Saturday, August 20, 2011
Today marks the 47th week until our wedding...and as luck would have it, I am attending a wedding today-that of my future sister in law. Unfortunately when I stepped on the scale for my weigh in, I gained a pound, but all is not lost...I attended a rehearsal dinner tonight and to my surprise I managed to squeeze (somewhat comfortably) into a dress that sat on a hanger against my front door for months. I used this dress as my motivation and inspiration and while I was wearing it tonight, nothing changed. I watched my calories during the entire dinner, eating only a salad without dressing and boxing up half my meal and saving it for later...I also said no to temptation when alcohol was offered. Staying in a hotel for two days, limits my options for healthy eating, so after dinner, I went to a local grocery store and bought apples, grapes and cheese (thank god our room has a fridge in it). I also hit the fitness room and walked on the treadmill for over a mile, with an incline of 12 (the highest setting)- I would have gone longer but the room was 94 degrees and it was hard to breathe, and keep my pace. With the wedding tomorrow, I will watch everything I eat and make sure to burn some calories off on the dance floor, so that when I weigh in again, I will not be seeing a two in front of the other numbers...here is to entering Onederland! As for the rest of the weekend, on Sunday, we will be attending our first bridal expo and hoping to maybe win something cool to help with the wedding...so wish us luck!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
This week I was sitting at 203lbs...only 4lbs to go to be out of the 200s. I busted my ass all week making sure to get my cardio in, walking over 20miles total and burning over 1000 calories each time. I've been watching what I put into my body as well, but I still have this sneaking suspicion that it won't reflect on the scale. I have a feeling that I will see the number go up, and that worries me, because then I get in the frame of mind of "what's the point? nothing I am doing is mattering, so why should I kill myself doing it?" And I really don't want my brain to go there. There are 7 days left until I have to squeeze into the dress I bought for Kasey's sister's wedding, and I just feel like it's going to suck the life force right out of me. I want to be comfortable but I also want to look good. I know this week's blog is kind of a downer, but I needed to vent. On the plus side (sort of)...I think I might have found my wedding dress, and it's super cheap...for both the dress and the veil, I'm paying $170.00. Wish me luck tomorrow...weigh in day, and keep everything crossed for a lower number.
Saturday, August 06, 2011
Starting today, I have 49 weeks until my wedding day. Each week I will update my progress and what I've done for the week to help me reach my goal. I hope to be at my goal weight of 110 pounds by July 7th, 2012 and I need all the help I can get. My fiance is into weight watchers and is helping me figure out the points and what I can eat. This past week I've done a couple workout videos and while I was out for a short walk before I got home, I decided to just keep going, and ended up walking over 7miles for over 2 hours. Kasey's (my fiance) sister is getting married in 2 weeks and while I know I won't be anywhere near where I want to me, I want to make enough of a difference to look good in the dress I bought to wear for her wedding. Check back next week for hopefully a number out of the 200s!
Friday, May 29, 2009
It's been 3 weeks since my daughter was born, and while I haven't been cleared to do any strenuous exercises, I have been doing a little bit of walking now and then. I had to see my family doctor today to discuss some health issues and while I was there, I was forced to face the dreaded scale. I stepped on, reminding the nurse to deduct for my shoes (I don't think she did)...and the number that came up shocked me. I knew I hadn't gained much during the pregnancy, in fact I had lost more overall than I gain, but I still feared that number...219.2lbs. I don't know why but I had expected a much higher number to show up. I was relieved to think that I only had less than 20lbs to lose before I reached my first goal of 200lbs. Starting at square one, I know I will lose this weight once and for all, and my big goal is to be close to it by Christmas. Wish me luck!
Monday, February 02, 2009
Your baby’s growth: Eyelashes!
Between now and week 29 your baby will have a growth spurt and gain another pound. As your baby grows, space gets tighter inside the womb. Your baby now measures about 12.8 inches tall and probably weighs almost 2 pounds.
Most of this weight is bone and tissue because she still doesn't have much body fat. In fact the main development of body fat doesn't really occur until late in the third trimester.
Developments that occur this week:
Eyelashes. These begin to grow as your baby begins to blink and open her eyes.
More hair. Hair continues to grow on her head.
Spine. To support her growing body, your baby’s spine is getting stronger and more flexible.
Plumping up. Although she hasn't put on much fat, she is beginning to look a little plumper.
Your baby's developed oil and sweat glands are now functioning. His fingernails, toenails, eyebrows and eyelashes are now fully present and will continue to grow until birth. He can respond to sound and can hear you and those around you. Although we assume that the uterus is a quiet place, the baby has been surrounded by noise for a long time. Things like your heartbeat, digestion, other body functions and external noises are heard by the baby. In fact, you may feel the baby jump at a sudden noise.
The uterus also allows some light to be seen so your baby is aware of light and dark. Your baby's skin is wrinkled and translucent and may have a reddish color due to the presence of dermal blood vessels. Veins are visible through your baby's skin, although it is quickly changing from transparent to opaque. The following months will see increase in body fat. The lungs continue to mature with the development of air sacs and also begin to secrete surfactant (a substance that will help your baby's lungs expand at birth). At this stage of development the various organs have formed. About 4 out of 10 babies born now may survive (with intensive care services).
Her veins are visible through her transparent skin, but soon, that will change as her skin begins to turn opaque.
The nerve pathways are becoming more and more developed, making her more responsive to sound. Don't be surprised if you feel her jump inside you if she is startled by a sudden noise.
If you're having a boy, his testicles are descending into his scrotum this week.
Your baby now acquires a special layer of fat which acts as an insulator, keeping baby warm in the weeks after birth. This fat known as 'brown fat' because of its color is found at the neck area, around the kidneys and behind the breastbone. It is a special kind of fat meant to keep baby warm and is found in both newborn babies and hibernating animals.
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