Saturday, May 23, 2009

Before and after.....

I don't like having my picture taken because I'm not so photogenic but here are the best pics I could find....

I look like a chunk!

Here is the after....maybe you will see all of me when I lose the next 15lbs....we'll see.

Weigh In 8

Previous weight: 180.4
Current weight: 175.8
Total weight loss this week: 4.6
Total weight loss: 22.4

So I made my goal and I'm really proud of myself. I will continue to blog my weight each week because I still want to lose 15 more lbs. I have not yet decided what sort of goal I would like to make for myself, so if anyone has suggestions they are very much appreciated. I expect it to be a little bit easier because I will be attending school, and I think that I will be going during the day instead of night school like I had planned. For those of you who don't know I will be going to Paul Mitchell by the end of next month for sure. I think it will be easier for me to lose weight because I won't be sitting at home all day with all the food just waiting for me to munch on. I'm really excited to start, and also excited and hopeful for more weight loss. Even clothes that I bought three weeks ago are starting to go loose. So as a reward for making my goal, I have been shopping for new clothes. Most of my old jeans fit me okay, but my summer wardrobe is very sorry looking, and I don't have very many pants for school, with the all black dress code.

I think what helped me with the weight loss the most this week is that time of the month was over so I wasn't retaining nearly as much water, and also I have been eating fat free microwave popcorn, and pudding! Yum, yum! Helps a ton when I need a serious chocolate fix! Again if anyone has suggestions or encouragement to help me I would like some. I will try to post some before and after pictures if I can find any befores!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Here is a small update of what is going on in our home. Mack is working hard as usual. We have decided to get cable, and I have been enjoying that a lot. My favorite channels are TLC and ABC family. Mack likes the Discovery channel and Disney XD because he likes to watch the old X Men cartoons. We have enjoyed it a lot, and it really beats the two channels we would have gotten after the June 12 digital switch.

Phoebe is growing up so much! I can't believe how big she is getting. Yesterday she started drooling a lot, and her sleeping and eating have become much more erratic so I thought she was starting to teeth, but now I think that she is just going through a growth spurt.

I am redoing the kitchen. Currently it is the ugliest mauve pink I have ever seen. The cabinets are painted on the inside with this color...all I keep thinking to myself is "who does that?" The window above the sink is unfinished so I will finish that up and paint it. We also will be tiling the floor. It was actually cheaper than buying vinyl. I actually think that it will look nicer too. I also am going to replace the counter top. I will post some before and after pictures when it is all done. I hope it turns out nicely.

Weigh In 7

Previous weight: 181.4
Current weight: 180.4
Total weight loss this week: 1.0
Total weight loss: 17.8

So I was really surprised that I lost any weight at all this week because I had my birthday so I kinda ate whatever I wanted and I didn't have time to work out because my beautiful daughter has decided that she likes to be awake at night again. She was sleeping through the night for about two weeks and now all of the sudden I'm up three times a night with her. I don't really like taking her to the gym, but I know that it's important for me to make the effort to go. Well, I have one week to go and 2.2 lbs. I hope I can make it I'm so close. I will have to be super good!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Weigh In 6

Previous Weight: 183.2
Current Weight: 181.4
Total weight loss this week: 1.8
Total weight loss: 16.8

Just 3.2 lbs to go and two weeks. I'm scared that I'm going to reach a plateau so I had a friend make a suggestion. She said to eat all fruits and vegetables for a week, and it's suppose to jump start your system and signal it to lose weight. I don't think that I can do it for a whole week. I would crave meat and definitely crave the carbs. So I'm going to try it for three days, and if that goes well then I will keep going with it. I just have to go to the grocery store to get more veggies. Ick. I hate the grocery store! But this is something I have to do!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Phoebe Is Growing!

Phoebe is growing and growing. She has grown out of a lot of her newborn clothes, but she doesn't fit into the 3 months clothes very well yet. She is very in between sizes. She is smiling a lot more. Everyone keeps commenting on her eyelashes. She gets those from her dad!

We had an interesting night last night. She didn't take a nap in the afternoon so she slept from six pm to four am and was awake until about four forty five but I couldn't fall back asleep until five thirty. It's so weird. I hate getting up at four in the morning. I wonder how old she will be when she starts to sleep through the night the way that I like to sleep through the night or if it will ever happen. Here are some pictures!

Weigh In 5

Ok so another week goes by and here it is:

Previous weight: 185.6
Current weight: 183.2
Total weight loss this week: 2.4
Total weight loss: 15.0

So I have three weeks left and 5lbs to go. I am pretty confident that I will make it to my goal. I have been constantly losing, and I haven't reached a plateau yet. I hope that I don't soon. I feel like I have been working hard to lose this weight and as soon as I lose these next 5lbs my clothes will fit a LOT better. I still have a pair of my small jeans tucked away in the drawer that I hope to put on some day soon, but I will have to lose at least another 20lbs before I can do that! I'm going to try! We'll see what happens. Hopefully I can get into them this summer.