Friday, March 25, 2011

Weekly weigh in!

Hey everyone! I am so glad it is Friday! I love Fridays because of the weekend, but also because it is my weigh day. I did fairly good with my diet this week. I exercised 4 days out of the past 7 which is pretty good for me. I rode my stationary bike 3 times, and went on a couple of walks with Ethan. My wonderful friend from work gave me her gently used jogging stroller! Her 3 y/o son has just about outgrown it, and he has a Bob revolution stroller so she passed on the Jeep Urban Terrain jogging stroller to me! It is wonderful! The only stroller we had was part of our travel system, and the plastic wheels don't work very well for outdoor walks.

Ethan loves the stroller too because it has a toy steering wheel on the front! So how did my weight loss go this week? My goal was to make it below 180, which meant I had to lose about 2 pounds this week. I didn't think I would make it, but when I stepped on the scale this morning, and I got 179.5 I almost died! I cannot remember the last time I weighed this!!!

179.5! That is a loss of 22.5lbs since January 9th! WOO HOO!! I just may make my goal of 160 by Ethan's birthday. If not, I should be close to it! I ran into a friend yesterday that I haven't seen in about 6 months and all she could say was "Wow you look great!!" She told me that about 3 times! Good self esteem booster! Also great motivation!

I have to say my motivation has been lacking a little bit. When I first started and the weight was coming off so quickly, it was easy to keep going. Now it is becoming a little more of a chore some days. I still try to track most of my food intake everyday. I have quite a few staples in my diet so I already know the calorie count which helps a lot. I have to keep reminding myself that this is a lifestyle change, and not short term.

I know I said I would post my measurements from start until now, and I will soon! I need to measure myself since I haven't in a few weeks and see if there is any change. I have lost quite a few inches since the beginning though!!

Stay tuned for that post, and Ethan's 9 month post!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

20 pounds GONE!

I am super excited to announce that I have lost 20 POUNDS in a little over 2 months!!! What is even more shocking is that I am down 46 pounds since I gave birth to Ethan 9 months ago!! WAHOO! I am so proud of myself! I have to say that it hasn't been easy the past few weeks.

When I first started a couple of months ago, it was exciting and I had tons of motivation. It also helped that I was losing 3-4 pounds a week the first month I think. The past few weeks have been a little harder. The weight loss has slowed down (which I expected). I am having to learn that it is okay to eat something if I want it everyone once in a while & in moderation. This isn't a diet afterall, it's a lifestyle change! My exercise hasn't been the greatest this week, I really need to step it up!

Today I weighed in at 181.5 which makes my loss 20.5 pounds! I am so close to being under 180! I have to say I don't think I have been at this weight since I was in 9th or 10th grade! It feels wonderful! My reward for losing the first 20 pounds is a manicure/pedicure. I can't wait! I have also been measuring myself and cannot believe how many inches I have lost! I will update in my next post!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

I'm alive!

Since we were out of town last weekend, I forgot to post! Sorry it has been two weeks since my last check in. I have been doing okay the past 2 weeks on exercise, but I could be doing better. Diet has been pretty good, minus a few splurges ;) I weighed myself on Friday and I am down to 183, so -3.2 pounds since my last post. Not a bad loss for 2 weeks!

I am currently enjoying my coffee in silence! Last night C & I had our date night to celebrate our 3rd anniversary (which is on Tuesday). His parents kept Ethan ALL night! It was wonderful! I miss him like crazy & am ready to go get him though :) It's so funny that the majority of our conversation at dinner was about Ethan. We went to the mall after dinner, and headed straight towards the baby section lol. We just love our little guy and we missed him so much! We had a great night alone though!!!! ;0)