Bye-Bye 200’s!

Today is a wonderful day.  It’s the day I left the 200’s and entered the 100’s.  Oh 100’s…I missed you so!

19 lbs down, 44 to go!

1 down, 4 to go!

Can you believe it?  I lost a dress size!  Yay!  I finally see some results!  It’s one thing to get on the scale and see your weight slowly diminish.  But it’s another thing entirely when you put on a pair of jeans and realize that they are too big!  All I can say is … Yes!  1 down, 4 to go! :o)

Back on track

I can not tell you just how motivating it is when I step on the scale and see results!  I’m down 4 lbs this week and feeling great!  (Who knew I could be so happy to weigh in at 203 lbs!)  LOL

I’m not exactly sure why one week I’m down 1 lb and then 4 the next when I basically had the same menu, but a loss is a loss is a loss!  Hooray!

 

Reality check

Today I looked through my closet for something to wear and realized that I only had two sizes of clothing:  maternity and pre-pregnancy.  So, I decided to take a ride to retail land and get some clothes that actually fit.  Well, I’m not sure if this just happens with women, but anytime we go clothes shopping we always seem to find something wrong with our bodies.  Go ahead and multiply that feeling times 100 and that’s how it feels to go shopping while overweight!

Needless to say, it was a bit difficult for me to handle.  Now that I know my ‘real’ size, the reality has really sunk in.  Yes, I’m dieting and the pounds are coming off…but it doesn’t change the fact that I’m still fat.  :(  So, I bought one pair of jeans, one pair of capris (there will be no showing of any leg above the knee for quite some time) and a couple shirts.  HOPEFULLY my new 5 piece wardrobe will be short-lived and I can get into something that is not pushing the ‘plus’ sizes…until then…maybe I should invest in a fun-house mirror! :)

True up

Monday is the dreaded weigh-in day.  The day that tells me if I blew it over the weekend or successfully stayed on track.  Not my favorite day of the week…but; nevertheless, here it is again.

Since last Monday, I’ve lost…(drumroll please)… 1 whole pound!  Not a huge loss, BUT it’s better than staying the same weight or even worse – gaining a pound!  I know that a 1-2lbs/week is a “healthy” amount to lose…but I really could have used another  5lb loss like the prior 2 weeks.  :o  Guess I gotta step up the workouts!

Battle 1 – Victory!

VS

It’s amazing to me how much our bodies react to certain types of food.

Yesterday, my husband went to McDonalds to grab a quick breakfast and returned home with a biscuit and hashbrown for me.   Normally, I would have dived right in without hesitation.  Instead, it didn’t even phase me.  I politely declined and then proceeded to make an egg and veggie omelet with a side of fruit.  Stunned, my hubby said, “good for you”, “I’m so proud of you”.  And there it was…my first battle won.  Go me!

Lesson One:

Healthy food = healthy food cravings just as  junk food = junk food cravings.  Who would have known?!  ;)

My photo journal has arrived

Well, it’s official… I have committed to losing this baby weight!  The pictures are posted for the world to see and all I can hope now is that when I reach my weight loss goal – I’ll be happy to share the pictures  as inspiration and proof that you CAN lose the weight!  Right now…it’s more embarrassing then anything else…but that will soon change.

Check back frequently…I should be updating them every couple weeks!

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