This is it

I have decided to finally go on a diet.

Since I started blogging I have grown a few jeans sizes. And now that I have actually outgrown all my jeans I am forced to do something about it. Because nothing tastes as good as thin feels. Because I owe it to my son to be healthy. Because all my clothes is too darn cute not to be able to wear again. Because I want to be pretty and attractive again. Because I want to be able to zip up my riding boots. And wear my fancy ring. And run without being out of breath. I want to look like my old self. I want to feel like my old self. I OWE it to myself.

I have my 90 day food plan. I pumped the tires on my bike. I will eat well and exercise and believe. I can do this!

It has been an hour since I started this 90 day diet and I am ready to sell my kidney for a latte and a scone. Wish me luck.

PS: I can think of at least 134571 things that taste better then skinny feels.




Join me on
Joining Bianca cause I quoted an unknown author ( probably too afraid to admit to saying thin is better then chocolate) and Stacey, since this is hour one of my diet.

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  1. Liza Becker via Facebook May 31, 2012 at 09:40 #

    you can do it!!!

    • Stasha May 31, 2012 at 10:02 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thanks girl!!

  2. Just Jennifer May 31, 2012 at 09:49 #

    Twitter: JenAnnHall
    You know what, Stasha? Don’t try to go all or nothing. You’ll make yourself miserable. Just try to cut back. Go get a latte, but choose skim milk. Have a scone, but not every day. You know what I’m saying? It’ll never work if you’re miserable. This is what I’m trying to do!
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    • Stasha May 31, 2012 at 10:04 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      You are very right. But my personality is a bit all or nothing. I have no self control whatsoever. Once I do this 90 diet program I will try my very best to go by your advice. If I did to begin with I would never have gotten myself into this predicament…

  3. Greta May 31, 2012 at 09:50 #

    Twitter: gfunkified
    Hahaha! I feel you! But you can do this, and you will feel SO. MUCH. BETTER. Have a skinny latte. 😀
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    • Stasha May 31, 2012 at 10:06 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      No milk, no latte. But I will give it my all. You are an inspiration Greta!

  4. Diane May 31, 2012 at 10:03 #

    Twitter: dkotucker
    LOL…I hear ya! Good luck and yes I believe you will do it too!

    BTW…I don’t have any non-vital organs left. ;P
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    • Stasha May 31, 2012 at 10:05 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I am afraid I will have none either. By tomorrow :)

  5. Vanessa May 31, 2012 at 10:05 #

    I hear you! I finally got around to sticking to my get-the-weight-from-before-the-kid diet plan. It gets better after 3 days. C. and I workede out a work out routine that does not give me any excuses not to it :-)
    You can definetly do it!!!

    • Stasha May 31, 2012 at 10:25 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you. I will give it my all. You have always looked great Vanessa!!

  6. Steph May 31, 2012 at 10:49 #

    Once you start to see the lbs start to shed, you’ll be even more motivated. Skinny feels awesome when you step on the scale (as long as it’s going in the right direction). And don’t completely deprive yourself of foods you love. Cheat sometimes. Then you’ll be less likely to fall off the wagon!
    Good luck!
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    • Stasha May 31, 2012 at 10:53 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thanks Steph! I am having apples with cinnamon for snack.

  7. Jess May 31, 2012 at 12:33 #

    Twitter: Mytimeasmom
    Blogging doesn’t seem to help our waistline, does it? Good luck. I can tell you that cutting Starbucks will definitely help. I did that and I’ve dropped a few pounds.
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  8. darcelle May 31, 2012 at 14:17 #

    I’ll stop the chocolate and scone delivery service immediately!

    • Stasha May 31, 2012 at 23:41 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy

  9. Audrey May 31, 2012 at 14:50 #

    You can do it! I’ll be joining you very soon!
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  10. RoryBore May 31, 2012 at 16:10 #

    Twitter: rorybore
    Go you! Same story over here. I think I have looked at every single exercise video on You Tube!! I get bored easily.
    My pinterest board has this whole body exercise chart that is a really good workout. when I have 1-15 minutes I do it. sometimes I even do it twice! (yes, that would mean I cheated with chocolate :)
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    • Stasha May 31, 2012 at 23:41 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      You mean we have to exercise too?! Oh boy…

  11. Janice May 31, 2012 at 16:16 #

    Twitter: mommyslounge
    You can do it!!! The beginning is always the hardest part!
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  12. [email protected] May 31, 2012 at 16:44 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    Good luck, you can definitely do it! You have a pretty active lifestyle anyway (from what I can tell), so from cutting out the bad food (argh I hate calling dairy ‘bad’ but it is) and carrying on with your life as you know it, will make a huge difference.
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  13. [email protected] May 31, 2012 at 16:48 #

    You can do this. Correction: WE can do this! Yesterday was Day 1 for me. It started off as Day 1 but was more like Day 3/4 because I just couldn’t resist eating the cookies The Aumies baked. Today’s better. Tons of water, frequent but smaller meals, plus a workout. I’ve had it with my waistline! Let’s do it, Stasha! You have my full twupport…that’s twitter support 😉
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    • Stasha May 31, 2012 at 23:42 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      You are my twit rock baby!!

  14. Anne May 31, 2012 at 18:12 #

    Twitter: littleredhens
    Stasha, I think you are an amazing woman. You inspire me with your photos and your kindness. More than you know. Good luck to you and be good to yourself. You are already a winner. xo Anne.

    • Stasha May 31, 2012 at 23:43 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you Anne. And just like that you made me smile. From the heart. I feel the same way about you too!

  15. ElisabethJoy May 31, 2012 at 19:30 #

    I just started mine today too! I’m using myfitnesspal app. It’s really good because you can track your calorie intake as you eat throughout the day.
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  16. paul May 31, 2012 at 19:40 #

    Good luck, I know exaclty how you feel. I do have a good for you scone recipe some where, let me dust it off and I’ll post it for you.

    • Stasha June 3, 2012 at 08:19 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      You are a sweetheart. I am sure reading about scones fro next 3 months will be just as good as eating them 😉

  17. Danyelle Franciosa May 31, 2012 at 20:19 #

    Hi Stasha! Good luck to your diet mood. I know you can do it. So please let us know the update of your diet. Were happy for you. Good luck!
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    • Stasha June 3, 2012 at 08:20 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thanks Danyelle. I felt like if I write it on the blog I have to keep up with it…

  18. Judith May 31, 2012 at 22:18 #

    A plan for 3 months? That sounds pretty hard… I’m doing diets during my whole life, I just have got used to it. But my experiences are not always good. Without an active life and doing sports, the results won’t be long lasting.
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  19. Judith May 31, 2012 at 22:19 #

    Wow! A plan for 3 months? That sounds pretty hard… I’m doing diets during my whole life, I just have got used to it. But my experiences are not always good. Without an active life and doing sports, the results won’t be long lasting. I wish you some extra will-power to reach your goals!
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    • Stasha June 3, 2012 at 08:21 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      You are absolutely right. Managing health is so much more then just diet. Will keep you posted.

  20. Amanda May 31, 2012 at 22:30 #

    Twitter: lilahbility
    LOL, I agree. I’ve always thought that about that saying. Like at any given time, I could think of about a million things that taste better than thin feels. At least for the millisecond that they are on my tastebuds. Of course, when they make their way to my thighs, they don’t taste quite as good…
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    • Stasha June 3, 2012 at 08:23 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      My days seem to be full of milliseconds. Apparently if my taste buds are happy i forget the outcome 😉

  21. Liz June 1, 2012 at 00:14 #

    Twitter: LizS_B
    I just want to say something before I post my views on this…
    YOU are already gorgeous, attractive, beautiful, stunning…. do I need to go on??? I can if you like :)

    But seriously, it’s so much more than your weight or size that makes you such a beautiful person. Beauty is about the way we live our lives, the way we look at life and the way we respond to the good, the bad & the ugly. I understand the need to look your best (don’t all of us women??), to be healthy and to be able to keep up with active kids. I have always been blessed with great genetics in that area… I come from very lean stock BUT there were a few years where I gained a considerable amount of weight (for me) and I hated how I felt. It was around the time I was diagnosed with my heart condition & was told I had to stop doing exercise that was stressful to my severely damaged joints (another genetic inheritance… gotta take the good with the bad). So because my heart was at risk & my joints too, I had to stop the regular exercise I was doing and slow it down to walking only but I didn’t reduce my food intake… I went up a few jean sizes over the space of 2 years and I couldn’t wear everything like I used to.
    I went back to healthy eating and lost those extra 12kg (26.45lbs)… I also stopped drinking cappuccinos & hot chocolate.
    I got to my goal/healthy weight relatively easily BUT then a new guy started at my workplace, and his behaviour was far from decent. I was his PA and he decided I was his next victim for workplace harassment (he has a history)… my weight then plummeted to a very low level for my height. I finally resigned after almost losing my life due to my low weight affecting my heart. (not sure why I added that part except it was a part of my weight loss journey). My Cardiologist forced me to gain some weight… it has taken 3 years to gain those 5kg!!

    I guess also my whole outlook about weight and size has changed dramatically over the last few years… you see my youngest suffers anorexia… I believe the legacy of being deserted by her Dad at such a young age and never feeling she was loved, worthy, accepted etc (even though she knew she was by me and her family) and that the only way she could be beautiful & feel acceptable was to be skinny (she wasn’t overweight)… and so we are now about to enter our 4th year of her journey. So… there is my story of weight loss, and what really makes one beautiful.

    Sorry for the essay… but I guess the bottom line is that you are gorgeous no matter what!!!!
    (I hope none of this sounded negative in anyway as that certainly wasn’t my intention)
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    • Stasha June 3, 2012 at 08:41 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you Liz. I can only imagine.
      Gaining weight is so much harder then loosing it. And with both gain and lost we often don’t realize it is needed until we have to for health reasons.
      I remember loosing weight when my grandpa died. Sadness and loss of appetite seem to go hand in hand. I hope you and your pretty girl are nothing but happy from here on!
      Years ago when I used to fly I watched Oprah show in my hotel room. I never do so I remember that one so vividly. She had a guest doctor and he said there is a huge difference between overall weight gain and midsection weight gain. I even then wanted to loose a few pounds because every 20 something thinks she should. But after watching that I looked at my flat tummy and thought “hey I am curvy, but I have no ‘bad fat’.”
      Well since we moved to US I have gained one fifth of my overall weight!! The funny think is when I dress it is barely noticeable. So I hide it well. But as I type this I can feel my tummy rolling out of my pants sitting down. The bad fat. The one that causes heart conditions. The one that seems to be the epidemic of our generation.
      As much as I know that not eating in the evening when working and cutting out all processed food would do the trick ( easier said then done in US cause there is nothing on supermarket shelves without corn starch and other awfulness) , it will not work for me. I have no will power. So this 90 day strict menu from back home in Europe is my only option. I hope it cleanses me and my taste buds of all the bad habits and puts me back on track. I am not dreaming of looking like did when I was 20 and parading in a bikini. But I do hope not to have to choose my clothes based on what hides my muffin top 😉
      And writing this post gave me an ultimatum. Cause once it is on the web everyone knows I promised to loose weight :)

      • Liz June 3, 2012 at 09:22 #

        Twitter: LizS_B
        Well then GO GIRL!! And I must say, You do look awesome so if you are carrying extra weight, it certainly doesn’t show. That selfie on Instagram the other day was divine!! :)
        And yep… you’ve made a promise so I’m right behind you :)
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  22. Jessica June 1, 2012 at 02:33 #

    Well, I’m personally against diets in general. I think that they can hurt our health. It’s better just to eat healthy food and that’s all
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    • Stasha June 3, 2012 at 08:43 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I agree with you 100%. But I have almost 50 pounds to go. And no will power. So I needed a doctor to write out my food plan. Sad, since I am a grown woman.

  23. Amanda June 1, 2012 at 02:34 #

    Well, good luck in your beginnings! That’s right!
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  24. Twisted Domestic Goddess June 1, 2012 at 05:01 #

    You can do it!Trust me if I can do it you can do it. At one point in my life I was 240 pounds!!! It does take commitment and exercise but you’re already so active with little J I don’t think it will be too hard for you!
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  25. My Inner Chick June 1, 2012 at 05:28 #

    Twitter: krrobi
    ~~~once you make up your mind, you will do it! But whatever your size, you are stunning….
    Ohhh, Stasha, you will not like my blog today!

    Happy Friday. Xx
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    • Stasha June 3, 2012 at 11:11 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I did like your post- A LOT! Part of the reason I have to eat an apple for breakfast today :)

  26. Jackie June 1, 2012 at 06:27 #

    Twitter: notwifezilla
    Diet?!? What’s that?
    No offense, Stasha, better you than me.
    Good luck and may the force be with you!

  27. Barbara June 1, 2012 at 07:09 #

    Twitter: babspinfrance
    Way to go. You can totally do it!!
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  28. Iza Trapani June 1, 2012 at 08:09 #

    Stasha, you are already so beautiful inside and out, but health and fitting into your cute clothes are good reasons. I will join you, my friend, as I could lose 10 lbs or so. You’ve inspired me!

  29. Ally June 1, 2012 at 09:46 #

    Twitter: normalmomally
    We all want to fit in our jeans, but I love that you want to be healthy for your son. It’s true, we must model the behavior for them! I know you can do it! For me, it’s so much easier if the tempting stuff just isn’t in the house. I won’t buy it and fill the house with healthy meal ingredients and snacks. Then it’s either that or go hungry! :) Well, that and I read up on how awful it is – makes me crave it less. Ha!
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  30. Runnermom-jen June 1, 2012 at 10:47 #

    Twitter: runnermomjen
    Oh, Stasha…you crack me up. And, YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! I believe in you!!!

  31. Bits of Bee June 1, 2012 at 11:47 #

    Twitter: Bitsofbee
    You are already beautiful, but I’ll cheer you on anyways :)
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  32. Melissa June 2, 2012 at 07:58 #

    I wish good luck! I guess that this is a common problem for everyone who works at home)
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  33. jamie June 2, 2012 at 08:48 #

    Twitter: southmainmuse
    You make me laugh. I hate to tell you it only gets tougher the older we get. If you want to make changes…now is the time. Main thing is don’t be hard on yourself. If you make changes and have patience — those jeans will feel better before you know it. You are beautiful in photos, but I know how you feel when your clothes are too snug in the wrong spots. ugh.
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  34. Christine June 2, 2012 at 19:33 #

    Twitter: cyu888
    You can totally do this! The trick for me is finding some activity or exercise that I enjoy – not what I think I should be doing. And you’re right – diet is a huge part of it but like others have said, it’s not all or nothing either.
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  35. stacey June 4, 2012 at 07:36 #

    Twitter: staceysmoments
    I love your PS! It’s always so hard to get started, but after a time, it seems I go through excercise withdrawls if I quit. You can do it! And thanks for trying to link up with me last week!
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  36. Liz Denehy SB via Facebook June 6, 2012 at 08:53 #

    Yes you can!! :)

  37. Julia Spenser June 11, 2012 at 02:31 #

    Good luck in all your beginnings) You are on the right way!