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!