Thursday, October 31, 2013
My scale still hasn't caught on to the fact that I'm shrinking. Again it's been weeks since I've lost a single pound. I seem to be playing my own little game of the slowest loser. I'll admit I haven't been here much, and my eating habits haven't been perfect. I'm rocking the work outs though and I really think that's why my pant size keeps shrinking even if I only seem to be losing a pound a month.
Here's the end of July at owen's birthday- size 18, weight 197
This is in September- size 16, weight 196
And here's last weekend- size 14, weight 195
My husband was trying to get a photo of Owen swinging at the park and I ended up in the background of this one. It's the first time I've seen a photo of myself since losing another size. I'm glad I ended up in this photo, I've been a little down on myself for not doing super great with my food and having only lost 2 pounds since July, but I think I look pretty darn good in the photo! It looks like more then two pounds since the July photo, at least to me.
So I've decided my scale is a liar. Usually when I'm being serious about weight loss I weigh daily, every couple of days when I'm not doing as well. Now I'm thinking that I'm gonna not weigh for a month. So my November challenge to myself- go off how I feel and how my pants are fitting and just wait till December to see how I did for the month. Kinda scary putting away the scale for a month... but I'm gonna do it!
And last, since Owen wasn't smiling in the park photo, here's one of him looking super adorable. It has nothing to do with this blog- but it's so cute I had to share it :)
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Last week I did great! Ate well, exercised like crazy, only lost a half pound, but I measured and last month I lost five inches of my waist!!! How does that even happen with only a half pound lost in the last six weeks? Must be building muscle? Well- I am A-Okay with losing only a half pound if it means five inches off my waist! (plus 1" off hips, 1" off upper arms, 1" off thigh, and 1/2" off calves!)
I was feeling good, super motivated... then Monday my motivation disappeared- I ate junk junk junk... Tuesday didn't start off much better. We'd had McDonalds for dinner Monday and honestly I was planning on just picking up Taco Bell for dinner Tuesday. Ya- motivation gone. Anyways, Mike must've sensed I was spiraling because after he asked what was for dinner and I said "nothing sounds good- I'm just gonna pick up tacos" so he volunteered to cook something...
Check out what he made! Grilled steak, steamed purple cabbage (from our garden), steamed summer squash (also from our garden), roasted and pureed acorn squash, and sautéed onions and mushrooms!
It was soooooo good! And it ended my short detour off the healthy road. Detours aren't the end of the road, they're just part of the journey. And maybe they make the journey a little slower, but who says it's a race?
Sunday, September 15, 2013
I saw this on the I *censored* Love Science Facebook page and thought it was super interesting. It's a body scan of a 250 pound woman vs. one of a 120 pound woman. Just looking at how the hip and ankle bones sit really blew my mind! Anyways- thought I'd share :)
Thursday, September 05, 2013
In the month of August I lost exactly 0 pounds. I did mostly good with food, I'd say I had about 25 good days out of 31, not too bad for my first month getting serious here again. What I did better then expected with was getting back into running. At the beginning of the month was able to walk 4 miles, but could barely run 1. I ran 3-4 days a week and I'm back able to run 3 miles again! Okay- not nonstop, but I'm ready to start signing up for some 5ks this fall and winter!
Despite no loss on the scale I'm feeling good- really good. I feel like my face is starting to slim a bit, my chest has definitely shrunk- from a 42F to a 40DD (yay!), my rear feels smaller and a little less jiggly, and my clothes were starting to feel a bit loose. So even though the scale hasn't budged I decided to go shopping yesterday... I lost a size! I bought 3 shirts an a size L and a skirt in a size 14! My boxes full of pre-pregnancy sizes 12 and 10 don't seem so far away anymore!
I'll admit, I sure would like to see the number on the scale go down soon, but I'm thrilled the number on my pants has!
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