Sunday, January 13, 2013


My Favorite Omelet -- Half of an Orange -- Glass of Milk (from grass-fed Jerseys at Butter Patch Farms)

3 pastured eggs from Wil Moore Farms
Grass-fed butter from Happy Cow Creamery
Red Pepper
Green Pepper
Garlic Powder 


Eva's Lunch

My Lunch

-- Tomatoes & Cucumbers
-- Carrots
-- Squash & Zuccini Stir-Fry
-- Grilled Chicken

-- Squash & Zuccini Stir Fry
-- Grilled Chicken Salad
     - Romaine & Spinach
     - Tomato
     - Green & Banana Peppers
     - Red Onion
     - Ranch Dressing

Spiedies (grilled chicken), Broccoli, Sweet Potatoes


I'm baaack!

So... I haven't blogged in well over a year.  Oops! 

I'm hoping to start posting more consistently, tracking my progress losing the weight I gained with my recent pregnancy.  I am mainly using this blog as a personal journal to document my life.  It may not be interesting to many other people, but I want to have a place where I can record the funny things my daughter says and the cute pictures I take of the kids. 

I am also planning to document what I eat and how I exercise in hopes that it will be a form of accountability and help me stay on track while I try to return to the level of fitness I was before my pregnancy. 

Before I got pregnant, I was the healthiest I had ever been.  I exercised 4-5 times a week and was doing pretty well eating Paleo. 

August, 2011
Easter, 2012 - 8 weeks pregnant

During the pregnancy, I continued to exercise at the same level.  Around month 5, however, I started feeling pain in my pelvic bone after I would jump rope or run.  So I quit running and jumping rope, but still did HIIT on the elliptical, as well as circuit strength training. 

July, 2012 - 4 mos. pregnant.  Linville, NC

Midway through month 7, I started feeling the pelvic pain anytime I would exercise at all.  Even just walking around the office at work would be painful.  So I decided to quit exercising because I did not want to risk injuring myself or the baby.  Unfortunately, I began eating less healthy as well.  I worked close to a Chick-Fil-A... 

October, 2012 - 8 mos. pregnant

So in total, I gained 50 lbs during the pregnancy.  I started out at 120 lbs and ended up at 170 lbs. 
The first few weeks after my son was born I continued to eat fairly unhealthy.  It's hard to get to the grocery store or find time to prepare meals with a newborn!  Excuses, excuses... 

 I am now at 150 lbs. 8 weeks postpartum. 

Here are my "before" pictures.   I hope to update the progress pictures each month.  These were taken 2 weeks ago.  Since then, I have been much more conscious about what I am eating and have been way more consistent in my exercise. 

Jan. 4, 2013

Bust = 40"
Waist = 37"
High Hip (Belly Button level) = 39"
Thigh = 22.4"
Arm = 12"