Monday, July 02, 2012
So far, I am down a grand total of 28.8 lbs! I've gone from barely squeezing into a size 18 to being able to wear 14's that are only a little snug. On the border between XL and XXL shirts, and needing to make a trip to get my bras resized. WHOO WHO!
The house is making major progress. Emptying out all the "extra" clutter into a storage unit for a few months so that we can get some much-needed repair work done on the roof, garage, and attic. Once all that's done, we'll bring the true storage stuff back and put it in the attic, and I can finish sifting the other stuff to weed out trash and keep.
Finances are creeping back up again (stupid hosptal bills!) but I'll get that straightened out soon. Well, sorta. Depends on how much the house maintenance "catch up" runs us. I might be concentrating on the other stuff more this year, and just keeping the money for evaporating!
In other news, the hubs and I have finally settled on WHEN to start trying for Baby #2...I'm on my LAST pack of anti-baby pills this month, then the festivites shall begin, LOL. With him done with school, and our little man turning more into a BOY than a BABY, things seem to be starting to calm down a little. Its nice, but if I take a break for too long, I might not be able to jump back in again!
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
This makes me feel like a bad friend, but I really want/need a small chance to gloat a little (I know this person will never see this here)
About a month ago, one of my friends borrowed a bunch of my too-small pants. Not a big deal, not like they fit anyway right? It was kinda shocking to realize how MUCH weight she's gained though...5 years ago, at my wedding, she was in a size 4 bridesmaid dress. 5 years ago, she only weighed 108 lbs and we were trying to SHOVE cheeseburgers at her (you could clearly see her ribs). Last month, she was borrowing my size 16 jeans. Last month she admitted to being 190 now.
That was shocking, but not my reason for gloating.
My gloat? Last night, she came over to swap pants around...as in, I got my "skinny" pants back (the 16s) and she took my 18s home. Including the pair I'd worn to work yesterday morning! And I saw her try them on, they were TIGHT on her, while being super baggy on me.
After she left, my hubby got home and decided on a SURPRISE trip to the mall...I ended up buying a new pair of jeans in a SIZE 14! (All my pants come from American Eagle Outfitters). And when I tried on those 14s, guess what? They were looser on me than the 18s were on her...on the "skinny" friend!
And just being able to say that, makes me feel tons better about all the times she'd gloat about being able to eat anything and not gain weight, the times she'd "complain" that her size 00 pants and XS shirts were "too big" and "too loose" Because NOW, I can wear the same tops as her, and smaller pants. Because I actually took control of what I eat, what I do, and am making a difference in myself.
I do wish she'd listen to me. But she won't, trying just starts a fight. Eventually, she'll figure something out for herself. I've tried working out with her, but she insists on a pace/exercises that my bad back can't handle, and makes fun of what I wanna do (she wants to do the eliptical & weights, I want to do yoga & swim). Being around her less actually seems to be helping me. Which sucks, she is a lot of fun, she is my friend (we just both have hot tempers, so its a volatile friendship). But I don't know if I can keep this up with her.
Oh well. American Eagle size 14! I wore a pair of 16 to work today, but thats because I sit a lot, and the 14s are just a bit tight for that to be comfy yet (but they will be awesome for weekends until I shrink the rest of the way into them). No muffin top in the 16s (very minimal one in the 14s, but they still look good).
Six months ago, I could barely squeeze into my 18s. This is bliss.
Monday, June 04, 2012
Not down much since last month, only another 3lbs, putting me at 208.6 and exactly 24lbs lost. It doesn't seem like much, but with the way May went, it GOOD.
My husband graduated graduate school on May 4, but came down sick just behind it with a "cold". We went to St. Augustine for Mother's Day, and the baby got sick...once we were home, found out the baby had strep throat AND THEN, on Wednesday evening that week, the hubby got hospitalized with Flu Strain B, bronchitis, and walking pnuemonia. The following Monday, the baby had his surgery to get tubes put in his ears, while Daddy was still in the hospital (8 days overall). My mom came out here (from Texas) to help, but she actually got more in my way than she helped, although she was trying and what she did do was free me up to actually go see my hubby. But then, the day before she was supposed to go home, SHE ended up in the hospital for dehydration.
So, it was rough. The fact that I LOST weight instead of gaining it, is an accomplishment, and I need to remind myself of that.
In other news, the house is really clean, except for the garage, the dining room table, and the top of the game room dresser. Instead of eating when stressed, I cleaned, LOL.
Credit cards are back up to $8.5k though, and still haven't bought airfare (cancelled one trip though, so that saved about $800). Between missing work for a sick baby and hubby missing work because he was hospitalized, paychecks were short, and we had some big purchases that needed doing. But we will catch up, it will just take some time. Although with the $900+ in hospital bills just racked up, I'm just going to be happy if we end the year owing less than we did in the beginning.
Monday, May 07, 2012
The doctor did NOT mention the diet pills again, and said I'm doing a great job! He did put me on metformin again, because my diabetes test came back "insulin resistant" but that wasn't a surprise, since my PCOS can CAUSE insulin resistance, my mom is insulin resistant, and my dad just got diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes (and he is SKINNY and a runner).
We'll see how well I do on the new meds. Even though in March the doctor said to wait another 6 months before starting TTC, I might decide that late July/early August is "close enough" to mid-September...I really want to be actively trying when we go to Hawaii in early August! I did get cleared by the OB/GYN office already, just not my primary-care doctor.
I'm getting really re-motivated - our trip is only 3 months away, and ONE-derland is in sight. Only 12 pounds, and I have 12 weeks!
Although, maybe we're being a little to serious in front of this guy...
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
As of this morning, the scale puts me at exactly 22 lbs down overall, sitting at 210.6 from 232.6 just 4 months ago!
My official weigh-ins are on Monday though, and I had a rather large weight fluctuation for just two days (214.8 to 210.6). So here are my end-of-the-month weights so far this year, LOL.
232.6 - 01/06/12 - starting weight
228.6 - 01/30/12
224.4 - 02/27/12
220.2 - 03/26/12 - *NEW scale*
214.8 - 04/30/12
My fitness levels have taken a bit of a hit though, since over the last 2 months, the kidlet and I have been swapping off who is sick - I had bronchitis, he caught the flu. I had strep, he caught "hand, foot, and mouth" plus he had an ear infection when he had the flu that we STILL haven't beaten (since March 19! trying new meds, just scheduled surgery for tubes in 3 weeks). So yeah, the gym has been a bit of a wash, because with bronchitis, strep, or pure exhaustion...you're not going to push yourself very hard. But I've still been walking, and when we're NOT sick, I take the little guy outside to play with the other neighbor kids.
Inside the house, progress is slow, but its there. I can see parts of the dining room table and the game-room stash-and-dash hasn't gotten any worse. All but one load of laundry is done, and all clean clothing is put away, just need to fold and put away the clean sheets & baby blankets (two loads total). I'm caught up on my filing for 2012 medical bills for taxes.
Credit cards are currently at $6.8k, down from $10.5k. I used our tax returns to do it, and I still need to charge the airfares I've mentioned...BUT I have a plan in place to get that down to $2.8k (plus however much the airfares run...) by the end of the year. I'm working on coming up with more to offset the airfare, but we'll see how that goes. I fully intend to end the year with it under $6k, and a $4.5k-$5k dent in the debt is pretty significant for one year!
I'm supposed to see the doctor tomorrow about the labwork I did in early April. This will let me know some things to work on before trying to get pregnant with baby #2...I don't want to end up with pre-eclampsia and HELPPS again, so anything that might make a difference, right? Hopefully he'll see enough progress to NOT bring up the idea of diet pills again...
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