Sunday, February 19, 2017

6 weeks in

So I know it's been 10 days since my last post and I didn't post my weigh in last Sunday, but it was 276 I think... Today was also 276. I hovered at 275 most of the week though and am betting tomorrow I will be back there. Today was up because I surprised the kids with a trip to Legoland yesterday and we stopped at Golden Corral on the way home. My kids love it there and I do too. The hubs and I both over ate. But damn it was good. At only 1 lb up, I think I'm alright. I knew it was gonna be an indulgence, and I was prepared for the change on the scale. However, today I ate much better and have been moving my body all day long, too. I look forward to seeing how this next week plays out.

at 275 I am 25 lbs lighter than my highest weight and down 18 lbs since the beginning of the year. 18lbs in 6 weeks is not too shabby.

I took a picture of the scale this morning but I think I'd rather share some cute photos of the kids enjoying themselves yesterday. They were being rewarded for having an amazing week each at school after having a rough week the one before. Jett is wearing his Cub Scout uniform because he was selling Camp Cards that morning and forgot to bring the extra shirt I packed for him when he stayed the night with his grandpa the night before and we picked him up from the sale to go straight to Legoland.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Gettin after it...

So my work schedule has been a bit crazy the last couple days since a girl decided to quit on us and we are all having to pick up the slack while training a new hire. My lunch breaks have been cut shorter by 30 minutes and I've had to stay an hour later than usual, too. This is exhausting to say the least, but I'm still getting after it as much as I possibly can while at work. I have been doing lots of jumping jacks and trying to see if I can outdo my highest number at one time going up by a few counts each day. Today I did a few times of 25 but the last time I did it was 40 all at once. I am also racing my kids around the play yard and they are enjoying chasing me or beating me back to the start. I try to encourage them to workout with me if they are just following me around whining about when it's time to go back inside and eat lunch instead of playing. lol. Sometimes it works...

I know today isn't a new weigh in day yet, but I was just so excited this morning to see that I dropped 2 more pounds, skipped right over 277 and jumped on down to 276 even. Whoooo! So I snapped a pic to share here. :D

After my last post I ended up going to the store like I said, but when I got home I spent some time with my own kids. I rode my bike, my son rode his scooter, and Bethany walked beside us a block down the road to the church. We rode all over the parking lot and then we went in to the playground area and I let the kids have at it. Shortly after, I decided they looked like they were having too much fun and I should join them and so I did. I crawled up to the top of the rock climbing area several times and slid down both slides as well as crawled through a tunnel. It felt great to be able to play with my children and not be totally out of breath. I snapped a few pics and had my son take some, too.

Forgive the quality as most of these pics were taken by my 8 year old son, Jett who has limited experience with taking pictures or using my phone. lol. He even took a video by mistake and you can hear me saying "I don't hear it clicking!" waiting for the sound of the camera capturing our picture. lol. Bethany wanted us to pose with peace signs in the air...


Sunday, February 5, 2017

5 weeks

Great news today folks... I stepped on the scale to see this beauty...

I know it's only 1 lb since the first of the month, but it is 4 lbs down from last Sunday. Super stoked to see that number after bouncing around the last couple days. I was 280 just yesterday morning. I am further down in to the 270s now and feeling confident moving forward.

As my weight has increased over the last several years my period cycles have gotten way more out of whack. I can remember back in 2010 I only had 2 for the entire year. I started working out in January of 2011 for the first time ever and not long after that my period came back and started coming every month again. I cannot remember the last time I had one but I think it was probably around my birthday in late November. I feel like I could have one start back up any day now so this also probably has a lot to do with the fluctuation in the last week. I used to keep up with periods on the My Days app but am not as diligent about it anymore since my husband had a vasectomy after our last child.

I am heading to the store soon to pick up some essentials for the week but am also going to pick up some items to make salads with. I have always despised salads until I found out that I actually like the taste of spinach when it is not cooked. I loathe lettuce so that's why salads were a no go for me. I saw Katie from Runs for Cookies posting about her February challenge to try new salads for lunch each day and that sounded yummy. I probably wont have them everyday, but any at all is more than I've had in months. It will help keep my calorie count down while also getting in some good veggies and be something quick and easy to fix.