Friday, February 17, 2012

Month 2 Pictures and Week 8 Weigh In!!

So this past week was not at all what I expected it to be.  In my last post I talked about how organized and schedule oriented I was going to be, well after about two days of doing good, that all went out the window.  When you are the mom and your child gets sick, it seems like everything stops so you can take care of them.  Sunday night we ended up taking Logan into the Dr with a 103.6 fever.  After paying lots of money and getting no answers we set out for a super fun week of, fevers, coughing, and vomiting.  Oh and also lack of sleep, orneryness, and irritability.  And if that wasn't bad enough I had the opportunity of getting sick with Logan for a couple of days, super fun!!  So needless to say, I didn't get much exercising and other basic housework done.  I was a little nervous to get on the scale this morning, but was pleasantly surprised to see that I had lost 5.4lbs this week, for a total of 42.5lbs.   It was probably just all water weight from being dehydrated, but I will take it where I can get it. (Yes I know that is not a healthy way to lose weight)  Next week is where it will really show.  I also lost another 3 inches, for a new total of 26.5 inches lost. 

So now for the next big reveal.  Not a big difference, with only 13lbs lost this month, but you can still tell a difference, especially from the originals.  I did have to retire the jeans from the first two pictures and happy to say that I now fit into several pairs of pants that didn't fit me 2 months ago. 

                       Starting                          Month 1                           Month 2

I really am feeling greater and greater every day.  And get excited when I run into someone I have not seen in awhile and they notice that I have lost weight.    I know that is not what it is all about, 
but it sure does help.  
SOOO excited for this next week, but you will have to wait for my next post to find 
out what I have going on.  

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Week 7 Weigh In!!

Another week has gone by and I am happy to report another 4.4 pounds gone forever.  Considering that it was my time of the month all week and I have felt bloated and that I was carrying around a bunch of extra water weight, I was super excited to see that number this morning.  I am down 37 pounds and 23.5 inches, and I am feeling great!!  
I have realized this past week that I am starting to get too comfortable in my routine and need to take another step out of my comfort zone.  I have set up some goals for myself to do just that, and excited to see the results it brings.  One big area I struggle with and always have struggled with is time management.  I am not good at all at following a schedule.  I can get places on time, but it is all the extra time in between when I don't have specific things to be doing that I struggle with.  I really need to focus some energy on those times and make sure I can be productive in all aspects of my life.  I have written out a daily timed schedule some days, and it seems to work out, but for some reason I haven't been able to get myself to do that everyday.  I think no I don't need to do that today, I can be productive with out it.  Yeah right, who am I kidding.  Maybe I start out the day good but as the day goes on I get less and less productive and end up spending more and more time on the computer.  I love to be able to cross something off a list, so on days where I make my schedule and goals for the day, it keeps me motivated because I want to be able to cross those things off my list.  So I haven't quite figured out why I can't get myself to make a schedule everyday, but I am promising myself and you guys that for the next week, I will make and stick to a schedule everyday!!  I want to have a really good number on the scale this next week and I know that by being more productive and sticking to a schedule, that it will be easier to accomplish those goals.  I will report back to you next week with my weigh in and give you the results of my promise.  Thank you again for all the support and encouragement!  I am truly blessed!!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Weigh In Day!!

Thursdays are my weigh in day, and I am happy to report after last weeks two pound gain, that I am down 5.4 pounds this week.  Which is an overall loss of 33 pounds.  I will definitely take that.  I will admit though that somewhere in the back of my mind I am a little disappointed, because it is now coming off a lot slower than it did in the beginning.  My first goal was to have 30 off in a month, which I did, but my second goal is to have 50 off in two months.  With only two weeks to go and 17 more pounds to lose, I realize now that is probably not going to happen.  I am learning to not be attached to the number though and to focus on my actions and how I am feeling.  I have not mastered that yet but am making progress.  I am also happy to report that I have lost 17.5 inches as well.  I have more energy and just feel so much better.  I am so grateful everyday to have found this program and for the amazing changes it is making in not only my life, but my families life.  
I have to share a cute story about Logan that happened this week.  On Wednesday it was the kids parent teacher conferences, and I usually bring the teachers some kind of treat when we go.  Tyler asked Logan if he wanted to bring a treat for his teacher, and he said, "No we better not because she might be trying to eat healthy right now."  He said that because he had noticed that she wasn't drinking soda anymore in class and since I quit drinking soda to be more healthy, he put the two together.  I thought that was so cute and thoughtful and makes me very happy to see he is learning.  Now only if he would eat his veggies.

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