Monday, January 30, 2012


Did you know you can be obese and malnourished?

Let me back up....

I want to start this post by complaining about my stupid body and how it's falling apart. I've never hated my body before..sure I thought/think it's too big, but lately...I hate it. It's failing me.

Wednesday night, sever sharp pain in my jaw.
Could hardly open my mouth. I had to leave church early, I was in tears.

The next day I go to the dentist, pay out of pocket of course, no insurance right now. I was prescribed muscle relaxers & Motrin. Oh & an antibiotic just in case since he can't see inside well.
Doesn't help. Up all night in pain. Crying.
Someone recommended craniotomy therapy. I find a lady at a day spa that does this- its a 25 min jaw, face & head massage. It helps. I go Friday, Saturday, & Sunday. Feeling much better on Sunday, teeth suddenly feel funny. My bite was completely off! I freak out. Convince myself I have jawbone cancer, go to bed, and have a total pity party.

Today I wake up and my jaw feels a little better, my bite seems better, and I clean and get stuff done all day. Thankful. Then....I see I started bleeding.. Again! Oh my word. I'm 8 weeks PP. Come on.
I say, "Whatever." go about my evening, and a filling feels funny..maybe lose in the same tooth I've had all these problems with.

U G H.

I was putting books away today and picked up one titled "Healing secrets from the Bible". I looked up TMJ, didn't have it. So I looked up "teeth". It takes me to a chapter about Americans that are obese yet malnourished. I'm intrigued. Studies showed people in different cultures (ones that eat food they grow and hunt) having much better health than those of Americans. Also having healthier teeth!

I know I don't eat enough fruits and veggies. And I need to! Not only for me but for Reece.

Looking at my fitness pal for today...looks like I sure can eat better! I'm ready for the first to come.

Love, The Curvy Housewife

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I can't believe it.

I can't believe this guy is already 7 weeks 2 days old.

I can't believe he's already wearing 3 month clothes.

I can't believe I'm so blessed to be the mother of three beautiful boys.

I can't believe in 12 days I'll have a 4 year old.

I can't believe a year ago I was tapering for my first half marathon.

I can't believe I am 25 pounds heavier today than one year ago (actually I can since I had a baby, but I don't like being at this weight again).

I can't believe I have to start all feels so unnatural to me to get back into the swing of losing weight.

I can't believe I KNOW how many calories that brownie has, yet I eat it with no hesitation.

I CAN believe, I will lose the weight. Again.

Love, The Curvy Housewife

Saturday, January 21, 2012


According to the Miriam dictionary-

1. Excess in eating and drinking
2. Greedy or excessive indulgence

1. a. One given habitually to greedy and voracious eating and drinking

1. Having the nature of a habit

1. Having a huge appetite; ravenous

Have you ever thought eating too much could be sinful? I really didn't.

God created food for man. Nutritious fruits and vegetables, grains, milk, eggs, meat, even sugar! He created food for us to survive, but also to enjoy.

He created us to taste, and be satisfied. For food to fuel us and give us all our needed nutrients.

He did not intend for us to eat man made chemically processed junk. It doesn't satisfy us, which is why we always want more. It's not good for us, which is why we feel like crud after. In fact it harms us, leaving us with heart disease, diabetes, and cavities.

Proverbs 23:21
"For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags."

Deuteronomy 21:20 "And they shall say to the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; He is a glutton, and a drunkard."

Wow. Well sound like gluttony is not a very good attribute!

I've always thought, God doesn't care what we eat. Or what we look like. But these verses clearly state otherwise.

Habitually is a key word in the definition. It is a habit to eat like this, and it will take hard work, time and prayer to break these habits.

This post is for ME. I have no excuses to eat junk. Although I do. Logging all my food is very eye opening. It's not changing the way I eat, yet, but it's showing me my HABITS. I eat when I'm not hungry. I eat what I see. If I'm in a hurry and I'm hungry I grab a stack of small cookies that have no nutrition instead of a banana. Why?! Habits!

I need to change. My baby needs me to change. My body needs me to change.

One plus this week is, I've been much more aware of what I am eating, and although I eat the junk, I have been eating fruit, veggies and vitamins. Mainly because I know Reece is taking all my nutrients.

I'm praying God will help me not to be a glutton.

Love, The Curvy Housewife

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Time to face the numbers. No boys allowed to read this post.

I gained exactly 35 pounds while pregnant with Reece.

On Monday I had lost 13 of those pounds.

As of today I've lost 13.5 of those pounds.

I have 21.5 pounds to go to reach pre-pregnancy weight.

I have 70.5 pounds to lose to reach my goal weight of 144, which would mark a 100 pound loss. {you can do the math}.

Starting out slow is different. It's nice! I have been faithfully logging my calories. {It's not too pretty.} But I'm being honest & doing it.
Monday I was shocked to see I had eaten 3,000+ calories! I took lots of "bites" that added up.
Yesterday I walked 1 mile. My butt was aching, I got a side ache, & I was winded. What the heck?! It's just a mile... which makes me glad I'm not doing the Country Music half marathon in April like I'd planned.
I'm not sure if it was the walk, or unpacking a lot but I've started bleeding again. I'm a little concerned.
I'm ok right now with taking it slow, or more like a normal pace. I don't want to over do it.
I would like to reach my goal weight by this summer, but it's not likely, & it's ok.
It'll happen, no rush.

Love, The Curvy Housewife

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Baby Steps

I'm lacking serious motivation to get on the weight loss wagon again. There is just so much going on right now. My brain is only handling, A. A new baby B. Moving across the country and
C. Encouraging & praying for hubs to find a job.

But lucky for me our new house has lots of mirrors in it. Yay. Hear the sarcasm.
I can see myself doing things I would normally not see myself going potty, bending over cleaning, getting dressed (no I normally don't have a full body mirror). It's not pretty folks.
So I'm reminded a lot how I need to get on with it. My plan??


That's all I can handle right now. Starting Monday I am committed to
1. logging all my food into My Fitness Pal. Even if it's not good...just log it.
2. moving 30 minuets 3 days a week.

Starting February 1st I will 1. Start counting calories & log all food.
2. Move 40 minuets 4 days a week.

That's all I have for now. I know I want to do a half marathon this year, but all I can focus on right now are baby steps.

Love, The Curvy Housewife

Friday, January 13, 2012

Settling out West

Long time no see!!! What was I thinking when I said I'd post every day on our drive? ;)
We made it all the way to CA, arrived to our new home on Monday. I kept thinking how grateful I was for our warm van with comfy seats & heat. I'm sure I have ancestors that traveled our west by horse & wagon.
My amazing Grandma (I have so much to learn from her) & Mom came out to help unpack. Such a blessing.
We are getting settled little by little. The boys are doing well. Poor Cody was upset when we got here. He kept saying this wasn't his house & he wanted to go home. He seems better now thar his toys are unpacked.

Just a quick update. I have lots of posts brewing in my mind to start the weight loss/running journey again.

Feels great to be back, praying my husband finds work ASAP.

Love, The Curvy Housewife

Monday, January 2, 2012


I don't like to complain. But it sure does pour when it rains doesn't it? We are loading the moving truck tomorrow. Heading out Wednesday morning!

We told the church & the boys yesterday & that was hard, but we are so glad it's almost over.

I have TMJ (disorder in my jaw) & can hardly open my mouth because it's flared up.

I was up literally ALL night last night with the baby & he's still fussy. I just packed up Reece's room which was really hard.

You know what though? A lot of people have a lot worse problems.

I'll try to update everyday while on the road with a picture.

Love, The Curvy Housewife