and just plain physical wellness.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

hi, my name is melanie and no I'M NOT PREGNANT!

Thank you Danni for inviting me to this blog.  I too had to double take at a pic from the hollidays.  Unfortunately it is one that my SIL posted to her blog for all to see.  While we were home for the hollidays, I was so frustrated by all who watched me for anything that might give away that I am pregnant, or asking feeler questions to see if I was. No, I am not pregnant, I just don't look like what I did pre baby.
Onto my goals, while I am not currently pregnant, I do want to start trying soon.  My number one rule when I had my little guy was that I could not try for another baby before I was completely down to my pre pregnancy weight.  My goal was to do this six months after he was born.  He is now 21 months, and I am yet to loose those last few pounds.  I guess my main goal is to be healthy. I want to make healthy recipes to benefit my whole family, to stay active and be able to stay active through my next pregnancy, and to feel all of the great benefits.  To reach these goals, I vow to
1.  Exercise at least four times a week
2. Finding and making a new "healthy meal" at least once a week.  Hopefully this will become more frequent as I find recipes I like.
3.  Only eat sweets once three times a week.  I have to make realistic goals.
4.  Cut back on my diet soda intake.  I would say give it up completely, but a girl needs one guilty pleasure, so I will continue to poison my body with aspartame and enjoy it thoroughly.

5.  Try to get more sleep.  Which means going to bed early because my beautiful little boy is definatley a morning person.
In doing these things, I plan to feel better and possibly make better goals later, but for now, this shall do. I am hoping that documenting my progress will make me feel accountable for my actions and keep my on my plan.  We'll see how it goes.  Fingers Crossed.


  1. When you find recipes you like, share them please!

  2. I am right there with you on killing myself "with aspartame and enjoy it thoroughly". I just can't let it go....especially on my graves!!

  3. Dito on the Aspartame...I need something to enjoy during the day (I know I would be better off without it, but I figure I gave up the caffeine for the most part :)